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We should all be planning a sustainable wedding in the 2020s. Our responsibility to the planet doesn’t stop on our wedding days! So is your wedding goal to be plastic-free, zero waste or just to not have a bad impact on the world around you? Wherever you are on the sustainability scale – and let’s be realistic, we’re not all ready for composting toilets and vegan banquets – we have 60 simple, easy and sustainable wedding ideas which will work for YOU today.

Grab a cuppa, find your wedding planning journal and get ready to plan your little-bit-greener wedding!

1. Keep it intimate!

Sustainable weddings start with a small guest list. Having fewer people travel to your day will cut down on your wedding’s carbon footprint and wastage. And hey, intimate weddings are less stressful to plan and wonderfully relaxed and laid back! What’s not to love?

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Happy weekend, lovelies! Today we’re reminiscing a little as we head back to autumn for a wonderfully colourful wedding at Layer Marney Tower. The florals are bold, vibrant, and quite breathtaking. Emily and Philip are absolutely gorgeous together, and the story of their dreamy wedding is captured beautifully by lovely Ayshea Goldberg Photography.

Real wedding by Ayshea Goldberg Photography at Layer Marney Tower (36)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://ajg-photography.co.uk/

How did you choose your photographer?

We met Ayshea, or at least her photos, at a wedding fair at Layer Marney Tower. We unfortunately missed her on the day but i picked up her brochure. They were the only pictures I kept coming back to.
After a couple of weeks I decided to message and speak to her in person.
The great points on paper for hiring Ayshea were that she knew the venue,was local and had some great reviews as well as proven pictures. However, after speaking to her, the passion she shows for her role on your day is beyond what you would expect. She loves to meet people and is a pleasure to be around. After that there wasn’t a choice on who we needed to capture our day

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It’s a gloriously sunny day today, and I’m spending the morning doing a little insta-photography for our friends at Lily Arkwright – but I couldn’t resist taking a break to share this fabulously colourful wedding styled shoot with you. The look is light, lush and dreamy (ooooohhhh that sunshine – those dresses!) and the tablescapes are to die for. Huge thanks to lovely Rebecca Wilkie for sharing this one with us. It all happened in beautiful Yorkshire, so I recommend any of you lovelies in the north of England take a minute to check out the list of brilliant suppliers below!

Coral and blue for a colour pop wedding style! Credit Tabitha Stark Photography via English Wedding Blog (17)

Tabitha Stark Photography

Spring is in the air with this epic Navy and Coral shoot with splashes of gold. We absolutely love that Pantone announce Classic Blue as their colour for 2020. Blue can be luxurious and ooze elegance and we are so excited to see how our couples will use it this year.

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Header image credit: Amanda Karen Photography full feature here

This one’s for all the wedding photographers, stylists, and creative suppliers out there! I’ve had so many beautiful submissions lately, and I’m really happy to have had submissions from photographers who’ve told me it’s their first time submitting to a wedding blog, or that they’ve never been featured before. Which absolutely makes my world go around!

At this time of year we get sooo many submissions, and some I’ve had to politely decline… but I always try to give a reason when I do. So I figured, perhaps it would be helpful to share some tips to help you get featured on English Wedding, and hopefully after that on other top wedding blogs as well!

 

Step 1 – Get to know your fave blog’s style

Every wedding blog has a different audience and a unique aesthetic, just as every wedding photographer has their own style and approach. By looking at the features on a blog, you’ll get to know the blogger’s style: is it uber quirky? Fine art? Focused on details and vibrant colour? And the key question: will your submission fit seamlessly with the blog’s look and values?

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There’s something wonderful about winter sunshine, don’t you think? And there’s most definitely something wonderful about today’s style feature, which I just know you’re going to love.

We’re heading to the beautiful Coltsfoot Country Retreat with our wonderful friend Becky Harley Photography. This is such a wonderful venue, surrounded by beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, and one Becky speaks very highly of!

Timeless winter wedding style, with Becky Harley Photography (2)

The two gowns are from Lisa Lyons Bridal
, and work wonderfully well alongside all the wintry styling elements. ‘Mira’ has the most exquisite subtle silvery winter botanical embroidery, and the glittery tulle overskirt is just divine for winter sparkle!

The ‘Stela’ lace dress from Lisa’s Modern Bohemia Collection is so elegant – delicate lace with an enchanting train and such a pretty neckline in an heirloom style which drops beautifully down to a backless V – it’s an incredibly beautiful gown and Becky has captured the detail of this dress with the most romantic photography – just wow!!!

Timeless winter wedding style, with Becky Harley Photography (18)

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There isn’t much in this world cuter than an alpaca, right? So when two landed right in my inbox I was smitten. And when I saw the stunning blooms and luxe styling in this wedding photoshoot I just knew I had to share it with you too! There are luscious details, pretty hoop styling touches and the most gorgeous of dresses in today’s feature, sent in by lovely Winchester wedding photographer Lorna Richerby. And our two brides are just beautiful, don’t you think?

White & green luxe wedding inspiration with cheeky alpacas, image credit Lorna Richerby Photography (20)

The concept for this wedding shoot came from wedding stylist Claire, owner of The Luxe Design Co. She wanted to create a fun shoot which not only highlighted the Elephant Hotel’s best features – quirky interiors, pretty garden, light-filled spaces, mouth-watering food, and it’s laid-back vibe – but also gave a talented team of wedding suppliers from across Hampshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire the creative freedom to contribute ideas and interpret the theme in their own way. 

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So here’s an amazing boho English country house wedding to kick off February in fabulous style! Gorgeous and glam with pale yellow styling touches and eye-catching hand lettered backdrops, Francesca & Joe’s Mulberry House wedding sings of sunshine and celebration – and I just love it!

