Good morning! A special hello to everyone who’s popped back (although not literally popped, because I was careful with you) after reading yesterday’s oh-so-tempting blog post about Bev and Nath’s Walcot Hall wedding! Today as promised I can share all the fabulous details of their day as well as some wonderfully spontaneous, romantic, beautiful moments from the wedding reception.

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Bev told me the DIY was hard work but it meant they had the most personalised wedding. She said there was nothing they would have changed. Nath spent many a weekend stamping quotes from films and songs on cards that were placed around the venue, and this loveliest of couples took the time to write a small personal message on the back of each person’s place setting tag – it’s one of the lovely touches that prove to me that details on a wedding day can mean so much to people. The trick is to find a balance – and Bev and Nath did it perfectly!


Hello there! What do I have for you this morning… let’s see. A romantic, DIY-filled, inspiring wedding with hydrangeas, home baking, wildflowers… but I am only going to show you half of Bev and Nath’s incredible Walcot Hall wedding, because there’s far too much for one day. I don’t want any of you lovely blog readers to pop, after all. Or me!

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So today I’m going to share some beautiful things with you, and then tomorrow I’m going to share even more. We’re talking hydrangea bouquets in a rainbow of colours, a gorgeous UK bride and groom, a quirky dream wedding venue, a cathedral length veil and a wedding dress by Romantica of Devon. Bev and Nath’s wedding also features individual bridesmaid styles, tons of ideas for reception decor (coming up tomorrow!) and the most sublimely romantic wedding photography…

Photographer Emma B says she was “in wedding heaven” with Bev and Nath at Walcot Hall – and I can really see why this gorgeous day made such an impression.  I know you’ll love it too. Remember to come back tomorrow for more!


As Tom’s voice breaks at the very end of this moving, magical and emotional wedding film, you’ll cry. I did. And then the second time I watched it I cried again. This is love as the most pure and all-encompassing emotion two people can feel. Enjoy the beautiful wedding film by Allora Visuals.

Matt & Tom | Wedding Weekend from Allora Visuals on Vimeo.

Matt and Tom were married at The Grove in Hertfordshire. The wedding film includes special moments from their wedding weekend, from heartfelt words during their marriage ceremony through to magical lighting, exquisite details (the wedding cake is out of this world!) to the most in love and romantic couple you could imagine.

Your heart will melt a little bit. But this romantic wedding film will stay in your heart for the rest of the day and keep you smiling. It’s just so beautiful!

Photography | Eliza Claire – blog post: Tom and Matt get married

Wedding Coordinator | Laura Tickle

Venue – The Grove Resort and Spa Hertfordshire


I wish I could stand here in front of you and introduce Emma and Paul’s wedding with a showmaster’s flourish. They deserve your full attention – and the images (by Shutterleaf Photography) of their Cumbria wedding day are more than amazing as well.

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I honestly don’t know where to begin – the sunlight flooding through the windows of Broadoaks Country House Hotel near Coniston will take your breath away. Emma’s red wedding dress from Coast is simply stunning (I knew I recognised it… it got a mention at the end of this blog post from February where I claimed this dress as Mine! Revisiting this blog post made me smile).

But more than anything else, Paul and Emma’s wedding report will stir the romance in every single one of you. It did for me: a couple so much in love they spent their day holding back happy tears, whose advice for you all is to:


Mark and Jag were married in the town where I was born – in the hotel where I used to stay, as a little girl, with my family every Christmas time. I have very fond memories of The Old Hall Hotel in Buxton, and to see it pop into my inbox this week was pretty amazing.

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Even more special is the wedding I have to share with you today. Mark and Jag chose to have an intimate celebration of their love with their closest family and friends. As today’s beautiful bride Jag says, this is…

“A wonderful, small wedding full of memories shared with people who meant the most to the bride and groom (parents, grandparents, siblings, best mates and that’s it). I wouldn’t have changed anything.”

It really is perfect. I must say a huge thank you to the lovely Lucy from Lucy West Images for sharing her photographs of Jag and Mark’s wedding in Buxton. It’s all about the love – a very special wedding day I’ve been looking forward to showing you!
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I love the couples whose weddings I can share on this blog, I truly do! Richard and Katey are fantastic – both absolutely gorgeous and the loveliest people. Here’s proof for you – when I asked for wedding day advice Richard and Katey suggested this little gem:

“The day should be about the marriage, not just the fuss afterwards, remember why you are making the commitment to begin with and embrace it.”

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A beautiful sentiment from a lovely couple – and one I’d reiterate with every blog post if I thought for a second you didn’t know it already! But of course, this being a wedding blog there are as many gorgeous details as there are magical moments. Katey wears Jenny Packham, Richard looks amazing in Duchamp. Their vintage broadway wedding theme included the most amazing tickets as escort cards and – oh, yes – a red Cadillac to take Katey to church.


Oh, don’t worry – there’s more to today’s English Wedding Blog post than a first dance photo… but this one had to come first: how captivating and romantic a moment and an image is this?! You’re going to love this Durham Castle Wedding, I promise!

