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I do love a good infographic – those carefully crafted diagrams which tell us all the wedding stats we need from average budgets to the number of marriages and which counties are the most romantic… Admittedly some are rubbish and some are mildly interesting at best – but this little feature on wedding songs had me raising an eyebrow or two so I thought I’d share it with you! I’ll be honest… some of the first dance songs would make me hurl. At the same time, the songs listed as “overplayed” are classics… which is fine, isn’t it?! My own personal choices don’t make the list…

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With thanks to Glen from A Few Good Men for sharing with us today – food for thought, perhaps? Are your songs on the list, or are you tempted to choose a celebrity wedding first dance number? Maybe you were, but now you know Mark Zuckerberg had it, you’ve gone right off the idea of Green Day as your first dance… hehe.

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Hey everyone, happy weekend! What are you up to this morning? I’m doing a little bit of work behind the scenes here at English Wedding Blog HQ, and looking forward to cooking up a storm with my man for dinner tonight. I have a little treat for you first though: these lovely personalised wedding stamps by Noolibird!

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They’re pretty awesome aren’t they… and even more so if you imagine the potential. Just one stamp can tie your whole wedding together, from save the dates and invites through to your orders of service, escort card display, place settings… you could even use them for wedding signs for your sweetie buffet or cake table, for little labels on favours and for thank you cards after the big day!

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Sophie and Chris’s wedding has the lightness, prettiness and creative flair I love. It’s gorgeous and charming with an English country flavour… think buttercup fields and Mary Berry, jam and cakes, cottage garden flowers and laughter in the May sunshine and you’re halfway there.

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I hope you’ll enjoy this beautiful wedding on the blog today – even more, I hope you’ll take some ideas from it to style your own day. The flowers really make it for me: you can’t go wrong with peonies, and the hydrangeas are spectacular too. Bride Sophie is stunning and the images are wonderful.

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Thanks to Surrey photographer Eddie Judd for submitting this lovely English country garden wedding to the blog today. Enjoy!
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Our wedding report: Sophie and Chris

Wedding photographer’s website

http://eddiejuddphotography.com

Wedding venue:

Marquee in my parents’ garden in Farnham, Surrey

Can you describe your wedding in a single sentence?

A traditional English country garden wedding with a contemporary twist.

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Hello there lovely blog readers, and happy Friday-eve! I feel like I’ve earned this weekend already, is anyone with me?! Hehe. Time for a bonus wedding blog post this afternoon as I introduce the lovely David Wade, aka Vogue Shot Photography. I’m really looking forward to sharing lots of weddings by Vogue Shot on the English Wedding Blog, and very happy to introduce them as my brightest, shiniest new wedding blog sponsor!

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Based in Leeds, Vogue Shot Photography specialises in natural, unobtrusive reportage wedding photography. I asked David to tell us a little about his work and style, so I’ll hand over to him to tell you more:

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I think Diana and John are amazing and I can’t think of a better way to end the week than with this brilliant wedding. If you don’t smile along with John in the next few minutes then your heart is made out of bricks and you’re on the wrong wedding blog. (Oh but I know you’ll smile because this is the best feel-good wedding, I promise you’ll love it!)

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Diana is gorgeous and wears the cutest Candy Anthony wedding dress. John is an absolute star who wears his heart on his sleeve and has the best, biggest, most adorable smile ever! Together they make a standout couple and I just love the whole spirit of their wedding day. You will too.

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Diana and John’s wedding will also appear in my real weddings menu at the top of the English Wedding Blog. See more London weddings on the English Wedding Blog by navigating from the top menu of the English Wedding Blog to real weddings by region! Huge thanks to my lovely friend and wedding photographer Martin Beddall for sharing this wedding with us all today. Enjoy!
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Have you struggled to find a wedding venue with character? Sometimes it can be hard to find somewhere which really reflects both of your personalities, and if you long for a unique or quirky venue for your wedding, the average hotel just might not cut it. When it comes to finding a venue which suits you both, maybe The Brewery could be the place you’ll fall in love with – it certainly has its own charming history and I suspect I’d feel right at home in there! Have a quick peek at the website – it’s awesome and when I saw it I knew I had to share it with you too!
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Proposal: Unique weddings at The Brewery

The Brewery has launched a new brand, Proposal, for its wedding offering. Proposal reflects the unique history of the venue and how, along with its East London roots, it makes a beautiful location for contemporary weddings. A microsite for Proposal stems from The Brewery’s website and has launched to create a streamlined experience for brides and grooms.

