Eclectic, individual and timeless wedding styling at Hackney Round Chapel with images by Sam Taylor Photography (5)
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Today’s wedding is an insanely beautiful treat. I look at the images and see pure, unadulterated happiness – gorgeous couple Lynn and Ben absolutely nailed this wedding and it’s stunning from beginning to end. I hope you love it too! That dress! Those flowers!!!

Eclectic, individual and timeless wedding styling at Hackney Round Chapel with images by Sam Taylor Photography (23)

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://www.srtaylorphotography.com/

Eclectic, individual and timeless wedding styling at Hackney Round Chapel with images by Sam Taylor Photography (19)

Sam is an old friend, who has been taking really lovely wedding photos for the past couple of years. We knew he would be right for it: intelligent, with a great eye, and he would be a lovely presence at the wedding, as well as understanding what we wanted.

We were overjoyed with Sam. His pictures are spontaneous, detailed and full of joy. We spoke to him and gave him some ideas, which he totally got. Everyone at the wedding found him unobtrusive, fun and friendly, and he never made anyone feel like they were being marched around for photographs. But he did suggest some ideas to us which we are really glad about. His pictures have brought wonderful reactions from friends and family, and we love them.

French destination wedding images by Chris Bird (28)
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Today’s gorgeous bride and groom chose a destination wedding in the Champagne region of France. Their August wedding was held at Chateau de Mairy, in the small village of Mairy Sur Marne. I love the bright sunflowers and relaxed atmosphere of their day – it all looks so sunny and beautiful!

French destination wedding images by Chris Bird (28)

The venue itself did not need much decoration however the marquee that we used for the evening reception required lots! We did most of the decoration ourselves but had some added items, such as the large wine barrels and candle holders, from And Then We Got Married. My favourite was probably the jam jars that we used for flowers as well as tea lights and the polaroid station/guestbook. I enjoyed every moment of crafting the homemade elements and seeing everything in place the day before the wedding made it all worth while. Lots of our guests commented on how each detail of the day included an element of our personality. It was our goal from the start to ensure our wedding day was as personal to us as possible.

Indian fusion wedding with theatre theme (3)
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Personalising your wedding can include as many or as few aspects of yourselves as you’d like… for Vicky and Sachin, they chose to include so many things they loved, and their day was full of fun and special touches because of it!

Indian fusion wedding with theatre theme (3)

On the Friday they had a Hindu ceremony to celebrate Sachin’s heritage and traditions, then on the Sunday they had their Anglo-Asian fusion wedding (which we’re sharing with you lovely folks today). Photographer Ayshea Goldberg told me it was amazing! “They spent a lot of time and effort making this incredible. Vicky got ready at her family home and then they married in her family’s village church, then headed back to the home for a marquee in the garden celebration. The colour scheme was rich golds and reds and the tables were decorated and named for productions that have a close connection with Vicky – she’s an actress! She and Sachin work so well together and their families are brilliant. They did an incredible entrance to the wedding breakfast with Vicky and Sachin’s brothers, and each set of parents coming in to their choice of song, and then Vicky and Sachin coming in to Led Zeppelin – Whole lotta love. It was awesome and they all got a standing ovation before the speeches even started.”

Eclectic details for a homemade wedding near Bath, with Heather Birnie Photography (3)
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The more I look at this gorgeous couple’s photos, the more I love everything about their day. It’s wonderfully casual, massively fun and full of the best homemade touches by talented friends and family. Tess and Ben got married near Bath and well and truly demonstrate what can be done for a wedding on a high street budget. Tess looks stunning in a bridal jumpsuit from Anthropologie and goes barefoot with anklets from India for the ceremony until putting on her white Nike Air Max 90s later in the day. Her hair and makeup was provided by Faye O’Connell.

Eclectic details for a homemade wedding near Bath, with Heather Birnie Photography (35)

Tess and Ben’s ceremony was non-religious and borrowed from Humanist and Pagan Land Blessings, and was held in a marquee in Ben’s parent’s back garden in Colerne. Signs painted by Sarah-Jane Griffey led guests to the wedding and their order of service was designed by Donna Sarah. The marquee, chairs and fairy lights were provided by Bath Marquee Company and dressed with bunting from the Event Flag Hire Company and flowers (as well as bouquets and button holes) by Electric Daisy Flower Farm. In the evening, local company Rye Bakery cooked wood fired pizza on site and served to guests. 

Stunning Cheshire farm wedding ideas from Jess Yarwood Photography (14)
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Today’s beautiful celebrations are properly at home on gorgeous bride Jodie and Ed’s family farm. Huge thanks to English Wedding Directory member Jess Yarwood Photography for her wonderful images – Jodie describes their wedding as “the most precious love-filled day of our lives” and I think her description fits it perfectly!

Stunning Cheshire farm wedding ideas from Jess Yarwood Photography (14)

Our wedding followed a rustic traditional theme styled around our farming lives. From the tractor which Ed drove us home from church on to horseshoes and little sheep on every table and straw bales scattered everywhere we made the theme about us and our lives. There were abundance of pink and white flowers, greenery, and cut logs inside and outside the marquee.

Stunning Cheshire farm wedding ideas from Jess Yarwood Photography (32)

My advice for other couples? Enjoy the wedding planning – it really is a long process not to, and don’t get yourself worried or upset over things you can’t afford or couldn’t have. Your wedding will be the best day of your life no matter what, where and how it happens!

Pretty signage and a subtle Game of Thrones theme for Rosie and Allan's Canterbury wedding. Lucie Watson Photography (31)
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Today’s gorgeous and relaxed family wedding took place at the end of August in the countryside of Canterbury. The church was a 5 minute walk from Rosie’s family home where she held the reception. I love how they’ve incorporated Game of Thrones into their day with subtle little details – and it all looks fabulous!

Pretty signage and a subtle Game of Thrones theme for Rosie and Allan's Canterbury wedding. Lucie Watson Photography (28)

My Dad made the table plan, order of the day and chopped all the wood from a tree in the garden for the centre pieces. My Mum and brother made all the origami name places. We had a naked cake as this worked well with the theme of the day. My very talented Mum made it and it was amazing! Allan and I made all the signage.

It was a real family effort, we all enjoyed it and it made it personal.

Pretty signage and a subtle Game of Thrones theme for Rosie and Allan's Canterbury wedding. Lucie Watson Photography (12)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.luciewatsonphotography.com

Lucie was highly recommended by a friend of ours and when we looked at her photos we loved how she used light in different ways.

Pretty signage and a subtle Game of Thrones theme for Rosie and Allan's Canterbury wedding. Lucie Watson Photography (19)

The perfect intimate wedding in Hampshire with Lemontree Photography (9)
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I stumbled across this gorgeous Hampshire wedding on the blog of Lemontree Photography – and totally loved everything about it. Sarah and Iain are gorgeous – their day is so perfectly charming I had to get in touch with Az at Lemontree and ask if we could share their images with you today. Lucky for me, he said yes, and Sarah and Iain have been lovely in sharing some of the details of their planning with you too!

The perfect intimate wedding in Hampshire with Lemontree Photography (7)

We just wanted a relaxed atmosphere where people could be at ease. One of the reasons that we chose Penton Park was because it offered guests the chance to dance, stay at the bar, play snooker, have a go at some garden games or just relax in the sitting room or the swing seat in the grounds.

The perfect intimate wedding in Hampshire with Lemontree Photography (23)

Wedding photographer’s website:

Lemontree-Photography.co.uk

We researched online and loved Az’s pictures. We were extremely pleased with his work. What attracted us to Az’s pictures was the relaxed feel: there were very few staged shots. He has an amazing ability to capture people just having a good time. Az put us at ease on the day and was lovely to have at our wedding!

Pretty garden flowers and crafty country styling for a Shopshire wedding, images by Tony Fanning (4)
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Delbury Hall is one of Shropshire’s loveliest wedding venues. With a country house, a lake with swans and ducks swimming about and beautiful gardens it is the perfect place for a wedding. Beautiful bride Siân and her gorgeous groom Edward were married there in the summer and chose Tony Fanning to capture their day. It’s perfect… and I have to say I love their wedding hashtag and the beautifully realised shed to go with it! Siân – Edward… get it?!

Pretty garden flowers and crafty country styling for a Shopshire wedding, images by Tony Fanning (9)

“When you plan a wedding for the first time, you discover so many suppliers in the local area that you didn’t know existed! We always asked suppliers for recommendations of others they had worked with before, with the idea that they would have a good knowledge of who was reliable in the local area. With seven months to plan the wedding, we did find that some suppliers we tried were booked up for our date, but they were always happy to recommend someone else and we didn’t struggle at all.

Pretty garden flowers and crafty country styling for a Shopshire wedding, images by Tony Fanning (11)

Greenery and gorgeous urban chic styling at Manchester Victoria Warehouse with Kate McCarthy Photography (27)
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I’ll always love Manchester: it’s a unique city with a fabulously urban culture, and today’s stunning wedding embraces the edgy, fashion side of Manchester in the most beautiful way imaginable. Gorgeous bride Jenna married Kris at Victoria Warehouse in August and I’m thrilled to be able to share their day with you.

Greenery and gorgeous urban chic styling at Manchester Victoria Warehouse with Kate McCarthy Photography (41)

 

“We didn’t have a theme, as we didn’t want to restrict ourselves. We wanted it to be very natural and simple and only things we loved. We chose to have lots of greenery as a contrast to the industrial venue. We had pops of white and gold throughout with balloons, spray painted jam jars and signage. Through chance the bridesmaids chose to have pink dresses and Kris chose a pink tie, so in the end everything worked well together.

Greenery and gorgeous urban chic styling at Manchester Victoria Warehouse with Kate McCarthy Photography (18)

Wedding photographers for Caswell House in Oxfordshire: Carol Elizabeth Photography (32)
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Elise and Rajiv’s Caswell House wedding is perfect: elegant styling and classy touches make their day wonderfully pretty and perfect for the 15th century manor house. They make the most gorgeous couple, don’t you think? This is ever so beautiful and I know you’ll love it. Huge thanks to our lovely sponsor Carol Elizabeth Photography and to the stunning bride and groom for their words of wisdom and advice!

Wedding photographers for Caswell House in Oxfordshire: Carol Elizabeth Photography (3)

“We had a holiday theme with an asian twist. All our tables were named after South East Asian Islands and we also had Asian lounge music in the background. The reason for that was because we met in Malaysia and the start of our relationship was spent travelling in different places in South East Asia.

Wedding photographers for Caswell House in Oxfordshire: Carol Elizabeth Photography (31)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.carol-elizabeth-photography.co.uk

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The title for today’s real wedding on the blog is thoroughly deserved. Breathtaking – in that the florals literally stopped me in my tracks, they’re so beautifully chosen and arranged by bride Donna. She has a wonderful instinct and talent with flowers – so get those Pinterest boards ready, because the vibrant blooms in today’s wedding are about to blow your mind!

Stunning vibrant florals for a Welsh wedding with Jake Morley Photography (17)

Donna is beautiful and then some. With Nick by her side she’s absolutely radiant: they make the loveliest couple – they spent their wedding day smiling and their photos throughout the day are just divine, with some stunning shots over the Welsh hills.

Stunning vibrant florals for a Welsh wedding with Jake Morley Photography (41)
Colour was important as I’m a designer and a florist. It was a flowery explosion of colour with glam rose gold accents in a country house. Flowers were the main decoration other than table plan, table runners etc we worked with the beautiful venue and embellished on top of it. Icing on the cake as I say. All the elements just worked perfectly.

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Coombe Lodge in Blagdon is one of the loveliest wedding venues in Somerset – as impressive as any stately home on the outside, and beautiful on the inside too! Gemma and Will chose this perfect spot for their romantic summer wedding, and our lovely sponsor Sandy from Love In Focus to capture their day. Gemma is absolutely stunning and I know you’ll love all the magical moments from this classic English wedding.

A romantic and feminine dusky pink Coombe Lodge wedding with images by Love In Focus (36)

Our venue was very classic and grand, which did not need much decorating at all, it was beautiful as it was with wall lined oak panelling and chandeliers. However finishing touches along with the flowers made it even more special. The main reception room was more of a blank canvas where we could make it more personal, along with grande chandeliers and an amazing views across Chew Valley.

A romantic and feminine dusky pink Coombe Lodge wedding with images by Love In Focus (28)