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Hi everyone! Just a quick blog post for you this lovely Friday morning as I’m going to be out and about shortly. I just had to share these quirky wedding ideas for Save the Dates, place settings and other bits and bobs from the brilliantly-named Cross-Eyed Fox (based in Coppull, Lancashire). I think you’ll love them!

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Owner Lauren got in touch to tell me how she started out selling a unique range of custom made and bespoke gifts and products. She’s exhibited at wedding fairs over recent months and is really enjoying creating new product ideas for weddings.

There are a few photos of items available from The Cross-Eyed Fox here for you to browse, but do go and take a look through the website: www.thecrosseyedfox.com

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The basis for Lauren’s entire wedding range is creativity and unique design, offering brides a bespoke, beautifully made and more importantly affordable range of products.

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Carys and Austin are today’s star couple on the English Wedding Blog. They were married at Rushton Hall and were so inspired by the venue they styled their day around it – with tables given aristocratic titles, and a feeling of grandeur and formality being at the heart of all their wedding plans.

Rushton Hall English Wedding Blog Sarah Vivienne (1)Carys wears a beautiful Charlotte Balbier dress which looks divine on her gorgeous figure. The lace and detailing on the wedding dress continues throughout the styling of the day, with crystals and a white and silver theme. Today’s English wedding blog is simply elegant and has that timeless feel so many brides and grooms aspire to. All images are by Sarah Vivienne Photography – a favourite photographer of mine! Do read the wedding report which is full of ideas and advice – I’ll introduce today’s blog post with a special quote from Carys talking about her favourite memories from the day:

“The way my heart raced as I walked down the aisle and greeted Austin at the front, then how I just couldn’t quite get my words out on the second part of my vows, making everyone in church cry.”

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I’d like to ask a quick question about your wedding music: what springs to mind first? Your first dance, “your song” maybe? Or the ceremony music? Do you find it easier to plan the soundtrack to your evening, and struggle with ideas for personalising your ceremony music? I know I would. I don’t know the first thing about classical music, and if I had a wedding to plan I really wouldn’t know where to start with that part of the day. If you’re struggling with the same issues of classical music then you, my lovely friend, are about to be enlightened and entertained by a brilliant article written by Sam Houston (of Wedding Music Consulation) for the English Wedding Blog. Read, learn, smile, enjoy! Claire x

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Photo credit Chris Hanley Photography at Margam Park Orangery

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Lizzie and Chris are the loveliest of couples and I’m so pleased to be sharing their ever-so-elegant English wedding with you today. If you’re wondering if you’ll cry in church, Lizzie’s photos are about to show it doesn’t matter: in fact I think it’s such a beautiful moment! And there are so many more throughout today’s wedding blog feature.

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That’s not to mention the lovely styling and blue colour tones, another reason I selected this wedding to share with you on the blog today. I’ve learned a few things from Lizzie – Eryngium, anyone? Beautiful. (There’s a clue in the photo above!)

Thank you to wedding photographer Jo Garlike from Summer Love Photography for today’s submission, and my warmest congratulations to the very gorgeous Lizzie and Chris! Everyone – enjoy! Claire xxx
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Lizzie and Chris – a classically elegant English wedding

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Wedding venue:

St Michaels & All Saints Church, Aylsham, Norfolk & reception at Hunter’s Hall, Swanton Morley, Norfolk

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… or not. This made me smile so much! I would love, one day, to be featured on the very wonderful Love My Dress wedding blog. And I so very nearly was… in fact I saw one of my paper rose wedding place names in one of Annabel’s photos from the Etsy UK wedding event right there on Love My Dress earlier this month. Let’s start with my own photo to show you a clear view of the item in question… this was taken in my calligraphy studio:

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This is my best selling wedding calligraphy item – the paper rose place name card in pink

In April I was invited by the Etsy UK Weddings team to send in these cards for their big launch event in Mayfair. I made up a pack of 10 sample cards and wrote the names of some of my favourite wedding bloggers on the cards. (Yes, there was an ‘Annabel’ there!) So I know those cards were on display somewhere at the Etsy Weddings event in London.

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Hi everyone! Last week on the English Wedding Blog I asked for your very best ideas for flower power inspired wedding styling. And I’m so happy to say you shared some wonderful images, ideas and designs! I will definitely run a blog feature like this again, I’ve loved seeing everything you emailed me last week.

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Gorgeous bright wedding bouquet – talk about flower power! Photo credit Peppermint Love Photography

My top 11 wedding ideas – flower power style!

I asked you to share ideas and inspiration for a bright, exciting, slightly bohemian and hippy wedding theme – in a nutshell I wanted ‘Flower Power’ wedding ideas as an antidote to all the Great Gatsby hysteria. And boy did you share some lovely ideas 🙂 So here are my 11 favourites from the items you shared last week. I hope you love them too!

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Flower Power – two words to inspire a world of different wedding ideas

Those flower power wedding ideas contributors – from the top:

  1. Use retro print jars and containers for your flowers to jazz up displays. Photo credit Simon Biffen Photography
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Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a lovely day and enjoying a little sunshine. It’s going to be a wonderful weekend for weddings I think! Today I want to introduce you to my newest friend and sponsor, the lovely Kasia from Peppermint Love Photography in Dorset.

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Dorset wedding photography – introducing Peppermint Love!

