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Have you seen the 2014 wedding dress collection by Jenny Packham yet? Wedding blogs are always brimming with excitement at news of a new JP collection and this year is no exception! I’m delighted to be able to share my picks of Jenny’s new bridal range with you today.

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Rose

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Florence

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Jean

If you’re looking for that classic Jenny Packham bridal look then you’ll love Florence, Jean and Rose – for me they’re all outstanding designs which are instantly recognisable as Jenny’s with the beading and embellishments we love so much!

Other designs in the collection have the timeless elegance so popular with modern brides.  Jenny takes inspiration from The Belle Epoque or ‘beautiful era’ which transformed fashion, abandoning restrictive corsetry and creating the flowing silhouette ever since associated with the Age of Elegance.

A statement of romantically soft, feminine design, the collection encapsulates the spirit of Edwardian style and the Art Nouveau movement which defined it. Intricate, light beading, delicate embellishment and clean, understated silhouettes play homage to an Edwardian inspiration, whilst romantically voluminous ballerina skirts, graceful tulle sleeves and elegantly exposed backs bring to mind a very modern bride, evoking scenes of a chic European destination wedding.

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Morning again! I hope you’re having a lovely day so far, not working too hard… and even if you are, it’s time to have a little break and enjoy some lovely wedding ideas and inspiration now. (hehe – tell your boss I said so 😉 It’ll only take five minutes, ten if you’re extra wonderful and leave us a comment!

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Victoriana wedding ideas blog – fabulous florals and delicious little details

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Today’s wedding blog is a fantastic Victoriana inspired shoot from a quirky English wedding venue – the kind of place with decades of history and bundles of character and charm. Wedding photographer Rebecca Douglas told me all about this fantastic collaborative shoot with a bunch of Kent wedding suppliers and I knew straight away I had to share it with you! I’ll hand over to Rebecca to tell you more 🙂 Enjoy! Claire x

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Happy Monday everyone! Have you had a lovely weekend? It’s a short week for me this week as I’m off adventuring in a few days’ time, so I’m launching straight into the week with an amazing wedding blog from Charlotte and Craig.

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This is one of those times where the pictures paint a thousand words – it’s a breathtakingly beautiful marquee wedding which simply has everything you could dream of! Charlotte is stunning; Craig is ever so handsome; the dress is divine, and there are lots of gorgeous ideas to take away with you.

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All of today’s fabulous wedding blog photographs are by the very lovely Christian and Erica from Christian Ward Photography, and Charlotte and Craig have kindly written their wedding report to share with you as well. It’s full of inspiration and ideas as well as great advice – I’m especially impressed with the ladies VIP area… read all about that from about halfway down today’s blog post!

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Hello everyone! I’m sharing a lovely discovery – truly unique wedding shoes you can design for yourself! Simple, elegant and genius 🙂

Are you fussy about your wedding shoes? If you can’t afford the top designer brands but you’re looking for something more special than the high street, then this is your answer! Dessine-moi un soulier translates as “design me a shoe” – and it does exactly what it says on the tin!design your own wedding shoes dessine moi un soulier (2)

Julia told me all about Dessine-moi un soulier where brides-to-be, as well as the bridal party (and me, quite possibly!) can go online and create beautiful shoes from scratch. I had a little play with their online design tool which really was fun to use (go on, try it!).

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Founded in 2011, the company is growing quickly in France and many of their costumers are brides-to-be. What could be more perfect than to create the perfect shoes for the perfect day?

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The traditional stag do is centred around good beer and whisky chasers, right? While the UK’s milkmen see fewer unfortunate stags tied naked to lampposts than they used to, we still know how to enjoy a great night out. But what if you don’t drink? Here are some cool ideas from Stephanie for a more sober stag do. Enjoy!

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Alcohol free stag do ideas – adrenaline, fear and zombies!

An alcohol-free stag do may sound like some men’s idea of living hell but should excessive drinking be relied upon as a way to celebrate a friend’s last night of freedom?

Just take a look at some of the celebrities going sober: the nation’s favourite funny man James Corden was spotted looking decidedly sober leaving his stag do in Mahiki in London and McFly’s Harry Judd famously spent his stag do sober.

Harry went back to his old boarding school for a jolly hockey sticks inspired stag do and, even though he didn’t drink alcohol, it didn’t stop him having a late night dormitory pillow fight with Robbie Savage and his band mates!

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Part 3:  THE ACTUAL WEDDING DAY WITH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER

by London wedding photographer Louise Bjorling

Here comes the third and final part in my series of articles on How to get the best wedding photography on your day! Did you read the other chapters already? Otherwise, click here to go back to Part 1: How to find the wedding photographer for you. Or click here to go to Part 2: How to prepare yourself for the photography on your day.

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Since you’ve been doing a lot of planning and communicated with your photographer well beforehand, your day should run really smoothly when it finally comes. You can relax, and don’t have to worry about what the photographer is doing – If you’ve been meeting up for chats, seen the venue together, shared your ideas and brain storming and perhaps had an engagement shoot to get used to the camera as well, then you should be on the same wavelength about the photography. Here follows a few suggestions on what to think about on your day, to get those shots that you’ve been hoping and planning for:

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I’m so happy to be welcoming back one of my lovely English Wedding Blog sponsors this morning. Simon Biffen is a Somerset wedding photographer who is really passionate about his work. Simon told me he believes inspired wed­ding imagery requires a cre­ative and open mind. It also requires a con­nec­tion between the pho­tog­ra­pher and the sub­ject.

