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How was your weekend? I’ve been working away quietly on calligraphy projects for the summer as well as a very early walk in the mountains on Saturday morning… blissful! I love it when Mondays don’t feel like work though… and today with beautiful Sahiti and Nitin’s wedding on my screens I feel happy, joyful… I really do love my job!

Glorious colour and beautiful gowns for a real wedding at Ragley Hall, images by Clive Blair Photography on the English Wedding Blog (25)

This gorgeous pair had two ceremonies in the Great Hall at Ragley Hall, a stunning country mansion set in thousands of acres of its own estate overlooking unspoilt Warwickshire countryside. Their civil ceremony was held in the morning, followed by a traditional Hindu ceremony in the afternoon. As I’m sure you’ve guessed, there are so many wonderful details from Sahiti’s beautiful henna to her classic white lace dress, and there’s the most wonderful air of celebration throughout the entire day – if you could capture the warmth, joy and love of a family celebration in one series of photographs, ladies and gents this blog post would be IT!

Glorious colour and beautiful gowns for a real wedding at Ragley Hall, images by Clive Blair Photography on the English Wedding Blog (36)

Beautiful real wedding at Mitton Hall with Rachel Joyce Photography Lancashire (21)
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Good morning beautiful! I hope you’re having the loveliest day – and enjoying a little sunshine still! Aren’t we lucky… it’s already been such an amazing summer and we’re still in the first week of July! And of course, this means we’re blogging beautiful weddings full of sunshine for you. Beautiful bride Sarah and her gorgeous groom Iain were married at Mitton Hall in the Ribble Valley. Their day is elegant and contemporary, with stunning blooms and delicious details. What do you think of the sweet pink chair sashes instead of covers? The chairs themselves are refreshingly pretty, I think 🙂 Images are by our lovely friend and English Wedding Directory member Rachel Joyce Photography.

Beautiful real wedding at Mitton Hall with Rachel Joyce Photography Lancashire (2)

We wanted to reflect the venue – at Mitton, we love the beautiful, cozy hall with all the wooden beams, and the amazingly light conservatory that looks out on to a gorgeous green backdrop. We wanted to create create a rustic, vintage feel, but keep it chic and modern. I loved my flowers! I had a mixture of different colourful flowers, including my favourite flowers peonies, hand tied with brown string. Julie from Hedgehogg florist arranged them for us – she was brilliant, I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.

Outdoor wedding at Priston Mill watermill, with images by Martin Dabek Photography on the English Wedding blog (10)
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Can you imagine an outside wedding at a working watermill? It sounds blissful… and for Nigel & Jade it really was a dream day. I love the glamour and elegance of their day at Priston Mill, a beautiful venue just outside Bath and Bristol with two gorgeous locations for your wedding and reception – the the barn and watermill are both glorious – and I’m thrilled to say our friend and sponsor Bristol wedding photographer Martin Dabek comes very highly recommended for both, as a regular Priston Mill wedding photographer! Our bride and groom are gorgeous; their day is super elegant with sparkle, their first dance is awesome and you’ll LOVE the last photo in the set…

Outdoor wedding at Priston Mill watermill, with images by Martin Dabek Photography on the English Wedding blog (12)

Wedding photographer’s website:

Martindabek.com

We had seen his work after our friends had him for their wedding. We did look around and spoke to other photographers, but loved Martin’s work the most so decided he was the one we wanted to capture our big day.

Hertford Castle intimate and alternative English wedding, photo credit Siobhan H Photography (14)
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Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you’re having a happy, sunny day, wherever you are. I actually wrote this yesterday because I’m planning to be on my way down from a big mountain in time for Sunday lunch… which means a dawn start! Eeek! So anyway – these two are one of my favourite couples because they really didn’t conform to the ‘normal’ wedding expectations (and for me that word normal isn’t the most exciting of words, so this is a good thing!) Alice describes their day as ‘unweddingy’ – and this makes me very happy. Safe to say most wedding bloggers are on a bit of a mission to encourage couples to do things their way – and for me at least, wearing something completely different to a standard wedding dress is a brilliant place to start! Needless to say, Alice looks incredibly beautiful; Sam’s gorgeous and together they made their wedding as perfect as can be. Images are by English Wedding Directory member Siobhan H Photography.

