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Modern calligraphy workshops – information & online booking

It’s very last minute I know, but I have two spaces left this Saturday at my calligraphy workshop – so if you’d like to come along please send me a quick email to hello@calligraphy-for-weddings.com. I’ll be spending today writing pretty quotes and signs for the workshop (some of which you’ll be able to take home with you) before I pack my suitcase once again for the weekend. It’s going to be brilliant – I can’t wait!

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The last calligraphy workshop of 2015 – book now!

I’ve also booked my last workshop for the year, which will be on the 4th of December. We’re going to be writing tags and labels there, as well as little festive quotes. I want to style the class as a winter wedding, as much as we can in our little classroom, so I’ve been playing with a winter weddings Pinterest board this morning. It’s so exciting! And you’re all invited. 

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I’ve been sharing my calligraphy with photographers all across the UK this year, and had the pleasure of working on a handful of styled shoots myself as well. It’s a part of my work I really love – and seeing the images from every shoot is such a treat!

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I owe a huge thank you to Ayshea Goldberg for including my calligraphy in several shoots this year. I met Ayshea at Aspire Photography Training in May 2014, and she was one of the fab photographers who sent images back from Venice for me to publish on the blog this summer.

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Ayshea’s own styled shoot took place at Kersey Mill in late summer. The pinks and pastels created a relaxed summer vibe, with a rustic tiered cake and pretty table styling perfect for an intimate wedding.

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The calligraphy details were super casual (a bit of an experiment for me, and one I LOVED playing with for Ayshea!) – with an invitation and handwritten envelope, place settings, table name cards and a quote in brush lettering in shades of pink. You can buy all of these details in my Etsy shop at www.Etsy.com/shop/CalligraphyStore

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Today I can begin every sentence with ‘So’… and it’ll be fine! I do love seeing dresses by British designers – and this week we have more than one amazing collection to share with you. Today is all about So Sassi: the chic, modern bridal wear brand by top designer Sassi Holford. And the new collection rocks.

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So Sassi defines itself as ‘the esprit label’ by Sassi Holford. So Sassi brides are looking for statement dresses with a modern edge – and the 2016 collection is simply divine, blending chic with grace and glamour so every bride can find their perfect gown here.
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So Sassi takes the glamour and timelessness of traditional wedding dresses and adds a little… something. I adore the way every dress has a twist to the design: a strong line somewhere, a ribbon or a shape which is as unexpected as it is beautiful. Every single dress is exciting, new and different… and created with the ultimate attention to those incredible details.

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Good morning lovely! Today we have the loveliest countryside wedding for you, with beautiful bride Victoria and her gorgeous groom Will. Theirs was such a warm, welcoming and relaxed country wedding – from the old English pub before the ceremony through to the (awesome!) dancing – and yes, we have the photos! – this is wonderful.

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Victoria told me “It’s amazing how many hidden talents you’ll find amongst family and friends and everyone was so willing and keen to help which was brilliant & we really appreciated everyone’s input.” Her sister made the cake; a friend provided all of their wedding stationery and the table plan was brilliantly handcrafted by the bride’s cousin.

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Images are by lovely Neil Walker Photography, who is based in Sussex. Neil explained about a little surprise Victoria’s father had in store… “In all my time as a Sussex wedding photographer I’ve never seen one before, but apparently it’s a Sussex tradition that the bride is pulled in a cart to the church by her father & then once she is married she is pulled away from the church by her new husband. Having spend some time getting ready and with her beautiful wedding dress on I was so impressed to see Vicky laugh and get into the cart.
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We’re ALL about the romance today! I’ve fallen in love with Naomi Neoh‘s divine Summer’s Eve collection and have been so excited to show you these beautiful new wedding dresses.

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They’re traditional in the very best sense of the word: dresses which will turn heads every second of your wedding day. Naomi Neoh is synonymous with grace and romance, the timeless style which has defined English brides for decades.

The inspiration behind Naomi Neoh 2016 Summer’s Eve collection stems from the enchanting and wild beauty of the English countryside and the delicate dwindling sunlight of a summer’s evening. The new designs continue to include Naomi’s ever popular signature soft, floating, silk chiffon skirts and use of delicate blush pinks and peach tones but with a new addition of an ‘oyster’ hue.
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For more information and stockists visit www.naomineoh.com

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Woodland weddings have been one of my favourite styles of the year – and with lovely Lou at Whimsical Wonderland Weddings styling her own day (congratulations, Lou!) after the woodland setting where she was married, the theme looks set to continue inspiring brides and grooms for many wedding seasons to come.

