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Beautiful summer wedding at Barley Wood, images by Howell Jones Photography (19)
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Happy Monday, lovelies! How was your weekend? Did you see our FOUR features on English Wedding this weekend? Huge thanks to Jordanna Marston Photography for sharing her best 10 London wedding venues with us on Saturday – that was fab! And we LOVED the sustainable wedding inspiration shoot on Saturday morning. Lovely Charlene‘s wedding videos (Love Gets Sweeter) made the blog look so lovely on Sunday. Meanwhile, we have been sofa shopping and then walking in the mountains… a weekend of two halves! I’m pooped – but happy to be at my desk again and ready to share some wedding loveliness with you today!

Beautiful summer wedding at Barley Wood, images by Howell Jones Photography (1)

Jenn and Jon were married in September at Barley Wood in Somerset, and chose lovely English Wedding member Howell Jones Photography to capture their day. Jenn told us the venue is owned by the YMCA and all the proceeds go back into the charity. They train apprentices on site who look after the grounds and the venue – they have a really relaxed, laid back attitude, but give great constructive advice and support.

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Hey you lovely lot! I have a really special wedding today – a romantic, gorgeously styled celebration with plenty of wow factor from Inglewood Manor in Cheshire. Beautiful bride Kim married her very handsome groom Tony in Woolton, Liverpool, before heading into the countryside for a fabulous celebration – and our friend Charlene from Love Gets Sweeter captured all the key moments on film!

Tony & Kim’s Inglewood Manor wedding suppliers

Wedding highlights film by – Love Gets Sweeter
Ceremony – St Peter’s Church, Woolton Village
Reception venue – Inglewood Manor, Cheshire
Photographer – Claire Basiuk Photography
Dress – Eliza Jane Howell
Make-up – Caitlin Helsby, Liverpool
Transport – Aintree Coachline

north west uk wedding videos quality and friendly service by Charlene at Love Gets Sweeter (7)
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Happy Sunday, you wonderful human. I’m snuggling into a cosy blanket this morning – it’s freezing out there and I’m taking a little me time to relax this weekend. But I’m excited because I have two fabulous features to share with you today. It’s pretty much a blog takeover, as our features today are all about Love Gets Sweeter – my friend Charlene has been making beautiful wedding videos for years and I’m thrilled to welcome Love Gets Sweeter to the English Wedding Blog. I’ll let the lovely lady introduce herself to you! Have a wonderful Sunday!

I’m Charlene and I’m a little more than your average wedding videographer! Based in Lancashire, Love Gets Sweeter is all about beautiful, fun and relaxed wedding videos. It’s also a little more than just a wedding video, it’s about creating a wonderful, friendly experience that allows you to be relaxed in front of the camera that starts from that first email.

London wedding photographer Jordanna Marston (2)
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London is literally heaving with wedding venues – but without a little insider knowledge you’d never know some of them are even there! We’ve put together a list of the coolest 10 wedding venues in London: our favourites for their character and style, whether that be grand old buildings or alternative urban spaces. London wedding photographer Jordanna Marston has photographed weddings at these venues, and her couples are 100% brilliant and creative, so do click through to see more from each of their days.

1. Wilton’s Music Hall

Cavernous on the inside but hidden and unassuming from the outside, Wilton’s is one of London’s last remaining music halls. It dates back to the 1850s, and captures the spirit of the time – you’ll feel as though you’re making history when you wed here. Stand on floorboards where actors and musicians played in years gone by, and fall in love with this charming London wedding venue for its crumbling brick walls and beamed ceilings, tapestries and sense of history.

Eco friendly and vegan wedding inspiration with Kiss by Light Photography (7)
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I LOVE that we’ve been able to tell you about some wonderfully creative and sustainable / ethical wedding suppliers on the blog this week. If you missed Thursday’s blog do take a peek at the beautiful Sanyukta Shrestha dresses we featured here.  Today I’m really excited to share a wedding style photoshoot from a group of like-minded Dorset wedding suppliers who came together to create a sustainable and eco-friendly wedding look.

