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Amy has to be the prettiest bride since ever. She’s gorgeous, full of joy and happiness and has a beaming smile… which comes from being on Dan’s arm, I think! I haven’t seen a prettier wedding in ages: the combination of spring blossoms, pretty florals and such a fab couple make today’s spring outdoor wedding really, really special.

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Of course what makes a wedding blog special is the photography, and I was thrilled to read Amy and Dan’s glowing praise of my lovely photographer friend Mark at Evolve Photography in Devon. Choosing a wedding photographer is such a huge decision, and Amy and Dan told me Mark “was always friendly, calm, professional, and having now seen the photos we couldn’t have asked for more.”

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There are so many highlights to show you from today’s outdoor wedding – the floral touches make it colourful and playful in style; the portraits around Dartington Hall are fabulous. I adore the cherry blossoms and the pretty ceremony space… oh and the reception styling is wonderful too!

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… and when I say 1920s twist I mean gorgeous bride with smoky eyes and the most amazing Temperley wedding dress and vintage accessories. Today’s wedding is so incredibly beautiful and perfectly matches Rachel and Al’s personal style…

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Cue the most amazing designer invitations, real vintage accessories, fabulous locations and of course wonderful wedding photography. My friend Mark from Evolve Photography in Devon submitted today’s real wedding to share with you and I’m super excited to publish it on the English Wedding Blog this morning.

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Find out more about the fabulous Evolve Photography here:

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Shall we begin? Grab a cuppa – vintage china will do nicely! – and enjoy.
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Our 1920s vintage inspired wedding at Huntsham Court in Devon

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Our wedding story: Rachel + Al

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://www.evolvephoto.co.uk

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

Absolutely – I love the casual relaxed style and on the day I couldn’t have asked for a nicer person.

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I’ve been so excited – for weeks – to show you Carly and Harry’s wedding day. Carly is the loveliest bride and our email chats have been an absolute delight. I love her for framing my calligraphy – it looks a hundred times more amazing with her styling touches! – and for sharing one of the best wedding interviews I’ve featured on the English Wedding Blog in the history of all time.

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I adore the bright, summery, colourful styling which was all based around sunflowers. Carly told me, “The sunflower was the starting point for the whole day, which was the one thing I knew was a must for our wedding… Over a hundred decorated bottles formed the basis of the decorations being used as centrepieces and vases filling each mantelpiece and window at Holne Park House.

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It’s truly spectacular – another favourite wedding of mine and one I’ll never, ever forget. Huge thanks to lovely wedding photographers Katherine and Steve from Nova Wedding Photography for sharing their images with us today. Do check them out, especially if you’re getting married near Devon:

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When Alexandra met Lewis she was dressed as a devil. He was wearing “a 12 year old’s skeleton suit”… and they fell in love! They were married in June and their wedding is one of the loveliest classic English weddings I’ve seen. Alexandra looks divine in a Sassi Holford gown while Lewis is fabulous in a Reiss suit. Their theme was vintage travel, styled around a red post box which I love.

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With stationery by Lucy Says I Do and fabulous flowers by Caroline Hodges, the styling of this lovely Devon wedding is classy and colourful. I love all the little details – and the portraits of gorgeous Alexandra and Lewis are just so romantic!

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Huge thanks to my lovely friend Mark from Evolve Photography in Devon for sharing images with us, and of course to Alexandra and Lewis for telling us all about their day.

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Pete and Claire are one of those couples who instantly make me smile. They’re a perfect match, absolutely gorgeous and their smiles warm my heart. They styled a rustic barn wedding at The Barn at South Milton, and together with family and friends created a wonderful day full of personality and charm.
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Claire and Pete poured their hearts into styling a really beautiful day, and I love the little details: the seasonal flowers, handmade paper stars, printed napkins, bunting and logs full of flowers are just adorable!
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All images are by lovely Ashling at Butterfly Photography. Do visit Ashling’s website and check her out on facebook too!

Before we dive in I’d like to say a huge thank you to gorgeous bride and groom Claire and Pete, and also to Ashling for kindly sharing images of this wonderful wedding. Enjoy!
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Your names:

Pete and Claire Knight

Your wedding photographer’s website:

www.butterflyphotography.co.uk

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

Very happy

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I always try and see the bright side of winter, don’t you? Early morning frost and winter sunshine, the promise of snow and snuggling up by a cosy fire… because winter can be the most romantic time of the year. I love it. So do Paula and Stephen, today’s gorgeous bride and groom on the English Wedding Blog. They created a winter wonderland wedding full of festive sparkle.

