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When Jonathan emailed me and mentioned “the coolest wedding dress ever” I was hooked! This is a beaut of a wedding: full of fun, colour and the most wonderful DIY details. Jade & Matt tied the knot at Newland Bishop Farm in May, with a festival themed day and a tipi reception. There were space hoppers, pom poms, blasts of colour EVERYWHERE, a picnic… a totally chilled out wedding. Photographer Jonathan – JS Coates Wedding Photography – described Jade & Matt’s day as “a burst of colour and smiles”. Just what we need on our screens right now, I think!

Colour EVERYWHERE for Jade & Matt's spring wedding, with J S Coates Wedding Photography (6)

 

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://jscoates.com/

How did you choose your photographer?

We had searched through tonnes of pics of wedding shots on instagram and immediately fell in love with Jonathan’s pictures. They were amazing and we knew that he was the one for us! They were timeless and yet very modern, with a relaxed vibe… we hate formal shots!

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Let the celebrations of love continue! Today’s wedding is just beautiful: Rebecca and David’s July wedding was intimate and elegant, with wonderful summer flowers and simple styling touches. It’s a wonderful reminder of summer days and makes me smile just to see the bright florals and the love between this gorgeous pair! Images are by super lovely English Wedding member, Tara from Pudding & Plum Photography. The venue is Dodmoor House, Daventry.

Green and gold for Rebecca & David's Dodmoor House (Daventry) wedding, with Pudding & Plum Photography (29)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.puddingandplumphotography.co.uk/

How did you choose your photographer?

We met Tara at a wedding fayre in Leicester and liked her straight away. Both her and her pictures were so lively and colourful which was exactly what we wanted for our wedding.

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!

Absolutely! Tara and her assistant did a fantastic job capturing the day. We love the mix of portraits and candid moments between us and our guests. The attention to detail in the photographs is amazing and really shows off all the little details that made the day so special.

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The heavens opened halfway through Mila and Paul’s outdoor ceremony… but this amazing couple grinned and got hitched and their day is absolutely beautiful. I love the location – Casa Grande is a historic house with guest accommodation set high above the beautiful twin lakes of Lagoa des Sete Cidades in Portugal – an unforgettable location for a beautiful destination wedding. Mila and Paul booked our friend and top UK destination wedding photographer Damion Mower to capture their day, and the review they left for him (see below) says. it. ALL.

Mila & Paul's beautiful - if rainy - Azores wedding, with Damion Mower Photography (29)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://damionmowerphotography.co.uk/

How did you choose your photographer?

Google was a great help! We knew the kind of style we wanted and then it was jut a case of going through peoples portfolios and reviews and working out who we thought we’d work well with and who would really get us and our wedding.

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Alex and Anneka are the coolest! They chose East Quay Whitstable as their venue and focused their wedding planning on food, alcohol and music… because “these are the main things that make a great wedding and that your guests will remember!” It’s a brilliant June wedding with a neutral palette and simple, elegant styling touches and florals. We’ve featured East Quay weddings on the blog before now, and it’s a venue which always has that boho beach drifter, cool and quirky vibe. It’s definitely a favourite for English Wedding, and I just know you’ll adore Alex & Anneka’s day!

Alex and Anneka's beautiful East Quay wedding, with Michelle Cordner Photography (9)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://michellecordnerphotography.com/index.html

How did you choose your photographer?

We found our photographer via the East Quay Venue Instagram page. As soon as we met Michelle and saw more of her work, the decision was easy.

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I think it’s my lucky week. I mean it MUST be – the weddings and shoots we’re sharing are insanely pretty! Then there’s my inbox – and the features we have coming up (with yet more amazing couples) are so exciting! Pinch me, someone! ? … anyways, today we have the BREATHTAKING wedding of Sophie & Elliot, who said their I dos at Sophie’s folks house, with a sperry tent from Papakata providing the loveliest backdrop to their day. Their June wedding was the perfect English country garden celebration (hats off to actually being in an actual English country garden, guys!) with styling and florals vibrant and exotic – even including the food! Sophie’s dress is a bespoke design from English Wedding members TDR Bridal – it’s stunning and she looks incredible.

