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Two beautiful brides, four lovely bridesmaids in pink and four in blue… the most incredible bouquets and a day full of creativity and love. Today’s real wedding is one of my favourites this year and I just know you’ll love it too…

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Wedding signs and slogans are best when they’re just that little bit different… so when I read ‘Choose a seat not a side, either way it’s for the BRIDE!’ it made me grin. A lot. Jessica and Fiona are a gorgeous couple whose wedding at The Old Rectory in Handsworth has plenty of lovely personal touches just like this.

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Fiona told me “the best thing [about being married] is the support from friends and family. Throughout planning the wedding, the Big Day itself and day-to-day life since we have been overwhelmed by the encouragement and support we’ve had and it has made us appreciate the joy of true friendship.”

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Images are by the fabulous Taylor Hughes Photography. Jack and Jade are wedding photographers based in Berkshire and you can find out all about them here:

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Sunflowers are my favourite… nothing packs a punch quite like a wedding full of glorious sunflowers. Marianne and Sam’s wedding is like summer itself: warming and friendly, bright and cheerful, beautifully floral (of course!) and glorious with colour and sunshine. You’re going to LOVE today’s real wedding feature!

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Sam and Marianne married at Pendrell Hall in Staffordshire, a superb venue which needs very little additional decor. Pendrell is one of England’s finest country house wedding venues, and I adore the atmosphere and charm of the house and gardens. Our bride and groom are both stunning: Marianne’s designer dress was made especially for her by the supremely talented Zeynep Kartal, while Sam wore Ted Baker.

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Images are by my lovely friends Rob and Sarah Gillespie Photography, based in the Midlands. They get a glowing review from Marianne and Sam:

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I’m all for bicycles on a wedding cake, signature skateboards (only write on the wood, folks!) and wellies tied to pew ends. Today’s is a wedding with a super cute sense of humour and a gorgeous – I mean stunning! – bride and groom.

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Jen and Rob were married in Torquay in spring (hence the wellies – they expected rain!) and held their reception at the fabulous Torre Abbey. I adore Jen’s bridal look: her lace dress was bought at a wedding show and is from Silk Brides in Lichfield. Rob and Jen found suppliers online, through recommendations and had help with lots of DIY projects from friends and family.

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The lovely flowers are by a family friend and stationery was designed by Rob. Signage on the day was made by a friend too – Jen’s told us all about the DIY elements of their day in her English Wedding Blog interview at the end of the feature today.

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Images are by Will Reddaway at WR Photography. Find out more about Will here:

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Trust in your own personal style, and I promise your wedding will come together and look amazing on the day. Laura and Arash did – they chose accessories and decor they liked rather than concentrating on a particular theme for their Bristol wedding, and the result is wonderfully chic, elegant and understated.

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This is bliss. A modern wedding with a focus on family and “having a really good party” – oh boy, didn’t they just! Suppliers were found online and through personal recommendations, and money was saved by skipping chair covers and favours on the day.

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Laura is gorgeous; Arash is super handsome. Together they’re a knockout couple with the best modern style and the loveliest of outlooks on life! Laura told me they still talk about the wedding and have the best memories. “We just enjoyed having a big celebration with all of our friends and family.”

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Images are by the fabulous Kevin Belson Photography, based in Wiltshire and photographing weddings throughout the UK. Find out more here:

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Squeeeeeal!!! Today’s wedding is a little bit like living inside a rainbow. There are as many colours as there are surprises, as many glorious details as there are moments and smiles and beautiful memories. I honestly don’t know where to begin!

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Lucy and Dan are the loveliest couple, with their own super sense of style and outfits which reflect their personalities (which are, clearly, awesome!) to a T. Their day is styled for a summer fete, with lots of DIY ideas to inspire you all, and was put together with lots of help from friends and family.

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Images are by lovely Berkshire wedding photographer Benjamin Stuart, who got in touch after I’d seen his sneak peek of the wedding on Facebook. Thank you Ben!!! You can find out more about Ben here:

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Scroll down to see rainbow cake, an aerobatic display, paper poms, bouncy castles, summer fete games, a ridiculously gorgeous bride and groom, and a first dance which took my breath away. Enjoy.

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Have you been to the Midland Hotel in Morecambe? It’s fabulous: an art deco hotel on the seafront, lovingly restored and restyled with so much character, and a superb wedding venue. I was there for the very first time only a month or so ago but the hotel has featured on the English Wedding Blog many times…

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And so today I’m over the moon to have a fabulous wedding from the Midland Hotel to share with you. The details are classy and understated: flowers are white; stationery is stylish with a dash of art deco, and our brides are absolutely gorgeous!

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Amy and Krysta found their suppliers online, at wedding fairs and through recommendations from the venue. They loved their bridal boutique in Preston for the super helpful advice they received – and for being able to choose dresses which worked well together even though they couldn’t see each other’s until the wedding day! Don’t they look amazing?!

