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Ryan and Andrea’s May wedding was full of creativity and style, inspired by their wedding venue. They married at Preston Court in Kent – a famously beautiful wedding venue with its very own carousel. This inspired the circus themed elements to today’s English country wedding, which I think you’ll adore!

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The images are by my friend and blog sponsor the lovely Alix Marina-Chouhan of Lumiere Photography. Andrea and Ryan have shared their wedding details for us all to enjoy, and there are links to the key wedding suppliers involved at the end of this feature.

Congratulations to a fantastic, fun and absolutely gorgeous couple. Thank you ever so much for sharing your wedding and advice for English Wedding Blog readers today. Thank you also Alix for submitting such a fantastic wedding to the blog – you can find out more about Lumiere Photography at www.lumiere-photography.co.uk and by visiting Alix’s dedicated wedding supplier page on the English Wedding Blog: Leicestershire wedding photographer Alix Marina-Chouhan. Everyone – grab a cuppa and enjoy! Claire x
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This is my wedding of the week without a doubt – simply divine with a beautiful bride and handsome groom, delicious photography and a wonderful wedding report. Grab a coffee and prepare to enjoy a very, very special real wedding blog this morning…

wedding blog Chris Hanley Photography (1)Kate and Adam began their relationship as ‘book buddies’ (which is the loveliest story of all!) and after a long engagement began planning their wedding around a vintage literary theme. With a Penguin invitation, piles of books, a vintage typewriter and more gorgeous styling ideas they turned the Grange Hotel into a book lovers’ dream for their wedding day.

wedding blog Chris Hanley Photography (2)The photography is by top UK wedding photographer the very lovely Chris Hanley. His website is http://chrishanleyphotography.com and his blog is (to fit with today’s wedding blog theme!) – recommended reading!

Congratulations to Kate and Adam, and thank you for sharing your romantic story with all of us today. You two are a dream come true (and I love how pretty my wedding blog looks with you on it!) – and huge thanks to my friend Chris of Chris Hanley Photography. Everyone – enjoy! Claire x

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How has your Monday been? It’s been a productive day here at English Wedding Blog towers – and before I flop for the evening I simply have to share this Somerset wedding with you.

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Simon Biffen Photography – a beautiful St Audries Park wedding blog

My lovely friend and sponsor Simon Biffen emailed me to share a sneak peek of Rebecca and Simon’s wedding from St Audries Park in Somerset. The image above is just a snippet of one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve seen this year.

Please, please go and look at the wedding on Simon’s blog – and watch out for the most incredible sunset wedding photograph. You’ll know which one I mean. 😉

https://simonbiffenphotography.co.uk/blog

 

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Morning everyone! I hope you’re having a nice day so far. How about a beautiful real wedding blog to brighten your morning a little? Yep – I thought so 🙂 Today I’m sharing an elegantly styled, classic wedding from Chilston Park in Kent. Camilla and Luke went for a very classic look for their day, complementing their striking wedding venue with pretty, delicate and elegant touches.

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The images are by my new friend and Kent wedding photographer Lorna Elizabeth, and I’m really pleased to say Camilla and Luke have shared their wedding story with us all too. Huge congratulations Camilla and Luke – you make such a gorgeous couple! Thank you for sharing your wedding on the blog today. Everyone – enjoy! Claire x
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Camilla and Luke at Chilston Park – classic wedding elegance

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Wedding venue

Chilston Park Hotel

Wedding photographer

Lorna Elizabeth

How would you describe your wedding style?

Classic and elegant

Invitations and reception stationery

Made by a family friend

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There are so many foxy wedding companies starting up… after introducing you to the Cross-Eyed Fox the other day I discovered another little beauty in my inbox – Oysterfox!

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Luxury wedding invitations by Oysterfox

Founder and creative director of Oysterfox, Jen, introduces the new concept of ‘BeLuxe’. BeLuxe fuses bespoke service with luxury design. All aspects of the creative process are tailor-made. Everything from the weight of the hand-finished textured paper, to the shade of engraved foil on the envelope, can be chosen by the bride to create something truly BeLuxe.

Jennifer’s background from Art College, through a Fashion Journalism Degree, onto the beauty desks and fashion shoots of magazines including Vogue, Grazia and InStyle, means she has an eye for luxury fashion details, backed up with the technical skill to make any theme come to life when creating fabulous one of a kind stationery.

Find out more about Oysterfox at www.oysterfox.com or for more wedding invitation ideas click on wedding suppliers in the menu at the top of the English Wedding Blog.

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Ben and Sally’s August wedding has so much character and warmth, and I know you’ll love it as much as I do. The bride and groom really personalised every detail of their wedding day from the ceremony to the flowers, stationery, cakes and wedding music. Sally’s wedding dress was handmade by her mum (and it’s gorgeous!) while Ben found his vintage suit from a shop in London.

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Thank you to Ben and Sally for sharing your wedding day on the English Wedding Blog. Thanks also to lovely Leicestershire wedding photographer Alix Marina-Chouhan for the submission – this is a gorgeous wedding bursting with alternative ideas and I adore it! Enjoy! Claire xxx

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Wedding photographer:

Lumiere Photography, Leicestershire

How would you describe your wedding style?

Alternative and personal

Invitations and reception stationery:

Rustic style

What did you wear?

Sally wore a dress which her mum had made for her, with red shoes by Jasper Conran and silver jewellery. Ben’s suit was from a vintage store in Fulham

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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.

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“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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