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It’s movie time! Hannah and Joseph had a gorgeous, London-themed wedding with contemporary styling and beautiful details: I love so many things. The bouquet is divine; Hannah’s Claire Mischevani dress is exquisite; there are tube maps and big red buses, spectacular flowers and an impressive reception venue. Hannah’s also written a lovely wedding report for us and told me, “I know it is a massive cliche but our wedding day was the most incredible, memorable and happiest day of our lives. We couldn’t have wished for it to have been more perfect. With our closest friends and family l there to celebrate with us, it really was our perfect day.

Hannah and Joseph’s wedding film by HD Moments

The theme of the wedding was ‘London’. We had iconic London image themes throughout the day, tube map table plans, London buses to transport the guests from church to venue and oyster card holders as favours and of course it was based in London.

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I almost pinch myself whenever I see Gemma and Gordon’s wedding photos – they’re just so incredibly beautiful. And what an amazing venue – Finchcocks Musical Museum is as cool as it sounds and then some. Gemma told me their theatrical wedding venue had “old style pianos everywhere, amazing walled garden and wild gardens, high ceilings and wooden floors…” and the images show musical ephemera everywhere – just. wow.

Vintage theatre wedding in Kent by Duntons Photography (34)

I adore Gemma’s dress, her hair and her pretty bouquet. The images of today’s gorgeous bride in a disused room at the venue are eerily beautiful – you’ll love them.

Vintage theatre wedding in Kent by Duntons Photography (30)

There are so many little nooks and crannies around Finchcocks for beautiful photos, and I owe huge thanks to Steven from Duntons Photography for sharing so many of those with us today. Please do look at his website, Kent brides and grooms especially!

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I have a little treat for you all this fine Sunday morning – one of the loveliest real weddings I’ve seen in a while, with touches of old Hollywood glamour and exquisite photography at  Norfolk’s magnificent Narborough Hall Gardens.

Old Hollywood glamour Narborough Hall wedding by Rob Dodsworth (6)

Laura is beautiful; a glamorous, graceful bride. Her perfect partner is Simon, every bit the movie hero to Laura’s romantic heroine. And they really do have it all: a fabulous wedding, superbly styled with love and laughter in every one of their beautiful images. My personal highlight? Laura’s advice to think back to other weddings and decide from there what’s most important; also, to keep an open mind when you go dress shopping. Believe it or not, this stunning Sassi Holford dress wasn’t the kind of style Laura had in mind at first!

Old Hollywood glamour Narborough Hall wedding by Rob Dodsworth (13)

I owe huge thanks to Rob Dodsworth Photography for sharing his images of their day with us all. Do take the time to visit Rob’s website and blog, especially if you’re near Norfolk – he’s pretty amazing:

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Hey everyone, happy Saturday morning! I hope you have a lovely weekend planned. Remember Small Business Saturday is today so please do everything you can to support independent sellers near you over the weekend. We’ll love you for it! If you’re still thinking about wedding dress shopping may I suggest you take a moment to explore something really different? I know so many of you are looking for a different look for your day, and I think I might just have the answer!

Sally Lacock bridal separates collection on the English Wedding Blog (10)

Sally Lacock has had wonderful success with her wedding dress collections, featuring on top blogs like Love My Dress and Style Me Pretty. I was thrilled to hear Sally has launched a new range of effortlessly chic, utterly covetable bridal separates. They still have that delicately subtle vintage look of Sally Lacock’s other collections, but bring an exciting and thoroughly modern approach to bridal styling. The collection features interchangeable tops and skirts designed to be combined in a myriad of ways. Sally has created a diversity of looks and silhouettes to give those of you who don’t want a traditional dress another, truly stunning, wedding day look.

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Samantha and Edward’s wedding is just gorgeous. Samantha describes their style as ‘traditional country chic’ – the perfect label for a deliciously done, classic English wedding.

