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Hello everyone, I hope your day has been nice so far and you’re keeping wrapped up warm! I was delighted when today’s feature landed into my inbox – it’s proof that UK wedding photographers are among the very best in the world:

Berkshire wedding photographer Neale James has started 2013 with the fantastic news that one of his images is to be included in the Junebug Weddings ‘Best of the Best 2012’ list, an international award that recognises the very best images taken during the past year.

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The competition, run by one of the most popular and well-respected wedding brands in the world, Junebug Weddings, attracts worldwide interest and this year saw almost 7,000 images from 39 different countries submitted, so to be selected as one of the top 50 is a truly outstanding achievement.

In addition, and something that makes the award even more incredible, this year Neale is the only UK based wedding photographer to have been included in the prestigious list.

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Today’s wedding is all about the pretty details: Katie and Craig were married at Buxted Park and opted for an English country garden wedding style with pastel shades of pink and flower garlands to decorate wedding tables.

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Katie made all of her wedding reception stationery herself, and the details made for a very beautiful day at one of England’s luxury wedding venues. I’m sure her lovely ideas will inspire some of you – it would be great if you leave a comment at the end of the blog post for Katie and Craig.

All of today’s images are by London’s Cecelina Photography – my huge thanks to Cecelina for submitting this wedding. The wedding report is halfway down this blog feature, but before I launch into the words and pictures, I’d like to share Katie’s glowing review of the staff at Buxted Park wedding venue with you – because it’s so lovely:

“They cannot do enough to help you before, during and after the wedding day. It runs like clockwork without making you feel like “just another wedding”.”

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Happy Monday morning everyone! Did you have a lovely weekend? Mine was wonderful – life by the seaside is amazing, even in January… I’m glad I have a drawer full of scarves though! Today I have a fabulous distraction from work to share with you, in the form of a beautifully elegant Buckinghamshire wedding.

Bucks wedding Tom Redman Photography (1)Anoushka and Dan were married on a sunny September day – remember all that warm sunshine? They used candles and flowers to create a sophisticated look for the wedding reception. Their wedding day is modern and elegant, perfectly suited to the magnificent setting of Notley Abbey.

Anoushka and Dan have very kindly shared a wonderful wedding report with us today – you’ll find it halfway down the page. First let me share my favourite extract from the happy couple with you:

“After all the build up to and the fanfare of the day it is all really about you committing to spend the rest of your lives together and sipping our champagne as husband and wife knowing we had the rest of our married life ahead of us was the most exciting part!”

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I hope you’ve had a brilliant week and are all ready for the weekend. Today’s blog post is a very quick reminder that you can find English Wedding Blog online wherever you go…

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Cheshire is known for being one of the more affluent locations in the UK (to put it mildly), and as a result, there is no shortage of grand and impressive privately owned buildings in such towns as Knutsford, Macclesfield and Chester. In the heart of the Cheshire countryside, one such Cheshire wedding venue – a magnificent manor estate – is happy to welcome couples and their families for a wedding day they’ll never forget.

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Colshaw Hall is a lovingly restored, Grade II listed house and has been given plenty of attention by owners the Irlam family, and being located in Knutsford, the hall is perfectly situated for those in the North West after a luxury wedding venue for a perfect day. The country surroundings offer a peaceful and tranquil environment and a welcome degree of privacy, whilst the Hall allows for a grand backdrop and highlights the splendour of the event.

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I’m so excited – I’ve just launched a shop on Etsy for my calligraphy bits and bobs. I wondered if you’ve ever bought from the site before, or sold there? Any Etsy fans, wedding suppliers or admirers, I’d really love to hear your advice and opinions about the site.

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I am (… is this sad?!) looking forward to reading the Quick Start Guide for sellers later on, but in the meantime any hints and tips you lovely people have to share will be ever so welcome!

I must thank my lovely friend Jo from Vintage Twee whose store has very much inspired mine! I’ve always loved how Jo’s store looks, and I was taking inspiration from her this morning (she has no idea…) so Jo, thank you!!!

If you haven’t discovered Etsy yet, then allow me to share two fabulous weddings with you – both Naomi and Rachel bought goodies from Etsy.com, and their English Weddings were featured on my favourite wedding blog (I’m biased haha)…

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Do you know the wedding reading about the two dinosaurs who fall in love? I do – it’s one I’ve written in calligraphy many times and a firm favourite. There’s something beautiful about the simplicity of this love story – and I’m so proud to be sharing Donna and Paul’s wedding with you today because they used the lovely love story as a key theme for their wedding day.

