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… because you can’t beat a llama surprise, right?! Honestly, this wedding is everything. Glowing with newly wedded happy vibes, Moran and Danny celebrate their love at Ashdown Park. Their day is magical, breathtaking, beautifully designed and brilliantly captured by our friend and English Wedding member Damion Mower Photography. Morag’s dress is exquisite, unique and different; from the fabulous Needle & Thread. The venue is oh so special – Ashdown Park is in the Ashdown forest, believed to be the inspiration for the Hundred Acre Wood (home of Winnie the Pooh!) – and the converted chapel with its stained glass windows is so enchanting all Morag & Danny had to do was add flowers – which, it has to be said, are stunning!

Ashdown Park Country Hotel wedding photography by Damion Mower (45)

“Our theme was loosely based on a Midsummer Nights Dream style, my dress, hair, bridesmaids and flowers were very ethereal and the original ceremony was going to take place in the Summer House by the lake. The tempestuous weather the night before moved the wedding inside but added a magical twist of excitement to the day.

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So this one’s really close to home for me: a Lake District wedding at one of our finest venues, nestling amongst the highest English mountains in the charming village of Grasmere. The venue is the Michelin-starred The Forest Side – a gem I’ve dined at, organised a photoshoot at, and where my mum & dad used to stay on their Lakes holidays before I was born!

Katie and Hemal's breathtaking floral-filled Lake District wedding, with Tiree Dawson Photography (24)

Gorgeous couple Hemal and Katie had the most wonderful Lake District wedding, surrounded by their closest family and friends and with the venue dressed from head to toe in the most incredible florals, courtesy of outstanding florist Kevin from Brackens of Bowness. Their amazing photographer is lovely Tiree Dawson, and their day is already going down as one of my favourites on the blog for 2020 (and yup, I know it’s only January but WOWEEE!!!)

Katie and Hemal's breathtaking floral-filled Lake District wedding, with Tiree Dawson Photography (28)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.tireedawson.co.uk/

How did you choose your photographer?

Word of mouth – Tiree was recommended to us by a friend who had a relative who had used her before. After an initial consultation we really liked her and therefore proceeded.

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Woohoo!! I’m so happy to be sharing this glorious wedding with you all today! It’s one I’ve been excited to publish since last year… so grab a cuppa, log in to Pinterest and prepare to be wowed by all the wonderful details and fabulous images from our lovely friend Warren at Howell Jones Photography. The images are  joyful – and our stunning couple Niamh and Marcus show just what a wedding day should be: fiercely happy, overwhelmingly loved-up and brilliantly beautiful. Hands down, these guys just nailed it and had the most amazing wedding – with help from some fantastic Hertfordshire wedding suppliers.

Festival wedding photography UK by Howell Jones Photography (20)

The wedding was all in the grounds of Hexton School field behind the school car park in Hexton. Niamh is from Ireland, so all her family came across for the big day, where the ceremony was held in beautiful woods next to the fields. Sure, there was rain – but nobody cared one bit: the day was fabulous from beginning to end! Fun was had with a three legged race in the afternoon (and yes, we have pics!) – but the styling is what really made this wedding stand out for me. The flowers by White Button Weddings are absolutely amazing; the tablescapes with handwritten place names are beautifully rustic. The cheesecloth table runners in a soft grey complement autumnal red place settings with vibrant florals: crocosmia, seedheads and delicate ferns with blousy dahlias, and kraft card menus to complete the rustic vibe.

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It feels like summer when I look at today’s wedding – I’m beaming back at my screen and totally head over heels in love with the images of Josie and Joe’s day. It was a super hot day; their tipis provided beautiful shade and the styling and florals create the perfect summer vibe. Josie is resplendent in a delicately patterned lace dress by Agnes; Joe’s tweed suit says English country gent to a T! I LOVE the sunflower signage, the DIY elements and the glorious summer vibe of their wedding – and of course the joyful images by Benjamin Wetherall Photography. I just know you’ll adore this one too!

Josie and Joe's amazing summer tipi wedding, image credit Benjamin Wetherall Photography (20)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://bpwphotography.com/

How did you choose your photographer?

