Photos by Robin Goodlad Photography in Dorset of a stunning tipi wedding full of ideas (47)
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A fabulous tipi celebration in the height of summer. A gorgeous, relaxed and head-over-heels in love couple. Rustic styling, tons of florals, vibrant colours and a party atmosphere. It really doesn’t get much better than this! Howard and Rowena’s wedding venue was the village field in Iwerne Minster, the village where Rowena’s mother lives. By day the field is a football pitch and on a sunny day in August it was transformed with the addition of tipis into their wedding venue! I hope you love this one as much as I do. Huge thanks to Rowena and Howard, and to our fabulous friend and Dorset wedding photographer Robin Goodlad Photography. Do read the groom’s interview below – the story of their day is fantastic! (click the ‘Continue Reading’ link for the full feature)! 

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Today’s wedding is another treat; a beautiful celebration with stunning florals and styling – but most importantly for me, with a brilliant sense of humour and some amazingly fun moments. Sarah and Michael were married at Mapperton House in Dorset, and opted for a vibrant colour palette and gorgeous styling touches. The bouquet is a stunner: orange tones and corals alongside blues with roses and dahlia blooms, cornflowers and agapanthus, freesias (I think!) and sweet peas.

Sarah & Michael's coral and blue Mapperton House wedding, with Linus Moran Photography on the English Wedding Blog (28)

Sarah & Michael's coral and blue Mapperton House wedding, with Linus Moran Photography on the English Wedding Blog (7)

Sarah and Michael’s colour palette was cobalt blue and orange – because, in Sarah’s own words, “my engagement ring has a sapphire and my husband and my family are ginger. Therefore, my shoes were cobalt blue jiving shoes, as we love to jive. I also had sapphire earrings to match my ring and a pearl necklace that was my grandma’s who unfortunately passed away when I was young. I also had a beautiful hair piece which matched my hair and the pearls of the necklace.”

Sarah & Michael's coral and blue Mapperton House wedding, with Linus Moran Photography on the English Wedding Blog (37)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.linusmoranphotography.co.uk

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (13)
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This week is turning out to be pretty amazing for blog features! I feel spoilt… today we have the most breathtaking wedding, with a bride and groom who flew all the way from Canada to the UK for their wedding. Penny & Jacob were married at Dodford Manor in Northamptonshire. Penny grew up here, and getting wed in her home county was important for the two of them. They had a fun chilled out day with guests from all over the world.

Penny’s dress is sensational. The styling is beautiful. Jacob looks amazing. This is a fabulous summer wedding I know you will love, and with images by lovely Johnny Dent Photography, who is based in Devon.

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beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (36)

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beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (29)

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (28)

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beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (11)

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (10)

beautiful summer wedding at Dodford Manor, photo credit Johnny Dent (9)

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Did you see Hannah and Alex’s wedding rehearsal on the blog yesterday? I’m still in love with that pretty sunflower dress… which was a clue to all the sunflower loveliness coming up on English Wedding today! Theirs was a wedding weekend following American traditions but celebrated over two days at Great Fosters in Surrey – and our lovely friend Amanda Karen Photography was there to capture it all!

Pinterest fingers ready my lovelies, for a feast of sunflowers, summer blooms and fairy lights – and one of the prettiest backless wedding dresses I’ve ever seen! Huge congratulations to a happy and amazing couple – Hannah & Alex, you’re so good together and we LOVE your wedding!

Sunflowers, roses and a beautiful backless wedding dress for this gorgeous Great Fosters wedding. Images by Amanda Karen Photography (16)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.amandakarenphotography.co.uk/

“We didn’t have a strict style or theme but I think I would describe our wedding as ‘elegant cheerful’. The only thing my husband and I decided going in was that we wanted sunflowers which to us were so cheerful and when combined with the amazing beauty of Great Fosters allowed our wedding to be both elegant but also have a relaxed cheerfulness that was exactly what we wanted.

