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I always smile when a message from Nathan lands in my inbox… he’s a super talented graphic designer, and a wedding industry friend whose advice I really value. He also makes wonderfully chic, stylish bespoke wedding stationery which I’m thrilled to be showing you today.

Bespoke and art deco wedding invitations by Artemis Stationery (4)

Artemis Stationery is the latest designer to join my list of recommended suppliers on the English Wedding Blog.

Nathan’s unique wedding invitation designs are printed to a fine art reproduction standard and handcrafted to ensure stunning results.

I love the way every single one of Nathan’s wedding stationery collections is designed with meticulous attention to detail and eye-catching style. You’re guaranteed to turn heads with any one of the collections from Artemis Stationery – so if you’re looking for sophisticated stationery which is a little different, you’ve found your dream designer for the job!

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Supplying brides and grooms all over the UK, Artemis Stationery makes artistic bespoke and art deco wedding invitations that will make an inspired impact, while imparting your message and the look of your wedding in head-turning style.

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Today’s real wedding is the prettiest treat for your eyes… with the softest pastel shades and loveliest couple. We’re talking dreamy decor and delicious design from the Wroxeter Hotel in Shropshire – and you’ll love it!

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Claire and Oliver married in May and styled their wedding as an afternoon tea party. They loved the idea of tea and cake for their reception instead of a formal wedding breakfast, and chose the pastel shades to give a real spring flavour to their day.

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The gorgeous couple sourced suppliers with help from Pinterest and recommendations, and tried to support local businesses wherever possible (which makes me very happy!). Claire made as many decorations as she could: hand painted initials, handwritten place names and a super pretty table plan were all her handiwork.

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Claire and Oliver are just gorgeous – they look so good together and I’m over the moon to be sharing their wedding with you today. Images are by Andy Li Photography, who is based in Shropshire. You can find out more about Andy here:

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If you know a whole bunch of talented people, you’re one of the lucky ones. Georgia and Ross will tell you – being able to ask friends and family to make things for your wedding day, and knowing they’ll be amazing, is just the best thing ever.

Warwickshire wedding photography by Coates & Stain (2)

Today’s real wedding comes from the Warwickshire countryside where Georgia grew up. The marquee is pitched in a field of the family farm; pretty much every detail is the work of a talented friend or family member. And it’s all gorgeous.

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I adore the flowers; they’re real English country garden blooms and must have smelled as delicious as they look. The table plan is prettily homemade and the bunting and paper lanterns add a romantic atmosphere to the reception marquee.

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Images are by the fabulous Coates & Stain Photography, who are becoming big wedding blog favourites this year! They’ve featured on the lovely Boho Weddings blog and I’m delighted to be sharing their photography here on the English Wedding Blog with you today. Do visit these links to find out more about them:

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Italian wedding styled shoot Aspire Photography Training (2)

Mary-Kate had no idea she’d return from Venice with a ring on her finger… she was modelling along with her boyfriend Lee for a styled wedding shoot in Italy, having the experience of a lifetime which she probably didn’t think could get any better.

She was in for the most amazing surprise…

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Today I bring you the most delicious shoot I could ever dream of showing you! I’ve been working alongside the lovely team at Aspire Photography Training recently, writing little bits of calligraphy and helping super stylist Yasmin with wedding shoot plans. It’s really exciting.

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I was thrilled when Yasmin from Aspire asked me to provide calligraphy for a shoot at Castello Ceconi in Italy. I adore the images and how they tell a story, especially with the incredible twist right at the end!

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Images are by Lisa Aldersley, Ayshea Goldberg, Teresa Cunningham and Marta May. I’ve included a little about each of the photographers who shared their images for the shoot at the end of today’s post. Please visit their websites and discover more – they’re all brilliant and I love their photographs to bits!
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It’s never just about the details – although the details are superb in today’s wedding blog I promise! It’s about having all of your friends and family in the same room, just for the two of you – and laying on a fantastic party for everyone you love most in the world.

A beautiful Old Down Manor wedding with photography by Love In Focus (26)

Somehow, the magical atmosphere of a wedding comes through the photographs I’m sent, onto my laptop screen and all the way to my smile… and I fall head over heels for a wedding. Like today. Yasmin and Simon are amazing – they’re gorgeous, fun and creative and their wedding at Old Down Manor is just wonderful.

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Of course the details are there… the cake is fab, the flowers are divine and there are personal touches everywhere – from the stationery to the tattoos of the happy couple (love this idea!) to the traditional Persian ceremony. Everything is captured beautifully by Bristol wedding photographer Sandy at Love In Focus.

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Wedding DIY, crafts and making everything at home is brilliant. I LOVE the revival of crafts and how brides and grooms (and mums and bridesmaids) are getting their fingers glittery and glue in their hair. You ROCK.

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Image credit (for all photographs used in today’s article) Rob Tarren Photography. For suppliers of items listed please see links at the end of today’s blog post.

