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Goldsborough Hall wedding venue
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Goldsborough Hall is a seventeenth century stately home in North Yorkshire. A former home of Princess Mary and a privately owned residence, Goldsborough Hall is a luxurious wedding venue licenced for civil ceremonies and available as an exclusive use venue for your big day.

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Goldsborough Hall wedding venue by www.rebeccahoneywellphotography.com

Photographs of Goldsborough Hall

Goldsborough Hall Yorkshire wedding photographer Rebecca Honeywell 5 Goldsborough Hall Yorkshire wedding photographer Rebecca Honeywell 5 Goldsborough Hall Yorkshire wedding photographer Rebecca Honeywell 5 Goldsborough Hall Yorkshire wedding photographer Rebecca Honeywell 5

All photographs by www.rebeccahoneywellphotography.com

Wedding photographer Rebecca Honeywell’s review of Goldsborough Hall

Rebecca says, “Goldsborough Hall is a gorgeous stately home set in beautiful grounds, with views over the North Yorkshire countryside. Brides and grooms have the luxury of having the whole venue to themselves, with exclusive use of the house and grounds for the day – you feel like a king and queen!

I have the unique viewpoint of both wedding photographer and bride, as I was one of the first people to have my reception at Goldsborough Hall in July 2007. We chose the venue as we loved the grand yet intimate feel, and we were not disappointed. There are several luxurious bedrooms for the bride (and groom) to get ready in, complete with sunken baths overlooking the gardens!

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Beautiful bride and groom photograph

Beautiful bride and groom photograph by Anneli Marinovich

Don’t worry – you will be shedding happy tears as you read Jemma’s story about her winter wedding day. This is one of the loveliest things I’ve ever read and I was smiling and crying all the way!

Jemma did a write up for their friends and family who couldn’t be there on the day, which is such a lovely thing to do – and will make an enchanting keepsake for future generations! The text below is a collection of extracts from Jemma’s write up, just selected parts to accompany the beautiful pictures. Jemma’s an incredible writer and as this is her wedding I won’t interfere by adding my own comments – these are all Jemma’s words.

English Wedding blog sponsor Anneli Marinovich submitted the images of the wedding day. They make a wonderful team. Grab a cuppa and a cushion to squeeze and hide behind as you read a remarkable wedding story you’ll never forget…

A Nice Day for a White Wedding…

by Jemma Donnelly

Inspired Harmony classical vocal performance for weddings
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A show stopper for the most elegant of weddings… Inspired Harmony deserve a mention for their beautiful performances at The Wedding Show last week.

Inspired Harmony classical vocal performance for weddings

Inspired Harmony classical vocal performance for weddings

Inspired Harmony are for the most exclusive wedding receptions. For lovers of classical music and vocal performance, with a range from opera, light opera and show songs – and including ever popular ‘Singing Waiters’ as an option for your big day.

We were impressed and awestruck by performances by Inspired Harmony in the marquee at The Wedding Show. It was extraordinary: everything stopped, everyone fell silent for the singing. Unlike the gospel choir around the corner, Inspired Harmony made everyone stop in their tracks to listen. Exhibitors nearby were enthralled, and a crowd gathered around the corner – quite strangely, really! to listen without disturbing the singer.

I would definitely recommend Inspired Harmony as a show stopping performance for your wedding day.

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I need your help! The Star Bride entries are in, the shortlist is ready and it’s time to vote for your favourite Star Bride on English Wedding.

The shortlisted brides have great stories to share, are planning very different weddings and are all great and compelling writers. Have a look at the entries, choose your favourite and vote now!

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I’ve been learning about wedding dresses this week, viewing some beautiful designs in a top bridal store and finding out a lot about trends within the industry – what are the designers doing – as well as trends for brides – which designs are popular for real brides.

More of that later, but for now I’ll share this with you: the latest catwalk show by Caroline Castigliano, which was held as part of the brand’s 20th anniversary celebrations at The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London.

Caroline Castigliano catwalk show 2011 bridal

This is a very fashionable wedding dress, perfectly on trend for 2011 with a figure hugging bodice and skirt flaring below the hips - strapless, fitted and elegant for a bride who will be the centre of attention on her wedding day

Caroline Castigliano catwalk show 2011 bridal

A beautiful embroidered wedding dress, figure-hugging and literally shimmering with crystals and detail. I love the sheer sash which contrasts with all the detailing on the gown

Caroline Castigliano catwalk show 2011 bridal

A daring wedding dress in Caroline Castigliano's 2011 collection, this is very contemporary and great for willowy brides

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Jean Ellis Designs tiaras fascinators hats and accessories

Jean Ellis must have flown down from heaven or some other magical realm: surely no one can really have an imagination like this! A real star of The Wedding Show last weekend, Jean called me earlier in the week to say hi. I’d only met Jean’s daughter at the show, and had a quick chat about the English Wedding blog – but promised to write about Jean’s incredible creations.

I don’t know quite what to say – Jean Ellis’s work is out of this world, creative and inspiring. My writing simply can’t do Jean Ellis hairpieces and fascinators justice – so look at the pictures – and be amazed!

