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Hi again everyone, and happy Friday – can you believe it’s November already? The plus side… nearly time for some gorgeous winter weddings and definitely time for a reminder of those beautiful snowy wedding scenes some of you might have for your wedding day this winter. Do we have any December or January brides and grooms reading? Then today’s real wedding blog feature is for you!

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I’m so proud to be sharing Sian and Dean’s beautiful wedding in Surrey with you today. It has a festive feeling to it, and I adore how today’s couple just never stop smiling. The scenes in the forest are out of this world… magical, almost.

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Huge thanks to Sian for sharing her fantastic wedding report with us all today – I hope you love it. Congratulations, lovely lady 🙂 And my thanks also to fab Surrey wedding photographer Karen Flower, who captured their day so beautifully. Do read Sian’s review for Karen, which is really heartfelt and touching. This lady comes very highly recommended!

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Morning lovely people! Wherever you are in the country this morning, please stay safe and warm. I’m thinking of all of you who in the south – we’ve escaped the gales up here in the Lakes but I know from my friends around London and Exeter it’s pretty scary down there. Anyway – I couldn’t resist sharing a few sneak peeks of Carina and Henry’s Derbyshire wedding a little while ago, and I’m over the moon to be able to begin this week on a high with such an amazing celebration. You’re going to adore this!

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The images are by my lovely new sponsor Rik Pennington Photography (more about him later!) and they are just wonderful. I really think they capture the atmosphere of today’s wedding and I’d love to hear from you today too – leave a comment for the gorgeous bride and groom, or for Rik or just say hi! The comments box at the end of the post is there especially for you and I love hearing from my wonderful readers.

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Kate and Scott’s wedding at Somerford Hall was a real family affair, with everyone helping create a beautiful and personal celebration for this gorgeous couple. I loved reading about it on their photographer Andrew Ward‘s blog and couldn’t resist sharing their big day with you all on the English Wedding Blog.
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Kate’s dress is Constantine by Ian Stuart – and she wears it beautifully. Scott and the rest of the guys wear yellow buttonholes and socks which tie in with the theme of the day – a lovely sunny yellow. Just the perfect wedding to grace our screens on this chilly October day, I think!

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Never before have I seen a groom so obviously and completely enchanted with his bride. You absolutely have to watch this romantic and captivating Northbrook Park wedding film by my lovely wedding blog sponsors Deneemotion – it will melt your heart.

There’s so much to tell you about this beautiful wedding: I adore the jars of wildflowers and sunflowers tied to chairs with raffia – perfect for Fran and Daniel’s outdoor ceremony. Fran looks incredible in her dress with lace back detailing (from Marshmallow Bride) – and the guys are rocking quirky football skullcaps which make me smile. There are tiny hanging lanterns in trees, jam jars and flowers by the dozen on wedding tables and so many more inspiring details. Then there’s the KISS – not to be missed.

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This is such a beautiful wedding – I love anything with a personal touch as I’m sure you know by now! Today’s stunning bride Katy and gorgeous groom Tom styled their country house wedding with a nod to their local history and delicate touches inspired by Staffordshire pottery.

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Their wedding photographers, lovely Rob and Sarah Gillespie, have a wonderful eye for detail and captured the most precious moments and lovingly crafted details so well. Every image I’ve chosen to show you of Katy and Tom’s beautiful Staffordshire country house wedding will delight your pretty eyes, I’m sure!

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Congratulations and the very warmest of thank yous to today’s very special bride and groom. This really is a wedding to remember and I’m sure it will inspire so many future couples. Watch out for the Wedgwood inspired wedding cake, the glorious flower displays and the fantastic table plan! Claire xxx

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Cornwall’s Eden Project is a pretty special venue for a wedding, and with the grandest of eco-friendly and charitable intentions, it’s a pretty cool venue to choose as well. Betzy and James had a gorgeous, eco-chic and unique Eden Project wedding with some glorious details I’ve been excited to show you!

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Their wedding photographer, lovely Jason Mark Harris, submitted their beautiful wedding a week or two ago, and the beautiful bride and groom have very kindly shared their wedding report with us all today. My three favourite things: Betzy’s stunning wedding dress by David Western Bridal (the back detailing is exquisite!), their Choccywoccydoodah cake (always a winner!) and the overall atmosphere of their incredible day. I’d love to see more eco-chic weddings on the blog… so if that’s you too, do get in touch!

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For today though, I hope (well, I kind of already know) you’ll enjoy seeing all the lovely images of James and Betzy’s Eden Project wedding. Leave a comment if you have a sec! Claire xxx

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Tom and Cher were married in North Wales – their beautiful garden wedding makes me smile so much. They made the day really personal and their photos – by wedding photographer Darren Williams – are so full of character.

