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Hey there beautiful! I have a gorgeous wedding to share with you today – Leanne & Charlie’s day is elegant and sophisticated, full of contemporary styling touches and with so much love and laughter you can almost taste the atmosphere. It’s a stunner – and captured brilliantly by our lovely friends, UK and destination wedding photographers MIKI Studios. Leanne is incredible in a Halfpenny dress, while Charlie looks amazing in a tailor made suit by John Lancaster at VSmono. I’m thrilled to be able to share Leanne & Charlie’s wedding video as well as their photos with you today – it’s also by MIKI Studios, who get a glowing review from the VERY happy couple!

Leanne & Charlie's beautiful and eclectic Babington House wedding, with MIKI Studios (15)

Wedding photographer’s website:

We had London wedding photographer MIKI Studios

How did you choose your photographer?

We met Mick and Ash at our of our friend’s weddings the year before and totally fell in love with their work. It was so different, quirky and captured the essence of the day. We were pretty set of what we wanted for our big day and knew they could deliver.

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As we head into the weekend I have one more breathtakingly beautiful wedding to share with you. Gorgeous couple Maureen & Liam tied the knot at Thornbury Castle in an elegant, sophisticated and joyful celebration with their closest family and friends.

This is such a fabulous wedding, with some truly special personal touches and brilliant recommendations for exceptional wedding suppliers. All images are by super talented Thornbury Castle Wedding Photographer Martin Dabek, one of our favourite contributors and members of the blog. Martin gets a glowing review from the happy couple, which was heartwarming to read. Huge thanks (and happy anniversary, if a day or so late!) to lovely Maureen and Liam. Have a fabulous weekend, everyone!

Maureen & Liam's graceful and classic Thornbury Castle wedding, with Martin Dabek Photography (21)

Wedding photographer’s website

https://martindabek.com/

How did you choose your photographer?

We reviewed a number of photographers, but it came down to the connection we felt with Martin. Speaking with him felt like speaking with a friend, and it was clear that he shared our understanding that the candid moments between friends and loved ones were the most meaningful usually. He also had a gorgeous catalogue of work that had us feeling intrigued and eager to work with him.

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Happy Friday, lovelies! I hope you’re doing ok, surviving the gloomy weather and looking forward to the weekend. Today we’re sharing a stunning wedding with incredible warm sunlight, sophisticated summer vibes and the most gorgeous couple. Gemma and Rich’s day features Gatsby-esque styling throughout with copper and hexagonal accents. There’s sparkle throughout, from beautiful bride Gemma’s dress to the gorgeous bridesmaids and gold leaf accents on the cake, while the boys look dapper in sharp tuxes… until that last photo of the night, with the unicorn. 😉 It’s all captured beautifully by lovely Esme Robinson Photography.

I know you’ll love this as much as I do. Enjoy!

 

Gemma & Rich's classic, timeless Barton Hall wedding, with Esme Robinson Photography (10)

How did you choose your photographer?

Esmé our photographer was recommended to us by quite a few close friends so we knew we had to choose her!

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I’m over the moon to be sharing this stunning wedding with you today. Chantel is just gorgeous; Andrew is as handsome as can be… and when these two are together their love just shines!! I adore Chantel’s dress (and the nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat story behind it), the elegant and modern styling and the joy that runs through this beautiful day. Huge thanks to lovely Carla Thomas Photography, whose images are absolute perfection. She gets a fantastic review from our happy couple – and a glowing recommendation from me too! I hope you love today’s wedding as much as I do.

With love,

Chantel & Andrew's chic, modern and timeless wedding at Devonshire Terrace, with Carla Thomas Photography (29)

Wedding photographer’s website

Carlathomasphoto.com

How did you choose your photographer?

I met Carla at the Excel Wedding show where I was able to go through her portfolios and get a sense of her company and how she worked in general. Her work looked amazing and she made me feel at ease straight away which was a big thing for me and the deciding factor. I then went home and discussed this with Andrew who was able to get a sense of Carla’s work through the booklets and literature she had given me and he also was in agreement that her work looked great.

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What better on a blustery Monday morning than a riot of glorious colour and a beautiful wedding to share? Today we’re joining gorgeous couple Kiran and Ross who were married at Stoneleigh Abbey in Warwickshire, and who chose lovely Hannah K Photography to capture their day. Kiran’s red lengha is just stunning: beautifully embroidered and made for dancing! We love how she teamed it with two dupattas: one with stunning gold trim for the daytime, switching up to a tartan version to match Ross’s tartan for the evening do! Lovelies, I hope this stunner of a wedding brightens your day.

With love,

Kiran and Ross's Scottish Indian abbey wedding, with Hannah K Photography (24)

Wedding photographer’s website

https://hannahkphotography.co.uk

How did you choose your photographer?

We did lots of online research and instagram digging! Having shortlisted 5 we telephoned each and we got the best vibe from Hannah! She made us feel so relaxed and comfortable…great as we were a little apprehensive about being in the spotlight and having so many eyes (and lenses!) on us.

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Hey lovelies! I have an outstanding wedding for you today – this beauty caught my eye for the fabulous designer stationery, created by the bride and groom! It’s chic, elegant, minimal and utterly beautiful for it, as are our gorgeous newlyweds. Honestly, these two have my heart! Stunning bride Anna looks amazing in a Mikaella dress from Brides of Berkhamstead (who get a glowing review for everything they do!) and Kevin looks ever so handsome in a fabulous quality grey suit with pocket square. I absolutely love the images by lovely Katrina Matthews Photography, which capture the joy and ambience of the day beautifully.

With love,

Anna & Kevin's chic modern wedding at Hyde House, with Katrina Matthews Photography (19)

Wedding photographer’s website

https://katrinamatthewsphotography.co.uk

How did you choose your photographer?

