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Oh, PapaKåta… but you’re beautiful!! This must have been one of the best-looking wedding events of the season: glorious tents and teepees, fabulous suppliers and gorgeous brides and grooms exploring just how amazing a wedding under canvas could look. English Wedding Blog sponsors PapaKåta held their spring open weekend in March and Helen Abraham photographed the event… So. Wanna see some beautiful things?!

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You know what I love? With PapaKåta there’s no big song and dance about an ‘alternative wedding fair’ – they just put up their teepees and tents, invite their favourite suppliers (and their taste is super awesome!) and tell everyone to come see… I only wish I could have been there! If you missed it too, there are details of two autumn events towards the end of today’s feature… get those diaries ready!

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The sun shone, cocktails flowed, cameras snapped and guests turned out in their hundreds! At this year’s PapaKåta Spring Open Weekend we welcomed over 700 visitors to see our beautiful Teepee and Sperry tents at Escrick Park Estate.

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Rachel and Matthew’s Sherbourne Park wedding is a glorious dose of summer with adorable puppies, fabulous flowers and delicate DIY detailing. It’s everything I love about English weddings: the sun shines, the smiles are everlasting, the venue is impressive and everyone is relaxed and having the time of their lives.

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Rachel and Matthew are gorgeous – their images by regular English Wedding Blog contributors Rob & Sarah Gillespie are colourful, exciting and make me smile. It’s a wonderful wedding from beginning to end and I hope you’ll find yourself smiling along with me by the end of today’s feature!

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For more from the wonderful Rob and Sarah Gillespie check out their website and previous features on the English Wedding Blog:

A summer fete wedding blog from Sherbourne House with Rob & Sarah Gillespie Photography (41)

Shall we get straight to those gorgeous photos from Rachel and Matthew’s day? Enjoy…
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Our wedding story: Rachel and Matthew

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.robandsarahgillespie.co.uk

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Hey everyone! I hope you’re having a brilliant day. I’m busy working on blog features and scheduling everything for May already (birthday month: eeeee!!) and wanted to quickly reach out to any wedding suppliers considering blog advertising.

I have half a dozen slots free from May; they’re only £50 per month and come with regular features to really give your business a push and get you noticed! The blog currently has more than 45,000 readers a month! If you’re interested, do read my media pack to find out more: http://english-wedding.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Media-pack-2015.pdf

For anyone wibbling on the edge of blog sponsorship (I know it’s a big decision), here’s some advice which will help you to make it work:

Suppliers! Before you advertise on a wedding blog, read this!

Wedding blogs, details and photographers: a blogger’s perspective on taking and using detail shots

Wedding supplier? A quick ‘secret’ to getting wedding blog features

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Deliciously beautiful wedding stationery is one of my most favourite things… and today I wanted to show you some of the very best. I love to celebrate the work of British designers and crafters: we have some amazing talents in our wedding industry and Emma Jo is one of the best. If you’re looking for a reputable wedding stationer with styles for all tastes and the sort of dedication and passion which guarantees fabulous customer service… then today’s English Wedding Blog feature is especially for you.

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I adore Emma’s designs: their versatility, quality and attention to detail are second to none. I couldn’t pick a favourite: the art deco styling is exquisite; polka dots are playful and fun; calligraphic fonts are chosen with true elegance in mind and the quirky lettering styles are striking and bang on trend. Grab a cuppa and get your Pinterest finger ready – because if, like me, you have a bit of a paper fetish – you’ll LOVE today’s wedding stationery feature. Over to Emma Jo…

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Morning lovely! It’s real wedding time… and you’re going to love today’s venue idea as much as the gorgeous bride and groom and their brilliant snippets of advice! This is a wedding with simple, rustic and carefully considered details which all work together beautifully. The venue – an unusual but excellent choice: Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, in Worcestershire. It has a miniature train… what more could you need?! The venue is also a charity, which makes it a pretty special place to have your wedding.

A contemporary DIY wedding at Avoncroft in Worcestershire with Just Hitched wedding photography (12)

Images are by lovely Dave Allen of Just Hitched Wedding Photography. When Dave first got in touch he’d said “These childhood sweethearts really do show what loving someone is all about. Along with their lovely friends and family, who made me feel truly welcomed and part of their fabulous wedding day” – isn’t that wonderful?
A contemporary DIY wedding at Avoncroft in Worcestershire with Just Hitched wedding photography (13)

Find out more about Just Hitched Photography here:

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I have a bit of a ‘thing’ about wedding gift lists – so when a creative, thoughtful and brilliantly affordable idea comes along, I get excited.

Foodies especially will love this idea, but it’s equally perfect for those of you who aren’t blessed in the kitchen department (and we’re not talking toasters!) – basically all of your friends and family contribute their favourite recipe, and they’re all bound up into a lovely quality book for you to keep forever.

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I wish I could have one of these… I’ve kept a few of my Grandma’s recipes but they’re floating around on sheets of paper I lose all the time… also, I have some friends who I imagine are secret foodies, genius bakers and health junkies, all of whom I’d love to have a recipe from! Other friends, I suspect, would sneak in a joke recipe or two – which would crack me up. A perfect, genius, all-round idea.

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The phrase ‘quintessentially English’ mightn’t immediately bring to mind spacehoppers or rubber duck racing… and yet. 😉 There are so many nostalgic, quirky and bizarre English traditions to choose from when it comes to outdoor games and entertaining your guests, I’d love to see more weddings like Hannah and Neil’s!

