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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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Josie and Simon’s wedding is just fabulous: the colour they created in every aspect of their day is just wonderful for a January wedding. Peacock feathers look stunning in a British flower bouquet; herbs as favours and place settings are perfect, and I adore Josie’s gorgeously vibrant wedding dress – you’ll love this!

A fabulously colourful wedding dress and gorgeous details for an intimate Oxford wedding. Images by Carol Elizabeth Photography (27)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.carol-elizabeth-photography.co.uk

Chance and Google led us to Carol. We knew that we would be getting married in an iconic venue, that needed someone who knew it to photograph it well. We searched for online portfolios of the Bodleian and found Carol’s. We liked the style of photography and we liked the range of couples in her photos – not all couples are 20-something instagram supermodels! Then we met her and she put us at ease, and we felt comfortable with her taking care of our special day.

A fabulously colourful wedding dress and gorgeous details for an intimate Oxford wedding. Images by Carol Elizabeth Photography (18)

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I LOVE this wedding!! It’s wintry but not too Christmassy (which means I can happily publish it in spring!) and the bride and groom are gorgeous. I especially love Tom’s tweed suit and cap – and Katherine’s hair is sooooo beautiful. The little mice holding flowers are the icing on the cake… just wonderful.

Winter wedding ideas for a simple and elegant day. Images by Holly Collings Photography (9)

Our wedding flowers by Hollyhocks Florist were beautful dark purple Calla Lilies, amnesia roses and gyp – looked amazing! It was Christmas so we had beautiful decorations for free! A floor to ceiling high Christmas tree, and miniature ones in the windows. We went for hessian bows on all the chairs. Our invitations, order of service and confetti were all homemade. They took a long time, but they were cheap and added some extra love to the day!

Winter wedding ideas for a simple and elegant day. Images by Holly Collings Photography (18)
Winter wedding ideas for a simple and elegant day. Images by Holly Collings Photography (17)

Images are by Devon wedding photographer Holly Collings, who you can discover more from here:

http://hollycollingsphotography.com
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Facebook.com/HollyCollingsPhotography
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We looked online for a while, specifically at local photographers who had impressive portfolios. As soon as I came across Holly’s, I knew I wanted to meet her and discuss her style of photography.

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I’ve fallen head over heels for this enchanting winter wedding. Katie’s Jesus Peiro dress is fabulous – she’s truly radiant in every shot and the dress fits their elegant, minimal style so beautifully. I love the rays of sunshine and how magical the early evening portraits look – and the little details for your Pinterest boards make this gorgeous day a perfect English Wedding Blog feature.

Jesus Peiro dress, elegant barn wedding and glorious sunshine on the English Wedding Blog with Camilla Lucinda Photography (10)

I originally headed to Marrime Bridalwear to try on a Pernovia, long sleeve, backless dress, so to finally leave with a halterneck and full skirt Jesus Peiro dress was a complete surprise. I would not have even considered the dress on the hanger, if it wasn’t for my mum and bridesmaid. Reluctantly, I tried it on; yet, it was the only dress that resulted in numerous tears and a huge smile. It even had pockets… I was in love!
Moral of the story: your mum and bridesmaid really do know you best.

Jesus Peiro dress, elegant barn wedding and glorious sunshine on the English Wedding Blog with Camilla Lucinda Photography (28)

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Baby, it’s cold outside… but you know, I’m still loving snuggly jumpers and sneaky hot chocolates and evening cuddles… winter has a spirit all of its own and I’m in no hurry to see the end of these chilly, beautiful days. But I’m biased: I’ve been completely and utterly won over by today’s gorgeous winter wedding inspiration. The word wonderland was made for the beauty you’re about to see… a combination of a luxe winter wonderland with a hint of silver, fluffy cotton candy, and geode crystals.

Winter wonderland wedding inspo for 2017 with Ellie Lou Photography (40)

Words & images by Ellie at Ellie Lou Photography

The Deer Park Country House Hotel is a fantastic wedding venue in Devon, with so many pretty locations for photographs in the grounds and inside the main hotel itself. Amber from Liberty Pearl Photography organised the perfect winter photoshoot with some amazing suppliers.

