Heirloom wedding inspiration with Emily Andrews Events at Thurning Hall. Photo credit Benjamin Mathers Photography (22)
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Did you have an amazing weekend? I’ve been teaching calligraphy and general pottering around whenever the sun peeped out… And this week I have a stack of wedding invitations and place names to write, so it’s going to be pretty busy at English Wedding HQ. Of course we also have gorgeous wedding pretty to share with you, starting with this stunner of an editorial shoot sent in by Emily Andrew Events. You may have seen a sneak preview of this one in the English Wedding Bible (and if you haven’t, do grab your FREE copy here!) – today we’re delving into all the details of this breathtaking shoot at an intriguing Norfolk wedding venue.

Heirloom wedding inspiration with Emily Andrews Events at Thurning Hall. Photo credit Benjamin Mathers Photography (15)

Lovely English Wedding Directory member Emily Andrew Events is here to tell you more. All of the beautiful images are by Benjamin Mathers Photography.

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Happy Friday my lovelies! I hope you’ve all had a brilliant week and are ready for the weekend… which starts, for me, pretty much now!! Before I reach for a prosecco though, I LOVE today’s featured wedding and have been so excited to share it with you!!! Gorgeous Krissy and Simon’s beach pics are my fave, they’re wonderful.

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Lovely relaxed beach wedding barn inspo with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (14)
Lovely relaxed beach wedding barn inspo with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (15)

Super lovely English Wedding Blog sponsor Ayshea Goldberg got in touch a little while ago  with this lovely wedding from May. She told me the weather wasn’t great (VERY windy and chilly) but Krissy and Simon still insisted on going to the beach for their photos – and we’re both thrilled that they did!

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Lovely relaxed beach wedding barn inspo with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (18)
Lovely relaxed beach wedding barn inspo with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (19)
Lovely relaxed beach wedding barn inspo with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (20)

“The day was full of homemade details, Krissy’s nanna had made the silk flower bouquets (which looked really nice), and Krissy made all the bunting and table centrepieces herself. The cake was made by Simon’s Mum in their favourite flavours – including a gluten free option. Their cake topper included a little black cat as they have a rescue cat called Winnie. They wanted a very DIY, easy going vibe which is exactly what they achieved.”

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How is your Easter weekend going? It’s been so lovely taking a few days to relax and enjoy our beach. Don’t forget, I’m inviting all wedding suppliers to apply to join the English Wedding Directory for just £30 this weekend – I’d love to hear from you! Now, if I had to use just one word to describe this wedding, it would be happiness. Everything just radiates joy to me… the fabulous smiles of our beautiful bride and groom Nicola and Joe, the cheery, bright barn venue and the special little touches. It’s all just perfect, and so wonderfully summery too!

Summer flowers, sequins and a relaxed party atmosphere for Joe & Nicola's Hautbois Hall wedding. Photo credit Rob Dodsworth (33)

“The venue was so stunning we wanted to enhance it rather than transform it. We filled the garden with paper flowers we’d made in our colour scheme, and hung bunting and fairy lights in the barn.

I handmade all the bunting – I think I got to about 100 metres worth by the end! Me and my girlfriends also made about 400 paper tulips to scatter round the venue, we hated the sight of them by the end but wine and snacks got us through and they looked amazing on the day.

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Danielle and Andy’s wedding is the prettiest floral celebration I’ve seen – with fabulous peonies and the prettiest pink details, it’s wonderful inspiration for a classic summer celebration. I adore Danielle’s hair – her loose plait with tiny flowers is so, so beautiful – I hope you love this wedding as much as I do!

A wonderfully romantic and feminine wedding at Narborough Hall Gardens. Photo credit Fiona Kelly Photography (23)

We decided on peony and roses in pink shades as we loved the romantic look and feel of them. We wanted the flowers to compliment and fit in with the venue, so had the floristry done through Narborough Hall Gardens, who grew and arranged all our flowers. The flowers were part of what made the day for us as they were so beautiful, with candelabra and teapot displays, amazing bouquets and a beautiful willow bower and flowers lining the aisle in shepherd crook jars.

