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Spring is well and truly in the air this morning – I’ve just come back from a wonderful little break in Richmond (we stayed in “a large Wedgewood vase” aka Culloden Tower – it was fantastic!!!) and the spring flowers were looking beautiful… so what could be better this morning than to share this beautiful spring wedding shoot with you.

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The blue hydrangeas are divine! The whole look of the shoot is fresh and springlike, and it’s a wonderful look for a contemporary English wedding. Ideas and styling are by Alexandria Events (Alexandria is just so lovely!) and images are by Jacques Lloyd at Real Simple Photography.

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Alexandria told me, “I jumped at the chance to hold our shoot at a venue as beautiful as Oakley Hall. The grounds are gorgeous, and there were so many lovely shoot locations we were spoilt for choice! I wanted to create a fun and fresh spring feel to the shoot, and luckily the weather was on our side that day (apart from a rather gusty wind!). Overall I would describe the shoot as colourful, feminine, and soft, with an emphasis on flowers and nature.

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You just can’t beat a theatrical venue – and today’s is a showstopper! You’ll love it… Sarah and Nigel were married in Brighton and had their reception at Brighton Music Hall… with three fabulous tipis for dancing the night away!

A real wedding at Brighton Music Hall with Sue Kwiatkowska Photography (9)

Sarah is a genius – she wore a beautiful bridesmaid dress instead of a wedding dress: it’s elegant and graceful and beautifully different. She looks amazing. I would love to see more brides doing the same: there are some incredible evening dresses and bridesmaid dresses out there… and they’d make the loveliest bridal gowns!

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Images are by Brighton wedding photographer Sue Kwiatkowska. Find her here:

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I love everything about this wedding – first and foremost the creativity in planning and styling the day. Sarah says “Do what you can yourselves. Flowers, stationery, cakes.  And if you do buy then don’t automatically go for the wedding option as these will be a lot more expensive. We just got normal cakes and dressed them up ourselves and my dress was a bridesmaid dress, so a fraction of the cost of a bridal gown.” Brilliant advice – and there’s more at the end of the blog feature today. Enjoy!

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Elopements have been flitting across my wedding blog radar for the last couple of years, and they’re right at the forefront of my mind just now. I love the idea of running away together!

Run away with me? Vintage wartime styled shoot by Suzy Mitchell Photography

Styled shoot by the fabulous Suzy Mitchell Photography. Click the image to see more; full supplier list below

UK weddings have changed so much but elopements have been happening forever. When society was strictly disapproving couples had to run away to be married for all sorts of reasons. Now, elopement is a choice. Marriage and weddings have grown bigger and more extravagant, and with the current trend for DIY, weddings are now hugely time consuming – and for many couples your wedding will be the biggest project of your lives!

The lifesaver comes in the form of elopement. Couples who choose to run away together now are embracing a new kind of creativity: creative thinking. Having a creative wedding doesn’t just mean kraft, sequins and a glue gun. It means breaking all the rules…

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The Worthing Dome is fabulous – I’ve no idea how it could possibly have escaped my attention until today! It’s a seaside venue with an exciting history, a gorgeous facade and beautifully styled inside.

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I adore the seaside location, the glorious sunshine and amazing views are perfect – I thought they’d be just the tonic for this chilly March morning! Heather and Liam are just the loveliest couple too: their photos really do melt my heart 🙂

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Heather and Liam chose well: with this incredible venue and a wonderful wedding photographer to match! Victoria JK Lamburn Photography is no stranger to the English Wedding Blog: her images are always beautiful and she gets great reviews from her brides and grooms too!

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Do discover more from Vicky on her official website at: http://vickylamburn.com

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Our wedding story: Liam and Heather

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://vickylamburn.com/

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We’re soooo discovering theatres as fabulous wedding reception spaces in England now, and I LOVE them all! Hilary and Taher were married in Yorkshire with their reception at the King’s Hall and Winter Garden – a fabulous space with tons of character.

A quintessentially English wedding in Ilkley at Kings Hall by Suzy Mitchell Photography (42)

They’re a gorgeous and stylish couple. Hilary’s dress is divine – a unique designer number by the incredibly talented Astral Sundholm. Hilary told me she fell in love with Astral as well as with her beautiful dress!

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Hilary told me the best thing about being married is “Being able to look back at a wonderful wedding, and look forward to a beautiful future.” So shall we have a look at those gorgeous wedding photos ourselves? They’re by wonderful Yorkshire wedding photographer Suzy Mitchell:

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You’ll love this, I know. Enjoy…

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A quintessentially English wedding in Ilkley at Kings Hall by Suzy Mitchell Photography (49)

Our wedding story: Taher and Hilary

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://www.suzy-mitchell.com/

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Usually it’s me who ruffles occasional wedding industry feathers – but it’s been a while and today’s feature is a reminder to me that I should never lose that particular edge! Let’s not forget that our industry, while it’s an amazing place to work, has a few faults here and there. I’ve been lucky to be involved in some incredible styled shoots this year, and I’ve been blessed with the fabulous suppliers I’ve met.

