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It’s been years since I was at Styal Lodge – I remember visiting when the English Wedding Blog was a baby (we’re 6 years old now! how time flies!) – and Styal stole my heart as a luxurious, blank canvas wedding venue. It’s kind of amazing to be showing you a stunning wedding from Styal Lodge today, courtesy of my lovely friend Jamie at Vickerstaff Photography.

Beautiful Cheshire wedding blog at Styal Lodge with Vickerstaff Photography (26)

The gorgeous couple who are English Wedding Blog’s favourite bride and groom today are Laura & Jon. They look amazing; they’ve shared a fabulous story of their day which you can read after all the images today. Laura told me they spent more on “small details which made a big impact. We hired our name in lights (MR & MRS Rothwell) from the Word is love which everyone commented on. Some people asked us where we were going to put the lights after the wedding. We were gutted we had to give them back!

Beautiful Cheshire wedding blog at Styal Lodge with Vickerstaff Photography (30)

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Earlier this month we featured gorgeous couple Laura & Chris’s wedding from Shottle Hall, in Derbyshire. I fell in love with the wedding breakfast rooms and the grounds of the place as soon as I saw their images – and it’s taken me a few weeks to find out more to tell you about one of Derbyshire’s premier wedding venues. Images are all by lovely Jon Cripwell Photography.

A virtual tour of Shottle Hall with images by Derbyshire wedding photographer Jon Cripwell (2)

Shottle Hall is a stately home near Belper, set in its own enchanting gardens and is available as an exclusive use wedding venue. It’s licensed for ceremonies so you can wake up, get married, celebrate and sleep all under one fabulous roof. What I love most about this place is it’s flexible: Laura told me Shottle Hall didn’t impose restrictions on catering, for example, so they served mini cupcakes instead of canapés before the wedding breakfast – which is awesome.

A virtual tour of Shottle Hall with images by Derbyshire wedding photographer Jon Cripwell (4)
A virtual tour of Shottle Hall with images by Derbyshire wedding photographer Jon Cripwell (5)

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Seeing all of your table plans fascinates me: I’ve already decided I’d be on the Prodigy table for this one… although the choice is fantastic! Nonetheless today’s is a celebration where music really mattered, and it sounds as though the band playing at Stacey and Roger’s festival wedding outshone any of the famous names on the table plan! Today’s is a fab theme, and a gorgeous autumn wedding: I hope you love it as much as I do!

A beatiful festival inspired barn wedding blog in Oxfordshire, with Carol Elizabeth Photography (42)Claire

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A beatiful festival inspired barn wedding blog in Oxfordshire, with Carol Elizabeth Photography (10)

Carol blended in with the wedding guests and captured fantastic photos of them all enjoying the day. Although the posed and group shots are beautiful and just what we wanted, some of our favourites are those where people are blissfully unaware of her presence! She captured so many magical moments that we missed throughout the day.”

A beatiful festival inspired barn wedding blog in Oxfordshire, with Carol Elizabeth Photography (50)A beatiful festival inspired barn wedding blog in Oxfordshire, with Carol Elizabeth Photography (46)

“We found the vinyl templates online and made everything else ourselves. It took a bit of time but the end results were definitely worth it as our guests commented that they’d not seen anything like it before!”

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More than a garter, more than a sapphire, more than anything blue any bride has ever carried: I hope my own something blue will be the sea. Because I think it’s the most beautiful thing…

Photo credit: Lucy Wallace Photography
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In the English Wedding Book (do you have your copy? Download it for FREE!) I mentioned that the trend for woodland and boho weddings was beginning to evolve into something more. I adore a woodland wedding; I’m a country girl through and through. The idea of disappearing into nature for a romantic celebration is magic to my ears – and I stumbled across a very different little wedding venue which could appeal to other country lovers…

cowshed wedding venue Cornwall (9)

The Cowshed at Freathy Farmhouse is as rustic as you can imagine; a real cowshed, and something of a tardis, albeit an insanely pretty one in today’s shoot. The outside is a simple farm building; the inside has been turned into a gorgeous, floral, cosy and welcoming space for brides and grooms.

cowshed wedding venue Cornwall (30)

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I love this place; Broadoaks is one of my favourite local wedding venues (how lucky am I to live so close to the Lakes?!) and the couple featured today are fabulous and gorgeous and romantic. This is one of those wedding films which captures the atmosphere of the day and will have you smiling along – with me – possibly with a little tear in your eye. LOVE this!

 

The beautiful bride and groom: Nina & Sam

Wedding film by: Nathan at Redfield Media
Venue: Broadoaks Country House
Photographer: Tiree Dawson www.tireedawson.co.uk

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Time for a little Pinterest, I think… as today’s Lake District wedding is so full of beautiful, colourful, gorgeous details and flowers I hardly know where to begin. I adore this day: the venue is one I love (see my review from last year), the bride and groom are stunning, and oh, the flowers… just perfect.

