Alfred & Co Photography at Rudding Park (31)
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We’re all about the elegant styling and simple venue and table decor today on the English Wedding Blog! This is a beautiful wedding – I love Lisa’s dress, the flowers… and that summery sunshine at the end of the day is simply perfect! Lisa and George chose Rudding Park as their wedding venue, and Alfred and Co Photography to capture their day. Flowers are simple white roses with gorgeous foliage from Flowers by Colette in Harrogate.

Alfred & Co Photography at Rudding Park (1)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.alfredandcophotography.co.uk

We were recommended Kirsty by a friend, who used her the year before. After looking through their pictures, our mind was made up that we would like Kirsty to shoot our wedding.

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We were very pleased with Kirsty from the very first point of contact with her. Not only is she a fantastic photographer, she also is very easy to deal with, and is very helpful with any questions or issues we had. When we saw our wedding photos for the first time we were thrilled, neither of us really like having our photo taken, but we both loved them. She captured so many natural moments, and that’s what made us delighted to have chosen her.

Glamorous English summer wedding at Eastington Park, images by John Barwood Photography (19)
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Today’s wedding is wonderfully luxurious and beautifully styled – and our bride and groom are more than gorgeous! Lisa works at a wedding venue, and her natural talent for styling a wonderfully elegant celebration totally shines through in the images of her wedding to Joe. The look is simple and sophisticated with lots of white, silver and gold with hints of dusty pink & grey green.

Glamorous English summer wedding at Eastington Park, images by John Barwood Photography (33)

Luckily I have some amazing contacts in the dressmaking business & designed my wedding dress myself! I designed an off the shoulder Mikado silk trumpet flare wedding dress with a dramatic ball gown over skirt for the ceremony & photos! My wedding dress was very simple with no lace or detailing, I wanted a very elegant look & had a train that was longer than cathedral length! I absolutely adored my dress!

Glamorous English summer wedding at Eastington Park, images by John Barwood Photography (39)

My drop diamond earrings, diamond necklace & bracelet were all from Next. My shoes; ivory pointed heels with diamond detail buckle, were from Jenny Packham – they were so comfortable!

Brympton House wedding photographer Martin Dabek (25)
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Today’s wedding is pure luxury, sheer joy and absolute beauty. Stunning bride Fern married her gorgeous groom James at Sherborne Abbey and celebrated with a beautiful reception at Brympton House in Somerset. Their day is captured by our friend and sponsor, Brympton House Wedding Photographer Martin Dabek, who is based in Somerset.

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I tried on over 100 dresses and found it particularly hard to narrow the selection of styles down as I liked too many. My mum and I visited the Caroline Castigliano store in Knightsbridge and the sales assistant picked a gown I wouldn’t have chosen and the second I walked out in it, my mother had a tear to her eye. We then managed to accessorize it with the different trains, veils and belts to create the look for day and evening I was envisaging. The dress was also made to measure which was brilliant as it ensured it fitted like a glove on the day.

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Gorgeous Scottish wedding ideas from London's Caledonian Club, with Ben Pipe Photography (8)
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Today’s wedding is one of those stunning celebrations which mixes traditional elegance with contemporary flavour. Laura’s dress is divine – both bride and groom are gorgeous and the little details of their day, especially the Scottish touches, make it something really special. The venue is the Caledonian Club, and the photographer is lovely Ben Pipe Photography.

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Our florist was Lalage Barran Flowers. Lalage was introduced to me by St Columba’s Church where we were married. I knew that I wanted lots of flowers and had a good idea of colours, but I know nothing about the types of flowers themselves so Lalage was excellent at guiding me. After a few meetings, she was able to create exactly what I had hoped for. Lalage also made a mock-up of my bouquet for me a few weeks before the wedding day which really helped to reassure me that it would look as I expected on the day.