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So has lovely San from Sanshine Photography – and she’s on my list of people I’d love to work with one day! In the meantime though, this needs saying…

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The other week I had the pleasure of meeting some awesome people from the wedding industry at Genuine Cakes in Watford. The meet up was designed for us to network over a cup of coffee and a delicious piece of cake and exchange news and ideas, however towards the end of the session our pleasant chat turned into a passionate discussion on the topic of styled shoots. It has quickly become apparent that quite a few wedding industry professionals won’t even consider participating in styled shoots anymore because they got so badly burned before…

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Today’s bride and groom planned a beautiful barn wedding in just eight months. And when I say beautiful… it’s breaking my heart trying to narrow down the selection of images to show you for today’s blog feature.

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There are smiles and tender moments and stunning portraits throughout this incredible day. The venue – unmistakably Wasing Park – is spectacular. The sunlight is divine. Adrian and Charlotte are clearly made for each other…

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And yet… as I scroll through the images from their wedding, part of me thinks if I could only show you two or three images this would still be a wedding of the year. When it comes to breathtaking wedding pictures, Ian Wallace Photography is one of the best. But you don’t need me to tell you… just look at this wonderful English wedding. You will fall in love.

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Our wedding story: Adrian and Charlotte

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I do love a barn wedding… and Emma and Gavin’s is bursting with lovely little details which I know you’ll love. They married in October at Alpheton Hall Barns in Suffolk, and included lots of DIY details which are captured in the lovely photos I’m so happy to be sharing with you all today!

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Emma told me “I especially loved that our photographer had captured so much detail of our day, having pictures of all the little bits and pieces reminded me of how everything had come together so well“.

Barn wedding on the English Wedding Blog with images by Lorraine Claire Photography (28)

The images are by Lorraine Claire Photography. Lorraine was excited to share the wedding with us all today: “Emma was honestly the nicest bride I have ever photographed. The whole day Emma was telling her bridesmaids how gorgeous they looked. All Emma wanted to do was to make sure everyone was having a good time. It was a gorgeous wedding full of happiness and laughter.

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Jessica and Sean’s wedding is traditional with a modern vintage twist – combining pretty pastels and soft floral arrangements with a classic cake, venue and wedding dress brings together this quintessentially English wedding beautifully.
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They were married at Priory Hall, Hadleigh, in August last year and I just couldn’t resist sharing this wonderfully sunny, deliriously happy day with you all this morning. I hope you’ll love it as much as I do!
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Jessica told me it was important to take time out and appreciate everyone’s company on the day: “all of the people you love in the world are under one roof for this one day – and they’re all there for you two – make the most of your time with them and don’t let anything stress you out“.

A quintessentially English wedding at Priory Hall with Lee Allison Photography (39)

Images were captured by Lee Allison Photography. Lee is a wedding photographer based in Essex and Cambridge, and recently proposed to his fiancee (congratulations Lee!!) – so he really is a wedding expert! Check him out here:

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I had the absolute pleasure in February of meeting Kent wedding photographer Benjamin Toms (and his impeccably behaved black labrador Byron!) – and we talked and talked. Ben’s approach to wedding photography is inspiring. I only wish you could have been there to listen to him talk about the work he loves – and to learn, along with me, some wedding photography secrets! I wanted to reintroduce you to Ben today. He’s been a supporter of the English Wedding Blog for a long time and I adore his work – his photography is simply out of this world, and his dedication is second to none.

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Ben and I will be collaborating on a series of articles over the next few months, all around the subject of documentary wedding photography (and a gorgeous excuse for me to share some of Ben’s wedding photographs with you lovely lot!) – but first of all I’d like to reintroduce you to Ben and his work:

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Kent wedding photographer Benjamin Toms offers a truly natural and photojournalistic approach to wedding photography.

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One of those designers we all admire from afar, swooning over the sheer beauty of every graceful silhouette and deliciously styled detail, Phillipa Lepley is one of London’s leading couture designers.

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I’m delighted to be able to share a selection of Phillipa’s exquisite couture wedding dresses with you today. This is the latest look book from Phillipa and I know you’ll be enchanted by these: some of the most incredible, luxurious and – let’s be honest – perfect – wedding dresses you’ll ever see.

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Book an appointment with Phillipa Lepley at No. 48 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London by calling 020 7590 9771 or email: info@phillipalepley.com

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Charlie and Ashok are amazing. A gorgeous couple, perfectly matched and full of ideas and inspiration for a magical wedding day. Their celebrations fuse vibrant Indian colours with pretty English flowers and contemporary wedding design. It’s just so very beautiful.

Indian wedding blog with Ashok and Charlie images by Paul Fuller Kent Photography (24)

Charlie’s a stunning bride, wearing a statement headpiece with her simple white dress; and rocking a gorgeous red sari for the Indian ceremony. Two dresses – both incredible –  and all that wonderful henna looks out of this world.

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The images from Ashok and Charlie’s day are by Paul Fuller Kent Photography. Paul said of their day, “The colour, the energy is all just so intense that you can’t help but be mesmerized by the beauty of it all. A Sikh ceremony followed by a church service and back to Charlie’s parents’ place for the food, drinks and dancing, it all sounded incredible, and so it proved to be!

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Do check out more of Paul’s real weddings and get in touch if you’re looking for a wedding photographer in Kent:

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