Red and bright winter wedding inspiration with Naomi Gabrielle Photography (2)
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Today’s shoot is so full of ideas I just had to share it with you. From hand painted calligraphy signage to a floral swing, copper-splashed stationery and a fabulously elegant see-through table plan – there are so many things you could take and use for your own weddings. I’m starting the feature with a handful of images taken at dusk because they’re just SO beautiful! Huge thanks to Anne at Elizabeth Rose Events for sharing this with us all today – you can find a full supplier list at the end of the feature. All images are by Naomi Gabrielle Photography.

Red and bright winter wedding inspiration with Naomi Gabrielle Photography (1)

With a woodland in winter theme we shot the images at Spirit Lake in Surrey Hills, working with some amazing suppliers, all of which are detailed below. I was keen to show more winter/autumnal colours in an outdoor wedding as well as showcasing the natural beauty of the English woodland and scenery around the venue.

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For your wedding to be truly unique I can totally recommend shopping around to find the independent designers and creatives across the UK who – like me – don’t subscribe to mainstream ideas or bland design. I fall in love – over and over again – with the makers we find through the pages of this beautiful wedding blog. I’m a huge Etsy fan, which I think says it all! I love the wedding industry for being a melting pot of creative folks, some of whom are destined to create ever more beautiful things and who I don’t doubt will be household names in years to come. Take Ailsa Munro, for example…

unique and elegant wedding dress ideas with Ailsa Munro, image by Rachel Rose Photography (3)

Country house winter wedding styling with Bride and Beau and Eva Tarnok Photography (27)
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The English Wedding Blog covers every style you can imagine – from boho tipi festival weddings to coastal elopements, luxury city celebrations and the classic, English country house wedding day. I like to think we have something for everyone: today’s feature has that wonderful elegance so many of you are looking for as you plan your wedding style. The images are by lovely Eva Tarnok (who also features on page 140 of the English Wedding Bible with another breathtaking inspirational piece) – and styling is by lovely Katie from The Events Designers.

Country house winter wedding styling with Bride and Beau and Eva Tarnok Photography (16)

If you have a moment this evening do head over to the English Wedding Facebook page for a very special behind the scenes video showing how this gorgeous editorial shoot was put together!

Country house winter wedding styling with Bride and Beau and Eva Tarnok Photography (26)

I just adore the winter styling – this talented team prove you can have a stunning wedding full of florals and pretty, romantic touches – even in the colder months of the year. Some of my faves are here with a glorious bouquet of anemones and white roses, and hyacinths in the table arrangements to give a wonderful fragrance too! The flowers are by Blue Sky Flowers, and you can find a full supplier list at the end of the feature.Claire

Coastal wedding style ideas from fine art photographer Kathryn Hopkins (21)
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I’ll never be perfect. In fact, I never want to be. I’m not a perfect hair, make up, anything kind of girl. I like my life to be windswept and I practically live with sand in my shoes… I would like to think my wedding would be along those lines too! So when I see a shoot like this one, I fall head over heels in love.

Coastal wedding style ideas from fine art photographer Kathryn Hopkins (1)

Those of you who have already read the English Wedding Bible will have spotted our cover photographer Kathryn Hopkins. She’s amazing – a brilliant person who really made my 2017 calligraphy projects special and exciting. Her style aligns so beautifully with mine – the calligraphy pieces I designed for this shoot are some of my favourites and have inspired some beautiful bespoke wedding orders thanks to our feature on Magnolia Rouge last year!

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Coastal wedding style ideas from fine art photographer Kathryn Hopkins (3)

So join me in relaxing with a camomile tea and drifting away with this breathtaking coastal wedding style edit from East Mersea Island. You’ll find a full supplier list below.Claire

 

woodland wedding style with VeVi Photography (17)
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Today’s shoot blows my mind, it’s so beautiful! Kirsty’s fabulous blue hair is only the beginning: the dress is insanely beautiful, the owl is the cutest thing ever, and the dripping candles and creative tablescapes tie the alternative fairytale styling (because yes, that’s a thing now!) together perfectly. Huge thanks to lovely Andreea at Vevi Photography for sharing this with us today. Lovelies, you’re going to need your Pinterest fingers!

