Beautiful Essex wedding by photographer Craig Williams on the English Wedding Blog (26)
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This will brighten up your Wednesday – I promise! I’m totally in love with today’s wedding from The Copse, and Daisy and Will are just gorgeous – in fact everything about their wedding is just perfect from Daisy’s dress (wow!!) to the florals and greenery. Images are by English Wedding Directory member and super talented Essex wedding photographer Craig Williams – whose website and instagram are both wonderfully addictive!

Beautiful Essex wedding by photographer Craig Williams on the English Wedding Blog (25)

Daisy and Will’s venue is fabulous. The Copse allows couples to choose their own caterer and bring wine with no corkage – which we think is pretty special! I know it’s a favourite of lovely friend, English Wedding feature writer and wedding planner, Jenna Hewitt. “Jenna ran everything for us and that meant we had much more time to relax and enjoy the day. Having Craig as our photographer and Jenna as our on the day coordinator made all the difference in the world.”

Beautiful Essex wedding by photographer Craig Williams on the English Wedding Blog (14)

Cornwall wedding blog with Alexa Poppe Photography at The Green (15)
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Happy Monday everyone! I thought we’d kick off this week with a really special wedding – one with the loveliest personal touches and a gorgeous bride and groom, in not-so-sunny Cornwall! Proof if ever it was needed that rain won’t spoil your wedding – because the memories captured and the landscape and styling of Chris and Lorna’s day are all so beautiful.

Cornwall wedding blog with Alexa Poppe Photography at The Green (13)

Words & images: Alexa Poppe Photography

It was forecast to rain all day for Lorna and Chris’ wedding in Cornwall which was a bit of a worry for me as the photographer as well for the couple, but we must have been in a ‘magic pocket’ as the heavy rain turned into slight drizzle for a few hours just when we left St Sampson’s church after the ceremony to head to The Green for the reception and photos. The venue was only a few miles from where Lorna spent her childhood and she loved the familiar scenery. Although the setting was countryside, Lorna and Chris wanted to incorporate a few personal touches related to their connections to sailing- they both wore their sailing boots for the photos in the field. As the weather was very unpredictable Lorna’s mother’s parasol which she had on her wedding day came to good use!

Classic and traditional wedding styling at Rockbeare Manor with Evolve Photography (23)
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Kat and Ben are the sweetest couple – and look amazing on their day! The sunset shots are breathtaking, the little details of their day are wonderful and their venue, Devon’s Rockbeare Manor, is incredible.

Classic and traditional wedding styling at Rockbeare Manor with Evolve Photography (22)

“The first time I tried on my wedding dress was at the South West Bridal Show. I was with my mum, one of my bridesmaids and her mum and had walked around the show with nothing catching my eye until I picked out a dress which I loved for its unusual cut around the neckline. There weren’t any changing rooms at this particular stand so before I knew it, I was huddled in the corner trying this dress on. As it was the first wedding dress i’d ever tried on, I made arrangements to try on others at a later date as I wasn’t sure if our reaction to it was just because it was the first one I tried. Nothing else came close though and I soon purchased the dress.

Classic and traditional wedding styling at Rockbeare Manor with Evolve Photography (10)

Traditional Kent wedding in an unusual venue, images by Kerry Ann Duffy Photography (8)
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This space is the most amazing I’ve seen in a long time – a blank canvas wedding venue in a league all of its own. Gorgeous Nicole & Samuel were married at The Winding House in June, styled their day with elegance and simple homemade touches, and chose lovely Kerry Ann Duffy as their wedding photographer.

Traditional Kent wedding in an unusual venue, images by Kerry Ann Duffy Photography (9)

“Our venue was such a unique building with its painted white bricks, vintage wood and green trees and banks. THE perfect location and back drop for our wedding. The ridiculously high ceilings made the ceremony feel chapel like which was amazing. Especially with our music playing during the ceremony. The owners Vicki and Paul would do anything for you and go above and beyond to help achieve the best day.

Traditional Kent wedding in an unusual venue, images by Kerry Ann Duffy Photography (13)

I made bunting galore, so easy and enjoyable to make. I made the table plan, and tree decoration that hung over the top table.
Greta at The little cake company did the most amazing job on our wedding cake, which looked and tasted great. She had so many flavours to choose from. We went fruit, lemon drizzle and banoffee for the top tier (which our dogs stole and ate off the kitchen side post wedding)[!]

Wedding under the gateway at Leez Priory with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (26)
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I hope you fall in love with today’s wedding! The florals were one thing which I fell in love as soon as I saw gorgeous bride Lorna and hubby Ryan’s beautiful images – the signage is fab (best use of an old pallet, ever!) – and the venue is spectacular. (Check out those shots taken from a distance, within Leez Priory’s breathtaking gardens – Lorna told me that was an amazing part of their day.)

Wedding under the gateway at Leez Priory with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (11)

“I used a small florist called ‘Poppydots‘. I actually discovered her at a wedding fair and she was brilliant as well as being reasonably priced. My color scheme was lilac grey, cream and blush pink. I wanted a wild feel to my flowers so nothing too structured. Sophie (my florist) used a lot of foliage as well to make the flowers look less prim and give the bouquets and center pieces a more rustic feel.

Wedding under the gateway at Leez Priory with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (4)

Wedding photographer’s website:

AJG-Photography.co.uk

A family member had used Ayshea’s services at their wedding and we thought she was brilliant. We quickly got her details and arranged a meeting.

Contemporary English wedding with a Kula Tsurdiu bride, images by Martin Makowski Photography on the English Wedding Blog (33)
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Sometimes it’s all about the dress… and gorgeous bride Tig told us she fell in love with hers – it’s just beautiful! “I didn’t actually see my finished dress until 2 days before the wedding as I decided to change the top from a strapless style to a halter neck with only 6 weeks to spare…

Contemporary English wedding with a Kula Tsurdiu bride, images by Martin Makowski Photography on the English Wedding Blog (23)

Contemporary English wedding with a Kula Tsurdiu bride, images by Martin Makowski Photography on the English Wedding Blog (24)

The designer was amazing and completely agreed that the halter style would suit me better so was willing to adapt it though the deadline was tight. I couldn’t have been happier and adored that the colour was not your traditional ivory, white or oyster. I learnt: go with your gut!” The designer was Kula Tsurdiu, whose beautiful boutique is based in Nottingham’s brilliantly bohemian Lace Market. 

Contemporary English wedding with a Kula Tsurdiu bride, images by Martin Makowski Photography on the English Wedding Blog (14)

Ticehurst wedding blog with Damion Mower Photography (26)
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7 speeches, pretty spring florals and a Swedish twist make this wedding totally unique, beautiful and captivating. Gorgeous bride Malin wears a beautiful dress from Isabella Grace Bridal with the prettiest lace detailing – and groom Simon looks dapper in Ted Baker. I adore the florals and simple, summery colour palette and I know you will too! Images are by lovely English Wedding Directory member Damion Mower Photography, based in Buckinghamshire.

Ticehurst wedding blog with Damion Mower Photography (9)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.damionmowerphotography.co.uk

We looked for photographers online for quite a while. Damion’s portfolio really stood out for us. We also liked his documentary and personal style which really shone through on his website.

Damion was outstanding. He went above and beyond what we expected. We originally had a lower budget for a photographer and learning from friend’s mistakes in the past we opted to pay more and he was worth every penny. Right from the start he insisted on a FaceTime call to really engage and connect about our requirements. The engagement shoot went fantastically well and really built on our relationship with him so we had no doubts on our big day.

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.

Brympton House wedding photographer Martin Dabek (17)

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.

Brympton House wedding photographer Martin Dabek (8)

Fabulous wedding ideas from Cooling Castle with Penny Young Photography (28)
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I love to start the week with an amazing wedding to completely knock your little socks off and take your mind off work! If you’ve had enough of the daily grind already, then this beautiful celebration is guaranteed to brighten your day and add a little spring to your steps!

Fabulous wedding ideas from Cooling Castle with Penny Young Photography (3)

Beautiful Beckie and Max were married at Cooling Castle Barn in March last year. Their spring wedding is wonderful – another (we’re on a roll this week!) which absolutely proves you can have a stunning bouquet this early in the season – in fact I’d say spring is my favourite for bouquet inspiration!

Fabulous wedding ideas from Cooling Castle with Penny Young Photography (15)

The flowers are by the very fabulous Distinctly Floral, based in Hadlow, Kent. Amanda has a wonderful talent for colourful floral design – I thoroughly recommend following her on Facebook for tons of lovely floral inspiration. Amanda dressed the ceremony and reception rooms for Beckie and Max with soft lilacs, dusky pinks and white blooms. The colour palette for Beckie’s bouquet is wonderfully soft, and I love how textured and mixed it is – each individual bloom is just perfect! The blossom trees for the ceremony came from Floral Explosion – they look fab in the pictures, don’t you think?!

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.

Gorgeous Scottish wedding ideas from London's Caledonian Club, with Ben Pipe Photography (19)

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.

Gorgeous Scottish wedding ideas from London's Caledonian Club, with Ben Pipe Photography (20)

A foodie wedding with pretty, feminine styling at Orchardleigh House. Image credit Love In Focus, Bristol (14)
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Beautiful bride Siobhan and gorgeous groom Ross got married in the springtime, and were blessed with a beautifully sunny day. I fell in love with Siobhan’s bouquet of ranunculus, freesia and eucalyptus with tiny narcissus and eucalyptus – it’s perfect for springtime and every bit as gorgeous as a summer bouquet.

A foodie wedding with pretty, feminine styling at Orchardleigh House. Image credit Love In Focus, Bristol (24)

Orchardleigh House is a stunning venue in North Somerset with fabulous, lavish rooms, the perfect venue for a romantic English wedding. Driving into the estate and along the winding driveway to the main house there’s a real wow moment that gives you a feeling of excited anticipation.

A foodie wedding with pretty, feminine styling at Orchardleigh House. Image credit Love In Focus, Bristol (25)

Words and images by lovely Somerset wedding photographer Sandy McClure at Love In Focus

Both Siobhan and Ross were getting ready at the venue which meant I was able to get a few shots of them both getting ready. After hanging out with Siobhan, her family and her bridesmaids for a bit and capturing the hubbub of activity as everyone got ready along with a few details I headed over to find Ross and his boys.

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)