We’re thrilled to share this enchantingly autumnal wedding for a gorgeous couple in the Cotswolds. Jess & Tom had to postpone twice – their welcome sign tells quite a story! But their wedding, once it happened, is exceptionally beautiful. Jess is stunning in a dress from The Cotswolds Frock Shop, and Tom’s so handsome in his suit… although Albie almost steals the show with his little dog bow tie! All of the images are by Cotswolds wedding photographer Martin Dabek, who we’re proud to say is a member of English Wedding.

Wedding photographer’s website

https://martindabek.com/

We’re here to help you choose the perfect wedding readings for your ceremony! A romantic reading can add so much to a heartfelt service, and we’ve picked out a few of our top favourites to inspire you.

Pash & Sean – photographer credit: True Love Optics

Touched by an Angel by Maya Angelou – our stunning couple Pash & Sean chose this gorgeous reading about love and it’s beautiful.

Touched by an Angel

We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.

Not many wines have ‘Protector of Oceans’ in their strapline. When Sea Change got in touch to tell us about their eco-conscious wines, we had to sit up and listen. Even small steps towards sustainability can make a big difference to the impact of weddings on our planet. This is one you can do!

If you’re planning a wedding at home, in an eco-friendly wedding venue or with private caterers – anywhere you can choose your drinks – Sea Change wines are for you. Even if you’re marrying at a traditional venue with their own wine selection, we’d love for you to ask them about Sea Change wines – because all of you lovely couples out there can make a difference just by asking the right questions to your venues!

Around this time of year I begin my annual juggling act. I’m a wedding blogger, calligrapher and candle maker. It’s a little crazy in the months before Christmas! I’m also an excitable Christmas shopper and I like to plan early. I’ll be honest: I just enjoy going online and looking at all the lovely things people are making and selling. The joy of Christmas for me is seeing people’s faces light up. Gifting is my favourite bit.

Today’s beautiful, modern and romantic wedding is from London. Octavia and Steve make a stunning couple, and the elegant decor and styling and the most wonderful atmosphere make this day truly special. We’ve loved scrolling through London wedding photographer Ben Pipe‘s images of the day – and we’re thrilled to share Octavia’s story of such an amazing wedding.

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

We got married at St Nicolas’ Church in Chiswick before punting down the Thames to my parent’s home in Hammersmith where I grew up with my five siblings. The house was decorated with wild flowers and ivy for a beautiful natural, undone aesthetic.