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When it comes to personalising a wedding, Rhian and Kristofor had it nailed. Every element of their day reflected their personalities in a wonderfully rustic and home made celebration. Rhian told me their venue was a complete blank canvas which Honeybee’s Vintage Teas transformed into their dream space.

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It’s a little while since we’ve published an outdoor wedding, but Rhian and Kris’s celebration was impossible to ignore. Their day is beautiful and it’s not only for the styling and the look of the wedding: I fell in love with their smiles. They’re just so delightfully happy, and the images are out of this world.

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

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Do read the happy couple’s interview – it’s at the end of the blog feature. Their advice for the day itself is priceless: “Try to take time with your new husband to soak up the day, we spent the whole day with each other and loved that in all the madness we were together.”
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Have you thought about your venue’s best features for the time of year you’re getting married? I’ll show you one photograph – and I promise you will….

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Nicola and Ben were married at Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire this autumn – just as the colours of the season were at their most magical. The venue is out of this world: a fabulous country house dating back to the 13th century.

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Images are by my lovely friend and sponsor Heni Fourie Photography, who describes Notley Abbey as the perfect backdrop for a traditional English wedding. It’s a pretty special place, and wonderfully suited to today’s gorgeous bride and groom.

 

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Use local suppliers to save money – so say Helen and Declan whose gorgeous wedding at White Dove Barn we’re featuring on the English Wedding Blog this morning. It’s good advice: there are amazing creative suppliers nestled all over the country and you’ll find them at craft fairs, in art galleries and at the best wedding showcases… even from venue recommendations.

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This is a charming wedding for a beautiful bride and her handsome groom – and I love their approach to styling their day. Helen told me, “we wanted to make sure we went local as much as possible – so things like hairdresser, florist, make up were all local to Suffolk… everything else came from recommendations or people that we knew.”

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Images are by the superb Essex wedding photographer Greg Coltman, whose wedding photos get a glowing review from the happy couple. “words can not express how happy we were with them – they were stunning and captured the day in every detail.”

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There are no rules when it comes to weddings – and no one ever said a ‘theme’ was obligatory… so when I heard Ashleigh’s words that there wasn’t any theme to their day other than ‘wedding’, I smiled. It makes a lot of sense.

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Falcon Manor is a gorgeous country house venue, set in the Yorkshire Dales and with a stylish and sophisticated atmosphere. It suits weddings and needs little extra decoration – although Ashleigh and her Mum worked together to arrange flowers from a local garden centre, and the boys did an amazing job of decorating the wedding cake (we have photos! It’s fab!)

Images are by DJ Archer Photography who are based in Lancashire.  Do have a look at their website if you’re looking for photographers in the North West – they photograph weddings in Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria.

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The English Wedding Blog Interview: Ashleigh and Richard

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Thank you so much, my lovely readers, for your support and patience while we recovered from this weekend’s blog adventures! I’m thrilled to say we’re 100% back on track now… and I have a super beautiful real wedding to begin our week with this morning!

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Gorgeous bride and groom Natalie and Darren were married at Stubton Hall, and told me they loved reading wedding blogs and researching suppliers – it certainly meant a perfect atmosphere and a wonderful day came together beautifully!

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Images are by lovely Leeds wedding photographer Samantha Ward – one of my friends and an exceptional talent in the industry. Sam’s images are out of this world and I loved hearing that today’s couple were over the moon with their wedding photos.

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There are some amazing details here: the flowers and succulents; the fabulous letterpress stationery by my friends at Cardlab, and the quality of the photography of course is second to none. LOVE!

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Did you see this gorgeous real wedding on the fabulous Juno & Joy? It was the first I’ve ever seen from Oakley Court… and I had to find out more about the venue. I asked Hannah to tell me a little more. Isn’t it beautiful?

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Images of Oakley Court wedding venue are all by Hannah McClune Photography

Set on the banks of the River Thames in Windsor, Oakley Court is a stylishly elegant hotel. With a 5 star status and list of well known acclaims, it is a classic venue that I’ve seen ‘wow’ every wedding guest attending.

It offers a choice of perfect photography backdrops; from the beautiful building itself to the grounds with an intricate fountain, flags flying from turrets, deck chairs on the lawn… and all in a pretty riverside location.

