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This dreamy editorial captures hazy Italian days in the most beautiful way. Imagine it’s summertime and you’re miles away from anywhere in the Italian countryside, with a villa of your own for the week of your wedding day – and everything is simply perfect. I adore the lush bouquet by Shining Flowers, the dreamy tablescape by Elisabetta Carraretto and the wonderfully floaty gown by the fabulous Jurgita Bridal.

It’s all captured beautifully by Sonya Lalla Photography, a Tuscany, Florence and Rome destination elopement photographer. Sonya is known for her romantic and delicate photographic style, and got in touch with me a little while ago to ask for some calligraphy pieces for this shoot.

Knowing Sonya’s stunning photographic style, I was delighted to oblige! I created a relaxed invitation suite for an Italian destination wedding, featuring a simple olive branch illustration and watercolour image of the duomo in Florence. The ink I used was handmade, in a soft olive grey, and written on torn edge watercolour paper. I love these images to bits, and they fit so beautifully with the overall styling of the shoot.

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Happy Sunday, beautiful! How’s your weekend going? I forgot to tell you – we spent last night at The Wordsworth in Grasmere, a gorgeous spot for a wedding – so waking up this morning was absolute bliss! I’ll tell you all about it later in the week 🙂 For today though, something VERY special. We’ve been chatting to the wedding & events team at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford recently – it’s a breathtaking and wonderfully unique wedding venue with a stunning balance of contemporary architecture and historic backdrops – half a million years of art and history, to be precise! Today we’re sharing a bridal photoshoot at the Ashmolean, so you can see the place for yourselves… isn’t it incredible?!

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The Ashmolean is a rich treasure house. Grand, sweeping staircases and priceless paintings offer a wealth of unique opportunities for photoshoots. Traditional flower arrangements coupled with contemporary bridal wear – a combination of old and new – embodies the breadth of the Ashmolean’s spaces.

Elegant and timeless wedding look for 2019 brides and grooms, image credit Amanda Karen Photography (37)
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Hi lovelies! How is your wedding planning going and are you hooked on Pinterest yet? I’ve spent today falling down random Pinterest holes… it’s not been a mega productive one so far! And the photoshoot I’m about to share with you hasn’t helped at all… there are so many stunning ideas here. We’re talking late summer wedding style – for that brief period of time when the summer begins to fade and wisps of autumn stir the air. A delicate, pastel colour palette still works this late in the season, but tinged with plum tones and darker pinks the look becomes something truly special to work with the earliest days of autumn.

Images are by our lovely friend and sponsor Amanda Karen Photography, with a fabulous team of creative London wedding suppliers at Clissold House in Hackney, London.

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Romantic wedding ideas from Hale Park, photo by Charlotte Wise Photography (45)
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So happy Valentine’s Day to you!! I hope whatever your plans, you’re feeling loved and blessed this morning. I’m getting ready for a really special friend’s wedding tomorrow and I can’t wait!! So I think we’re doing all our Valentine’s Day stuff on the 15th… we’ll miss the rush in the restaurants and have a wonderfully cosy meal!

I had to save up something really special for the blog on Valentine’s Day of course. This is a breathtakingly beautiful bridal shoot, loosely based around a romantic ‘French style chateau’ in the New Forest, Hampshire. Thank you to lovely Frances Moore for sharing it with us – if we weren’t all feeling loved up already, oh my goodness am I in the mood for a little romance now!

Have the most wonderful day everyone! 

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Charlotte Wise Photography & Frances Moore teamed up to create this beautiful French inspired bridal editorial. The look is elegant and feminine, using soft blue, white and grey to keep the styling timeless. Charlotte’s images are naturally light and feminine, with a relaxed and romantic style I absolutely adore. Her fine art photography style is perfectly suited to Hale Park.

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It hardly feels like a full 18 months has passed since I discovered Clare Lloyd‘s exquisite handcrafted bridal jewellery. I’d planned a photoshoot in the Lake District, and seen her pieces online… but when they arrived with the postman I was more than blown away. To have the talent, the patience! to create such intricate jewellery must be a dream. To wear a single one of Clare’s stunningly crafted accessories on your wedding day will, I promise, make you feel amazing.

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Clare Lloyd‘s collections are constantly evolving, taking on different natural hues and incorporating shapes and shades from nature. They’re always incredibly beautiful, and there’s always something new to see on Clare’s Instagram to take your breath away. These aren’t just bridal accessories to be worn on the day and forgotten: they’re future heirlooms, artisan pieces of handcrafted jewellery.

I love the wedding industry for its creativity. I love that as brides (and grooms) we can support independent businesses – guys like Clare who are keeping true crafts alive, working with couture techniques and with real skill to design unique pieces by hand, helping to create each bride’s wedding story.

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This has to be the most elegant woodland wedding style inspo I’ve ever seen. It’s romantic and earthy, timeless and welcoming – and so luxurious. The look was created for a winter wedding, but for me it’s woodlandy and magical and will work beautifully for any season. The green colour palette with gold accents is divine; the tablescape is oh so perfect. Huge thanks to lovely Inspired by Susie Evans for sharing this with us today. There’s a full supplier list below.

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Earthy and green tones highlighted with gold create a romantic, natural finish for this rustic, whimsical wedding inspiration of bringing the outside in to the gorgeous setting at The Ravenswood.

Ravenswood was built in part during the reign of Henry VI in the year 1426, though of this original structure little remains and that which does is now confined mainly to the core of the present building, of which the majority was erected during the mid and latter years of the Victorian era.

