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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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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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Welcome to the week, my lovelies! I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend. We’re kicking off this week with an absolute stunner of a wedding: beautiful Serena & Michael’s Worcestershire wedding has the loveliest atmosphere of elegance and glamour – I just know you’ll love this. Their wedding photographer is new to English Wedding: Nicholas Rogers Photography is based in the Midlands – he gets a brilliant review from the happy couple. Other suppliers include Georgina Scott Bridal Boutique in Stourbridge, where Serena bought that fabulous Martina Liana dress, Secret Garden Wedding Services, Chandni BeautyJon Paul Menswear and Flowers of Kidderminster.

Real wedding at Chateau Impney classic glamorous style, Nicholas Rogers Photography (30)

“My mum dried flowers for a year for the confetti, our conservatory was covered for months at a time! We also bought wall paper for the paper cones to put them in. They were so beautiful, all the guests loved them. We assembled the favours ourselves, painstakingly building 150 boxes, putting macaroons in them and attaching a ribbon and a tag to each one. We made our seating plan ourselves from a huge picture frame and printed the table inserts at home.

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I can almost smell the flowers… because today we have the loveliest, summeriest wedding of all for you to enjoy. Gorgeous couple Jo and Jack married in Cheltenham on a beautiful early summer’s day. Their barn wedding celebration is just divine: the florals are so vibrant and wonderfully colourful they almost steal the show.

An elegant english barn wedding at Upcote with Hannah K Photography on English Wedding (3)

Images are by our lovely and talented friend Hannah K Photography, who is based in Warwickshire and travels around the UK to shoot beautiful weddings in her natural and romantic storytelling style. I hope you love them as much as we do! Have the most wonderful Bank Holiday everyone – I’ll hand over to Hannah to tell you more about this fabulously pretty wedding day.

An elegant english barn wedding at Upcote with Hannah K Photography on English Wedding (1)

Jo and Jack were wed in their village church in Cheltenham. It was a perfect, quiet and quaint location where only locals and a few scarce hikers would pass by. Imagine sun trickling in through the trees and birds singing, so, so lovely.

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We have been SO excited to share this beautiful May wedding with you. It’s quintessentially English with the most wonderful florals, superb styling and a fabulous venue in North Yorkshire. Bride Lizzie looks incredible in a Maggie Sottero dress with such a pretty and unusual neckline – I absolutely love it. And Rick’s bespoke suit is just superb – he looks amazing and we love his look!

A beautiful quintessentially English wedding in Helmsley with images by Lissa Alexandra Photography (15)

Images are by lovely Lissa Alexandra Photography. Lissa is based in Yorkshire and has the prettiest natural photography style, capturing beautiful moments and memories which tell the story of Lizzie and Rick’s day just perfectly.

The wedding day involved three venues: from the reception at All Saints Church in Helmsley guests walked to the Walled Garden for a drinks reception, and then travelled on a vintage bus to The Star Inn at Harome for their Michelin starred wedding breakfast and evening reception, which was in a beautiful PapaKata Sperry Tent.

A beautiful quintessentially English wedding in Helmsley with images by Lissa Alexandra Photography (32)

Sarah & Greg's magical Dorfold Hall wedding, photo credit Joasis Photography (31)
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Hey lovely! Happy Wednesday and I hope you have sunshine!! Prepare to be literally glued to your screen though, because right now I’m sharing one of the PRETTIEST weddings as we join Sarah and Greg at Dorfold Hall, with images by Joasis Photography – this is just SO beautiful! It’s wonderful to read such fabulous words about The Little Paper Shop too – they’re a glorious little stationery boutique in Nantwich, and where I’ll be teaching calligraphy workshops this September! Cheshire brides – do check it out as I would LOVE to meet you there! 

Sarah & Greg's magical Dorfold Hall wedding, photo credit Joasis Photography (10)

“I had never been one of those girls who has their wedding planned in advance, but once I started I knew what I wanted it to look and feel like. I have a creative streak, and wanted to design as much of it as possible so the invites; table placing and orders of service all used my script and drawings. Cara at The Little Paper Shop designed some loose leaf florals for me in a muted pink (to match the bridesmaids dresses that I had already bought!), which we put with rose gold and the theme grew from there. The styling of the day was all muted pinks, ivories, and delicate flowers with beautiful scents – such as roses and peonies – and with lots of texture and sage green. I loved the flowers – and in particular my bouquet – which blew me away! It was such a beautiful shape!

Light and airy, romantic images from a blogger's dream wedding at Blenheim Palace! Photo credit Julie Michaelsen Photography (29)
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Join me this morning as a virtual guest at one of England’s most breathtaking wedding venues. Blenheim Palace is an impressive world heritage site, and a masterpiece of Baroque architecture. It’s also the place where our stunningly beautiful bride & handsome groom decided to say their vows in front of their nearest and dearest.

