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Tim and Jummy’s Kent wedding is gorgeous… they describe it as a festival of colour and it really is! The beautiful bride’s bouquet is the brightest of yellows, there are sunny accents throughout, and Jummy told me that rather than sticking to a particular colour she knew their Nigerian relatives would bring bright colours to the day so they chose to embrace that with colourful and eclectic styling!

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I smiled to read Jummy’s tip about the ‘magical spreadsheet’ they used to plan their day – in itself becoming a family heirloom as every engaged couple finds it invaluable! Another top tip I love this couple for is their advice to use local suppliers as much as possible. Supporting independent businesses is important, especially when it comes to weddings.  The flowers, cake and catering were just some of the highlights of a magical day.

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Thank you to Kent wedding photographer Richard Ware for sharing his lovely images with us all today. If you’re looking for a photographer in Kent do visit his website at:

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I shared a comment from today’s bride Sam on facebook a couple of weeks ago – I absolutely couldn’t resist: I love a good love story, don’t you?! Back in 2006 Sam was travelling with a friend in New Zealand, and happened to meet Huw there. When her friend returned home, Sam told me “I decided to stay and spent three of the most amazing months of my life travelling around New Zealand with a man I had just met – I think my friends and family thought I was slightly crazy!” Luckily Huw was from England and lived only half an hour away from Sam… and they stayed together and were married a few years later.

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Did I mention their wedding is beeeaautiful?! Sam’s mum made her wedding dress; Sam made all of their gorgeous stationery; and – possibly the best story of all – Sam’s dad went to bead jewellery-making classes, learned how to make a headpiece and made Sam and her bridesmaids beautiful hair accessories for the big day!

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Hello everyone! Did you see Deborah and Darren’s elegant art gallery wedding last week? I loved the bride’s style – her Anoushka G vintage lace dress was beautifully accessorised with a pearl bracelet and clutch. Deborah chose classic and simple jewellery to complement a statement dress, as so many UK brides are doing this year – and if you haven’t bought your bridal jewellery yet, then I have the perfect solution for you today!

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Lovely Tracey at Bridal Designs Wedding Jewellery creates and specialises in beautiful handcrafted bridal jewellery. Only the finest materials are used – Sterling silver, Swarovski crystals and pearls resulting in finished pieces that will look fabulous on your big day and that you can treasure forever. Bridal Designs also stocks a stunning range of high quality ready to wear wedding jewellery.

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Tracey has been telling me all about her business – one of those wonderful little craft businesses where you can work with the designer herself to create something really special. She told me, ‘The most important thing to me is the fantastic service we give brides to be – this is one of the biggest days of their lives and everything needs to be right.

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Hello lovely! Did you spot the beautiful Cheshire countryside wedding I featured with tipis and a rustic theme last week? Tom and Rebecca’s day really caught my eye and I loved their alternative wedding table plan made from little pots of herbs on hay bales. (See the wedding here – images by lovely Jill Thorning-Jensen Photography.) I couldn’t resist seeing what else was out there for couples using herbs to style their wedding – and I hope you love these ideas as much as I do!
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Menu from a styled shoot by mStarr event styling + design, photographed by Hello Love Photography and featured on Ruffled wedding blog, potted herb table plan idea by Tom and Rebecca on the English Wedding Blog, image credit Jill Thorning-Jensen Photography, Rebecca’s bridal portrait: Jill Thorning-Jensen Photography (full wedding here), dress by Lindsay at acswbespokecorsets.co.uk. Sage green bridal shawl by Dokuma Accessories on Etsy and bouquet by Munster Rose, image credit Geneoh via Style Me Pretty.

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Ross and Celine celebrated their marriage with their closest friends and family – including seventeen children(!) at The Merchants’ Hall in Edinburgh. I adore Celine’s style: she wears a bespoke wedding dress by Zeman Couture – there’s a long story behind it, but it’s one of the loveliest short wedding dresses I’ve ever seen!

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Celine and Ross have very kindly shared their wedding report with us all on the English Wedding Blog and I’m delighted to feature them as today’s star bride and groom. Oh! And their adorable family – little Tabitha and best man Sebastian – come very close indeed to stealing the show! I love it. I know you will too! Enjoy.
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Our wedding report:Ross and Celine

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.markpacura.co.uk
www.facebook.com/markpacuraphotography

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

Extremely pleased, I’m a little camera shy and Mark made us feel really relaxed –in fact but for the pictures we would hardly have known he was there!

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Hello everyone! Have you bought, made or booked your wedding invitations yet? I have some inspiration here for you this morning which should help you pick the perfect invitation for any theme, courtesy of the lovely Matt and Lisa Price at Olivia Samuel.

