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It’s about time for a beautiful real English wedding, don’t you think? Today’s is one of the loveliest weddings of the summer and comes from a brand new London venue (for me, at least!) Hackney Brewery. Now… being a northern girl I do love a craft beer or two – and so this is a bit of a dream wedding for me! Today’s gorgeous bride Ananda described her summer wedding to Darren as a “beautiful & raucous DIY brewery knees up” which sounds as perfect as it looked!

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Ananda told me, “We spent a lot of time making decorations and all the details of how we had decorated the venue were really personal… Claire [photographer Claire Gill] captured these beautifully, giving us not only a memory of the day but also the all the memories of the days we spent with our loved ones helping us create the perfect day.”

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Morning lovely blog readers! I have a special wedding for you today… a celebration which is 100% family orientated, from the beautiful Lake District, and photographed by a photographer I know very well indeed and can highly recommend: Simon Hudspeth from Durham. Simon is my brother in law, and it’s a rare treat to be able to share one of his weddings with you!

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Today’s bride and groom are gorgeous Ann and Nic. They married at Patterdale Hall in a uniquely personal and perfect wedding day. Ann had her own best man instead of bridesmaids; there was a lot of lego in their theme; kids were a huge part of the ceremony and celebrations, and the paper bouquet made from comic books is as funky as it is fabulous!

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Ann told me, “I think the best thing we did on the day was go off and have some photos taken while everyone was having the BBQ, we got a bit of time to ourselves, to have a chat and chill. We talked nonsense while Simon took some stunning pictures, and it didn’t feel quite so overwhelming for the rest of the day and no one even noticed we were missing!

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Today’s gorgeous bride Rebecca told me she LOVED having the opportunity for photos with her ponies… so let’s begin with one of those, shall we? This is the perfect introduction to a gorgeous Lake District wedding with a real countryside atmosphere and pretty homemade styling.

Luke and Rebecca are today’s fabulous couple, who married in May at Lowick Green. Many of their suppliers are local; ideas came from Rebecca’s love of Pinterest and so many of the details were a labour of love with special help from both mums!

I asked Rebecca what she feels is the best thing about being married, and she told me “Just being together, it’s such a lovely comfortable, blissful feeling“. How beautiful is that?

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I do love hearing stories from all of my brides and grooms whose special days feature on the English Wedding Blog. You’re all so amazing it’s unreal! The tips and advice you share have taught me pretty much all I know about wedding planning… and I know so many other couples are inspired by your words and images every single day.

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Today it’s Charlotte and Chris whose beautiful wedding will be published on the pages of the English Wedding Blog. They’re a stunning couple whose words and images about their wedding will stay with me for a long time. I found it hard to select images because so many were just gorgeous. (Happy news: there are loads for you to scroll through! Yay!)

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The same goes for tips and advice from the happy couple, but I do love this brilliant advice: “make sure you plan a special exit because otherwise it tails off and you just walk out which isn’t very special. We went for the classic running through the sparklers – it was lovely and everyone got to have fun playing with sparklers as we drove off.”

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I’m not a weepy blogger… but it’s totally true that Laura and Rob’s interview for the English Wedding Blog brought a tear to my eye. They’re the most amazing couple: their images are as wonderful as the day they planned around the passions of their family and friends.

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We have everything in today’s real wedding blog: a beautiful bride and gorgeous groom, fabulous photography and oodles of romance.

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There are also, of course, the details we all love: country garden flowers, handcrafted details, wedding signs, miles of bunting and the prettiest dress and accessories you can imagine. All are captured in the romantic and whimsical style of lovely Rebecca from Wild Rose Photography.

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Laura told me the best thing about being married is “the feeling of being part of an incredible team and that you can take on the world together.” Need I say more?

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I’m all for bicycles on a wedding cake, signature skateboards (only write on the wood, folks!) and wellies tied to pew ends. Today’s is a wedding with a super cute sense of humour and a gorgeous – I mean stunning! – bride and groom.

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Jen and Rob were married in Torquay in spring (hence the wellies – they expected rain!) and held their reception at the fabulous Torre Abbey. I adore Jen’s bridal look: her lace dress was bought at a wedding show and is from Silk Brides in Lichfield. Rob and Jen found suppliers online, through recommendations and had help with lots of DIY projects from friends and family.

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The lovely flowers are by a family friend and stationery was designed by Rob. Signage on the day was made by a friend too – Jen’s told us all about the DIY elements of their day in her English Wedding Blog interview at the end of the feature today.

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Images are by Will Reddaway at WR Photography. Find out more about Will here:

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If you know a whole bunch of talented people, you’re one of the lucky ones. Georgia and Ross will tell you – being able to ask friends and family to make things for your wedding day, and knowing they’ll be amazing, is just the best thing ever.

