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It’s movie time! Hannah and Joseph had a gorgeous, London-themed wedding with contemporary styling and beautiful details: I love so many things. The bouquet is divine; Hannah’s Claire Mischevani dress is exquisite; there are tube maps and big red buses, spectacular flowers and an impressive reception venue. Hannah’s also written a lovely wedding report for us and told me, “I know it is a massive cliche but our wedding day was the most incredible, memorable and happiest day of our lives. We couldn’t have wished for it to have been more perfect. With our closest friends and family l there to celebrate with us, it really was our perfect day.

Hannah and Joseph’s wedding film by HD Moments

The theme of the wedding was ‘London’. We had iconic London image themes throughout the day, tube map table plans, London buses to transport the guests from church to venue and oyster card holders as favours and of course it was based in London.

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I almost pinch myself whenever I see Gemma and Gordon’s wedding photos – they’re just so incredibly beautiful. And what an amazing venue – Finchcocks Musical Museum is as cool as it sounds and then some. Gemma told me their theatrical wedding venue had “old style pianos everywhere, amazing walled garden and wild gardens, high ceilings and wooden floors…” and the images show musical ephemera everywhere – just. wow.

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I adore Gemma’s dress, her hair and her pretty bouquet. The images of today’s gorgeous bride in a disused room at the venue are eerily beautiful – you’ll love them.

Vintage theatre wedding in Kent by Duntons Photography (30)

There are so many little nooks and crannies around Finchcocks for beautiful photos, and I owe huge thanks to Steven from Duntons Photography for sharing so many of those with us today. Please do look at his website, Kent brides and grooms especially!

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I have a little treat for you all this fine Sunday morning – one of the loveliest real weddings I’ve seen in a while, with touches of old Hollywood glamour and exquisite photography at  Norfolk’s magnificent Narborough Hall Gardens.

Old Hollywood glamour Narborough Hall wedding by Rob Dodsworth (6)

Laura is beautiful; a glamorous, graceful bride. Her perfect partner is Simon, every bit the movie hero to Laura’s romantic heroine. And they really do have it all: a fabulous wedding, superbly styled with love and laughter in every one of their beautiful images. My personal highlight? Laura’s advice to think back to other weddings and decide from there what’s most important; also, to keep an open mind when you go dress shopping. Believe it or not, this stunning Sassi Holford dress wasn’t the kind of style Laura had in mind at first!

Old Hollywood glamour Narborough Hall wedding by Rob Dodsworth (13)

I owe huge thanks to Rob Dodsworth Photography for sharing his images of their day with us all. Do take the time to visit Rob’s website and blog, especially if you’re near Norfolk – he’s pretty amazing:

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Samantha and Edward’s wedding is just gorgeous. Samantha describes their style as ‘traditional country chic’ – the perfect label for a deliciously done, classic English wedding.

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They married in the summer, choosing delicate pastel colours and focusing on beautiful flowers in their wedding theme. I love Samantha’s advice about ‘the little things’ – she told me it’s the people, the food and the music which matter most of all. I love her comment about her Stewart Parvin dress though: “It was amazing and I wish I could wear it all the time.” She looks incredible. (And hey, why not wear it again? I would!)

English wedding in Cirencester with images by Penny Young Photography (30)

Images are by lovely Kent wedding photographer Penny Young. Penny has featured on the English Wedding Blog a good few times over the last year – I adore her style and she’s a lovely lady too. And of course if you’re looking for a wedding photographer in Kent do check her out!

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I could just hug today’s gorgeous bride and groom for using so many local suppliers for their wedding day. With small business Saturday coming up in just a few days’ time this is a wonderful reminder of how amazing a wedding can be if you use the best local suppliers for your day.

Wedding at Yorkshire Sculpture Park by Maryanne Scott Photography (14)

I loved hearing how magical it felt for Becky and Neil to see all of their friends and family gathered for the ceremony, and their memories of the wedding readings, which meant such a lot to them. Reading their wedding report really brings home the personal nature of every wedding, and this is what makes every single wedding special for me: it’s not about the details (although I’m a big believer in details, don’t get me wrong!) but about having the best time of your lives with everyone you love.

Wedding at Yorkshire Sculpture Park by Maryanne Scott Photography (19)

Images are by Maryanne Scott, a Yorkshire wedding photographer who is new to the English Wedding Blog – and what a fabulous discovery! Maryanne’s based in Yorkshire and her blog showcases the best weddings from Yorkshire and Derbyshire. Check her out at:

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Karen and Dan’s wedding has that timeless elegance which really typefies an English wedding. They married in Hampshire in early autumn at the fabulous Tylney Hall, and styled their day with the palest and prettiest white and pink flowers and details.

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Their wedding photographer was lovely Steven Anthony, who is based in London. Steven told me, “It was a beautiful day at Tylney Hall, Hampshire and I think it typified everything great about an English country wedding. White Rolls Royces, string quartet, a master of ceremonies and a beautiful bride in a Stewart Parvin dress.

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Everything about today’s real wedding oozes classic British style, with such elegant decor in a beautiful country setting. I hope you love sharing their day!
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An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (37)
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The bride and groom: Dan and Karen

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.stevenanthonyphotography.co.uk

Wedding photographer feedback:

‘Thank you so much for being there on the day I can’t tell you how many people said how great you were at making the day so relaxed!’

