This beautiful eco wedding was held at Coed Hills in South Wales, a zero waste events space set over 180 acres of unspoilt ancient woodland. Laura & Ollie chose this unique wedding venue because of its rustic charm and flexibility to have the day they wanted.

Laura & Oliver's epic Coed Hills wedding, with Hannah Timm Photography (33)

Laura & Ollie run their own catering company and are well used to running events and the organisation and detailed planning that had gone into this wedding was amazing. They designed the menu and catered their own wedding breakfast, with Ollie doing much of the food prep in the days before the wedding. Laura and her Mum were very creative making the flower arrangements and the table details.

Laura & her girls stayed over in the rustic cottage on site which was great for bridal prep photographs and many of the guests stayed in the glamping pods on site. Coed has its very own stone circle which was perfect for couples portraits. This was a very relaxed wedding in a cosy space complete with roaring log fire, and many guests commented on the homely nature of the venue.


Hey beautiful, are you doing ok? It’s so lovely to see everyone on insta doing the right thing and staying at home – I hope our blog and social feed are keeping you entertained and smiling!

Those of you who follow my other insta @bymoonandtide will have seen I’ve made my online calligraphy workshops FREE for the next 12 weeks. If you have a calligraphy pen at home, it’s time to have a play!

There are 6 video tutorials, each with worksheets you can download and print at home. All you need is a pen + nib, ink and paper.

Calligraphy is the loveliest personal touch to add to your wedding. Learning to write calligraphy will help you cut costs on all your stationery and add a little creative flair to your day!

And while we’re all at home, worried about what the next few months will bring, I promise you there’s nothing lovelier than picking up a pen and relaxing into the flow of beautiful calligraphy letters.


An elopement is just what I needed right now. Huge thanks to Laura from The Rustic Dresser for this beauty in my inbox today – a timely reminder that LOVE is what life is all about. Weddings are on hold right now; but these glorious images by Westlake Photography will lift your hearts, I just know they will. I’d love to think the future of weddings looks like this – simple, wild and free, pared back and all the more beautiful for it. Stay safe everyone, stay home for now – and dream of a future that looks like this.

Sunrise elopement shoot! Westlake Photography and the Rustic Dresser (12)

“Nature loving, adventurous souls looking for something free and personal were who we had in mind for this sunrise elopement shoot. Some couples want to have an intimate celebration and we wanted to show you that if you are looking for a magical spot to enhance the moment you say your “I Do’s” then the Dorset coastline is the most perfect place. At first light, there is not a soul around and you literally feel as if you have the world to yourself. The clifftops, dramatic drops and curves of the coast and the sunken sand dunes all provide you with some spectacular backdrops to magnify that incredible moment when you fully open your hearts to each other.

Ethical bridalwear by Lee Klabin

When I first began English Wedding I remember writing a little ‘about’ piece. The blog was for every bride and groom, and to showcase every side of English style from classic elegance through punk and folk, via city chic and our artisan heritage. I stand by that today: we’ve shared amazing inspiration and real weddings for every kind of couple. I’m proud of that.

And in these unsettling times I’m determined to keep supporting independent wedding businesses as much as I possibly, possibly can. Today I’d like to share sustainable British bridalwear brand Lee Klabin. Lee has just unveiled her AW 20/21 collection of statement bridalwear, fusing high fashion with incredible ethics and a look I just LOVE!

Lee Klabin 2021 sustainable bridal collection (3)
From high-heels to Doc Martens – these dresses go with it all. And that, is the true sign of a sustainable garment – emotionally, socially and environmentally. Lee Klabin


We’re right behind London designer Lee Klabin when she says the woman should wear the dress; not the dress wear the woman. Lee’s bridalwear is designed to be worn again and again, evolving into a beautiful part of your wardrobe: a treasured piece to re-style countless times.


I’m doing everything I can to shine positivity into the interweb and keep our screens beautiful, inspiring and happy through difficult times. We all need a little joy, whether that’s from a spot of sunshine in our back gardens or from scrolling through favourite websites and wedding inspiration channels. I hope, lovely readers, today’s wedding will lift your spirits as it has mine. The happy couple are Emma & Adam, and Manor by the Lake wedding photographer Martin Dabek captured their day so beautifully.

