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Oh I do, more than anything else in the world, love to be beside the seaside. It’s home for me… and so seaside weddings make my heart sing! This one is all kinds of wonderful… and it’s deliciously different. We’re talking seaside chic, ultra modern and arty backdrops, and so many of those little moments (watch out for the smaller guests – they’re awesome!) which make every wedding unique. LOVE this!!!

Turner Contemporary wedding blog by London photographer Kristian Leven (36)
Turner Contemporary wedding blog by London photographer Kristian Leven (37)

Words & Images: fabulous UK & London wedding photographer Kristian Leven

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So many things made this day memorable, from the seaside location to the venue and to the couple themselves – seriously, such lovely people, and they really made me feel like part of the day. Also, Ian’s speech was fantastic – I don’t think I’ve seen someone so nervous, and yet pull off the speech so well! He couldn’t stay in one place and look at Annabel without being close to tears, so he had to keep moving and it made for a really lovely moment, which had everyone close to tears themselves!

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Sam and Amy’s wedding is a pretty, romantic and family-focused affair with the loveliest details and glorious images I know you’ll love! The flowers are out of this world… 

Real wedding in Somerset photography by Jennifer Sinclair (19)

We didn’t have a theme as such…. Our key priority was having all the people there who we loved and who had looked out for us. Next it was making sure that we had really good food and drink. We both love cooking…and wine….as do our friends! We wanted our reception to feel like a big family meal, with our friends and family passing food around, chatting and enjoying. We went for a bit of an English-Italian fusion….. local Somerset Salami and buffalo mozzarella, Italian Parmesan, (local) Roast Beef and salads and our favourite wines that remind us of holidays.”

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Contact & Bookings: Jennifer Sinclair Photography

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Real wedding in Somerset photography by Jennifer Sinclair (23)

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Happy Friday!! It’s been a wonderful and exciting week here at English Wedding Blog HQ – and we have so many stunning shoots and weddings up our sleeves to share with you this month… but as always I like to end the week with something exceptionally beautiful. This is Lucy & Alex’s glorious Dorset wedding. It’s absolutely sublime!

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Contact & bookings: Linus Moran Photography, Dorset

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The styling touches and details are deliciously subtle and mix soft pastels for a chic country theme. Lucy and Alex are both so, so gorgeous – and the loveliest thing is their choice of wedding location.

Words & images by Linus Moran Photography (Dorset)

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Happy July, lovely people! Are you looking forward to the weekend? Do you have wedding plans to check off your list? Before you do, I have a tad more inspiration to share with you. You’ll need your Pinning fingers, and something to catch your chin in: for this is a truly jaw-droppingly beautiful English country garden wedding!

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Contact & Bookings: Jennifer Jane Photography

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The venue is Cadhay, a unique Devon wedding venue in Ottery St Mary in the heart of rural East Devon. The beautiful and historic Elizabethan manor house is a luxurious home from home, offering exclusive use and accommodation as well as charming and welcoming rooms for civil ceremonies.

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Coco Chanel said “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance” – and today’s wedding is simply perfect.

Words & images: lovely Jennifer Jane Photography, Devon

Cadhay was decorated with the most beautiful country garden flowers in jars and  vases by In Bloom. Jane wore a beautiful ivory dress from La Bella Bridal  while Jon was wearing a dashing blue suit by Hugo Boss of Dukes and looked very handsome indeed.

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Today’s real wedding is country charm and welcoming tipis – the loveliest rustic backdrop for a pretty, romantic wedding day. I love Nikki’s Claire Pettibone gown, her bouquet, and the party atmosphere the beautiful images capture at the reception. The tipis look amazing and I really hope you enjoy this wedding as much as I have!

Real tipi wedding on the English Wedding Blog, with images by Samantha Pells Photography (30)

“The tipis are so dramatic themselves full of fairy lights they don’t need a lot of extra decor – lots of family and friends helped and it was lovely to see the bits they had done. A friend made personal table names based on the horses we have at home, another produced our table plan and many pitched in the couple of days before. That was one of the loveliest parts of our wedding.”

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Images are by East Sussex based Samantha Pells Photography. Discover more beautiful weddings by Samantha here:

www.samanthapellsphotography.com
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Favourite supplier web links for other brides and grooms:

Leonieclaire.com
Eventsundercanvas.co.uk

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Nestle into your sofa, sink back into your work chair, cradle that cup of tea and prepare to fall in LOVE with today’s beautiful wedding on the blog. Charlotte just looks amazing; Joe is as tall, dark and handsome as can be, and they married in the loveliest venue you can imagine. I love this wedding for the stunning images – also for Charlotte’s wonderful advice and tips for other brides and grooms. Don’t break yourself over DIY; don’t panic over details, do whatever feels right for YOU and plan to really enjoy your best day yet.

Luxury English wedding at Grand Harlaxton images by Kev Elkins Photography (30)

Try and savour the moments throughout the day, it really does go so quickly and by the end of it you will be absolutely exhausted but enjoy every single minute. Don’t worry about the small things: the days before the wedding I was losing sleep over how we were going to display the table plan and what the napkins would look like but on the day those things really didn’t matter. As long as you have food, music and your dress sorted you are good to go!