It’s also what blogs are all about. We exist to share ideas, to show you new styles and help couples share their real wedding crafts with the world. Every great wedding blog is full of styling touches which we hope will inspire you to get your craft on… or shop from the best wedding designers and crafters who will get glittery on your behalf.

Handcrafted or homemade – it’s all good.

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But more and more often brides tell me about a design – say for a cake, an invite or a table plan – which they found online and copied / asked someone to copy for them.

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Happy Monday morning everyone! Today I need your help – September is going to be crazy for me and I’m looking to fill the English Wedding Blog starting this week with gorgeous real weddings… which I simply can’t do without your help. I’m looking for crafty, inspirational, gorgeously photographed real weddings from all around the UK – please don’t be shy and submit here! And I have the loveliest real wedding today to whet your appetite…

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Steve and Charlotte married in Surrey and had a pretty barn reception full of home made touches which I think you’ll love. The flowers are super pretty, the bride and groom are gorgeous, the venue is beautifully decorated – the result of “a lovely family Sunday” with everyone helping out!

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Today’s fabulous images are by Charlotte Razzell Photography. I’m so thrilled Charlotte sent in this beautiful wedding and I’d love to see more! You can discover and follow lovely Charlotte here:

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I like white wedding dresses. I love dresses with a hint of colour. I adore bold, bright wedding dresses… and Indian weddings always blow my mind. Today I have the most amazing sneak peek at Cindy and Jacques’s fabulous Buckinghamshire wedding. The bride is incredible in a beautifully embroidered red wedding dress and I am smitten by all the little details of this stunning couple’s day.

Heni Fourie Photography for weddings in Buckinghamshire (1)There are meticulously illustrated details on the stationery. The table plan is prettily styled and beautifully written.
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Cindy and Jacques combined the very best of Indian wedding style with contemporary styling to create a unique and creative wedding. You can see much more from their wedding day on Buckinghamshire photographer Heni Fourie’s blog –

Cindy and Jacques wedding at Dashwood Estate, West Wycombe Park

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Pinning fingers at the ready everyone… it’s cake time. I have a bit of a girl-crush (cake-crush?) on Rosalind Miller – her cakes are exquisite, beautifully designed and crafted and – it helps – photogenic to the extreme.

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I mean really… how beautiful can a cake be?!

Rosalind’s latest wedding cake collection is her best yet. Featuring exquisite, intricate florals and pristinely perfect pearls, the tiered cakes are wonderful. You could build a wedding around one of these cakes… my favourites are the peonies. They’re blissfully pretty and a whole world more!

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Cast your eyes across these beautiful wedding cakes and get in touch with Rosalind Miller Cakes to find out more:

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You’re not going to believe me when I tell you today’s blast of colour comes from a January wedding… but it does. And what better time for a fiesta than the colder months of winter, right? Sam and Siobhan got it spot on, and I have fallen head over heels for their super colourful fiesta wedding.

Fiesta wedding blog from Henley On Thames Image credits Raymond Lin Photography (5)

The gorgeous couple married in Henley On Thames and found suppliers through Etsy and Not On The High Street – huge hats off* to them for supporting indie businesses and buying online!

*no pun intended… see huge hats further down. Sorry! C x

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Gorgeous bride Siobhan would definitely recommend a winter wedding as a way to save pennies – and also to be able to spend more on the really important bits of your day. For this lovely couple that meant their photographer and their band – who most certainly made an impression!

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Will you buy your dress from a traditional boutique, online or from an independent designer? Whichever you choose, the choice is wider than ever before and you absolutely mustn’t feel pressured to stick with tradition… my top tips for wedding dress shopping are to avoid Ebay at all costs, consider Oxfam and other charities, and think seriously about buying online. Which is where the latest collection from international bridal store BHLDN comes in…

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claire gould calligrapher signatureThe Twice Enchanted collection is rich with choice – there’s delicious embroidery and dazzling beadwork alongside glamorous back detail and exciting, glamorous cascading skirts – I adore the new collection from BHLDN and I hope it inspires you too!

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With stars in her eyes and bows on her shoes, the beauty of the ages finds no truer existence than in the portrait of a lady in love. In what can only be described as a modern day fairytale, we find a dazzling bride-to-be reveling both in the majestic nature of her surroundings and in the sweet gaze of her companion. From this noble love story comes BHLDN’s “Twice Enchanted” fall lookbook, a true celebration of intricate design in all forms.  

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Dean and Leah are awesome! They had a super glamorous wedding at Warwick House, styled with elegant gold and white accents – and a gloriously golden wedding cake which just looks too good to eat.

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They wanted their day to be simple, elegant and classy with a glam twist and oh they soooo got it right! From the shoes to the flowers and venue this is a fabulously chic day to inspire brides and grooms styling a contemporary wedding.

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Images are by Ryan and Sara Photography, who get a brilliant review from our gorgeous couple. You can find out more about them here:

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We spent a lot of time looking at different photographers but wanted more contemporary modern photos rather than traditional. When we came across Ryan and Sara’s website and their style of photography was just what we were looking for!

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