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Have you ever wondered how wedding planners and stylists get married? Me too! Today I’m thrilled to say we have all the answers, as lovely Lauren and David are sharing their stunning Wiltshire wedding on the English Wedding blog today. Lauren is the owner of Lauren Alexander Weddings – she’s also an English Wedding reader and has shared some fantastic tips with us in a brilliant interview (which carries on beneath all of the beautiful photographs). Lauren and David describe their day as, “Fun, boozy, eclectic, beautiful, happy, musical and ‘us’.” – which is, for me, everything the perfect wedding could ever need. There are stunning styling touches as well – plenty of DIY ideas and the FUNNEST and most gorgeous wedding shoes! I just know you’ll love this! Over to Lauren… 

Stunning wedding at Larmer Tree Gardens, with Ben Goode Photography on English-Wedding.com (24)

“I used English Wedding a lot for inspiration for our wedding and within my wedding planning and styling business.  Our reception is set in the gorgeous Larmer Tree Gardens, a Victorian pleasure garden, and we got married in a lovely rustic and small village church in Milton on Stour. We used local suppliers to the area as we thought it was so important, but at the same time we also did a fair amount on our own too.”

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Refined elegance is a thing we do oh so well in this country – and today’s couple Charlotte and Nick chose to keep their day perfectly elegant with pristine details and the prettiest styling. Pale blues and white florals make this a really beautiful day, with the cake and bouquet both being showstoppers I think you will LOVE!

Chicheley Hall wedding by Nicola Norton Photography (4)

Beautiful bride Charlotte wears a stunning traditional dress with embroidered bodice and layers upon layers of tulle for a fabulous skirt full of movement – while her gorgeous groom Nick looks the part in a traditional morning suit with a pale blue tie and white wedding waistcoat.

Charlotte and Nick chose our lovely friend and English Wedding member Nicola Norton Photography to capture their day. Nicola is a Hertfordshire wedding photographer who covers the surrounding counties, including magnificent Chicheley Hall where the wedding reception took place. Before heading to the hall, the happy couple paid a quick visit to Charlotte’s horses to say hi – and get some adorable photos of their little family! [more on Nicola’s blog here!]

Fabulously feminine sparkly wedding styling from Rectory Farm on English Wedding - credit Nicola Norton Photography (44)
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It’s the weekend so let’s PLAY! I have the funnest, prettiest, PINKEST wedding to share with you today, with gorgeous couple Poppy and Panos. They married in church and had a reception at Rectory Farm in Cambridge, where they styled the marquee with two beautiful big chandeliers hanging from the roof, and decorated the dace floor with huge pink paddle balloons with pink and white tassels. The David Austin roses everywhere are such a show stopper – this is most definitely a wedding for those of us who love pink!

All images by our fabulous friend and Hertfordshire wedding photographer Nicola Norton Photography.

Fabulously feminine sparkly wedding styling from Rectory Farm on English Wedding - credit Nicola Norton Photography (38)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.nicolanortonphotography.co.uk/

Nicola did the photos for my sister in law’s sister’s wedding, she also did the photography for a wedding I was a guest at. From looking at her pictures and experiencing her bubbly personality we knew Nicola was the photographer for us! This turned out to be TOTALLY true!

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Hey Lovely! I’m having the busiest day with calligraphy orders in my little studio today, so apologies for the slightly later-than-usual blog post! I’m excited to share this pretty folk festival styled wedding which was done on a tight budget, believe it or not! The personal touches make this day ever so special: both Lauren & Stefan are involved with the morris dancing & folk music scene, which adds a wonderful traditional, old English flavour to their day! The gorgeous couple had a friend play Lauren down the aisle and were given a morris guard of honour as they left the church before having a dance. They used Lauren’s fathers old American Camaro for the transport and had two different bands in the evening, one of which was Stefan’s dad’s band!

village wedding in Lincolnshire, Shearsby Bath wedding by Johnny Dent Photography (6)
“Our venue didn’t need much decoration at all, we just did the usual table decorations and gift table, that was all. I put together our wedding favours. They were hangover kits for a giggle so we included paracetemol, plasters, a tea bag, chewing gum, a berocca sachet and a couple of other extras. I also bought fake flowers from The Range to put into bunches and decorated the aisle in the church with them.

