TOP
FEATURED

Good morning lovely! An early post today because I’m off teaching a Christmas calligraphy class in the Lake District (so excited I can’t tell you! We’re doing wrapping paper and baubles!) And so today’s creative wedding photoshoot was just perfect to share with you right now. It’s just so beautiful! The flowers are incredible and I adore Julie Michaelsen’s photography. (I was lucky enough to have Julie send me some photographs of my calligraphy back in 2017 and have been in love with her work ever since!) The look is beautifully styled by Lamp Productions with stunning calligraphy by Judy Broad and the most excitingly creative cake from Nevie-Pie Cakes – see the full supplier list at the end of the feature!

floral wedding ideas at Millbridge Court on English Wedding - photo credit Julie Michaelsen Photography (5)

“Set in the heart of the Surrey countryside in England, Millbridge Court is a contemporary, exclusive use wedding and events venue. We decided to choose Millbridge Court for our shoot as we knew we wanted to shoot at a countryside venue. Luckily, Millbridge Court is within easy reach of London and it has a relaxed, refined luxury feel to it. Not only is it such a unique venue with a naturally rural yet contemporary and elegant feel, but it has a stunning interior and is flooded with light all year round.

Tess and Tom at their marquee wedding in Swallowfied by Richard Skins Photography
FEATURED

This is a guest article from Bands for Hire, with header image by Richard Skins Photography

Choosing the right music for your special day is as important as any other aspect of your ceremony and reception. Not only do you want your favourite music as a couple to characterise this celebration of your new life together, but you also want music that all of your guests, young and old, will enjoy. Music is a highly personal experience – we all associate the songs we hear with different things, so you’re going to want to make sure the music you provide helps keep the joy and love your friends and family felt at your wedding alive in their memories.

This may seem like a tall order, especially if you’re new to event planning – after all, there are so many options vying for your attention all the time, so it can be hard to know where to start. Don’t worry – help is at hand! In this article, we’ll break down the various stages of your wedding day and suggest which live music acts would be the most effective and the most practical for these special moments.

FEATURED

Hey beautiful! I have something fabulous to share with you today – the release of House of Ollichon‘s fourth collection!

We ADORE House of Ollichon here at English Wedding for their dress-less collections: that’s right, they’re all about tops and skirts, jumpsuits and capes – with never a dress to be seen. Which makes House of Ollichon bridal styles PERFECT for wearing after your big day – whether that’s for your after party, or for a special night out on the town, or hell if you just want to dance around your living room and feel like the queen of the world!

House of Ollichon’s latest collection echoes the more dramatic, fearless women who aren’t afraid to say NO to the dress! These images are from the new collection, but please do visit https://houseofollichon.co.uk to check out the rest of their designs – the original sassy, sexy, free-spirited styles which made House of Ollichon a little bit of a legend-in-the-making are still there!

FEATURED

Aren’t you glad it’s Friday?! I’m excited to be heading over to the north east to see my sister tomorrow – and also, to crack on with some Christmas shopping! Oooh – and I must remember to share the news that Not On The High Street are having a ONE DAY sale today, so you can grab 15% off any order of £50 or more (like my calligraphy family tree!), until midnight today! Just quote HAPPY15 when you order!

destination wedding in Crete with Crete For Love wedding planners (42)

Can I bring a dose of sunshine to your screen this morning? Because I have the loveliest destination wedding to share with you today. Gorgeous couple Jacqueline and Adam were married in Crete, and their day is a blissful celebration of love in the June sunshine – and with a party in the village taverna it is just perfect! I really hope you love this as much as I do! I’ll let our beautiful bride tell you all about their day. Happy Friday everyone!

destination wedding in Crete with Crete For Love wedding planners (8)

FEATURED

Good morning lovely! Are you feeling the nip in the air today? I have been looking forward to sharing this pretty winter wedding with you all – a November celebration which makes the most of pretty, sparkly fairy lights and has a warming, romantic vibe to the day. Gorgeous bride Hannah wears a shimmery, lace dress from Yours Truly in Maidstone, and the images of the day are captured by our friend and Kent wedding photographer Terence Joseph Photography – who gets a wonderful review from the happy couple!