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Wedding of the century? Keye and James at Chapeldown with Steven Rooney Photography (17)
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I guess if we could all describe our perfect wedding it would be something like this: fun, relaxed, gorgeously styled, games, drinks, full of personality, laughter, love, unique. Keye and James nailed all of those – and then some. They added circus and carnival, wow factor, fizz and flames. The opulent floral displays are breathtaking and the styling is oh-so-pretty and perfectly on trend. Their day is spectacularly styled with beautiful summer blooms, calligraphy signage, smoke bombs, brilliant outdoor games – and our gorgeous grooms look fantastic in matching outfits with waistcoats and bowties.

Wedding of the century? Keye and James at Chapeldown with Steven Rooney Photography (4)

The list of ‘above and beyond’ styling details is just amazing. Stilt-walkers, fabulous carpets lining the walkways between tents, a harpist, an owl ring-bearer, personalised plastic sunglasses in a rainbow of colours (and glorious sunshine to go with!)… but you’ll see from the pictures how incredible a day this was!

Wedding of the century? Keye and James at Chapeldown with Steven Rooney Photography (15)

Florals by Foxy Buds for a beautiful English wedding near Bath, image credit Simon Biffen Photography (5)
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Today’s featured wedding was a classic white wedding with the most beautiful church arch. A very relaxed elegant feel with lots of involvement from the family – and the prettiest florals you can imagine. I just love the archway covered in flowers and foliage by lovely Caroline, owner of Foxy Buds Floral Design – it makes the prettiest backdrop for photos and has a traditional feel to it which I think is wonderful.

Florals by Foxy Buds for a beautiful English wedding near Bath, image credit Simon Biffen Photography (11)

The brief I gave my florist (Caroline at Foxy Buds) was “White with greenery presented in a natural/wild style.” And Foxy Buds completely delivered. I was really nervous before the big day because I had completely overdosed on Pintrest and Instagram and so I thought it would be impossible to bring that picture in my head to life. That nervousness was a complete waste of time – Caroline’s flowers were more beautiful that anything I had seen elsewhere. James and I constantly referred to the word “relaxed” when talking about what we wanted from our big day and that’s exactly the same feel I wanted (and got) from the flowers.

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I love Rachael & Darren’s wedding – the dress code of black tie for all the guys makes it super gorgeous and I adore the venue – such a perfect fit with the elegant styling of the day! Our stunning bride and handsome groom styled the venue with lush creamy white hydrangeas and roses, candles, sequined table runners and mirrors.

Black tie glamour and plenty of sparkle for a Rockbeare Manor wedding. Image credit Memories & Milestones (7)

The overall look is fabulously done: it’s elegant and timeless, and the black tie dress code makes it look so chic and decadent – reminiscent of 1920s old Hollywood style! Colour accents are kept really simple with gold and blush styling touches perfectly complementing the glamorous look of the beautiful bride and groom.

Black tie glamour and plenty of sparkle for a Rockbeare Manor wedding. Image credit Memories & Milestones (18)

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://www.memoriesmilestones.co.uk

We met Jen and Mel at our friend’s wedding at Christmas 2015, we were blown away by their professionalism, friendly personalities and we loved how our friend’s photographs looked. By chance I was at a wedding fair with my mum in the January and Memories and Milestones has a stall, they remembered me from the wedding and had our date available, we booked on the spot.

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Beautiul styling ideas and luxe marquee florals, image credit Suzy Mitchell Photography (15)

If you love summer flowers and dream of an opulent, gloriously fragrant summer bouquet – then today’s wedding is going to blow your mind! The flowers are exquisite – and then some. Beautiful bride Hannah is breathtaking in full lace sleeves and a glorious Caroline Castigliano gown while her rather gorgeous groom Will is every bit the country gentleman.

Beautiul styling ideas and luxe marquee florals, image credit Suzy Mitchell Photography (13)

Their marquee wedding has the loveliest styling ideas with hanging floral decoration, huge centrepieces full of colour and even blossom trees to create the country garden look. The table plan is my fave with prettily folded cards set amongst yet more florals catching prettily in the breeze.

