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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.”

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Have you ever wondered how wedding planners and stylists get married? Me too! Today I’m thrilled to say we have all the answers, as lovely Lauren and David are sharing their stunning Wiltshire wedding on the English Wedding blog today. Lauren is the owner of Lauren Alexander Weddings – she’s also an English Wedding reader and has shared some fantastic tips with us in a brilliant interview (which carries on beneath all of the beautiful photographs). Lauren and David describe their day as, “Fun, boozy, eclectic, beautiful, happy, musical and ‘us’.” – which is, for me, everything the perfect wedding could ever need. There are stunning styling touches as well – plenty of DIY ideas and the FUNNEST and most gorgeous wedding shoes! I just know you’ll love this! Over to Lauren… 

Stunning wedding at Larmer Tree Gardens, with Ben Goode Photography on English-Wedding.com (24)

“I used English Wedding a lot for inspiration for our wedding and within my wedding planning and styling business.  Our reception is set in the gorgeous Larmer Tree Gardens, a Victorian pleasure garden, and we got married in a lovely rustic and small village church in Milton on Stour. We used local suppliers to the area as we thought it was so important, but at the same time we also did a fair amount on our own too.”

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A guest feature by our friends and Essex wedding photographers Amanda Karen Photography


When you think of lavender fields your mind probably instantly wanders to Provence, at least mine does. But time and time again I am reminded of the beautiful, almost destination wedding-esque vibes that we have here in the UK. This was definitely the case when Danielle and Joe wanted to have their engagement shoot in the lavender fields in Hitchin (others are available!)

Beautiful UK lavender fields for engagement photography with Amanda Karen Photography (6)
Now, much like blossom season, lavender season is also a finite period and slightly fickle due to the weather, so we were on lavender alert so that we could pick the right time in the summer. As luck would have it, on the day of the shoot, the weather was perfect and getting there early meant that we had rows upon rows of lavender to ourselves. It was the perfect setting for Danielle and Joe, and actually they used some of the images to complement their wedding décor too, which I always love to see!

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Hands up – I have a confession to make. I’ve been to a couple of weddings where (and I feel awful for saying it) I got bored. The thing is, wedding days have gaps. There’s the lull in the afternoon between the ceremony and the wedding breakfast, and the bit in the evening when things are winding down and everyone’s a little tipsy and a little sleepy… so guess what? Your guests will need a bit of fun to keep them entertained in those times!

The weddings I’ve loved most of all have been the ones where we got to play. For the afternoon it’s easy: outdoor games (or a venue with table football or ping pong!) will keep everyone entertained.

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In the evening, my hands-down winner is a wedding photo booth. And preferably, one which is equally entertaining to watch from the outside as it is when you’re dressing up and making silly poses!! I’ve been in some brilliant ones – there was the one with my friend’s nipple, and the one with the pirate equipment we ended up wearing ALL night.

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Happy Friday lovelies! I hope you have exciting plans for the weekend ahead ? – but before we even get there, let’s make Friday AMAZING, shall we? I have a wonderfully tranquil and beautiful feature for you today. It’s all about sustainable wedding styling, and comes from (where else?) the fabulous River Cottage in Devon.

Organic and sustainable wedding style blog with Freeformimages Photography at River Cottage (12)

The shoot was perfectly styled by Claire and Vicky from Do Me A Favour. The stunning images are by lovely Laura at Freeformimages Photography. Laura’s website is a beautiful, vibrant and joyful little part of the internet and I wholeheartedly recommend you check her out – we LOVE her style here at English Wedding HQ! Laura’s here to tell you all about today’s editorial photoshoot. Enjoy!

Organic and sustainable wedding style blog with Freeformimages Photography at River Cottage (35)

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Morning lovely! Do you have sunshine? I hope so – it’s beautiful here and I’m so tempted to hit the beach for an impromptu lunch picnic right now! Before I do though – something really rather beautiful is about to wriggle its way up your screen and into your heart! Stunning couple Rachael and James were married at Owen House Wedding Barn in Cheshire and their rustic country wedding is full of the loveliest moments and details… I mean, this adorable bunch of humans just make the BEST group shots I’ve seen in a LONG while!

Pastel blue bridesmaids for a winter wedding in Mobberley, photo by Tony Fanning (38)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.tonyfanningphotography.co.uk

How did you choose your photographer?

We chose Tony after meeting him at the Tatton Park Wedding Fair – we loved his relaxed style, friendly personality and amazing pictures.

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Sean & Charlotte’s Coombe Lodge wedding was relaxed, fun filled and full of love. Their theme of rustic romance in blush, cream and greens incorporated traditional touches: lace, hessian, lots of candles and lots of florals. Charlotte is stunning in an Essense of Australia dress, and Sean wears his military uniform – so today’s wedding will appeal to all of you lovelies who are looking for traditional, pretty and classic styling ideas for your day.

Coombe Lodge wedding photographer Martin Dabek Bristol (25)

All images by Bristol wedding photographer Martin Dabek Photography.

As we don’t live locally to Coombe Lodge (Blagdon), most of our suppliers were found online, mainly through Google. Claire from TheWildeBunch arranged our wedding flowers as well as the styling. I knew I wanted cream and blush flowers, with some greenery and quite a rustic looking bouquet, with roses and gypsophila. The flowers were absolutely beautiful and exceeded my expectations.

Coombe Lodge wedding photographer Martin Dabek Bristol (33)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://martindabek.com/

Martin actually found and messaged us on bidvine.com, after we uploaded a request looking for a wedding photographer. We looked at his work and instantly fell in love, he’d also shot at our venue before which was a bonus!

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Sustainable, vegan and organic wedding styling ideas from the UK (3)

Today’s wedding inspiration comes from the beautiful venue of South Farm in Cambridgeshire. Styling is rustic luxe with a focus on sustainability, incorporating organic fabrics, a vegan cake and ethically sourced glassware, all curated by lovely Janine at Waterfall Wedding Decor.

It’s becoming more and more viable to have a sustainable and vegan wedding in 2019 and beyond. Suppliers are switching on to sustainability more than ever before, and in every category from cake designers to stationers, wedding dress makers and caterers you WILL find a wonderful, ethical supplier if you put in a little research.

Sustainable, vegan and organic wedding styling ideas from the UK (4)

We love the vegan grazing stand produced by B and R Dining, set on luxury tables made from wood sourced from UK-based sustainable forests and ethically-sourced glassware from The White Company supplied by Waterfall Wedding Decor. Tara’s Halo & Wren dress is divine; teamed with bespoke accessories and shoes made by Rachel Sokhal the look is just dreamy; and my absolute favourite is the contemporary vegan square cake designed by One Part Love.

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This is a guest article from our friends at Truly Experiences

If you’re at that age when it seems like every friend, cousin and their hamster is getting hitched, I’m sure you’ll agree – boozed up, wild hen and stag dos are getting old very quickly. The penis straws are kitsch, the ass-exposed waiters are degrading, and the hangovers just aren’t worth it.

Luckily for you (and your liver), there are plenty of unique party ideas to celebrate your mate who’s about to get married. Workshops are an excellent way to have fun, get to know the rest of the bridal party, and pick up a new craft, all at the same time. What’s not to love about that?

Take your pick from these some somewhat quirky, but still unbelievably fun hen, stag and sten ideas that’ll be a total hit with everyone from the conservative Gran to the crazy out-there best friend.

Mixology Masterclass

This workshop is for those who want to get a little loosey-goosey, but not by knocking back shot after shot of tequila. 

Karapürçek Escort Bilecik Escort Bolu Escort

 

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Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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