Dave and Lucy’s wedding was an intimate and charming day, the loveliest of English weddings with a New York theme! They married exactly a year to the day since Dave proposed in the big apple. How romantic... I love their story as much as I love the beautiful images of their day, by Bristol wedding photographer Becky Male.

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You don’t always have to pay loads of money, shop around and ask friends and family for advice, esp friends who have recently got married. If you know friends that can help you then ask them.

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Lucy told me her dress was perfect – although finding it wasn’t as simple as she thought it would be: “I went to the bridal boutiques trying on all the wrong dresses because I thought I knew what I was looking for it was only towards the end of the session that I found my dress because my maid of honor could see how frustrated I was that I hadn’t found one yet and she grabbed a bunch that she liked (previously I would only try on ones that I liked the look of) and it was the first one she chose that I tried on and loved. As soon as I looked in the mirror my words were ‘I didn’t think I could look this nice’


Kate and David’s wedding is beautiful, perfect… the dream summer wedding at a venue I know is a pretty special place (my cousin was married here!) – and they have the loveliest images to remember it by, from John Mottershaw Photography and with my friend Carol Elizabeth Photography as his second shooter on the day. “We ended up having 2-4-1 on the wedding day as John brought in Carol as an extra pair of hands, so we were very lucky! They both fitted in so well with the guests and you barely noticed they were there snapping away.”

“We were both so pleased when we came across Charlotte’s boutiqueShe was completely different to other boutiques. We sat down while we filled in a questionnaire like what was my budget and what sort of designers I liked etc. and then I just started trying on dresses that she would pick out for me. She would then use the feedback I had on certain dresses to then pick out the next dress. Until finally I found the one! I knew it was perfect from the moment I tried it on.”


It’s funny how one blog feature links into another sometimes… earlier this week I was reading one of our lovely couples’ interviews for the blog, and the bride said she wished she’d been able to keep her bouquet, she was gutted she couldn’t keep her flowers forever… and then as if by magic, Harriet gets in touch with something so very beautiful I can barely believe my eyes!

Harriet produces bespoke miniature artworks?? of your wedding bouquet hand painted in watercolour. ?Each piece comes either framed or unframed and makes the most beautiful? ?wedding gift? ?and everlasting keepsake.

The photos and illustrations on this blog feature show you how wonderfully attentive to detail Harriet’s illustrations are. The paintings are miniature, and yet still so intricately detailed. They come framed or unframed, and make a gorgeous paper anniversary gift, or a keepsake for after your day.

Do discover Harriet for yourself – and imagine your bouquet in miniature, perfectly preserved forever in timeless watercolour!


I’m known for being a little odd… and I’m a country girl born and bred, an artist at heart. This kind of beauty takes my breath away:

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Image credit: Ian Wallace Photography, North Yorkshire

Photo credit: Ian Wallace Photography

Black and white wedding photography only occasionally makes an appearance on blogs – and I’d love to see more. The beautiful contrast, the striking effect all make this photograph (from Michelle & Rob’s Yorkshire wedding to be published on Mother’s Day) one of my favourites, ever.

I’m in love with the tree, too. What? It’s timeless, strong, beautiful… and makes for a spectacular wedding picture!

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Hey there, beautiful! Are you near a window… can you take a second to look up and see nothing but glorious blue sky? It’s been the loveliest day here by the seaside, and I couldn’t think of anything nicer than to finish such a perfect afternoon with some stunning photography by Jennifer Jane. You may remember Sally & Matt’s wedding – captured by lovely Jennifer. I’ve since become a real admirer of Jennifer Jane Photography and I’m delighted to be able to introduce her as a sponsor of the English Wedding Blog.

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Contact & Bookings: Jennifer Jane Photography

The best thing about Jennifer joining our little team? We get to see lots more of Jennifer Jane Photography’s beautiful weddings on the blog for the rest of the year… and I can’t wait!

Jennifer Jane photography Devon on the English Wedding Blog (10)Jennifer’s images are creative, natural and honest. From her base in Devon, Jennifer photographs weddings across the West Country and beyond.

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Scott and Laura’s summer wedding is so wonderfully pretty! The bright yellows, gorgeous florals and delicate details are guaranteed to brighten your morning. “I adored my fresh flowers – simple countryside yellows and whites – and was gutted that I couldn’t keep them forever.”

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Today’s bride and groom are the loveliest couple too – Laura’s beautiful in her wedding gown and you won’t believe where Scott got his super cute suit from! They’ve shared some great advice with us in their English Wedding Blog interview at the end of the feature – don’t miss it, it’s a good one!

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“Write a wish list and stick to it! There are so different wedding suppliers out there to tempt you with all sorts of things you’ve never even thought of and you can quickly become convinced that your big day will not be perfect without them! Also, use local/small business suppliers – we found the attention to detail and customer service far superior to the bigger companies as well as the cost being much lower! “


Everyone did a survey about women proposing. Honestly – I’ve had dozens of emails asking me to publish the results on behalf of various banks, insurance companies, random chocolate shops and national florists. The thing is, everyone asked the same questions, and got the same answers, and came to the same conclusions. So for starters, I won’t be publishing survey results on behalf of any major financial business I don’t like!

