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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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The English Wedding Blog Interview: Ashleigh and Richard

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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!

English Wedding Blog at Stubton Hall with Samantha Ward Photography (36)

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:

Contact & bookings: 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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Ah… music to my ears: Natalie mentions in her interview today that “Ebay isn’t always the best place to grab a bargain“! She’s spot on – and I love her for this as well as for sharing her wedding to Scott with us all today, because it’s amaaaazing…

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Natalie is one of the craftiest brides I’ve known – her handiwork is wonderful. There are so many makes in today’s real wedding you’re going to be Pinning for hours, my lovely blog readers! “We made so much for the wedding from signs, to centre pieces, sweetie buffet to popcorn and honey favours. The list is endless and thanks to pinterest the making continued right up to the day before the wedding!

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Natalie used recycled materials and was careful with her crafting budget… and it all looks incredible. So grab a cuppa and snuggle up with your tablet for this one… it’s such a beauty of a wedding and will go down as one of this year’s favourites for me!

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I can’t let go of summer… would you care to join me for another sunny day? We’re talking daisies and buttercups, country flowers and exquisite sunshine for one of the loveliest weddings of the year on the English Wedding Blog today. Thom and Alicia are a star couple, whose personalities made their wedding simply perfect.
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The gorgeous bride and groom were married in South Gloucestershire, with a church ceremony and marquee reception in the countryside – and they styled their day to fit the reception with tons of colourful flowers looking as though they’d come straight from an English country garden…
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Images are by Joanna Bongard Photography, who Thom and Alicia recommend with some really wonderful words: “The photos were just as we’d imagined but better… So fresh and fun; they reflect every emotion shared, depicting our perfect day that we can look back on in years to come and remember it just like yesterday. She is a great talent.” 

Do find out more about Jo here:

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Rosie & Jon are amazing. Their relaxed city wedding is gorgeous: full of pretty details contrasting beautifully against the built up backdrop – and their reception venue is perfect.

Jonny Donovan Photography shot this beautiful city wedding in London (17)

Rosie’s dress is out of this world: she looks stunning and I was convinced she’d bought from one of our top designers… until she told me her mother made it for her – “My heart swells at the thought of how much love she put into that dress. It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever worn.

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Rosie and Jon found most of their suppliers online, using wedding blogs and Pinterest for inspiration. Their photographer – lovely Jonny Donovan Photography – was one of the best online discoveries:

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The gorgeous couple told me not only did they love their photographer, all of their guests did as well! And the images speak for themselves… I think they’re fabulous.

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I’ll never tire of sharing beautiful summer weddings with you… and Laura and Miles were married on one of those amazing, warm and wonderful days with bright sunshine all day long. This is a wedding which sings of summer to me: a fabulous celebration of love in the English summer – and the photos I’m about to show you will whisk you away to gorgeous summer days…

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Miles and Laura were married at the Manor Hotel, Castle Combe. They chose Hampshire wedding photographer Jennifer Sinclair to capture their day:

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Laura’s bouquet caught my eye first of all: the anemones and roses are such a fabulous combination for summer flowers – and the colours were wonderful. I love so much about this wedding; its classic elegance, the summery colours and the beautiful bride and gorgeous groom – I simply had to share it with you today!
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I’m almost tempted to tell the story of Lori and Tom’s wedding backwards… because I’m in love with this photo:

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The only reason I’m telling the story from the beginning is that I’m just as excited to show you all of the other images of the day… today’s real wedding is full of surprises, beautiful touches and smiles from beginning to end. You’ll love it!

Contact and bookings: Rob & Sarah Gillespie Photography

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Lori and Tom were married in the summer, and seeing their wedding today is warming my heart – it’s a beautiful celebration for a gorgeous couple in one of the most magnificent venues our country has to offer: Studley Castle. The ceilings are spectacular; the setting is incredible and the atmosphere is spine tingling!

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Lori’s dress was created for her from her own vision: she bought a strapless bridal gown and had a lace top made especially for her by a local bridal boutique – it looks fabulous and I love her approach to customising an off-the-peg wedding dress!

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Sometimes you see an image which stays in your mind for the whole day. I get it all the time – looking at the fabulous yellow flowers from today’s real wedding I find myself feeling as though summer has barely begun! (Can you believe it’s November already?!)

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I stumbled across a blog by my friend and sponsor Benjamin Toms Photography this morning and simply had to share it with you.

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Christine and Jon had the loveliest ceremony and romantic marquee reception in Nonington village, Kent – and you’ll love admiring their day on the blog. Here are a few of my favourite sneak peeks…

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So I asked Lizzie and Paul if they could describe their wedding in 10 words or fewer… and their response was simply, “wow, this is hard”!… which made me smile. Their wedding is lovely, beautifully styled and full of gorgeous moments – there are too many to count.

A beautiful real English wedding from Derbyshire with Simon Dewey Photography (9)

Today’s incredibly beautiful bride and gorgeous groom were married in Derbyshire in August. They chose Callow Hall as their reception venue, and I’m thrilled to be able to feature their day on the English Wedding Blog.

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Images are by lovely Simon Dewey Photography, who describes their day as “a treat. A lovely couple. A gorgeous dress. Traditional scottish attire. And some georgous light and landscape to capture it all in. Lizzie and Paul had exlusive use of the hall and grounds, a drinks reception in the secret garden, followed by a meal and dancing the night away with their guests in the marquee overlooking the Derbyshire landscape. It was a truly special occasion.”

You can discover more from Simon here:

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Louisa and David describe their day as a “simple, traditional country wedding” – and for me, it’s the perfect celebration. They told me their images (by Somerset photographer Michael Riley) “captured the atmosphere, the emotion and the look of the whole wedding perfectly.”

George Inn wedding in Somerset by Michael Riley Photography (33)

The day was held at a 14th century coaching inn, the wonderful and charming George Inn, which needed very little decoration. Louisa worked with David’s Mum to arrange the flowers for the day, and made some rustic bunting which complemented their stationery (from Paperchase) and tied the theme of the day together.

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Images are by Somerset wedding photographer Michael Riley. Do check out his website here:

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www.michaelrileyphotography.com

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Happy Friday! Woohoo… it’s been an amazing week here at English Wedding Towers… I’m almost ready to paint the new studio and getting used to my new computer – which doesn’t have the egg-frying functionality of the last one, but it is shiny. As it’s Friday I thought we’d bring the week to a super happy close and put a huge smile on our pretty faces with a gorgeous wedding film. Ceri and Mickey were married at Herons Farm, and their barn wedding brings together all the loveliest vintage and rustic styling elements you can imagine: fairy lights and bunting, signage and wonderful flowers… oh and a gorgeous couple whose happiness lights up the whole place.


 

The film itself is fabulous, and I do recommend you check out the fab team at Kotech Films:

Kotech Films are a young, dynamic team of creatives based near Reigate whose passion for film has taken them from extreme sports events through concerts and live events and into weddings… and they’re awesome.