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Who would have thought that elopements would be trending in 2014? We certainly haven’t fallen out of love with the romance of running away to be married, and I’m delighted to be able to share Chris and Gil’s vintage elopement photos with you today.

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They’re a creative, fun and gorgeous couple who eloped to New York – what an amazing idea, right?! On their return to the UK they were looking for an alternative wedding photographer to capture some shots of them, and David from Vogue Shot fit the bill perfectly!

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David told me “Their vintage style (both outfits are genuine 2nd hand vintage clothes) and unique character made them a delight to photograph. The old ruins and beautiful landscape around Bolton Abbey fitted well with the style of vintage wedding photography I had in mind. It was a cold day but with Gil wrapped up in her fur coat and Chris in his tweed suit they were more than prepared for the day and ready to have some fun! They are a genuine lovely couple with such a kind and loving nature and I know that they will have many, many happy years together.

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Morning beautiful! Yesterday I featured Vic and Rich’s gorgeous wedding at Whittlebury Park on the blog, and you got a little peek at some of the wonderful special touches they created. Today I have some brand new pics from their wedding day courtesy of London wedding photographer Babb Photo (the lovely Laura). I loved all Rich and Vic’s ideas for wedding styling and wanted to share with you too… so enjoy!
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1. Use vibrant winter colours and a broad palette

Rich and Vic mixed vibrant winter colours throughout their wedding for a contemporary and exciting rustic winter style. Vic’s bouquet is fabulous with roses, berries, pine cones and sea holly – and colours include everything from rich red to dusky blues and pinks.

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Rich’s buttonhole uses roses with seedheads, berries and even a pine cone… I’m sure there’s a little rosemary in there as well. Don’t limit yourself to a single rose and a bit of foliage – textures are more fun to make and wear!

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So the best thing in Rich and Victoria’s wedding report is the impeccable logic behind their wedding cakes: a Victoria sponge and a Rich chocolate cake… geddit?! Genius – and this perfectly sets the scene for a wonderfully creative wedding with lots of DIY touches and vintage style. There were so many gorgeous images I’m not even showing you all of them right now – instead I’ll save some of my favourites for tomorrow in a ‘get the look’ feature to inspire you for your own creative wedding!

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Today’s wedding blog feature is all about the beautiful bride and gorgeous groom. They describe their wedding as “The most perfect, unforgettable and incredibly humbling day with all the people you love in one room!” – and what could possibly be better? It looks as amazing as it sounds, with images by the lovely Laura of Babb Photo (who gets a rave review from our star couple!)

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If you’re looking for creative wedding photography in London then Laura is your girl – do visit her website and facebook page to find out more!

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It’s nice to feature a local wedding whenever I can, and Rebecca and Ashley’s simple but timeless wedding comes from just down the road from English Wedding Blog HQ on the edge of the Lake District. It’s lovely – Rebecca wears a dress by Temperley London, hubby Ashley made the wedding cake, instead of bridesmaids they have three page boys. This is a very personal wedding with a focus on elegance and classic styling, no over the top frills but plenty of help from the happy couple’s family to create the perfect English wedding.

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Thanks to wedding photographer Jenna Carpenter for submitting the wedding to the blog, and to the gorgeous couple for such a lovely wedding report. Congratulations! I love this most of all: “I love the ring on my finger, I feel proud, I simply feel amazing. It’s been 2 months and I’m still on top of the world!

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Read more from Rebecca and Ashley’s wedding report after the images. Everyone – enjoy!
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I love Kate and Andrew’s best thing about being married (from my questionnaire at the end of the blog) – they say it’s “having each other’s families“! How lovely is that?!! Their wedding report is as wonderful as the images of their day, the spectacular location of King’s College London, their creative choice of wedding readings… this is all a very special wedding blog and one I’m proud to feature!

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Kings College London wedding blog (3)With thanks also to Berkshire wedding photographer Alexis Jaworski for sharing the images of this chic city wedding – I hope you enjoy today’s wedding blog!
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Our wedding report: Kate and Andrew

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.alexisjaworski.com

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Hello everyone! So have you ‘done’ a wedding fair yet this year? The season is nearly over but one of the biggies happens this weekend – Brides The Show hits Battersea Park this Saturday the 22nd of March and with well over 100 exhibitors it’s going to be busy, exciting and packed full of ideas. (Click here for your exclusive 25% ticket saving!)

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Temperley London, Gillian Million and Emmy Shoes – all exhibitors at Brides The Show this weekend

Avoid wedding fair blindness! Make a plan before you go!

I’ve been on both ‘sides’ at wedding fairs: I’ve been to plenty as a visitor, a blogger / reporter and an exhibitor. So I consider myself pretty well qualified to help you get the best of a wedding fair without being completely overwhelmed by the buzz of it all!

