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What perfect timing! When I first saw Caroline and Lee’s wedding on Samantha J‘s website I loved it, but had no idea their story began on Valentine’s Day… Then when I read Caroline’s wedding report I couldn’t believe the coincidence! Amazing that an anonymous Valentine’s card in the internal post can end so beautifully:

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Caroline and Lee’s beautiful English rustic barn wedding

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Our wedding report: Caroline and Lee

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://www.samantha-j.co.uk/

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

Absolutely over the moon! She captured the day perfectly!

Wedding venue:

Packington Moor, Lichfield

Can you describe your wedding in a single sentence?

Relaxed, informal and fun!

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Good afternoon lovely blog readers! I hope you’re having a good day… but if you’d like a little break from work come and join me for Chris and Naomi’s wedding from the Grange Hotel in York. It’s wonderfully warm and the venue is gorgeous – as are the bride and groom, of course! There’s plenty more to see on the Vogue Shot Photography website, with thanks to David Wade who’s written a little introduction to the day below. Enjoy!
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Christmas time is a time for friends and family so it’s no surprise that having a wedding over the Christmas break is becoming more and more popular. This was the case for Chris and Naomi, they are both very family orientated and chose to have a small but elegant wedding on the 29th of December.

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I always try and see the bright side of winter, don’t you? Early morning frost and winter sunshine, the promise of snow and snuggling up by a cosy fire… because winter can be the most romantic time of the year. I love it. So do Paula and Stephen, today’s gorgeous bride and groom on the English Wedding Blog. They created a winter wonderland wedding full of festive sparkle.

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Kitley House is a luxurious 500-year-old country house hotel in the Devon countryside, very romantic and with gorgeous gardens and grounds. Mark from Evolve Photography got in touch with me to share the images of their wedding day, which I hope you’ll love. Watch out for the vintage brooch bouquet which the bride made herself! Enjoy today’s wedding on the blog… it’s a gorgeous one!
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Our wedding report: Stephen and Paula

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://evolvephoto.co.uk

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

We were so pleased with our photographer. We were looking for someone that would take a story of our day whilst blending in to the background. What we got with Mark was exactly that. He also provided us with some very useful tips during the day!

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Are you hiring a stately home for your wedding day? Will you be making the very most of the venue – playing the lord and lady and enjoying every last drop of luxury and aristocratic style for the day?! For me, getting married in a grand country house is an opportunity to really treat yourselves and your guests to a luxurious experience you’ll never forget!

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Hengrave Hall is one of those wonderful English country mansions where the atmosphere is richly romantic, enchantingly atmospheric… and I wanted to show you the gorgeous photos from Bryony and Aaron’s winter wedding which really capture the luxury of a magnificent wedding venue. Essex wedding photographer Gavin Conlan kindly shared their wedding images with us today on the English Wedding Blog.

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Bryony and Aaron’s wedding will also appear in my real weddings menu at the top of the English Wedding Blog. See more Suffolk weddings on the English Wedding Blog by navigating from the top menu of the English Wedding Blog to real weddings by region! Enjoy today’s wedding everyone!
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There’s so much I love about Katie and Kevin’s wedding: their effortless style and choice of a glamorous, vintage inspired theme, their focus on friends and family… Katie describes their wedding in Lancashire as “An amazing party filled with love and laughter surrounded by the people we love the most!

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And then there’s Katie’s beautiful Charlotte Balbier designer wedding dress, from The White Closet in Didsbury. What a stunning bride, and what a magical celebration. As we enjoy a little chilly weather this month, it’s the perfect time to share this beautiful winter wedding with you. The images are by lovely Zoe at ZT Photography, who gets a glowing review from the bride and groom in their wedding report at the end of the feature!

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See more Lancashire weddings on the English Wedding Blog by navigating from the top menu of the English Wedding Blog to real weddings by region! Enjoy today’s wedding everyone!
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Hi again everyone, and happy Friday – can you believe it’s November already? The plus side… nearly time for some gorgeous winter weddings and definitely time for a reminder of those beautiful snowy wedding scenes some of you might have for your wedding day this winter. Do we have any December or January brides and grooms reading? Then today’s real wedding blog feature is for you!

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I’m so proud to be sharing Sian and Dean’s beautiful wedding in Surrey with you today. It has a festive feeling to it, and I adore how today’s couple just never stop smiling. The scenes in the forest are out of this world… magical, almost.

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Huge thanks to Sian for sharing her fantastic wedding report with us all today – I hope you love it. Congratulations, lovely lady 🙂 And my thanks also to fab Surrey wedding photographer Karen Flower, who captured their day so beautifully. Do read Sian’s review for Karen, which is really heartfelt and touching. This lady comes very highly recommended!

