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I had no idea you could get married in a treehouse in the north of England… in fact this is the most exciting thing I’ve discovered in years! I’ve always said I’d have a treehouse wedding. Lyndsey and Dean’s wedding is incredible: it’s creative, unique and super cool all rolled up into one bark-covered bundle – and I LOVE it!

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The gorgeous bride and groom (because aren’t they just stunning?!) found their suppliers online, by word of mouth, and on Don’t Tell The Bride! They made little personal touches inspired by the treehouse styling which they used on the tables, but this is a venue which needs little help or customisation… because you’ll instantly be transformed back to your 7 year old self with its awesome wow factor!

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Lyndsey and Dean chose Duncan McCall as their wedding photographer. He’s really captured the imagination and character of their day – I have LOVED putting this wedding blog together for you today, I can’t tell you! 🙂 Duncan is based in Newcastle upon Tyne and photographs weddings all over the UK and abroad – you can find out more about him here:

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There’s a wonderful story behind every wedding, and you really mustn’t miss today’s! Samantha and Jamie are not only gorgeous – like, ridiculously stunning, the pair of them! – but they have shared some lovely pearls of wisdom in their English Wedding Blog interview. What a super couple… you’ll love them!

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For example, Samantha did an hour of yoga on the morning of her wedding. What a wonderful way to relax! Every guest had a personal, handwritten message on the day, and there were no expensive wedding favours. The advice from today’s bride is priceless: “Spend on the memorable and impactful elements and cut back on those that seem important during the planning stages but on the day are quickly forgotten.

A real wedding at Eridge Park with Steve Fuller Photography (15)

Images are by documentary wedding photographer Steve Fuller, who is based in Kent. Steve told me Eridge Park was a wonderful wedding venue with breathtaking views of the Kent countryside – it’s a private home with space for a garden marquee which meant Samantha and Jamie had the perfect blank canvas to style their day as well as incredible grounds and landscapes to enjoy!

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I love a creative bride and groom, I really really do! Jenny and Louie are the best of blog stars today with a fabulously creative wedding from Ufton Court Barn.

A beautiful DIY wedding at Ufton Court Barn with images by Benjamin Stuart Photography (27)
Jenny’s dress is by Chanticleer, and it’s beautiful. She’s a stunning bride and Louie’s her equally gorgeous other half. Don’t you just adore that flower crown?

A beautiful DIY wedding at Ufton Court Barn with images by Benjamin Stuart Photography (19)

The portraits from their day are some of my favourites: Ufton Court is a pretty special venue and one I’ve never featured before on the English Wedding Blog. I’m thrilled to be able to show you around it (virtually hehe) today!

A beautiful DIY wedding at Ufton Court Barn with images by Benjamin Stuart Photography (33)

Deciding not to have any particular theme, Louie and Jenny chose things they loved to add personality to their day: the Monopoly table plan is a highlight and the flowers are fabulous as well.

A beautiful DIY wedding at Ufton Court Barn with images by Benjamin Stuart Photography (36)
Images are by lovely Benjamin Stuart Photography. Benjamin is based in Berkshire and travels throughout the UK to photograph weddings. Check him out here:

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I love today’s wedding for its simple, understated elegance… that looks a million dollars and more. Davide and Emma were married in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside on a glorious sunny day and their wedding is more than perfect. Emma is the most graceful bride; Davide her perfect match. Their celebrations took place at their family home, under fabulous canvas… just look at the wonderful wedding teepees!!

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Today’s is a wedding with timeless grace and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, all captured beautifully by Alex from My Love Story Photography. Lovely Alex is based in London and shoots weddings all around the UK and beyond – and he’s amazing. You can find out more here:

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Emma wears a stunning Jesus Peiro gown from Morgan Davies Bridal – I adore the Jesus Peiro collections and Emma suits the classic style so deliciously well: she looks incredible.

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This is a wedding of the year, most definitely on my favourites list already! – so grab a sophisticated coffee and take your time scrolling through the images of Emma and Davide’s day. You’ll love this…
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I love a wedding with a sense of humour, and Louise and Steve mix giggles (Cagney & Lacey?!) with gorgeousness (Louise & Steve!) beautifully. Their vintage emergency services wedding in Kent has the best transport I’ve seen yet: a 1960s police car and vintage red ambulance – the perfect way for a policeman and his paramedic bride to travel in style to their wedding!

