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Hello there! Which would you choose: a toaster or a trip in a hot air balloon? Perhaps you’d like a honeymoon in the Maldives, or a water feature?! Wedding gift lists can be a little overwhelming at times I think, don’t you? But most of us have them, and wedding planner Elizabeth Reed has been kind enough to share an introduction to some of the luxury wedding gift lists you might want to consider for your big day. I hope you find her advice useful!claire gould calligrapher signature

Wedding trends change over the years and with this wedding gift lists have changed

Back in the Victorian days unmarried girls used to have a ‘bottom drawer’ or a ‘trousseau’ in their family home where they would start storing items they would need for when they left home to get married. Typical ‘bottom drawer’ items would include silverware, glassware, crockery and household linens.

These days couples live together before getting married so the tradition of having a ‘bottom drawer’ or a ‘trousseau’ has really been forgotten, therefore, by the time couples do get married they already have the every day essentials.

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Morning lovelies! For those of you in the London area I have a quick announcement for you today – from bridal designer Emma Hunt‘s lovely team in London. There will be a one-stop bridal sample sale at Fulham Palace on 12 January, and you’re invited!

The sample sale is your chance to find couture wedding dresses by Emma Hunt, Gillian Million’s sparkling accessories, beautiful shoes by Emmy and elegant Mother-of-the-Bride outfits from Katja Nuutinen, all in one place and at up to 50% off, for one day only!

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Fulham Palace will kindly open their doors for the sample sale from 10am – 4pm on Sunday 12 January 2014, while the on site café and beautiful gardens will also be open so that you and your Mums, sisters and best girls can make it a special day out – just right as a treat for a mid-January Sunday!

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For anyone travelling from outside of London, find directions here:

Fulham Palace, Bishop’s Avenue, Fulham, SW6 6EA fulhampalace.org
Local parking is available.

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Good morning everyone, I hope you’re all safe and my heart goes out to those of you affected by flooding today. We had some of the worst gales here yesterday, but it’s much calmer now here on the west coast. Now – if you haven’t seen me sneak peeking this wedding on the English Wedding facebook page, where’ve you been?! I’ve struggled to hold back on sharing all the beautiful images and ideas with you.

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Clare and Ian are just incredible. Their wedding is breathtaking! The rustic styling is beautiful and colourful, with gorgeous DIY touches throughout. Clare looks stunning and Ian and all the guys look great in sand coloured suits – perfect for the rustic theme. There are so many gorgeous things to watch out for, I think you should grab a cuppa and at least one biscuit and settle down to enjoy this one properly.

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Today’s beautiful bride is Jessica, world traveller and blogger, and now wife of the very handsome Johannes! Their Kent wedding is full of vintage travel ideas – with a world map table plan, paper flowers made out of map pages and more. Johannes even wears a bow tie made from map printed fabric!

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I love how this wedding is so personal to the couple. They’re really styled the day around their lives and loves – and have also embraced Englishness by marrying in a historic brewery. I will be raising a glass or two to you both this weekend! Congratulations, and thank you for sharing your wedding and story on the English Wedding Blog today. Thank you also to photographer Chris Orange for sharing the images of the wedding day. Everyone – enjoy!

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Jessica and Johannes – a very personal vintage travel themed wedding

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Your names:

Jessica and Johannes

Your wedding photographer’s website:

http://chrisorangephotography.smugmug.com/

Wedding venue:

The Shepherd Neame Brewery in Faversham, Kent

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Hello there everyone! Oh my, I can’t believe how quickly this week is flying by! I’m trying so hard not to count the days until Christmas… yikes!! I’m looking for lots of real weddings and ideas to feature over the festive period so please do get in touch if you have anything you’d like me to share on the English Wedding Blog. For today though, I have some gorgeous wedding invitations to show you.

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I was so pleased when lovely Joanne from Vintage Twee got in touch with me to ask for a little calligraphy on her wedding invitations for Lance and Lisa. I’ve always loved Jo’s work – she sells on Etsy and from her online boutique at VintageTwee.com. I’m the proud owner of a few of her wonderful creations myself! I keep my calligraphy nibs in Jo’s exquisitely crafted wedding favour boxes – they’re adorable!

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Good morning! I have a lovely intimate London wedding blog to share with you this morning, with a gorgeous bride and groom and the most elegant and classy details. Today’s bride and groom chose The Tab Centre in Shoreditch as their venue and lovely Anne Schwarz as their wedding photographer.

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I wish I had even a fingertipful of this couple’s graceful style. Their day just looks effortlessly beautiful and timeless. The bride and groom really do look the part – she wears an exquisite white dress by French designer Delphine Manivet and a beautiful hair accessory by Jenny Packham. He wears a Dries Van Noten suit and Ferragamo shoes.

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Flowers are classic white anemones, daisies and eucalyptus. Menus are simple white cards with printed texts. Place names are lovely white tent-folds, handwritten. I love the thick white candles along the tables, the simple chairs without fussy covers, and the tall arched ceiling at The Tab Centre.

