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Good morning lovely blog readers! Today is set to be the busiest day of the year at the English Wedding Blog HQ… because we’re making the very final finishing touches to our BOOK!!! Join us tomorrow for the big launch – or follow us on Facebook and our NEW Instagram account today for some sneak peeks at some lovely highlights from its secret pages!

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Beautiful Emily – gracing the pages of the English Wedding Blog Book! Image credit Barber Photography for Aspire Photography Training

Very quietly, I’ve been writing and putting together a gorgeous book for UK brides and grooms. The English Wedding Blog Book is full of beautiful style ideas, expert tips, real weddings and advice from real brides and grooms.

Oh, and it’s FREE to download from tomorrow.

Watch this space! Claire

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I love a wedding with a story, and with something different and personal to the couple – and for beautiful bride Claire and her gorgeous husband Matt the stories are absolutely incredible – as amazing as the images of their day.

Rural Cornwall UK wedding blog with images by Alexa Poppe Photography (7)

The proposal is a story in itself: Matt was going to propose at the top of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania but Claire broke her foot and couldn’t go on holiday, so the best man went instead. “John videoed Matt proposing to me at the top. He later showed me the proposal and asked for my answer at the top of Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains – 5 months later – they both kept the secret well!

Rural Cornwall UK wedding blog with images by Alexa Poppe Photography (13)

Their Cornwall wedding is absolutely beautiful: the hilltop theme continues with some of the most spectacular shots you can imagine – taken by lovely reportage photographer Alexa Poppe. Claire and Matt share some great advice with us in their interview below: to save money they say “Do as much as you can yourself. All of our church and table flowers were from the hedgerows or the garden and luckily we have some very talented flower arrangers as friends!

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Happy New Year everyone! I hope you’ve had an amazing festive period and are settling into work this morning as gently as you possibly can! To help ease your morning at work, here’s a vibrant and pretty summer wedding from Oxfordshire which I know will brighten your day!

Contact & Bookings: Carol Elizabeth Photography

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Gorgeous bride Madeleine worked hard to make place settings, while her sister helped with the wedding flowers, her mother made the cake and Chris’s mother made miles of bunting which was beautiful and hung from the beams. She told me, “You can hand-make various things, but that doesn’t save very much really, and the big expenses are unavoidable – food, alcohol etc. As my mother would say – ‘elope!’… The handmade bits were certainly hard work, but they were also some of our favourite elements.

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Hey everyone! I hope you’ve had the most amazing Christmas ever. It’s certainly been a whirlwind of happy wrapping and unwrapping, travelling and wine here at English Wedding Blog HQ!! We’re tired and very content and looking forward to a few ‘unplugged’ days (thanks for the idea, Claire S!) before the New Year.

So while I snuggle into a surplus of mulled wine I’m going to treat you – because you’re the loveliest people and I couldn’t bear to leave you without something utterly amazing to look at until January – with my favourite weddings of 2015. I’ve been saving them up, keeping a secret list for this very day. You’re welcome.

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Rachel and Alex’s ‘The Hunt Is Over’ wedding (above) – so full of fabulous styling touches and one of the most elegantly creative celebrations I’ve seen. With Camilla Rosa Photography

The Hunt Is Over: Rachel & Alex

Country garden & daisies wedding: Thom & Alicia

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Happy Christmas Eve Eve, everyone! It’s our last day of publishing on the English Wedding Blog, and I wanted to finish up the year with something gorgeous, luxurious and a little festive… the sort of styled shoot you can snuggle up to with a glass of mulled wine and just enjoy some of our very best sparkle and style.

Styled wedding photoshoot at Berkeley Castle with images by Albert Palmer Photography (2)

We’re bringing you today’s feature from Berkeley Castle, and I hope it will inspire 2016 brides and grooms planning a castle wedding or a luxury stately home celebration.

Styled wedding photoshoot at Berkeley Castle with images by Albert Palmer Photography (7)

Images are by the fabulous Albert Palmer Photography.
Words are by lovely Olivia at Host Event Management.

Styled wedding photoshoot at Berkeley Castle with images by Albert Palmer Photography (10)

Highland Inspired Wedding Shoot

A team of local talented suppliers collaborated at the breathtaking Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire on a crisp Autumn day to capture images with a Scottish theme.

Styled wedding photoshoot at Berkeley Castle with images by Albert Palmer Photography (19)

The shoot theme was decided upon by wedding planner Olivia Mills from Host Event Management: “I wanted to provide something different to inspire brides.  You see so many whimsical, summery shoots on blogs and in magazines, I wanted to create something moody, luxe and rich for brides to be to get ideas from.

