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English-Wedding.com is the ONLY UK wedding blog to have a truly regional focus. The blog is bursting with fabulous real weddings to inspire your own day – probably, if you search the blog, from the very same venue where you’ll be having your wedding! So we wanted to take that local focus a little further today, and with help from Buckinghamshire wedding photographer Damion Mower, we’ve rounded up 8 fabulous REAL home counties weddings from some of the best wedding venues in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Surrey to share with you!

Whether you’re looking for a beautiful barn wedding in Berkshire or a fabulous Hertfordshire stately home, a quirky venue with classic touches or an outdoor ceremony – wedding venues in the home counties have it ALL. Some are on country estates away from the hustle and bustle, while others are closer to major towns and cities – and each has a character all of its own.

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I have to admit, I’m more familiar with the Upside Down than the world of Downton (hey, Stranger Things fans!) but in a wedding context it’s easy to fall head over heels in love with the whole period aesthetic. Today’s shoot is a Downton Abbey inspired masterpiece, and Mount Ephraim is a dream venue: sweeping staircase, black and white floors, period details in full effect – the works! There’s something ever so real about this wedding style feature, as the day runs from beginning to end with the grooms’ preparations, ceremony, portraits, reception and even fireworks! I really love how authentic it all feels – and it’s down to a fantastic team of stylists alongside the awesome Matilda Delves Photography, who captured the day on camera. I hope you love it as much as I do! 

Mount Ephraim wedding style ideas on English-Wedding.com Photo credit Matilda Delves (25)

The inspiration behind this shoot is showcasing two grooms in a classical and elegant way with a modern twist with a Downton Abbey influence. Real-life couple Maximilian and Elie really bring the romantic feel to life. The chemistry between the two grooms was effortless and heartfelt which was captured in the photos.

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Good morning beautiful! We’re having a week full of fabulous wedding photography and I’m loving the dreamy images gracing my screen! Today I’d like to introduce Howling Basset – one of the leading wedding photographers in London and Kent, and named after photographer Andy Stonier’s basset hound Flash!

Andy’s style combines natural, fun and simply beautiful, timeless images. He’s photographed around 1,200 weddings so has a wealth of experience and covers London, Kent and the south of England. He’s been a full time London wedding photographer since 2004, and a professional photographer for 25 years. His portfolio includes weddings all over the UK, and the reviews on his website make for a very impressive read. I will hand over to Andy to tell you all about Howling Basset Photography. Don’t forget to check out his website and show him some love on Instagram and Facebook too! 

London wedding photography by experienced photographer Andy at Howling Basset (1)

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It’s an absolute pleasure to welcome another wonderful wedding photographer to the blog today. West Midlands wedding photographer Lisa Lander specializes in joyful and heartfelt wedding photography for romantic and fun-loving couples throughout the UK and international destinations. I love her natural, fun and romantic photography style – I just know you will too! I’m excited to share some real weddings from Lisa in the coming months, but for now, over to Lisa to introduce herself… 

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Hi! I’m Lisa.
I am a wedding and couples photographer based near Birmingham, West Midlands. I travel around the UK photographing fun couples in love and tell unique & joyful stories all over the world.

My style is fun, candid and natural with a little bit of romance mixed in. I love clean vibrant colours that have a relaxed fun feel to them.

Eleni and Shane's stunning Dulwich Village wedding, images by Emily Black Photography (36)
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Thank you lovely Ellie Entwistle for this guest article!
Header image credit: Emily Black Photography

When you get married, there are certain things that are going to be there on your big day… A ceremony, a meal, photographs, invitations, but that doesn’t mean it has to be the same as everyone else’s, right?

Some people like to stick to tradition and that’s great! But why not break the mould, venture off the beaten track, go your own way and put a unique twist on some of the biggest wedding must-haves?

With that in mind, here’s seven things that every wedding has, and how to make yours more modern and more unique.

1. Vows – make them your own

It’s not just about the after party. Before you can celebrate, you first have to tie the knot itself.

Nowadays the only parts of a wedding ceremony that you can’t change are those that are legally binding. When you walk down the aisle there are certain things that just have to stay the same, because if you or the officiant deviates from the script, then the ceremony wouldn’t be legal.

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I’ll confess I do love Mondays when I have a full week of glorious editorials and weddings in my computer to share with you all! This week is going to be fabulous – we have some lovely guest articles, new wedding suppliers to welcome to the Directory and some STUNNING inspiration features coming up! The first is going to set the scene beautifully by knocking all our little socks right off!!! It’s been sent in by lovely Liz Baker Photography, from the recent open day at Jordans Courtyard in Somerset. Enjoy!

Jordans Courtyard rustic wedding styling ideas with images by Liz Baker Photography (31)

Jordans Courtyard is a beautifully converted old honey coloured hamstone farm buildings with space for marquee and intimate courtyard weddings. On the 12th May we held an open day to showcase the venue and our chosen suppliers. The Wedding Collective was organized and planned by Beth from Apple and Bramble Events. Beth plans and coordinates the weddings at Jordans Courtyard making sure your wedding is all you’ve dreamed of.

Jordans Courtyard rustic wedding styling ideas with images by Liz Baker Photography (17)

The suppliers involved are incredibly talented and local to the venue.

