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Teal and purple peacock wedding ideas by planner Karen Luxford, image by Sarah Wayte Photography (7)
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If you’re looking to incorporate bright, vibrant colours into your wedding styling and need a theme to tie it all together, peacocks are the perfect inspiration. Wedding trends come and go, but peacock styling ideas are revisited and reinvented every season – this is one of my absolute favourites using fabulously colourful florals, coloured table decorations and glitter art for a whole new dimension of wedding make up art! Lovely Sarah Wayte shared her images with us, and Karen Luxford, the talented planner who coordinated this editorial photoshoot, tells us a little more. It all takes place at Moor Hall wedding venue, and there’s a full list of the brilliant Essex wedding suppliers involved at the end of the blog post!

Teal and purple peacock wedding ideas by planner Karen Luxford, image by Sarah Wayte Photography (17)

“Given the fact that the model, Grace, and I have both recently overcome strokes (at a very young age, I may add!), I had the idea to incorporate the Stroke Society colour of purple with vibrant bursts of teals, blues and greens to give it life and energy. The peacock idea naturally developed from this colour palette which, in turn, led to the idea of drama, reflected in the make up and the use of the motorcycle!

Creative styling by The Artisan Wedding House for a beautiful North East wedding, images by Andy Hudson Photography (8)
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If any of you lovelies have the Monday blues, we’re about to help whisk them away with some gorgeous real wedding inspo. Sherelle and Matt are the loveliest couple, glowing with happiness on their wedding day, which has everything from gorgeous styling touches to a fabulous setting and stunning portraits. I first saw their pics when our lovely friend Miriam from English Wedding Directory members The Artisan Wedding House got in touch – and I fell in love with every bit of this wedding! I just know you will too.

Creative styling by The Artisan Wedding House for a beautiful North East wedding, images by Andy Hudson Photography (35)

“Our venue recommended Miriam from Artisan to help decorate and we are forever grateful. Miriam was more than helpful throughout my wedding planning and even reassured me that everything would be just how I wanted it on the day. I believe Stanton is a blank canvas that can be as unique as the couple getting married there. I would highly recommend Artisan and the Aladdin’s cave of deco Miriam has to offer!

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We’d like to wish a heartfelt Happy Anniversary to Jenny Packham – so many of our beautiful English Wedding brides have worn her gowns on your best days ever, and since our own launch in 2009 we’ve become huge fans of Jenny’s inimitable bridal gowns.

Jenny’s classic dresses – relaunched to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Jenny Packham brand – ooze film star grace and splendour: they’re intricate and beautiful, softly glittering and breathtakingly elegant.

We’re delighted to announce the best selling styles to be reintroduced in celebration of this milestone year are Willow, Eden, Azalea, Clare, Joy and Aspen – all available now at the brand’s London flagship store.

To find out more visit www.jennypackham.com

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Marks Hall wedding styling in rustic peach, favours by Gilded Fern and photo by Olivia Knight (31)
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This is a first!! How adorable is the little deer in this wedding inspo shoot? He’s a muntjac, and he lives at Marks Hall Estate in Essex, a beautiful location for weddings and wildlife alike, with heritage woodlands and ancient landscapes. I think his appearance in today’s blog post is a sign of approval of the gentle rusticness and natural styling touches from a lovely team of creative wedding folks who curated this photoshoot!

Marks Hall wedding styling in rustic peach, favours by Gilded Fern and photo by Olivia Knight (8)

Our wonderful friend and English Wedding Directory member Gwenda from The Gilded Fern has kindly shared this shoot with us today. The gorgeous little favour bags are hers – I think they’re beautiful, don’t you? See more at www.gildedfern.co.uk

The inspiration behind the look is beautiful rustic styling and a peach colour palette, using paler tones and accent colours. The delicate green hellebores in the floral arrangements by lovely Miss Fleur Floral make this a perfect look for a spring wedding, while the dress (from Amara Bridal Studio) with its beautifully boho, almost geometric lace pattern, is divine!

Gorgeous handmade details by the bride for a romantic Hampshire wedding, images by Romy Lawrence Photography (29)
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Happy Friday folks! Ah… how on earth is it the end of the week already?! We’ve had the most amazing week of wedding inspiration on the blog, and I have so much planned to share with you over the weekend and next week too! But first – I like to share something really beautiful every Friday: as work is winding down we can all afford a little longer for lunch, right? So today we’re sharing Alexandra and Hugo’s marquee wedding with tons of handmade touches (beautiful bride Alexandra bought and arranged ALL the flowers, as well as making the stationery!) and gorgeous styling.

Gorgeous handmade details by the bride for a romantic Hampshire wedding, images by Romy Lawrence Photography (14)

“I arranged the bouquets, head garlands, button holes and marquee flowers along with friends and family helping with the church and flower arch. My bouquet was peonies – my absolute favourite with some eucalyptus. The bridesmaids had bouquets made up of lizzianthus and gypsophillia and the marquee flowers were roses and gypsophillia with the flower arch being a mix of all flowers used. When hiring a marquee you then have to do all decoration yourself so the days before the wedding no waking minute was wasted turning it into our dream venue! Plenty of flowers and bunting was used to achieve this. We had a traditional marquee with poles which we wrapped ivy around.

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So you’ve planned your colour palette, your centrepieces, your napkins and chair decorations for the wedding reception. There’s a sign at the entrance and a table plan so guests can find their places… the one thing missing is your place name cards. You really want to give your guests something personal, but you’re at the end of your wedding budget and you just can’t afford to splash out any more! – I have the solution.

