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Behind every gorgeous wedding I feature is a story: a love story, a tale of romance and happiness, and the story of how two people find their soulmates and make a life together. Today is the turn of Paul and Nikki who married in Leeds. They chose David from Vogue Shot Photography to tell the story of their day in pictures, so I’ll hand over to David to introduce them!

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In mid February I had the pleasure of shooting the wedding of the two most fun and genuine people I have ever had the pleasure working with! Paul & Nikki made their friendly nature and fun personalities very clear for our first meeting – they were a joy to be around. They were searching for a wedding photographer in Leeds and came across my website. Liking my natural and artistic approach they got in touch and arranged a meeting. From the moment I walked through their door I knew I had to shoot their wedding so with a couple of cold beers in hand (Budweiser of course) we talked through all the details of the wedding day.

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Good morning lovely blog readers, how are you today? I hope you’re really well and having a great time planning your weddings. Are you collecting and making things for your big day? Because I might be able to help with that…

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You’ll have heard me wittering on about calligraphy before: hand lettering is my passion and there’s nothing better than writing a beautiful-looking name or quote in calligraphy. My daily life involves a lot of meticulous and creative writing, and I’m so lucky to do what I do for a living! I’d love for everyone to try calligraphy… especially YOU!

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The quirky calligraphy starter kit

I made up this starter kit for quirky calligraphy because I know so many brides and grooms who don’t like their handwriting, but adore contemporary calligraphy. If you look for a beginner’s calligraphy kit on Amazon or other generic store you’ll find kits with chunky nibs, horribly old fashioned examples and boring instructions. I wanted to make something for the lovely people I get to know through the English Wedding Blog, something more modern and creative to help you enjoy your first experiments in calligraphy – and here it is!

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Oh my goodness, how could I possibly resist sharing these wonderful handmade wedding garters with you all! The Wedding Garter Co sent some images from their photoshoot to me and I was smitten – just beautiful. As vintage weddings remain in our hearts so do the loveliest of traditions; and handcrafted wedding garters like these are a vintage bride’s dream come true.

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Offering an exclusive range of luxurious handmade garters, The Wedding Garter Co offers a destination online boutique for discerning brides looking for the perfect ‘hidden’ accessory to complete their bridal look. The collection is comprised of ten bespoke pieces made from the softest silks and delicate lace. From statement pieces to sleek designs and created with form fitting dresses in mind, there is a garter suitable for each and every bridal look.

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Finding wedding suppliers can be all too easy – in fact I suspect these days it’s a little overwhelming for brides and grooms who search online and discover dozens, if not hundreds of suppliers for everything. Where to start?! Every blog has a recommended suppliers list; every magazine has adverts; every online directory has pages of links… it can all be a little confusing. Wouldn’t it be easier to source your wedding suppliers all in one day then?

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Dress by Emma Hunt – who will be exhibiting at Brides The Show 2014

Wedding shows are big again, as proved by Brides The Show which launched in 2013. Back for a second year this March, Brides The Show will have well over 100 wedding suppliers for you to meet, chat to, ask advice from, and book!

25% off tickets to Brides The Show for English Wedding Blog readers!

Brides The Show have kindly offered all English Wedding Blog readers a lovely 25% off ticket prices!

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Rosalind Miller wedding cakes (8)While other little girls grew up dreaming of veils and wedding dresses, I fantasised about cake… cakes as mini towers, as big as houses, decorated with pure gold and tasting like heaven in a baking tray… or is that me now?! I see so many gorgeous wedding cakes in my work as a wedding blogger it feels like a dream sometimes! Today I have some of the most mouthwateringly beautiful designer wedding cakes by Rosalind Miller Cakes to show you. You’ll love these! Enjoy!
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The attention to detail and intricate design of Rosalind’s cakes is wonderful. Her speciality is tiers, and plenty of them – and Rosalind also has a range of cakes including wedding cakes which are exclusive to Harrods. You can also buy Rosalind Miller’s book via her website which you’ll find at www.rosalindmillercakes.com
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Hey lovelies! Friday at last and I’m smiling for lots of reasons this morning! 1 – I get to see my gorgeous boyfriend in a few hours’ time yay! 2 – it’s going to be March tomorrow and that means spring! and 3 – I’ve got a beautiful sunny wedding to share with you all today, thanks to gorgeous bride and groom Amy and Matt, and to Dorset wedding photographer Howard Lucas.

 

Dorset wedding blog by Howard Lucas Photography (29)I’ve never seen a wedding with a steam train before… but I’d love to see more! The bride and groom, and all of the wedding guests, travelled by train from the church to the reception. I love it – what a charming way to make your wedding one to remember! Oh but there’s also Amy’s divine wedding dress, the bright and charming bouquet, and the countryside charm of the village hall wedding venue with bright paper lanterns… you will LOVE this! Enjoy.
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Amy and Matt: our sunny, quirky home made village hall wedding day

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The only thing I miss, being on the edge of the Lake District at English Wedding Blog HQ, is meeting people – I chat to brides, grooms and wedding suppliers all over the country but I rarely get to meet you all! I’ve been having a lovely chat with my online friend Pumpkin and Pye designer Natasha this week, and had to show you some of her gorgeous button and brooch wedding bouquets!