 Hannah and Tom's November wedding at The Plough at Leigh with Terence Joseph Photography (13)

Hannah and Tom told me their wedding style was centred around the fact it was more of a winter wedding – the wood fire, fairy lights and candles all added to the effect. Their venue was The Plough at Leigh, and they found suppliers via recommendations from family, from internet research and reading reviews, and from the venue’s open day.

 Hannah and Tom's November wedding at The Plough at Leigh with Terence Joseph Photography (2)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://terencejosephphotography.co.uk/

FEATURED

This is a guest article from our friends at Entertainment Nation

At Entertainment Nation we help arrange the music for thousands of weddings each year, so it’s crucial for us and our clients that we keep up to date on what’s most popular and what works best at a wedding reception.

In our experience, most couples want to be sure of two things from their evening entertainment: reliability and the ability to get the dance floor heaving. At Entertainment Nation, we only work with top quality professional bands who we trust to give an exceptional performance every time. This frees you up to focus on the style of music you want for your reception instead of worrying whether the band will turn up!

Read on to find out more about the top styles of wedding band to supply the soundtrack to your big night.

All images in this post are by Forget Me Knot Images, based in Newcastle. See Niamh and Dave’s wedding from our archives by clicking here

FEATURED

Good morning, lovelies! I’m officially back at my blogging desk after a week in Venice, and VERY excited for the week ahead. We’ve some stunning weddings and ideas to share with you, and my inbox is bursting with submissions (I have 331 emails eeek) so it’s going to be a busy and beautiful week! Let’s kick things off with a fabulous wedding photoshoot from lovely Lorna Newman Photography, from a new wedding venue in Cambridgeshire. I hope you love this as much as I do!

Stockmans Meadows Cambridgeshire wedding photography by Lorna Newman (21)

A team of amazing suppliers came together for this inspired shoot mainly to showcase a beautiful new venue called Stockmans Meadows, in Cambridgeshire. The venue is set alongside a river (they even have a boat). It has a cute boho feel and is super romantic so our concept for the shoot was “Romance by the Riverside’. We wanted to showcase the venue, as well as all the very talented suppliers work that was involved.

FEATURED

Morning lovelies!! I just got back from Venice – and I’ve had the most wonderful adventure of a lifetime over there. Also – a huge eye-opener of a holiday with the flooding and danger to the city and its inhabitants as well as its treasures. I’ll write more about it soon – but for now, if you haven’t been to Venice, put it on your honeymoon shortlist (before this treasure and once-in-a-lifetime destination disappears forever). So after my time away, I’m excited to share this stunning wedding today. Gorgeous couple Joshua and Chloe were married at Wrest Park in Bedfordshire on a beautiful day in August. The pretty images that capture their day are by Becky Kerr Photography, who gets a lovely review from the bride and groom!

Chloe and Joshua's wedding full of plants at Wrest Park Silsoe with Becky Kerr Photography (26)

“I am a florist so it was really improtant to me to have lots of flowers! I really wanted to do all of the flowers for the wedding but quickly realised that this wouldn’t be possible. I made our bouquets, flower crowns and the boys’ buttonholes from flowers that I had grown on my cutting garden. My business Floral Roots focuses on using locally grown flowers and I loved the idea that Josh would be wearing something that I had grown and made.

FEATURED

If you could elope to anywhere in the world, where would you go? For me, Iceland… although I’d be following in the footsteps of soooo many couples right now! Perhaps the Italian mountains, or the Pyrenees – or ooh, maybe Japan? And of course – of course: wouldn’t it be amazing to elope to New York? What a dream come true that would be…

… and so it turned out for today’s brilliant couple. Hailing from London, our handsome grooms Michael and Keith eloped to New York at Christmas, grabbing some ‘wow’ photos through the city streets as they celebrated together and let it all sink in. I just adore the photos – and I hope you will too!

