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Weddings aren’t just for women. The wedding industry often ignores grooms – focusing every publication and brand on all things pink, pretty and romantic. But there are two halves to every wedding, and I think it’s a fairly safe bet that over half of the humans getting married wouldn’t choose pale blush and ivory as the most important aspects of their day.

Think about it.

So I love seeing weddings where real life stands at the forefront. Moments, smiles, emotions, interactions between all the human beings who are there. Being a blogger means I know a lot of photographers: most folks I follow on instagram happen to be wedding photographers. And I get to see their other work: the real life things they capture* and my favourite of all, their street photography. And when this style creeps into a wedding it is one of the best things EVER.

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Welcome to the weekend! And OMG – to June! And roll on summertime… I can’t wait for lazy sunny evenings and beach sunsets 🙂 Today I have a stunning late summer wedding to share with you. Gorgeous couple Rachel and Ben had a very relaxed, informal, vintage-inspired day with a party vibe for the evening party. The wedding breakfast was loosely based on Alice in Wonderland, complete with mismatched crockery and vintage cake stands with styling touches in dusky pinks and mauve.

Rachel’s dress is stunning – the perfect princess style and it suits her perfectly! She told me she tried on 8 dresses before falling in love with this Essense of Australia gown from Ava Rose Hamilton. The guys – including Ben and their 7 year old son – wore lovely 3 piece Marc Darcy suits. Ben’s tie and pocket square were champagne coloured to match Rachel’s dress.

Rachel & Ben's beautiful Iscoyd Park wedding with Anna Beth Photography (6)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://annabeth.photos

Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (36)
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Emma & Matt’s wedding was a beautiful and elegant one held at the Georgian House, Shilstone. The look is elegant and graceful, with pretty pink and white florals. I love the subtle autumnal twist to the flowers – they’re full of texture and look wonderfully natural with a mix of gorgeous greenery, blousy blooms and delicate smaller flowerheads.

Emma’s stunning dress is tightly fitted with a beautiful lace design and a flowing veil – she looks amazing! The pics of Emma & Matt sharing some quieter moments around Shilstone House are romantic and beautiful – and there are tons of styling ideas in here for you to gather and get inspired by!

Huge thanks to lovely Emma Barrow Photography for sharing this fabulous day on English-Wedding.com. Scroll down to see all the images and a full Shilstone House wedding supplier list below!

Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (30)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (2)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (3)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (4)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (5)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (6)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (7)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (8)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (9)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (10)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (11)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (12)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (13)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (14)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (15)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (16)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (17)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (18)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (19)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (20)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (21)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (22)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (23)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (24)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (25)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (26)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (27)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (28)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (29)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (31)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (32)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (33)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (34)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (35)

Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (37)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (38)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (39)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (40)

Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (1)

Classy rustic wedding styling at Dumbleton Hall with Oobaloos Photography (37)
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Today’s wedding is everything. I love it – I love the atmosphere in the pics, the excitement (and the nerves) and the celebration and love. The styling is fabulous; it’s elegant with quirky touches. Emma and Paul are gorgeous and their day just totally ROCKS. The weather didn’t quite play ball: check out the “dramatic” October skies over Dumbleton Hall (and – spoiler alert – the rainbow, which obviously brought a few raindrops along with it!)

Classy rustic wedding styling at Dumbleton Hall with Oobaloos Photography (1)

The images by my fabulously creative and talented friend Sheryl at Oobaloos Photography are literally stunning. You’ll be wanting to grab a cuppa and snuggle down somewhere comfy to scroll all the way through this one! Enjoy.

Dumbleton Hall near Evesham is a 19th-century Cotswold stone manor house set in many acres of gardens. The picturesque lake and black swans were the icing on the cake for Emma and Paul. “It was dreamy and had so much character. Staff were so thoughtful, supportive and friendly. Our guests praised how well staffed the venue was for getting drinks and serving our wedding breakfast. Everything throughout the day went so smoothly with them.”

Eleni and Shane's stunning Dulwich Village wedding, images by Emily Black Photography (35)
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Forgive me, lovelies, because today’s wedding has more images than I normally post… it’s just that there are so many little stories in today’s gorgeous celebration, and the little sequences of images tell them so beautifully! (Watch out for my fave – when Shane sees Eleni in her second dress his jaw literally drops!) So welcome to the wedding of gorgeous couple Eleni & Shane, who wed in October at Belair House in Dulwich Village, London. Their photographer was our lovely friend and English Wedding sponsor, London wedding photographer Emily Black.

