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Days to go: 7

I’m up early today. No, not because of the other wedding but because I constantly have butterflies in my tummy about my wedding. In a week’s time I shall be showered and breakfasted and the hair and make up artists will have arrived and the party will be getting underway. How is this time here already?

I thought I’d share with you a little something that landed on my twitter feed this morning from good ole’ Jeff, our videographer. He says he has lots more footage to share with us from our strange experience of creating an engagement video/time capsule thing, but here’s a preview of what’s to come!

I don’t really feel I’m looking at myself in this video because I was SO NERVOUS… very strange.

Watch the video here!

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Days to go: 8

With just over a week to go the nerves are setting in. I got thinking earlier about all the lovely people I have either met in person or online during this incredible journey and started getting a little emotional!

I have also discovered some rather interesting small suppliers and businesses – ones that would have otherwise passed me by if I were not using the internet as a wedding research tool! Along with this are the variety of ideas I have encountered that have helped contribute to making our wedding day and the run up to it truly personal and special for us.

The run up to the wedding is almost over and soon I will have stories and photographs to share with you all who have been so kind to read about my journey and offer your comments. The dilemma I face now is what do I do when it’s all over?

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Are you splashing out on your wedding, aiming to have a blast of a celebration? Then fireworks are a fantastic way to end your big day in style: but where do you start with planning a fireworks display? Guest blogger Jason Mayes of Flashpoint Fireworks has all the answers:

Light up the sky on your wedding night with an amazing firework display

Firework displays are one of the most spectacular ways to entertain your guests on your wedding day, and are something that they could be talking about for years to come.

Booking a firework display is not something you do everyday so below are a few of the questions you may have if you are looking to book a professional firework company on your wedding day:

Can we have fireworks at my wedding?

If your evening reception is at a venue always check that they allow firework displays first. Some venues only allow certain types of fireworks such as low noise displays and other venues do not have any restrictions at all.

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So you’ve seen The Future of Vintage, and it’s bright! Like it? Then here’s the English Wedding blog’s guide to getting the look! All images are by the wonderful Jonny Draper.

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The Future of Vintage: Decorate a neutral venue like Styal Lodgewith pretty, bright colours

Decorate your wedding venue in brights, but keep sight of the prettiness of vintage: use paper lanterns in a few bright shades, and add splashes of colour with chair cover sashes and table decorations. Fairy lights always look fabulous (especially as day turns into evening).

Top tip: choose a wedding venue to fit your colours, somewhere without extensive decoration or dark colours on the walls or floor. Styal Lodge is perfect: with a pale carpet, light wood walls and windows everywhere, it’s a really versatile wedding venue for any modern or Future of Vintage theme!

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The Future of Vintage: find brightly coloured vintage china like this teapot from Pink Pepper

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Days to go: 9

The Pimms helped me pose!

I loved our engagement shoot – so much so that I decided to have an ‘official photographer’ – Rebecca Parsons (who is a friend of a bridesmaid) – for the first part of my hen do to give me some much-cherished beautiful memories of my last big celebration as a ‘single’ girl. I’m so pleased I made this decision – and soon I’m going to adorn my office with some carefully chosen photos of me to remind me of how FAB I felt in my 50s style dress that I got from Dollydagger! I’m also wearing my name necklace from Tatty Devine – and I gave each of my bridesmaids one of their own in their favourite colour!

Enjoy! Oh, and that pink headband thing says ‘Bride to Be’ and was compulsory headwear for most of the night!

Check out the camera magic on those legs!

My reaction to 'You're getting married in two weeks!'

I'm just loving the camera!

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Did you see the Flying Bride earlier today on English Wedding’s Future of Vintage exclusive? The shoot had so many inspiring pictures I had to share a little ‘behind the scenes’ – especially for any North West brides looking for creative suppliers, or for wedding businesses thinking about their own creative shoots.

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Photography credits: Jonny Draper www.jonnydraper.co.uk

Imagined up by Manchester photographer Jonny Draper and Styal Lodge manager Georgina Higham, this really was a fantastic shoot. Not just for the images and the way it all looks, but for how these guys work so well together.

I’ve met Jonny a couple of times, visited Styal Lodge and chatted to Georgina and Sarah, and I really felt inspired by them both: shoots like this are just one way they work together; there are also events for brides and grooms, and Jonny is very much involved with other wedding businesses in the Manchester area – organising days to work on social networking skills, sharing product photography and generally growing a successful wedding photography business based around friendship and advice.

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The Future of Vintage bridal shoot (19)Still in love with vintage weddings? I am. Gorgeous retro styling and old fashioned lace and prettiness gets me every time. But vintage has been around for a few years and now it’s time for change! Today, the English Wedding blog brings you…

The Future of Vintage!