Michael and Keith's New York elopement with Everly Studios (11)

Thanks to Jocelyn at Everly Studios for submitting this elopement to the blog! I adore elopements and would love to hear your elopement stories and feature more like this on English Wedding! Get in touch with your submissions here.

FEATURED

I hope you’re having the loveliest week! I’d like to introduce you to someone who is a definite favourite amongst wedding bloggers – and who has joined English Wedding this month as one of our handpicked and wholeheartedly recommended wedding photographers! Richard Skins is a Dorset wedding photographer whose recent weddings have taken him to some enchanting and exciting destination weddings in Europe, as well as around the UK! Just stepping across to Richard’s website is like being in France in the summer – it’s a magical and romantic world of beautiful in his little corner of the internet!

Chateau De Lartigolle by Richard Skins Photography

From Bournemouth to the South of France via weddings in Slovenia, Italy and the Swiss Alps, Richard’s weddings are always beautifully, thoughtfully, brilliantly captured. Richard’s focus on happiness at weddings shines from each image in a seamless combination of modern and documentary wedding photography. If you’re planning a destination wedding, it’s good to know Richard Skins most definitely knows his way around a few chateaux – and has the spirit of adventure to discover many more!

FEATURED

Happy Tuesday, lovelies! I’m still away from my desk on a Big Adventure – but of COURSE I’d never leave you without something beautiful to feast your eyes on. Today’s Parley Manor wedding is full of glorious sunflowers, with stunning bride Carley rocking an unusual and beautiful Maggie Sottero gown. She and handsome hubby Dan describe their wedding as a “relaxed cocktail fuelled sunny garden party in the perfect setting” – which is everything I think a wedding should be!

Parley Manor wedding photography by Rachel Elizabeth on English Wedding (28)

The day was styled around summer colours and sunflowers, with red accents (and the bridesmaids look fabulous in gorgeous red Watters Wtoo dresses to suit the theme). Carley and Dan found their suppliers via their venue, and then did their own research online to put together their perfect team of creatives to make their dream day come true!

Parley Manor wedding photography by Rachel Elizabeth on English Wedding (39)

Their images are by lovely Rachel Elizabeth Photography, who gets a glowing review from the happy couple!

Parley Manor wedding photography by Rachel Elizabeth on English Wedding (38)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.rachelizabethphotography.co.uk/

FEATURED

This. This is one of the loveliest shoots I’ve seen in my EXACTLY 10 years of being a wedding blogger. (Because yes, I’ve just realised English Wedding was born on November 16th, 2009 and it’s our birthday week!) It seems the perfect opportunity to share something very special with you all.

The location is The Railway Barn at New Hall Vineyards. The concepts and styling are by lovely Hayley Jayne Weddings & Events, and images were captured so beautifully by Terri and Lori. I adore Jess’s dress – a stunning design from the inimitable St Patrick brand, loaned from Turner & Pennell in Rayleigh.

Barn venue transformed for a beautiful modern wedding, photo credit Terri and Lori (15)

Petal and Wild‘s flowers make this shoot exceptional. The breathtaking structures, the cool and breezy palette, the blooms nestled amongst the balloons… and oh, while we’re on THAT subject will you just look at this beauty?! It’s by the spectacularly creative Fable & Moon. (You’re going to want to check out Sophie’s insta! – she’s all kinds of amazing!)

Barn venue transformed for a beautiful modern wedding, photo credit Terri and Lori (31)

Words by Hayley Jayne Weddings & Events

Karapürçek Escort Bilecik Escort Bolu Escort

 

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

Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

Would you like to get exclusive offers, exciting
updates and wedding blog sneak peeks by email?