English summer wedding at Alveston Pastures, with Hannah K Photography (25)
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Happy Friday lovelies! I have the sweetest wedding for you all today – Naomi and Chris declared their love for one another at Westwood Heath Church in Coventry. Their religious ceremony was such a meaningful part of the day – but that didn’t stop this wonderful couple from leaving the church dancing down the aisle!

English summer wedding at Alveston Pastures, with Hannah K Photography (7)

People always ask you – what colour theme is it? What are using to decorate? What’s the cake like? You can get wrapped up in all these things very easily and don’t get me wrong they help make your day beautiful! But, I found that what made my day joyful was the thought we both put into the vows, the songs, the moment we would stand and commit our lives to each other. So don’t forget the ceremony! Putting care and thought into this was when I knew we would have the most joyful day.

English summer wedding at Alveston Pastures, with Hannah K Photography (10)

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I LOVE all the details of this wedding… the dried flowers, Thomas’s suit (I love it when a groom wears something different to the norm) and Danielle is just so beautiful – welcome to the wedding of a fabulous couple whose gorgeous wedding DIY and wonderful wedding planning advice will inspire you so, so much!

winter wedding styling ideas and gorgeous real wedding images with Damian Burcher Photography (4)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.damianburcher.com

We were looking for a candid, informal approach to our photography. Someone who could capture all the emotion of the day as naturally as possible, someone that we felt comfortable to be around, and who was also affordable! After researching for many hours at countless websites and suppliers, we came across Damian. We liked the look of his work online and his portfolios, so we contacted him for further details. After meeting him at our home, we knew instantly he was our photographer!

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Lizzie and Roddy are such a cute couple, don’t you think? Their day is graceful as can be, from the bouquet to the ballet at their evening reception… I absolutely love this and know you will too. Images are by the amazing Russian photographers Frant & Fifa.

“My wedding dress was the only wedding dress that I really liked the second I saw it on the hanger. A lot of the dresses I tried before I tried on to see what it will look like and to keep an open mind as I was giving various dresses a chance. It was love at first sight with my Katya Katya Shehurina Rosa Dress and I was just so excited to try it on. I was also absolutely sure that that dress is one of a kind and I have never seen a similar dress in other bridal shops or magazines.

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I LOVE this wedding! The flowers are gorgeous (I’m all for English country flowers and the daisies and foxgloves are just so pretty) – and Lotti and Dave are the loveliest couple – this is such a perfect blog feature and I’m really excited to share it with you today!

Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (24)

Lotti looks so beautiful – her top and skirt are amazing and give the wedding a wonderfully contemporary look which really complements the afternoon tea styling. The tables are super pretty with vintage china and sublime English wildflowers; the cake is homemade and prettily decorated with country flowers – everything comes together to make this a quintessentially English wedding and I love it!

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Images are by Sophie Evans Photography, whose relaxed, honest and natural style I adore. Discover more from Sophie here:

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Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (7)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (8)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (9)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (10)
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Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (21)
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Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (30)
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Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (36)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (37)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (38)

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Gorgeous bride Nazma told me her wedding to David was a multicultural fusion of love, family, friendship & everlasting memories. And you know what? I think this is one of the loveliest days I’ve had the pleasure of featuring on the English Wedding Blog! The colours, elegance and character of the day are stunning – this is a wedding to warm your soul and make you smile out loud. Enjoy – the English Wedding Blog is BEAUTIFUL today!

Fusion wedding at Warwick House Rob & Sarah Gillespie (24)

Warwick House is a dedicated wedding venue. The stunning layout meant that nothing really needs adding other than personal touches. The neutral colours meant that any colour theme can be incorporated at the venue without looking out of place.

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We made the stationery ourselves – it was a combination of a labour of love and stress! Making wedding stationery can be a timely and patient process so I’d recommend only doing it if you’ve got the time and help from some crafty minded friends!

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It seems sooo long since we published a sneak peek from this wedding in the English Wedding Book at the beginning of this year (do you have your free copy yet?) but when these divine wedding pics landed in my inbox it felt like yesterday. Vanessa and Will are amazing: their farming wedding is one of the loveliest I’ve ever featured and I know you’ll love everything about their day.

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All images are by Midlands wedding photographers Rob & Sarah Gillespie

Contact and bookings: Rob & Sarah Gillespie Photographers

robandsarahgillespie.co.uk
www.facebook.com/robandsarahgillespie
english-wedding.com/tag/rob-and-sarah-gillespie

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We were at home when we saw the final pictures and we viewed them together. They are amazing and really capture our day. The detail and moments that Rob and Sarah captured were just truly magical, and it is so lovely that we have such a special record of our day, including piecing together bits that we had no idea had even happened!”
~ Will & Vanessa

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Saturdays are for road trips, explores, adventuring and discoveries – and so I invite you to join me once again to visit (virtually!) another fabulous English wedding venue: Studley Castle, in Warwickshire.

