So many of you are injecting colour into your weddings… and I just love bright, bold and beautiful celebrations. Modern brides are combining glamorous dresses and red lipstick with statement bouquets and striking detail – and I love this trend for statement wedding style.

English wedding styled shoot at Hylands House with AJG Photography (1)

Today I have something fabulous to show you: a 1920s inspired bridal shoot from one of our classic English wedding venues, with lovely Ayshea from AJG Photography.

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English wedding styled shoot at Hylands House with AJG Photography (13)


Today’s real wedding is divine: a sophisticated celebration with such amazing attention to detail and almost too pretty for words. Doug and Kath were married in May, at Herefordshire venue How Caple Court. Their theme was vintage lace: the colours were soft and delicate lavenders – “dried lavender was scattered over the church porch floor, which when guests walked over, emitted a wonderful fragrance”.

English wedding blog How Caple Court Gemma Williams Photography (14)

Kath told me, “I say to all my friends and family that the photographer is the most important thing to splurge on. It’s the only thing you can look at after the day, and will be proof of all the memories.  We are so glad we invested in Gemma.”


Saturdays are for road trips, explores, adventuring and discoveries – and so I invite you to join me once again to visit (virtually!) another fabulous English wedding venue: Studley Castle, in Warwickshire.

Studley Castle photography and review with Rob & Sarah Gillespie Photography (2)

Contact and bookings: Rob & Sarah Gillespie Photography

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Rob and Sarah Gillespie – my lovely friends and blog supporters – have photographed weddings at Studley Castle before, and know it well. They shot Lori and Tom’s stunning castle wedding there this summer – images used in today’s feature are from this beautiful wedding.


Sarah and Russell’s choice of wedding venue is awesome… I adore a venue with a personality all of its own, and Dorney Court in Windsor has enough character and history to inspire every bride and groom.

Dorney Court Buckinghamshire wedding Heni Fourie Photography (3)

Photography from today’s Buckinghamshire wedding is by my lovely friend and sponsor Heni Fourie Photography:

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Happy Friday, beautiful! Here’s a last little breath (gasp!) of autumn before what promises to be a chilly weekend. These flowers are just divine. As a wedding blogger, you can steal my heart instantly with a bouquet – and an image – like this.

Photo credit: Benjamin Stuart Photography
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