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I love these two. Helen and Dan – a bride and groom so gorgeous and full of personality you’ll wish you’d been there on the day. Their wedding had lots of lovely yellow details: a rose bouquet in two shades; beautiful bridesmaid dresses and a fabulous cake. Bailbrook House is magnificent: a Grade II* listed country house hotel located just a few minutes from the centre of historic Bath.

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Helen is such a stunning bride, wearing a pearl- and sparkle-embellished dress with the loveliest waistband. Her hair piece is divine; her glasses stylish and sassy. Dan wears a great tweed suit – as their wedding photographer (the lovely Simon Biffen) says: “Dan cut a fine figure in one of the sharpest tweed suits I’ve ever seen.”

All images are by lovely Simon Biffen Photography. Simon is a UK wedding photographer, based in Somerset and happy to travel throughout the UK to photograph weddings. Wherever you are, do check him out… I think he’s fabulous!

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It’s been a little while since I featured a castle wedding, and I’d almost forgotten how spectacular they can be! Today – a reminder via one of the best: this is Angela and Shawn’s Lulworth Castle wedding. You will be blown away – it’s incredible.

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The castle dates back to the 17th century and is fiercely proud of its history – the knight who features throughout today’s blog post will attest to that! (He’s the one with the Mr & Mrs sign between his teeth…) Angela decorated the reception room with hundreds of candles in jam jars and the effect is beautiful.

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Thanks to lovely creative wedding photographer Paul Underhill for sharing his images of such a gorgeous castle wedding with us today.

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Shall we dive in? Enjoy, everyone!
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Our Lulworth Castle wedding, by Angela and Shawn

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Our wedding report: Angela and Shawn

Wedding photographer’s website:

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Do you ever sit grinning at your screen, catch yourself and then realise why? That’s me this morning: I’ve been scrolling through all the lovely images from Vanessa and Andy’s Bristol wedding – and I can’t stop smiling!

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This gorgeous couple married back in June with a ceremony at The Mansion House, followed by a trip on the famous Bagheera ferry and then wedding breakfast reception at the Riverstation… and lucky for me, and for you, they took lovely Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall along with them!

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I adore Vanessa’s delicate white lace wedding dress, her flower crown and the way she smiles at Andy – there are such lovely moments here and I keep scrolling up and down the images to take it all in… The wedding day was a real treat for guests as well with laughter and friendship in everyone’s eyes as they travelled on the ferry (with Bristol Packet Boat Trips) – do grab a cuppa and take the time to read through the full blog post with me… it’s fabulous.

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Today’s rustic English wedding is pure inspiration for DIY brides and grooms everywhere. Louise made so many lovely details to create a fabulously creative wedding which I LOVE! I know you will too.

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This is one of the best: a heartwarming, rustic and intimate wedding celebrated at a charming venue and with a beautiful bride and adorable groom – because Louise and Tommy are just the loveliest couple!

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Images are by Cambridge wedding photographer Liz Greenhalgh, who says, “There were handmade bits and pieces everywhere, signs, labels and jars of the most gorgeous flowers and sweets. The whole day was filled with fun and love, I even shed a tear or three during the speeches.” Do see her website and social channels to find out more:

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Everything about Louise and Tommy’s day is pretty, full of character and totally charming. I hope you love it as much as I do! Enjoy.

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When was the last time you launched yourself with both feet into the scariest experience of your life? Are you glad you did?

As I write this post I’m about to launch myself into the stupidest, scariest adventure I’ve had for a very long time. I’m excited and terrified, but I know my business needs this – and so do I.

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I’ve never taught big calligraphy workshops before. I’ve given presentations in marketing* but even these were to groups of no more than 30 people – not the 80+ class sizes I’ll be hosting in a day or two at The Handmade Fair.

*if you count uni presentations, these were extra scary for being in French / Italian… which scared me silly!

For me, it’s like strolling into the lion’s den. I know once I’m there I’ll love it – but talk about the unknown…

For my business, this is something I absolutely need to do. Everyone teaches, shares and mentors these days: photographers, bloggers, stationers – we’re all at it.

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Hey everyone! I have the loveliest English wedding to share with you today – classically beautiful but with wonderful modern touches you’ll adore, I promise! Gemma and Niall had a church wedding followed by a garden reception at Niall’s parents’ Yorkshire home.

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There are so many wonderful details: the flowers are a highlight, and are by the fabulous Susie at Hart Company. Gemma is stunning in a Lusan Mandongus gown, and Niall looks amazing in a Saville Row bespoke suit.

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Their photographers – James and Lianne – were incredible on the day and get a glowing review from the bride and groom. Do check them out if you’re planning a Yorkshire wedding:

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So now – wedding time 🙂 you will LOVE this! Watch out for the almost-tumbling cake(!) and the gorgeous portrait shots – a part of the day which was really special for lovely Gemma and Niall. Enjoy.