Studley Castle photography and review with Rob & Sarah Gillespie Photography (2)

Contact and bookings: Rob & Sarah Gillespie Photography

robandsarahgillespie.co.uk
www.facebook.com/robandsarahgillespie
english-wedding.com/tag/rob-and-sarah-gillespie

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Rob and Sarah Gillespie – my lovely friends and blog supporters – have photographed weddings at Studley Castle before, and know it well. They shot Lori and Tom’s stunning castle wedding there this summer – images used in today’s feature are from this beautiful wedding.

“Studley Castle is a 19th century ‘country house’ which has been used for several purposes since being built, but has been a hotel and wedding venue for quite a few years now. Photographically there is much to take advantage of within the building itself and in the surrounding grounds.” ~ Rob & Sarah Gillespie 

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I’m almost tempted to tell the story of Lori and Tom’s wedding backwards… because I’m in love with this photo:

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The only reason I’m telling the story from the beginning is that I’m just as excited to show you all of the other images of the day… today’s real wedding is full of surprises, beautiful touches and smiles from beginning to end. You’ll love it!

Contact and bookings: Rob & Sarah Gillespie Photography

robandsarahgillespie.co.uk
www.facebook.com/robandsarahgillespie
english-wedding.com/tag/rob-and-sarah-gillespie

Lori and Tom were married in the summer, and seeing their wedding today is warming my heart – it’s a beautiful celebration for a gorgeous couple in one of the most magnificent venues our country has to offer: Studley Castle. The ceilings are spectacular; the setting is incredible and the atmosphere is spine tingling!

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Lori’s dress was created for her from her own vision: she bought a strapless bridal gown and had a lace top made especially for her by a local bridal boutique – it looks fabulous and I love her approach to customising an off-the-peg wedding dress!

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I don’t think I’ve featured unicorns on the English Wedding Blog before… so today is something of an Event. And this wedding is so very lovely – from beginning to end the focus is on colour and happiness, with outstanding images capturing every moment.

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Lizzie and Henry did a LOT of research to find their perfect photographers, and chose the brilliant Rob & Sarah Gillespie to capture their day. Other suppliers were found on the internet, and Lizzie used Pinterest to collect ideas which would inject fun and colour into the day. It worked a treat.

Beautiful Nailcote Hall wedding photography by Rob and Sarah Gillespie (23)

I love today’s bride and groom – they are the sweetest couple, obviously totally besotted and the best of friends. Lizzie is gorgeous and chose a dress to suit her personality: as a Game of Thrones fan and definitely not a girly girl (like me!) she went for a style which made her look and feel like a princess… and I think she looks amazing – they both do!

Beautiful Nailcote Hall wedding photography by Rob and Sarah Gillespie (27)

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If you know a whole bunch of talented people, you’re one of the lucky ones. Georgia and Ross will tell you – being able to ask friends and family to make things for your wedding day, and knowing they’ll be amazing, is just the best thing ever.

Warwickshire wedding photography by Coates & Stain (2)

Today’s real wedding comes from the Warwickshire countryside where Georgia grew up. The marquee is pitched in a field of the family farm; pretty much every detail is the work of a talented friend or family member. And it’s all gorgeous.

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I adore the flowers; they’re real English country garden blooms and must have smelled as delicious as they look. The table plan is prettily homemade and the bunting and paper lanterns add a romantic atmosphere to the reception marquee.

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Images are by the fabulous Coates & Stain Photography, who are becoming big wedding blog favourites this year! They’ve featured on the lovely Boho Weddings blog and I’m delighted to be sharing their photography here on the English Wedding Blog with you today. Do visit these links to find out more about them:

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Dean and Leah are awesome! They had a super glamorous wedding at Warwick House, styled with elegant gold and white accents – and a gloriously golden wedding cake which just looks too good to eat.

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They wanted their day to be simple, elegant and classy with a glam twist and oh they soooo got it right! From the shoes to the flowers and venue this is a fabulously chic day to inspire brides and grooms styling a contemporary wedding.

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Images are by Ryan and Sara Photography, who get a brilliant review from our gorgeous couple. You can find out more about them here:

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Dean and Leah Falconer

Wedding photographer’s website:

Ryanandsaraphotography.co.uk

How did you choose your photographer?

We spent a lot of time looking at different photographers but wanted more contemporary modern photos rather than traditional. When we came across Ryan and Sara’s website and their style of photography was just what we were looking for!

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The day has finally arrived… I’m sooo excited to be teaching my first Manchester calligraphy workshop today – we kick off in an hour or so. Eeek!! But of course, lovely blog readers, I still have a fabulous wedding to share with you today 🙂

Sophisticated DIY wedding blog at Coombe Abbey with Rob & Sarah Gillespie Photography (46)

Laura and Tom achieved something pretty rare – they styled an incredibly sophisticated and elegant wedding in a magnificent historical venue, and they made all the finer details by hand. I’m more than impressed: this isn’t as easy as you might think: to create handmade stationery and decor – even the vases – by hand, AND do it so well they fit perfectly in a venue like this… it’s pretty special!

Sophisticated DIY wedding blog at Coombe Abbey with Rob & Sarah Gillespie Photography (26)

Laura’s absolutely stunning and Tom’s smile lights up the pages of the English Wedding Blog today – they make the most gorgeous couple, and I’m really proud to be sharing their wedding with you today. They married at Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire, and found most of their wedding suppliers online.

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