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Happy Monday, lovelies! Are you looking for a little escape from all the pre-Christmas busy-ness out there? Because I have the perfect thing: a wonderfully relaxed and romantic, flower- and plant-filled wedding at The Great House, Sonning – and our gorgeous newlyweds Will & Karis who told me all about their best day ever! The images are glorious – they are by our friend and English Wedding member Damion Mower Photography, and the capture the beauty and spirit of the day so very, very well. As you might know, we ask all of our English Wedding couples to give an honest review of their favourite wedding suppliers, and Karis and Will’s review for Damion is just brilliant! I’ve included it at the top of the post for you today. All other suppliers are listed at the end of the feature, with some great tips from the happy couple on who to book for YOUR Berkshire wedding!

Karis and Will's beautiful Great House Sonning wedding with Damion Mower Photography (32)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://damionmowerphotography.co.uk

How did you choose your photographer?

Searched for different photographers from different websites and blogs and then checked the all important reviews!

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Morning lovelies!! I just got back from Venice – and I’ve had the most wonderful adventure of a lifetime over there. Also – a huge eye-opener of a holiday with the flooding and danger to the city and its inhabitants as well as its treasures. I’ll write more about it soon – but for now, if you haven’t been to Venice, put it on your honeymoon shortlist (before this treasure and once-in-a-lifetime destination disappears forever). So after my time away, I’m excited to share this stunning wedding today. Gorgeous couple Joshua and Chloe were married at Wrest Park in Bedfordshire on a beautiful day in August. The pretty images that capture their day are by Becky Kerr Photography, who gets a lovely review from the bride and groom!

Chloe and Joshua's wedding full of plants at Wrest Park Silsoe with Becky Kerr Photography (26)

“I am a florist so it was really improtant to me to have lots of flowers! I really wanted to do all of the flowers for the wedding but quickly realised that this wouldn’t be possible. I made our bouquets, flower crowns and the boys’ buttonholes from flowers that I had grown on my cutting garden. My business Floral Roots focuses on using locally grown flowers and I loved the idea that Josh would be wearing something that I had grown and made.

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Happy Tuesday, lovelies! I’m still away from my desk on a Big Adventure – but of COURSE I’d never leave you without something beautiful to feast your eyes on. Today’s Parley Manor wedding is full of glorious sunflowers, with stunning bride Carley rocking an unusual and beautiful Maggie Sottero gown. She and handsome hubby Dan describe their wedding as a “relaxed cocktail fuelled sunny garden party in the perfect setting” – which is everything I think a wedding should be!

Parley Manor wedding photography by Rachel Elizabeth on English Wedding (28)

The day was styled around summer colours and sunflowers, with red accents (and the bridesmaids look fabulous in gorgeous red Watters Wtoo dresses to suit the theme). Carley and Dan found their suppliers via their venue, and then did their own research online to put together their perfect team of creatives to make their dream day come true!

Parley Manor wedding photography by Rachel Elizabeth on English Wedding (39)

Their images are by lovely Rachel Elizabeth Photography, who gets a glowing review from the happy couple!

Parley Manor wedding photography by Rachel Elizabeth on English Wedding (38)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.rachelizabethphotography.co.uk/

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Today is just the most amazing treat for me. Not only am I setting off on a Big Adventure later on (it’ll be on my insta in a few days I’m sure!) but I have this STUNNING wedding to share with you before I go. It’s everything: it’s pure love, it’s magical photography, it’s beautiful, dazzling and different. And I’ve been SO excited to share Lizzie and Faz’s Fennes wedding with you lovely lot!

If you don’t already follow Grace Elizabeth on instagram, please do. She’s one of my favourite UK wedding photographers and happens to be an English Wedding member as well (‘scuse me while I break off for a little happy dance in the corner! Woohoo!) – and her words are inspiring, heartfelt and as wonderful as her images… which brings me to today’s amazing couple Lizzie and Faz, and their brilliant wedding planning story and supplier reviews and recommendations.

Beautiful images of Lizzie and Faz's fusion wedding at Fennes. Image credit Grace Elizabeth (53)

“Our wedding was relaxed and inclusive: a fusion with Pakistani and English elements. Our colour palette was green and gold; we wanted a natural greenery feel and something that would blend with the Asian wedding vibe for the second ceremony too.

