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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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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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Hey everyone! Once again I’m delighted to be welcoming a new wedding venue to the English Wedding Blog. One of the few wedding venues in Buckinghamshire licensed to hold both indoor and outdoor ceremonies, The Pavilion at Lane End is a special place with tons of character – and I’m really excited to be sharing some real weddings from The Pavilion on the blog in a couple of weeks!

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Let me introduce you to the choice of spaces The Pavilion at Lane End has to offer:

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The Garden Gazebo is licensed for outdoor ceremonies and offers a spacious terrace overlooking the landscaped grounds and country gardens.

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A beautiful pavilion for your indoor wedding

The main Pavilion room offers high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the grounds. This room is licensed for indoor ceremonies and can host up to 130 guests for a formal wedding breakfast.

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I had the sound turned right up on my laptop when I clicked play… and to be honest, it made me jump a little! But ten seconds in and I was grinning like a fool. Yung’s serenade is a fabulous start to this romantic wedding film by my lovely sponsors HD Moments.

Alana and Yung married at Devonshire Terrace in London.  Although the ceremony had a contemporary and simple theme the gorgeous couple stayed true to their roots and the style of their wedding day paid tribute to their Chinese heritage.

Enjoy the wedding film, which takes you from the wedding ceremonies through to a wonderful reception at the Phoenix Palace Restaurant. This is a wonderful modern wedding – with a dancing Chinese dragon for something just a little different! I LOVE it!

Watch out too for the paper lanterns hung outside amidst a scattering of fairy lights, for Alana’s stunning updo and glorious bouquet, and – right at the end – the most adorable wedding car imaginable!

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Karin and Dan’s outdoor wedding in Guernsey is light, and bright, and full of gorgeous flowers and DIY details. They had a beautifully decorated marquee for their wedding breakfast – filled with lovely hessian and lace, and the prettiest flowers. I adore all their carefully chosen details: rustic kraft cards, logs, raffia and rope – oh and the table numbers are just brilliant!

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Karin wears the prettiest Suzanne Neville dress, which she bought from The Bridal Boutique in Leeds. She has high praise for the boutique (always wonderful to hear!) and – once again this week – wishes she could wear her dress all the time! Doesn’t she look stunning?

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Images are by lovely UK wedding photographer Ally Byrom. Wherever you are in the UK, please do check out Ally’s work. She travels throughout the UK from her Yorkshire base to photograph weddings:

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I hope you love today’s real wedding feature as much as I do! Enjoy.
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I fell in love with Danielle and Phung’s Notley Abbey wedding as soon as I saw the images: their vibrant colours and beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony stole my heart. This was an international celebration with family travelling from all over the world. Danielle bought her stunning dress in New York, the table plan was a world map (it’s fab!) and there was a tea ceremony as well as the outdoor wedding and reception.

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I adore Notley Abbey for its grounds and grandeur: truly a favourite English wedding venue. Danielle told me, “The setting was amazing, but the small touches such as the flowers, family pictures, and wooden signs added our personal touch.”

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Images are by lovely Sally and Don of Reid Photography, based in Milton Keynes. Do find out more about them:

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Watch out for the cutest little bridesmaids and enjoy the fabulous florals in this enchanting summer wedding. The bride and groom are – it goes without saying – totally gorgeous – and I know you’re going to love today’s wedding on the blog.
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Next time you pass a field, consider it as your wedding venue! It might need a bit of work as far as decor and styling goes, you might need a little cover in case it rains on the day, and it could appear a huge challenge at first…. but if you’re enthusiastic about a DIY outdoor wedding then this is an amazing story you’ll want to read!

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Faye and Trevor had a rustic wedding in a field in Berkshire, where they celebrated with a handfasting ceremony and treated guests to a beautiful marquee reception. Faye is absolutely stunning; Trevor looks fab in his pale suit and together they make the most gorgeous couple! They’re talented too, and with all their friends created a magical, musical wedding I think is incredible!!

