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It makes me incredibly proud to see some of the superb talents we have in the English wedding industry. I love to showcase exceptional suppliers, and one of the very best is the inimitable Petra Opperman.

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Petra’s exquisite taste often combines classical music with astonishingly beautiful design and styling: I know when Petra curates a styled shoot it will be divine. Today is no exception, and I have a luxurious styled shoot in two parts to share with you on the English Wedding Blog (with an exclusive “Get the Look” feature full of details and design this afternoon at 3!)

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Huge thanks are due to the fabulous suppliers who collaborated for this shoot. A full list is shown just after all of the images below, but to begin I must thank lovely wedding stylist Petra Opperman, and fabulous photographer (and brand new Dad to a beautiful baby girl!) Matthew Bishop Photography.

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Neoclassical wedding styled shoot by Petra Opperman with Matthew Bishop Photography (36)

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Good morning lovely wedding blog readers! I hope you’re really really well and looking forward to the day ahead. Don’t work too hard!

I have a very quick notice for you today – for any of you waiting for brand new blog features to be published at my usual time of 11am, there will be an awkward silence at this time… oh no!  But don’t despair… being an early bird I’m bringing forward my blog features every day and will now be publishing at 10am instead. Why? So you have an excuse for biscuits earlier 🙂 and so will I!

Here’s a sneak peek for you… this real wedding is coming up in just over an hour!

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A sneak peek from Joanne and Phil’s vintage wedding at Cooling Castle Barn, on the English Wedding Blog this morning from 10am!

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Image credit Lumiere Photography

See you back here at 10am lovelies! I’ll bring biscuits…
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I was so thrilled for my friend and featured wedding photographer Suzy Mitchell when I found out she’d won a major award in wedding photography. Suzy has featured on the English Wedding Blog many times and I’m delighted to be able to share her news with you all today.

Every year The Guild Of Photographers holds a competition for the Photographer and Image of the Year. In 2014 over 10,000 images were submitted so it’s really something for Suzy to have come away with such a great award – only two wedding images were chosen as winners, and Suzy’s was the overall winner in documentary wedding photography.

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The winning image by Suzy Mitchell Photography

Suzy told me, “I was elated to have been chosen as Documentary Wedding Photographer of the Year and delighted to put Ilkley on the map as we have some amazing opportunities for outdoor photography including Bolton Abbey Priory where the winning photograph was taken.

Suzy’s studio nestles at the foot of Ilkley Moor from where she enjoys using the beautiful Yorkshire Dales as a backdrop for much of her photography.

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Join me this lovely morning to discover the fabulous Dearly Beloved – wedding invitations by a creative designer team with a fresh and modern approach to wedding stationery. Gorgeous Abi and Ben create “painterly” [oh and that’s  my new favourite word!] designs, retro floral illustration and eclectic, whimsical wedding stationery. I think you’ll love them…

wedding stationery by Dearly Beloved (4)I’ve fallen head over heels for Abi and Ben’s fresh and exciting take on wedding stationery. Their simple but oh-so-creative illustrations are just wonderful. I adore their use of strong ink lines with the most delicate watercolours… and I have a feeling you’ll be charmed by them too!

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www.dearlybeloveddesign.co.uk

www.facebook.com/dearlybeloveddesign

@dearlybeloved0

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Discover Dearly Beloved on the English Wedding Blog!

Dearly Beloved are a South West based design company with a fresh approach to wedding stationery.

Creative couple Abigail McKenzie and Ben Aslett met at university whilst studying to become illustrators. Fast forward 7 years and they have just launched as Dearly Beloved, a design team who create bespoke wedding invitations for the modern couple.

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Today I have the pleasure of featuring a gorgeous styled shoot submitted by bridal couturier Melanie Potro. Melanie’s gowns are divine – combining modern shapes and styling touches with the most exquisite fabrics and wonderful attention to every last detail. Every modern bride should discover and try a Melanie Potro gown… they’re simply fabulous. Images were captured by the award winning Hannah McClune Photography assisted by Alice Hudson.

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The shoot took place at  Hedsor House in Buckinghamshire and was styled around a colour palette of monochrome and gold with a hint of mint green. Wedding planner Rachael from Serendipity Weddings designed the sequinned table plan and styled a confetti bar for guests as well as styling the entire shoot.

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The dress is the beautiful ‘Alana’ gown by Melanie Potro Bridal Couture, modelled by Meg O’Duffy. Meg’s elegant up-do and glamorous makeup were the handiwork of artist Liz Patey and her hair was finished with a playful gold bow from Polly McGeary. Groom Henry Morris looks gorgeous in a tuxedo loaned by Stephen Bishop Suiting.

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Life is never dull at the English Wedding Blog HQ, and today is certainly one of the brightest… I have something very, very different to share with you this morning.

Earlier this month I shared a timeless bridal style shoot by Team Glam. They’re a group of eight bridal hair and make up specialists whose vision is to inspire brides to discover amazing, reputable suppliers – and they like to have fun in the process!

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It’s an essential part of any wedding supplier’s work to explore styles which are that little bit different, to push boundaries and innovate. Today’s Team Glam feature is an exceptionally creative magazine-style bridal shoot simply bursting with colour.