Francesca & Joe's Mulberry House wedding, with Scott Miller Photography (20)

To create my vision, the venue needed enhancing. I wanted a very boho, whimsical, rustic feel and Starry Eyed Weddings delivered that for us!
Sacha at Starry Eyed Weddings did our flowers. What can I say – they were incredible, everyone has commented on them!! The flowers were very natural, wild and whimsical and better than I could have ever imagine. I mean we had a hanging display of flowers in the church which was spectacular and I’ve never seen anything like it before. I can’t recommend Starry Eyed Weddings more highly!

Francesca & Joe's Mulberry House wedding, with Scott Miller Photography (23)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.scottmiller-photography.co.uk

How did you choose your photographer?

My best friend used Scott for her wedding and I really liked his photos and the video, the fact he had a drone, so I wanted the same.

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A guest article by Bands for Hire | all images by Richard Skins Photography.
See Phoebe & Ed’s gorgeous Childerley Hall wedding in our archives!

Strutting the aisle like a Hollywood red carpet with thousands of eyes fixed on you is some couples’ idea of Heaven – but don’t worry if this sounds more like wandering through the fiery pits of Hell to you! Everyone deserves to be loved, and everyone deserves the chance to express that love in their own way. If you’re more of a privacy-appreciating introvert than an attention-loving extrovert, you might be dreading the prospect of sharing your innermost feelings of love in front of a roomful of people – only to then have to keep them all entertained for the rest of the evening.

However, especially in these forgiving modern times, you don’t really have to do any of that. You don’t have to invite everybody you went to school with, just as you don’t have to hire a cheesy disco DJ to persuade all the grandmas and grandads to get up and dance to the birdie song. All you really need to create some fond memories of your not-too-big day is your partner, then whoever else you want there with you, and whatever music you want playing throughout.

photographer credit Michelle Cordner Photography
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The English Wedding Directory is our curated list of brilliant wedding vendors. Our Insta and Facebook are updated with new vendors when they join us, and the Directory is full of brilliant photographers, stationers, florists, stylists… everything you might need for the wedding of your dreams!

These lovely people have joined the English Wedding Directory in the last couple of weeks – and we have more coming up to share with you soon! Do take a moment to discover them, and if you like what you see why not get in touch and even book this weekend?

Michelle Cordner is a Kent based wedding photographer covering South East England and beyond! With a focus on documenting your day in a cinematic documentary style

“I feel so lucky to be able to do the job I do. Personally, I can be shy when having my own photos taken! So, my main focus is to make my couples feel comfortable with me and the camera, and to create beautiful memories without interfering too much into your day!

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To all of you wonderful brides, grooms and wedding photographers… we’re already filling our editorial calendar for the spring (I know! Like, how is it even February already?) – and we need your help! I’m looking for weddings full of spring flowers and early sunshine, and for photoshoots filled with anemones and hellebores, tulips and ranunculus in bright, positive colours! And as always, EVERY style, size, colour and gender of wedding! And I’d love to have your gorgeous photos all over the blog!

The weddings I love to feature are beautifully photographed, with creative ideas and inspiration to share with the couples reading the blog. Details are a BIG deal – but it’s about the moments too. You’ll win my heart with stunning close up images, the most romantic couple shots, and unique, new creative decor and styling.

 

How to submit your wedding for a blog feature

If you’re a bride or groom, please ask your photographer to get in touch. Give them the link to my submissions page.

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I’d marry these two myself… gorgeous Martha & Phil had the most joyful, character-filled, fun and beautiful wedding at Bruisyard. They say the LOVELIEST things about their wedding suppliers – lovely Emily Tyler Photography gets a glowing and heartfelt review from the happy couple. They’ve also recommended a huge list of Suffolk wedding suppliers from personal experience, so do check those out (at the end of the feature). Do NOT scroll too fast through all the images though, because they’re BLOODY BEAUTIFUL. What an amazing day… Martha, Phil, congratulations! We think you’re awesome!!

Dark green and gold for Martha & Phil's glorious Bruisyard wedding, with Emily Tyler Photography (9)

Dark green and gold for Martha & Phil's glorious Bruisyard wedding, with Emily Tyler Photography (35)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.emilytylerphotography.com

How did you choose your photographer?

Our photographer Emily was THE BEST. She was really friendly and warm from the get go and was always excited for us every time we spoke. She even sent us a little prep package with tea and chocolate and a booklet to answer all the questions we might have. We also decided to have a couple’s shoot a few weeks before the wedding which gave us a chance to meet Emily and get used to being photographed – definitely the right choice, we had a lot of fun and had some great photos of us to put on the tables! Emily is an amazing photographer – she captured the day and most importantly, every bit of the joy.

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Hey lovelies! Join me today for a beautiful Kent wedding – gorgeous couple Sonia & Andy tied the knot on a gloriously sunny October day, and chose our friend Terence Joseph Photography to capture their story. Sonia dazzles in a stunning Jenny Packham dress. She told us “I knew I didn’t want the traditional white dress so I thought I would be searching for a long time but I found it really quickly and it was perfect for me. A bargain (from Debenhams) too! I found earrings and an art deco style crystal headpiece by Rose Red Rose White on Etsy, and my shoes were silver high heels from New Look. Andy wore a grey suit from T.M.Lewin with burgundy tie and pocket square from Swagger & Swoon – we found their colour matching service really useful.” 

Everything about this joyful day makes me feel so happy! I just know you’ll love it too. Enjoy!

A Jenny Packham bride at The Plough at Leigh, with Terence Joseph Photography (18)

Wedding photographer’s website:

Kent wedding photographer www.terencejosephphotography.co.uk

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