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Morning everyone! Something a little different… Having plonked my wedding blogger feet firmly on Cumbrian sands now, I thought I’d bring you some luxury wedding ideas from my home county this morning! I’m a big believer in less being more when it comes to table decorations: a single beautiful item on wedding tables makes a grand impression. Beautiful craftsmanship, original ideas and a bit of sparkle are all it takes to create the most elegant of wedding centrepieces…

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Crystal vases and votives for your wedding tables

Cumbria Crystal, the sole remaining producers of hand-blown and hand cut full lead English crystal, has launched a brand new collection.

The Six Gift Collection includes an elegant range of vases that also double as stunning votives. The collection includes 6 styles of modern glass designs grouped into one unique collection. The designs are individual and innovative and have been created using the traditional hand blown and cutting techniques for which Cumbria Crystal is renowned.

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This landed in my inbox from the Peter Tatchell Foundation yesterday: while weddings are lovely and it’s nice to focus on the pretty, some things are too important to be ignored. I implore you: share your thoughts, raise your voice in support of gay marriage and make sure the government hears you before the consultation period comes to an end this week.

I’ve taken the liberty of copying and pasting the email as it came. I wrote about the consultation on gay marriage here on English Wedding Blog a few months ago: for a refresher, read is the wedding industry about to wake up to equal marriage?

from the Peter Tatchell Foundation

In three days time, the government’s public consultation on legalising same-sex civil marriage will close. This Thursday, 14 June, is the end date for submissions to the government website.

Church leaders have mobilised over 500,000 people to sign a petition against UK government plans to allow same-sex couples to marry in civil ceremonies in register offices.

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Wedding dresses by Victoria Kyriakides

Good morning everyone! I hope you’ve had a beautiful, wonderful and romantic weekend. Today I have some wedding dress ideas for you – these stunning dresses arrived via email over the weekend and I am smitten! As many of you know (if you follow English Wedding Blog on facebook) I’m now based in the beautiful English Lake District. Which is a wonderful thing – or it will be when I get my broadband! – but it’s too far for me to travel to the big bridal shows and events in That London. I missed the White Gallery show which others adored – but I’m very pleased that this little bit of it is now gracing my wedding blog. I’ll hand over to Victoria Kyriakides to tell you more about her collection!

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Wedding dresses by Victoria Kyriakides

Wedding dress collection for 2013: Victoria Kyriakides

Victoria Kyriakides is expanding her labels’ international horizons starting from the London market. The designer was chosen to participate in London’s most high end bridal catwalk show, White Gallery this May 2012(20-22nd), showcasing her Grecian chic 2013 collection.

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Credit: Rainbow Club wedding shoes and accessories

Good morning everyone! I have a wonderful competition for brides-to-be – today three of you will win your wedding hair accessories on English Wedding Blog. Rainbow Club have very kindly offered three gorgeous prizes – your choice from their tiaras and headbands – for me to give to you – and all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is add your comment below!

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Forget me not by Rainbow Club

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Saffron by Rainbow Club

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Anjelica by Rainbow Club - just one of the prizes you could win!

Wedding Headbands from Rainbow Club

Rainbow Club are famous for their beautiful bridal shoes, always handmade and using the very best components. I’ve shared many English weddings on the blog in recent years where the bride has listed Rainbow Club in her recommended wedding suppliers for bridal shoes. Now Rainbow Club’s heritage and passion for great design has inspired a brand new range of handmade wedding veils and bridal headdresses – and today you could win yours!

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Good morning ladies and gents, wedding cake admirers and hungry people everywhere. (I’m in 3 of those groups!) Today I bring you – with the intention of bringing some great wedding ideas to my lovely readers – a collection of 16 scrumptious wedding cakes.

16 classic wedding cake ideas

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They’re all from real weddings featured on English Wedding Blog over recent months. Click on the cakes to see the wedding in full! All photos are credited to the photographer; if you’re the wedding cake designer and you see your cake here, please get in touch (comment below) and let me know which is yours, so brides and grooms can get in touch with you too.

Classic, tiered and elegant wedding cake ideas

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Wedding cake photo credit: Chris Cowley

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Tiered chocolate wedding cake idea Photo credit Kat Forsyth

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Tiered wedding cake idea Photo credit Kirsten Mavric

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Classic tiered cake with a twist! Photo credit Vickerstaff Photography

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Classic tiered wedding cake Photo credit Martin Pemberton

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Hi everyone! I hope you had an amazing long weekend – those of you who partied till you were red, white and blue in the face, what did you get up to? Those of you who had to work over the weekend have my sympathy (I was writing wedding calligraphy orders too!)

new wedding businesses on english wedding blogNow, do you remember just over a week ago I decided to try something new, and asked new wedding businesses to comment on the blog and tell us all about themselves? I had a fantastic response – probably because I offered three winners a month’s free sidebar advert on English Wedding Blog. Those three winners are here: meet my new favourite wedding suppliers for June!

