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This one had to be special. When I blog a wedding I look for creativity, for ideas, for beauty. English Wedding blog features are about elegance and quality, about enjoyment, diversion and making our eyes happy. Real wedding number two hundred had to have something more.

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I found Suzy and Bruno’s wedding on Chris Hanley‘s blog. It’s packed with wow – so much so, I’m blogging the wedding day in three parts. Today: join me in a virtual stroll around Hengrave Hall wedding venue where we’ll set the scene for the day, meet the beautiful Suzy, her charming new husband Bruno and their pretty bridesmaids all enjoying the luxury of one of Suffolk’s finest stately homes.

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Wedding blogs are all about the photography. So English Wedding’s 200th feature had to have the most exquisite photographs – I know it’s what YOU want to see! (I’ve even checked the Love My Dress blog reader survey on this: 33% of blog readers put photography as the most important element of their wedding)

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Clare and Jon’s wedding at Leeds Corn Exchange was planned around shoes. Because Clare had her heart set on the most amazing Christian Louboutin hyper prive heels – a special treat for the best day of her life! As Clare told me, “the rest of the wedding had to fit around them!”

Photo credit James P. Lester Photography (2)

This real wedding blog is of course about far more than a pair of Christian Louboutins. It’s a family focused wedding day full of laughter and smiles, with a wedding day story from a bride who has the prettiest giggle and the most sensual smile I’ve seen! Clare and Jon are a perfect match. Their day was a relaxed, fun celebration in an incredible venue, and I have some fabulous photos to share with you today.

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The photos are by James P. Lester Photography – husband and wife team James and Lianne met at Leeds Corn Exchange so the wedding venue has a place in their hearts too! I think the romance shows in the pictures. Along with Clare’s words they tell a wonderful story.

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Neil Wedding Video- Heaton House Farm Cheshire from silk wedding videos on Vimeo.

This gorgeous wedding film by Silk Wedding Videos needs very little introduction. A beautiful bride in a ruffled wedding dress; her gorgeous (and tearful) groom in kilt and sporren; an idyllic Cheshire location and about as loved up as a wedding video can be.

Wedding video highlights:

  • the adorable bridesmaid watching preparations in the morning
  • tears from the groom and his heartwarming vows
  • a lovely Scottish accent and bagpipers to go with it!
  • dogs in collars made of roses. Eat your heart out Tamara!

Enjoy x

Thanks to Tom Harrington of Silk Wedding Videos for sharing. Here’s the link to his official website at www.silkweddingvideos.co.uk and to the Silk Wedding Videos channel on Vimeo – http://vimeo.com/silkweddingvideo – you’ll love it.

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Morning everyone! Today I’ll tease your learning-buds with a list of nine things you probably didn’t know. This is a guest post by John Greed Jewellery, who’ve found the best wedding traditions from around the world. Will you be incorporating any in your day? Or do you think we have any better traditions here in the UK? I’d love to hear what you think!

The bride and groom spending the night apart before the big day is about as traditional as many British weddings get. However, there are plenty of countries with their own wedding day quirks- some of which are quite touching, while some are a little scary! We’ve investigated the best ones from around the globe. Why not take some wedding inspiration and inject a worldly twist into your big day? Or even better, get in to your soon to be mother-in-law’s good books, by embracing the family’s heritage?

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Emma and Richard’s wedding at Homme House is a real treat: it couldn’t be more English Wedding-y if we were all sitting here drinking Earl Grey and munching on scones while reading this blog post and waving union jacks*. I loved it the minute I saw this wedding on Anneli Marinovich’s wedding photography blog. Wedding day croquet on the lawn? Yes please!

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Emma is absolutely beautiful, and Anneli captures her radiance so well in these pictures. There are many more I couldn’t fit on the blog post so I’ll urge you all to look at Anneli’s wedding blog post at the end! For now, enjoy my favourite photos from this quintessentially English wedding day.

Claire xxx

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I sent Emma and Richard my English Wedding Blog questionnaire to find out a little more about the wedding day. Emma told me about her dress, which is “Pronovias Silaba – I bought it from Teokath in Wimbledon.”

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wedding blog Anneli Marinovich (29)

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I’ve never been to the Isle of Wight, but Gareth and I recently discovered we have relatives there (long story!) so this wedding day piqued my interest! Katie and Steve were married on the island, at Appuldurcombe House – a partly restored 18th century wedding venue and one of the grandest buildings on the Isle of Wight.

Katie and Steve’s wedding was lovely: a traditional wedding with a pretty white theme, beautiful flowers, a tiered white wedding cake, and lots of fun with children always looking as though they’re just about to jump into the fountain! I didn’t spot my long lost relatives in here, but it’s a gorgeous wedding with lots of ideas to inspire, I hope, brides and grooms who are looking to have an elegant, understated but beautiful wedding day.

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Oh, and there’s a white vintage scooter starring in one of the group photos. I love it! I’m ashamed to say Gareth and I can’t identify even whether it’s a Lambretta or Vespa, but it’s gorgeous!

