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Welcome to the weekend, lovelies. This is one for snuggling together, taking some time for self care and a little autumn nesting – we’re sending hugs to all of you after this week’s announcements. And to bring a little beauty and extra warmth into your day we have this fabulous pre-lockdown wedding to share with you. Tim & Emily’s day is blissfully beautiful, with rich winter styling touches and the most wonderful elegance and style. These two made a conscious choice to support local businesses, and right now that’s so important: if you’re planning your wedding for 2021 please look for suppliers local to you – it means the world to us!

The breathtaking images from this glorious Bolton Abbey wedding are by Yorkshire wedding photographers M and G Wedding Photography.

Tim & Emily's rustic and pretty Bolton Abbey wedding, with M and G Photography (32)

Wedding photographer’s website

https://mandgweddingphotography.co.uk

How did you choose your photographer?

Online research! We loved the natural approach and warm tones throughout the images. M&G offered a wonderful package that suited us perfectly.

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The age of black tie being a stuffy, strict dress code has really disappeared recently. As tastes have lent themselves more towards the kitschy, quirky and alternative, the tuxedo has moved with it. 

These days, unless the dress code is marked as formal or strict black tie – or the bride and groom specify – you can have a bit more fun with the Tuxedo. Perhaps it’s a vintage do, calling for velvets and paisleys, or something a little more modern and sharp, calling for slim fits and sharp lapels.

Tuxedo wedding style for men, with Suit Direct (7)

The Tuxedo has a long, illustrious history, stemming back to the 1860s and the fashionable Prince of Wales – later King Edward the 7th. He had a strong interest in clothes, and, being in such public eye, set some of the biggest trends in menswear.

No sooner had he swaggered up with those peak lapels and a deep, navy blue satin jacket – with, unusually for the time, no tails – than the entire country flocked to follow. And that’s right – it was dark blue, not black at all.

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This is the kind of wedding photography that will blow your mind. As Leanne and Mickey told me, as soon as they saw Robin Goodlad’s images they knew they’d found their wedding photographer – there was no need to look any further. There’s something incredibly beautiful about the balance of light and drama in these images; yet there’s also a stillness, a thoughtfulness to them. And of course, the wedding photographs you’re about to see capture the joy of our gorgeous couple’s wedding day, the love and the magic of it all. Join me, be swept away by their beautiful wedding day as you scroll through and read all about this beautiful Priston Mill wedding. All images by Dorset wedding photographer Robin Goodlad. With love,

Leanne & Mickey's classic, timeless Priston Mill wedding, with Robin Goodlad Photography (44)

Wedding photographer’s website

https://www.robingoodlad.com/

How did you choose your photographer?

We met Robin at a wedding show in Bournemouth and we immediately loved his style. The quality of the finished products he had on display was so high that we didn’t need to look any further and booked him as soon as we could!

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If I could feature a non-traditional wedding like this every single day, I would! The joyful air of celebration, the colour, the smiles, the fun from the very beginning until the very last sparkler twinkles out… and the cutest pooches on the planet! It’s all here. It’s wedding blog heaven, right here, today, and it’s all for you! Gorgeous bride and groom Alicia and Dan married last summer and their festival wedding is EPIC. The photos speak for themselves – but keep scrolling to find out all about their day including some brilliant Fieldgood Bar wedding suppliers for you to jot down.

With love,

Dan & Alicia's glorious festival wedding, with Rachel Burt Photography (2)

 

Wedding photographer’s website

https://rachelburtphotography.com

How did you choose your photographer?

Rachel popped up on a Facebook advert and we just fell in love with her style of photography.

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Vicky and Ali tied the knot on New Year’s Eve – and what a celebration it was! Black tie styling, glorious details, everything so wonderfully elegant and with a splash of wow factor to mark the occasion. [I’ve been saving this winter wedding to share with you as I thought we’d be into cooler times by now… but hey, heatwave!] Anyways, I hope this stunning NYE wedding gets you all excited for 2021… let’s face it, I think we’re all done with 2020, right?! Images are by Berkshire wedding photographer Simon Biffen Photography. Simon’s an English Wedding member, and it’s great to share Vicky & Ali’s glowing review with you! Scroll all the way through to read about all of Vicky and Ali’s favourite wedding suppliers, and to see Simon’s epic midnight confetti shot as the New Year came in!

Vicky & Ali's stunning black tie NYE wedding on the Thames, with Simon Biffen Photography (5)

Wedding photographer’s website

https://simonbiffenphotography.co.uk

How did you choose your photographer?

Simon Biffen was recommended by a friend 🙂

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We’re all rethinking weddings right now I reckon. All the preconceptions of what a wedding “should” be are being flung out of windows and we’re downsizing while shifting the focus from colour palettes and decor onto family and the luxury of just being together. So as always, when a York Place Studios wedding comes along, I’m thrilled because that refreshing, different, glorious perspective shines brightly.

Rachael and Charlie were married way before lockdown was a thing. They tied the knot at One Friendly Place and chose London wedding photographers York Place Studios to capture their day. I love their wedding for being so family orientated, for being an amazing celebration without all the expectations that come with the word wedding (big white dress; formal dining, structured timelines and everyone behaving a little formally) – it’s a party for adults and kids to enjoy, where the bride isn’t above putting on a spiderman cape to play with her little batman. Oh, and my favourite picture? Zebra meets elephant. Keep scrolling!


