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What if planning the best day ever didn’t have to be the most stressful process ever? If you’re feeling overwhelmed by color palettes, seating charts, and budget setting, take a deep breath and check out these six tips for stress-free wedding planning. From reaching out for help to remembering the “why” behind your wedding, follow these tips to put your mind at ease as you get ready to tie the knot!

Hire Experienced Professionals

No matter what kind of wedding you’re planning, the easiest way to reduce stress leading up to your big day is by building a team of expert wedding professionals. Experienced wedding suppliers know the ins and outs of what it takes to pull off a successful wedding better than anyone because they do it most weekends of the year! You don’t get a do-over when it comes to moments like your first kiss, so make sure you trust the person you’ve hired to capture and craft your event. In knowing you can count on your dream team of vendors, you can enjoy stress-free wedding planning and focus on the fun!

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We love a wedding photo booth, but I stumbled across a wedding forum thread the other day where brides and grooms were being quoted some VERY different amounts for wedding photo booth hire. Personally, I think you get what you pay for: a good photo booth will be worth every penny – and here’s why!

1. The entertainment value of a wedding photo booth is sky high: give any group of grown ups a little bit of wine and some props and funny accessories to dress up in, and they’ll have the best time!! Whether you DIY your photo booth or hire a pro outfit, it’s guaranteed to keep guests happy!

2. From time to time at your evening reception, the photo booth can serve as a nice little box to put your drunkest people in. They’ll love every second; you’ll get a breather; photo booth attendants are used to the sights they’ll see from your rowdy uni mates! Winner 🙂

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I am totally in love with this dreamy woodland wedding editorial. The colours – I mean it’s just lovely to see all these delicate shades of blue in the table setting and floral design. And the dappled sunlight in the forest setting brings back a fragrance of summer I totally adore.

Beautiful and delicate blue tones for a woodland wedding styled by Sara's Events Flowers. Photo credit Natalie Stevenson Photography (27)

This photoshoot was sent in by Alina of Sara’s Events, who styled the shoot and created all the floral arrangements. Aren’t they just perfect? The images are by fine art wedding photographer Natalie Stevenson, and our bride’s beautiful dress is by Indiebride London. Diana Muntean created a striking bridal look for our bride, who wears pretty accessories by Rachel Sokhal to complete the look.

This shoot took place at the end of August. All the floral arrangements were foam free and natural, all linen hand dyed. The style created was a romantic, airy and natural one, that used seasonal flowers alongside elegant special touches. The stationery by Tiggity is exquisite, the candles from Kiss Air are the loveliest colour and really finish the tablescape beautifully. With hire items from Classic Crockery, and Queen and Eden napkins this is a woodland wedding with an understated elegance which looks almost effortlessly beautiful.

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I really hope you don’t mind, lovelies – I have a little announcement to make with my calligrapher hat on – and I know a few of you have seen my calligraphy workshops on English Wedding and come along – and it’s been fabulous to meet you all!

I’m actually a little bit sad to say that October’s modern calligraphy workshop at Manchester Craft & Design centre is going to be my last one for the forseeable future at this venue. Join me one last time on Friday the 11th of October for a beginners calligraphy class – I promise you will have the loveliest time here – it’s a wonderful place and a fun, happy afternoon!

In 2020 almost all of my calligraphy workshops are going to be at weekends. This is to make them available to more people – so those of you who work all week can attend without having to book time off work. (And it means I get to play out on random Tuesdays, especially when it’s sunny.)

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Welcome to a rather special boho wedding inspiration feature, all the way from lovely Somerset. We’re talking Bianca Jagger-style bridal attire, sleek silhouettes and on-trend styling with a rustic but chic and fashion-forward aesthetic. Our bride is stunning in a two piece bridal jumpsuit from House of Ollichon and her groom looks amazing in a super stylish suit from Suave Owl. The setting is brilliantly styled, with twinkling fairy lights, copper accents and stunning floral arrangements by Flower Mouse Floristry. The use of twisted willow on the tables is so beautiful – the floral arrangements include peach and cream flowers, dark green foliage, pampas grass and peaches, with striking metallic copper accents.

Bianca Jagger bridal inspiration, photo by Beautiful Light Photography (10)

Trestle tables and candle light give this wedding style a real warmth and welcoming feeling. The rustic ambiance with hessian and muslin textiles works beautifully. The locations around the venue include the old milking shed, and rustic antique cattle stalls, which have a countryside charm all of their own. Dairyhouse Farm has launched as a wedding venue this year, and looks a wonderful space for outdoor style ceremonies. Thank you to Emma from Beautiful Light Photography for sending this our way – I hope you love it as much as I do!

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These lovely people have joined the English Wedding Directory in the last couple of weeks – and we have more coming up to share with you soon! Do take a moment to discover them, and if you like what you see why not get in touch and even book this week? The English Wedding Directory is where you can find all of our favourite wedding suppliers. Our Facebook page and Instagram grid are updated with new vendors when they join us, and the Directory is full of brilliant photographers, stationers, florists, stylists… everything you might need for the wedding of your dreams!

Award winning London wedding photography and film makers MIKI Studios

MIKI Studios (UK & destination)
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Caroline Castigliano wedding dresses collection

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Lily Arkwright sustainable engagement rings uk

Lily Arkwright (Manchester / online)
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Jesus Peiro UK wedding dresses

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MIKI Studios – Award Winning London Wedding Photography

Welcome to MIKI Studios. Together we are Mick and Ash, multiple award-winning, creative photography and videography team. Taking a boutique approach to weddings in London and beyond, we travel extensively throughout the U.K. and internationally to capture photos and films that sweep couples off their feet.

