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Happy September, lovely! Now – I’ve had this beautiful wedding up my sleeve for a little while, because there are a few little baubles in here… and I thought we should probably wait until September before mentioning Christmas! It’s a BEAUTIFUL wedding though, so I absolutely couldn’t wait a moment longer before sharing it with you. Susanna and Kieran’s wedding is perfect. They married last year, with only 8 ceremony guests and a relaxed and informal celebration with some beautiful touches. Honestly, these two are the cutest couple and I’m so excited to share their day with you. Watch out for the EPIC florals and for Susanna’s gorgeous Charlie Brear jumpsuit, which is absolutely stunning!
With love,

Susanna & Kieran's intimate, chic and modern wedding with Grace Elizabeth (1)

Wedding photographer’s website

https://www.photographybygrace.co.uk

How did you choose your photographer?

We found Grace Elizabeth via endless Instagram browsing. Her photos instantly caught our eyes and once we were on her website we were sold.

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Welcome to the weekend… and to one of the prettiest modern weddings we’ve shared. This glorious, elegant and refined day is a delight and I know you’ll love everything about it. Kelly & Nyall are gorgeous, the styling touches are exquisite and the images by Sharon Cudworth Photography are simply out of this world! We share a love of music, and I know these two missed going to Download this summer…. guys, let’s hope we can all make it next year! ?
Kelly asked me to share a big thank you to everyone who was involved in their wedding: “it was seamless, relaxed and perfect”. I couldn’t agree more… from the magical floral styling through to the elegant tablescapes… this is one dreamy wedding!

Have a lovely Saturday everyone,
With love,

Wedding photographer’s website

https://sharoncudworthphotography.com

How did you choose your photographer?

Sharon was recommended by a friend and we instantly loved her style of photos.

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Good morning lovelies! Have you had thunderstorms? We’re still waiting up here on the coast but I hear it’s been quite exciting in some parts of the country overnight… do send it my way, won’t you? I love lightning!

Today’s wedding is beautiful, and intimate – with only closest friends and family attending, and a wonderfully relaxed vibe. Guests were seated on armchairs for the ceremony, and the vibe was beautifully boho with a flavour of spring. I’ve been wondering if smaller weddings are set to become more popular in years to come… and Chloe and Michael’s day couldn’t be a more perfect example of an intimate wedding.

Chloe & Michael's beautiful Maison Talbooth wedding, with Grace Elizabeth (25)

The bride is absolutely stunning in a San Patrick gown, with a full lace back. I adore her boho look and the flowers in her hair… isn’t she beautiful?

With love,

Wedding photographer’s website

https://www.photographybygrace.co.uk/

How did you choose your photographer?

I found Grace through recommendation, of both another photographer and one of Michael’s work colleagues who had their wedding photographed by her.
Once we’d had a browse through her website and spoken to her we knew she was the right photographer for us!

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Good morning lovely! We have a week bursting full of weddings ahead – and today’s is fabulously glamorous, elegant and stylish. Gorgeous couple Emily and Adam tied the knot at Le Talbooth last May, choosing the very excellent D&A Photography to capture their day. Emily’s dress is a stunner – and the boys all look fantastic in black tie, don’t you think?

Relax & enjoy this beauty, it’s a special one!

With love,

Adam & Emily's classic, timeless wedding at Le Talbooth, with D&A Photography (32)

Wedding photographer’s website

https://da-photo.co.uk/

How did you choose your photographer?

From his incredible portfolio and recommendations from friends.

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!

Beyond pleased! Not only were his pictures so beautiful his presence on the day was so lovely and calming. It was like having your best friend take your pictures and we had only met the once before.

Tell us about your venue – what made this place special for you?

We loved the simplicity of our venue, we felt like we didn’t need any extra decorations because the grounds were already so beautiful.

