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The neckline of Alicia’s wedding dress is just wonderful: on such a graceful and glamorous bride, this dress couldn’t be more perfect… and so sets the scene for today’s beautiful wedding blog. Alicia and Seb were married at Knowlton Court in Kent, celebrating their day with friends and family in the summer sunshine.

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Images are by the very lovely Steven Dungate of Duntons Photography. Steven describes the day as ‘an epic wedding to photograph‘! and my goodness, isn’t it just… from the historic church to the deliciously decorated wedding venue, this is a wedding to inspire you in so many ways.

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There are too many things I love best about today’s gorgeous couple Samantha and Lee: the fact they found out the day before the wedding that Samantha was pregnant (wow!); their budget advice to simply “blow it!” and the beautiful, enchanting images of their day by my friend Jamie from Vickerstaff Photography.

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The venue is wonderful (and not far from English Wedding Blog Towers!) with views over Lake Windermere; a little boy almost steals the show with his hobby horse (adorable!) and the entertainers clearly had everyone enthralled.

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With huge thanks to today’s very beautiful bride and groom, Samantha and Lee, and to Jamie from Vickerstaff Photography for sharing his images with us all. You’ll love them.
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Our wedding report: Samantha & Lee

Your wedding photographer’s website:

www.vickerstaffphotography.co.uk

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

Over the moon!

Wedding venue:

The Merewood Country House Hotel, Windermere

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Olivia and Nigel’s English countryside marquee wedding is beautiful. They married at Balcombe church in July and had the loveliest reception with pink roses and loose, lush floral arrangements, polka dots and mint green table runners – a deliciously light and colourful theme for an early summer wedding.

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There are some fabulous details and decorations to inspire you here. The chairs are gorgeous (no chair covers here!) and the marquee looks wonderful. Of course the most beautiful images are of stunning bride Olivia, who wears a bespoke designer wedding dress by Sarah Pinkster. She’s found her perfect match in Nigel and I wish them the happiest of futures together.

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Images are by London wedding photographer Corrado Chiozzi – please visit his website at http://corradochiozzi.com

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Oh! And don’t miss the most gorgeous little wedding guest… complete with ribbon, this adorable little pug very nearly steals the show!

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Enjoy.
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Lisa and Frank make such a gorgeous couple, and their wedding in Birmingham was sweet and simple with a focus on friends and family. Lisa describes their day as ‘the best day of our lives’ – and told me she loved her dress so much she didn’t want to take it off!

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Details were kept to a minimum and the highlights of today’s featured wedding for me are the portrait photos of the happy couple – they’re just fabulous.

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With thanks to West Midlands wedding photographer Darren Gair for sharing the images of the day. Find out more about Darren here:

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Our wedding story: Lisa and Frank

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.darrengairphotography.co.uk

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

Yes, Darren did an amazing job – he is so professional. We knew he was the photographer for us as soon as we met him.

Wedding venue:

Ceremony at ‘Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Rednal, Birmingham’

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Hello lovely! I have a beautiful Kent wedding to share with you this morning – it’s sunny and warm and I’m happy to be starting the day on a high with such a glorious celebration at Preston Court with gorgeous bride Claudia and her new hubby Peter.

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They describe their summer wedding as a vintage garden party, and it’s that and so much more: with a charming sense of grace and style and a bouquet I just adore. There are paper poms everywhere, the cake is exquisite, and oh did I forget to mention the carousel?!

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Huge thanks to Claudia and Peter for the lovely wedding report. Thanks also to fab wedding photographer Andrew of Howling Basset Photography – you can find out more about him here:

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vintage garden party wedding Howling Basset (3)So without further procrastination from me, here’s one of the loveliest Kent weddings – and one of the most gorgeous and madly-in-love couples – I’ve seen this year. Enjoy.
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Our wedding report: Claudia and Peter

Wedding venue:

Preston Court, Kent

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You’ll fall off your bicycle* when you see today’s real wedding… it’s just incredibly beautiful and fun and unique and individual and all of those things I LOVE about modern English weddings. [and breathe!] There are so many fabulous images of – well – so many amazing things to show you! A vintage wedding dress, a groom with real vintage style, a fabulous venue, weeks worth of wedding DIY projects and so much more.

oxford wedding photographyAll images are by the fabulous Sophie Duckworth Photography, who is based in Surrey. Sophie is one of my awesome team of wedding blog sponsors and you can read more about her here.

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*bicycle-riding bride? Check! Samantha is all kinds of amazing!

