It’s Sugalily day on English Wedding. I’ve gone all zebedee-excited as wedding stationery designer Abbey Warner from Sugalily has dreamt up the most amazing wedding concept for us today!

Abbey is an inspiration to me as I’m sure she is to many wedding stationers. See why… over to Abbey.

House of Sugalily mood board for Jude and Sienna wedding

House of Sugalily mood board for Jude and Sienna wedding (click to see full size)

“being asked to put together a design for your dream wedding clients is not an easy task! at least not when you are as prone to navel gazing as moi..

well that was the task that claire from the fabulous english wedding blog set little ol’ me in the summer and i have finally finished it!”

“i love england, i love luvvies and i love fashion so who better to whet my design pallette than the beautiful sienna miller and totally bloody lovely jude law.

Fern inspired vintage bridal headband by Frill Designs

Fern inspired vintage bridal headband by Frill Designs

Courtesy of the magic of Twitter, I’m happy to show you these gorgeous vintage bridal jewellery pieces from handmade jewellery specialists Frill Designs today.

Grecian vintage inspired headband by Frill Designs

Grecian vintage inspired headband by Frill Designs

Frill Designs’ Beth emailed me today to show me the new range, which is called Vintage Unique. Each piece in the collection is created from an original piece of vintage jewellery which is transformed into a Frill design.

Floral vintage inspired wedding headband by Frill Designs

Floral vintage inspired wedding headband by Frill Designs

Frill Designs is the creation of sisters Emma and Beth, who design and make original quality pieces of jewellery that can allow brides to express their own personality and match their outfits perfectly.

Gold leaf vintage bridal headband by Frill Designs

Gold leaf vintage bridal headband by Frill Designs

The new Vintage Unique range from Frill Designs is gorgeous – a new English Wedding favourite as of today! My favourite is the Fern headband. Which is yours?

Vintage inspired feather comb by Frill Designs

Vintage inspired feather comb by Frill Designs

Quirky old clock face

Quirky old clock face

I spotted Sarah and Ally’s dedication ceremony on the TP Photography website a week or two ago, and loved the striking images of their day. I also love to post something a little unusual from time to time.

This was a dedication ceremony rather than a wedding, but Sarah blew me away with her fantastic red wedding dress, and Ally looks fantastic in full Scottish attire: kilt, sporren, the lot. Enjoy!

wedding rings and roses

Wedding rings and roses

The Jazz Cafe, Sandbanks, Poole

The Jazz Cafe, Sandbanks, Poole

Scottish kilts for a wedding

Scottish kilts

Red wedding dress and rose

Red wedding dress and rose

Red wedding dress detail

Red wedding dress detail: I love the black lace on Sarah's dress.

Wedding rings

Wedding rings

A dedication ceremony can be held for many reasons: as a vow renewal, or to have your civil ceremony blessed by a vicar if you weren’t married in church the first time. The idea is to dedicate your marriage to God.

Dedication ceremony bride and groom

Ally and Sarah's dedication ceremony

Beach wedding photographs

Ally and Sarah under a rainbow

Ally and Sarah under a rainbow

Beautiful Cheshire bride and groom by Chris Hanley Photography

Beautiful Cheshire bride and groom by Chris Hanley Photography

Chris Hanley is  in my top three favourite wedding photographers and has submitted several weddings to feature on English Wedding. He’s one of the UK’s very best, and a lovely guy too.

Bride and groom at Sandhole Oak Barn by Chris Hanley Photography

Bride and groom at Sandhole Oak Barn by Chris Hanley Photography

Chris Hanley’s photography is instantly recognisable for its fashion shoot appeal, for the bold lighting and glamorous settings he finds, without fail, on every wedding shoot.

He’s based (down the road from my house) a few miles outside of Manchester and within calling distance of the Cheshire set. Chris shoots weddings all over the UK.

Bride at Crewe Hall by Chris Hanley Photography

Bride at Crewe Hall by Chris Hanley Photography

Chris Hanley’s wedding photography has shaped the English Wedding blog, setting an immaculate standard and inspiring brides and fellow photographers alike.

I’m proud to feature any wedding by Chris Hanley, any time. Do have a look at a few of my favourites…

Bride at Thornton Manor

Thornton Manor bride by Chris Hanley Photography

Real wedding at Thornton Manor



Coming up for you tomorrow… a rainbow, some kilts, beach sunset and a luscious red wedding dress with black lace – here’s a quick peek:

Dedication ceremony shot by TP Photography

Dedication ceremony shot by TP Photography

Images are from the lovely Greg at TP Photography in Dorset.


Just a quick little post from me… it’s time to share a little English Wedding love.

I would very much like to embrace the notion of guest bloggers and audience participation – I should have done it a long while ago. But as I watch the other UK wedding bloggers out there with their teams and helpers and co-bloggers, I know English Wedding could be so much more amazing with your help.

And I’m inviting everyone. Photographers, wedding businesses, brides, newlyweds, passers-by… share your real weddings, news, launches and opinions – I would love to make English Wedding a place where hundreds of weddingy people have a voice.

English Wedding is the wedding industry blog, and the wedding industry has thousands of people in it. So let’s share. If you have a story or anything you’d like to see here, this is how to get involved with English Wedding!