Fine art wedding photography blog from Brinsop Court UK, images by Joanna Briggs Photography (6)
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Happy Wednesday lovelies! I have a wonderfully bright and beautiful wedding to share with you today – say hi to gorgeous couple Bethan & Tom, who were married at Brinsop Court in Hereford. Their wedding was relaxed and elegant, with a classic English countryside style – and it’s simply perfect. I adore the floral styling and Bethan’s dress is just perfect! Images are by lovely Joanna Briggs Photography.

Fine art wedding photography blog from Brinsop Court UK, images by Joanna Briggs Photography (18)

“After trying on A LOT of gowns in many, many bridal boutiques and loving quite a few of them I didn’t think I would have that moment of ‘this is it!’… but on a spur of the moment visit to a store in Cardiff I tried on the gown which I would later walk down the aisle in, and twirled in front of my Mam, we both looked at each other and said ‘this is the one’.
I was a little in shock too as it was the complete opposite of what I had been looking at and thought I would wear – turns out that isn’t a cliche, it actually happens!

A relaxed botanical vibe for an Anran wedding in Devon, photo credit Special Day Wedding Photos (6)
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Hey lovelies! I have a real treat of a wedding in store for you today! James and Anna’s best day ever is just fabulous. It has everything – a venue that takes my breath away; stunning styling and of course the most wonderful fun couple you can imagine. Huge thanks to our lovely friend and sponsor Special Day Wedding Photos for the images, and to gorgeous Anna & James for completing my little interview – don’t miss their brilliant top tips below the images. The venue is Anran in Devon, with tents from Devon Belles bringing a true festival vibe to the day.

A relaxed botanical vibe for an Anran wedding in Devon, photo credit Special Day Wedding Photos (23)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.specialdayweddingphotos.co.uk

How did you choose your photographer?

We tried a range of methods, from googling and using wedding supplier websites but in the end it was searching #devonweddingphotographer on Instagram that led us to Anthony. We loved Anthony’s style and after exploring his website of work as well, we arranged to meet with him.

Beautiful summer wedding at Barley Wood, images by Howell Jones Photography (19)
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Happy Monday, lovelies! How was your weekend? Did you see our FOUR features on English Wedding this weekend? Huge thanks to Jordanna Marston Photography for sharing her best 10 London wedding venues with us on Saturday – that was fab! And we LOVED the sustainable wedding inspiration shoot on Saturday morning. Lovely Charlene‘s wedding videos (Love Gets Sweeter) made the blog look so lovely on Sunday. Meanwhile, we have been sofa shopping and then walking in the mountains… a weekend of two halves! I’m pooped – but happy to be at my desk again and ready to share some wedding loveliness with you today!

Beautiful summer wedding at Barley Wood, images by Howell Jones Photography (1)

Jenn and Jon were married in September at Barley Wood in Somerset, and chose lovely English Wedding member Howell Jones Photography to capture their day. Jenn told us the venue is owned by the YMCA and all the proceeds go back into the charity. They train apprentices on site who look after the grounds and the venue – they have a really relaxed, laid back attitude, but give great constructive advice and support.

A gorgeous village hall wedding at Dunham Massey, with Jess Yarwood Photography (31)
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Morning everyone! These two are the most adorable couple – and with an effortlessly beautiful style I adore. Kate’s Pronovias dress – the detail on Jack’s M&S suit – the bouquet, OH the bouquet!! Their day has everything, it’s gorgeous and magical and everything a wedding should be, from the ceremony at St Marks Church in Dunham Massey to the celebrations in the village hall afterwards. There are fabulous photos here to make you swoon, giggle and cry happy tears all at once. Huge thank yous to lovely Jess Yarwood Photography for sharing her images of this stunning September wedding, and massive congrats to gorgeous bride and groom Kate and Jack for being so damn amazing. LOVE this!!

A gorgeous village hall wedding at Dunham Massey, with Jess Yarwood Photography (20)

Our wedding was a day of love, fun and our favorite people. The style was ‘Country chic’ (more country, less chic!). We wanted to minimize waste so beg, stole and borrowed all the flowers and foliage from our families’ gardens we could convince them not to prune over the summer. The table decorations were mostly donated from friends, including logs from felled trees and a stump heroically carried home by Jack after a long walk, or sourced from second hand stores and websites.

