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For those of you who love the style of vintage Hollywood, today’s wedding is more than perfect. Gorgeous bride Hettie has the most amazing glamorous look – her red vintage  updo is stunning! And the details throughout the whole day – from guests’ outfits through to the fabulous art deco inspired stationery – are just perfect.

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We both love the vintage scene, but this covers a few different eras! On our invitations, we stated Hollywood Glamour as the dress code and our overall theme was eclectic vintage… we had styles from 1930 to 1950!

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Pete made all of our wedding stationery!! He’s fantastic with designing things and he’s very creative… he found inspiration in the Art Deco designs on the 20’s and 30’s and created our very own Great Gatsby style invitations! This meant that we could have the exact format and style that we wanted… old movie tickets! They were perfect for our theme and the guests loved them. It was a labour of love though… these things take time!! Also, our save the date was styled as an old movie poster – again, Pete created these!

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Hey there beautiful! I hope you’ve had the most wonderful Christmas and New Year. And if you’re here…. are you new to wedding blogs? Do you have something to celebrate?! If you’ve got engaged in the last few days I’m so, so happy for you – have a massive Congratulations from me and all of us at the English Wedding Blog! 2017 is going to be the most amazing year for you… and we’re here to help!

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If you’re exploring wedding blogs for the first time, you’ll love what you find here. We’re all about sharing beautiful ideas and real wedding stories to inspire your big day. We publish a new feature article every day, most often a real wedding full of glorious images and an interview with a real bride and groom. You’ll also find fabulous wedding inspiration on our  wedding blog, alongside supplier recommendations and designer showcases. What’s not to love?!

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I do love how weddings give the perfect opportunity to glamour things up to the max. Today’s celebration is beautiful and then some. A statement bouquet, a gorgeous bride in the most fabulous dress, and such a stunning venue! Every detail is just wonderful… I do hope you love this as much as I do!

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Our theme came from my love of the Great Gatsby, I’ve watched the film and read the book a million times. The whole day from the invitations to the decorations and dress were inspired by the 1920’s era, featuring quotes from the book and patterns from the art deco period. With me being a designer for a living it was really easy to translate the designs from the invitations across to the rest of the theme for the wedding.

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Morning, beautiful! I have a treat for you today – the prettiest countryside wedding from Devon with oodles of creative inspiration you can take away to inspire your own wedding! Filly and Jim married in Exton, Devon, and celebrated at home. Filly’s dress is just divine… and the entire wedding is so beautiful.

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Filly’s stunning vintage dress is from Days of Grace in Budleigh Salterton – their heirloom gowns are wonderful, made from vintage lace and perfect for a country wedding with a twist of boho. I love this! Filly and her girls had their hair done by Tara of Head Hair and Beauty – and they all look amazing.

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If the words on the wedding cake (in scrabble letters) don’t make you feel all squidgy inside, then you’re all wrong. This is so lovely – such a personal wedding day, with some magical moments and creative touches – and a stunning bride and gorgeous groom.

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I hope you like this intensely personal, Scrabble-inspired, handmade London wedding. Laura and Rich are both teachers and avid readers so what could be more fitting for their wedding theme than Scrabble?  

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After an elegant ceremony at Asia House, months of planning and lots of hand-made details transformed their reception venue (Icetank) into a shabby chic heaven complete with the wooden chairs, mismatched tablecloths and floral crockery. They’ve traded the traditional first dance for a violin/guitar performance and topped it all up by a flash mob dance surprise performance by the bridal party.

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Richard & Laura’s Covent Garden wedding

Photographer: Kate Nielen www.katenielen.com

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Happy Friday everyone! Come to sunny Devon for today’s gorgeous art deco wedding in an insanely amazing venue. Cherry and Myles chose the stunning Burgh Island Hotel for their reception, and it set the scene for an incredibly beautiful, chic and art deco wedding day.

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I fell head over heels for their day the second I saw their photos. You’ll love them too!

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“We tried our very best to find suppliers local to either our home in Cardiff or from our wedding location in Devon, as we are very keen on supporting local businesses.  We looked at wedding magazines, local wedding blogs and pinterest for most of our ideas and then found most of our contacts at local wedding fairs or via the recommendation of family and friends.”

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“The venue was so exquisite, no additional styling was necessary.  All we added was a few personal touches and a vase of flowers per table, created by [our florist] Sally.  Burgh Island Hotel is an absolutely exceptional venue, with incredible scenery and exquisite décor… to have tried to add further decoration would have been completely superfluous and would have detracted from its charm.”

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A sense of normality returns to English Wedding Blog HQ as I have one of the loveliest weddings of the year to share with you. David and Jodie’s art deco inspired Norfolk wedding is just so beautiful… The bride is stunning; the groom looks fabulous, the atmosphere shines through their images. You’ll love every moment!

