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It’s perfectly possible to make any theme look amazing: Katrina and Pete’s “twist of Harry Potter” wedding knocked me for six when I saw their gorgeous, vintage-inspired hanging table names. Wow. This is a wedding I KNOW you’ll love.

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“The table plan was old keys that I bought and attached little butterfly wings to each one. We hung them on fishing line and attached them to a tree where we had the welcome drinks. They were supposed to resemble the flying keys from the first harry potter book. The effect was awesome and everyone took them home as a keepsake.”

Real wedding in Devon with Fiona Walsh Photography on the English Wedding Blog (19)

“The best thing about being married is once everything settles down it becomes ‘normal’. That sounds bad. But actually once all the wedding bubble has gone you get to be just you two again and work towards all those promises you made on your wedding day. Normal for me means meant to be, and we are more in love than ever.”

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Today’s fabulously beautiful wedding is going to be a favourite for 2016 – I can see it now. The handcrafted touches are wonderful, and I am SO impressed with gorgeous bride Laura’s lettering and wedding signs! (I’m teaching a calligraphy workshop today and seeing people learn to write like this is one of my favourite things!)

Real wedding in Derby by Jon Cripwell Photography on the English Wedding Blog (1)

Chris and Laura planned their wedding over 2 years: “Having such a long time to plan the wedding had its pros and cons. We had time to source amazing suppliers and spend hours swooning over gorgeous weddings. However, I did get slightly overwhelmed with the sheer volume of wonderful ideas out there.”

Real wedding in Derby by Jon Cripwell Photography on the English Wedding Blog (22)

The flowers are another huge highlight of the day:I spent a long time searching the internet for a local florist that created wedding flowers that had a bohemian, unstructured feel to them. Helen from The Flower Mill completely saw my vision for the flowers. They just pulled everything together and were definitely the focal point we were looking for!”

Real wedding in Derby by Jon Cripwell Photography on the English Wedding Blog (9)
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Winter weddings are my favourites. The cosy venues, candlelight and log fires are part of what makes a winter wedding special. I adore the cooler colour palettes and classic accessories winter brides and grooms choose too: all in all, it’s a wonderful time of the year! Gemma and Marc’s Oxfordshire wedding is pure bliss for winter months and I hope you love it as much as I do!

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

Contact & bookings: Heni Fourie Photography

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The gorgeous couple married at The Tythe Barn, Bicester – a bustling venue with oodles of charm and history dating all the way back to the 14th century.

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I love a humanist ceremony: it’s an incredible way of personalising your marriage and making it suit the two of you – no matter how or where you choose to marry. Add to this the most amazing flowers, a gorgeous couple and a wonderfully sunny day, and you have the perfect wedding. Here are Holly & Dame, in a real wedding film by Just Happy Together. Enjoy!

 

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Video Production: justhappytogether.com
Photography: summerlilystudio.com
Dress: verawang.com by davidsbridal.co.uk
Hair & MUA: bellesbeauty.wordpress.com
Venue: letchworthcentre.org

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Dilini and William’s wedding in the Cotswolds is gorgeous: and I love it because it’s wonderfully personal to them as a couple. Dilini’s Sri Lankan background was a big part of the day, and they even had a wedding cake brought over from Sri Lanka especially!

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Dilini told me, “The best thing we did was to pick a venue that was willing to make it as personal as possible for us. We loved The Matara Centre as we both felt it fitted with both of our backgrounds and personalities well.”

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

http://kevinbelson.com
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The English Wedding Blog Interview: William & Dilini

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://kevinbelson.com

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I have to confess I’ve neglected my little Vespa over recent months: but seeing today’s wedding makes me desperate to go and play out again! Lovely Suffolk photographer Ayshea Goldberg knows me too well: send me a gorgeous wedding with a Vespa and I simply can’t say no. I love this so very much!

English Wedding Blog from Glemham Hall Suffolk, AJG Photography (27)

The venue and its floral decorations are super pretty: I know those of you with a love of traditional weddings will adore this. Rosanne is absolutely stunning; Isaac is ever so handsome and that grin for his bride and his Vespa have kept me smiling since the moment I first saw this amazing wedding!

English Wedding Blog from Glemham Hall Suffolk, AJG Photography (8)

Glemham has a beautiful staircase in the Grand Hall, which our amazing florist decorated with flowers –  but we let the rest of the venue speak for itself. The Rose Garden in particular was stunning when we got married in September. The reception meal was held in the marquee outside, but we kept things fairly simple with tall, elegant centre pieces.

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I love a wedding with a story, and with something different and personal to the couple – and for beautiful bride Claire and her gorgeous husband Matt the stories are absolutely incredible – as amazing as the images of their day.

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The proposal is a story in itself: Matt was going to propose at the top of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania but Claire broke her foot and couldn’t go on holiday, so the best man went instead. “John videoed Matt proposing to me at the top. He later showed me the proposal and asked for my answer at the top of Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains – 5 months later – they both kept the secret well!