I know Katrina from school, and once we’d seen her work it was the easiest decision to make! We’re so pleased we could support the business of someone I’ve known for so long.

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I thought I was anti-racist. Now I know nothing I’ve thought, said or done has ever been enough. I’ve acted irresponsibly as a wedding blogger and publisher, and from today I want to change everything. I sent this blog post as an email to our wedding supplier contacts and I’ve had 10 replies to date… so I’m reaching out to all of our readers because I need your help to make this happen!

All images by our lovely member Fiona Kelly Photography; design and styling by the fabulous Ave Creations. (full supplier credits below)

I want to create something positive and permanent to support black brides and grooms, and black-owned wedding businesses in the UK. I’ve been reading, listening and learning to some of the amazing voices out there – Chenai at By Chenai, our lovely friend Cynthia at Oui Madam Bridal and Carla Thomas on the Via Airmail podcast, who led me to Nova Reid’s Tedx Talk.

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We’re not doing this Monday by halves, lovelies! We’re jumping right in to the week on English Wedding with a breathtaking, boho festival wedding which has everything. Gorgeous Victoria & Matthew’s day is brilliantly personal – the styling is done to perfection and its 100% uniquely THEM. The ceremony sounds amazing, with Aunty Jo (who told childhood stories and ended up with her own chant) in the role of celebrant.

Victoria & Matthew's beautiful festival wedding in Cambridge, with Thyme Lane Photography (33)

Victoria’s incredible tasseled wedding dress is Woodrose by Willowby, from the highly recommended Heritage Brides. Matthew’s suit is from Master Debonair, discovered at A Most Curious Wedding Fair in London. Their day is captured beautifully (and with a wonderful focus on the entire ambiance of the day) by lovely Noemi at Thyme Lane Photography. I hope – actually I know – you will adore this.

With love,

Victoria & Matthew's beautiful festival wedding in Cambridge, with Thyme Lane Photography (18)

Wedding photographer’s website

https://thymelanephotography.co.uk

How did you choose your photographer?

When we went to look at our venue, the owner showed us some pictures of a shoot that they’d just staged there the previous weekend. After seeing those photographs, there was no one else that we wanted for the job!

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This weekend sees the longest day of the summer – and I’ve been so excited to share this glorious June wedding with you lovely lot. Gorgeous couple Harriet & Harri were wed in North Shropshire, a very special place to them both, and chose our lovely friend Warren at Howell Jones Photography to capture their day.

The beautiful summer wedding of Harri & Harri! With Howell Jones Photography (17)

Harriet is stunning in a unique and beautiful Tara Lauren gown From Heart Aflutter Bridal Boutique in East London, while Harri’s made to measure light wool suit is from Mr Start in Hackney, East London. Teamed with a favourite liberty print tie by a maker on Etsy and a simple rosemary + rose buttonhole, he looks fab! Harri’s flower crown completes the country wedding look beautifully.

The beautiful summer wedding of Harri & Harri! With Howell Jones Photography (30)

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Good morning lovelies! Have you had thunderstorms? We’re still waiting up here on the coast but I hear it’s been quite exciting in some parts of the country overnight… do send it my way, won’t you? I love lightning!

Today’s wedding is beautiful, and intimate – with only closest friends and family attending, and a wonderfully relaxed vibe. Guests were seated on armchairs for the ceremony, and the vibe was beautifully boho with a flavour of spring. I’ve been wondering if smaller weddings are set to become more popular in years to come… and Chloe and Michael’s day couldn’t be a more perfect example of an intimate wedding.

Chloe & Michael's beautiful Maison Talbooth wedding, with Grace Elizabeth (25)

The bride is absolutely stunning in a San Patrick gown, with a full lace back. I adore her boho look and the flowers in her hair… isn’t she beautiful?

With love,

Wedding photographer’s website

https://www.photographybygrace.co.uk/

How did you choose your photographer?

I found Grace through recommendation, of both another photographer and one of Michael’s work colleagues who had their wedding photographed by her.
Once we’d had a browse through her website and spoken to her we knew she was the right photographer for us!

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Welcome to Monday everyone! How was your weekend? I hope you’re staying safe and well with everything that’s going on in the world right now. As ever, I want English Wedding to be a beautiful distraction, an escape from the day-to-day and a little reminder that normal life – and love, and weddings! will resume in time. Today’s is Billy & Bessie, whose outdoor wedding at The Swan Hotel in Bibury sings of summer days and love and laughter. The bride and groom are gorgeous, the day is moments of love and magic, and the setting is insanely beautiful – the word “quintessentially” was invented for this place! Bessie told us overall the day was just perfect – “the best day of my life!!!” and for me today scrolling through Sam Bennett Photography‘s gorgeous images of their day has been an absolute joy.

With love,

Wedding Photographer’s website

https://www.sambennettphotography.co.uk

How did you choose your photographer?

Sam did my sister’s wedding and I thought the pictures and film were amazing, so we didn’t want to have anyone else!

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Morning lovely! Today we have a family-oriented wedding which is as beautifully styled as can be. Gorgeous bride Laura married her love Billy at the Saddleworth Hotel, Oldham. They involved their twins in the day, with daughter Eva reading a poem for the ceremony and bringing a tear to everyone’s eye – the family pictures are some of my absolute favourites. Styling touches are kept simple and elegant in white with foliage detail, and the stunning photography is by Jo Bradbury.

With love,

Classic and timeless styling for Laura & Billy's beautiful summer wedding, with Jo Bradbury Photography (24)

Wedding photographer’s website

http://www.jobradbury.co.uk

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

I loved the photographs from Jo, there was lots of natural spontaneous moments that Jo captured. From start to finish Jo was brilliant on the day and took all the pressure off Billy and I, I loved the woodland shots.