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Most Curious Wedding Fair 2014 (1)Oh now this is great news – wedding shows and fairs have a horrific reputation but there are a few exciting and creative events which challenge the wedding industry and stand out from the crowd. A Most Curious Wedding Fair is most certainly one of them – and following a year when some very high profile events were sadly cancelled, it’s fantastic to know that A Most Curious Wedding Fair will be back for 2014. All the details are below, and suppliers will be announced over the next month or two so watch out for those!
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The UK’s coolest wedding event is back for Spring/Summer 14 – bigger, better and blazing the trail for style savvy brides and grooms and a brand new venue. On Friday 4th and Saturday 5th April 2014, A Most Curious Wedding Fair will be bringing their unique brand of wedding cool to Hackney Downs Studios, East London in the heart of the UK’s creative hub.

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Are you doing your own wedding make up or hiring a professional? While many brides find it’s best to hire someone to take care of hair and make up for all the girls on the day, a little practice beforehand can give you the confidence to perfect your own bridal look. With the right products and techniques (oh! YouTube is definitely your friend for bridal make up tutorials too!) you can DIY the perfect wedding make up. Bridal make up expert David Peck-Whiston has shared his top 3 wedding make up tips with us today to get you started.

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All images are by Emma Cleveley at http://www.emmacleveleyblog.co.uk/
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Top 3 wedding make up tips

by David Peck-Whiston, www.david-peck.com

1. Primer…

This is a makeup bag must have for weddings. Using a primer will allow longevity of your makeup without having to re-apply giving you more time to celebrate.

Choosing the right primer for your wedding day is easy!! Opt for a photofinish Primer giving you flawless, picture perfect skin….

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I loved Jennifer and Paul’s Manchester wedding as soon as I saw their photos on the Foley Photography blog. They’re a gorgeous couple with a distinctive style; Jennifer wears her Jenny Packham wedding dress so beautifully and Paul looks amazing in his Savile Row suit – a treat I think every groom should have!

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The happy couple chose Foley Photography to take the photographs on the day. “I had looked at the websites of many photographers and felt the photographs were all very similar and pretty uninspiring. Foley Photography stood out instantly. Their photographs have a real vintage feel and Scott captures the small details and expressions that I haven’t seen anywhere else. Scott and Amedea are married themselves and run the business together. They completely listened to what we wanted and didn’t force their ideas onto us (as is the case with some photographers!). We were absolutely thrilled with the results.http://foleyphotography.co.uk
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Jennifer and Paul – a vintage wedding at Great John Street Hotel in Manchester

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The bridal sample sale by Emma Victoria Payne

British bridal designer Emma Victoria Payne’s sample sale begins tomorrow, Saturday the 4th of January 2014. For your chance to wear the designer dress of your dreams visit the website at www.EmmaVictoriaPayne.com and call to book an appointment.

See more on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Emma-Victoria-Payne-Bridalwear/239437562775098

Have an amazing weekend everyone!
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Hello there lovely blog readers, and a special hug for you if you’re just about to start wedding dress shopping. I hope you have the most wonderful time! I’d love to introduce you to one of my favourite wedding dress designers this morning – the fabulous Sassi Holford. Sassi began her business in Taunton, Somerset – and from small beginnings Sassi Holford is now an internationally renowned wedding dress brand. Her designs are timeless and beautiful, and she’s a favourite of English brides.

Sassi Holford 2014 (12)The Sassi Holford 2014 Signature Collection holds true to Sassi’s reputation for pure elegance and exquisite quality. The delicate detailing is wonderful – the Ruby gown shown above and below is already a favourite for me with those gorgeous little tendrils of lace on the cap sleeves… incredibly beautiful.
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 The 2014 Signature Collection by Sassi Holford

Sassi Holford works with absolute attention to detail and an uncompromising eye for quality, and each season her collections are individual yet balanced, focused yet inspiring.

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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

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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 http://www.lolarosephotography.com/

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.

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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.

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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

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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 www.JasonMarkHarris.com

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)

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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 www.Lanvin.com

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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 Lanvin.com in the bridal lookbook.

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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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