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Good morning lovely, and welcome to today’s pretty, sunlit, beautifully-dressed summer wedding! Gorgeous couple Carly and Steve tied the knot in August, choosing our fabulous friend and Thornbury Castle wedding photographer Martin Dabek to capture their day. Carly is breathtaking in a stunning embroidered gown from The Dressing Rooms in Halesowen – if anyone knows the designer of this dress, do give us a shout because we LOVE it! The florals are divine, and Claire from The Wilde Bunch (who Martin recommended to Carly and Steve) gets the loveliest review from our happy couple.

Carly and Steve's beautiful outdoor wedding at Thornbury Castle, with Martin Dabek Photography (21)

Do read Carly’s English Wedding interview after the images. Her story is beautifully told, and she gives us glowing reviews for some brilliant wedding vendors (listed at the end of the feature for your convenience!)

So snuggle up with a cuppa, get your scrolling digits ready and GO! You will LOVE this wedding!

Carly and Steve's beautiful outdoor wedding at Thornbury Castle, with Martin Dabek Photography (23)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.martindabek.com

Martin was highly recommended by our venue.

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Sometimes I see a wedding and it looks the most fun a couple has ever had in their lives. Sometimes the joy and excitement spills through in every beautiful detail, and I spend ages just gazing at all the gorgeous photos to see little details and love and laughter and grinning back at my screen. Mike and Kelly are one of those amazing couples you can just see loved every moment of their best day ever, and I’m so happy they chose our fabulous friend and exceptional documentary wedding photographer Linus Moran to capture their wedding.

Fabulous fun wedding styling in Cornwall with Mike and Kelly, captured by Linus Moran Photography (20)

This truly is a wedding with everything: a boat covered in flowers, glorious sunshine and face glitter. A stunning bride beaming with joy, and her groom glowing with pride and happiness. The emotion of the day is pure magic – the love between this amazing couple is just magical to see.

Fabulous fun wedding styling in Cornwall with Mike and Kelly, captured by Linus Moran Photography (41)

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Hey beautiful! Happy Monday! Is it beautiful sunshine where you are today? It’s a glorious day up here in the Lakes and I’m LOVING the frosty autumn leaves on the ground right now. But to take us all back to summertime, I have a truly beautiful August wedding to share with you today – it’s gorgeous couple Chloe & Matt, who married at Greyfriars House and chose lovely Tash at Musk Photography to capture their day.

burgundy and mustard florals at Greyfriars, photo credit Musk Photography (30)

Chloe looks stunning in a beautiful Stella York gown, which she bought from Tilly Mint Weddings in Hampshire. Matt’s suit is the perfect complement, and I just love his bowtie, which absolutely makes his look! And look at that wonderful bouquet! Talented bride Chloe did all of the flowers herself, with help from her mother and sister in law. The colour scheme was burgundy and mustard, with lots of creamy white and greens. It worked beautifully with the venue! Chloe loves flowers and told me she’s looking to get into event floristry in the near future… so watch this space!

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It has been a whirlwind of a week here at English Wedding HQ! I’ve typed up a 105-page modern calligraphy workbook, written a gold ink wedding table plan and menus for a November wedding, and planned in a bunch of gorgeous real weddings for the autumn – so I’m mega happy it’s Friday today! Having gorgeous couple Charlotte and Dexter on the blog makes it even more special – this is an AMAZING wedding and I just know you’ll love these two – I mean just look at this stunning golden hour photo!!!

Charlotte and Dexter's minimal and elegant Coombe Lodge wedding, image credit Ryan Goold Photography (44)

All images from Charlotte and Dexter’s Coombe Lodge wedding are by Ryan Goold Photography

All of their styling touches are minimal, neutral and clear – the cake is an absolute showstopper – created by Bake My Cake, it has all neutral tiers, but one tier to match the bridesmaids’ dresses. Topped with handmade sugar flowers, and with a personalised crest with Charlotte and Dexter’s initials on one tier, it’s just beautiful!

