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)

Wedding under the gateway at Leez Priory with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (26)
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I hope you fall in love with today’s wedding! The florals were one thing which I fell in love as soon as I saw gorgeous bride Lorna and hubby Ryan’s beautiful images – the signage is fab (best use of an old pallet, ever!) – and the venue is spectacular. (Check out those shots taken from a distance, within Leez Priory’s breathtaking gardens – Lorna told me that was an amazing part of their day.)

Wedding under the gateway at Leez Priory with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (11)

“I used a small florist called ‘Poppydots‘. I actually discovered her at a wedding fair and she was brilliant as well as being reasonably priced. My color scheme was lilac grey, cream and blush pink. I wanted a wild feel to my flowers so nothing too structured. Sophie (my florist) used a lot of foliage as well to make the flowers look less prim and give the bouquets and center pieces a more rustic feel.

Wedding under the gateway at Leez Priory with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (4)

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A family member had used Ayshea’s services at their wedding and we thought she was brilliant. We quickly got her details and arranged a meeting.

An elegant and modern English wedding at Hampton Court House with Elaine Williams Photography (12)
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Kate & Chris were married at Hampton Court House in a decadent, dramatically styled wedding. Kate wore a gown by Sally Eagle and Valentino Rockstud pumps. They exchanged vows at her family church before heading on to Hampton Court House, of course via Bushy Park for photographs. The whole day was relaxed and stylish. Guests were treated to music from a quartet, before heading to the dramatically styled dining room for the breakfast.

An elegant and modern English wedding at Hampton Court House with Elaine Williams Photography (17)

I had a slightly different style of wedding dress in mind but I was drawn to this one as soon as I saw it, and when I tried it on at Luella’s Bridal it felt perfect. My mum and maid of honour both did these little intakes of breath when I came out in the sample! I only went to one bridal boutique as on my first visit I narrowed it down to two, and by my second visit I knew which one it was to be. The designer is Sally Eagle Bridal, and I also wore a bolero, handmade by Sewn Right with material from Sally Eagle (to match the dress).

Pretty English barn wedding blog with Penny Young Photography (32)
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I think it was the little birds on the table stationery which I fell in love with first. Then I saw how gorgeous Lizzy and Josh were, how beautifully they’d incorporated countryside touches and bright, colourful styling into their day – and I was smitten. This is a stunning wedding from beautiful Sussex venue Chafford Park, with our lovely friend and English Wedding Blog sponsor Penny Young behind the camera. Grab a cuppa, settle down somewhere cosy and enjoy!

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Handmade was a big part of our day – the venue is in a beautiful setting, but is a blank canvass. We wanted it to very feel personal to us, and to enjoy a full year of preparations. We picked our own flowers at Blooming Green and arranged into mismatched jugs, just using tape to give structure instead of oasis. We also made our own buttonholes, boutonnieres, flower girl basket and bouquets.

Pretty English barn wedding blog with Penny Young Photography (13)

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Sifting through wedding photographs is the loveliest job, it truly is! Something about Aimee and Ben’s day made me realise every one of the celebrations I see is special for something truly unique to the couple. For Aimee and Ben, the barn location and simple, relaxed styling makes everything look perfect – and the delight on their faces makes it a treat to look through their images from beginning to end.

Images are by lovely Camilla Lucinda Photography, who told me this wedding inspired her as a photographer so much because of just how much emotion and love filled the venue. “Ben and Aimee are the couple of every photographer’s dreams, so easy, laid back, relaxed and utterly besotted with each other – and I think this shines through the photographs, (well I hope it does!) And her bridesmaids are just stunning and naturals in front of the camera too – their dresses are BEAUTIFUL!”

 

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Village hall wedding styling ideas from Northumberland with Andy Hudson Photography (5)

If you’ve ever lived in a little English village, you’ll get how perfectly these images capture the spirit of such a place. I’m a village girl – I grew up in a tiny Cumbrian village, moved away, moved back to another Cumbrian village and put roots down here – I just love village life! So Clare and Phil’s day leapt out from all of the submissions in my inbox for today’s real wedding feature. My fave pic is the one with the whole bridal party sat by the wall… it reminds me of the lyrics to Pulp’s Disco 2000…

Village hall wedding styling ideas from Northumberland with Andy Hudson Photography (23)

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“Clare & Phil were married in Clare’s home village of Felton, a small rural village about 10 miles outside of Alnwick in Northumberland.  They had their ceremony at the local church before moving to the village hall for their reception.

Village hall wedding styling ideas from Northumberland with Andy Hudson Photography (11)

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Today’s wedding is pure class with sprinkles of elegance from beautiful Pennard House in Somerset. Our gorgeous bride Kate wears a divine Charlie Brear dress; husband Paul’s tailored suit is individual, classy and so stylish. I love how Kate sings her mum’s praises for the little crafty touches which made their wedding so lovely for a blog feature. 

Classy DIY touches and elegant styling inspo for a unique wedding in Somerset, images by Martin Dabek Photography (26)

Kate’s words of wisdom are a slightly different spin to the usual ‘don’t stress over details’. Her advice for you is to stick to a deadline: “If it’s not done by 2 days before, give up and pour yourself a Gin and Tonic. You can sweat the small stuff that no-one will even notice – don’t bother. Just relax, have fun, and if it goes wrong, it doesn’t matter.”

Classy DIY touches and elegant styling inspo for a unique wedding in Somerset, images by Martin Dabek Photography (8)

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Somerset Wedding Photographer Martin Dabek Photography http://martindabek.com

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Beautiful September wedding ideas with handcrafted touches, image credit Hannah McClune Photography (32)

Rachel & Gavin’s ceremony was under a gorgeous floral arch before celebrating the rest of their evening in a romantic barn lit by fairy lights. I adore all the handmade touches and I recommend you grab a cuppa before scrolling through the stunning images of their day – there are sooo many ideas here, you’ll love them!!

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Rachel is absolutely beautiful – all the florals are stunning and the little touches and handmade ideas are just fabulous!! Personally I love the ‘engagement tour of Ireland’ idea – I’m definitely up for that! Please hit the Pinterest button and save these to your boards – you’ll be busy creating for sure!

Beautiful September wedding ideas with handcrafted touches, image credit Hannah McClune Photography (38)
Beautiful September wedding ideas with handcrafted touches, image credit Hannah McClune Photography (26)

Images from Rachel & Gavin’s Lillibrooke Manor wedding are by lovely Hannah McClune, who you can discover more from here:

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Photographer: Hannah McClune
Venue: Lillibrooke Manor http://lillibrookemanor.co.uk
Dress designer Pronovias
Bridal shop Teokath of London
Florist Seventh Heaven
Hairdresser Katie-Jane Whitlock
Make up artist – Philly Miles
Band – Hipster
Cake designer Sharon Forbes
Bridesmaids dresses Vera Wang
Stationery – TillyTu designs
PhotoBooth – The Photo Lounge