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Hello! I have a very quick wedding post to share with you this afternoon – my friend and sponsor Andrew from Lightworks Photography in Cambridge shared this beautiful wedding on his blog and I just had to show you! Laura is the most beautiful bride – this is my favourite image but there are many more you should see right here: Laura and Joe’s Essex wedding

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Laura and Joe’s Essex wedding blog Photo credit Lightworks Photography www.photographyatlightworks.co.uk

The happy couple didn’t let rain spoil their wedding day, which was in a marquee at Laura’s parents. Instead they celebrated in style and there are smiles everywhere you look at this wedding… it’s beautiful. Read more…

Enjoy! Claire x

 

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Gareth and Jenny’s lovely wedding reads like a who’s who of some of my favourite UK wedding suppliers and designers! Today’s gorgeous couple chose Cardlab for their invitations, Jenny wore a Sassi Holford wedding dress, photography was by Martin Price. Wedding blog favourite Emma Lappin did their flowers, and the ceremony was at Botley’s Mansion in Surrey.

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Congratulations to a fantastic couple – have a wonderful married life! Thank you Gareth and Jenny for sharing your wedding story with us today. Thanks also to lovely Martin Price for permission to share the lovely images of this Botley’s Mansion wedding. Everyone – enjoy! Claire x

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Jenny and Gareth – a beautiful Botley’s Mansion wedding

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Wedding venue

Botleys Mansion in Chertsey, Surrey www.botleys-mansion.co.uk

Wedding photographer

Berkshire and Surrey wedding photographer Martin Price www.martinpricephotography.co.uk

Wedding stationery

Invitations and save the dates were from Cardlab Modern Letterpress Stationery. All stationery on the day – table plan, place names, table names and menus were all hand made by myself.

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Ellie and Rich’s wedding photographs take my breath away. Their wedding story brings tears to my eyes. This amazing couple created a magical wedding day but sadly not in time for Ellie’s mum, who passed away just three weeks before. Ellie told me how everyone involved with the wedding – family, friends and suppliers – did everything in their power to make this a special day for everyone. In what must have been an incredibly sad time, the wedding at Sedgebrook Hall brought families together and lifted everyone’s spirits as they celebrated with Ellie and Rich.

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There are some very touching images here – emotions captured in happiness and some moments of reflection. Jamie from Vickerstaff Photography is a wedding photographer I really admire. So I’ll leave you to scroll through the images and enjoy Ellie and Rich’s wedding day. Watch out for some really lovely photos from the dancefloor, oh and the tiger!

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Whatever else influences your wedding day, the key focus should be on personality. Make sure your wedding is ‘you’ and don’t let suppliers, families or wedding magazines tell you what to do. Guys and girls, I’m here to tell you that if you’d like to have a Doctor Who theme then you should absolutely go for it, and make it awesome!

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Matthew and Emma’s wedding in Hertfordshire had a subtle Doctor Who theme running throughout the day. They used blue as a key colour and had little touches like neon lighting in the flower centrepieces to hint at their theme… which was realised well and truly with a Doctor Who cake topper: bride + groom + tardis!

Their day begins with a classic church wedding and ends with both mums rocking out on the dancefloor to Teenage Dirtbag. Shall we dive in? Congratulations and huge thanks to gorgeous couple Matthew and Emma, and thanks as ever to lovely Leicestershire wedding photographer Alix Marina-Chouhan of Lumiere Photography. Everyone, enjoy! Claire x
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It’s extra special when a groom answers my English Wedding Blog questionnaire, and Andrew’s story of his wedding to beautiful bride Harriette is so romantic – you’ll love it! Such a gorgeous couple, and creative too: Andrew designed all the stationery, and details and accessories came from Etsy, Ted Baker and David Beckham!

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Sorry Andrew… that part of your questionnaire made me chuckle! Love it!

So here’s a fabulous English wedding blog which I know you’ll enjoy seeing more of. The images are by Maureen Du Preez (thanks Maureen!) and words are by today’s rather dashing groom Andrew. Oh! Let’s start with a quote (because it’s a heart-melter…) from Andrew – his memorable moments from the day:

“the moment I turned to see my bride walk in, she took my breath away!!! Also to see my father shedding a tear and the smile on my mother’s face made it so special for me.”

Harriette and Andrew, congratulations and thank you SO much for sharing with us today. Everyone – enjoy! Claire x
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Kelly’s beautiful smile will brighten your morning – there’s a promise! She’s just gorgeous, and groom Anthony is her perfect match. Their wedding at Wasing Park in Berkshire is modern with a rustic twist.

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Kelly wears a wonderful dress by English designer Kate Sherford, and Anthony’s suit is a smart herringbone style from Stafford Tailoring. They used simple but very elegant white flower bouquets and decorations, and a deep teal colour for bridesmaids and table decor throughout the venue. The light in the glass ceremony room is fabulous, and the rustic converted barn where the wedding breakfast takes place is warm and welcoming.

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All today’s images are by the very lovely Karen Flower Photography. Karen is a Surrey wedding photographer known for her contemporary reportage style. You can find out more about her at www.karenflowerphotography.com.

