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This doesn’t happen too often – such a beautiful wedding comes in that I feel compelled to share 100 images with all of you wonderful blog readers. But as you may have read in part one yesterday, I begged photographer Sam Clayton to share it with all of you – and I couldn’t be happier to have so many amazing pictures and ideas to share!

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So this second feature of Laura and Jamie’s DIY wedding starts where we left off yesterday morning, with Jamie waiting as Laura walks down the aisle – I love the anticipation of this part of the day, and the romance as eyes meet… and today’s blog feature only gets better and better as we scroll through all the beautiful wedding pictures.

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You’ll love the rustic DIY table centrepieces, the children’s wedding favours (so cute!), the charm of Gate Street Barn wedding venue. I want you to smile at the enchantment of the sparkling candelabras, be inspired by the fabric printed table plan which Laura made, and resolve to make your own newspaper confetti cones… but most of all – just feel the love.

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He proposed when Spain won the world cup… with a ring he’d bought in Santorini and snuck home without her seeing. They danced to Romeo & Juliet. She is the most glowingly beautiful bride I’ve ever seen, and the romance here sparkles like static electricity from the screen.

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Laura and Jamie were married at Gate Street Barn in May. Their wedding style was old English shabby chic. The lovely Sam Clayton was their wedding photographer, and she did the most amazing job. I saw this wedding on facebook and – well, let’s not be shy about this: I begged Sam for the images to show you on English Wedding Blog. She said we could have them… It made my week!

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Sam sent quite a lot of beautiful pictures from Laura and Jamie’s big day for me to share. There are so many incredible moments, fabulous details and stunning images I’m sharing this wedding over two days. I couldn’t share any fewer than 100 (and spookily whittled it down to exactly this number!) Today I’ll show you ‘before the wedding’ – Laura’s Jesus Peiro wedding dress, Hetty Rose bespoke shoes, that wedding ring smuggled over from Santorini… this is all so exquisitely beautiful. Enjoy. x

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If life was a rainbow… I think Rebecca and Matt’s wedding would be the pot of gold at the end. I love this wedding for the bright and wonderfully happy colours, the beautiful bride and groom and the atmosphere of celebration and love in every picture.

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There’s an unusual story to introduce this real wedding with – Matt had discovered wedding photographer Jonny Draper at Rebecca’s brother’s wedding last year, and the whole thing began with a phone call even before the proposal… Jonny himself picks up the story:

“What a wedding. It was just perfect. The amazing weather smack bang in the middle of a run of rain, thunder, fire and brimstone (it felt like it a few times!) and the most perfect couple. Bex and Matt.

I’ve known Bex & Matt for a couple of years now. Last year I photographed Bex’s brother’s wedding – Ben & Jordana. Bex was one of Jordy’s gorgeous bridesmaids. I also photographed Catherine & Richard’s wedding last year. Bex was one of Catherine’s gorgeous bridesmaids. Matt was starting to feel the pressure…!!!

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Oh my… if this isn’t the perfect English Wedding then I’ll eat my top hat… I spotted Vicky and Chris’s wedding at St Audries Park on facebook on Monday (check out Somerset wedding photographer Simon Biffen’s facebook page).

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Read more… Vicky and Chris’s wedding at St Audries Park

I emailed Simon immediately to ask permission to share it with all of you… and then realised he’d already emailed me and offered. Lovely guy. And that’ll teach me to play on facebook before I’ve checked my emails, won’t it…

But do go and read all about Vicky and Chris’s wedding. It’s beautiful – there’s everything from one of our very best wedding venues through to croquet and a lovely bulldog in the best man’s speech, a stunning bride, beautiful dress, delicious sunshine and an orangery wedding – quintessentially English. Beautiful, and recommended reading!

http://simonbiffenphotography.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/st-audries-park-wedding-vicky-and-chris.html

 

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Linzi and Freddie’s Isle of Wight wedding is a dream – an English country garden-inspired day, with elegant details and beautiful flowers, table stationery and accessories. Bride Linzi is stunning and graceful in her wedding dress with delicate lace sleeves – just the photos of Linzi and Freddie’s hands together are so romantic – I love it.

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They make a wonderful couple and this wedding is a real inspiration. When Linzi got in touch to share her day with us all I couldn’t resist – and I’m delighted to be able to share Linzi and Freddie’s wedding story with you today. Linzi has written an amazing wedding report for us all with details of everything from her wedding signs to the surprise flash mob!!… and the images of the wedding are by Mandy Meadows.

Enjoy!

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Linzi and Freddie’s beautiful Isle of Wight wedding

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I love it when couples are brave with their colour scheme, or the structure of their wedding day, or have details which they love so much they know they’ll work! Such was the case with Steph and Dave’s wedding. The colour scheme was red and purple; the theme for the day was travel. And it looks gorgeous, don’t you think?!

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Steph and Dave have shared a fantastic wedding report with us. They chose photographer Andrew Billington to document their day – and he did so beautifully. Enjoy the blaze of lush colours; the magical moments and most of all, the honest and gorgeous laughter of bride Steph. She’s just stunning!

Enjoy!
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Steph and Dave’s wedding in Kent

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Who proposed, and how?

