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A delicate selection of sandwiches and cakes, jugs of Pimm’s and vintage china teacups brought Jennifer and Andrew’s English tea party wedding to life. There are so many beautiful photos here to inspire you to create a similar theme for your wedding day. With a stunning bride and oodles of wonderful images, this is a treat to brighten all of our Fridays!

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Jennifer wears a gorgeous lace wedding dress by Mia Sposa; Andrew looks great in a tailored suit by Owen Scott. Their vintage theme happened almost by accident: looking to create a very personal wedding that reflected their personalities, the English tea party wedding kind of all came together on its own! And it looks amazing!

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All of the images on the blog today are by lovely Sansom Photography, and the venue is Crow Hill Country House. See more Yorkshire weddings on the English Wedding Blog by navigating from the top menu of the English Wedding Blog to real weddings by region! Enjoy today’s wedding everyone!
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There’s so much I love about Katie and Kevin’s wedding: their effortless style and choice of a glamorous, vintage inspired theme, their focus on friends and family… Katie describes their wedding in Lancashire as “An amazing party filled with love and laughter surrounded by the people we love the most!

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And then there’s Katie’s beautiful Charlotte Balbier designer wedding dress, from The White Closet in Didsbury. What a stunning bride, and what a magical celebration. As we enjoy a little chilly weather this month, it’s the perfect time to share this beautiful winter wedding with you. The images are by lovely Zoe at ZT Photography, who gets a glowing review from the bride and groom in their wedding report at the end of the feature!

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See more Lancashire weddings on the English Wedding Blog by navigating from the top menu of the English Wedding Blog to real weddings by region! Enjoy today’s wedding everyone!
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Today’s real bride Melanie has one of those smiles which light up a room – she’s such a stunning bride and the images from her Norfolk wedding to James are wonderful.

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I adore a seaside wedding – Melanie’s top tip for other couples is to “Enjoy every second – it’s over in a flash!  Do something special away from the crowd – Rob, our photographer, took Jim and I down to the beach and it was lovely to have some alone time with Jim!  I really remember that being special.” It most certainly looks like a magical and romantic moment when you see the images!

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With thanks to today’s gorgeous real bride and groom Melanie and James. Their wedding report is at the end of today’s feature and includes a handy supplier list for other Norfolk brides and grooms – so do check it out! Thanks also to wedding photographer Rob Dodsworth for sharing his images of their beautiful day. Everyone – enjoy!
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There’s nothing worse than being told what you “should” have for your wedding, is there? Saul and Michelle’s Northamptonshire wedding is creative, simple and looks every bit the occasion to remember forever. With images by Jules Fortune Photography and two fab venues: Boughton House and The Marquess of Exeter.

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Savvy brides and grooms are planning ever more personal celebrations with a focus on the special touches they love best. That’s what Michelle and Saul did, choosing to ditch the seating plan for informal dining. They chose two fabulous venues which didn’t need extra decoration, and included family in creating a wonderful day: Michelle’s cousin played guitar, their sisters did wedding readings, and family members contributed gorgeous little treats for an oh-so-yummy-looking dessert table. Overall – an amazing, very personal, family-oriented wedding day. I love it.
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With congratulations and thanks to the very lovely Michelle and Saul for sharing their wedding on the English Wedding Blog this morning. Read their wedding report at the end of the blog post for great advice from spreadsheet queen Michelle! Huge thanks also to wedding photographer Jules Fortune for submitting their Northamptonshire wedding to the English Wedding Blog.

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Ah… a beautifully styled contemporary wedding with just a little hint of vintage. Kate and David’s big day is gorgeous and inspiring. I know you’ll love it! Kate wore a Stephanie Allin gown with Rainbow Couture shoes, and the couple kept venue decorations simple (to beautiful effect!) Their Suffolk wedding at Smeetham Hall Barn looks fantastic and it’s thanks to wedding photographer Jeff Turnbull (www.jeffturnbull.co.uk) they have such wonderful images to remember their day by.

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The little love birds are adorable – I love little touches like this! – and the bunting with calligraphic initials is gorgeous… so enjoy this wedding on the blog and read slowly: there are so many lovely details to inspire you, and also Kate and David’s wedding report at the end of the feature is full of great advice.

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Morning lovelies! Happy Thursday 🙂 Or as we call it at English Wedding Blog HQ, Happy Friday-eve. There… that’s better already isn’t it! Time for a real wedding and today we’re off to Shottle Hall in the sunshine for a beautiful Derbyshire wedding.

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Amy and Adrian were married in May and chose dusky pinks and baby’s breath to theme their beautiful vintage-inspired wedding day. The couple look amazing and their wedding is quintessentially English in style. Shottle Hall is a fabulous venue – do check it out (www.shottlehall.co.uk) and also take time to admire the stunning wedding cake by Yummy Little Cakes: it’s even got little lacy bits on… beautiful! Thank you Natalie for submitting the wedding as well!

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All of the beautiful images are by Cheshire wedding photographer Lucy G Photography www.lucygphotography.co.uk

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For more Derbyshire weddings use the menu at the top of the English Wedding Blog to find real weddings by region – or if you’re elsewhere and looking for more vintage weddings the Real Weddings by Style & Season tab is for you!
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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

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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