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Booky people, an elegant Palladian mansion and a dash of Lord of the Rings meets Harry Potter… today’s is a wedding which ticks all of my boxes and the images are out of this world. The day and details are fabulous; the bride and groom Becky & Gareth gorgeous… family dog Lucy plays a major part in the pics and there’s even the sweetest cat (oblivious to any wedding goings-on) and so many gorgeous photos to show you. I can’t wait!!!

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“I tied ribbon and a handwritten label to 70 classic books as favours… very time-consuming, but it was really fun choosing particular books for particular people. I know a lot of them have been read and enjoyed, too!”

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Our flowers were a purple and blue scheme; my bouquet contained delicate mauve roses to contrast with my ivory dress, while the bridesmaids had white roses to contrast their dresses in various shades of purple and blue. I asked Glenice to create a soft, natural look, loosely arranging the flowers and incorporating some pearls from one of my grandmother’s broken necklaces. For the church, Glenice made some beautiful large arrangements with gladioli and hydrangeas; she then kindly transported them to Somerford Hall so that we got to see them all day!

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I long to create the floral arrangements I see on Instagram… gorgeous vases with cascading flowers are to die for. They’re wonderful for wedding tables – and even in my little calligraphy studio I could (and will!) find a spot for something amazing like this.

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Floral designer Natasha from Pumpkin and Pye made my year when she got in touch with a series of easy DIY projects using beautiful quality artificial flowers – and I’m thrilled to be sharing her ‘how to’ wedding flower tutorials from now all the way through until May. Today Natasha shows us how to make a fabulous whimsical table centre with a stunning vase centrepiece.

Whimsical table centre 

you will need: floral foam, artificial flowers and foliage, feathers, footed bowl, scissors, floral tape and wire cutters. Natasha recommends Afloral.com who supplied the vases and flowers for this tutorial.

Step 1: cut the floral foam to fit your container

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Every wedding photographer has a portfolio. I’ve seen hundreds. They rarely stop me in my tracks… but Adam’s did. I’m usually a wordy person… if anything, I waffle. When I saw Adam’s portfolio I was stunned almost into silence and this: “Your portfolio is a knockout, I love it.” Eloquent, aren’t I?! But you’ll be speechless when you see it too

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Adams Photo Art is a London wedding photographer whose style can be described as “natural” photography with fun – and his images are beautiful. Adam says, “I chose to shoot weddings because I am a people photographer, and I love the wedding vibe. People are at their best, and all want to be photographed – I feel like a kid in a candy store, what else can you wish for?

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As a reportage or documentary wedding photographer Adam’s beautiful wedding images never look posed. He has a talent for capturing emotions while still blessing every image with lovely lighting and a perfect location.

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Happy new week everyone! Let’s begin with something beautiful today… a deliciously pretty pastel themed wedding in Lancashire – and the most adorable little family at the centre of it all. Gill and Ash were married at Beeston Manor and their wedding is all about love and family – and all the more beautiful for it.

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The details are divine; the bride and groom sooo gorgeous, and their little boy is absolutely adorable. Every moment, every detail of the day is captured beautifully by Lancashire wedding photographer Arusha’s Images Photography, who Gill and Ash highly recommend! “Arusha is such a wonderful photographer, she photographed our day perfectly, our wedding photos are just so gorgeous and romantic, and are the perfect reminder of our wonderful wedding day, thank you.”

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Gill and Ash are such a lovely couple, there was some time in between them organising their wedding and the actual day, so much in fact that they moved and renovated a house, had an absolutely adorable baby boy, and planned all their wedding day! Bearing this in mind, it was a real family day.

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Do you remember the moment one of you said yes? When suddenly you’d made that first step towards a lifetime together, and your heart was fit to burst with being so much in love? Stepping from being just a couple head over heels in love and enjoying every small adventure together, into planning a wedding can be… daunting. It’s so, so important to keep making amazing memories as you plan your wedding – and I think an engagement shoot is the perfect way to capture some of the romance and excitement of your pre-wedding months.

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All images: Charlotte & Andy by Jennifer Jane Photography, Devon

 

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There are many, many reasons to have a photoshoot before your wedding. It’s a great way to get to know your photographer, relax in front of the camera, perhaps explore your venue  or just have a fun day out.

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Billed as Surrey’s premier wedding venue, Northbrook Park is a pretty amazing place – and if your budget allows, then it’s a gorgeous location for a classic English wedding. Northbrook has featured on the English Wedding Blog a handful of times, always taking a back seat as we showcase fabulous real weddings… and so today I thought it was time we explored a little more!

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Northbrook Park is a stunning Grade II listed eighteenth-century manor house set within a beautiful country estate. Being a Hampshire and Surrey wedding photographer, this venue is perfect for my brides as sits peacefully on the Surrey and Hampshire border, with extensive grounds and charming walled gardens.” ~ Jennifer Sinclair Photography

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My calligraphy went to Northbrook Park before me… lovely Jennifer Sinclair has told me all about this fabulous Surrey wedding venue, and the images I’m sharing with you today are from a styled shoot by Jennifer a few weeks ago. I’ll be sharing more from the masquerade wedding inspiration shoot very soon!

