Hey there lovely! Have you had a lovely first week of 2017? Hasn’t it flown by… For those of you heading back to work on Monday, do please take a little of the English Wedding Blog with you in your heart. We publish something new every day at 1pm – and we have some fabulous features planned for next week to keep your minds full of gorgeousness and wedding ideas (instead of boring old work! Stay excited by coming here in your lunch break on Monday, do!)

For today though, I wanted to share a wedding from last summer which makes me smile. And smile. And keep on smiling all day. Gorgeous bride Nicola is what every bride should be: smiling, beaming, full of happiness and so, so beautiful for it. Her wedding to Gary is full of fabulous florals and pretty ideas for an English summer wedding. Drop what you’re doing, grab a cuppa and scroll slowly through this beautiful day. You may Pin, share and grin with delight as you go along… it’s positively encouraged! Have a wonderful day and a fabulous weekend! Claire


One of the themes I loved most in 2016 was colour palettes. Brides and grooms have been choosing the most wonderful colour combinations – tonal palettes and contrasting shades and textures to bring their wedding style to life. It’s a creative thing – and I’m all about the creativity! So my third wedding of the year is a perfect example. Beautiful bride Laura and her gorgeous groom James used pink and gold to create a magical, romantic and perfectly on-trend wedding at Cubley Hall in Yorkshire. I hope you adore their day as much as I do!

Have you followed me on Instagram and discovered the English Wedding Blog’s Facebook page yet? Please do! We share highlights as often as we possibly can, so if you’ve ever missed a wedding or inspiration shoot on the blog you’ll spot it on our social media – and we’d LOVE for you to share the love! You can also find inspiration from the English Wedding Blog on Pinterest – enjoy!


Welcome back to the English Wedding Blog! If you were here yesterday you’ll have seen the first of our weddings of the year – Jess and Rich’s fabulously colourful vintage wedding in London. Today we’re in Cornwall for a beautifully whimsical, DIY-filled country wedding which I know you’ll love.

“We didn’t really have a theme, everything was very ‘us’. I suppose, understated, elegant, natural, romantic. We made a lot of elements ourselves, we love that sort of thing. We made our wooden signs and painted them ourselves, including the menu and table plan which were made from wooden pallets, and the Bride and Groom signs on the backs of our chairs.

Try not to get overwhelmed by the amount that’s on offer to buy or hire for your big day. It’s not about how much decor you have or having things because you’ve seen them on Pinterest and you feel they are compulsory, it’s about your friends and family being together to celebrate your love. Will and I saved so much by spending time on making our decor, thoroughly enjoyed it along the way, and felt so proud on the day because it was all a result of our partnership.


Hey there beautiful! I hope you’ve had the most wonderful Christmas and New Year. And if you’re here…. are you new to wedding blogs? Do you have something to celebrate?! If you’ve got engaged in the last few days I’m so, so happy for you – have a massive Congratulations from me and all of us at the English Wedding Blog! 2017 is going to be the most amazing year for you… and we’re here to help!

London wedding Trinity Buoy Wharf with images by Paul Rogers Photography (11)

If you’re exploring wedding blogs for the first time, you’ll love what you find here. We’re all about sharing beautiful ideas and real wedding stories to inspire your big day. We publish a new feature article every day, most often a real wedding full of glorious images and an interview with a real bride and groom. You’ll also find fabulous wedding inspiration on our  wedding blog, alongside supplier recommendations and designer showcases. What’s not to love?!


Stunning winter wedding ideas with Rachel Joyce Photography (2)

Lovelies, I hope you’re ready for a truly amazing Christmas. This year has been wonderful for the English Wedding Blog – I’ve met and worked alongside some incredible people, and we’ve featured the most stunning weddings… you can still find them all by navigating the menu at the top of this page. So as we snuggle into our Christmas pyjamas, crack open a crate of mulled wine and sprinkle ourselves with glitter here at English Wedding Blog HQ, I wanted to leave you with one last wedding before the holidays begin… and it’s a stunning, gracefully festive, delicately sparkly celebration you will LOVE!! Louise looks incredible – the entire day just makes me smile, it’s so beautiful. Happy Christmas everyone!Claire

Stunning winter wedding ideas with Rachel Joyce Photography (30)

We went for an urban venue with Christmas and Winter being the main focus of the celebration, we used rustic logs, berries and winter roses throughout. We had hot chocolate, mulled wine, warm cookies, tartan blankets and a snow machine to complete the vision! I used a local florist for my flowers – we were a little limited on what was available on 29th Dec in between Christmas and New Year but I was thrilled, we went for deep reds, roses and berries.


Everyone will see your wedding from a different perspective. You’ll be in the centre of a whirlwind of emotions and moments you both want to hold onto forever. Your closest family will be overjoyed for you; and reminiscing over your younger days as they watch you become husband and wife. Friends will be thrilled; excited to celebrate with you and catch up if they can grab a minute; flower girls will look up to see the wedding from their own adorable perspective. A wedding – your wedding – will mean many different things to many different people.

Beautifully captured winter wedding from Middleton Lodge, York Place Studios (9)

And perspective is something your wedding photographers will bring, both on the day and for many, many years to come. They’ll capture moments you didn’t know had happened; the romance as you say your vows and the happiness shining through your day. They’ll photograph memories you will treasure for ever, and the very best will do this creatively, beautifully, captivatingly.

