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Oh I do so love a glitter ball… come enter the sparkly new world of Rosie Willett Designs with me!
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Rosie Willett bridal accessories (4)

Rosie Willett Designs is delighted to announce they will be launching a brand new wedding headpiece and jewellery collection at the end of February.

The collection is certain to delight brides-to-be in 2015, as Rosie has created a range that will complement the most current wedding dress styles.

Rosie says: “The new range includes a total of nine headpieces – a collection of delicate vines, combs and headbands made with sparkling Swarovski crystal that catches the light with movement, like a twinkling star or a soft scattering of glitter. With pieces in this collection ranging from £72 to £266, I’m aiming to offer something affordable for all brides-to-be.

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“We always look at emerging trends in bridal wear to influence our collections. Crystal embellished wedding dresses are very popular this season and we have created a collection of headpieces and jewellery that will complement both embellished gowns and also add some sparkle to plainer dress styles. The delicate nature of our designs is also perfect for pretty lace dresses and illusion necklines.”

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Whatever your plans, I hope you have an amazing, loved-up, romantic and special day. (Or – if Valentine’s isn’t your thing, I hope you still have an amazing, loved-up, romantic day… just because it’s Saturday and why not 🙂

London Southbank engagement Heni Fourie Photography (22)

I couldn’t imagine anything more perfect than an engagement shoot to share with you today. Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest of the year – I can almost hear questions being ‘popped’ all over the country – so if you’re brand new and shiny engaged today, congratulations!!!

London Southbank engagement Heni Fourie Photography (1)

Our engagement shoot: Alaina + Peter

Wedding photographer’s website:

henifouriephotography.co.uk/

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What an amazing day! We had so much fun spending time with Heni at London Southbank. Heni was fantastic giving us some direction to ensure he captured the light and angles perfectly in these photographs. His professional, relaxed approach really helped us feel at ease. We’ve received a lot of positive feedback from friends and family and are so grateful to have such a talented photographer to share this exciting time in our lives. Cannot wait to make more memories with you Heni, thank you! You are one of a kind! I highly recommend Heni Fourie Photography to anyone looking for a professional, friendly and affordable photographer with a true passion for his work.
~ Alaina & Peter (as posted on Google+)

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I had an interesting email in my inbox this morning… now obviously most of you are engaged so I’m late with this… but tell me: did you propose to your guy? Or if he hadn’t, would you have popped the question?

Images by Bristol wedding photographers Joseph Hall Photography (1)

Image credit: Joseph Hall Photography | http://joseph-hall.com/

 

Because our survey says… [family fortunes voice, Les Dennis era]… most of us think women should propose. (and reading between the lines, only 30 – 35% of us think men should!??)

Which is a little odd, I think. But hey! Odd is my favourite kind of survey! Tell me more!…

The survey said women should propose instead of men

  • More than half of people think women should propose to men
  • Older people are the most likely to support a change in marriage proposal traditions
  • Views differ greatly across the UK

 

Images by Bristol wedding photographers Joseph Hall Photography (2)

Image credit: Joseph Hall Photography | http://joseph-hall.com/

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Sometimes the theme comes first, sometimes the colours inspire a wedding theme… and sometimes, both work together like a dream. Today I have an elegant, chic combination of yellows and blues – the almost obligatory colour for a nautical wedding style. It’s fabulous…

Historic Docklands wedding styled shoot by Caroline Nicholson Photography (31)

Lovely Caroline Nicholson Photography got in touch when I asked for images of wedding bouquets on Facebook, and we were soon chatting about styled shoots… I loved this nautical wedding styled shoot she showed me and simply had to share it with you today! The venues are spectacular: HMS Gannet is a lovingly restored Victorian naval ship, and Commissioner’s House is Britain’s oldest surviving naval building dating back to 1704. Both are incredible backdrops for today’s styled shoot – and would be amazing for a nautical wedding!

Historic Docklands wedding styled shoot by Caroline Nicholson Photography (13)

Caroline told me “the idea behind the shoot was simple: I wanted to do a creative shoot, but go back to the whole reason I started shooting weddings, to capture the elegance and glamour of a couple in love, while showing off an incredible venue, as well as being quintessentially English.”

