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Amy and Peter’s wedding is beautiful and traditionally vintage, with lots of handmade touches. I was so pleased when Amy got in touch to show me their wedding – it’s full of ideas and handmade DIY touches I think you’ll really love. The antique lace Amy used for her bunting and tablecloths, and the antique lace doilies, really make for the prettiest feminine style.

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Even Amy’s dress is a one-off (and doesn’t she look incredible?!) She bought her wedding dress from an American vintage shop online and had it customised by a dressmaker in the UK. With simply beautiful accessories it’s the perfect vintage bridal look.

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Flowers are another highlight: Amy knew she wanted wild flowers in pastel colours, and ended up choosing hydrangea, stocks, peonies, roses, lilac, lavender, astilbe and wax flower. Amy’s bouquet was a loose, hand-tied bouquet, and she used an antique lace ribbon and a brooch given to her from Pete on an anniversary to tie it together. Gorgeous, don’t you think?

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Happy New Year everyone! I hope you’ve had an amazing holiday and enjoyed the 100 real weddings I featured on the blog over Christmas. Time now for the first real wedding of 2015… and it’s just gorgeous. I love the little details today’s bride and groom created for their day – their attention to detail is wonderful; there is plenty here to inspire your own big day and I know you’ll love it!

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Siobhan is beautiful, wearing a lace dress with a delicate belt. Her accessories are fabulous – and I adore her bouquet, by Leonora Rose. The styling of the day is a highlight though – with friends and family all pitching in to help with stationery design, decorating, table arrangements and the seating plan there’s so much to see!

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Huge thanks to lovely Mark Dolby for sharing his images of the day with us today. Please check him out if you’re looking for a photographer – he’s based in Leeds.

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Jonathan and Jessica’s family is the most talented ever seen on a wedding blog. The details of their day are pretty amazing – and I eagerly read Jess’s questionnaire to see where they bought their fabulous stationery (her brother made it) and stunning cakes (Jonathan’s dad). Wow.

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This is a beautiful wedding in every way, so much so I struggled to narrow my selection of images down to a mere 50 to share with you! But I promise: they’re worth it. Jessica and Jonathan are a gorgeous couple, and have taken the time to share some excellent advice and top supplier tips with us all today. Between the wonderful images and fnatastic wedding report, you’ve got a busy ten minutes ahead of you so grab a cuppa and dive in!

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Huge thanks to lovely Peterborough wedding photographer Georgi Mabee for submitting Jess and Jonathan’s wedding to the English Wedding Blog. It’s a real privilege to be able to feature their day – and I hope you love it as much as I do! Do look at Georgi’s website and social media – she’s a rising star in the wedding world:

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Karin and Dan’s outdoor wedding in Guernsey is light, and bright, and full of gorgeous flowers and DIY details. They had a beautifully decorated marquee for their wedding breakfast – filled with lovely hessian and lace, and the prettiest flowers. I adore all their carefully chosen details: rustic kraft cards, logs, raffia and rope – oh and the table numbers are just brilliant!

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Karin wears the prettiest Suzanne Neville dress, which she bought from The Bridal Boutique in Leeds. She has high praise for the boutique (always wonderful to hear!) and – once again this week – wishes she could wear her dress all the time! Doesn’t she look stunning?

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Images are by lovely UK wedding photographer Ally Byrom. Wherever you are in the UK, please do check out Ally’s work. She travels throughout the UK from her Yorkshire base to photograph weddings:

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I hope you love today’s real wedding feature as much as I do! Enjoy.
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Today’s bride Louise has a smile which could light up any room – she’s stunning. She’s also a real star for writing an amazing wedding report and sharing tips and experiences of her day.

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Louise married Gary in April this year, and their Manchester & Cheshire wedding was gorgeous, but not without incident. Louise told me their wedding cake didn’t quite go to plan (read about that later); also there were tears as her Grandad had to go to hospital after a fall on the day but this fantastic family all came together and made the wedding a day to remember.
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The styling of the day is beautiful. Louise told me their reception venue – The Pointing Dog in Cheadle – “was perfect as it was all stag horns, crates, cool seating, wooden boards and natural walls. We just added flowers for the tables and a few other bits and pieces“.

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I think it’s amazing – but only a fraction as amazing as the couple themselves. Louise and Gary are gorgeous, creative and fun-loving – the perfect bride and groom!

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Sarah and Nick were married at Haworth Art Gallery – a fabulous location with a romantic atmosphere which needed little extra styling. Their creative talents came out to play with their marquee reception, where they enlisted friends and family to help make everything from bunting to stationery.

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Today’s gorgeous bride made her own cake and many of the decorations, and everything looks amazing! Their guests commented on how personal this DIY wedding was because of all the things they thought of and made.

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I particularly love the French influence in elements of the wedding design: the typefaces used on the Order of the Day; the cork decorations and the cheese wedding cake. It’s a wonderfully romantic and creative day from beginning to end, and the photographs from Pixies in the Cellar capture every detail – it’s a treat to be able to share them with you today!

