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I loved Jennifer and Paul’s Manchester wedding as soon as I saw their photos on the Foley Photography blog. They’re a gorgeous couple with a distinctive style; Jennifer wears her Jenny Packham wedding dress so beautifully and Paul looks amazing in his Savile Row suit – a treat I think every groom should have!

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The happy couple chose Foley Photography to take the photographs on the day. “I had looked at the websites of many photographers and felt the photographs were all very similar and pretty uninspiring. Foley Photography stood out instantly. Their photographs have a real vintage feel and Scott captures the small details and expressions that I haven’t seen anywhere else. Scott and Amedea are married themselves and run the business together. They completely listened to what we wanted and didn’t force their ideas onto us (as is the case with some photographers!). We were absolutely thrilled with the results.http://foleyphotography.co.uk
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Good morning my lovelies! I’m brimming with ideas this morning – here are some of my favourite vintage wedding ideas to inspire your big day! They’re all gorgeous, easy to make or buy, and will be the most wonderful talking points at your wedding! Oh – but there’s a cheeky one in there to make you smile – a particular familiar face I’m sure we’ll all be seeing this Christmas, who you perhaps won’t be sharing your wedding with… can you spot him?

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Vintage books make a lovely talking point and table centrepiece or display. Add ribbons, flowers and choose your titles wisely… we’re all fond of our favourite books – perhaps you could choose your shared favourite reads? Image credit the fabulous http://www.chrishanleyphotography.com/

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Style yourselves for an era you love! I adore this Jenny Packham wedding dress in a fabulously detailed art deco style. Image credit http://www.chris-milner.com/

 

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I love seeing vintage crockery used to style tables. This is from Style Me Pretty, the image credit is http://www.inlovephotography.ie/ with flowers by sweetpeaandthyme.com who also hire out the pretty teapot!

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Hollie and Tim’s wedding is adorable! I can imagine being there… so much to see, so many gorgeous little details and quirky countryside touches. They had a September wedding at Hellens Manor, a historic country home with the most magical gardens and a charming barn for wedding receptions. There are dozens of images to share with you – I love the lanterns and every little thing just looks amazing… not to mention the most gorgeous bride and handsome groom!

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Lovely wedding photographer Amy (Amy Taylor Imaging Photography) emailed and told me “fab bride Hollie worked so hard putting together her country vintage look, right down to hand frosting all the jam jar lamps herself after collecting from friends and family all year to get enough! They are a cracking couple whose wedding day was so much fun it would be lovely to share 🙂

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I’m delighted to be able to share Hollie and Tim’s rustic barn wedding on the English Wedding Blog today and I hope you’ll love it every bit as much as I do! Enjoy!
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Hello! How are you this lovely morning? I’m deliriously happy – I’m just head over heels in love with today’s wedding. Heather and Gary chose Maunsel House for their vintage travel wedding – a fabulous venue indeed. And then they decided on vintage Vespas for wedding transport. Now as you might know, I ride a Vespa and I’m always, always looking out for Vespa weddings to feature. This one is special – and just look at those beautiful little scoots!

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Today’s gorgeous couple tick all the boxes for me – they chose a superb wedding photographer, Neale James, who gets a glowing review in the wedding report (towards the end of the blog feature today). And as further proof of their excellent taste and style, my lovely friend Joanne from Vintage Twee made their on the day stationery (wonderful wedding menus, orders of service and table numbers to fit with the vintage travel wedding theme).

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Hello my lovely! Have you been smiling much this morning? I hope so – and I’m going to do my very best to make you smile even more with today’s gorgeous wedding on the blog. I’m sharing Lisa and Neil’s rustic outdoor wedding from sunny Gloucestershire – and it’s just full of wonderful details and ideas – as well as the beautiful sunlight I love most of all!

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Hello again! I’m happy to be bringing you a little sprinkle of summer again this morning. Sophie and Jonathan had a lovely English country garden inspired wedding and were blessed with glorious sunshine. Today’s blog is full of the prettiest details in delicious pastels – and of course, a beautiful bride, handsome groom and some romantic moments to capture your heart.