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Good morning, beautiful. Would you like a little sunshine on your screen this morning? You’re welcome. And I have a whole lot of amazing images of a beautiful bride and groom to share with you too, so grab a cuppa and nestle into a cushion to enjoy Fiona and Mark’s wonderful Wiltshire wedding.

A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (29)

I love that this is a relaxed celebration in every sense: the overall look is colourful and fun, with a rustic country garden twist. Fiona looks amazing in her Jenny Packham dress; Mark is her perfect partner and they just look so incredibly happy together.

A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (5)

Images are by lovely Kevin Belson Photography, based in Wiltshire. Find out more here:

http://kevinbelson.com
https://www.facebook.com/KevinBelsonPhotography
http://twitter.com/KevinBelson
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A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (1)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (2)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (3)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (4)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (6)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (7)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (8)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (9)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (10)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (11)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (12)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (13)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (14)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (15)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (16)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (17)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (18)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (19)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (20)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (21)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (22)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (23)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (24)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (25)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (26)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (27)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (28)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (30)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (31)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (32)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (33)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (34)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (35)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (36)
A beautiful English summer wedding blog from Wiltshire with Kevin Belson Photography (37)

The English Wedding Blog Interview: Fiona and Mark

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://kevinbelson.com

How did you choose your photographer?

We sat for hours trailing the internet looking at images/blogs/reviews of photographers . Found Kevin Belson on Fearless Photography website and really loved their work.

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So here’s a crazy thing: a collection of some of the most AMAZING wedding photos I’ve seen all year, from a couple who told me, “Most of our guests didn’t realise we had a photographer, which is how Colin [of Colin Nicholls Photography] manages to get such beautiful, natural shots.

A beautiful English Wedding Blog from Loudwater Farm with Colin Nicholls Photography (11)

Today’s real wedding comes from the beautiful Hertfordshire wedding venue Loudwater Farm – another wonderful thing I’ve somehow managed to never feature on the English Wedding Blog before. And so it sort of feels as though my Christmas has come early.

A beautiful English Wedding Blog from Loudwater Farm with Colin Nicholls Photography (1)

Jess and Joe are both gorgeous. Their wedding is perfect – it’s one of my favourites of 2015 (which I’ll be sharing in a special feature in January). DIY was a major part of their day, and Jess told me “My mum was an absolute hero and took charge of the homemade elements. She loves crafts, and gave us so many good ideas for decoration, as well as making it all!” But the homemade side of this wedding goes above and beyond: Joe even brewed most of the beer! How awesome is that?!!

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Today’s real wedding comes a little later than planned: I’ve been excitedly waiting to share this with you after its original publication on Juno & Joy. It’s a wonderfully light and pretty wedding from Windsor, with the most delicate florals and stunning portraits… and the most gorgeous and lovely couple you could meet.

English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (48)

Christine and Darren are all kinds of amazing – they’ve shared some super snippets of advice along with supplier recommendations in their English Wedding Blog interview this morning. Don’t miss it – towards the end of the blog feature.

English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (52)

Images are by lovely Berkshire wedding photographer Hannah McClune, who photographs weddings in the surrounding counties too – find out more here:

English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (55)

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English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (1)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (2)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (3)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (4)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (5)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (6)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (7)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (8)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (9)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (10)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (11)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (12)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (13)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (14)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (15)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (16)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (17)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (18)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (19)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (20)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (21)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (22)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (23)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (24)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (25)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (26)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (27)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (28)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (29)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (30)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (31)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (32)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (33)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (34)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (35)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (36)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (37)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (38)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (39)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (40)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (41)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (42)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (43)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (44)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (45)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (46)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (47)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (49)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (50)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (51)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (53)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (54)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (56)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (57)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (58)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (59)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (60)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (61)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (62)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (63)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (64)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (65)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (66)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (67)
English wedding blog Oakley Court images by Hannah McClune Photography (68)

The English Wedding Blog Interview: Christine and Darren

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.hannahmcclunephotography.com

How did you choose your photographer?

I googled local photographers. And Hannah’s website caught my eyes. I loved her portfolio!!