The floral installations are by Pip Holland – Sophie and Elliot’s friend and a florist. Pip worked with her team around the clock for 4 days leading up to the wedding creating a topical paradise. Each table had an individual arrangement, then there was a flower arch and a large ring above the circular bar. All of the bridesmaids had flower rings instead of bouquets and the ring bearer (Sophie & Elliot’s dog!) looks adorable in a flower garland!

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Happy Monday, beautiful! I have the most wonderful wedding to share with you today, from Whitney Court in Herefordshire. The colours and style are elegant and warming – Matt and Liz used navy and gold, to create a cosy, candlelit, autumnal wedding – and it is just stunning, from the overall atmosphere of the day through to the tiniest little details. The flowers by Les Fleurs are exquisite, Liz’s Ted Baker dress is out of this world – with Matt her perfect match in a Ted Baker suit – and the reception is styled so beautiful it takes my breath away. It’s no surprise that Liz is a wedding stylist, and I’m delighted to say Elizabeth Weddings is also a member of English Wedding – you’ll find her in our wedding supplier directory, and at https://elizabethweddings.co.uk (where her clients’ fabulous reviews say it all!).

Matt & Liz from Elizabeth Weddings, photo by Cat Beardsley Photography on English Wedding Blog (12)

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Hannah and Zira’s wedding is sunny and joyful and beautiful. These two girls are amazing – Hannah is a pro rugby player and former England player, and Zira is a firefighter who also played for England women’s rugby. The weather was perfect and the images from around their venue (Tewin Bury Farm Hotel, Welwyn) are magical. The flowers just burst with summer… and with spring well on the way (I hope, right?!) this seems the perfect wedding to share with you lovely lot today.

Tewin Bury farm wedding blog, photo credit Absolute Photo UK (36)

 

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.absolutephotouk.com

I googled local photographers and we had an engagement shoot with our dog… Howard did a great job!

On the day of the wedding he was amazing, we barely noticed him and got some incredible shots!

 

Tewin Bury farm wedding blog, photo credit Absolute Photo UK (1)
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Tewin Bury farm wedding blog, photo credit Absolute Photo UK (9)
Tewin Bury farm wedding blog, photo credit Absolute Photo UK (10)
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Tewin Bury farm wedding blog, photo credit Absolute Photo UK (12)
Tewin Bury farm wedding blog, photo credit Absolute Photo UK (13)
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Tewin Bury farm wedding blog, photo credit Absolute Photo UK (17)
Tewin Bury farm wedding blog, photo credit Absolute Photo UK (18)
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Tewin Bury farm wedding blog, photo credit Absolute Photo UK (20)
Tewin Bury farm wedding blog, photo credit Absolute Photo UK (21)
Tewin Bury farm wedding blog, photo credit Absolute Photo UK (22)
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Tewin Bury farm wedding blog, photo credit Absolute Photo UK (24)
Tewin Bury farm wedding blog, photo credit Absolute Photo UK (25)
Tewin Bury farm wedding blog, photo credit Absolute Photo UK (26)
Tewin Bury farm wedding blog, photo credit Absolute Photo UK (27)
Tewin Bury farm wedding blog, photo credit Absolute Photo UK (28)
Tewin Bury farm wedding blog, photo credit Absolute Photo UK (29)
Tewin Bury farm wedding blog, photo credit Absolute Photo UK (30)
Tewin Bury farm wedding blog, photo credit Absolute Photo UK (31)
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Tewin Bury farm wedding blog, photo credit Absolute Photo UK (33)
Tewin Bury farm wedding blog, photo credit Absolute Photo UK (34)
Tewin Bury farm wedding blog, photo credit Absolute Photo UK (35)

 

 

3. What’s your top tip for saving money?

Do as much as you can yourself, our parents did a lot of the decorations, My Nan did the cake

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Charlotte & Sean’s wedding is simply glorious, with beautiful August sunshine and elegant muted, nude and pastel styling, and some wonderfully romantic moments. The florals are stunning, Pentney Abbey looks fantastic – and there are giggles too (scroll down to see Charlotte’s epic bouquet throw!) An absolutely wonderful wedding with the most amazing images by our friend Rob Dodsworth Photography. Charlotte told us it was “the most romantic summer’s day of my life” – what a beautiful memory to have.