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Morning everyone! Today’s real wedding comes from the charming village of Bury in Cambridgeshire. Jessica and Dan were married in September and chose a vintage theme with lots of creative styling!

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They had a blank canvas – literally – for their marquee reception and styled the space with lots of vintage details: gorgeous flowers, antique keys and a Choccywoccydoodah cake. Jessica’s stunning bouquet is by the fabulous Pumpkin & Pye, the other decorations were homemade.

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There are plenty of ideas here for other DIY brides – and it’s thanks to lovely Liz Greenhalgh Photography we can share them here today. Do check out Liz’s website:

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Liz says, “No detail had been missed. The marquee was just stunning, flowers adorned tables and centrepieces at every turn. The garden was immaculate and full of more vintage loveliness… ” So shall we have a proper look? It’s beautiful – you’ll love it.
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Becky and Pete’s rustic barn wedding combines a classic colour scheme with more contemporary details – and it’s just amazing. Becky told me, “I sort of built the idea of the day around the beautiful rustic barn… my flowers were quite rustic and wild with lots of foliage, so wooden/greenery/purple was our theme!

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Gorgeous bride Becky did a fantastic job styling her wedding, along with her mum spending time creating lots of DIY bits and bobs: “I hand-made a lot of the decorations and details – my mum made the favours and planted all of our table centres herself.” They suited the barn at Channels Golf Club perfectly – I especially love the flowers in planters on every table, and the funky purple table numbers!

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Images today are by lovely Laura Calderwood Photography. It’s the first time I’ve featured Laura’s photos on the English Wedding Blog and I’m ever so pleased to have discovered her 🙂 Do check out more of her real weddings on her website and on social media at:

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Kristen and Adam’s winter wedding has everything: a pretty sense of style, DIY details and quirky personal touches which are special to them. This gorgeous couple chose to marry at Northbrook Park in winter, for the very best reasons: “it is a lot cheaper and you get to go somewhere really nice and sunny for honeymoon! 🙂

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It’s this kind of creative thinking I love best about UK couples! And creativity is a key part of their wedding style too: Kristen and Adam put so much into styling their wedding with DIY invitations and details – they did an amazing job and the overall look of the day is wonderful.

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Kristen is a stunning bride, wearing a gown by Sophia Tolli with Vivienne Westwood pearls and shoes by Rainbow Club. She’s radiant in the winter sunshine and looks so incredibly happy with new husband Adam – the perfect English bride and groom.

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Today’s rustic English wedding is pure inspiration for DIY brides and grooms everywhere. Louise made so many lovely details to create a fabulously creative wedding which I LOVE! I know you will too.

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This is one of the best: a heartwarming, rustic and intimate wedding celebrated at a charming venue and with a beautiful bride and adorable groom – because Louise and Tommy are just the loveliest couple!

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Images are by Cambridge wedding photographer Liz Greenhalgh, who says, “There were handmade bits and pieces everywhere, signs, labels and jars of the most gorgeous flowers and sweets. The whole day was filled with fun and love, I even shed a tear or three during the speeches.” Do see her website and social channels to find out more:

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Everything about Louise and Tommy’s day is pretty, full of character and totally charming. I hope you love it as much as I do! Enjoy.

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Rebecca and Howard have the most relaxed approach to wedding planning I’ve seen – the preparations took “about 6 months”, they spent as little as possible and rather than having a theme they styled their country style wedding day with the things they liked… including 1950s music, natural flowers (which I adore!) oh, and Landrovers!

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Howard looks the part in a proper English bowler hat – I love it! And Rebecca is simply stunning in a gorgeous lace sleeved dress by Ellis Bridals. The images are wonderful, and the story of this wedding is one I love. It’s a simple, natural and relaxed wedding – from start to finish. It can take months and months of preparation to make a wedding look rustic, natural and simple… or it can actually be all of those things! Rebecca and Howard’s wedding is genuine and all the more beautiful for it.

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Huge thanks to Gemma Lawrence Photography for sharing her lovely images with us today. Find out more about Gemma here:

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Next time you pass a field, consider it as your wedding venue! It might need a bit of work as far as decor and styling goes, you might need a little cover in case it rains on the day, and it could appear a huge challenge at first…. but if you’re enthusiastic about a DIY outdoor wedding then this is an amazing story you’ll want to read!

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Faye and Trevor had a rustic wedding in a field in Berkshire, where they celebrated with a handfasting ceremony and treated guests to a beautiful marquee reception. Faye is absolutely stunning; Trevor looks fab in his pale suit and together they make the most gorgeous couple! They’re talented too, and with all their friends created a magical, musical wedding I think is incredible!!

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Huge thanks to lovely Yasmin Anne Photography for sharing her fab images of their day. Yasmin specialises in vintage, natural style photography for weddings. Brides in Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire should find out more about her: