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Rachel & Gavin’s ceremony was under a gorgeous floral arch before celebrating the rest of their evening in a romantic barn lit by fairy lights. I adore all the handmade touches and I recommend you grab a cuppa before scrolling through the stunning images of their day – there are sooo many ideas here, you’ll love them!!

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Rachel is absolutely beautiful – all the florals are stunning and the little touches and handmade ideas are just fabulous!! Personally I love the ‘engagement tour of Ireland’ idea – I’m definitely up for that! Please hit the Pinterest button and save these to your boards – you’ll be busy creating for sure!

Beautiful September wedding ideas with handcrafted touches, image credit Hannah McClune Photography (38)
Beautiful September wedding ideas with handcrafted touches, image credit Hannah McClune Photography (26)

Images from Rachel & Gavin’s Lillibrooke Manor wedding are by lovely Hannah McClune, who you can discover more from here:

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Beautiful September wedding ideas with handcrafted touches, image credit Hannah McClune Photography (1)
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Beautiful September wedding ideas with handcrafted touches, image credit Hannah McClune Photography (4)
Beautiful September wedding ideas with handcrafted touches, image credit Hannah McClune Photography (5)
Beautiful September wedding ideas with handcrafted touches, image credit Hannah McClune Photography (6)
Beautiful September wedding ideas with handcrafted touches, image credit Hannah McClune Photography (7)
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Beautiful September wedding ideas with handcrafted touches, image credit Hannah McClune Photography (9)
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Beautiful September wedding ideas with handcrafted touches, image credit Hannah McClune Photography (12)
Beautiful September wedding ideas with handcrafted touches, image credit Hannah McClune Photography (13)
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Beautiful September wedding ideas with handcrafted touches, image credit Hannah McClune Photography (16)
Beautiful September wedding ideas with handcrafted touches, image credit Hannah McClune Photography (17)
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Beautiful September wedding ideas with handcrafted touches, image credit Hannah McClune Photography (24)
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Beautiful September wedding ideas with handcrafted touches, image credit Hannah McClune Photography (29)
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Beautiful September wedding ideas with handcrafted touches, image credit Hannah McClune Photography (37)

 

Photographer: Hannah McClune
Venue: Lillibrooke Manor http://lillibrookemanor.co.uk
Dress designer Pronovias
Bridal shop Teokath of London
Florist Seventh Heaven
Hairdresser Katie-Jane Whitlock
Make up artist – Philly Miles
Band – Hipster
Cake designer Sharon Forbes
Bridesmaids dresses Vera Wang
Stationery – TillyTu designs
PhotoBooth – The Photo Lounge

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I feel as though I’ve been on a journey with gypsophila – baby’s breath – over the years. In the early days of the English Wedding Blog it was a little-known bridal flower. Then with the vintage trend and especially with more DIY and budget weddings, it became the go-to flower for styled shoots and a perfect complement to the jam jars, hessian and lace look. And then, it plummeted from favour right along with chair covers and sugared almonds!! 

All images are by Ayshea Goldberg Photography – full supplier credit list and link to the original feature (which is fabulous!) at the end of the post

One leading wedding florist who I discovered on Instagram a few weeks ago hates gypsophila so much he’d like to ban it from weddings! (Does anyone know who this guy is?! I’ve lost the link to his account and his opinions made for a great read!) Now, this comes across as a little extreme. I asked my wedding supplier friends if they agreed with him: is gypsophila totally over as a wedding flower, or is it something we can reinvent and fall back in love with for 2017? 

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Weddings full of personality are the absolute best! Today’s gorgeous bride and groom had a relaxed, outdoor/festival style theme and being big cider lovers they incorporated this into the day. I adore the sunflowers and mixed wildflower bouquet and table arrangements – they add fun and sunshine in the loveliest way ever! And isn’t Nicola beautiful? Honestly, such a gorgeous couple and I’m thrilled to be sharing their wedding with you all today!

A fabulous summer wedding with cider and scarecrows! Emma Stoner Weddings (18)

“We were privileged to have Kirsty Andrews from Escential Blooms do our flowers. An absolutely fantastic lady who is so great to work with and brings your ideas to life. We wanted wild flowers and Kirsty used those that were in season at the time. We didn’t want a set colour theme and Kirsty listened to this and used so many different colours with a range of beautiful smells! From the wedding arbour to the tables and the addition of flowers to the cake and table plan. Even some for my hair. Just stunning!

A fabulous summer wedding with cider and scarecrows! Emma Stoner Weddings (22)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.emmastonerweddings.com

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I LOVE all the details of this wedding… the dried flowers, Thomas’s suit (I love it when a groom wears something different to the norm) and Danielle is just so beautiful – welcome to the wedding of a fabulous couple whose gorgeous wedding DIY and wonderful wedding planning advice will inspire you so, so much!

winter wedding styling ideas and gorgeous real wedding images with Damian Burcher Photography (4)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.damianburcher.com

We were looking for a candid, informal approach to our photography. Someone who could capture all the emotion of the day as naturally as possible, someone that we felt comfortable to be around, and who was also affordable! After researching for many hours at countless websites and suppliers, we came across Damian. We liked the look of his work online and his portfolios, so we contacted him for further details. After meeting him at our home, we knew instantly he was our photographer!

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How is your Easter weekend going? It’s been so lovely taking a few days to relax and enjoy our beach. Don’t forget, I’m inviting all wedding suppliers to apply to join the English Wedding Directory for just £30 this weekend – I’d love to hear from you! Now, if I had to use just one word to describe this wedding, it would be happiness. Everything just radiates joy to me… the fabulous smiles of our beautiful bride and groom Nicola and Joe, the cheery, bright barn venue and the special little touches. It’s all just perfect, and so wonderfully summery too!

Summer flowers, sequins and a relaxed party atmosphere for Joe & Nicola's Hautbois Hall wedding. Photo credit Rob Dodsworth (33)

“The venue was so stunning we wanted to enhance it rather than transform it. We filled the garden with paper flowers we’d made in our colour scheme, and hung bunting and fairy lights in the barn.

I handmade all the bunting – I think I got to about 100 metres worth by the end! Me and my girlfriends also made about 400 paper tulips to scatter round the venue, we hated the sight of them by the end but wine and snacks got us through and they looked amazing on the day.

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As the bluebells are almost out on the hillsides here in the Lakes, I thought it would be the perfect time to share this gorgeous day with you. Tristan and Kayleigh had a beautiful woodland wedding in springtime, surrounded by bluebells and incorporating them into their theme. The bride and groom are just naturally beautiful – theirs could be my perfect wedding, I think. I just love the flowers, wooden decor and raffia which bring their natural spring wedding look together.

Natural, rustic wedding in bluebell woods at Fern and Field with Perceptive Photography (34)

“The whole event was homemade with help from family. Stand out out pices were the bar, cake stand and the arch the ceremony was under. We also created a coloring book from some old photos for the children along with some sweets and disposable cameras.”

Natural, rustic wedding in bluebell woods at Fern and Field with Perceptive Photography (7)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.perceptivephotography.co.uk
Syman had photographed a friend’s wedding, the photos were great. Syman was fantastic on the day, he was climbing trees at one point to get the shot he was after.

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What an amazing wedding this is – I’m so excited to share this wonderful day with you! The dried flowers are fabulous as far as details go, and I love Gemma & Christian to bits – their gorgeous smiles make this an unmissable day, it’s perfect for the blog!

Everything about Gemma & Christians wedding was super – from the traditional church wedding, to the dried floral headpieces, to the rustic DIY Barn with hay bales as walls, to the afternoon tea wedding breakfast!

Relaxed, fun barn wedding in Derbyshire - images by Sally Eaves Photography (1)

Relaxed, fun barn wedding in Derbyshire - images by Sally Eaves Photography (2)

Mine and my bridesmaids hair pieces were real dried vintage flowers, handmade, and into a headband for myself and three matching combs for my bridesmaids – the supplier was Folky Dokey. Very unique and again fitted the whole theme perfectly, carrrying the vintage style throughout. My shoes were my favourite shoe brand – Irregular Choice. They were lacy and slightly vintage to match my theme. I loved them. One of my bridesmaids bought me my blue garter and I carried a butterfly brooch on my bouquet from a close family friend who had recently passed away before the wedding, which was a lovely touch and felt very special for me to have close by.

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I LOVE this wedding!! It’s wintry but not too Christmassy (which means I can happily publish it in spring!) and the bride and groom are gorgeous. I especially love Tom’s tweed suit and cap – and Katherine’s hair is sooooo beautiful. The little mice holding flowers are the icing on the cake… just wonderful.

Winter wedding ideas for a simple and elegant day. Images by Holly Collings Photography (9)

Our wedding flowers by Hollyhocks Florist were beautful dark purple Calla Lilies, amnesia roses and gyp – looked amazing! It was Christmas so we had beautiful decorations for free! A floor to ceiling high Christmas tree, and miniature ones in the windows. We went for hessian bows on all the chairs. Our invitations, order of service and confetti were all homemade. They took a long time, but they were cheap and added some extra love to the day!

