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Hey! Is anyone else feeling a little cakey this morning? I have a lovely new discovery to share with you – Jane Rose Cakes. I have been chatting to Jane on my facebook page and I asked her if I could please show you a photo or two of her gorgeous wedding cakes. And the lovely lady said yes!

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Jane’s cakes are already making a splash on Pinterest and I’m sure we’ll see the wedding magazines fighting to share her beautiful creations. So I feel ever so privileged to be introducing you to her today. I just love how delicate and beautiful these wedding cakes look!

More at http://janerosecakes.com

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Hello, you lovely people! How is your morning going so far? I’m up to my nose in wedding place name cards today, but that definitely doesn’t mean I can’t share this fabulous wedding with you today. It’s a real feast for the eyes – Bianca and Christopher look great together, and they created a reception full of adorable details and creative touches. Watch out for the cake, the fabulous library, card table and oh! the bridesmaids and the bathtub!!!

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My huge thanks to beautiful bride Bianca and her gorgeous husband Christopher for sharing their story with us all today on the English Wedding Blog. Thank you also to wedding photographer Tony Gameiro for the images of their day. Tony comes with a big recommendation from the bride and groom – read it in their wedding story at the end of the article. You’ll love this. Enjoy! Claire x

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Oxon Hoath, Tonbridge, TN11 9SS

Wedding photographer:

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Hello everyone! I hope you had the loveliest of weekends. It’s been gorgeous here and I’ve spent some time in the countryside over the last couple of days… reflecting on how beautiful nature can be, as the leaves begin to change to glorious reds and autumn shades. Today’s feature continues on from last week’s beautiful woodland wedding fairytale at Owlpen Manor. I was honoured to supply calligraphy for this ideas shoot, which was put together by the very lovely Fiona Campbell and Kat Forsyth alongside some more star wedding industry names.

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Wedding calligraphy quotes, signs, menus and place cards from www.Calligraphy-for-Weddings.com

The images here show ideas for styling a fairytale wedding with a very natural theme – delicate florals with a rustic touch, quintessentially English quotes and table settings with just a dash of Shakespeare! If you’d like to incorporate any of these ideas into your own wedding day then do get in touch. There’s a full supplier list a little way down the page with links to everyone involved.

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Sussed! After all my whinging about wedding infographics being made up, tenuous or pointless I’ve been sent one which is actually true, well researched and interesting. Hurray! Perhaps the key difference is that we’re talking about marriages today rather than weddings. So often the two are used as if they’re one and the same thing – but in my mind they’re distinct.

Interestingly I live in the least popular English region for marriages. Could it be that the Lake District’s “liquid sunshine” is off-putting so we’re all heading to Cornwall for a sunny beach wedding instead? Hehe! Any ideas why the North West and London seem to have fewer marriages than other areas?

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John on behalf of The Wedding Secret told me, “The main purpose of the infographic is to give people a better understanding of the current state of the wedding market and industry in England, and it’s history. We think this is of genuine interest to anyone who has at least a passing curiosity in trends of human behaviour, and is of particular interest to brides/grooms, wedding suppliers and others in the industry.

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Have you found your wedding venue yet? If not, and you’re looking near London, Hertfordshire or Cambridgeshire – then consider keeping the 13th of October free! I have a treat for you…

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With years of experience helping couples plan their big day, Ware Priory is one of the UK’s leading wedding venues.

This historic Grade 1 listed building is situated within seven acres of beautiful riverside gardens and offers a distinctive choice of character or contemporary rooms.

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The events team spend time with couples to fully understand what they want from their wedding. If you would like to speak to the wedding experts come and visit the ever popular Wedding Fayre which takes place at Ware Priory on Sunday 13 October between 11.00am – 3.30pm.

Meet the events team and the many exhibitors that will be displaying their products and services. Fashion shows will take place at 12.30pm and 2.30pm showcasing some of the latest bridal designs and with special offers available on the day and free entry it’s the ideal way to start planning your wedding.

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Pastel roses, creatively stamped luggage labels, birdcages, candles and wicker hearts… oh, and Spiderman. Anna and Adam’s beautiful English wedding is both inspiring and achievable – something I always try to show on the blog. It’s important to me that you can take ideas from every wedding featured, and use those ideas to create your own wedding styling.

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Coltsfoot Country Retreat is a luxury boutique hotel in the Hertfordshire countryside – the perfect setting for a romantic and charming wedding day. Their wedding photographer is the lovely Dominic Whiten – thank you Dominic for sharing on the English Wedding Blog today.

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Anna and Adam – huge congratulations to you both! You’re a gorgeous couple and I’m so proud to be able to feature your big day on my blog. I’m sure you’ll inspire many other brides and grooms today! Everyone – enjoy. Claire xxx

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Wedding venue:

Coltsfoot Country Retreat, Datchworth, Hertfordshire

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I’ve been waiting for so long to share this wedding inspiration blog with you! It’s rare that I get a sneak peek of what’s behind the scenes at a shoot myself… but this time I had insider info (which I’m about to share) on one of the most inspiring and creative projects you’ll see all year!

