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Morning my lovelies! Who’s excited about Christmas?!… if you’re breaking up today I hope you have a really good last day at work! Here’s a wonderful, glamorous wedding to brighten your morning. Sarah and Jon were married in Norfolk and celebrated with a fabulous reception at Kimberley Hall. Their photos are superb – Sarah even told me “I just loved them and I watched the slide show every day for about 2 weeks!

Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (17)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (16)

Images are by Rob Dodsworth Photography, who is based in Norfolk. Do take the time to visit Rob’s website and blog – he’s pretty amazing:

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Sarah’s dress has real wow factor – she told me it was most definitely ‘the one’! It’s certainly a perfect fit for such a fabulous venue. You’ll adore this wedding: the details are glamorous, fusing tradition and modern style like magic. The images are divine. Enjoy!

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Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (1)
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The English Wedding Blog Interview: Sarah and Jon

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://www.robdodsworth.co.uk

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Megan and Adam’s Laughern Hill wedding is fabulous, a colourful celebration filled with home made details and a real focus on love and laughter.

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Contact & Bookings: Love in Focus

http://www.love-in-focus.co.uk/
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Their images are just wonderful… I’m so glad this gorgeous couple decided in the end to have a professional photographer shoot their day, as are they: “We were going to go for an amateur but looking back, we would have totally regretted it! Sandy – Bristol wedding photographer Love in Focus – was fantastic. On the day, he went above and beyond. He bought stilts so that he could get shots from above, which all the guests enjoyed! The photos reflected the day beautifully.”

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I asked about homemade details and Megan and Adam told me they’d been pretty busy in the run up to the wedding! “We made table signs, painted vases, made wedding favours, bought and cut hessian, bought fairy lights… we made lots of the stuff… it was stressful but worth it. Everyone has commented on how individual it was and how it really reflected us.”

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David and Becks are a wonderful couple. It’s a rare treat to have a groom’s interview on the blog, and David gives some amazing advice. You all know I adore intimate weddings and a relaxed approach to planning, so I was thrilled when these gorgeous folks landed in my inbox. Everything about their day is perfect for the English Wedding Blog!

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David told me “Pretty much everything other than the photographer and the venue was done by our friends and family, particularly Becks’ mum who could have 50 different careers if she wished, she did all the flowers, the table dressings and the bunting amongst other things.”

A real wedding blog at Verzon House by Hayley Baxter Photography (41)

Our beautiful bride and gorgeous groom planned their day together from the start. They spent on the important things: such as their fab Leeds wedding photographer Hayley Baxter, and saved elsewhere. David advises other couples to, “make sure you save money in the right places… ditch the fussy stuff and spend a bit on the important things that will make sure your guests have a fab time!

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Happy Sunday morning my lovely! I have something extraordinarily special for you this morning: a beautiful real wedding from Lancashire’s Eaves Hall. Gorgeous couple Stephanie and Lyle were married there, and I have a delicious selection of images from their day to share with you.

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There’s more than just gorgeous images and fabulous details though. Stephanie shares some brilliant advice with us all today – for starters, “I would recommend that all future brides go to a wedding fair early on… I went when everything was pretty much booked. It would have saved me a lot of time and research because it was amazing and everything was in one place!

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The beautiful bride told me Eaves Hall is “traditionally beautiful and combines the old with the new so we could have got away with doing nothing. That’s not us though… we had drapes from the chandeliers, a fairly lit back drop, a LOVE light up sign, sweet cart, post box and our own personal touches…” Do read Stephanie and Lyle’s English Wedding Blog interview at the end of the feature to find out more!

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Good morning, beautiful! I’m blogging at the very last minute every day this week… Christmas orders for illustrated cards and calligraphy family trees are coming in by the dozen and my writing fingers are sore! My blogging fingers, on the other hand, 😉 are revitalised daily with so much wedding pretty I could even forget Christmas is only weeks away… and today’s wonderful blast of colour will brighten your screens and your hearts, I promise!

Kent wedding photographer Lovepear submitted this fabulous real wedding to the English Wedding Blog (37)

Laura and James are the loveliest couple ever. I’ve wanted to blog their Kent wedding since the summer – but having it to share with you now is better because it feels as though my Christmas has come early. They’re gorgeous; their day is magical; the images are superb and the flowers… I don’t think I even have words for how much I love the flowers.

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Nerves, what nerves? They will soon disappear when you see your soulmate’s face light up the room!” Oh, Emma – what a wonderful piece of advice to give our readers! And what a beautiful bride you are…

An English Wedding blog from Wiltshire - image credit Kevin Belson (35)

Today’s wedding comes from Grittleton House, in Wiltshire. It’s a venue I’ve never featured before and I have fallen in love with the place, inside and out. Emma and Mark styled their elegant English wedding there with art deco touches, and the day was simply fabulous.

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Images are by Wiltshire-based Kevin Belson Photography. Find out more here:

http://kevinbelson.com
https://www.facebook.com/KevinBelsonPhotography
http://twitter.com/KevinBelson
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The English Wedding Blog Interview: Emma and Mark

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://kevinbelson.com

How did you choose your photographer?