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We wanted to create a fairytale feel for our alternative wedding shoot combining the woodland rustic wedding styling with touches of more luxurious items like gold rimmed plates, some exotic flowers and gold painted apples.

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Kirsty and George love fairytales and Disney so when I photographed their fairytale themed wedding previously I knew they would be the right couple for the shoot I had in mind since their wedding had inspired me. It was a thrill to relieve their wedding day emotions with this lovely couple and an absolute joy to have our ring bearer owl there too.

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Dusty pink and blue wedding inspiration with Mila Kos on the English Wedding Blog (9)
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Today’s pretty winter wedding editorial combines texture and florals in the most beautiful way. With touches of nature from an alternative hoop bouquet and a wonderfully soft jumper and shawl, this is oh-so-perfect and right up my street!

Dusty pink and blue wedding inspiration with Mila Kos on the English Wedding Blog (23)

Words & images: Mila Kos Photography

I love the transformation of the seasons, how we adapt to them, how colours, light and landscapes change. For a long time I have been thinking of a wedding styled with dusty blue, dusty pink and grey colours palette which gave a special touch to this grey season with delicate and romantic colours, bringing more happiness and joy.

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The combination with jumpers and warm knitted throws brought some warmth and comfort showing that winter weddings can be great too.

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I also had this idea of using a glass house or a orangery as I love the light they bring on any occasion and that is why I chose The Orangery at Mt Edgecumbe, which is a glorious wedding venue with amazing indoors decoration, beautiful gardens which are transformed all year round plus the ocean and field landscapes.

Alternative bridal style wedding blog, images by Hugo Coelho (9)
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Jetsetting bridal brand Otaduy is one of our favourites here at the English Wedding Blog HQ. Their dresses are floaty light, pretty and simple – and their styled shoots remind us all that brides don’t have to look like princesses. I love their look: it’s sassy, a little alternative and always gorgeously streetwise.

Alternative bridal style wedding blog, images by Hugo Coelho (5)

Today’s editorial was photographed on Lisbon streets by Hugo Coelho. The urban setting brings the dresses to life – the look is fabulously fashionista and perfect for a modern, city bride!

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Alternative bridal style wedding blog, images by Hugo Coelho (9)
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Alternative bridal style wedding blog, images by Hugo Coelho (27)

Photography – Hugo Coelho

Makeup and Hair – Rebeca
Model – Liliana Miguez Garcia
Wedding dress | Otaduy
Hat | Zadig & Voltaire
Boots | Aldo
Jewellery | Parfois

UK stockists of Otaduy dresses include Unbridaled Boutique (Ayr) and Archive 12 (Belfast)

lavender wedding inspiration (24)
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I know so many of you will be making plans to include your little ones in your day, and we’ve seen so many lovely ideas for children at weddings over the last months on the blog. Today I have a visual treat for you: beautiful imagery from London wedding photographer Eva Tarnok, with the sweetest mother & daughter enjoying the vibrant colours of lavender fields in the evening sunshine.

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A tip for all of you mums and dads out there: gather up your little ones on your wedding day, whisk them off for a special few moments to enjoy being a family together. You’ll have images to treasure for all of your lifetimes, I promise.

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This gorgeous editorial was photographed at Hitchin Lavender in Hertfordshire – a lavender farm where you can wander through the fields and pick your own lavender! It’s just beautiful. Images are by our lovely friend and wedding photographer Eva Tarnok photography, who is based in Wimbledon.

Angela Reed Events and Nathalie Delente Photography, Chelmsford (8)
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When Angela got in touch with me to share this shoot, I loved two things most of all: the simple touches of greenery which make this look absolutely breathtaking, and her approach to creating a look which real brides and grooms can recreate in their own way, without having to spend a fortune. Perfect!

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All images by Nathalie Delente Photography

The Railway Barn in Chelmsford, Essex is on a working vineyard in an industrial setting, bare brickwork and the vines created a beautiful backdrop. We brought in natural elements such as the wooden tables and chairs and coloured glass and crockery to enhance the look and touches of cooper in the cutlery added a touch of luxury.

