Gorgeous Scottish wedding ideas from London's Caledonian Club, with Ben Pipe Photography (8)
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Today’s wedding is one of those stunning celebrations which mixes traditional elegance with contemporary flavour. Laura’s dress is divine – both bride and groom are gorgeous and the little details of their day, especially the Scottish touches, make it something really special. The venue is the Caledonian Club, and the photographer is lovely Ben Pipe Photography.

Gorgeous Scottish wedding ideas from London's Caledonian Club, with Ben Pipe Photography (19)

Our florist was Lalage Barran Flowers. Lalage was introduced to me by St Columba’s Church where we were married. I knew that I wanted lots of flowers and had a good idea of colours, but I know nothing about the types of flowers themselves so Lalage was excellent at guiding me. After a few meetings, she was able to create exactly what I had hoped for. Lalage also made a mock-up of my bouquet for me a few weeks before the wedding day which really helped to reassure me that it would look as I expected on the day.

Gorgeous Scottish wedding ideas from London's Caledonian Club, with Ben Pipe Photography (20)

An elegant and modern English wedding at Hampton Court House with Elaine Williams Photography (12)
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Kate & Chris were married at Hampton Court House in a decadent, dramatically styled wedding. Kate wore a gown by Sally Eagle and Valentino Rockstud pumps. They exchanged vows at her family church before heading on to Hampton Court House, of course via Bushy Park for photographs. The whole day was relaxed and stylish. Guests were treated to music from a quartet, before heading to the dramatically styled dining room for the breakfast.

An elegant and modern English wedding at Hampton Court House with Elaine Williams Photography (17)

I had a slightly different style of wedding dress in mind but I was drawn to this one as soon as I saw it, and when I tried it on at Luella’s Bridal it felt perfect. My mum and maid of honour both did these little intakes of breath when I came out in the sample! I only went to one bridal boutique as on my first visit I narrowed it down to two, and by my second visit I knew which one it was to be. The designer is Sally Eagle Bridal, and I also wore a bolero, handmade by Sewn Right with material from Sally Eagle (to match the dress).

The Cinema Museum wedding venue in London with Camilla Lucinda Photography (18)
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These two gorgeous people know how to get married in style. I was over the moon to feature their joyful elopement photos last year; roll on a few months and I’m even happier to see and share their fabulous wedding blessing and party with you all. I’m 100% of the opinion that a wedding doesn’t have to be formal, or follow traditions or rules, or include even the slightest little nod to etiquette… all that matters is that you LOVE getting married and you celebrate in the way that means most to you, as a couple.

The Cinema Museum wedding venue in London with Camilla Lucinda Photography (20)

It’s a total bonus that Nick and Kristina’s celebrations look so amazing! I hope you love their story as well: they’re brilliant people who both work for non-profit organisations and it fits so perfectly that they chose to celebrate at The Cinema Museum – a venue I’d love to see saved for future generations as well! It’s where Charlie Chaplin grew up, and the museum is in desperate danger of being evicted and the building left to an uncertain fate. You can find out more here: http://www.cinemamuseum.org.uk

Eclectic, individual and timeless wedding styling at Hackney Round Chapel with images by Sam Taylor Photography (5)
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Today’s wedding is an insanely beautiful treat. I look at the images and see pure, unadulterated happiness – gorgeous couple Lynn and Ben absolutely nailed this wedding and it’s stunning from beginning to end. I hope you love it too! That dress! Those flowers!!!

Eclectic, individual and timeless wedding styling at Hackney Round Chapel with images by Sam Taylor Photography (23)

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://www.srtaylorphotography.com/

Eclectic, individual and timeless wedding styling at Hackney Round Chapel with images by Sam Taylor Photography (19)

Sam is an old friend, who has been taking really lovely wedding photos for the past couple of years. We knew he would be right for it: intelligent, with a great eye, and he would be a lovely presence at the wedding, as well as understanding what we wanted.

We were overjoyed with Sam. His pictures are spontaneous, detailed and full of joy. We spoke to him and gave him some ideas, which he totally got. Everyone at the wedding found him unobtrusive, fun and friendly, and he never made anyone feel like they were being marched around for photographs. But he did suggest some ideas to us which we are really glad about. His pictures have brought wonderful reactions from friends and family, and we love them.

