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Hannah and Justin’s wedding is quintessentially English, elegant and charming – and has some pretty handmade touches too. This beautiful bride and her groom were married just as the May blossom was at its best, and their Nonsuch Mansion celebration is so pretty, perfect for the time of year.

Traditional wedding at Nonsuch Mansion with Dennison Studios (11)

Hannah found many of her wedding ideas online. She told me, “living in a household full of boys, it was lovely to be able to indulge in creating a very delicate, girlie scheme. I tried not to make it too themed and instead our wedding deccor evolved into a hotchpotch of things I love and ideas I had sourced on Pinterest and wedding blogs.”

Traditional wedding at Nonsuch Mansion with Dennison Studios (36)

Hats off to Justin for having the most excellent taste in music (we’re 100% with you here at English Wedding Blog HQ!)… [for that one you’ll have to read the English Wedding Blog interview at the end of today’s post!] Highlights include Hannah’s superb tip to “Create a time machine or learn to freeze time! In all seriousness, the day just flies by like some extraordinary dream.”

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Happy Friday lovelies! It’s been an amazing week here at English Wedding Blog HQ… we’ve booked our second Manchester calligraphy workshop and had some amazing weddings and styled shoots in our inbox (but there’s always room for more – hint!!!). Here’s something I’ve been soooo excited to share with you for weeks now… a wedding ideas feature with copper and pastel tones, beautiful photography and the most ridiculously gorgeous flowers you can imagine…

Incredible florals by Garden and Wild for a Rectory Hotel shoot by Bowtie and Belle (7)

Today’s feature comes from the wonderful Bowtie & Belle Photography, aka Thomas and Samantha who are Cotswolds-based fine art photographers. Samantha told me, “For a long time we’ve had one theme in our heads, an idea to create beautiful imagery inspired by one of our favourite parts of the wedding day – the drinks reception.

Incredible florals by Garden and Wild for a Rectory Hotel shoot by Bowtie and Belle (19)
Incredible florals by Garden and Wild for a Rectory Hotel shoot by Bowtie and Belle (28)

Incredible florals by Garden and Wild for a Rectory Hotel shoot by Bowtie and Belle (30)

The invitation suite by Lizzy May Designs is adorable; the flowers by Garden & Wild are simply out of this world. Sophie’s hair (by Bella Bridal) is so pretty – a really special wedding day for those of you with long locks…

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Who’s in the mood for a special treat this lovely afternoon? Because – it’s your lucky day, I have just the thing! Described as ‘the happiest bride on the planet’ and incredibly beautiful, Steph married her soulmate John a few weeks ago in rural Staffordshire – and I can’t resist showing you their wedding!

A gorgeous countryside wedding blog with images by Simon Biffen Photography (3)

The gorgeous couple married at Domvilles Farm guest house, which is the most charming rural setting you can imagine. The cherry blossom was still at its very best and the details of the day were chosen to compliment the season. There’s pretty gypsophila and a delicate rose bouquet; a naked cake complete with Wookie (click the ‘see more’ link for that one!), handwritten chalk board menu and table plan and a gorgeous teepee…

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Images are by lovely wedding photographer Simon Biffen (based in Somerset), who you’ll find here:

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I consider myself a fierce supporter of British talent in the wedding industry. I’ve been approached by some major US brands who’d love to feature their wares on the English Wedding Blog… and I’ve always said no. My blog exists to help local brides and grooms find the best suppliers close to home, and I truly love discovering our own amazing designers.

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Today’s post is a bit of a reference: straightforward and simple, no frills – a showcase of British based designers’ wedding gowns from London’s White Gallery. Discover dresses from the likes of Emma Hunt, Katya Katya Shehurina (whose beautiful gowns featured in yesterday’s hydrangea inspired wedding shoot), Charlotte Balbier and Naomi Neoh on the blog today.

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Do visit the designers’ websites, find your nearest stockists and get yourself an appointment if you can. They’re amazing, inspiring and creative… and the Maggies and Angelos of this world simply can’t compare! 😉
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Almost every day I’m asked for my blog badge so all of you lovely wedding creatives can tell the world you’ve been featured on the English Wedding Blog… and here’s a yummy little update to the old badges. I hope you love these and I can’t wait to see them on your blogs and websites!

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Any wedding supplier who’s had their work, name or images featured on the English Wedding Blog can grab one of these badges, add it to their website, blog or social media and link back to their feature(s) from today.

I love the stark black and white version of the new blog badge, but if you’d prefer something softer for your site the grey version is a lovely alternative. Choose from two sizes (and resize as you wish! – just keep it circular, no squishing!)

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Do you love hydrangeas as much as I do? Those gorgeous handfuls of delicate blue petals have inspired many an English wedding and I look forward to their arrival every summer.  I have the most deliciously beautiful wedding ideas shoot to share with you today. We’re talking dreamy blue hydrangeas in a serene Cotswolds setting – a truly idyllic barn location… and you’ll LOVE this!

Hydrangea wedding ideas blog with images by Rob Tarren Photography (2)

Images are by Rob Tarren Photography, and the shoot was styled by Emma from The Flower Girls. The flowers are incredible and those hydrangeas are only the beginning of today’s beauty… there’s gold leaf, divine dresses and the most amazing gardens to inspire your own wedding along a pretty blue theme.