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Our classic fresh marquee wedding in Yorkshire – Gemma + Niall

 

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Kelly and Sean’s wedding was fabulous, and I adore the bright and colourful styling of everything from Kelly’s bouquet to the tiered wedding cake with lemons all around – it just looks so lovely. Anyone fancy a slice of summer this morning? I do too… 🙂

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Bride Kelly is stunning; Sean her perfect match in every way. They were married at The Old Kent Barn on a beautiful sunny day and celebrated in style with family and friends. Images of their day are by Kent wedding photographers Howling Basset Photography.
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I’ve read so many generic guides to buying wedding stationery on the internet. Some are outdated, many ignore DIY brides and there’s no single article out there which considers all the options – so I’ve put together a simple guide to help you work out when to order your wedding stationery, whatever style you choose and wherever you’re ordering it from!

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Designer wedding invitations, made in the UK by Claire Gould… but when should you order your invites?

A comprehensive guide to ordering wedding invitations: when, what & why

Save the Date?

Save the Date cards are an optional extra. You don’t necessarily need them, but they can be nice if:

  • you’re getting married abroad
  • or in holiday time
  • or just to send to key people who absolutely have to be at your wedding!

Send Save the Dates up to a year in advance. Any longer and you risk guests forgetting all about them.

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Send your invitations between 3 months and 6 weeks before your big day. The important thing is to remember you’ll need to buy your invitations weeks beforehand:

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So there’s a wedding photographer at the end of your street, and one in the next street, and one in the town centre… you’re soooo lucky! Or are you? What if they’re ok, but there’s one a million times better in the next town, or county? What if you’re in Sussex and you’ve fallen for the work of a wedding photographer in Kent – would you get in touch?

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All images in this article by Kent wedding photographer (with passport) Benjamin Toms

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In most cases, brides and grooms choose a photographer close to home. There are so many, if you visit your local wedding show and have a choice of six photographers why wouldn’t you choose the best on the day?

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Wedding blogs have changed things. There’s a reason we feature photographers from all around the country: because it widens your choice.

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Hey lovely blog readers, how are you this chilly autumn morning? I have a whisper of summer to bring to your screens and make you smile… this is Isabel and John’s gorgeous Sussex wedding, courtesy of fab Duntons Photography.

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Isabel and John had everything English weddings mean to me today: bunting and top hats, roses and glamping(!), a stunning wedding dress (Isabel looks amazing!)… and of course the most beautiful images to remember their wedding day by. Their wedding photographer was lovely Steven from Duntons Photography, who I’m proud to say is one of my lovely team of handpicked wedding blog sponsors.
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If you are looking for a photographer to capture your wedding in a creative and natural way, do visit Steven’s website and contact him for further details.
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Theatre venues are special: the atmosphere is already awesome but once your guests are seated there’s such a buzz of anticipation… I absolutely love them to bits! Hannah and Rik set the scene for their day (apologies for the stage pun!) with brilliant big letters and made their wedding exciting, theatrical and generally amazing from beginning to end.

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See what I mean?

The venue is Ilkley’s Kings Hall and Winter Gardens – a fabulous period theatre in the heart of Yorkshire’s charming spa town. Letters are by Glow Love Lights (these are the best: handmade by a master carpenter and for hire across the UK) and images are by lovely Leeds-based Paul Joseph Photography. (Congratulations to lovely Kelly, one half of the photography business, who is the new star blogger at Boho Weddings Blog!)

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A beautiful bride waits at a ruined church for her groom in a deliciously dark and romantic photoshoot from the fashion industry in today’s blog feature. With images by Francesca Granger Photography, this bridal shoot is the creation of make up artist Aria who styled our bride Monika with a romantic and striking bridal look.

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Dresses are from The Hadley Bridal Collection in London. Designer Rebecca creates beautifully designed wedding dresses using the finest materials. Rebecca’s Hertfordshire showroom is an exquisite space showcasing her stunning collection of dresses and bridesmaid outfits together with fabulous accessories including veils and boleros. Today’s hair accessories are by the wonderful Samantha Walden.

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The story is a bride waiting for her love to meet her at an old ruined romantic church to wed, despite the worryingly missing groom, she keeps her faith…

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Bridal fashion shoot by:

Makeup and Hair: Aria Hussain, www.ariamakeupartist.com, www.facebook.com/ariamakeupartist
Bridal dress designer: Hadley Bridal Collection, www.thehadleybridalcollection.co.uk, www.facebook.com/www.thehadleybridalcollection.co.uk
Vintage tiara designer: Samantha Walden, www.samanthawalden.co.uk, www.facebook.com/samanthawaldentiaras
Florist: Bartletts Florist, www.bartlettsflorist.co.uk, www.facebook.com/pages/Bartletts-Florist
Photographer: Francesca Granger Photography, www.francescagranger.4ormat.com, www.facebook.com/FrancescaGrangerPhotography
Model: Monika Gasparaviciute, www.immmodels.com

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