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Weddings can sometimes be all the more beautiful for their simplicity and grace. One gorgeous couple; two guests; and all the love in the world – over to Shaun Taylor Photography for something truly magical. The images are lovely, but don’t skip over the words, everyone!
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“Recently I photographed Sarah and Rob’s wedding in Bakewell, Derbyshire and I really wanted to share it with all of the English Wedding Blog readers.


The English Wedding blog is a great resource for inspiration on how you can personalise your wedding with DIY tips and sourcing super talented and highly unique suppliers and quite often, when photographing weddings I see all of this come to fruition.

And so was the case for Sarah and Rob’s wedding in Bakewell, Derbyshire. So much personality in the way in which they’ve styled the day and the key events that happened which made for some beautiful moments. What made this even more special was that it was truly intimate. There was no great fanfare, no invitation to the world and his friends, but just a simple and elegant demonstration of their commitment to each other witnessed by their two closest friends.

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Michaela and David’s wedding is about as British as British could be – their chic London theme is fabulous and their styling is beautifully elegant. Michaela told me they wanted to incorporate London into their wedding without turning it into a gimmick, and they did it perfectly. The images by English Wedding Blog’s new friend Matthew Bishop Photography are just wonderful and I know you’ll adore this wedding from the start!

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With a graceful and sleek Suzanne Neville gown, lots of lovely gypsophila, a big red bus and ‘proper’ postbox, candelabras and a fabulous naked cake, I have to say weddings rarely get better than this! Congratulations and a massive thank you to beautiful bride Michaela and super stylish groom David for sharing their day and writing a brilliant wedding report for us today.

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Lots of happy thank yous also to Matthew Bishop Photography for submitting this wedding to the blog. I have all of my fingers crossed that we’ll be seeing plenty more from Matthew, but in the meantime do check his wedding photography out here:

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Eleanor and Sebastian’s wedding knocked my socks off the first time I saw it! I’m so delighted to be able to share it with you today – they’re the loveliest couple and this really is an incredible day. Seb wears a Vivienne Westwood suit, and Eleanor a David Fielden gown – and they look amazing.

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Images are by the lovely Alexis Jaworski Photography:

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The wedding venue is spectacular: Micklefield Hall is new to the English Wedding Blog but I really hope to feature more weddings there! By way of an introduction they really don’t get much better though… enjoy!
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Our wedding report: Eleanor and Sebastian

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://www.alexisjaworski.com/

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

Yes, extremely pleased

Wedding venue:

Micklefield Hall, Sarratt.

Can you describe your wedding in a single sentence?

Glamorous, elegant and stylish set in stunning surroundings with all of our favourite people.

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Morning lovelies! I’ve been so excited to show you Verity and Darren’s charmingly elegant English wedding. They were married at Gosfield Hall in the Essex countryside and really made the most of their luxury venue. The flowers are fabulous – simple pink and cream roses with a peony tucked in the middle. Verity looks amazing in a beautiful lace dress with a sash, and Darren her very handsome groom.

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The happy couple chose Dave Allen at Just Hitched Photography to capture their day, and he did a brilliant job! Dave says, “These two people are so lovely, the way they are together is beautiful. They both adore each other which is clear to see from the way their eyes just drift away into somewhere wonderful when they look at each other and then the smile comes. I’m so happy for Verity and Darren and I wish them all the very best for the future.

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I’ll never tire of the pretty sparkle of fairy lights – I’ve had mine up at English Wedding Blog HQ since Christmas and yes, I turn them on all the time! Vicky and Gavin decorated Trevor Barn with bunting and fairy lights for their vintage inspired wedding and when I saw the pictures I fell in love. Life should be this pretty all the time!

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I’ve included more images of the ceremony than usual, simply because there’s such a charming sequence of images as Vicky arrives and Gavin’s nerves – and tears – being to show! I love the moment where he sees his beautiful bride and smiles: it’s always wonderful and to me this moment says, “so long as you’re by my side everything will be ok”.

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The jury is out as to whether today’s wedding is more of an “Ewok party” or a “secret wedding in the woods” – and our beautiful bride and gorgeous groom can’t decide! What’s for sure is that this is one of the best weddings I’ve seen – and it really fits both descriptions beautifully. Weddings should be a magical adventure in every way, and Louise and Toby made theirs so much more than that – it’s just brilliant!

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Their wedding photographer is the very lovely Clare West, a documentary photographer based in Reading. She comes very highly recommended by today’s star bride and groom, and I love that she captures the details of the day so beautifully. Louise told me, “Clare took time to capture a lot of the little details and delicate touches that we had spent so long working on.” For me that’s really important! Details and special touches are the frame around the essence of your wedding: just as you’d place a cherished photo in a special frame, if you wrap your wedding in prettiness then you want to have detail photographs in your album to recreate the atmosphere of your day around those magical moments, right?