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Winter weddings are my favourites. The cosy venues, candlelight and log fires are part of what makes a winter wedding special. I adore the cooler colour palettes and classic accessories winter brides and grooms choose too: all in all, it’s a wonderful time of the year! Gemma and Marc’s Oxfordshire wedding is pure bliss for winter months and I hope you love it as much as I do!

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Photography from today’s wedding is by my lovely friend and sponsor Heni Fourie Photography:

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The gorgeous couple married at The Tythe Barn, Bicester – a bustling venue with oodles of charm and history dating all the way back to the 14th century.

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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.

Beautiful Nailcote Hall wedding photography by Rob and Sarah Gillespie (41)

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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Cliche it may be, but your wedding should be all about YOU! Style your day with the things you both love, and you’ll have happy memories forever. Claire and Christian did an incredible job of making their day really personal – taking things to the next level with their wedding favours (bristlebot, anyone?!) and chose a super Lake District wedding venue which they made their own for the day.

Real wedding at the Wild Boar in Windermere with Jay Emme Photography (12)

I’m so excited to feature this wedding – the room Claire and her girls got ready in is where we stayed back in August! It’s more than lovely and I know they adored the place. Claire is gorgeous and looks amazing all day as she changes from her ivory heels into green wellies and purple Converse… I LOVE a bride with personality!!

The Wild Boar is a venue which needs very little extra wedding decor. Claire and Christian told me, “It’s lovely. Low wooden beams and a little bit higgledy-piggledy! We were keen as far as possible to let it speak for itself. We decorated the tables and the Wild Boar supplied some table vases.”

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You’re not going to believe me when I tell you today’s blast of colour comes from a January wedding… but it does. And what better time for a fiesta than the colder months of winter, right? Sam and Siobhan got it spot on, and I have fallen head over heels for their super colourful fiesta wedding.

Fiesta wedding blog from Henley On Thames Image credits Raymond Lin Photography (5)

The gorgeous couple married in Henley On Thames and found suppliers through Etsy and Not On The High Street – huge hats off* to them for supporting indie businesses and buying online!

*no pun intended… see huge hats further down. Sorry! C x

Fiesta wedding blog from Henley On Thames Image credits Raymond Lin Photography (16)

Gorgeous bride Siobhan would definitely recommend a winter wedding as a way to save pennies – and also to be able to spend more on the really important bits of your day. For this lovely couple that meant their photographer and their band – who most certainly made an impression!

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There’s *thinks for a moment* no, nothing I love more than a surprise wedding. And Rebecca and Brian pulled it off beautifully, sharing their secret with only a few wedding guests before their – supposed – combined birthday party. Brilliant!!

Images from a beautiful surprise English Wedding at Thrumpton Hall with Cris Lowis Photography (22)

It took 8 weeks to plan the wedding, and Rebecca and Brian went online to source small, local suppliers to style their day. It looks amazing – surprise wedding this may be, but the details are all there! Rebecca is a beautiful bride with a pretty vintage dress and the most wonderfully colourful shoes (LOVE!), and Brian’s jacket and trousers combo is perfect: but their expressions (delight mixed with an element of cheeky surprise!) are my favourite thing. I love this!!

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Images are by the very fabulous Cris Lowis Photography in Staffordshire. Find out more about Cris here:

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Often a wedding will catch my eye for its simple elegance – there is sometimes a sparkle, a hint of beauty in the images which I can’t put a finger on. Theresa and Anastasios’s big day is one of those. They were married at Statham Lodge earlier this year and focused on a simple, classy celebration for their friends and family to enjoy.

Beautiful real wedding at Statham Lodge with Jo Bradbury Photography (18)

I adore the images of Theresa with her little boy – she’s such a beautiful bride I couldn’t resist sharing all the most loving moments of this wedding day with you. Grab a tissue as well as a cuppa, because there might be a few tears!

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Images are by lovely wedding photographer Jo Bradbury. Find out more about Jo and see more of the weddings she’s photographed here:

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Enjoy today’s lovely real wedding!
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Beautiful real wedding at Statham Lodge with Jo Bradbury Photography (10)
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Beautiful real wedding at Statham Lodge with Jo Bradbury Photography (17)
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Beautiful real wedding at Statham Lodge with Jo Bradbury Photography (22)
Beautiful real wedding at Statham Lodge with Jo Bradbury Photography (23)
Beautiful real wedding at Statham Lodge with Jo Bradbury Photography (24)
Beautiful real wedding at Statham Lodge with Jo Bradbury Photography (25)
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Beautiful real wedding at Statham Lodge with Jo Bradbury Photography (27)
Beautiful real wedding at Statham Lodge with Jo Bradbury Photography (28)
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Beautiful real wedding at Statham Lodge with Jo Bradbury Photography (30)
Beautiful real wedding at Statham Lodge with Jo Bradbury Photography (31)

The English Wedding Blog interview: Theresa and Anastasios

Your wedding photographer’s website:

Jo Bradbury at http://www.jobradbury.co.uk/

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

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I’m lucky this week – ridiculously lucky! – to have some wonderfully individual and unique couples starring on the English Wedding Blog. Yesterday’s real wedding was awesome with a humanist ceremony outdoors; today’s is just lovely – a bride and groom whose own style once again shapes their day beautifully.

Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (2)

Nicola and Rob were married at the fabulous Bartle Hall, and their photographer was my great friend Jamie of Vickerstaff Photography. Their images reflect the timeless and elegant style of their day, all with a sense of fun! The portraits are divine (and with a gorgeous bride and groom, a breathtaking venue and an awesome photographer, how could they be anything else?!)

