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Hey lovelies! Are you thinking about a farm wedding? They’re becoming super popular as we all look to cut costs and the whole rustic trend still has our hearts. Oh, and of course a barn wedding will save £££ compared to a stately home or country mansion ‘do’! So today I have the loveliest farm wedding style feature to share with you. Images are by Tom Cullen Photography, with flowers by the fabulous Jo at Eliza Rose Artisan Floral Design in Loose.

Alternative farm wedding ideas at Little Fant Farm with Tom Cullen Photography (19)

The secret to styling a beautiful farm or barn wedding is to really embrace the vibe of the place. Little Fant Farm is a heritage cottage farm tucked away in the Kent countryside. The wooden sides of the barn give a warm look to the place; the shoot includes rural craft details and the styling of our bride’s dress with the beautiful embroidery just fits in perfectly. Hay bales are the cherry on a rather stunning cake… speaking of which, look at this STUNNING cake!

Alternative farm wedding ideas at Little Fant Farm with Tom Cullen Photography (11)

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I have such a treat for you today, lovely! We’re filling the blog with beautiful yellow blooms and fabulous city wedding styling ideas from lovely By Chenai and Amanda Karen Photography. The dresses by Monique Lhuillier and Viktor & Rolf (from Browns Bride) are breathtaking – and the fabric backdrops just divine. I hope you love this as much as I do: I will leave you with lovely Chenai who explains her ideas so beautifully.

Glorious yellow Bloomologie blooms and styling by Chenai - photo credit Amanda Karen Photography (2)
I teamed up with Prince Phillip House (3 Carlton House) in London’s St James area to style a mini shoot that would tell the story of a city summer wedding in London.

Working with Amanda Karen Photography and Browns Bride of London (who gave us a Fall 2019 Monique Lhuillier structured ‘Everest’ gown and Viktor & Rolf Fall 2019 gown) we wanted to tell 2 stories against the quite traditional background of the building.

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We all have a favourite season – right now mine is summer, but I’ll admit: I have a new favourite at LEAST four times a year. Right now – I’m all about springtime. Cherry blossom, buds and new life appearing … and the dream of spring sunshine. So for those of you planning a spring wedding, or if you just adore the spring season, today’s feature will bring joy to your heart.

With images by the rather fabulous Chloe Ely Photography, Blossoming Beauty focuses on an emergence of beauty from an ethereal, sleepy background of winter. It juxtaposes minimalism with fine art, providing artistic inspiration for the discerning bride with an eye for detail.

Spring blossom wedding style inspiration and ideas with Chloe Ely Photography at Barton Court (27)

With thoughtful, beautiful styling by Sarah Shuttle at Barton Court and delicate spring flowers from Hannah Lauren, the shoot evokes spring in the gentlest, most glorious way. The colours and tones on F & H Country Cakes‘ wedding cake are just out of this world!

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So we’re more than halfway through the week (yay!) and I have something really unique and different to share with you. It’s a fun Tipi styled shoot, playing off the ‘bringing the outside in’ trend, with a twist. This unconventional wedding look was created and styled by the rather fabulous Florence & Vera at Cotswold Field of Dreams and planned by the folks at Timber and Canvas. The images are by lovely Elena Popa Photography, a Surrey wedding photographer who loves to work with creative, non-traditional couples! The shoot is beautifully styled, featuring peacock chairs, bridal trousers and a super fun removable train.

Tipi wedding alternative bridal, photography by Elena Popa (19)

“What we wanted to do is take the ‘wild’, and really see how creative we can be with it. We imaged the truly unconventional bride, looking to get away from the formality and restrictions that can sometimes be felt in a wedding, and looking to create a day for people to truly have fun!

Tipi wedding alternative bridal, photography by Elena Popa (24)

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We’re leaping into Wednesday with an excited squeal and a breathtaking dose of beautiful lavender. Today’s editorial will steal your heart if you’re looking for a traditional English countryside wedding with a modern aesthetic. The look is stylish and romantic, timeless and natural, with unique details. The images by Suzy Elizabeth Photography are wonderfully light and airy, styling by Wedding Elements is perfectly, beautifully on point. Our venue for the day is Nether Winchendon House, set in seven acres of traditional gardens and hundreds of acres of parkland on the Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire border.

Classic rose wedding inspiration with a contemporary twist, image credit Suzy Elizabeth Photography (1)

Words by Wedding Elements | Images by Suzy Elizabeth Photography

Classic rose wedding inspiration with a contemporary twist, image credit Suzy Elizabeth Photography (23)

Taking inspiration from a classic Oxfordshire countryside manor, this shoot captures the romance and beauty of an English rose marrying her true love. Combining traditional elements with modern features and luxury handmade details, the shoot brings together the principal elements of a modern couple in a traditional setting. With a colour palette of lavender and sage, and hints of silver and copper, reflecting the rich colours of the stunning Oxfordshire gardens.

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I promised you a stunning editorial today and I hope you’ll agree this more than fits the bill! Romantic, boho bridal style and a bold take on an ever-popular modern colour palette make this shoot an absolute dream. We’re at The Walled Gardens in Nottingham with lovely Nicole & Charlotte Events and a host of rather brilliantly talented local wedding suppliers. The colour palette for table styling is rich and exciting, with teal, grey and copper making the perfect backdrop for a loose bouquet of roses, berries and eucalyptus. Enjoy!

 

Rustic boho marquee wedding style, image credit James Kemp Photography on English-Wedding.com (24)

“The theme for our shoot was ‘Rustic Boho’, using the colours grey, copper and teal. The team we chose to work with were amazing, and really brought our vision to life!

