Fabulous wedding ideas from Cooling Castle with Penny Young Photography (28)
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I love to start the week with an amazing wedding to completely knock your little socks off and take your mind off work! If you’ve had enough of the daily grind already, then this beautiful celebration is guaranteed to brighten your day and add a little spring to your steps!

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Beautiful Beckie and Max were married at Cooling Castle Barn in March last year. Their spring wedding is wonderful – another (we’re on a roll this week!) which absolutely proves you can have a stunning bouquet this early in the season – in fact I’d say spring is my favourite for bouquet inspiration!

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The flowers are by the very fabulous Distinctly Floral, based in Hadlow, Kent. Amanda has a wonderful talent for colourful floral design – I thoroughly recommend following her on Facebook for tons of lovely floral inspiration. Amanda dressed the ceremony and reception rooms for Beckie and Max with soft lilacs, dusky pinks and white blooms. The colour palette for Beckie’s bouquet is wonderfully soft, and I love how textured and mixed it is – each individual bloom is just perfect! The blossom trees for the ceremony came from Floral Explosion – they look fab in the pictures, don’t you think?!

Wedding of the century? Keye and James at Chapeldown with Steven Rooney Photography (17)
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I guess if we could all describe our perfect wedding it would be something like this: fun, relaxed, gorgeously styled, games, drinks, full of personality, laughter, love, unique. Keye and James nailed all of those – and then some. They added circus and carnival, wow factor, fizz and flames. The opulent floral displays are breathtaking and the styling is oh-so-pretty and perfectly on trend. Their day is spectacularly styled with beautiful summer blooms, calligraphy signage, smoke bombs, brilliant outdoor games – and our gorgeous grooms look fantastic in matching outfits with waistcoats and bowties.

Wedding of the century? Keye and James at Chapeldown with Steven Rooney Photography (4)

The list of ‘above and beyond’ styling details is just amazing. Stilt-walkers, fabulous carpets lining the walkways between tents, a harpist, an owl ring-bearer, personalised plastic sunglasses in a rainbow of colours (and glorious sunshine to go with!)… but you’ll see from the pictures how incredible a day this was!

Wedding of the century? Keye and James at Chapeldown with Steven Rooney Photography (15)

Pretty English barn wedding blog with Penny Young Photography (32)
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I think it was the little birds on the table stationery which I fell in love with first. Then I saw how gorgeous Lizzy and Josh were, how beautifully they’d incorporated countryside touches and bright, colourful styling into their day – and I was smitten. This is a stunning wedding from beautiful Sussex venue Chafford Park, with our lovely friend and English Wedding Blog sponsor Penny Young behind the camera. Grab a cuppa, settle down somewhere cosy and enjoy!

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Handmade was a big part of our day – the venue is in a beautiful setting, but is a blank canvass. We wanted it to very feel personal to us, and to enjoy a full year of preparations. We picked our own flowers at Blooming Green and arranged into mismatched jugs, just using tape to give structure instead of oasis. We also made our own buttonholes, boutonnieres, flower girl basket and bouquets.

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Elegant Kent wedding at Rowhill Grange with The Struths (14)
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As you can see from the images today’s elegant outdoor wedding was super chilled and pretty! Gorgeous bride Hannah designed all of the wedding details as she is a graphic designer. Hannah & Sami’s Mum Ann made the incredible golden drip wedding cake covered in macarons together!

Elegant Kent wedding at Rowhill Grange with The Struths (29)

Hannah & Sami celebrated their wedding and reception at Rowhill Grange in Kent, they had an absolutely incredible outdoor ceremony followed by drinks and canapés on the lawn & reception in the stunningly decorated reception room in the clock tower. Hannah’s classic and stunning wedding gown is from Hayley Elizabeth Bridal in Orpington. Her bridesmaids wear dresses from Jarlo London. Sami and the groomsmen wore suits by Richard Mark Menswear. 

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Chic Weddings supplied our flowers and decorations. They were amazing the whole way through from initial consultation to final arrangements on the day. Lots of our decorations got moved around and utilized again where they could, our lavender and thyme pots even became the wedding favours! One of our favourite parts of the decor was the fairy lights that sat behind our top round table, setting the scene for the dinner and lit the dance floor!

Pretty signage and a subtle Game of Thrones theme for Rosie and Allan's Canterbury wedding. Lucie Watson Photography (31)
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Today’s gorgeous and relaxed family wedding took place at the end of August in the countryside of Canterbury. The church was a 5 minute walk from Rosie’s family home where she held the reception. I love how they’ve incorporated Game of Thrones into their day with subtle little details – and it all looks fabulous!

Pretty signage and a subtle Game of Thrones theme for Rosie and Allan's Canterbury wedding. Lucie Watson Photography (28)

My Dad made the table plan, order of the day and chopped all the wood from a tree in the garden for the centre pieces. My Mum and brother made all the origami name places. We had a naked cake as this worked well with the theme of the day. My very talented Mum made it and it was amazing! Allan and I made all the signage.

It was a real family effort, we all enjoyed it and it made it personal.

Pretty signage and a subtle Game of Thrones theme for Rosie and Allan's Canterbury wedding. Lucie Watson Photography (12)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.luciewatsonphotography.com

Lucie was highly recommended by a friend of ours and when we looked at her photos we loved how she used light in different ways.