Charlotte and Dexter's minimal and elegant Coombe Lodge wedding, image credit Ryan Goold Photography (26)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.ryangooldphotography.co.uk/

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Hey lovelies! I have a super pretty, feminine and romantic wedding to share with you today. Emma & Paul were married at Moxhull Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield in the summertime. They were blessed with glorious sunshine, and I especially loved seeing all the handmade decorations Emma had made – there is definitely a blush pink roses / hoops theme going on and together it all looks so pretty!

Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (13)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.damianburcher.com

We have been to lots of weddings where Damian was hired as the photographer. We were absolutely delighted with his photos!!! I got goose bumps when we first saw them,  as Damian captured so many things we missed on the day.

Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (21)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (4)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (5)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (6)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (7)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (1)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (2)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (3)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (8)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (9)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (10)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (11)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (12)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (14)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (15)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (16)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (17)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (18)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (19)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (20)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (22)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (23)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (24)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (25)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (26)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (27)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (28)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (29)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (30)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (31)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (32)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (33)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (34)

Your wedding style or theme:

English Countryside/Vintage

Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)

Magazines, Facebook Chats, Friends

What’s your top tip for saving money?

Don’t have something because others expect it.. don’t have a cake if you really don’t want to… £300 saved in an instant.

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Good morning, beautiful! I hope you’ve had the loveliest of weekends. I taught a really relaxed and fun calligraphy class in Manchester on Friday – the sweetest bunch of students and so talented I was barely needed! Then a weekend at Lancaster music festival… it’s been a fun one, but boy am I sleepy this morning! Today’s wedding though… oh this has brightened my heart already. It’s perfect. Beautiful bride Beth married her handsome hubby Lewis in Wales, styling their day with simple white and green touches – and bridesmaids in trouser suits kicking up a storm!! I just love this and know you will too. Thank you to our wonderful friend and sponsor, Hensol Castle wedding photographer Martin Dabek for sending us such a stunning wedding to share!

A brilliant review for Martin Dabek Photography at Hensol Castle, by Beth and Lewis (17)

Wedding photographer’s website:

martindabek.com

Lewis was an usher at his friend’s wedding a few years back and recommended Martin. Lewis is a bit camera shy but said he barely noticed Martin was taking any photos at all. His unobtrusive, in-the-moment approach was exactly what we were looking for.

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Today’s wedding is wonderfully sunny and warm, beautifully styled and sooo romantic – it’s absolutely wonderful and I’ve been so excited to share this with you! Gorgeous couple Amy and Niall were married in Somerset, and styled their day around their backgrounds: as Amy is from Yorkshire and Niall is from Wales they incorporated both of these into their day.

They chose the tythe barn at Priston Mill as their wedding venue, and our lovely friend and sponsor Martin Dabek Photography (who comes recommended by Priston Mill) as their wedding photographer. So grab a cuppa and join us as we enjoy scrolling through the beautiful photographs of this rustic, relaxed, natural wedding day, full of love and laughter!

 

DIY wedding style at Priston Mill with images by Martin Dabek Photography (9)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://martindabek.com/

How did you choose your photographer?

Martin Dabek is on the recommended list from Priston Mill wedding venue.

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!

We loved him! He is funny, kind and enthusiastic. You can tell he loves his job.

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Today’s wedding is an elegant and classy affair; mixing traditional styling with a modern twist at one al styling with a modern twist at one of Yorkshire’s favourite wedding venues:  The Mansion at Leeds Roundhay Park. Gorgeous couple Kat and Vincent were lucky to have a beautiful summer’s day for their wedding, and really made the most of the grounds of the park for their wedding photos.

Images are by York wedding photographer Amy Jordison, who gets a glowing review from the couple in their English Wedding Interview below! Watch out for a stunning Essense of Australia dress (from Ava Rose Hamilton), fabulous florals by NC Floral Designs and that wonderful cake from Zoe’s Fancy Cakes.

Kat and Vincent's Mansion at Roundhay Park wedding, images by Amy Jordison Photography (36)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://amyjordisonphotography.com/

We posted a request for photographers on Bidvine.com. Of those that came back, we met those that seemed a good fit and then made a final decision based on various factors like portfolio, experience, location and rapport – the latter being important because they needed to be able to get on not just with us, but all the guests they’d be having to wrangle on the day.