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Peckforton Castle by top UK wedding photographer Chris Hanley

Peckforton Castle shot by top UK wedding photographer Chris Hanley

Peckforton Castle is one of my favourite wedding venues from all of those I’ve seen in my years in the wedding industry. For a classic English wedding with unique character and thrilling history, Peckforton is perfect.

Photographs of Peckforton Castle

Peckforton Castle by Chris Hanley Photography Peckforton Castle inside by wedding photographer Chris Hanley Bride and groom at Peckforton Castle by Chris Hanley Inside Peckforton Castle by wedding photographer Chris Hanley

All photographs by www.ChrisHanleyPhotography.com
See a real wedding at Peckforton Castle from the English Wedding blog

Photographer thoughts on Peckforton Castle

Top UK wedding photographer Chris Hanley has kindly written a great review of Peckforton as a wedding venue: “Peckforton reminds me of the type of castle you’d see at an adventure theme park, bold and imposing with a ferrous luminosity to excite the eyes.

“When the weather’s dry, the front lawn is a great place to sip champagne and nibble on the impressive canapes. You have the option of a Peckforton birds of prey display too – ideal to entertain guests if you have plenty of time before the wedding breakfast.

Me and my Vespa

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VespaMy apologies for a few quiet days on English Wedding. I don’t often post about me, but I feel an explanation is due (actually that’s a lie I want to show off…)

I’m getting myself fixed up with one of these little beauties. In fact this one is sat in a showroom with my name on it as of 4pm this afternoon. I’ll be zipping around in no time! If you see this parked outside a wedding fayre near you, and there’s a girl inside with a helmet on, come and say Hi!

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Time for something a little different, and some wedding photos that will make you smile, courtesy of Martin Roe at Lenzflair, based in Burton upon Trent.

English Wedding celebrates all that’s great about UK brides and grooms, from style to sophistication to the sense of humour we’re famous for in this country – and Jo and Ian were up for a laugh on their wedding day! They were clearly very much at ease with their photographer and the photos of their day reflect their personalities – I hope you enjoy them too.

wedding dress

The wedding dress laid out and ready to go

wedding garter

Jo's garter is embroidered with the wedding date. You'll see a lot more of this later!

groom and men

The guys look pretty cool as they stroll up the drive in their shades

Bride and registrar

Not so much a blushing bride... gorgeous Jo puts a good word in with the registrar!

Bridesmaids

Jo's bridesmaids are dressed in gorgeous blue

wedding ceremony

The wedding ceremony in the warm panelled surroundings of Thrumpton Hall

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owl at a wedding

Everyone should have a wedding owl.

Yes. Owls at weddings. Everyone should have owls at weddings. Perhaps in the spirit of my wedding priority list published a few days ago I could say they were ‘optional extras’ or ‘luxury items’, even ‘fanciful’… but after seeing this, I’d invite an owl before my uncle Barry.*

This gorgeous wedding blog feature has two purposes:
1. To show off more out of this world wedding photography by the rather masterful Chris Hanley Photography and make my blog look amazing!
2. To let us all bask in pure luxury, enjoy and admire images of a wedding that is stunningly beautiful, and to share in that lifestyle for a moment or two.

With no further ado…

Bride and groom bears in cups

Wedding bears! These are so cute, I love how they're looking at each other!

Wedding day note

A scribbled note is a precious little memory to keep!

Wedding rings

Wedding rings reflecting on a sea of green

Groom portrait

Daniel looks fantastic - Portrait of a groom-to-be

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groom's pocket watch

Checking the time... is it wedding o'clock? credit: Chris Hanley Photography

I have a wonderful wedding waiting in the wings. That’s how it feels, a little queue of the most amazing photographs of a luxury wedding, all ready for their turn on stage, in the limelight, on English Wedding this week. I’m excited…

…not least because Chris Hanley sent them to me! And he’s fab.

However, Chris sent lots of beautiful photographs and I couldn’t feature them all in one blog post, because it would be too long (I think he broke my record last time when I went from 20 to 30 images per post!) the problem being, they are all so damn good I can’t miss a single one.

So – I’m making you wait. I’m sorry. But it will be worth it. This little blog post is a bit of a teaser, then I’ll put a couple of exclusive photos on the English Wedding facebook page, there will be a full blog post of the wedding day and I’ll follow up with a venue feature on Peckforton Castle, where Kelly and Daniel got married just a few weeks ago.

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There were so many beautiful photos from Prema and Andy’s wedding earlier this week, I had to keep a few to share as a special feature all of their own!

If you’re thinking about a very English wedding theme and need ideas to help you get the look, this will help! All photos are by Victoria Phipps Photography.

wedding cake

The wedding cake looks beautiful - rather than piling flowers or decorations onto the cake, choose a simple design and surround it with bouquets at your venue. A simple topper of fresh pink roses and peonies will finish it beautifully. Photo credit: Victoria Phipps

English country wedding theme

This inspiration board was put together by Victoria Phipps. All details are from Prema and Andy's wedding day.

Choose roses in various shades of pink and cream for an effect that isn’t contrived and looks really natural.

Use scrapbooking papers in various shades to create your table name cards in a country-chic style.

Find details like rose-decorated signs, wedding post boxes and gingham to further decorate your day to create a relaxed English wedding day theme.

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Hi!

English-wedding.com is being created to inspire you to plan the perfect wedding.

I’m Claire, from Wedding-Calligrapher.com and I have been imagining English-wedding.com for months in the back of my mind. At last my ideas are on paper, and today the new blog / website is here!

In the weeks to come you’ll see pictures of English weddings, venues, decorations, features, themes… watch this space. It’s going to be wonderful.

Claire x

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