A vintage wedding in Kent with handfasting and police theme, images by Sarah Wayte Photography (19)

There’s so much from today’s wedding I think is amazing… The handfasting ceremony (and that Louise and Steve kept the besom on display in their home for good luck); the lovely flowers, Louise’s sign for her Dad as they approached the aisle… and everything from the wonderful moments to the tiniest details was captured beautifully by Sarah Wayte Photography.

A vintage wedding in Kent with handfasting and police theme, images by Sarah Wayte Photography (23)

A vintage wedding in Kent with handfasting and police theme, images by Sarah Wayte Photography (33)
Louise told me they planned their budget carefully with a spreadsheet, and it paid off: “It was so satisfying paying the last supplier, we felt we could sit back and finally wait for the big day to arrive.” Together with their daughter Imogene they collected and crafted all of the lovely little details to pull together their wedding style, and the end result is just lovely!

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We’re soooo discovering theatres as fabulous wedding reception spaces in England now, and I LOVE them all! Hilary and Taher were married in Yorkshire with their reception at the King’s Hall and Winter Garden – a fabulous space with tons of character.

A quintessentially English wedding in Ilkley at Kings Hall by Suzy Mitchell Photography (42)

They’re a gorgeous and stylish couple. Hilary’s dress is divine – a unique designer number by the incredibly talented Astral Sundholm. Hilary told me she fell in love with Astral as well as with her beautiful dress!

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Hilary told me the best thing about being married is “Being able to look back at a wonderful wedding, and look forward to a beautiful future.” So shall we have a look at those gorgeous wedding photos ourselves? They’re by wonderful Yorkshire wedding photographer Suzy Mitchell:

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You’ll love this, I know. Enjoy…

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A quintessentially English wedding in Ilkley at Kings Hall by Suzy Mitchell Photography (3)
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A quintessentially English wedding in Ilkley at Kings Hall by Suzy Mitchell Photography (7)
A quintessentially English wedding in Ilkley at Kings Hall by Suzy Mitchell Photography (8)
A quintessentially English wedding in Ilkley at Kings Hall by Suzy Mitchell Photography (9)
A quintessentially English wedding in Ilkley at Kings Hall by Suzy Mitchell Photography (10)
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A quintessentially English wedding in Ilkley at Kings Hall by Suzy Mitchell Photography (13)
A quintessentially English wedding in Ilkley at Kings Hall by Suzy Mitchell Photography (14)
A quintessentially English wedding in Ilkley at Kings Hall by Suzy Mitchell Photography (15)
A quintessentially English wedding in Ilkley at Kings Hall by Suzy Mitchell Photography (16)
A quintessentially English wedding in Ilkley at Kings Hall by Suzy Mitchell Photography (17)
A quintessentially English wedding in Ilkley at Kings Hall by Suzy Mitchell Photography (18)
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A quintessentially English wedding in Ilkley at Kings Hall by Suzy Mitchell Photography (25)
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A quintessentially English wedding in Ilkley at Kings Hall by Suzy Mitchell Photography (44)
A quintessentially English wedding in Ilkley at Kings Hall by Suzy Mitchell Photography (45)
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A quintessentially English wedding in Ilkley at Kings Hall by Suzy Mitchell Photography (48)
A quintessentially English wedding in Ilkley at Kings Hall by Suzy Mitchell Photography (49)

Our wedding story: Taher and Hilary

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://www.suzy-mitchell.com/

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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.

English wedding photography by Ian Wallace Yorkshire (10)

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…

English wedding photography by Ian Wallace Yorkshire (13)

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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James’s dad found today’s wedding cake stand in a field… and Amy’s mum arranged all of the gorgeous wedding flowers with help from Amy’s sister and maid of honour. Finley the cat modelled for stationery design, while Amy’s brother made the save the dates. Cakes, games, decorations were all home made with lots of help from family and friends… and this is every bit the modern English wedding. You know what? I LOVE it!

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Amy’s advice says it all: “If you have friends and family who offer help, accept it! Not only does it save money but it ads such a special personal touch. We were incredibly lucky to have such talented friends and family to help us!” And aren’t they just…

A real wedding at the Hundred House Hotel with Marie Lloyd Photography (45)
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Images are by Jason and Marie at Marie Lloyd Photography, who are based in North Wales – they photograph weddings all around Cheshire and North Wales so do check them out:

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Amy and James: a beautiful DIY Hundred House wedding blog