 

Charlotte & Sean's beautiful Pentney Abbey (Norfolk) wedding, with Rob Dodsworth Photography (35)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.robdodsworth.co.uk/

How did you choose your photographer?

We chose Rob based on a recommendation from a friend.

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!

Absolutely! Rob is funny and we instantly felt at ease with him. We didn’t feel awkward on camera because Rob made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and when he wasn’t taking photos of us, he was in the background naturally capturing the moments that made up our special day.

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Today’s gorgeous pair Jessica & Rhys were married at Chelsea Old Town Hall in September, describing their wedding as “a magical day surrounded by our favourite people in the world.” They both love classic styling, but most importantly wanted a relaxed affair with no stress about specific styling themes – the most important thing was to enjoy the moment with their loved ones.

Jessica’s bridal look is just stunning: “I knew I wanted to wear separates as it was a more relaxed affair. I had been searching high and low for the perfect full length silk skirt and found the one I wore on Instagram via Belle & Bunty who have the sweetest little shop in Kentish Town. I ended up pairing the skirt with a matching silk cami and lace long sleeved top, both also from Belle & Bunty. I loved the contrast of this outfit with my Mallorca dresses and the lace made me feel like Grace Kelly on her wedding day! Elegant and sophisticated.”

Jessica & Rhys's classical summer wedding at Chelsea Old Town Hall, with Emis Weddings (2)

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THREE fabulous dresses, delicious styling, and a celebration filled with pure joy – this is just one of the most wonderful, captivating weddings we’ve ever seen. I am head over heels with Priyal and Dan’s day, and I hope you will love it too! The photos really do speak for themselves – but don’t miss Dan & Priyal’s interview at the end of the feature. It’s a bit of a treat for me when a groom fills out our interview form, and Dan’s words are a lovely read: from the tear in his eye as he saw Priyal walking down the aisle, to his delight when she was the first to make a speech, to his very excellent tip about not drinking 3 vodka shots after the first dance… Images are by the awesome MIKI Studios, who I am thrilled to say are members of English Wedding.

 

Priyal & Dan's fabulous English & Indian fusion wedding, with MIKI Studios at Braxted Park (10)

Wedding photographer’s website:

London & UK wedding photographers https://mikistudios.com/

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These two are the most adorable couple – beautiful and happy on their wedding day. Philippa is stunning in her 1920s style dress – and wonderfully honest about her experience of finding ‘the one’ when it comes to dress shopping. Their photographer was our lovely friend Grace Elizabeth, whose images are simply breathtaking. You will LOVE this! Have a magical weekend everyone! xxx

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.photographybygrace.co.uk/

Mark & Philippa's joyful Holmewood Hall wedding, with Grace Elizabeth (5)

How did you choose your photographer?

Philippa’s sister-in-law is a photographer so she helped us understand what we were looking for. She managed to get us a shortlist of 20 or so photographers who were available on our Wedding Day which we went through and picked our favourites. Grace Elizabeth was the first one we got in touch with and within a couple of hours we’d spoken on the phone, decided she was definitely the one for us and booked her!

Mark & Philippa's joyful Holmewood Hall wedding, with Grace Elizabeth (45)

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Gorgeous couple Madeleine and Andrew celebrated their wedding at Hedsor House in Buckinghamshire in November. Theirs was an elegant autumnal English wedding packed full of personal touches, with black tie dress for the boys and our stunning bride in a classic and beautiful Suzanne Neville dress, purchased from Ellie Sanderson in Beaconsfield. The flowers are warm, colourful and perfectly arranged; the photographs of their day just exquisite – they’re by Katherine Yiannaki Photography.

Madeleine & Andrew's elegant autumn wedding at Hedsor, with Katherine Yiannaki Photography (25)

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://katherineyiannaki.com/

How did you choose your photographer?

We loved Katherines classic yet relaxed style of photography. She was recommended through a family friend

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!

Absolutely- Katherine was great to have around on the day, making Andy and I feel really relaxed. It really helped that she included a pre wedding shoot as part of her package so we could get used to the camera and made it run really smoothly on the day. The shots are beautiful and timeless, and we shall treasure them forever