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So many of our brides and grooms on the blog say the best thing about their wedding was having everyone they loved all in one place at the same time: it’s a once-in-a-lifetime scenario and should be treasured! In Chris and Arabella’s case, the temptation to do what friends do when they get together was too much: Chris is a climber, and his friends arrived… so, rocks!!!

That was the morning of the wedding, and luckily our fabulous friends from York Place Studios went along to capture the action (literally). I guess there aren’t so many wedding photographers who’d do this quite so brilliantly – and that’s what makes Dom & Liam (the funnest sister & brother wedding photographer combination you’ll ever come across!) absolutely perfect for today’s wedding. They’re based in Yorkshire and photograph weddings throughout the UK, as well as destination weddings. Their documentary style of wedding photography always reminds me that weddings are about people, emotions, interactions between your loved ones – and those are the moments you’ll look back on (through your wedding album) and LOVE to bits in years to come.

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We’re drifting happily into this sunniest of weekends with a wonderfully floaty bohemian shoot from Australia. I just loved the seventies vibe of this one when it landed in my inbox, sent in by the lovely folks at Giant Invitations. Images are by Sephory Photography, and you’ll find a full supplier list at the end of the feature.

Photo credit Sephory Photography via Giant Invitations (9)

Drawing from the enchanting romance of the 1900s, Giant Invitations coordinated and styled an inspirational shoot with the leading experts within the bridal industry. The concept of ‘Victorian Dream’ was inspired by the timeless classic story of the ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’. The film created a wave of influence in the fashion world, especially amongst high-end designer brands such as Alexander McQueen, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs.

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I spoil you sometimes, I do! And the lovely folks who send photos in spoil me! Today is just blissful, dreamy… perfectly suited to an English summer garden wedding  or perhaps, even with a taste of Italy with that sunshine and the fabulous balconies at Kirtlington Park. The lovely guys – Floral Engineers! – from Blooming Haus submitted this dreamy wedding editorial with light, natural and timeless styling – and SENSATIONAL flowers of course!

Photo credit Charlotte Wise Photography at Kirtlington Park via English Wedding Blog (29)

The flowers make it: they’re literally a showcase of the finest in delicate blush and a beautiful combination of textures and shapes – do check out Blooming Haus to see more of what these guys can do, they’re incredible! Styling is considered, elegant and delicately beautiful – the stylist is ByChenai. Those images you’re about to fall in love with (as I have!) are by lovely Charlotte Wise Photography.

Photo credit Charlotte Wise Photography at Kirtlington Park via English Wedding Blog (28)

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A guest post for English Wedding by Belle & Bunty
Photographer Margarita Karenko
Model Naomi Ross

1. Wear Your Everyday Gold Jewellery

Instead of statement sparkly jewels, we’re seeing brides choosing pretty layering pieces to style their big day outfit. The general trend is that brides are wanting to be comfortable and more relaxed on their wedding day and this is a great way to choose jewellery that you can actually wear again long after the day itself. The style is more modern and minimal with just a hint of embellishment such as a decorative pendant. Opt for gold, it’s more luxe and looks great with ivory.

2. Go Natural

Brides are doing their research when it comes to choosing their wedding dress and we are seeing more and more brides wanting a natural option. Fabrics like 100% pure silk & lace are the key to creating a beautiful gown. There are so many amazing choices out there for dresses made in the UK using natural fabrics which can really set the tone for a sustainable wedding. Brands that use zero waste cutting techniques and local manufacturing are a really popular choice for a dress with a conscience.

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Today’s wedding is wonderfully sunny and warm, beautifully styled and sooo romantic – it’s absolutely wonderful and I’ve been so excited to share this with you! Gorgeous couple Amy and Niall were married in Somerset, and styled their day around their backgrounds: as Amy is from Yorkshire and Niall is from Wales they incorporated both of these into their day.

They chose the tythe barn at Priston Mill as their wedding venue, and our lovely friend Priston Mill wedding photographer Martin Dabek to capture their day. So grab a cuppa and join us as we enjoy scrolling through the beautiful photographs of this rustic, relaxed, natural wedding day, full of love and laughter!

 

DIY wedding style at Priston Mill with images by Martin Dabek Photography (9)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://martindabek.com/

How did you choose your photographer?

Martin Dabek is on the recommended list from Priston Mill wedding venue.

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We loved him! He is funny, kind and enthusiastic. You can tell he loves his job.

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Let’s relax into a wedding style feature which is opulent, lush and sophisticated, shall we? Today’s blog is all about elegance, with timeless looks inspired by Price & Prejudice beautifully brought to life at Cornwall’s luxurious Burncoose House. Janna from Wild and Free Photography teamed up with stationer Caroline from Love Tree Designs and stylist Natalie Blake to bring a timeless elegance to this enchantingly beautiful wedding shoot.

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Inspiration came from Jane Austen’s romantic novel, Pride and Prejudice, as well as using old world decor to give a truly authentic feel. The colour scheme was inspired by a combination of forest greenery which surrounds Burncoose House paired with gold which represents prosperity and grandeur. Burncoose House in Cornwall has us stepping back in time to the Georgian era with its classic architecture, grand staircase and ornate features throughout, which fitted perfectly with the vision.

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Situated under the grand staircase was the most opulent cake by Christine Jensen from Peboryon, that shows off her detailed sugar work and styled by Natalie Blake with draped material and candle light.

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Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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