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I know so many of you will be having a wedding weekend this summer – it’s THE biggest trend in weddings this year, and a fabulous way to squeeze in a little more precious time with your nearest and dearest. So I am excited to be (virtually) spending this weekend in the company of gorgeous couple Hannah and Alex, who were married at Great Fosters in Surrey and celebrated over two amazing August days. Their wedding weekend is beautifully captured by our fabulous friends and Essex wedding photographers Amanda Karen Photography.

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For the first, Hannah wears the prettiest sunflower dress, as the Saturday of their wedding weekend was for the wedding  rehearsal, then dinner and lawn games! Hannah is American, and rehearsal dinners are tradition over there. We don’t have them here but you can read more about rehearsal dinners here. I love that Alex and Hannah invited Amanda Karen Photography along to both days – they have a wonderful collection of sunflower-filled wedding pics from the Sunday, and more relaxed couple shots from the Saturday celebrations too!

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The floral styling is superb for today’s wedding – say hi to beautiful Laura & gorgeous Kevan who married at High Billinghurst Farm last summer. They were blessed with gloriously hot weather for their celebrations in the Sussex countryside – and while tipis were set up nearby, the temperatures meant their dream of a woodland wedding was destined to come true.

Styled woodland wedding in Sussex, image credit Something Blue Weddings (16)

We’re taking a fascinating behind the scenes look at the wedding today, with lovely Kim at Bespoke and Beyond Weddings & Events. Kim’s story begins on the Thursday morning with the arrival of three giant hats from Beautiful World Tents. I’ll hand over to Kim who can tell you all about her vision for this stunning celebration, and how the wedding came together beautifully, creating a truly magical woodland wedding for Laura & Kevan.

Becky and Martin's Cooling Castle wedding, images by Michelle Cordner Photography (31)
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A blissfully beautiful real wedding for you this Friday… I’ve been excited to share this one, and I just know you’ll love it! Becky and Martin married in July 2018 at Cooling Castle barn in Kent. They have a shared love of travel and adventure, and styled their wedding with nods to this from globes to photographs on each table and little mini travel cameras – the theme of travelling was all around.

Images are by our lovely friend and English Wedding member, Kent based Michelle Cordner Photography. Becky’s dress is from Wed2B, teamed with shoes from Paradox. Her hair is by Zara Rose and makeup is by Lydia Rae. Martin bought a suit from Moss and teamed it with a dusky pink tie from Asos. Floral styling and bouquets are by The Flowersmiths.

Becky and Martin's Cooling Castle wedding, images by Michelle Cordner Photography (21)

“Luckily our venue didn’t need too much decoration. The barn already felt really rustic and didn’t need much adding to it. We decided to add things like a few extra fairy lights, items to tie in with the travel theme like a light up globe, treasure chests for cards and gifts etc. The rest was all handmade items we added.

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Gorgeous couple Rhalina and Toby describe their wedding – and I LOVE this – as “a mix of tradition and latino energy with Art Deco club glamour”. It just about sums up the vibrance and energy of their day – and yet you need to scroll through all the images to capture the excitement and magic of it all! They were married in Mayfair in August, with a ceremony at Farm Street Church and their reception at The Landsdowne Club on Fitzmaurice Place.

Fabulous party atmosphere for Rhalina & Toby's Landsdowne Club wedding. Damion Mower Photography on English-Wedding.com (10)
Fabulous party atmosphere for Rhalina & Toby's Landsdowne Club wedding. Damion Mower Photography on English-Wedding.com (11)
Fabulous party atmosphere for Rhalina & Toby's Landsdowne Club wedding. Damion Mower Photography on English-Wedding.com (12)

Rhalina’s dress is incredible: it’s by Riki Dalal, and was the very last she tried on in the boutique. Isn’t it stunning? The delicate flowers on the bodice are lovely; the leaf pattern and graceful shape of the skirt made her absolutely mesmerising as she walked down the aisle on the day! This is a wow dress – and a wow wedding for sure!