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Hi everyone! I have a lovely wedding venue review for you today, from a real expert – Berkshire wedding photographer Martin Price. I always love reading photographers’ verdicts on venues, as they see everything. Your wedding photographer is the ideal person to ask if your venue has happy staff, beautiful photo opportunities, excellent catering and a professional team who’ll look after you… so it’s nice to hear Wasing Park is Martin’s favourite wedding venue. (It’s one of mine too, for the photos I’ve seen!)

Wasing Park - 18th Century Parish ChurchAs a wedding photographer I get to work at many fabulous and varied venues, from castles to manor houses and mansions to cow sheds. Yes, you did read that correctly. It was a cow shed on the bride’s father’s farm which I’m sure was never as luxuriously decorated when the cows were allowed in!

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Some weddings just have that special extra little bit of magic. Sometimes it’s in the images, or in the stories my brides and grooms tell me. Other times there’s a gorgeous detail which wins me over, something I’ve never seen before or a special touch which is really personal to the bride and groom. Sometimes it’s just everything. Claire and Jim have everything… their relaxed and intimate wedding in Dorset has an amazing atmosphere, and just looks wonderful. I know you’ll love it!

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Congratulations to a stunning, smiley, and fabulous bride and groom! You’re both just awesome and I’m so proud to be sharing your wedding on the blog today. Thank you so much for the wedding report as well, and for all of your stories, tips and advice.

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Thanks as well to lovely Dorset wedding photographer Paul Underhill for submitting such a brilliant wedding for the English Wedding Blog. Everyone – enjoy!

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Claire and Jim – a wonderfully personal wedding in Wimborne, Dorset

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The first time I saw these maps I was hooked – they’re gorgeous! They’re also incredibly useful… most of us have friends and family from all over the country, and they’ll be looking for places to stay as well as how to get to your wedding and reception venues.

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Gone are the days of boring road maps in wedding invitations – Cute Maps design utterly bespoke and whimsical Cute Map invitations for weddings.

It’d be really great if you’d take the time to have a peek at the website www.cutemaps.co.uk. Every map is utterly bespoke, so every one is drawn from scratch and they often get many weird and wonderful requests for additional motifs including personal pets, skydivers, camper vans, childhood teddies and even sheep shearing stickmen! (I didn’t ask! But if you’re marrying a sheep shearing stickman, you know where to go for your invites!)

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They’re gorgeous and creative and I love them. Find out more at www.cutemaps.co.uk

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Good morning everyone, how are you all this lovely Saturday morning? I like to think you’re poised and ready to decorate trees, digging baubles out of forgotten corners ready for tomorrow and feeling festive – can you believe it’s December tomorrow?! No, me neither. But for many of you the last month of 2013 has a more exciting meaning I think… if you’re planning your wedding for 2014 it’s suddenly going to seem very close indeed! Yay!!

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Accessorise gorgeous wedding shoes with the brand new shoe clips from Rainbow Club. Choose from adorable bows, sparkly flowers and vintage style shoe clips – the perfect finishing touch for beautiful wedding shoes!

So I wonder, have you found the perfect accessories for your wedding day yet? I hope not – because I have some exclusive news for you this morning on the English Wedding Blog! It’s a real treat to once again share gorgeous goodies from Rainbow Club – and this time it’s the brand new Rainbow Club 2014 accessories collection.

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Don’t you think there’s something extra romantic about winter months? There’s a wonderful sense of magic in the air… that first snowfall, frosty patterns on windows… and (perhaps it’s just me) the secret pleasure of pretending to breathe like a dragon when it’s cold enough to see your breath?! I really do love winter. I love candles and cosy evenings, and I love the magic this season evokes. If you’re like me you’ll love today’s winter wedding inspiration shoot as much as I do!

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The shoot was sent to me by Plenty to Declare Wedding photography www.plentytodeclare.com and wedding designer and stylist Petra Opperman www.petraoppermanweddings.co.uk. There’s a full list of the Buckinghamshire wedding suppliers involved in the shoot at the end of the post for all you Bucks brides and grooms! Marek and Daria from Plenty to Declare (who are so lovely and charming – their emails caught my heart straight away!) will share the meaning behind the shoot with you. It’s inspiring and oh so beautiful in every detail. Enjoy!

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Every time I see the little face at the top of Gilly Gray‘s website I grin right back. One little girl giving all the proof you could ask for that these are gorgeous flower girl dresses – and a treat beyond the wildest dreams of every little girl.

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Gilly Gray flower girl dresses – and the face that says just how wonderful they are!!

I just had to show you this – it would be more than rude, I’d be insane not to! Gilly Gray is a mother-and-daughter business in London. Gilly’s daughter Freya told me, “We are an independent shop specialising in made to measure flower girl dresses and accessories using the finest cottons, silks and satins. Our traditional designs can be made in any colour or accent to fit with your wedding palate”.

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The Victoria flower girl dress by Gilly Gray, London

Have a look at www.gillygray.com for more beautiful designs or email Gilly directly on Gilly@gillygray.com

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