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Hey there lovelies! It’s on days like today I wish you were here with me, helping me choose the best of all the gorgeous images I’m sent for every real wedding feature. Because to be honest, today’s Fanhams Hall wedding is so beautiful I’m simply lost for where to begin!
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Today’s stunning bride Nicola wears a Galina Signature gown from David’s Bridal. She looks incredible with a navy sash belt and crystal hair accessory – and oh, those flowers… nothing provides texture more than fabulous blue thistles and berries, while the roses add glamour and anemones complete the romantic bouquet. LOVE!

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I can tell Nicola and Adam were inspired by wedding blogs and Pinterest: the chalkboards (and hours learning how to get the lettering just perfect!), anenomes and attention to detail are ideas I love to share on the English Wedding Blog so this blog-inspired wedding is more than perfect!

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It’s rather lovely to be exploring Oxfordshire’s finest wedding venues on the blog this week, don’t you think?! On Sunday I shared Kelly and Chris’s gorgeous Henley on Thames wedding; today it’s the turn of Hannah and Mark at the fabulous Ardington House. Wow… (Oh! And while I remember, I’m looking for more weddings from Berkshire, Wiltshire, Northamptonshire and surrounding counties so do get in touch if you’ve one to share!)
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Hannah and Mark were married outside, and it won’t take more than an image or two for you to see how amazing the surroundings are… this is one of the loveliest outdoor wedding venues I’ve seen.
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There’s no shortage of details to inspire you: Hannah’s time making 60 paper poms really paid off: they look gorgeous in the marquee and add a touch of colour to the styling. Hannah’s other craft projects include the card suitcase, table numbers and menus, and table plan.

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Salford is one of my old stomping grounds… back in the day before they polished it all up and moved the BBC in, I went to college there – so it’s lovely to see Sarah and Chris’s real wedding from a place I have fond memories of. Manchester brides and grooms should pay close attention to the lovely film from Jo Gendle Films… it’s a sparkly, glam wedding from one of your best contemporary venues – you’ll love it!
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Chris and Sarah’s wedding is lovely: romantic and classic, with a touch of vintage in the gysophila and white hyacinth bouquets. They’re a sweet couple and had this to say about their wedding:

We were married at The Lowry, Salford Quays on Valentine’s Day in the stunning compass room. We chose to keep the decor simple as the room was so striking with its 360 degree floor-to-ceiling windows.

“The colour scheme was black and white with large silver candelabra and tables named after our favourite albums.

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Hats off to the wonderfully named, beautiful Kelly Kelly for today’s wedding report, which is awesome, full of advice and ends with one of the best comments ever! Kelly married Chris last summer, and I wanted to show you their wedding which is full of inspiration for summer couples. I think you’ll love it!

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Of course there’s plenty of sunshine in today’s blog feature, and while it’s suddenly gone back to winter in the real world (I mean seriously – roll on May!!) we could all do with a dose of warm and shiny, right?

Kelly is just gorgeous: I adore her hair and she’s such a fabulous looking bride, with a smile which has had me grinning back at my screen all morning 🙂 She shares some fab tips and advice in today’s wedding report, which follows all the lovely pics. Don’t miss it!

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Images are by the fabulous Hannah McClune Photography. Hannah is based in Reading, Berkshire and photographs weddings in the surrounding counties too – find out more here:

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I love today’s wedding for its simple, understated elegance… that looks a million dollars and more. Davide and Emma were married in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside on a glorious sunny day and their wedding is more than perfect. Emma is the most graceful bride; Davide her perfect match. Their celebrations took place at their family home, under fabulous canvas… just look at the wonderful wedding teepees!!

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Today’s is a wedding with timeless grace and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, all captured beautifully by Alex from My Love Story Photography. Lovely Alex is based in London and shoots weddings all around the UK and beyond – and he’s amazing. You can find out more here:

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Emma wears a stunning Jesus Peiro gown from Morgan Davies Bridal – I adore the Jesus Peiro collections and Emma suits the classic style so deliciously well: she looks incredible.

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This is a wedding of the year, most definitely on my favourites list already! – so grab a sophisticated coffee and take your time scrolling through the images of Emma and Davide’s day. You’ll love this…
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Morning everyone! I have a fabulous wedding for you this morning – but first, quickly, any suppliers who’d like a May advertising spot please do email me! I have a couple more spaces to fill for next month and I’m looking for applications today 🙂

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I loved the rich, vibrant colours of Katie and Damian’s Lancashire wedding as soon as I saw them – the rustic styling is beautifully done, and all of the DIY elements of today’s wedding are bound to inspire some of you!

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Gorgeous bride Katie has shared some lovely tips on budgeting, crafting and planning their wedding day, and her advice is wonderful: “Stay true to you and your husband-to-be’s wishes as other people will certainly have their input in the matter but you have to do what you want as it’s your day. Savour every second as it truly does fly by and set a limit of meeting and greeting.”

