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Today is for any English Wedding Blog readers who haven’t considered an ordinary village hall as a reception venue. I love the idea of a wedding celebration somewhere like this – yes, it takes hours of work. But Gemma and John’s wedding will show you the transformation is more than possible…

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Gemma and John were married earlier this year in Kent. They had a church ceremony and with the help of Gemma’s mum, transformed a village hall into a fairytale wedding venue for a princess bride!

Think pink pom-poms, fairy lights, handmade table decorations, wishing trees… it’s gorgeous. No apologies for this fabulously pink, beautiful dream of an English Wedding. The photography is by lovely James Heffernan at funkypixel; the wedding report is by the beautiful bride Gemma.

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Gemma and John’s English wedding in Kent

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The bride and groom: Gemma and John Meades

Who proposed, and how? John proposed on a family holiday in Menorca 2011, on stage in front of a room full of people! He got down on one knee and pulled out a beautiful ring and of course I said yes!

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Hope you’re having a lovely day everyone! I thought I’d brighten all of our days with this fantastic Notley Abbey wedding film by the lovely Deneemotion. Beautiful bride Sarah has also shared her wedding story with you below. Smiles all round 🙂

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The bride and groom: Sarah-Jane Hancock (now Murphy) and Conor Murphy

Who proposed, and how? On our two year anniversary Conor took me to Italy. He hired a boat and proposed whilst having a picnic in the middle lake Garda. It was the most amazing setting for the most perfect question

About Sarah & Conor’s Notley Abbey wedding

Wedding venue: Notley Abbey, Buckinghamshire

Wedding film by: Deneemotion boutique wedding cinematography

Wedding photographer: Jeff Ascough

How would you describe your wedding style?

Elegant, Classic, and Beautiful

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Every English wedding should have character, and plenty of it. It doesn’t matter where that character comes from: from yourselves, from the venue you loved at first sight, from the wedding dress you adore or from the speeches or band. Your wedding should fit your personalities. It should be an occasion you will both remember fondly in years to come.

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Cat and Tom’s wedding shows you don’t need to make your own bunting to have a beautiful and personal wedding day which is filled with character. Their Yorkshire wedding is elegant and classically simple, with beauty to be found in Cat’s dress and wedding style (they really are a gorgeous-looking couple!), and in the magnificent wedding venue.

Cat and Tom were married at Yorkshire’s Castle Howard, in The Temple of the Four Winds. It’s stunning. This is how memories are made – and with gorgeous wedding photography by Mark Tierney along with Cat’s wedding report, I’m sure you’ll enjoy taking inspiration from their English wedding blog!

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A real wedding for you today – and I think for once I might just have to use the word “quintessential” (sorry!)… From the ancient church to the marquee in a field, children playing and vintage details, this is a gorgeous day I know you’ll enjoy.

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David and Rebecca were married at Minster-in-Thanet, Kent. They chose a chocolate and ivory theme, and the day was relaxed, informal and fun. Highlights for me are those “5 small beautiful little monkeys” mentioned in their wedding report; Rebecca’s look – from her hair to her gorgeous wedding dress; and the handmade details of the day. That said, I love it all… and I hope you will too.

The photography is by lovely Kent wedding photographer Tony Gameiro, and David and Rebecca have written a fantastic wedding report to share with us. Enjoy!
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Who proposed, and how?

David proposed in front of all of my friends and family at my 30th birthday. Completely unexpected and beautiful

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Nina and Lee’s wedding is sheer elegance: having chosen the magnificent English wedding venue of Lumley Castle for their big day, the style for their celebrations was already set in stone… 14th century sandstone, perhaps?

Lumley Castle is a fairytale wedding venue – a grand and impressive Grade I listed building near the city of Durham (and believed to be one of the most haunted buildings in the area!) Its rich history makes it a sumptuous wedding venue – and today’s wedding blog will show you the very best side of Lumley Castle.

With beautiful images by Durham wedding photographer Simon Hudspeth, Nina and Lee’s wedding story unfolds in pictures and with words by the lovely Nina.
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The bride and groom: Nina and Lee

Who proposed, and how?

Lee proposed. We went on a weekend trip to Copenhagen and he had many weeks earlier booked the best table in one of the most charming restaurants in the city.

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Today’s wedding blog is all about Esme and Graeme, who were married in June at the very charming Fazeley Studios in the heart of Birmingham. Fazeley is a unique wedding venue, gorgeous on the inside as you’re about to see, and with tons of potential for all kinds of weddings. Esme and Graeme’s wedding has so many lovely details you’re bound to take ideas for your big day from this post.

