Megan and Adam’s Laughern Hill wedding is fabulous, a colourful celebration filled with home made details and a real focus on love and laughter.

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Contact & Bookings: Love in Focus


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Their images are just wonderful… I’m so glad this gorgeous couple decided in the end to have a professional photographer shoot their day, as are they: “We were going to go for an amateur but looking back, we would have totally regretted it! Sandy – Bristol wedding photographer Love in Focus – was fantastic. On the day, he went above and beyond. He bought stilts so that he could get shots from above, which all the guests enjoyed! The photos reflected the day beautifully.”

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I asked about homemade details and Megan and Adam told me they’d been pretty busy in the run up to the wedding! “We made table signs, painted vases, made wedding favours, bought and cut hessian, bought fairy lights… we made lots of the stuff… it was stressful but worth it. Everyone has commented on how individual it was and how it really reflected us.”


I hear so many opinions about wedding blogs, ranging quite fascinatingly from good to bad to even worse. Blogs are powerful; they can make a wedding business (and in at least one instance, have had the occasion to break one). And their influence on brides and grooms, on wedding trends and even spending habits, is pretty strong.

It’s something I try really hard to be aware of. I try never to push ideas onto readers: styling a wedding and finding suppliers should be all about personal choice. I can share things I love, suggest suppliers I admire, but I’d never say you ‘need’ anything for your wedding which is really only optional.

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Image credit: Jennifer Sinclair Photography, Hampshire

I love wedding blogs.

I think they’re a harmless dose of pretty, a relaxing and enjoyable read with extra eye candy, and often feature superb advice from real couples alongside expert tips from the loveliest wedding suppliers. They’re a beautiful and helpful place to be!


David and Becks are a wonderful couple. It’s a rare treat to have a groom’s interview on the blog, and David gives some amazing advice. You all know I adore intimate weddings and a relaxed approach to planning, so I was thrilled when these gorgeous folks landed in my inbox. Everything about their day is perfect for the English Wedding Blog!

A real wedding blog at Verzon House by Hayley Baxter Photography (21)

David told me “Pretty much everything other than the photographer and the venue was done by our friends and family, particularly Becks’ mum who could have 50 different careers if she wished, she did all the flowers, the table dressings and the bunting amongst other things.”

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Our beautiful bride and gorgeous groom planned their day together from the start. They spent on the important things: such as their fab Leeds wedding photographer Hayley Baxter, and saved elsewhere. David advises other couples to, “make sure you save money in the right places… ditch the fussy stuff and spend a bit on the important things that will make sure your guests have a fab time!


I was lost for words when I saw today’s incredibly beautiful shoot. It doesn’t happen often. 😉 A few elements combined can really make your wedding – and today we’re going to show you how British flowers, a strong bridal look and graceful bridalwear will transform your day. The key: trust in your suppliers. They’re designers, creatives, and artists in their respective fields.

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British flowers autumn wedding ideas Emma Davies Photography (15)

Location: The Lost Gardens, Hampstead Heath, London
Photographer – Emma Davies at Emma Davies Photography –
Florist – Emma Sousa at Emma Sousa Flowers –
Hair & Makeup – Laura Anne at Laura Anne Hair & Makeup –
Bridalwear –
Model – Amber Tutton –

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Inspired by the wonderful array of seasonal British blooms on offer, we aim to showcase how beautiful our British flowers can be by creating a stunning bridal shoot in a fabulous location on North London’s Hampstead Heath.


Good morning my beautiful blog readers! It’s been a heady whirl of technical wizardry here at English Wedding Blog HQ this morning… and I’m thrilled I can finally bring you today’s real Welsh wedding! James and Sarah’s day is more than beautiful. It’s full of ideas for the most amazing summer wedding flowers, and delicate DIY touches which bring the theme together with such amazing character and style.

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I adore the flowers. Sarah told me “I put complete faith in Laura and her team to deliver on the day and the end result was so beautiful! I still can’t believe how amazing they were when they only had my description to go on. I am so grateful to everyone there… I knew I wanted sunflowers and daisies and a lot of different, warm colours. I didn’t want a colour theme for the wedding to help it look more rustic and ‘oldy-worldy’. I also explained to Laura that I wanted the flowers to look like they had been ‘handpicked from an Autumn country garden’ and I think she really delivered on this.”


Who missed storm Desmond last week? Oh, you lucky things! I heard some heartbreaking stories and in contrast some really uplifting tales of heroes in floods (Gareth from Aqua Salon – I’m talking about you!) – and one fabulous story of a wedding which came together against all the odds. This week I’ve been thinking about rain on your wedding day. I know a lot of brides really worry: equally I see some incredibly beautiful images on my Facebook feed (and there were LOTS last weekend!) – so I wanted to share some tips to reassure you all. I asked my recommended suppliers and blog sponsors for their best advice.

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Image credit: Love in Focus

Bristol wedding photographer Sandy at Love In Focus:

1. Plan for rain – just in case!

Everyone hopes for good weather on their wedding day but unfortunately there really is nothing you can do about the weather! The good news is that rain doesn’t have to spoil your day if you plan for it and can even make for some really beautiful shots. Don’t worry about your photographer, professional camera equipment is weather sealed and clothes dry!