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Natasha’s facebook page is a voyage of discovery – with new bouquets appearing all the time alongside peeks inside huge shops full of jars of buttons (the button equivalent of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, if you can imagine that!) it’s more than worth a visit. Oh and do click enthusiastically on the Like button while you’re there!

Pumpkin and Pye will be at The National Wedding Show at The NEC Birmingham from 28th Feb-2nd March. The lovely Natasha is looking forward to meeting you all and she’ll have a large selection of bouquets on display!

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I wish I could have taken you with me on Tuesday when I went to visit Broadoaks Country House in the Lake District. Since I came to live on the edge of the Lakes in 2012 I’ve visited a few venues but nothing comes close to the charm of this little gem. Broadoaks Country House is described as “one of the most romantic hotels in the UK” by the AA. The website promises “secluded gardens, a magical beck that runs through our grounds and the Lake District scenery… the perfect backdrop for romantic photographs”. And oh my goodness do they deliver on those promises, with bells on!
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A Lake District wedding venue with real charm and unique style

The drive up to Broadoaks Country House is fun (especially in my Mini!) – winding country roads lead from the touristy madness of Bowness on Windermere away from the crowds and into rolling countryside. Broadoaks appears on the horizon and with its green lawn and traditional fountain looks ever so lovely from the very first moment.

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Hello everyone! I have two lovely things to share with you this fine Wednesday afternoon… one for all the wedding blog fans out there, and one for wedding suppliers and photographers!

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I can hardly wait to show you the images from a shoot I was involved in this month, but the blog schedule is packed to bursting! Just this once though, I’m sneak peeking an image or two with you… with a promise of more to come early in March. Music lovers, this blog feature will be dedicated to you! Why? I’ll tell you later…

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Starring cast: Cliveden House, Nick Rose Photography, Petra Opperman wedding design, Martyn Crossley flowers, Gifted Heart Cakes, Emma Hunt, Vivienne Oscar, Calligraphy for Weddings – more to show you very soon!

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Did you miss yesterday’s unmissable vintage tea party wedding blog? Noooo… quickly, off you go and catch up right here: Laura and David’s Oriental vintage tea party wedding. Then come back because I’ve saved some extra images from the very lovely Hayley Ruth Photography to help show you how to get the same rustic vintage look for your own big day.
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Laura and David hired a marquee for their big day but I think this look would work just as beautifully with a teepee or a barn wedding venue, don’t you? Here are the key pieces and projects which tied their gorgeous wedding style together. Hope you like!
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rustic yellow vintage wedding ideas (1)The Tea Emporium at Laura and David’s wedding is a gorgeous idea – a healthier alternative to sweetie buffets, with softer colours than your average bonbon and an Oriental flavour – so to speak!

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Laura and David are amazing – a gorgeous couple who poured their hearts and souls into crafting a unique, creative and inspiring wedding. They made paper fans as alternative bunting hung all the way across the roof of their wedding marquee, which was decorated with corn dollies, lavender, vintage china… it looks amazing. The table plan is an ornate vintage frame; the guest book is adorably vintage and surrounded by family wedding photos. Their overall look is beautifully rustic and lovely wedding photographer Hayley Ruth sent me so many detail images I’m coming back tomorrow morning with a second, bonus, Get The Look blog feature!

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Laura has written an outstanding wedding report to share with us all, and it’s full of great advice, tips and stories for other brides and grooms as well as recommended wedding suppliers around Cambridgeshire. Oh and I love the story of how she and David met: on their first date after work they found themselves shaking hands on a spontaneous agreement to travel to Australia. 3 months later they went to Sydney together, and 7 years down the line they were married. And I’ve got all the images of their wedding to show you! Yay! Huge congratulations to a gorgeous couple, and big thanks to Laura and David, and to wedding photographer Hayley Ruth for submitting the images. Everyone – enjoy!
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Morning beautiful 🙂 How are you today? I have another gorgeous wedding to share with you today, this time from the Dorset countryside and an adorable-looking wedding venue called Kingston Country Courtyard. If you’re having a barn wedding you will love this! Kingston has an 18th century stone barn with a bar attached… it sounds pretty perfect and looks amazing!

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Rebecca is gorgeous in a silhouette lace wedding dress by La Sposa, and Andy looks great in a navy suit from Austin Reed. Oh, and the bridesmaids are as lovely as they are smiley… three ridiculously pretty girls in the lightest sage green dresses.

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I hope you’ll get lots of ideas from today’s real wedding with rustic flowers, handmade bunting, a DIY Dad’s amazing cake stand and a delicious-looking naked cake with strawberries… you will LOVE this! Thanks to lovely Dorset wedding photographer Paul Underhill for sharing images of the day, and to the gorgeous bride and groom for such a fab wedding report. Everyone – enjoy!
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