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Morning my lovely blog reader! I do hope you’re keeping warm wherever you are. It’s 3-jumper time for me here in my little studio! But today I have a lovely treat to warm your heart – with gorgeous bride and groom Faye and Matt. Their Welsh wedding has pretty much everything and then more – a silhouette artist, barbecue picnic, a home made cake of meringue kisses (I know!!! I want one too!)… And then there’s Faye’s beautiful dress, her fabulous shoes and little jacket… it’s all just wonderful.

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Do enjoy the wedding and please take the time to read Faye’s fantastic wedding report. She made me chuckle, and cry, and smile along with her – and the advice she gives on budgeting and enjoying the day is priceless from beginning to end.You’ll find the full report from the gorgeous bride at the end of today’s blog feature. Don’t miss it!

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Morning everyone! I hope you like the changes I’ve made to my blog header and colours this week – a redesign was long overdue! And while I’m in introspective ‘wedding blogger’ mode it strikes me that wedding bloggers have a big responsibility to all of those we feature – to the brides and grooms whose weddings we share, to photographers and suppliers, and to our readers.

But it’s an incredibly delicate balancing act to get it right for everyone.

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Image credit Karen Flower Photography at www.karenflowerphotography.com

Balancing a wedding blog – getting it right for brides and grooms, photographers and readers

I love the real weddings I feature on the blog, and it’s a real privilege for me to be able to share such a personal event as a wedding. For every bride and groom I feature on the blog I try and make sure I show the best bits of their day. I’ll focus on how beautiful the bride looks in her dress, how their love shines out on the photos – and of course try and share as many of the details of the day as I can. After all, couples and their families spend countless hours and days crafting everything from bunting to cakes, stationery and flowers. The least I can do is share all of their hard work with my readers.

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I had a little chuckle when Lydia from Kalms offered me some freebies – I already have plenty! (I took my driving test and my motorbike test this summer… I also run my own wedding business and I’m sure I’m not the only self-employed creative person who will recommend Kalms!) Nonetheless, this is a very interesting – and worrying – survey about the stress of planning a wedding. I would love to hear what you think of the results. Any surprises? Are you and your other half feeling the stress of wedding planning?

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Sophie and Jonathan’s top tip: “Keep calm and enjoy it. You have done everything you can so just let things flow…but do have delegated responsibilities for the best man / maid of honour etc… It will take most of the stress away.” (Click the image to see their wedding)

Kalms reveals the stress factors of getting married

  • Nearly a fifth of Brits rank getting married as the most stressful life event
  • Wedding planning puts more strain on men than women
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Morning lovelies! Did you have a wonderful weekend? I hope you had the same amazing sunshine I did yesterday – it was glorious walking in the forests near my home, almost magical. I’m feeling all in love with nature this morning and thought it would be the perfect time to share this beautiful lavender inspired wedding photo shoot with you. The gorgeous couple is Tamarin and Graham Hart, and the theme is Lavender Love!

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The shoot, which was styled and shot by wedding photographer Corette Faux with flowers by Joanne Truby Floral Design, shows how you can incorporate fragrant lavender into your wedding day. Lavender makes me think of France in summer, of long lazy days and rustic celebraitons. The shoot also takes the lavender theme a step further, with simple, rustic ideas for a picnic style meal and beautiful sunny photos.

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The last wedding I went to was going to be an outdoor wedding in the Lake District in August. It was such a shame for the bride and groom that it poured down that day… but if the sun had shone it would have been so beautiful. It still was, of course! But it was beautiful inside. In contrast, today’s English outdoor wedding on the blog is one of those days where the dream of a sunny wedding ceremony really did come true. Beautiful Hannah and Ben were blessed with gorgeous weather and their wedding day was magical.
 
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Thank you Hannah, and Ben, for sharing your wedding day with us all on the English Wedding Blog this morning. I’ve added a quick supplier list at the end of the feature for other East Sussex couples. Today’s images are all by the very lovely Chris Giles Photography. Everyone – enjoy! Claire xxx

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A beautiful English outdoor wedding in East Sussex – Hannah and Ben

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The bride and groom: Ben and Hannah

Your wedding photographer:

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Hi there my lovely, how are you this morning? I thought it was about time I showed you something new from the gorgeous and fabulously talented bridal designer Charlotte Balbier. Charlotte has launched her latest collection, A Decade Of Style, to celebrate 10 years of the Balbier brand – and she remains one of my all time favourite wedding dress designers.

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Charlotte is so passionate about her designs: “Each gown has an identity, a distinct look and feel and its own story behind the magic. The collection captures a bride’s imagination, Charlotte’s main passion when designing each fashion forward piece with the bride in mind. Each bride embarks on a journey and consumed by love, they all have their own consuming love story to tell.