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Ben and Nancy’s Devon wedding has some of those breathtaking images you’ll only ever see at country weddings. Their church is fabulous – I’d so love to see it for real!  I adore the landscapes, the bride and groom are gorgeous and Nancy’s bouquet is out of this world. I also spotted some little feather details on the tables, which look wonderful – this is a really gorgeous wedding and I am so excited to share it with you all today.

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Anna from Luna Photography told me, “The day was memorable for us because Ben & Nancy were so much fun to work with, and we loved the guests’ reaction to the church! The venues were dreamlike, Brentor Church has always been somewhere we wanted to shoot a wedding, when Nancy initially got in touch we couldn’t have been more excited! Twinned with Coombe Trenchard it was absolutely perfect, you can even see Brentor high on the hill from the gardens at Coombe Trenchard which was perfect. We loved the reception venue as there was so much scope for beautiful venues, and the owner, Sarah, could not have been more accommodating.”

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Summer weddings are wonderful: the glorious light and wonderful warmth of those endless days will be back before we know it… and so this morning I would love for you to join me to reminisce over hazy days and summer celebrations.

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Rozie and Al’s wedding is the most perfect example of an English summer wedding – I love the styling of their day, the beautiful flowers and stationery, Rozie’s stunning bouquet and dress… oh, and their countryside location is blissful.

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Images are by Sarah Williams Photography, who told me a little about Rozie and Al’s day. You can see more from her beautiful website and social media channels here:

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“The wedding of Rozie and Al was such a beautiful, happy occasion and the attention to detail that they had put into their day was outstanding. From the pretty bunting that Rozie spent her evenings making in the run up to the wedding, to the flowers, arranged perfectly by Al’s mum, it was a dream to photograph. The couple, their friends and family were all so lovely and the whole day was full of love and happiness.

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The ‘average wedding budget’ is a myth. Every wedding is different, and allocating your budget should never come down to a standard formula from a magazine or wedding planning book. Today’s advice from Revelry Events is some of the best I’ve heard: for example, have you allocated a 5% contingency for emergencies? Watch the film to find out why you should!

London wedding planners Susannah and Holly have more great advice: choosing seasonal flowers and foods will save you money, and doubling up your favours as place names, or your church flowers as reception decor will cut back on spending too. My favourite tip has to be asking suppliers for help: be honest, and if you have your heart set on something you can’t quite afford try asking your suppliers for solutions rather than a straight up discount.

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Hello lovelies! Don’t you think March is flying by? I need a little luck this morning as it’s time to get my little Vespa’s MOT done… but before I scoot out to the garage, I wanted to say thank you to some of the people who are supporting the English Wedding Blog. Without these guys I genuinely couldn’t write the blog. It wouldn’t exist as it does: we’d have half the number of amazing weddings to share, and nowhere near as many features to show you each week. Sponsors or advertisers are what keep wedding blogs going, and I’m grateful to every one of these lovely people from the very bottom of my heart. I’d love for you to take just a few moments of your morning to consider them for your own wedding day:

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Today’s wedding has the most glamorous dress ever, a gorgeous couple and some exquisite details. The reception venue is a highlight: a fabulous party space with tons of character. The cake table is wonderful, the table styling quirky and fun. This is a party spread over several days… and it’s awesome. I think you’re going to love Maddy and Adam’s Cheltenham wedding!

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I loved this day. Ever since my first days as a photographer ‘paying her dues’ I have photographed on the steps of Pittville Pump Rooms. Parkfit, fun runs, charity events and Zumba plus numerous family shoots. This park has a special significance to everyone I know in this town.

“All three locations for this wedding felt like home, and the entire day had the atmosphere of being ‘one big happy family’ I love how Maddy and Adam threw tradition to the wind and really did it their way. I am so honoured that they chose me to record their day.”

~ Sheryl, Oobaloos Photography, Cheltenham

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Time flies when you’re having fun… with some of the gorgeous weddings you’ve been sending in, and my calligraphy orders for summer dates rolling in already, March has been amazing. I can hardly believe it’s a matter of days until my next calligraphy workshop… and so I’d love to fill the last few places for the day. We’re learning brush lettering: the kind of writing you see everywhere, on the loveliest invites and signage and instagrams… and it’s so easy to start. Let me show you!

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The calligraphy workshop will start at 1 o’clock, and run for three hours. We’ll be in a lovely little classroom at The Manchester Craft & Design Centre, which is about 10 mins walk from Piccadilly station.

I’ll show you how to use a brush pen to create thick and thin strokes, and to swoop your pen confidently to make lovely looping letter forms. We’ll look at patterns and shapes and layouts and different brush pen alphabets which you can use to make gorgeous wedding stationery for your big day!

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