The photography is by John Charlton, who is based at Fazeley Studios (he loved it that much!). Esme and Graeme have told me a little about their day – I hope you enjoy their story!

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A real wedding blog from Fazeley Studios, Birmingham

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UK wedding blog (27)The bride and groom: Esme and Graeme

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Frogg Manor wedding Cheshire blog (39)As you might guess from the title, today’s English Wedding Blog is packed to the rafters with ideas, from a home made wedding dress (which is jaw-droppingly gorgeous) via a quirky and eccentric country manor venue to a “guest being locked in his own car boot”.

I really don’t know where to begin! This is fantastic…

The beautiful images are by Cheshire wedding photographer Adam Riley. The wedding venue is Frogg Manor (about 15 minutes from Chester), described as “Unashamedly bourgeois, eccentric, original & quintessentially English”. And I have a wonderful wedding report from the bride – Angela looks out of this world – the perfect English bride. (Ben too is gorgeous – they’re a match made in heaven!)

Enjoy xxx

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Ben and Angela’s wedding at Frogg Manor in Cheshire

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The groom and bride: Ben & Angela Goodwin

Who proposed, and how?

My fine husband proposed to me on a rooftop overlooking picturesque Amsterdam after a night out on the town.

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More than anything else in the world, your wedding should celebrate you and your love. A wedding should be personal, it should be comfortable and it should be right for you.

So when Rob and Jayne’s wedding landed in my inbox I was over the moon. Here’s a couple who bask in their individuality. Both gorgeous and creative, Rob and Jayne’s wedding was a day to remember, and then some! And Lancashire wedding photographer Jonathan Bean was there to capture the whole day for their album…

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The other thing I love is when a groom shares his wedding story. Rob’s wedding report begins with a romantic proposal story which brought a tear to my eye – and he tells the story of his wedding to Jayne so beautifully – so this wedding blogger is now handing over to a better writer, just for one day! Rob…

Enjoy!

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Melanie and Paul’s wedding is beautiful. Let me set the scene: “messy and unstructured” was Melanie’s brief for their florist, while the key theme for the wedding was that this should be a very personal day. I adore it – from the beautiful images to the perfect flowers and all the love and laughter with friends and family. There’s a wonderful moment where Melanie’s on her friend’s knee, showing off her Kurt Geiger bridal shoes – watch out for it! I also love the wedding sign outside the venue, and the little boy in charge of the wedding rings is an absolute star!

I’ll hand over to Melanie and Paul with their wedding report, and to Dorset wedding photographer Linus Moran for the gorgeous images of their day, which I’m calling:

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Are you reading this wedding blog to find out about the Tactical Nuclear Penguin? Or is that the last thing you expected to be reading about today? Either way I’m very happy you’re here because I can share the second part of Lisa and Stewart’s Cheshire wedding day with you.

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Once again, the images are supplied by the wonderfully talented Jamie and Tory of Vickerstaff Photography. (Find out more about these Cheshire wedding photographers on the English Wedding Showcase: http://english-wedding-showcase.com/vickerstaff-photography-wedding-showcase/)

The portrait photos in this wedding blog are absolutely stunning. Lisa is beautiful, the camera loves Stewart and the exquisite lighting and elegance of these images turns the couple’s poses into really magical moments. Enjoy!

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The wedding reception

What were your highlights? The church choir. Church bells ringing. Seeing the amount of friends, family and well wishers at the church and the evening reception.

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As always on English Wedding Blog, this is a real wedding with a story of its own, something a little different… and for the first time, we have a hockey team in the back of the church. Yes, they brought their sticks. You’ll have to look at the pictures and read Lisa and Stewart’s wedding story to find out why! Oh, and I mustn’t forget the Tactical Nuclear Penguin. That’s definitely a wedding blog first…

Lisa and Stewart’s Warrington wedding day: part 1

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This morning’s wedding blog is quietly beautiful – Arkin and Simon chose the 5 star luxury Andaz Hotel on London’s Liverpool Street as their wedding venue. The Andaz is a revelation: sleek, elegant styling “housed in a beautiful redbrick Victorian building dating back to 1884. Once inside, it transforms into a 21st century masterpiece” – as you will see…

This wedding was submitted to English Wedding Blog by Claudia Rose Carter. Her wedding photography style seems perfect for this couple: there’s all the romance you could ask for and the images are so very atmospheric – this is the perfect intimate city wedding. Enjoy…

Arkin and Simon’s London wedding at the Andaz Hotel

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Wedding venue: The Andaz Hotel, London Liverpool Street

Wedding photographer: Claudia Rose Carter

How would you describe your wedding style?

An intimate city wedding. Our aim was to create a simple but elegant wedding day, where guests didn’t need to worry about a thing.
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