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“It was 1 oclock in the morning.  Aaron was asleep, but I couldn’t resist.  Mark had posted them on Facebook.  I was secretly looking at them under the sheets…”

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Wedding photos are a special thing – a treasure you’ll keep forever, share amongst your family and through the generations. They’re the loveliest reminder of your day and I love hearing your reactions to seeing them for the first time – today’s beautiful bride Emily made me smile when she told me she’d peeked before hubby Aaron saw them!

This is a gorgeous wedding from Huntsham Court in Devon. Emily told me, “Everything had a personal touch. We wanted as many people as possible, from family and friends, involved in creating the day, from videographer, to DJs, to designing the outfits and accessories.”

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I fell in love with so many of those details, from the venue itself to the flowers, the little hints of London and the gorgeous red accent colours throughout. Emily’s Jane Bourvis dress is stunning – she looks more than amazing and so does her gorgeous hubby. This is one of my favourite images from the day…

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Today’s real wedding is divine: a sophisticated celebration with such amazing attention to detail and almost too pretty for words. Doug and Kath were married in May, at Herefordshire venue How Caple Court. Their theme was vintage lace: the colours were soft and delicate lavenders – “dried lavender was scattered over the church porch floor, which when guests walked over, emitted a wonderful fragrance”.

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Kath told me, “I say to all my friends and family that the photographer is the most important thing to splurge on. It’s the only thing you can look at after the day, and will be proof of all the memories.  We are so glad we invested in Gemma.”

Image credits – the fabulous West Midlands wedding photographer Gemma Williams

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There is so much to share with you, I barely know where to start. Grab a cuppa and settle down to absorb all the pretty in today’s real wedding – and then read Kath’s fabulous advice at the end of the feature. This is an amazing wedding whose story begins the day before, setting up the venue with family and friends… and ends with sewing up an enthusiastic dancing rugby player’s trousers at 3am in the pub afterwards – it’s brilliant!

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Sarah and Russell’s choice of wedding venue is awesome… I adore a venue with a personality all of its own, and Dorney Court in Windsor has enough character and history to inspire every bride and groom.

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Photography from today’s Buckinghamshire wedding is by my lovely friend and sponsor Heni Fourie Photography:

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The styling of the day is very traditional, ultra feminine and pretty. Sarah is incredibly beautiful – and has the most amazing smile. Her laughter and happiness are infectious – watch out for some magical moments in the images immediately after the ceremony.
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Shades of summer, blissful memories and a beautiful bride – today’s wedding is out of this world. Sally and Matt were married at Wadhurst Castle in West Sussex in September. They caught the last of our summer sunshine and have some of the loveliest images to treasure their day by.

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I asked the gorgeous bride and groom to share the story of their day and they didn’t disappoint – you can read their English Wedding Blog interview at the end of today’s blog feature. Sally gives some great advice on everything from kinder eggs to harpists…

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Images are by lovely Jennifer Jane Photography, who is based in Devon. I love her style and approach and would encourage all of you to check her out here:

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This is more than just a beautiful wedding: Sally’s advice make it a full feature of advice and tips for anyone planning a wedding. I love the idea of hiring a jukebox; it’s great to hear how amazing a harpist can be; polaroids are a genius idea; a wedding prep weekend sounds like so much fun! Read more when you’ve snuggled up with a cuppa to scroll through the pics. Enjoy!
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Nerves, what nerves? They will soon disappear when you see your soulmate’s face light up the room!” Oh, Emma – what a wonderful piece of advice to give our readers! And what a beautiful bride you are…

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Today’s wedding comes from Grittleton House, in Wiltshire. It’s a venue I’ve never featured before and I have fallen in love with the place, inside and out. Emma and Mark styled their elegant English wedding there with art deco touches, and the day was simply fabulous.

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Images are by Wiltshire-based Kevin Belson Photography. Find out more here:

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The English Wedding Blog Interview: Emma and Mark

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How did you choose your photographer?

We searched our venue online and some of Kevin’s work came up.

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More than happy!

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I love a wedding with something a little different… and so often it’s the venue which make a celebration stand out from the crowd. Kelsie Low is a creative wedding photographer – she used the tennis courts at Frinton Lawn Tennis Club for some images which will be lifelong memories for today’s bride and groom, the gorgeous Kelly and James.