English wedding in Cirencester with images by Penny Young Photography (32)

They married in the summer, choosing delicate pastel colours and focusing on beautiful flowers in their wedding theme. I love Samantha’s advice about ‘the little things’ – she told me it’s the people, the food and the music which matter most of all. I love her comment about her Stewart Parvin dress though: “It was amazing and I wish I could wear it all the time.” She looks incredible. (And hey, why not wear it again? I would!)

English wedding in Cirencester with images by Penny Young Photography (30)

Images are by lovely Kent wedding photographer Penny Young. Penny has featured on the English Wedding Blog a good few times over the last year – I adore her style and she’s a lovely lady too. And of course if you’re looking for a wedding photographer in Kent do check her out!

www.pennyyoungphotography.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Penny-Young-Photography/277932812258375
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English wedding in Cirencester with images by Penny Young Photography (19)
English wedding in Cirencester with images by Penny Young Photography (29)

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Happy Thursday lovelies! How are you this crisp December morning? It’s a special day (my parents’ wedding anniversary – happy anniversary!!!) and I’m celebrating with a really magical wedding on the blog – I think you’ll love it. I love weddings which are stripped bare of fluff and which focus on the true meaning and reason for the day of celebration.

An intimate wedding by the beach with Chris Randle Photography Durham UK (15)

Don’t get me wrong: I’m a lover of fluff… but I adore romance and I sort of think it’s a responsibility of wedding bloggers not to get too carried away. Today’s wedding is everything it needs to be; I’ve said many times here that intimate weddings are my favourites. All you need is each other – and the smiles on beautiful bride Natasha and her hubby Gareth’s faces are testament to that.

An intimate wedding by the beach with Chris Randle Photography Durham UK (19)

Durham wedding photographer Chris Randle got in touch and I had a proper nosey around his blog – so this wedding is one I chose for an English Wedding Blog feature. It’s beautiful, romantic, and special. I feel so lucky that Chris was there as Natasha and Gareth’s photographer: being able to feature intimate weddings with beautiful photography is such a privilege for any wedding blogger.

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I could just hug today’s gorgeous bride and groom for using so many local suppliers for their wedding day. With small business Saturday coming up in just a few days’ time this is a wonderful reminder of how amazing a wedding can be if you use the best local suppliers for your day.

Wedding at Yorkshire Sculpture Park by Maryanne Scott Photography (14)

I loved hearing how magical it felt for Becky and Neil to see all of their friends and family gathered for the ceremony, and their memories of the wedding readings, which meant such a lot to them. Reading their wedding report really brings home the personal nature of every wedding, and this is what makes every single wedding special for me: it’s not about the details (although I’m a big believer in details, don’t get me wrong!) but about having the best time of your lives with everyone you love.

Wedding at Yorkshire Sculpture Park by Maryanne Scott Photography (19)

Images are by Maryanne Scott, a Yorkshire wedding photographer who is new to the English Wedding Blog – and what a fabulous discovery! Maryanne’s based in Yorkshire and her blog showcases the best weddings from Yorkshire and Derbyshire. Check her out at:

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Please – with every purchase you make for your wedding day – please try to buy from British designers and independent businesses wherever you can. When it comes to your wedding dress you have such a fabulous choice. Some of the best wedding dress designers in the world come from our fair shores…

Sassi Holford's 2015 Signature Collection on the English Wedding Blog (7)

Lucinda

Sassi Holford is most certainly amongst the finest of British bridal designers, and she has recently launched her 2015 signature wedding dress collection from her Somerset base.

Sassi Holford's 2015 Signature Collection on the English Wedding Blog (4)

Maya

I’ve chosen my favourites from the new collection to share with you today. I hope you love them as much as I do. The elegant, romantic shapes make Sassi’s designs stand out from the crowd. I’ve always admired sweeping skirts and softer fabrics so my favourites are Lucinda and Maya by a mile… although the sparkle of Leah has a fabulous wow factor I can’t wait to see at a real wedding!