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As this was a January wedding, the colour theme was black and white with a hint of emerald green. Adding succulents to a foliage-filled bouquet kept the floral styling beautifully up to date, while ivy wreaths and creative lighting turned Manor by the Lake into an even more enchanting space. The overall look is minimal and classic, with some truly lovely handmade touches from this creative bride and groom. (Emma is an illustrator: @penningtonillustrations). The venue is a manor house and in itself is beautiful and didn’t need extra decoration, but their ‘winter package’ included fairy lights, white tree decorations and up-lighters. Emma and Adam added some ivy wreaths around the crystal chandeliers which really brought the room to life.


If this doesn’t brighten your weekend, nothing will. I’m DELIGHTED to share this stunning shoot with you. The flowers are incredible; the light and airy vibe is magical; and the images are out of this WORLD! Whatever your weekend has in store, take a few moments to smile, breathe and enjoy this beautiful photoshoot from some of our top UK wedding creatives. Every element of this feature was created with love; from the flowers, the gowns and accessories to the silks, cake and stationery. The AMAZING Blooming Haus Floral Engineers are here to tell you more. With love,

Romantic, French inspired wedding inspiration with masterful florals (36)

Together with Charlotte Wise Photography and Rachel Dalton Weddings, Blooming Haus Floral Engineers embarked on a journey to style a romantic, French inspired photoshoot in a classic British countryside manor setting. Their main goal was to show the quintessence of a light, intimate and passionate wedding celebration.

The overall look for this shoot was subtle, airy and feminine. We took influences from French-inspired styling and our countryside surroundings to create a timeless and effortlessly romantic look.


Continuing with the beautiful escapism of weddings this week… we head to Hooton Pagnell for a sublimely sustainable styled shoot! The early sunshine is a delight; the look is natural, organic and elegant, and the special touches (cake! calligraphy! candles!) are FABULOUS!

Mark Crayden captured the shoot. We all loved his raw and effortless talent to be able to capture emotion, as well as the transitioning season. We were inspired by seasonal flowers, consisting of pretty peachy hues, a Pantone blue pop and with subtle earthy touches. Cut and bulb form was key to Sam of Fantail Designer Florist, whilst the use of moss and eco-friendly techniques were also adopted throughout. No floral foam was used for our inspirational shoot.

Glorious winter to spring wedding style at Hooton Pagnell, image credit Crayden Wedding Photography (24)Glorious winter to spring wedding style at Hooton Pagnell, image credit Crayden Wedding Photography (15)

The transition between Winter and Spring is something that the team were keen to focus on, as this is often a season that is overlooked. Luckily, the sun shone and we were able to use the beautiful grounds of our venue, Hooton Pagnell Hall (and abundance of glorious sunshine!) to capture the seasonal transitions.


Hey lovelies, I hope you’re all staying safe and your loved ones are ok. It’s been one hell of a tough week – but I’m trying my best to bring a little spark of sunshine and joy with some beautiful real weddings. Today’s the turn of gorgeous couple Laura and Jonno, whose luxury wedding at Caswell House is simply wonderful to see. The flowers are insane, the dreamy May sunshine is a welcome reminder that we can all look forward to warmer days soon!

Laura & Jonno's breathtaking Caswell House wedding, with Elliot W Patching Photography (36)

Wedding photographer’s website:

How did you choose your photographer?

Elliot photographed my sister’s wedding and, we not only loved the final photographs, but had amazing memories about how he was on the day. Elliot has a wonderful way of being there for every moment, without feeling like he’s there the whole time. There’s no unbearable hovering or feeling as though you’re surrounded by paparazzi. He made both myself and my husband relax and enjoy the photography – both being fairly awkward in front of the camera, this was pretty remarkable! He made the whole process fun and comfortable. And, the resulting images are fantastic!