Winter wonderland wedding inspo for 2017 with Ellie Lou Photography (31)

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Winter weddings can be delicately frosty, with palest pastels and sparkle. Or you can bring warmth to your wedding style with vibrant, rich florals and a bold colour palette. Either way, opting for an alternative twist to the style of your wedding is a winner!!

Wild Berries and Beams for winter wedding inspo with Vintage Party Arrangements (7)

London based styling company Vintage Party Arrangements aims to reinterpret tradition in new and exciting ways and founder Dani believes that event design should provide a dynamic cultural experience for everyone to enjoy.

Wild Berries and Beams for winter wedding inspo with Vintage Party Arrangements (28)

“The shoot was organised by Ana Gely A – Photography  and features a winter wedding that is far from the ordinary. “For styling inspiration we tapped into the unique features of the venue where we did the shoot. The Great Barn at Headstone Manor & Museum is a two part estate featuring a manor house museum currently under restoration and a beautiful barn which is used for weddings. The place is steep in history and local traditions. It has recently been reopened to the public and we were lucky to be the first to ever do a photo shoot there.

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Two of my very best friends were married at this adorable little barn wedding venue in 2016. It was wonderful to see the place again when lovely Siobhan and Andrew’s wedding appeared in my inbox… the fairy lights took me right back to my friends’ wedding. Those of you who’ve been following the blog for a little while will know I live on the edge of the Lake District; the mountains are my second home and so today’s real wedding couldn’t be more perfect for the beginning of the year.

Love and fairy lights in Cumbria with John Colson Photography (16)

“I did the flowers myself. I went to New Covent Garden market one very early Saturday morning and bought enough silk flowers to make my bouquet and the two bridesmaids bouquets. I have never done anything like that before and I was fairly pleased with the outcome.”

Love and fairy lights in Cumbria with John Colson Photography (26)

Siobhan is so, so beautiful. Do watch out for her rocking that gorgeous dress on the dancefloor – where the twinkling fairy lights really do come into their own!

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Winter weddings can mean frosty, ice blues and silver, or rich tones, warming reds and candlelight… today we’re thrilled to be sharing these gorgeously vibrant wedding style ideas from a wonderfully talented team of Cornish wedding suppliers at The Cow Shed.

Vibrant colours and a darker aesthetic for a winter barn wedding, with Lucy Turnbull Photography at The Cow Shed (10)

The flowers are rich, red, with textures and tons of foliage. Lighting and candles are key. Rustic styling (twigs? we LOVE!) and mosses make this a wedding styled shoot we could just melt our little hearts right into.

Vibrant colours and a darker aesthetic for a winter barn wedding, with Lucy Turnbull Photography at The Cow Shed (5)Vibrant colours and a darker aesthetic for a winter barn wedding, with Lucy Turnbull Photography at The Cow Shed (28)Vibrant colours and a darker aesthetic for a winter barn wedding, with Lucy Turnbull Photography at The Cow Shed (18)

And then there’s the location. The fabulously dramatic coastline and those incredible skies. This is the first time we’ve seen an Ian Stuart gown in a clifftop setting and oh, it’s magical.

Vibrant colours and a darker aesthetic for a winter barn wedding, with Lucy Turnbull Photography at The Cow Shed (34)

Imagine yourselves delightedly warmed in a luxe winter barn wedding, or escaping together for a romantic clifftop elopement as the sun goes down… either way, like me, you will fall in love with today’s inspiration feature. Huge thanks to Ellie at The Cow Shed for submitting this dreamy shoot to the English Wedding Blog, and to wonderful Lucy Turnbull Photography for her stunningly atmospheric and beautiful images.

