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Jacqui’s gorgeous smile had me hooked on today’s real wedding from the very first moment I saw her. Wow. A beautiful bride and gorgeous groom who totally prove that a wedding is all about people: friends, family and being loved!

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The details are there to inspire you of course: the fabulous bouquets by Etsy sellers including my favourite, Pumpkin & Pye; the wonderful cake display created by a friend; Jacqui’s stunning Monsoon wedding dress and the delicious styling of Gate Street Barn. You’ll love this!

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Images are by my new friend Paul at Stylish Wedding Photography. I do hope to be able to share more of Paul’s weddings with you on the English Wedding Blog but in the meantime you should check him out here:

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The English Wedding Blog interview: Steve and Jacqui

Wedding photographer’s website:

Stylishweddingphotography.com

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

Exceptionally pleased!

Wedding venue:

Gate Street Barn, Bramley, Surrey

Wedding date:

15th November 2014

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It’s hugely important to me that the English Wedding Blog isn’t bossy; I’ll never try to dictate how a wedding ‘should’ look. Every shoot I feature is a suggestion, an inspiration and a collection of ideas to help you style your wedding. Today’s is a perfect example: photographer Aksela curated this lovely styled shoot with minimalism in mind.

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“There’s no need to go overboard on wedding styling if you can choose a few beautiful statement pieces instead.”

Images are from Froyle Park in Hampshire, a magnificent manor and country house estate an hour outside London. Lovely Elisabeth from Amamini Flowers was first to show me the images, and I love the way she created elegant place settings and a beautifully textured bouquet for the shoot. Statement flowers are my favourite way to create a unique bridal look, and these are just fabulous!

Wedding style at Froyle Park in Hampshire with Amamini Flowers and Aksela Photography (24)

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So this is new… and kind of amazing to read! Gorgeous bride Sophie told me Cold Harbour Barn was so much more than a wedding venue: “The barn has so much character and charm that a lot of wedding venues simply don’t have – it has real soul.” It totally shines through in the images from their beautiful wedding day too!

A pretty pastels wedding at Cold Harbour Barn in Oxfordshire images by Louise Adby Photography (18)

Today’s wedding is lovely, with a ‘barely there’ colour palette, gorgeous peonies and lots and lots and lots of fabulous DIY details.

A pretty pastels wedding at Cold Harbour Barn in Oxfordshire images by Louise Adby Photography (25)

Gorgeous bride Sophie has shared some great advice in her interview at the end of the feature, but do take a little time to scroll through all of the beautiful images before you read it – they’re really special.

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The photography is by lovely Louise Adby, who shoots weddings all around the UK and even further afield! Do find out more about her – as Sophie and Charlie will tell you, they were “absolutely delighted!” with Louise 🙂

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Hey everyone! What a week it’s been on the blog, we’ve featured some amazing real weddings and I have yet another incredibly inspiring big day to share with you on this lovely Saturday morning. You may have noticed lots of real weddings by photographers Rob & Sarah Gillespie on the blog recently – these guys are awesome and have been submitting such fantastic weddings… and as I’m always looking for more, you’re welcome to submit too! Tell your friends, share on Facebook… the more English weddings we can feature, the better!

Whimsical woodland wedding at Packington Moor, Rob and Sarah Gillespie Photography (25)

So let’s introduce gorgeous bride and groom Amy and Jamie. First of all, I love their rhyming names 🙂 and second of all I adore everything about their whimsical woodland wedding. You will too, I know! There are rustic flowers with exciting textures; fabulous backdrops for stunning portraits, magical romantic moments and let’s not forget Amy and Jamie’s adorable dog Mae in her wedding finery… how cute?!

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Today is a bit of a treat for me, and for you too I hope! I have a wonderfully chic London wedding to show you, with a Caroline Castigliano designer dress, images by the amazing Blake Ezra Photography and one of my favourite London venues: the ICA.

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Michelle is the most beautifully elegant bride, fabulous in her beautifully designed dress from Les Trois Soeurs London boutique. Her flowers were very simple red roses, matching Matthew’s buttonhole on his elegant Mr. Start suit. They’re the most amazing couple… I’m thrilled to be sharing their day with you!

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The images are out of this world. Wedding photographer Blake Ezra is one of the best – his intuitive approach and understanding of weddings is second to none; his images have an indefinable magic to them… as Michelle and Matthew told me in their blog interview (at the end of the feature) they capture the day perfectly.

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Find out more about Blake Ezra Photography here:

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When I met with Kent wedding photographer Benjamin Toms in February I don’t think he realised how many feature articles we’d talked through… but I left the little coffee shop so full of ideas and advice to share with you, this is already the fifth in our little series!

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It’s a funny thing how every couple can feel pressured into having a ‘unique’ wedding… and the wedding media encourages brides and grooms to discover original suppliers, to craft personal and quirky décor, and to buy, design or make unique things.

Cue a bit of a revelation when Ben explained his perspective on exactly what makes a wedding unique. The answer wasn’t what I expected at all.

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Could documentary wedding photography be the secret?

Documentary wedding photography is, as you probably know, telling the story of a wedding through emotions and moments. It’s not a factual timeline of your wedding, but a visual memory of the moments which will really let you relive your day for years to come.