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Photo credit Jo Bradbury Photography from a styled shoot on the English Wedding Blog

But these things do make you think. Is it really such a big deal if women ‘pop the question’?! Does the date matter? (The 29th of February is traditionally THE day for women to propose. This from Wikipedia:

“Supposedly, a 1288 law by Queen Margaret of Scotland (then age five and living in Norway), required that fines be levied if a marriage proposal was refused by the man; compensation was deemed to be a pair of leather gloves, a single rose, £1 and a kiss. In some places the tradition was tightened to restricting female proposals to the modern leap day, February 29, or to the medieval leap day, February 24.”)


Today’s beautiful bride Anouska is an interior designer, and so the styling and details of this winter wonderland wedding are so carefully considered and coordinated… it’s truly magical. From the flowers to the little birds, trees and fairy lights, every little aspect is so personal and charming… winter brides will LOVE seeing today’s wedding.

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“I had white, blush pink bouquet with crystals and white thistles. Peonies are my favourite flowers and were out of season, so Sue and Lucy sourced me the most stunning fake silk peonies and added them to my bouquet – nobody knew as they were so realistic and what’s lovely is that I get to keep them forever.”

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Anouska and Greig’s advice for other couples is something I would emphasise to every bride- and groom-to-be: “Cut down your numbers and spend the money making the day extra special for yourselves and the people you love the most. Put your own stamp on the day – it should be a reflection of who you are and what you love.”


I found my way into the world of weddings via my penchant for old pens, bottles of ink and love of everything papery. Who knew my love for beautiful lettering would bring me to the pages of the English Wedding Blog, and be my introduction to such a creative and exciting industry? Ten years since the launch of Calligraphy for Weddings, I stumble across my lettering on some of the hottest wedding blogs in the world – and I love working on every single commission and project I’m asked to be a part of.

Elegant wedding calligraphy in gold ink photographed by Taylor & Porter Echoes at Enys (4)

I’m currently obsessed by the fabulous Taylor & Porter – whose visual storytelling is some of the most exquisite I’ve ever seen. Creating stationery for their styled shoots in 2015 was one of my business highlights of all time; I can only dream of writing more for the attention of their loveliest of lenses in the coming months.


If you don’t remember seeing Amanda Karen’s gorgeous shoots on the blog, I should really remind you to check them out… they were some of my highlights in 2015. Getting to know Amanda Karen Photography has been lovely: images are always out of this world, and Amanda is truly lovely – so I’m thrilled to say they’ve joined my little group of handpicked sponsors of the English Wedding Blog. Amanda & James – welcome!

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Contact & Bookings: Amanda Karen Photography

If you’re looking for fine art wedding photographers in London or Essex, then Amanda Karen Photography might just be your perfect choice.

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Amanda Karen Photography was born out of a love for photography and weddings, especially after our own wedding in 2013!  It’s truly the best job in the world, to capture people in love declaring that to their nearest and dearest, and to do that alongside my own husband is even better.  The beauty of being a husband and wife team is that we can relate to just how our couples are feeling, the anticipation, the excitement, the fact that the day goes by in one romantic whirlwind, it’s an amazing and emotional day for all involved.  I love it!


Katie and Sam’s November wedding is traditional, elegant and still has the loveliest home made touches: the gorgeous couple married at Sussex favourite Pangdean Barn. From Katie’s veil to the place settings, every detail came together perfectly – and I’m thrilled for lovely Katie and Sam (who I got to know in the run up to their big day) that it turned out so beautifully.

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I had the pleasure of working with Jane at Flowers & Daughters. She was fantastic as I only had a very vague idea of what I wanted, and being November, there were only a limited selection of flowers available. But she pulled out all of the stops and our flowers were brilliant. The colours worked so well with the venue as well as the bridesmaid’s dresses, and we had so many comments throughout the day on them. They were perfect.”

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Gemma and Joe had one of those country weddings which look effortlessly beautiful… the flowers and venue styling work seamlessly together, and the atmosphere is of celebration in a relaxed setting surrounded by a wonderful family. I adore their day, from the most heart-melting moments to the finer details. I hope you’ll love it as much as I do!

An English barn wedding in Suffolk by Benjamin Mathers Photography (24)

Special touches include some fabulous ideas: “We hired a vintage sports car for the weekend, which Joe and his brother enjoyed the morning of the wedding.  We then drove ourselves to the reception venue and enjoyed some time-out together and we also put it to good use the day after the wedding, driving to the coast, where we sat on the beach and reminisced about the amazing day we had

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Images are by Norfolk wedding photographer Benjamin Mathers. It’s the first time Ben has featured on the English Wedding Blog, and I have to say I feel a fool for never sharing his superb photography with you before! His images are amazing: do, please visit his website and find out more:

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Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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