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Today’s beautiful bride Alexandra describes her wedding to Elikem as “a collage of vintage pastels, silver screen, Motown and total euphoria!” – don’t you just love that?! Their day was themed around Motion Pictures. “El and I are huge film fans so our invites looked like movie tickets and each table was named after one of our favourite films.”

Inspiring style with personal touches and a gorgeous vintage twist! A Bromley wedding by Teddy Pig Photography (2)

Due to the time of year I researched and suddenly came across the idea of having dried flowers which were so different. I had never seen a Bride before with dried flowers and the bouquets on The Artisan Dried Flower Company‘s website were stunning. The flowers really complimented El’s tweed suit too.

Inspiring style with personal touches and a gorgeous vintage twist! A Bromley wedding by Teddy Pig Photography (12)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.teddypigphotography.com

We wanted our wedding photos to be as natural as possible and to reflect our personalities. Kerry’s previous shoots from various occasions were original & fresh but with a vintage twist.

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Handmade is a lifestyle choice Amelia Barnes made a long time ago. The organiser of The Creative Boutique Wedding Fair studied as a fine artist, and has tried her hand at many crafts while working as an art teacher. When Amelia got married she really came to appreciate how tricky it can be to find stylish, handmade wedding pieces – and so she went out of her way to track down and source amazing suppliers to find unique wedding ideas which were truly reflective of her.

The Creative Boutique Wedding Fair, County Hall in Kingston 2018. Images by Sofia Plana (20)

I spent months and months searching online for a vintage wedding dress and I just couldn’t find anything that would fit me or my style…. All dresses I looked at in shops were made in China and had a six month leadtime. Being fairly headstrong, I objected to bossy women telling me what I should have for my wedding day!

The Creative Boutique Wedding Fair, County Hall in Kingston 2018. Images by Sofia Plana (21)

While planning her wedding Amelia realised most of what was on offer was part of a package deal, or mass produced for the wedding market. It was the exact opposite of what she was looking for: high quality suppliers with a focus on true craftsmanship.

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However stunning the location or decoration, it’s the bride and groom, their family and friends that really make for a great wedding, everything else is secondary – so say the fabulous documentary wedding photographers York Place Studios.

A summer wedding in the park by documentary wedding photographers York Place Studios (19)

Today’s wedding has an amazing little ninja page boy in a head to toe gold costume (awesome), an actual bandstand, some bemused pic-nic-ers (how on earth do I spell that?!) and the most gorgeous bride and groom in like, ever. Plus the best atmosphere you could dream of… and it all comes across so beautifully in the photos.

A summer wedding in the park by documentary wedding photographers York Place Studios (21)

The venue? Battersea Park Pump House. What an amazing spot to get married! Although really – as the happiness shining out from today’s pics totally shows – it doesn’t matter where you’re married, because it’s just all about sharing the best moment of your life with the folks you love.

A summer wedding in the park by documentary wedding photographers York Place Studios (22)

Contact & Bookings: York Place Studios

www.yorkplacestudios.co.uk
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A summer wedding in the park by documentary wedding photographers York Place Studios (6)
A summer wedding in the park by documentary wedding photographers York Place Studios (7)

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Joanna and Cajetan’s wedding is a wonderfully sophisticated, elegant celebration with lush winter colours and a real sense of fun. The day focused on giving guests the time of their lives – food and entertainment were key and the images of their day capture every moment so beautifully. Joanna is so beautiful in a bespoke designer dress and I love that this gorgeous couple planned their day together as a team.

Gorgeous blues and a spectacular venue for Joanna and Cajetan's Westminster wedding, Image by Slawa Walczak (3)

“Typically the girls get most of the credit for planning a wedding!? If you have a husband-to-be who is willing to pitch in – use him to your advantage! Cj was absolutely fantastic, we had a shared vision about the day and he did so much of the planning. It was so much easier to plan that way, as the load was shared and we went through the stress and then the satisfaction together! It was great teamwork and by the end he found suppliers and booked them, which is half the battle! We felt like we pulled off a spectacular day! With the added addition of cultural differences and family members flying from all over the world, we had to cater to both sides. We did it!