Beautifully rustic wedding style at the Wild Boar with Hayley Baxter Photography on the English Wedding Blog (35)

The Wild Boar has its own very distinctive décor and did not need much help to create a rustic, vintage vibe. The Wild Boar is full of character with low ceiling beams and roaring log fires, so we managed to achieve the relaxed, intimate atmosphere that we wanted quite easily.”
Beautifully rustic wedding style at the Wild Boar with Hayley Baxter Photography on the English Wedding Blog (28)

About 1 week before the wedding I emailed every supplier who was attending the wedding to ensure they had the correct date and there were no problems etc. This relaxed me completely and prevented any last minute complications!”

Beautifully rustic wedding style at the Wild Boar with Hayley Baxter Photography on the English Wedding Blog (43)

Images are by Leeds Wedding Photographer Hayley Baxter. Do take the time to find out more about Hayley here:

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Not everyone dreams of being a princess. I never have; and if I’m honest the classic bridal style isn’t for me. I love dresses which are different, creative, and which make a real impression. A dress has to have ‘wow’ as well as being beautiful. And in an ideal world, a dress has to have a story behind it. Enter the awesome Legend Bridal Designs along with an impressive cast of north west wedding suppliers for today’s alternative styled shoot…

Alternative wedding inspiration with Tiree Dawson Photography on the English Wedding Blog (2)

I’m a little obsessed with Game of Thrones. I was excited to hear that the girls at Legend Bridal Designs have recently created custom wedding gowns for brides who love the series and found the inspiration for their day there. Legend are bespoke dressmakers with a very different kind of bridal shop – their dresses are out of this world. I was over the moon to see this magical, unique bridal shoot featuring their gorgeous designs. Images are by lovely Tiree Dawson Photography.

Alternative wedding inspiration with Tiree Dawson Photography on the English Wedding Blog (13)

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I’ve been busy recommending photographers I love to my friends who are getting married this summer – and everywhere I see couples are booking wedding photographers even for their weddings in 2017… I guess it’s that time of year. Which is perfect, because I like to think of myself as a matchmaker: I see a LOT of wedding photography and I want to help you hook up with amazing photographers for your wedding. Which brings me to lovely Liam Smith Photography

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Liam Smith Photography has been on my radar since the early days of the English Wedding Blog. Liam combines fine art photography with a beautiful narrative, capturing your day in a sensitive and unique style. I think he’s pretty awesome. I’m delighted to say Liam has rejoined the English Wedding Blog as our latest sponsor and will be sharing plenty of gorgeous real weddings as well as expert advice with all of us over the next few months. Liam – welcome.

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It’ll be spring very soon my lovelies… and then summer again, and we’ll be celebrating the gorgeous sunny days of weddings which make this little wedding blog’s heart sing! By the magic of the internet I have a beautiful June wedding to transport you right into summer this morning: gorgeous bride and groom Jo & Sam share their day…

Country wedding blog by Fiona Kelly Photography in London (49)

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Country wedding blog by Fiona Kelly Photography in London (35)

The decoration was all low key, we hung lanterns in the marquee along with wooden hearts but we wanted to keep the decoration to a minimum. Elvey Farm has its own florist, a wonderful lady called Lesley Masters. I gave Lesley some rough ideas and asked for everything to appear natural like it had just been picked from the garden and she came up with the beautiful creations.

Country wedding blog by Fiona Kelly Photography in London (26)

“I was delighted with the photography from our wedding. Fiona managed to capture the day perfectly and really reflected the country feel we tried to create. The candid photos of family and friends laughing during the speeches were wonderful.

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I remember being so excited when Louise Adby first got in touch in the summer with a beautiful Cold Harbour Barn wedding – it truly was such a wonderfully romantic English wedding and a perfect fit for our lovely blog! A few months later and I’m more than thrilled to be welcoming lovely Louise as an English Wedding Blog sponsor.

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Louise’s photography combines the very best of contemporary fine art style with all the wonderful storytelling of reportage wedding photography. “I love the contrast between raw spontaneous moments set against beautiful composed portraits, but portraits that have feeling and a connection between the couple.

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I spend most of the day documenting quietly and sensitively (until we are on the dance floor then I throw myself into the thick of the action) but when it comes to crafting beautiful fine art portraits I give gentle guidance with where and how to stand but keep in mind the personality of the couple so I don’t lose character with a forced pose.”

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In the English Wedding Book I mentioned greenery and foliage as one of 2016’s major wedding trends – and the shoots I’m seeing on all the big international wedding blogs are saying the same thing… so I was thrilled when lovely Daniela from Ferri Photography submitted her images from a fabulously beautiful, artistic wedding styled shoot where the luscious leaves took centre stage!

Rustic elegance wedding style ideas Almonry Barn with Ferri Photography (36)

The theme for the shoot is set around the story of a local, Italian, village girl who falls in love with an English boy. After what seems like a lifetime away from each other, today is finally the day they will get married.

Rustic elegance wedding style ideas Almonry Barn with Ferri Photography (21)

Thank you Daniela for sharing your images with us today. Full credits for the shoot are below, and you can discover more from Ferri Photography here:

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Rustic elegance wedding style ideas Almonry Barn with Ferri Photography (39)

In July 2015 I was selected to attended a Fine Art Wedding workshop called a Beautiful Way. The workshop took place at the stunning Almonry Barn in Somerset. Together with 12 other other photographers we spent the day exploring the fine art style of photography, making friends, laughing and eating some amazing food!”

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