Just a couple of days before lockdown was announced, beautiful bride Jemma married her handsome man Antony at the Old Marylebone Town Hall. This is a really special day and I’m proud to be able to share it with you. There were just two witnesses, Jemma’s mother, the celebrant and their photographer Sarah. Because of coronavirus, sadly some guests were no longer able to attend.

The wedding day was very intimate but beautiful – Jemma got ready at an apartment beside the venue, the ceremony took place in the Westminster Room, they drank champagne, took photos and then headed off for an overnight stay at the Ritz. Jemma’s beautiful dress is from Monsoon Bridal. Antony told us they both loved their outfits, although this wasn’t the first dress Jemma had bought (it is absolutely stunning though! – I do love Monsoon’s collection: Jemma wears ‘Beatrice’ as though it was made for her) – Antony bought his stylish bespoke suit from an online tailor.


As we find ourselves in a situation we could never have dreamed would ever happen, the coming together of the wedding industry has been immense, heartwarming and wonderful. This piece by Rebecca at TDR Bridal is a must-read right to the end, lovelies.

With love,


So I had been watching this cruel, incomprehensible disease rage through the world, slowly at first then gaining momentum hoping and praying it would never, surely reach the UK? How wrong was I?

On Saturday 21st March, at the end of a very busy day, I remember looking at my girls and thinking, I can’t honestly say for the first time ever, I’ve got your backs, you’re safe with me, I am doing my best for you.

I went home that night, knowing I had to make a decision, probably one of the hardest I have ever had to make as a Bridal Shop owner, but sometimes doing the right thing can also be the hardest thing.


I’m a HUGE fan of blues in wedding decor, and I love today’s feature to bits! The soft blue tones are just wonderful, and the photography absolutely perfect. I need all those fabulous florals in my life right now!

As joint co-ordinators, hair stylist Jennie and photographer Laura came up with the concept for the shoot, which took place at Apton Hall in Essex. They focused primarily on the Pantone colour of the year – blue, and the idea of hinting toward an eco-friendly wedding. They began involving other wedding suppliers and the idea behind an environmental wedding grew into this beauty of an editorial. I’ll hand over to the girls to tell you more!

With love,

Beautiful blue wedding inspiration for 2021 couples, photo credit Laura Jane Photography (16)

Laura photographed the day in her usual light & airy look, aiming to portray a romantic-luxe feel, and timeless beauty in a floaty boho-style. Laura’s images are created using natural light, showing romance and beauty, which appeal to many Brides for its elegant and relaxed nature. We both agreed that we wanted to show genuine emotion and for our models to portray ‘fun on their wedding day’, so we made efforts to have our couples laugh and enjoy the simple elements of a real wedding.


Two things – when I stop giggling. Two quite important things –

1) this is actually genuinely REALLY beautiful and

2) injecting a little bit of happy chuckling into any lockdown day is the best thing you can possibly do. It’s definitely what solid-haired Rachel & Rowan did on their wedding day last week, in the company of Yorkshire wedding photographer Andy Matheson.

Beautiful lego wedding under lockdown, by Andy Matheson - Yorkshire wedding photographer on (19)

They’re the best-looking Lego couple we’ve EVER featured here on English Wedding, and despite a few mishaps (Rowan slipped and fell on the lentil-confetti, but don’t worry: he was ok) their day is – and now I’m NOT laughing: really, truly, beautifully captured!

Andy Matheson – you’re a genius. I’ve seen a few of these, but none anywhere near as beautiful. You did FIREWORKS!

Lovely readers, please do share this with everyone you know. I hope it will lighten the stress of reschedules and postponements for a little while at least. I love it to bits!

Vix and Joey down on the beach for thier wedding in Salcombe, Devon by Simon Biffen Photography

Header image – Simon Biffen Photography

It’s been a while since I’ve said hello properly – but I know there are plenty of you out there planning your weddings for 2021 – so Hi! Welcome to English Wedding. I hope you are enjoying being here with us! Can I show you The English Wedding Directory this morning? It’s our curated list of brilliant wedding vendors, and it’s full of brilliant photographers, stationers, planners and stylists… everything you might need for the wedding of your dreams!

These lovely people have joined the English Wedding Directory in the last few weeks – and we have LOTS 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?

Somerset wedding photographer Simon Biffen

Simon Biffen Photography (Somerset & UK wide)

John Hope Photography

John Hope Photography (Yorkshire & UK wide)

J S Coates wedding photographer Midlands and whole of UK

J S Coates Photography (Midlands)

vegan wedding planner Amethyst weddings

Amethyst Weddings (planner) (Hampshire)


I read somewhere this morning that the average age for getting married is now 35 for women and 38 for men – which means plenty of us are tying the knot past the age of 40. Let’s celebrate that today, shall we? I’d love to see more wedding editorial with a wider age range… because this is an absolute BEAUTY of a shoot. As always with lovely Noemi from Thyme Lane Photography, the shoot focuses on the core of what’s important in marriage – and this is right up my street.

Enchanted garden vintage elopement with Thyme Lane Photography (2)

“We tried to give more inspiration showing how little money is needed to make your day very special. As you know, I am a big fan of minimal carbon footprint and maximum love involved. Absolutely everything is handmade or real vintage, I am trying to show couples how super versatile pre-loved and handmade things can be, no two inspirational shoots are the same even though the principles and values are.