Eco friendly and vegan wedding inspiration with Kiss by Light Photography (29)

The photographers are lovely Kiss In Light, who are based in the New Forest. They have made changes in their home and work lives (taking up yoga, living as ethical and eco-friendly a lifestyle as possible, and bringing sustainability into the core of their business and ethos) over the last year, and this inspired the photoshoot: they wanted to show all of you lovely couples how beautiful a sustainable wedding style can be! So with the images we’re brining you today we want to bring you a little spark, a glimmer of inspiration to help you create your own ethical and sustainable wedding.

Beautiful photography of a December wedding in candlelight at the Star Inn Harome, photos by York Place Studios (2)
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It’s always the images that get me; the beautiful photography and the intuitive captures. With York Place Studios that’s always the hugest thing. Then there’s Beth and Tim – a couple whose love, laughter and secret glances steal my heart. They’re adorable, romantic, heartwarming and surrounded by everyone they hold dearest at their Star Inn wedding in Harome.

Beautiful photography of a December wedding in candlelight at the Star Inn Harome, photos by York Place Studios (25)

Now this wedding is extraordinary for one more reason: Beth and Tim got married at 4 o’clock on a December day. Their ceremony and reception were to be lit by candlelight – which meant hiring top UK wedding photographers York Place Studios was a must. To take great photos in low light requires a ridiculous amount of skill and absolute top-of-the-range cameras. Prewarned, and relishing the challenge, the guys from York Place captured this day in their inimitable documentary wedding photography style. The images are bursting full of treasured memories, love and a sense of fun.

Beautiful photography of a December wedding in candlelight at the Star Inn Harome, photos by York Place Studios (24)

A review of Berwick Lodge on English-Wedding.com by Bristol wedding photographer Martin Dabek (19)
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Discovering little gems of wedding venues around the UK is part of the charm of writing a wedding blog. Mostly, I get to explore the nooks and crannies of beautiful old houses and quirky wedding barns through my screen, when lovely couples and photographers submit their weddings for a feature. Occasionally I get to visit a wedding venue and discover it first-hand, and when those venues are a little too far away from my home in the Lakes I’m lucky to have English Wedding team members dotted around the country who can discover them for me!

A review of Berwick Lodge on English-Wedding.com by Bristol wedding photographer Martin Dabek (17)

Join us today for a look inside Bristol’s boutique wedding venue, Berwick Lodge, with our lovely friend and wedding photographer Martin Dabek Photography. Martin lives just 10 minutes from Berwick Lodge, which is on the outskirts of the city and close enough to the Bristol channel that you can see Wales from the gardens! Martin has photographed a wedding at Berwick Lodge, and is one of Bristol’s top wedding photographers – we’ve featured dozens of his weddings on English Wedding. He’s now more familiar than most with this gorgeous boutique wedding venue, having been invited to spend the night at Berwick Lodge so he could have a thorough explore of the place and tell us all about it!

Designer bridal wear for 2019 Sanyukta Shrestha on English-Wedding.com (3)
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A huge movement will come to the bridal and wedding industry over the next 10 or 20 years – ethical, vegan and world-friendly fashion and styling. Leading the movement by several million miles (in our humble opinion at least) is luxury bridal designer Sanyukta Shrestha. Not only are her exquisite creations unique, handmade and beautiful: they’re helping communities of women and keeping traditional crafts and skills alive.

Which leaves me at a loss for where to begin today’s blog post: Sanyukta combines two seemingly impossible worlds with grace and ease. Her bespoke wedding dresses are pure luxury, made with the most wonderful fabrics and innovative silhouettes and styling. They’re also made from hand woven and hand loomed fabrics, such as organic cotton, hemp silk and bamboo lace, made by and supporting women in rural Nepal.

As if all of that wasn’t wonderful enough, Sanyukta Shrestha’s 2019 collection – Entwined Love (Chapter 2) is a tribute to her brides, literally – with dresses named Sarah, Francesca, Jamie, Maddy, Chloe and Martha to name but a few! The designer’s compassion and empathy extends to her clients, whose needs, dreams and insecurities about their wedding dresses are taken into consideration when creating their perfect wedding gowns.

Yorkshire wedding styling and recommended suppliers at Bawtry Hall, image credit Eternal Images Photography (11)
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Wedding inspiration comes in all styles and colours, but when it’s shot at the exclusive Bawtry Hall near Doncaster and you have South Yorkshire’s finest suppliers in attendance, you know it’s going to be pretty inspirational. So, get ready to Instagram, pin, like and share this contemporary styled shoot, sent in by Eternal Images Photography.

