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Good morning my lovelies! I’m brimming with ideas this morning – here are some of my favourite vintage wedding ideas to inspire your big day! They’re all gorgeous, easy to make or buy, and will be the most wonderful talking points at your wedding! Oh – but there’s a cheeky one in there to make you smile – a particular familiar face I’m sure we’ll all be seeing this Christmas, who you perhaps won’t be sharing your wedding with… can you spot him?

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Vintage books make a lovely talking point and table centrepiece or display. Add ribbons, flowers and choose your titles wisely… we’re all fond of our favourite books – perhaps you could choose your shared favourite reads? Image credit the fabulous http://www.chrishanleyphotography.com/

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Style yourselves for an era you love! I adore this Jenny Packham wedding dress in a fabulously detailed art deco style. Image credit http://www.chris-milner.com/

 

pretty vintage wedding teapot available to hire from Sweet Pea & Thyme at http://www.sweetpeaandthyme.com

I love seeing vintage crockery used to style tables. This is from Style Me Pretty, the image credit is http://www.inlovephotography.ie/ with flowers by sweetpeaandthyme.com who also hire out the pretty teapot!

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Time for a lovely wedding this morning, don’t you think? I’m so delighted to be able to share Rebecca and Andy’s Cambridge wedding on the blog with you this morning – they styled their day with a personal twist on traditions and the result is timeless and beautiful. Stunning bride Rebecca really rocks her Candy Anthony wedding dress, Andy looks fab in his slim fit suit from Jack Bunneys, and the bridesmaids look fantastic in dresses by Vivien of Holloway!

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Images are by the very lovely Pavone Photography – thank you Sam and Louise for sharing this wonderful wedding with us all today. I hope you all enjoy it!
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Rebecca and Andy’s retro, personal, beautiful Cambridge wedding

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Your names: Rebecca and Andy

Your wedding photographer’s website: www.pavonephotography.co.uk

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

From the moment we met with Sam and Louise we knew they would be our wedding photographers. They were such a lovely couple and their style was exactly what we were looking for. They were the first photographers we met and decided we didn’t need to see any others.

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Hello there everyone! I hope you’re well, and snuggly warm, and looking forward to your last day at work any minute now! As we all wind down for Christmas, I’ve been busier than ever finding some gorgeous wedding ideas for you, and today I’d like to share some gorgeous woodland wedding inspiration with you. Enjoy!
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Accessorise your loose, wavy bridal hair with this gorgeous Daisy and Burlap Hippie Tie Woodland Wedding Headband by BeSomethingNew on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BeSomethingNew

 

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Splash out on this incredible alternative guest book: Midsummer nights dream wedding Fairytale Forest Woodland Wedding guest book and storybook scrapbook album by LotusBluBookArt on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LotusBluBookArt

 

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Create fabulous signage with handmade and hand lettered wood: Woodland wedding inspiration via 100 Layer Cake from Heyday Events (http://www.heydayevents.co.uk/) & Natasha Hurley Photography (http://www.natashahurley.com/)

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Get a cute, chic woodland look for your wedding cake with this rustic woodland wedding cake topper by WhichGoose on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/whichgoose

 

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Your guests will be talking about this statement stand: Rustic Woodland Wedding Cake Stand by DaliasWoodland on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/DaliasWoodland

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This has just landed in my inbox and I’m so excited to share with you – the bridal sample sales will begin in a few short weeks, and one of my favourite wedding dress designers has announced fantastic discounts  – I do hope some of you will be able to get the dress of your dreams… because in January 2014 international designer Sassi Holford will be offering reductions of up to 75% on selected sample gowns from her classic English bridal collections.

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The Sassi Holford designer wedding dress sale – details for your diary!

11th to 18th January: The London boutique will have an amazing selection of beautiful sample gowns from Sassi’s Couture Collection – this is an opportunity not to be missed to purchase a Sassi Holford couture design at an unbelievable price! The fabulous 2013 Couture Collection is elegant and graceful – the gowns take inspiration from brides themselves, which is such a lovely thing to hear. The designs are classic English in style, with timeless elegance and a contemporary edge. Whatever your venue or wedding style, whether you’re marrying in a cathedral, a country house or a boutique hotel – there’s something from the Sassi Holford Couture Collection for you!

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Hollie and Tim’s wedding is adorable! I can imagine being there… so much to see, so many gorgeous little details and quirky countryside touches. They had a September wedding at Hellens Manor, a historic country home with the most magical gardens and a charming barn for wedding receptions. There are dozens of images to share with you – I love the lanterns and every little thing just looks amazing… not to mention the most gorgeous bride and handsome groom!

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Lovely wedding photographer Amy (Amy Taylor Imaging Photography) emailed and told me “fab bride Hollie worked so hard putting together her country vintage look, right down to hand frosting all the jam jar lamps herself after collecting from friends and family all year to get enough! They are a cracking couple whose wedding day was so much fun it would be lovely to share 🙂

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I’m delighted to be able to share Hollie and Tim’s rustic barn wedding on the English Wedding Blog today and I hope you’ll love it every bit as much as I do! Enjoy!
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Oh my word… I just love Philippa and Andrew’s ballroom wedding. Today’s star bride on the English Wedding Blog is a modern day Audrey Hepburn – Philippa is stunning. And as a make up artist specialising in wedding make up, she’s shared her secrets for the perfect bridal look as part of her wedding report, at the end of the blog today! Thank you, lovely lady!

