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I love this advice from beautiful Shani: “You do not need to spend huge amounts of money to have a lovely wedding. Simplicity is often the best route.” This is oh so true – and the proof is in the wonderful images of Shani and Tim’s gorgeous homemade Kent wedding which I’m proud to feature on the English Wedding Blog today.

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Everything here is homemade with love and shows just what you can achieve if you really enjoy being crafty and making things – as Shani so clearly does. There’s more though – and green fingered brides should take note: the flowers are divine and all home grown. Shani is a talented florist and what I love most of all is that today’s fabulous couple planted and grew over 300 plants from seed for their wedding day. Wow.

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Images are by lovely Catherine and Andy from White Stag Wedding Photography in Kent. Find out more about them here:

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As a little girl I used to try and make my own dried flower bouquets… so I was delighted to see Paula’s bouquet from today’s wonderfully country wedding: it really is beautifully different. In fact today’s wedding is one of those I love for every little detail which comes together to make a creative, exciting and unique overall style for a magical day.

rustic country wedding at Avoncroft Museum with images by Rob & Sarah Gillespie Photography (43)

Sean and Paula chose their wedding venue for its windmill. Paula’s dress was chosen at the very last minute… and wow, it must have been fate because it’s beautiful!

rustic country wedding at Avoncroft Museum with images by Rob & Sarah Gillespie Photography (7)

The rustic stationery and DIY touches are what make today’s wedding look so unique – and the photographs are out of this world – I really struggled to cut the images down to a reasonable number to show you… because between the venue, the gorgeous bride and groom and the fabulous photographer, they make for some of the best wedding photos I’ve seen and shared. A favourite, definitely!

rustic country wedding at Avoncroft Museum with images by Rob & Sarah Gillespie Photography (27)

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Can I say a very quick welcome to everyone who’s begun reading the English Wedding Blog over the last couple of months? You’re so very awesome for coming to visit – and with 45,000+ readers every month, I’m incredibly proud of my little blog and all the brides & grooms and wedding suppliers who make it such a wonderful place to be! Thank you all!

… and now for something a little special. I have a glorious wedding film to share with you this afternoon, courtesy of gorgeous Georgie and Dave, and from the fabulous Newlywed Films. Watch out for festivalesque styling with lanterns and bunting, lovely DIY touches including home made beer(!) and wonderfully warming teepees with the loveliest atmosphere: this is why I love sharing wedding films and I hope you enjoy watching Georgie and Dave’s!

With huge thanks to lovely Steve from Newlywed Films for sharing his heartwarming wedding film with us today.

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Every now and then a wedding comes along into my little world of wedding blog which has so much style and personality I’m lost for words. Hello Bev and Ricky!!! Their day is unique because it reflects who they are… not because it follows fashion or trends, but because they did things their way, all the way.

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I guess I fell in love with this one because it’s right up my street: the humanist ceremony, the influence of nature on everything and the crafty touches. Also because the images are divine and the smiles just never stop!

A unique wedding in Hertfordshire with images by Cinzia Bruschini Photography (22)

Thanks to gorgeous Bev and Ricky, and to lovely wedding photographer Cinzia Bruschini for sharing such a beautiful wedding story in pictures today. Cinzia is based in London and travels worldwide to photograph weddings – she’s been featured on some of the world’s best wedding blogs including Junebug, Style Me Pretty and Rock n Roll Bride. Find out more about Cinzia here:

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I told you this week was all about the flowers… and today there’s more. I have the most amazing, luscious real wedding to share with you – and the flowers are out of this world! The lovely, beautiful Chloe and Mark were married at Wick Farm in Somerset, a lovely rural wedding venue with tons of character and English country charm.

Kerry Bartlett Photography images from a winter farm wedding in Bath (15)

Their flowers – by my wonderfully talented friend Claire at Garden & Wild – were in rich plum, aubergine and dusky pink colours with a rustic flavour and incorporated mosses and fern foliage to tie together the rustic theme. They’re such a fabulous style for a winter wedding, and Chloe told me, “Mark and I ADORED our flowers – Claire worked with us to really understand what we wanted and created the most stunning bouquets, buttonholes and table decorations. I would recommend her to everyone, a million times!

Kerry Bartlett Photography images from a winter farm wedding in Bath (23)

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I still remember a couple of words from my time spent living in Italy as a student* – E bellissima! Che bella! Lo amo… all of which apply to this divine Sicilian rustic inspired wedding styled shoot rather nicely!

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*and from photo shoots with lovely Chris Hanley‘s repertoire of Italian accenti…!!

I was thrilled to be asked to send some of my rustic wedding stationery to lovely stylist Lauradana Day of Wedding Creations UK. Lauradana is a rising star in the wedding industry, fuelled by her dedication to bespoke, handmade and meticulously crafted accessories and styling for brides all over the world – she’s worked on weddings in 18 different countries to date!

Lauradana also makes her own beautiful hand dyed silk ribbons, and I have just a few of these saved up for a rainy day to photograph in a mini styled shoot of my own… watch this space!

Elegant rustic wedding ideas by Wedding Creations, images Theresa Furey Photography (29)

Elegant rustic shoot: wedding supplier list:

Theresa Furey – www.theresafurey.com for the photography and use of the images
Garden & Wild – www.gardenandwild.com for the beautiful flowers and foliage

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I just don’t know where to begin… the fabulous details, tipis stuffed with flowers and lanterns and soft, warm lighting? Or maybe the charming outdoor ceremony and nervous excitement shining from today’s couple’s eyes… There’s just so much romance and rustic charm in today’s tipi wedding I’m dying to show you!