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Welcome to the weekend! I got you some flowers… in the form of Hannah & Ben’s gorgeous and hydrangea-filled summer wedding. This is all just too pretty – the flowers make a huge statement but the wedding is joyous and beautiful and REAL – and Hannah & Ben make the loveliest, happiest couple! Their beautiful images are by English Wedding member Becky Harley Photography. Becky is a Hertfordshire wedding photographer specialising in timeless, relaxed and heartfelt photography. Her review from Hannah & Ben is FABULOUS to read!

Hannah described their wedding theme to me in a nutshell: “FLOWERS, FLOWERS, FLOWERS with a touch of gold. I wanted the decor to fit in with the barn but wanted it to have the WOW factor.” And oh, boy, it DID!!!

Flower filled summer wedding with pink hydrangeas, photo credit Becky Harley Photography (12)

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A guest post by our friends at Truly Experiences

“Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.”

– Lewis Carroll 

After you’ve tied the knot, it’s tradition that you’re whisked away by your new spouse on an extensive and magical getaway. But these trips have become increasingly expensive over the years, especially during the popular wedding months when prices surge. Going on a honeymoon isn’t as appealing to younger generations, or just isn’t financially viable. 

Enter the minimoon! The minimoon has become increasingly popular because of the brevity and low prices. These 3 to 4-day trips are a chance to escape on a beautiful adventure and celebrate your marriage without breaking the bank. Need some inspo for your romantic minimoon? I’ve got you covered! 

 

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Happy Friday!! We have a sparkly beautiful wedding to share with you to end the week in style! Prepare for sparkles, smiles and tons of fabulous styling touches with lots of GIN!!! Eleanor and Martyn had a gorgeous wedding at Pendrell Hall in Staffordshire. Eleanor wore a beautiful Theia Couture gown and her Hollywood waves for her wedding hair really completed the look. Eleanor and Martyn both love gin so there was a gin theme running throughout their day, including a gin table plan and a gin station. What could be more perfect for a Friday blog feature?! Enjoy.

Eleanor and Martyn's Pendrell Hall wedding, images by Lisa Webb Photography (23)
“The theme was Gin. We’re big lovers of it. Each table was filled with flowers in one of our favourite gin bottles. We had a beautiful table plan created by Hannah at Yellow Stone art boutique. There was also a gin bar which went down a treat!

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This next week is going to be chaos. In fact, the last two weeks have been a little frantic behind the scenes here at English Wedding HQ! You see, I’m making some whopping changes to English Wedding. For the last 10 years we’ve been a blog first and foremost, featuring as many real weddings and supplier collabs as we possibly can. That usually means every day we’re sharing a brand new list of 10 or so fab wedding suppliers – and showcasing their work on the blog. I love it when the recommendations come directly from the bride and groom, but all too often it means those wedding suppliers are on our home page for only a day – and then drift away into the archives.

So I wanted that to change.

I want suppliers – all the suppliers – who feature on English Wedding to have a home on the site. I want every florist, photographer, cake designer and tailor to have their very own page right here on the site. I want to be able to shout about these amazing creatives – and I want YOU to be able to discover them with a few simple clicks.

Sarah & Greg's magical Dorfold Hall wedding, photo credit Joasis Photography (31)
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Hey lovely! Happy Wednesday and I hope you have sunshine!! Prepare to be literally glued to your screen though, because right now I’m sharing one of the PRETTIEST weddings as we join Sarah and Greg at Dorfold Hall, with images by Joasis Photography – this is just SO beautiful! It’s wonderful to read such fabulous words about The Little Paper Shop too – they’re a glorious little stationery boutique in Nantwich, and where I’ll be teaching calligraphy workshops this September! Cheshire brides – do check it out as I would LOVE to meet you there! 

Sarah & Greg's magical Dorfold Hall wedding, photo credit Joasis Photography (10)

“I had never been one of those girls who has their wedding planned in advance, but once I started I knew what I wanted it to look and feel like. I have a creative streak, and wanted to design as much of it as possible so the invites; table placing and orders of service all used my script and drawings. Cara at The Little Paper Shop designed some loose leaf florals for me in a muted pink (to match the bridesmaids dresses that I had already bought!), which we put with rose gold and the theme grew from there. The styling of the day was all muted pinks, ivories, and delicate flowers with beautiful scents – such as roses and peonies – and with lots of texture and sage green. I loved the flowers – and in particular my bouquet – which blew me away! It was such a beautiful shape!

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The English Wedding Directory is where you can find all of our favourite wedding suppliers. Our Facebook page is updated with new vendors when they join us, and the Directory is full of brilliant photographers, stationers, florists, stylists, stationers… everything you might need for the wedding of your dreams!

These lovely people have joined the English Wedding Directory in the last couple of weeks – and we have HUGE wedding directory news to share with you soon! Do take a moment to discover them, and if you like what you see why not get in touch and even book this week?

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Andy from Howling Basset is a London based wedding photographer but covers Kent and the south too. “Style wise I’m kind of a hybrid really, mixing it up between classic, contemporary, candid and fun. I’ve shot around 1,200 weddings now so hugely experienced and pride myself on taking natural and simply beautiful wedding images that tell the story of your special day.”

www.howlingbasset.com
Facebook – @howlingbassetphotography
Instagram – @howlingbasset

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