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The rooms inside the main house are uniquely decorated, the rustic British design coupled with a luxurious finish. I love shooting here and would certainly suggest you add it to your venue visit list!” ~ Hannah McClune

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Happy Saturday, my lovely! I have a wonderful wedding full of details to share with you today – it’s gorgeous bride and groom Vicky and Neil, who chose the adorable Lillibrooke Manor in Maidenhead as their wedding venue.

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Images are by my lovely friend and sponsor Heni Fourie Photography:

Contact & bookings: Heni Fourie Photography

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The venue is gorgeous: the homemade details are simply lovely. Close friends and family all helped out to make this one of the prettiest homemade weddings I’ve seen – and you’ll love all the ideas from the day!
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Welcome, loveliest of internet people, to my new Thing. And to my very first, ever, wedding photo of the week. This image is so full of summer and sunshine and happiness I feel as though I’m right there.

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www.love-in-focus.co.uk

Photo credit: Love in Focus Photography
The bride and groom: Anna & Ed


From today I will publish a wedding photo of the weekEvery week.

Submit your image for next week:

  1. Make sure you’ve Liked the English Wedding Blog Facebook page
  2. Upload an image you love to Facebook, and link to our page from the comments (@English Wedding – Inspiration, resources and advice for your UK wedding – it will usually type itself!)
  3. Check the English Wedding Blog from 3pm Friday to see the winning image!

 

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I’m a country girl – I left, once, and I will never move away again. There’s something magical in every breath of fresh air, every step across grass and sand and muddy track. Nothing beats the views across hills and fells, to forests and fields. Nothing. So country weddings are my thing; and country themed photo shoots make my heart sing!

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Today I have two shoots in one: an engagement shoot followed swiftly by some creative wedding ideas – all focused around the countryside. The images are divine – they’re by top wedding photographers Lisa Aldersley and Nichola Morton, both at Aspire.

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Styling is by Aspire’s lovely Yasmin, calligraphy is by me (and can be found in my Etsy shop). The gorgeous couple are totally in love and I just can’t put into words how much I adore the romance of the images… have an engagement shoot, everyone! 

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While it’s so cold and blustery out there, I’m tucked away at my desk writing blog features – and I wondered if you’d like to join me? I’m looking for genuine expert advice: much like  photographer Thomas Stewart’s heartfelt plea we shared on Facebook last week.

If you’re an expert in your field: be it stationery, photography, cake or floral design, and ESPECIALLY if you have some advice burning in your heart to be said – then we’re listening, and I’d love to offer you a wider stage to shout your message from!

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The English Wedding Blog has 35,000 visitors a month, and they’re mainly UK brides and grooms. I want to share the very best advice we can give – and help with every aspect of wedding planning if we can. I’d love for you to be involved. Do you have 10 minutes to write a few sentences of genuine, brilliant advice for couples? Then email it to me! info@English-Wedding.com

Thank you 🙂

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Hello there lovely blog readers! I have a special, exclusive offer especially for you this morning as I launch a new range of handwritten calligraphy invites. They’re designed for intimate celebrations, written in my very own lettering, and I am about to give you – and only you, my loveliest of wedding blog friends – a secret introductory price…

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Quote the code ‘Scarlet’ when you order 20 or more invitations, and save £25

When you order these invitations in my Etsy shop, you can save £25 on the total price of your order. There’s a minimum order quantity of 20 invitations, and the offer will run until the end of this month. Your invitations will be sent within 14 days of placing your order.

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Reception stationery to match…

Continue the handwritten calligraphy theme through to your reception with matching stationery: there’s a menu, place names and escort cards in this range if you’d like to make your reception as beautiful as your invitations… email me if you’d like to know more! hello@Calligraphy-for-Weddings.com

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It really is that time of year when wedding businesses rethink their online marketing, and I’ve had dozens of enquiries already this week. One – from a leading bridal beauty brand – inspired me to write this feature. They asked if I’d consider a free trial before they committed to advertising…

We are very interested but still working out our budget for next year. Do you offer any kind of  free trial  before we commit so that we can see how well we do?”

I can see where they’re coming from: as a small independent business owner myself, I think carefully before committing money to advertising and blog sponsorship. Will it work?

I also have a degree in marketing. I know advertising is far from a guaranteed source of success. I know it’s risky; I know it’s something to consider very carefully.

… and this is one reason why I love being the owner of a wedding blog. I’ve devised my own unique way to help my advertisers promote their brands. Here’s my reply to the business who asked me about a free trial:

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