Bristol wedding venue Wellington Barn shines in this stunning real wedding! Image by Martin Dabek Photography (47)
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Happy last week at work everyone!!! Ahh…. just one week and we’ll all be starting each day with an extra hour in bed, and alternating cosy pyjamas and sparkly going out gear until NEXT YEAR!! I can’t wait… and I have good news! We’ll be featuring some of our favourite weddings of the year over the Christmas holidays so YOU can still enjoy our most fabulous wedding inspo on the blog every day! Oh but first… this week I have some absolute beauties up my sleeve.

Bristol wedding venue Wellington Barn shines in this stunning real wedding! Image by Martin Dabek Photography (13)

I’m starting the week with the most fabulous barn wedding from Wiltshire. Tomorrow I’ll introduce you to some wonderful suppliers from around the UK who you might not have discovered yet but who I know you’ll LOVE! Then on Wednesday it’s all about Hollywood glamour with a gorgeous photoshoot from West Sussex suppliers. On Thursday we’re getting prepared for Christmas proposals – it literally is the most wonderful time of the year!   – and Friday brings our year of weddings to a close with a stunning winter wedding in Hertfordshire. Shall we begin?!

Double Locks wedding blog with Lee Maxwell Photography on English Wedding (16)
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Morning lovelies! How was your weekend? We’re all Christmassed-up at English Wedding HQ and ready to party from right now!!! But first… of course we have some fabulous weddings and ideas to share with you this week. We’re starting with gorgeous bride and groom Rosie and Dom, who were married in September at The Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter.

Double Locks wedding blog with Lee Maxwell Photography on English Wedding (9)

Photographer Lee Maxwell got in touch – shooting Rosie and Dom’s wedding made him the first ever wedding photographer at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum to capture a wedding ceremony. The wedding reception was at Double Locks – a wonderful venue for a relaxed wedding reception. The spirit of this gorgeous wedding really comes across in the photos, which I hope you’ll love as much as I do!

 

Double Locks wedding blog with Lee Maxwell Photography on English Wedding (32)

 

We made all our own decorations and it was worth it, but it required lots of planning and preparation and we still ended up spending a bit on things we didn’t need in the end. Although we’re not particularly creative people and we gave ourselves lots to do, it was manageable because we knew our limits and didn’t try anything too ambitious. But until we’d actually finished I was definitely worried it wouldn’t look right!

Golden hour wedding pics for a gorgeous colchester wedding, with Photography by Grace (11)
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Today’s wedding has the most beautiful golden hour pics – and a gorgeous bride and groom whose focus is on family and celebration. This is how a wedding should be – full of love, and as creative as you’d like your day to look!! The photos by Grace Elizabeth are just fabulous and really capture the love between these two! “Grace completely understood the vibe we were going for. From booking to receiving our photos, everything was effortless. She’s certainly extremely popular with our friends and family!”

Our ceremony was at Colchester Castle. It was a beautiful day and I don’t think I’ve ever seen the town so busy. A superhero invasion and a historical re-enactment really added to the magic of the day. We even had cannons going off during our vows. I had little girls waving at me and calling me a princess – it was surreal but amazing!

Golden hour wedding pics for a gorgeous colchester wedding, with Photography by Grace (17)

Golden hour gorgeousness and lovely wedding styling details with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (11)
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Happy Friday everyone! Today I’m sharing a lovely wedding with an important message from beautiful bride Danelle. This gorgeous couple married at Helmingham Hall Gardens at the beginning of autumn, and their day is everything they could have dreamed of: with pretty and romantic styling touches, a stunning dress, pretty bridesmaids and a venue to die for! The pictures by our lovely friend and English Wedding member Ayshea Goldberg capture the key moments and details beautifully – and I love how blissfully happy these two look when they’re together!

Golden hour gorgeousness and lovely wedding styling details with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (32)

Something I rarely hear about – and I actually wish we were able to talk about this more on wedding blogs – is anxiety. The build up to a wedding is huge, and Danelle has very bravely shared her experience of feeling overwhelmed with anxiety on the big day. I’m sure she’s not alone in feeling this way, and I would urge you to look for help if your own feelings of anxiety are clouding your wedding journey. There’s a lovely article on Ayshea Goldberg’s blog about dealing with anxiety on your wedding day. Danelle – you are beautiful and brave, and we’re so grateful to you for sharing your gorgeous day on English Wedding today!