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A guest article by Bibi at Truly Experiences

You’re about to get hitched. You’re happy. You’re head-over-heels in love. But you’re heavily distracted by one not-so-tiny, crucial detail – where to go on your honeymoon!

The way I see it, honeymoons are a personal reward for you and your new life partner. After months of wedding stress, the two of you can stop worrying about your friends and family, and just focus on yourselves. It’s a wonderful opportunity (before the realities of life start again) when you can splurge on unique honeymoon destinations and experiences and not feel guilty. So make the most of it!

Sure, you can fly off to a white sandy beach and lounge around with a Pina Colada in your hand. But why not rather spend your time (and money) on a bucket-list-worthy experience? An out-of-this-world location you’ve always wanted to visit, or an adventurous escape you’ve always wanted to do. Something that you’ll never forget. Something that you can look back on and say wow, remember how we started our lives together?

Old Hollywood glamour wedding style at Balcombe Place, photographer Fiona Mills Art on English-Wedding.com (19)
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So there are just – ooh, six days left now until Christmas Day! And I hope you lovely lot will forgive me for going a little bit festive in some of our features this week! The florals in today’s feature are just wonderful, with warm reds and lush textures – I’ll always fall for a rich, juicy dahlia and a full red rose… but when they’re surrounded by luscious foliage and beautiful, elegant styling… I’m in heaven!

Old Hollywood glamour wedding style at Balcombe Place, photographer Fiona Mills Art on English-Wedding.com (5)

Kimberley Louise Makeup organised a styled bridal photoshoot to showcase modern Hollywood glamour at Balcombe Place, incorporating rich florals and elegant make-up and dresses in a modern Hollywood style, which was a perfect fit for this English country house wedding venue.

Fiona Mills from Fiona Mills Art captured some beautiful images to inspire any bride who desires a Hollywood look for her wedding, together with glamorous styling ideas. Her inspiration came from the sirens of the 50’s, where sexiness, sass and confidence oozed out with every pose.

Old Hollywood glamour wedding style at Balcombe Place, photographer Fiona Mills Art on English-Wedding.com (6)

London wedding photographer Jordanna Marston on the English Wedding Blog (18)
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Hey lovely! Happy Tuesday!! I hope you’re having a chilled out and festive kind of day, wherever you are. I am full of happy beans this morning – I’ve been discovering London wedding photographer Jordanna Marston‘s website and it’s all kinds of beautiful. Also – it makes me SMILE. It’s one of those delightfully colourful and cheery places on the interweb which actually make me grin and feel something. Which kind of makes Jordanna a little bit special, in my wedding blogging world!

Jordanna Marston is a London wedding photographer who has photographed weddings across the capital, and in exciting locations across the UK and Europe too. She promises – and delivers – “a joyous, one-of-a-kind photography experience that you won’t find anywhere else.”

London wedding photographer Jordanna Marston on the English Wedding Blog (1)

from Léonie & Leo’s Ash Barton Estate wedding

Bristol wedding venue Wellington Barn shines in this stunning real wedding! Image by Martin Dabek Photography (47)
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Happy last week at work everyone!!! Ahh…. just one week and we’ll all be starting each day with an extra hour in bed, and alternating cosy pyjamas and sparkly going out gear until NEXT YEAR!! I can’t wait… and I have good news! We’ll be featuring some of our favourite weddings of the year over the Christmas holidays so YOU can still enjoy our most fabulous wedding inspo on the blog every day! Oh but first… this week I have some absolute beauties up my sleeve.

Bristol wedding venue Wellington Barn shines in this stunning real wedding! Image by Martin Dabek Photography (13)

I’m starting the week with the most fabulous barn wedding from Wiltshire. Tomorrow I’ll introduce you to some wonderful suppliers from around the UK who you might not have discovered yet but who I know you’ll LOVE! Then on Wednesday it’s all about Hollywood glamour with a gorgeous photoshoot from West Sussex suppliers. On Thursday we’re getting prepared for Christmas proposals – it literally is the most wonderful time of the year!   – and Friday brings our year of weddings to a close with a stunning winter wedding in Hertfordshire. Shall we begin?!

Elegant Christmas wedding ideas for a Waddesdon Dairy wedding, images by Katrina Matthews Photography (24)
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Hey lovelies! Does anyone have snow yet? We’ve seen a sprinkling… I wonder if it’s settling prettily in Scotland right now?! Anyone? I’m excited to be sharing more winter weddings with you over these next few weeks, following on from Adam and Lauren‘s beautifully snowy day featured on Wednesday! Today it’s the turn of gorgeous couple Kayleigh and Alex, whose wedding was at the beautiful Waddesdon Dairy in Buckinghamshire on the 16th of December last year.

Elegant Christmas wedding ideas for a Waddesdon Dairy wedding, images by Katrina Matthews Photography (21)

Alex is from Scotland so there was plenty of tartan to be seen and the couple had picked a colour theme that not only worked perfectly with the family tartan but also the season. The bridesmaids wore gorgeous emerald green dresses and the flowers had an abundance of deep green foliage with red berries and blue ribbon creating a really decadent display.

