Not the stereotypical bridal shoot… but a little something to make you smile.
My heart goes out to all the couples who’ve had to reschedule, and to all the wedding photographers and business owners who are navigating a very scary few months right now.
Thanks to lovely Holly Cade, who messaged me the other day: “I thought people could do with a bit of a laugh and honestly, I was feeling bored last Saturday evening when I randomly had this idea, and did it the next morning!

I think I’m missing weddings a bit too much, and I might have done some bridal prep photos around my house…

Alternative wedding photographed under coronavirus lockdown, image credit Holly Cade Photography (6)

1. The brides perfume: A clean smell, with a strong whiff of alcohol…

Alternative wedding photographed under coronavirus lockdown, image credit Holly Cade Photography (5)

2. The ‘brides’ shoes, only to be used to leave the house when absolutely necessary.

Alternative wedding photographed under coronavirus lockdown, image credit Holly Cade Photography (4)

3. Beautiful sweat pants, all ready to go, again!

Alternative wedding photographed under coronavirus lockdown, image credit Holly Cade Photography (3)

4. A very topical ring shot.

Alternative wedding photographed under coronavirus lockdown, image credit Holly Cade Photography (2)

5. Flowers by my parents-in-law, they were a gift a couple of years ago.


I’m a little sad we’ll be missing wisteria weddings this year… this glorious bloom flowers in May and June, and transforms some of our favourite traditional wedding venues into nature’s paradise. But it doesn’t mean we won’t be sharing those glorious blossoms here on English Wedding! This editorial was submitted by my lovely friend Sarah on behalf of Eshott Hall. I’ll hand over to her to tell you more!

With love,

Eshott Hall wedding inspiration, credit Sean Elliott Photography (12)

Each season is truly magical here at Eshott Hall, especially in the summertime, the House comes into its own, with its botanical signature… cascades of lilac wisteria, tumbling down its honey stone walls, make it perhaps one of the most photogenic country house venues in the North.

The heady fragrance of English garden roses contributes to the sensual delight of this garden. Beyond the immaculate, striped lawns and walled kitchen garden is a Victorian fernery, with its wrought iron gazebo, with ancient woodlands wrapped around it, carpeted by lush magenta rhododendrons.


Today we have a dreamy photoshoot to lighten your hearts, with the most wonderful neutral via blush via pale coral colour tones. It’s all kinds of stunning and I’m hugely grateful to lovely Louise from Your Fabulous Wedding for sharing this shoot. The detail of the Mark Lesley wedding dress is beautifully unique – and the tablescape an absolute masterpiece! All of the beautiful images are by Boho Chic Weddings.

Stay safe everyone!

With love,

Yorkshire wedding venue styling ideas, photo credit Boho Chic Weddings (20)

As a team, we wanted to create a classical wedding look with a balance of timeless elegance and fashion led bridal and menswear. We used a neutral palette mixed with a few earthy tones and a mix of textures to create a stylish look and feel.

Using different shades of one colour creates a cohesive look and adds a feel of luxury to the styling. The styling also complemented the stunning features of the venue – Thicket Priory – but would work well in any setting.

Yorkshire wedding venue styling ideas, photo credit Boho Chic Weddings (5)


How are you coping, lovely? Here at English Wedding HQ it’s all about the stir crazy today… I’m hoping to take 5 mins in the garden for a little sunshine later! In the spirit of keeping things as positive as we possibly can, I have the most amazing floral styling to lift your spirits this Monday. Huge thanks to lovely Fiona Kelly Photography for sending in this gloriously elegant shoot, styled by the very talented Assumpta from Ave Creations, who is here to tell you more.

With love,

chic, contemporary London wedding style with amazing florals. Image credit Fiona Kelly Photography (18)

Inspired by London’s character and diversity coupled with {10-11} Carlton House Terrace’s classical style, I sought to design a concept that celebrates chic, contemporary couples who are not adverse to traditionalism.

Working with Fiona Kelly Photography and {10-11} Carlton House Terrace, we wanted to showcase the versatility of the venue and to create a shoot that can serve as inspiration for modern couples who have not only chosen the UK as their home but also the location in which to begin the next chapter of their love story.


If you’re super confident having your photo taken, you can read something else instead. This one’s for the rest of us: we’re just a teeny bit nervous we’ll feel awkward having our photos taken. Am I right? You’d be surprised how many couples mention Chandler from Friends in chats with their wedding photographer… loads of us think we freeze up and go weird in front of the camera. The good news is, that’s not going to be the case for you when you’ve read this blog post. We – ie me and lovely Jordanna Marston Photography – are here for a friendly chat about how YOU can enjoy your wedding day, forget about the camera and LOVE your photos!

Old school wedding photos were all about smiling at the camera. Faces directly to the lens, fixed grin, eyes wide open (no blinking!) and ‘click’! Just enough time for a Chandler-style face-freeze to kick in… But did I say old school? Yes I did – because there’s a BETTER way now. Wedding photography isn’t just about portraits of the two of you. That’s not what you want to remember, trust me! You want to remember your whole day: the guests, the atmosphere and the general vibe of it all… and you want to see yourselves having the time of your LIFE, bang in the middle of it all.


Louisa and Will’s August wedding was filled with sunflowers and rustic, elegant styling touches. I think it’s a perfect promise of summer to come – and I hope it lightens your heart a little this Friday morning. The venue is Lapstone Barn, and the day was full of love, laughter, friends, family – and freely flowing champagne! Grab a cuppa, snuggle for a moment and enjoy the virtual company of this gorgeous pair. All images are by Hannah K Photography, who gets a glowing review from Louisa and Will.

