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!

Mad Hatter's tea party September wedding in Hampshire - image credit Linus Moran Photography (20)
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I’m trying to get my head around the fact that it’s September already.. is it just me?! I’m excited to share some spine tingly pretty autumn weddings and styling inspiration on the blog throughout the month, as well as teaching my calligraphy workshops next week! I have a feeling September is going to be my favourite this year!!

Mad Hatter's tea party September wedding in Hampshire - image credit Linus Moran Photography (40)

We’re kicking off the month with a BEAUTIFUL wedding from the New Forest. Burley Manor is a new venue for me, but a spectacular one and surely one of Hampshire’s finest. Jo and Gavin are gorgeous together: I love seeing couples with a sparkle in their eyes and these two just have an amazing connection which jumps out in their pics. Their Burley Manor wedding photographer was our lovely friend and sponsor Linus Moran Photography, based in Dorset and covering Hampshire and nearby counties. Linus captures the day beautifully, telling Jo and Gavin’s wedding story through heartfelt moments and exquisite details.

Mad Hatter's tea party September wedding in Hampshire - image credit Linus Moran Photography (12)

white and green for a gorgeous summer marquee wedding in Herefordshire, images by Richard Skins Photography (27)
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Hey lovely! How are you today? Stay awhile, grab a cuppa because today I have something special… As glorious as wedding details can be, a great wedding photographer is one who can capture the essence of a couple. If you’re not sure what I mean, read on…

white and green for a gorgeous summer marquee wedding in Herefordshire, images by Richard Skins Photography (15)

This beautiful garden marquee wedding in Hertfordshire is filled with joy and laughter; the images capture not just the personal touches and styling, not only the stunning location and the gorgeous bride and groom. After scrolling through the wedding images I feel as though I know these two. The triumph and laughter as the wedding car (a vintage landcover) shudders gleefully into gear, the happiness as Charlotte’s bouquet is thrust into the air over and over again… this is what I’d want to remember from my wedding.

white and green for a gorgeous summer marquee wedding in Herefordshire, images by Richard Skins Photography (18)

Of course – of COURSE – all the details are exquisite. This is a wedding blog after all – the table plan is brilliant, the cake gorgeous, the flowers decadent, soft and full of texture. I can almost smell the bouquet. Charlotte’s dress by Mikaella Bridal is breathtakingly beautiful – and Mike looks the part along with all the guys dressed to kill: I love the shot of them all together.

Barn wedding styling at Coltsfood Country Retreat - images by Becky Harley Photography Hertfordshire (36)
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Hey lovelies! How are you all this beautiful Thursday morning? I’m already planning the blog for August – it’s a crazy busy summer of weddings which is wonderful 🙂 If there are any photographers out there who’d love to see their favourite summer weddings on the blog, do get in touch! I also have a handful of sponsor slots available from today, which I’m offering a lovely saving on – so pop me an email over if you’d like to know more (info@english-wedding.com) But most importantly – Amy and Mark. These two are just gorgeous, and their day is full of individuality and character – it’s just perfect. Images are by lovely English Wedding sponsor and Hertfordshire wedding photographer Becky Harley – and they’re outstanding. Becky gets a glowing review from our happy couple, who have shared all the details of their day with us here. I hope you love this one as much as I do! 

Barn wedding styling at Coltsfood Country Retreat - images by Becky Harley Photography Hertfordshire (5)

Polhawn Fort wedding in Cornwall with Martin Dabek Photography on the English Wedding Blog (34)
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The Cornish coastline is a beautiful location to be married, and beautiful bride Nazia and husband Martin made the most of it with a perfectly planned, stunning celebration in sunset colours. Their portraits by Polhawn Fort wedding photographer Martin Dabek are wonderful; the story of the day just flows through the pictures and I know you’ll love the rather spectacular ending to today’s blog post!

