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This year has flown by – I’ve been burning the candle both ends and hopping around on a broken foot while I do it (I know – nightmare!). The new Directory and Shop on English Wedding are happily taking over my life and I can’t believe it’s going to be April in just a few weeks’ time! I’ll soon be taking to the road with my calligraphy workshops and I’m thrilled to say we’ve added a new date to our diaries. Would you like to join me on the 19th of May? It would be lovely to meet some of you… and of course there’s a discount for any pro photographers who’d like to join us and take some pics we can use on the blog over the summer. (Message me!)

Learn modern calligraphy in Manchester with Claire Gould 2017 (2)

Book your calligraphy workshop places here!

I’ll be teaching at Manchester Craft & Design Centre from 1pm on Friday the 19th of May. The workshop is two and a half hours long, and in that time you’ll learn how to write a modern calligraphy script with a proper old school dip pen, nib and ink pot (all of which you can keep and take home in your calligraphy kit when we’re done!)

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Morning lovelies! Would you care to join me for a little trip back in time, courtesy of lovely Lemontree Photography? We’re talking art deco wedding inspiration (with a wonderful modern twist) and fabulous gowns by Charlie Brear, Suzanne Neville and Chanticleer. This is all kinds of beautiful and I hope you love it too!

Fabulous art deco wedding inspo for 2017 with Lemontree Photography (8)

Images: Lemontree Photography | Words: Frances Moore MUA

“It was important to us as suppliers to use modern elements that had a certain ‘feel’ for the 1920’s era. We wanted to avoid using vintage clothing and hair accessories, which were unlikely to be available for purchase. We literally wanted couples to stumble across the shoot and perhaps piece together what they loved from it, helping them create their own art deco wedding theme.

Fabulous art deco wedding inspo for 2017 with Lemontree Photography (17)

Dresses from Chanticleer, Charlie Brear and Suzanne Neville provided that unique touch of being modern, yet with a certain ‘feel’ for the 1920s. Brides of Winchester provided the beautiful wedding gowns for the shoot.

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I know it’s too early to start talking about 2018 wedding trend predictions… but every time I see a shoot like this I want to sing from the rooftops! Darker colours are going to be big next year: we’ll see a dramatic shift from pastels and neutrals to really rich shades of everything. Midnight blues, moonlit greens and opulent plum colours with metallic accents are going to be the hottest trend going… and so today I’m thrilled to be sharing this gorgeous tablescape shoot by lovely Louise at One Stylish Day with you.

moody wedding style ideas for 2018 with One Stylish Day on the English Wedding Blog (20)

Images by Kate McCarthy Photography (see full supplier list below)

Moody Hues is dark, theatrical and bold, softened by layering deep shades of navy and mauve with black, and bathing the whole look in delicate candlelight. Create the look by using black crockery, gold cutlery and dark, elegant glassware, and team with long trailing black table linen to enhance the high drama effect.

moody wedding style ideas for 2018 with One Stylish Day on the English Wedding Blog (14)

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Katherine and Calum’s wedding is such a beautiful one – this lovely couple were married in a cosy candlelit barn, served up comfort food and mulled drinks and used soft whites and styling touches for their winter wedding. The wonderful images are by Devon wedding photographer Lee Maxwell.

Elegant bridal style and a fun, relaxed Oak Barn wedding in beautiful Devon. Image by Lee Maxwell Photography (20)

“My flowers were an informal posy of soft, blossomy white flowers (with touches of navy from some anemones). The bridesmaids had relaxed bunches of gypsophila. The florist was Earth Gallery Flowers, who were incredibly helpful in providing some initial advice as to what would work best and what was readily available in winter.

Elegant bridal style and a fun, relaxed Oak Barn wedding in beautiful Devon. Image by Lee Maxwell Photography (13)

My wedding dress was by Catherine Deane, who creates beautiful, floaty, ethereal designs. The boutique where I found it was The Ivory Secret in Crediton – a gorgeous little shop run by the two most helpful ladies; it is like stepping into a dream. I had been to three shops and seen lots of dresses that I liked, but hadn’t had that ‘this is the one’ moment that everyone talks about. I was starting to dismiss it as a myth… until I tried on what eventually became my dress. Strangely, it wasn’t the one that I was most enthusiastic about when I saw it on the hanger, but as soon as I was in it I knew it was absolutely perfect.