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Amy and Grant were married in Kent in an intimate ceremony for family and friends, and chose a pretty style with classic and vintage elements to make their wedding day really personal. Amy’s dress is ever so pretty, with a lace bodice and delicate sparkle around the neckline with a jewelled belt. She accessorised it beautifully with a birdcage veil and feather, and silver drop earrings.
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Amy’s flowers were classic pink roses with gypsophila – simple but pretty and colourful. The venue was decorated with tissue paper poms and streamers strung across the ceremony room – a key theme for 2014 and always eye-catching and decorative – I think it looks lovely. Images are by lovely Andrew from Howling Basset Photography (based in Kent).

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Kent wedding photography at The Barn in Tunbridge Wells

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Kent wedding photography of the lovely Amy and Grant and their small and intimate wedding at The Barn in the centre of Tunbridge Wells, by Howling Basset Photography.

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Howling Basset Photography

http://www.howlingbasset.com

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Kelly and Phil’s springtime wedding has some of the loveliest touches I’ve seen – it’s a beautiful day with fabulous colours, and I know you’ll love it. Kelly and Phil chose a rustic, woodland style for their day.

Springtime wedding in Warwickshire by Rob and Sarah Gillespie Photography (44)

The ceremony and reception were held at Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire, and in the wedding report at the end of today’s feature Kelly and Phil have shared links to some fabulous local suppliers.

Springtime wedding in Warwickshire by Rob and Sarah Gillespie Photography (23)

Kelly looks absolutely amazing in her Ronald Joyce wedding gown, and I adore her bridal look – there’s an image towards the end of the feature with the newlyweds sat on a wall in the venue’s grounds where you can see the full length of the dress, and it’s so incredibly beautiful…

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Images are by the wonderful Rob and Sarah Gillespie – do check out more of their work via their website and on the English Wedding Blog:

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Today’s bride Louise has a smile which could light up any room – she’s stunning. She’s also a real star for writing an amazing wedding report and sharing tips and experiences of her day.

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Louise married Gary in April this year, and their Manchester & Cheshire wedding was gorgeous, but not without incident. Louise told me their wedding cake didn’t quite go to plan (read about that later); also there were tears as her Grandad had to go to hospital after a fall on the day but this fantastic family all came together and made the wedding a day to remember.
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The styling of the day is beautiful. Louise told me their reception venue – The Pointing Dog in Cheadle – “was perfect as it was all stag horns, crates, cool seating, wooden boards and natural walls. We just added flowers for the tables and a few other bits and pieces“.

A relaxed northern wedding with beautiful details images Jules Fortune Photography (22)

I think it’s amazing – but only a fraction as amazing as the couple themselves. Louise and Gary are gorgeous, creative and fun-loving – the perfect bride and groom!

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Sarah and Nick were married at Haworth Art Gallery – a fabulous location with a romantic atmosphere which needed little extra styling. Their creative talents came out to play with their marquee reception, where they enlisted friends and family to help make everything from bunting to stationery.

Real wedding at Haworth art gallery with Pixies in the Cellar Photography (13)

Today’s gorgeous bride made her own cake and many of the decorations, and everything looks amazing! Their guests commented on how personal this DIY wedding was because of all the things they thought of and made.

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I particularly love the French influence in elements of the wedding design: the typefaces used on the Order of the Day; the cork decorations and the cheese wedding cake. It’s a wonderfully romantic and creative day from beginning to end, and the photographs from Pixies in the Cellar capture every detail – it’s a treat to be able to share them with you today!

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Do get in touch if you’re looking for a wedding photographer:

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Crab Manor has so much character it could pop… and what better wedding venue to get your guests talking and having a blast! There’s so much to Lauren and Bob’s Yorkshire wedding, it is definitely one of my favourite weddings this year.

Crab Manor wedding blog with Laura Calderwood Photography (19)

The gorgeous couple describe their day as ‘a little bit vintage’ – it’s elegantly done and the focus is on the beautiful ceremony and celebrations with tons of laughter and love in the air. The venue is a huge highlight but doesn’t detract from the details: Lauren wears a handmade designer dress – she loved it so much she never wanted to take it off 🙂

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Accessories came from Glitzy Secrets, and this lovely creative bride sewed earrings to her shoes and added a hair comb to the belt of her dress… which looks wonderful. The flowers are simple hydrangeas – which I adore. Images are by lovely Laura Calderwood Photography (based in Yorkshire):

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Becky and Ali’s wedding at The Shireburn Arms is just lovely: a perfectly English venue, a relaxed and charming atmosphere, and the prettiest details. Today’s couple are gorgeous and fun – their wedding was all about the party and Becky even told me they skipped wedding readings because they “would have taken away some of the drinking and partying time”!

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I love Becky’s style: her dress is a simple, elegant high street design which cost less than £200 – and the sash is gorgeous, don’t you think? Ali’s navy pinstripe suit is perfect for an English gent and he had blue laces in his shoes – while his beautiful bride was still choosing her shoes on the morning of the wedding!
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wedding blog at The Shireburn Arms by DJ Archer Photography (22)Images are by DJ Archer Photography, Danny and Lizz, 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.