There are so many reasons I love this photoshoot – I hope you will adore it as much as I do! The Lake District feels like home to me. I can step outside my house and see the fells from where I live. I spend my weekends high in the mountains whenever I can. It’s the most beautiful place in the world.

A short intro from me today because in the case of Juliane & Luke’s wedding, the images say everything. This is a gorgeous day with a stunning bride and handsome groom, surrounded by art and all the people who love them. The venue is Turner Contemporary. The photographers are London wedding photographers York Place Studios. And unusually perhaps, we’re not sharing photos of flowers and place settings, wedding decor and dreamy styling touches. We’re sharing the realness of a wedding day.

This incredibly beautiful wedding in Italy brought friends and family together from all over the world. Already officially married in a civil ceremony in the UK, Anjali and Porus celebrated with all of their loved ones at Il Borro Estate in Italy. They booked True Blue Ceremonies to create a unique and personal ceremony, and chose top Italian wedding planner Elegante by Michelle J to plan their day.

The wedding day itself was totally unique and we planned it so that it felt relaxed, informal and joyous for Anjali, Porus and their guests. Anjali was radiant in a short, sparkly feathered dress and striking pink heels, just another way of making the day feel more like ‘them’.” ~ Elegante by Michelle J

We’re breaking down the pros and cons of artificial wedding flowers vs home grown florals on English Wedding today! Lots of you are looking for the most sustainable options for your wedding floral styling, and we’re here to help. I’ve included expert advice from Blooming Artificial, faux flower specialists, and Jess from Darcey Styling, a talented Lake District wedding florist and stylist with a passion for working with and sourcing blooms from Cumbria’s local flower growers.

When I’m not writing English Wedding, I’m writing place name cards and table plans! I’m Claire, and I’m a calligrapher. I’m also the editor of English Wedding (and I don’t show my face often on here!) But today I wanted to share some of the lovely wedding stationery and calligraphy I’ve been sending out to grooms and brides this spring.

It doesn’t feel like summer yet… but it must be just around the corner, right?