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Calligraphy isn’t as expensive as you’d think; there are many creative ways to inject a little lettering into your wedding without breaking the bank. It’s not uber formal either: if your wedding is intimate and relaxed, you can style your wedding with little touches of modern calligraphy: signs and quotes are just one way to do this.

an English wedding styled shoot at Hylands House, images by AJG Photography (9)

Calligraphy quotes have been one of my best selling items this year – I’ve written everything from song lyrics to wedding vows to traditional poems. The best thing about wedding quotes is they can be framed and kept forever on your walls at home as a reminder of your day.

an English wedding styled shoot at Hylands House, images by AJG Photography (19)

http://Calligraphy-for-Weddings.com

an English wedding styled shoot at Hylands House, images by AJG Photography (15)

an English wedding styled shoot at Hylands House, images by AJG Photography (1)

 

an English wedding styled shoot at Hylands House, images by AJG Photography (10)

an English wedding styled shoot at Hylands House, images by AJG Photography (16)

Photography – https://ajg-photography.co.uk
Venue –  www.hylandsestateweddings.co.uk
Cake – www.cakesandlace.co.uk
Calligraphy – calligraphy-for-weddings.com
Table dressing – www.lovelyweddingtouches.co.uk
Flowers – www.inflorescence.org.uk
Props – KVS

 

 

an English wedding styled shoot at Hylands House, images by AJG Photography (27)
an English wedding styled shoot at Hylands House, images by AJG Photography (28)
an English wedding styled shoot at Hylands House, images by AJG Photography (29)
an English wedding styled shoot at Hylands House, images by AJG Photography (35)
an English wedding styled shoot at Hylands House, images by AJG Photography (38)
Hair & makeup –  wendyshairandbeauty.co.uk
Dresses – www.bellissimaweddings.co.uk
Jewellery – www.tlk-jeweller.com
Models -Pandora Ind & Jess Nicoll

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Morning my lovelies! Who’s excited about Christmas?!… if you’re breaking up today I hope you have a really good last day at work! Here’s a wonderful, glamorous wedding to brighten your morning. Sarah and Jon were married in Norfolk and celebrated with a fabulous reception at Kimberley Hall. Their photos are superb – Sarah even told me “I just loved them and I watched the slide show every day for about 2 weeks!

Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (17)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (16)

Images are by Rob Dodsworth Photography, who is based in Norfolk. Do take the time to visit Rob’s website and blog – he’s pretty amazing:

Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (28)

Sarah’s dress has real wow factor – she told me it was most definitely ‘the one’! It’s certainly a perfect fit for such a fabulous venue. You’ll adore this wedding: the details are glamorous, fusing tradition and modern style like magic. The images are divine. Enjoy!

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Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (1)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (2)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (3)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (4)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (5)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (6)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (7)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (8)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (9)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (10)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (11)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (12)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (13)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (14)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (15)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (18)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (19)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (20)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (21)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (22)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (23)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (24)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (25)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (26)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (27)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (29)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (30)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (31)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (32)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (33)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (34)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (35)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (36)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (37)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (38)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (39)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (40)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (41)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (42)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (43)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (44)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (45)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (46)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (47)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (48)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (49)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (50)

 

The English Wedding Blog Interview: Sarah and Jon

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://www.robdodsworth.co.uk

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Megan and Adam’s Laughern Hill wedding is fabulous, a colourful celebration filled with home made details and a real focus on love and laughter.

Wedding blog at Laughern Hall with Love in Focus Photography (46)

Contact & Bookings: Love in Focus

http://www.love-in-focus.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/LIFphotos
http://English-Wedding.com/tag/Love-in-Focus

 

Wedding blog at Laughern Hall with Love in Focus Photography (25)

Their images are just wonderful… I’m so glad this gorgeous couple decided in the end to have a professional photographer shoot their day, as are they: “We were going to go for an amateur but looking back, we would have totally regretted it! Sandy – Bristol wedding photographer Love in Focus – was fantastic. On the day, he went above and beyond. He bought stilts so that he could get shots from above, which all the guests enjoyed! The photos reflected the day beautifully.”

Wedding blog at Laughern Hall with Love in Focus Photography (33)

I asked about homemade details and Megan and Adam told me they’d been pretty busy in the run up to the wedding! “We made table signs, painted vases, made wedding favours, bought and cut hessian, bought fairy lights… we made lots of the stuff… it was stressful but worth it. Everyone has commented on how individual it was and how it really reflected us.”

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I hear so many opinions about wedding blogs, ranging quite fascinatingly from good to bad to even worse. Blogs are powerful; they can make a wedding business (and in at least one instance, have had the occasion to break one). And their influence on brides and grooms, on wedding trends and even spending habits, is pretty strong.

It’s something I try really hard to be aware of. I try never to push ideas onto readers: styling a wedding and finding suppliers should be all about personal choice. I can share things I love, suggest suppliers I admire, but I’d never say you ‘need’ anything for your wedding which is really only optional.

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Image credit: Jennifer Sinclair Photography, Hampshire

I love wedding blogs.

I think they’re a harmless dose of pretty, a relaxing and enjoyable read with extra eye candy, and often feature superb advice from real couples alongside expert tips from the loveliest wedding suppliers. They’re a beautiful and helpful place to be!

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

Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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