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Images by Gareth Newstead Photography

Booking your wedding entertainment is a process. There is a lot to think about, but it can also be one of the most enjoyable and exciting parts of your wedding planning!

There is something special about live music in particular at a wedding. It can generate so much energy and emotion in a room. With this in mind, it’s a good idea to put a lot of thought into what questions you ask your wedding venue before you choose your perfect wedding band.

We loved reading this post with 5 questions to ask a wedding venue and it inspired us to come up with 5 new ones!

If you are yet to start your wedding entertainment search, here are 5 more important questions you need to ask your venue before you book entertainment.

1. Do I have to choose from your supplier list?

Some wedding venues only work to a specific supplier list when it comes to live music and wedding entertainment. Because of this, you need to make sure you are allowed to bring in your own band or entertainers from outside the venue before you book.

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Hey lovelies! I have a super pretty, feminine and romantic wedding to share with you today. Emma & Paul were married at Moxhull Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield in the summertime. They were blessed with glorious sunshine, and I especially loved seeing all the handmade decorations Emma had made – there is definitely a blush pink roses / hoops theme going on and together it all looks so pretty!

Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (13)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.damianburcher.com

We have been to lots of weddings where Damian was hired as the photographer. We were absolutely delighted with his photos!!! I got goose bumps when we first saw them,  as Damian captured so many things we missed on the day.

Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (21)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (4)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (5)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (6)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (7)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (1)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (2)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (3)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (8)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (9)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (10)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (11)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (12)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (14)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (15)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (16)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (17)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (18)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (19)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (20)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (22)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (23)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (24)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (25)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (26)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (27)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (28)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (29)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (30)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (31)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (32)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (33)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (34)

Your wedding style or theme:

English Countryside/Vintage

Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)

Magazines, Facebook Chats, Friends

What’s your top tip for saving money?

Don’t have something because others expect it.. don’t have a cake if you really don’t want to… £300 saved in an instant.

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Today’s feature is for all of you looking for a beautiful engagement ring – and we’re talking about stones which are sparklier and rarer than diamonds, ethical and sustainable, and about 90% more affordable. How amazing does that sound?

We’re talking moissanite – or moissy, as it’s affectionately known by some! If you’re not familiar with moissanite, I’m thrilled to be introducing you to it here on English Wedding, and I hope I can win your hearts with this beautiful, ethical diamond alternative today! Moissanite engagement rings are the future – and I want you to fall in love with them.

Let’s get over diamonds first. Our parents’ generation had little choice – a diamond was a diamond, the most precious gemstone of its time, the sparkliest stone you could get, and the only alternative was a coloured gemstone. Diamonds were mined, and their origins fell somewhere between bearable and intolerable, with awareness of conflict diamonds coming as late as the millennium. Diamonds may be certified conflict-free these days, but they’re still mined by workers whose pay could never afford them a diamond ring of their own. Thought-provoking, hey?

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Good morning, beautiful! I hope you’ve had the loveliest of weekends. I taught a really relaxed and fun calligraphy class in Manchester on Friday – the sweetest bunch of students and so talented I was barely needed! Then a weekend at Lancaster music festival… it’s been a fun one, but boy am I sleepy this morning! Today’s wedding though… oh this has brightened my heart already. It’s perfect. Beautiful bride Beth married her handsome hubby Lewis in Wales, styling their day with simple white and green touches – and bridesmaids in trouser suits kicking up a storm!! I just love this and know you will too. Thank you to our wonderful friend and sponsor, Hensol Castle wedding photographer Martin Dabek for sending us such a stunning wedding to share!

A brilliant review for Martin Dabek Photography at Hensol Castle, by Beth and Lewis (17)

Wedding photographer’s website:

martindabek.com

Lewis was an usher at his friend’s wedding a few years back and recommended Martin. Lewis is a bit camera shy but said he barely noticed Martin was taking any photos at all. His unobtrusive, in-the-moment approach was exactly what we were looking for.

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As I write, the sunshine is peeking through the clouds up here in Cumbria, and the autumn leaves are glowing with fiery colours – it truly is a beautiful time of the year! Today’s couple Sophie and Chris chose to be married in the autumn, and used the most incredible florals to capture the magic of this time of year. Their images are by Kent wedding photographer Terence Joseph Photography, who I’m delighted to say is one of our newest English Wedding members.

Sophie and Chris's classic autumn wedding in Kent, images by Terence Joseph Photography (23)

The gorgeous pair were married at The Archbishop’s Palace, Maidstone and went on to The Weald of Kent Golf Club and Hotel at Headcorn – despite missing their OWN wedding bus as it left for the venue! They laughed and took it in their stride, grabbing the opportunity to have a couple of extra portraits taken with Terence as they waited for their bus to come back!

Sophie and Chris's classic autumn wedding in Kent, images by Terence Joseph Photography (25)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://terencejosephphotography.co.uk/

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Hey brides, grooms, wedding photographers… have you had your BEST SUMMER EVER? Then we need you here at English Wedding! We’re looking to publish some fabulous late summer / early autumn weddings on the blog in the coming months. And we’d love to have your gorgeous photos all over the blog!

The weddings I love to feature are beautifully photographed, with creative ideas and inspiration to share with the brides and grooms reading the blog. Details are a BIG deal – but it’s about the moments too. You’ll win my heart with stunning golden hour images, couple shots, and creative decor and styling.

 

How to submit your wedding for a blog feature

If you’re a bride or groom, please ask your photographer to get in touch. Give them the link to my submissions page.