Sassi Holford's 2015 Signature Collection on the English Wedding Blog (9)

Leah

Sassi Holford's 2015 Signature Collection on the English Wedding Blog (10)

Leah

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Rio

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Rio’s plunging neckline works beautifully with a pearl drop necklace and simple jewellery

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Happy Sunday my lovely! I hope you’re having a chilled-out day and keeping snuggly and warm with your other half… I love Sunday mornings in autumn for doing just that! So while you’re snuggling and surfing the web let me show you these lovely invites for a natural, boho or woodland wedding.

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Printed wedding invitations from £2

They’ve been designed especially for more natural styled weddings – the biggest trends in 2014 were outdoor weddings, natural styling and woodland themes, and this invitation suite reflects all of those. The lettering is playful and pretty, with your names created in handwritten calligraphy and then scanned and reprinted onto the invites. Text is in a charming handwritten font, with a natural flower & leaves illustration to decorate the finished invite. All of these elements carry through to your on the day stationery to make sure everything is consistent and your guests get a real idea for the style of your day.

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Matching natural place name tags are handwritten for you

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Karen and Dan’s wedding has that timeless elegance which really typefies an English wedding. They married in Hampshire in early autumn at the fabulous Tylney Hall, and styled their day with the palest and prettiest white and pink flowers and details.

An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (16)

Their wedding photographer was lovely Steven Anthony, who is based in London. Steven told me, “It was a beautiful day at Tylney Hall, Hampshire and I think it typified everything great about an English country wedding. White Rolls Royces, string quartet, a master of ceremonies and a beautiful bride in a Stewart Parvin dress.

An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (13)

Everything about today’s real wedding oozes classic British style, with such elegant decor in a beautiful country setting. I hope you love sharing their day!
claire gould calligrapher signatureAn English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (38)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (37)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (36)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (35)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (34)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (33)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (32)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (31)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (30)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (29)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (28)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (27)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (26)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (25)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (24)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (23)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (22)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (21)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (20)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (19)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (18)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (17)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (15)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (14)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (12)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (11)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (10)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (9)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (8)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (7)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (6)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (5)
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An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (2)
An English wedding from Tylney Hall Hampshire with Steven Anthony Photography (1)

The bride and groom: Dan and Karen

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.stevenanthonyphotography.co.uk

Wedding photographer feedback:

‘Thank you so much for being there on the day I can’t tell you how many people said how great you were at making the day so relaxed!’

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Hey everyone! I hope you’re having a lovely day – and I hope I can make it a little bit lovelier for you with a very special offer from my friends at The PhotoBook Co. They’d like me to offer you another fantastic saving on their alternative wedding guest books – designed to make you and your guests smile!

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Design a bespoke guest book for your very own wedding day and cherish the lovely messages forever!

The idea behind alternative wedding guest books from The PhotoBook Co is simple: upload your own images to their pre-designed guest book template which includes signing pages for your guests to write on.

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Short of photos to use? Why not design yours with old photos from childhood to now, or when you fell in love!
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Matt from The PhotoBook Co explains: “The A4 Signing book is simple to design with our ready-made templates in our free software! The perfect keepsake book for messages of best wishes & good luck, from all your wedding guests to be treasured for years to come.”

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Blog awards, I’m sorry to say, don’t light my fire. While the email telling me I’d been nominated for a UK Blog Award came with a frisson of something, it lasted no more than a fraction of a second before I realised how little these things mean.

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Image credit Heline Bekker Photography – click the image to see the full feature

I’m all about my readers and the wedding suppliers I discover and share. I’m not out there to compete with other wedding bloggers – the English Wedding Blog has its own niche and all I want is to make this a lovely place for you to visit, enjoy, find suppliers and ideas and advice. What would I do with an award?

Besides, I’ve never been one for schmoozing around in a cocktail dress telling people how brilliant I am. Any networking I do is informal: I love floating around at styled shoots, meeting for coffee and cakes (and peppermint tea) and supping a wine at the end of the day with my creative friends.

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