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As we settle into January I’d like to welcome all newly engaged couples and new readers to the English Wedding Blog. It’s so very lovely to have you here! This morning I’m sharing my favourite weddings of 2013 which I hope will inspire some of you with your own wedding planning. All the brides and grooms featured here were absolute stars for sharing their wedding photos and stories on the blog (and I hope you’ll join them!). Click on the links to see the full wedding features and see all of their wedding styling and ideas in more detail. Enjoy!
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Vintage Cambridgeshire wedding blog Paul Rogers Photography (9)I had so much fun blogging Kirsten and Neal’s 1950s inspired Cambridgeshire wedding. It had everything… a VW Campervan, wildflowers, cupcakes and 7 tiers of cheese, awesome dance moves and the proudest dad… Photo credit London wedding photographer Paul Rogers.

Dance like a maniac! Kirsten and Neal’s fabulously vintage Cambridge wedding


Happy New Year!!! I hope you had a wonderful night, whatever you were doing – mine was perfect and I’m feeling so excited about the year ahead! I have lots of plans for the English Wedding Blog this year, and I hope you’ll join me for lots of brand new adventures between here and next year!

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Just one of the fabulous weddings featured in 2013 on the English Wedding Blog: this is from Rebecca and Andy’s gorgeous Cambridge wedding. Image credit lovely Sam and Louise from Pavone Photography

Bigger and better… but still a devoted wedding blog!

The English Wedding Blog will still be all about weddings in 2014 – it’s really important to me that I keep the focus of the blog on weddings and marriage, sharing the very best ideas I can find and promoting top wedding suppliers.

I am excited to make the blog bigger and better once again, and that means even more regular features with advice and tips, inspiration and ideas to help you plan your day the way you want it to be.

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Ceri and Paul’s rustic wedding in Buckinghamshire was a highlight of the wedding blog year! Image credit

Have you had a wonderful year? I do hope so – I know mine has been amazing and I can’t wait for new adventures in 2014. I wanted to take a look back at some of the wonderful couples who were kind enough to share their weddings on the English Wedding Blog over the last year. For new readers, these wedding blog highlights are a lovely way to discover English Wedding. There are weddings of every style here, from all over England and from every month of the year. Enjoy!
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Liliya & Adenis were incredible: they arranged their entire wedding within 3 weeks! They wanted a typical Nottingham wedding & so they chose the iconic Nottingham Council House. Images by Gary from wedding photographers oneLove.

See their wedding: a romantic wedding in Nottingham

wedding photography kent by Aaron Tommasi (28)Tamara and Joseph were married at Lympne Castle, and the lucky bride wore two dresses – both gorgeous, and both handmade! Images by lovely Kent wedding photographer Aaron Tommasi.


Hello everyone! I hope you’re having the most amazing Christmas and enjoying a little time off work and with your families and friends. I promised myself the English Wedding Blog would have brand new features every day over the festive season, and today’s wedding is a real treat – definitely one not to miss!

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Jae-Marie got in touch with me in November to tell me all about her beautiful eclectic London wedding to Dan, and I’m so delighted she did. What a stunning bride… a gorgeous couple in fact, and the most inspiring and creative wedding day! The flowers are a treat, and there’s fabulous styling by Bellaboo and Beau, specialist wedding stylists based in Sussex.

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Huge thanks to London wedding photographer Matt Parry for sharing his fabulous images of the day, and my warmest congratulations to Jae-Marie and Dan – thank you especially to lovely Jae-Marie for getting in touch and making my week with this incredibly beautiful wedding. Everyone – enjoy!claire gould calligrapher signature


Hello there! Welcome once again to new wedding blog readers, congratulations and best of luck with your exciting wedding planning adventures! I know wedding blogs are all different, and sometimes it’s easy to miss features and ideas on your favourite blogs. I’ve done my best to make the English Wedding Blog really easy to use, and really relevant for you too – so you can search for weddings in your region, at the time of year you’re getting married, even at your own wedding venue or by your favourite photographer. Here’s how it works!

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Betzy and James’s Eden Project wedding in Cornwall – image credit the very lovely Jason Mark Harris at

Real weddings by English county or UK region

In the top menu bar of the English Wedding Blog you can find real weddings either by wedding style (vintage, contemporary etc.) and find real weddings by county (listed in alphabetical order). If you’re a bride-to-be in Cornwall, for example, you can click on the Cornwall Weddings link to see weddings I’ve featured near you! (Here’s one I made earlier)


The one thing every bride and couple tell me about their wedding planning is that they want their day to be unique. Everyone looks for those special touches which their guests won’t have seen before, to make their wedding memorable. For some of us, this means gorgeous paper details, handcrafted accessories or wedding favours. For others it’s avoiding the usual bridal boutiques and searching further afield for a unique wedding dress.