Polhawn Fort wedding in Cornwall with Martin Dabek Photography on the English Wedding Blog (7)

I actually designed my own wedding dress, I wanted to have a beautiful white wedding dress but also wanted to have a bit of my heritage incorporated into it, so I did this through the embroidery. I used the same Asian dress makers who made my sister’s and my sister in law’s wedding dresses, so I already knew they would do a great job. (Chiffons, 121 Green Street, London.) They did an amazing job in making what I had drawn on paper into reality, each time I went for a fitting and saw more and more of the dress come to life I fell in love with it even more. It was perfect, so unique and exactly what I had imagined.

Glamorous English summer wedding at Eastington Park, images by John Barwood Photography (19)
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Today’s wedding is wonderfully luxurious and beautifully styled – and our bride and groom are more than gorgeous! Lisa works at a wedding venue, and her natural talent for styling a wonderfully elegant celebration totally shines through in the images of her wedding to Joe. The look is simple and sophisticated with lots of white, silver and gold with hints of dusty pink & grey green.

Glamorous English summer wedding at Eastington Park, images by John Barwood Photography (33)

Luckily I have some amazing contacts in the dressmaking business & designed my wedding dress myself! I designed an off the shoulder Mikado silk trumpet flare wedding dress with a dramatic ball gown over skirt for the ceremony & photos! My wedding dress was very simple with no lace or detailing, I wanted a very elegant look & had a train that was longer than cathedral length! I absolutely adored my dress!

Glamorous English summer wedding at Eastington Park, images by John Barwood Photography (39)

My drop diamond earrings, diamond necklace & bracelet were all from Next. My shoes; ivory pointed heels with diamond detail buckle, were from Jenny Packham – they were so comfortable!

Black tie wedding styling ideas from Carlton Towers Yorkshire photographer Laura Calderwood (25)
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I love Georgia and Ryan’s wedding – it’s beautiful and as SO glamorous! Carlton Towers is a fabulous venue with a wonderful atmosphere – our gorgeous couple had their best day ever surrounded by happy family and friends, and styled their day with wonderful handmade touches from Etsy.

Black tie wedding styling ideas from Carlton Towers Yorkshire photographer Laura Calderwood (29)

The ceremony was at St. Mary’s Church in Whitkirk, and their photos are by lovely Yorkshire wedding photographer Laura Calderwood, who gets a glowing review from Georgia (and happy tears!)

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://www.lauracalderwood.co.uk/

We were in Australia travelling at the time of picking our photographer so had emailed a few companies and one recommended Laura. Laura suggested a Skype call to have a little chat and we knew straight away she was right for us and the style of our wedding.

Black tie wedding styling ideas from Carlton Towers Yorkshire photographer Laura Calderwood (23)

From the Skype call, the pre wedding shoot to the day… nothing was too much trouble for Laura. She made us both feel very relaxed and it shows in our photos. Laura managed to capture all the emotions and fun of the day whilst also getting the few posey shots inbetween!

The Great Barn wedding in Devon, photographer Holly Collings (33)
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Good morning beautiful! Gin lovers – this one’s for you. (And who doesn’t, at lunchtime on a Saturday, right?!)  An elegantly styled, beautifully photographed, gin-themed wedding. If only we’d thought of that… gin connoisseurs Victoria and Adam were married in the Devonshire village of Ashton. They had bottles hanging over the reception venue’s entrance, sloe gin favours, and the tables were named after different gins. The amazing table plan, incorporating the bottles, was put together by Adam’s step Dad, who also made the church signs. The church was only a short walk from the drinks reception at The Great Barn, allowing a fiddler led procession from the ceremony to the drinks reception! The Great Barn has a stunning collection of buildings all set in beautiful grounds and gardens.

The Great Barn wedding in Devon, photographer Holly Collings (20)

The barn is such a beautiful venue, we just added some decoration with the flowers and the gin theme. Making the gin wedding favours and the table plan put our stamp on the day. We planned our wedding in 8 months – I didn’t realise when we embarked on it what a challenge that would be. Having said that, wedding planning will take as long as you give it and having to be efficient and make decisions quickly made the planning stage more enjoyable for us!