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Wedding photography in Dorset: Photo credit Peppermint Love www.peppermintlove.com

Kasia Nowak describes her photography style as “more than doc­u­men­tary” – her style has a nat­ural feel but with an artis­tic, flat­ter­ing touch. For Kasia a wed­ding is so much more than smiles and tears: she strives to cap­ture details, colours and the over­all feel­ing of the day.

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Peppermint Love wedding photography Dorset

Wedding photography in Dorset: Photo credit Peppermint Love www.peppermintlove.com

Peppermint Love now has a dedicated page on the English Wedding Blog which you can find here: Peppermint Love on the English Wedding Blog

(To see other blog sponsors please click on the wedding suppliers link in the top menu bar)

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Morning everyone! I’ve been crafting some gorgeous little hearts in recent weeks and they’re proving ever so popular on my calligraphy website so I wanted to show you too!

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These cute and quirky heart place names are handwritten in my favourite script, and in white and pastel inks for a contemporary feel. I’ve been experimenting with adding little flowers, rustic twine and ribbons too. There’s a heart in my calligraphy studio for every style and occasion… and I’m offering free samples today!

For a free calligraphy heart sample all you need to do is email hello@Calligraphy-for-Weddings.com with your name, wedding date, style or colours and postal address.

Hearts are usually priced at ÂŁ2.40 each but your sample will be totally free.

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Cute, quirky, colourful heart place names for weddings

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heart wedding place names UK (3)The hearts come in all kinds of colours from pastels to brights, even darker colours with white, silver or gold ink. I can add ribbon or twine, and paper flowers in a range of shapes and styles. The price is ÂŁ2.40 per heart so for 80 guests you’ll pay less than ÂŁ200 in total. They double as wedding favours too – people always love to take anything home that has their names on!
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Whenever I see an English Asian wedding I wish I had more in my inbox to share with you – the elegance and wonderful colours are out of this world! And Dharmendra and Divya’s contemporary English wedding with an Asian twist is simply amazing. I jumped at the chance to share it with you as soon as I saw it!

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The images are by my friend and blog sponsor the lovely Phil Drinkwater. Phil is a wedding photographer in Cheshire and Manchester, and I’d recommend him to anyone – he’s a lovely guy too. The photography in today’s Asian wedding blog is just beautiful – as is today’s bride Divya.

My thanks to a gorgeous couple for sharing such a glorious wedding day on the English Wedding Blog – and congratulations! Thanks also to Phil for the submission. Find out more about Phil Drinkwater on his stunning new website which was launched this month – www.phildweddingphotography.co.uk and enjoy today’s wedding blog! Claire x
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An contemporary English wedding with an Asian twist! Divya and Dharmendra

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Creative wedding styling seems to be the big thing of 2013, with wedding magazines and top wedding blogs featuring quirky and interesting wedding props wherever I look. In 2012 and with vintage weddings everywhere the star performer was most definitely the vintage suitcase as table plan. Scuffed cases with Cath Kidston-esque interiors were strung up with cards for guest names by table. Surrounded by jam jars of flowers, little frames of old family photos and a vintage typewriter, the scuffed-suitcase-for-hire was the belle of every wedding ball.

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Wedding props like this Love sign with glitter from Scene Setter are the big trend for 2013

But now it’s time for something new, and just maybe it’s the turn of the Big Sign. Something flashy and extravagant, a big feature you can buy online or make at home. Scene Setter certainly think so – the image above is their ‘Swept sequin love’ sign. As I type this blog post it’s “coming soon” to their website at www.scene-setter.co.uk.

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I loved Anna and Craig’s Fawsley Hall wedding as soon as I saw it – and when they say ‘all things vintage’ they really mean it… there’s even a steam roller thrown in! Not to mention the family heirlooms as wedding decor. This is truly beautiful.

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I also admire Anna and Craig’s approach to sourcing wedding suppliers. They sourced items locally and saved money that way, as well as working together with family and friends to make their own accessories for the big day. But most of all this is a beautiful wedding full of smiles and laughter, love and family. There’s mention of a giggling fit at the altar (love it!) in Anna’s wedding report which you’ll find at the end of the blog feature today.

Thank you to Kent wedding photographer Benjamin Toms for sharing the images of this beautiful Fawsley Hall wedding today. And huge congratulations to Anna and Craig! Enjoy! Claire xx
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A beautiful Fawsley Hall wedding blog – Anna & Craig and all things vintage

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Hello there lovely blog readers and I hope your Monday is going nicely so far. I have a truly beautiful wedding to begin this week with. Abi and Mikael chose to have their wedding outside, this time last year. They married in the charming village of Duncton, West Sussex, with an outdoor ceremony in the grounds of Duncton Village Hall.

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Wedding photographer Paul Fletcher very kindly shared his images of the wedding with me for the English Wedding Blog. You can read his full wedding blog post with images here.

Abi and Mikael have written a great wedding report and reviewed some of their favourite wedding suppliers for you. I love their advice… particularly the bits about the dancing swan, the importance of hiring a good photographer, and remembering to eat the food!

I’ll hand over to today’s beautiful bride and gorgeous groom to tell you more about their outdoor wedding. Huge congratulations to Abi and Mikael, and thank you for being on the English Wedding Blog! All images are by Paul Fletcher Photography.

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