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Hello there lovelies! Today we have a classic English wedding full of bright florals to inspire autumn and winter brides. I love the vibrance of the flowers, and beautiful bride Ruth is just stunning, don’t you think?

Traditional styling for a timeless English wedding from Lains Barn with Carol Elizabeth Photography (1)

Images are by lovely Carol Elizabeth Photography, who has very kindly shared her thoughts on the fabulous Lains Barn wedding venue and some wonderful memories of a very special day for our gorgeous couple. You can discover more from Carol here:

Contact & Bookings: Carol Elizabeth Photography

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Traditional styling for a timeless English wedding from Lains Barn with Carol Elizabeth Photography (12)

We were at 4 different locations for Ruth and Kieran’s wedding, which offered lots of variety for their photos with some really amazing backdrops. I started at the rented house, which was very quirky with plenty of character. We then drove over to the church wedding ceremony in Abingdon, which is a lovely bright church, quite modern with plenty of space for all the guests. And a really lovely vicar, who was so helpful and accommodating to ensure we had plenty of lovely photos for Ruth and Kieran to remember their day.

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Beautifully lit, enchanting summer wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (26)

Toby and Sarah’s wedding is wonderful. Their ceremony took place in one of the most beautifully lit rooms I’ve ever seen – the Oxford Oratory. Seeing their day really makes me think about the importance of wedding vows, of promising your love to one another for eternity – and so I’ve included many more of the fabulous ceremony shots than I usually would in a blog feature.

Beautifully lit, enchanting summer wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (17)
Beautifully lit, enchanting summer wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (3)

The elegance and style of today’s wedding is spectacular. Sarah is stunning… so is Toby! The images of their day are out of this world and I hope you will enjoy browsing through them as much as I have. The romance of a historic city like Oxford is just wonderful, and walking through the streets, hand in hand as newlyweds must have been amazing.

Beautifully lit, enchanting summer wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (15)

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Beautifully lit, enchanting summer wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (27)
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Beautifully lit, enchanting summer wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (24)
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Beautifully lit, enchanting summer wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (21)
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Beautifully lit, enchanting summer wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (19)
Beautifully lit, enchanting summer wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (18)
Beautifully lit, enchanting summer wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (16)
Beautifully lit, enchanting summer wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (14)
Beautifully lit, enchanting summer wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (13)
Beautifully lit, enchanting summer wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (12)
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Beautifully lit, enchanting summer wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (10)
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Beautifully lit, enchanting summer wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (7)
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Beautifully lit, enchanting summer wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (5)
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For those of you who love peonies… today’s wedding is wonderfully pretty, romantic and set in the most deliciously landscaped venue. Elizabeth is beautiful – she told me the best thing about being married to Simon is “knowing that day in and day out you will be able to walk with your best friend and share special moments and make memories together.” Isn’t that just so romantic?

Gorgeous pink peonies and fabulous sunshine for a Caswell House wedding (8)

Contact & Bookings: Carol Elizabeth Photography

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Gorgeous pink peonies and fabulous sunshine for a Caswell House wedding (15)

We chose specifically to have this venue as it did not need much decoration.  We only had chair sashes, strands of fairy lights in the main barn from Oakwood Events and goldfish bowls with floating peonies.

Gorgeous pink peonies and fabulous sunshine for a Caswell House wedding (17)

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Today’s wedding is breathtaking. The venue is amazing – I love all the statues in the background, especially in the wedding breakfast room. Oh and of course Stephanie is soooo beautiful (there’s an incredible shot of her on the stairs which took my breath away!) and Ludovic looks brilliant. I love it, all of it!

Statues and more! We love this Oxford museum wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (16)

Images are by Oxfordshire-based Dale Stephens. Dale photographs weddings throughout the south of England and further afield. You can discover more from him here:

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Statues and more! We love this Oxford museum wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (17)

The Ashmolean Museum is an awe-inspiring setting – you won’t find a room like this for your wedding reception anywhere else. The statues are an amazing talking point and create real atmosphere – you won’t need to hang bunting or add any decor of your own if you celebrate here! I love it!