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We all love a woodland: there’s a magical element to the sunlight and an abundance of flora and fauna to inspire even the hardiest city dwellers… And woodland settings fire our imaginations: we’ve all lived for fairytales in our childhood, and something of their enchantment never leaves our hearts…

So it was with real excitement that I first looked at this styled shoot sent in by Emma from Goose & Berry. As well as being a boutique caterer, Goose & Berry plan, design and style weddings and wanted to display this within a shoot. Where better to publish the inspirational ideas from a day in the woods than on your favourite wedding blog?! 😉
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There’s a skill to making your wedding personal: and it’s not about quantity (miles of bunting is no fun…) but about quality. It’s about choosing a few select, unique, beautifully handcrafted details which will amaze your guests, thrill your creative senses and live in your memory forever. As a wedding blogger I get to discover these first hand. The internet is a treasure trove of the most amazing details… and sitting pretty at the very top of the pile is the fabulous Middo Shoes.

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These are more than exquisite, more than simply handcrafted. They’re beautifully designed, considerately styled and meticulously hand painted wedding shoes by a dedicated and talented illustrator. Alex is a superstar – and as soon as I find a pair of shoes for her I’ll be asking for my very own pair. You get to discover her first:

Website: www.middoshoes.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/middoshoes

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Morning lovely blog readers! I have a special wedding for you today… a celebration which is 100% family orientated, from the beautiful Lake District, and photographed by a photographer I know very well indeed and can highly recommend: Simon Hudspeth from Durham. Simon is my brother in law, and it’s a rare treat to be able to share one of his weddings with you!

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Today’s bride and groom are gorgeous Ann and Nic. They married at Patterdale Hall in a uniquely personal and perfect wedding day. Ann had her own best man instead of bridesmaids; there was a lot of lego in their theme; kids were a huge part of the ceremony and celebrations, and the paper bouquet made from comic books is as funky as it is fabulous!

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Ann told me, “I think the best thing we did on the day was go off and have some photos taken while everyone was having the BBQ, we got a bit of time to ourselves, to have a chat and chill. We talked nonsense while Simon took some stunning pictures, and it didn’t feel quite so overwhelming for the rest of the day and no one even noticed we were missing!

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There’s always a little nervous excitement when I receive a submission from the lovely Rob & Sarah Gillespie Photography. I know their images are outstanding, I know there’ll be an incredible selection to choose from, and I know I’ll want to show you every. single. one.

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Contact and bookings: Rob & Sarah Gillespie Photography

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So I’ve struggled (happily!) to whittle today’s real wedding down from eighty photos to just sixty (still a lot!) and I’m beaming because I know you’ll love these so very much. Beautiful bride Sarah did: “I had the most incredible memories from my wedding day… what astounded me, when I saw my wedding photos for the first time, was how those memories had been so powerfully and perfectly brought to life. Those intimate, exclusive moments had been captured for us to share with whoever we wanted, it was a truly remarkable experience seeing them, leaving me in tears, for all the right reasons.

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There’s too much pressure to DIY wedding details, and so I’m proud to be featuring a classic English wedding today where the bride and groom found local suppliers to style their day… and not a sewing needle in sight. Joe and Florence had the most perfect wedding – a big party for family and friends with elegant styling in a Yorkshire stately home.

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Rise Hall is a venue with a unique history, which I knew nothing about until I’d read Florence and Joe’s wedding blog interview. The Grade II listed building was a convent, then abandoned and eventually rescued by Sarah Beeny, and is now an exclusive use wedding venue (interestingly, they never hold weddings on two consecutive days, so you can set up and clear away without any pressure!)

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Images are by wonderful Lorraine Claire Photography, whose new website is amazing and well worth a visit. Melissa Beattie was Lorraine’s second shooter on the day – she’s one of the loveliest and most talented people I’ve met in the wedding industry and you can find her here: www.melissabeattie.com

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Today’s gorgeous bride Rebecca told me she LOVED having the opportunity for photos with her ponies… so let’s begin with one of those, shall we? This is the perfect introduction to a gorgeous Lake District wedding with a real countryside atmosphere and pretty homemade styling.

Luke and Rebecca are today’s fabulous couple, who married in May at Lowick Green. Many of their suppliers are local; ideas came from Rebecca’s love of Pinterest and so many of the details were a labour of love with special help from both mums!

I asked Rebecca what she feels is the best thing about being married, and she told me “Just being together, it’s such a lovely comfortable, blissful feeling“. How beautiful is that?

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The English Wedding Blog Interview: Luke and Rebecca

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.racheljoycephotography.co.uk

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The question of etiquette came up the other day when I was chatting with brides – specifically, whose name should come first on invitations: his or hers? It inspired me to write a feature about wedding traditions and etiquette – and as you can see from the title, it’s not my favourite thing.

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I know many of us choose which traditions to include in our weddings: it’s nice to throw confetti, to cut the cake and give wedding favours. But personally I’d love to see new traditions instead of boring old etiquette: with a focus on creativity, saving money and enjoying more relaxed and intimate celebrations with closest friends and family. Is it just me?

All images used today are from a styled shoot with Amanda Karen Photography, previously featured on the English Wedding Blog. There’s a full supplier list at the end of the article.

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