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For more news from Charlotte Balbier, to see the full collection for 2014 or find a stockist near you visit www.charlottebalbier.com

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Morning everyone! I’m going to share a bit of my personal work today – because the projects I’ve been working on are pretty versatile and I think they’ll work beautifully for weddings as well as for *cough* Christmas. I know! It’s early – but I’m feeling festive. There’s even a freebie for you at the end of this page! I’ve already started Christmas shopping, haven’t you? I’m ready to wrap a few prezzies already!

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I’ve been working with the lovely Kirstie Allsopp writing tags and labels for all sorts of things – we’ve labelled jars of chutney, apple juice, and gift tags over the last few weeks. I’ve added some of the designs I did for Kirstie to my Etsy shop, and there’ll be more coming soon. If you’re looking for tags for special presents then have a look! I hope you like them.

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Hello again! I’m happy to be bringing you a little sprinkle of summer again this morning. Sophie and Jonathan had a lovely English country garden inspired wedding and were blessed with glorious sunshine. Today’s blog is full of the prettiest details in delicious pastels – and of course, a beautiful bride, handsome groom and some romantic moments to capture your heart.

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The images today come from Ross Alexander at Moment Photography. Sophie’s wedding report includes an amazing review for Ross along with details of other top wedding suppliers (check out the florist too! – wow!). The wedding reception was at The Castle Hotel in Taunton, Somerset.

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So let’s have a look at all those beautiful photos and then read Sophie’s wedding report (at the end of the blog feature today). I should say a huge thank you to Sophie and Jonathan – and congratulations to you both! I’m so pleased to be sharing your wedding on the English Wedding Blog today (you’re making it look soooo pretty!). Thanks also to Ross aka Moment Photography for submitting this wedding 🙂 Claire xxx

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Hiya! How is your day going? I’m busily typing blog features for coming weeks, and trying to ignore the left hand side of my head, which has earache. The rest of my head is still working hard, and is pondering wedding fireworks. It’s bonfire night, after all! (If you’re off to a display of any kind tonight, stay safe and stay dry!)

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A wedding with sparklers makes for beautiful pictures. Image credit Keith Riley Photography at www.keithriley.co.uk – click the image to see the rest of the wedding

I’ve written in the past with some advice about wedding fireworks, with a lot of help from Flashpoint Fireworks. But nowadays and as a cat owner I have a bit of a thing about fireworks – organised displays twice a year (on bonfire night and New Year’s Eve) are fine by me. But I really don’t like any more than that, especially in built up areas.

Wedding fireworks are a bit different, and I’m not sure what I think about them so I was wondering if you had an opinion about them, one way or the other?

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Hello my lovelies! I have a treat for you this morning from a gorgeous and creative couple – Jessica and Mike. Their wedding at Thornton Manor in Cheshire is full of little luxuries and special touches. As Jessica herself told me, “the devil’s in the detail” – a nice motto for a wedding, don’t you think?!

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Jessica and Mike chose their wedding suppliers carefully and with such a professional team in place they really couldn’t go wrong. A top class venue – Thornton Manor – set the scene. Their photographer is the lovely and talented Martin Hambleton. Flowers, music, scented candles and more combined to make this a truly memorable and special wedding day.

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Congratulations Jessica and Mike, thanks so much for sharing your awesome wedding report with us on the English Wedding Blog today. I wish you many years of happy married life together! Thank you as well to Martin for sharing images of this wonderful wedding. Do visit his website if you’re looking for a Cheshire wedding photographer – www.hambletonweddingphotography.co.uk

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Hey everyone, big hugs all around on this chilly November morning. What are you up to today? Could it be time to book your wedding photographer, maybe? If you haven’t booked anyone yet then I can highly recommend my latest blog sponsor, lovely London wedding photographer Rik Pennington.

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Rik was behind the camera at Henry and Carina’s stunning garden wedding featured here on Monday morning. I adored their wedding – the elegance of their day was second to none, and the photography captures the spirit of everything so beautifully.

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You’ll also love Rik’s real wedding feature on the French Wedding Style blog – he photographed Kelly and Sam’s wedding in a 14th century chateau and the images are stunning.

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Rik told me, “I’m a London wedding photographer with a distinctive and creative style. My style of wedding photography is best described as creative documentary with contemporary couple portraits. Strong composition and an obsession for finding the light are key to my work.”

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Hi everyone! Hurray, it’s the weekend at last. I’m currently on a Christmas shopping binge – wish me luck! I’m hoping to beat the crowds and spend the rest of November and December munching happily on mince pies knowing it’s all done. In the meantime, I have some brilliant wedding blog features to share with you. As always, do share your own favourite picks if you think I’ve missed something!

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Katy and Tom’s wedding at Pendrell Hall, Staffordshire. Beautiful, creative and elegant. Image credit Rob & Sarah Gillespie

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Betzy and James’s Eden Project wedding – Photo credit Jason Mark Harris, click the image to see more

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