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The wedding venue is the fabulous Mandarin Oriental in Knightsbridge. Images are from Mark Seymour Photography, based in Berkshire. Thank you Mark for sharing this gorgeous wedding with us today! http://markseymourphotography.co.uk/

Everyone – enjoy! This is beautiful.
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The bride and groom: Andrew and Philippa

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Mandarin Oriental, Knightsbridge, London. A countryside wedding was our original plan, however this was proving difficult because at the time we had 200 guests to invite.  We didn’t want to go to a beautiful countryside manor and have to use a marquee – what’s the point of going to a stunning location to be put in a marquee and have to spend thousands dressing it?  So we decided that interior was key and the Mandarin Oriental was the perfect answer.  We had the best of both worlds, a beautiful ballroom with Hyde Park literally on your door step.

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Hey everyone, happy Saturday! I hope you’ve had a nice week. Just before you dash out to the shops – because I think we’re all going this morning* – here are a few of the very best wedding blogs you mustn’t miss this week. Real weddings, creative ideas and advice I’ve read, bookmarked and saved for sharing with you today! Enjoy 🙂

*Congratulations to anyone who’s all finished and spending the day under the duvet! You lucky thing!
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Clare and Ian are just incredible. Their wedding is breathtaking! The rustic styling is beautiful and colourful, with gorgeous DIY touches throughout. Via Pixies in the Cellar http://www.pixiesinthecellar.co.uk/

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Hello! I owe this post to the lovely brides over on the You & Your Wedding forums – always a great source of inspiration for many UK wedding bloggers! I was reading a thread about how much it costs to rent wedding chairs which had me fascinated from beginning to end. The original poster asked “am I mad?” to be spending £200 on chair hire. Most replies were along the lines of “no, that seems reasonable” with one wonderfully insightful response of “in the real world £200 is a lot, but you’re in wedding land now“.

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Craig and Katie’s chairs were lovely – see more from their Iscoyd Park wedding on the English Wedding Blog by clicking the image. Photo credit Kristian Leven http://kristianlevenphotography.co.uk

It’s so true, of course – our usual rules and common sense can fly out of the window when it comes to wedding planning. How many of us would spend more than £1,000.00 on a dress for any other occasion? The most expensive dress I own is from French Connection and I bought it for a whopping £75! I’ve never spent more than £200 on chairs*… and I also expect to keep them! But it’s true – weddings are different.

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Morning! I’m typing delicately this morning with a little plaster on my finger – I have an actual blogging injury from too much typing hehe!! But it won’t stop me bringing you today’s beautiful Northamptonshire wedding courtesy of another very beautiful bride, the lovely Kirsty and her gorgeous groom Matt. Their wedding at Pipewell Hall is full of ideas, lovingly crafted and as Kirsty herself will tell you, a dream wedding brought to life!

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Watch out for gorgeous flowers, a fab sweetie table, cute table names and lots of DIY touches to inspire your own big day. With thanks to Kirsty and Matt (congratulations to you both!) and a big hug to say thanks to wedding photographer Georgi Mabee who just knew this wedding would be perfect for the English Wedding Blog. Enjoy!
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Kirsty & Matt

Your wedding photographer’s website:

www.georgimabee.com

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I love this idea! Glamping with your hens, sleeping in yurts, open fires… you don’t have to be an outdoor, adventure seeking hen to enjoy a weekend glamping. Imagine early morning yoga in the woodland, getting back-to-nature as well as indulgent activities, delicious afternoon tea and marshmallows around the campfire! It’s all there at Kenton Hall in the heart of the Suffolk countryside.

Kenton Hall wedding venue (1) For a hassle-free and ultra-fun hen party, Emily McVeigh from Kenton Hall Estate offers an exciting Glamping hen weekend, an experience that is truly something different! Accommodation includes The Yurt, The Shepherd Hut, and Bell Tents, all bedding, bed linen and towels are provided. There are two luxury shower-rooms and WC facilities on site. Emily says “we specialise in creating a relaxed, fun environment for you to enjoy
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Kenton Hall wedding venue (3) Find out more: www.kentonhallestate.co.uk and see more of Kenton Hall on the English Wedding Blog in this gorgeous woodland wedding inspiration shoot

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Ooooh – I do love it when creative, inspiring little businesses like Oh My Honey launch a new collection. It’s always great to see something fresh and exciting amidst all the “usual” bridal gowns – and the 2014 Oh My Honey collection is just fab!!! I adore Louella, Ruby and Cara – which are your favourites?

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Cara – wedding dress by Oh My Honey

Oh My Honey is the home of Brighton designer Louise O’Mahony – a rising wedding blog star whose designs have featured on Love My Dress, Whimsical Wonderland Weddings and other top wedding blogs.

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Louella – – wedding dress by Oh My Honey

The Oh My Honey aesthetic is elegant and classic with a youthful, modern twist. The launch of the 2014 bridal collection features nine new dresses in high quality fabrics including lace, damask, embroidered raw silk, duchesse satin and organza. Each dress is inspired by the 50s silhouette, creating a feminine, flirty look to compliment every figure. Intricate details such as hot pink zips, bow belts and beaded embroidery make these gowns perfect for those who want to stand out on their big day. This collection will also see the return of the incredibly popular ‘Rosa’ dress, which has been revamped with a new vintage style lace.

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