A wonderfully romantic and feminine wedding at Narborough Hall Gardens. Photo credit Fiona Kelly Photography (31)

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A gold pineapple sitting pretty on top of a wedding cake covered in sparkles… those little micro fairy lights… gilded apples and pears, tissue poms, and the most gorgeous bride and groom. Today’s wedding blog is full of pretty and we LOVE it!

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Emma looks wonderful in an elegant, minimal and pretty dress with a simple bodice and prettily detailed sleeves; her bouquet of ivory roses is simple, sweet and was arranged by George’s mum!

Gold pineapple wedding cake and super sparkly wedding ideas with Amanda Karen Photography (9)
Gold pineapple wedding cake and super sparkly wedding ideas with Amanda Karen Photography (8)
Gold pineapple wedding cake and super sparkly wedding ideas with Amanda Karen Photography (7)
Gold pineapple wedding cake and super sparkly wedding ideas with Amanda Karen Photography (6)

The venue – Norfolk Mead Hotel – is fabulous. Most of all I’m excited to show you the decor chosen by our gorgeous couple. Those little gilded apples and pears, the pretty lighting and oh, the star of the show has to be the gold pineapple wedding cake. Isn’t it wonderful?!

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Gold pineapple wedding cake and super sparkly wedding ideas with Amanda Karen Photography (1)
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Gold pineapple wedding cake and super sparkly wedding ideas with Amanda Karen Photography (30)
Gold pineapple wedding cake and super sparkly wedding ideas with Amanda Karen Photography (29)
Gold pineapple wedding cake and super sparkly wedding ideas with Amanda Karen Photography (28)
Gold pineapple wedding cake and super sparkly wedding ideas with Amanda Karen Photography (27)
Gold pineapple wedding cake and super sparkly wedding ideas with Amanda Karen Photography (26)
Gold pineapple wedding cake and super sparkly wedding ideas with Amanda Karen Photography (25)
Gold pineapple wedding cake and super sparkly wedding ideas with Amanda Karen Photography (24)
Gold pineapple wedding cake and super sparkly wedding ideas with Amanda Karen Photography (23)
Gold pineapple wedding cake and super sparkly wedding ideas with Amanda Karen Photography (22)
Gold pineapple wedding cake and super sparkly wedding ideas with Amanda Karen Photography (21)
Gold pineapple wedding cake and super sparkly wedding ideas with Amanda Karen Photography (20)
Gold pineapple wedding cake and super sparkly wedding ideas with Amanda Karen Photography (19)
Gold pineapple wedding cake and super sparkly wedding ideas with Amanda Karen Photography (18)
Gold pineapple wedding cake and super sparkly wedding ideas with Amanda Karen Photography (17)
Gold pineapple wedding cake and super sparkly wedding ideas with Amanda Karen Photography (16)
Gold pineapple wedding cake and super sparkly wedding ideas with Amanda Karen Photography (14)
Gold pineapple wedding cake and super sparkly wedding ideas with Amanda Karen Photography (13)
Gold pineapple wedding cake and super sparkly wedding ideas with Amanda Karen Photography (12)
Gold pineapple wedding cake and super sparkly wedding ideas with Amanda Karen Photography (11)
Gold pineapple wedding cake and super sparkly wedding ideas with Amanda Karen Photography (10)
Gold pineapple wedding cake and super sparkly wedding ideas with Amanda Karen Photography (5)
Gold pineapple wedding cake and super sparkly wedding ideas with Amanda Karen Photography (4)
Gold pineapple wedding cake and super sparkly wedding ideas with Amanda Karen Photography (3)

Emma and George’s wedding suppliers:

Photography – Amanda Karen Photography 

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Those of you who’ve spent any time at all on the English Wedding Blog will know me for my love of letters. I spend my days writing calligraphy, and teaching the art of beautiful lettering to brides and creative folks at my Manchester workshops. Words are most definitely my thing. (Oh! I’m teaching the last class of the year on the 18th of November. You can book here)

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Caroline and Sam’s big day is absolutely, 100%, wonderfully and amazingly perfect for the English Wedding Blog – even without the zipwire (which is a total bonus! Love it!) The hand lettering and all the DIY elements are so up my street – the amount of time and hard work that went into styling this wedding paid off wonderfully. The ‘it was always you’ sign; the ceramic tiles, the lettering everywhere… it’s just so inspiring I don’t know where to begin!