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I love today’s real wedding – Nicola and Paddy’s smiles are infectious and I ADORE the rich colour palette of the bridal bouquet. This is a day with chic styling elements and real style and elegance – I hope you adore it as much as I do!

Gorgeous statement bouquet and winter styling for a Beaumont Estate wedding with Rose Images (1)

Images are by lovely Sally of Rose Images, based in London. Discover more from Rose Images here:

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Gorgeous statement bouquet and winter styling for a Beaumont Estate wedding with Rose Images (9)

Sally told me, “Nicola and Paddy were a really lovely couple to work with, really easy going and a joy to shoot for. They are so effortlessly natural & relaxed around each other & so clearly in love; it made it a pleasure to photograph them. After a busy season of summer weddings an autumnal wedding made for a nice change. Photographing Nicola & Paddy amongst the colours of the fall really gave this shoot a unique and warm feeling.

Gorgeous statement bouquet and winter styling for a Beaumont Estate wedding with Rose Images (7)

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2016 will go down in history as the year flowers won Instagram. Take a glimpse at any wedding blogger’s pics, or any wedding planner’s – or see the incredible follower numbers of any creative florist for proof. Flowers are our new favourite thing in the world – fact – and so 2017 weddings are going to have some of the most amazing floral art you can imagine. If this is your year, my lovelies – then you’ve got it made.

Wedding flower trend predictions for 2017 Bloomologie London (6)

 

Lovely Ali from Bloomologie very kindly shared her tips for the year’s biggest floral trends, and we can’t WAIT to see how these themes are brought into life by all our amazing florist friends. Here’s all the floral inspiration you’ll need for the next 12 months…

Wedding flower trend predictions for 2017 Bloomologie London (1)

1. Greenery

Top of my list, and certainly top of Ali’s trend predictions as well – the Pantone colour of the year. Every year they choose a trendsetting colour, and in 2017 they’ve chosen my favourite. Greenery is the most wonderful style trend: a few statement blooms surrounded by oodles of glorious greenery are all you need…

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I LOVE this wedding! The flowers are gorgeous (I’m all for English country flowers and the daisies and foxgloves are just so pretty) – and Lotti and Dave are the loveliest couple – this is such a perfect blog feature and I’m really excited to share it with you today!

Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (24)

Lotti looks so beautiful – her top and skirt are amazing and give the wedding a wonderfully contemporary look which really complements the afternoon tea styling. The tables are super pretty with vintage china and sublime English wildflowers; the cake is homemade and prettily decorated with country flowers – everything comes together to make this a quintessentially English wedding and I love it!

Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (28)

Images are by Sophie Evans Photography, whose relaxed, honest and natural style I adore. Discover more from Sophie here:

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Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (1)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (2)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (3)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (4)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (5)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (6)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (7)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (8)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (9)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (10)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (11)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (12)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (13)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (14)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (15)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (16)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (17)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (18)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (19)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (20)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (21)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (22)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (23)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (25)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (26)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (27)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (29)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (30)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (31)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (32)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (33)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (34)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (35)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (36)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (37)
Bright and bold daisy wedding bouquet with tons of colour and afternoon tea - Sophie Evans Photography (38)

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Today’s gorgeous couple Su and Mark were married in the summer and their day is so wonderfully personal, quirky and unique – with fish, lego tattoos for all the guests, oodles of home made touches and home made mead (or perfume, depending who you ask!) I also adore the horror inspired wedding cake – such a talking point and really creatively done (truly!) – and the images are fabulous. When wedding blogs encourage you to have a wedding which reflects your personalities, this is exactly what we mean!

Genuinely relaxed and festival style wedding inspo with Amanda Karen Photography (15)

“We had bunting in the marquee, lots of fairy lights for when it got dark, a ‘best day ever’ banner, a big inflatable flamingo and crocodile. The table plan was a map of the world made up of spots with all the places we’d ever been marked on. Each table was assigned a country/place. At the table, there was a photo of a memory from that place and a short story about something funny that happened there.

Genuinely relaxed and festival style wedding inspo with Amanda Karen Photography (24)

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I know: festival-esque isn’t even a word (even if I try and make it look like one by adding a hyphen). But it perfectly describes the wonderful spirit and sense of fun in today’s glorious barn wedding – and I know you’ll get it when you see the fabulous photos telling the story of Helena and Chris’s wedding day.

