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Kate and Tim were married in Oxfordshire with a reception at the very fabulous Kirtlington Park – an 18th century country house in beautiful historic parklands. Their day is classy, beautiful and has that timeless charm I love to feature on the English Wedding Blog. I’m sure you’ll love it too!

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Congratulations Kate and Tim, and thank you for sharing such a lovely and helpful wedding report. I’ve loved reading it and I adore the photos of your wedding day. Thank you also to wedding photographer Patrick from Butler-Madden Weddings for submitting such a beautiful wedding to the blog! Everyone – enjoy! Claire xxx
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Wedding venue:

St Marys Magdalene Church, Woodstock followed by reception at Kirtlington Park, Oxfordshire

What was your reaction to seeing your wedding photos for the first time? Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

We were amazed by our wedding photos, they truly captured the day. There were some abstract ones as well that were so cleverly photographed, using reflections off paintings and the light which everybody just loved. Patrick from Butler-Madden Weddings was excellent, so professional, looked the part and made all our guests feel at ease when their photos were taken.

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Alice and Matt chose lots of delicate and pretty DIY touches for their beautiful Devon wedding. From the handmade bunting to the fantastic cheese cake, this is a wedding with a personal and loving atmosphere. I love how Alice and Matt wrote their table plan on the day of the wedding! – not recommended, as Alice says in her wedding report (towards the end of today’s feature) – but it proves you don’t have to spend a fortune to show your guests to their seats!

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The lovely images of Matt and Alice’s wedding are by Story & Colour wedding photography. Thank you Dan and Laura for sharing the images, and huge hugs to today’s gorgeous bride and groom Alice and Matt. Congratulations! Claire xxx
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Wedding venue:

Shilstone House, Devon

Wedding photographer:

Dan Corbett. We cannot recommend Dan highly enough. Neither of us particularly likes posing for photos, and one of my pet wedding hates is a wedding photographer who dances around in the ceremony with a huge camera lens taking photos with a loud flash! Dan was perfect for us as he was the opposite of this! He was totally unobtrusive and the result is lots of lovely natural shots. http://storyandcolour.co.uk/

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One of my top money saving tips is always to consider a village hall for your wedding reception venue. They’re so much cheaper than hiring a stately home and are very often a blank canvas – perfect for crafty couples to transform into their dream wedding venues. Sarah and Peter successfully transformed East Dean village hall into a gorgeous backdrop for their wedding reception.

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With huge thanks to wedding photographer Alison Gaudion, and congratulations and big hugs to the gorgeous bride and groom. Thank you so much for sharing your wedding story with us all today! Everyone – enjoy! Claire xxx
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Wedding venue:

Ceremony at Petersfield registry office, followed by the reception at East Dean village hall

Wedding photographer:

Alison Gaudion

Your wedding style and theme:

Vintage/Traditional English

How long did you spend planning your wedding?

9 months

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Hey 🙂 I’m feeling very happy this morning, in a quiet and contented kind of way! It’s all thanks to today’s gorgeous bride and groom. Their wedding had a bit of a love bird theme – and to be honest I don’t think anything could suit them better!

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Usually when I sit down to blog a wedding I begin by sorting through all the images the photographer sends me. I select my favourites for the blog, and others are left to one side. I couldn’t do that today. The pictures of Mel and Tom’s wedding just had me hooked from the very beginning. It’s partly down to the lovely images their wedding photographer Chris Giles sent me, and also because they’re really the most adorable couple! Just watch out for the way Tom looks at Mel and holds her on today’s wedding blog. They’re perfect together – love birds indeed!

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Hi everyone! I have a really beautiful wedding to share with you again today. Tania and Mark’s style is that of a typically English wedding – just the right amount of frills but no fuss; a gracefully styled day with love, friends and family taking centre stage. The sun shone, the cows came out to see what was going on, the marquee looked glorious and the bride is a beauty. Together Tania and Mark make a gorgeous couple – and their wedding in Suffolk should inspire a few of you I’m sure!

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With thanks to lovely James from Kerry James Photography for sharing the images of such a wonderful wedding. Enjoy! Claire xxx
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Tania and Mark – a charming English wedding in Suffolk

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Wedding photographer:

Kerry James Photography, Norfolk

How long did you spend planning your wedding?

12 months

Best bit of budget advice?

We created our own invites and stationery which was hard work but probably saved near to £700. We also sourced our own bar for the evening, which made it cheaper for everybody attending.

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Simon and Lucie’s garden party wedding is amazing and then some! I adore this couple because they managed to balance everything so perfectly – it looks amazing, but the focus is still on family, friends and celebration. I’ve a feeling you’ll adore this wedding feature just as much as I do – it’s wonderful.

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The images are beautiful, so I will let those speak for themselves. The wedding photographer is Mark from Evolve Photography in Devon – a lovely guy and a busy one as well… he’s getting married in a week or so to Natasha from Pumpkin and Pye! Good luck guys 🙂

Huge congratulations to the lovely Lucie and Simon, and thank you for sharing your day with us on the English Wedding Blog. It’s beautiful and your wedding report is heartwarming. I wish you both the very, very best for a wonderful future together!
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Wedding venue:

Old Forde House, Newton Abbot for the ceremony followed by a marquee reception at the bride’s family home in Maidencombe, Devon

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Sometimes wedding blogs are very much like weddings – they have different personalities and flavours. On some occasions and for some of us details are important, a project to embrace and enjoy. At other times it’s all about the emotion, spending a memorable day with people we love and celebrating marriage together. Today is one of those days for me.
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I stumbled across Caroline and Scott’s wedding on Hampshire photographer Bob Owen‘s blog and asked if he’d be so kind as to let me share his images with you. Bob said yes (lovely man that he is!) and Caroline was an absolute star filling out my English Wedding Blog questionnaire. I’m really pleased to be sharing their wedding with you on the blog today and I hope you’ll love the photos as well as the words of advice from this fantastic couple.