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Huge thanks to lovely Yasmin Anne Photography for sharing her fab images of their day. Yasmin specialises in vintage, natural style photography for weddings. Brides in Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire should find out more about her:

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Nathan and Vikki are adorable, gorgeous and oh so stylish – and their wedding reflects their personalities so perfectly, I can’t wait to show you this! They married at Braxted Park and chose the fabulous Liam Smith Photography to capture their day. Vikki’s bridal look is amazing – she’s so beautiful. Nathan shed a tear as she walked down the aisle, and can you blame him? They make a perfect pair, and the images of their day are some of the very best. Absolutely wonderful…

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Liam loved shooting this wedding: “Nathan and Vikki were blessed with the most outrageous sunshine to compliment their beautifully designed and crafted wedding… I love the shots we managed to get in the grounds, the colours are just epic. Such a fun day, I love Braxted Park, genuinely one of my favourite places, if you’re getting married there too and in need of a wedding photographer – give me a shout!”

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Sam and Ian chose a beautiful Kent wedding venue where they could be married outside. Their wedding at Oakwood House was classic and sophisticated, and the ceremony took place on the verandah at Oakwood, overlooking the fabulous gardens there.

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Their wedding photographer was lovely Steven from Duntons Photography, who I’m proud to say is one of my lovely team of handpicked wedding blog sponsors.

If you are looking for a photographer to capture your wedding in a creative and natural way, do visit Steven’s website and contact him for further details.

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Anna and Liam had a beautifully homemade outdoor wedding at Ox Pasture Hall, near Scarborough. Anna and her mum spent hours making things for the wedding beforehand, from the 100 metres of bunting her mum made to the stationery for the day itself. Anna saved money on flowers by making her own arrangements with more help from her mum, and spent many a weekend scouring car boot sales for vintage crockery and china to decorate tables.

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Images are by lovely husband and wife team Colin Murdoch Studio, based in North Yorkshire.

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This is a really lovely wedding – I adore Anna’s dress, and it’s great to see the guys in waistcoats without jackets for a change! The details are lovely, the venue just perfect… and the bunting looks fantastic! Huge congratulations to a beautiful bride and gorgeous groom, and thanks to Heather and Colin at Colin Murdoch Studio for sharing the images with us all today. Enjoy!
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Helen and Andy’s Gloucestershire wedding is everything a country fete should be: warm and welcoming, full of flowers and pretty decor, and created with the help of friends and family – with details and gifts including flowers grown from seed by a kind neighbour, a wedding cake made by a friend of the bride’s Mum and some fabulous hand painted wedding signs.

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The venue is one of the stars of this outdoor wedding and from Helen’s wedding report I gather the venue owners were true stars, helping to create the perfect day. I loved hearing how Helen had been on a screen printing course and designed all of the wedding invitations – isn’t that fabulous?

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Images are by lovely Christy Blanch Photography:

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Our wedding report: Helen and Andy

Wedding photographer’s website:

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Hey everyone! Do you like the new look English Wedding Blog? I’m delighted with the new header image from lovely Joseph Hall Photography and pleased to have such a fresh and sunny look for the blog this week. I hope you love it too! I’m soooo busy in my little craft studio this morning getting ready for The Handmade Fair (are you coming?) – but quickly wanted to tell you about a feature I’ve had published by Hello Magazine in their brand new Wedding Hub.

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Matilde from Hello! asked me for my best tips for an outdoor wedding, and I shared 10 styling ideas for a rustic wedding – helped enormously by the gorgeous images from Karen Flower Photography!

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My top 10 outdoor wedding style tips, in a nutshell:

  1. DIY a rustic backdrop and keep the theme going with table decor
  2. Mix tones and textures for a rustic look
  3. Create your own rustic DIY wedding tablescape
  4. Choose a bouquet which fits the rustic outdoor theme