The real spirit of a wedding, with Kingsthorpe Lodge Barn Cambridge and images by York Place Studios (24)

Today’s gorgeous bride and groom married at Kingsthorpe Lodge – a lovely barn wedding venue on the Cambridge /Northamptonshire border. Images are by the fabulous  York Place Studios, UK & worldwide documentary wedding photographers. Discover them here…

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The real spirit of a wedding, with Kingsthorpe Lodge Barn Cambridge and images by York Place Studios (1)

“Helena & Chris’s barn wedding had such a fun, relaxed vibe that the vibrant mix of personalities and friendships (and especially the VERY excited kids!) provided so many great collective moments throughout the day, not least as Chris’s amazing Reggae band ‘The Reggaelators’ rocked the house into the early hours until everyone was ready to grab a sleeping bag and hit their tents!”

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Every once in a while I like to take a little time to tell you about my friends – the folks I’ve worked with since the beginning of the English Wedding Blog, who I’d recommend without hesitation and whose work I love to feature! (This is basically an excuse to show you something really pretty and wonderful and to brighten the blog and all of your screens on a Tuesday morning!)

Striking wedding images from an artisan bridal shoot in the Lake District by Vickerstaff Photography (5)

Jamie at Vickerstaff Photography has been a friend of the English Wedding Blog since always. He’s a great guy – his photography is creative, artistic, just a little cheeky* and has a wonderfully dark aesthetic which I personally love. We work together pretty often – I write little bits and pieces of calligraphy; we collaborate on the occasional styled shoot (our last was featured on Love My Dress in November) and of course I feature his weddings on the blog whenever I can.

*Jamie’s sense of humour is brilliant – and you’ll understand when you visit his website!

Striking wedding images from an artisan bridal shoot in the Lake District by Vickerstaff Photography (9)Striking wedding images from an artisan bridal shoot in the Lake District by Vickerstaff Photography (13)

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I love Suzanne and Dan’s wedding – it’s relaxed, homemade, filled with DIY and the loveliest personal touches. It’s also at a winery… which ticks every box for me!

Wildflowers, DIY and the loveliest barn wedding venue for a relaxed summer wedding, with Alexa Poppe Photography (13)

“My mum did our flowers as she’s a horticulturalist and I knew that no-one could do them better. We had Cornish wildflowers in a blue, pink, lilac and white colour palette, and they were arranged in sweet little jam jars.

The venue was a converted barn with beautiful exposed bricks, so we just added lighting, bunting, flowers on the windowsills, and the table decorations. The whole venue and setting was very picturesque, so we didn’t want to gild the lily.

Wildflowers, DIY and the loveliest barn wedding venue for a relaxed summer wedding, with Alexa Poppe Photography (25)

I made the invitations, bunting, table plan display, and cutlery pouches, which also served as name place settings at the table. I did enjoy them as I allowed myself plenty of time to complete them – I’m sure it would have been much more stressful if I’d had to rush.

Wildflowers, DIY and the loveliest barn wedding venue for a relaxed summer wedding, with Alexa Poppe Photography (9)

 

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.alexapoppeweddingphotography.com

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Jennie & Andy’s wedding is just so wonderfully bright and filled with the loveliest flowers – the long, wooden tables at Dorney Court look stunning – and our bride and groom are such a gorgeous couple – you will love this… I saved it for Sunday so there’s plenty of time for you to Pin away to your heart’s content! Enjoy.

Fabulous flowers and amazing wedding tables at Dorney Court, images by Nicola Thompson Photography (7)

“I had a clear idea on what I wanted for the flowers – colourful, wild and unstructured. We chose to use Siobhan (of La Belle Floral Designs) having seen the beautiful arrangements she made for my friend’s wedding. She tolerated my fussiness about the colour scheme (no purple!!) and let me choose specific bottles from her collection for our table displays. The flowers surpassed all our expectations – as well as choosing a stunning selection of flowers she used herbs in the table decorations and bouquets which gave off a beautiful scent. I would thoroughly recommend her!

Fabulous flowers and amazing wedding tables at Dorney Court, images by Nicola Thompson Photography (15)

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