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I shared a sneak peek of Cindy and Jacques’s wedding… I couldn’t resist: it was too beautiful! And then lucky meHampshire photographer Heni Fourie got in touch to see if I’d like to show you more. Oh, yes!!

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The venue is stunning: Buckinghamshire’s West Wycombe Estate is a Grade II listed Palladian villa set in 5000 acres of parkland – and the house has been used for filming indoor scenes in Downton Abbey! Some of Heni’s photos show the magnificent decor of the house… those ceilings!!!

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Hampshire wedding blog photography Heni Fourie (29)The stationery is a highlight for me: the printed illustrations are fab – and the lettering on the table plan cards has SO much character! For me this is the perfect example of home made done well – the ladder table plan looks fantastic, and I’d happily have this at my wedding!

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Today’s couple are so gorgeous and lovely I could burst with excitement to show you their wedding! Liza and Matt had the prettiest day at Redhouse Barn in Worcestershire – a fabulously light and airy barn with scope for a personal touch which I love! And oh, my goodness did they glam the place up with some super luxe floral arrangements…

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Proof, if ever anyone needed any, that barn weddings don’t have to be rustic… today’s wedding is super sophisticated, traditional and full of glamorous detailing: there isn’t a scrap of hessian to be found!

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Images are by lovely Tom at TH Photography in Worcestershire. You can find out more about Tom here:

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This is a super classy wedding with elegant touches and traditional styling. Liza and Matt are the most gorgeous couple, and have written some fantastic tips for other brides and grooms in their interview at the end of today’s wedding feature. Oh – but take your time looking through all of their glorious images and don’t miss the flowers… Liza’s peony bouquet looks good enough to eat! Enjoy.

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Today’s real wedding is the prettiest treat for your eyes… with the softest pastel shades and loveliest couple. We’re talking dreamy decor and delicious design from the Wroxeter Hotel in Shropshire – and you’ll love it!

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Claire and Oliver married in May and styled their wedding as an afternoon tea party. They loved the idea of tea and cake for their reception instead of a formal wedding breakfast, and chose the pastel shades to give a real spring flavour to their day.

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The gorgeous couple sourced suppliers with help from Pinterest and recommendations, and tried to support local businesses wherever possible (which makes me very happy!). Claire made as many decorations as she could: hand painted initials, handwritten place names and a super pretty table plan were all her handiwork.

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Claire and Oliver are just gorgeous – they look so good together and I’m over the moon to be sharing their wedding with you today. Images are by Andy Li Photography, who is based in Shropshire. You can find out more about Andy here:

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If you know a whole bunch of talented people, you’re one of the lucky ones. Georgia and Ross will tell you – being able to ask friends and family to make things for your wedding day, and knowing they’ll be amazing, is just the best thing ever.

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Today’s real wedding comes from the Warwickshire countryside where Georgia grew up. The marquee is pitched in a field of the family farm; pretty much every detail is the work of a talented friend or family member. And it’s all gorgeous.

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I adore the flowers; they’re real English country garden blooms and must have smelled as delicious as they look. The table plan is prettily homemade and the bunting and paper lanterns add a romantic atmosphere to the reception marquee.

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Images are by the fabulous Coates & Stain Photography, who are becoming big wedding blog favourites this year! They’ve featured on the lovely Boho Weddings blog and I’m delighted to be sharing their photography here on the English Wedding Blog with you today. Do visit these links to find out more about them:

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It’s never just about the details – although the details are superb in today’s wedding blog I promise! It’s about having all of your friends and family in the same room, just for the two of you – and laying on a fantastic party for everyone you love most in the world.

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Somehow, the magical atmosphere of a wedding comes through the photographs I’m sent, onto my laptop screen and all the way to my smile… and I fall head over heels for a wedding. Like today. Yasmin and Simon are amazing – they’re gorgeous, fun and creative and their wedding at Old Down Manor is just wonderful.

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Of course the details are there… the cake is fab, the flowers are divine and there are personal touches everywhere – from the stationery to the tattoos of the happy couple (love this idea!) to the traditional Persian ceremony. Everything is captured beautifully by Bristol wedding photographer Sandy at Love In Focus.

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Happy Monday morning everyone! Today I need your help – September is going to be crazy for me and I’m looking to fill the English Wedding Blog starting this week with gorgeous real weddings… which I simply can’t do without your help. I’m looking for crafty, inspirational, gorgeously photographed real weddings from all around the UK – please don’t be shy and submit here! And I have the loveliest real wedding today to whet your appetite…

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Steve and Charlotte married in Surrey and had a pretty barn reception full of home made touches which I think you’ll love. The flowers are super pretty, the bride and groom are gorgeous, the venue is beautifully decorated – the result of “a lovely family Sunday” with everyone helping out!

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Today’s fabulous images are by Charlotte Razzell Photography. I’m so thrilled Charlotte sent in this beautiful wedding and I’d love to see more! You can discover and follow lovely Charlotte here:

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