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I love Kate and Andy – for their choice of wedding venue (squeeeal!) and their gorgeous styling touches. This wedding – my second from Finchcocks Musical Museum – is breathtaking! With lots and lots of styling touches to inspire you, and beautiful images by Penny Young Photography, it’s already a favourite for 2015.

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Styling touches are beautifully simple and very “English summer garden” with sweet peas picked from Kate’s parent’s garden and arranged by a very talented and multi-skilled hairdresser! Other touches are ever so pretty and I’m sure will inspire so many of you: the marquee was decorated with flowers in jam jars and metres and metres of bunting made by Kate’s mum.

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The stars of today’s English Wedding Blog are, in this order:

  1. Kate and Andy. Stunning
  2. Finchcocks Musical Museum and that awesome be-buntinged piano!
  3. The cat. I asked for the photo especially… so adorable!
  4. Kate’s mum. Creative genius.
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Morning! Today is a happy day for me… I get to feature the gorgeous real wedding which has graced the top bit of my blog for – ooooh, about 6 months already. Those flowers? They’re here. Which means I have a fabulously colourful, insanely beautiful, English farm wedding to share with you today. Yay!!

A Winkworth farm wedding in Wiltshire, with Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall (12)

Jacqueline and Andrew are not only super gorgeous and stylish, they’ve also shared some brilliant budget tips too – so make sure you don’t miss their wedding story at the end of the photos. This is my favourite: “Have a 10%-20% contingency fund for the times where you fall in love with something which is just outside your original budget but will make the day that extra bit special for you both.

A Winkworth farm wedding in Wiltshire, with Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall (46)

Images are by my favourite Bristol wedding photographer, the awesome Joseph Hall. If you’re looking for a photographer in Bristol or Wiltshire, please look at Joseph’s website and social media:

http://joseph-hall.com/
https://www.facebook.com/JosephHallPhotography
@mrjoehall
http://english-wedding.com/tag/joseph-hall-photography

A Winkworth farm wedding in Wiltshire, with Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall (59)

Shall we? Prepare to fall in love….
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Today’s wedding is gorgeous – full of creative ideas and DIY touches from friends and family. Shirley and Mark married at Skipbridge in Yorkshire – a fascinating venue for its modern approach (green field venue, vintage cars as permanent props, donkeys and links with the fabulous PapaKåta)!

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Shirley told me, “I am very lucky and have some amazing creative and imaginative friends who did most of the planning… We had many handcrafted elements to our wedding which made the day so special. The invitations, the seating plan, flowers – the list is endless.

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Images are by the fabulous Colin Murdoch Studio, based in North Yorkshire.

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This is a beautiful wedding from beginning to end: a perfect English summer celebration outdoors, a wonderful couple with the loveliest family and friends, and stunning images! Shall we dive in? Enjoy.
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Our DIY English summer wedding – Shirley + Mark

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Amy and Peter’s wedding is beautiful and traditionally vintage, with lots of handmade touches. I was so pleased when Amy got in touch to show me their wedding – it’s full of ideas and handmade DIY touches I think you’ll really love. The antique lace Amy used for her bunting and tablecloths, and the antique lace doilies, really make for the prettiest feminine style.

Vintage wedding at Pashley Manor by Caitlin Mogridge (44)

Even Amy’s dress is a one-off (and doesn’t she look incredible?!) She bought her wedding dress from an American vintage shop online and had it customised by a dressmaker in the UK. With simply beautiful accessories it’s the perfect vintage bridal look.

Vintage wedding at Pashley Manor by Caitlin Mogridge (28)

Flowers are another highlight: Amy knew she wanted wild flowers in pastel colours, and ended up choosing hydrangea, stocks, peonies, roses, lilac, lavender, astilbe and wax flower. Amy’s bouquet was a loose, hand-tied bouquet, and she used an antique lace ribbon and a brooch given to her from Pete on an anniversary to tie it together. Gorgeous, don’t you think?

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I love Beth and Eddie’s glamorous vintage wedding – all about fun and laughter, and with a focus on family. And yet the attention to detail is exquisite… Beth wears a Justin Alexander designer gown, which is fabulous. Friends and family helped out with gorgeous table centrepieces and a creative and very personal cake – and the personal touches throughout are just wonderful and inspiring.

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Images of gorgeous bride and groom Beth and Eddie are by lovely Wiesia at Little Miss Boyco Photography. Wiesia is based in Newcastle, close to Newton Hall where today’s fabulous wedding took place.

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Do check out Little Miss Boyco’s website and social media:

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This is such a fabulously stylish wedding – Newton Hall has a vintage and ever so slightly kitsch flavour, and today’s bride and groom really made the most of their glorious venue. You’ll love it! Enjoy. claire gould calligrapher signature

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Our wedding story: Beth + Eddie

Wedding photographers website:

http://www.littlemissboyco.co.uk

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While it’s chilly outside I like to feature a little sunshine on the English Wedding Blog – today, a summer garden party wedding with paper lanterns and bunting, bright flowers and of course lots of wonderful sunshine.

Real English wedding at Eleven Didsbury Park, images by ZT Photography (3)

Rebecca is beautiful. She wears a gown by So Sassi, and a gorgeous floral headband by Rock n Rose, which I think is amazing! Lee looks fab in a suit from Slaters, and the flowers by Wild and Wondrous are just stunning.

