Article by our friends at Truly Experiences, with images by lovely Amanda Karen Photography

American couples have a tradition we’ve yet to really adopt in the UK: the wedding rehearsal dinner. We think it’s a lovely tradition to adopt – a way to introduce people in an informal setting, a distraction from your nerves the day before, and a lovely way of gathering up all your guests who’ve travelled from other towns and counties in readiness for your big day.


Let’s never forget weddings are for everyone: while the wedding media’s demographic tends one way, here at English Wedding we’re looking to celebrate a rainbow of couples and today’s UK beach elopement is absolutely one of my favourites! Our couple Wendy and Nigel shine through their day: their happiness is infectious and the images by Devon wedding photographer Thomas Frost are simply out of this world. I’m so lucky to have found this gorgeous pair through the website of talented wedding dressmaker Felicity Westmacott – and oh my, what an incredible DRESS!


Header image credit: Key Reflections Photography via Fantail Designer Florist

Wedding suppliers, creatives, photographers – brides, grooms, planners and stylists: this is for you!

I’d like to collaborate with you on an article about the future of weddings. And I’d welcome ALL thoughts on the subject.

How do you think Covid will impact the future of weddings?

From this summer through to 2023 we’re expecting VERY busy seasons…

…but what about afterwards?

Will coronavirus have a huge effect on the long term nature of weddings?

I’ve heard various theories:


When I scrolled through this gorgeous styled shoot I realised we’d enough stunning images to make two features for you! So here’s part 1 (part 2 coming next week!) This is absolutely glorious, contemporary chic bridal style with sass – I just know you’ll love it. Huge thanks to our lovely English Wedding member Amanda Karen Photography for sharing it with us… and to the whole team for creating something SO beautiful!

The shoot centres around super cool Stoke Newington, and was created by Lou at Lovehairbylou. The venue, now sadly closed, was Stokey’s wonderful Last Crumb Café, and the outfits are by bridal designer extraordinaire Kate Edmondson.


A beautiful and relaxed 2019 wedding from our fave, Hertfordshire wedding photographer Becky Harley. Sophie and Gary’s day was elegant and rustic, with divine florals and smiles from beginning to end – it’s wonderful to see joy and crowds at weddings… a sign of the summer to come!

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How did you choose your photographer?

We chose our photographer based on the candid documentary style offered. I didn’t want anything posed or staged but natural and laid back. I could see that this was the exact style from our photographer’s galleries.

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

Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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