Hi again! I can’t believe it’s Tuesday morning already! Did I sleep through Monday (or was I working too hard… hmmm…) Anyway, I hope you’re having a lovely day. I have all the gorgeous images from Zoe and Mark’s wedding at Styal Lodge to share with you this morning.

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Before we begin – did you see yesterday’s competition to win your wedding photography? Don’t miss that one! It’s a fantastic prize and the competition’s open to couples anywhere in the UK.

But now for today’s main feature with Zoe and Mark. You’ll have seen their wedding film on the blog yesterday, along with a few of my favourite images… now we have the full wedding report from Zoe and images from the lovely Jonny Draper Photography to share with you. For anyone who missed the wedding film, I’ve shared it once again at the end of the blog post – with thanks to Craig from Unforgettable Memories for sharing it with us!
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A beautiful Cheshire wedding: Zoe and Mark

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As a documentary wedding photographer I describe my style as “Elegant, Timeless, Beautiful”. If that’s the type of wedding you’re planning, then I’d love to photograph it and here’s a chance for you to win a complete wedding photography package for your big day.

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Good morning! How was your weekend? I hope you survived the snow… and had some fun playing in it too! Back to weddings now, and I have an absolute cracker to begin the week with. Zoe and Mark’s Cheshire wedding has bags of character and is guaranteed to make you smile. Zoe is beautiful, they make a fantastic couple and the wedding film will bring a tear to your eye… I should mention it’s by the lovely Craig at Unforgettable Memories.

Zoe and Mark from Unforgettable Memories on Vimeo.

I’m sharing this wedding in two blog features, this morning and tomorrow (there’s something VERY special and exciting on the way this afternoon at 4pm in between!) – the wedding film is simply amazing, and I’ve shared a little of Zoe’s wedding report with you here. My huge thanks to Jonny Draper Photography for sharing the lovely images of the day with us all today.

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The first I saw of Louise and Ben’s wedding was the fabulous wedding table plan – and it seems only fitting that I share it with you first. Funny how a gorgeous detail can take me on a journey… and so I found wedding photographer Simon Gough, and got in touch with today’s stunning bride Louise to share this vintage Las Vegas wedding on my blog!

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Louise told me, “We wanted to take our guests back in time, to when Vegas hotels, shows and the stars they boasted were cool and exclusive. The Angel Hotel fitted the bill with its quirky and individual style, large function rooms and stage. I wanted to use props to provide an accent of Vegas and hoped it wouldn’t appear gaudy or tacky. I am a huge Elvis fan and both my husband and I enjoy jazz music. I wanted to incorporate the ‘Rat Pack’ era and ‘Elvis’ as to me they both epitomised Vegas in its most glamorous time.”


Good morning everyone! What a week it’s been – I’m kind of hoping you’re snuggled up in your PJs (like me!) on this chilly Saturday morning, and enjoying a little lie-in while you read the blog! Today’s advice covers the first steps in finding inspiration for your wedding – so if you’re wondering where and how the ideas will come to you, you’re about to find out!
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Every girl has her wedding mapped out in her head long before she is actually engaged, or even long before she meets the man she intends to marry – or so it goes. In reality, the idea that women spend their days planning every minute detail of the ‘best day of their life’ perhaps isn’t as true as some make it out to be.

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While some women will have a plan covering the intricacies of their ceremony long in advance of their big day, the stresses of daily life often mean that the first time a woman properly thinks about her wedding is the day she gets engaged.


Things always start happening in the wedding industry at the beginning of the year… from the awards ceremonies to new designer collections from dresses to stationery, accessories and more. January is exciting! Today’s news from Perdita’s Wedding Shoes means you can get your hands on some of the UK’s favourite designer wedding shoes from today… here’s Karen to tell you more.