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I can’t help but chuckle every time I visit the Elsie May Designs website. When you’ve checked out all the gorgeous wedding stationery, take a look at the contact page – it’s awesome! I discovered the world of Elsie May when designer Jo commented on one of my blog features, and asked if I could share some of her lovely wedding invitations with all of you. I was so pleased when she said yes!

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Tying the Knot by Elsie May Designs

Elsie May is a new wedding stationery designer from London whose wedding invitations and stationery suites are cool and quirky with a distinctly modern style. The colours pop and will create a fantastic impression on your wedding guests: they’re different and exciting and I love them! www.ElsieMayDesigns.com

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Love wedding invitation suite by Elsie May Designs

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Some Things wedding stationery by Elsie May Designs

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Mr & Mrs by Elsie May Designs

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Hello there! This morning’s wedding blog is a special feature full of ideas, inspired by Becky and Greg’s Farbridge Barn wedding on the blog yesterday. Lovely photographer Sophie Duckworth sent me so many images of the gorgeous details I simply had to give them a little more attention here! I adore a creative bride and groom, and if you love crafting as much as Becky then this is going to be right up your street!

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Families and friends often play a big part in weddings: gone are the days when Dad’s only role was to walk you down the aisle and make a speech. If your Pop is handy with a hammer he’s more likely to be making your wedding signposts, huge wooden initials full of lightbulbs… you name it! And Mums and Grans are often recruited not only for cakes but to sew miles of bunting while you and your other half print, glue and stick invitations, table plans, orders of service…

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Oh dear!!! There are so many gorgeous things to show you in today’s real English wedding I think I might break my own blog. Oops! But Becky and Greg had the loveliest day with such wonderful personal touches I just have to show you everything! From the polka dot table plan to the quirky ice cream seller, the chalkboard sign, Becky’s own designer wedding cake, the union jack details and luscious hydrangeas everywhere… I can almost smell the summer breeze!

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Becky looks stunning in her Sassi Holford wedding dress, which she bought second-hand. She told me the dress was advertised online, “and I just fell in love with it instantly.  It would be a shame for such a beautiful dress to only be worn once and I am so glad that the dress could continue its journey.” What a great way to find a wedding dress! And what an awesome bride – Becky, you rock!

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Hello there everyone! Are you having a lovely day so far? It’s all systems go at English Wedding Blog HQ as I plan exciting adventures for the blog today! But don’t worry because all my plans are just about making the blog bigger, and better, and more focused on English weddings to help you find inspiration for your own big day. It’s likely I’ll share what’s happening on my Facebook page so do join me there for sneak peeks! In the meantime we have a fabulous couple whose wedding I want to share with you today.

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I love Paul and Jacky’s personalities – their wedding just looks full of love and laughter, and I adore Jacky’s confidence and her fantastic flower crown! If you’re wondering whether the ‘flowers in her hair’ look is for you, or maybe a bit shy of wearing a flower crown… just look at this. Jacky will persuade you to go for it and love wearing one!!! Images are by lovely Laura from Cherry Red Photography. Enjoy!
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Winter wedding styling can be very traditional, and it’s tricky sometimes to find ideas online for winter wedding decor with a bit of a difference. Red roses anyone? Maybe it’s just me… but I get a bit bored of red roses in winter. If you fancy something a little different to brighten up and warm your wedding styling when there’s snow outside, today’s gloriously rich shoot will be right up your street.

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I adore Etsy. For visual wedding ideas and for those times when my eyes just need a little treat, I head to Etsy. Even before Pinterest! It’s a wonderful, gorgeous, inspiring little part of the internet and I adore it. Some of my favourite weddings on the blog have been from brides and grooms where Etsy has played a big part in their day… If you’d like to see a real wedding, then Naomi and Eric’s Etsy-filled wedding was a real favourite!

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My favourite finds on Etsy! All these amazing sellers are listed and linked to below. You’re welcome!

Today I’ve been playing on Etsy and saving some of the ideas there to show you. I know you’ll adore these! If you’re new to Etsy then click on the sellers, explore their shops and spend a few pennies to show your support for independent craft businesses. They’ll love you for it and so will I!

  1. Creative cut out wedding invitation from Asymmetree Design
  2. Sparkly star decorations from Simply Mad Weddings
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