We already knew Ben as he’s a very good friend, but if anything this nearly stopped us from asking him to be our photographer, as we wanted him to be a guest and enjoy the day too. However, we’d been lucky enough to have been guests at a few events he has worked at and we love his style. His photos are always incredible so we knew we’d regret it if we didn’t ask him to photograph our wedding. It was so good to not have to worry about this element of the day, as we had total trust in Ben and his organisation, professionalism and of course photos.

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Good morning, lovely! Today’s wedding is another stunner – this time we’re at Lemore Manor in Herefordshire with beautiful Alex and Ben, whose wedding was submitted by lovely Sophie Ann Photography. I love the soft blue of the bridesmaids’ dresses (eBay, can you believe?!) and Alex just looks incredible in her figure-hugging dress from Wed2B. The summer flowers are magical, and the spirit of the day is enchanting as can be!

Alex and Ben's beautiful Lemore Manor wedding blog with Sophie Ann Photography (10)

 

Lemore manor’s reception room has marble flooring, which in itself is to die for, but when you add in the details they added when decorating, it really came together. The chair fabrics were super elegant, the cake was incredibly done and the florals, including all the bouquets, were totally Pinterest worthy.

Alex and Ben are also the nicest pair of people you will meet and truly cared about photography. It was an emotional wedding with lots of tears from walking down the aisle to the speeches, all happy of course. It was just a lovely group of people at a stunning Hereford venue on a gorgeous summer day – a pleasure to photograph! ~ Sophie Ann Photography

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Did I ever tell you how incredibly lucky I feel to do this for a living? Writing about gorgeous weddings, scrolling through eye-dazzling images of love and joy all day long? It’s a pretty special way to spend the days, and I’m feeling incredibly blessed this week with such dreamy content to share with you! Today’s couple are stunning Phoebe & Ed, who married at Childerley Hall in Cambridge and chose our friend and top UK wedding photographer Richard Skins to capture their day. Phoebe’s dress is just….. ahhh I don’t even have words: it’s more beautiful than beautiful has ever been before!

Elegance and grace for a quintessentially English wedding with Richard Skins Photography at Childerley Hall (10)

“I fell in love with my dress pretty much instantly; it was the dress I felt the most myself in and could 100% see wearing on the day. I remember walking out of the shop the first time I tried it on and saying to my bridesmaids, ‘I think I might have just found my wedding dress’. I couldn’t stop thinking about it after, which confirmed it was the one for me. The designer is Anna Kara, at Morgan Davies Bridal, Hitchin.

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I couldn’t be happier with this week’s AMAZING weddings! Following yesterday’s stunning and colourful florals, today we’re going all white with the blooms, and including oodles of wonderful foliage – oh, and of COURSE we have the most insanely gorgeous couple: Joshua and Rebecca are just fabulous! That dress though…

“I have always been drawn to traditional wedding themes and feel like we managed to get a nice blend of classic wedding stylings with an element of whimsical floral touches. Being surrounded by flowers was my dream and one that we decided to spend more money on. Claire from LilyFee created a real life dream! I call her my fairy god mother. We went for white flowers and lots of foliage. I was desperate for a flower arch and we placed it to the entrance of the marque which was decorated with hanging foliage. I was able to work really closely with Claire and she really made my visions come to life, she is so talented!

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So how’s that first day back at work going?! For me it’s a good one – I’ve packed and posted seven calligraphy orders already, my desk is almost clear – and I only have 70 or so emails in my inbox to reply to! [wedding photographers and suppliers – Our tier 1 & 2 advertising packages are HALF PRICE in January if you’re looking to get noticed on here! Click for more info]… My cat is snuggled up in his bowl next to me; it’s blowing a hoolie outside and I’m nice and warm in my little studio! Oh, and before I forget (haha)… I have the LOVELIEST real wedding to kick off our 2020!

Newlyweds Emily and Paul tied the knot at Dewsall Court in June. Their day is beautifully rustic and relaxed, with an edge of glamour and a wonderful sprinkling of summertime! Emily is stunning; Paul her perfect match, and you can see the love just shines from these two! Most of all I love this wedding because it’s REAL. The happy couple had friends and family help out with styling their day – the cake was made by a friend, and the couple made their own table plan (which is pretty damn awesome!) – and this blog is ALL about real, achievable and inspiring weddings!