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Today’s real wedding comes from the Warwickshire countryside where Georgia grew up. The marquee is pitched in a field of the family farm; pretty much every detail is the work of a talented friend or family member. And it’s all gorgeous.

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I adore the flowers; they’re real English country garden blooms and must have smelled as delicious as they look. The table plan is prettily homemade and the bunting and paper lanterns add a romantic atmosphere to the reception marquee.

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Images are by the fabulous Coates & Stain Photography, who are becoming big wedding blog favourites this year! They’ve featured on the lovely Boho Weddings blog and I’m delighted to be sharing their photography here on the English Wedding Blog with you today. Do visit these links to find out more about them:

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Happy Monday morning everyone! Today I need your help – September is going to be crazy for me and I’m looking to fill the English Wedding Blog starting this week with gorgeous real weddings… which I simply can’t do without your help. I’m looking for crafty, inspirational, gorgeously photographed real weddings from all around the UK – please don’t be shy and submit here! And I have the loveliest real wedding today to whet your appetite…

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Steve and Charlotte married in Surrey and had a pretty barn reception full of home made touches which I think you’ll love. The flowers are super pretty, the bride and groom are gorgeous, the venue is beautifully decorated – the result of “a lovely family Sunday” with everyone helping out!

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Today’s fabulous images are by Charlotte Razzell Photography. I’m so thrilled Charlotte sent in this beautiful wedding and I’d love to see more! You can discover and follow lovely Charlotte here:

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Emily and Daniel are one of the loveliest couples I’ve had the pleasure of featuring… and their wedding is filled with pretty touches and creative details. They married at Upton Barn in July and chose lovely Mark from Evolve Photography to photograph their day.

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I have so much to tell you I barely know where to begin… the interview which follows the photos today is superb, and this quote from Emily is spot on: “If at the end of the day you are married to your best friend then it has been a success, everything else is just details.

The details, however, look to have been a total success and then some! I adore the place settings and little favours (too cute!) and the lavender touches are just divine. Suppliers were found through recommendations and online, and Emily and Daniel found their venue through a local wedding show.

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Gorgeous couple Emma and Matt had the perfect English country wedding – the dried flowers and Matt’s tailored tweed suit complete the countryside theme. The bouquet and flowers are a real highlight, and I love the stationery – all handmade by Emma, who sourced lots of her supplies and suppliers online.

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I’ve loved reading all about today’s wedding and I’d recommend you grab a cuppa and take ten minutes for it all to sink in. Emma’s stories and advice are spot on – I love her approach to the wedding cake: it was cake, all cake and nothing but a cake, and it was fabulous. Oh and the flower girls, who she picked up in Monsoon (almost)!

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Images are by lovely James & Lianne Photography – “James and Lianne really did us proud, managing to capture the most beautiful photographs throughout the entire day, quite often without us even knowing!” Do check them out if you’re planning a Yorkshire wedding:

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This summer – already! – I’ve been blessed with so many gorgeous weddings from photographers who’ve never submitted to the English Wedding Blog before. I’d like to say a huge thank you to you all, as without you wedding blogs simply wouldn’t exist. You’re the best. Did you guess today I have a wedding from a lovely photographer who is new to the English Wedding Blog? Lovely Nick Beal Photography shared Tim and Amy’s country farm wedding with me and I simply had to show you… they created the loveliest farm wedding and they’re such a gorgeous couple!

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Tim and Amy’s wedding was a local, relaxed celebration at a farm in Kent. They decorated a marquee with lots of handmade touches – and hours of creativity from family and friends – to make an eye-catching and super pretty backdrop for their reception. This wedding is fabulous.

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Images are by Nick Beal Photography, based in Kent. You can find out more about him here:

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Kelly and Joe got married on my birthday back in May, and celebrated in style (as did I!) – they chose to hire Alston Hall for a 5 day festival-inspired celebration with friends and family. Kelly is beautiful – I love how she describes buying her wedding dress and the resulting snow blindness… don’t skip on the English Wedding Blog interview [at the end of today’s feature] for that one!

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The gorgeous couple found their wedding suppliers online, and through friends and local businesses too. Many details are home made too: the stationery was a labour of love; the pompoms, lanterns and fairy lights were all done by friends and family.

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The most impressive DIY aspect of today’s wedding blog is the food though: Kelly’s friend Kirsty runs her own catering business and helped design the menu for the wedding. Kelly told me, “we hired her sister and a friend to work as the chefs. Our poor friends then helped with all the prep for the day to serve 150 people!”