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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.

Calligraphy by Claire English Wedding Blog  (9)

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.

Haworth Art Gallery art deco wedding shoot Rachel Joyce Photography  (3)

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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Hey everyone! Once again I’m delighted to be welcoming a new wedding venue to the English Wedding Blog. One of the few wedding venues in Buckinghamshire licensed to hold both indoor and outdoor ceremonies, The Pavilion at Lane End is a special place with tons of character – and I’m really excited to be sharing some real weddings from The Pavilion on the blog in a couple of weeks!

The Pavilion Lane End Buckinghamshire wedding venue photographed by Heni Fourie Photography (3)
The Pavilion Lane End Buckinghamshire wedding venue photographed by Heni Fourie Photography (5)
The Pavilion Lane End Buckinghamshire wedding venue photographed by Heni Fourie Photography (4)

Let me introduce you to the choice of spaces The Pavilion at Lane End has to offer:

Outdoor weddings in Buckinghamshire

The Garden Gazebo is licensed for outdoor ceremonies and offers a spacious terrace overlooking the landscaped grounds and country gardens.

The Pavilion Lane End Buckinghamshire wedding venue photographed by Heni Fourie Photography (1)

A beautiful pavilion for your indoor wedding

The main Pavilion room offers high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the grounds. This room is licensed for indoor ceremonies and can host up to 130 guests for a formal wedding breakfast.

The Pavilion Lane End Buckinghamshire wedding venue photographed by Heni Fourie Photography (2)

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Hello everyone! I have a feature today which is lovely, and very seasidey-beachy (which is perfect for me living by the seaside)… and an interesting feature from an industry point of view. It’s a lot to take in, I know! But there’s something for everyone here and I hope you’ll find it interesting as well as beautiful!

Simply Bridal beach wedding shoot by Kev Elkins Photography (9)

A beach bridal shoot – Skegness in winter!

Wedding photographer Kev Elkins got in touch to share some images from his beach bridal shoot with us on the English Wedding Blog. He told me he’d been approached by a US dress retailer in December. They offered to send one of their dresses for use in a photoshoot (out of the blue!) and shipped a dress across to the UK for the occasion. Kev then asked one of his real brides to model the dress for a shoot on Skegness beach – and she’s beautiful, and shows how simple and gorgeous a little white dress can be!

Simply Bridal beach wedding shoot by Kev Elkins Photography (11)

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A village hall can knock thousands off your wedding budget, and still look as amazing as can be. It just needs a little more love and attention, and Kayleigh and John knew exactly how to make their village hall wedding venue look perfect on the big day.

A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (22)

Paper decorations, willow trees and a gorgeous handwritten table plan make the reception extra special. The flowers are fabulous and creative, and our bride and groom are just gorgeous! Kayleigh is stunning and John her perfect partner.

A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (7)

Huge thanks to Heni Fourie Photography for sharing his images with us today. Do check out Heni’s website and social media if you’re looking for a wedding photographer in or near Buckinghamshire:

www.henifouriephotography.co.uk

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

A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (33)

This is a beautiful wedding to inspire any bride and groom on a budget, considering a village hall wedding. I hope you love it.
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A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (1)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (2)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (3)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (4)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (5)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (6)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (8)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (9)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (10)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (11)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (12)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (13)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (14)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (15)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (16)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (17)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (18)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (19)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (20)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (21)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (23)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (24)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (25)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (26)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (27)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (28)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (29)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (30)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (31)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (32)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (34)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (35)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (36)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (37)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (38)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (39)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (40)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (41)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (42)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (43)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (44)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (45)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (46)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (47)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (48)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (49)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (50)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (51)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (52)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (53)
A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (54)

Our wedding story: John + Kayleigh

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://henifouriephotography.co.uk

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I love Kate and Andy – for their choice of wedding venue (squeeeal!) and their gorgeous styling touches. This wedding – my second from Finchcocks Musical Museum – is breathtaking! With lots and lots of styling touches to inspire you, and beautiful images by Penny Young Photography, it’s already a favourite for 2015.

Penny Young Photography shot this beautiful real wedding at Finchcocks Musical Museum (26)
Styling touches are beautifully simple and very “English summer garden” with sweet peas picked from Kate’s parent’s garden and arranged by a very talented and multi-skilled hairdresser! Other touches are ever so pretty and I’m sure will inspire so many of you: the marquee was decorated with flowers in jam jars and metres and metres of bunting made by Kate’s mum.

Penny Young Photography shot this beautiful real wedding at Finchcocks Musical Museum (6)

The stars of today’s English Wedding Blog are, in this order:

  1. Kate and Andy. Stunning
  2. Finchcocks Musical Museum and that awesome be-buntinged piano!
  3. The cat. I asked for the photo especially… so adorable!
  4. Kate’s mum. Creative genius.
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Morning! Today is a happy day for me… I get to feature the gorgeous real wedding which has graced the top bit of my blog for – ooooh, about 6 months already. Those flowers? They’re here. Which means I have a fabulously colourful, insanely beautiful, English farm wedding to share with you today. Yay!!

