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Hey lovely! Happy Friday… and before we begin, lots of love to two of my brides: lovely Sophie whose mirror calligraphy was my project of the week, and lovely Ruth who asked me for a marriage certificate and then place name cards in calligraphy. Girls, I hope you get the gorgeous sunshine you’re hoping for! This morning though, let’s admire Nicole and Glen’s vintage wedding from Nettlestead Place in Kent.

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With two wonderful historical venues, today’s gorgeous couple simply couldn’t resist a vintage theme. Nettlestead Place was perfect for their ceremony, and The Plough at Leigh was beautifully decorated for a welcoming and pretty reception. The flowers are everywhere, and really make the most of a lovely room. Nicole’s hair with little flowers is just fabulous, and she’s a picture perfect bride. Glen is her perfect match, and together they created a charming reception which I’ve been so excited to show you.

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What happened to your wedding venue in the 1940s? You could be treading in the footsteps of a wartime bride, or even on a film set… as is the case with Yorkshire’s magnificent Denton Hall. In 1942 the venue became a location for filming a romantic war film about a soldier’s story of love lost – and has a romance and sense of nostalgia which should be cherished.

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In May, I was asked to contribute some calligraphy to a styled shoot at Denton Hall. Wedding photographer Suzy Mitchell and make-up artist Annabel Bailey styled a fabulous 1940s inspired shoot which took place in the grounds and rooms of the venue.

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Annabel’s Grandfather fought in the second world war, and his uniforms were worn by the ‘groom’ in today’s styled shoot. The bride wears a vintage dress from York’s Glory Days Vintage, and after the wedding I adore the images where for me, the simpler dresses are just as gorgeous as the bridal gown.

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Hello lovely! I have a beautiful Kent wedding to share with you this morning – it’s sunny and warm and I’m happy to be starting the day on a high with such a glorious celebration at Preston Court with gorgeous bride Claudia and her new hubby Peter.

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They describe their summer wedding as a vintage garden party, and it’s that and so much more: with a charming sense of grace and style and a bouquet I just adore. There are paper poms everywhere, the cake is exquisite, and oh did I forget to mention the carousel?!

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Huge thanks to Claudia and Peter for the lovely wedding report. Thanks also to fab wedding photographer Andrew of Howling Basset Photography – you can find out more about him here:

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vintage garden party wedding Howling Basset (3)So without further procrastination from me, here’s one of the loveliest Kent weddings – and one of the most gorgeous and madly-in-love couples – I’ve seen this year. Enjoy.
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Our wedding report: Claudia and Peter

Wedding venue:

Preston Court, Kent

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You’ll fall off your bicycle* when you see today’s real wedding… it’s just incredibly beautiful and fun and unique and individual and all of those things I LOVE about modern English weddings. [and breathe!] There are so many fabulous images of – well – so many amazing things to show you! A vintage wedding dress, a groom with real vintage style, a fabulous venue, weeks worth of wedding DIY projects and so much more.

oxford wedding photographyAll images are by the fabulous Sophie Duckworth Photography, who is based in Surrey. Sophie is one of my awesome team of wedding blog sponsors and you can read more about her here.

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*bicycle-riding bride? Check! Samantha is all kinds of amazing!

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You might think it’s the lambs which clinched this wedding as a must-have for my blog, but I promise it was the beautiful bride and fabulous flowers that won me over first. Then the lambs… sooo sweet! Hollie and Darren had a rustic village hall wedding with a twist of historical Britain, brought to life with red, white and blue in true style.

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They married in the Museum of Kent Life, a heritage farm near Maidstone – it’s just gorgeous and so full of character. Images are by lovely Rebecca Douglas Photography:

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There are too many highlights here to list so I’ll leave you to jump right into the wedding photos, and we’ll end the feature with Hollie and Darren’s excellent wedding report. They’re gorgeous, amazing and such fantastic personalities – and they share lots of great advice and tips as well.

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Do check out Rebecca Douglas Photography and Kent Life – but first, grab a cuppa and enjoy the wedding. It’s fabulous!
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Hello everyone! I’m sat here enjoying the last rays of sunshine… I’ve been up since 5:30 this morning and it was such a beautiful day! Now… not so much. But I have the loveliest vintage wedding to share with you today, with a gorgeous bride and handsome groom, and tons of adorable and enticing details to inspire you.