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Before I show you one of the prettiest weddings of the year so far – and you’ll LOVE it!! – a very quick reminder that I have a dozen sponsor slots left from May. If you’re interested read this and get in touch! But more importantly…

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Very early on her wedding day morning Kerrie went for a walk in the countryside around Studland village. This is such a lovely thing to do: she told me it was very relaxing and a really memorable moment of the whole day. I think it’s really romantic and a wonderful way to think ahead to the day which will follow.

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I love how the venue was decorated: it was a labour of love with family pitching in the day before, and only the second time a wedding reception had taken place in the hall… but Kerrie and Nick truly made it their own and styled a pretty, welcoming and relaxed celebration which I’m thrilled to be sharing with you today!

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Can I say a very quick welcome to everyone who’s begun reading the English Wedding Blog over the last couple of months? You’re so very awesome for coming to visit – and with 45,000+ readers every month, I’m incredibly proud of my little blog and all the brides & grooms and wedding suppliers who make it such a wonderful place to be! Thank you all!

… and now for something a little special. I have a glorious wedding film to share with you this afternoon, courtesy of gorgeous Georgie and Dave, and from the fabulous Newlywed Films. Watch out for festivalesque styling with lanterns and bunting, lovely DIY touches including home made beer(!) and wonderfully warming teepees with the loveliest atmosphere: this is why I love sharing wedding films and I hope you enjoy watching Georgie and Dave’s!

With huge thanks to lovely Steve from Newlywed Films for sharing his heartwarming wedding film with us today.

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Rachel and Matthew’s Sherbourne Park wedding is a glorious dose of summer with adorable puppies, fabulous flowers and delicate DIY detailing. It’s everything I love about English weddings: the sun shines, the smiles are everlasting, the venue is impressive and everyone is relaxed and having the time of their lives.

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Rachel and Matthew are gorgeous – their images by regular English Wedding Blog contributors Rob & Sarah Gillespie are colourful, exciting and make me smile. It’s a wonderful wedding from beginning to end and I hope you’ll find yourself smiling along with me by the end of today’s feature!

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For more from the wonderful Rob and Sarah Gillespie check out their website and previous features on the English Wedding Blog:

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Shall we get straight to those gorgeous photos from Rachel and Matthew’s day? Enjoy…
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Our wedding story: Rachel and Matthew

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Morning lovely! It’s real wedding time… and you’re going to love today’s venue idea as much as the gorgeous bride and groom and their brilliant snippets of advice! This is a wedding with simple, rustic and carefully considered details which all work together beautifully. The venue – an unusual but excellent choice: Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, in Worcestershire. It has a miniature train… what more could you need?! The venue is also a charity, which makes it a pretty special place to have your wedding.

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Images are by lovely Dave Allen of Just Hitched Wedding Photography. When Dave first got in touch he’d said “These childhood sweethearts really do show what loving someone is all about. Along with their lovely friends and family, who made me feel truly welcomed and part of their fabulous wedding day” – isn’t that wonderful?
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The phrase ‘quintessentially English’ mightn’t immediately bring to mind spacehoppers or rubber duck racing… and yet. 😉 There are so many nostalgic, quirky and bizarre English traditions to choose from when it comes to outdoor games and entertaining your guests, I’d love to see more weddings like Hannah and Neil’s!

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Their day was deliciously pretty – with a wonderful soft pink peony bouquet, a picturesque setting and miles of home made bunting. Hannah is so, so beautiful – Neil’s a gorgeous groom too! But once again (and as with every one of my favourite weddings) the wonderful images show that in the end, the wedding is all about the people.

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Photographs are by leading Dorset wedding photographer Ian H Photography, whose portfolio and social media you’ll find here:

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Delightful details set the scene and make for a pretty, welcoming wedding space which I adore – the little trees in the ceremony room are fabulous! –  but the people make this one of the best weddings I’ve seen. The duck race brings delight; the space-hopping makes me wish I’d been there.

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I’m lucky this week – ridiculously lucky! – to have some wonderfully individual and unique couples starring on the English Wedding Blog. Yesterday’s real wedding was awesome with a humanist ceremony outdoors; today’s is just lovely – a bride and groom whose own style once again shapes their day beautifully.

Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (2)

Nicola and Rob were married at the fabulous Bartle Hall, and their photographer was my great friend Jamie of Vickerstaff Photography. Their images reflect the timeless and elegant style of their day, all with a sense of fun! The portraits are divine (and with a gorgeous bride and groom, a breathtaking venue and an awesome photographer, how could they be anything else?!)

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Discover more of Jamie’s work (and enjoy his excellent new website!) here:

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Love, love, love… the flowers (eucalyptus, you’re my favourite!), the chandelier, the ear-licking, the littlest bridesmaid… the first kiss, Grandma and the wonderful snowdrops…

Enjoy.
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