Louisa & Will's light and airy sunflower wedding at Lapstone Barn, with Hannah K Photography (1)

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How did you choose your photographer?

I had a recommendation from a friend who was unable to have Hannah as her wedding photographer. When we looked at her website we knew we had found the woman to capture our wedding day. We were drawn to the amazingly light bright and airy style she showcased on her website.


Lovely couple Pippa & David had a joyful spring elopement in Dartmoor back in the days when spring was simply glorious spring, and we could all go out and get wed and do all the wonderful things! I wanted to share it with you today as a reminder that normality WILL resume, and that the future can still be more beautiful than ever. Patience, my lovelies – this will pass. So let’s join the happy couple who took spring as the inspiration behind their wedding theme. The sense of joy and optimism at seeing the first green shoots of the season and splashes of yellow daffodils. Their vision was for everything to be fresh and vibrant, offset by white and earthy tones and textures. Their wedding venue Ever After – A Dartmoor Wedding took care of all the sourcing and styling, and Pippa & David’s day is just perfect. All images are captured by super lovely human and wedding photographer Clare Kinchin Photography.

With love,

Pippa & David's joyful spring elopement in Dartmoor, photo credit Clare Kinchin (1)

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Header image credit Fiona Kelly Photography
Feature coming soon!

I’m just glad it’s April.

Because in real life, March SUCKED.

And right now, all I want is to fill this blog with beautiful, joyful, sunny, flower-filled weddings and editorial to make you smile.

So please – help me out with this: brides and grooms, email me about your wedding – is me. Wedding photographers, planners, stylists – dig out your favourite weddings and photoshoots and send them in.

Here’s a little secret: the first month of coronavirus went very quiet with submissions. It’s starting to get just a little busier… but it’s still an amazing time to send something in! My inbox isn’t overflowing as it usually does, and I’m desperate to see happy, sunny, flowery photos I can share with our readers.

Check our submissions page and get in touch!

With love,




Today’s wedding inspiration takes nature’s most beautiful textures and tumbles them together in a beautifully soft cascade of blush and pastels. The simplicity is enchanting; the bridal look is blissfully beautiful. Huge thanks to lovely Beth (I owe you one, sweetie! xx) from Miss Carlysle and Co, who planned and sent in this beauty of a shoot! the glorious images are by Nikki’s Moments. The venue is South Farm and those fabulous florals are by Sara’s Events Flowers.

I will hand over to Beth to tell you more.

With love,

Rustic and Blush Barn Style with oodles of countryside charm (7)

We wanted to make the most out of the beautiful, countryside charm at South Farm with the long driveway leading up to the farm and barns. Preferably making the most out of the outside, to create a magical wedding day, and using the Tudor Barn, which has gorgeous, natural features throughout, creating a natural and relaxed vibe. We used the blush palette to add a sense of romance and elegance into the shoot.

Rustic and Blush Barn Style with oodles of countryside charm (14)


For all of you lovely brides and grooms out there, I want to keep blog life as normal as possible right now: a beautiful anchor in this crazy storm we’re living this spring. (For wedding suppliers – watch this space as I’m working hard on something of a rescue package today – details to be announced soon.)

So we begin the week with Hayden & Rabia’s stunning summer wedding from Kilminorth Cottages in Looe. These two are everything: properly gorgeous, and their wedding is the most joyful celebration – as uplifting as can be! The florals are breathtaking; the styling of their day simply perfect. I hope you love today’s feature as much as I do.

With love,

Hayden & Rabia's outdoorsy, natural wedding in Looe, with Tracey Warbey Photography (1)

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How did you choose your photographer?

I saw some pictures on Instagram!

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!

The photos were amazing and beautiful! We couldn’t have wished for better! She was so chilled and made us laugh all day!


Hey there beautiful,

Whatever your plans this weekend, stay safe and well – and home!

It’s been the craziest week we’ve ever known here, and I know many of you – like me – will be feeling a little lost right now.

We’ll get through this.

I won’t be publishing any weddings or shoots this weekend. Instead I’ll be taking some time to reflect on how we can help you, our lovely brides and grooms to be, and our wonderful wedding business members and friends.

Meanwhile, it’s a weekend for mindfulness. I’ll be gardening and listening to the birds, cleaning the house and doing a spot of yoga. I hope, whatever your situation, you can find some joy in the little rituals and routines of daily life this weekend.

English Wedding will be back on Monday with a beautiful real wedding I’ve been excited to share with you.

With love,


This beautiful eco wedding was held at Coed Hills in South Wales, a zero waste events space set over 180 acres of unspoilt ancient woodland. Laura & Ollie chose this unique wedding venue because of its rustic charm and flexibility to have the day they wanted.

Laura & Oliver's epic Coed Hills wedding, with Hannah Timm Photography (33)

Laura & Ollie run their own catering company and are well used to running events and the organisation and detailed planning that had gone into this wedding was amazing. They designed the menu and catered their own wedding breakfast, with Ollie doing much of the food prep in the days before the wedding. Laura and her Mum were very creative making the flower arrangements and the table details.

Laura & her girls stayed over in the rustic cottage on site which was great for bridal prep photographs and many of the guests stayed in the glamping pods on site. Coed has its very own stone circle which was perfect for couples portraits. This was a very relaxed wedding in a cosy space complete with roaring log fire, and many guests commented on the homely nature of the venue.

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

Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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