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Hey everyone! I need your help today, as I’m searching far and wide for a lovely person to help me out a little behind the scenes at the English Wedding Blog. I don’t believe in interns (I wouldn’t work for free so I don’t expect anyone else to!) so I’m looking for the right person to spend just a couple of hours a week helping me with social media for the blog.

Spring wedding styled by Emma Tebbey and Aspire Photography Training with images by Melissa Beattie (1)

This image and all others used in the freelancer article is from a styled shoot at Aspire Photography Training. Styling is by Emma Tebbey and the Aspire team, images are by the fabulous Melissa Beattie Photography

Could it be you?

I’m looking for someone to help look after my social media: specifically Facebook and Pinterest. The work I’ll ask you to do will be on the English Wedding Blog Facebook Page and Pinterest boards, helping me share the blog content and looking out for fabulous new things to feature on these pages.

Spring wedding styled by Emma Tebbey and Aspire Photography Training with images by Melissa Beattie (6)

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And… wow. Today’s wedding is stunning, divine, delicious and designer. Beautiful bride Saoirse wears a genuine 1960s style vintage wedding dress and looks incredible. William’s suit is Savile Row – and everything you’re about to see makes me so very proud to be a UK wedding blogger – this is just ridiculously gorgeous, and amazingly creative and personal!

Haworth Art Gallery wedding with a 1960s vintage theme by Rachel Joyce Photography (33)

Idea of the day: non-bridesmaids. Genius… I’m always a little conscious of ‘uniforms’ at weddings and Saoirse’s idea of her best girls bucking tradition is right up my street. She told me, “They wore what they liked. We didn’t want matching outfits for anyone although they all had matching wrist corsages from the florist.”

Haworth Art Gallery wedding with a 1960s vintage theme by Rachel Joyce Photography (42)

The images are by wonderfully talented photographer Rachel Joyce (whose glamorous Gatsby inspired shoot I featured on the English Wedding Blog a few days ago). I love Rachel’s work and I hope to be seeing lots more from her on the blog this year! Check out her website and social media here:

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I always ask the brides (and grooms) who feature on the English Wedding Blog what’s the best thing about being married – because the answers always make me smile. Melanie’s answer was “Having an amazing husband!!!” – and they had an amazing wedding too.

Melanie and Jonathan's wedding at Saltmarshe Hall with Maryanne Scott Photography Yorkshire (11)

You’ll love this: wintry blues, rustic details and a wonderfully elegant wedding at Saltmarshe Hall. The bouquets were the first thing to catch my eye – just fabulous! They’re by Melanie’s mum, aunty and a family friend… and I LOVE them to bits!

Melanie and Jonathan's wedding at Saltmarshe Hall with Maryanne Scott Photography Yorkshire (35)

Melanie shares some great advice, including a very interesting tip which I know many couples would agree with after the day: “Don’t overspend on the little things- you won’t even notice them on the day! Food, band, dress & photographer are essential spends!

Melanie and Jonathan's wedding at Saltmarshe Hall with Maryanne Scott Photography Yorkshire (23)

And wow, didn’t they get it right with their choice of photographer: the images have been very kindly shared by the lovely and very talented Maryanne Scott Photography. Maryanne’s based in Yorkshire and her blog showcases the best weddings from Yorkshire and Derbyshire. Check her out at:

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Lana and Adam are such a lovely couple and this is clear as crystal in their focus for their wedding day, which was to be “a grander recreation of our summer bbqs with lots of friends, family and fun” – perfect, or what?!

wedding at Moggerhanger Park Heni Fourie Photography (49)

The day is really special and unique, with stationery all designed by the groom in striking, bold typefaces and with a quirky sense of humour. Lana is stunning: a gorgeous bride in the loveliest lace wedding dress teamed with fabulously vibrant Louboutins.

wedding at Moggerhanger Park Heni Fourie Photography (25)

Images are by my lovely friend Heni Fourie Photography: “You couldn’t meet two nicer people and I was therefore obviously delighted when they asked me to photograph their big day.” Do check out Heni’s website and social media if you’re looking for a wedding photographer for your own wedding at Moggerhanger Park or in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire or the surrounding area:

www.henifouriephotography.co.uk

facebook – https://www.facebook.com/HeniFouriePhotography
google+ https://plus.google.com/101972264263927369590/about
twitter – @henifourie

wedding at Moggerhanger Park Heni Fourie Photography (47)

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I’ve been so excited – for weeks – to show you Carly and Harry’s wedding day. Carly is the loveliest bride and our email chats have been an absolute delight. I love her for framing my calligraphy – it looks a hundred times more amazing with her styling touches! – and for sharing one of the best wedding interviews I’ve featured on the English Wedding Blog in the history of all time.