Eleni and Shane's stunning Dulwich Village wedding, images by Emily Black Photography (40)

“I was quite relaxed about my dress – I bought it online in the sale at BHLDN.com, and had it shipped from America. I knew I wanted an ankle length dress, and when I saw “my” dress, I fell in love – I also knew I wanted to have some amazing shoes. I was also lucky enough to be gifted a Needle & Thread wedding dress from a friend, which I had altered to be ankle length also and wore that after dinner for dancing the night away.

Farm wedding in Dorset full of DIY styling ideas, images by Dorset wedding photographer Robin Goodlad Photography (11)
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How is your week going? Do you have sunshine? It’s been beautiful here… I think spring is my favourite season of all when it’s like this! I could almost be on my laptop in the garden right now!

We’ve had a week of beautiful weddings and features, and today’s is a real favourite: the relaxed and elegant styling is fabulous; Lucy & James are gorgeous and their day looks so much fun. It’s all beautifully captured by our friend and outstanding Dorset wedding photographer Robin Goodlad Photography.

Farm wedding in Dorset full of DIY styling ideas, images by Dorset wedding photographer Robin Goodlad Photography (31)

Lucy’s Alice Temperley gown takes my breath away. The delicate embroidery and soft, swishing fabric of that fabulous skirt make this a true dream dress!

Having a boho / rustic wedding can still involve lots of styling and creative projects, and I fell head over heels for all the foliage in Lucy & James’s marquee – they made hazel frames running along all the tables and hung hops and other foliage from it – it looks fabulous. Even the bar is covered in hops! I love it!

Eversholt Hall wedding with feminine floral styling, image credit Matthew Bishop Photography (24)
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Hey lovely! How’s your weekend going so far? I’m so excited to be sharing such a pretty celebration with you today – beautiful Sophie and gorgeous hubby Stephen were married at Eversholt Hall in October and chose a dream team of East of England wedding suppliers for their wedding day including Matt Bishop Photography and lovely Lorraine from Wild Orchid Floral Design. The look is wonderfully romantic and the images are light and fresh and oh-so-beautiful.

Eversholt Hall wedding with feminine floral styling, image credit Matthew Bishop Photography (1)

Our florist was Wild Orchid, based in Leighton Buzzard. Lorraine was amazing and created some stunning displays. The flowers were full of blush, ivory and amnesia roses, which matched perfectly with my bridesmaid dresses.

Eversholt Hall wedding with feminine floral styling, image credit Matthew Bishop Photography (5)

My bouquet was stunning, Lorraine created an antique styled bridal bouquet filled with amnesia, mini rose (mimi eden), large headed David Austin roses and sweet avalanche and soft foliage of eucalyptus.
We had tall, gold hollow stands for the centre piece tables, which were full with the flowers that were in my bouquet and included trailing ivy and eucalyptus. The top table had a stunning end to end floral runner, filled with all the bridal flowers throughout as well as all foliage and hidden tealight holders to be super romantic. One of my favourite displays were the floral hoops that were hanging on the wall behind the top table, this made a great backdrop.

Colchester wedding with a fabulous summer bouquet, image credit Grace Elizabeth (4)
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This week has just flown by! I hope you’ve had a lovely one and are all ready for the weekend. Before we kick off our work gear I have one more wedding to share with you (and watch out for some fabulous advice features over the weekend too!). Today we join gorgeous couple Sarah & Alex for their Essex wedding at St Osyth church with a reception in Alex’s grandmother’s back garden! The bouquet by Miss Fleur Floral Design will make you fall-over-swoon and the images are just soooo beautiful! They’re by our lovely friend and English Wedding member Grace Elizabeth, who is based in Colchester.

Colchester wedding with a fabulous summer bouquet, image credit Grace Elizabeth (10)

The blue stone from Alex’s grandmother’s ring which you’ll see in the photos was actually the centrepiece for Sarah’s second engagement ring, so it’s become something of a family heirloom – not to mention totally stunning too! Theirs was a beautiful, small wedding, and in no way a big affair.

