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Happy Sunday my lovelies! We have the most beautiful wedding inspiration for you today, courtesy of The Hampshire Wedding Club member Lauren Hughes. As a Hampshire wedding photographer, Lauren’s imagination and creativity is second only to the beauty of her images – and for today’s feature she pulled together a super talented team who created something truly unique and different – and wonderfully exciting!

The wedding venue is Rownhams House, and if you’re planning a wedding in Hampshire you will be thrilled with all the clever and lovely humans you’re about to discover in that neck of the woods! For Hampshire wedding photography of course you need look no further: Lauren Hughes is your girl.

I love the non-traditional look to this shoot: the vibe is ethereal with a wistful essence and dark undertones. Liv’s dress by Nortier Shallow is layered with a gorgeous nude underskirt and soft black tulle edged in horsehair braid. The shape is high fashion elegance, incorporating the black layers without even a hint of steampunk and gothic: this would make a perfect evening dress for those of you who fancy a change halfway through your day; or a fabulous combination of classic silhouette and head-turning colour for a stunning daytime wedding look!

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A guest article by Emily Black Photography

Engagement shoots are not only a great chance to get to know your wedding photographer and how they work, they also really help couples feel at ease in front of the camera. Most of my couples really don’t like the thought of having their photo taken and feel a bit uneasy about the prospect of couple shots during their wedding.

What’s great about having a pre-wedding shoot is that you find how just how natural it can be. You can find out what works for you when it comes to poses and we have the luxury of time so I can guide you on what looks great. Then, when it comes to your big day, you naturally fall into the poses that suit you best.

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What to wear for your engagement shoot

When you’re choosing your outfits, keep your location in mind. So, if you’re having your engagement shoot in a woodland then you would want to avoid wearing green!

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Burley Manor for a stunning wedding full of foliage and botanical theme with Robin Goodlad Photography Dorset (42)
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Happy Sunday my lovely! It’s a blustery one so I hope you’re staying safe and warm tucked up inside! While you’re all snuggled up and cosy, I have a stunner of a wedding to share with you today, courtesy of our fabulous friend and sponsor Dorset wedding photographer Robin Goodlad Photography. Beautiful bride Natalie and gorgeous hubby James were married in The Barn at Burley Manor last March – their rustic wedding day has everything (sooo much to Pin!) with lush flowers and foliage and joyful country charm throughout. The atmosphere is electric; these two are SO much in love! And the images are the kind of stop-in-your-tracks beauties you’ll be swooning over all day!

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The Barn at Burley Manor in Hampshire is a great venue with a rustic charm. It’s beautiful in its own right so you can add as much or as little decoration as you want. We kept it to the foliage runners, some fairy lights on the beams, hessian bunting made by my mum and some candles in jam jars! We had some white chair covers and used some floral accents, again made by my mum, to keep the chairs in keeping with our style. We used wine as our table themes using bottles as centrepieces and grape varieties as table names. We continued the theme with bottles on fireplaces and in amongst the foliage decorations.

Romy Lawrence Photography for a woodland wedding at Rhinefield House Hotel (24)
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A very warm welcome to English Wedding – especially if you’re just engaged!!! Congratulations, and I hope you LOVE the world of wedding blogs. I’m Claire, I write English Wedding along with all of the brides and grooms whose weddings we feature, and the photographers, stylists and wedding creatives who work so hard to bring you new styling and wedding planning ideas. Over Christmas I’m looking back through our favourite weddings from 2018, and today it’s the turn of gorgeous Rosie & Steve, whose woodland wedding at Rhinefield House in Hampshire is as magical as it is beautiful. Their photos are by lovely Gemma at Romy Lawrence Photography, Rosie’s dress is by Essense of Australia and Steve’s suit is from Hugo Boss.

Check out some more from our favourite weddings collection this Christmas – so far we’ve featured James & Keye’s festival wedding, Tig & Piers’ glamorous celebration, and Daisy & Will’s family-focused wedding. Enjoy!


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Hey there beautiful! Aren’t you so glad it’s the weekend? We’re heading to Media City for a night out but first I have to share some really beautiful and thought provoking wedding loveliness with you all! Our lovely friends and blog sponsors The Hampshire Wedding Club have such a gorgeous and inspiring blog going – if you’re getting hitched in or near Hampshire, then please do check them out – they’re a wonderful bunch of talented wedding creatives who’ve joined forces to inspire your best day ever.

Colourful, classy florals for a Winchester College Wedding

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Credit: www.cooper-photography.co.uk

Emily and Boon’s Winchester College wedding is breathtaking, with pops of colour from the loveliest florals in this magnificent venue. Visit the Hampshire Wedding Club’s journal to see all their images by Cooper Photography, the bride’s dress from Pronovias and flowers by Jenni Bloom. Sam Sham did Emily’s beautiful wedding makeup.

See more from Emily and Boon’s wedding…


Soft pastel tones for Jemma and Chris’s Horsebridge Station wedding

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Image by www.cooper-photography.co.uk

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This gorgeous pair celebrated with a relaxed vineyard wedding reception where guests could relax in an outdoor sitting room – a space filled with comfy sofas, chairs and hay bales. As with every wedding our friends from York Place Studios share with us, this is a day full of character where the atmosphere just zings through my screen and makes me smile, chuckle and grin my head off.

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Wedding photography should never be all about the details. Don’t let wedding blogs fool you – planning can be detail-focused, that’s fine. But on the day all that matters is the people, the love, the laughter, the party. And when your memories arrive through the post box a few weeks after your wedding (because that, my lovelies, is what your wedding photos are: memories to keep forever) – it’s the moments of joy and connection and pure happiness which are important.

