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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.

by Alix Marina-Chouhan, Lumiere Photography

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.

relaxed wedding Essex David Walker Photography (1)I love Lois and Gary’s approach to their big day: more personal than conventional, no stuffy rules or etiquette, just fun and laughter and love. That’s how a wedding should be! The couple were married at a registry office the day before, and the celebration you’re about to share is all about celebrating their love with friends and family. Perfect!

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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A relaxed wedding blog – Lois and Gary at Friern Manor, Essex

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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

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Hello again! I have another gorgeous wedding blog for you again this morning – Nichola and Oliver were married in April in Marlow with a reception at Old Luxters Barn. I saw their wedding on Wendy Grant’s blog and instantly knew I had to share their day with all of you when I read these words from Nichola: she said it always seems to be about the bride but it’s OUR wedding day’.

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I always try to focus my blog features on couples – from real weddings to advice features and guest blogs, English Wedding is all about you BOTH! I love a wedding questionnaire completed by a groom, and my pet hate is the phrase ‘bridal industry’…

But I digress.

Today’s couple are gorgeous, creative, and very clearly head over heels in love. There are lots of lovely images by Wendy Grant Photography to share with you, and plenty of details and ideas in here for you to take away and get inspired by too. I hope you love them! My thanks to Oliver and Nichola, and to Wendy, for sharing such a fabulous wedding on the blog. Enjoy! Claire x

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Hi everyone! I hope you’re not working too hard this lovely morning 😉 as I have a gorgeous 1950s Hollywood wedding to share which will stop you in your tracks. It’s funny when wedding photographers get in touch with a submission for me, as they usually email and very politely ask if I’d like to feature a real wedding on the blog. Little do they know that behind the scenes here I’m jumping in the air and shouting “Oh My God yes PLEASE!” – as was the case when I first saw Emma and Alex’s big day in my inbox. Thank you oh so much Darren Williams Photography!

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My reply to Darren’s email says it all: “Within a second of clicking on your link it was a yes from me! What an amazing wedding 🙂 That first image had me smiling so much… there’s so much more to love too: the venue, the little dance in the doorway of the Ashton Memorial! Just wonderful!

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Ryan and Andrea’s May wedding was full of creativity and style, inspired by their wedding venue. They married at Preston Court in Kent – a famously beautiful wedding venue with its very own carousel. This inspired the circus themed elements to today’s English country wedding, which I think you’ll adore!

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The images are by my friend and blog sponsor the lovely Alix Marina-Chouhan of Lumiere Photography. Andrea and Ryan have shared their wedding details for us all to enjoy, and there are links to the key wedding suppliers involved at the end of this feature.

Congratulations to a fantastic, fun and absolutely gorgeous couple. Thank you ever so much for sharing your wedding and advice for English Wedding Blog readers today. Thank you also Alix for submitting such a fantastic wedding to the blog – you can find out more about Lumiere Photography at www.lumiere-photography.co.uk and by visiting Alix’s dedicated wedding supplier page on the English Wedding Blog: Leicestershire wedding photographer Alix Marina-Chouhan. Everyone – grab a cuppa and enjoy! Claire x
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This is my wedding of the week without a doubt – simply divine with a beautiful bride and handsome groom, delicious photography and a wonderful wedding report. Grab a coffee and prepare to enjoy a very, very special real wedding blog this morning…

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Congratulations to Kate and Adam, and thank you for sharing your romantic story with all of us today. You two are a dream come true (and I love how pretty my wedding blog looks with you on it!) – and huge thanks to my friend Chris of Chris Hanley Photography. Everyone – enjoy! Claire x

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Morning everyone! I hope you’re having a nice day so far. How about a beautiful real wedding blog to brighten your morning a little? Yep – I thought so 🙂 Today I’m sharing an elegantly styled, classic wedding from Chilston Park in Kent. Camilla and Luke went for a very classic look for their day, complementing their striking wedding venue with pretty, delicate and elegant touches.

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The images are by my new friend and Kent wedding photographer Lorna Elizabeth, and I’m really pleased to say Camilla and Luke have shared their wedding story with us all too. Huge congratulations Camilla and Luke – you make such a gorgeous couple! Thank you for sharing your wedding on the blog today. Everyone – enjoy! Claire x
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Wedding venue

Chilston Park Hotel

Wedding photographer

Lorna Elizabeth

How would you describe your wedding style?

Classic and elegant

Invitations and reception stationery

Made by a family friend

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Ben and Sally’s August wedding has so much character and warmth, and I know you’ll love it as much as I do. The bride and groom really personalised every detail of their wedding day from the ceremony to the flowers, stationery, cakes and wedding music. Sally’s wedding dress was handmade by her mum (and it’s gorgeous!) while Ben found his vintage suit from a shop in London.

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Thank you to Ben and Sally for sharing your wedding day on the English Wedding Blog. Thanks also to lovely Leicestershire wedding photographer Alix Marina-Chouhan for the submission – this is a gorgeous wedding bursting with alternative ideas and I adore it! Enjoy! Claire xxx

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Wedding photographer:

Lumiere Photography, Leicestershire

How would you describe your wedding style?

Alternative and personal

Invitations and reception stationery:

Rustic style

What did you wear?

Sally wore a dress which her mum had made for her, with red shoes by Jasper Conran and silver jewellery. Ben’s suit was from a vintage store in Fulham

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Carys and Austin are today’s star couple on the English Wedding Blog. They were married at Rushton Hall and were so inspired by the venue they styled their day around it – with tables given aristocratic titles, and a feeling of grandeur and formality being at the heart of all their wedding plans.

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“The way my heart raced as I walked down the aisle and greeted Austin at the front, then how I just couldn’t quite get my words out on the second part of my vows, making everyone in church cry.”