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Last Sunday evening was pretty special here at the English Wedding Blog – I asked for help to build up my lists of weddings by UK county and region, and the response from wedding photographers was fantastic. Today’s real wedding on the blog is all the way from North Wales – Hayley and Mark had their reception at Northop Hall, and their wedding photographer Darren Williams has kindly allowed me to share their day with you all.

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See more Welsh weddings on the blog by visiting English-Wedding.com/category/Welsh-wedding or use the new menu at the top of your screen to scroll through the counties and regions to find real weddings in your area!

North Wales wedding blog by Darren Williams Photography (10)This is a beautiful wedding which I hope will inspire you. Hayley and Mark used soft yellows as an accent colour for their day, and carried the yellow theme through from the bridal bouquet and buttonholes to their orders of service and on-the-day stationery. I think yellow is a wonderful colour for a September wedding, don’t you? Enjoy!
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Anyone looking forward to a sunny, bright, warm summer wedding? This is how magical it can be… William and Samantha were lucky enough to get a gorgeous sunny July day for their wedding, and the photos make it look so magical. Their Northamptonshire country wedding was in “a quaint oldy worldy Northamptonshire village” with a marquee reception in Samantha’s parents’ country garden. Images are by the very lovely Chantal Lachance-Gibson Photography. Enjoy!
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Our wedding report: William & Samantha

Wedding photographer’s website: www.photographychantal.co.uk

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My parents met the lovely Chantal on a visit to Scotland! They were so impressed with her helpful manner that they asked if she would travel to Northamptonshire 5 1/2 hours away. Every phone conversation and email I had with her leading up to the wedding was a delight! She was so helpful especially starting a Pinterest board so we could get to know each other’s styles! On the day Chantal and her husband Scott were amazing and calm, they let us have enough time to do all that you have to without causing time away from our guests. I was even taken aback when Scott made it his duty to ensure I had a glass of champagne in my hand when everyone was trying to grab me for a chat.

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Yay, it’s wedding film time! You’ll love this – Daisy and Dari’s wedding is gorgeous with lovely yellow accents and a bit of a daisy theme… genius! Watching Daisy and Dari say their vows brought a little tear to my eye this morning. You have to see this – and you’ll be imagining yourself in Daisy’s shoes by the end of the film! Best bits for me – Daisy’s beautiful sparkly headband, the bridesmaids in yellow, a trip past Lovers Lane on the way from church to reception, and the soft yellow daisy cake 🙂 There’s more about the wedding after the film by Steve Sale, Newlywed Films. Enjoy!
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Daisy & Dari (Highlights) from Newlywed Films / Jam Media Co on Vimeo.

It was Julie, Daisy’s Mum, who first got in touch with us at Newlywed Films from a recommendation from the superb photographer Luke Woodford (http://www.lukewoodford.com) who we had worked with before. It sounded amazing and both Luke and I were on board in no time.

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Sometimes it seems wedding blogs focus too much on the ‘average’ bride and groom – but what is average? And hell, isn’t life a billion times more fun when we spend it with couples who have brilliant personalities and a great sense of fun? The English Wedding Blog will never be just about averages; it’s important to me to share real weddings, with real people. Because it’s YOU who make the blog a wonderfully exciting place to be!

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With that in mind I bring you today’s Somerset wedding and introduce gorgeous couple Lesley and John. They’re amazing and I’ve fallen head over heels in love with their wedding photos! Lesley rocks an off-the-shoulder lace wedding dress and her smile is infectious. John looks proud as punch and together they just make the most adorable couple. Images are by lovely Kelly J Photography. Enjoy!
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Our wedding story: Lesley and John

Wedding photographer’s website: http://kellyjphotography.co.uk/

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I loved Jennifer and Paul’s Manchester wedding as soon as I saw their photos on the Foley Photography blog. They’re a gorgeous couple with a distinctive style; Jennifer wears her Jenny Packham wedding dress so beautifully and Paul looks amazing in his Savile Row suit – a treat I think every groom should have!

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The happy couple chose Foley Photography to take the photographs on the day. “I had looked at the websites of many photographers and felt the photographs were all very similar and pretty uninspiring. Foley Photography stood out instantly. Their photographs have a real vintage feel and Scott captures the small details and expressions that I haven’t seen anywhere else. Scott and Amedea are married themselves and run the business together. They completely listened to what we wanted and didn’t force their ideas onto us (as is the case with some photographers!). We were absolutely thrilled with the results.http://foleyphotography.co.uk
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Jennifer and Paul – a vintage wedding at Great John Street Hotel in Manchester

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As we settle into January I’d like to welcome all newly engaged couples and new readers to the English Wedding Blog. It’s so very lovely to have you here! This morning I’m sharing my favourite weddings of 2013 which I hope will inspire some of you with your own wedding planning. All the brides and grooms featured here were absolute stars for sharing their wedding photos and stories on the blog (and I hope you’ll join them!). Click on the links to see the full wedding features and see all of their wedding styling and ideas in more detail. Enjoy!
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July…

Vintage Cambridgeshire wedding blog Paul Rogers Photography (9)I had so much fun blogging Kirsten and Neal’s 1950s inspired Cambridgeshire wedding. It had everything… a VW Campervan, wildflowers, cupcakes and 7 tiers of cheese, awesome dance moves and the proudest dad… Photo credit London wedding photographer Paul Rogers.

