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Happy Friday!! We have a sparkly beautiful wedding to share with you to end the week in style! Prepare for sparkles, smiles and tons of fabulous styling touches with lots of GIN!!! Eleanor and Martyn had a gorgeous wedding at Pendrell Hall in Staffordshire. Eleanor wore a beautiful Theia Couture gown and her Hollywood waves for her wedding hair really completed the look. Eleanor and Martyn both love gin so there was a gin theme running throughout their day, including a gin table plan and a gin station. What could be more perfect for a Friday blog feature?! Enjoy.

Eleanor and Martyn's Pendrell Hall wedding, images by Lisa Webb Photography (23)
“The theme was Gin. We’re big lovers of it. Each table was filled with flowers in one of our favourite gin bottles. We had a beautiful table plan created by Hannah at Yellow Stone art boutique. There was also a gin bar which went down a treat!

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!

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Have you ever wondered how wedding planners and stylists get married? Me too! Today I’m thrilled to say we have all the answers, as lovely Lauren and David are sharing their stunning Wiltshire wedding on the English Wedding blog today. Lauren is the owner of Lauren Alexander Weddings – she’s also an English Wedding reader and has shared some fantastic tips with us in a brilliant interview (which carries on beneath all of the beautiful photographs). Lauren and David describe their day as, “Fun, boozy, eclectic, beautiful, happy, musical and ‘us’.” – which is, for me, everything the perfect wedding could ever need. There are stunning styling touches as well – plenty of DIY ideas and the FUNNEST and most gorgeous wedding shoes! I just know you’ll love this! Over to Lauren… 

Stunning wedding at Larmer Tree Gardens, with Ben Goode Photography on English-Wedding.com (24)

“I used English Wedding a lot for inspiration for our wedding and within my wedding planning and styling business.  Our reception is set in the gorgeous Larmer Tree Gardens, a Victorian pleasure garden, and we got married in a lovely rustic and small village church in Milton on Stour. We used local suppliers to the area as we thought it was so important, but at the same time we also did a fair amount on our own too.”

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Morning lovely! Do you have sunshine? I hope so – it’s beautiful here and I’m so tempted to hit the beach for an impromptu lunch picnic right now! Before I do though – something really rather beautiful is about to wriggle its way up your screen and into your heart! Stunning couple Rachael and James were married at Owen House Wedding Barn in Cheshire and their rustic country wedding is full of the loveliest moments and details… I mean, this adorable bunch of humans just make the BEST group shots I’ve seen in a LONG while!

Pastel blue bridesmaids for a winter wedding in Mobberley, photo by Tony Fanning (38)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.tonyfanningphotography.co.uk

How did you choose your photographer?

We chose Tony after meeting him at the Tatton Park Wedding Fair – we loved his relaxed style, friendly personality and amazing pictures.

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Sean & Charlotte’s Coombe Lodge wedding was relaxed, fun filled and full of love. Their theme of rustic romance in blush, cream and greens incorporated traditional touches: lace, hessian, lots of candles and lots of florals. Charlotte is stunning in an Essense of Australia dress, and Sean wears his military uniform – so today’s wedding will appeal to all of you lovelies who are looking for traditional, pretty and classic styling ideas for your day.

Coombe Lodge wedding photographer Martin Dabek Bristol (25)

All images by Bristol wedding photographer Martin Dabek Photography.

As we don’t live locally to Coombe Lodge (Blagdon), most of our suppliers were found online, mainly through Google. Claire from TheWildeBunch arranged our wedding flowers as well as the styling. I knew I wanted cream and blush flowers, with some greenery and quite a rustic looking bouquet, with roses and gypsophila. The flowers were absolutely beautiful and exceeded my expectations.

Coombe Lodge wedding photographer Martin Dabek Bristol (33)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://martindabek.com/

Martin actually found and messaged us on bidvine.com, after we uploaded a request looking for a wedding photographer. We looked at his work and instantly fell in love, he’d also shot at our venue before which was a bonus!

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Can we leap into Monday with a brilliant, fun-filled, EXCITING real wedding? Can we? Because the sun’s all gone in and I don’t know about you but I need something to fill me with happy vibes and beautiful inspiration. And also because I have this blissful day hiding up my sleeve that I have been so looking forward to sharing with you! It’s gorgeous couple Caroline & Sid, who were married at Barn Drift in Norfolk and chose our faves – top UK wedding photographers York Place Studios to capture their day.

Caroline and Sid's brilliantly fun party wedding at Barn Drift, image credit York Place Studios (28)

Caroline and Sid knew what they wanted from their wedding photographers. They weren’t looking for fine art or a focus on details – they got in touch with York Place and asked for “raw, documentary style pictures with the entire event covered in a candid way.”

Boy, did they get everything they could have dreamed of! The wedding is a joyful celebration mixing Sri Lankan touches with tons of personality and colour – and it’s an absolute treat from beginning to end.

Photos by Robin Goodlad Photography in Dorset of a stunning tipi wedding full of ideas (47)
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A fabulous tipi celebration in the height of summer. A gorgeous, relaxed and head-over-heels in love couple. Rustic styling, tons of florals, vibrant colours and a party atmosphere. It really doesn’t get much better than this! Howard and Rowena’s wedding venue was the village field in Iwerne Minster, the village where Rowena’s mother lives. By day the field is a football pitch and on a sunny day in August it was transformed with the addition of tipis into their wedding venue! I hope you love this one as much as I do. Huge thanks to Rowena and Howard, and to our fabulous friend and Dorset wedding photographer Robin Goodlad Photography. Do read the groom’s interview below – the story of their day is fantastic! (click the ‘Continue Reading’ link for the full feature)! 