Hydrangea wedding ideas blog with images by Rob Tarren Photography (19)Hydrangea wedding ideas blog with images by Rob Tarren Photography (20)

Emma told me, “The Priors Barn at Brockworth in Gloucestershire is a hidden gem. It’s set in manicured gardens and treasured by the owners, complete with its own lake.” It really is an inspiring place… I could lose myself in those incredible gardens as easily as I’ve lost my heart to these beautiful images.

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Hello beautiful 🙂 If you’ve been following June’s little series of wedding craft projects I have another treat for you today. These gorgeous little boxes with just a dash of DIY will look fabulous on wedding tables: use them as favours if you’re super crafty or have lots of help, or make them up to give little gifts to your best girls on the day… the choice is yours!

Gold leaf gift boxes for your English wedding

What you need:

  • Plain gift boxes
  • Paint
  • Gold leaf sheets
  • Gilding paste
  • Brushes
  • Washi tape
  • Sprigs of flowers

How it’s done:

1. You can either leave the boxes plain or paint them in a colour of your choosing. Paint the lid and leave to dry.

2. Apply gilding paste in a diagonal on one half of the top of your lids. Leave this to dry for 15 minutes.

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Wedding suppliers! Are you fully booked for 2016 yet? We’re halfway through the year – and that means it’s time to kick start marketing efforts for the next wedding season. I have sponsor slots available from July and I’m looking for all sorts of wedding businesses to inspire and delight on these lovely pages!

Blog sponsorship is brilliant for photographers and small, independent businesses. On the English Wedding Blog my sponsors get priority features, regular slots and a bigger push when it comes to SEO – to find out more read my sweet and simple media pack.

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It’s important to me that wedding blog advertising works – it should improve your wedding business’s position in search; it should raise awareness of your brand, bring new visitors to your website and generate sales and income for your wedding business. Advertising on the English Wedding Blog can achieve all of this. Read my (short, sweet, simple) media pack to learn how.

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Say the words “Winnie the Pooh – not Disney” and I’m on your side already 🙂 Liz and Jimmy’s wedding is creative and fun, with playful touches like everyone’s (original!) favourite bear – and I love it!

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Today’s gorgeous couple married in Marple Bridge, with their reception at the fabulous Peruga restaurant. They incorporated the things they love: spring flowers and bright colours, and a nod to surfing… despite being 60 miles from the sea!

eclectic English Wedding blog with spring flowers and images by Pixies in the Cellar Photography (18)

Liz’s advice that “DIY isn’t necessarily cheaper” is so very true, and while the crafty touches on their day are wonderful I’d urge brides and grooms to consider buying when time is short. Spend your weekends playing out and having fun instead! What I really do love is the ‘Expotition Beer’ which was especially made by a local craft brewery… to find out more read Liz and Jimmy’s English Wedding Blog interview at the end of today’s post!

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Huge thanks to Liz and Jimmy, and to lovely Peter and Sara, wedding photographers at Pixies in the Cellar. Do check them out:

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Happy Sunday afternoon everyone! I hope you’re having a gorgeous day, enjoying some sunshine and having adventures. (I am!) It’s been a crazy few weeks here at the English Wedding Blog HQ and I am long overdue in introducing my superstar freelancer Claire Spiller to you all. Claire is the designer behind fabulous floral brand Garden & Wild. She’s been featured on the English Wedding Blog for her breathtaking wedding flowers, and a few weeks ago joined my little team (of two!) to help out on our Facebook page.

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Thank you, Claire. You’re the best – I’m thrilled to have your help with our social media, I couldn’t do it without you! You’ve helped me discover some amazing British wedding businesses and I am more grateful than I can tell you.
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I love wedding portraits: those romantic images of the happy couple totally wrapped up in each other or exploring their wedding venue and glorious surroundings. Most often what sings to my heart is the photography: beautiful lighting or an unusual setting can make a wedding portrait stand out so much.

As a wedding blogger I see so many portraits: some are posed and some natural; some are incredible, and some are more traditional and romantic. Sometimes I see wedding portraits which are even a little different from the norm… and then once in a blue moon I see something which blows my mind. You’ll love these: 20 unique wedding portraits from the supremely talented UK wedding photographers who form 20Collective. Enjoy.

Image title: Out to Grass Wedding – Samuel Docker Photography

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A photographer’s best friend has and always will be light, even more so when it’s the famous golden hour and that light is yummy and glowing orange! This was just the case for Jane and Sue’s gorgeous Worcestershire wedding at the incredible Out to Grass site. It was late evening in the middle of summer, guests were kicking back after a feast, and me, Jane and Sue went to sit in the long grass overlooking a killer sunset for 20 minutes.

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Who says you have to hire a venue for your wedding? If you have space at home for an intimate wedding, do it your way. Whatever space you find – a farmer’s field for your teepee or a village hall with a sports field you can play on – don’t be scared to be creative with today’s prettily rustic styling ideas based around a chic back garden village wedding.

Exquisitely You and Charlotte Bryer-Ash styled shoot for chic back garden wedding style ideas (7)

Lovely Rachel from Exquisitely You got in touch to show me her ideas for a simple back garden wedding style. The shoot is sweet and adorable and has some lovely statement pieces: the chandelier from Linen and Lace is wonderful while Clair Lythgoe‘s flowers are just breathtaking… and the little daisies in our bride’s hair are the prettiest things I’ve seen… LOVE these!

Exquisitely You and Charlotte Bryer-Ash styled shoot for chic back garden wedding style ideas (15)

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