Statues and more! We love this Oxford museum wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (14)
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Statues and more! We love this Oxford museum wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (4)
Statues and more! We love this Oxford museum wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (5)
Statues and more! We love this Oxford museum wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (6)
Statues and more! We love this Oxford museum wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (7)
Statues and more! We love this Oxford museum wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (8)
Statues and more! We love this Oxford museum wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (9)
Statues and more! We love this Oxford museum wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (10)
Statues and more! We love this Oxford museum wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (11)
Statues and more! We love this Oxford museum wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (12)
Statues and more! We love this Oxford museum wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (13)
Statues and more! We love this Oxford museum wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (15)
Statues and more! We love this Oxford museum wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (18)
Statues and more! We love this Oxford museum wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (19)
Statues and more! We love this Oxford museum wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (20)
Statues and more! We love this Oxford museum wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (21)
Statues and more! We love this Oxford museum wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (22)
Statues and more! We love this Oxford museum wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (23)
Statues and more! We love this Oxford museum wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (24)

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Today’s is a fabulously fun, colourful and creative wedding on a budget – Charlotte and Gareth were married at Fison Barn and wanted to keep their day informal and pretty without breaking the bank! Their ideas are lovely; Charlotte’s DIY tips and her English Wedding Interview are a great read. I love Charlotte’s honesty too: they tried making invitations but in the end, as it can be so time-consuming to do, they bought their invites online and focused on the craft projects they’d really enjoy. And the ones where Gareth spent a few days covered in glue… oops!

A real wedding at Earth's Trust and Fison Barn with Carol Elizabeth Photography (18)

Contact & Bookings: Carol Elizabeth Photography

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A real wedding at Earth's Trust and Fison Barn with Carol Elizabeth Photography (9)

Like with everything in this wedding, our flowers had to be colourful and fun. I used  Richard Mathews, who offered a good deal and were friendly, I gave them sort of free range explaining my theme was colourful and fun.  He asked me to find examples of flowers I liked then he worked out something from those. I was so happy with them as he’d managed to put in fresh sweet pea flowers, a flower I had really wanted.

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Claire and Nico’s wedding is fabulous – full of pretty homemade touches and all with the help of their wonderful family and friends. The flowers are stunning, the rustic wooden props and accessories look gorgeous!

Homemade wedding ideas on the English Wedding Blog with Jennifer Sinclair Photography (29)

“Our wedding was the happiest day of our lives… totally perfect! I wanted something really chilled and relaxed, nothing too styled or formal. It was very much a homemade affair styled around the English countryside, relaxed, and shabby chic!

Homemade wedding ideas on the English Wedding Blog with Jennifer Sinclair Photography (11)

Lots of the bits and pieces were homemade. My amazing mum made 180 metres of beautiful bunting, the cake (and not just one – there were so many practice runs that we were all sick of the sight of cake by the time the wedding arrived!), the wedding favours (lovely vanilla fudge) and far too much else to mention. I spend weeks steaming labels off jam jars and covering them in twine, making the table plans by hand and so on…

Homemade wedding ideas on the English Wedding Blog with Jennifer Sinclair Photography (32)

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We’re blessed to have such fabulous historic wedding destinations in the UK – our coastlines, countryside and quaint, quintessentially English cities inspire the loveliest of weddings. I’m so happy to be sharing Janina & Steve’s day with you this morning. They’re the sweetest couple – the details are stunning (LOVE that bouquet!) even though they chose not to have a theme: the spirit and style of their day comes from the grace of the city of Oxford and its architecture.

Oxford wedding blog with Carol Elizabeth Photography (36)

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Oxford wedding blog with Carol Elizabeth Photography (31)

“We love Oxford’s libraries, gardens and architecture. Getting married in two historic buildings, one of them among the most iconic buildings in Oxford was a privilege. We have both moved to Oxford from abroad and the wedding was our chance to share the life we have built here with our friends and families. Many of the most important people in our lives hadn’t met each other before. We had our rehearsal dinner in Somerville College, where we met and where Steve still teaches and we hosted a brunch the morning after the wedding in our house. For the wedding itself, we both immediately knew we wanted to celebrate in the Divinity School when we first visited it.”

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I always like to pick out my favourite few photos to show you first – it’s a great way to set the scene for a gorgeous wedding blog feature, and I always love scrolling through a wedding, looking out for those amazing, eye-catching, breathtakingly beautiful moments to share with you. However… I tried it today, and within moments I had a list of a dozen STUNNING moments from Dale and Charmaine’s day. Safe to say this is a knockout, and I love every. single. pic.

Crockwell Farm wedding photographers Liam Smith Photography (23)

Images are by the always fabulous Liam Smith Photography, based in Milton Keynes & London. Liam travels all over the UK and also shoots destination weddings – so do get in touch!