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Kitley House is a luxurious 500-year-old country house hotel in the Devon countryside, very romantic and with gorgeous gardens and grounds. Mark from Evolve Photography got in touch with me to share the images of their wedding day, which I hope you’ll love. Watch out for the vintage brooch bouquet which the bride made herself! Enjoy today’s wedding on the blog… it’s a gorgeous one!
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Our wedding report: Stephen and Paula

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://evolvephoto.co.uk

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We were so pleased with our photographer. We were looking for someone that would take a story of our day whilst blending in to the background. What we got with Mark was exactly that. He also provided us with some very useful tips during the day!

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Today’s beautiful bride Sophie has given me some of the best quotes to use on the blog – and this is an all time favourite. The best thing about being married?The feeling of completeness, being absolute in the knowledge that you love one another unconditionally and that you are fully committed towards each other regardless of what life may throw at you.

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Wonderful words and a heart-warming perspective – today’s wedding just happens to be deliciously pretty as well as meltingly romantic. I know you’ll love it as much as I do. This is a fabulous English country vintage wedding with oodles of inspiration and DIY ideas. Shilstone House even tried to buy Sophie’s handmade bunting after the big day… but the happy couple are keeping it for other family occasions (and what a lovely memory to have!) – that’s how lovely they made their day look!

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Alice and Matt chose lots of delicate and pretty DIY touches for their beautiful Devon wedding. From the handmade bunting to the fantastic cheese cake, this is a wedding with a personal and loving atmosphere. I love how Alice and Matt wrote their table plan on the day of the wedding! – not recommended, as Alice says in her wedding report (towards the end of today’s feature) – but it proves you don’t have to spend a fortune to show your guests to their seats!

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The lovely images of Matt and Alice’s wedding are by Story & Colour wedding photography. Thank you Dan and Laura for sharing the images, and huge hugs to today’s gorgeous bride and groom Alice and Matt. Congratulations! Claire xxx
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Wedding venue:

Shilstone House, Devon

Wedding photographer:

Dan Corbett. We cannot recommend Dan highly enough. Neither of us particularly likes posing for photos, and one of my pet wedding hates is a wedding photographer who dances around in the ceremony with a huge camera lens taking photos with a loud flash! Dan was perfect for us as he was the opposite of this! He was totally unobtrusive and the result is lots of lovely natural shots. http://storyandcolour.co.uk/

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Simon and Lucie’s garden party wedding is amazing and then some! I adore this couple because they managed to balance everything so perfectly – it looks amazing, but the focus is still on family, friends and celebration. I’ve a feeling you’ll adore this wedding feature just as much as I do – it’s wonderful.

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The images are beautiful, so I will let those speak for themselves. The wedding photographer is Mark from Evolve Photography in Devon – a lovely guy and a busy one as well… he’s getting married in a week or so to Natasha from Pumpkin and Pye! Good luck guys 🙂

Huge congratulations to the lovely Lucie and Simon, and thank you for sharing your day with us on the English Wedding Blog. It’s beautiful and your wedding report is heartwarming. I wish you both the very, very best for a wonderful future together!
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Wedding venue:

Old Forde House, Newton Abbot for the ceremony followed by a marquee reception at the bride’s family home in Maidencombe, Devon

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The beauty of Beth and Matt’s wedding is captured in the photos you’re about to see on today’s blog post. They married in Exeter, with a reception in Exeter Castle… a venue I’ve never featured on English Wedding Blog before (why?!) and one with a rich and intriguing history.

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Today’s wedding is beautiful, with lovely details and ideas for your own day. Beth and Matt describe their wedding style as ‘relaxed, simple and rustic’ – I’d say it’s perfect.

I loved the images of children playing which first caught my eye on wedding photographer Lucy Turnbull‘s blog – there are some wonderful moments here and I hope you’ll indulge me for sharing so many photos of the younger guests – I just thought they had a magical quality.

Enough of me – time to hand over to Beth and Matt to share their story, with photos by the lovely Lucy Turnbull Photography. Enjoy!

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You are all making my heart melt this month with your proposal stories – truly, every real wedding blog submission is bringing me close to happy tears! Hannah and Dave’s wedding report begins with their own proposal story – and all I’ll say is: imagine how Hannah felt as that particular day unfolded. It’s wonderful!

Their wedding is another very special day full of love for family and friends, with a relaxed and deliriously happy feel to it – the wedding photographs from Taylor Barnes Photography (based in Bristol) really capture the emotions of the day (and some gorgeous details too!) – while Hannah and Dave’s wedding report captures the excitement and is guaranteed to bring a big soppy smile to your face! (I’m doing mine now!)

You’ll love this real wedding blog – with the most stunning bride in Maggie Sottero ‘Tracey’ and her adoring (and handsome!) groom who just doesn’t stop smiling all day – it’s an amazing day and I’m so glad to be sharing this wedding with you today.