Dance like a maniac! Kirsten and Neal’s fabulously vintage Cambridge wedding

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Ceri and Paul’s rustic wedding in Buckinghamshire was a highlight of the wedding blog year! Image credit http://www.lolarosephotography.com/

Have you had a wonderful year? I do hope so – I know mine has been amazing and I can’t wait for new adventures in 2014. I wanted to take a look back at some of the wonderful couples who were kind enough to share their weddings on the English Wedding Blog over the last year. For new readers, these wedding blog highlights are a lovely way to discover English Wedding. There are weddings of every style here, from all over England and from every month of the year. Enjoy!
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January…

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Liliya & Adenis were incredible: they arranged their entire wedding within 3 weeks! They wanted a typical Nottingham wedding & so they chose the iconic Nottingham Council House. Images by Gary from wedding photographers oneLove.

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wedding photography kent by Aaron Tommasi (28)Tamara and Joseph were married at Lympne Castle, and the lucky bride wore two dresses – both gorgeous, and both handmade! Images by lovely Kent wedding photographer Aaron Tommasi.

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Hello everyone! I hope you’re having the most amazing Christmas and enjoying a little time off work and with your families and friends. I promised myself the English Wedding Blog would have brand new features every day over the festive season, and today’s wedding is a real treat – definitely one not to miss!

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Jae-Marie got in touch with me in November to tell me all about her beautiful eclectic London wedding to Dan, and I’m so delighted she did. What a stunning bride… a gorgeous couple in fact, and the most inspiring and creative wedding day! The flowers are a treat, and there’s fabulous styling by Bellaboo and Beau, specialist wedding stylists based in Sussex.

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Hello everyone, I hope you’re having the most wonderful Christmas! Let’s relax together with a short wedding film this morning, shall we? The very lovely Richard from White Dress Films got in touch to share Sarah and Rick’s wedding film, and I love it!

Sarah + Rick || Gaynes Park from White Dress Films on Vimeo.

I love the Mr & Mrs signs – the library as a backdrop for the wedding dress is amazing! This couple have great style… proven by the rows of Converse set out before the wedding begins. They’re for the groomsmen, and are always lovely to see!

Sarah looks amazing and Rick is her perfect match. This is a magical, emotional wedding with inspiring styling – it has everything. Be inspired by their style – ice cream cones and bunting, colourful converse, pink roses and wildflowers in jars on tables. The table plan with hand cut letters, and the photo wall with ready-made quotes. The end of the wedding film is lovely, the romantic lighting just makes you want to see more! By White Dress Films

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Hello everyone, and welcome to my last real wedding before Christmas – I’ve been saving today’s wedding for a special day as it’s just so beautiful, and I think the romance of an English country wedding is a perfect note to end with in the run up to Christmas day.
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I asked Jonathon and Louise to describe their wedding in just one sentence, and this was their reply:

I married my best friend, and got to share it with all of our loved ones in a beautiful setting with yummy food and wine!

Isn’t that beautiful?
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And as gorgeous as the images of today’s wedding are, it’s all about the love for this adorable couple. Congratulations Louise and Jonathon, and thank you ever so much for sharing your wedding story with us today on the English Wedding Blog. Many thanks also to wonderful London wedding photographer Rik Pennington for submitting his beautiful images to the blog. Everyone – you’re going to adore this wedding. Enjoy!
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Good morning my lovelies! I’m brimming with ideas this morning – here are some of my favourite vintage wedding ideas to inspire your big day! They’re all gorgeous, easy to make or buy, and will be the most wonderful talking points at your wedding! Oh – but there’s a cheeky one in there to make you smile – a particular familiar face I’m sure we’ll all be seeing this Christmas, who you perhaps won’t be sharing your wedding with… can you spot him?

vintage literature wedding

Vintage books make a lovely talking point and table centrepiece or display. Add ribbons, flowers and choose your titles wisely… we’re all fond of our favourite books – perhaps you could choose your shared favourite reads? Image credit the fabulous http://www.chrishanleyphotography.com/

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Style yourselves for an era you love! I adore this Jenny Packham wedding dress in a fabulously detailed art deco style. Image credit http://www.chris-milner.com/

 

pretty vintage wedding teapot available to hire from Sweet Pea & Thyme at http://www.sweetpeaandthyme.com

I love seeing vintage crockery used to style tables. This is from Style Me Pretty, the image credit is http://www.inlovephotography.ie/ with flowers by sweetpeaandthyme.com who also hire out the pretty teapot!

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Time for a lovely wedding this morning, don’t you think? I’m so delighted to be able to share Rebecca and Andy’s Cambridge wedding on the blog with you this morning – they styled their day with a personal twist on traditions and the result is timeless and beautiful. Stunning bride Rebecca really rocks her Candy Anthony wedding dress, Andy looks fab in his slim fit suit from Jack Bunneys, and the bridesmaids look fantastic in dresses by Vivien of Holloway!

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Images are by the very lovely Pavone Photography – thank you Sam and Louise for sharing this wonderful wedding with us all today. I hope you all enjoy it!
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Rebecca and Andy’s retro, personal, beautiful Cambridge wedding

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Your names: Rebecca and Andy

Your wedding photographer’s website: www.pavonephotography.co.uk

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From the moment we met with Sam and Louise we knew they would be our wedding photographers. They were such a lovely couple and their style was exactly what we were looking for. They were the first photographers we met and decided we didn’t need to see any others.