We searched our venue online and some of Kevin’s work came up.

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More than happy!

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When it comes to personalising a wedding, Rhian and Kristofor had it nailed. Every element of their day reflected their personalities in a wonderfully rustic and home made celebration. Rhian told me their venue was a complete blank canvas which Honeybee’s Vintage Teas transformed into their dream space.

English wedding blog from Wootton Park with Damian Burcher Photography (31)

It’s a little while since we’ve published an outdoor wedding, but Rhian and Kris’s celebration was impossible to ignore. Their day is beautiful and it’s not only for the styling and the look of the wedding: I fell in love with their smiles. They’re just so delightfully happy, and the images are out of this world.

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For more from Birmingham wedding photographer Damian Burcher please explore these links:

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Do read the happy couple’s interview – it’s at the end of the blog feature. Their advice for the day itself is priceless: “Try to take time with your new husband to soak up the day, we spent the whole day with each other and loved that in all the madness we were together.”
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Use local suppliers to save money – so say Helen and Declan whose gorgeous wedding at White Dove Barn we’re featuring on the English Wedding Blog this morning. It’s good advice: there are amazing creative suppliers nestled all over the country and you’ll find them at craft fairs, in art galleries and at the best wedding showcases… even from venue recommendations.

White Dove Barn wedding blog with Greg Coltman Photography (12)

This is a charming wedding for a beautiful bride and her handsome groom – and I love their approach to styling their day. Helen told me, “we wanted to make sure we went local as much as possible – so things like hairdresser, florist, make up were all local to Suffolk… everything else came from recommendations or people that we knew.”

White Dove Barn wedding blog with Greg Coltman Photography (41)

Images are by the superb Essex wedding photographer Greg Coltman, whose wedding photos get a glowing review from the happy couple. “words can not express how happy we were with them – they were stunning and captured the day in every detail.”

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There are no rules when it comes to weddings – and no one ever said a ‘theme’ was obligatory… so when I heard Ashleigh’s words that there wasn’t any theme to their day other than ‘wedding’, I smiled. It makes a lot of sense.

Falcon Manor wedding blog with DJ Archer Photography (44)

Falcon Manor is a gorgeous country house venue, set in the Yorkshire Dales and with a stylish and sophisticated atmosphere. It suits weddings and needs little extra decoration – although Ashleigh and her Mum worked together to arrange flowers from a local garden centre, and the boys did an amazing job of decorating the wedding cake (we have photos! It’s fab!)

Images are by DJ Archer Photography who are based in Lancashire.  Do have a look at their website if you’re looking for photographers in the North West – they photograph weddings in Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria.

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The English Wedding Blog Interview: Ashleigh and Richard

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://djarcherphotographyblog.co.uk/

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Thank you so much, my lovely readers, for your support and patience while we recovered from this weekend’s blog adventures! I’m thrilled to say we’re 100% back on track now… and I have a super beautiful real wedding to begin our week with this morning!

English Wedding Blog at Stubton Hall with Samantha Ward Photography (36)

Gorgeous bride and groom Natalie and Darren were married at Stubton Hall, and told me they loved reading wedding blogs and researching suppliers – it certainly meant a perfect atmosphere and a wonderful day came together beautifully!

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Images are by lovely Leeds wedding photographer Samantha Ward – one of my friends and an exceptional talent in the industry. Sam’s images are out of this world and I loved hearing that today’s couple were over the moon with their wedding photos.

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There are some amazing details here: the flowers and succulents; the fabulous letterpress stationery by my friends at Cardlab, and the quality of the photography of course is second to none. LOVE!

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Ah… music to my ears: Natalie mentions in her interview today that “Ebay isn’t always the best place to grab a bargain“! She’s spot on – and I love her for this as well as for sharing her wedding to Scott with us all today, because it’s amaaaazing…

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Natalie is one of the craftiest brides I’ve known – her handiwork is wonderful. There are so many makes in today’s real wedding you’re going to be Pinning for hours, my lovely blog readers! “We made so much for the wedding from signs, to centre pieces, sweetie buffet to popcorn and honey favours. The list is endless and thanks to pinterest the making continued right up to the day before the wedding!

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Natalie used recycled materials and was careful with her crafting budget… and it all looks incredible. So grab a cuppa and snuggle up with your tablet for this one… it’s such a beauty of a wedding and will go down as one of this year’s favourites for me!

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I can’t let go of summer… would you care to join me for another sunny day? We’re talking daisies and buttercups, country flowers and exquisite sunshine for one of the loveliest weddings of the year on the English Wedding Blog today. Thom and Alicia are a star couple, whose personalities made their wedding simply perfect.
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The gorgeous bride and groom were married in South Gloucestershire, with a church ceremony and marquee reception in the countryside – and they styled their day to fit the reception with tons of colourful flowers looking as though they’d come straight from an English country garden…
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Images are by Joanna Bongard Photography, who Thom and Alicia recommend with some really wonderful words: “The photos were just as we’d imagined but better… So fresh and fun; they reflect every emotion shared, depicting our perfect day that we can look back on in years to come and remember it just like yesterday. She is a great talent.” 

Do find out more about Jo here: