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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…

Barn wedding in Surrey Charlotte Razzell Photography (31)

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!

Barn wedding in Surrey Charlotte Razzell Photography (43)

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.

Rustic handmade Upton Barn wedding Evolve Photography Devon (19)

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.

Rustic handmade Upton Barn wedding Evolve Photography Devon (7)

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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.

A beautiful North Yorkshire rustic country wedding with images by James and Lianne Photography (43)

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)!

A beautiful North Yorkshire rustic country wedding with images by James and Lianne Photography (28)

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!

Festival wedding in Devon by Evolve Photography (28)

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.

Festival wedding in Devon by Evolve Photography (4)

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!”

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Morning lovely! It’s time for a real wedding… and I promise you this one’s a diamond! We have the most beautiful English bride and gorgeous groom – their happiness is infectious. There are the prettiest details, the most romantic moments and the sweetest glances exchanged… my heart might just melt this morning!

Homemade wedding in Hertfordshire images by Nicola Casey Photography (37)

All of today’s fabulous images are by Nicola Casey Photography, who is based in Cambridgeshire and photographs weddings all around the UK. Find out more about Nicola here:

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Deborah’s interview at the end of today’s feature is a classic. It’s full of brilliant advice and tips, with lots of helpful stories especially for DIY brides. I laughed out loud at Deborah’s comment that her big box of gypsophila “smelled like feet” – it soooo does! I’ve always wondered if florists know something about gypsophila that the rest of us don’t!

Homemade wedding in Hertfordshire images by Nicola Casey Photography (24)

Grab a cuppa, hang on to your mouse and prepare to smile your way through the next ten minutes with a truly wonderful couple. Enjoy. Oh! And when you see who caught the bouquet you will giggle… promise. 😉
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Homemade wedding in Hertfordshire images by Nicola Casey Photography (50)

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Hello beautiful 🙂 If you’ve been following June’s little series of wedding craft projects I have another treat for you today. These gorgeous little boxes with just a dash of DIY will look fabulous on wedding tables: use them as favours if you’re super crafty or have lots of help, or make them up to give little gifts to your best girls on the day… the choice is yours!

Gold leaf gift boxes for your English wedding

What you need:

  • Plain gift boxes
  • Paint
  • Gold leaf sheets
  • Gilding paste
  • Brushes
  • Washi tape
  • Sprigs of flowers

How it’s done:

1. You can either leave the boxes plain or paint them in a colour of your choosing. Paint the lid and leave to dry.

2. Apply gilding paste in a diagonal on one half of the top of your lids. Leave this to dry for 15 minutes.

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Elinor – beautiful, stunning bride and super stylish lady! – told me she never wanted her wedding day to end. She married Nick at lovely Hendre Hall a few weeks ago, and I’m so thrilled to be able to share their day with you lovely blog readers today.

Elinor and Nick's pretty rustic wedding at Hendre Hall in Wales images by Tony Fanning Photography (21)

Friends and family “ambushed” Elinor’s plans for dressing the venue the day before the wedding… and did the most amazing job turning a blank canvas into a really exciting and pretty space which Elinor and Nick really loved. How sweet is that?!
Elinor and Nick's pretty rustic wedding at Hendre Hall in Wales images by Tony Fanning Photography (25)

Their day was relaxed with a touch of rustic charm and a focus on fabulous food with an amazing party atmosphere. I love how Nick and Elinor keep smiling all day long… they make my wedding blog look fantastic! 🙂

Elinor and Nick's pretty rustic wedding at Hendre Hall in Wales images by Tony Fanning Photography (35)

Huge thanks to lovely Tony Fanning Photography for sharing all the images with us today. Tony is based in North Wales and shoots weddings around the country. You can find out all about him here:

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I’ll never forget my local independent record store – it’s long gone now but Pink Panther in Carlisle was my favourite place to spend a Saturday afternoon, back in the day. I love people who are passionate about music – so Lisa and Lawrence stole my heart and soul with their amazing music-themed wedding in Derbyshire.

A beautiful music-themed wedding at Mayfield Hall with images by Ila Photography (24)

Today’s gorgeous bride and groom met at a gig, and have been to so many concerts together they used their tickets in framed displays to decorate their wedding marquee! Their stationery is creative, fun and inspiring: vinyl, cassettes and CDs all make an appearance.

A beautiful music-themed wedding at Mayfield Hall with images by Ila Photography (33)

The bride and groom are gorgeous – Lisa’s smile never stops; Lawrence is proud as punch and looks fab in his Paul Smith suit. But today is all about the party: “good times and killer music” being the most important thing for our lovely couple. Of course the live music on the day was a highlight: Guerrilla Radio even “brought the inner gangster out of 75 year old Uncle Pat!

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Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had the loveliest weekends… and for anyone who’s not in a work mood right now I have a really charming DIY wedding to share with you. Matt and Steph were married at The Ashes in Staffordshire and poured their hearts into creating a pretty day full of little details and DIY touches.

Real DIY wedding at The Ashes with One Little Daisy Photography (7)

Steph’s Mum was a star, crafting so many of the tiny details of the day. Steph told me, “We went a little mad on the decor and had loads of flowers, vases, candles and ornaments but it all worked out and looked beautiful!”

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Images are by Joe at One Little Daisy Photography. Joe is based in Staffordshire and you can find out all about him here:

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Shall we step into Steph and Matt’s wonderful homemade wedding? Enjoy.

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The English Wedding Blog Interview: Matt and Steph

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.onelittledaisy.co.uk

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Hannah and David really are the sweetest couple, and their vintage tea party wedding is wonderful. The little details and handmade touches make this a very special day – by being thrifty today’s bride and groom could afford a reception in a venue they’d had their eye on for eight whole years!

A pretty vintage tea party wedding at the Barns Hotel with Amanda Karen Photography (36)

So many brides tell me it’s hard to relax on the day, but Hannah’s lovely approach worked well: “I thought I would stress too much, but I actually stayed calm in the knowledge that we were getting married and it didn’t matter about minor things.” The smiles prove it!

A pretty vintage tea party wedding at the Barns Hotel with Amanda Karen Photography (32)

Images are by lovely Amanda Karen Photography. Amanda is based in London and you can see more of her photography here:

A pretty vintage tea party wedding at the Barns Hotel with Amanda Karen Photography (30)

Let’s enjoy today’s gorgeous wedding… sooooo pretty!
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A pretty vintage tea party wedding at the Barns Hotel with Amanda Karen Photography (1)
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A pretty vintage tea party wedding at the Barns Hotel with Amanda Karen Photography (7)
A pretty vintage tea party wedding at the Barns Hotel with Amanda Karen Photography (8)
A pretty vintage tea party wedding at the Barns Hotel with Amanda Karen Photography (9)
A pretty vintage tea party wedding at the Barns Hotel with Amanda Karen Photography (10)
A pretty vintage tea party wedding at the Barns Hotel with Amanda Karen Photography (11)
A pretty vintage tea party wedding at the Barns Hotel with Amanda Karen Photography (12)
A pretty vintage tea party wedding at the Barns Hotel with Amanda Karen Photography (13)
A pretty vintage tea party wedding at the Barns Hotel with Amanda Karen Photography (14)
A pretty vintage tea party wedding at the Barns Hotel with Amanda Karen Photography (15)
A pretty vintage tea party wedding at the Barns Hotel with Amanda Karen Photography (16)
A pretty vintage tea party wedding at the Barns Hotel with Amanda Karen Photography (17)
A pretty vintage tea party wedding at the Barns Hotel with Amanda Karen Photography (18)
A pretty vintage tea party wedding at the Barns Hotel with Amanda Karen Photography (19)
A pretty vintage tea party wedding at the Barns Hotel with Amanda Karen Photography (20)
A pretty vintage tea party wedding at the Barns Hotel with Amanda Karen Photography (21)
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A pretty vintage tea party wedding at the Barns Hotel with Amanda Karen Photography (24)
A pretty vintage tea party wedding at the Barns Hotel with Amanda Karen Photography (25)
A pretty vintage tea party wedding at the Barns Hotel with Amanda Karen Photography (26)
A pretty vintage tea party wedding at the Barns Hotel with Amanda Karen Photography (27)
A pretty vintage tea party wedding at the Barns Hotel with Amanda Karen Photography (28)
A pretty vintage tea party wedding at the Barns Hotel with Amanda Karen Photography (29)
A pretty vintage tea party wedding at the Barns Hotel with Amanda Karen Photography (31)
A pretty vintage tea party wedding at the Barns Hotel with Amanda Karen Photography (33)
A pretty vintage tea party wedding at the Barns Hotel with Amanda Karen Photography (34)
A pretty vintage tea party wedding at the Barns Hotel with Amanda Karen Photography (35)

The English Wedding Blog interview: Hannah and David

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.amandakarenphotography.co.uk

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Every wedding is different: the details make a day different and so do the memories… and every bride and groom have something amazing to offer a wedding blogger like me. Today’s stunning bride Kirsty surprised me with this: “At the end of the night when everybody had left we sat on the head table with a bottle of bubbles for an hour just chatting about the day. We could still feel the buzz from the room from the day which was really quite incredible, it was a really special moment for us.

Real wedding in Kent by Parkershots Photography (51)

How many of you can imagine doing this after your big day? What a wonderful memory… and for this beautiful bride and gorgeous groom it’s one of so many special moments to treasure.

Real wedding in Kent by Parkershots Photography (12)

Kirsty and Rod had a lovely rustic wedding at Winters Barns near Canterbury, captured on camera by photographer Nick at Parkershots. Do take a few minutes to discover Parkershots for yourself…