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Such an amazing wedding blog only gets better with brilliant advice from the bride and groom. “Don’t try to save money, but don’t spend more than you need to.  My advice is set a budget and work to it. If you can’t afford it, then don’t do it/have it.  Focus on the main areas and spend as much as you can afford on the important parts.”

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Beautiful bride Jodie told me many of their wedding suppliers were recommended by their venue, St Giles House Hotel: the flowers and entertaiment, for example. She already knew of the bridal boutique where she found her gorgeous dress, and said everything else was scoured via the internet, such as invites, place cards, place card holders etc. On the day stationery was beautifully homemade, and Jodie was glued to Etsy & Pinterest for favour ideas!

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Today’s real wedding is divine: a sophisticated celebration with such amazing attention to detail and almost too pretty for words. Doug and Kath were married in May, at Herefordshire venue How Caple Court. Their theme was vintage lace: the colours were soft and delicate lavenders – “dried lavender was scattered over the church porch floor, which when guests walked over, emitted a wonderful fragrance”.

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Kath told me, “I say to all my friends and family that the photographer is the most important thing to splurge on. It’s the only thing you can look at after the day, and will be proof of all the memories.  We are so glad we invested in Gemma.”

Image credits – the fabulous West Midlands wedding photographer Gemma Williams

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There is so much to share with you, I barely know where to start. Grab a cuppa and settle down to absorb all the pretty in today’s real wedding – and then read Kath’s fabulous advice at the end of the feature. This is an amazing wedding whose story begins the day before, setting up the venue with family and friends… and ends with sewing up an enthusiastic dancing rugby player’s trousers at 3am in the pub afterwards – it’s brilliant!

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Happy Friday! Woohoo… it’s been an amazing week here at English Wedding Towers… I’m almost ready to paint the new studio and getting used to my new computer – which doesn’t have the egg-frying functionality of the last one, but it is shiny. As it’s Friday I thought we’d bring the week to a super happy close and put a huge smile on our pretty faces with a gorgeous wedding film. Ceri and Mickey were married at Herons Farm, and their barn wedding brings together all the loveliest vintage and rustic styling elements you can imagine: fairy lights and bunting, signage and wonderful flowers… oh and a gorgeous couple whose happiness lights up the whole place.


 

The film itself is fabulous, and I do recommend you check out the fab team at Kotech Films:

Kotech Films are a young, dynamic team of creatives based near Reigate whose passion for film has taken them from extreme sports events through concerts and live events and into weddings… and they’re awesome.

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Today’s real wedding is the prettiest treat for your eyes… with the softest pastel shades and loveliest couple. We’re talking dreamy decor and delicious design from the Wroxeter Hotel in Shropshire – and you’ll love it!

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Claire and Oliver married in May and styled their wedding as an afternoon tea party. They loved the idea of tea and cake for their reception instead of a formal wedding breakfast, and chose the pastel shades to give a real spring flavour to their day.

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The gorgeous couple sourced suppliers with help from Pinterest and recommendations, and tried to support local businesses wherever possible (which makes me very happy!). Claire made as many decorations as she could: hand painted initials, handwritten place names and a super pretty table plan were all her handiwork.

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Claire and Oliver are just gorgeous – they look so good together and I’m over the moon to be sharing their wedding with you today. Images are by Andy Li Photography, who is based in Shropshire. You can find out more about Andy here:

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Hey lovely! Today I have a 1920s inspired wedding for you – a gorgeous little dose of glamorous vintage with a beautiful bride and super handsome groom. Rachel and Mike are brilliant – they styled their Chester wedding creatively with suppliers found online. Rachel designed the stationery herself and it’s fabulous.

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Rachel’s love of the 1920s era flowed through the wedding day – first there was the dress, and then came the ‘silent movie’ idea. The invitations and place settings were inspired this way, and even the chalkboard style table numbers and bunting came from the silent movie idea.

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Images are by Rosie at Ragdoll Photography, who gets a great review from our bride and groom. They had an engagement shoot in February and by the time their wedding came around they said they felt as though they’d known Rosie for ages – which really makes the images of the day look relaxed and fun!

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Alexandra and Daniel’s wedding has style and flair, and a pretty creative and elegant theme: postwar sweethearts. It’s lovely – the bride and groom look gorgeous and guests arrived in costume to add more flavour and spirit to the day!

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I was thrilled when photographer Damian Burcher got in touch to share this wedding – it’s unique and sure to give lots of you some fab ideas for your day. Little touches like the kraft paper identity cards and the peonies and freesias in Alexandra’s bouquet make today’s wedding blog really pretty.

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Alexandra’s interview at the end of today’s feature is great: she gives some money-saving tips as well as sharing some of her own very precious memories of the wedding day. Please do read it carefully, as Alexandra has done such a lovely job telling us about her day.

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Our wedding story: Alexandra and Daniel

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