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Did you know we have 3,000 blog posts on English Wedding? All of the real weddings we’ve featured over the last few years, all the advice we’ve shared and styled photoshoots our members and friends have created – it really adds up! I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who’s been featured on the website over recent years and months – and we’re looking forward to the next 3,000 blog posts! 

Today we’re sharing a few ways you can save your wedding bouquet as a keepsake to remember your day. I totally recommend working with resin (lots of fun, also sciencey!) but the other methods are lovely crafty projects to try as well. Do have a go with other flowers before you try this on your actual wedding bouquet though!

Thanks to lovely Hayley for sending this article our way. 

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Let’s start the week with a reminder of how amazing things used to be…. and a reminder that they WILL get back to normal. We don’t know when, but there WILL be hugs and parties and gatherings of favourite people and love and romance and just pure joy with bunches of happy humans all celebrating together. Hang in there, everyone… In the meantime let’s look back on a super glamorous and FUN wedding with our fabulous friends and London wedding photographers York Place Studios. Gorgeous Ally & Alex’s black tie wedding took place at Hedsor House – and despite the rain this gorgeous pair had a BLAST! I love how the story of their wedding builds in excitement and joy through their wedding photographs: from the nerves and closeness of Ally’s bridal prep through the romantic ceremony, super classy reception and the amazing party vibes at the end of the day. This is a beauty of a wedding!

Ally & Alex's amazing Hedsor Park wedding, with York Place Studios (20)

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By English Wedding member Truly Experiences, Feature photo by Louis Hansel @shotsoflouis on Unsplash

If we go back to early 14th century English, the word stag was used to refer to a male of any species. But in today’s current wedding lingo, a stag party means a get-together reserved for men when one of the group is about to get married. It’s traditionally held just before the wedding and is something of a rite of passage.

While stag dos have gotten a reputation for being bawdy and often out of control, the good news is that this is changing. There are plenty of ideas for planning and experiencing the kind of stag do that the groom will not forget in a hurry – for all the right reasons.

You can keep things elegant, interesting and cosmopolitan by hosting a more urbane event using any one of these ideas.

Photo by Louis Hansel @shotsoflouis on Unsplash

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Morning lovely! I’m happy to be bringing you a glorious real wedding today – it’s from last summer when the world was normal, and it’s exceptionally beautiful. I love to see these reminders of how things will be when the pandemic is over: with friends and family and togetherness and joy and love all bundled up into one huggable celebration! Steph & Tom’s day is beautiful – they enlisted our lovely friend and English Wedding member Jo at One Curious Dream to help bring everything together – and it’s fabulous!

With love,“english

Steph & Tom's classic, timeless Magdalene College wedding, with photography by Lina and Tom (33)

Jo at One Curious Dream helped us to figure out what was going to make the most impact but not break the bank. We had such fun driving over to Norwich to meet her in her treasure trove warehouse and choosing all of the finishing touches for our day. Having her experience to help shape, challenge and explore our ideas made the planning process even more enjoyable and exciting. We agreed that we would put all of our effort into decorating the marquee at Barrington Hall as that was where we would spend most of the day, and to be fair Magdalene College doesn’t need much to be incredible! On the run up to the wedding, Jo and her team spent ages getting our long dining tables perfect and managing hundreds of little vases!

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Morning lovelies! Today’s shoot is prettily perfect, filled with vibrant reds and pinks and the most beautiful sunlight. With stunning images by lovely Nisha at Your Choice Photography. As Elopements and intimate weddings take a centre seat in 2020 and beyond, I wanted to share just how beautiful a celebration for two (or maybe a couple more) can be. It doesn’t have to break the bank to be beautiful and unique. This lakeside elopement inspiration could have been in any destination in the world…but with the right wedding professionals – this sunset celebration of love was capable in the heart of Yorkshire.

Beckie & James's lakeside elopement photoshoot, with Your Choice Photography (20)

Photographer – www.yourchoicephotography.com
Stylist/Florist – http://facebook.com/maedaeweddingsandevents 
Venue – Wilton Park, Batley
Dress designer /Boutique –  https://www.enzoani.com at https://bridalreloved.co.uk/shops/wakefield
Suit designer – https://www.reecefordsuithire.co.uk/
Stationery – velvetmaydesigns.co.uk
Treats – https://wheretheribbonends.com/
MUA – facebook.com/makeupbybeckielianne
Boots –  www.houseofelliotcollection.com
Headpiece – www.vintageadornments.co.uk
Couple – https://www.facebook.com/beckie.lianne &  https://www.facebook.com/jroffey

 

Beckie & James's lakeside elopement photoshoot, with Your Choice Photography (21)

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Beckie & James's lakeside elopement photoshoot, with Your Choice Photography (22)
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Beckie & James's lakeside elopement photoshoot, with Your Choice Photography (24)
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Beckie & James's lakeside elopement photoshoot, with Your Choice Photography (8)
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Beckie & James's lakeside elopement photoshoot, with Your Choice Photography (12)
Beckie & James's lakeside elopement photoshoot, with Your Choice Photography (13)
Beckie & James's lakeside elopement photoshoot, with Your Choice Photography (14)
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Beckie & James's lakeside elopement photoshoot, with Your Choice Photography (17)
Beckie & James's lakeside elopement photoshoot, with Your Choice Photography (18)
Beckie & James's lakeside elopement photoshoot, with Your Choice Photography (19)

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This is a guest article by English Wedding member Hannah Morris (hires out enamelware crockery at Enamelware Events)
and Lauren Alexander (wedding planner, stylist and event coordinator at Lauren Alexander Weddings).

