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I’m going to remember July… when I look back on the English Wedding Blog features for the year I’ll be like, “oh July… that was when I shared that amazing Lakes wedding with Wainwrights and walking boots!” and quietly noted it as one of my favourite weddings of the year so far. I’ve always said weddings should be personal to you, whoever you are and whatever your crazy loves and hobbies may be! And if that’s muddy boots and cairns (Instagram friends will know it is for me!) then you’ll adore today’s wedding blog.

A beautiful Lake District wedding on the English Wedding Blog photographed by Tiree Dawson (41)

Lisa and Richie’s big day rocks. The details are fabulous – and for those of you who don’t know the Lakes like the back of your hands, just enjoy the cute little books and other fab details (and be grateful I didn’t show you every single Wainwright table name… because I wanted to!). There’s so much more to see, and the photos are superb!

A beautiful Lake District wedding on the English Wedding Blog photographed by Tiree Dawson (45)

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This summer – already! – I’ve been blessed with so many gorgeous weddings from photographers who’ve never submitted to the English Wedding Blog before. I’d like to say a huge thank you to you all, as without you wedding blogs simply wouldn’t exist. You’re the best. Did you guess today I have a wedding from a lovely photographer who is new to the English Wedding Blog? Lovely Nick Beal Photography shared Tim and Amy’s country farm wedding with me and I simply had to show you… they created the loveliest farm wedding and they’re such a gorgeous couple!

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Tim and Amy’s wedding was a local, relaxed celebration at a farm in Kent. They decorated a marquee with lots of handmade touches – and hours of creativity from family and friends – to make an eye-catching and super pretty backdrop for their reception. This wedding is fabulous.

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Images are by Nick Beal Photography, based in Kent. You can find out more about him here:

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Afternoon lovely wedding fans! I have a little treat for you… courtesy of the guys at Surrey based Kotech Films. We begin with a drone filming from above the church spire… and follow Claire and Daniel through their church ceremony to the fabulous marquee wedding reception and on to the dancing. This is gorgeous.

Kotech Films is delighted to announce our debut on the wedding film scene! In June of this year we had the absolute pleasure and honour of being trusted to create Daniel and Claire’s wedding film.

We wish Daniel and Claire all the best and are proud to present their wedding film!

Kotech Films are a young, dynamic team of creatives based near Reigate whose passion for film has taken them from extreme sports events through concerts and live events and into weddings… and they’re awesome. You can find out more here:


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Some venues have incredible wow factor – and when you choose a location like Harrowden Hall for your big day you’ll know the styling touches will fall into place naturally. Today we’re talking soft, light pastels and traditional elegance for a day filled with the prettiest details.

A pretty English summer wedding at Harrowden Hall by Summer Lily Studio Photography (5)

Louise and Stephen chose their venue because they could personalise their day and really make it their own. “We were given a lot of rein with making choices and putting our stamp on it compared to other places we had seen. I had complete trust in their views and help along the way.”

A pretty English summer wedding at Harrowden Hall by Summer Lily Studio Photography (46)

Images are by lovely Terri at Summer Lily Studio in Bedfordshire. Terri works throughout the UK capturing beautiful weddings in a romantic, creative style. Find out more about her here:

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A pretty English summer wedding at Harrowden Hall by Summer Lily Studio Photography (34)

I adore the flowers, the colourways and sense of playfulness and fun in today’s wedding blog. I know you will too! Grab a cuppa and enjoy…
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Morning beautiful! I hope you’re in the mood for lots and lots and LOTS of wedding loveliness… because I have far too many gorgeous images to show you this morning. You might need two cups of tea. Nicola and Russell’s rustic spring wedding is just wonderful!

A rustic English spring wedding in Essex with Three Flowers Photography (31)

After a lovely church service Nicola and Russell headed to Blake Hall for their reception, which blended rustic detailing with traditional elements for a perfectly pretty but super stylish wedding look.

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I adore the shots of the venue with all the twinkling lights – images are by lovely Charlotte at Three Flowers Photography, whose website and social media links are here for your viewing pleasure (two more cups of tea needed – so many beautiful pics to enjoy!)

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Nicola and Russell found suppliers locally and online. Before the big day Nicola used Pinterest for ideas and then looked for local suppliers who could turn her styling ideas into reality. It worked like a dream… come see!
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Good morning lovely blog readers! Today’s English Wedding Blog inspiration comes in the form of gorgeous gowns from a newly launched British bridal collection. The super stylish Alie Street has some really beautiful dresses for everything from city chic weddings to elegant country celebrations… and I think you’ll LOVE them!

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Alie Street was founded in March 2015 by Tiffany London. Following its success, the beautiful new bridal range has launched online this summer and looks set to be a hit with modern British brides. From a sophisticated city affair to elegant country wedding, the new collection fuses timeless designs with impeccable tailoring to create a beautiful range to suit any bride.

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The Victoria Gown is for brides seeking something a little different – this sleek tailored wedding dress feels truly beautiful from the fit of the strapless bodice to the swishy full skirt that sashays onto the dance floor.

