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As a huge lover of music this wedding has instantly leapt into my top ten of all time! Vic and Chris describe their wedding to me as “A mix of loves and eras – mainly focused around our mutual love of music” – which ticks all of my boxes!

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They’re an amazing couple with the coolest taste in tunes and as I write this blog post I’m listening to every single song they’ve mentioned – there’ll be links below if you’d like to have a listen as well: as far as musical wedding inspiration goes, this is definitely the best I’ve blogged so far – bar none!

While the images of this fabulous wedding are a treat – by long time supporter of English Wedding Blog, Mark from Sheffield based Tierney Photography – please do read Vic and Chris’s wedding report in full. Their focus, inspiration and love is truly inspiring and I was captivated reading their story.

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Before we begin, here’s one of my favourite quotes from Vic:

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Today’s wedding is all about the pretty details: Katie and Craig were married at Buxted Park and opted for an English country garden wedding style with pastel shades of pink and flower garlands to decorate wedding tables.

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Katie made all of her wedding reception stationery herself, and the details made for a very beautiful day at one of England’s luxury wedding venues. I’m sure her lovely ideas will inspire some of you – it would be great if you leave a comment at the end of the blog post for Katie and Craig.

All of today’s images are by London’s Cecelina Photography – my huge thanks to Cecelina for submitting this wedding. The wedding report is halfway down this blog feature, but before I launch into the words and pictures, I’d like to share Katie’s glowing review of the staff at Buxted Park wedding venue with you – because it’s so lovely:

“They cannot do enough to help you before, during and after the wedding day. It runs like clockwork without making you feel like “just another wedding”.”

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Happy Monday morning everyone! Did you have a lovely weekend? Mine was wonderful – life by the seaside is amazing, even in January… I’m glad I have a drawer full of scarves though! Today I have a fabulous distraction from work to share with you, in the form of a beautifully elegant Buckinghamshire wedding.

Bucks wedding Tom Redman Photography (1)Anoushka and Dan were married on a sunny September day – remember all that warm sunshine? They used candles and flowers to create a sophisticated look for the wedding reception. Their wedding day is modern and elegant, perfectly suited to the magnificent setting of Notley Abbey.

Anoushka and Dan have very kindly shared a wonderful wedding report with us today – you’ll find it halfway down the page. First let me share my favourite extract from the happy couple with you:

“After all the build up to and the fanfare of the day it is all really about you committing to spend the rest of your lives together and sipping our champagne as husband and wife knowing we had the rest of our married life ahead of us was the most exciting part!”

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Do you know the wedding reading about the two dinosaurs who fall in love? I do – it’s one I’ve written in calligraphy many times and a firm favourite. There’s something beautiful about the simplicity of this love story – and I’m so proud to be sharing Donna and Paul’s wedding with you today because they used the lovely love story as a key theme for their wedding day.

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UK wedding blog Belinda McCarthy Photography (2)I love weddings where the bride and groom think creatively. Whether it’s a handmade theme, or something different, artistic or alternative – creative weddings make my world go round. Today’s stunning bride and gorgeous groom are simply amazing. Their wedding theme stems from Paul’s childhood and from their very first Valentine’s day (not forgetting as far back as the Jurassic period, I guess!) – it’s a timeless tale of the most beautiful romance. I know you’ll love this and I’m sure you’ll take some great ideas from their wedding day to inspire your own – it’s all about creating a personalised wedding style and loving every minute of your day!

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Wedding films always make me cry. I can’t help it! Romantic words of love from a groom, the exchange of vows, and a flutter of laughter just have me welling up every time!

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Sarah and Steveo’s wedding film is no exception, and I thought I’d try and make you cry too this morning. It’s so lovely – Steveo’s speech will have you smiling and then surprise you into tears. With thanks to Philip Smith Visuals for sharing this gorgeous wedding film with us all today, and congratulations and huge thanks to Sarah and Steveo for sharing details of the wedding too! (See below)

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140 guests celebrated our traditional style wedding with us. Everyone gathered at my home church of St. Peters in Great Totham, Essex for the ceremony followed by our reception at a barn conversion 3 miles from the church where we had a champagne reception with canapes followed by a traditional wedding breakfast, speeches and a disco.

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Hi there! Another real wedding for you to enjoy this morning – and I’m going to jump straight in as Kelly and Ian’s big day needs no introduction. The images of their day are beautiful, and Kelly’s shared a fantastic wedding report which you’ll see towards the end of the blog post (it’s about three-quarters of the way down the page).

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It warms my heart to read about Kelly’s favourite wedding day moments. After talking about the incredible effort her dad made to prepare an amazing speech, she says,

I loved watching all of our friends and family enjoying themselves. You really can’t put a price on creating those memories.