Styling your Tables

So you have the dress and suit, you’ve got the band and the venue is all booked, tables seem to be the next item high up on the list for many couples. This is because the tables really are a highlight of the day. From setting the scene to colour schemes, the tables create the ambience of the day, influencing how people eat, how they communicate, how they see the couple as well as what it looks like. Often my couples know what their table shouldn’t look like, and from here we springboard to what they would like their table to be.

Wedding Catering, Styled Tables and Crockery Hire, with Enamelware Events (13)

Credits: Styling – Lauren Alexander, Photo – Albert Palmer Photography

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Thank you lovely Carla Thomas Photography for this contribution to English Wedding.

2020 has been anything but dull and the good news if your wedding is planned for the end of the year, weddings are now allowed to take place. Of course, there are some restrictions in place as the country and world eases back into the new normal.

If you were planning a large wedding and reception, you’re now faced with a hard and emotional decision to make. Do you postpone everything until later next year or 2022 or do you go ahead with a small wedding now and a large celebration later? Couples who have gone through the heartache of postponing their wedding this year will tell you how much of a rollercoaster making this decision is. After all the planning to not get married on a date that likely has some significance. Take your time to process your feelings. The constant changes are unnerving and the uncertainty unsettling. So take your time to feel what you feel.

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I know this year’s been a rollercoaster for all of you – Covid has hit us hard, and we still don’t know how or when we’ll come out of this safely. 2020 sucks! I’ve kind of taken it upon myself to share as many micro wedding related ideas as I possibly can. Small, intimate and cosy weddings are magical, I promise. If you’re planning your day for 2021 perhaps it’ll be very different to the wedding you originally had in mind. But the wedding industry is adjusting: photographers are coming up with special packages for smaller weddings; stationers are creating all kinds of “new date” wedding invites – and today I’m thrilled to be sharing some glorious bouquets especially for intimate weddings. Which is your favourite?

With love,“english

Gorgeous seasonal bouquets for small and intimate 2020 weddings (1)
Following multiple requests from couples seeking ready-to-wear flowers delivered for small and intimate weddings at home or in registry offices during lockdown, Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart is thrilled to introduce Wild at Heart Bride.

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The English Wedding Directory is our curated list of brilliant wedding vendors. Our Insta is regularly 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 wedding suppliers have joined the English Wedding Directory in the last couple of weeks – do take a moment to discover them, and if you like what you see why not get in touch and even book this weekend?

Katherine and her Camera

Katherine and her Camera (Hampshire)
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Katherine and her Camera, a relaxed documentary style wedding photographer based in Hampshire (but willing to travel!) ready to tell your unique wedding story.

Discover more & get in touch!

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Web: https://www.katherineandhercamera.com


Willow and Rust

Willow and Rust (Derbyshire)
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Willow and Rust Weddings can make your dreams a reality. I specialise in planning and styling beautiful sustainable outdoor events and don’t believe that just because you want an eco-conscious day you should have to compromise on the details.

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It’s been a bumper year for proposals – which only proves that love is stronger than any pandemic. We will get through this – and when we do, the other side will be so full of joyful celebrations we won’t know where to turn. I have the most romantic proposal to share with you today – with beautiful Oluwaseun taken completely by surprise when Akinwale popped the question on a quiet day in central London.

Akinwale planned everything perfectly, with London proposal photographer Matt Badenoch ready and waiting to capture the moment. Afterwards they had a stroll around the city for some more beautiful photos to celebrate their engagement!

Akinwale & Oluwaseun's dream proposal in London, captured on camera by Matt Badenoch Photography (14)

Oluwaseun is my dream woman. She has an unimaginably deep recess of kindness and love. While I was planning the surprise proposal, my biggest challenge was keeping it a secret from her. That’s because we have grown to share most things with each other.

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I’m finding it fascinating to see wedding suppliers almost subconsciously adapt their shoots to work for micro weddings. While the wedding world shifts and changes to a focus on intimate, small (and all the more beautiful) celebrations, suppliers are coming together to create the most wonderful inspiration for our editorials. Today’s post is a fabulous example: a small group of talented Norfolk wedding creatives came together to create something truly beautiful. For me, it shows that you can have a magical micro wedding with a small team of trusted suppliers to turn your dreams into reality.

With love, “english

Boho beautiful - wedding inspiration from Chaucer Barn, with Eternal Images Photography Ltd (19)

Those Norfolk wedding suppliers for you to discover are:

Photography Eternal Images Photography
Venue Chaucer Barn
Bespoke bridal design Tatty’s Original (Tiffany and fiancé Josh are our bride and groom)
Silk florals, decor and styling Vintage Silk (words are by Amy from Vintage Silk)
Macramé by Lovely Little Lot of Knots

Boho beautiful - wedding inspiration from Chaucer Barn, with Eternal Images Photography Ltd (55)

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Today’s wedding is short n sweet, with the most stunning details – truly, the images speak for themselves and capture the love and joy from this romantic, emotional Beeston Manor wedding. Aimee & Dan are just stunning – you can feel the nervous excitement and the joy as their day unfolds – it’s magical. Images are by Lancashire wedding photographer and English Wedding member Phil Salisbury, whose favourite venues include Beeston Manor and Eaves Hall in Clitheroe. (Check his list of Lancashire’s best wedding venues here)

Aimee & Dan's elegant rustic Beeston Manor wedding, with Phil Salisbury Photography (15)

Wedding photographer’s website

https://www.philsalisbury.com/

How did you choose your photographer?

I was actually looking at all the wedding pictures on my wedding venue (beeston manor’s) Instagram page and there were a certain few that kept catching my eye and Phil was the photographer in them all. So I then searched all his work.

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

My wedding pictures were so good I was really happy with them all. The quality was amazing and there so special to me.

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

Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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