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Morning! I would love all of you creative brides and grooms to join me for a rather surreal and magical adventure in September when I’ll be hosting three skills workshops at Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair.

I’ve been keeping this quiet while plans have been made over the last few months, but tickets are selling like hotcakes and my face is even on the website so the whole thing now feels as official as it does surreal… almost!

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I love how weddings have turned into crafty, handmade and creative occasions and it’s amazing to see how couples are rediscovering crafts as part of their wedding journey. The Handmade Fair has so many inspiring exhibitors and workshops so you can learn all sorts of wedding crafts, from paper poms to wedding favours and calligraphy – not to mention the shopping!

My top picks for creative brides at The Handmade Fair

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Linda and Paul are one of those star couples who really celebrate in their own unique and exciting way. Their wedding at Wasing Estate Walled Garden is just fabulous – with a report from the groom (yay!) this is just the best!!

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It’s been way too long since we’ve had a wedding report from the groom – Paul planned the day with artistic input from Linda and created the most amazing, bright, quirky and fun wedding celebration. I can’t tell you enough how much I love this! The wedding reading choices are great: Terry Pratchett and Dr. Seuss – awesome. The Moroccan theme and balloons make this a spectacular party with delicious colours and flavours and I only wish I could have been there! Do read the wedding report at the end of the feature – it’s unmissable ūüôā

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Huge thanks to lovely Sandy from Love In Focus Photography – check him out here:

http://love-in-focus.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/LIFphotos

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Hello everyone! Today’s wedding blog is all about the LOVE! I’ve just discovered Jo and her independent business The Alphabet Lounge… and I’ve fallen head over heels for them! Fancy making a statement at your wedding? This is the most wonderful way to do it…

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Image credit | Rebecca Douglas Photography

I love anything to do with letters and typography. I told Jo “I dream of plastering massive words in bright colours all over the walls of my house one day!” and it’s true! If I wasn’t renting an apartment I’d be painting song lyrics all around my house… and if I was planning my wedding I’d most definitely be buying some big letters from Jo and then decorating with those too!

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Image credit | Rebecca Douglas Photography

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Image credit | Rebecca Douglas Photography

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Michaela and David’s wedding is about as British as British could be – their chic London theme is fabulous and their styling is beautifully elegant. Michaela told me they wanted to incorporate London into their wedding without turning it into a gimmick, and they did it perfectly. The images by English Wedding Blog’s new friend Matthew Bishop Photography are just wonderful and I know you’ll adore this wedding from the start!

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With a graceful and sleek Suzanne Neville gown, lots of lovely gypsophila, a big red bus and ‘proper’ postbox, candelabras and a fabulous naked cake, I have to say weddings rarely get better than this! Congratulations and a massive thank you to beautiful bride Michaela and super stylish groom David for sharing their day and writing a brilliant wedding report for us today.

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Lots of happy thank yous also to Matthew Bishop Photography for submitting this wedding to the blog. I have all of my fingers crossed that we’ll be seeing plenty more from Matthew, but in the meantime do check his wedding photography out here:

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Hey lovelies! Happy Sunday ūüôā Today I’m so happy to be sharing Rachel and Daniel’s castle wedding from North Wales. They opted for a very traditional wedding style which perfectly fits their incredible venue – and I know there are lots of you reading who are planning an elegant, classic wedding so I wanted to share this with you today.

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Rachel has written a great wedding report at the end of today’s feature, full of advice and styling ideas. Do take the time to read it after you’ve scrolled through all of the lovely images by Darren Williams Photography.

I know you’ll agree Rachel is a truly stunning bride and her bridal style is just beautiful! Together with Daniel she looks radiant – and their adorable little boy still almost steals the show! Watch out for him – he’s such a cutie! Enjoy!
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Our wedding report: Daniel and Rachel

Wedding photographer’s website:

Darren Williams
http://www.photographer-north-wales.com

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

More than we could describe!! He was incredible in every way.

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Hello again and welcome into my little world! I’ve been playing with my paints and with the help of some wonderful people I’ve put together a lovely little tutorial for any brides and grooms who fancy getting painty this weekend!

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Ingredients for your paper flowers: crepe paper, cotton wool balls, big paintbrush, tube(s) of watercolour or gouache paint, double sided tape, scissors, bamboo skewers, bowl, and a microwave… and about 6 hours per 50 flowers!

The finished paper flowers were taken to a creative shoot which I hope will inspire couples to design and make some pretty bits and pieces for your own weddings. All of the paper pieces I made can be recreated at home so do watch out for the shoot – coming to a wedding blog near you soon! The three images from the shoot are by Jamie at Vickerstaff Photography and a full list of the fab suppliers involved is at the end of this feature.