Happy Sunday morning my lovely! I have something extraordinarily special for you this morning: a beautiful real wedding from Lancashire’s Eaves Hall. Gorgeous couple Stephanie and Lyle were married there, and I have a delicious selection of images from their day to share with you.

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There’s more than just gorgeous images and fabulous details though. Stephanie shares some brilliant advice with us all today – for starters, “I would recommend that all future brides go to a wedding fair early on… I went when everything was pretty much booked. It would have saved me a lot of time and research because it was amazing and everything was in one place!

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The beautiful bride told me Eaves Hall is “traditionally beautiful and combines the old with the new so we could have got away with doing nothing. That’s not us though… we had drapes from the chandeliers, a fairly lit back drop, a LOVE light up sign, sweet cart, post box and our own personal touches…” Do read Stephanie and Lyle’s English Wedding Blog interview at the end of the feature to find out more!


Discover somewhere new with me today… or if you’ve been searching for real weddings and reviews of Stubton Hall, stay with me awhile and enjoy today’s wedding venue of the week.

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“The venue was stunning and needed little decoration. The grounds were beautiful and the wedding breakfast room elegant” ~ Natalie & Darren

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Images by lovely Leeds wedding photographer Samantha Ward

As well as asking real brides and grooms, I turn to wedding photographers to find out what really makes a wedding venue special. Back in November I featured Natalie and Darren’s wedding on the blog, and I know you’ll find Samantha’s words on their venue insightful and very helpful in your wedding venue search:

“Stubton Hall is a stunning 19th Century country house set in the Lincolnshire countryside with amazing grounds and fabulous water features. I was privileged to have the opportunity to be a Stubton Hall wedding photographer.

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A grand entrance and an elegant facade to the Hall


I designed these invitations for something entirely different, but don’t you think they’re perfect for a winter wedding? As January looms and the days are crisp and frosty we’re all looking for warming colours: plum and gold are perfect for this time of year. Add a few gold accents and some wonderfully soft duck egg blues… this is styling heaven. If you’re considering colours to warm your winter wedding, this palette is all kinds of magical.

Calligraphy for a winter wedding Image credit Melissa Beattie Photography (15)

Images by the fabulous Melissa Beattie Photography

Invitations and stationery which have that unique, personal touch are the very best you can buy. For intimate weddings I recommend calligraphy: whether you order handwritten invitations or envelope addressing, your guests will adore the hand lettered touch.

Calligraphy for a winter wedding Image credit Melissa Beattie Photography (7)

For a larger wedding it’s more cost effective to have your invitations printed, but you can still add beautiful lettering. Choose handwritten place names, escort cards or even envelope addressing for your invites. I offer all of these services to my couples on my other website Calligraphy for Weddings.


Hey everyone! I’m so excited about Christmas and desperate to hit the shops (internet… Etsy 🙂 ) this weekend – I hope you’re all ready for Christmas but just in case you need a little extra something, I have an idea I hope you’ll love!

Yesterday I got to write my first gift voucher for January’s calligraphy workshops, and I’d LOVE to write some more! So many of my students who come to the workshops have been  planning their weddings, I thought this would be a great idea to share on the English Wedding Blog. Maybe it’s right up your street… maybe you have a bridesmaid who has super crafty fingers and would love to learn modern calligraphy.

Why not book a couple of places in my next workshop on January 15th, and give your friend hers as a Christmas prezzie with one of my lovely vouchers?

The workshop runs from 11am until 3pm and costs £59 per person. You can book your place in my Etsy shop – there are more details here as well.


It’s not the formal photos that remind you how great your day was – it’s the natural fun and excitement that is so important to be documented. Amy’s ability not to miss a moment is incredible, and her energy and passion comes across in the photos. Amy is a photographic ninja and we cannot recommend her enough.” ~ by gorgeous bride Hannah

Beautiful images by Amy B Photography from a country wedding at Marleybrook House (28)

As a wedding blogger, it’s this passion for beautiful images and enthusiasm and excitement for suppliers which make me sit up and listen. Hannah emailed me to tell me about her wedding to George, and from the moment I saw the first photos of their day I was hooked. Not only are they a stunning couple: they have the most wonderful recommendations and advice to share with you. Today’s Kent wedding is one of the loveliest I’ve seen and I cannot wait to show you all of the beautiful photographs!

Beautiful images by Amy B Photography from a country wedding at Marleybrook House (42)


This month has flown by already, and plans to keep the English Wedding Blog publishing over the Christmas period are well underway! Once again I’d like to say a huge thank you to my amazing sponsors as well as to all of our friends in the wedding industry for your support, submissions and shares. You’re the best.

You’ve one last chance to join as a sponsor before the January rush, so if you want to get your business in front of the 800,000 (really?!!! source) newly engaged couples in the next few weeks, now is the time to join the English Wedding Blog and start sharing regular features with us!

Current sponsors of the blog are:

Bunny Delicious (do check out Zoe’s facebook page – she’s been a super busy bee recently and we love Betty Scribbles…)

Summer Lily Studio – I’m so thrilled for Terri: she’s a Rock My Wedding star!

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Image credit Summer Lily Photography via Rock My Wedding Blog

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