A guest article by Bands for Hire | all images by Richard Skins Photography.
See Phoebe & Ed’s gorgeous Childerley Hall wedding in our archives!

Strutting the aisle like a Hollywood red carpet with thousands of eyes fixed on you is some couples’ idea of Heaven – but don’t worry if this sounds more like wandering through the fiery pits of Hell to you! Everyone deserves to be loved, and everyone deserves the chance to express that love in their own way. If you’re more of a privacy-appreciating introvert than an attention-loving extrovert, you might be dreading the prospect of sharing your innermost feelings of love in front of a roomful of people – only to then have to keep them all entertained for the rest of the evening.

However, especially in these forgiving modern times, you don’t really have to do any of that. You don’t have to invite everybody you went to school with, just as you don’t have to hire a cheesy disco DJ to persuade all the grandmas and grandads to get up and dance to the birdie song. All you really need to create some fond memories of your not-too-big day is your partner, then whoever else you want there with you, and whatever music you want playing throughout.

photographer credit Michelle Cordner Photography

The English Wedding Directory is our curated list of brilliant wedding vendors. Our Insta and Facebook are updated with new vendors when they join us, and the Directory is full of brilliant photographers, stationers, florists, stylists… everything you might need for the wedding of your dreams!

These lovely people have joined the English Wedding Directory in the last couple of weeks – and we have more coming up to share with you soon! Do take a moment to discover them, and if you like what you see why not get in touch and even book this weekend?

Michelle Cordner is a Kent based wedding photographer covering South East England and beyond! With a focus on documenting your day in a cinematic documentary style

“I feel so lucky to be able to do the job I do. Personally, I can be shy when having my own photos taken! So, my main focus is to make my couples feel comfortable with me and the camera, and to create beautiful memories without interfering too much into your day!


To all of you wonderful brides, grooms and wedding photographers… we’re already filling our editorial calendar for the spring (I know! Like, how is it even February already?) – and we need your help! I’m looking for weddings full of spring flowers and early sunshine, and for photoshoots filled with anemones and hellebores, tulips and ranunculus in bright, positive colours! And as always, EVERY style, size, colour and gender of wedding! And I’d love to have your gorgeous photos all over the blog!

The weddings I love to feature are beautifully photographed, with creative ideas and inspiration to share with the couples reading the blog. Details are a BIG deal – but it’s about the moments too. You’ll win my heart with stunning close up images, the most romantic couple shots, and unique, new creative decor and styling.


How to submit your wedding for a blog feature

If you’re a bride or groom, please ask your photographer to get in touch. Give them the link to my submissions page.


I’d marry these two myself… gorgeous Martha & Phil had the most joyful, character-filled, fun and beautiful wedding at Bruisyard. They say the LOVELIEST things about their wedding suppliers – lovely Emily Tyler Photography gets a glowing and heartfelt review from the happy couple. They’ve also recommended a huge list of Suffolk wedding suppliers from personal experience, so do check those out (at the end of the feature). Do NOT scroll too fast through all the images though, because they’re BLOODY BEAUTIFUL. What an amazing day… Martha, Phil, congratulations! We think you’re awesome!!

Dark green and gold for Martha & Phil's glorious Bruisyard wedding, with Emily Tyler Photography (9)

Dark green and gold for Martha & Phil's glorious Bruisyard wedding, with Emily Tyler Photography (35)

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How did you choose your photographer?

Our photographer Emily was THE BEST. She was really friendly and warm from the get go and was always excited for us every time we spoke. She even sent us a little prep package with tea and chocolate and a booklet to answer all the questions we might have. We also decided to have a couple’s shoot a few weeks before the wedding which gave us a chance to meet Emily and get used to being photographed – definitely the right choice, we had a lot of fun and had some great photos of us to put on the tables! Emily is an amazing photographer – she captured the day and most importantly, every bit of the joy.


Hey lovelies! Join me today for a beautiful Kent wedding – gorgeous couple Sonia & Andy tied the knot on a gloriously sunny October day, and chose our friend Terence Joseph Photography to capture their story. Sonia dazzles in a stunning Jenny Packham dress. She told us “I knew I didn’t want the traditional white dress so I thought I would be searching for a long time but I found it really quickly and it was perfect for me. A bargain (from Debenhams) too! I found earrings and an art deco style crystal headpiece by Rose Red Rose White on Etsy, and my shoes were silver high heels from New Look. Andy wore a grey suit from T.M.Lewin with burgundy tie and pocket square from Swagger & Swoon – we found their colour matching service really useful.” 

Everything about this joyful day makes me feel so happy! I just know you’ll love it too. Enjoy!

A Jenny Packham bride at The Plough at Leigh, with Terence Joseph Photography (18)

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Kent wedding photographer


As I snuggle further into my cosiest jumper, it feels sooo good to be bringing you this super cute, cuddly, playful wedding editorial from lovely Katherine and her Camera. We have all the most adorable furry people, a glorious bouquet by Hampshire Wedding Club member Luvshifting, and a wonderfully alternative bridal look to share with you today. Sooo many ideas for including your pooches on your wedding day – you will LOVE this!

[I guess it has to be said: involve your dog if she or he will love crowds, noise and doggy wedding outfits! If not, find an amazing sitter for your pooch to spend the day with instead!]

wedding magazine shoot with dogs accessories, photo by Katherine and her Camera (19)

Delamere Manor. Photography credit Jonny Draper

Header image credit: Jonny Draper

It’s no secret that your wedding venue is one of the most fundamental aspects of your special day. We all have our dream venue, yet finding the one that ticks off all the boxes can be a challenge. 