When Jonathan emailed me and mentioned “the coolest wedding dress ever” I was hooked! This is a beaut of a wedding: full of fun, colour and the most wonderful DIY details. Jade & Matt tied the knot at Newland Bishop Farm in May, with a festival themed day and a tipi reception. There were space hoppers, pom poms, blasts of colour EVERYWHERE, a picnic… a totally chilled out wedding. Photographer Jonathan – JS Coates Wedding Photography – described Jade & Matt’s day as “a burst of colour and smiles”. Just what we need on our screens right now, I think!

Colour EVERYWHERE for Jade & Matt's spring wedding, with J S Coates Wedding Photography (6)


Wedding photographer’s website:

How did you choose your photographer?

We had searched through tonnes of pics of wedding shots on instagram and immediately fell in love with Jonathan’s pictures. They were amazing and we knew that he was the one for us! They were timeless and yet very modern, with a relaxed vibe… we hate formal shots!


Let the celebrations of love continue! Today’s wedding is just beautiful: Rebecca and David’s July wedding was intimate and elegant, with wonderful summer flowers and simple styling touches. It’s a wonderful reminder of summer days and makes me smile just to see the bright florals and the love between this gorgeous pair! Images are by super lovely English Wedding member, Tara from Pudding & Plum Photography. The venue is Dodmoor House, Daventry.

Green and gold for Rebecca & David's Dodmoor House (Daventry) wedding, with Pudding & Plum Photography (29)

Wedding photographer’s website:

How did you choose your photographer?

We met Tara at a wedding fayre in Leicester and liked her straight away. Both her and her pictures were so lively and colourful which was exactly what we wanted for our wedding.

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!

Absolutely! Tara and her assistant did a fantastic job capturing the day. We love the mix of portraits and candid moments between us and our guests. The attention to detail in the photographs is amazing and really shows off all the little details that made the day so special.


We’re brining you serious wedding escapism this morning – away from the surreal and scary world out there. But before all that, I know many of you are so worried about your wedding plans for the summer. My advice for all of you is to focus on the truly important: not your wedding, not your marriage even, but your love. No matter what, your love will get you through this. And for advice, reassurance, and all the practicalities of wedding planning with coronavirus a very real threat on the horizon, read Annabel’s superb advice features on Love My Dress. She’s got your back, and with a great team of wedding experts on board, all the advice you could ask for is there.

‘Understated Elegance’ Spring Styled Hampshire Bridal Shoot – Rownhams House, photo credit Nisha Haq Photography (30)

Now back to that escapism – because we need a safe space online to indulge in a little wedding pretty right now! It’s springtime and we have the most wonderfully fresh wedding ideas with the prettiest florals and sublime stationery in delicate pastel shades. With inspiration drawn from the beautiful Georgian architecture at Rownhams House and the writings of Jane Austen of that period, today’s stunning bridal shoot is inspired by the romanticism, splendour and elegance of that era with a quintessentially English yet modern feel.


I absolutely love this bridesmaid’s denim jacket! How cute though?!! It’s all part of the personalised embroidery service from luxury boutique Bridal Indulgence in Hampshire. Those swirls – it’s actual calligraphy on a denim jacket, for your wedding and beyond. GENIUS!

Brides have been customising little pieces of wedding attire for decades… a little embroidery on a keepsake hanky might have been a little ‘out there’ in the 1920s but now you can personalise pretty much anything you’ll wear on your wedding day! I love the idea of having your names in embroidery tucked away somewhere at the side of your wedding veil, or in the lining of a bridal jacket … and those denims just totally have my heart!

Your names on your veil, denim jacket or boots! With Bridal Indulgence (3)

Your names on your veil, denim jacket or boots! With Bridal Indulgence (9)
Your names on your veil, denim jacket or boots! With Bridal Indulgence (10)

Bridal Indulgence offers a personalised embroidery service.  From denim jackets, to veils and even boots! You can choose your wording, font and colours and Bridal Indulgence will do the rest providing you with a wonderful keepsake of your wedding day.

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Modern blue styling ideas with calligraphy for an alternative beach wedding (18)

Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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