  1. Have a strategy – know why you’re going to the wedding show, plan to book or make appointments with key suppliers and escape before you get sore feet and too many leaflets and flyers!
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Every wedding day should be as enchanting as this one, in its own way. Chris and Martina created a romantic woodland barn wedding with some wonderful little details including the most adorable fairy inspired cake!

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The images are beautiful; the bride is absolutely gorgeous and today’s Yorkshire wedding has plenty of ideas and advice for creative couples to get inspired by! How will you make your fairytale wedding?

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With thanks to Martina and Chris, and to lovely Peter and Sara from Pixies in the Cellar wedding photography for sharing the images of this inspiring woodland barn wedding in York. I hope you love it as much as I do! Enjoy.
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Martina and Chris’s fairytale woodland barn wedding at Sandburn Hall in York

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Our wedding report: Chris & Martina

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://www.pixiesinthecellar.co.uk/

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

More than pleased!

Wedding venue:

Sandburn Hall, Flaxton, York

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How many of you are getting married this spring? The weeks seem to be flying by, and with the sunny days we’ve been having it almost feels like April is here already… so I thought it’d be a perfect day to share Fiona and Matthew’s wonderful April wedding blog with you. The gorgeous couple were married in Richmond, Surrey, and their Pembroke Lodge wedding is beautifully styled for springtime.

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I adore Fiona’s lace dress (the back is just so beautiful, isn’t it… she’s such a stunning bride!) and the soft white and blue flowers are the perfect special touch for their day. Everything is captured beautifully by lovely Surrey wedding photographer Karen Flower – do visit her website (oh! and read the review Fiona and Matthew give her in their wedding report at the end of the blog – she comes very highly recommended indeed!) www.karenflowerphotography.com

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Our wedding report: Fiona and Matthew

Wedding venue:

Pembroke Lodge

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I first met wedding photographer Alison Groves a couple of years ago and thanks to the magic of Facebook we’ve managed to keep in touch across the miles and while both of us have lived the most wonderful adventures! Ali is a lovely lady and an experienced wedding photographer based in the north west. She’d be an absolute delight to have around on your wedding day as well… as today’s glamorous and gorgeous couple would be sure to tell you!

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Nic and Vito were married at the Turnberry Resort in Ayrshire, and with the help of wedding planners 88 Events they created a glamorous 1950s inspired wedding with an Italian influence and all the best entertainment they could ask for! There are lots of surprises and laughs and moments of magical romance in here… Enjoy the show!
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Three years or so ago, if you were looking for a unique wedding venue or something “like a marquee but nicer” – as many couples do! – you’d have headed straight for PapaKata with their warm, welcoming, quirky wedding teepees. I’ve always loved PapaKata tents and I think they really inspired a rush in festival weddings over the last couple of years. And now they have something new and exciting which I think I might just love even more!

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PapaKata has just announced a joint partnership with US company Sperry Tents, which will be the first time these iconic, romantic, wedding tents will be available in the UK. Sperry by PapaKata will exclusively launch just in time for the wedding season and will offer guests something completely unique to what is available right now. The tents look like something straight out of The Hamptons, with a Gatsby-esque feel to them. The tents offer a magical experience that is perfect for a summer wedding.

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I really do love it when wedding suppliersget all creative on me… there’s nothing better than seeing their designs in action! This goes for everything from dresses to accessories, invitations to flowers. And with these lovely ideas from a Hollywood Glamour bridal shoot at Olivier Laudus in my inbox, I couldn’t resist blogging the new collection!

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The 2014 Great Glamour collection at luxury wedding accessory boutique Olivier Laudus is all about evoking Hollywood glamour and the elegance of bygone eras.

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The collection, aimed at stylish contemporary brides with an appreciation for elegance and glamour, comprises twenties inspired headbands, forehead chains, vintage tiaras, oversized bracelets and art deco style jewellery using Crystallised Swarovski Elements, pearls, diamante, feathers and ribbon. Prices range from £65 to £235.
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The 2014 Great Glamour collection by Olivier Laudus was shot at the Corinthia Hotel in London (http://www.corinthia.com/hotels/london/).

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Last year I exhibited at my first wedding show in a long while, and watched as one exceptionally happy bride saw, tried, and then bought her wedding dress within half an hour of arriving. She was as surprised as anyone to have found ‘the one’ at the wedding show, but she was so happy and I always remember seeing her on that day! But would you buy your wedding dress at a wedding show? Often they’re more useful for seeing wedding dresses in action – seeing a dress in a photograph or on a hanger doesn’t come close to seeing how it will move as you walk, or how the fabric falls and flatters your shape.

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There will be two distinct catwalk shows running alternately over the course of the weekend of Brides The Show on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd March.

 

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