A Winkworth farm wedding in Wiltshire, with Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall (12)

Jacqueline and Andrew are not only super gorgeous and stylish, they’ve also shared some brilliant budget tips too – so make sure you don’t miss their wedding story at the end of the photos. This is my favourite: “Have a 10%-20% contingency fund for the times where you fall in love with something which is just outside your original budget but will make the day that extra bit special for you both.

A Winkworth farm wedding in Wiltshire, with Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall (46)

Images are by my favourite Bristol wedding photographer, the awesome Joseph Hall. If you’re looking for a photographer in Bristol or Wiltshire, please look at Joseph’s website and social media:

http://joseph-hall.com/
https://www.facebook.com/JosephHallPhotography
@mrjoehall
http://english-wedding.com/tag/joseph-hall-photography

A Winkworth farm wedding in Wiltshire, with Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall (59)

Shall we? Prepare to fall in love….
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Caroline Castigliano is one of our finest bridal designers and her 2015 collections are simply divine. Inspired by English style through the ages, with a delicious combination of classic silhouettes and contemporary design, the English Heritage collection is breathtaking.

www.carolinecastigliano.co.uk

Bridal collections by Caroline Castigliano 2015 Opera and English Heritage (1)

Caroline Castigliano: The English Heritage Collection

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Bridal collections by Caroline Castigliano 2015 Opera and English Heritage (6)
Bridal collections by Caroline Castigliano 2015 Opera and English Heritage (7)
Bridal collections by Caroline Castigliano 2015 Opera and English Heritage (8)

Caroline Castigliano’s Opera Collection

Drawing on the glamour and romance of its musical inspiration, the Opera collection has all the drama and romance a modern bride could dream of.
Bridal collections by Caroline Castigliano 2015 Opera and English Heritage (9)
Bridal collections by Caroline Castigliano 2015 Opera and English Heritage (10)
Bridal collections by Caroline Castigliano 2015 Opera and English Heritage (11)
Bridal collections by Caroline Castigliano 2015 Opera and English Heritage (12)
Bridal collections by Caroline Castigliano 2015 Opera and English Heritage (13)
Bridal collections by Caroline Castigliano 2015 Opera and English Heritage (14)
Bridal collections by Caroline Castigliano 2015 Opera and English Heritage (15)
Bridal collections by Caroline Castigliano 2015 Opera and English Heritage (16)

With wow backs, exquisite lace detailing and flowing skirts, you’ll fall in love with both of these collections – and if you do…

Caroline Castigliano at The Dorchester

Caroline Castigliano has arranged a super stylish one-off tea party at London’s chicest hotel The Dorchester. Sip champagne and taste scrumptious sandwiches while Caroline Castigliano showcases her 2015 bridal collection via a sensational salon-style fashion show. Not only will guests have the chance to preview the brand new show-stopping bridal gowns, models will present a selection of pieces from Castigliano’s eveningwear collection.

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One of the best things about being a wedding blogger is being able to introduce you to wedding suppliers. I’ve been chatting to lovely Heni Fourie, a wedding photographer from Buckinghamshire, LOTS over the last few weeks and I’m absolutely delighted to welcome Heni as the latest addition to my wonderful little gang of English Wedding Blog sponsors.

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Heni Fourie Photography is based in High Wycombe, Bucks. Heni work with natural light, producing images that highlight the beauty of your wedding day. His style mixes formal wedding photographs with candid shots (reportage photography), creating a record of the big and small moments that make a wedding so special.

Heni told me, “I fell in love with photography at an early age and my fascination with wedding photography started when I first saw the black and white wedding photos of my parents’ happy day. I tried to put together the day in my mind from the photos I had in front of me, and today I use my photography to create a story of the day for each of my happy couples. I love what I do and it gives me great pleasure to know that what I produce will be treasured for a lifetime.”

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Today’s wedding is gorgeous – full of creative ideas and DIY touches from friends and family. Shirley and Mark married at Skipbridge in Yorkshire – a fascinating venue for its modern approach (green field venue, vintage cars as permanent props, donkeys and links with the fabulous PapaKĂĄta)!

Skipbridge English summer wedding blog by Colin Murdoch Studio (15)

Shirley told me, “I am very lucky and have some amazing creative and imaginative friends who did most of the planning… We had many handcrafted elements to our wedding which made the day so special. The invitations, the seating plan, flowers – the list is endless.

Skipbridge English summer wedding blog by Colin Murdoch Studio (32)

Images are by the fabulous Colin Murdoch Studio, based in North Yorkshire.

Skipbridge English summer wedding blog by Colin Murdoch Studio (26)
This is a beautiful wedding from beginning to end: a perfect English summer celebration outdoors, a wonderful couple with the loveliest family and friends, and stunning images! Shall we dive in? Enjoy.
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Our DIY English summer wedding – Shirley + Mark

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Skipbridge English summer wedding blog by Colin Murdoch Studio (45)
Skipbridge English summer wedding blog by Colin Murdoch Studio (46)
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