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Another treat… a little holiday for our eyes, and some much-needed sunshine. This afternoon’s real wedding sneak peek comes from the blog of my lovely sponsor and super Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall.

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Joseph photographed this enchanting wedding at a castle in the Dordogne – and I have fallen in love with every detail. This is beautiful.

 

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Eve and Andrew are amazing, the location is incredible, the photography is out of this world. You definitely need to go see more on Joseph’s wedding photography blog…

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Is anyone else growing sunflowers? Mine are on the petite side… and I’m sure they’re meant to be as big as me! #notagardener… Unlike Elizabeth’s glorious sunflowers (by lovely Natasha at Pumpkin & Pye), which set the scene for a brilliantly sunny, beautifully styled and superbly photographed real wedding on the blog today!

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I have so much to show you and Elizabeth and Daniel have shared a fantastic English Wedding Blog interview full of helpful advice, tips and wonderful enthusiasm and passion – they brought a tear to my eye with this:

The best thing about being married? “Having grown up together and been together for 15 years it is the icing on the cake – it completes our journey together. And it’s a great excuse to throw a brilliant party!”

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The location is close to my heart. A beach wedding outdoors would be my dream come true. It’s unconventional and wildly beautiful, fun and encourages creativity. And speaking of beautiful… Elizabeth is stunning in her dress by Charlie Brear which she chose before she’d even seen it!

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Morning lovely! I’m feeling very summery this morning… with all the wonderful weddings I’m seeing on Facebook and photography blogs I can’t stop smiling and looking forward to a wonderful summer! I have something really lovely to show you this morning… a super pretty English wedding from one of the most charming outdoor wedding venues I know. You’ll love this…

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Sue and Darren were married at The Pavilion at Lane End, a lovely venue in Buckinghamshire and one of only a few licensed to host both indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies.

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Images are by my lovely friend Heni Fourie Photography: Do check out Heni’s website and social media if you’re looking for a wedding photographer for your own wedding in Buckinghamshire or the surrounding area:

www.henifouriephotography.co.uk

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twitter – @henifourie
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Your names: Sue & Darren

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Amy has to be the prettiest bride since ever. She’s gorgeous, full of joy and happiness and has a beaming smile… which comes from being on Dan’s arm, I think! I haven’t seen a prettier wedding in ages: the combination of spring blossoms, pretty florals and such a fab couple make today’s spring outdoor wedding really, really special.

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Of course what makes a wedding blog special is the photography, and I was thrilled to read Amy and Dan’s glowing praise of my lovely photographer friend Mark at Evolve Photography in Devon. Choosing a wedding photographer is such a huge decision, and Amy and Dan told me Mark “was always friendly, calm, professional, and having now seen the photos we couldn’t have asked for more.”

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There are so many highlights to show you from today’s outdoor wedding – the floral touches make it colourful and playful in style; the portraits around Dartington Hall are fabulous. I adore the cherry blossoms and the pretty ceremony space… oh and the reception styling is wonderful too!

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Morning lovely!! Do you mind if I distract you for a few minutes with rather a lot of wonderfully homemade wedding ideas? Good 🙂 Because Katherine and Ben’s wedding in Cornwall is about to knock your socks off… it’s so creative!

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Now, wedding blogs are invariably the prettiest thing on the internet… but we’re not all about how weddings look. We like to share great advice and tips, and in today’s English Wedding Blog interview beautiful bride Katherine has some wise advice for other DIY brides and grooms: “A do it yourself wedding may seem cheaper than a hotel wedding, but remember that you will have to provide everything from tables and tablecloths to glasses and all of the drinks. The costs add up, so you have to be willing to shop around for the best deals and to spend the time organising every detail yourself!

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That said… this is pretty awesome! Katherine’s Mum made unique invitations for every guest with pressed flowers. The DIY details on the day were fab: Katherine’s table plan, all of the jars and vases, the lanterns, pom poms, bunting and crochet were all home made with love.

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Alexandra and Daniel’s wedding has style and flair, and a pretty creative and elegant theme: postwar sweethearts. It’s lovely – the bride and groom look gorgeous and guests arrived in costume to add more flavour and spirit to the day!

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I was thrilled when photographer Damian Burcher got in touch to share this wedding – it’s unique and sure to give lots of you some fab ideas for your day. Little touches like the kraft paper identity cards and the peonies and freesias in Alexandra’s bouquet make today’s wedding blog really pretty.