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60s wedding ideas photos by Kat Hill (32)
Morning everyone! A little treat today in the form of a bridal shoot with a classy vintage style. A collaboration of wedding suppliers including the fabulous FCNK, there are some great ideas for brides here too.

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I’m a big fan of sixties and seventies make up and styling: I’d kill for a willowy figure to match my daily slash of black eyeliner! and the sixties sounds like so much fun to have lived in… so when wedding photographer Kat Hill got in touch with this gorgeous, glamorous vintage shoot to share on English Wedding blog I said yes! I hope you love it too! Kat shares her inspiration for the shoot below.

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The idea for this bridal shoot started bubbling away in my head a few months ago when I came across the Town Hall hotel, a really unique hotel nestled away in London’s East End. I fell in love with it straight away, it’s such a wonderfully quirky mix of traditional charm with retro and modern twists. It sounds a bit ambitious, but it really works! The hotel is decorated throughout with works by up-and-coming artists and they’ve shot scenes from Atonement, Brideshead Revisited and Poirot there.

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I haven’t written a wedding business advice post for a little while – but over the last few weeks I’ve been helping friends with business advice here and there, and I thought I’d share with you today.

Every time I’m asked for advice about running a wedding business, I think, “I’ve been through that”, and it means I can help. I’m sure very many of us running our own businesses can identify with the same issues and dilemmas, so I’m going to try and use the blog to share my advice with everyone.

Wedding blogs – what’s that all about?

I was asked this question today, by a photographer I know via twitter. It’s funny: I live in a little bubble where blogs are the centre of everything I do, and it’s so easy to forget that the blogging phenomenon is still relatively new to the UK. Of course, this applies to brides and grooms as well as to wedding businesses. So it was a great question to be asked, and really got me thinking.

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Something new, inspiring and seriously exciting is happening in the UK wedding industry.

On Friday I had a call from Damian Bailey. Damian is a UK wedding photographer with a vision. He’s great. Damian is organising The 2012 Wedding Industry Awards. This is a huge undertaking, not least because this is the first fair, all-encompassing, wedding industry award event.

I’ve openly criticised other wedding awards which I thought were unfair. I scrutinised the rules and processes behind The 2012 Wedding Industry Awards and was very impressed. This is a whole new world for the UK wedding industry – an award which is fair, open to all and voted for by brides and grooms. Wow.

The 2012 Wedding Industry Awards

I jumped at the chance to be involved. This reflects everything I stand for: an honest wedding industry driven by creativity and integrity. I’m in. And I promised Damian I’d do everything I could to help promote The 2012 Wedding Industry Awards

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Here’s a fun challenge for the wedding suppliers out there: how many of the top 10 wedding advertising mistakes have you made?! I’ll admit mine right now: 6 out of 10 ain’t bad… is it? See how you compare!

This guest blog post is by Alison Wren, editor of Wedding Business Success.

The top 10 wedding advertising mistakes!

Despite the growth in on-line advertising and social media, print advertising can still be very effective. But only if it’s done well. To make the most of your advertising, here are the 10 most common mistakes to avoid:

1.    Not measuring results.

Spending money on advertising without finding out how many enquiries and sales you receive as a result is pointless. Always ask customers how they heard about you.

2.    Typos

Always proof read your advert and get someone else to do it too. Spelling mistakes make you look unprofessional. Errors in your contact details mean you have wasted your advert.

3.    Making your business name the main headline

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The UK wedding magazine review so far has focused on brides, giving an idea of what’s inside each of the best UK wedding magazines. I hope it’s been helpful for some of you and will prove useful for future brides and grooms.

Now it’s the advertisers’ turn. I know a lot of wedding business owners read the blog and you have strong opinions about wedding magazine advertising, based on your own experiences. It’s been very interesting reading your tweets, facebook comments and emails so thank you!

UK wedding magazines: advertising

I’m going to provide you with “the science bit” in this blog post. I have my opinions; but this blog post is about the facts – add your own opinions on the English Wedding facebook page or in the comments below.

As a blogger in the industry I really wanted to write positively about wedding magazines. They provide a valuable service to brides – sales figures prove that. Advertisers are a crucial part of wedding magazines, love them or hate them!

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wedding blogs vs magazines in the uk rose veil credit cardI almost had a crisis of faith in wedding blogging recently. It was one of those scary moments that hit you sometimes – I picked up a wedding magazine (that wasn’t the scary bit) and it wasn’t what I expected.

Wedding magazines were all about big brands and vaguely old fashioned trends, I thought. The appeal of the big wedding blogs is always from being edgy and challenging, alternative and fresh – tearing away from the boring old wedding mags.

For a moment my quick flick through the wedding magazines made me wonder if the press had finally caught up: they were quirky, full of red shoes and wellies, bunting and ideas for making weddings a bit different.

Oh.

I sat down to think about what makes wedding blogs so special, and within minutes I fell in love with the UK wedding blogs all over again. Here’s what makes us so different from the traditional wedding press, and why UK wedding blogs will grow and grow but NEVER lose their appeal.

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