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Pastel roses, creatively stamped luggage labels, birdcages, candles and wicker hearts… oh, and Spiderman. Anna and Adam’s beautiful English wedding is both inspiring and achievable – something I always try to show on the blog. It’s important to me that you can take ideas from every wedding featured, and use those ideas to create your own wedding styling.

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Coltsfoot Country Retreat is a luxury boutique hotel in the Hertfordshire countryside – the perfect setting for a romantic and charming wedding day. Their wedding photographer is the lovely Dominic Whiten – thank you Dominic for sharing on the English Wedding Blog today.

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Anna and Adam – huge congratulations to you both! You’re a gorgeous couple and I’m so proud to be able to feature your big day on my blog. I’m sure you’ll inspire many other brides and grooms today! Everyone – enjoy. Claire xxx

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A beautiful English wedding from Coltsfoot Country Retreat – Anna and Adam

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This one’s a tearjerker… the lovely words from Adam’s wedding speech at the beginning of this wedding film had me wibbling on the brink of tears before it even began… “In the words of Robert Browning, grow old with me – the best is yet to come…” There’s something in the way he says it.

I adore the elegance and grandeur of Boreham House, Frosini’s lace gloves and and how beautiful she looks in her dress. I knew I had to ask Richard from White Dress Films if he’d share the wedding film with us and I’m so pleased he said yes!

Frosini + Adam || Boreham House from White Dress Films on Vimeo.

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“Adam and I got married at Boreham House on May 11th 2013. Nothing could have prepared us for all the laughter and joyous tears throughout the day; it was simply magical!

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Today is a day of little discoveries for you! I hope you’ll love this real wedding as much as I do – meet Claire and Rob, today’s gorgeous bride and groom. Their wedding in Leicestershire is full of vintage, floral touches and homemade decor – it’s really creative and right up my street!

wedding in Leicestershire Nine Photots (1) It’s the first time I’ve featured Halstead House on the blog as well, and what a lovely venue – I love Claire’s comments about how proud she felt seeing the venue transformed with all their creative touches. Another new discovery is Joanne from Nine Photos, who is also featuring on the English Wedding Blog for the very first time today! Do read the wedding report at the end of the feature – it’s both inspiring and touching. You’ll love it.
wedding in Leicestershire Nine Photots (2) Huge congratulations to Claire and Rob, and a heartfelt thank you for sharing your wedding with us all today. You’re amazing and it’s a privilege to feature your beautiful day on the English Wedding Blog. Everyone – enjoy! Claire xxx
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Felicity and Matthew’s wedding is right up my street. It’s personal and intimate, stylish and full of smiles and laughter. And what could be more impressive than a real English castle wedding blog? I love this!

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Felicity is amazing – I love her short hair and she’s one of the most beautiful brides I’ve ever seen wearing a David Fielden wedding dress. Matthew is her perfect partner, and looks gorgeous in his suit from Reiss. Do read their wedding report (below) for all the details and wedding suppliers from this Old Wardour Castle wedding, and also check out wedding photographer Alexis Jaworski. He supplied all of the images from this fab day – thanks Alexis!

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Hi everyone! How are you today? I’m on my fourth coffee having just discovered the genius trick of mixing hot chocolate powder in with it. Just gorgeous, try it!! …but not as gorgeous as today’s real wedding blog and fab couple Lisa and Kieran. They married at Dorset’s finest wedding venue (imho) Athelhampton House. It’s a 15th century manor with tons of character and the perfect choice for a traditional English wedding with a dash of vintage.