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Step 1: cut bamboo skewers to desired length for flower stems

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Hello everyone! It’s not often these days I share infographics on the English Wedding Blog but this one made me chuckle so I thought you might like it too! Fancy hiring Kylie, David Guetta or the Black Eyed Peas for your wedding? Here’s how much it’ll set you back. Thanks to the lovely, more affordable wedding band A Few Good Men for putting this together for us! Enjoy.
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Happy Friday everyone! I hope you’re looking forward to a wonderful weekend. Do you have big plans? For those of you who haven’t found the perfect wedding dress yet, I may just have news today to stop you in your tracks! New British bridal designer Andrea Hawkes has launched a beautiful, simple and graceful collection which I adore – and I hope you will too! She’s sharing some of her designs here with us today, and for more you can check out www.andreahawkes.co.uk.

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Andrea Hawkes is a couture bridal designer based in Hackney, East London. Her elegant, fuss-free wedding dress collection is inspired by the classic shapes and simplistic style of fashion from the 1920s through to the 1960s. Andrea’s wedding dress styles fuse modern Scandinavian design with a mixuture of luxury fabrics – the perfect combination of modern design and couture techniques.

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Hey everyone! Regular readers will know I adore Sassi Holford dresses so I’m delighted to be able to share news from Sassi this afternoon! The spectacular Sassi Holford London sale will take place on Saturday 5th July until Saturday 12th July, offering up to 70% off a selection of stunning sample gowns from Sassi‚Äôs Couture Collection. There will also be a 10% discount on all new dress orders placed during the sale!.

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On the morning of Saturday 5th July, there is no appointment required from 10am ‚Äď 1pm. After this, an appointment will be necessary.

Please contact Sassi Holford London on 020 7584 1532 or email London@sassiholford.com. Please note that the London boutique is open from 10am until 6pm on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 12pm until 8pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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Today’s beautiful bride Katherine used lots of independent and creative suppliers to help with her wedding to gorgeous groom David. They’re the loveliest couple – and as well as the stunning images of their vintage country fair wedding they’ve shared a brilliant wedding report at the end of today’s feature. Don’t miss it!

Mythe barn wedding blog (1) The wedding venue is Mythe Barn in Atherstone, Warwickshire. I love a barn wedding, and this is such a wonderful venue in lush countryside. Wedding photographers Peter and Sara at Pixies in the Cellar captured Katherine and David’s wedding beautifully. Do get in touch if you’re looking for a wedding photographer:

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Hello lovely! I’m smiling as I type because I know you’ll love today’s real wedding feature – it’s short and oh so fabulously sweet! Yiran and Wanqing had an outdoor wedding at Le Gothique, filmed beautifully by Deneemotion Boutique Wedding Cinema+Photo (based in London). The romance of this highlights film brought tears to my eyes… and a big grin at the end. Don’t miss the competitive bouquet toss… it’s fantastic!

Wanqing & Yiran – An Intimate wedding at Le Gothique from Deneemotion / Denee Media Films on Vimeo.

Le Gothique is a stunning setting for a wedding, and Yiran and Wanqing’s outdoor ceremony used the outside space beautifully with hanging paper pomanders and an archway filled with roses. Find out more:

Venue: Le Gothique Restaurant & Bar www.legothique.co.uk
Cinematography: Deneemotion Boutique Wedding Cinema (deneemotion.com)
Photography: David Bell (bellissimaphoto.co.uk)

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Hello! I’ve been scampering around with my camera this morning to show you how to make gorgeous invites from a calligraphy printable template on Etsy. All you need is some scrapbook paper, coloured envelopes, double sided tape and a bit of lace, twine or ribbon to make these lovely wedding invitations.

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The calligraphy invitation is a personalised, printable download from my Etsy calligraphy shop. You can find it here: www.etsy.com/uk/listing/192187252.

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Make your own calligraphy wedding invitations – DIY project

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This is the simplest of stationery projects and with perhaps a little cheating you can make really lovely invitations on a budget and without too much blood, sweat and tears!

Making your calligraphy wedding invitations: step by step guide

  1. Purchase the printable calligraphy invite at Etsy.com (your personalised invitation will be ready for you in 5 working days).
  2. Buy your coloured envelopes and find some lovely scrapbooking papers at a local craft shop
  3. Print your invitations onto white card and trim to a slightly smaller size than your envelopes.

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