There was a little snow on the ground and the temperature was close to freezing but the couple braved the winter weather to get some lovely photos around the grounds of the venue. Inside the dining room had two huge open fires to keep guests warm, adding to the cosy and intimate feel of the day.

Gorgeous Devon wedding with a cycling theme and lots of ideas! Images by Martin Dabek Photography (36)
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Header image by Martin Dabek Photography at Rockbeare Manorsee more here!

Is one of your wedding venue options giving you butterflies in your stomach? One of the biggest wedding tasks is choosing the venue. It can be hard to know for sure when you are seeing the venue of your dreams, with so many beautiful options to choose from! Here are a few simple clues from The Wedding Guide – if you say YES to all of these, you will know when you have found THE venue for your wedding.

You’ve checked, and it’s definitely available!

One of the hardest parts of choosing a venue is finding one that is available for the date you have chosen for your big day. Especially for couples who are having their wedding during peak season, venue availability should be one of the top criteria on whether the venue is right for you. Don’t fall in love with a place until you know for sure it’s free on your date!

A brilliantly fun wedding story in pictures told by York Place Studios at Appletreewick Craven Arms (38)
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Time doesn’t stand still at weddings. Wedding blogs and magazines full of photos give the impression that a wedding is a series of amazing moments, stepping from one to another with a ‘click’, ‘click’ of a camera shutter at every step along the way. But the brides and grooms on English Wedding tell me – almost every time – that the day goes by SO FAST – it’s a sprint, a story which keeps on running like a fast-paced movie. There can be moments where ten things happen in the flash of an eye; and moments of stillness too. 

Why am I saying all this? Because today’s wedding from York Place Studios really brings it to mind. Rebecca and John’s wedding photos tell more than their story: they tell the story of everyone at their wedding – the joy and tears of the adorable children in their family. The excitement of their dogs as they get to play with so many brilliant people! The preparations in the morning, the ceremony, the reception and the dancing. I don’t doubt it felt as though this fabulous day was over in a second. But I know I could spend hours flicking through the wonderful photos, and seeing more moments to make me smile every time!

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It’s ALL about the florals today – gorgeous bride Katie and hubby Paul married in the summertime and chose all the glorious garden flowers – the stars are bright pink peonies, which nestle beautifully alongside roses and delphiniums, thistles and oodles of delicate greenery. The stunning images of their wedding are by our lovely friend and English Wedding member Nicola Norton Photography

We knew we wanted a relaxed venue preferably in a barn so did a lot of googling. As soon as we visited Micklefield Hall we were blown away by the setting and how beautiful it was so knew it was the right place for our wedding.

Our florist was Andrew Fleming who was just brilliant. Our venue I think really did speak for itself however it was quite a large space so it did need some decoration which we did mostly with Andrew’s fantastic flower displays and our home made wedding signs. We dressed each table with wooden slices and a mixture of different vases of flowers in style and size finished off with tea lights.

A gorgeous snowy wedding at Higher Trapp Country House Hotel with Rachel Joyce Photography (17)
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I am feeling FESTIVE today!! Christmas calligraphy orders are almost done (and we’ve had such a brilliant year with family tree orders and calligraphy workshop bookings – it’s ace!) – I have a new jumper to snuggle into and I’m generally getting in the mood for the party season. So when I spotted beautiful Lauren and Adam’s stunning Christmas wedding from Rachel Joyce in my inbox, it just felt PERFECT to share with you! There’s everything: mulled wine, Christmas trees, sparklers and even SNOW!!

A gorgeous snowy wedding at Higher Trapp Country House Hotel with Rachel Joyce Photography (23)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.racheljoycephotography.co.uk

We had met with a couple of photographers who we didn’t feel entirely happy about, then somebody recommended Rachel. She was excellent to communicate with and once we met with her we knew straight away. She was kind and friendly, asked lots of questions and seemed genuinely interested in what we were planning for the wedding. She talked us through her style of photography and showed us albums of previous weddings she had photographed and we knew she was right for us. She clearly loves her job and it shows!

Creative and artistic documentary style wedding photographers Howell Jones Photography on English-Wedding.com (5)
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Hey lovely! Have you chosen your wedding photographer yet? Perhaps you’re still looking for a photographer whose style has that special something, or maybe you’ll need to search outside of your local area to find someone really unique to capture your day. Then read on… because I’m so excited to be introducing Warren from Howell Jones Photography to English Wedding today. Warren’s images are artistic and creative, thoughtful and emotive – and with every moment so beautifully captured they’re guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and a happy tear to your eye. I’m a big fan – and I’m delighted to be able to share some fabulous images with you today which I think will show you exactly why I think Howell Jones Photography should be on your wedding photographer shortlist – wherever you are in the country!