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Charmaine and Dale are the cutest couple ever. Join me in swooning over Charmaine’s divine dress; do please Pin that glorious bouquet to your heart’s content; and fall in love with the super pretty naked cake. We’re spoiling you rotten with stunning weddings this week… but hey, it’s June and we’re celebrating, right?!

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Romantic college courtyards steeped in history, a series of charming locations around one of England’s proudest cities, a truly beautiful bride and groom – today’s wedding is more than perfect. Elly and John had a wonderful summer wedding in the heart of Oxford, keeping the best traditions and adding their own special touches to personalise their day. I love this!

“We had a ‘first duet’ instead of a first dance (my husband on trumpet and me singing), and we were done by 8pm which meant that those who wanted to travel home could, and those who wanted to stay a little longer met with us at a river-side pub for a convivial couple of hours to reflect on an amazing day!”

Images are by Oxford wedding photographer Carol Elizabeth Photography. Lovely Carol is a friend and sponsor of the English Wedding Blog and you can find out more abou her here:

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Do ask your wedding photographer about an engagement shoot – it’s one of the loveliest things you can do in the run up to your wedding (and a brilliant, fun and romantic escape from wedding planning!)

Engagement photo shoot at London's Blenheim Palace by Patryk Stanisz (16)

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Engagement photo shoot at London's Blenheim Palace by Patryk Stanisz (4)

Kasi and Robert went to Blenheim Palace for their engagement shoot with London wedding photographer Patryk Stanisz, and I love how the images capture their relationship at a moment in time… there’s a lot to be said for memories of those precious days just before your wedding, don’t you think?

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Engagement photo shoot at London's Blenheim Palace by Patryk Stanisz (13)

It was definitely the coldest day in England last autumn. Despite this Kasi and Robert were the smiliest couple I have ever photographed. The photo session took place in Blenheim Palace, a very beautiful place and really worth seeing – it’s the perfect place to relax or have a romantic picnic in the summer time.”
Patryk was a great photographer – we would definitely recommend him!! He took our engagement photos and they turned out even better than expected. He is great with lighting and composition. He also was able to capture our playful personality perfectly. You can’t get better value for money in the area.” ~ Kasi & Robert

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Seeing all of your table plans fascinates me: I’ve already decided I’d be on the Prodigy table for this one… although the choice is fantastic! Nonetheless today’s is a celebration where music really mattered, and it sounds as though the band playing at Stacey and Roger’s festival wedding outshone any of the famous names on the table plan! Today’s is a fab theme, and a gorgeous autumn wedding: I hope you love it as much as I do!

A beatiful festival inspired barn wedding blog in Oxfordshire, with Carol Elizabeth Photography (42)Claire

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A beatiful festival inspired barn wedding blog in Oxfordshire, with Carol Elizabeth Photography (10)

Carol blended in with the wedding guests and captured fantastic photos of them all enjoying the day. Although the posed and group shots are beautiful and just what we wanted, some of our favourites are those where people are blissfully unaware of her presence! She captured so many magical moments that we missed throughout the day.”

A beatiful festival inspired barn wedding blog in Oxfordshire, with Carol Elizabeth Photography (50)A beatiful festival inspired barn wedding blog in Oxfordshire, with Carol Elizabeth Photography (46)

“We found the vinyl templates online and made everything else ourselves. It took a bit of time but the end results were definitely worth it as our guests commented that they’d not seen anything like it before!”

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This is the most festival-like wedding I’ve ever seen… and it’s perfect. I wonder sometimes if weddings are a little too formal for everyone: even when a wedding is styled to look like a festival, I think often it still feels more like a wedding – but today, the focus is well and truly on fun, and music, and really the decor and styling is only a tiny part of things. Phil and Elizabeth fell in love, married, and had the celebration of a lifetime. And it’s AMAZING.

A real festival wedding in Oxfordshire with Aaron Tommasi Photography (33)

The gorgeous couple describe their day as a “Fun, relaxed, unique, non-traditional, outdoor wedding. We didn’t have a theme but it was outdoor & relaxed, almost like a festival. We used yellow and grey where we could but weren’t too worried about that.We had done the legal ceremony in a registry office 2 days earlier, but we had a Celebrant and did the whole ceremony and to us this one was the ‘real’ ceremony.”

A real festival wedding in Oxfordshire with Aaron Tommasi Photography (1)