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Michelle Fiedler's wedding invitation website is absolutely perfect - her attention to detail is second to none. Inspiring!

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Helen's Bright By Design origami flowers are gorgeous - definitely a winner for me!

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Modo Creative have designed a wedding countdown calendar print - I love the idea!

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Before I leave you for the Bank Holiday Weekend Extravaganza (!) I think it’s a great time to introduce you to a little wedding stationery business I’ve fallen in love with – The Tiny Card Company.

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Handmade by The Tiny Card Company (UK)

Designer and owner Rosie designs the most intricately crafted handmade wedding invitations you can imagine – with gorgeous little flower details and beads sewn onto the cards, these are special handmade invitations – made with love and the utmost attention to detail.

It’s definitely time to start ordering wedding stationery as the summer draws ever closer, and I can wholeheartedly recommend these gorgeous handmade wedding invitations by Rosie. Here she is to tell you more about The Tiny Card Company!

Handmade wedding invitations – The Tiny Card Company

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Isabella wedding invitation in antique white – handmade in the UK by The Tiny Card Company

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I think Naomi and Elric are a wonderful couple – individual, glamorous, quirky, creative and exciting. Their wedding is fabulous: from Naomi’s stunning outfit and captivating smile to Elric’s inspired choice of wedding reading and their shared wedding report this is a feature I’m proud to have on English Wedding Blog today! I do hope you love it too.

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Isn't Naomi gorgeous?!

The wedding venue is Birmingham’s Highbury Hall; the images are all by Midlands-based wedding photographers Rob and Sarah Gillespie. I want to rush right in to Naomi and Elric’s wedding report – it’s one of very few I’ve ever had where the bride and groom have written their wedding story together – and so, it’s very special.

Enjoy!

Claire x

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Naomi & Elric. Mr & Mrs Bell.

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UK Manchester wedding blog (53)Hello there lovely readers! I have a treat for you today – a wedding inspired by and focused around the most delicious food and wine. Jessica and Louis got engaged at their family’s vineyard and planned their wedding reception around the most amazing wines. It’s a beautiful celebration in every way: personal, unique and family oriented.

Jessica wears the most exquisite beaded wedding dress and looks absolutely stunning. The back of the dress is gorgeous – so unusual, delicate and flattering. Louis is her perfect match, looking very handsome indeed in a navy suit with crisp white shirt. All of the beautiful images are by the rather wonderful James Melia Photography.

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wedding photography blog (8)Anyone who knows me at all will be chuckling already – I couldn’t possibly say no to a wedding from The Blazing Donkey* now, could I?! This is John and Lynette’s wedding day, and it happens to be a really lovely wedding with lots of personal touches and a fantastic couple who created something really special with a 1950s wedding theme.

Allison from Reading-based Magic Photography submitted this wedding for my blog. She’s also a friend of the bride – who is a photographer too! – so the intimate moments here are truly relaxed and I feel like I’m leafing through John and Lynette’s wedding album as a friend – all of the photographs are so natural and lovely.

Lynette looks beautiful with her birdcage veil. I adore all the little details she got together and (as well as the name of the venue) I think you’ll chuckle at the location… watch for the sign!

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Thank you to Magic Photography’s Allison for sharing this beautiful wedding. There’s more on Allison’s own wedding photography blog too!
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alternative royal wedding inspiration photo credit Damian Hall (15)Back in the very beginning of English Wedding Blog I wrote my ‘About‘ page to introduce myself. I love pretty things: I adore edgy, provocative and rebellious things as well. My response to the diamond jubilee and Olympics marketing-fest has been halfhearted… until Mat Hepplestone of Red Floral got in touch. Mat’s flower designs are always a revelation – and his flair for the alternative and cutting edge in flower design is unrivalled. With such a top creative team behind this shoot, I’m convinced: Britannia rules!

This is a wedding industry shoot which stands out from the crowd of red, white and blue-bedecked blog features. And while I might sample a cupcake and wave a bit of bunting come jubilee weekend (I’ve moved back to a little Cumbrian village – my Dad will make me!), inside my heart this is the Britannia I can relate to. The story behind the shoot is just as inspiring – over to Mat to tell you more.

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Texas backyard wedding blog by www.nathanrussellphoto.com

Texas backyard wedding blog by www.nathanrussellphoto.com

It’s a perfect day to have an afternoon off – if you’re not even at work today I salute you! Enjoy that sunshine if you can! I have a quick Wedding Planning or Work blog for you today, because while I’ve been moving house I haven’t had as much time as usual this week to peruse wedding blog land. These are selected highlights of my recent wedding blog adventures! Enjoy x

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  • Planned to perfection! Love this first dance moment from Sarah & Michael's @mappertonweddings day! Captured brilliantly by Dorset wedding photographer @linusmoran ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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