Hertford Castle intimate and alternative English wedding, photo credit Siobhan H Photography (16)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://siobhanhphotography.com

Alfred and Co Photography at Bashall Barn (28)
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I am clinging onto summer this week – despite the gale force winds and rain we’ve had here on the west coast. Let’s brighten all of our mornings with the beautiful Lancashire wedding of beautiful bride Emma and gorgeous groom Rob! Their June wedding was perfect – they were blessed with the most beautiful weather, which was perfect for their Bashall Barn farm celebrations.

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Both bride and groom are teachers – Emma’s a science teacher and Rob teaches music – so the school theme was strong through the day, with handwritten chalkboard signage, and even a ‘periodic table of tables’ for their table plan! The flowers in test tubes (for the ceremony) just look so pretty – I love this idea. Rob also wrote the music Emma walked down the aisle to, which is the loveliest thing ever, don’t you think?

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Images are by lovely Kirsty at Alfred & Co Photography –

www.alfredandcophotography.co.uk

Facebook – @alfredandcophotography
Instagram @alfredandcophotography

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Image by Stylish Wedding Photography at Penton Park (30)
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How was your weekend? We’ve had blissful sunshine and a lovely sea breeze, perfect for a friend’s party and a day’s tidying up the garden… as it’s my main view when I’m blogging, it’s important my little flowers grow bigger than the weeds so I can see them! While I’m in a sunny mood, I’m all about sharing summer weddings on the blog, and today’s is just the perfect summer’s day.

Image by Stylish Wedding Photography at Penton Park (16)

Cristina and Pat were married at Penton Park, and styled their day with lovely personal touches – the table plan is genius, the favours and place settings look gorgeous. And they had everything: glorious sunshine from the off, a luxurious venue with fabulous interiors and breathtaking gardens, and clear skies all the way through until sunset.

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I love their story, which is told in a nutshell on one of the table cards – basically, Pat moved in to the house Cristina was sharing with friends at the time. She liked him SO much she thought she’d have to move out immediately. I guess it’s lucky for them – and for us! – that she didn’t!

Vicky and Charlie's laid back Lillibrooke Manor wedding on the English Wedding Blog, photos by Sarah Ann Wright (28)
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Happy Wednesday folks! Have you read the English Wedding Bible yet? Our article “why don’t men like weddings” is making me super aware of giving grooms a starring role in the weddings I share on the blog – how am I doing? Of course, handsome grooms like Charlie make it easy 🙂 And Vicky is just breathtakingly beautiful, don’t you think? Today’s wedding is as gorgeous as it is exciting. I adore the elegant and rustic styling, and I love the ideas Vicky and Charlie came up with – “wedding day TV” starring guest interviews, plus the groomsmen’s boy band montage… it sounds so funny and memorable for all the right reasons!

Vicky and Charlie's laid back Lillibrooke Manor wedding on the English Wedding Blog, photos by Sarah Ann Wright (35)

Photos are by lovely Sarah Ann Weddings, a laid back and fun wedding photographer based in London. Sarah travels all over the UK shooting weddings for couples who want a relaxed, natural and fun wedding day. She describes herself as a mini ninja with a camera harness… and we think she’s brilliant. Find her on insta – @sarahannweddings

Vicky and Charlie's laid back Lillibrooke Manor wedding on the English Wedding Blog, photos by Sarah Ann Wright (10)

Essex farm wedding blog with images by James Richard Photography (17)
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I love the atmosphere of this wedding – the love and especially the laughter and enjoyment comes across so strongly in Rianna and Will’s images – it’s all just gorgeous and totally captivating. This wedding was sent in by James Richard Photography – we think he’s amazing!

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This is a wedding with more of a personal touch than so many – yes, Rianna & Will made individual potted succulent wedding favours for their 100 guests, but as lovely as that is, there’s more. The wedding dress was made and designed by Rianna and her mum. It’s wonderfully pretty, a perfect fit – and the loveliest and most meaningful thing I think I’ve ever seen since the English Wedding Blog was born.

The venue is Houchins Farm, flowers are by Lauren Wilson, and Rianna’s hair and make up (she looks stunning!) are by Knot Your Average Bride.