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Don’t wear a wedding dress. ~ controversial advice maybe, but one of my favourite bits of advice from one of the very best couples we’ve featured on English Wedding in the last year. I love Anna & Ollie because they were brave enough to challenge the normal ‘rules’ of weddings. And rule #1 – if you’re to believe the wedding media – is that you have to wear a wedding dress!

Rules are there to be broken, and Anna and Ollie had the most fabulous wedding. Anna’s interview is pure brilliance, and the gorgeous set of photos by Annelie Eddy Photography absolutely inspires me. Scroll through the fabulous photographs by our friend and English Wedding member below, and you’ll find Anna’s interview after the pics. Keep reading right until the very last question!!

Anna and Ollie’s wedding is perfectly THEM: individual, stylish and relaxed. They had 3 venues throughout the day, taking their party from registry office to foodie heaven to party venue. Venue styling simply wasn’t required: instead the focus was on celebrating their love and entertaining their guests! Likewise, Anna avoided bridal boutiques and found her incredible dress on The Outnet. She looks more than amazing – and  blissfully happy, confident and beautiful! 

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Jenny and Ben’s August wedding is instantly a favourite for me – they’re the loveliest, sweetest couple and their day just rocks my wedding bloggy WORLD!! There are some wonderful ideas I just know you’ll love – aside from the hundreds of pom poms, there’s a mobile gin factory on a VW camper van with jars of spices and copper pots to make your very own wedding gin right there on the day – genius. There are sunflowers and pinwheels in a rainbow of colours, along with fairy lights everywhere, and fabulous vintage style tea length dresses, and GLORIOUS florals – it’s just everything. Jenny looks stunning in her Brighton Belle dress. Ben’s relaxed look gets a huge YES from me: suits are not obligatory for weddings, guys! He looks fab – and more than anything, the happiness between these two is infectious. They describe their day as “a colourful rustic, vintage, craft collaboration with a gin twist!”

A gloriously creative Devon wedding at Eggbeer Farm, with images by Linus Moran Photography (2)

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Well, hello there weekend!!! It’s wonderful to be here! – and lovelies, before you head out Christmas shopping, do indulge in a little weddingness with me? I have the prettiest day to share with you, including some of the loveliest evening portraits of our gorgeous couple Leigh & Adam. The pair were married at The Plough at Leigh, and chose English Wedding member Terence Joseph as their wedding photographer. 

“We made and sourced a lot of decorations ourselves, but the barn already looked beautiful with hops and fairy lights. We loved making some of our decorations as we got friends and family onboard and was fun to do altogether! We made name places, jars with hessian and signs – who knew we had so many creative friends! My favourite thing to make was our ‘Find your name to find your place board’ – we put Polaroids of all guests on the board with string and pegs so people could take them home with them.

The Plough at Leigh real wedding Adam and Leigh - photography credit Terence Joseph Photography (21)
The Plough at Leigh real wedding Adam and Leigh - photography credit Terence Joseph Photography (22)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.terencejosephphotography.co.uk

The Plough at Leigh real wedding Adam and Leigh - photography credit Terence Joseph Photography (9)

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This week is flying by! Can you believe there are only… 13 days left before Christmas?! Eeeek!! (We have a lovely schedule of features to share over Christmas by the way – I’m super excited to hit ‘publish’ again almost EVERY day through the Christmas break!) But first – a wonderfully elegant, graceful and enchanting wedding from Glemham Hall, with stunning bride Aimee and her handsome husband James! The happy pair were married in October, and describe their day as “Rustic, romantic, Autumnal, Scottish, elegant, with a grand staircase. Perfect.” That’s pretty much the loveliest wedding-in-a-nutshell description I’ve ever read! Images are by our wonderful friend Ayshea Goldberg Photography, and I hope you enjoy today’s real wedding as much as I do. Have a fabulous day!

Glemham Hall wedding photographer Ayshea Goldberg on English-Wedding.com (30)

“Our wedding had a rustic with blush, burgundy and ivory colour theme. The overall look was autumnal, but with a Scottish flair.