Good morning to all of you lovely folks – I hope your day is going well so far! Do you have sunshine? There’s plenty here for you to enjoy on your screens from Sian and Stephen’s wedding day which I hope will make you happy! I love this wedding: the images are lovely and light and fresh, and the styling of the day is pretty as can be – those dried flowers are lush! Words and images by Emily Crutcher Photography…
Dominique and Nick’s wedding is beautiful – gracefully styled with exquisite florals and elegant touches throughout. Their venue needs no introduction: Pendrell Hall is one of our faves here at English Wedding HQ. Dominique looks so lovely in her dress, although she admits to having her bridal ‘moment’ when she fell in love with her shoes! (which are gorgeous!!) The focus of this fab couple’s wedding is most certainly on family, and that’s what we love most of all. Involving your children in your wedding is so important, and will make the day so much more special and memorable… even if you do end up lying on the floor in your wedding dress having Thomas the Tank Engine driven across your hair (seriously, one of my fave pics! Don’t miss it at the end of this blog post!)
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Hey lovelies! Has your snow melted? That has to be the last of it… and so we’re bringing you sunflowers on the English Wedding Blog today! This is a really pretty wedding with summer skies and a bright, warm sunflower theme. Yvette and Alan are gorgeous and their venue is just wow. Come and see their day at Glemham Hall, courtesy of our lovely friend and sponsor, Essex wedding photographer Ayshea Goldberg Photography.
“Yvette and Alan had a beautiful summer inspired wedding at the pretty village church in Little Glemham and then a short stroll over to the grounds of one of my favourite wedding venues in Suffolk – gorgeous Glemham Hall. Yvette looked radiant through her nerves – but as soon as she reached Alan in the church and a huge butterfly fluttered over their heads (surely a sign that her Nana was there) she completely relaxed and enjoyed every moment of her day.
Beautiful bride Hana married Alex at Gate Street Barn on the scorching bank holiday last August. Despite the drama of a street fair trying to stop the bride’s car getting to the church (something that could only happen in the Surrey countryside!) the day was filled with so many laughs and so much love. With a gorgeous summer evening sunset, and the bride and groom recreating the iconic Dirty Dancing routine as their first dance, it is safe to day that they had the time of their lives!
Images are by lovely Surrey wedding photographer Jessica Grace
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Alex went to secondary school with Jesse and saw that she had become a photographer on Facebook, so i went on her website to have a look and was blown away at how amazing and natural her photography was.
How was your weekend, lovely people? We escaped to the hills in the Lakes yesterday – it was beautifully sunny, and (unbelievably after last weekend) t-shirt weather! Yay!! I hope you had the most wonderful weekend and got some sunshine too!
Now you may have seen Zade Film Co in the English Wedding Directory. (Take a peek here!) As soon as I saw their website I knew we had to feature beautiful Kimberley and Ben’s wedding at Grendon Court. Grab a cuppa, watch it here – the happy couple were blessed with such a perfect summer’s day, and captured beautifully by Zade Film Co.
“We had the pleasure of filming Kimberley & Ben’s stunning wedding in Herefordshire last September. The wedding ceremony was held at the beautiful St Catherine’s Church in Hoarwithy, an amazing Italianate Romanesque and Byzantine church with stunning architecture. We then moved onto to Grendon Court, a scenic barn style venue surrounded by rolling Herefordshire hills.
Beautiful bride Kirsty and Simon’s wedding is wonderfully summery with beautiful florals in the most idyllic setting. The couple had gone to great lengths to set up their marquee reception at home, and Simon’s mum had been working on their garden for a very long time to ensure it was just perfect and full of blooming flowers and greenery. Their wedding celebrations made for a lovely relaxed afternoon, complete with ice cream and croquet on the front lawn.
“We decorated the marquee with bunting. Our friend had made us a beautiful bar out of used pallets. The tables had hessian and lace runners and log slice centre peices with an assortment of silk flowers in milk bottles and jam jars. As we were having an afternoon tea the tables were laid out with mismatched vintage China which added to the decor. We made all of our own stationery, even cutting out hundreds of small triangles in different floral patterns to make bunting which was the theme of the invites. We had rubber stamps made up of our names and wedding date for the front of the invite and printed the inserts ourselves. We made all of our wedding favours which were small jars of sweets which also doubled as place settings as they had guests’ names on.”
Today’s real wedding is a stunner: beautiful bride Sarah wears a breathtaking dress by Jesus Peiro, while her bridesmaids simply shine in vibrant red. Groom Tristan looks amazing in a Horace & Sons suit while his groomsmen (many, as recommended by Sarah in her interview below the images!) look distinctive and dapper in braces and flat caps! This is a stunning wedding shot by our lovely friend and Priston Mill Wedding Photographer Martin Dabek.
Our wedding flowers were big and colourful! Rustic feels to the decorations for the venue but still, lots of colour! Emma Norton was our florist. I cannot tell you how fantastic her work was and how well she understood what I wanted. Perfect.
Other than the flowers, we dotted around a few home made decs but the venue certainly didn’t need this. It is so beautiful and full of character as it is (I mean it has a working watermill in it!!)
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This will brighten up your Wednesday – I promise! I’m totally in love with today’s wedding from The Copse, and Daisy and Will are just gorgeous – in fact everything about their wedding is just perfect from Daisy’s dress (wow!!) to the florals and greenery. Images are by English Wedding Directory member and super talented Essex wedding photographer Craig Williams – whose website and instagram are both wonderfully addictive!
Daisy and Will’s venue is fabulous. The Copse allows couples to choose their own caterer and bring wine with no corkage – which we think is pretty special! I know it’s a favourite of lovely friend, English Wedding feature writer and wedding planner, Jenna Hewitt. “Jenna ran everything for us and that meant we had much more time to relax and enjoy the day. Having Craig as our photographer and Jenna as our on the day coordinator made all the difference in the world.”
This space is the most amazing I’ve seen in a long time – a blank canvas wedding venue in a league all of its own. Gorgeous Nicole & Samuel were married at The Winding House in June, styled their day with elegance and simple homemade touches, and chose lovely Kerry Ann Duffy as their wedding photographer.
“Our venue was such a unique building with its painted white bricks, vintage wood and green trees and banks. THE perfect location and back drop for our wedding. The ridiculously high ceilings made the ceremony feel chapel like which was amazing. Especially with our music playing during the ceremony. The owners Vicki and Paul would do anything for you and go above and beyond to help achieve the best day.
I made bunting galore, so easy and enjoyable to make. I made the table plan, and tree decoration that hung over the top table.
Greta at The little cake company did the most amazing job on our wedding cake, which looked and tasted great. She had so many flavours to choose from. We went fruit, lemon drizzle and banoffee for the top tier (which our dogs stole and ate off the kitchen side post wedding)[!]
7 speeches, pretty spring florals and a Swedish twist make this wedding totally unique, beautiful and captivating. Gorgeous bride Malin wears a beautiful dress from Isabella Grace Bridal with the prettiest lace detailing – and groom Simon looks dapper in Ted Baker. I adore the florals and simple, summery colour palette and I know you will too! Images are by lovely English Wedding Directory member Damion Mower Photography, based in Buckinghamshire.
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We looked for photographers online for quite a while. Damion’s portfolio really stood out for us. We also liked his documentary and personal style which really shone through on his website.
Damion was outstanding. He went above and beyond what we expected. We originally had a lower budget for a photographer and learning from friend’s mistakes in the past we opted to pay more and he was worth every penny. Right from the start he insisted on a FaceTime call to really engage and connect about our requirements. The engagement shoot went fantastically well and really built on our relationship with him so we had no doubts on our big day.
Today’s wedding is pure luxury, sheer joy and absolute beauty. Stunning bride Fern married her gorgeous groom James at Sherborne Abbey and celebrated with a beautiful reception at Brympton House in Somerset. Their day is captured by our friend and sponsor, Brympton House Wedding Photographer Martin Dabek, who is based in Somerset.
I tried on over 100 dresses and found it particularly hard to narrow the selection of styles down as I liked too many. My mum and I visited the Caroline Castigliano store in Knightsbridge and the sales assistant picked a gown I wouldn’t have chosen and the second I walked out in it, my mother had a tear to her eye. We then managed to accessorize it with the different trains, veils and belts to create the look for day and evening I was envisaging. The dress was also made to measure which was brilliant as it ensured it fitted like a glove on the day.
I guess if we could all describe our perfect wedding it would be something like this: fun, relaxed, gorgeously styled, games, drinks, full of personality, laughter, love, unique. Keye and James nailed all of those – and then some. They added circus and carnival, wow factor, fizz and flames. The opulent floral displays are breathtaking and the styling is oh-so-pretty and perfectly on trend. Their day is spectacularly styled with beautiful summer blooms, calligraphy signage, smoke bombs, brilliant outdoor games – and our gorgeous grooms look fantastic in matching outfits with waistcoats and bowties.
The list of ‘above and beyond’ styling details is just amazing. Stilt-walkers, fabulous carpets lining the walkways between tents, a harpist, an owl ring-bearer, personalised plastic sunglasses in a rainbow of colours (and glorious sunshine to go with!)… but you’ll see from the pictures how incredible a day this was!