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Alexandra’s interview at the end of today’s feature is great: she gives some money-saving tips as well as sharing some of her own very precious memories of the wedding day. Please do read it carefully, as Alexandra has done such a lovely job telling us about her day.

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For more from Birmingham wedding photographer Damian Burcher please explore these links:

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Our wedding story: Alexandra and Daniel

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.damianburcher.com

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It’s rather lovely to be exploring Oxfordshire’s finest wedding venues on the blog this week, don’t you think?! On Sunday I shared Kelly and Chris’s gorgeous Henley on Thames wedding; today it’s the turn of Hannah and Mark at the fabulous Ardington House. Wow… (Oh! And while I remember, I’m looking for more weddings from Berkshire, Wiltshire, Northamptonshire and surrounding counties so do get in touch if you’ve one to share!)
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Hannah and Mark were married outside, and it won’t take more than an image or two for you to see how amazing the surroundings are… this is one of the loveliest outdoor wedding venues I’ve seen.
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There’s no shortage of details to inspire you: Hannah’s time making 60 paper poms really paid off: they look gorgeous in the marquee and add a touch of colour to the styling. Hannah’s other craft projects include the card suitcase, table numbers and menus, and table plan.

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Every now and then a wedding comes along into my little world of wedding blog which has so much style and personality I’m lost for words. Hello Bev and Ricky!!! Their day is unique because it reflects who they are… not because it follows fashion or trends, but because they did things their way, all the way.

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I guess I fell in love with this one because it’s right up my street: the humanist ceremony, the influence of nature on everything and the crafty touches. Also because the images are divine and the smiles just never stop!

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Thanks to gorgeous Bev and Ricky, and to lovely wedding photographer Cinzia Bruschini for sharing such a beautiful wedding story in pictures today. Cinzia is based in London and travels worldwide to photograph weddings – she’s been featured on some of the world’s best wedding blogs including Junebug, Style Me Pretty and Rock n Roll Bride. Find out more about Cinzia here:

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I just don’t know where to begin… the fabulous details, tipis stuffed with flowers and lanterns and soft, warm lighting? Or maybe the charming outdoor ceremony and nervous excitement shining from today’s couple’s eyes… There’s just so much romance and rustic charm in today’s tipi wedding I’m dying to show you!

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Mark and Chris planned their wedding in just 6 months, and saved money by recruiting friends and family to help out: “Where you can make things yourself or find someone to do it for you, do… it adds a real personal touch and it’s half the price.” This meant they could afford a fabulous venue, wedding planner and photographer… and I’m so thrilled they did!

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Images are by the fab Matt Brown Photography, who is based in Derbyshire. Find out more about him here:

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Happy April everyone! Soon we’ll be enjoying warm summer days, sunny evenings and glorious outdoor living again – yay! I’m looking for lots of summer weddings to feature on the English Wedding Blog so tell your friends and suppliers to get those submissions rolling in! For today though… a wonderfully relaxed wedding in England’s very own garden county. Lianne and Neil married in Kent and styled their wedding around a garden party theme. It’s beautiful!

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Images are by lovely Helen at Schryver Photo, based in Kent. Lianne told me, “We loved seeing our photos for the first time – they were amazing and brought back so many beautiful memories. Viewing them just after returning from our honeymoon gave us such an awesome lift!

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These two are absolutely gorgeous – and the smiles just never stop! A beautiful, sunny, summer garden party wedding you will LOVE!
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Lianne & Neil

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Holly and Chris are the loveliest couple, and so gorgeous, both of them! I’m delighted to share their outdoor wedding with you today – it totally brings back those long summer days! Their theme was English country garden, with soft pinks and even an iced croquembouche to match their colours!

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Holly found her dress in a closing down sale and fell in love with it – after alterations were made by the girls at Pure Couture it looked incredible and she’s such a beautiful bride! Bridesmaids wear dresses found on Etsy with straps which can be worn in different ways – a lovely way to please all your best girls, don’t you agree?

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Images are by my lovely friend Heni Fourie Photography: Do check out Heni’s website and social media if you’re looking for a wedding photographer for your own wedding in Buckinghamshire or the surrounding area:

www.henifouriephotography.co.uk

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twitter – @henifourie
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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.