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THREE fabulous dresses, delicious styling, and a celebration filled with pure joy – this is just one of the most wonderful, captivating weddings we’ve ever seen. I am head over heels with Priyal and Dan’s day, and I hope you will love it too! The photos really do speak for themselves – but don’t miss Dan & Priyal’s interview at the end of the feature. It’s a bit of a treat for me when a groom fills out our interview form, and Dan’s words are a lovely read: from the tear in his eye as he saw Priyal walking down the aisle, to his delight when she was the first to make a speech, to his very excellent tip about not drinking 3 vodka shots after the first dance… Images are by the awesome MIKI Studios, who I am thrilled to say are members of English Wedding.

 

Priyal & Dan's fabulous English & Indian fusion wedding, with MIKI Studios at Braxted Park (10)

Wedding photographer’s website:

London & UK wedding photographers https://mikistudios.com/

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Happy weekend, lovelies! Today we’re reminiscing a little as we head back to autumn for a wonderfully colourful wedding at Layer Marney Tower. The florals are bold, vibrant, and quite breathtaking. Emily and Philip are absolutely gorgeous together, and the story of their dreamy wedding is captured beautifully by lovely Ayshea Goldberg Photography.

Real wedding by Ayshea Goldberg Photography at Layer Marney Tower (36)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://ajg-photography.co.uk/

How did you choose your photographer?

We met Ayshea, or at least her photos, at a wedding fair at Layer Marney Tower. We unfortunately missed her on the day but i picked up her brochure. They were the only pictures I kept coming back to.
After a couple of weeks I decided to message and speak to her in person.
The great points on paper for hiring Ayshea were that she knew the venue,was local and had some great reviews as well as proven pictures. However, after speaking to her, the passion she shows for her role on your day is beyond what you would expect. She loves to meet people and is a pleasure to be around. After that there wasn’t a choice on who we needed to capture our day

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So here’s an amazing boho English country house wedding to kick off February in fabulous style! Gorgeous and glam with pale yellow styling touches and eye-catching hand lettered backdrops, Francesca & Joe’s Mulberry House wedding sings of sunshine and celebration – and I just love it!

Francesca & Joe's Mulberry House wedding, with Scott Miller Photography (20)

To create my vision, the venue needed enhancing. I wanted a very boho, whimsical, rustic feel and Starry Eyed Weddings delivered that for us!
Sacha at Starry Eyed Weddings did our flowers. What can I say – they were incredible, everyone has commented on them!! The flowers were very natural, wild and whimsical and better than I could have ever imagine. I mean we had a hanging display of flowers in the church which was spectacular and I’ve never seen anything like it before. I can’t recommend Starry Eyed Weddings more highly!

Francesca & Joe's Mulberry House wedding, with Scott Miller Photography (23)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.scottmiller-photography.co.uk

How did you choose your photographer?

My best friend used Scott for her wedding and I really liked his photos and the video, the fact he had a drone, so I wanted the same.

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Welcome to the weekend! I got you some flowers… in the form of Hannah & Ben’s gorgeous and hydrangea-filled summer wedding. This is all just too pretty – the flowers make a huge statement but the wedding is joyous and beautiful and REAL – and Hannah & Ben make the loveliest, happiest couple! Their beautiful images are by English Wedding member Becky Harley Photography. Becky is a Hertfordshire wedding photographer specialising in timeless, relaxed and heartfelt photography. Her review from Hannah & Ben is FABULOUS to read!

Hannah described their wedding theme to me in a nutshell: “FLOWERS, FLOWERS, FLOWERS with a touch of gold. I wanted the decor to fit in with the barn but wanted it to have the WOW factor.” And oh, boy, it DID!!!

Flower filled summer wedding with pink hydrangeas, photo credit Becky Harley Photography (12)

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Did you see Hannah and Alex’s wedding rehearsal on the blog yesterday? I’m still in love with that pretty sunflower dress… which was a clue to all the sunflower loveliness coming up on English Wedding today! Theirs was a wedding weekend following American traditions but celebrated over two days at Great Fosters in Surrey – and our lovely friend Amanda Karen Photography was there to capture it all!