The gorgeous wedding photographs are all by Yorkshire wedding photographer Mark Tierney, of Tierney Photography. Please leave a comment at the end of the blog post if you can – I’d love to hear from you and I know Kelly and Ian will too! Enjoy. Claire xxx

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Happy Monday! Did you have a lovely weekend? I hope so 🙂 As it’s the first full week back at work for many of us this week, I’m sharing lots of real weddings on English Wedding Blog this week, starting with Anisha and Mark’s gorgeous DIY wedding. You’ll have a nice little escape every day if you pop back every morning at 11 o’clock – and you can even have real weddings delivered to your email inbox if you subscribe to the blog!UK wedding DIY ideas Sam Johnson Photography (1)

So today’s wedding is full of creative ideas and much of the wedding styling was done by the beautiful bride Anisha. Everything from the fab table plan to ice cream vouchers were handmade for this lovely wedding in the Leicestershire countryside. I also love that Mark and Anisha chose to have a humanist ceremony to make their day more flexible and sentimental – but I’ll let Anisha tell you all about it in the wedding report she’s shared with us (towards the end of the blog post).

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Emily and Joe’s Rutland wedding is everything I love: a very beautiful day full of smiles, romance and magical moments. Their DIY wedding came about from a wish to have a very personal celebration which would be – in Emily’s own words – “full of the things and people that we love”.

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The day turned out to be everything Emily and Joe had dreamed of: with a relaxed and cosy reception venue (The Finch’s Arms) and plenty of home made details, it was perfect for today’s gorgeous bride and groom to celebrate their love in a very personalised style. There are ideas here for all of you creative brides and grooms – from hand-sewn tea bags as wedding favours to applique table numbers and handmade bunting.

All of the images used in this blog post have been kindly submitted by wedding photographer Geoff Kirby. www.geoffkirbyphotography.co.uk

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Nobody says you have to be different on your wedding day. The important bit is to be yourselves, to inject your own personalities into your day. And if you’re lovers of music which isn’t mainstream pop, if your everyday style is quirky and cool and amazing… then embrace it on your wedding day just like today’s fabulous couple!

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Rhiannon and Chris’s wedding is out of this world. They’re a great couple and a perfect match. As a bride and groom they look incredible, and Rhiannon in her bespoke, purple, layered, gothic-inspired wedding dress is breathtakingly beautiful.

I won’t spoil this wedding blog with too many words in the introduction. Just – enjoy. The images are by HBA Photography, and Rhiannon and Chris have written a wedding report for you which I’ve popped at the end of the feature. Claire x

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I loved reading Rhiannon’s favourite memory of the wedding day:

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Big hugs to everyone reading English Wedding Blog this morning. It’s chilly out there, but I hope you’re having a nice day and keeping wrapped up in Christmas jumpers, scarves, hats, mittens… all the lovely new woolly things we all get to snuggle in at this time of year! For me it’s a day of family and friends again, and I can’t wait to catch up with everyone. In the meantime, here’s a lovely real UK wedding on the blog today.

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Kristy and Jamie were married at Clevedon Hall and chose pretty baby pinks and classic styling for their wedding day. I love the images too – Joseph Hall captures the romance of the day so beautifully in his gorgeous wedding photography. With thanks to beautiful bride Kristy for sharing a lovely wedding report with us today – and watch out for one of the very last images, of the little flower girl – it’s so pretty. I know you’ll love this wedding 🙂 Enjoy! Claire xxx
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Hello again! I have a question for you today: when you imagine your wedding day, is it the moments before or after the ceremony which give you that amazingly tingly feeling of excitement?

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Magical moments – my favourite image from dozens submitted by UK wedding photographers. The final moments for a beautiful bride and her bridesmaids, minutes before the wedding ceremony. The photograph captures the anticipation felt by all the girls. Photo credit Martin Hambleton

I can only imagine the excitement and nerves as you both arrive at your venue and prepare, knowing there’s moments to go… but it must be amazing to look forward to the ‘kiss the bride’ moment, or to walking back down the aisle hand in hand and grinning at your guests…

Here are my favourite 10 wedding photos capturing those magical moments before and after your wedding ceremony…

 

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Magical moments – the bride’s excitement is pain to see. Guests smile and admire the dress; Dad’s arm is strong for her to hold and we all watch over the groom’s shoulder. Photo credit Phil Drinkwater

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Hi again! I love the wedding features I’ve been able to share with you this week – and today’s is ever so special.

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Ryan and Laura’s wedding day is beautiful and mixes vintage elements with classic, timeless styling: from Laura’s graceful Lisa Redman wedding dress to the art deco style cocktail menus and elegant roses used throughout the day. I know you’ll love and be inspired by today’s real wedding blog from Chiswick House.

The images are by the very lovely Benjamin Toms, and beautiful bride Laura has very kindly written a full wedding report to share with all of you today. Watch out for the gorgeous little flower girl leading everyone down the aisle, and the inflatable guitars at the end of the day!

Enjoy! Claire xxx

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Laura and Ryan’s Gatsby inspired vintage wedding

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The wedding of Ryan & Laura Sandilands

The proposal: Ryan proposed during a beautiful holiday in the Maldives, whilst watching a sunset with a cocktail.