The highlight for me is Caroline’s advice about spending time with friends and family – something which rings very true for me as I missed so much of my sister’s wedding. So I’m starting today’s real wedding feature with the bride’s very own advice, written especially for you, lovely reader! I hope you enjoy the blog post. Claire xxx

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Hello, you lovely people! How is your morning going so far? I’m up to my nose in wedding place name cards today, but that definitely doesn’t mean I can’t share this fabulous wedding with you today. It’s a real feast for the eyes – Bianca and Christopher look great together, and they created a reception full of adorable details and creative touches. Watch out for the cake, the fabulous library, card table and oh! the bridesmaids and the bathtub!!!

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My huge thanks to beautiful bride Bianca and her gorgeous husband Christopher for sharing their story with us all today on the English Wedding Blog. Thank you also to wedding photographer Tony Gameiro for the images of their day. Tony comes with a big recommendation from the bride and groom – read it in their wedding story at the end of the article. You’ll love this. Enjoy! Claire x

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Wedding venue:

Oxon Hoath, Tonbridge, TN11 9SS

Wedding photographer:

Tony Gameiro

How would you describe your wedding style?

Vintage Parisian

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Pastel roses, creatively stamped luggage labels, birdcages, candles and wicker hearts… oh, and Spiderman. Anna and Adam’s beautiful English wedding is both inspiring and achievable – something I always try to show on the blog. It’s important to me that you can take ideas from every wedding featured, and use those ideas to create your own wedding styling.

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Coltsfoot Country Retreat is a luxury boutique hotel in the Hertfordshire countryside – the perfect setting for a romantic and charming wedding day. Their wedding photographer is the lovely Dominic Whiten – thank you Dominic for sharing on the English Wedding Blog today.

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Anna and Adam – huge congratulations to you both! You’re a gorgeous couple and I’m so proud to be able to feature your big day on my blog. I’m sure you’ll inspire many other brides and grooms today! Everyone – enjoy. Claire xxx

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Wedding venue:

Coltsfoot Country Retreat, Datchworth, Hertfordshire

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Morning! Have we all had enough of sunshine yet? Oh, you’d like some more? Me too 🙂 What a lovely week it’s been. And I’m feeling sunny inside because I get to share Sarah and Mickey’s Henley wedding with you today – it’s pretty much my idea of perfect.
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Sarah’s advice for other couples rings very true with me:

Enjoy it. Today is the day you get to promise to spend the rest of your life with the person you want to spend your life with. It’s going to be a good day and literally no one is going to care if there’s a typo in the order of service or the ushers don’t have matching socks!

How true!

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Other highlights of today’s wedding blog include Sarah’s gorgeous Justin Alexander dress, the beautiful images from the country fields, all of the lovely details – watch out for the impressive cake! Oh, and all the personal touches from the handmade wedding sign to fairy cakes and bunting. I especially love Sarah’s recommendation for ceilidh bands… the ideal solution for shufflers and lurkers – and tons of fun too!

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Morning everyone! How are you? I have a pretty amazing real wedding feature for you this morning – one that shows just how a wedding bursting with personality can be an incredibly memorable occasion. Katie and Tristan are the loveliest couple, and their Newquay wedding blog simply oozes with ideas and inspiration with a very personal touch.

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Katie’s written a brilliant wedding report to share with you so I will hand over to her as soon as I can! I must just say a huge thank you to the beautiful, beautiful bride – Katie, you’re a real star! And to her gorgeous groom Tristan as well for sharing such an inspiring wedding story. Their wedding photographer is Pat Kelman, based in London. Do check out his website – Katie and Tristan insisted on having Pat travel all the way to Cornwall for their wedding, which goes to show how special he is!

Newquay wedding blog Pat Kelman (2)Grab a lovely big mug of coffee and get comfy for today’s Newquay wedding blog – you will LOVE it! Claire xxx

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Hello everyone! I’m so pleased you’re here to enjoy Janie and Paul’s London wedding blog with me today. They’re the most gorgeous couple and their wedding day has lots of personal touches which really made me smile.

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Watch out for the table plan with a bit of an animal theme – the wedding reception was held at London Zoo! Janie’s dress is a beautiful Stewart Parvin gown which she looks incredible in, and Paul wears a fantastic suit hired from Impeccable. Other ideas on the blog today include the cheese and chutneys… which are making my mouth water! I’d love to see this at a wedding, wouldn’t you?! The food looks delicious and it goes to show that every little detail counts when it comes to catering. A beautiful day with lots of thoughtful and great-looking touches.

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Congratulations to the gorgeous bride and groom – Janie, Paul, thank you so much for sharing your big day on the English Wedding Blog. Special thanks also to lovely wedding photographer Jonny Donovan for sharing the images with us all today. I hope you love them! Enjoy 🙂 Claire xxx