Beautifully captured winter wedding from Middleton Lodge, York Place Studios (3)


As we nestle further into our chunkiest knits and wrap our hands around mugs of steaming hot chocolate here at English Wedding Blog HQ I have just a couple of inspirational features to share with you before Christmas. It’s been an amazing year; I’m still full of the joys of the festive season and that’s very much thanks to the guys at Aspire Photography Training. Our last shoot of 2016 was full of winter wonderfulness and I simply had to share some of these ideas with you before we break up!

ideas for a wonderful winter wedding theme with Jenny Heyworth at Aspire (34)

Catherine (White Feather & Co.) – stylist, business mentor and the most inspirational person I know – chose pine branches and eucalyptus stems alongside brass candlesticks and copper cutlery to create a winter tablescape; warmer tones contrasting with the foliage beautifully. Bouquets were styled by the fabulous Katie at Made in Flowers.

ideas for a wonderful winter wedding theme with Jenny Heyworth at Aspire (1)

You simply can’t have a winter wedding without an amazing photographer, and Jenny Heyworth is up there with the best I know. She has the most romantic, atmospheric style to her images and trains photographers as part of her work at Aspire. You can discover more from Jenny here:


A bouquet doesn’t have to be ‘just flowers’. The bouquets I love most are full of foliage, textures, berries… And a bouquet which is seasonal is the loveliest of all. In the colder months that means silvery leaves, delicate white berries, seedheads and a few choice blooms… Agnieszka’s is one of the loveliest autumn bouquets I’ve seen. And isn’t she a beautiful bride?

Dorset wedding in Blandford Forum with Linus Moran Photography on the English Wedding Blog (21)

Today’s wedding also surprised me with the knowledge that the army has a motorbike display team, who ride vintage bikes and perform stunts at shows around the country! (Check out the bus!) – and while he didn’t bring his bike, groom Simon looks fab in true military style.

Dorset wedding in Blandford Forum with Linus Moran Photography on the English Wedding Blog (17)

The gorgeous bride and groom celebrated their marriage at the Crown Hotel in Blandford Forum, and their wedding images are by our lovely friends at Linus Moran Photography. Do discover more from them here:

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Dorset wedding in Blandford Forum with Linus Moran Photography on the English Wedding Blog (1)


Regular readers will probably feel as though you know Launcells Barton already – a little gem of a wedding venue in beautiful Cornwall. But today I can share with you an invitation to Launcells Barton’s exclusive open day in January. You get to explore the beautiful venue, chat with the folks behind this dream wedding venue, and even have a sneak peek at their brand new events barn…

Do get in touch if you’d like to go along! The email address to book your slot is on the poster above. I only wish I could… but from the Lakes to Cornwall is just too far for my little Vespa to carry me!



Do you find wedding planning can be overwhelming sometimes? You’re not alone if you find you have a million questions to ask, about every aspect of your wedding. Organising a wedding isn’t something any of us do every day, it’s all new territory and a little crazy at times. I read so many questions from couples – do we need this? how does this work? and so often, why does this cost so much? It’s fine to ask! We have a lot of the answers here in our Advice archives.

bespoke wedding dress price discussion with Ailsa Munro (1)

I love Ailsa Munro‘s dresses: Ailsa is by far and away my favourite independent wedding dress designer, and she’s written this wonderful piece for us today about the cost of a bespoke wedding dress. I hope you enjoy it!Claire

Since I started my own business I’ve been confronted with two quite different opinions about my pricing strategy. Brides sometimes expect having a dress made for them to be cheaper than going to a bridal boutique, whereas other industry professionals have told me I’m undercharging (most of my dresses cost around £1800-£2500). A blog post by Olivia Bossert inspired me to explain what goes into the cost of your couture wedding dress.


I LOVE this! Everything from the tablecloth to the way Alice grins towards the camera… the bouquet, the cake… it’s all just so perfect. I do adore a styled shoot – they’re wonderful for inspiration, ideas, and for making my eyes such happy little places. More than anything, I love a smiling bride in a shoot. (Brides smile – there’s nothing more beautiful to share on a blog, right?) Today we tick all the boxes because this is just such a dreamy, beautiful setting… over to lovely Kitty Wheeler Shaw Photography to tell you more:

A stunning elopement with a relaxed, boho beach vibe - images by Kitty Wheeler Shaw (34)

When I started planning this shoot I knew that I didn’t just want to shoot a pretty girl in a pretty dress (as fun as that would be!), I wanted it to be a story. In the early stages I even wrote a back-story for my fictional couple, running away together to celebrate what a wedding is really all about, love!

A stunning elopement with a relaxed, boho beach vibe - images by Kitty Wheeler Shaw (32)


In 2016 flowers won the internet. But it was the lush greenery of botanical styled shoots which really stole my heart. Today the greens are just divine… this is wedding style in fabulous colours to whisk you away to another world – and of course, to inspire your wedding! It’s lush and lovely and wonderfully on trend for 2017.

modern colonialism wedding ideas in London with Claire Graham Photography (17)

Words by Tori at The Boutique; images by Claire Graham

modern colonialism wedding ideas in London with Claire Graham Photography (15)

The Boutique – London’s newest wedding experience – was the location for our shoot.  Founders Tori Harris and Vicky Mallinson were inspired by this fusion of old and new creating a stunning space that is light and airy, nods to a ‘vintage’ style within the furniture but ultimately looking beautifully modern.

Their inspiration for the styling of The Boutique coming from the fruit du jour – the pineapple.  Traditionally a symbol of luxe and hospitality pineapple prints subtly adorn the walls of The Boutique. Taking this tropical touch a step further with flamingo prints featuring on the walls in the bathroom and water glasses.  The whole space has a air of luxury while remaining quirky and fun!

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

Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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