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Stunning winter wedding ideas with Rachel Joyce Photography (2)

Lovelies, I hope you’re ready for a truly amazing Christmas. This year has been wonderful for the English Wedding Blog – I’ve met and worked alongside some incredible people, and we’ve featured the most stunning weddings… you can still find them all by navigating the menu at the top of this page. So as we snuggle into our Christmas pyjamas, crack open a crate of mulled wine and sprinkle ourselves with glitter here at English Wedding Blog HQ, I wanted to leave you with one last wedding before the holidays begin… and it’s a stunning, gracefully festive, delicately sparkly celebration you will LOVE!! Louise looks incredible – the entire day just makes me smile, it’s so beautiful. Happy Christmas everyone!Claire

Stunning winter wedding ideas with Rachel Joyce Photography (30)

We went for an urban venue with Christmas and Winter being the main focus of the celebration, we used rustic logs, berries and winter roses throughout. We had hot chocolate, mulled wine, warm cookies, tartan blankets and a snow machine to complete the vision! I used a local florist for my flowers – we were a little limited on what was available on 29th Dec in between Christmas and New Year but I was thrilled, we went for deep reds, roses and berries.

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Everyone will see your wedding from a different perspective. You’ll be in the centre of a whirlwind of emotions and moments you both want to hold onto forever. Your closest family will be overjoyed for you; and reminiscing over your younger days as they watch you become husband and wife. Friends will be thrilled; excited to celebrate with you and catch up if they can grab a minute; flower girls will look up to see the wedding from their own adorable perspective. A wedding – your wedding – will mean many different things to many different people.

Beautifully captured winter wedding from Middleton Lodge, York Place Studios (9)

And perspective is something your wedding photographers will bring, both on the day and for many, many years to come. They’ll capture moments you didn’t know had happened; the romance as you say your vows and the happiness shining through your day. They’ll photograph memories you will treasure for ever, and the very best will do this creatively, beautifully, captivatingly.

Beautifully captured winter wedding from Middleton Lodge, York Place Studios (3)

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As we nestle further into our chunkiest knits and wrap our hands around mugs of steaming hot chocolate here at English Wedding Blog HQ I have just a couple of inspirational features to share with you before Christmas. It’s been an amazing year; I’m still full of the joys of the festive season and that’s very much thanks to the guys at Aspire Photography Training. Our last shoot of 2016 was full of winter wonderfulness and I simply had to share some of these ideas with you before we break up!

ideas for a wonderful winter wedding theme with Jenny Heyworth at Aspire (34)

Catherine (White Feather & Co.) – stylist, business mentor and the most inspirational person I know – chose pine branches and eucalyptus stems alongside brass candlesticks and copper cutlery to create a winter tablescape; warmer tones contrasting with the foliage beautifully. Bouquets were styled by the fabulous Katie at Made in Flowers.

ideas for a wonderful winter wedding theme with Jenny Heyworth at Aspire (1)

You simply can’t have a winter wedding without an amazing photographer, and Jenny Heyworth is up there with the best I know. She has the most romantic, atmospheric style to her images and trains photographers as part of her work at Aspire. You can discover more from Jenny here:

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I love today’s wonderful winter wedding – I know you’ll adore the bouquets, and bride Hayley looks absolutely gorgeous. Also – they hired a Jag for the whole week? Genius!! I love that!

Baubles, glamour and vintage-inspired wedding style at Rushton Hall in Northamptonshire with Olivia Johnston wedding photography (18)

I had the stereotypical crying-in-front-of-the-mirror experience when I found my dress! I had gone in with a very set vision of what I wanted, but then Lauren the sales assistant suggested something totally different. I was feeling open minded so tried it on, and ended up buying that dress.

Baubles, glamour and vintage-inspired wedding style at Rushton Hall in Northamptonshire with Olivia Johnston wedding photography (27)

My bridesmaids wore stunning emerald green multiway wrap dresses which I bought from a seller on Etsy. I wanted all three girls to be comfortable and the wrap dresses meant that they could decide exactly how they wanted to style their dress; sleeveless, halterneck, one shoulder or with sleeves. We paired it with a cream cashmere pashmina to keep them warm.

Baubles, glamour and vintage-inspired wedding style at Rushton Hall in Northamptonshire with Olivia Johnston wedding photography (23)

Don’t panic! Everything will come together on the day. What might feel like a total disaster before hand (the tablecloths aren’t quite the right shade of ivory!) will be completely trivial once you are face to face saying your vows. That’s the most important bit.