The setting for our shoot was The Walled Garden at Beeston Fields, which really complimented the boho, countryside look we were aiming for. We were able to use the beautiful gardens, as well as the permanent marquee which has roll up sides, looking out onto the gardens. The weather was also on our side – it was beautiful!

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Hey beautiful! Welcome to the weekend… and with an early morning blog post because I simply couldn’t wait any longer to share this with you! Wonderful Sussie Mellstedt sent in this dreamy editorial full of spring florals and with a breathtaking bespoke wedding dress by Velvet Johnstone. Delicious florals by Iris & Co complement the dress perfectly, and the wonderfully natural images just go to show that a little rain can never dampen the beauty of an English wedding.

relaxed boho bridal style fashion shoot in London with Sussie Mellstedt (22)

Words and images by Sussie Mellstedt: full supplier list below

The theme of the shoot was bohemian and spring.

The lovely bouquet was made by Iris & co. Gemma had picked springy colours such as orange, yellow and purple.

The beautiful model Sian was wearing a stunning dress called “velveteeni” that was created by Velvet Johnstone, a wedding designer based in Hackney.

relaxed boho bridal style fashion shoot in London with Sussie Mellstedt (17)

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We are pulling out ALL the stops today to make your Monday as beautiful as a Monday could ever be. Delectable details, divine styling touches and fine art wedding images to fill your hearts and delight your happy eyes!

Now I do adore details. The soft movement of a piece of silk or lace, the gentle flow, like waves, of a torn piece of cotton rag paper – and a stroke of calligraphy. Gently shining jewellery and accessories, the sheer perfection of a delicate bloom or a tendril of foliage escaping from a bouquet: these things make me happy.

Sent in by a team of creative wedding suppliers in the north west of England, today’s blog feature explores fine art styling and dreamy close ups to showcase a vintage inspired wedding look in a modern setting. Images are by lovely Jo Bradbury Photography, and words are by talented lingerie and veil designer Maxine of Bride Sew Beautiful.

Vintage meets modern in a stunning Cheshire bridal editorial - photo credit Jo Bradbury Photography (3)

Vintage meets modern in a stunning Cheshire bridal editorial - photo credit Jo Bradbury Photography (13)

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Let’s start all of our Saturdays with something romantic and beautiful, shall we? Today’s feature comes from The Elvetham, and was sent in by Nicola Rowley Photography. It features our lovely English Wedding member Cynthia at Oui Madam Bridal Atelier.

 

Classic couture wedding styling at the Elvetham, image credit Nicola Rowley Photography (7)

 

The Elvetham is a magnificent Hampshire country house with 35 acres of beautiful grounds and gardens. Photo opportunities are everywhere at this stunning wedding venue, with a variety of quintessentially English, quaint and luxurious locations to enjoy. Having hosted royalty over the decades, the Elvetham is renowned for quality and luxury events. Today’s bridal shoot shows perfectly how a few beautifully designed, carefully curated pieces can combine to make the most elegant and impressive wedding style. The flowers, cake and stationery are all simply wonderful – and the dress is divine!

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I’ll confess I do love Mondays when I have a full week of glorious editorials and weddings in my computer to share with you all! This week is going to be fabulous – we have some lovely guest articles, new wedding suppliers to welcome to the Directory and some STUNNING inspiration features coming up! The first is going to set the scene beautifully by knocking all our little socks right off!!! It’s been sent in by lovely Liz Baker Photography, from the recent open day at Jordans Courtyard in Somerset. Enjoy!

Jordans Courtyard rustic wedding styling ideas with images by Liz Baker Photography (31)

Jordans Courtyard is a beautifully converted old honey coloured hamstone farm buildings with space for marquee and intimate courtyard weddings. On the 12th May we held an open day to showcase the venue and our chosen suppliers. The Wedding Collective was organized and planned by Beth from Apple and Bramble Events. Beth plans and coordinates the weddings at Jordans Courtyard making sure your wedding is all you’ve dreamed of.

Jordans Courtyard rustic wedding styling ideas with images by Liz Baker Photography (17)

The suppliers involved are incredibly talented and local to the venue.

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Happy Friday lovelies! I hope you have exciting plans for the weekend ahead ? – but before we even get there, let’s make Friday AMAZING, shall we? I have a wonderfully tranquil and beautiful feature for you today. It’s all about sustainable wedding styling, and comes from (where else?) the fabulous River Cottage in Devon.

Organic and sustainable wedding style blog with Freeformimages Photography at River Cottage (12)

The shoot was perfectly styled by Claire and Vicky from Do Me A Favour. The stunning images are by lovely Laura at Freeformimages Photography. Laura’s website is a beautiful, vibrant and joyful little part of the internet and I wholeheartedly recommend you check her out – we LOVE her style here at English Wedding HQ! Laura’s here to tell you all about today’s editorial photoshoot. Enjoy!

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Today’s wedding inspiration comes from the beautiful venue of South Farm in Cambridgeshire. Styling is rustic luxe with a focus on sustainability, incorporating organic fabrics, a vegan cake and ethically sourced glassware, all curated by lovely Janine at Waterfall Wedding Decor.

It’s becoming more and more viable to have a sustainable and vegan wedding in 2019 and beyond. Suppliers are switching on to sustainability more than ever before, and in every category from cake designers to stationers, wedding dress makers and caterers you WILL find a wonderful, ethical supplier if you put in a little research.

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We love the vegan grazing stand produced by B and R Dining, set on luxury tables made from wood sourced from UK-based sustainable forests and ethically-sourced glassware from The White Company supplied by Waterfall Wedding Decor. Tara’s Halo & Wren dress is divine; teamed with bespoke accessories and shoes made by Rachel Sokhal the look is just dreamy; and my absolute favourite is the contemporary vegan square cake designed by One Part Love.