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Their day was deliciously pretty – with a wonderful soft pink peony bouquet, a picturesque setting and miles of home made bunting. Hannah is so, so beautiful – Neil’s a gorgeous groom too! But once again (and as with every one of my favourite weddings) the wonderful images show that in the end, the wedding is all about the people.

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Photographs are by leading Dorset wedding photographer Ian H Photography, whose portfolio and social media you’ll find here:

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Delightful details set the scene and make for a pretty, welcoming wedding space which I adore – the little trees in the ceremony room are fabulous! –  but the people make this one of the best weddings I’ve seen. The duck race brings delight; the space-hopping makes me wish I’d been there.

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I’m lucky this week – ridiculously lucky! – to have some wonderfully individual and unique couples starring on the English Wedding Blog. Yesterday’s real wedding was awesome with a humanist ceremony outdoors; today’s is just lovely – a bride and groom whose own style once again shapes their day beautifully.

Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (2)

Nicola and Rob were married at the fabulous Bartle Hall, and their photographer was my great friend Jamie of Vickerstaff Photography. Their images reflect the timeless and elegant style of their day, all with a sense of fun! The portraits are divine (and with a gorgeous bride and groom, a breathtaking venue and an awesome photographer, how could they be anything else?!)

Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (8)

Discover more of Jamie’s work (and enjoy his excellent new website!) here:

Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (26)
Love, love, love… the flowers (eucalyptus, you’re my favourite!), the chandelier, the ear-licking, the littlest bridesmaid… the first kiss, Grandma and the wonderful snowdrops…

Enjoy.
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Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (7)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (9)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (10)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (11)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (12)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (13)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (14)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (15)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (16)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (17)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (18)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (19)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (20)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (21)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (22)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (23)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (24)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (25)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (27)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (28)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (29)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (30)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (31)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (32)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (33)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (34)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (35)
Nicola and Rob's beautiful English wedding at Bartle Hall in Lancashire, with Vickerstaff Photography (36)

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Every now and then a wedding comes along into my little world of wedding blog which has so much style and personality I’m lost for words. Hello Bev and Ricky!!! Their day is unique because it reflects who they are… not because it follows fashion or trends, but because they did things their way, all the way.

A unique wedding in Hertfordshire with images by Cinzia Bruschini Photography (16)

I guess I fell in love with this one because it’s right up my street: the humanist ceremony, the influence of nature on everything and the crafty touches. Also because the images are divine and the smiles just never stop!

A unique wedding in Hertfordshire with images by Cinzia Bruschini Photography (22)

Thanks to gorgeous Bev and Ricky, and to lovely wedding photographer Cinzia Bruschini for sharing such a beautiful wedding story in pictures today. Cinzia is based in London and travels worldwide to photograph weddings – she’s been featured on some of the world’s best wedding blogs including Junebug, Style Me Pretty and Rock n Roll Bride. Find out more about Cinzia here:

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Hi everyone! I hope you’re having an amazing day. I wanted to share a little advice with you this morning – from an email enquiry I had recently about advertising on the English Wedding Blog.

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Image credit Paul Joseph Photography | Dress from Hannah Lois in Prestwich | Groom wears Ted Baker

I don’t like to push suppliers to become sponsors of my blog – only when I know their business has the potential to do really well from advertising will I suggest sponsorship. But I can explain where I see that potential, and this is what I explained to Peter a few days ago…

Giving your wedding business the potential for blog advertising success

“Thanks for getting in touch. I’d love to help you grow your wedding business – but rather than signing you up as a sponsor straight away I’d like to offer some advice about blog advertising.

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I love a wedding with a sense of humour, and Louise and Steve mix giggles (Cagney & Lacey?!) with gorgeousness (Louise & Steve!) beautifully. Their vintage emergency services wedding in Kent has the best transport I’ve seen yet: a 1960s police car and vintage red ambulance – the perfect way for a policeman and his paramedic bride to travel in style to their wedding!

A vintage wedding in Kent with handfasting and police theme, images by Sarah Wayte Photography (19)

There’s so much from today’s wedding I think is amazing… The handfasting ceremony (and that Louise and Steve kept the besom on display in their home for good luck); the lovely flowers, Louise’s sign for her Dad as they approached the aisle… and everything from the wonderful moments to the tiniest details was captured beautifully by Sarah Wayte Photography.

A vintage wedding in Kent with handfasting and police theme, images by Sarah Wayte Photography (23)

A vintage wedding in Kent with handfasting and police theme, images by Sarah Wayte Photography (33)
Louise told me they planned their budget carefully with a spreadsheet, and it paid off: “It was so satisfying paying the last supplier, we felt we could sit back and finally wait for the big day to arrive.” Together with their daughter Imogene they collected and crafted all of the lovely little details to pull together their wedding style, and the end result is just lovely!

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I told you this week was all about the flowers… and today there’s more. I have the most amazing, luscious real wedding to share with you – and the flowers are out of this world! The lovely, beautiful Chloe and Mark were married at Wick Farm in Somerset, a lovely rural wedding venue with tons of character and English country charm.

Kerry Bartlett Photography images from a winter farm wedding in Bath (15)

Their flowers – by my wonderfully talented friend Claire at Garden & Wild – were in rich plum, aubergine and dusky pink colours with a rustic flavour and incorporated mosses and fern foliage to tie together the rustic theme. They’re such a fabulous style for a winter wedding, and Chloe told me, “Mark and I ADORED our flowers – Claire worked with us to really understand what we wanted and created the most stunning bouquets, buttonholes and table decorations. I would recommend her to everyone, a million times!

Kerry Bartlett Photography images from a winter farm wedding in Bath (23)

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