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Pick­ing the right wed­ding pho­tog­ra­pher is like choos­ing your dress: intu­ition, fate, call it what you will, but deep down you know when it feels right. I want you to feel that con­nec­tion with me, that bond of like­mind­ed­ness so that every time you look through your wed­ding images, you know you made absolutely the right deci­sion with choos­ing me as your wed­ding photographer.

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For those of you who haven’t read my Facebook page recently I can’t resist adding that Simon is the current UK Wellington Boot Throwing Champion! I’m hugely impressed by this – and it shows that Simon has a great sense of fun too 🙂

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Another fantastic wedding on the blog today – Erin and Russell are the most amazing couple and I think you’ll love their rustic wedding from Northampton. I love the story of how they met (fate across a distance of 3,000 miles!) and the wonderful focus on family and everyone’s enjoyment of their wedding day.

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Do read their wedding report which begins halfway down the blog feature today – there is so much to share with you! Look out for tips on wedding invitations for guests from overseas as well as for English wedding guests, and enjoy the images too! They’re by Northamptonshire wedding photographer Aaron Collett.
rustic wedding blog photo credit Aaron Collett (2) Big congratulations to Erin and Russell, and huge thanks for the brilliant wedding report and for sharing your big day with us on the English Wedding Blog! Thanks also to Aaron Collett for submitting the wedding and sharing such lovely photos with us all today. Enjoy! Claire x

Erin and Russell’s beautiful, rustic wedding in Northamptonshire

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Wedding venue: Hunsbury Hill Centre, Northampton

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Over the last couple of months I’ve fallen in love with kraft paper and manilla stationery – big time! I blame Pinterest and all the US wedding blogs I subscribe to… where wedding invitations, reception stationery and DIY tutorials are what it’s all about.

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The Vintage Lace wedding invitation, exclusively from www.Calligraphy-for-Weddings.com

So today my lovelies I’m sharing my kraft crush (oh dear – I typed that with a k and had to go back and correct it!) with you all. I’ve made a Pinterest board with some favourite ideas and included some of my new calligraphy ideas for you below as well.

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Manilla place name tags from £1.40 each with handwritten calligraphy – www.Calligraphy-for-Weddings.com

Thirty fantastic manilla and kraft wedding ideas on Pinterest

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Paper rose wedding place names with manilla card are £2.50 each with your guests’ names in calligraphy – www.Calligraphy-for-Weddings.com

6 real weddings with wonderfully creative ways to use kraft paper and manilla stationery

  • Bridget and Rob used brown paper bags full of rose petals for their guests instead of confetti in their beautiful Georgia wedding
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Hello everyone! Did you have an amazing weekend? I hope so 🙂 I’ve been mountaineering… we managed to find a nice little mountain to conquer so it’s nice to sit down and rest my legs today! I’m sharing a lovely vintage wedding blog today – Kate and Mike were married near Anglesey and had a traditional, vintage-inspired day with their friends and family.

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This gorgeous couple didn’t entirely follow tradition: they had no wedding readings and chose not to spend a night apart before the wedding – which seems an outdated tradition to me anyway! Kate wore a stunning lace wedding dress and the venue decoration was kept simple and elegant with pastel pinks and lace.

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Thank you to my friend and north Wales wedding photographer Martin Lyons for the lovely images, and huge congratulations to Kate and Mike! They’ve shared their wedding report and advice for you all at the end of today’s wedding blog. Enjoy! Claire x

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Kate and Mike – a beautiful vintage wedding blog from Wales

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This gorgeous vintage inspired hair accessory caught my eye as I was drifting about on Facebook* the other day, and I had to share it with you all!

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Antique gold garland side tiara from Vintage Styler at www.vintagestyler.co.uk

The very lovely Amy from Vintage Styler was kind enough to send me the photo she’d used on Facebook to share this Antique Gold Garland Side Tiara so here you go – doesn’t it look gorgeous?

The tiara is handmade and costs £65. It’s pictured with a pearl trim birdcage veil which you can also buy from Vintage Styler at www.vintagestyler.co.uk

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To discover more fab wed­ding suppliers, have a look at the top navigation menu on the Eng­lish Wed­ding Blog — there are ideas for quirky and alter­na­tive sta­tionery, lux­ury and vin­tage invi­ta­tions, some of the best UK wedding photographers and more.

If you’re a wed­ding busi­ness you can join my sup­plier list — all the infor­ma­tion you need is here: http://english-wedding.com/advertise-on-the-english-wedding-blog/

 

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A few weeks ago I featured a beautifully elegant Surrey wedding on the blog – James and Katherine’s big day was simply wonderful and full of ideas.

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You loved it too, and wedding photographer Karen Flower was a big hit! When Karen emailed me a week or two later to say she’d already had enquiries because of the Botley’s Mansion wedding feature I was delighted – and I’m even more pleased today because Karen has joined the English Wedding Blog team of sponsors.

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You can read all about Karen on her dedicated page on the English Wedding Blog: Surrey wedding photographer Karen Flower, and there are some divine images on the page to show you a kind of cross section of her photography style. (She’s chosen gorgeous photos – beautiful lighting, love, laughter and happy tears – do have a look!)

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