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Their Cornwall wedding is absolutely beautiful: the hilltop theme continues with some of the most spectacular shots you can imagine – taken by lovely reportage photographer Alexa Poppe. Claire and Matt share some great advice with us in their interview below: to save money they say “Do as much as you can yourself. All of our church and table flowers were from the hedgerows or the garden and luckily we have some very talented flower arrangers as friends!

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Happy New Year everyone! I hope you’ve had an amazing festive period and are settling into work this morning as gently as you possibly can! To help ease your morning at work, here’s a vibrant and pretty summer wedding from Oxfordshire which I know will brighten your day!

Contact & Bookings: Carol Elizabeth Photography

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Gorgeous bride Madeleine worked hard to make place settings, while her sister helped with the wedding flowers, her mother made the cake and Chris’s mother made miles of bunting which was beautiful and hung from the beams. She told me, “You can hand-make various things, but that doesn’t save very much really, and the big expenses are unavoidable – food, alcohol etc. As my mother would say – ‘elope!’… The handmade bits were certainly hard work, but they were also some of our favourite elements.

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Good morning, beautiful. Would you like a little sunshine on your screen this morning? You’re welcome. And I have a whole lot of amazing images of a beautiful bride and groom to share with you too, so grab a cuppa and nestle into a cushion to enjoy Fiona and Mark’s wonderful Wiltshire wedding.

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I love that this is a relaxed celebration in every sense: the overall look is colourful and fun, with a rustic country garden twist. Fiona looks amazing in her Jenny Packham dress; Mark is her perfect partner and they just look so incredibly happy together.

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Images are by lovely Kevin Belson Photography, based in Wiltshire. Find out more here:

http://kevinbelson.com
https://www.facebook.com/KevinBelsonPhotography
http://twitter.com/KevinBelson
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The English Wedding Blog Interview: Fiona and Mark

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://kevinbelson.com

How did you choose your photographer?

We sat for hours trailing the internet looking at images/blogs/reviews of photographers . Found Kevin Belson on Fearless Photography website and really loved their work.

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Today’s real wedding comes a little later than planned: I’ve been excitedly waiting to share this with you after its original publication on Juno & Joy. It’s a wonderfully light and pretty wedding from Windsor, with the most delicate florals and stunning portraits… and the most gorgeous and lovely couple you could meet.

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Christine and Darren are all kinds of amazing – they’ve shared some super snippets of advice along with supplier recommendations in their English Wedding Blog interview this morning. Don’t miss it – towards the end of the blog feature.

English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (52)

Images are by lovely Berkshire wedding photographer Hannah McClune, who photographs weddings in the surrounding counties too – find out more here:

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The English Wedding Blog Interview: Christine and Darren

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.hannahmcclunephotography.com

How did you choose your photographer?

I googled local photographers. And Hannah’s website caught my eyes. I loved her portfolio!!

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Morning my lovelies! Who’s excited about Christmas?!… if you’re breaking up today I hope you have a really good last day at work! Here’s a wonderful, glamorous wedding to brighten your morning. Sarah and Jon were married in Norfolk and celebrated with a fabulous reception at Kimberley Hall. Their photos are superb – Sarah even told me “I just loved them and I watched the slide show every day for about 2 weeks!

Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (17)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (16)

Images are by Rob Dodsworth Photography, who is based in Norfolk. Do take the time to visit Rob’s website and blog – he’s pretty amazing:

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Sarah’s dress has real wow factor – she told me it was most definitely ‘the one’! It’s certainly a perfect fit for such a fabulous venue. You’ll adore this wedding: the details are glamorous, fusing tradition and modern style like magic. The images are divine. Enjoy!

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Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (50)

 

The English Wedding Blog Interview: Sarah and Jon

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http://www.robdodsworth.co.uk

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Megan and Adam’s Laughern Hill wedding is fabulous, a colourful celebration filled with home made details and a real focus on love and laughter.

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Contact & Bookings: Love in Focus

http://www.love-in-focus.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/LIFphotos
http://English-Wedding.com/tag/Love-in-Focus

 

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Their images are just wonderful… I’m so glad this gorgeous couple decided in the end to have a professional photographer shoot their day, as are they: “We were going to go for an amateur but looking back, we would have totally regretted it! Sandy – Bristol wedding photographer Love in Focus – was fantastic. On the day, he went above and beyond. He bought stilts so that he could get shots from above, which all the guests enjoyed! The photos reflected the day beautifully.”

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I asked about homemade details and Megan and Adam told me they’d been pretty busy in the run up to the wedding! “We made table signs, painted vases, made wedding favours, bought and cut hessian, bought fairy lights… we made lots of the stuff… it was stressful but worth it. Everyone has commented on how individual it was and how it really reflected us.”