Creative and artistic documentary style wedding photographers Howell Jones Photography on English-Wedding.com (14)

Cornwall festival weddings with Wild Tipi, image by Verity Westcott Photography (21)
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Join me this morning for some especially beautiful wedding inspiration. This is right up my street – natural styling, eco-conscious and gorgeous ideas for a boho chic wedding celebration in one of the finest locations in the UK. We’re heading to Hendra Cottage in Penwith, St Just, Cornwall, with a super talented group of wedding suppliers whose vision comes to life in the most wonderful way. Words are by Wild Tipi weddings; images by Verity Westcott Photography. 

The inspiration behind this shoot was to capture the rugged beauty of Cornwall’s north coast. Wild Tipi have just partnered with Hendra Cottage, Wedding and Events Venue – St Just in Penwith and we wanted to celebrate this with a wild Cornish coastal shoot. We hope to inspire brides and grooms with our use of nature; our ethos at Wild Tipi is to create stunning, individual weddings immersed in nature. Our tipis themselves are inspired by nature’s tree canopies and all of them are made in the UK from sustainable wood. We always endeavour to work with local suppliers here in Cornwall who share our ethos.

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  • If any of you lovelies are near Brentwood, Essex this weekend you can meet our lovely friends from @amandakarenphotography at the @huttonhall wedding show on Sunday. (hosted by @maineventweddingshows )

Thewedding show runs from 11am – 3pm with free entry and a goody bag for all couples getting married!

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  • Beautiful bridal style inspo with a French twist, at Hale Park in Hampshire. We adore this look! With  @charlottewisephotography @francesmooremua @jodi_jms_hair_design @donnacrainsurrey @johicksflowers @hannahelizabethbridal @haleparkweddings  @lapetitbox @tara_keely @rachelsimpsonshoes @justasdelicious @peony.and.rose @thegentlesisters  model @jessjohansencurve #hampshire #smile #happybride #newforest #weddingmakeup #wedding #francesmooremua  #newforestwedding #bride  #vintage #halepark #weddingblog #pursuepretty #thatsdarling #valentinesday
  • Happy Valentine's Day! Happiness is what it's all about... and today's blog is a smiley, joyful place to be. Join us at 12 on English-Wedding.com for the full shoot! With  @charlottewisephotography @francesmooremua @jodi_jms_hair_design @donnacrainsurrey @johicksflowers @hannahelizabethbridal @haleparkweddings  @lapetitbox @tara_keely @rachelsimpsonshoes @justasdelicious @peony.and.rose @thegentlesisters  model @jessjohansencurve #hampshire #smile #happybride #newforest #weddingmakeup #wedding #francesmooremua  #newforestwedding #bride  #vintage #halepark #weddingblog #pursuepretty #thatsdarling #valentinesday
  • It just doesn't get any cuter. 🥰 @emilyblack.photography at @devonporthouse with the most adorable flower girls EVER!! Top tip from gorgeous bride Debbie - buy your aisle runner rather than renting. That way you're allowed to use it inside or out, you can drop petals on it, and have fun practising on it with all your little flower girls the day before!! #aislerunner #londonweddingphotographer #londonbride #englishweddingblog #loveintentionally #makeadventure#visualcoop#loveauthentic #intimatewedding#elopementphotographer#helloelopement #elopmentweddings #junebugs #wanderingweddings #theknot #loveislove #photobugcommunity #loveandwildhearts #londonwedding #londonweddingvenue
  • So in love with these beautiful skinny rings by talented @nikkistarkjewellery ❤️ aren't they just the sweetest? 
We'll be welcoming Nikki and introducing you properly on the blog in the coming weeks... but for now, do pop over to her insta for a follow, and go see her stunning collections of wedding rings, skinny bands and sets in gold, rose gold and silver. So very pretty 🥰

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  • How to Propose on Valentine’s Day 💍 we got you covered!! A brilliant read from our friends at @durhamroseuk #valentinesday2019 #engaged #proposal #howtopropose #shestheone #surpriseproposal #engagementring #engagement #bespokering #letsgetmarried #weddingplanning #gettingengaged #willyoumarryme #engagementring #jewelry #isaidyes #ringselfie #propose  #thehappynow #showmeyourrings #dreamscometrue #rings #iloveit #savethedate
  • Grab a cuppa - we've 3 gorgeous wedding films to share on the blog today. Sunshine, love and celebrations - what more could you want?!! @oneforeverfilms you absolute gem! 😍❤️ we are SO in love with these!! #destinationwedding #bride #groom #destinationweddingvideographer #videographer #englishweddingblog
  • Stunning and unique bridal accessories on the blog today - from @clarelloydaccessories Lumiere collection with images from a stunning photoshoot - 
Photography by @bowtieandbellephotography 
Styling and concept @katecullenstyle 
Hair and makeup @charlottetillyerhmua 
Dresses @naomineoh 
Shoes @emmylondonofficial Model @miamokk for @gingersnapmodels Calligraphy @lauraelizabethpatrick venue Goldney Hall Orangery

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