Enchanted garden vintage elopement with Thyme Lane Photography (7)


This article is from our friends and #englishweddingmember Truly Experiences
Image credits Westlake Photography – see this sunrise elopement here

As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates and the powers that be continue to enforce social distancing and restrict gatherings, scheduled weddings have become a big question mark for a lot of engaged couples.

Brides and grooms around the world are understandably panicked as they are forced to consider postponing or rescheduling their big day. So many of you are worried about future plans for your wedding; there’s a lot we can learn from the experiences of couples who’ve had to reschedule their weddings from April and May. Now’s the time to (virtually) gather your friends around you for support, and check out our guide to rethinking your wedding in coronavirus times.

1. Remember you’re not alone


Let’s fill our Friday with a real wedding – and a blast of colour, fun, love and joy with our gorgeous couple Lauren & Lewis. These two chose Thornton Manor’s Lakeside Marquee to celebrate their love, with elements of Chinese and Malaysian culture bringing the party to life! Images are by Jules Fortune Photography, who gets a glowing review from the happy couple.
With love,

Lauren & Lewis's vibrant fun lakeside wedding, with Jules Fortune Photography (8)

Wedding photographer’s website:

How did you choose your photographer?

Months of searching online and recommendations, we wanted a natural vibe to our pictures with nothing too staged, and when we found Jules we knew she was exactly what we were looking for.

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!

We absolutely adored working with Jules! We aren’t fans of staged photos and she managed to capture the whole day magically, from an entirely candid perspective. Jules got in and amongst us, without us really even noticing she was there. She made us feel relaxed and her warm and lovely personality made her a delight to have at our special day.


Simple, stunning and stylish – today’s bridal shoot is gloriously modern with a classic vibe. I am in LOVE with the cake and smitten with the detailing on the sleeves of the first gown (because ladies, we have two gorgeous dresses for you and a whole host of glorious stying touches. Huge thanks to Lam D Peretti for submitting today’s feature, and to the talented team who took part in this shoot.

With love,

Sleek and modern wedding inspiration from Wakefield with Lam D Peretti Photography (22)

Not every wedding has to be over the top to be memorable and beautiful. Sometimes simplicity brings an extra touch of extravagance in itself. The monochromatic with a pop of greenery colour scheme of this wedding delivers a modern minimalistic look and vibe.

This wedding is for the bride who is modern with a touch of lasting clean and classic look for their wedding day. This is a look that can be re-created for the brides who are more budget conscious.


Hey lovelies! Sending hugs today for all of you who are feeling in shock and lost in this awful situation. I feel it too – I just hope we’ll all come out the other side of this ok. You’re in my thoughts, all of you lovely brides and grooms to be, and my lovely wedding industry friends.

Shall we escape for a few moments together, right now, and share some joyful images to lighten our hearts? Sabina M, a make up artist in London, came up with the concept for this modern Asian bridal shoot at Baddow Park House. As a mixed race bride with both English and Indian heritage, marrying a Sri Lankan groom, Sabina’s own wedding reflected their relationship as a modern couple while incorporating elements of the different cultures and traditions – and this shoot follows on beautifully from that concept. I will leave Sabina to tell you more!

Stay safe, stay home and stay well, lovelies.

modern Asian wedding inspiration from Baddow House, photo credit Martin Beale (2)


Happy Tuesday, lovelies! Are you doing ok? I wanted to brighten your day a little with this beautiful Nottingham wedding – it’s glorious and full of love and relaxed, happy vibes. Lizzie and Steve look AMAZING, the garden theme is beautiful and all the little handmade touches are just WOW. (Felt flowers are the future!!) Then there’s the sports day, which looks so much fun! The venue is the Walled Garden at Beeston Fields- a unique marquee wedding venue in Nottingham set within the grounds of a Victorian garden. All images are by lovely Nathan Walker Photography.

With love,

Nottingham Walled Garden wedding with Nathan Walker Photography (17)

How did you choose your photographer?

Having been to a few weddings we didn’t want the normal staged pictures with the constant stopping to try a new Instagram pose every 10 minutes. We are more of a laid-back fun couple and wanted our pictures to reflect that. We knew that we wanted to use a photographer local to the wedding venue and who reflected the same ideas as us. After trailing through websites and recommendations, we eventually found Nathan from a google search and immediately liked what we saw. After a lovely hour long skype chat, we quickly realised that Nathan was the guy for us.


Happy Easter Monday, lovelies! Did anyone actually manage an Easter egg? I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend at home though – and I wanted to share something extra lovely with you to begin the week. A bit of a bank holiday treat, really! Lovely Hayley Jayne Photography submitted this shoot for the blog, and I just adored the look of it all, and the way these fabulous suppliers wanted to promote the work of Brides Do Good – I’ll let Hayley tell you more!

Styled boho woodland shoot in Essex, image credit Hayley Jane Photography (4)


We worked with a remarkable bridal shop who funds projects that empower girls, promote safe education and protects against early marriage. This is something that all the contributors involved with the shoot felt passionate about and are keen to help raise their profile. They provide new, pre-loved and sample designer wedding dresses by partnering with socially conscious brides and brands.

With the world focused on encouraging individuals to be become more socially responsible, we thought a woodland shoot would be a perfect fit due to its natural beauty.

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

Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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