Hello there! I know you’re going to love Luke and Hannah’s Kent wedding blog. It’s the first wedding I’ve ever featured from the wonderful 14th century manor house Penshurst Place, which is magnificent. Hannah looks incredibly beautiful in a wedding dress by Stephanie Allin, and Luke is every bit the English gent in a long jacket complete with cane.

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There are so many fantastic ideas here to inspire your wedding planning, including sunflower bouquets and table decorations, and – my favourites – the cutest little place name card holders with dinky little sunflowers.

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But the most exciting thing about today’s wedding is Hannah and Luke’s memories of the moment their eyes met as Hannah walked down the aisle:

Hannah: “I will never forget seeing Luke for the first time as I walked down the aisle and the look on his face when he turned around and saw me. I couldn’t stop smiling, nothing has ever felt so right!”


Time for some proper, sensible advice from one of my lovely wedding blog sponsors and industry experts – Karen from Perdita’s wedding shoes. With a quick and easy way to decide on a comfortable heel height for your spring / summer wedding shoes, Karen’s advice is honest and genuinely useful. She’s also sharing her secret to the comfiest wedding shoes – and you know they’ll be right when Karen herself says she wears them for wedding fairs! Great advice for brides – and as it’s time to look for your shoes for spring/summer now, it couldn’t have come at a better time! Enjoy xxx

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Wedding shoes for spring / summer – Photos supplied by Perdita’s Wedding Shoes

Spring/Summer Wedding Shoes

Spring and summer are very popular times to get married. Romantic blossom trees, beautiful colourful flowers and warm summer days (we hope!) You have chosen your perfect gown so now is the time to choose your 2nd most important purchase, the wedding shoes.


Straight from my inbox – I had to share this with you! Gorgeous wedding invites made in London by Pepper & Joy. Enjoy! xxx

Hi Claire,

My name is Flore and I am a french designer based in London. I had a lot of friends asking me to do their wedding invites so one day I thought that I should work on my own wedding stationery website,

wedding invites by Pepper and Joy

wedding invites by Pepper and Joy

At Pepper & Joy, the couples choose the designs and then I customize it with their copy and colours. I can print the stationery for them ( I selected a fabulous art paper), or they can choose to print by themselves at home or to their local print shop.

It’s pretty simple, and of course I do the Save the dates, invites, menus, place cards, magnets and more goodies…

All the best,


If you’re looking for wedding invitation designers please also check out the supplier pages on English Wedding Blog. You’ll find our favourite designers, ideas and photos there to inspire you! Enjoy! Claire xxx


One thing we have here in England is history. While the US wedding blogs are so full of chic and contemporary ideas, fabulous styling and creative ideas, have you ever noticed how many US weddings are outdoors? Today’s Sussex wedding is set in what sounds like a fabulous and very old wedding venue – Pangdean Barn.

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The very gorgeous Helen and Pete chose sunflowers to create a wonderfully vibrant and happy summer wedding style. Thanks to Dennison Studios Photography for sharing the photographs of their beautiful wedding with us today. I hope you love it! Claire xxx
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Sunflowers and sunshine – a Sussex wedding blog

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How would you describe your wedding style?

Laid back, relaxed and for everyone to have a great time.


Hi everyone! I can’t resist writing up this little wedding blog, inspired by last week’s red carpet performances – oh, and some films. Seeing the Oscar winners announced and watching TV news’s analysis of all the best dresses on the night really got me thinking.

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Hollywood glamour is a great inspiration for wedding themes. But let the Oscars inspire your big day too much, and you could have a disaster on your hands! Here’s why.

Have we all lost the plot?

Watching ITV Daybreak (shoot me now) last week, I began to wonder if there was an alternative Oscars, something I hadn’t heard of. I was vaguely puzzled to see a parade of dresses, paparazzi-style flashbulbs and glowing teeth. All very pretty – but aren’t the Oscars supposed to be about films?

Suddenly expensive dresses seemed to take centre stage, and the real stars – the directors, producers and immensely talented actors – were nowhere to be seen. Sadly, I’ve seen the same phenomenon in wedding magazines and across the wedding industry.


Yay for weekends! I’m so pleased we’ve made it through to Saturday – what a busy week it’s been! I’ve had a brilliant time seeing my little sister yesterday, and there are big plans afoot for this weekend as well – very excited!

warwickshire wedding photography blog Vickerstaff

Photo credit Vickerstaff Photography

But of course I can’t leave English Wedding Blog without sharing the best wedding blogs from my reading list. It’s been a busy time for everyone I think, with bloggers, wedding photographers and wedding suppliers all sharing their latest news and designs. Those new years resolutions are still going strong… just! And it’s absolutely the best time to get wedding inspiration from all the blogs because there is so much to see.