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Kelly and Joe got married on my birthday back in May, and celebrated in style (as did I!) – they chose to hire Alston Hall for a 5 day festival-inspired celebration with friends and family. Kelly is beautiful – I love how she describes buying her wedding dress and the resulting snow blindness… don’t skip on the English Wedding Blog interview [at the end of today’s feature] for that one!

Festival wedding in Devon by Evolve Photography (28)

The gorgeous couple found their wedding suppliers online, and through friends and local businesses too. Many details are home made too: the stationery was a labour of love; the pompoms, lanterns and fairy lights were all done by friends and family.

Festival wedding in Devon by Evolve Photography (4)

The most impressive DIY aspect of today’s wedding blog is the food though: Kelly’s friend Kirsty runs her own catering business and helped design the menu for the wedding. Kelly told me, “we hired her sister and a friend to work as the chefs. Our poor friends then helped with all the prep for the day to serve 150 people!”

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Cinderella is a folk heroine, a character from all of our childhoods and a girl who has inner beauty and strength. She’s no pushover: she is a hard worker, life has made her strong and her future is one of love and happiness. We love Cinders not for her perfect facade but for her story: the rags-to-riches heroine who is kind, unbreakable and whose beauty shines from the inside. Her outer beauty… well, if you ask me that’s called karma. And I reckon there’s a little bit of Cinderella in every bride because we all have that inner strength, don’t we?

Jennifer Sinclair Photography in Hampshire on the English Wedding Blog (35)

Today’s bridal ideas shoot is a romantic take on the story of Cinderella. Hampshire photographer Jennifer Sinclair explains how the bridal ideas shoot came about:

The Folly at Highfield Park made the perfect location for the cinders styled shoot.  Jemimah modelled for ‘rags Ella’ and was perfect to portray a youthful, hard working Cinderella with inner beauty and strength.   I love the softness to the photographs that show Cinderella’s kindness.  With a little magic of the fairy god mother’s magic wand, she hoped the dream that she wished would come true…

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Calling all arty crafty brides and grooms! Today I have a little creative project I think you’ll love – if you’ve a paper fetish and own a watercolour brush this wedding craft idea is especially for you!

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Watercolour washing cards for your wedding place settings is a fun, colourful and rewarding craft project – and I’ve written you a step by step guide based on how I do these in my calligraphy studio. The watercolour preparation is really easy for crafty brides; the calligraphy lettering requires a little practice and of course the right equipment which you can buy in my calligraphy starter kit on Etsy. Allow yourself a good few hours (not necessarily all at once!) to learn your way around the pen and lettering styles… and then give these a try!

Materials:

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Hot pressed watercolour paper sheets
Gouache paints
Calligraphy dip pen and Nikko G nib
Black calligraphy ink
Watercolour brush
Stanley knife and ruler
Metallic thread (optional)

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Step by step tutorial:

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Time flies. I can’t believe it’s 6 weeks since my first calligraphy workshop – and only 4 weeks until the next! If you’d like to come along for the day on Friday the 21st of August or Saturday 26th September please get in touch, as there are a few places left if you’re quick!

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Here Comes The Bride… as tunes go this one’s a classic, and generally expected as the bride enters, right? So how about the James Bond theme tune for the groom to walk down the aisle?! I LOVE this idea as I love so many things about Carla and James’s Thornton Manor wedding.

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Not least in my extensive list of loves today are the images – some of the very, very best by top UK wedding photographer Chris Hanley Photography. Chris is a friend and a master of his craft, working alongside lovely Claire to give you an exceptional wedding photography experience. Find out more here:

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Carla is an incredibly beautiful bride, whose dress from Tilly Annas of Cheshire is sooo perfect for her wonderfully sophisticated style.

Super sophisticated Thornton Manor wedding photographers Chris Hanley Photography (15)

The wedding day mixes traditional and contemporary elements without ever losing the overall glamorous atmosphere which is a given at the magnificent Thornton Manor wedding venue. You’ll LOVE this!

 

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Super sophisticated Thornton Manor wedding photographers Chris Hanley Photography (30)
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Super sophisticated Thornton Manor wedding photographers Chris Hanley Photography (33)
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Barn weddings have been the biggest trend to hit the wedding industry in the last 18 months, and I love them for their versatility. Barns can be rustic and cosy or bright, open spaces – today we have a wonderful example in the Tythe Barn at Launton in Oxfordshire.

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Hayley and Alex’s wedding is pretty as can be – Hayley went for a statement dress for a princess look… and she rocks it. The day has some pretty and thoughtful touches – the flowers are super feminine and the gold accents work incredibly well!

English barn wedding in Oxfordshire with Alexandra Jane Photography (22)

Images are by lovely Alexandra Jane Photography. Alexandra is based in South Oxfordshire and photographs weddings in surrounding counties. Find out more:

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Hayley found her wedding suppliers online, through Facebook pages and groups as well as finding her photographer via internet searches. She and Alex wanted a natural look for their photography and kept searching until they found the right style. She told me Alexandra Jane was amazing! Do read Hayley and Alex’s English Wedding Blog interview after the images – it’s a lovely read!

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