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I adore the bright, summery, colourful styling which was all based around sunflowers. Carly told me, “The sunflower was the starting point for the whole day, which was the one thing I knew was a must for our wedding… Over a hundred decorated bottles formed the basis of the decorations being used as centrepieces and vases filling each mantelpiece and window at Holne Park House.

Holne Park House sunflower wedding blog by Nova Photography in Devon (30)

Calligraphy by Claire English Wedding Blog  (1)

It’s truly spectacular – another favourite wedding of mine and one I’ll never, ever forget. Huge thanks to lovely wedding photographers Katherine and Steve from Nova Wedding Photography for sharing their images with us today. Do check them out, especially if you’re getting married near Devon:

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Happy Sunday afternoon everyone! What are you up to… playing out? Shopping? I’m on a little adventure and will be back at English Wedding Blog HQ shortly… but I have time for a quick blog feature and I think you’ll like this! It’s all new and shiny – very shiny 🙂

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A little something I made… image credit Theresa Furey Photography and stationery by Calligraphy for Weddings

Spotlight on Stationery – on the English Wedding Blog

I really want to start sharing more ideas with you on the blog, for styling ideas with flowers, stationery, cakes and accessories. I’ve asked suppliers on my facebook page to share some of their best bits with me, and so far I have some fabulous wedding invitations and bouquet ideas to publish over the next few weeks. I think you’ll love them and hopefully find your perfect suppliers via the English Wedding Blog too!

Today as I introduce the series of wedding invitation features – which will be called Spotlight on Stationery – I thought I’d tell you all about Make Loops. Designer Hannah makes badges and cards for modern brides and grooms, and they’re fab.

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Hello lovely! I hope you’re having a wonderful day so far. I have something exciting to share with you this morning: beautiful images and amazing styling ideas from a super team of wedding suppliers and one of the best wedding venues in the north west.

Haworth Art Gallery art deco wedding shoot Rachel Joyce Photography  (36)

Think literature: classic books with art deco elegance. Think vintage: feathers, pearls and faux fur with a strikingly beautiful make up look. Think style: exquisite fonts and striking stationery designs. And think glamour: a deliciously strappy wedding dress, the most amazing setting, and a classic vintage car.

Haworth Art Gallery art deco wedding shoot Rachel Joyce Photography  (28)

There’s even snow outside… our beautiful model’s accessories and flowers are perfect for a winter wedding and as practical as they are pretty. You will adore this shoot – I know I do, and I’m thrilled to be able to share it with you today.

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Massive thanks to the most brilliant wedding suppliers from around Lancashire:

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From the magnificence of Loseley Park‘s Great Hall, to the charming relaxed atmosphere of the 19th century Tithe Barn, today’s feature has everything I love about a modern English wedding. Beautiful bride Helen and her husband Gareth made the most of one of Surrey’s most breathtaking venues to style a celebration which was memorable, elegant, welcoming and fun for all of their friends and family.

A real wedding at Loseley Park in Surrey by Sophie Duckworth Photography (16)

The pretty flowers are a real treat, especially inside the barn – along with the fairy lights along the beams, the floral decorations are just fabulous. Despite a “pretty major” wedding dress disaster, Helen looks amazing in her dress, and I love all the creative touches she added to the day.

A real wedding at Loseley Park in Surrey by Sophie Duckworth Photography (3)

Images are by the very lovely Sophie Duckworth Photography. Sophie’s based in Surrey and you can read more about her here:

http://www.sophieduckworthphotography.com/
http://www.facebook.com/sophieduckworthphotography
@duck_photo
http://instagram.com/duck_photo

A real wedding at Loseley Park in Surrey by Sophie Duckworth Photography (21)

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Modern blue styling ideas with calligraphy for an alternative beach wedding (18)

Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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