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Spring Florals with Jo Bradbury Photography featured on English Wedding (6)
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I’ve been so very lucky with the collaborations I’ve been asked to be a part of over the last couple of years. Working with talented people like Amy Swann and Jo Bradbury is an absolute dream – between them they transform my calligraphy by surrounding it with beauty. The florals in this blog post are out of this world – Fletcher & Foley we LOVE you!! I will forever be grateful to everyone I’ve had the pleasure to work with – and I hope there’ll be many more collaborations in the pipelines for the future. My calligraphy pens are ready!

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This beautiful editorial was first featured in Unveiled magazine in 2018.

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Lush city garden wedding styling ideas on English Wedding, images by Neli Prahova Photography (32)
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Hello there lovelies! Does it feel as though spring time is on its way to you yet? No fear if not: we have a bunny on the blog today. Kinda. 😉 This is woodland wedding inspo with a city twist: the venue is The Terrace on Piccadilly and the bunny is from Easigrass! But we love him all the same. The shoot was organised and designed by key members of the UKAWP – the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners, whose members have been a big part of English Wedding since our launch back in 2009.

Lush city garden wedding styling ideas on English Wedding, images by Neli Prahova Photography (17)

This group of talented wedding creatives from London came together to create a botanical wedding backdrop in the heart of the city. Photographer Neli Prahova captures it beautifully, from the flowers and styling by Anna Fern Weddings to the pretty Ananya Cards stationery and that stunning cake by Appletree Cake Design. The shoot’s artistic director was Valentina from The Stars Inside, a full service wedding design studio specialising in bespoke events across the UK and Europe. See the full supplier list below!

Luxe, modern wedding style ideas by Natalie Hewitt, image credit Rachael Connerton Photography (18)
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Belvoir Castle near Grantham is a beautiful Regency Castle in the heart of England with breathtaking landscaped grounds. With striking sculptures, paintings and objets d’art, the Castle is a perfect backdrop for unique, stylish weddings and is also a popular film location, used in the ‘Young Victoria’ and most recently ‘Victoria and Abdul’. It really is an incredible venue to host your wedding.

Our blog feature comes from a group of English wedding suppliers who love Belvoir Castle and its rich history. Inspired by their surroundings, they created a wedding look to appeal to modern, stylish couples looking for sophistication and elegance but with a fresh twist. The team chose a romantic soft colour palette with faded hues of apricots, blush, lilacs and soft grey tones. The colours were inspired by the warm stone of Belvoir, and by the subtle colours in the Castle’s elegant interiors.

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Eco friendly and vegan wedding inspiration with Kiss by Light Photography (7)
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I LOVE that we’ve been able to tell you about some wonderfully creative and sustainable / ethical wedding suppliers on the blog this week. If you missed Thursday’s blog do take a peek at the beautiful Sanyukta Shrestha dresses we featured here.  Today I’m really excited to share a wedding style photoshoot from a group of like-minded Dorset wedding suppliers who came together to create a sustainable and eco-friendly wedding look.

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The photographers are lovely Kiss In Light, who are based in the New Forest. They have made changes in their home and work lives (taking up yoga, living as ethical and eco-friendly a lifestyle as possible, and bringing sustainability into the core of their business and ethos) over the last year, and this inspired the photoshoot: they wanted to show all of you lovely couples how beautiful a sustainable wedding style can be! So with the images we’re brining you today we want to bring you a little spark, a glimmer of inspiration to help you create your own ethical and sustainable wedding.

Yorkshire wedding styling and recommended suppliers at Bawtry Hall, image credit Eternal Images Photography (11)
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Wedding inspiration comes in all styles and colours, but when it’s shot at the exclusive Bawtry Hall near Doncaster and you have South Yorkshire’s finest suppliers in attendance, you know it’s going to be pretty inspirational. So, get ready to Instagram, pin, like and share this contemporary styled shoot, sent in by Eternal Images Photography.

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The group of award winning suppliers who brought this shoot together wanted a theme that was organic and could grow as their designs took shape. It’s a great idea to visit your venue and look at the colours already there, especially for a venue like Bawtry Hall. So they chose soft shades of blue, grey accents, and hues of gold and peach to tastefully reflect the elegant sophistication and modern design elements that Bawtry Hall is known for.

Yorkshire wedding styling and recommended suppliers at Bawtry Hall, image credit Eternal Images Photography (9)

Beautiful dresses from KMR Bridal in Sheffield perfectly fit the elegant style of Bawtry Hall – Kelly’s wedding gowns are timeless and graceful. Paul’s classic blue suit complements the dress, and his buttonhole and the bridal bouquet by Maggie Rose Bouquets add a unique finishing touch. The models’ hair and make up by Harriet Harvey and Charlotte Mallinder are classic and timelessly beautiful.

Moody Nordic wedding style ideas created in London, with images by Amanda Karen Photography (39)
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I thought we all deserved a little treat this Sunday afternoon, so gather round and snuggle up for an extra special dose of wedding lovely. Our fabulous friend Amanda Karen Photography sent in this beauty of a shoot and I’ve fallen for it hook, line and sinker. The styling is exquisite; the colour palette is fabulous. This is a shoot in two halves: the copper dress takes my breath away and I’d love to see more brides wearing such a bold statement dress… but if that’s not for you then the bridal jumpsuit is unique, different and 100% on trend for 2019! Both outfits are by the always fabulous Charlie Brear.

Moody Nordic wedding style ideas created in London, with images by Amanda Karen Photography (40)

Talented London wedding photographer Amanda Karen Photography captured every detail in her uniquely beautiful style. We know she’s a huge fan of copper wedding styling so do head over to her gorgeous website and blog if that’s your thing too! You were made for each other…

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