Essex wedding fantasy themed with Gemma Giorgio on the English Wedding Blog (29)
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I love this wedding. The details and styling are fab, Solene and Adam are both soooo gorgeous – and their smiles just make me grin right back at the screen. Their wedding day was Lord of the Rings themed, and it was styled amazingly with their florist really seeing their vision. Their images are vibrant, natural, and capture the spirit of the day so beautifully. Huge thanks to Gemma Giorgio for sending me such a beautiful wedding to share with you all today!

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Our venue didn’t need much decoration – the building itself was in keeping with our style. We made placecards with quotes on the back and little hessian sacks as party favours which were stamped with a personalised stamp. Our cake was a naked cake (red velvet, salted caramel and Victoria sponge) as it fitted perfectly with our general theme.

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For my bouquet I had pale purple and red roses with foliage, and for the table decorations, lots of moss! The florist was Alison White Flowers. She was amazing! She designed and arranged everything on the big day.

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Personalising your wedding can include as many or as few aspects of yourselves as you’d like… for Vicky and Sachin, they chose to include so many things they loved, and their day was full of fun and special touches because of it!

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On the Friday they had a Hindu ceremony to celebrate Sachin’s heritage and traditions, then on the Sunday they had their Anglo-Asian fusion wedding (which we’re sharing with you lovely folks today). Photographer Ayshea Goldberg told me it was amazing! “They spent a lot of time and effort making this incredible. Vicky got ready at her family home and then they married in her family’s village church, then headed back to the home for a marquee in the garden celebration. The colour scheme was rich golds and reds and the tables were decorated and named for productions that have a close connection with Vicky – she’s an actress! She and Sachin work so well together and their families are brilliant. They did an incredible entrance to the wedding breakfast with Vicky and Sachin’s brothers, and each set of parents coming in to their choice of song, and then Vicky and Sachin coming in to Led Zeppelin – Whole lotta love. It was awesome and they all got a standing ovation before the speeches even started.”

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Nothing quite beats the warmth of a tipi wedding – and Sarah and Matthew used theirs as the focal point for a festival-style celebration on the family farm. The little touches and flowers are gorgeous; but the loveliest thing about today’s wedding is Sarah – she’s so beautiful in a blush pink gown which just suits the day perfectly (and is amazing for dancing in!)

Festival wedding inspiration from the Secret Meadow in Essex. Image Lee Allison Photography (40)

We opted to have fairy lights within our tipi and we didn’t want to distract too much from how beautiful the tipi and more importantly, the view from the field was. We used lots of items from the farm including milk churns, troughs, tractor tyres and hay bales to add to the rustic farm feel. We were lucky to be able to find a tipi company for our bank holiday weekend in County Marquees East Anglia. They were great and also helped us with outdoor furniture sets, a bar front, outdoor fire bowls and were on hand with generators and mobile toilets should we have needed them

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Sarah-Louise and Sam’s big day was a relaxed, country affair at Marks Hall Estate in Essex. I fell in love with their images, which perfectly capture the spirit of their celebrations and love. The brick walls and twinkling fairy lights are a beautiful backdrop for the reception; the gardens are breathtaking for portrait shots.

Campervan, balloons, dickie bows and elegance for an English summer wedding, with Craig Williams Photography (32)

We were really lucky that our venue didn’t need a lot of styling. The venue spoke for itself really, it’s a beautiful coach house, exposed red brick inside with a really high ceiling and exposed beems. Lisa our wedding coordinator had organised fairy lights all over the ceiling. We had our table flowers done by Sophie Kim. I did a sweet table for the kids that were there too!

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Try not to leave yourself too much to do on the day. Be happy to ask for help so you can just enjoy yourselves. Make sure you take a few minutes on your own as a couple to look around and really take it all in!

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There’s nothing I love more than a success story – when lovely brides and grooms show a wedding supplier so much love their business can grow into something wonderful. So when I saw on Instagram that my lovely friend and sponsor Ayshea Goldberg had gone and got herself a fab new office space for client meetings and viewings I just had to show you here! Ayshea – well done lovely, you deserve this beautiful space so much! 

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All images by Essex wedding photographer Ayshea Goldberg Photography – ajg-photography.co.uk

“When I started my photography business a few years ago I had some modest dreams, but I didn’t know where it would take me.  Over the last couple of years my business has become everything that I want it to be – an extension of me and my values.  Until now I’ve based myself working from a dedicated room in my home, which I loved as I was welcoming people into my home, they saw how I lived, ate my homemade flapjacks, got to meet my husband as they walked through my lounge and into my viewing room – it felt genuine and part of me.

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Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (5)

My lovely friend and sponsor Ayshea Goldberg Photography sent me this wonderfully light and bright wedding photoshoot to share with you all. I adore the contrast of the lemon and purple colour palette; the venue itself is simply breathtaking – a magical location for a beautiful English wedding.

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“The venue we chose was Layer Marney Tower and the theme was a summer country garden wedding. We opted for bright lemon flowers and lush green foliage to bring a fresh and vibrant feel to the shoot. Each supplier used their expertise and talents to really showcase what they love doing and highlight their creativity.” [Full supplier credits are at the end of the feature]

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Full supplier credits:

Ayshea Goldberg Photography
Layer Marney Tower
Bellisima Weddings
Little Lucy’s Bakery
Chez Bec
Amega Fleur
Bumblebee Bridal
Stylishly Simple Weddings
PS With Love

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Kaari and Kelly's Osea Island wedding - image credit Ayshea Goldberg Photography Essex (19)

Osea Island is paradise personified. The venue only needed a few touches to make our Gatsby theme come to life!