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UK wedding blog Belinda McCarthy Photography (2)I love weddings where the bride and groom think creatively. Whether it’s a handmade theme, or something different, artistic or alternative – creative weddings make my world go round. Today’s stunning bride and gorgeous groom are simply amazing. Their wedding theme stems from Paul’s childhood and from their very first Valentine’s day (not forgetting as far back as the Jurassic period, I guess!) – it’s a timeless tale of the most beautiful romance. I know you’ll love this and I’m sure you’ll take some great ideas from their wedding day to inspire your own – it’s all about creating a personalised wedding style and loving every minute of your day!

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Hello you gorgeous lot! I have a treat for you today – as I’m having an amazing week I am full of the joys of spring (I’m also an optimist haha!) and I wanted to share an exclusive wedding calligraphy offer with English Wedding Blog readers this afternoon.

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Vintage wedding place name tags from Calligraphy-for-Weddings.com

I’ve shared a calligraphy blog post about vintage wedding place names on Calligraphy-for-Weddings.com (and explained how all my wedding calligraphy orders come in lovely little packages like presents!).

Exclusive offer for English Wedding Blog readers

I’d like to offer English Wedding Blog readers a 10% discount on orders for these wedding calligraphy place names, and the offer will run until the end of January.

All you need to do is email me (all the information is on the Calligraphy for Weddings website) with your approximate numbers, and let me know which of the place name card styles you’d like. I’ll ask for a 50% deposit to secure your order for any time this year, and when you mention this offer on English Wedding Blog I’ll apply the discount to your entire wedding place names order!

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Wedding films always make me cry. I can’t help it! Romantic words of love from a groom, the exchange of vows, and a flutter of laughter just have me welling up every time!

Sarah & Steveo from Philip Smith on Vimeo.

Sarah and Steveo’s wedding film is no exception, and I thought I’d try and make you cry too this morning. It’s so lovely – Steveo’s speech will have you smiling and then surprise you into tears. With thanks to Philip Smith Visuals for sharing this gorgeous wedding film with us all today, and congratulations and huge thanks to Sarah and Steveo for sharing details of the wedding too! (See below)

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Our wedding 10/11/12

140 guests celebrated our traditional style wedding with us. Everyone gathered at my home church of St. Peters in Great Totham, Essex for the ceremony followed by our reception at a barn conversion 3 miles from the church where we had a champagne reception with canapes followed by a traditional wedding breakfast, speeches and a disco.

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I’m delighted to welcome my first brand new sponsor of 2013: Perdita’s Wed­ding Shoes have been sup­ply­ing brides, brides­maids and mother of the bride with beau­ti­ful shoes and acces­sories for over 12 years.

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Perdita’s are official stockists of Rainbow Club wedding shoes, and provide a dyeing service which means you can choose your favourite wedding shoe style and have it coloured to work with your wedding colour scheme.

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I love that Perdita’s Wedding Shoes provide a truly bespoke service from their showroom: owner Karen told me, “Brides come along with their mums to our show­room espe­cially when they want to meet our designer and get some unique ideas to cre­ate a spe­cial look, some­thing they can call their own design.

“Some cus­tomer designs get taken on into our col­lec­tions and then the shoe is named after the bride which is a nice touch.

Find out more about Perdita’s Wedding Shoes here on the English Wedding Blog!

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Good morning! I thought I’d share something different with you today… kind of highlighting how amazing UK weddings can be, with a feature focusing on Peckforton Castle in Cheshire.

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Yesterday I shared Kelly and Ian’s amazing Peckforton Castle wedding on the blog, and I had some glorious images left over, which I really love and can’t resist sharing with you. So thank you to wedding photographer Mark Tierney once again for the beautiful images.

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Here is a peek at Peckforton Castle, inside and out. Below the images you’ll find links to some more real weddings at Peckforton Castle – one of my favourite UK wedding venues!
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Peckforton Castle wedding venue in pictures (by Tierney Photography)

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Real weddings from Peckforton Castle

  • An Ian Stuart bride, a sophisticated ivory colour scheme and exquisite photography: Caroline and Peter’s Peckforton Castle wedding on the blog with images by Phil Drinkwater (from February 2010)
  • Kelly and Daniel’s wedding at Peckforton Castle – a blog post entitled “Owls at Weddings?

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