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Think Once Upon A Time, only better. Think of fairytales with real danger and drama – there’s no Disney princess here, but a stunning bride and a glamorous temptress. Think of your woodland wedding theme, a quintessentially English wedding day with china and delicate floral crowns and decor, exquisite stationery and dresses to die for.

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My huge thanks and hugs to the very wonderful Fiona Campbell Photography and Kat Forsyth Photography who worked together to create this shoot at Owlpen Manor wedding venue. Co-stars include Calligraphy for Weddings (me!), Mrs Terrence (vintage porcelain), Ivy Pip and Rose (flowers), Peggy Porschen (cake), and Wedding Floral Archway Hire. Dresses are from The State of Grace, Miss Bush Bridal Wear, and Faith Caton Barber. The shoot was styled by Lady Amy Wedding Design and make up is by Nina Singh.

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Hi everyone! How has your week been? I hope you’re enjoying some sunshine while it lasts… I can’t believe it’s September already. I’m just not ready for Christmas yet, and I’ve already seen tinsel. Yikes! But shall we talk about weddings instead?

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Today I wanted to share some of my favourite wedding invitation designs with you. I’ve been an admirer of Bunny Delicious for years – Zoe’s quirky wedding invitations have character and such a unique style. There’s truly something for every couple in her collection – from the vintage birdcage to delicate snowflakes, London to New York…

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1. Birdcage wedding invitations by Bunny Delicious

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2. London wedding invitations with Big Ben…

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3. Alternative London wedding invitations…

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4. Quirky New York inspired wedding invitations

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5. Flip flop invites for a destination wedding

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6. I love the his and hers flip flops! Invite exclusively by Bunny Delicious

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7. I love New York – wedding invitations made in the UK

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Morning! Have we all had enough of sunshine yet? Oh, you’d like some more? Me too 🙂 What a lovely week it’s been. And I’m feeling sunny inside because I get to share Sarah and Mickey’s Henley wedding with you today – it’s pretty much my idea of perfect.
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Sarah’s advice for other couples rings very true with me:

Enjoy it. Today is the day you get to promise to spend the rest of your life with the person you want to spend your life with. It’s going to be a good day and literally no one is going to care if there’s a typo in the order of service or the ushers don’t have matching socks!

How true!

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Other highlights of today’s wedding blog include Sarah’s gorgeous Justin Alexander dress, the beautiful images from the country fields, all of the lovely details – watch out for the impressive cake! Oh, and all the personal touches from the handmade wedding sign to fairy cakes and bunting. I especially love Sarah’s recommendation for ceilidh bands… the ideal solution for shufflers and lurkers – and tons of fun too!

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Morning everyone! How are you? I have a pretty amazing real wedding feature for you this morning – one that shows just how a wedding bursting with personality can be an incredibly memorable occasion. Katie and Tristan are the loveliest couple, and their Newquay wedding blog simply oozes with ideas and inspiration with a very personal touch.

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Katie’s written a brilliant wedding report to share with you so I will hand over to her as soon as I can! I must just say a huge thank you to the beautiful, beautiful bride – Katie, you’re a real star! And to her gorgeous groom Tristan as well for sharing such an inspiring wedding story. Their wedding photographer is Pat Kelman, based in London. Do check out his website – Katie and Tristan insisted on having Pat travel all the way to Cornwall for their wedding, which goes to show how special he is!

Newquay wedding blog Pat Kelman (2)Grab a lovely big mug of coffee and get comfy for today’s Newquay wedding blog – you will LOVE it! Claire xxx

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Hello everyone! I’m so pleased you’re here to enjoy Janie and Paul’s London wedding blog with me today. They’re the most gorgeous couple and their wedding day has lots of personal touches which really made me smile.

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Watch out for the table plan with a bit of an animal theme – the wedding reception was held at London Zoo! Janie’s dress is a beautiful Stewart Parvin gown which she looks incredible in, and Paul wears a fantastic suit hired from Impeccable. Other ideas on the blog today include the cheese and chutneys… which are making my mouth water! I’d love to see this at a wedding, wouldn’t you?! The food looks delicious and it goes to show that every little detail counts when it comes to catering. A beautiful day with lots of thoughtful and great-looking touches.

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Congratulations to the gorgeous bride and groom – Janie, Paul, thank you so much for sharing your big day on the English Wedding Blog. Special thanks also to lovely wedding photographer Jonny Donovan for sharing the images with us all today. I hope you love them! Enjoy 🙂 Claire xxx

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I adore Sassi Holford‘s graceful and contemporary wedding dresses. Sassi is an amazingly talented bridal designer whose gowns first made an appearance at Harrods in London before her popularity spread across the UK, to Europe and now to her New York boutique. It takes no more than a glimpse at a Sassi Holford wedding dress on the catwalk to see just why her designs are so popular.

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Sassi Holford’s 2014 Signature Collection is now available in bridal boutiques across the UK. See the designs being launched on the catwalk at London’s White Gallery here on the English Wedding Blog and check for stockists on the official Sassi Holford website.

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