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The florist, Clare at Luke & Lottie created a stunning cooper frame for a backdrop and used lots of different sized hoops that we used hanging from the beams and an extra special hoop for a beautiful bouquet.

Angela Reed Events and Nathalie Delente Photography, Chelmsford (21)

Chic modern wedding styling in London, images by Amanda Karen Photography (26)
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Hi everyone! I have been saving up this beauty of a shoot to glam up your Monday and give your eyes a treat! Lovely English Wedding Blog sponsor Amanda Karen Photography delights us every time with her editorial shoots, and this is one of her very best. Teaming up with Fleur & Fig Styling & Events, the look is fine art beauty mixed with an edge of London chic. The backdrop is the fabulous (and brilliantly named) Dead Dolls House, which inspired Fleur & Fig’s styling and design concepts you’re about to see.

Chic modern wedding styling in London, images by Amanda Karen Photography (29)

I adore the deep blues and greys used throughout the shoot: the cake crafted by Wildflower Cakes is breathtaking, and teamed with soft grey silk linens from Lancaster and Cornish and crockery from Classic Crockery it looks stunning. Lovely Lauren at Oh Wonder Calligraphy created a luxe invitation suite in her signature style with the most delicate hand torn edges and romantic calligraphy.

Chic modern wedding styling in London, images by Amanda Karen Photography (6)

Boho floral wedding editorial, photography by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (7)
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I met lovely Tracy from The Flower House at a styled editorial shoot last September – and she’s one of the friendliest wedding creatives you could hope to meet. Tracy’s talents with flowers are a joy to witness:  her arrangements are thoughtful and beautifully arranged, with huge character and a fabulous contemporary style. They’re the focal point of today’s inspiration feature, which shows you how to style a bohemian wedding with rich tones for late summer. The images are by my lovely friend Jenny Heyworth Photography for Aspire Photography Training.

Boho floral wedding editorial, photography by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (7)

 

Styling has the trademark elegance of Emma from Tebbey & Co, who was assisted on this shoot by Catherine from White Feather & Co. The black candles and graceful brass candlesticks work perfectly with the floral arrangements – and don’t you just love that gorgeous mix of colours and textures? The little pink pointy flowers are Blushing Bride, which is very appropriate…

Boho floral wedding editorial, photography by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (24)

 

Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (23)
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Nature lovers and fans of decadent florals – I have such a treat for you this Thursday afternoon. Today’s feature is all about a boho bridal look with oodles of greenery and the prettiest peach colour accents for a pretty spring vibe.

Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (5)

I love how delicate the Luna Bride gown feels – and how easily a dreamy boho look can become a little more luxe just by adding stunning floral arrangements.

Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (13)

Images are by fine art wedding photographer Arabella Smith, who collaborated with a team of Yorkshire wedding creatives to bring this look to life. The shoot took place during the Helmsley Walled Garden Wedding Open Weekend, with a floral fine art vibe but a little boho twist.

Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (20)

Please see the end of the feature for a full supplier list.

 

Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (1)
Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (2)
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Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (4)
Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (6)
Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (7)
Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (8)
Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (9)
Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (10)
Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (11)
Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (12)
Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (14)
Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (15)
Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (16)
Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (17)
Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (19)
Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (21)
Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (22)
Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (23)
Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (24)
Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (25)
Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (26)
Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (27)
Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (28)
Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (29)
Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (30)
Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (31)
Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (32)
Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (33)
Elegant tipi wedding in Yorkshire with Luna Bride at Helmsley, image credit Arabella Smith (34)

Photographer – Arabella Smith Fine Art Wedding Photography www.ArabellaSmith.com
Bridal Gown: Luna Bride www.lunabride.com
Hanger by Ronette at http://www.thebridalhanger.com
Venue: Helmsley Walled Garden http://www.helmsleywalledgarden.org.uk
Stationery: Gray Starling Designs www.graystarling.com
Bar: Fusion Event Bars www.fusioneventbars.com
Floristry & Syling: Farm http://styling.farm
Megan Green Hair & Makeup –Www.megangreenhairandmakeup.co.uk
Totem Tipi www.totemtipi.co.uk