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Desario by Rainbow Couture – Image supplied by Perdita’s Wedding Shoes

Brand new! Rainbow Couture’s new styles at Perdita’s Wedding Shoes

This week we were very excited to receive the new range of Rainbow Couture wedding shoes. In particular we all loved the Desario and Orvietto styles which are covered in beautiful crystals and would look stunning in any colour. The amazing detailing creates sparkles in every light and when you dance the night away with your new husband your shoes will add that perfect Cinderella touch.

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Orvietto wedding shoe – Image supplied by Perdita’s Wedding Shoes

Rainbow Couture uses only the very best silks, satins and trims for their collection and at prices starting at only £89 they won’t break the bank.


Good morning everyone! Today I have an advice feature for you to share with your chief bridesmaid or maid of honour, written by the very lovely Rebecca Lee – who happens to be a bit of an expert when it comes to hen weekends and more. So do have a read and pass Rebecca’s tips on to your best girls – I’ll be posting a link to this feature on my facebook page for you all as well. Enjoy! Claire xxx

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Beautiful bride Anisha and her gorgeous bridesmaids – see the feature by clicking on the image. Photo credit by Sam Johnson Photography

So your best friend has just got engaged and as her best friend / sister or close family member she has asked you to be her chief bridesmaid. Amazing! This is a great role in the wedding party, but it is also one of responsibility. To make sure you enjoy the lead up to the big day and the wedding itself, here are some great tips on what you should know as the chief bridesmaids or maid of honour.


Anyone fancy a touch of sunshine this morning? Me too… so in glorious technicolour I bring you this beautiful wedding film from Marry Me Films today. Karen and Simon were married at Cheshire’s Arley Hall in the autumn… cue gorgeous colours and one of those wonderfully crisp autumnal days – perfect for guests to play boules and croquet on the lawn.

The Wedding Film of Karen & Simon at Arley Hall from Marry Me Films on Vimeo.

Karen wore a beautiful Sassi Holford cap-sleeved wedding dress, and is such an incredibly beautiful bride – both she and Simon look fabulous! One of the loveliest touches from this Cheshire wedding is the Vicar, who married Karen’s parents years before. They were his first wedding ceremony, and he came back especially to marry Karen and Simon – which is such a wonderful story.

There’s much more for you to read about the wedding on Marry Me Films’ Love Heart Blog (thanks Sara – what an amazing story to share) so do pop over there for a look when you’ve watched Karen and Simon’s wedding film here. I hope you love it! Claire xxx


Only those of you who are new to English Wedding Blog will be discovering Tierney Photography for the first time today. Sheffield wedding photographer Mark Tierney has been a supporter of the blog for many years, with some of his best weddings gracing these pages since the very early days of English Wedding.

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I’m now delighted to welcome Mark and Tierney Photography as a sponsor of English Wedding Blog.

Mark Tier­ney is a con­tem­po­rary wed­ding pho­tog­ra­pher who aims to cap­ture the excite­ment and emo­tion of a couple’s wed­ding day. His style is a blend of nat­ural reportage wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phy and relaxed fam­ily pho­tographs, com­bined with cap­tur­ing cre­ative moments with the bride and groom.

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Please take five minutes to read more about Tierney Photography on the brand new Tierney Photography page of English Wedding Blog. Every one of my sponsors has their own dedicated page about their business – and each sponsor is chosen because I love what they do and how they work.


As a huge lover of music this wedding has instantly leapt into my top ten of all time! Vic and Chris describe their wedding to me as “A mix of loves and eras – mainly focused around our mutual love of music” – which ticks all of my boxes!

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They’re an amazing couple with the coolest taste in tunes and as I write this blog post I’m listening to every single song they’ve mentioned – there’ll be links below if you’d like to have a listen as well: as far as musical wedding inspiration goes, this is definitely the best I’ve blogged so far – bar none!

While the images of this fabulous wedding are a treat – by long time supporter of English Wedding Blog, Mark from Sheffield based Tierney Photography – please do read Vic and Chris’s wedding report in full. Their focus, inspiration and love is truly inspiring and I was captivated reading their story.

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Before we begin, here’s one of my favourite quotes from Vic:


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.


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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