I hope you enjoy these links! Claire xxx

UK wedding blog James Grist

Photo credit James Grist Photography

Real weddings – the best wedding blogs


Hello there lovely people of wedding land! I hope you’re having a lovely week and looking forward to the weekend. Do you have lots of lovely things planned? I think I’m due for a quiet one… which usually means I’ll be tinkering with things online and quite possibly with my brand new exciting sparkly thing: the English Wedding Blog shop!

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A very warm welcome to my little wedding blog shop!

You may have seen a little link sneak into the menu at the top of English Wedding Blog recently. You might possibly even have had a peek! But I’ve been waiting to announce the opening of our brand new wedding blog shop until there are a few goodies in there for you to try….

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The English Wedding Blog shop is all about handcrafted, English-made goodies for your big day. I’ve sourced some gorgeous little details from various places, and turned them into pretty accessories for your wedding day. Of course there’s a little calligraphy thrown in there… my alter ego the wedding calligrapher wouldn’t have it any other way!


If Google didn’t tell me I had to start with some words of introduction to my wedding blog posts, I’d launch straight into today’s feature with the beautiful images from Victoria and David’s teepee wedding. There’s so much to show you, and you’ll LOVE this!

Cambridge teepee wedding by Lightworks Photography (1)There is always a certain charm and romance to a wedding in a teepee, especially when you include a stunning bride in a couture wedding dress and details as enchanting as those I’m about to share with you. And wait until you see the cutest flower girl in the world behind the wheel of a vintage wedding car… you’ll just melt!

I’m delighted to share this wedding with you today. If there was a wedding of the week award I’d be rushing to present it to everyone involved in today’s post – so congratulations and the biggest thank you to Victoria and David for sharing their story; and a huge thank you also to Cambridge wedding photographer Andrew from Lightworks Photography for the submission. (

Everyone – enjoy! Claire xxx


The best wedding ideas aren’t necessarily extravagant gestures. Trends and styles don’t have to be hugely expensive, and I love the fact that English weddings are always so varied in style and approach. From the most intimate village hall weddings to luxurious country mansion celebrations, every wedding has its own memorable moments and loving touches.

The best wedding ideas for 2013 – from real weddings

With the hundreds of wedding blogs and dozens of magazines you can read and buy, and in a world where thousands of new Pinterest wedding images appear daily, finding the very best wedding ideas for you as a couple will always be a challenge. Today’s wedding blog might help: members of the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners have shared their very best wedding ideas – from real weddings – for the year. Which is your favourite?


I’m sat here writing today’s wedding blog with a little tear in my eye. Wedding films move me – they do! The nervous moments as a groom waits for his bride get me every time! And then he reaches towards her and has to wipe away a tear… it’s magical, and so lovely. So – a warning: Davina and Dave will make you cry! Enjoy their Sheffield wedding highlights film by Love Gets Sweeter and read Davina’s beautifully written wedding story below (I laughed out loud at Dave and the dolphin trainer!)

Davina and Daves Highlights from Love Gets Sweeter on Vimeo.

Davina and Daves Highlights from Love Gets Sweeter on Vimeo.

Dave and Davina: a beautiful Sheffield wedding blog

When Dave proposed after 5 years together I knew that we weren’t going to have a long engagement and eagerly got stuck into planning our big day. Although we had no idea where we wanted to get married we knew that it had to be big enough for our family and friends without being cold and uninviting.


Are you looking forward to your hen night? Whether you’ll be karting or dancing the night away, at a cupcake class in the Cotswolds or sipping cocktails ’til the sun goes down, it’s more than likely you’ll be sporting a rather attractive motoring accessory. The more you think about the weirdness of L-plates on hen nights, the stranger it gets! Why, for example, are L-plates for girls, while stags generally avoid such cute little props? (Although one classic exception with stags in fake boobs springs to mind!)

My friend and fellow learner driver Joel has all the answers – after all, who better to explain the story of hens and L-plates than a wedding expert preparing for his driving test?! Today’s wedding blog will make you chuckle and wonder. Enjoy!

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Learning the Ropes: Why Do Hens Wear L-Plates?

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. This ubiquitous wedding day tradition has been around for decades; as long as the bride has all four ‘somethings’ on her person when she arrives at the altar, her marriage will be long and happy. The original poem also recommended that she have “a silver sixpence in her shoe”, but that part was presumably swept under the rug sometime in the seventies.


From my first days reading the top US wedding blogs I’ve always loved Hello!Lucky for their unique wedding invites so it’s a real pleasure to welcome them as the latest sponsor of English Wedding Blog.

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Unique wedding invites from Hello!Lucky in the UK

Hello!Lucky are a spe­cial­ity let­ter­press printer and design stu­dio and have been cre­at­ing wed­ding invi­ta­tions and more since 2003. They’re based in the US and the UK, and sell their fabulous bespoke invites worldwide.

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It’s an absolute joy to welcome Hello!Lucky as sponsors of English Wedding Blog. As with every blog sponsor you can now view a dedicated page all about the brand here: Hello!Lucky on English Wedding as well as seeing more of their fabulously unique wedding invites on the blog.

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