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.photographybygrace.co.uk

Facebook: @GraceElizabethPhotography

Colchester wedding with a fabulous summer bouquet, image credit Grace Elizabeth (7)

Gorgeous candlelit wedding ceremony on English Wedding blog, image credit Sarah Millington Photography (26)
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Happy weekend! Thank you so much for sticking around to enjoy the English Wedding Blog this week – we’ve had a wonderful week full of weddings and style inspiration and I’m thrilled to be sharing yet another real wedding with you today, this time from Manchester city centre. Gorgeous couple Rebecca and Stephen’s October wedding day was intimate, informal and relaxed. They focused on fun, laughter and happiness – and their photos capture the atmosphere brilliantly. The styling is minimal, contemporary and beautiful, and the venue is The King Street Townhouse Hotel. Images are by lovely Sarah Millington Photography, based in Derbyshire.

Gorgeous candlelit wedding ceremony on English Wedding blog, image credit Sarah Millington Photography (7)

The beautiful King Street Townhouse Hotel is situated in the historic conservation area of Manchester city centre. The hotel oozes luxury with gorgeous suites and stunning views of the city from both the rooms and the rooftop terrace where the reception was held. The hotel manages to be both cozy and opulent, striking the perfect balance between historic and contemporary details.

Maunsel House in Somerset - see inside a real wedding with Linus Moran Photography (37)
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Hey everyone! I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend. We’ve had a brilliant couple of days visiting family and friends on the Cumbrian coast, and I’m ready for a week full of weddings, style ideas and glorious images to enjoy! We begin with gorgeous couple Melanie and Chad, who married at Maunsel House in the autumn. Lovely Somerset wedding photographer Linus Moran Photography sent this one in, and the super lovely couple have shared lots of fantastic tips and supplier recommendations with you too! Can you believe Melanie bought her flowers from a wholesaler and made her own bouquet?! Isn’t it beautiful?

Maunsel House in Somerset - see inside a real wedding with Linus Moran Photography (44)

The only decorations we wanted to do were in the pergola in the grounds of the house and even then we didn’t want to take away from the natural surroundings and the vines climbing the wooden pillars. So we just put together simple hanging glass baubles with dark green moss and led tea lights. Our place names and table names were all handmade, as well as all our flower arrangements and bouquets. My mum made a delicious Somerset apple chutney to go with our cheese tower cake, made using Bramley apples donated from her neighbour’s garden. Our flower girls’ crowns were made from bits and pieces from hobbycraft with help from my sister. We loved coming up with the ideas and designs and to have the personal touches all come together on the day made it that extra bit special.

Gorgeously elegant real wedding style at Hestercombe, photo credit Special Day Wedding Photos (37)
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Happy New Year everyone! Warmest welcomes from me if you’re new to English Wedding – oh, and huge congratulations if you’ve got a brand new sparkly thing on your finger!!! Exciting times are ahead and I’m here to inspire you through your wedding planning journey. Come & grab a cuppa and I’ll introduce you to everyone at English Wedding.This blog is for everyone – brides and grooms alike. We focus on real weddings all around the UK and share the very best ideas, advice and photography from the wedding world. I like to think English-Wedding.com is a little different – as well as the gorgeous details, the weddings we feature have a sense of humour and authenticity to them. It’s not all about spending a fortune to create an insta-worthy day: every wedding is about your personalities, your family and friends and having the most amazing party with the happy smiling faces of the folks you love.

Gorgeously elegant real wedding style at Hestercombe, photo credit Special Day Wedding Photos (28)

Galina wedding dress for an English wedding in Poole, Dorset with Beatrici Photography (20)
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Hey lovelies! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Who else dug out their favourite jumpers this weekend? I’m loving feeling all snuggly in mine today!! We have a lovely week ahead on English Wedding with some gorgeous real weddings lined up, a stunning dress feature and expert tips on floral styling for barn weddings… but first, let’s start the week with something truly beautiful. Richard and Claire married at The Italian Villa in Poole last October. Claire looks super cute in her lovely Galina Couture gown which has to be one of the most amazing dresses we’ve ever seen on the blog! WOW!! The wedding is full of smiles and gorgeous styling which I hope you’ll love as much as I do!

Claire xx

Galina wedding dress for an English wedding in Poole, Dorset with Beatrici Photography (28)

Kim Robbins of Signature Flowers https://www.signature-flowers.com put together our bouquets, button holes, a corsage for my mum and a stunning flower arch. She was great, and happily helped with our (very) last minute requests!