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A real wedding at the Hundred House Hotel with Marie Lloyd Photography (38)
A real wedding at the Hundred House Hotel with Marie Lloyd Photography (39)
A real wedding at the Hundred House Hotel with Marie Lloyd Photography (40)
A real wedding at the Hundred House Hotel with Marie Lloyd Photography (41)
A real wedding at the Hundred House Hotel with Marie Lloyd Photography (42)
A real wedding at the Hundred House Hotel with Marie Lloyd Photography (43)
A real wedding at the Hundred House Hotel with Marie Lloyd Photography (44)
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A real wedding at the Hundred House Hotel with Marie Lloyd Photography (51)
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A real wedding at the Hundred House Hotel with Marie Lloyd Photography (54)
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A real wedding at the Hundred House Hotel with Marie Lloyd Photography (57)
A real wedding at the Hundred House Hotel with Marie Lloyd Photography (58)
A real wedding at the Hundred House Hotel with Marie Lloyd Photography (59)
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And… wow. Today’s wedding is stunning, divine, delicious and designer. Beautiful bride Saoirse wears a genuine 1960s style vintage wedding dress and looks incredible. William’s suit is Savile Row – and everything you’re about to see makes me so very proud to be a UK wedding blogger – this is just ridiculously gorgeous, and amazingly creative and personal!

Haworth Art Gallery wedding with a 1960s vintage theme by Rachel Joyce Photography (33)

Idea of the day: non-bridesmaids. Genius… I’m always a little conscious of ‘uniforms’ at weddings and Saoirse’s idea of her best girls bucking tradition is right up my street. She told me, “They wore what they liked. We didn’t want matching outfits for anyone although they all had matching wrist corsages from the florist.”

Haworth Art Gallery wedding with a 1960s vintage theme by Rachel Joyce Photography (42)

The images are by wonderfully talented photographer Rachel Joyce (whose glamorous Gatsby inspired shoot I featured on the English Wedding Blog a few days ago). I love Rachel’s work and I hope to be seeing lots more from her on the blog this year! Check out her website and social media here:

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Lana and Adam are such a lovely couple and this is clear as crystal in their focus for their wedding day, which was to be “a grander recreation of our summer bbqs with lots of friends, family and fun” – perfect, or what?!

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The day is really special and unique, with stationery all designed by the groom in striking, bold typefaces and with a quirky sense of humour. Lana is stunning: a gorgeous bride in the loveliest lace wedding dress teamed with fabulously vibrant Louboutins.

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Images are by my lovely friend Heni Fourie Photography: “You couldn’t meet two nicer people and I was therefore obviously delighted when they asked me to photograph their big day.” Do check out Heni’s website and social media if you’re looking for a wedding photographer for your own wedding at Moggerhanger Park or in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire or the surrounding area:

www.henifouriephotography.co.uk

facebook – https://www.facebook.com/HeniFouriePhotography
google+ https://plus.google.com/101972264263927369590/about
twitter – @henifourie

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I’ve been so excited – for weeks – to show you Carly and Harry’s wedding day. Carly is the loveliest bride and our email chats have been an absolute delight. I love her for framing my calligraphy – it looks a hundred times more amazing with her styling touches! – and for sharing one of the best wedding interviews I’ve featured on the English Wedding Blog in the history of all time.

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I adore the bright, summery, colourful styling which was all based around sunflowers. Carly told me, “The sunflower was the starting point for the whole day, which was the one thing I knew was a must for our wedding… Over a hundred decorated bottles formed the basis of the decorations being used as centrepieces and vases filling each mantelpiece and window at Holne Park House.

Holne Park House sunflower wedding blog by Nova Photography in Devon (30)

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It’s truly spectacular – another favourite wedding of mine and one I’ll never, ever forget. Huge thanks to lovely wedding photographers Katherine and Steve from Nova Wedding Photography for sharing their images with us today. Do check them out, especially if you’re getting married near Devon:

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From the magnificence of Loseley Park‘s Great Hall, to the charming relaxed atmosphere of the 19th century Tithe Barn, today’s feature has everything I love about a modern English wedding. Beautiful bride Helen and her husband Gareth made the most of one of Surrey’s most breathtaking venues to style a celebration which was memorable, elegant, welcoming and fun for all of their friends and family.

A real wedding at Loseley Park in Surrey by Sophie Duckworth Photography (16)

The pretty flowers are a real treat, especially inside the barn – along with the fairy lights along the beams, the floral decorations are just fabulous. Despite a “pretty major” wedding dress disaster, Helen looks amazing in her dress, and I love all the creative touches she added to the day.

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Images are by the very lovely Sophie Duckworth Photography. Sophie’s based in Surrey and you can read more about her here:

http://www.sophieduckworthphotography.com/
http://www.facebook.com/sophieduckworthphotography
@duck_photo
http://instagram.com/duck_photo

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