Essex farm wedding blog with images by James Richard Photography (6)
Essex farm wedding blog with images by James Richard Photography (7)

Essex farm wedding blog with images by James Richard Photography (26)

Essex farm wedding blog with images by James Richard Photography (9)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.jamesrichardphotography.co.uk/

Lemore Manor summer wedding, images by Cassandra Lane Photography (23)
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I love this wedding! The flowers are gorgeous, Laura is simply stunning – I love Andy’s bright blue suit as well – wow! Today’s gorgeous couple were married in June in Herefordshire. Their wedding was a classic English wedding day in the countryside, with lots of pretty touches. Images are by English Wedding Directory member Cassandra Lane Photography, who gets a glowing review from the happy couple!

Lemore Manor summer wedding, images by Cassandra Lane Photography (26)

We got married at Lemore Manor in Hertfordshire (http://www.lemoremanor.com/) – an amazing country house with an amazing staff. Margaret and her team made the day effortless for us – we commented several times that we were so pleased to have chosen Lemore for our venue. Not only was it beautiful, but we could relax and enjoy every moment without stopping to think about the running of the day – Margaret and team had it covered! Special shout out too for Micky, the chef. The food was amazing, we had so many comments on how lovely everything was. The venue and food are such a large part of the day, so we were so pleased with picking Lemore.

Relaxed Larmer Tree Gardens wedding, images by Married to my Camera (17)
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Happy Friday everyone! Whatever you’re doing, have an amazing day and don’t work too hard! I’ll be blogging, planning some worksheets for my next calligraphy workshop and getting ready for a weekend of exploring and reaching new heights in the Lake District 🙂 First though, I have this beautiful wedding to share with you, submitted by lovely David of Married To My Camera. I will let him introduce beautiful Sarah and Ben and tell you all about their day. Enjoy!
Claire xxx

Relaxed Larmer Tree Gardens wedding, images by Married to my Camera (28)

Sarah and Ben’s wedding was at the gorgeous Larmer Tree Gardens in Wiltshire. The couple are actually my neighbours, so no pressure there then! Both families were staying at King John’s House near to Larmer Tree Gardens and this is where both bride and groom got ready in the morning. It was an outdoor ceremony followed by some garden games and speeches outdoors too, before the wedding breakfast. All the 1000 paper cranes were made by Sarah!

Relaxed Larmer Tree Gardens wedding, images by Married to my Camera (19)

 

Wedding photographer’s website:

Www.marriedtomycamera.com

Gorgeous purple flowers for a summer wedding with Delicious Photography (26)
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Summer bank holidays are the BEST!! Whatever your plans for the day, enjoy. Relax, have summer drinks in the garden, smile and laugh and be happy. That’s my plan too! And allow me to bring a happy smile to your beautiful face with this gorgeous summer marquee wedding in Cheshire.

Sarah and Simon’s day is truly personal, informal and fun. Their focus was on friends and family, on celebrating and having the most amazing day ever – and they nailed it! The joy on everyone’s faces is just making me smile so much today! The styling touches are lovely, with a definite summer garden botanical feel to everything. I adore the herbs on place settings, the little tags, home made alcoholic favour bottles, terracotta pots on tables and the bold colour palette of blues and purples.

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Outdoor wedding in Worcestershire, Bodenham Arboretum - Clive Blair Photography on the English Wedding Blog (24)
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Happy Sunday lovelies! Does anyone have sunshine this morning? It’s peeking through the clouds as I write… there’s nothing lovelier than driving back to the Lakes and seeing the sun on the mountains 🙂 Oh! Apart from Kayleigh and Dan’s wedding on the blog today of course! They were so lucky with the weather for their outdoor wedding in beautiful woodlands at Bodenham Arboretum. Their humanist ceremony was touching, beautiful and intimate: they invited friends and family who they see often and will see after the wedding, rather than feeling pressured to invite people they don’t know well – and for me this always makes a wedding much more relaxed and happy.

Outdoor wedding in Worcestershire, Bodenham Arboretum - Clive Blair Photography on the English Wedding Blog (6)

Images were captured by lovely Birmingham wedding photographer Clive Blair Photography, and have been featured already in West Midland Your Wedding Magazine – but I couldn’t resist sharing them with you again – this truly is a beautiful celebration with lovely touches and Kayleigh has kindly shared their wedding planning story with us all (below the images). Don’t miss it!