Real wedding Artisan London with Miki Photography (30)

Don’t you just love a really good book? For me it’s fantasy; although I love the nostalgia of childhood books and old Penguin & Ladybird classics. Today’s wedding is gorgeous for its literary theme – and Alex & Adam are the loveliest couple, I’ve been so excited to share their day with you! This is an amazing wedding. The venue is fabulous: I love discovering little secret, tucked away venues with a character and mind all of their own. And the couple are absolutely gorgeous – Alex’s dress is divine; Adam’s smile is superb!


Real wedding Artisan London with Miki Photography (39)

Alex is a Secondary school English teacher and the church was where the famous Victorian poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning were married beofre eloping to the continent. Therefore the reception was literary themed with book print bunting, books on tables as centre pieces and Penguin style book covers as the table plan. Name cards were Puffin Book cover postcards that were chosen to suit the guests. Adam is an opera singer and the music was heavily important so this was another theme for the ceremony and continued with the best man’s personal song/speech.


I totally love this idea – an afternoon with your best girls learning how to make macarons in a beautifully styled shoot. I agree with wedding planner Jenna Hewitt, who put together this gorgeous shoot / experience day – it’s all too easy to let planning take over your life, and it’s so important to take a break and have some fun!

Words: Jenna Hewitt | Images: Annamarie Stepney

Styled shoot macaron workshop with Jenna Hewitt wedding planner and Annamarie Stepney Photography (1)

The inspiration for the shoot came from the insight that, all too often, brides-to-be can get so caught up in the “to do list” that they don’t allow time to enjoy the whole planning experience.

Planning a wedding is no small task, most of us are juggling it on top of an already very busy day job, social calendar and family commitments and then there is the pressure for it to be ‘perfect.’  With so much fun to be had in the anticipation and build up, it is a shame to let the pressure of the “to do list” ruin the enjoyment.


Can we do this wedding backwards? Would that be ok… it’s just the first image to land in my inbox was absolutely breathtaking – I need you to see this one first!

Barn wedding blog with images by TH Photography (33)

WOW, right?! I know!! Emma and Christian’s wedding is gorgeous – from beginning to end (or vice versa, hehe) and the portraits of everyone are fabulous: Emma looks stunning and I LOVE the flowers, the smiles and how it’s so easy to see how much everyone enjoyed the day.

Barn wedding blog with images by TH Photography (20)

Images are by Tom at TH Photography, who told me Christian and Emma have become his good friends over the past few years as he and Christian are both in the wedding trade. A few months before, Christian was the magician at Tom’s own wedding!

Like anyone going to a friend’s wedding the best part is the marriage itself, seeing the emotion, love and joy they have for each other and showing it to the world.


From the beauty of an English country garden to the elegance and glamour of a city location… I do so LOVE seeing all the fabulous weddings in my inbox and today’s is pretty special! The bride and groom are just gorgeous: the venue bright and light and full of sunshine, with smiles set to last the whole day… this is stunning!

Chic city wedding from the Millennium Gloucester Hotel with Patryk Stanisz Photography (23)

Contact & Bookings: Patryk Stanisz Photography

Chic city wedding from the Millennium Gloucester Hotel with Patryk Stanisz Photography (22)

London wedding photographer Patryk told me Joanna and Mitesh’s wedding had an amazing atmosphere throughout the entire day. “They are a very happy couple and guests came from all over the world to share their beautiful wedding ceremony, which was at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel.

Chic city wedding from the Millennium Gloucester Hotel with Patryk Stanisz Photography (19)

I had seen Patryk’s work before at a friend’s wedding, so we knew the quality we would be getting. However what makes Patryk stand out is his style and attitude, he lets the event take place around him and his eye for detail for capturing the perfect shot to allow a story to be told is amazing.


The ONLY wedding theme which has been constantly popular since this blog was born in 2009 (we’re six!! who knew?!) is English Country Garden. I love that we’re so smitten with flowers, with nature, with the beauty of our gardens and countryside… and today’s styled inspiration shoot pays tribute to this, the loveliest wedding theme of all.

English Rose garden styled bridal shoot with Eva Tarnok Photography (41)

Words and images (aren’t they beautiful?!) are by lovely London wedding photographer Eva Tarnok, who specialises in natural, soulful & beautiful photography. Discover more from her here:

English Rose garden styled bridal shoot with Eva Tarnok Photography (23)

The inspiration of this editorial shoot was the location itself, the recently renovated south London wedding venue, Morden Hall and the surrounding beautiful Morden Hall Park. The park is run by National Trust and it contains a variety of natural landscapes, including parkland, the River Wandle, meadow and marshland. One of the most popular areaS of the park is the rose garden, which has over 2000 roses and other flowers and it is a stunning example of the traditional English rose garden. We wanted the images to reflect the elegance of this historic venue but also to showcase the natural beauty surrounding it.


This summer has been wonderful already. I’ve written for some amazing couples, worked on fabulous projects for wedding signage and stationery, and designed calligraphy suites for some of my favourite photographers. Tomorrow I’m teaching a calligraphy workshop in Manchester and we have another (booking up fast!) on the 19th of August. If you’d like to come along, you can book places in my Etsy shop now. But first… a few little notes about using calligraphy for your wedding day.

So many brides and grooms contact me looking for a special, personal touch to their day. Calligraphy is more than just writing: it’s art, craftsmanship and creativity – and as such it lends real elegance to place settings and wedding tables. Most of my work over the summer months is writing place names for weddings, and I thought I’d share some tips with you all today.