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I love how Holly and Daniel met: “as students at a scotch egg factory”. Brilliant. Their wedding report at the end of the post is fantastic, especially their review of Belinda McCarthy, who photographed their wedding at Brympton House in Somerset. Do check out Belinda’s website:

http://somerset-wedding-photographer.co.uk/
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Our wedding report: Holly and Daniel

Wedding photographer’s website:

Belinda McCarthy – http://somerset-wedding-photographer.co.uk/

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I just adore today’s wedding at Scotney Castle. Clare and Mike chose the most elegant of venues for an outdoor ceremony in May and were blessed with fabulous sunshine.

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Their decor is charming and beautiful in subtle pastel tones, and Clare looks stunning in a lace embroidered dress which really flatters her figure. My favourite details are the flowers in jars, and my favourite photo is the one of Clare with her adorable little daughter – Mike looks fab too of course – every bit the English gent.

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I know you’ll love this and I’d like to say a huge thank you to Nicola Milns Photography for getting in touch and offering to share her images with us all today. Find out more about Nicola here:

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Enjoy the wedding blog! Have a fabulous weekend everyone.
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Our wedding report: Clare and Mike

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.nicolamilnsphotography.co.uk

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Today’s beautiful bride Katherine used lots of independent and creative suppliers to help with her wedding to gorgeous groom David. They’re the loveliest couple – and as well as the stunning images of their vintage country fair wedding they’ve shared a brilliant wedding report at the end of today’s feature. Don’t miss it!

Mythe barn wedding blog (1) The wedding venue is Mythe Barn in Atherstone, Warwickshire. I love a barn wedding, and this is such a wonderful venue in lush countryside. Wedding photographers Peter and Sara at Pixies in the Cellar captured Katherine and David’s wedding beautifully. Do get in touch if you’re looking for a wedding photographer:

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Eleanor and Sebastian’s wedding knocked my socks off the first time I saw it! I’m so delighted to be able to share it with you today – they’re the loveliest couple and this really is an incredible day. Seb wears a Vivienne Westwood suit, and Eleanor a David Fielden gown – and they look amazing.

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Images are by the lovely Alexis Jaworski Photography:

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The wedding venue is spectacular: Micklefield Hall is new to the English Wedding Blog but I really hope to feature more weddings there! By way of an introduction they really don’t get much better though… enjoy!
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Our wedding report: Eleanor and Sebastian

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://www.alexisjaworski.com/

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Wedding venue:

Micklefield Hall, Sarratt.

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Glamorous, elegant and stylish set in stunning surroundings with all of our favourite people.

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I’ll never tire of the pretty sparkle of fairy lights – I’ve had mine up at English Wedding Blog HQ since Christmas and yes, I turn them on all the time! Vicky and Gavin decorated Trevor Barn with bunting and fairy lights for their vintage inspired wedding and when I saw the pictures I fell in love. Life should be this pretty all the time!

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I’ve included more images of the ceremony than usual, simply because there’s such a charming sequence of images as Vicky arrives and Gavin’s nerves – and tears – being to show! I love the moment where he sees his beautiful bride and smiles: it’s always wonderful and to me this moment says, “so long as you’re by my side everything will be ok”.

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Jenna told me all her nightmares about falling down the aisle disappeared the moment she saw Jak there waiting for her: “although I knew the room was full, it was like no one else was in the room.” Isn’t that beautiful?

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Their wedding was a vintage glam affair, liberally decorated with gypsophila which looks gorgeous. Jenna wore a silk wedding dress and Jenny Packham jewellery. The venue – wonderful Blackbrook House in Derbyshire – needed little decoration and was the perfect setting for a glamorous, vintage-inspired wedding.

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I really love this wedding for its creative little touches. Jak and Jenna have designer friends whose skills came in handy for everything from the invitations to hairdressing on the day! They chose Nottinghamshire wedding photographer Pete Henderson to capture their day and his images are just lovely.

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You’ll love this wedding – and vintage-loving brides and grooms will find plenty of inspiration here. Don’t skip the wedding report – Jenna’s closing comment made me laugh out loud! Awesome 🙂 Enjoy!
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Some wedding photographers stand out from the crowd as artists – and that’s no mean feat with so many photographers shooting weddings. There’s a huge level of skill required to shoot a wedding: a great photographer will be unobtrusive, charming, will never miss a moment, will offer advice, and will conjure up images which will take your breath away. And then there are the artists, the wedding photographers who capture atmosphere and magic as well as romance and cherished memories.

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Clara and Jason are a couple whose creativity and unique approach shines. Their wedding is spectacular, and I guarantee their guests will never forget such an amazing day. A music hall venue, a vintage dress, the most wonderful bouquet… You really shouldn’t miss this!

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