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Another real wedding, and this time I bring you: a beautiful bride who can fly. It’s a gorgeous wedding shot by Kat Forsyth, who shot Bianca and Michael’s wedding in Avianto in August. Kat is a sponsor of English Wedding blog – she’s been photographing weddings in South Africa and is coming to live in London from January. All I can say is, get in touch quickly if you’d like Kat to photograph your big day!

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The flying bride title comes from a comment the lovely Anneli Marinovich left on Kat’s wedding photography blog. And I have to add, it’s not just Bianca who gets airborne: Michael can jump pretty damn high!

I love this wedding because Bianca very bravely had her long hair chopped just before the wedding. Michael prefers short hair – hence her strikingly beautiful wedding day bob. And I think she looks amazing.

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David Fielden is a leading UK bridalwear designer, an inspiration to many, a creative force at the cutting edge of bridal fashion.

David’s catwalk shows never fail to create a buzz in the wedding industry, and his 2012 catwalk with its theme of urban decay – with the delicate subtext of love overcoming hardship – was no exception.

David Fielden: The Elite: an interview

I asked David to share a little insight into his collection, his inspiration and his designs.

David, your bridal catwalks always cause a stir: this year’s Urban Destruction theme was especially thought-provoking. Is there a philosophy behind the styling of your events?

“We live in an intransient time, with world affairs effecting our everyday decisions. So I wanted to capture that feeling and show that love will always win out.”

Your gowns have a very unique style. How is a David Fielden gown born… do you schedule time to sketch ideas, or does inspiration come when you least expect it to?

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The Elite wedding blog logoTime for a little indulgence I think… how about a proper nosey and a really good look at the very best in the UK wedding industry? I’ve invented a new feature: The Elite.

I’m on a journey, an adventure to rediscover the guys at the top of their game – the designers, the photographers, the master craftsmen who inspire us all. The guys with vision, creativity and a real passion that’s driven them to the very very top. Why don’t you join me as I investigate The Elite. Throughout December and January I’ll be interviewing some famous names in the wedding industry. David Fielden comes first…

My very first Elite blog post is coming up later today – it’s almost ready. If you don’t want to miss out on the series, you can subscribe to The Elite on English Wedding Blog by email

I’m just off to give David a bit of a polish. Back shortly!

Claire xxx

 

 

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This is what happens when the groom loves drum ‘n’ bass, and the bride doesn’t – a perfect solution to a very common dilemma: your wedding music. Ellie and Lee came up with the most ingenious idea of a silent disco at their wedding reception!

This gorgeous couple were married at The Inner Temple, and London wedding photographer Mark Carey submitted their photos for my blog. I loved every one: their day was fun, loving, sophisticated and family-oriented. And they really had thought of everything!

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Ellie wrote the loveliest wedding report for me. My favourite quote from Ellie is this (when I asked about her most memorable wedding day moments): “Seeing all of the groom’s friends dancing to drum and bass whilst his parents were doing the tango on the other side of the dance floor.”

I love it. You will too…

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Surrey wedding photography by Martin Beddall

Surrey wedding photography by Martin Beddall

Hang on a minute… where did the week go?! You know sometimes the days just slip by and you feel like you’ve missed one?! Yep – that’s me, right now. But – well it’s nearly Christmas now. So I’ve definitely got that Friday feeling and it’s time to relax and forget about work (yes I know it’s 2 o’clock) until Monday morning.

Time for some wedding treats from around the web…

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Manchester monastery wedding photography by Neil Redfern

Manchester monastery wedding photography by Neil Redfern

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wedding photo credit Kat Forsyth

I’m going to make you a promise: next week, a real wedding, every day. This week has been full of advice and ideas and guest blogs, which I’ve loved sharing… but I think I owe you some weddings 🙂

So – next week, plenty of weddings and some special treats – you absolutely have to come and see what I’m starting on Monday morning!

In the meantime, I’ve shared sneak preview photos of my next few weddings on facebook. Have a peek at the big fluffy gown, the fabulously bright flowers, the henna, the sunset…

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coming soon: wedding previews only on facebook

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Sometimes people just know so much more stuff than I do! Today, great advice in a guest blog post – and some lovely pics which might just have you hooked on pearls to go with your wedding dress…

Weddings are invariably a puzzle of selecting many different elements to suit the occasion…..the dress, the venue, the guests, the jewellery. They’ve all got their part to play and here we will look at how to choose the perfect pearl jewellery to wear at your wedding. Regardless of whether you merely opt for an understated pair of pearl earrings or match a number of different types of pearl jewellery – from bracelets to necklaces, this guide introduces you to how you should wear pearl jewellery on your most special of days.

One way of doing this is to consider the different seasons and winter weddings are perhaps the most suitable for introducing colour to the atmosphere that a winter wedding provokes in the bride, groom and guests. So which types of pearls are best for wearing at a summer and winter wedding?

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I promised you gorgeous, glamorous, bright and sexy wedding invitations, and here they are. Designed by Wendy Bell, whose wedding I featured on the blog yesterday, these invitations are pretty special – and right up my street.

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Roof Gardens Flamingo Design: www.WendyBellDesigns.com

Wendy’s Flamingo design was created for her wedding. She coordinated the wedding invitations to tie in with her wedding venue – the Roof Gardens in Kensington. The funky invitations take inspiration from the colourings of the wedding venue. The flamingos are found in their gardens and the dots symbolise the beaded curtains in the Roof Gardens club area. Wendy offers a bespoke invitation design service… and you can see just how much thought and attention to detail goes into the design process!

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Peacock Spots wedding invitation: www.WendyBellDesigns.com

Above, Peacock Spots wedding invitation. Intricately dotted designs evoke the natural patterns of peacock feathers, in cool pink and grey… so sophisticated.

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Monochrome Hearts wedding invitation: www.WendyBellDesigns.com

Monochrome Hearts wedding invitation. I love the grungey hearts, the textures and beautifully messy design with such a lovely typeface. Yummy.

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Sometimes a blog post can be full to the brim with exciting things. Today, clearly by the title, there’s a lot to cover – and I love this wedding to bits. Wendy Bell is a designer so her wedding was bound to be creative; but every little thing from her glamorous dress to the venue and table decorations is really stunning – and right up my street.

Wendy is stunning (and James is a looker too!) – and I’m sure some of you English Wedding readers will feel inspired by their style… if you’re into looking gorgeous without being princessy, then this is the wedding blog for you.

So I’ve got a two parter for you this week again! First, Wendy and James’s wedding at Kensington Roof Gardens (how many of you guessed that was where the flamingoes came in?!) – with photography by Green Olive. Tomorrow I’ll share some of Wendy’s wedding invitation designs – and I promise, you’ll be impressed!

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From the very beginning…

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Wedding photography by Fiona Campbell

Here’s a lovely way to begin the week – by welcoming a new sponsor to the blog. Who remembers our French English Welsh wedding on the blog back in April? I loved Fiona’s creative photography – as well as the fact that she beats me hands down at languages, speaking hundreds* fluently.

*For a more accurate count, see Fiona’s English Wedding Showcase Page!

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Wedding photography by Fiona Campbell

London and destination wedding photographer

Fiona is based in London but – as you might have guessed – loves to travel to photograph weddings. Since 2006 Fiona has photographed many different kinds of wedding, from a boutique civil ceremony at the Gherkin to a sumptuous wedding in a villa near Rome!

Fiona’s also a lovely lady – her emails make me smile; she genuinely cares about her clients and has a real passion for weddings and beautiful photography.

Do visit Fiona’s English Wedding Showcase Page to find out more about my latest sponsor. Fiona – welcome. I’m so pleased to have you as a part of the English Wedding Showcase!

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Mine is. There you go – let’s start a blog post with a confession! My wedding calligraphy business is going well, I love the work but… there’s something missing. Is anyone else out there looking for a bit of creative inspiration to inject into their work?

I’ve spent the day with two friends who inspire me – and I’m going to make my New Year’s Resolution now. I know it’s a bit early (but the pagan side of me says the first of December is surely something a bit new-yeary in the calendar). I’m determined to branch out a little.

So – wedding calligraphy is the most wonderful job in the world. It’s creative and pretty and I meet lovely people who appreciate my work. Lots of nice boxes ticked and a smile on my face, and theirs! I still feel I want more though.

How do you know when it’s time to get your business out of a creative rut?

  • you know you can do more, but just don’t seem to have the time
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Because English Wedding blog focuses on weddings close to home, there isn’t much opportunity to venture to exotic locations or to ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ at fabulous destinations. However… as it’s so cold outside, and we’re all wrapped up in scarves and thermals this month, I thought it was time to talk honeymoons! This is a guest blog post – I hope you enjoy it.

For many couples postulating and pondering over where to go on their honeymoon can be a tricky task and more often than not the last thing on their minds is the perceived rough and tumble of an African safari. Indeed usually those first envisaged flashes of inspiration are embodied by three simple elements; a wide swathe of powder white sand, the warmth of an unbroken sun-filled sky and the gentle lapping waters of a gin-clear tropical ocean. Quite the picture postcard; and who am I to argue that this Robinson Crusoe-esque idyll isn’t the perfect way to celebrate a loving new union?

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