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Timeless and traditional always works like a charm. When Sophie and Daniel were married this summer they knew their day would be elegant and stylish, with pretty handmade touches and delicate detailing. I love the pretty colour scheme of dusky pinks and pastels, the little knitted dolls and the pretty tissue paper flowers decorating the marquee.

Jennifer Sinclair Photography in Hampshire on the English Wedding Blog (43)

Sophie is breathtakingly gorgeous – a beautiful bride who says the day was “a little girl’s dream come true“. Her review of Hampshire wedding photographer Jennifer Sinclair is fabulous: “Not only is her work amazing she is also a lovely, fun, patient person. Jennifer has become a friend who we will always want to stay in contact with.

Jennifer Sinclair Photography in Hampshire on the English Wedding Blog (40)

Discover Jennifer Sinclair Photography here:

http://jennifersinclair.co.uk

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Jennifer says, “The sunshine in the evening was amazing and I loved the warm golden light of the evening; perfect for a campsite fire outside the marquee.  As a photographer, I love the photographs taken in between to the afternoon and evening reception; the guests are really relaxed and now having fun. One of my favourite photographs is of the three little girls ready to let the balloons go.

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I don’t say thank you often enough. I would love to be someone who lights up people’s days by sending surprise thank you cards… but time runs away with me and I rush from one project to another. Even as I write this, I’m making a note in my calendar to ‘say thank you’ to someone once a month! After all, the English Wedding Blog wouldn’t exist without so many wonderful suppliers sharing their images, tips and advice here – I have a LOT of people to thank!

 

I’ve had some amazing thank yous this summer. There’s nothing better than a surprise card or letter from a bride and groom, after the wedding – believe me: you’ve no idea how thrilled your favourite suppliers will be to hear from you out of the blue!

7 different ways to thank your wedding suppliers

  1. Write a thank you card. It doesn’t have to take long: spend 15 minutes writing a heartfelt thank you to a supplier whose personal touch made a real difference to your day. They’ll love you for it!
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I do love a wedding success story, and Big Chief Tipis are an inspiring example of an independent family business in the wedding industry. They’re all made in Britain too! At the heart of Big Chief Tipis is a father, son and daughter team – and I met Hayley at one of my Manchester calligraphy workshops this summer… she’s brilliant and funny, a character and a lovely person! I asked Hayley to tell us all about Big Chief Tipis just in time for their open weekend in October:

Big Chief Tipis wedding hire image credit Melissa Beattie Photography (7)

All image credits Melissa Beattie Photography

Big Chief Tipis is a large event tipi hire company, based in the North West (but we cover the whole of the UK) whose aim is to turn dreams into memories! We specialize in providing tipis for any type of weather – not only for when the sun shines, but when it is “British” too! We can cater for any number of guests, from small intimate gatherings, all the way up to a wedding for hundreds as the tipis are interlinkable. Our tipis offer a quirky and original alternative to your standard white-walled marquee and look even more incredible when the sun sets and the firepit is lit inside.

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Later today we’re heading for the wedding tent at Kirstie Allsopp’s second Handmade Fair – and we’re ridiculously excited about the whole thing! Before we go, I have a superb wedding to share with you all. You’ll LOVE this! We’re talking English sophistication, classy styling and elegant touches in a magnificent venue: Pendrell Hall. The bride is beautiful; the entire day just makes me feel happy.

Pendrell Hall wedding blog by Rob and Sarah Gillespie Photography (14)

Tim and Nerissa give a glowing review for their photographers Rob & Sarah Gillespie. It’s interesting to hear how a husband and wife photography team can bring so much to your wedding: for today’s bride and groom this was one of the (many!) reasons they chose Rob and Sarah as their wedding photographers. “Due to their vast wedding experience they were able to help and advise us as to what photos worked well and the timings for the day which really helped. We would highly recommend Rob and Sarah!

Pendrell Hall wedding blog by Rob and Sarah Gillespie Photography (36)

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Two beautiful brides, four lovely bridesmaids in pink and four in blue… the most incredible bouquets and a day full of creativity and love. Today’s real wedding is one of my favourites this year and I just know you’ll love it too…

Old Rectory wedding photography by Taylor Hughes (8)

Wedding signs and slogans are best when they’re just that little bit different… so when I read ‘Choose a seat not a side, either way it’s for the BRIDE!’ it made me grin. A lot. Jessica and Fiona are a gorgeous couple whose wedding at The Old Rectory in Handsworth has plenty of lovely personal touches just like this.

Old Rectory wedding photography by Taylor Hughes (26)

Fiona told me “the best thing [about being married] is the support from friends and family. Throughout planning the wedding, the Big Day itself and day-to-day life since we have been overwhelmed by the encouragement and support we’ve had and it has made us appreciate the joy of true friendship.”

Old Rectory wedding photography by Taylor Hughes (28)

Images are by the fabulous Taylor Hughes Photography. Jack and Jade are wedding photographers based in Berkshire and you can find out all about them here:

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Hello lovelies! Happy Tuesday 🙂 I hope you’re having a lovely day – and finding time for a little weddingness to brighten your eyes, maybe? 🙂 I have a treat for all of you northern brides and grooms*, as Newcastle wedding photographer Duncan McCall has joined my little team of handpicked sponsors this month. Read this and make your eyes VERY happy…

Duncan McCall Newcastle wedding photography (12)

* Oh, and for everyone else too as Duncan is happy to cover weddings all around the UK as well as destination weddings! duncanmccallphotography.com

Duncan told me, “I try to capture as many natural moments as possible… I also like creating stunning couple portraits that will really stand out and give the newlyweds a real WOW portrait that they will enjoy looking back on over the years.”