5 tips for styling your wedding tables with calligraphy

  1. Keep it simple – use flat cards, linen napkins and plain plates or chargers for a modern, elegant look

real wedding in Devon with images by Evolve Photography on the English Wedding Blog (12)

I absolutely must share some of Alice & Matt’s advice with you before we see their fabulous images. With every real wedding feature I always ask my brides and grooms to complete a little interview for the blog, and theirs is one of the very best I’ve ever received. The advice for you lovely lot is superb:

What’s the best thing about being married?

The knowledge that we have made a life long commitment to each other has further strengthened our relationship.
The comfort in knowing you are loved and loved back.
You’ve married your best friend.
Seeing the ring on his finger, and knowing I put it there, gives me butterflies every time.

real wedding in Devon with images by Evolve Photography on the English Wedding Blog (21)


“Your wedding ceremony should be the most important aspect of your wedding day. It’s the part that really matters, the reason you and your guests are all there and the reason for the reception afterwards – to celebrate what happened in that ceremony.”

Alternative and unique wedding ceremonies with Carmela Weddings London and Surrey (1)

Photo credit: Maureen Du Preez

By Lisa at the fabulous Carmela Weddings

In reality, it is the part of the wedding day that is most often overlooked and more time spent on décor and entertainment than the words you’ll say to each other when you actually get married. I get it. It’s not the fun part and because of the rules around what words have to be said/can’t be said when using a registrar, there’s often not a great deal to decide on anyway other than some music and a couple of readings, right?

Wrong! There’s another way to make your ceremony really special that not many couples know about, although it is becoming increasingly popular as couples really want their whole day to reflect them and their personalities. I’m talking about a celebrant-led wedding.


Good morning lovely blog friends! I hope you’ve had the most amazing weekend and are ready for some fabulous wedding style ideas this week – we have some gorgeous real weddings, styled shoots and advice features coming up over the next few days for you to enjoy! But first… the loveliest thing I could find to begin a perfect week for us all…

Imagine a lakeside ceremony, a peaceful, tranquil setting for your celebrations with a dream backdrop. The Lake District is our very own destination wedding location right here in the UK, and filled with inspiring wedding folks to create the most perfect day. The delicate blues and exquisite details in today’s styled shoot are perfect for Pinning and planning your day around!


Colour can come from any aspect of your wedding décor. Be inspired by the walls of your reception room, or the outside spaces at your venue – and add pops of colour with an ombre blue cake (we LOVE!), little paper boats (wonderful for an unusual table plan!) and stunning summer flowers.


Happy Sunday morning everyone! I have a lovely shoot to inspire your Sunday morning – we’re talking Marilyn Monroe-esque glamour and a fabulous vintage bridal style. This is pure vintage inspiration for glamorous girls looking for a bold bridal look: whether you’re a rock chick or vintage lover, I have a feeling you’re going to fall head over heels for this!

Thornton Manor bride art deco vintage Images by PKProPhoto (2)

Images by Paul Kyte Photography

The gown is from Cherish Bridal in Northwich and is by Ronald Joyce. The model’s hair,  reminiscent of 1920’s and 1930s hair styles, was styled by Duncan Fisher Hair Designer. Make up artist Made up by Cathryn told me “I wanted a look that was very 20’s and 30’s but in a modern way, I wanted to pick up on the trend for highlighted and dewy skin which is so stylish right now, and I needed to do a strong lip as this is always automatically seen as vintage.

To learn more about how the look for the shoot was created, please do watch Paul’s behind-the-scenes photo-film at the end of the feature!


I love today’s wedding: the bright colours and gorgeous styling of Jodi and James’s vintage garden party, in the beautifully restored Farbridge barns, are just glorious. And the bride and groom are the loveliest, happiest couple ever – they look just fabulous too!

Bright spring wedding with tons of DIY on the English Wedding Blog. Images by Neil Walker Photography (31)

Images are by lovely Neil Walker, who is based in Sussex and loves Farbridge! “I shoot weddings at Farbridge quite regularly & it is definitely one of my favourite venues. Nickie & the team there are great & the light is wonderful in the courtyard & even in the barn where there are lots of windows, unusually for a barn. To cap it all, Simon the chef makes wonderful food, definitely the best food of any venue I know, & that’s saying something!”

Bright spring wedding with tons of DIY on the English Wedding Blog. Images by Neil Walker Photography (35)

Contact & Bookings: Neil Walker Photography

Bright spring wedding with tons of DIY on the English Wedding Blog. Images by Neil Walker Photography (3)


I’m smitten with Danielle and Christian’s wedding – their entire day is beautiful: from the tiniest details (the collar on Danielle’s dress; Christian’s buttonhole) to the big stuff; I adore ALL of the portraits of the two of them, and those amazing red leaves on the building opposite their venue… what a stunning collection of memories of a beautiful homespun English wedding!

pretty homespun wedding at Coleshill Hotel with Hannah K Photography on the English Wedding Blog (29)

My family were amazing and helped with quite a few things which saved us a lot. My nan made the invitations, place names and cupcake cases. My aunty made the cake and cupcakes. My uncle made the cake stand. The wooden box and hearts were bought on ebay for about £25, printed games were handmade by myself and my husband. The table plan I made myself.”

pretty homespun wedding at Coleshill Hotel with Hannah K Photography on the English Wedding Blog (31)

I had been to a couple of bridal shops and outlets and tried on some very beautiful dresses, but when I tried my dress on my mum cried and didn’t want to take it off, it was one of the easiest decisions I had made for our wedding. The service we received in the Bridal Rooms in Atherstone made it worth the extra cost, and they recommended a seamstress to do any alterations which was just round the corner from their shop. Also wonderful!”

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

Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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