Fabulous party atmosphere for Rhalina & Toby's Landsdowne Club wedding. Damion Mower Photography on English-Wedding.com (5)

Images are by our wonderful friend and Buckinghamshire wedding photographer Damion Mower Photography,  who gets a glowing review from the happy couple in their English Wedding interview…

A relaxed and classic Devon Tunnels Beaches wedding in Ilfracombe with Robin Goodlad Photography (45)
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The sunshine is back!! And I’m so happy to say we have a gloriously sunny July beach wedding on the blog for you today. I love this so much – gorgeous couple Michelle and Dan were married at Tunnels Beaches and their beautiful day just sings of summer! The styling touches are perfect – there are wonderful summer wildflowers, as well as ice creams, proper old school striped deckchairs and a showstopper of a wedding cake! My brilliantly talented friend and Dorset wedding photographer Robin Goodlad captured the whole day for the happy couple, who have given him a fantastic review below! Enjoy the blog today… I know I will!

A relaxed and classic Devon Tunnels Beaches wedding in Ilfracombe with Robin Goodlad Photography (43)
A relaxed and classic Devon Tunnels Beaches wedding in Ilfracombe with Robin Goodlad Photography (15)
A relaxed and classic Devon Tunnels Beaches wedding in Ilfracombe with Robin Goodlad Photography (1)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.robingoodlad.com

We did lots of research of different styles of photography. I loved the photos on Robin’s website and in his portfolios.

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!

Absolutely! Robin was so lovely and he made two people who feel uncomfortable in front of the camera relax.

Gorgeous High Rocks wedding blog with Helen England Photography (23)
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Summer brides and grooms – peony season is here and we’re celebrating with ALL the peonies in today’s beautiful Kent wedding. Beautiful bride Becky married her gorgeous husband Greg at High Rocks and they chose English Wedding member Helen England Photography to capture their day. The pics are glorious, the sunshine is fabulous! (Hello, outside! We LOVE you today!) – and the joy and happiness just radiates out from this pretty, feminine summer wedding.

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Wedding photographer’s website:

www.helenenglandphotography.co.uk

There were a few recommendations for High Rocks wedding photographers. We looked at a lot and we absolutely loved Helen’s style. We wanted our wedding to be captured exactly how it was – everyone smiling and having fun. We loved that Helen’s photos are really relaxed and just capture everyone’s emotions without them knowing.

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HELEN IS A DREAM!!! From the minute she showed up to my hotel room (which was chaos) she fitted in like one of our friends. She got on with her shooting and we didn’t even know she was there. She made me feel so comfortable.

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Hey lovely! I have another fabulous wedding to share with you today – this one I totally adore for all the pretty styling touches, and for our gorgeous couple whose stunning smiles are making me grin back at my screen today! I love the leafy, foliage-centred stationery and the cute knitted people (my mum used to make these! Anyone else?!), oh and the gloriously light and airy colour palette which just couldn’t be more perfect for a marquee wedding. Photos are by our wonderfully talented friends at Amanda Karen Photography (and Danielle & Joe’s review of one of my fave wedding photographers makes me a very happy wedding blogger indeed!).

Beautiful English marquee wedding in Hertfordshire with Amanda Karen Photography (30)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.amandakarenphotography.co.uk/

Amanda Karen Photography was recommended by someone we knew and I looked on Amanda’s social media and website and knew it was the style I wanted – natural and in the moment.

Elegant styling and sparkly tables for a pretty Chippenham Park wedding, images by Heather Jackson Photography (13)
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Happy Monday everyone! I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend…. and ooh look, sunshine again! This week promises to be a beauty, so let’s fill it with some FABULOUS weddings shall we? I have a stunning Cambridgeshire wedding to share with you this morning. Beautiful Olivia and dapper hubby Philip had an outdoor ceremony and wonderfully light and bright marquee reception at Chippenham Park. My lovely friend Heather Jackson Photography captured their day in her uniquely beautiful style.

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“Liv is a ballet teacher and laughs constantly when she is with Phil, she absolutely shone on their wedding day and laughed literally all day and night; even when it threatened to rain all morning!

Her ‘bride squad’ were hilarious and the mood of this day was just electric – I think this leaps out when the girls are together! Sharing laughs with their Best Man and ‘third wheel’ Richard during the ceremony was hilarious.