Real English wedding at Eleven Didsbury Park, images by ZT Photography (16)

Huge thanks to Zoe from ZT Photography for sharing the images of the day with us here on the English Wedding Blog. They really capture the atmosphere of the day, with romance and excitement in every one. Do check out ZT Photography if you’re marrying in the north west:

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Today’s wedding is more than amazing – so many breathtaking images and a fabulous wedding report (with equal doses of advice, emotion and chuckles) from beautiful bride Laura.

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There is a subtle map theme to the day, but overall the style is relaxed, intimate and LOTS of fun! Laura told me “It was like being in a candy-floss cloud…” and when I asked about her Naomi Neoh dress she said “I put her on (blush pink and softer than angel hair) and did not want to take her off… ever.
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I’ve always loved The Belle Epoque as a wedding venue. In the early days of The English Wedding Blog I featured so many weddings there… but it’s been a little while and I’ve missed the place! It’s a quirky boutique venue with tons of character – perfectly fitting for Andrew and Laura.

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Images are by lovely wedding photographers Peter and Sara at Pixies in the Cellar. They’re brilliant and come highly recommended so do check them out:

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Jonathan and Jessica’s family is the most talented ever seen on a wedding blog. The details of their day are pretty amazing – and I eagerly read Jess’s questionnaire to see where they bought their fabulous stationery (her brother made it) and stunning cakes (Jonathan’s dad). Wow.

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This is a beautiful wedding in every way, so much so I struggled to narrow my selection of images down to a mere 50 to share with you! But I promise: they’re worth it. Jessica and Jonathan are a gorgeous couple, and have taken the time to share some excellent advice and top supplier tips with us all today. Between the wonderful images and fnatastic wedding report, you’ve got a busy ten minutes ahead of you so grab a cuppa and dive in!

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Huge thanks to lovely Peterborough wedding photographer Georgi Mabee for submitting Jess and Jonathan’s wedding to the English Wedding Blog. It’s a real privilege to be able to feature their day – and I hope you love it as much as I do! Do look at Georgi’s website and social media – she’s a rising star in the wedding world:

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I almost pinch myself whenever I see Gemma and Gordon’s wedding photos – they’re just so incredibly beautiful. And what an amazing venue – Finchcocks Musical Museum is as cool as it sounds and then some. Gemma told me their theatrical wedding venue had “old style pianos everywhere, amazing walled garden and wild gardens, high ceilings and wooden floors…” and the images show musical ephemera everywhere – just. wow.

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I adore Gemma’s dress, her hair and her pretty bouquet. The images of today’s gorgeous bride in a disused room at the venue are eerily beautiful – you’ll love them.

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There are so many little nooks and crannies around Finchcocks for beautiful photos, and I owe huge thanks to Steven from Duntons Photography for sharing so many of those with us today. Please do look at his website, Kent brides and grooms especially!

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I have a little treat for you all this fine Sunday morning – one of the loveliest real weddings I’ve seen in a while, with touches of old Hollywood glamour and exquisite photography at  Norfolk’s magnificent Narborough Hall Gardens.

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Laura is beautiful; a glamorous, graceful bride. Her perfect partner is Simon, every bit the movie hero to Laura’s romantic heroine. And they really do have it all: a fabulous wedding, superbly styled with love and laughter in every one of their beautiful images. My personal highlight? Laura’s advice to think back to other weddings and decide from there what’s most important; also, to keep an open mind when you go dress shopping. Believe it or not, this stunning Sassi Holford dress wasn’t the kind of style Laura had in mind at first!

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I owe huge thanks to Rob Dodsworth Photography for sharing his images of their day with us all. Do take the time to visit Rob’s website and blog, especially if you’re near Norfolk – he’s pretty amazing:

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Samantha and Edward’s wedding is just gorgeous. Samantha describes their style as ‘traditional country chic’ – the perfect label for a deliciously done, classic English wedding.

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They married in the summer, choosing delicate pastel colours and focusing on beautiful flowers in their wedding theme. I love Samantha’s advice about ‘the little things’ – she told me it’s the people, the food and the music which matter most of all. I love her comment about her Stewart Parvin dress though: “It was amazing and I wish I could wear it all the time.” She looks incredible. (And hey, why not wear it again? I would!)

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Images are by lovely Kent wedding photographer Penny Young. Penny has featured on the English Wedding Blog a good few times over the last year – I adore her style and she’s a lovely lady too. And of course if you’re looking for a wedding photographer in Kent do check her out!

www.pennyyoungphotography.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Penny-Young-Photography/277932812258375
blog.pennyyoungphotography.com/

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Sarah and Nick were married at Haworth Art Gallery – a fabulous location with a romantic atmosphere which needed little extra styling. Their creative talents came out to play with their marquee reception, where they enlisted friends and family to help make everything from bunting to stationery.

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Today’s gorgeous bride made her own cake and many of the decorations, and everything looks amazing! Their guests commented on how personal this DIY wedding was because of all the things they thought of and made.

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I particularly love the French influence in elements of the wedding design: the typefaces used on the Order of the Day; the cork decorations and the cheese wedding cake. It’s a wonderfully romantic and creative day from beginning to end, and the photographs from Pixies in the Cellar capture every detail – it’s a treat to be able to share them with you today!

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