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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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Helen and Andy’s Gloucestershire wedding is everything a country fete should be: warm and welcoming, full of flowers and pretty decor, and created with the help of friends and family – with details and gifts including flowers grown from seed by a kind neighbour, a wedding cake made by a friend of the bride’s Mum and some fabulous hand painted wedding signs.

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The venue is one of the stars of this outdoor wedding and from Helen’s wedding report I gather the venue owners were true stars, helping to create the perfect day. I loved hearing how Helen had been on a screen printing course and designed all of the wedding invitations – isn’t that fabulous?

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Images are by lovely Christy Blanch Photography:

country fete English wedding blog (3)This is a really inspiring wedding and one I absolutely LOVE!! I hope you will too. Enjoy!
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Our wedding report: Helen and Andy

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.christyblanch.com

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Proof that you don’t need to style your day around a restrictive ‘theme’ – Mahdieh and Joshua’s wedding is full of bright colours, and definitely has tons of character. Today’s gorgeous couple fell in love at first sight when they met as students and after getting engaged they spent just over a year planning their big day.

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Their venue is contemporary and deliciously different: the Isla Gladstone, a converted Victorian conservatory set amidst picture-perfect rose gardens and lakes, surrounded by historic stone pavilions.

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Images are by lovely Liverpool wedding photographer Lisa Howard, who covers the whole of the North West. Find out more about Lisa here:

This is a wonderfully colourful wedding with lots of character and some brilliant advice from the happy couple at the end of the feature. If things go wrong, smile and carry on – Mahdieh told me, “We were too busy enjoying ourselves to get stressed out about anything… the little hiccups were mostly just funny!” She’s most definitely my kind of bride… and I hope you enjoy their wedding as much as I did!
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The jury is out as to whether today’s wedding is more of an “Ewok party” or a “secret wedding in the woods” – and our beautiful bride and gorgeous groom can’t decide! What’s for sure is that this is one of the best weddings I’ve seen – and it really fits both descriptions beautifully. Weddings should be a magical adventure in every way, and Louise and Toby made theirs so much more than that – it’s just brilliant!

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Their wedding photographer is the very lovely Clare West, a documentary photographer based in Reading. She comes very highly recommended by today’s star bride and groom, and I love that she captures the details of the day so beautifully. Louise told me, “Clare took time to capture a lot of the little details and delicate touches that we had spent so long working on.” For me that’s really important! Details and special touches are the frame around the essence of your wedding: just as you’d place a cherished photo in a special frame, if you wrap your wedding in prettiness then you want to have detail photographs in your album to recreate the atmosphere of your day around those magical moments, right?

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Hello lovely! Today’s wedding is full of home made details by the gorgeous bride and her mum. Jamie and Geoff planned a vintage tea party theme for their day and as they were saving up for a house they needed to keep their wedding costs down. So while Geoff played cricket every Saturday during the summer, Jamie and her mum spent countless hours making everything from stationery to bunting.

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The wonderfully couple only spent money on the things which couldn’t be made: the wedding cake, entertainment, venue and of course their lovely photographer! Jamie shares some very wise advice, and I really have to highlight this: “If you want to save money, making your own things is a great idea but it takes hours… we spent every Saturday for a year and only finished a few days before the wedding.

The homespun look is big at the moment, but don’t underestimate the time it takes! Remember there’s a difference between home made and handcrafted, and there are many wonderful independent craft businesses who can save you time instead!

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I adored Holly and Paul from the moment I first saw their wedding pictures on Tracy Morter‘s photography blog. They’re a creative couple who planned a gorgeous wedding with a focus on family and friends. Holly’s wedding report is amazing: this lady is as wonderfully practical as she is enthusiastic and creative – it’s an unmissable read for ideas and wedding tips. Thank you beautiful Holly, you rock!

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The images, by wonderful wedding photographer Tracy Morter, are fabulous. Tracy’s photography always inspires me: she captures emotion, laughter and smiles as beautifully as she does the finer details of every wedding day. Do visit her website to find out more:

www.tracymorter.com
www.facebook.com/TracyMorterPhotography

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There is so much to see, I don’t know where to begin to introduce this gorgeous wedding: Holly’s beautiful flower crown, her natural hair and make up style, the lovely dress bought in New York… and then Paul’s fantastic blue suit, the incredibly decorative venue… or the laughter and smiles from the beginning of the day through to the last dance…

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I shared a comment from today’s bride Sam on facebook a couple of weeks ago – I absolutely couldn’t resist: I love a good love story, don’t you?! Back in 2006 Sam was travelling with a friend in New Zealand, and happened to meet Huw there. When her friend returned home, Sam told me “I decided to stay and spent three of the most amazing months of my life travelling around New Zealand with a man I had just met – I think my friends and family thought I was slightly crazy!” Luckily Huw was from England and lived only half an hour away from Sam… and they stayed together and were married a few years later.