Huge congratulations to Kelly and Anthony! I’m so proud to have you on the English Wedding Blog this morning. Thank you so much for a wonderful wedding report and for allowing me to share your beautiful wedding with everyone today. Claire x

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2013 has been a big year for theatre and cinema weddings, usually with an art deco or vintage style. Hannah and Steve’s wedding uses Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery as an incredibly beautiful backdrop for their ceremony. Their reception was at the amazing contemporary theatre, The Crucible. Choosing a venue like this will pretty much define your wedding style. There’s no room for vintage fluff, instead today’s beautiful bride and gorgeous groom used trees, simple flower arrangements and elegant lines to style their wedding.

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Steve designed all of their wedding stationery, and music choices for the ceremony included The XX, Bon Iver and a reading from Pulp’s “Something Changed” – because naturally this wedding had a subtle Sheffield theme.

It’s just divine – I know you’ll love this wedding blog as much as I do. Images are by wonderful Mark from Tierney Photography, and Hannah and Steve have shared their wedding report with us all at the end of the page. Huge congratulations to a stunning and stylish bride and groom, and thank you so much for sharing your wedding day on the blog!

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I can’t stop smiling. Seeing Hayley don her wedding wellies and climb into her special little seat on the trailer, while Joe drives his blue tractor along Cornish country lanes… it’s pretty much made my day! You’ll love this – today’s wedding blog has ideas aplenty for any countryside-inspired wedding and is guaranteed to lighten up your pretty face with a grin as well.

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It’s really pretty special, this wedding. Hayley and Joe kept things simple, didn’t spend the earth, called on family and friends to help out and styled their day in a very personal way. Inspired by the countryside and the sea, they created a gorgeous wedding which was very, very ‘them’. And that’s all you need, right? So congratulations and thanks to a fabulous couple for sharing their day with us. All images are by the very lovely Mark from Evolve Photography. Do read Hayley and Joe’s wedding report at the end of the post for those supplier links if you’re planning your own wedding in Cornwall too!

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Hello everyone! Who’s got sunshine this afternoon? I’m going to quickly share a couple of highlights from a Warwickshire wedding with you – do click through to read more and see how beautiful bride Rachel and her groom Nick combined vintage touches with elegant English wedding styling.

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Nick and Rachel got married at Bosworth Hall last year- I know I am behind with my blogs!- and time went so fast that we didn’t have time for all the shots we had planned. I offered to come back in the morning but they were happy to leave it as their day actually went. They oozed happiness and I know they have kept as happy as they were, we have kept in touch and Nick ordered a huge multi frame of their wedding photos for their first anniversary- paper.

Here are a few photos. To see more go to http://www.lumiere-photography.co.uk/weddings/bosworth-hall-wedding/

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Good morning! Another gorgeous real wedding for you to enjoy today, and I hope you’ll love it. Today’s relaxed wedding with Greek inspiration comes from Friern Manor in Essex with images by David Walker Photography.

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Congratulations to such a fab couple – Lois and Gary I wish you all the very best and many happy years together. You’re stars for sharing your wedding on the blog today! My thanks also to lovely David Walker Photography. Everyone – enjoy! Claire x
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Wedding venue:

Friern Manor

Wedding photographer:

David Walker and Nick Austin (David Walker Photography)

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My boyfriend called me Bookworm once just after we’d met… and I secretly love the nickname! Nothing beats the smell of a book, the design of a cover, the nostalgia of old literary treasures or the excitement of new editions. So when two weddings with Penguin books influencing their styling come along all at once, I’m over the moon!

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Today I’m sharing Lucy and Dimitri’s wedding with you all. They married at the Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel in Bath and were keen to have a fun and relaxed wedding day. The conventional white wedding dress was nowhere to be seen with Lucy looking absolutely amazing in a stunning blue 1950s style cocktail dress. Dimitri makes a gorgeous groom in Hugo Boss – and together with friends and family today’s couple created a lovely celebration I’m proud to share with you today!

Congratulations to Lucy and Dimitri, and thank you for sharing your wedding report with me and my readers. You’re fantastic! Thank you to Becky Male Photography for submitting all the lovely images – I hope you love the feature and get tons of ideas from all the pics! Enjoy! Claire x
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Hey everyone, how’s your day been? My Monday has flown by, I don’t know what I’ve done with the hours! (Other than looking at lots of gorgeous real wedding submissions in my inbox – always a treat for Mondays!) Anyway – I spotted this adorable Layer Marney Tower wedding with some vintage details and little touches this morning. I think you’ll love this one so I’m quickly sharing it with you today. Click the images or the link at the end to see the full feature 🙂

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I just love the vintage inspired details – china teacups, tags, matchbooks and more! Photography by Lightworks (based in Cambridge)

Layer Marney Tower is a pretty spectacular venue. There’s much more to see on the main blog feature – Rosie & Chris’s wedding

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Beautiful bridesmaids and the stunning Layer Marney Tower. Photography by Lightworks