Farm wedding in Dorset full of DIY styling ideas, images by Dorset wedding photographer Robin Goodlad Photography (11)
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How is your week going? Do you have sunshine? It’s been beautiful here… I think spring is my favourite season of all when it’s like this! I could almost be on my laptop in the garden right now!

We’ve had a week of beautiful weddings and features, and today’s is a real favourite: the relaxed and elegant styling is fabulous; Lucy & James are gorgeous and their day looks so much fun. It’s all beautifully captured by our friend and outstanding Dorset wedding photographer Robin Goodlad Photography.

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Lucy’s Alice Temperley gown takes my breath away. The delicate embroidery and soft, swishing fabric of that fabulous skirt make this a true dream dress!

Having a boho / rustic wedding can still involve lots of styling and creative projects, and I fell head over heels for all the foliage in Lucy & James’s marquee – they made hazel frames running along all the tables and hung hops and other foliage from it – it looks fabulous. Even the bar is covered in hops! I love it!

English summer wedding blog - photo credit Rachel Lou Photography (41)
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Hey lovelies! Let’s dive straight into today’s real wedding – it’s too good to miss! Gorgeous couple Lauren & Duncan were married in July at the gorgeous Merriscourt, Oxfordshire. They had lots of lovely rustic details with flowers and foliage everywhere – and such carefully selected styling elements. Lauren’s dress by Sottero & Midgley (from Once in a Lifetime Bridal)  is stunning! “It was as if it was made for me, and I felt incredible on the big day.”

This wedding is making me feel like summertime… and with the rain this morning hammering against the window in my little office, I’ll take that! Images are by lovely Rachel Lou Photography.

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“The venue itself was a series of beautiful barns set in amazing grounds, which wouldn’t have looked out of place in southern Italy! We wanted lots of fairy lights set amongst the beams and also had lots of vinyl decal on mirrors as we wanted to make the most of the light in the venue. We had lots of candles set around and wooden accessories to tie in the rustic theme.

Gorgeously elegant real wedding style at Hestercombe, photo credit Special Day Wedding Photos (37)
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Happy New Year everyone! Warmest welcomes from me if you’re new to English Wedding – oh, and huge congratulations if you’ve got a brand new sparkly thing on your finger!!! Exciting times are ahead and I’m here to inspire you through your wedding planning journey. Come & grab a cuppa and I’ll introduce you to everyone at English Wedding.This blog is for everyone – brides and grooms alike. We focus on real weddings all around the UK and share the very best ideas, advice and photography from the wedding world. I like to think English-Wedding.com is a little different – as well as the gorgeous details, the weddings we feature have a sense of humour and authenticity to them. It’s not all about spending a fortune to create an insta-worthy day: every wedding is about your personalities, your family and friends and having the most amazing party with the happy smiling faces of the folks you love.

Gorgeously elegant real wedding style at Hestercombe, photo credit Special Day Wedding Photos (28)

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Although today’s wedding starts with a church service, the vibe is wonderfully whimsical and woodlandy, with celebrations under canvas and even a hand fasting ceremony in the afternoon! The venue is Bedfordshire’s enchanting Tofte Manor; the photographer is our lovely friend and English Wedding member Nicola Norton Photography.

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Gorgeous couple Georgina and Ben had a relaxed and beautiful wedding in the summer. Their day is beautifully styled with glorious bouquets of pink peonies, purple and coral blooms with splashes of greenery and fabulous textures. The peony styling continues through to the wedding cake, which is displayed prettily on rustic wooden tables at the wedding breakfast. Georgina’s stunning lace dress is the star of the show, and her delicate flower crown is just beautiful!

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Bold florals, textures and accents from nature - autumn wedding styling ideas with Oobaloos Photography (36)
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A guest article from Henryka

As one of the most colourful and vibrant seasons, it’s hardly surprising that autumn is a popular time to get married. With mild temperatures, beautiful scenery and enchanting nights, it’s easy to understand why. If you have your heart set on a cosy autumn wedding, we’ve compiled a collection of practical tips and style inspirations, drawing on autumn’s vibrant natural beauty to help you create the ultimate rustic wedding.

The location

Scenery is a fundamental feature of any rustic wedding, with barn venues being perhaps the most effective location for that snug, rustic autumn feel – often pairing beautifully with the season’s natural hues.

If a barn location isn’t quite what you’re searching for, try thinking a little outside the box by considering a giant marquee or tipi. Add a personalised touch by embracing the season’s natural colour palette throughout the day, before turning to lanterns, candles and tea lights as the daylight begins to fade, creating the ideal warm and romantic atmosphere.

Wedding blog from Nancarrow Cornwall with Alexa Poppe Photography (20)
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If you love flowers, designer gowns and wedding pics that tell a real story, you’ve come to the right wedding blog today! I absolutely loe everything about Claire & Mike’s wedding at Nancarrow Farm. They are such a lovely couple – and they’ve styled everything with so much personality, I love it. The portraits are gorgeous, the story of their day comes across wonderfully in the images by lovely Alexa Poppe Photography. Claire’s Catherine Deane gown is exquisite, matched only by the fabulous style of Mike’s Beggar’s Run bespoke suit! All the love for this beautiful day – enjoy!

Claire xx

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We loved the venue for its natural rustic charm and decided to leave it as simple as possible to speak for itself. Mike’s mum bought all the flowers to be used in the bouquets and tables from a wholesale flower warehouse. She (with the help of bridesmaids and Claire’s mum) assembled all the table arrangements the day before. We also had a florist come and put white flowers around the arch to the big barn doorway where our ceremony took place. And she also did big, bright, colourful arrangements in the big milk urns in front of the barn doors – George Mackay.