Pinterest fingers ready my lovelies, for a feast of sunflowers, summer blooms and fairy lights – and one of the prettiest backless wedding dresses I’ve ever seen! Huge congratulations to a happy and amazing couple – Hannah & Alex, you’re so good together and we LOVE your wedding!

Sunflowers, roses and a beautiful backless wedding dress for this gorgeous Great Fosters wedding. Images by Amanda Karen Photography (16)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.amandakarenphotography.co.uk/

“We didn’t have a strict style or theme but I think I would describe our wedding as ‘elegant cheerful’. The only thing my husband and I decided going in was that we wanted sunflowers which to us were so cheerful and when combined with the amazing beauty of Great Fosters allowed our wedding to be both elegant but also have a relaxed cheerfulness that was exactly what we wanted.

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I know so many of you will be having a wedding weekend this summer – it’s THE biggest trend in weddings this year, and a fabulous way to squeeze in a little more precious time with your nearest and dearest. So I am excited to be (virtually) spending this weekend in the company of gorgeous couple Hannah and Alex, who were married at Great Fosters in Surrey and celebrated over two amazing August days. Their wedding weekend is beautifully captured by our fabulous friends and Essex wedding photographers Amanda Karen Photography.

Great Fosters relaxed wedding weekend, photographer Amanda Karen Photography (4)

For the first, Hannah wears the prettiest sunflower dress, as the Saturday of their wedding weekend was for the wedding  rehearsal, then dinner and lawn games! Hannah is American, and rehearsal dinners are tradition over there. We don’t have them here but you can read more about rehearsal dinners here. I love that Alex and Hannah invited Amanda Karen Photography along to both days – they have a wonderful collection of sunflower-filled wedding pics from the Sunday, and more relaxed couple shots from the Saturday celebrations too!

brilliant wedding advice by Essex photographer Amanda Karen Photography (1)
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A rather fabulous guest article by Amanda Karen Photography

Hello – I’m so happy to be with you today! Thank you, Claire for inviting me along to talk about a really important element of wedding planning – choosing suppliers. However, what follows probably isn’t what you might expect. This isn’t going to be a checklist full of reminders to ask for references and to check social media feeds. Oh no, I’m about to explain why choosing suppliers is really a whole lot more personal than that.

Let’s be honest, there are lots of wedding suppliers out there so how do you choose? If we’re truthful with ourselves, we choose to work with people we like. In actual fact, it goes beyond that – we choose people who are like us.

brilliant wedding advice by Essex photographer Amanda Karen Photography (5)

Have you found yourself saying ‘we absolutely clicked’ or ‘we’ve got so much in common’ about any of the wedding pros that you’ve booked? Of course you have and it’s because, if you’ve done it right, you’ll have chosen suppliers who are like you.

Colchester wedding with a fabulous summer bouquet, image credit Grace Elizabeth (4)
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This week has just flown by! I hope you’ve had a lovely one and are all ready for the weekend. Before we kick off our work gear I have one more wedding to share with you (and watch out for some fabulous advice features over the weekend too!). Today we join gorgeous couple Sarah & Alex for their Essex wedding at St Osyth church with a reception in Alex’s grandmother’s back garden! The bouquet by Miss Fleur Floral Design will make you fall-over-swoon and the images are just soooo beautiful! They’re by our lovely friend and English Wedding member Grace Elizabeth, who is based in Colchester.

Colchester wedding with a fabulous summer bouquet, image credit Grace Elizabeth (10)

The blue stone from Alex’s grandmother’s ring which you’ll see in the photos was actually the centrepiece for Sarah’s second engagement ring, so it’s become something of a family heirloom – not to mention totally stunning too! Theirs was a beautiful, small wedding, and in no way a big affair.

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.photographybygrace.co.uk

Facebook: @GraceElizabethPhotography

Colchester wedding with a fabulous summer bouquet, image credit Grace Elizabeth (7)