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Suitcase for wedding cards - Our Labor of Love via Style Me Pretty blog
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Damn it! Bloggers have rules: every Monday you do this, every Wednesday you do that… and the good bloggers play by the rules and get a buzz going every week. Guess who’s a bad wedding blogger? Haha.

So, after a break of – um – a couple of weeks? I bring you another fabulously papery lettery blog post with wedding stationery, calligraphy, graphic design and type. I hope it inspires you – I hope you enjoy today’s papery goodness.

Suitcase for wedding cards - Our Labor of Love via Style Me Pretty blog

Photo credit: Our Labor of Love Source: Style Me Pretty

I found this gorgeous wedding on Style Me Pretty – lots of lettery details and this picture of the old velvet-lined suitcase with pegged cards saying C-A-R-D-S for you to pop cards inside… well it makes me giggle, it’s so cute! Photo by www.ourlaboroflovebyheidi.com

Vintage wedding invitations

Are you looking for vintage wedding invitations? Read my list of the best 20 vintage wedding invitations on the web!

Paper Bag Wedding Inspiration from Before the Big Day UK wedding blog

Gorgeous paper bags and calligraphy from Before the Big Day wedding blog

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part one of toby and adela's wedding day by Martin Beddall photographerThere is love in every one of these beautiful wedding photographs from Toby and Adela’s wedding day. Of course the bride and groom positively shine with it – they have a sparkling connection you simply can’t miss!

The wedding guests share the same joyful emotions: look carefully at the photographs in this blog feature by documentary wedding photographer Martin Beddall – the little glances just captured, the warm smiles and romantic looks – this wedding day just sings with romance and love.

real wedding reception in Essex, photography by Martin Beddall (21)

It’s why I love a story so much, it’s why for me, wedding photography which focuses on the moments is so very special – and I hope the beauty of these images will show you as you plan your own wedding day that the things you buy don’t matter so much… it’s all about the love, and the day itself.

So, here we have it: following on from yesterday’s real wedding blog post, this is the happy ending to Adela and Toby’s wedding day story. Enjoy!

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Adela and her wedding bouquet by Martin BeddallHow do you imagine your wedding day? Perfect – well of course. It will be! When you picture the day in your mind do you see events, or accessories? Will your wedding day be a constant flow of amazing moments and memories or a display of all the things you’ve found to create a pretty ceremony?

You’re imagining the first glimpse of your fiancé aren’t you? Turning around the corner into the ceremony room or glancing down the aisle – or perhaps he’ll wait and turn to look into your eyes when you reach his side. Because it’s beautiful moments that make a wedding day: the precious memories you create together.

Documentary wedding photography Martin Beddall UK

This is why I love wedding stories. This is why the most important thing to me is the love. This is why I imagine you’re reading the English Wedding blog. This is why I’m showing Adela and Toby’s wedding today – it’s all about the love, and it’s everywhere in this wedding for you to enjoy. The beautiful photography is from documentary wedding photographer Martin Beddall.

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Evening everyone, what a fabulous day it’s been! I hope you’ve had a great weekend. I was whisked off to Tatton Park to enjoy a bit of nature – deer, dragonflies and a duck. Oh, and an ice-cream. 🙂

While I was out I realised I’d forgotten to link to my favourite bits of the internet from the past week – and I had some gorgeous blog posts and wedding treats to show you!

So here – a little later than usual but worth the wait!

Weddings on the web – best of the week

A riot of colour with this beautiful real wedding at The Lowry by Chris Hanley Photography

lowry real wedding on Chris Hanley Photography blog

Credit: Chris Hanley Photography

Braxted Park Essex documentary wedding photography by Martin Beddall 19
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This will be a quick blog post as I’ve left my weekly update until…. argh it’s 11:41 on Sunday morning (I like to be organised but it’s just too sunshiney!)

Here we go for weekly readers – the week that’s just flown by:

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Photo Shmoto blue wedding inspirationMorning everyone! Hope you’re having a good day already, I know I am – it’s all systems go with a fab wedding calligraphy order today. I’m feeling sunny inside and loving my work!

Here’s hoping I can pass some of these smiley vibes to you! How? With a bit of wedding inspiration for you…

Yesterday on the English Wedding blog I featured Lisa and Dean’s fab alternative wedding, which Photo Shmoto‘s Laura submitted to me a couple of weeks ago. I loved the style of their day and thought you’d love a separate feature, a ‘get the look’ blog post with those lovely electric and pastel blues and lots of yummy vintage details.

So today English Wedding blog and wedding photographers Photo Shmoto bring you this fabulous mega inspiration board in vintage blues. Enjoy!

electric blue vintage wedding inspiration board

electric blue vintage wedding inspiration board

Get the look! Lisa and Dean’s electric blue vintage inspired wedding tips

  1. Match your vibrant personality with a bold look: smoky eyes, red lippy and vintage jewellery – don’t be shy!

279 Days to Go

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It has been a busy week on my blog but not with my wedding. I was supposed to be receiving a sample wedding invitation this week but it hasn’t come yet. I will post a quick picture when it arrives!

One thing that made me smile this week was seeing my wedding dress in You & Your Wedding! I was just turning the pages and there it was, being used to advertise a bridal salon in Blackpool! That made me smile!

I’ve been looking at wedding photos this week. A friend of mine got married at the end of June at the same venue I’m getting married in next April. It was so lovely seeing all her wedding pictures, it was almost like seeing what my wedding will be like! Plus, she looked stunning and her dress was gorgeous!

So, I was thinking a lot about good wedding pictures. There are a few must have shots for wedding albums that every bride and groom need.

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Right, everything is getting quite (very) busy! I wrote a to-do list off the top of my head and it had around 50 things on it… with only 28 days left AND I’m working full time. Help!

Anyway, here are a handful of new things to share, in no particular order..

Something I’ve been quite excited to share, my guestbook idea! I saw the idea of guestbook cards to fill in on a site somewhere ages ago (don’t ask where I’ll never be able to remember!), and messed around on Illustrator and came up with these instead of a traditional guestbook. We’ll leave them out with a jam jar of pens, ask people to fill them in before leaving them in a vintage suitcase. After the wedding I’ll put them into a scrapbook making a keepsake of our day, hopefully we’ll get some interesting entries!

I got Viv some new red sandals to be our flowergirl, I wanted to ‘funk’ her outfit up a bit and I’m wearing red shoes so thought it would be cute if she half matched! They also go with her headband I showed you all before.

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Dean and Lisa met at a wedding, fell in love and got married earlier this year. Wedding photographers Photo Shmoto jumped at the opportunity to photograph a quirky wedding and likewise I loved all the little touches – and of course Lisa and Dean’s fabulously individual style.

The wedding was at Edes House in Chichester followed by the reception at No 12 wine bar & restaurant in the centre of town.

The colour scheme for Dean and Lisa’s wedding was blue; the theme was most definitely individuality and personality – these two are fab! From this lovely pic of Dean’s thin blue tie and rose / gypsophila buttonhole we skip to…

Trainers! That’s Dean in the middle and I say to hell with formality – if you’re comfy in trainers then don’t torture your feet on your wedding day. If shiny shoes aren’t your thing, then break the rules and wear a sparkling new pair of adidas!

UK wedding magazine inside pages
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So we’ve found out – very methodically – which is the best UK wedding magazine and why. We’ve looked at each of the best UK wedding magazines in turn and picked out their best bits (and only gently hinted at their worst bits!) Time to think about YOU now…

The best UK wedding magazine for you?

best uk wedding magazines the reviewSome of the wedding magazines have really in-depth articles, some have short and sweet little features you can read on the train.

Some are upmarket and full of stylish and expensive ideas, others focus on DIY ideas and affordable products you can buy for your wedding.

Some have tons of real weddings; some have only a few. Some have over 200 pages of adverts while others have fewer than 40.

Every bride and groom are different. Every wedding is unique. Every wedding magazine will appeal more to some of you than to others. Based on the results of the UK Wedding Magazine Review, here are some tips to help you find YOUR best UK wedding magazine!

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On a whim I bought 10 7″ vinyls from eBay this week for the bargainous price of 99p with the view of somehow turning them into table names. I’ve always wanted names above simple table numbers as I thought we could turn names into another personal touch. After much discussion we decided to use songs which are relevant to us, and have marked a moment in our relationship, for instance “In the morning” by Razorlight as it as the first song we danced to the night we met, and “Dreams” by The Cranberries as it was played the night we got engaged.

During a lull at work I came across some brown wrapping paper, and lazily cut out a circle to fit the centre of a vinyl which I had in my bag (my bag is full of all sorts of rubbish- I have no idea why I happened to carry one to work, there certainly isn’t a casual record player for a quick disco in the print factory).

Cheshire Bride magazine
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I included a couple of regional wedding magazines in my review of the best UK wedding magazines. I appreciate you won’t all be familiar with Cheshire Bride, but most counties have their own publications so this represents them.

Cheshire Bride magazine: a review

Issue compared: 2011 edition
Cover price: £4.50

  • 292 pages
  • 77 pages of real weddings
  • 9 pages of advice and feature articles
  • 7 other non-selling pages (contents etc)
  • 4 pages of product ideas
  • 195 pages of advertisements
  • 67% of the magazine pages are ads

Cheshire Bride magazine

I have to give this regional wedding magazine credit for having so many real weddings: with 77 pages of them this is pretty impressive. It works out at a quarter of the entire magazine pages – the others only have around 10%.

I found it really hard to pick out advertorial in Cheshire Bride magazine – there are a lot of ads and many of these contain advice within the advertisement itself. This isn’t a criticism: the adverts offer useful advice and information!

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