Photographers, please ask your couple for permission to publish their wedding on the English Wedding Blog before you submit images. Then email me info@english-wedding.com with:

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I just love how today’s beautiful and intimate wedding travels from city chic to seaside bliss in just a few stunning frames! Beautiful bride Jade wears a minimal and graceful dress from The Pretty Dress company and Gboyega is super stylish in a fitted suit from T.M. Lewin. They describe their September wedding as private, simplistic, intimate, meaningful… and windy! And they chose the perfect Dorset wedding photographer – our lovely friend and English Wedding member, Linus Moran Photography (www.linusmoranphotography.co.uk)

With no theme in mind, Jade and Gboyega embraced the vintage and rustic feel to their reception venue (The Pig on the Beach, at Studland). They had use of the roundhouse and summer house, which they were able to decorate with fresh flowers the day before. Surrounded by trees and with a view of the sea, the natural location on the Dorset coast gives this wedding a destination flavour – and it’s beautiful.

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Good morning! I hope you’ve had the most wonderful weekend. Today I just can’t resist sharing some of the beautiful images lovely Zehra Jagani sent to me a day or two ago. These are from a wedding inspiration shoot which I supplied calligraphy for. The shoot was published on Brides Up North over the summer.

Winter wedding calligraphy ideas, image credit Zehra Jagani (5)

The epic shoot these came from had a Provençal flavour, with dreamy eucalyptus and soft blues and greys – and florals to die for! I love the colours of the calligraphy for a winter wedding though: the soft tones and delicate papers work beautifully for a modern wedding in the colder half of the year.

The handwritten menus on acrylic work beautifully placed over eucalyptus – and that little berry peeking from underneath is a sweet touch for a more autumnal wedding. These can have names added to double up as place names / menus. Contact me for details!

Winter wedding calligraphy ideas, image credit Zehra Jagani (1)

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It’s rather lovely to be sharing a styled wedding shoot with a family focus – today’s images sent in by lovely Pudding & Plum Photography are all the more special for the little face alongside the bride and groom! I know so many of you will be thinking of ways to involve your children at your wedding, and this beautiful shoot includes a little bridesmaid from the very beginning. You know what? It makes me smile SO much – her happy little grin is just adorable! The styling by Worsley Creative is brimming with ideas for you to take away: the cake and treats look divine; the dress is dreamy as anything. And the FLORALS… I have no words! You will LOVE this!
Salford wedding editorial on English-Wedding.com Photo credit Pudding and Plum Photography (29)

The urban landscape of sprawling Salford may not be an immediate choice of location for a romantic wedding shoot with its busy streets and industrial vibe but look closer and you will discover some medieval magic amid the metropole. Ordsall Hall dates back as far as 1177 and provides a striking setting for combining contemporary romance with historic grandeur and drama.

photography by MIKI Studios at Northbrook Park
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Tess and Tom’s February wedding has so many layers to it: there’s the romance between our gorgeous couple. Then there’s Tess’s Dad’s story (you’ll see what I mean when you start scrolling!), which totally captivated me (and shows just what your wedding day means to the ones you love!) There’s a wonderful camaraderie amongst the beautiful bridesmaids, who shimmer and sparkle through all the photos! And I love how there’s a lovely humour in the day – as Tess puts it, “who doesn’t like a Colin?!

Northbrook Park wedding photographers MIKI Studios (28)

The images are simply breathtaking – and Tess and Tom’s review for Northbrook Park wedding photographers MIKI Studios is a joy to read! (You’ll find more on MIKI Studios in the English Wedding Directory – they’re based in the UK and travel worldwide capturing beautiful weddings like Tess and Tom’s.)

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Good morning lovelies! I have a beautiful and very different idea to share with you this morning: a bridal boudoir photoshoot, which was sent in by English Wedding member Emily Andrew Events. Bridal boudoir photography is a lovely idea, I think: there are many female wedding photographers around who do boudoir photography as a confidence boost (and I’ve seen such wonderful reviews of this experience!). Perhaps you’ll find time on your wedding morning to do this; perhaps it’s something you can arrange before the big day. Either way, I hope you’ll find today’s feature inspiring and Emily’s words thought-provoking. The images by Valentine Studio are wonderfully romantic and feminine.

 

This shoot was designed to capture the quiet excitement a bride feels on the morning of her wedding, the small moments in which she gets to contemplate the magnitude of the day ahead and those private, final minutes of wedding preparation.

Bridal boudoir ideas for 2020 with Valentine Studio styled by Emily Andrew Events (18)

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So you’re about to read our best English Wedding interview ever… along with a gorgeous set of photos from a wedding which absolutely inspires me. These guys are just brilliant: Anna and Ollie’s wedding is perfectly THEM: individual, stylish and relaxed. They had 3 venues throughout the day, taking their party from registry office to foodie heaven to party venue. Venue styling simply wasn’t required: instead the focus was on celebrating their love and entertaining their guests! Likewise, Anna avoided bridal boutiques and found her incredible dress on The Outnet. She looks more than amazing – and  blissfully happy, confident and beautiful!

You just HAVE to read Anna’s interview, which made me chuckle, smile and pretty much break out in a little round of applause from time to time! Scroll through the fabulous photographs by our friend and English Wedding member Annelie Eddy Photography below, and you’ll find Anna’s interview after the pics. Keep reading right until the very last question – and enjoy!!!

Anna and Ollie's unique and different fashion London wedding with Annelie Eddy Photography (20)

 

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://annelieeddyphotography.co.uk/

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Modern blue styling ideas with calligraphy for an alternative beach wedding (18)

Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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