Elegant styling for a Bishops Court wedding, with images by Heather Photography (11)
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Gorgeous bride Polly married her handsome groom Ben at the end of last summer. It was a perfect, sunny day –  Polly actually had a beautiful, delicate parasol so she could keep the sun off it was so hot! The ceremony took place at the stunning Bishop’s Court near Exeter – a grade 1 listed country house with amazing gothic décor and beautiful grounds with roaming wild peacocks! The reception was held at Polly’s childhood home where a marquee had been decorated in origami cranes, all of which had been made by the bride and her friends! The present / card table also had a frame which showed a map of where they got engaged which was such a nice touch.

Elegant styling for a Bishops Court wedding, with images by Heather Photography (23)

We didn’t have a theme as such. It was a country wedding and we were keen that it should be relaxed and fun. My husband tells me that he’s glad that he got involved in the wedding planning and that we made most decisions together. It meant that he knew what was happening when rather than feeling like a stranger at your own wedding.

Gloriously eclectic and fun Soho wedding with Becky Harley Photography (33)
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Chloe and Sam’s chic Soho wedding is wonderfully non-traditional. I love Chloe’s approach to wedding planning – she avoided the traditional suppliers and sought out more unusual things to style their day. The venue (The Union Club) is fabulous – the surroundings just seem to suit Sam and Chloe perfectly, and I think the shots of them just loving walking to the venue and in the surrounding area are unique and fascinating! Flowers are by Wild at Heart and Chloe’s dress is from Phase Eight – doesn’t she look incredible?

Gloriously eclectic and fun Soho wedding with Becky Harley Photography (12)

My wedding dress was sparkly, chic and classic and fitted so nicely. We found it on a high street bridal window shopping spree to generate inspiration and it turned out to be the one. It was also under budget, I initially set out for a different design, I really wanted a loose, boho type dress with long sleeves but couldn’t find any ready to wear ones that I liked. It’s from Phase Eight at John Lewis bridal in Oxford Street.

Cornwall wedding blog with Alexa Poppe Photography at The Green (15)
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Happy Monday everyone! I thought we’d kick off this week with a really special wedding – one with the loveliest personal touches and a gorgeous bride and groom, in not-so-sunny Cornwall! Proof if ever it was needed that rain won’t spoil your wedding – because the memories captured and the landscape and styling of Chris and Lorna’s day are all so beautiful.

Cornwall wedding blog with Alexa Poppe Photography at The Green (13)

Words & images: Alexa Poppe Photography

It was forecast to rain all day for Lorna and Chris’ wedding in Cornwall which was a bit of a worry for me as the photographer as well for the couple, but we must have been in a ‘magic pocket’ as the heavy rain turned into slight drizzle for a few hours just when we left St Sampson’s church after the ceremony to head to The Green for the reception and photos. The venue was only a few miles from where Lorna spent her childhood and she loved the familiar scenery. Although the setting was countryside, Lorna and Chris wanted to incorporate a few personal touches related to their connections to sailing- they both wore their sailing boots for the photos in the field. As the weather was very unpredictable Lorna’s mother’s parasol which she had on her wedding day came to good use!

Classic and traditional wedding styling at Rockbeare Manor with Evolve Photography (23)
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Kat and Ben are the sweetest couple – and look amazing on their day! The sunset shots are breathtaking, the little details of their day are wonderful and their venue, Devon’s Rockbeare Manor, is incredible.

Classic and traditional wedding styling at Rockbeare Manor with Evolve Photography (22)

“The first time I tried on my wedding dress was at the South West Bridal Show. I was with my mum, one of my bridesmaids and her mum and had walked around the show with nothing catching my eye until I picked out a dress which I loved for its unusual cut around the neckline. There weren’t any changing rooms at this particular stand so before I knew it, I was huddled in the corner trying this dress on. As it was the first wedding dress i’d ever tried on, I made arrangements to try on others at a later date as I wasn’t sure if our reaction to it was just because it was the first one I tried. Nothing else came close though and I soon purchased the dress.

Classic and traditional wedding styling at Rockbeare Manor with Evolve Photography (10)