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With every wedding I blog, I ask the couple to share their favourite moments from the day. Their responses are what sets each wedding apart. Jenn’s reply stopped me in my tracks:

“Sitting at the top table with my new husband, looking around at all the people who mean most to us & feeling full up with love.”

This is what weddings are all about. Not the details, not the planning, not the dress or the readings or even the ring. The love. I hope you’ll enjoy today’s blog post for what it’s truly about: volumes of love which sing higher than anything else you’ll see today.

With photographs by Holden & Jones, and a fantastic wedding report by gorgeous couple Chrissy and Jenn. Enjoy! (I know you will!)
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This doesn’t happen too often – such a beautiful wedding comes in that I feel compelled to share 100 images with all of you wonderful blog readers. But as you may have read in part one yesterday, I begged photographer Sam Clayton to share it with all of you – and I couldn’t be happier to have so many amazing pictures and ideas to share!

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So this second feature of Laura and Jamie’s DIY wedding starts where we left off yesterday morning, with Jamie waiting as Laura walks down the aisle – I love the anticipation of this part of the day, and the romance as eyes meet… and today’s blog feature only gets better and better as we scroll through all the beautiful wedding pictures.

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You’ll love the rustic DIY table centrepieces, the children’s wedding favours (so cute!), the charm of Gate Street Barn wedding venue. I want you to smile at the enchantment of the sparkling candelabras, be inspired by the fabric printed table plan which Laura made, and resolve to make your own newspaper confetti cones… but most of all – just feel the love.


He proposed when Spain won the world cup… with a ring he’d bought in Santorini and snuck home without her seeing. They danced to Romeo & Juliet. She is the most glowingly beautiful bride I’ve ever seen, and the romance here sparkles like static electricity from the screen.

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Laura and Jamie were married at Gate Street Barn in May. Their wedding style was old English shabby chic. The lovely Sam Clayton was their wedding photographer, and she did the most amazing job. I saw this wedding on facebook and – well, let’s not be shy about this: I begged Sam for the images to show you on English Wedding Blog. She said we could have them… It made my week!

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Sam sent quite a lot of beautiful pictures from Laura and Jamie’s big day for me to share. There are so many incredible moments, fabulous details and stunning images I’m sharing this wedding over two days. I couldn’t share any fewer than 100 (and spookily whittled it down to exactly this number!) Today I’ll show you ‘before the wedding’ – Laura’s Jesus Peiro wedding dress, Hetty Rose bespoke shoes, that wedding ring smuggled over from Santorini… this is all so exquisitely beautiful. Enjoy. x


If life was a rainbow… I think Rebecca and Matt’s wedding would be the pot of gold at the end. I love this wedding for the bright and wonderfully happy colours, the beautiful bride and groom and the atmosphere of celebration and love in every picture.

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There’s an unusual story to introduce this real wedding with – Matt had discovered wedding photographer Jonny Draper at Rebecca’s brother’s wedding last year, and the whole thing began with a phone call even before the proposal… Jonny himself picks up the story:

“What a wedding. It was just perfect. The amazing weather smack bang in the middle of a run of rain, thunder, fire and brimstone (it felt like it a few times!) and the most perfect couple. Bex and Matt.

I’ve known Bex & Matt for a couple of years now. Last year I photographed Bex’s brother’s wedding – Ben & Jordana. Bex was one of Jordy’s gorgeous bridesmaids. I also photographed Catherine & Richard’s wedding last year. Bex was one of Catherine’s gorgeous bridesmaids. Matt was starting to feel the pressure…!!!


Oh my… if this isn’t the perfect English Wedding then I’ll eat my top hat… I spotted Vicky and Chris’s wedding at St Audries Park on facebook on Monday (check out Somerset wedding photographer Simon Biffen’s facebook page).

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Photo credit Simon Biffen Photography



Read more… Vicky and Chris’s wedding at St Audries Park

I emailed Simon immediately to ask permission to share it with all of you… and then realised he’d already emailed me and offered. Lovely guy. And that’ll teach me to play on facebook before I’ve checked my emails, won’t it…

But do go and read all about Vicky and Chris’s wedding. It’s beautiful – there’s everything from one of our very best wedding venues through to croquet and a lovely bulldog in the best man’s speech, a stunning bride, beautiful dress, delicious sunshine and an orangery wedding – quintessentially English. Beautiful, and recommended reading!




Linzi and Freddie’s Isle of Wight wedding is a dream – an English country garden-inspired day, with elegant details and beautiful flowers, table stationery and accessories. Bride Linzi is stunning and graceful in her wedding dress with delicate lace sleeves – just the photos of Linzi and Freddie’s hands together are so romantic – I love it.

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They make a wonderful couple and this wedding is a real inspiration. When Linzi got in touch to share her day with us all I couldn’t resist – and I’m delighted to be able to share Linzi and Freddie’s wedding story with you today. Linzi has written an amazing wedding report for us all with details of everything from her wedding signs to the surprise flash mob!!… and the images of the wedding are by Mandy Meadows.


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Linzi and Freddie’s beautiful Isle of Wight wedding

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