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All the photos are by lovely wedding photographer Ben Pipe, with the exception of the three photos of Lisa’s handmade wedding invitation, table plan and alternative guest book. (What should I be calling a guest book which isn’t a guest book?! I’ve no idea!) She told me they were a labour of love and the invitations alone took more than 30 hours… but worth every second 🙂

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Congratulations Lisa and Kieran, and thank you so much for being utterly fabulous and sharing your wedding day on the English Wedding Blog. Thanks to Ben Pipe too for the lovely wedding photos. Everyone – enjoy! Claire x

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Hey again! How are you? As I sit to blog today’s feature wedding I can remember the first time I saw Natalie and Gareth’s photos and I would love for you to share the whole experience with me… so if you fancy it, listen along to the soundtrack with me! Wedding photographer Tracy Morter got in touch and told me their first dance was to Jack Johnson’s ‘Better Together’ – a song I love to bits! So click on the song title to listen while you scroll through the photos and read Natalie and Gareth’s wedding report 🙂 I’m listening as I type!

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It’s another beautiful wedding too – with a stunning Amanda Wyatt dress, stationery by wedding blog favourites Artcadia and a focus on celebration, food, entertainment and dancing… just a perfect wedding! The venue is The Boatyard restaurant in Leigh On Sea (Essex) and all the images are by my friend and fab photographer Tracy Morter.

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I can’t really beat Kayleigh’s quote as an introduction to today’s real wedding blog! The happiest day ever is just what everyone dreams their wedding will be – and honestly, from all the comments I hear from you lovely blog readers, it usually turns out to be pretty damn perfect!

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Kayleigh and Will were married at Dodford Manor in March. They had an intimate wedding with a relaxed and natural atmosphere. Dodford Manor is a converted barn (in Northamptonshire) which needs little decoration, and is one of those enchanting English wedding venues you can fall in love with from the photographs alone!

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Kayleigh, Will – thank you ever so much for sharing, and huge congratulations to you both. You’re a gorgeous couple and just look so happy together you had me smiling all the way through your wedding images! Credit for those goes to the lovely Aaron Collett Photography. You’ll love them, so grab a cuppa and dive in! Enjoy. Claire xxx

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Morning everyone! Are you having a lovely morning so far? I just love today’s wedding – however your day is going, this will put a smile on your face. Melissa and Richard had a handmade / vintage wedding at Hodsock Priory and it is simply gorgeous!

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Melissa looks amazing in her Benjamin Roberts dress, Richard is rocking a suit from Next (only about a million miles better than Moss Bros, by the way!) and special credit goes to Melissa’s mum for all the handmade touches from bunting to fabric hearts and pocket squares – she even crafted the wedding invitations!

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Little details include gourmet popcorn (I can almost taste it! And as I type it’s barely past breakfast time… not a good sign!), lovebirds on the cake and gorgeous gypsophila – my favourite. Huge thanks to Tierney Photography for the beautiful images – watch out for the portrait shots with snowflakes and stunning images of Hodsock Priory. Congratulations Melissa and Richard, and to every one of you lovely readers – enjoy! Claire xxx

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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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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…

wedding blog Chris Hanley Photography (1)Kate and Adam began their relationship as ‘book buddies’ (which is the loveliest story of all!) and after a long engagement began planning their wedding around a vintage literary theme. With a Penguin invitation, piles of books, a vintage typewriter and more gorgeous styling ideas they turned the Grange Hotel into a book lovers’ dream for their wedding day.

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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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Happy Monday everyone! Have you had a lovely weekend? It’s a short week for me this week as I’m off adventuring in a few days’ time, so I’m launching straight into the week with an amazing wedding blog from Charlotte and Craig.

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This is one of those times where the pictures paint a thousand words – it’s a breathtakingly beautiful marquee wedding which simply has everything you could dream of! Charlotte is stunning; Craig is ever so handsome; the dress is divine, and there are lots of gorgeous ideas to take away with you.

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All of today’s fabulous wedding blog photographs are by the very lovely Christian and Erica from Christian Ward Photography, and Charlotte and Craig have kindly written their wedding report to share with you as well. It’s full of inspiration and ideas as well as great advice – I’m especially impressed with the ladies VIP area… read all about that from about halfway down today’s blog post!