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Kelsie told me the ceremony took place at Saint Michael’s Parish Church in Thorpe-le-Soken and the reception at Frinton Lawn Tennis Club in Frinton-On-Sea. “The reception venue was decorated from top to bottom with charming little touches; bunting, floral glass centre pieces, movie-themed table names and even a light-up cake stand! The tennis courts were a really unique feature to have at a wedding venue and boy, did we make the most of them!”

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“The morning of a Bride’s wedding is a lot busier than you may imagine it to be, a lot of hard work goes into ensuring that the bride feels beautiful on her wedding day, and with Hayley Loader of Ultra Violet on hair and Hayley Dauder of Timeless Beauty on makeup, Kelly really did look stunning.”

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When it comes to personalising a wedding, Rhian and Kristofor had it nailed. Every element of their day reflected their personalities in a wonderfully rustic and home made celebration. Rhian told me their venue was a complete blank canvas which Honeybee’s Vintage Teas transformed into their dream space.

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It’s a little while since we’ve published an outdoor wedding, but Rhian and Kris’s celebration was impossible to ignore. Their day is beautiful and it’s not only for the styling and the look of the wedding: I fell in love with their smiles. They’re just so delightfully happy, and the images are out of this world.

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Do read the happy couple’s interview – it’s at the end of the blog feature. Their advice for the day itself is priceless: “Try to take time with your new husband to soak up the day, we spent the whole day with each other and loved that in all the madness we were together.”
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Have you thought about your venue’s best features for the time of year you’re getting married? I’ll show you one photograph – and I promise you will….

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Nicola and Ben were married at Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire this autumn – just as the colours of the season were at their most magical. The venue is out of this world: a fabulous country house dating back to the 13th century.

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Images are by my lovely friend and sponsor Heni Fourie Photography, who describes Notley Abbey as the perfect backdrop for a traditional English wedding. It’s a pretty special place, and wonderfully suited to today’s gorgeous bride and groom.

 

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Use local suppliers to save money – so say Helen and Declan whose gorgeous wedding at White Dove Barn we’re featuring on the English Wedding Blog this morning. It’s good advice: there are amazing creative suppliers nestled all over the country and you’ll find them at craft fairs, in art galleries and at the best wedding showcases… even from venue recommendations.

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This is a charming wedding for a beautiful bride and her handsome groom – and I love their approach to styling their day. Helen told me, “we wanted to make sure we went local as much as possible – so things like hairdresser, florist, make up were all local to Suffolk… everything else came from recommendations or people that we knew.”

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Images are by the superb Essex wedding photographer Greg Coltman, whose wedding photos get a glowing review from the happy couple. “words can not express how happy we were with them – they were stunning and captured the day in every detail.”

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There are no rules when it comes to weddings – and no one ever said a ‘theme’ was obligatory… so when I heard Ashleigh’s words that there wasn’t any theme to their day other than ‘wedding’, I smiled. It makes a lot of sense.

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Falcon Manor is a gorgeous country house venue, set in the Yorkshire Dales and with a stylish and sophisticated atmosphere. It suits weddings and needs little extra decoration – although Ashleigh and her Mum worked together to arrange flowers from a local garden centre, and the boys did an amazing job of decorating the wedding cake (we have photos! It’s fab!)

Images are by DJ Archer Photography who are based in Lancashire.  Do have a look at their website if you’re looking for photographers in the North West – they photograph weddings in Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria.

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Thank you so much, my lovely readers, for your support and patience while we recovered from this weekend’s blog adventures! I’m thrilled to say we’re 100% back on track now… and I have a super beautiful real wedding to begin our week with this morning!

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Gorgeous bride and groom Natalie and Darren were married at Stubton Hall, and told me they loved reading wedding blogs and researching suppliers – it certainly meant a perfect atmosphere and a wonderful day came together beautifully!

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Images are by lovely Leeds wedding photographer Samantha Ward – one of my friends and an exceptional talent in the industry. Sam’s images are out of this world and I loved hearing that today’s couple were over the moon with their wedding photos.

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There are some amazing details here: the flowers and succulents; the fabulous letterpress stationery by my friends at Cardlab, and the quality of the photography of course is second to none. LOVE!

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Happy Saturday, my lovely! I have a wonderful wedding full of details to share with you today – it’s gorgeous bride and groom Vicky and Neil, who chose the adorable Lillibrooke Manor in Maidenhead as their wedding venue.

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Images are by my lovely friend and sponsor Heni Fourie Photography:

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The venue is gorgeous: the homemade details are simply lovely. Close friends and family all helped out to make this one of the prettiest homemade weddings I’ve seen – and you’ll love all the ideas from the day!
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