Yorkshire wedding styling and recommended suppliers at Bawtry Hall, image credit Eternal Images Photography (43)

The group of award winning suppliers who brought this shoot together wanted a theme that was organic and could grow as their designs took shape. It’s a great idea to visit your venue and look at the colours already there, especially for a venue like Bawtry Hall. So they chose soft shades of blue, grey accents, and hues of gold and peach to tastefully reflect the elegant sophistication and modern design elements that Bawtry Hall is known for.

Yorkshire wedding styling and recommended suppliers at Bawtry Hall, image credit Eternal Images Photography (9)

Beautiful dresses from KMR Bridal in Sheffield perfectly fit the elegant style of Bawtry Hall – Kelly’s wedding gowns are timeless and graceful. Paul’s classic blue suit complements the dress, and his buttonhole and the bridal bouquet by Maggie Rose Bouquets add a unique finishing touch. The models’ hair and make up by Harriet Harvey and Charlotte Mallinder are classic and timelessly beautiful.

female wedding photographer in Kent Helen England Photography (7)
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It’s the loveliest thing to meet all the creative folks in the wedding industry, and while Helen England lives down in Kent and I’m up in the Lake District, I feel as though I know her from her little introduction video on YouTube. Seriously – all wedding people should do this – it’s ace. We’ll show you in a moment! Helen has joined English Wedding this month, but many of you will already know her from the weddings and shoots we’ve published in the past. I love her style and approach, and I really hope you will too!

female wedding photographer in Kent Helen England Photography (2)

As a Kent wedding photographer I aspire to deliver beautiful, creative photographs that faithfully capture the story of your wedding day. But more than that, I create photographs that make people happy! Through my work, you’ll be able to relive the romance, excitement, energy and happiness of your wedding day – not just for now but for many years to come. My couples are relaxed, laid back and completely nuts about each other. They’re fun-loving and are planning a wedding that’ll be shared with their favourite people in all the world. They want a photographer who completely gets them, and will create a beautiful collection of photographs that perfectly capture the magic, emotion and spirit of their day.

Real wedding at Greenwich Park, image credit London Photographer Emily Black (25)
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Header image credit – Emily Black Photography

Choosing an engagement ring is a massive deal – it has to be perfect, and whether your guy chooses the ring or you head to the shops together after he’s popped the question, it’s a biggie! In contrast, shopping for your wedding rings (often simpler designs than your engagement ring) is a quieter affair for you both. While the engagement ring can be taken as an independent piece of jewellery, most of us want a wedding ring which goes with our engagement ring AND matches the one on our partner’s finger. That’s why so many people are now deciding to design their own.

So how do you go about designing the perfect wedding rings? Where do you even start?

What You Need to Know About Creating Your Own Custom Wedding Rings

The thing about wedding rings is they’re the one thing you own that you will wear for the rest of your life. They’re heirlooms and created to last, so it pays to put time into your early choices.

Moody Nordic wedding style ideas created in London, with images by Amanda Karen Photography (39)
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I thought we all deserved a little treat this Sunday afternoon, so gather round and snuggle up for an extra special dose of wedding lovely. Our fabulous friend Amanda Karen Photography sent in this beauty of a shoot and I’ve fallen for it hook, line and sinker. The styling is exquisite; the colour palette is fabulous. This is a shoot in two halves: the copper dress takes my breath away and I’d love to see more brides wearing such a bold statement dress… but if that’s not for you then the bridal jumpsuit is unique, different and 100% on trend for 2019! Both outfits are by the always fabulous Charlie Brear.

Moody Nordic wedding style ideas created in London, with images by Amanda Karen Photography (40)

Talented London wedding photographer Amanda Karen Photography captured every detail in her uniquely beautiful style. We know she’s a huge fan of copper wedding styling so do head over to her gorgeous website and blog if that’s your thing too! You were made for each other…

Essex & London wedding photographer Amanda Karen Photography

www.amandakarenphotography.co.uk
Instagram.com/amandakarenphotography/
Facebook.com/PhotographybyAmandaKaren
Pinterest.com/AmandaKHutch/

Moody Nordic wedding style ideas created in London, with images by Amanda Karen Photography (17)

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