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You’ll love all the little touches which I think made their day so special. From Cher’s statement dress – which looks awesome on her – to the vintage world map table plan, via an awesome wedding cake with skull toppers – today’s real wedding most definitely rocks!

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I’ve included a couple of little sequences of photos here as well. First to watch out for is the bridesmaids and then gorgeous Cher making their way down the steps to their outdoor ceremony. It’s such a beautiful setting and they all look fabulous. Second, and my favourite moment of all, is Tom’s reaction to the registrar saying they’re married… brilliant! What a star!

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Cher and Tom’s beautiful Welsh garden wedding with a touch of rock n’ roll

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Hello again lovely blog readers! Did you have a weddingy weekend or stay in and snuggle away from the cold? I’ve been out exploring the Lake District and buying little goodies to use for my calligraphy and then for Christmas… I’ll show you very soon! In the meantime I have an incredibly beautiful Iscoyd Park wedding blog to share with you all today.

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Katie and Craig were married in June and told me their wedding was “The most joy-filled, whirlwind of a day surrounded by the people we love.” It sounds perfect, doesn’t it… and it looks even better. You’re going to love this!

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Huge thanks to beautiful bride Katie and gorgeous groom Craig for sharing. Thanks also to the very lovely Kristian Leven Photography for sharing his fabulous images with us today. Read all about the wedding day in Katie and Craig’s wedding report towards the end of the feature, and don’t miss the tips and advice they share about wedding suppliers, planning your day and more! Enjoy. And have a lovely day! Claire xxx

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Claire got in touch to tell me about her beautiful English wedding to Andrew. She won my heart with her very first email:

It’s not just about seeing all of the hours of work fiddling about with lace, pearls and pva glue come together. It’s about seeing loved ones there for you on your special day. My dad’s disability meant he was only able to have pictures with me before I left to get married. Luckily, I had one of the best photographers to take a few special pictures with my dad. Funkyphotographers, I am so grateful. He was part of my day as much as everyone else. The day ran like clockwork from my brother giving me away at Orleans House Gallery, to the boat trip along the Thames through Teddington lock. Our guests welcomed our arrival at The Lensbury to carry on the celebrations.

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Hello! Are there any other book lovers out there this morning? There was a very sharp intake of breath here when I first saw where beautiful bride Hannah married her husband Nick, and fellow bookworms will be as enchanted by this as I was! Yes – it’s a library wedding. Today’s real wedding comes from the Memorial Library at Malvern College. Gorgeous, inspiring and a bit of a dream come true, I have to admit!

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I owe huge thanks to my lovely friends and wedding photographers Rob and Sarah Gillespie, who submitted this wedding for the blog. I do hope you love it as much as I do! But my heart is bursting even more with gratitude to Hannah and Nick for sharing their day with us all. They’ve injected such personality into their wedding day from start to finish I just wish I could have been there! Pretty much my dream wedding… so enjoy! Claire xxx

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Jonny and Amelia make the most adorable couple! Their Dorset wedding looks beautiful; and they tell a story of a beautiful celebration filled with love and laughter. I’m over the moon to be sharing their wedding on the blog today. The overall style is country chic, with wonderful details from flowers to corn dollies. Watch out for the lovely milk churns in the wedding marquee – they’re brilliant! My favourite touch has to be Amelia’s Dad’s surprise… but you’ll have to read on to find out more!

Images are by the very lovely Tom Redman, and at the end of the blog today you’ll find Amelia and Jonny’s wedding report and list of recommended wedding suppliers. I hope you love this wonderfully sunny, warm and charming wedding as much as I do! I almost feel as though I was there… it’s just fabulous. And isn’t Amelia stunning? Enjoy! Claire xxx

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Morning everyone! I have a lovely, romantic and heartwarming little tale for you today. Oh! And photographs of a gorgeous English wedding from County Durham. This is beautiful bride Lisa’s wedding – because she’d always wanted an intimate wedding. Her husband Mo wants a spectacular celebration… but we’ll come to that later!

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In a nutshell, today’s bride and groom decided to have two weddings. A little one, and then a massive party a year later. What I love most is that the intimate wedding turned out to be way more than just a formality – it was just about as special as you could ever imagine.

I’ll let wedding photographer Nadine Van Bilijon explain more! This is the email she sent to me a few weeks ago:

“Next year, Mo and Lisa are planning a pretty spectacular wedding at Castello di Modanella in Tuscany with friends and family arriving for a week to celebrate together which is very much what the groom wants.