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I’ve just been out for a little walk down to the beach and been mobbed by butterflies! Dozens of them wherever I looked – what an amazing thing! Anyway – I made it back alive so I can share Stephanie and Michael’s Rushton Hall wedding with you. The phrase “best man bingo” tickles me, as is the thought of the heckling table! I also love their idea of giving away goodie bags with crisps and chocolate at the end of the night instead of wedding favours – genius.

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Thanks to wedding photographer Aaron Collett for sharing today’s gorgeous wedding pictures on the blog. Stephanie is beautiful and Michael her perfect match – the smiles say it all (and I’m smiling right back while I prepare the blog feature for you!) Congratulations guys, and thanks for your amazing wedding report. I love it!

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Everyone – enjoy. This is a fab wedding with some great ideas. Don’t miss the wedding report at the end of the feature. Have a brilliant day!

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Hi everyone! How are you today? It’s been ever such a busy week for me this week, I don’t know where the time has gone! So many of my wedding industry friends are saying the same thing… the wedding season has most definitely landed! I guess this means all of you lovely brides and grooms are even busier making plans in the run up to your weddings – hats off to you! Well – relax and take five minutes to enjoy today’s feature wedding – I have a traditional wedding blog to share with you, and I think you’ll love it!

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Henry and Claire were married at Cain Manor in Hampshire, and my friend and sponsor Martin Price Photography has submitted their wedding to share with us all today. The beautiful bride and gorgeous groom have written a wedding report which is at the end of the feature – a must-read for all brides and grooms in the Hampshire area.

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2013 has been a big year for theatre and cinema weddings, usually with an art deco or vintage style. Hannah and Steve’s wedding uses Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery as an incredibly beautiful backdrop for their ceremony. Their reception was at the amazing contemporary theatre, The Crucible. Choosing a venue like this will pretty much define your wedding style. There’s no room for vintage fluff, instead today’s beautiful bride and gorgeous groom used trees, simple flower arrangements and elegant lines to style their wedding.

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Steve designed all of their wedding stationery, and music choices for the ceremony included The XX, Bon Iver and a reading from Pulp’s “Something Changed” – because naturally this wedding had a subtle Sheffield theme.

It’s just divine – I know you’ll love this wedding blog as much as I do. Images are by wonderful Mark from Tierney Photography, and Hannah and Steve have shared their wedding report with us all at the end of the page. Huge congratulations to a stunning and stylish bride and groom, and thank you so much for sharing your wedding day on the blog!

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Lizzie and Chris are the loveliest of couples and I’m so pleased to be sharing their ever-so-elegant English wedding with you today. If you’re wondering if you’ll cry in church, Lizzie’s photos are about to show it doesn’t matter: in fact I think it’s such a beautiful moment! And there are so many more throughout today’s wedding blog feature.

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That’s not to mention the lovely styling and blue colour tones, another reason I selected this wedding to share with you on the blog today. I’ve learned a few things from Lizzie – Eryngium, anyone? Beautiful. (There’s a clue in the photo above!)

Thank you to wedding photographer Jo Garlike from Summer Love Photography for today’s submission, and my warmest congratulations to the very gorgeous Lizzie and Chris! Everyone – enjoy! Claire xxx
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Wedding venue:

St Michaels & All Saints Church, Aylsham, Norfolk & reception at Hunter’s Hall, Swanton Morley, Norfolk

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Phil and Clare’s UK wedding is beautiful and lovely and makes the most of personal touches for wedding guests. I know you’ll love today’s bride and groom (and of course adorable little Alfie!) – and I think you’ll take some of their ideas away with you too!

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Mixing the best of vintage elegance with more modern elements, Clare describes their wedding style as being “all about lace, soft pink colourings, roses, hearts and crystals. Everything encaptured one or more of these details.

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The images are by wedding photographer Kerry Diamond, who got a glowing review from the bride and groom! I hope you enjoy today’s wedding blog. Congratulations to Clare and Phil, and huge thanks for sharing and sending me such a fantastic wedding report. You two are gorgeous and utterly amazing! And thank you too Kerry for the submission. Everyone – enjoy! Claire xx

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UK Wedding venue: Hintlesham Hall, Ipswich
Wedding photographer: Kerry Diamond

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Everyone has a strong idea about how a wedding should be: lavish and extravagant is fine if you have the money and it suits your lifestyle. But personally, for me, nothing is more romantic than an intimate wedding with a few guests and some little details to make the day your own. Their country wedding just looks perfect to me: warm and cosy, stylish and really personal. And I absolutely love it.

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With congratulations to Fi and Tom, and a big thank you for sharing your wedding story with us all on English Wedding Blog today. Thanks also to Northamptonshire wedding photographer Aaron Collett for submitting the wedding for a feature. How could I possibly say no? This is right up my street, and the photos are beautiful. You’ll find the wedding story about halfway down the page. Enjoy! Claire xxx

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Wedding venue:

The Saracen’s Head, Little Brington

Wedding photographer:

Northamptonshire wedding photographer Aaron Collett www.aaroncollettphotography.co.uk