Pretty signage and a subtle Game of Thrones theme for Rosie and Allan's Canterbury wedding. Lucie Watson Photography (19)

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Today’s woodland wedding shoot is wonderful!!! I LOVE the ribbon tipi and the bouquet – and the dreamy background and styling touches are just incredible! The venue is Oakwood Weddings, a brand new wedding venue nestled within ancient woodland near Ashford. All images are by lovely English Wedding Directory member Helen England Photography, who is based in Kent.

Woodland wedding inspo in Kent with Blue Daisies Florist and Your Beautiful Day. Image credit Helen England Photography (6)

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The theme was enchanted woodland wonderland with a touch of bohemian glamour designed by Claire from Blue Daisies Florist who supplied all the beautiful flowers, and Becky from Your Beautiful Day.

Woodland wedding inspo in Kent with Blue Daisies Florist and Your Beautiful Day. Image credit Helen England Photography (21)

As a photographer it’s always an amazing experience to have the opportunity to work with other supplies on a collaborative styled shoot, so when I was approached by Claire about the idea she had for the shoot I jumped at the chance to be involved!

Oakwood Weddings was the perfect setting, nestled in miles of woodland with a carpet full of beautiful bluebells. I was super excited to be shooting at a venue where no weddings have even taken place yet!

Woodland wedding inspo in Kent with Blue Daisies Florist and Your Beautiful Day. Image credit Helen England Photography (17)

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I just love this wedding to bits. It’s SO pretty – all the flowers, the exquisitely crafted wedding cake, and Stef’s adorable dress (and the way she LOVES wearing it!) – they’re the loveliest couple and I have been so excited to share their wedding with you on the English Wedding Blog!

An intimate wedding at Kent's Archbishop's Palace, with Helen England Photography (10)

The flowers from Blue Daisies Florist were the main decoration. We had collected loads of vases which were all different styles and shapes – the florist then displayed these everywhere in the room so wherever you were all you could see was our spring blooms!! I was so pleased with our flowers – they were beautiful and the room just smelt amazing…. everywhere you looked there were flowers. The colours were perfect.

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Images are by English Wedding Directory member Helen England Photography, who is based in Kent.

www.helenenglandphotography.co.uk

An intimate wedding at Kent's Archbishop's Palace, with Helen England Photography (29)

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Today’s wedding has character, individuality and good old English country charm. I love Kelly and Gary’s choice of The Bull Hotel for their intimate Kent wedding – it’s a great little place and just looks so welcoming and off the beaten [wedding] track! Kelly is gorgeous – and despite Gary at one point not wanting a photographer, I’m thrilled they booked lovely Michelle Cordner Photography to capture their day.

Romantic and simple styling for a traditional English wedding in Kent. Image by Michelle Cordner Photography (5)

“Our wedding inspiration came from us and how we are as a couple. We are relaxed (sometimes too much!), fun loving and love a quirky building and the countryside. We wanted a Kentish feel to our wedding that was slightly different and not what everyone else does.

Romantic and simple styling for a traditional English wedding in Kent. Image by Michelle Cordner Photography (8)

We found The Bull Hotel through friends recommending it and after visiting them we knew it would be perfect, exactly what we wanted. It’s an old country pub with beautiful beams and brick walls in the Buttery, the room we would marry in and dance the night away. They have their own wedding organisers to help you right from the beginning up until the moment I walked down the aisle. They were truly fabulous and I’ll always be grateful for the any of the stresses I had to be instantly taken away.

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Beautiful September wedding ideas with handcrafted touches, image credit Hannah McClune Photography (32)

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!

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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 (7)
Beautiful September wedding ideas with handcrafted touches, image credit Hannah McClune Photography (8)
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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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You don’t need 100 or more people to watch him put a ring on your finger. You don’t need the stress of a wedding table plan, huge corkage fees or to spend your day in a crowd of distant cousins. All you really need is you. Intimate weddings with only a handful of guests are my favourite, and beautiful bride Liz and Richard’s day is simply perfect. Don’t you just love that Jenny Packham dress?

Jenny Packham and ivory roses for a pretty spring wedding at St Clere Estate, image credit Helen England Photography (13)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.helenenglandphotography.co.uk

“We looked for Kent based photographers online and after looking through a lot of photography we came across Helen’s website and we knew it was the relaxed style we wanted. We contacted Helen to arrange meeting her at a wedding fayre and we instantly clicked – we knew she’d be great at blending in and capturing our special moments.

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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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Alex and Duncan’s summer wedding is super sweet and pretty with daisy bouquets (I’m so in love with daisies this year!) and simple, elegant styling touches. The gorgeous couple married at Winters Barns in Canterbury and chose my lovely friend and sponsor Penny Young to photograph their day.

A prettily decorated elegant barn wedding in Kent with Penny Young Photography (25)

“My florist was Chantelle Gadd who works at Contemporary Flowers, Kent. I wanted something extremely simple yet beautiful so went for gypsophila and white roses. Chantelle collected the hundreds of glass jars I had saved and wrapped in twine, and then brought them filled to the venue and arranged them for me. She was amazing!

A prettily decorated elegant barn wedding in Kent with Penny Young Photography (31)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.pennyyoungphotography.com

We spent a long time looking online for a photographer – it’s so difficult because there are just so many photographers out there! We wanted to find a style of photography that really suited us us a couple and knew that posed, formal photographs were definitely not our thing. All of Penny and Jim’s photographs online were beautiful in their own right and had appeared to capture moments without being noticed which we liked.