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Did I mention their wedding is beeeaautiful?! Sam’s mum made her wedding dress; Sam made all of their gorgeous stationery; and – possibly the best story of all – Sam’s dad went to bead jewellery-making classes, learned how to make a headpiece and made Sam and her bridesmaids beautiful hair accessories for the big day!

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Jayne and Glen’s wedding is full of English country charm, and its setting in the impressive tithe barn at Browsholme Hall in Lancashire is wonderful. The gorgeous couple poured their hearts and souls into crafting a beautifully homespun theme with stamps, kraft cards and hessian string – and the overall effect is fantastic.

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The wedding flowers are a highlight – with help from a local farm selling buckets of flowers for DIY brides, Jayne’s friend Alison styled the beautiful bridal and bridesmaid bouquets to perfectly fit the style of their day.

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Every beautiful moment is captured by my lovely friend Mark of Tierney Photography in Sheffield. Check out his other weddings and get in touch at:

www.tierneyphotography.co.uk
www.facebook.com/pages/tierney-photography/159838456252
@tierneyPhoto

Enjoy!
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Jayne and Glen’s charmingly rustic barn wedding in Lancashire

 

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Our wedding report: Jayne and Glen

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.tierneyphotography.co.uk

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Ed and Christian’s barn wedding is lovely – with so many homemade details and some fab finds on Etsy.com, they created a perfectly rustic wedding day. The venue is Pangdean Barn just outside of Brighton, and images are by Jackie at Peony Brides.

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Christian looks beautiful in a Johanna Hehir wedding dress, and I really love Ed’s suit as well – they’re a stylish couple with an eye for detail but the overall feeling I get from their day is one of celebration and enjoyment with tons of love from friends and family… which makes it all the more special.

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Images are by lovely Jackie from Peony Brides www.peonybrides.com
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Enjoy!
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Ed and Christian’s rustic wedding at Pangdean Barn

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Our wedding report: Ed & Christian

Wedding photographer’s website: www.peonybrides.com

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Beyond delighted, Jackie did a fantastic job capturing our day from all the details right the way through to our couple pictures at the Bandstand, group shots at Pangdean and the evening reception.

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Laugh as plans fall apart and the chaos unfolds – that’s what the memories are made of!” Today’s beautiful bride Wendy is an absolute star for sharing this advice. To look at the gorgeous images of David and Wendy’s wedding you’d never imagine that anything went wrong! Blue skies, fabulous tepees, a relaxed wedding full of smiles and laughter… it looks absolutely perfect. And I suppose that’s the lesson… that no matter what else happens on your wedding day, so long as you’re married the rest is just there to be enjoyed. Smile and keep smiling… and your memories will be amazing no matter what!

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There are ideas aplenty here, from Wendy’s simple and graceful one-shoulder wedding dress to the classic rose bouquet, the warming tepees and festival vibe, archways of foliage and bunting lining the tepee roof… it’s just lovely, romantic and magical. Images are by Leeds wedding photographer Joe Stenson – do check out his website at www.joestenson.co.uk

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This is just wonderful! An outdoor wedding in the Dorset sunshine, with a beautiful bride and gorgeous groom and some inspiring details for styling and DIY. I think the theme of Alex and Jonny’s wedding is wonderful: there’s a little of everything from paper poms to vintage books, a fingerprint tree (or is it a hot air balloon in the style of Up?!) and some of the prettiest wedding flowers I’ve ever seen. Wow. Images are by the lovely Howard Lucas Photography

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The cream teas look delicious. The lawn games look like so much fun! Photographer Howard Lucas says “after drinks and canapés at Kingston Maurward the bridal party continued onto Herrison Hall in Charlton Down, an absolute gem of a place and a relatively last minute decision. This was the most handsome of settings for guests to enjoy a traditional cream tea and games on the lawn before taking their seats in the carefully set and delightfully depicted reception.

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Morning beautiful! Yesterday I featured Vic and Rich’s gorgeous wedding at Whittlebury Park on the blog, and you got a little peek at some of the wonderful special touches they created. Today I have some brand new pics from their wedding day courtesy of London wedding photographer Babb Photo (the lovely Laura). I loved all Rich and Vic’s ideas for wedding styling and wanted to share with you too… so enjoy!
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1. Use vibrant winter colours and a broad palette

Rich and Vic mixed vibrant winter colours throughout their wedding for a contemporary and exciting rustic winter style. Vic’s bouquet is fabulous with roses, berries, pine cones and sea holly – and colours include everything from rich red to dusky blues and pinks.

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Rich’s buttonhole uses roses with seedheads, berries and even a pine cone… I’m sure there’s a little rosemary in there as well. Don’t limit yourself to a single rose and a bit of foliage – textures are more fun to make and wear!