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Mark and Chris planned their wedding in just 6 months, and saved money by recruiting friends and family to help out: “Where you can make things yourself or find someone to do it for you, do… it adds a real personal touch and it’s half the price.” This meant they could afford a fabulous venue, wedding planner and photographer… and I’m so thrilled they did!

Gorgeous tipi wedding in Derbyshire with Matt Brown Photography (21)

Images are by the fab Matt Brown Photography, who is based in Derbyshire. Find out more about him here:

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I can imagine today’s beautiful bride and gorgeous groom hand-delivering invites on their bicycles… probably because of the charming, quirky bicycle table plan and their thrifty tips for saving on postage! Danielle and Danny are fantastic: full of ideas and inspiring advice, and I know you’ll adore their wedding.

Real wedding at Rookery Hall with images by Liverpool wedding photographer David Walters (18)

The venue is Cheshire’s fabulous Rookery Hall; the images are by Liverpool wedding photographer David Walters. Highlights of today’s real wedding include a divine bouquet with hydrangeas and lots of lush greenery. I adore the portrait images in the grounds of Rookery Hall and the rustic touches Danny and Danielle added to personalise the venue.

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A wonderfully rustic and personal wedding at Rookery Hall: Danielle + Danny

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Our wedding story: Danny and Danielle

Wedding photographer’s website:

Liverpool wedding photographer David Walters – http://www.dwliverpoolphotography.co.uk

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Today’s bride and groom planned a beautiful barn wedding in just eight months. And when I say beautiful… it’s breaking my heart trying to narrow down the selection of images to show you for today’s blog feature.

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There are smiles and tender moments and stunning portraits throughout this incredible day. The venue – unmistakably Wasing Park – is spectacular. The sunlight is divine. Adrian and Charlotte are clearly made for each other…

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And yet… as I scroll through the images from their wedding, part of me thinks if I could only show you two or three images this would still be a wedding of the year. When it comes to breathtaking wedding pictures, Ian Wallace Photography is one of the best. But you don’t need me to tell you… just look at this wonderful English wedding. You will fall in love.

English wedding photography by Ian Wallace Yorkshire (22)

 

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Our wedding story: Adrian and Charlotte

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.ianwallacephotography.co.uk

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I do love a barn wedding… and Emma and Gavin’s is bursting with lovely little details which I know you’ll love. They married in October at Alpheton Hall Barns in Suffolk, and included lots of DIY details which are captured in the lovely photos I’m so happy to be sharing with you all today!

Barn wedding on the English Wedding Blog with images by Lorraine Claire Photography (21)

Emma told me “I especially loved that our photographer had captured so much detail of our day, having pictures of all the little bits and pieces reminded me of how everything had come together so well“.

Barn wedding on the English Wedding Blog with images by Lorraine Claire Photography (28)

The images are by Lorraine Claire Photography. Lorraine was excited to share the wedding with us all today: “Emma was honestly the nicest bride I have ever photographed. The whole day Emma was telling her bridesmaids how gorgeous they looked. All Emma wanted to do was to make sure everyone was having a good time. It was a gorgeous wedding full of happiness and laughter.

Barn wedding on the English Wedding Blog with images by Lorraine Claire Photography (18)

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I always ask the brides (and grooms) who feature on the English Wedding Blog what’s the best thing about being married – because the answers always make me smile. Melanie’s answer was “Having an amazing husband!!!” – and they had an amazing wedding too.

Melanie and Jonathan's wedding at Saltmarshe Hall with Maryanne Scott Photography Yorkshire (11)

You’ll love this: wintry blues, rustic details and a wonderfully elegant wedding at Saltmarshe Hall. The bouquets were the first thing to catch my eye – just fabulous! They’re by Melanie’s mum, aunty and a family friend… and I LOVE them to bits!

Melanie and Jonathan's wedding at Saltmarshe Hall with Maryanne Scott Photography Yorkshire (35)

Melanie shares some great advice, including a very interesting tip which I know many couples would agree with after the day: “Don’t overspend on the little things- you won’t even notice them on the day! Food, band, dress & photographer are essential spends!

Melanie and Jonathan's wedding at Saltmarshe Hall with Maryanne Scott Photography Yorkshire (23)

And wow, didn’t they get it right with their choice of photographer: the images have been very kindly shared by the lovely and very talented Maryanne Scott Photography. Maryanne’s based in Yorkshire and her blog showcases the best weddings from Yorkshire and Derbyshire. Check her out at:

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Kelly and Phil’s springtime wedding has some of the loveliest touches I’ve seen – it’s a beautiful day with fabulous colours, and I know you’ll love it. Kelly and Phil chose a rustic, woodland style for their day.

Springtime wedding in Warwickshire by Rob and Sarah Gillespie Photography (44)

The ceremony and reception were held at Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire, and in the wedding report at the end of today’s feature Kelly and Phil have shared links to some fabulous local suppliers.

Springtime wedding in Warwickshire by Rob and Sarah Gillespie Photography (23)

Kelly looks absolutely amazing in her Ronald Joyce wedding gown, and I adore her bridal look – there’s an image towards the end of the feature with the newlyweds sat on a wall in the venue’s grounds where you can see the full length of the dress, and it’s so incredibly beautiful…

Springtime wedding in Warwickshire by Rob and Sarah Gillespie Photography (34)

Images are by the wonderful Rob and Sarah Gillespie – do check out more of their work via their website and on the English Wedding Blog: