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Hello everyone! I have a special offer for all of you lovely English Wedding Blog readers today. I’ve been very busy in the calligraphy studio over the last couple of weeks with some gorgeous wedding orders and new designs as well!

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Calligraphy wedding tags – £1.50 each or £1.35 exclusively for English Wedding Blog readers!

I wanted to share my latest little wedding place name tags with you here today, and offer you an exclusive discount as well. You can save 10% off these tags if you order before the end of October 2013.

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The heart wedding tags are available in my Etsy shop to buy now. To claim your discount enter code ENGLISHWEDDING12 at the checkout – simple!

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Free samples of the wedding tags are available. Just email me with your wedding date, both of your names and tell me a little about the style of your day. Oh! And don’t forget to include your postal address for the sample!

Claire x

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Hi everyone! I have a really beautiful wedding to share with you again today. Tania and Mark’s style is that of a typically English wedding – just the right amount of frills but no fuss; a gracefully styled day with love, friends and family taking centre stage. The sun shone, the cows came out to see what was going on, the marquee looked glorious and the bride is a beauty. Together Tania and Mark make a gorgeous couple – and their wedding in Suffolk should inspire a few of you I’m sure!

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With thanks to lovely James from Kerry James Photography for sharing the images of such a wonderful wedding. Enjoy! Claire xxx
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Tania and Mark – a charming English wedding in Suffolk

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Wedding photographer:

Kerry James Photography, Norfolk

How long did you spend planning your wedding?

12 months

Best bit of budget advice?

We created our own invites and stationery which was hard work but probably saved near to £700. We also sourced our own bar for the evening, which made it cheaper for everybody attending.

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Simon and Lucie’s garden party wedding is amazing and then some! I adore this couple because they managed to balance everything so perfectly – it looks amazing, but the focus is still on family, friends and celebration. I’ve a feeling you’ll adore this wedding feature just as much as I do – it’s wonderful.

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The images are beautiful, so I will let those speak for themselves. The wedding photographer is Mark from Evolve Photography in Devon – a lovely guy and a busy one as well… he’s getting married in a week or so to Natasha from Pumpkin and Pye! Good luck guys 🙂

Huge congratulations to the lovely Lucie and Simon, and thank you for sharing your day with us on the English Wedding Blog. It’s beautiful and your wedding report is heartwarming. I wish you both the very, very best for a wonderful future together!
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Wedding venue:

Old Forde House, Newton Abbot for the ceremony followed by a marquee reception at the bride’s family home in Maidencombe, Devon

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Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a lovely weekend.

I’ve shared a couple of blog posts in the past about copyright in the wedding industry, how to avoid buying cheap copies and fakes – that sort of thing. I know other wedding bloggers have shared similar advice for brides and grooms – like this copyright article on Rock n Roll Bride. But it’s an ongoing debate which seemingly has no solution…

Or does it? I’ve been chatting with some industry insiders on facebook this week. Reputable and established designers I know well and trust have been discussing issues they’ve had with their designs being copied.

Some commenters were quick to blame wedding bloggers for promoting cheap copies of designer bridal accessories, which I found quite insulting! The bloggers I know, and to the best of my knowledge, will never knowingly promote designers who copy other people’s work.

But for all the complaints we hear about jewellery, stationery, flowers, cakes and even photography being copied, it’s very rare that a designer will speak out and name the companies who are copying their work.

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Hi everyone! Phew – the end of another week and it’s been a busy one. I’ve had some lovely calligraphy orders, climbed a couple of mountains, been playing out in my new Mini… time to look forward to another great weekend as I head for Manchester to see Soundgarden tonight. But before I go… here are some of the wedding blog features which I’ve loved over the last couple of weeks:

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Sometimes wedding blogs are very much like weddings – they have different personalities and flavours. On some occasions and for some of us details are important, a project to embrace and enjoy. At other times it’s all about the emotion, spending a memorable day with people we love and celebrating marriage together. Today is one of those days for me.
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I stumbled across Caroline and Scott’s wedding on Hampshire photographer Bob Owen‘s blog and asked if he’d be so kind as to let me share his images with you. Bob said yes (lovely man that he is!) and Caroline was an absolute star filling out my English Wedding Blog questionnaire. I’m really pleased to be sharing their wedding with you on the blog today and I hope you’ll love the photos as well as the words of advice from this fantastic couple.

The highlight for me is Caroline’s advice about spending time with friends and family – something which rings very true for me as I missed so much of my sister’s wedding. So I’m starting today’s real wedding feature with the bride’s very own advice, written especially for you, lovely reader! I hope you enjoy the blog post. Claire xxx

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Hey! Is anyone else feeling a little cakey this morning? I have a lovely new discovery to share with you – Jane Rose Cakes. I have been chatting to Jane on my facebook page and I asked her if I could please show you a photo or two of her gorgeous wedding cakes. And the lovely lady said yes!

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Jane’s cakes are already making a splash on Pinterest and I’m sure we’ll see the wedding magazines fighting to share her beautiful creations. So I feel ever so privileged to be introducing you to her today. I just love how delicate and beautiful these wedding cakes look!

More at http://janerosecakes.com

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Hello, you lovely people! How is your morning going so far? I’m up to my nose in wedding place name cards today, but that definitely doesn’t mean I can’t share this fabulous wedding with you today. It’s a real feast for the eyes – Bianca and Christopher look great together, and they created a reception full of adorable details and creative touches. Watch out for the cake, the fabulous library, card table and oh! the bridesmaids and the bathtub!!!

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My huge thanks to beautiful bride Bianca and her gorgeous husband Christopher for sharing their story with us all today on the English Wedding Blog. Thank you also to wedding photographer Tony Gameiro for the images of their day. Tony comes with a big recommendation from the bride and groom – read it in their wedding story at the end of the article. You’ll love this. Enjoy! Claire x

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Wedding venue:

Oxon Hoath, Tonbridge, TN11 9SS

Wedding photographer:

Tony Gameiro

How would you describe your wedding style?

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Hello everyone! I hope you had the loveliest of weekends. It’s been gorgeous here and I’ve spent some time in the countryside over the last couple of days… reflecting on how beautiful nature can be, as the leaves begin to change to glorious reds and autumn shades. Today’s feature continues on from last week’s beautiful woodland wedding fairytale at Owlpen Manor. I was honoured to supply calligraphy for this ideas shoot, which was put together by the very lovely Fiona Campbell and Kat Forsyth alongside some more star wedding industry names.

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Wedding calligraphy quotes, signs, menus and place cards from www.Calligraphy-for-Weddings.com

The images here show ideas for styling a fairytale wedding with a very natural theme – delicate florals with a rustic touch, quintessentially English quotes and table settings with just a dash of Shakespeare! If you’d like to incorporate any of these ideas into your own wedding day then do get in touch. There’s a full supplier list a little way down the page with links to everyone involved.

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Sussed! After all my whinging about wedding infographics being made up, tenuous or pointless I’ve been sent one which is actually true, well researched and interesting. Hurray! Perhaps the key difference is that we’re talking about marriages today rather than weddings. So often the two are used as if they’re one and the same thing – but in my mind they’re distinct.

Interestingly I live in the least popular English region for marriages. Could it be that the Lake District’s “liquid sunshine” is off-putting so we’re all heading to Cornwall for a sunny beach wedding instead? Hehe! Any ideas why the North West and London seem to have fewer marriages than other areas?

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John on behalf of The Wedding Secret told me, “The main purpose of the infographic is to give people a better understanding of the current state of the wedding market and industry in England, and it’s history. We think this is of genuine interest to anyone who has at least a passing curiosity in trends of human behaviour, and is of particular interest to brides/grooms, wedding suppliers and others in the industry.

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Have you found your wedding venue yet? If not, and you’re looking near London, Hertfordshire or Cambridgeshire – then consider keeping the 13th of October free! I have a treat for you…

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With years of experience helping couples plan their big day, Ware Priory is one of the UK’s leading wedding venues.

This historic Grade 1 listed building is situated within seven acres of beautiful riverside gardens and offers a distinctive choice of character or contemporary rooms.

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The events team spend time with couples to fully understand what they want from their wedding. If you would like to speak to the wedding experts come and visit the ever popular Wedding Fayre which takes place at Ware Priory on Sunday 13 October between 11.00am – 3.30pm.

Meet the events team and the many exhibitors that will be displaying their products and services. Fashion shows will take place at 12.30pm and 2.30pm showcasing some of the latest bridal designs and with special offers available on the day and free entry it’s the ideal way to start planning your wedding.

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Pastel roses, creatively stamped luggage labels, birdcages, candles and wicker hearts… oh, and Spiderman. Anna and Adam’s beautiful English wedding is both inspiring and achievable – something I always try to show on the blog. It’s important to me that you can take ideas from every wedding featured, and use those ideas to create your own wedding styling.

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Coltsfoot Country Retreat is a luxury boutique hotel in the Hertfordshire countryside – the perfect setting for a romantic and charming wedding day. Their wedding photographer is the lovely Dominic Whiten – thank you Dominic for sharing on the English Wedding Blog today.

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Anna and Adam – huge congratulations to you both! You’re a gorgeous couple and I’m so proud to be able to feature your big day on my blog. I’m sure you’ll inspire many other brides and grooms today! Everyone – enjoy. Claire xxx

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A beautiful English wedding from Coltsfoot Country Retreat – Anna and Adam

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Wedding venue:

Coltsfoot Country Retreat, Datchworth, Hertfordshire

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