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The inspiration for this shoot came from the use of flower walls. We often work with flowers in our shoots but we wanted something that was very creative to give the wow factor. We wanted to go slightly Avant Garde with this shoot, but not so over the top that real brides couldn’t relate to our work. The colours and styles were chosen to compliment the flower wall and give a fresh summery feel. The main focus on makeup was the use of pinks for eyes, cheek and lips. The focus on the hair was ‘oversized’ larger than life styles.” Carla Brooks

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Wedding inspiration doesn’t get any more exciting… with an amazing team, big ideas and incredible styling talents today’s styled shoot is out of this world. It has all of my most favourite things: creatively messy oversized flowers, great big glowing lightbulb stars, fabulous photography, divine dress detailing and exquisite photography…

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The best thing about today’s shoot – as with every shoot I feature – is that it could be all yours. Shoots are all about showing couples how amazing a wedding can look when you hire the right team to style your wedding day. Every supplier featured today comes very highly recommended because I’ve seen and loved their work over and over again.

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Whether you choose a single statement piece – a shining star, a stunning bouquet, a dress dripping with back jewels – or a combination of the elements from the shoot, you’re guaranteed wow factor. Personally I would start with the flowers… Katie Laura is one of the best wedding florists I’ve seen on blogs this year and she’s going to be ridiculously popular, I just know it!

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Holly and Chris are the loveliest couple, and so gorgeous, both of them! I’m delighted to share their outdoor wedding with you today – it totally brings back those long summer days! Their theme was English country garden, with soft pinks and even an iced croquembouche to match their colours!

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Holly found her dress in a closing down sale and fell in love with it – after alterations were made by the girls at Pure Couture it looked incredible and she’s such a beautiful bride! Bridesmaids wear dresses found on Etsy with straps which can be worn in different ways – a lovely way to please all your best girls, don’t you agree?

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Images are by my lovely friend Heni Fourie Photography: Do check out Heni’s website and social media if you’re looking for a wedding photographer for your own wedding in Buckinghamshire or the surrounding area:

www.henifouriephotography.co.uk

facebook – https://www.facebook.com/HeniFouriePhotography
google+ https://plus.google.com/101972264263927369590/about
twitter – @henifourie
English Wedding Blog – http://english-wedding.com/heni-fourie-photography

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Open weekends, specialist and niche wedding fairs and supplier collaborations have totally taken over from wedding shows and I think I’ve just discovered the very, very best wedding event you could possibly go to. Think countryside and springtime, teepees and tents, plus styling tips and examples of the very latest wedding trends… and you’re almost there. If you’re free on the 21st and 22nd of March then make a date in your diary to be in Yorkshire at the PapaKata open weekend. You’ll both have an amazing time, I promise!

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Some of the fabulous suppliers who’ll be there on the day – and who I’ve worked with and would recommend from the bottom of my heart – include Melissa Beattie Photography and The Charming Press. There are even more…

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As the days start to get a little longer and the spring bulbs start to appear, our gorgeous teepees and Sperry tents will be springing up at our Open Weekend on the 21 and 22nd March 2015.

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All over the UK wedding market suppliers are collaborating and working together – and all with you in mind! It’s a fabulous sign of the times and a great boost for the wedding industry. For brides, it’s brilliant because it means you’ll have an easier time finding experienced, reputable and professional suppliers. Team Glam are eight freelance professionals, who met working within the wedding beauty industry. They came together to inspire and encourage each other’s creative flair and lead the way within bridal hair and makeup. You can find all their details at www.teamglam.com

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Make up artist Carla Brooks got in touch with me to introduce Team Glam back in January. She explained that on average the eight members of Team Glam do between 500-600 weddings a year between them.

As well as focusing on real weddings, Team Glam have been creating inspirational shoots from classic bridal to crazy colorful styles. They’re hoping to produce half a dozen styled shoots per year and all of their shoots are accompanied by video so real brides can not only see how they work but also how the team works to transform them.

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It’s been a long while since I went to one of the BIG wedding shows – and while I miss meeting all the wonderful suppliers, something between principles and fear stops me stepping across the threshold of those mega exhibition venues…

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Image credits for the full article today:  Nova Wedding Photography

For me, wedding shows are all about the independent smaller businesses. They bring together amazing suppliers and give us the opportunity to meet creative designers who will inspire us and become a part of our weddings. Wedding shows can be overwhelming, but take one stand at a time and you’ll discover the very best of the UK wedding market.

Designers and crafters pour their hearts and souls into what they do – and discovering one or two of these incredible, dedicated wedding suppliers can transform your wedding and make it magical. I’m not against big wedding shows by any means, I just know they can be overwhelming and I don’t want you to miss out on the very best side to them…

I don’t like crowds so much. I like event management companies even less! I know many brides find big shows stressful and intense. (Not to mention grooms…) It’s the same for suppliers, I promise. The secret? Finding a wonderfully sparkling little gem of a business amongst the likes of Moss Bros and Alfred Angelo.

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What could be lovelier on a chilly Wednesday in February than a colourful, characterful and exciting real wedding on your favourite blog? I know… unless Santa comes early, nothing can beat this.

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Beautiful bride Caroline and new hubby Moussa have shared their wedding with us all this morning and I guarantee they’ll brighten your day. Their celebration fuses English and Iranian culture with fabulous flowers, gorgeous design and more.

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Caroline wears a divine wedding dress by designer Naomi Neoh. She told me, “Naomi and her team were wonderful – the perfect combination of excitement and calm, which made the whole experience great fun.”

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Capturing the day was lovely wedding photographer Sophie Duckworth. Sophie gets a glowing review as well – and so she should. Sophie’s featured on the English Wedding Blog many times, and you can find out all about her via the following links:

http://www.sophieduckworthphotography.com/
http://www.facebook.com/sophieduckworthphotography
@duck_photo
http://instagram.com/duck_photo
http://english-wedding.com/tag/sophie-duckworth-photography/

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Our wedding story: Caroline + Moussa

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://www.sophieduckworthphotography.com/

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