I think we’re there. I think the UK has caught up with the US as far as wedding blogs go. I could name about fifty, and those are just the periphery of what’s out there. We have a thriving wedding blog scene and it’s one to be proud of!

And do you know what? I reckon wedding blogs in the UK live up to our reputation, the whole ‘Cool Britannia’ thing, pretty damn well.

Martha Stewart weddings

Source: Martha Stewart

While the US has Martha Stewart and Style Me Pretty, the Broke Ass Bride and Ruffled, we also have our leading lights, and they’re way cooler!

The top UK wedding blogs

Rock n Roll Bride wedding blogRock N Roll Bride

Legendary Rock n Roll Bride epitomises what’s fab about UK attitudes and style: never mind that Kat features plenty of weddings from the US, her personality makes for a blog that really stands out – the cool, alternative one.

Wedding blogs at a glance by I Wed Style

Wedding blogs at a glance by I Wed Style

Blogging is all about sharing, I think. I love to find gorgeous real weddings, beautiful accessories, exciting details and fantastic wedding suppliers online, write about them and share them with you.

Only problem with English Wedding? Bit wordy. I write a lot of comments, share opinions, rave about stuff I really love. If you’re on the go, browsing for inspiration, the last thing you need is me wittering on.

To the rescue – one of my favourite sources of wedding blog inspiration: I. Wed. Style.

The best of wedding blogs at a glance!

Featuring snippets of the very best wedding blogs, written from within the UK, I Wed Style simply shows the best bits of all the top blogs. Each blog post has one picture, and a few words – often in rhyme, no less! So browse the pictures, find something you love and click – it’s that simple.

Wedding inspiration in the blink of an eye: I. Wed. Style.

Bride and groom in lamplit garden

Bride and groom in lamplit garden - this has to be my favourite. Wow!

Time to introduce Gloucestershire wedding photographer Jonathon Watkins to everyone today – and I hope you enjoy his photos as much as I do! Beautiful bride Sian and Leyton were married at Hatherley Manor Hotel in August.

Jonathon told me that Sian and Leyton picked a very rainy day to get married, but he caught my attention with these wonderful words: when life sends you rain, put up the umbrella and make beautiful reflections…

Beautiful bridal shoes

As Sian was getting ready, Jonathon took these pictures of the wedding shoes and tiara (below) on a glass table top. Talk about beautiful reflections...

Fantastic bridal shoes from Benjamin Adams – these are ‘Winslet’ in ivory silk.

Pretty wedding tiara

Pretty wedding tiara on a glass table top. Sian's tiara is made with intricate twisted wire and diamantes

Sian’s pretty diamante tiara is from Blossom Tiaras in Hampshire.

Sian's dad & the cat from next door are best of friends

Sian's dad & the cat from next door are best of friends

Bride and groom Newcastle skyline

On top of the world!

This Newcastle wedding instantly made me think of ‘On top of the world’ as a title. As well as the amazing shot from the hotel roof in Newcastle, the romance in the photos is tangible and it shows that bride and groom Liz and Steven had the best day of their lives.

This wedding was sent to me by Simon Hudspeth, a Newcastle wedding photographer based in Durham. Simon works alongside his wife and marketing genius Alison, who told me how much they loved shooting Liz and Steven’s wedding.

The photos are an astonishing mix of contemporary cityscapes and romantic old cobbled streets, with views of the Tyne bridge and Newcastle’s Black Gate (part of the castle).

fastening the wedding dress

Fastening the wedding dress - it's all giggles for Liz

Groom's knees

Groom's knees!

Groom ready for wedding

Steven waits with a nervous smile

bride and groom getting married

This beautiful photo captures the essence of the wedding day

confetti time

Confetti shot! Chief of Confetti today is the lady in pink.

Bride and groom

A fun portrait of a very happy Liz and Steven!

bridal party in pink

I love the colours in this shot, and the super cool poses from the bridal party.

Olly and Louise came all the way from Australia and were married at The Great Hall at Mains in Lancashire this summer. I spotted their wedding on wedding photographer Jonny Draper‘s blog and couldn’t resist… Louise is a gorgeous bride, Olly’s so handsome, they make a striking couple and every photo is perfect.

Plus there was the llama, which had me in stitches…

The Cartford Inn

The day begins at The Cartford Inn where the boys are getting ready...

The Cartford Inn is a lovely little hotel not far from Preston in Lancashire.

Buttons and ties - the groom gets ready

Buttons and ties - the groom gets ready

Jimmy Choo wedding shoes!

Why have one pair of Jimmy Choos when you can have two!

The beautiful bride

The beautiful bride.


Louise looks amazing as she poses for a pre wedding photo

The prettiest little church for an English wedding

The prettiest little church for an English wedding

Louise and Olly were married at The Church of St Michael in the village of St Michael’s on Wyre, Lancashire. The late mediaeval church is a Grade I listed building.

Yellow table and pink wedding bouquet

Yellow table and pink wedding bouquet. Credit: Jonny Draper

I’m doing it again… a preview of tomorrow’s real wedding to tantalise your wedding appetites. This time I’m also playing with you, quite unapologetically.

Why? Well let’s see… this wedding has a random llama, a reverse confetti attack, loads of romantic photos and blasts of exciting colour plus a glitterball.

And until tomorrow folks, that’s all you get. ‘Cos I’m mean (and reeeeaallly busy!)

Claire x

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