These sweet calligraphy place names from By Moon & Tide Calligraphy are all you need to welcome your guests as they sit for the wedding reception. Prices start from 50p per tag – so if you’re inviting 80 guests you’ll only pay £40 for the simplest style…

By Moon & Tide has 34 place name card options in its Etsy shop, so you can choose from a range of gorgeous colours (off-white, pink, rustic kraft and navy blue are our faves) and stunning inks from black through to metallic gold. Best sellers include the navy cards with gold lettering, a huge hit for 2018 brides and grooms.

Beautiful English summer wedding with Richard Skins Photography (22)
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Good morning lovelies! Before we get stuck into today’s beautiful wedding feature I wanted to quickly remind you about our prize draw – you can win a Tile worth £60 if you sign up to our NEW email list before the end of the month. Find out exactly what Tile is all about on page 87 of the English Wedding Bible – if you have the slightest worry about losing your wedding rings, it’s going to be worth its weight in gold!

Beautiful English summer wedding with Richard Skins Photography (27)

Let’s relax into Wednesday lunchtime with a beautiful English wedding, shall we? Hattie and Max tied the knot at Helmingham Hall in Suffolk on a beautiful July day. Helmingham itself is a breathtaking venue – and one we’ve never featured on the blog before today! It’s a magnificent Tudor hall with an actual moat, in the grounds of a 400 acre deer park – what more could you possibly want?

Devon wedding photography by Special Day Wedding Photos Anthony Lyons (21)
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Hey lovelies, how are you today? Is it just me or is there something a little exciting in the air? It’s the end of term… summer holidays, and around this time of year I still look forward to 6 fabulous weeks of playing in the sunshine! Oh, also – wedding season!!! Most of you will be getting married in the summertime, so now’s the time to go explore your venues, see which flowers are in bloom, take a picnic and dream of your best day ever – which will be here before you know it! And if you just happen to be in Devon, and you just happen to be looking for a brilliant Devon wedding photographer… then I would like to introduce you to someone I think is pretty damn amazing.

Devon wedding photography by Special Day Wedding Photos Anthony Lyons (10)

Elise and Joe’s fabulous Lily Pad Yurt wedding in Woolacombe – how beautiful?!

Escheat Farm wedding style inspiration, image by Emily Little (32)
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Happy Monday lovelies! I hope you’ve had the most wonderful weekend. Today we have so much inspiration for you – I like to kick off the week with something really stunning to inspire you, and today it’s extra special… with a lovely team of wedding creatives showing you how to make the most of an outdoor space with fabulous florals and elegant styling – without breaking the bank! Flower walls have been a huge trend, but can be ridiculously expensive. Today we share an incredibly creative alternative – look carefully at the backdrop! Lovely Vanessa, wedding planner from English Wedding Directory members Rocks & Frocks, shares her inspiration with you.

Escheat Farm wedding style inspiration, image by Emily Little (33)

Documentary wedding photographers in Dorset, Linus Moran Photography, Kings Arms Boutique Hotel (5)
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There’s something about today’s beautiful wedding which captures the essence of the English countryside so perfectly… it’s in beautiful Dorset, with a quaint church (St Marks, in Talbot Village) and a lovely reception with the prettiest details – paper fans on the wall in shades of gold, and adorable little commemorative pins for all the guests!

Documentary wedding photographers in Dorset, Linus Moran Photography, Kings Arms Boutique Hotel (50)

Camila is absolutely stunning; Victor looks gorgeous. The love these two share is captured perfectly in the images by our friends at Linus Moran Photography, who are based in Dorset, close enough to the Kings Arms Christchurch to be regular photographers there – and who come highly recommended for their beautiful documentary wedding photography as well as their professionalism and friendliness. If you’re getting married in Dorset, Somerset or Hampshire you can find out more here:

 

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Documentary wedding photographers in Dorset, Linus Moran Photography, Kings Arms Boutique Hotel (27)

Peter Denness wedding photographer Cambridgeshire (3)
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Rachel, Wedding Co-ordinator at Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, is engaged to be married to Peter in May 2019. Rachel spends her day advising other brides and grooms on how to make the most of their special day, but now it is her turn. Follow her journey, trials and tribulations, as she shares her experiences from the other side…

There are so many different elements that go into the creation of your perfect wedding, and choosing where you will get married is only the beginning. As soon as the venue is confirmed, the next step is to fill it!

All couples will organise themselves differently, but I advise my clients at Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa to keep track of everything in a spreadsheet, or within a series of lists (or a mixture of both!). This is a great way to keep on top of what has been done (and paid for), what still needs to be arranged, deadlines, timelines and keeping track of costs! Although I encourage my clients to be as organised as possible, sometimes it is easier said than done and Peter and I have spent the past months working our way through our “things to book” list, and going back and forth to even make the tiniest decisions. We still have a long way to go, but it feels amazing when you get some of the finer details set in stone – and achieve that satisfaction of ticking something off the list.

Outdoor wedding at Priston Mill watermill, with images by Martin Dabek Photography on the English Wedding blog (26)
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I couldn’t get married without live music – it’s just a very personal thing, and if you’re a music lover you will totally get what I mean. Whether you love jazz or pop, indie, swing or soul, you’ll know that the buzz of a live performance is uniquely and beautifully suited to a wedding – so imagine booking your venue, only to be told you can’t have live music… it would be heartbreaking.

Before you book your venue, music lovers, here are 5 essential questions to run through with your band and your wedding venue. This article is a collaboration with the most experienced wedding musicians we know – Down for the Count have performed at well over 600 weddings in the UK and internationally, and at a huge range of venues. They say whilst the vast majority of venues are well suited to live music, they occasionally come across one that isn’t. Here are their 5 essential questions to ask your wedding venue  before you book!

Images by Bristol wedding photographer Martin Dabek Photography

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