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Happy Sunday my lovelies. It’s been a whirlwind of a week here at English Wedding HQ, and I’m quietly looking forward to a normal, unexciting, basic Monday full of admin and gentle blogging. How about you? Today I wanted to take a moment to share some of my favourite posts from our lovely friends and blog sponsors the Hampshire Wedding Club. If you’re getting hitched in or near Hampshire, then please do check them out – they’re a wonderful bunch of talented wedding creatives who’ve joined forces to inspire your best day ever.

I’ve been reading Frances Moore‘s tips about hiring a make up artist for your wedding. Some of us do, some don’t… and if you’re undecided, here are some thoughts which might sway you. It’s a lovely read and really got me thinking! Should you Hire a Makeup Artist for your Wedding?

This pic and header image by Real Simple Photography. See the full feature on the Hampshire Wedding Club blog post

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Hey there, beautiful! May I interrupt your Tuesday with something all kinds of brilliant which could quite easily save you a bundle of time and energy planning your best day ever? If you’re in Hampshire (or Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey or Sussex) you will ESPECIALLY love this. The Hampshire Wedding Club is a place you can go, online and in person, to find all your wedding suppliers and get everything you need to plan your big day. It’s new, it’s hugely exciting for the wedding industry and I’m excited to see more from these lovely people! I’m even more thrilled to announce that The Hampshire Wedding Club is joining English Wedding as our newest sponsor – so we’ll be sharing much more from them in the coming months! I’ll let lovely Tasha, who is the founder of the Hampshire Wedding Club, tell you all about it. 

Claire xx

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“At the Hampshire Wedding Club we apply 10 years of industry experience to a new, exciting concept. We are very proud to support unique, extraordinary wedding specialists across our county.

We love this Cowparsley Farm Somerset wedding with Special Day Wedding Photos on the English Wedding Blog (29)
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Happy Sunday lovelies! I thought I’d spoil you with all the sunflowers I could find today… aren’t they fabulous?! Victoria and Sandy’s summer wedding is full of glorious sunflower goodness and just makes me smile!!! Plus the bride and groom are both absolutely gorgeous… The wedding itself is lovely, with a relaxed family style. Guests were entertained with lawn games and a pogo stick(!) which provided much entertainment.

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“The florist we used was Judith Goss. They did a beautiful arrangement of sunflowers and wild flowers for our button holes and boutique. Sandy’s mother Cathie selected wild flowers from local growers in the months leading to our wedding and created with help from family from both sides an amazing selection of flowers for the church and for table decoration at the venue. Our flowers were just stunning.

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Mad Hatter's tea party September wedding in Hampshire - image credit Linus Moran Photography (20)
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I’m trying to get my head around the fact that it’s September already.. is it just me?! I’m excited to share some spine tingly pretty autumn weddings and styling inspiration on the blog throughout the month, as well as teaching my calligraphy workshops next week! I have a feeling September is going to be my favourite this year!!

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We’re kicking off the month with a BEAUTIFUL wedding from the New Forest. Burley Manor is a new venue for me, but a spectacular one and surely one of Hampshire’s finest. Jo and Gavin are gorgeous together: I love seeing couples with a sparkle in their eyes and these two just have an amazing connection which jumps out in their pics. Their Burley Manor wedding photographer was our lovely friend and sponsor Linus Moran Photography, based in Dorset and covering Hampshire and nearby counties. Linus captures the day beautifully, telling Jo and Gavin’s wedding story through heartfelt moments and exquisite details.

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Gorgeous handmade details by the bride for a romantic Hampshire wedding, images by Romy Lawrence Photography (29)
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Happy Friday folks! Ah… how on earth is it the end of the week already?! We’ve had the most amazing week of wedding inspiration on the blog, and I have so much planned to share with you over the weekend and next week too! But first – I like to share something really beautiful every Friday: as work is winding down we can all afford a little longer for lunch, right? So today we’re sharing Alexandra and Hugo’s marquee wedding with tons of handmade touches (beautiful bride Alexandra bought and arranged ALL the flowers, as well as making the stationery!) and gorgeous styling.

Gorgeous handmade details by the bride for a romantic Hampshire wedding, images by Romy Lawrence Photography (14)

“I arranged the bouquets, head garlands, button holes and marquee flowers along with friends and family helping with the church and flower arch. My bouquet was peonies – my absolute favourite with some eucalyptus. The bridesmaids had bouquets made up of lizzianthus and gypsophillia and the marquee flowers were roses and gypsophillia with the flower arch being a mix of all flowers used. When hiring a marquee you then have to do all decoration yourself so the days before the wedding no waking minute was wasted turning it into our dream venue! Plenty of flowers and bunting was used to achieve this. We had a traditional marquee with poles which we wrapped ivy around.

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There’s something about today’s beautiful wedding which captures the essence of the English countryside so perfectly… it’s in beautiful Dorset, with a quaint church (St Marks, in Talbot Village) and a lovely reception with the prettiest details – paper fans on the wall in shades of gold, and adorable little commemorative pins for all the guests!

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Camila is absolutely stunning; Victor looks gorgeous. The love these two share is captured perfectly in the images by our friends at Linus Moran Photography, who are based in Dorset, close enough to the Kings Arms Christchurch to be regular photographers there – and who come highly recommended for their beautiful documentary wedding photography as well as their professionalism and friendliness. If you’re getting married in Dorset, Somerset or Hampshire you can find out more here:

 

Contact & bookings: Linus Moran Photography, Dorset

www.linusmoranphotography.co.uk
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Facebook.com/Linus.Moran.Photography
Twitter.com/linusmoran
Linus Moran Photography on YouTube

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