Beautiul styling ideas and luxe marquee florals, image credit Suzy Mitchell Photography (19)

All of the flowers were styled by lovely Susie Hart of Hart Company, who brought together peonies, hydrangeas, roses and cornflowers to create the pretty bouquets for Hannah and her bridesmaids. Hydrangeas were key in the hanging chandeliers, which incorporated foliage and tender ferns for a looser shape and wonderful texture.

Beautiul styling ideas and luxe marquee florals, image credit Suzy Mitchell Photography (8)

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Gorgeous country wedding styling in Lancashire, images by Rachel Joyce Photography (8)

Green fields, fairy lights and delicate flowers in her hair… Becky and Rob’s wedding is all kinds of beautiful. Acres of countryside borrowed from Becky’s godfather meant they had the perfect location for a relaxed country celebration, and it looks divine. And oh, that dress….

Gorgeous country wedding styling in Lancashire, images by Rachel Joyce Photography (15)

Images by lovely Directory member Rachel Joyce Photography (Lancashire) ~

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Rachel was assisted on the day by the very lovely Emma B Photography

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Dress: Astral Sundholm
Bridesmaids dresses: Dorothy Perkins
Flowers from the Heart
Twelve Management
The Hipsters
Louise Hall

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I’ve known Fiona through the English Wedding Blog for years. She’s an absolute gem of the wedding world – a super talented photographer and one of those genuinely lovely people whose emails can brighten up an entire week. So when Fiona sent me images of her and David’s very own wedding, I instantly knew I had to share it with all of you – and oh my, it’s just so beautiful!

Fabulous inspo for a 1920s vintage wedding at Broughton Hall on the English Wedding Blog (4)

“I loved our wedding, perhaps most of all because we had such a beautiful ceremony. I had a lovely friend who is a priest perform the ceremony, and we got married in a gorgeous private Catholic chapel owned by the Tempest family for ten centuries. While I was saying my vows I looked up at my husband (who is very tall) and noticed the ceiling, which was covered with blue and gold stars. It felt almost as if we were saying our vows under heaven! We also had a blessing for my son, Leo.”

Fabulous inspo for a 1920s vintage wedding at Broughton Hall on the English Wedding Blog (23)

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I thought we’d end the bank holiday weekend with something insanely beautiful. One peek at today’s wedding and you will be hooked!! (Oh – I have to quickly remind all of you lovely wedding suppliers that today is the last day to join the English Wedding Directory for just £30 – click here to find out how!) And now for our incredible wedding… bride Esha is stunning!!! I adore both of her wedding dresses (the red evening dress is a knockout!), her hair and beautiful henna and the bouquet is breathtaking! – and Rehan’s whole look is wonderful (the detailing and embroidery on his jacket is fabulous. More grooms should look this good!!) It’s a fantastic day with amazing details – there is so much here to inspire you, I just can’t stop looking through all of the beautiful pictures.

Stunning, vibrant wedding ideas from Sezincote House in Gloucestershire with Luke Hayden Photography (11)
“When it came to planning the wedding, I spent a lot of time Googling suppliers and getting inspiration from Pinterest. I had a clear vision of what I wanted and so set about creating boards which helped me to visualise and share the look with suppliers. I have lots of creatives in my family, and so I pulled them in to help make personalised decorations with the theme in mind. I cannot thank them enough for their help!

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This weekend has me full of thoughts of spring, newness, life and nature – I’m kind of a closet pagan and so Ostara is my thing at this time of year. I’d love to wish you all a happy weekend of reflection, family, chocolate and flowers! Oh, and if you have a wedding business don’t forget you have today and tomorrow to sign up to be a member of the English Wedding Directory for just £30 this weekend!

But first… today’s beautiful bride Charlotte and Adam were married at the beautiful local church in Burleydam, Whitchurch and then had a stunning marquee reception. I love all the gold styling, and their tablescapes are unreal… plus, Charlotte’s bouquet is unique and so, so pretty.

Gold styling accents and a fabulously tumbling green bouquet - Charlotte Giddings Photography (23)