Photos by Robin Goodlad Photography in Dorset of a stunning tipi wedding full of ideas (38)

Chloe and Dan's wedding at The Green, Cornwall. Images by Evolve Photography Devon (58)
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Hey lovelies! I hope you’re having a fabulous week. Is it summer anywhere in the UK right now? We drove from Somerset up to Cumbria yesterday with the car heater on all the way – where’s our sunshine?!! Today though, I have a lovely spring wedding to brighten your screens and lift all of our hearts. Gorgeous couple Chloe & Dan tied the knot in Cornwall, with their two adorable pooches as ring bearers on the day. Their wedding is a DIY affair with 400 (I know, right!!) handmade pom poms (by the bride) instead of confetti, a sparkly fairy light table plan and plenty of rustic touches to really make this a special and personal wedding.

Chloe and Dan's wedding at The Green, Cornwall. Images by Evolve Photography Devon (38)

The venue is The Green in Liskeard, Cornwall, where Mark from Evolve Photography is a recommended wedding photographer. Chloe and Dan very kindly told us a little about their day:

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Today’s wedding is another treat; a beautiful celebration with stunning florals and styling – but most importantly for me, with a brilliant sense of humour and some amazingly fun moments. Sarah and Michael were married at Mapperton House in Dorset, and opted for a vibrant colour palette and gorgeous styling touches. The bouquet is a stunner: orange tones and corals alongside blues with roses and dahlia blooms, cornflowers and agapanthus, freesias (I think!) and sweet peas.

Sarah & Michael's coral and blue Mapperton House wedding, with Linus Moran Photography on the English Wedding Blog (28)

Sarah & Michael's coral and blue Mapperton House wedding, with Linus Moran Photography on the English Wedding Blog (7)

Sarah and Michael’s colour palette was cobalt blue and orange – because, in Sarah’s own words, “my engagement ring has a sapphire and my husband and my family are ginger. Therefore, my shoes were cobalt blue jiving shoes, as we love to jive. I also had sapphire earrings to match my ring and a pearl necklace that was my grandma’s who unfortunately passed away when I was young. I also had a beautiful hair piece which matched my hair and the pearls of the necklace.”

Sarah & Michael's coral and blue Mapperton House wedding, with Linus Moran Photography on the English Wedding Blog (37)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.linusmoranphotography.co.uk

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (13)
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This week is turning out to be pretty amazing for blog features! I feel spoilt… today we have the most breathtaking wedding, with a bride and groom who flew all the way from Canada to the UK for their wedding. Penny & Jacob were married at Dodford Manor in Northamptonshire. Penny grew up here, and getting wed in her home county was important for the two of them. They had a fun chilled out day with guests from all over the world.

Penny’s dress is sensational. The styling is beautiful. Jacob looks amazing. This is a fabulous summer wedding I know you will love, and with images by lovely Johnny Dent Photography, who is based in Devon.

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (37)

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (36)

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (35)

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (34)

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (33)

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (32)

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (31)

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (30)

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (29)

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (28)

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (27)

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (26)

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (25)

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (24)

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (23)

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (22)

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (21)

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (20)

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (19)

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (18)

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (17)

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (16)

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (15)

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (14)

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (13)

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (12)

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (11)

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (10)

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (9)

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Did you see Hannah and Alex’s wedding rehearsal on the blog yesterday? I’m still in love with that pretty sunflower dress… which was a clue to all the sunflower loveliness coming up on English Wedding today! Theirs was a wedding weekend following American traditions but celebrated over two days at Great Fosters in Surrey – and our lovely friend Amanda Karen Photography was there to capture it all!

Pinterest fingers ready my lovelies, for a feast of sunflowers, summer blooms and fairy lights – and one of the prettiest backless wedding dresses I’ve ever seen! Huge congratulations to a happy and amazing couple – Hannah & Alex, you’re so good together and we LOVE your wedding!

Sunflowers, roses and a beautiful backless wedding dress for this gorgeous Great Fosters wedding. Images by Amanda Karen Photography (16)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.amandakarenphotography.co.uk/

“We didn’t have a strict style or theme but I think I would describe our wedding as ‘elegant cheerful’. The only thing my husband and I decided going in was that we wanted sunflowers which to us were so cheerful and when combined with the amazing beauty of Great Fosters allowed our wedding to be both elegant but also have a relaxed cheerfulness that was exactly what we wanted.

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I know so many of you will be having a wedding weekend this summer – it’s THE biggest trend in weddings this year, and a fabulous way to squeeze in a little more precious time with your nearest and dearest. So I am excited to be (virtually) spending this weekend in the company of gorgeous couple Hannah and Alex, who were married at Great Fosters in Surrey and celebrated over two amazing August days. Their wedding weekend is beautifully captured by our fabulous friends and Essex wedding photographers Amanda Karen Photography.

Great Fosters relaxed wedding weekend, photographer Amanda Karen Photography (4)

For the first, Hannah wears the prettiest sunflower dress, as the Saturday of their wedding weekend was for the wedding  rehearsal, then dinner and lawn games! Hannah is American, and rehearsal dinners are tradition over there. We don’t have them here but you can read more about rehearsal dinners here. I love that Alex and Hannah invited Amanda Karen Photography along to both days – they have a wonderful collection of sunflower-filled wedding pics from the Sunday, and more relaxed couple shots from the Saturday celebrations too!