It’s not often I cry at a wedding on my screen – but today, Stephen and Colin got me. Their love story is so romantic, and to hear how their little family has grown since their first (big) wedding and their 10 year vow renewal… well, I cried!! Perhaps it was ‘Big Dad’ and ‘Short Dad’ – perhaps the rescue dog tale… perhaps the overwhelming romance of the setting and how beautiful their vow renewal was.
A lovely micro wedding from one of our new English Wedding members, Yorkshire wedding photographer Heather Butterworth. Jonty & Sarah tied the knot (lucky things!) in October, with their closest family present to witness a beautiful intimate ceremony and socially distanced reception. It’s genuinely beautiful – as I’ve said before, human connection is everything right now, and seeing that love isn’t cancelled just means the world to us.
Lovely Jonty and stunning bride Sarah were married at Stanley House Hotel in Lancashire, and give the venue – along with all their other suppliers – a resounding 11/10. Do read Jonty’s full English Wedding interview below for all the scores and more supplier recommendations 😉 All images by Heather Butterworth Photography (naturally, another strong 11/10!)
We’ve featured some incredible bouquets on English Wedding in recent weeks – and with Valentine’s Day this weekend it inspired me to put a little collection together to inspire you! I’ve had a little whizz through our recent archives and found these stunning wedding flower ideas. There’s something for everyone – real flowers for every season, in every colour you can dream of. Some of our favourite bouquets are wild and flowing; others neat and pretty. There are bouquets with oodles of foliage; and some with simple blooms and statement flowers. And we’ve picked (pun intentional!) examples from florists around the UK to share with you today. I hope you fall in love with some of these – do Pin away if your Pinterest boards are ready for some floral inspiration!
I’ve jumped at the chance to make the most of every occasion this year – birthdays, Christmas and anniversaries have been extra special. I guess it’s all the romance I’m surrounded by, every single day of my wedding bloggy life! I ordered our V-Day meal from Restokit last night (excited!) and I’ve got my man a few little treats so we can celebrate in style!
Valentine’s Day can be as extravagant or thrifty as you like… many a year I’ve made little ‘vouchers’ (eg ‘I’ll cook up a storm’, ‘movie night’ and ‘one-time-only ironing offer’) – and this time one of my gifts is his fave butterscotch Angel Delight. Yeah I know… But I’ve splashed out on a few little bits, and of course Etsy is my go-to for romantic and creative gift ideas.
Happy days! Today’s blog post has taken an AGE but it’s been worth it – I’ve just set up AND sent out our first member emails for suppliers!! If you’re an English Wedding member, there should be something lovely in your inbox… and I hope to hear back from you soon!
English Wedding members get priority with wedding submissions – the main benefit to joining us is to have your work featured on our blog. The emails I’ve sent exclusively to our members were all about submissions for the next couple of months – and I’m excited to have some fabulous wedding inspiration to share in the next few weeks.