Jean Ellis Designs tiaras fascinators hats and accessories

Jean Ellis Designs tiaras fascinators hats and accessories

Jean Ellis Designs tiaras fascinators hats and accessoriesJean Ellis is a designer to watch and a creative spark to ignite the wedding industry. Her designs have featured in Vogue – been commissioned for shoots, no less!

Every creative bride should visit Jean Ellis’s website and fall in love with something there: www.jeanellisdesigns.co.uk

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Weirdly enough, it would seem Google knows a LOT about your wedding. Last-minute wedding shopper? Aha…. Google can see you! And it knows what your guests are up to!

As I know a lot of you reading are very web-savvy I thought this article might be an interesting read. Can Google predict your wedding date? Over to guest blogger Mike Doyle to reveal all…

Can Google predict your wedding date?

Google is massive in the UK. Approximately 8% of all UK internet traffic starts with a search ultimately giving Google 70-80% share of the search market. To put this into perspective the BBC gets just 0.98% of all UK internet traffic. With such a large share of the internet market you could use Google as a voice for the general population or at least UK internet users. As Google continues to grow with new products and users their search data begins to paint interesting points about behaviour – even how we organise our weddings!

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Wedding stationery for springtime – these designs are fun and colourful, bright and happy, from Inspired by Lisa.

Cabaret wedding invitation Inspired by Lisa

Cabaret wedding invitation Inspired by Lisa

Butterfly wedding invitation Inspired by Lisa

Butterfly wedding invitation Inspired by Lisa

Butterfly pocketfold invitation Inspired by Lisa

Butterfly pocketfold invitation Inspired by Lisa

Lisa’s stand was a busy one at The Wedding Show on Saturday, and we barely had time to say hello and admire one of her beautiful table plans. What did strike me immediately was the quality of her wedding stationery. Invitations were beautifully made, table plans flawless, and there was an air of elegance and sophistication about the exhibition stand.

Elegant wedding table plan Inspired by Lisa

Elegant wedding table plan Inspired by Lisa

Wedding stationery Inspired by Lisa

Wedding stationery Inspired by Lisa

Inspired by Lisa? Yes, I was!

www.inspiredbylisa.co.uk

Inspired by Lisa on facebook

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Cute, quirky, pretty, individual… any of these on your wedding stationery wish list?

If they are, then you should consider Kate Lewis Design for your wedding invitations and stationery. I met Kate at The Wedding Show last weekend and she was every bit as lovely as her wedding invitation designs imply!

kate lewis design -- sketched range

kate lewis design -- sketched range

Kate Lewis’s background is in fashion design. She told me she’s always surprised – and pleased – when brides fall in love with her sketched wedding invitation designs. I loved the fairy sketches and the bride and groom invitations on Kate’s stand, but there was so much more to see as well – if you’re looking for pretty wedding invitations it’s definitely worth looking at Kate Lewis Design online.

kate lewis design - bride and groom invitation

kate lewis design - bride and groom invitation

katelewisdesign.co.uk

Kate Lewis Design on facebook

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Walking around The Wedding Show about this time last week I was delighted to spot Mossy in the corner in his famous – yes, famous! – stripey jacket.

Mossy Caricatures at The Wedding Show 2011

Mossy Caricatures at The Wedding Show 2011

If you don’t know who Mossy is, you should! Luckily enough, in just a second or two, you will! I first saw Mossy’s work years ago when I began my calligraphy business. Mossy is a wedding caricaturist with tons of personality, instantly recognisable across a crowded marquee (be it at your wedding day or at a show like Tatton) and someone I’ve admired from afar for years. It was a pleasure to have a quick chat to Mossy last weekend – I hope I managed to convince him that he IS famous!

Mossy – real name David Moss – told me how his caricatures cover the walls of Sam’s Chop House – a famous eaterie in Manchester. I was a little starstruck when I spoke to Mossy but he was really nice and chuckled at the notion of being famous. I still say, if you want a celeb to entertain at your wedding, Mossy’s your man!

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I had a really great time at The Wedding Show last weekend and from everything I saw and heard, so did everyone else who was there! If you missed it, here’s your chance to see the best bits in five minutes or less…

Arriving at The Wedding Show in our little car – it was a gorgeous bright and sunny day – perfect for a drive in the country.

Tatton is a grand old country estate with a deer park, gardens and the rest – far nicer than an inner city exhibition centre if you ask me!

The Cheshire Set were out in force. They arrived in some reeeallly nice vehicles like this sparkly vintage minibus (only kidding, Caremore Cars brought this one along). A few moments after we photographed it a bride got in – you could play inside it and everything!

And for a further splash of luxury…

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When, how and where should you choose jewellery for your wedding day? Could you use a little bit of advice about styles of wedding necklace, types of pearls etc? Wedding jewellery is a competitive market for suppliers and there is a huge amount of choice for brides out there – I know I wouldn’t know where to start (so many pretty sparkly things!) but with a little help from guest blogger and wedding jeweller Julieann it all becomes crystal clear….

Choosing bridal accessories that link in with your wedding dress

Your wedding day is often something you have dreamt about since you were a little girl, make believe, magical and special. Modified and fine tuned as films were watched and became favourites, places visited and books read creating memories to be treasured forever.

While your wedding dress will be worn once and bridal hair accessories become heirlooms your wedding jewellery if chosen carefully will become favourites that you will wear time and time again. But what do you choose?

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