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So far, in my life as a wedding blogger, I haven’t eaten a peony. Although… they always look deliciously pretty, don’t you think?! Alex and Chris’s wedding was filled with peonies – the flowers are an absolute highlight and the light, feminine style of their day is beautiful.

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The gorgeous couple married at Woodlands Hotel on the outskirts of Leeds city centre. Their day was incredibly pretty; they were blessed with sunshine and blue skies and the images are simply stunning.

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Images are by lovely Laura Calderwood Photography (based in Yorkshire):

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The English Wedding Blog interview: Alexandra & Chris 

Your wedding photographer’s website: 

http://www.lauracalderwood.co.uk/

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

Yes

Wedding venue: 

Woodlands, Leeds

Wedding date: 

30th May 2015

Can you describe your wedding in a single sentence?

Classic, English, Elegance 

What was your reaction to seeing your wedding photos for the first time? 

Overwhelmed 

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It feels a little like summer… and it’s all because of these flowers gracing my screen this morning. I’m bowled over, totally in love with this day and our fabulous bride and groom on the blog this morning. Kate is gorgeous – her bouquet is out of this world and I adore the colours… I also spotted their super lovely table plan, and the portraits of the happy couple are beautifully done.

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I LOVE the lavender theme – Kate told me a little more, namely that they wanted to keep things simple: “We did a little decoration, we used Reveries for our venue décor, we just wanted something very classy but low key. Wedding favours were homemade, little bags of lavender for the ladies and little bags of mints for the men.” But oh, it looks so magical!
Claire

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Morning lovelies! I hope you’ve got a fun day planned – but before you head out do have a scroll through today’s gorgeous English wedding – it’s full of elegant style and classic ideas, with a wonderful reception at a sailing club (and of course some stunning beach shots!)

Sussex wedding Worthing Sailing Club with Neil Walker Photography (23)

Words & Images by Sussex wedding photographers Neil Walker Photography

The church was in the beautiful Sussex village of Findon, we then went on to Worthing Sailing Club, which of course is right on the beach. I was able to take advantage of the beach huts and the beach itself to get some beautiful photos of the two of them. The Sailing club itself has big windows all down the beach side, so I had wonderful light to play with for all the photos in the afternoon.

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Gemma and Mike set the scene for their day by sending all of their guests gold tickets wrapped in chocolate bars as invitations. And this won my heart from the second I knew – they sound fabulous! Their day was themed around Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, with lots of lovely touches bringing the theme to life and some STUNNING portraits which take my breath away.

Real wedding Great Hallingbury Manor. Images by Just Hitched Photography (16)

 

I asked Gemma to share her best advice with all of you lovely brides and grooms out there: “Don’t get stressed out about the wedding, and make sure you have the day that YOU want. You don’t always have to please everyone else.”

And after the day? What’s the best thing about being married? “Knowing that we are both really happy, and looking forward to what our next adventure is.” How lovely is that?

Real wedding Great Hallingbury Manor. Images by Just Hitched Photography (23)

Images are by lovely Dave Allen of Just Hitched Wedding Photography, based in Essex. Find out more about Just Hitched Photography here:

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So Ally & Dan’s wedding is all kinds of amazing: a wonderfully exciting venue with tons of character, a beautiful narrative of their day in the images by lovely UK & London wedding photographer Kristian Leven. Ally is just gorgeous; Dan looks pretty dam fabulous too! And their day is full of love, romance and laughter from beginning to end – just perfect.

Real wedding at Brunswick House with images by London photographer Kristian Leven (27)

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Real wedding at Brunswick House with images by London photographer Kristian Leven (43)

Brunswick House really is such an amazing, and unique venue – it’s right in the heart of London, packed with salvaged curiosities, sparkling chandeliers, and an eclectic mix of vintage paraphernalia.

Words & Images: fabulous UK & London wedding photographer Kristian Leven

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“Ally + Dan themselves made this such a memorable day – such amazing characters! I’ve actually seen them since the wedding and we’ve gotten on so well, I wish I could see them more often! There was also an incredibly moving speech – Ally’s dad passed away before the wedding due to illness, but wrote a speech in the event he wouldn’t make it. It was read out by a close friend of the couple, and there really wasn’t a dry eye in the house – me included.”

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Emerald is my birthstone, and green has always been my favourite colour – as a nature lover I adore weddings with tons of green foliage and styling touches. Emma and Steve chose shades of green to style their day at the fabulous Deer Park Country House Hotel in Honiton, Devon. Their wedding is simple, elegant and understated – and the bride and groom are gorgeous.

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Contact & Bookings: Jennifer Jane Photography

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Emma and Steve chose September for their wedding and were blessed with glorious blue skies and sunshine – just perfect for the Deer Park Country House Hotel, which boasts over 80 acres of wild flower meadows, woodland walks and manicured lawns for you and your guests to explore.

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The colour scheme for the day was simple: green and white / ivory with thoughtful little touches dotted around the venue. Bouquets are traditional, with white roses the statement flower of the day. I really hope you love this wedding – it’s everything a wedding should be, and that all comes down to the beautiful bride and groom, and those wonderful smiles which last all day long. Claire