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Gorgeous bride Natalie and her husband Raja were married in the Houses of Parliament in June, their reception was in the gardens of the historic and very romantic Chiswick House. This is a very stylish city wedding that had big wows. Natalie walked down the aisle to the chimes of Big Ben turning 12pm, totally magical. They beat the usual bus tours and had all the guests hop on a boat which went down the River Thames past all the big sights of London then on to the reception.

Beautiful London wedding photography by Jas Lehal at Westminster (20)

I tried on several dresses and doubted ever experiencing the feeling of finding the ‘one’. Claire Pettibone‘s Viola was a unique and beautiful design which I hadn’t seen anywhere else before. As soon as I tried it on, I knew it was perfect and though I had other appointments booked, no other dresses compared.

Beautiful London wedding photography by Jas Lehal at Westminster (19)

My flowers were provided by Wild about Flowers. My bouquet was made up of burgundy dendrobiums, burgundy peonies and magnolia spray roses. The bridesmaids all had a beautiful simple bouquet of cream peonies and the two flower girls carried flower wands.

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Hey there beautiful! I hope you’ve had the most wonderful Christmas and New Year. And if you’re here…. are you new to wedding blogs? Do you have something to celebrate?! If you’ve got engaged in the last few days I’m so, so happy for you – have a massive Congratulations from me and all of us at the English Wedding Blog! 2017 is going to be the most amazing year for you… and we’re here to help!

London wedding Trinity Buoy Wharf with images by Paul Rogers Photography (11)

If you’re exploring wedding blogs for the first time, you’ll love what you find here. We’re all about sharing beautiful ideas and real wedding stories to inspire your big day. We publish a new feature article every day, most often a real wedding full of glorious images and an interview with a real bride and groom. You’ll also find fabulous wedding inspiration on our  wedding blog, alongside supplier recommendations and designer showcases. What’s not to love?!

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Today’s real wedding is one of those timeless celebrations which I know I can blog now, and brides in 2025 will still be turning to it for inspiration. It’s sheer luxe and so beautiful – Rebecca is breathtaking, her husband Dominic looks fabulous, and the venue is out of this world! Wow.

Luxury wedding at Greenwich Painted Hall with Claire MacIntyre for Bardot Weddings (33)

The venue was magnificent and required minimal decoration. Our florist decorated both the day and evening rooms. The evening venue was the Queen Mary Undercroft at the Naval College which had pillars in it. Our florist put fairy lights and ivory up around the pillars and we had two large pedestal flower sprays which were at the entrance.

Luxury wedding at Greenwich Painted Hall with Claire MacIntyre for Bardot Weddings (24)

The little details are as wonderful as the overall look of the day… it’s perfect. Images of the day are by lovely Claire MacIntyre for Bardot Weddings. Discover more here:

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Luxury wedding at Greenwich Painted Hall with Claire MacIntyre for Bardot Weddings (40)

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Annie and Chris had a truly unique wedding – they know some amazing people and through friends they were able to marry at London’s fabulous Lyric Theatre – which gave their wedding so much personality and atmosphere, it’s just fabulous! The flowers are bright and colourful, styling is elegant and theatrical… and today’s bride and groom are as gorgeous as they are lovely. Images are by Sussex photographer Neil Walker.

theatre wedding in London with Neil Walker Photography on the English Wedding Blog (26)

Contact & Bookings: Neil Walker Photography

www.neilwalkerphotography.co.uk
Facebook.com/sussexweddingphotographer 
Twitter.com/neilwalkerphoto
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neil@neilwalkerphotography.co.uk

 

theatre wedding in London with Neil Walker Photography on the English Wedding Blog (42)

We used bright spring colours for our flowers – peaches, lilacs, yellows & pinks. James from Detta Phillips is brilliant – they looked spectacular.

Don’t miss Chris and Annie’s wise advice (and genuine supplier recommendations) for you lovely lot, which you’ll find just after the photos if you scroll through the full feature today. “We designed and made our wedding stationery ourselves. It was a really enjoyable experience and we were really proud of our handiwork once they were finished. We made place cards and table plan in the same style as the invitations. Our navy & burgundy spotty theme ran throughout from the save the dates to the orders of ceremony and menus. We also designed print-outs of readings and songs to frame & sign with messages as thank you gifts.