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The images today come from Ross Alexander at Moment Photography. Sophie’s wedding report includes an amazing review for Ross along with details of other top wedding suppliers (check out the florist too! – wow!). The wedding reception was at The Castle Hotel in Taunton, Somerset.

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So let’s have a look at all those beautiful photos and then read Sophie’s wedding report (at the end of the blog feature today). I should say a huge thank you to Sophie and Jonathan – and congratulations to you both! I’m so pleased to be sharing your wedding on the English Wedding Blog today (you’re making it look soooo pretty!). Thanks also to Ross aka Moment Photography for submitting this wedding 🙂 Claire xxx

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Claire got in touch to tell me about her beautiful English wedding to Andrew. She won my heart with her very first email:

It’s not just about seeing all of the hours of work fiddling about with lace, pearls and pva glue come together. It’s about seeing loved ones there for you on your special day. My dad’s disability meant he was only able to have pictures with me before I left to get married. Luckily, I had one of the best photographers to take a few special pictures with my dad. Funkyphotographers, I am so grateful. He was part of my day as much as everyone else. The day ran like clockwork from my brother giving me away at Orleans House Gallery, to the boat trip along the Thames through Teddington lock. Our guests welcomed our arrival at The Lensbury to carry on the celebrations.

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Ceri takes my breath away – a beautiful bride with the most amazing wedding dress. She and Paul were married just a few weeks ago in a rustic wedding celebration at Denham Waterski Club in Buckinghamshire – a secluded and privately owned Scandinavian log clubhouse within a woodland site, on a sheltered lake. It’s just wonderful!

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Ceri and Paul’s beautiful and rustic English wedding in Buckinghamshire

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Wedding venue:

Denham Waterski Club, Denham, Buckinghamshire

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One of my top money saving tips is always to consider a village hall for your wedding reception venue. They’re so much cheaper than hiring a stately home and are very often a blank canvas – perfect for crafty couples to transform into their dream wedding venues. Sarah and Peter successfully transformed East Dean village hall into a gorgeous backdrop for their wedding reception.

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With huge thanks to wedding photographer Alison Gaudion, and congratulations and big hugs to the gorgeous bride and groom. Thank you so much for sharing your wedding story with us all today! Everyone – enjoy! Claire xxx
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A beautiful village hall wedding in West Sussex – Sarah and Peter

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Wedding venue:

Ceremony at Petersfield registry office, followed by the reception at East Dean village hall

Wedding photographer:

Alison Gaudion

Your wedding style and theme:

Vintage/Traditional English

How long did you spend planning your wedding?

9 months

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Hello, you lovely people! How is your morning going so far? I’m up to my nose in wedding place name cards today, but that definitely doesn’t mean I can’t share this fabulous wedding with you today. It’s a real feast for the eyes – Bianca and Christopher look great together, and they created a reception full of adorable details and creative touches. Watch out for the cake, the fabulous library, card table and oh! the bridesmaids and the bathtub!!!

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My huge thanks to beautiful bride Bianca and her gorgeous husband Christopher for sharing their story with us all today on the English Wedding Blog. Thank you also to wedding photographer Tony Gameiro for the images of their day. Tony comes with a big recommendation from the bride and groom – read it in their wedding story at the end of the article. You’ll love this. Enjoy! Claire x

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Wedding venue:

Oxon Hoath, Tonbridge, TN11 9SS

Wedding photographer:

Tony Gameiro

How would you describe your wedding style?

Vintage Parisian

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Morning lovelies! Marcia and James’s wedding took my breath away when I first saw it. Beautiful styling, timeless grace and a venue with all the grandeur of the finest English stately home… a gorgeous Wiltshire wedding and a fabulous introduction to Trafalgar Park.

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Everyone – enjoy! Claire xxx
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Trafalgar Park, Nr Salisbury

Wedding photographer:

Emma & Ian Davenport from Big Bouquet who both did a fantastic job of capturing our day as you will see from the photographs.

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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!

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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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