Exclusively on the English Wedding blog, this gorgeous alternative vintage wedding shoot features stars of the UK wedding scene: Charlotte Balbier wedding dresses shine in the unique setting of Cheshire’s Styal Lodge.

The Future of Vintage bridal shoot (2)The brainchild of wedding photographer Jonny Draper and Georgina Higham who, along with her mum and sisters, runs Styal Lodge wedding venue – this shoot reveals a stunning and exciting future for vintage weddings: full of colour and quirkiness, with a focus on details and accessories to complement those gorgeous Charlotte Balbier dresses (kindly supplied by The White Closet bridal boutique in Didsbury).

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The Future of Vintage bridal shoot (5)The Future of Vintage is bright and quirky, full of colour and vibrance, with exciting accessories and creative details – it looks good enough to eat!

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I’ve been a busy bee this week so unfortunately this isn’t a long blog post.. Just a few tantalising tidbits to keep you going until I get more organised!

I met What Katy Did Next again on Saturday to talk about the flower girl wreaths (which I finally bought again since I lost the last two somewhere in the process of moving house), wicker hearts which Katy is going to adorn with some beautiful fabric flowers, much like the ones for our wedding cake and headbands (it’s all coming together!); and also an idea I’d been having for a while, which may not initially sound that interesting: a personalised parent album. I though rather than a bunch of flowers (Dav’s suggestion), it would be more exciting to organise a really unique gift for both our sets of parents, and as soon as I spoke to Katy she came up with an abundance of ideas which I loved! Here are the ‘parent’ albums which will be filled with photographs after the wedding:

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The Future of Vintage: photo credit Jonny Draper

Vintage weddings… pastels and lace, details and delicates, chintzy and chic. As much as we love the vintage wedding theme, we can’t help looking to the future and seeing what will come out of the vintage wedding trend.

Tomorrow on the English Wedding blog – at midday exactly! – we bring you an exclusive bridal shoot from Styal Lodge. With bridal designer Charlotte Balbier, The White Closet bridal boutique and photographer Jonny Draper – and many more – this is an unmissable wedding photoshoot for vintage-loving brides and grooms.

Don’t miss The Future of Vintage – exclusively on English Wedding

Stalk English Wedding on Facebook or follow me on Twitter for a shout out when the shoot is on the blog tomorrow. (And for lots more as well, including a “get the look” feature and behind the scenes pics later in the day!)

 

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Days to go: 11

Last weekend the girls and I journeyed to Ribby Hall Village for the Hen Weekend of Dreams. All events had been kept a total surprise to me, which was nice as I’m normally the organiser of these types of things! Tattybojangles gave me the most excellent idea of getting an official photographer involved and I am so pleased that I’ll have some really good photos to look back on to remind me of the last crazy weekend I spent as a ‘single’ girl! I’m just waiting on the photos from the lovely lovely Rebecca Parsons, but she was kind enough to send me a cheeky preview the other day.

How hot do I look?!

I can’t wait to show you the rest!

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Hello everyone!

I hope you’re all enjoying the lovely sunshine and – while it’s so nice outside – maybe even taking a break from wedding planning, enjoying a bit of couple time and days out.

An executive decision has been made at English Wedding Towers (haha) to have the weekend off. But don’t worry – I’ll be sneak previewing something very exciting on Monday lunchtime, and we’ll be back with a huge splash to reveal ‘The Future of Vintage’ on Tuesday at midday.

Now, where’s my chocolate… yum. 🙂

 

 

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vintage inspired welsh wedding by photographer Joseph Yarrow (2)Yesterday, try as I might, I couldn’t squeeze all of Ben and Amy’s gorgeous vintage styled wedding day onto a single blog post. Which is good news really, because today it means more glorious photos from Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Yarrow.

vintage inspired welsh wedding by photographer Joseph Yarrow (6)What strikes me from these photographs is that this was a wedding for everyone. From the kiddies to all the delighted guests’ faces – there are smiles all round; everyone’s having a great time, relaxing and enjoying the day.

Favourite wedding photos to look out for below:

Ben playing with lampshades; Amy’s portrait photo; the triumphant bride! Enjoy…

vintage inspired welsh wedding by photographer Joseph Yarrow (1)But WHEN can I have some cake? (I love the hand on the head…)

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vintage inspired welsh wedding by photographer Joseph Yarrow (7)There’s space for everyone at Hurst House wedding venue.

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vintage inspired welsh wedding by photographer Joseph Yarrow (9)They make the most gorgeous couple. And the venue is lovely: quiet and fuss-free, like the country home we all dream of!

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vintage inspired welsh wedding by photographer Joseph Yarrow (11)A romantic stroll in the evening sunshine. Time together on your wedding day is something to cherish and make the most of!

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Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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