Duncan McCall Newcastle wedding photography (11)

It is always a real pleasure to see couples and their families celebrating and enjoying themselves at weddings. I also enjoy getting to know the couple and like to stay in touch with them after the wedding. I’ve been lucky enough to photograph some of their family portraits also once they have kids.

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I have a confession to make: I avoid big wedding shows like the plague these days. There are only a few wedding events I’d choose to go to… and the open weekend hosted by Big Chief Tipis is one. They’re setting up camp at the historic Holford Hall in Cheshire, on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October. If you’re free, and anywhere near Manchester or Cheshire, then GO! It’ll be one of the most exciting and inspiring wedding events of the season.

The weekend will showcase Big Chief Tipis’ unique and high quality wedding tipis. The idea of the open weekend is to give couples an exclusive insight into how a tipi can give their big day a really special touch to make it memorable for all. The tipis themselves can seat more than 500 guests and come in three different sizes allowing couples to mix and match Big Hats, Midi and Baby Tipis to ensure that every wedding experience is bespoke.

Big Chief Tipis wedding weekend 2015 Melissa Beattie Photography (1)

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Sunflowers are my favourite… nothing packs a punch quite like a wedding full of glorious sunflowers. Marianne and Sam’s wedding is like summer itself: warming and friendly, bright and cheerful, beautifully floral (of course!) and glorious with colour and sunshine. You’re going to LOVE today’s real wedding feature!

Pendrell Hall wedding blog in Staffordshire with Rob & Sarah Gillespie Photography (60)

Sam and Marianne married at Pendrell Hall in Staffordshire, a superb venue which needs very little additional decor. Pendrell is one of England’s finest country house wedding venues, and I adore the atmosphere and charm of the house and gardens. Our bride and groom are both stunning: Marianne’s designer dress was made especially for her by the supremely talented Zeynep Kartal, while Sam wore Ted Baker.

Pendrell Hall wedding blog in Staffordshire with Rob & Sarah Gillespie Photography (52)

Images are by my lovely friends Rob and Sarah Gillespie Photography, based in the Midlands. They get a glowing review from Marianne and Sam:

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Copper is lovelier to me than any diamond could ever be. I love its warm shimmer; and my copper ink is the most exquisite thing in my calligraphy palette. So when I was asked to write some copper hand lettering for one of the most amazing styled shoots of the year, I was ridiculously excited.

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Amanda Karen Photography – based in Essex and specialising in fine art wedding photography – and Nodlaigh from gorgeous new wedding blog Daydreaming Bride, came up with the idea of contrasting grey and copper tones with a city chic wedding style. They arranged a shoot at the fabulous Belair House and recruited an amazing team of the very best local suppliers.

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I adore the contrast of soft metallic copper with the palest grey; the subtle softness of succulents and leafy fern fronds, the glamorous bridal look (and oh, those sequins make my heart sing!) The cake is divine: the accessories exquisite and the flowers to die for.

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Alice in Wonderland is a story of two sides: Tim Burton captured it perfectly and this styled wedding shoot does too. There’s the sweet, innocent, magical fairytale adventure for children, with Alice playing and then tumbling down a rabbit hole to take tea with the mad hatter. And then the darker side of Alice: the threat of the Queen of Hearts, the desperately exciting escape from Wonderland. It all makes Alice in Wonderland a creative and fun wedding theme to play with! But which Alice are you?…

Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter's wedding Jennifer Sinclair Photography (10)

I’m sharing two parts of a styled shoot with you now: the pretty fairytale and the darker side of Alice’s adventure. Both lend themselves to a wedding theme and will appeal to very different brides. The images are by Jennifer Sinclair Photography from a shoot inspired by the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel in Guildford.

Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter's wedding Jennifer Sinclair Photography (55)

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Are you ready for the very best tips on how to save money for your wedding? Real brides and grooms whose weddings have featured on the English Wedding Blog over the last few weeks have shared their best advice to help YOU save money.

There are 17 tips on everything from recruiting family & friends to shopping around, negotiating with suppliers and focusing on the things which are most important to you as a couple. It’s great to hear from couples whose advice is given in hindsight, after the wedding day.

So here you go – 17 pretty awesome answers to that all important question:

What’s your top tip for saving money on your wedding?

 

1. “Concentrate on the main things required first and the big costs. Our venue’s pricing structure really helped.” Lyndsey & Dean

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I’m all for bicycles on a wedding cake, signature skateboards (only write on the wood, folks!) and wellies tied to pew ends. Today’s is a wedding with a super cute sense of humour and a gorgeous – I mean stunning! – bride and groom.

wedding blog Will Reddaway Photography (23)

Jen and Rob were married in Torquay in spring (hence the wellies – they expected rain!) and held their reception at the fabulous Torre Abbey. I adore Jen’s bridal look: her lace dress was bought at a wedding show and is from Silk Brides in Lichfield. Rob and Jen found suppliers online, through recommendations and had help with lots of DIY projects from friends and family.

wedding blog Will Reddaway Photography (17)

The lovely flowers are by a family friend and stationery was designed by Rob. Signage on the day was made by a friend too – Jen’s told us all about the DIY elements of their day in her English Wedding Blog interview at the end of the feature today.

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Images are by Will Reddaway at WR Photography. Find out more about Will here:

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