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Olivia Samuel promises to provide high quality products at competitive prices and takes pride in every item produced. They want their customers to be as passionate about their wedding stationery products as they are – and with consistent quality, comfortable pricing and beautiful design throughout each collection, their dedication to their family business shines through.

I’d always urge couples to buy from independent businesses and to support British designers when buying wedding stationery – and with Olivia Samuel you really can’t go wrong. Here are ten of their pretty wedding invitations for 2014’s most popular wedding styles and themes. Buy online at www.oliviasamuel.co.uk

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Hello everyone! I hope you had a great week and you’re looking forward to a brilliant weekend! I have something very different to share with you today – the kind of thing which will be easier to watch at home than at work – because you’ll need the volume turned up, and you’ll giggle a LOT! This is awesome. Thanks to James at Funky Pixel Photography for sharing!

Nina and Adrian’s wedding was a wonderful and emotional day. They got married at The Garrison Church in Brompton, followed by their reception at the stunning Bradbourne House in Kent. Nina explains, “The story goes I sent bek a YouTube link to a wedding rap to an Eminem song. It was a bit lame and cheesy and I thought it would make her laugh. I said before the link “do you take requests?” Entirely in jest and not expecting a rap at all!

The DJ worked with Rebecca to pull off the speech of a lifetime! “Rebecca felt that she needed to lift the spirits of the room after the main speeches by performing a well  rehearsed piece.

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The elegance of Deborah and Darren’s wedding is striking, the style exquisite. Today’s beautiful bride and handsome groom created a wedding day which was both luxurious and personal: when I read their wedding report I was blown away – they’ve provided the best list of suppliers (so any Warwickshire brides and grooms should really check this out!) – but my favourite part was this:

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“Bride’s wedding transport – Jaguar Mk II from Banbury Wedding Cars
Groom’s wedding transport – 1966 VW Split Screen Camper van (Groom’s own)”

How adorable is the face on that little camper? Hehe. Of course there’s far more to this vintage art gallery wedding than the cars – Deborah is stunningly beautiful in her Anoushka G lace back dress. The couple’s son and daughter – only 7 and 4 – were the stars of the show, playing a really important part in the ceremony and bringing tears to the eyes of wedding guests. Do read the wedding report at the end of the feature, you will love it!

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Jayne and Glen’s wedding is full of English country charm, and its setting in the impressive tithe barn at Browsholme Hall in Lancashire is wonderful. The gorgeous couple poured their hearts and souls into crafting a beautifully homespun theme with stamps, kraft cards and hessian string – and the overall effect is fantastic.

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The wedding flowers are a highlight – with help from a local farm selling buckets of flowers for DIY brides, Jayne’s friend Alison styled the beautiful bridal and bridesmaid bouquets to perfectly fit the style of their day.

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Every beautiful moment is captured by my lovely friend Mark of Tierney Photography in Sheffield. Check out his other weddings and get in touch at:

www.tierneyphotography.co.uk
www.facebook.com/pages/tierney-photography/159838456252
@tierneyPhoto

Enjoy!
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Jayne and Glen’s charmingly rustic barn wedding in Lancashire

 

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Our wedding report: Jayne and Glen

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.tierneyphotography.co.uk

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Ed and Christian’s barn wedding is lovely – with so many homemade details and some fab finds on Etsy.com, they created a perfectly rustic wedding day. The venue is Pangdean Barn just outside of Brighton, and images are by Jackie at Peony Brides.

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Christian looks beautiful in a Johanna Hehir wedding dress, and I really love Ed’s suit as well – they’re a stylish couple with an eye for detail but the overall feeling I get from their day is one of celebration and enjoyment with tons of love from friends and family… which makes it all the more special.

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Images are by lovely Jackie from Peony Brides www.peonybrides.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Jackie-King-Photographer
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Enjoy!
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Our wedding report: Ed & Christian

Wedding photographer’s website: www.peonybrides.com

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Beyond delighted, Jackie did a fantastic job capturing our day from all the details right the way through to our couple pictures at the Bandstand, group shots at Pangdean and the evening reception.

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Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a fab day. I’ve just discovered this tipi event and I really wish I could go! It sounds amazing, doesn’t it? Plus it’s at the gorgeous Bawdon Lodge Farm which featured on the English Wedding Blog in a country wedding styling article last summer.

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Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th April 11am to 4pm

Are you searching for a unique personalised wedding venue? Perhaps you’re planning a festival style wedding. Then make sure you visit the Sami Tipi Open Weekend at Bawdon Lodge Farm on Saturday 19th April and Sunday 20th April.

Tipis provide an atmospheric event space like no other event venue. Inspired by the Sami People of Lapland, tipis make for a fabulous outdoor celebration and provide a breathtaking alternative to a conventional marquee.

Sami Tipi packages are personalised to suit your exact requirements and their friendly, professional staff are there to help you along the way.

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