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I woke up this morning in the bridal suite of the most luxurious Lake District wedding venue, feeling like the luckiest girl in the world! I haven’t suddenly got married(!) and neither have I eloped… although if I did, this is most definitely where you’d find me.

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The beautiful world of Sharrow Bay

Sharrow Bay is England’s very own luxury destination wedding venue. Couples travel a very long way to visit and to be married here – and yet Sharrow Bay is only a short drive from the English Wedding Blog HQ. I live on the edge of the Lake District which Sharrow Bay calls home.

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So I haven’t eloped, and this wasn’t a surprise wedding… why was I there? I was invited to Sharrow Bay so I could tell you lovely readers all about it. For once though I’m almost lost for words… this was the treat of a lifetime.

Imagine your dream wedding venue, and then imagine if it was a thousand times more spectacular, welcoming and luxurious than that. That’s Sharrow Bay.

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Morning lovely!! Do you mind if I distract you for a few minutes with rather a lot of wonderfully homemade wedding ideas? Good 🙂 Because Katherine and Ben’s wedding in Cornwall is about to knock your socks off… it’s so creative!

Home made rustic tipi wedding in Cornwall with images by Evolve Photography (25)

Now, wedding blogs are invariably the prettiest thing on the internet… but we’re not all about how weddings look. We like to share great advice and tips, and in today’s English Wedding Blog interview beautiful bride Katherine has some wise advice for other DIY brides and grooms: “A do it yourself wedding may seem cheaper than a hotel wedding, but remember that you will have to provide everything from tables and tablecloths to glasses and all of the drinks. The costs add up, so you have to be willing to shop around for the best deals and to spend the time organising every detail yourself!

Home made rustic tipi wedding in Cornwall with images by Evolve Photography (29)

That said… this is pretty awesome! Katherine’s Mum made unique invitations for every guest with pressed flowers. The DIY details on the day were fab: Katherine’s table plan, all of the jars and vases, the lanterns, pom poms, bunting and crochet were all home made with love.

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Elegance doesn’t have to be opulent: the most beautiful weddings can be those where simple touches are creatively curated to make a pretty, understated but effective style. Recently I featured a very richly styled shoot from Waddesdon Manor – the overall look was pure elegance but some of you felt it was financially unachievable… so today I have something especially for all you looking for elegance on a tighter budget.

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Affordable elegance: creating elegant style without the cost

Today’s styled shoot is more about affordable elegance. The secret is to spend on a few key details: the dress, accessories, stationery and a bouquet in this case.

Favours, cakes, cars and other details are optional.

Consider your venue carefully too: Those ‘per head’ costs can be astronomical, and there are so many options these days for alternative reception venues.

I’ve featured several weddings on the blog where couples enquired at a venue which had never held a wedding before… and ended up holding their dream weddings there!

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Sometimes I feel incredibly spoilt… I’m treated to the most amazing, ridiculously gorgeous real weddings and photography imaginable and I get to spend my days sharing them with you. Today is no exception, and I have another favourite wedding of the year – already – to show you. Grab a coffee and settle down for this one, it’s exquisite.

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Colette and Scott were married at Sheffield Botanical Gardens. It’s one of those venues which is unique and so full of history: a Grade II listed pavilion and incredible place to be married. Their reception is just as impressive: Sheffield’s industrial Chimney House… which I’ll leave you to discover through the glorious images below.

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Colette is knock-me-down-with-a-feather beautiful – a super sophisticated bride in a timelessly elegant gown. Scott’s her perfect match and there are such lovely images of them both here today – which brings me to their awesome photographer Mark Tierney. Mark is based in Sheffield and you can check out more weddings by Tierney Photography and get in touch at:

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I love a creative bride and groom, I really really do! Jenny and Louie are the best of blog stars today with a fabulously creative wedding from Ufton Court Barn.

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Jenny’s dress is by Chanticleer, and it’s beautiful. She’s a stunning bride and Louie’s her equally gorgeous other half. Don’t you just adore that flower crown?

A beautiful DIY wedding at Ufton Court Barn with images by Benjamin Stuart Photography (19)

The portraits from their day are some of my favourites: Ufton Court is a pretty special venue and one I’ve never featured before on the English Wedding Blog. I’m thrilled to be able to show you around it (virtually hehe) today!

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Deciding not to have any particular theme, Louie and Jenny chose things they loved to add personality to their day: the Monopoly table plan is a highlight and the flowers are fabulous as well.

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Images are by lovely Benjamin Stuart Photography. Benjamin is based in Berkshire and travels throughout the UK to photograph weddings. Check him out here:

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Alexandra and Daniel’s wedding has style and flair, and a pretty creative and elegant theme: postwar sweethearts. It’s lovely – the bride and groom look gorgeous and guests arrived in costume to add more flavour and spirit to the day!

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I was thrilled when photographer Damian Burcher got in touch to share this wedding – it’s unique and sure to give lots of you some fab ideas for your day. Little touches like the kraft paper identity cards and the peonies and freesias in Alexandra’s bouquet make today’s wedding blog really pretty.

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Alexandra’s interview at the end of today’s feature is great: she gives some money-saving tips as well as sharing some of her own very precious memories of the wedding day. Please do read it carefully, as Alexandra has done such a lovely job telling us about her day.

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For more from Birmingham wedding photographer Damian Burcher please explore these links:

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Our wedding story: Alexandra and Daniel

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.damianburcher.com

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