Dave proposed to Steph while on a weekend away to Windsor. We had gone to one of our favourite restaurants, Cafe Rouge, and come back to our hotel room where Dave got down on one knee and popped the question with Steph’s Gran’s ring which he had managed to get from Steph’s family in secret. It was a total surprise and after several seconds of complete shock Steph said yes!
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I love the romance of soft pink and vintage lace. I love the old English charm of a proper red telephone box, and I love Nic and Ben’s wedding because it has all of these and more. Today’s gorgeous couple were married in the summer at Holme Hall golf club in Lincolnshire and chose wedding photographer Pete Barnes for his relaxed photography style.Lincolnshire wedding blog Pete Barnes (1)

Nichola says, “We had the best day ever, the weather was not looking great all morning, but it was perfect by the time I had to go to the church, the sun came out and was beautiful. We still talk about it every day and 3 months on we would do it again in a heartbeat.”

I can see why – this is a beautiful wedding day and I’m so pleased I can share it with you here today! Enjoy x
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Nichola & Ben’s Lincolnshire wedding

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The bride and groom: Nichola Richardson And Ben Mitchell

Wedding venue: Holme Hall golf club, Scawby, North Lincolnshire

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I couldn’t fit the word beautiful into the title of this blog post, but it should definitely be there: Linh and Tom’s wedding is absolutely Beautiful with a capital B! There are gorgeous details, light and summery themes and styling, and moments to make your heart melt.

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From the illustrated stationery to the lovely little bubbles, through to the adorable little boy in a suit and then the magical first dance, the details of Linh and Tom’s wedding day are caught so beautifully by Peterborough wedding photographer Georgi Mabee.

Linh and Tom have written a great wedding report to share with you, so I’ll leave you to enjoy their story along with Georgi’s lovely pictures. This is fabulous – I hope you love it too.

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Linh and Tom’s Cambridge wedding

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Who proposed, and how?

Tom proposed at Gidleigh Park, a Tudor style country house hotel in Devon, situated on the banks of the North Teign River, surrounded by Dartmoor National Park. It was supposed to be a “birthday” surprise weekend away.

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Morning everyone! Today’s wedding blog comes from Oulton Hall near Leeds in Yorkshire and is a gorgeous and spectacular day from beginning to end. Basia and Scott’s wedding was classic, classy and very cool indeed. This couple are ever so stylish, their wedding is divine and the dancing and laughter is a highlight of the whole day!

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Photography is by Sheffield wedding photographer, the lovely Mark Tierney. He captures such fantastic images – in this case, from the bride and groom getting ready right through the ceremony to the first dance and beyond.

Watch out for my favourite pictures: lacing the wedding gown and, in another room, the groom’s waistcoat. A lovely take on the traditional ‘bridal prep’ photos! Smile with me at Marge Simpson; sigh at the cute little flower girl watching Basia and Scott dancing; grin to see Granddad having a great time – he’s a brilliant dancer and almost steals the show!

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The beauty of Beth and Matt’s wedding is captured in the photos you’re about to see on today’s blog post. They married in Exeter, with a reception in Exeter Castle… a venue I’ve never featured on English Wedding Blog before (why?!) and one with a rich and intriguing history.

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Today’s wedding is beautiful, with lovely details and ideas for your own day. Beth and Matt describe their wedding style as ‘relaxed, simple and rustic’ – I’d say it’s perfect.

I loved the images of children playing which first caught my eye on wedding photographer Lucy Turnbull‘s blog – there are some wonderful moments here and I hope you’ll indulge me for sharing so many photos of the younger guests – I just thought they had a magical quality.

Enough of me – time to hand over to Beth and Matt to share their story, with photos by the lovely Lucy Turnbull Photography. Enjoy!

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Beth and Matt’s rustic Exeter wedding

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Morning! I hope you’re having a lovely day! I’m plotting and planning for another exciting weekend by the seaside, but in the meantime I have some really inspiring weddings to show you this week. Kirsty and Luke’s big day is all about the big city – with a London wedding theme in their fab and quirky table stationery, and lots of very cool details. A more gorgeous and generous couple I’ve yet to see! I love these two!

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Kirsty and Luke chose Cecelina Photography to capture their day on camera. I love Cecelina’s story: she grew up in Sweden and came to London a few years ago. With little more than her beloved camera she has built a life here and is following her dream of being a photographer. What a wonderful adventure!

Kirsty’s wedding report has a mega list of other wedding suppliers she recommends – and this is something I really love to see. Wedding blogs are all about helping you, lovely readers! When Kirsty said to me, “We would love it if you could mention all of them as they all played a big part in our day. However, if you can’t please let us know…” I was delighted. The more the merrier, if you ask me!

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Amina got up at 5am to collect her wedding flowers from the wholesaler: little flowers like lavender, rosemary, pink peonies, roses, baby’s breath… made into bouquets by the bridal party on the morning of the wedding. And they’re so very beautiful.

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Ben and Amina married at Middleton Lodge in Yorkshire (which they hired for the weekend). Their special touches are fabulous: from the flowers to the beautiful hand-torn reception stationery.

But what I love most of all is the anticipation running up to the ceremony – Ben’s expectant glance upstairs to see his bride, and the romance in the portrait photos and during the first dance. This one’s an absolute cracker! You will love it. Enjoy the wedding report from Amina and photos by Sansom Photography!

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Ben and Amina’s vintage English & French country chic wedding

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Who proposed, and how?

We were doing a long distance relationship at that time, Ben lived in Leeds and I lived in London so our weekends were precious. On one of our weekends in London just over a year ago Ben proposed at the top of the Oxo Tower.
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