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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
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Pinterest.com/AmandaKHutch/

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

Linus Moran Photography at North Cadbury Court, traditional English wedding inspiration (50)
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Cover photo by Linus Moran Photography – full wedding coming on March 9th!

Your wedding day. It’s the end – and the beginning – of the greatest love story you’ve ever told. It deserves an epic soundtrack! And because music makes memories, it’s a soundtrack that will stay with you for the rest of your life. So, you know, no pressure or anything, but you might want to put some effort into getting it right!

You have a variety of options open to you, ranging from an iTunes playlist to a 12-piece orchestra, stopping at DJ and string quartet along the way. It’s a decision that depends on your personal tastes, budget, the style of your wedding and your choice of venue. But, one of the best ways to create ambience, get your guests dancing, and ensure a soundtrack that not only lives up to your expectations but exceeds them, is to hire a live wedding band.

4 Live Wedding Bands to Bring Your Personal Soundtrack to Life

1. Motown Gold

Traditional family wedding with Debbie & Sunil, images by Nicola Norton Photography (24)
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Happy weekend my lovelies!! I hope you’re keeping snug and warm, wherever you are! Boy, is it COLD outside!!! But what better way to spend a chilly old English weekend than indulging in a little wedding pretty! Today’s gorgeous happy couple are Debbie and Sunil, who chose Woburn Sculpture Gallery for their marriage and celebrations. Our lovely friend Nicola Norton was their Woburn wedding photographer for the day. Remember the heatwave last summer? This wedding fell bang in the middle of it all… so let’s transport you back to warm, sunny days for something absolutely stunning!

Traditional family wedding with Debbie & Sunil, images by Nicola Norton Photography (22)

The venue has more wow factor than most – with impressive pillars and marble sculptures surrounding the space, and a row of windows letting in all the light – it was built as an orangery in the olden days when they didn’t have an inkling of how gorgeous a wedding venue it would make! While hiring Woburn Sculpture Gallery doesn’t come cheap, you will save a fortune on venue decor here! Our happy couple kept things to a minimum by opting for a simple bouquet and some light up letters along the wall, which make a great contrast with the old fashioned portraits on the walls above!

Kelston Old Barn wedding styling with Little Wedding Helper and Sam Gibson Photography (6)
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On such a freeeeezzing cold day I can’t think of anything lovelier than bold and beautiful floral arrangements to fill our screens – can you? These stunning displays were created by Pipley Flowers for a fabulous wedding photoshoot at Kelston Old Barn, which was designed and styled by super lovely Kirsten Butler at The Little Wedding Helper.

Kelston Old Barn wedding styling with Little Wedding Helper and Sam Gibson Photography (25)

Kelston Old Barn wedding styling with Little Wedding Helper and Sam Gibson Photography (17)

The floral displays are delicate yet striking; the tablescape playful and beautiful. I love the fabric hanging seating plan by White Cottage Weddings – this is a real statement piece, and so different! The vintage and charming look incorporates thoughtful little touches: the old ink pots for flowers on the tables are a stroke of genius! And the pretty tapered candles set against the old brick walls of the barn are especially effective.

Kelston Old Barn wedding styling with Little Wedding Helper and Sam Gibson Photography (26)

Gorgeous bride Helen wears vintage gowns from Heartfelt Vintage – a unique little boutique in Bristol, with one the largest collections of authentic vintage wedding dresses in the UK. I just adore the colour of this dress!

Kelston Old Barn wedding styling with Little Wedding Helper and Sam Gibson Photography (10)

Buy wedding invitations online from English Wedding with Etsy (3)
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Doesn’t it feel as though the New Year was months ago? I’ve been a busy bee behind the scenes here at English Wedding HQ and I’ thrilled to bring you – at last! – our brand new, shiny, exciting, wedding stationery SHOP!

With rather a lot of help from the very fabulous Etsy, we’ve launched a treasure trove of beautiful, contemporary wedding invitations for you to fall in love with.

Buy wedding invitations online from English Wedding with Etsy (1)

Every wedding invitation suite has matching  save the date cards, rsvp, menus, place name cards, table plan, and wedding welcome sign. They’re not all listed in the shop yet, but please bear with me as we add them, one by one, through the season!

Today I’m printing samples of some of our favourite designs. I’ll be taking them along to the wedding showcase at Askham Hall on the 10th of February (excited!!) along with some of my own bespoke calligraphy projects (which will appear on the English Wedding Instagram pages very soon).

Buy wedding invitations online from English Wedding with Etsy (3)
Buy wedding invitations online from English Wedding with Etsy (2)

A gorgeous village hall wedding at Dunham Massey, with Jess Yarwood Photography (31)
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Morning everyone! These two are the most adorable couple – and with an effortlessly beautiful style I adore. Kate’s Pronovias dress – the detail on Jack’s M&S suit – the bouquet, OH the bouquet!! Their day has everything, it’s gorgeous and magical and everything a wedding should be, from the ceremony at St Marks Church in Dunham Massey to the celebrations in the village hall afterwards. There are fabulous photos here to make you swoon, giggle and cry happy tears all at once. Huge thank yous to lovely Jess Yarwood Photography for sharing her images of this stunning September wedding, and massive congrats to gorgeous bride and groom Kate and Jack for being so damn amazing. LOVE this!!

A gorgeous village hall wedding at Dunham Massey, with Jess Yarwood Photography (20)

Our wedding was a day of love, fun and our favorite people. The style was ‘Country chic’ (more country, less chic!). We wanted to minimize waste so beg, stole and borrowed all the flowers and foliage from our families’ gardens we could convince them not to prune over the summer. The table decorations were mostly donated from friends, including logs from felled trees and a stump heroically carried home by Jack after a long walk, or sourced from second hand stores and websites.

A beautiful barn wedding space - Axnoller Barn in Dorset, with Linus Moran Photography (44)
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Today’s gorgeous couple chose an outstanding venue for their wedding weekend, styling their day with help from friends and family and choosing their suppliers carefully to create an amazing wedding day. Our lovely friend and Dorset wedding photographer Linus Moran Photography was at West Axnoller Farm to capture the day from beginning to end, and his photos are just wonderful. Michelle’s dress is stunning, and her review of bridal boutique The Wedding Dress Dorset makes me want to sing their praises from the rafters! This is a fabulous, elegant and classic spring wedding and I do hope you love it as much as I do.

A beautiful barn wedding space - Axnoller Barn in Dorset, with Linus Moran Photography (25)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.linusmoranphotography.co.uk

How did you choose your photographer?

We first met Linus at Kingston Mauward wedding fair and then researched his work on his website. We got a range of prices from small independent photographers and larger businesses, but we wanted a photographer with a less formal style who focused more on taking un-posed photos as they happened, as well as having the opportunity to film the day. We also thought his films really captured the emotions of the day and that’s what sealed the deal for us.

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