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I’ve always loved the French attitude to fashion, I adore seeing how creative French designers can be, always launching collections which challenge our preconceptions and get us talking! French bridal fashion is of course no different, and Lanvin Blanche 2014 is simply beautiful. For any English brides out there looking to wear a statement dress, hop over to Paris or buy online at

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The Lanvin Bridal collection, Blanche 2014, takes its inspiration from fairytales and princess dreams, combining romance and atmosphere to delight and enchant creative brides. The collection includes fifteen Couture dresses – a few of which are shown here, the rest you will see at in the bridal lookbook.


Hello everyone, I hope you’re having the most wonderful Christmas! Let’s relax together with a short wedding film this morning, shall we? The very lovely Richard from White Dress Films got in touch to share Sarah and Rick’s wedding film, and I love it!

Sarah + Rick || Gaynes Park from White Dress Films on Vimeo.

I love the Mr & Mrs signs – the library as a backdrop for the wedding dress is amazing! This couple have great style… proven by the rows of Converse set out before the wedding begins. They’re for the groomsmen, and are always lovely to see!

Sarah looks amazing and Rick is her perfect match. This is a magical, emotional wedding with inspiring styling – it has everything. Be inspired by their style – ice cream cones and bunting, colourful converse, pink roses and wildflowers in jars on tables. The table plan with hand cut letters, and the photo wall with ready-made quotes. The end of the wedding film is lovely, the romantic lighting just makes you want to see more! By White Dress Films


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It’s Christmas Day and I’d like to wish everyone a wonderful, magical Christmas. The English Wedding Blog will be here over the festive season so if you’re looking for an escape from the festivities and a little wedding inspiration do come and visit! I’ll be sharing real weddings and ideas every day until January.

Looking for inspiration for your big day? Here are four of my favourite weddings – one for each season from spring, summer, autumn and winter – and all right here in the UK!

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Tania and Mark’s beautiful spring wedding in Suffolk | Photography by

More spring weddings on the English Wedding Blog

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Sally and Richard’s summer wedding with oodles of personality! Photography by

More summer weddings here on

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All things vintage – an autumn wedding at Fawsley Hall in Northamptonshire | Image credit

Real autumn weddings on the English Wedding Blog

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Sian and Dean’s incredibly beautiful snowy winter wedding in Surrey | Photo credit


Hello everyone, happy Christmas Eve (ooh!!!) and welcome to new wedding blog readers this morning. If you’re newly engaged, congratulations!! Welcome to the most exciting journey of your life… the adventure of wedding planning! The next 12 months or so are going to be pretty damn amazing, hard work and incredibly rewarding… and the promises you’ll make at the end of your wedding planning journey will be a moment you’ll never, ever forget!

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On the English Wedding Blog over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing the very best wedding ideas I can find with you: the latest vintage styling ideas and tips, gorgeous inspiration for everything from wedding dresses to invitations and stationery. Today it’s all about rustic wedding ideas I think you’ll love! I’m a country girl and these really inspire me so I hope you enjoy them too! Pin away on Pinterest and bookmark this post for reading and sharing with your friends later. Most of all – enjoy!
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Hello everyone, and welcome to my last real wedding before Christmas – I’ve been saving today’s wedding for a special day as it’s just so beautiful, and I think the romance of an English country wedding is a perfect note to end with in the run up to Christmas day.
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I asked Jonathon and Louise to describe their wedding in just one sentence, and this was their reply:

I married my best friend, and got to share it with all of our loved ones in a beautiful setting with yummy food and wine!

Isn’t that beautiful?
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And as gorgeous as the images of today’s wedding are, it’s all about the love for this adorable couple. Congratulations Louise and Jonathon, and thank you ever so much for sharing your wedding story with us today on the English Wedding Blog. Many thanks also to wonderful London wedding photographer Rik Pennington for submitting his beautiful images to the blog. Everyone – you’re going to adore this wedding. Enjoy!
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I’m very lucky to know some wonderful people on Twitter, and when I put a little shout out for new wedding ideas to share with you lovely lot last week I had a fantastic response! (There’s still space for more – if you’re a supplier, get in touch with me! Today I want to introduce you to the fabulous Baloolah Bunting.

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Baloolah Bunting for weddings (8)Claire Ong, a designer and maker of wedding accessories has expanded her range following the worldwide success of her unique handfinished vintage-lace style bunting. Claire runs Baloolah Bunting from her restored Victorian townhouse in Gosforth, England. Her pretty bunting, reminiscent of 1940s English country fetes, is sold on craft hub Etsy and ‘Not on the High Street‘. She has now expanded her range to include exquisite ring bearer cushions, table runners, table mats and cutlery wraps.

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Baloolah Bunting for weddings (4)The gorgeous vintage style range is inspired by shabby chic country weddings, with details including intricate lace effects, love bird silhouettes and fine, soft ribbon. Burlap (hessian) is used for a rustic ‘heritage’ finish and smooth hand-stitched satin touches add elegance and colour.#
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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

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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


pretty vintage wedding teapot available to hire from Sweet Pea & Thyme at

I love seeing vintage crockery used to style tables. This is from Style Me Pretty, the image credit is with flowers by who also hire out the pretty teapot!

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