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Discover more of Jamie’s work (and enjoy his excellent new website!) here:

Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (26)
Love, love, love… the flowers (eucalyptus, you’re my favourite!), the chandelier, the ear-licking, the littlest bridesmaid… the first kiss, Grandma and the wonderful snowdrops…

Enjoy.
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Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (9)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (10)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (11)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (12)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (13)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (14)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (15)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (16)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (17)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (18)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (19)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (20)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (21)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (22)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (23)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (24)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (25)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (27)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (28)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (29)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (30)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (31)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (32)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (33)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (34)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (35)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (36)

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I told you this week was all about the flowers… and today there’s more. I have the most amazing, luscious real wedding to share with you – and the flowers are out of this world! The lovely, beautiful Chloe and Mark were married at Wick Farm in Somerset, a lovely rural wedding venue with tons of character and English country charm.

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Their flowers – by my wonderfully talented friend Claire at Garden & Wild – were in rich plum, aubergine and dusky pink colours with a rustic flavour and incorporated mosses and fern foliage to tie together the rustic theme. They’re such a fabulous style for a winter wedding, and Chloe told me, “Mark and I ADORED our flowers – Claire worked with us to really understand what we wanted and created the most stunning bouquets, buttonholes and table decorations. I would recommend her to everyone, a million times!

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… and when I say 1920s twist I mean gorgeous bride with smoky eyes and the most amazing Temperley wedding dress and vintage accessories. Today’s wedding is so incredibly beautiful and perfectly matches Rachel and Al’s personal style…

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Cue the most amazing designer invitations, real vintage accessories, fabulous locations and of course wonderful wedding photography. My friend Mark from Evolve Photography in Devon submitted today’s real wedding to share with you and I’m super excited to publish it on the English Wedding Blog this morning.

1920s vintage wedding in Devon with images by Evolve Photography (11)

Find out more about the fabulous Evolve Photography here:

1920s vintage wedding in Devon with images by Evolve Photography (16)

Shall we begin? Grab a cuppa – vintage china will do nicely! – and enjoy.
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Our 1920s vintage inspired wedding at Huntsham Court in Devon

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1920s vintage wedding in Devon with images by Evolve Photography (13)
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1920s vintage wedding in Devon with images by Evolve Photography (30)
1920s vintage wedding in Devon with images by Evolve Photography (31)
1920s vintage wedding in Devon with images by Evolve Photography (32)
1920s vintage wedding in Devon with images by Evolve Photography (33)
1920s vintage wedding in Devon with images by Evolve Photography (34)
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1920s vintage wedding in Devon with images by Evolve Photography (36)
1920s vintage wedding in Devon with images by Evolve Photography (37)
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1920s vintage wedding in Devon with images by Evolve Photography (40)
1920s vintage wedding in Devon with images by Evolve Photography (41)

Our wedding story: Rachel + Al

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://www.evolvephoto.co.uk

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

Absolutely – I love the casual relaxed style and on the day I couldn’t have asked for a nicer person.

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Wedding inspiration doesn’t get any more exciting… with an amazing team, big ideas and incredible styling talents today’s styled shoot is out of this world. It has all of my most favourite things: creatively messy oversized flowers, great big glowing lightbulb stars, fabulous photography, divine dress detailing and exquisite photography…

winter wedding ideas with Katie Laura Flowers, Typical Type and Tiree Dawson Photography (16)

The best thing about today’s shoot – as with every shoot I feature – is that it could be all yours. Shoots are all about showing couples how amazing a wedding can look when you hire the right team to style your wedding day. Every supplier featured today comes very highly recommended because I’ve seen and loved their work over and over again.

winter wedding ideas with Katie Laura Flowers, Typical Type and Tiree Dawson Photography (22)

Whether you choose a single statement piece – a shining star, a stunning bouquet, a dress dripping with back jewels – or a combination of the elements from the shoot, you’re guaranteed wow factor. Personally I would start with the flowers… Katie Laura is one of the best wedding florists I’ve seen on blogs this year and she’s going to be ridiculously popular, I just know it!

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A rustic, messy winter bouquet with succulents and mixed colours, roses, seedheads, berries and lots of lush green leaves… A beautiful bride in a simple, straight gown with lace detailing and a shrug to stave off winter’s bite… A handsome groom wearing a Proper Suit (and I mean – awesome styling!) and quirky bow tie… and one of East Sussex’s most charming wedding venues.

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Introducing gorgeous bride and groom Claire and Anthony, as photographed by my lovely friend and sponsor Howling Basset Photography (based in Kent).
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This is all just so beautiful…

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Sam and Jason were married in Kent at The Secret Garden wedding venue just outside Ashford. This is a really special little venue – the ceremony was held in the Glass House, a gorgeous sunny spot for intimate weddings with its very own views across the secret garden itself. Today’s bride Sam is simply stunning – I adore her hair ornament and those gorgeous curls, don’t you?

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Kent wedding photography at The Secret Garden Ashford

Today’s real wedding has a wonderful wintry theme. Sam’s bouquet of pine cones and silver ferns is perfect for this time of year, and has a delicate sparkle – essential for any winter wedding day! The reception continues in beautiful winter style with pine cone place settings for every guest – such a pretty idea.

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Images are by the very lovely Andy from Howling Basset Photography (based in Kent).

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