Winter wedding ideas for a simple and elegant day. Images by Holly Collings Photography (18)
Winter wedding ideas for a simple and elegant day. Images by Holly Collings Photography (17)

Images are by Devon wedding photographer Holly Collings, who you can discover more from here:

http://hollycollingsphotography.com
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Twitter.com/Holly_Collings

We looked online for a while, specifically at local photographers who had impressive portfolios. As soon as I came across Holly’s, I knew I wanted to meet her and discuss her style of photography.

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Hey lovelies! I’d like to share two things which make me happy with you today! The first is simple: sunflowers. Gorgeous, yellow petals full of summer colour – and they’re fabulous in buttonholes and bouquets, don’t you think? (DIY brides – you can plant sunflower seeds from March onwards!) Oh, and the second thing which makes me happy? A story of an affordable and still beautiful wedding. Joe and Gemma hired a village hall, made their own ‘wedding punch’ and used it as lovely centrepieces, hung bunting from the beams and celebrated in style without breaking the bank. Gemma’s dress is breathtaking… Their wedding was submitted by lovely Paul from Stylish Wedding Photography who told me a little about the day.

Gorgeous styling and a beautiful wedding dress for a Rotherwick Village Hall wedding. Images by Stylish Wedding Photography (17)

“Joe & Gemma are friends of ours and had the most beautiful fun wedding last September. They very much did it on the cheap – but spent money on the things that were important to them. It rained all day long, but it was beautiful and shows what can be done on a budget.”

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I know: festival-esque isn’t even a word (even if I try and make it look like one by adding a hyphen). But it perfectly describes the wonderful spirit and sense of fun in today’s glorious barn wedding – and I know you’ll get it when you see the fabulous photos telling the story of Helena and Chris’s wedding day.

The real spirit of a wedding, with Kingsthorpe Lodge Barn Cambridge and images by York Place Studios (24)

Today’s gorgeous bride and groom married at Kingsthorpe Lodge – a lovely barn wedding venue on the Cambridge /Northamptonshire border. Images are by the fabulous  York Place Studios, UK & worldwide documentary wedding photographers. Discover them here…

Contact & Bookings: York Place Studios

www.yorkplacestudios.co.uk
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The real spirit of a wedding, with Kingsthorpe Lodge Barn Cambridge and images by York Place Studios (1)

“Helena & Chris’s barn wedding had such a fun, relaxed vibe that the vibrant mix of personalities and friendships (and especially the VERY excited kids!) provided so many great collective moments throughout the day, not least as Chris’s amazing Reggae band ‘The Reggaelators’ rocked the house into the early hours until everyone was ready to grab a sleeping bag and hit their tents!”

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I love Suzanne and Dan’s wedding – it’s relaxed, homemade, filled with DIY and the loveliest personal touches. It’s also at a winery… which ticks every box for me!

Wildflowers, DIY and the loveliest barn wedding venue for a relaxed summer wedding, with Alexa Poppe Photography (13)

“My mum did our flowers as she’s a horticulturalist and I knew that no-one could do them better. We had Cornish wildflowers in a blue, pink, lilac and white colour palette, and they were arranged in sweet little jam jars.

The venue was a converted barn with beautiful exposed bricks, so we just added lighting, bunting, flowers on the windowsills, and the table decorations. The whole venue and setting was very picturesque, so we didn’t want to gild the lily.

Wildflowers, DIY and the loveliest barn wedding venue for a relaxed summer wedding, with Alexa Poppe Photography (25)

I made the invitations, bunting, table plan display, and cutlery pouches, which also served as name place settings at the table. I did enjoy them as I allowed myself plenty of time to complete them – I’m sure it would have been much more stressful if I’d had to rush.

Wildflowers, DIY and the loveliest barn wedding venue for a relaxed summer wedding, with Alexa Poppe Photography (9)

 

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.alexapoppeweddingphotography.com

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Today’s wedding is a blissfully sunny treat for your eyes… the images on the bridge are just so incredible, the light, the beautiful bride and groom – it has everything, it really does. I hope you love today’s wedding blog as much as I do – what a wonderful location with beautiful imagery!

A beautifully homemade Dorset wedding blog, image credits Candid Capture (13)

“Spend as much time together as possible on your wedding day – it goes so fast and it’s filled with so much love from everyone around you its easy to miss out a quite few moments alone together.

A beautifully homemade Dorset wedding blog, image credits Candid Capture (17)

 

The best thing about being married is that you get to spend the rest of your life with your best friend. Who could ask for more?”

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A beautifully homemade Dorset wedding blog, image credits Candid Capture (30)

The stunning images of Amy and Tom’s wedding are by Felicity at Candid Capture, based in London. Discover more from Candid Capture here:

www.candidcapture.info
Instagram.com/candidcaptureweddings

My nan did our flowers for us and they were amazing. We felt so lucky to have her and all our family and friends have such a big part in our day.