However, there is nothing more quintessentially British than a countryside manor house. 

There are hundreds of amazing manor houses in the UK, and our friends at Delamere Manor are here to share with you some of the benefits of choosing a countryside manor house for your wedding. 

Photographer credit: Richard Milnes

A Classic Location 

Surrounded by the beauty of the Cheshire countryside, with its wild woodlands, rolling hills, and overlooking a picturesque six-acre lake, Delamere Manor is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city – transporting you to a world of fantasy. 

Nobody does it better than Britain for its stunning architecture and ode to nature as the source of inspiration for classical romance – offering tradition and elegance as a signature English venue. The views alone are ideal for filming and photoshoots to capture every special moment. 


Welcome to Monday, lovelies! I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend. We’re beginning this week with a wonderful editorial photoshoot focusing on repurposing beautiful and unusual items for a sustainable wedding look. All the dresses are from Bridal Reloved, who specialise in sample and pre-owned high end designer wedding dresses. Rustic Rentals styled this fabulous shoot with a showstopping wedding cake by Joanna Pyda and Caroline Clements‘ glorious florals, all set in the charming Old Milking Parlour at Cavokay House in Somerset. Everything is captured beautifully by Photography by Chantel.

Autumn wedding vibe on with Photography by Chantel (11)
Autumn wedding vibe on with Photography by Chantel (19)

As both the stylist and décor hire company I set out to create a shoot with a talented group of suppliers which would be both inspirational and aspirational. We wanted the designs used to be achievable for real weddings. We also wanted to encourage couples to consider reducing their impact on the environment by showcasing designs that incorporated re-used items. Highlighting options such as hiring the décor and props, beeswax candles, British grown flowers, recycled paper within the stationery and the re-use of jewels and copper wire within the tiara design. The Venue The Old Milking Parlour at Cavokay House was chosen as it is a converted dairy farm incorporating large woodland areas so perfect for our theme.


Hey lovelies! I have a treat for all of you London brides and grooms: a second part to our feature from this morning. Kensington and Chelsea Ceremony rooms, located in the historic Chelsea Old Town Hall, is the setting for this elegant wedding styled shoot. Many famous couples have graced these very rooms for their wedding ceremony, and Tessa from A Touch of Nevaeh is here to tell us more.

Chelsea Old Town Hall - your dream ceremony room, introduced by A Touch of Nevaeh (1)

When I first laid eyes on the Brydon Room I automatically fell in love, naturally sun-lit, boasting original parquet flooring and eye-catching new floral arrangements, it truly is any couple’s dream ceremony room. The Brydon Room is the most impressive of the ceremony rooms at the Chelsea Old Town Hall. Its stunning interior is the perfect match of classic and contemporary and this spacious room is able to seat parties of up to 38 guests. Over the years many famous couples and even royalty have tied the knot in this room.

Chelsea Old Town Hall - your dream ceremony room, introduced by A Touch of Nevaeh (2)


Hey lovelies! I hope you’re staying cosy and warm today, wherever you are – it’s a chilly one for sure! Today we have a venue showcase for all of you London brides and grooms – wedding suppliers at Chelsea Old Town Hall poured their hearts and souls into creating a beautiful wedding atmosphere – and transformed for the evening with the flick of a switch!

Chelsea and Kensington weddings on (10)

The Chelsea Old Town Hall is a grade II listed, iconic building located in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, so we were excited to style one of the versatile rooms in this historic building; especially as they’d just undergone an eleven month renovation.


Happy weekend everyone! I have a really special wedding to share with you today – our handsome couple are Samuel and Paul, whose joy on their wedding day just bursts from my screen from the very beginning! I love their smiles, their tears, the breathtaking setting of Rhinefield House and their images by lovely Katie Winter Photography.

Romantic wedding with gorgeous images by Katie Winter Photography (31)


The guys describe their wedding simply as “The most magical day of our lives.” – and it shows. They were blessed with beautiful sunshine, and the day was relaxed, elegant and romantic as can be – for me, the perfect wedding! 

Romantic wedding with gorgeous images by Katie Winter Photography (26)

Wedding photographer’s website:

Romantic wedding with gorgeous images by Katie Winter Photography (19)

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

Over the moon, Katie was a joy from the very first email. Katie put everyone at ease on the big day, it felt more like an old friend was our photographer.

What was your reaction to seeing your wedding photos for the first time?

Tears!!! we were overwhelmed, they were stunning we looked at them all evening.


Where on earth did Friday come from?! I’m totally chasing my tail this week with some lovely calligraphy work for early bird brides! We’ve also had a lovely response from some fabulous vendors to English Wedding’s January HALF PRICE sale – and you still have time to grab 50% off all Tier 1 and 2 advertising packages on the blog if you join in January!!! With Tier 2, as well as a listing in our UK wedding supplier Directory you also get 3 home page features on the blog throughout the year to really raise your brand profile so if that sounds good to you, email me!

Today’s images on the blog are blissfully creative, romantic and rural. An inspiration shoot for luxury countryside weddings, showcasing some of Yorkshire’s finest. For those couples wanting a truly rural location, Danby Castle nestled deep in the North York Moors couldn’t be a more perfect setting. With a Wuthering Heights aesthetic, the ruins of Danby Castle (once the home of Catherine Parr, Henry VIII’s last wife) stand strong between a landscape of barren moors and deep dales. The weather delivered in true Yorkshire style, flitting between sunshine and showers as the mist quickly rolled in.

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Modern blue styling ideas with calligraphy for an alternative beach wedding (18)

Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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