In the months leading up to the wedding my flat looked like a storage depot mixed with a mad artist with a penchant for glitter, ribbon and foam board. A shout out to my amazing girlfriends who DIY’d into the stratosphere with me and forgave my toddler like meltdowns (e.g. world is now ending because one shade of gold ribbon is different than the other :/) I so owe them.

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My sister-in-law was scheduled to be our photographer – but unfortunately at the last minute she was unable to attend the wedding. I was in a panic – overwhelmed by planning and unable to process any major changes. My husband really stepped up and through the magic of Google and Ayshea’s amazing and captivating site he knew she was the one. Once I spoke to her – and she was warm – I knew we were in good hands. And we were.

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Happy weekend, lovelies! It’s been a mega busy (birthday!*) week here at English Wedding Blog HQ – I’m celebrating summer and our new shop opening and dashing around like the busy bee I am! Oh, and there’s just one more day for wedding suppliers to apply for my birthday sponsorship offer here.

*I’m somethingty-something. Going on seven. 🙂

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Today’s styled shoot is pretty, feminine, summery bliss with unstructured floral loveliness, delicious decorative hoops (I love these!) and the prettiest brides in flowy, ethereal and wearable dresses. It’s a real treat for my birthday week and I hope you love it!

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The pretty images are by lovely photographers Rebecca at Farries Photography and Sophie Oldhamstead who spent the day at Maiden’s Barn capturing this gorgeous styled shoot.

I’m so in love with the bouquets from Olivia’s Roses – and the floral theme carries on with beautiful accessories by the very talented Charlotte Rose.

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Ria and Jordan’s day is so prettily styled with the loveliest spring flowers – their barn venue is one I haven’t seen or featured on the blog before and I’ve fallen head over heels for this place – I hope you will too!

Pretty details and summer florals for a Pledgdon Barn wedding blog. Images Fiona Kelly Photography (31)

My wedding flowers were simple and pretty! I was showing my auntie one day what I was thinking of doing just in general conversation. (She is not a florist, but we all call her green fingers as gardening is her favourite hobby and she has an allotment!) She suggested I could do them myself so I asked her if she would help and luckily she did! People kept asking all day who my flowers were by! My bridesmaids had simple gypsophila which my auntie also made, I had my bouquet made by Robert in the flower station in North Chingford London. It was just perfect.

Pretty details and summer florals for a Pledgdon Barn wedding blog. Images Fiona Kelly Photography (23)

Our wedding was at Pledgdon Barn, Bishops Stortford. The barn was built in the Tudor era. It had been looked after amazingly and the character of the venue was very stong and beautiful. We still remember walking in viewing it for the first time, it took our breath away.

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Hannah and Terence had decided throughout their planning that they wanted a very relaxed day – they weren’t fussed about formality or traditions, they simply wanted a day of celebration. They managed to do this so well, the whole day felt very natural with real joy. It was a beautiful day, but so cold and Hannah and Terence were real troopers going outside throughout the day so I could do my thing. I loved that Hannah wanted to keep Terence’s jacket on for their portraits – it made it feel completely real.

Layer Marney Tower wedding with a gorgeous short haired bride, images by Ayshea Goldberg Photography (14)

“The reception area of Layer Marney Tower is already beautiful so didn’t need much adding to it. We had some candles and foliage on the mantelpiece above the massive log fire, and foliage and fairy lights on the stairs and banisters… and that was it really! I wanted a lot of candles so we also had tealights on the tables, along with collections of our favourite books (which some of our guests borrowed to enjoy themselves!) and milk bottles with a few flowers in. We tied the place names to small pots of jam and chutney from Wilkin & Sons in Tiptree (where I grew up) as we thought these would be nice for people to take away with them.

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A venue bold enough to name itself amazing – in its actual name. A bouquet full of rich reds, statement blooms and delicate tendrils of fern… and the most stunning couple. Today’s wedding is simply wonderful; with elegant, richly colourful detailing and an atmosphere of pure romance. You will love it!

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Gorgeous bride Dannii’s bouquet is from Vicki’s Floral Designs in Harlow. The combination of dahlias, protea, roses and ripening blackberries is just out of this world… and the ferns make this bouquet a dream!

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Images are by lovely friends of the blog Amanda Karen Photography. Amanda and James love this place so much they’ve photographed their fine art wedding albums here, and written their own super helpful tips especially for couples marrying at That Amazing Place.

The interior of this venue is like being in a glamourous home. Lots of plush comfy seats, luxurious neutral décor and ample space for you and your guests to celebrate… the surrounding gardens and grounds are beautiful, perfect for a summer outdoor drinks reception.” ~ Amanda Karen Photography

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Today’s real wedding on the blog is just… timeless. Beautiful. Elegant. Laura and Lewis are perfect together – they look amazing and the style of their wedding is divine. That dress…

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Words & Images: Ayshea Goldberg Photography (based in Essex)

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Laura and Lewis are one of the friendliest, funniest, craziest couples I’ve worked with. Everyone was just genuinely thrilled to celebrate the day with the couple.

Laura was excited about everything and Lewis was possibly the most emotional groom I’ve met. He couldn’t wait to see Laura walk down the aisle – and was so nervous while she kept him waiting. Laura just constantly chats about anything and everything – I feel like I really know them. Their families were both so welcoming too and everyone was enthusiastic to come outside for portraits even when it started to rain.

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Lewis’s speech was the sweetest and most emotional I’ve ever heard a groom say, he even made me well up! Good job I could hide behind my camera!