Light and airy, romantic images from a blogger's dream wedding at Blenheim Palace! Photo credit Julie Michaelsen Photography (6)

Wearing an elegant Suzanne Neville bridal gown, Kate carried peonies, sweet peas & roses down the aisle to meet her handsome husband to be. The cherry blossom was out in full force providing the most breathtaking backdrop to an already beautiful day! Kate, the youngest of 3 sisters was supported by her siblings who were both maids of honour, and one of whom had traveled from Australia to be there for her sister.

Light and airy, romantic images from a blogger's dream wedding at Blenheim Palace! Photo credit Julie Michaelsen Photography (36)

Every element of this wedding is beautifully curated: the flowers are pure and simple, but fabulously blousy peony blooms. The cake is understated and elegant, with a touch of gold adding a luxe feel to the design. The venue is simply magnificent… and the photography divine.

Hannah and Mark's RAC Club wedding image credit Danielle Smith Photography (13)
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Hey lovely! How was your weekend? We had the laziest day yesterday after a walk in the Lakes on Saturday – it was perfect! And today I’m excited to let you know we have a ton of real weddings from around the UK to share with you this week!!!

Hannah and Mark's RAC Club wedding image credit Danielle Smith Photography (3)

First is Hannah & Mark. This gorgeous couple were married in Wimbledon and followed the ceremony with an exclusive reception for friends and family. Everything is beautiful: I especially adore Hannah’s Kenneth Winston dress, and their stunning portrait shots by lovely Danielle Smith Photography. I hope you do too!

Hannah and Mark's RAC Club wedding image credit Danielle Smith Photography (35)

From photographer Danielle Smith

“After the ceremony all the guests jumped on London buses to the RAC club in Pall Mall- which is a private members club – so pretty exclusive. And oh my goodness is it an amazing location! It’s very grand and has a beautiful terrace which they spent the drinks reception on. It was such a fun day with so much laughter and such a chilled atmosphere.

Gorgeous white and green styling for a Brympton House wedding with Martin Dabek Photography (27)
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Hey lovely! I have a treat for you today – gorgeous bride Meg and her handsome new hubby Jack celebrated their wedding at Brympton House, a stunning venue which Country Life described as the most beautiful house in England. Our friend and Somerset wedding photographer Martin Dabek knows it well: he captured Meg and Jack’s day in his fabulous style, recording the wonderful styling details, memorable moments and atmosphere of the day perfectly. And that Phillipa Lepley gown…

Gorgeous white and green styling for a Brympton House wedding with Martin Dabek Photography (51)

The venue, Brympton House, was beautiful in its own right. However, the styling team were able to add so many extra touches that bought the home to life and fit perfectly with the themes. Emily, who does the Brympton House flowers arranged all the flowers for us. She was brilliant and added extra touches, such as a personalised ribbons to the bouquets. We wanted lots of flowers and folliage, which was all a bit messy and relaxed. Everything we asked for she did wonderfully.

Gorgeous white and green styling for a Brympton House wedding with Martin Dabek Photography (33)

Beard & Mane captured this beautiful summer wedding at West Dean College, Chichester (20)
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I thought it would be lovely to end this week with a beautiful wedding full of swoonworthy styling ideas and gorgeous sunshine! So happy Sunday everyone – here are gorgeous bride and groom Fiona and Byrne, with their West Dean College (Sussex) wedding. The florals by The Floral Artisan are spectacular, the marquee styling is lush and luxurious. I hope you love it!

Beard & Mane captured this beautiful summer wedding at West Dean College, Chichester (28)

Byrne and Fiona chose wedding photographers Beard + Mane to capture their day.

It was the most glorious summer day, the venue was outstandingly beautiful (pergola and marquee), the couple were a total delight and the dancefloor was completely insane. I’m not sure anyone (especially the DJ) expected the riot he got when he played Toto’s Africa but I guess that’s what you should expect when half the guests are South African! You’ll find listening to the song and scrolling through this photos is a particularly pleasing experience…!

 

Beard & Mane captured this beautiful summer wedding at West Dean College, Chichester (3)

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Following beautifully on the heels of yesterday’s luxury wedding at Morden Hall, today I’m thrilled to be introducing a new member of the English Wedding team. Polina Perri is a wedding stationery studio whose luxe, elegant invitation designs are perfect for elegant and designer weddings in our most beautiful English stately homes and manors.

Polina Perri design studio was established in 2009. We are a visionary, conceptual, luxury brand striving to adorn your world and create the best memories of your special day. Drawing an inspiration from the world around us, we take traditional ideas and bring into existence one-of-a-kind fashionable products.

The clientele of our studio is very diverse – from celebrities to young couples on a budget – and we always welcome every new customer with genuine passion for creating their perfect wedding stationery! Furthermore, we operate not only in the UK nationwide – orders are shipped all over the world.