Rachael & Charlie's alternative family wedding at One Friendly Place, with York Place Studios (5)

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When I get a credit for “Beer” in a couple’s list of favourite suppliers, I know to expect a pretty special wedding. (Tip: there’s no place for Carling at weddings!) – and Rachel & Shaun’s day lives up to expectations, flies past them in a blaze of beauty and leaves me wanting more. Their day was epic. They’re a gorgeous couple, the vibe of the entire day is joyful – the smiles never stop from bridal prep through to the evening spent crowdsurfing. I love these two. All images are by Midlands wedding photographer and English Wedding member J S Coates Wedding Photography, who gets a glowing review from our happy couple!

Rachel & Shaun's elegant and rustic Dumbleton Hall wedding, with JS Coates Photography (23)

Wedding photographer’s website

JS Coates Wedding Photography – https://jscoates.com

How did you choose your photographer?

We looked through loads of different local photographers’ websites and eventually narrowed it down to three, who we then met up with to see if we clicked. Jonathan had such a great attitude, and his relaxed style was exactly what we were after.

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I’ll let you into a little secret right now: the LAST photo from Claire & Senaka’s Cotswolds wedding is my favourite. The things Gloucestershire wedding photographer Martin Dabek can do with nighttime wedding photography just blow my mind! But before you get there, we have the loveliest wedding at one of our favourite barn venues to share with you today. Our gorgeous couple tied the knot on a September day (not this year!), styling their celebrations with botanical details, pretty signage and foliage. Claire’s dress with that adorable belt and lace detail is from Clifton Brides, and we love Senaka’s suit too (and that fabulous floral tie!) – all in all, the perfect elegant rustic wedding day.

With love,

Claire & Senaka's elegant rustic Kingscote Barn wedding, with Martin Dabek Photography (19)

Wedding photographer’s website

Kingscote Barn wedding photographer Martin Dabek
https://martindabek.com

How did you choose your photographer?

We searched on the internet for photographers in Bristol and narrowed down a short list of ones who had quite a natural style. We met Martin first and booked him straight away, he was so friendly and relaxed we felt immediately at ease. We loved his photos especially the way he captured the little moments of the day.

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Morning my lovelies! I have a STUNNER of a winter wedding to share with you today – I don’t think I’ve ever seen quite so many beaming smiles from a wedding we’ve featured on English Wedding. Mike and Khiley are ultra sophisticated, sexy and chic – their wedding is one of those knock-your-socks-off occasions full of joy and happiness. I have a feeling we’re going to leave you glowing for the rest of the day.

With love,
Mike & Khiley's sophisticated and FUN black tie wedding at Brunswick House, with Oliver Holder Photography (27)

Wedding photographer’s website

https://www.oliverholder.co.uk

How did you choose your photographer?

We found Oliver on Instagram & immediately fell in love with his style. Fun, documentary style shooting but full of personality.

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!

Oliver was a total joy on the day. He felt like part of the wedding party. Everyone loved him… then the photos came back & they were more than I could have dreamed of. He caught the essence of our day totally!

Mike & Khiley's sophisticated and FUN black tie wedding at Brunswick House, with Oliver Holder Photography (28)

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When I spotted this wedding in our calendar for today I wanted to cartwheel down the street. It makes me SO happy! I absolutely love the joy and colour in today’s wedding – and beautiful Amo and Shayan are the absolute best! These two lovelies tied the knot at Elmore Court last summer, and chose the venue for its flexibility: to have a classic English wedding with big white dress and black tie, with a formal day reception… then transform the whole event into a vibrant and colourful Indian wedding reception complete with drummers and a fabulous party atmosphere. And boy, did they nail it or what?! Images are by Cotswolds Wedding Photographer Dan Morris, and I’ll leave you with lovely Amo and Shayan to tell you about their day!

Shayan & Amo's elegant Elmore Court wedding and vibrant Indian reception, with Dan Morris Photography (11)

Wedding photographer’s website

https://danmorrisphotography.co.uk/

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I stumbled across Dan and Sophia’s beautiful wedding when we welcomed the lovely White Van Wedding Co. as an English Wedding member. I fell head over heels with the camper, and the atmosphere of this gorgeous rustic wedding – I simply had to share! The video is lovely – it’s by Natasha at Musk Photography and Films – and I’ve included a few stills from the video (which I begged from Natasha!) to go with the happy couple’s interview below!

I hope you love this as much as I do. With love,

 

Wedding videographer details

muskphotographyandflims.co.uk
Natasha caught so many special moments. Watching the film back a couple of weeks after craziness and excitement of the day had passed really brought all the emotions of the day. It’s my favourite video ever!!!

We were lucky enough to have a friend of the family as well as another photographer on the day. Both we just really loved their style. Natasha in particular got some amazing candid moments.

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Has September sunk in yet?! It hardly feels more than a few weeks since lockdown… and so I wanted to share this pretty spring wedding with you today. Beautiful brides Hannah and Jess tied the knot days before the world stopped in March, and their sunny, vibrant spring wedding is full of happiness and love. Images are by our friend Mark at Evolve Photography in Devon, and the florals by his lovely wife Natasha at Pumpkin & Pye! The venue is The Green Cornwall (I know, I know… we blogged another wedding there on Saturday!)

I hope you love this wedding as much as I do. Have a lovely Wednesday!

Hannah & Jess's rustic spring wedding at The Green, Cornwall, with Evolve Photography (22)

Wedding photographer’s website

www.evolvephoto.co.uk

How did you choose your photographer?

We loved Mark’s portfolio of photos. Amazing work and a decent price too!