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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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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!

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Anna & Stuart’s Norwich wedding is full of smiles, and fun, and the most amazing atmosphere – the styling of the day is wonderful (I do love kilts!) and I adore the table plan and overall look of the day. Anna is absolutely gorgeous; Stuart looks fabulous. This, my lovelies, is a super wedding and I just know you’ll love it!

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Anna & Stuart are very calm people and always put concerns for other people, namely their guests as well as myself, at the forefront of their minds.

I think the fact that they had an ice cream cart waiting outside the church, so that guests could get refreshments whilst they waited for the group pics, and after having sat through the ceremony, spoke buckets. It meant that there weren’t any groups of people standing around wondering what they do next, before the reception started.

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Morning my lovelies! Who’s excited about Christmas?!… if you’re breaking up today I hope you have a really good last day at work! Here’s a wonderful, glamorous wedding to brighten your morning. Sarah and Jon were married in Norfolk and celebrated with a fabulous reception at Kimberley Hall. Their photos are superb – Sarah even told me “I just loved them and I watched the slide show every day for about 2 weeks!

Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (17)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (16)

Images are by Rob Dodsworth Photography, who is based in Norfolk. Do take the time to visit Rob’s website and blog – he’s pretty amazing:

Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (28)

Sarah’s dress has real wow factor – she told me it was most definitely ‘the one’! It’s certainly a perfect fit for such a fabulous venue. You’ll adore this wedding: the details are glamorous, fusing tradition and modern style like magic. The images are divine. Enjoy!

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Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (9)
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Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (30)
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Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (37)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (38)
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Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (50)

 

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A sense of normality returns to English Wedding Blog HQ as I have one of the loveliest weddings of the year to share with you. David and Jodie’s art deco inspired Norfolk wedding is just so beautiful… The bride is stunning; the groom looks fabulous, the atmosphere shines through their images. You’ll love every moment!

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Such an amazing wedding blog only gets better with brilliant advice from the bride and groom. “Don’t try to save money, but don’t spend more than you need to.  My advice is set a budget and work to it. If you can’t afford it, then don’t do it/have it.  Focus on the main areas and spend as much as you can afford on the important parts.”

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Beautiful bride Jodie told me many of their wedding suppliers were recommended by their venue, St Giles House Hotel: the flowers and entertaiment, for example. She already knew of the bridal boutique where she found her gorgeous dress, and said everything else was scoured via the internet, such as invites, place cards, place card holders etc. On the day stationery was beautifully homemade, and Jodie was glued to Etsy & Pinterest for favour ideas!

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Every time I feature a real wedding on the English Wedding Blog I ask the bride and groom to complete a little interview for me, and I ask about their theme, their suppliers and for any advice they’d like to give other couples. Last week I was reminded by one of the interviews that so many couples either wish they’d had a wedding film, or are so relieved they chose to book a videographer (even if it’s often at the last minute).

Nicole and Josh must be thrilled with their wedding film. The highlights show how madly in love this gorgeous bride and groom are. It’s all about love for family too: Nicole’s sister’s speech is a highlight, and Grandma is such a star too! Their outdoor wedding shows how fabulous the English weather can be… and I wanted to share it with you today as a reminder of how brilliant this summer is going to be.

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I have a little treat for you all this fine Sunday morning – one of the loveliest real weddings I’ve seen in a while, with touches of old Hollywood glamour and exquisite photography at  Norfolk’s magnificent Narborough Hall Gardens.

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Laura is beautiful; a glamorous, graceful bride. Her perfect partner is Simon, every bit the movie hero to Laura’s romantic heroine. And they really do have it all: a fabulous wedding, superbly styled with love and laughter in every one of their beautiful images. My personal highlight? Laura’s advice to think back to other weddings and decide from there what’s most important; also, to keep an open mind when you go dress shopping. Believe it or not, this stunning Sassi Holford dress wasn’t the kind of style Laura had in mind at first!

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I owe huge thanks to Rob Dodsworth Photography for sharing his images of their day with us all. Do take the time to visit Rob’s website and blog, especially if you’re near Norfolk – he’s pretty amazing: