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Cosmopolitan Bride magazine
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I’ve just found out that Cosmopolitan Bride is no more. It’s a sad week for the wedding industry as this was one of the best quality wedding magazinesand had such a distinctive style.

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Cosmopolitan Bride magazine has closed

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/aug/04/she-magazine-cosmopolitan-bride-closed

Cosmo Bride appears to have become a little fish in a very big pond when you look at the scale of the publishing company who owned it: Hearst Magazines are acquiring other magazines in different sectors and it seems they’re tidying up their portfolio.

The future of Cosmo Bride online is unclear: the Guardian article suggests the best bits of Cosmo Bride will be incorporated into You & Your Wedding magazine, both in the printed publication and website.

I hope this means the gorgeous bridal style shoots which Cosmo Bride did so well will continue.

Why Cosmopolitan Bride?

From the publisher’s point of view, Cosmo Bride was a small publication struggling to make its voice heard amongst more robust, popular and growing magazines in all sectors. It had a very similar magazine in You & Your Wedding: the two have been linked for a long time.

Days to Go: 244

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The wedding invitations have arrived! They look so amazing! I’m so completely chuffed with them! The lady who made the invitations is just fantastic and so professional!

I’m not going to completely reveal what they look like until I’ve sent them to the wedding guests but I’m so so happy with them!

We have ordered day invites, evening invites, RSVP’s and envelopes.

H2b is really happy with them too, he said, ‘Yay! Now we can invite people.’ That was his only reaction, that and saying the invitations we very me.

It’s so exciting finally receiving the invitations! The wedding has been in my head for so long but now it’s down on paper in purple and white!

The next step is to give Dad the invitations so he can do his cool calligraphy handwriting to write the names, and his normal fantastic handwriting to write the envelopes. (He volunteered! Honest!)

Also, today I am meeting with all my bridesmaids to take them to try on their dresses!! I remember when we went to do this with my friend when I was bridesmaid for her wedding, my wedding seemed so far away but now it’s my turn.

Kirtlinton Park by documentary wedding photographer Martin Beddall
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Kirtlington Park wedding venue is a Grade I listed 18th-century Palladian country house, about 0.5 miles east of the village of Kirtlington in Oxfordshire. It is set in 3,000 acres of parkland, landscaped by Capability Brown, with views over the gardens to the Chiltern Hills.

Kirtlinton Park by documentary wedding photographer Martin Beddall

Kirtlington Park by documentary wedding photographer Martin Beddall

Photographs of Kirtlington Park wedding venue

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All photographs by www.mcbweddings.com
See a real wedding at Kirtlington Park from Martin Beddall’s photography blog

Photographer Martin Beddall’s Kirtlington Park venue review

“Driving up the long driveway leading towards Kirtlington Park feels like you’ve found a hidden treasure. An imposing Grade 1 listed Palladian mansion, this wedding venue hasn’t been snapped up by some multinational hotel chain and sanitised.

Kirtlington Park wedding photography by Martin Beddall“Privately owned, and I believe only holding a limited number of weddings each year, it offers what I would call a more complete and personal service than many such locations owned by corporate hotel chains.

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How can I introduce today’s English Wedding blog feature? Well… it’s for me. It’s a bridal shoot that I want to be in. Or maybe I want to be it. It’s striking, stunning, different and inspiring. It’s a confidence thing, about nature and being in your element. It’s about being a gorgeous bride and therefore beautiful. (All photo credits: Rings n Veils wedding photography)

Bridal shoot wedding photography blog by Rings n Veils (1)It’s about fairytales. But not fairytales with a simpering princess who needs rescuing… fairytales with a strong princess, a gorgeous heroine who’ll have an adventure all of her own and win your heart. A fairytale, perhaps, where the forces of nature are enchanting and captivating and mother nature plays a vital role.

I love fairytales – my dad brought me up on fantasy fiction and I love stories like this. When I saw this bridal shoot from Rings n Veils wedding photographers I had to have it on the blog. Because for me, this is every heroine I admire. And it’s an inspiring shoot, I think, for every creative bride out there!

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Did you see Louisa and Dan’s wedding day on the blog yesterday? I held back all the pics of their reception venue because they’d done such an amazing job decorating – nay transforming – a village hall into a beautiful, blue wedding reception room.

I’ve been playing with the gorgeous pics though, and I think you’ll love the inspiration board I made from Neil Redfern’s wedding photography. I’ve also added a gallery for you to see the pictures larger at the end too.

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Blue wedding inspiration board with photos by Neil Redfern

I can’t get over what a brilliant job Louisa did with decorating the village hall for her wedding reception. Friends and family were a great help – Louisa said, “I had a team of wonderful friends and family who helped me put up decorations bought from eBay, including organza lengths of material, chinese style different coloured paper lanterns and metres of bunting made by my mother in law and bridesmaid!”

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Understandably, this wedding day had me intrigued from the moment I first heard about it! Bouncy castles, inflatables and a gorgeous village hall? Yes please! Louisa and Dan were married in Lancashire on the 4th of June and chose Neil Redfern as their wedding photographer. Louisa is originally from New Zealand, although now lives with Dan in Cumbria (spooky coincidence: my Gareth is half kiwi, and I’m from Cumbria! How could I not feature this wedding?!)

Neil told me how the wedding day unfolded: Louisa got ready in a little pub in Arkholme called the Bay Horse, the wedding ceremony was at Lancaster Town Hall and the reception at Arkholme Village Hall. The shots of Louisa & Dan in between the ceremony and the reception were taken on a bridge in Lancaster. The day had a really nice village fete feel to it and was extremely relaxed with lots of fun elements: a BBQ, bouncy castle, hula-hoops and an inflatable thing which guests could roll down a hill in!

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There’s something enchanting in the dramatic beauty of the seaside. The beach isn’t all about buckets and spades: if you’re going to the beach any time soon, do what I’ll be doing and find a quiet spot, watch the waves, see the life and spirit of nature out there. Sometimes there’s nothing more fascinating than the wild beaches around our shores.

I have another breathtaking collection of photographs for you, this time with a seaside twist. Photos and words by Chris Hanley Photography

wedding blog photo shoot seaside Chris Hanley Photography (1)Richard and Anne-Marie were married in Monton and celebrated at the Worsley Marriott. Anne-Marie is from the south coast of Ireland, a little village about 25 mins south of Waterford. Anne-Marie and Richard wanted a little bit of Ireland at their wedding.

They went to the beach where Anne-Marie spent her childhood. They collected pebbles as name place settings for their guests.

wedding blog photo shoot seaside Chris Hanley Photography (4) That August we flew back to Ireland to shoot a beach bride™ shoot on the very beach were they collected the pebbles. We also shot Anne-Marie in the village harbour where she learnt to swim.

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You’ll love this, it’s a wonderful story and a gorgeous celebration of love. Heather and Titus were married in London a few weeks ago, bringing together their families from Canada and Scotland. One beautiful moment caught my eye when I first saw the wedding on the Green Olive Wedding Photography blog – Titus wraps Heather all up in the biggest, cuddliest hug you could imagine – and in seconds my heart melted. Watch out for that pic as you enjoy the images kindly submitted by Green Olive Wedding Photography.

Heather was really generous with her account of the wedding day, sharing details and secrets of how they planned a beautifully inclusive and intimate day for all their family and friends. I’ll hand over to Heather to share her story.

“We wanted to have a planet-friendly and homemade wedding, keeping as many things UK-based as possible – the company who made our rings, wedding favours, and refreshments. In addition to the vintage dress, rented kilt, homemade veil and bouquet, our centre pieces were wooden roses in old beer bottles that the guests took home and the wedding favours were personalised tea towels.

6 Weeks To Go!

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With just six weeks to go, the wedding seems to have rolled around pretty quickly. We planned a fairly short engagement (we got engaged in April, wedding is in September) but it still seems to have gone super fast and I really need to get my act together as there are still lots of things left to do! We need to find Paul something to wear, sort our rings, meet with the registrars, find me some lingerie, finish making the orders of service, organise the music…the list goes on. Unfortunately I’ve been feeling pretty ill recently, which is why there’s still quite so much left unsorted (I’m not usually that disorganised, honest!). I’m also very worried about feeling ill on the day itself, but there’s not much I can do about that except keep a positive attitude, so that’s what I’m going to try and do.

I’ve had a hair and make up trial and the lovely Allison Blake has altered my vintage wedding dress for me, so I now know what I will look like on the day. I just hope that Paul will like the dress as much as I do!

Days to Go: 250

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Very many congratulations to Sally! Really looking forward to seeing the pictures!

This week (as it’s the school holidays) I have been on the hunt for a new florist, and I’m going to pick up the finished invitations on Tuesday!

When I get the invitations it means the wedding will be real, down in black and white (or purple and ivory)! I’m really excited! I can’t wait to see what they look like!

I am making a scrap book on Blurb, using photos from when h2b tried on his suits and when we went to book the venue, all the dresses I tried on (28) and  elements of the wedding such as the favours and the invitations. I thought it would be a nice way to remember planning our wedding. We’re going to have been engaged for two and a half years by the time we get married (we’re saving up)  so I thought it would be a good way to commemorate it!

I was thinking of displaying it on the guest book table at the wedding.

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Styal Lodge real wedding blogCome and join me for this enchanting wedding at one of Cheshire’s most luxurious wedding venues. Built especially for weddings, Styal Lodge is a pretty cool place – and Charlotte and James’s wedding shows off all its best bits!

First seen on the English Wedding Showcase, I love the fun elements of this wedding day: there’s a great picture of the bridal party with funky umbrellas, and towards the end a lovely portrait picture is completely thrown by the arrival of a naughty spider… McAvoy Photography really do capture the fun and playfulness in a wedding day and I’m sure you’ll love this as much as I do.

Charlotte and James are the most adorable couple – they look so deeply in love with each other, and I’m really proud to be sharing their wedding with you today.

Styal Lodge wedding blog McAvoy Photography (1) Charlotte is so beautiful: an English Rose with perfect skin and wearing natural make up she looks stunning. I love her twisting hair vine with crystals and little leaves – so pretty!

Styal Lodge wedding blog McAvoy Photography (2)

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English Wedding Star Bride Sally gets married today. I’ve loved following Sally’s wedding stories, have you?

So today I want to say, Sally and Dav – have the best day of your life. Love every second. Enjoy being surrounded by all of your friends and family. Cherish the whole day, have fun – and my warmest, happiest wishes for a wonderful life together.

It’s brilliant to see all the plans coming together… Sally’s creative crafting has me on tenterhooks waiting to see everything on the big day – can’t wait for those wedding pics!

Sally's big day wedding bunting

English Wedding blog brings out the bunting - for Sally & Dav

In celebration, English Wedding has brought out the bunting… just for this weekend, in celebration of Sally and Dav’s wedding day. What do you think?!

I borrowed the bunting from the lovely party supplies website www.partydelights.co.uk – they do lovely bunting, go take a look!

Karapürçek Escort Bilecik Escort Bolu Escort

 

Modern blue styling ideas with calligraphy for an alternative beach wedding (18)

Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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