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Weddings full of personality are the absolute best! Today’s gorgeous bride and groom had a relaxed, outdoor/festival style theme and being big cider lovers they incorporated this into the day. I adore the sunflowers and mixed wildflower bouquet and table arrangements – they add fun and sunshine in the loveliest way ever! And isn’t Nicola beautiful? Honestly, such a gorgeous couple and I’m thrilled to be sharing their wedding with you all today!

A fabulous summer wedding with cider and scarecrows! Emma Stoner Weddings (18)

“We were privileged to have Kirsty Andrews from Escential Blooms do our flowers. An absolutely fantastic lady who is so great to work with and brings your ideas to life. We wanted wild flowers and Kirsty used those that were in season at the time. We didn’t want a set colour theme and Kirsty listened to this and used so many different colours with a range of beautiful smells! From the wedding arbour to the tables and the addition of flowers to the cake and table plan. Even some for my hair. Just stunning!

A fabulous summer wedding with cider and scarecrows! Emma Stoner Weddings (22)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.emmastonerweddings.com

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What an amazing wedding this is – I’m so excited to share this wonderful day with you! The dried flowers are fabulous as far as details go, and I love Gemma & Christian to bits – their gorgeous smiles make this an unmissable day, it’s perfect for the blog!

Everything about Gemma & Christians wedding was super – from the traditional church wedding, to the dried floral headpieces, to the rustic DIY Barn with hay bales as walls, to the afternoon tea wedding breakfast!

Relaxed, fun barn wedding in Derbyshire - images by Sally Eaves Photography (1)

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Mine and my bridesmaids hair pieces were real dried vintage flowers, handmade, and into a headband for myself and three matching combs for my bridesmaids – the supplier was Folky Dokey. Very unique and again fitted the whole theme perfectly, carrrying the vintage style throughout. My shoes were my favourite shoe brand – Irregular Choice. They were lacy and slightly vintage to match my theme. I loved them. One of my bridesmaids bought me my blue garter and I carried a butterfly brooch on my bouquet from a close family friend who had recently passed away before the wedding, which was a lovely touch and felt very special for me to have close by.

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I adore this wedding. Bolton Abbey is amazing – what a superb location for gorgeous, memorable wedding photos, don’t you think?! Today’s gorgeous bride Vicky’s couture dress is stunning; I love Howard’s outfit, they just look perfect together. And the festoon lighting and sparklers… absolutely incredible. LOVE it all!!!

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I chose my dress which was from Lyn Ashworth by Sarah Barrett as I loved her lace detail. I didn’t find a specific dress that had all the elements I wanted but the Lyn Ashworth collection gives you the option to pick one element from one dress and add it to another dress which was perfect. I put all my favorite elements together and made a bespoke dress that I absolutely loved and felt amazing in.

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Our reception venue was tepees in the grounds of the bride’s parents house. We personally decorated the tepees with bunting and paper lanterns and also added fairy lighting and festoon lighting, disco ball, a rustic gift table, love sign and photograph wall of the hen and stag dos.

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Today’s lovely bride Ruth got in touch with me to show me her wonderfully creative woodland wedding to Stolly. They married this summer, celebrating in a woodland clearing – the space had nothing; they hired tipis and decorated the space themselves (along with lots of help from friends and family). I love how the woodland setting comes into its own in the evening, with fabulous lighting and areas for everyone to chat, dance and toast marshmallows around the fire! This is beautiful, free and goes to show there are no rules when it comes to wedding planning!

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“I made all of our stationery, from detail on the name places to table name centrepieces and the mirror table plan and drinks list. I also painted signs on wood to decorate the trees – I love arts and crafts. I’m an interior designer so wanted a wedding that was a blank canvas that we could put our own stamp on. We love visiting Stolly’s family in the Cotswolds and wanted an outdoor wedding. We found the perfect woods near them but there was nothing there so we made everything beforehand: both families and my incredible bridesmaids helped us basically build a festival.

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Today’s is a wedding with breathtaking photography, a truly gorgeous bride and groom, beautiful details and the most amazing venue: “Guesten Hall at Avoncroft didn’t need much decoration as the roof is decoration enough and we didn’t want to take away from it.

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“We added some small touches, such as photographs of various family members from key moments in their lives as well as amusing photos from our childhood and strung fairy lights across the hall to add a bit of sparkle.

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We made a lot! All the name places were hand-stamped, and we cut out hundreds of hearts from wildflower paper for the wedding favours. We started the handmade elements at least a year before the wedding, so there was no last minute rush or panic.” 

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Images are by our lovely friends Rob & Sarah Gillespie Photographers, who you can discover more from here:

robandsarahgillespie.co.uk
www.facebook.com/robandsarahgillespie

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The English Wedding Blog Interview: Emma and James 

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I love today’s wedding: the bright colours and gorgeous styling of Jodi and James’s vintage garden party, in the beautifully restored Farbridge barns, are just glorious. And the bride and groom are the loveliest, happiest couple ever – they look just fabulous too!

Bright spring wedding with tons of DIY on the English Wedding Blog. Images by Neil Walker Photography (31)

Images are by lovely Neil Walker, who is based in Sussex and loves Farbridge! “I shoot weddings at Farbridge quite regularly & it is definitely one of my favourite venues. Nickie & the team there are great & the light is wonderful in the courtyard & even in the barn where there are lots of windows, unusually for a barn. To cap it all, Simon the chef makes wonderful food, definitely the best food of any venue I know, & that’s saying something!”

Bright spring wedding with tons of DIY on the English Wedding Blog. Images by Neil Walker Photography (35)

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