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Italian springtime wedding ideas with Bowtie and Belle Photography (14)
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It breaks my heart to be selling my little Vespa this spring… but at the same time it makes me smile to see this gorgeous shoot on the blog today with a vintage Vespa looking so beautiful and ready for adventures! If you’ve already flicked through the pages of our FREE digital magazine the English Wedding Bible you’ll recognise this…

Italian springtime wedding ideas with Bowtie and Belle Photography (4)

The beautiful styling is by lovely Lauradana at Wedding Creations. With her instinct for delicate, relaxed styling she transports us to Italy effortlessly – we’re treated to glorious courtyard dining with perfectly on trend, elegant touches. Every careful detail is captured beautifully by Bowtie & Belle Photography. The flowers by Bride and Bloom are wonderful; fabrics by Kate Cullen soften the tablescape so prettily and give the styling an artisan edge. And the cakes by Vanilla Pod Bakery and the Cheltenham Cakery… I don’t think I’ve seen a dreamier illustrated cake than this in a decade of wedding blogging!

Italian springtime wedding ideas with Bowtie and Belle Photography (10)

wedding styling ideas with lights (10)
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Recent research by an online lighting company shows that Christmas and New Year are one of the most popular times of year for engagements. This means to secure the venue you want, you need to get planning as soon as possible, before the Valentine’s proposals start happening in February.

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To understand more about how couples plan their weddings, Festive Lights ran a survey of 1009 people in the UK, asking those who were engaged, or were married, when the proposal had happened and whether it was on a special occasion. This revealed that the most proposals happen around Christmas, with 33% of people answering that they’d put a ring on it around Christmas Day and New Year. The festive period was more popular for proposals than birthdays (22%) and more than twice as popular as Valentine’s Day (15%). As a result, January sees a spike in couples beginning to plan their weddings.

Stephen Alty, General Manager at Festive Lights, commented,

The party of the year at Lily and Philip's Matara Centre wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (14)
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We’ve featured a lovely selection of Matara Centre weddings on the English Wedding Blog over the years – it’s a fabulous and characterful venue which somehow makes for the most unique and vibrant wedding celebrations every single time. Today’s gorgeous bride and groom are Lily and Philip, who married in the summer. They were wed at St. John the Baptist church in Tetbury, and celebrated into the evening at the Matara Centre (which Lily’s grandfather owns!) It’s fabulous – you’ll love this! (Don’t miss the stunning floral decorations on the cake!)

The party of the year at Lily and Philip's Matara Centre wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (14)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.dalestephensphotography.com

Dale was recomended to us. We couldn’t have asked for anything more from our photographer. Before the wedding he organised a free engagement shoot, so he could get to know us. We were a little nervous about this as it is not something that either of us would usually do, but Dale made us both feel so at ease. The photos were also perfect which made us feel a lot more calm abut the day itself.

The party of the year at Lily and Philip's Matara Centre wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (17)

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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… everything you might need for the wedding of your dreams!

These lovely people have joined the English Wedding Directory in the last few weeks – and we have more coming up 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 weekend?


The Gilded Fern makes gorgeous, eco-friendly, recycled / recyclable and vegan wedding favours: our faves are… actually we can’t decide. We love them all! Welcome, Gwenda, to the English Wedding Directory! www.gildedfern.co.uk

The Little Wedding Helper‘s styling is exquisite; lovely Kirsten has worked with more amazing suppliers than I can count. I’m delighted to welcome the Little Wedding Helper to the Directory and hope any of you who don’t know all about her will take a few minutes to go and explore Kirsten’s stunning website!
www.littleweddinghelper.co.uk

Cornwell Manor wedding styling, pastel blue wedding ideas, Kate Nielen Photography (24)
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Our brand new digital magazine, The English Wedding Bible, is yours FREE to download or read online this January – full of beautiful wedding inspiration and advice features from the heart, written by some of our favourite photographers and wedding experts. Grab it here… and enjoy today’s sublime inspiration shoot, which was one of my favourite features in the English Wedding Bible’s very first issue.

Cornwell Manor wedding styling, pastel blue wedding ideas, Kate Nielen Photography (22)

Pastels are our favourite wedding palette – they have been for years and I doubt that will ever change. But it’s easy to forget there’s a gentle rainbow of pastel colours encompassing everything from palest dusky pinks through to barely-there olive greens, dove greys and soft corals… because pastel doesn’t only mean pink.

Cornwell Manor wedding styling, pastel blue wedding ideas, Kate Nielen Photography (21)

Today’s shoot puts forward a beautiful and very strong case for delicate blue pastel hues. The key colour is Serenity, which works well all year round; for cool winter weddings and soft pastel spring and summer ones. It gives you the ‘something blue’ and is incredibly calming, delicate and outrageously pretty, whilst maintaining that elegant feel.

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I love the lightness of Heidi and Shaun’s pretty Glemham Hall wedding. Their flowers are deliciously pretty daisies with peonies and roses – and they fill my heart with summer vibes! Glemham Hall is one of Suffolk’s most beautiful venues: a 16th century family home surrounded by 300 acres of countryside and with its own 170-capacity marquee which is perfect for elegant weddings. Our beautiful bride tells us a little more about the day:

Our suppliers were mostly local. Karen Lear Florist, Tonia Edwards Cakes, My big Fat wedding disco, Blue daffodil events catering, Ayshea Goldberg Photography, Galley Slaves ice cream bikes. Our wedding stationery was provided by Andrew at Vintage Designs. Andrew provided a very personalised service and was extremely helpful.

I had a natural looking bouquet, with peonies, roses and other garden flowers from Karen Lear Flowers. The colours were pale pinks, whites and lilacs. Flower girls had gypsophila crowns and a small bouquet of mini daisies.

a beautiful fairytale wedding at Lainston with Amanda Karen Photography (31)
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I have been saving up this beautiful wedding for so long! It reminds me that spring is just around the corner: the flowers are beautiful, everything is so wonderfully feminine and romantic and seeing the happiness of stunning bride Sam and her handsome groom Martin just has me smiling right back at the screen! This is pure, unadulterated fairytale – the theme will very soon become evident as you scroll through all the super pretty “Happily Ever Afters” – and there’s a healthy sprinkling of glitter and Disney magic too!

a beautiful fairytale wedding at Lainston with Amanda Karen Photography (8)

Wedding photographer’s website:

Www.amandakarenphotography.co.uk

I love my photography and I had a very specific idea in mind. I travelled from Leeds to London for the National Wedding Show where I met with Amanda and Hutch. I was immediately put at ease and just fell in love with their style and the beautiful images they had taken. I knew straight away that I wanted them to be the photographers at my wedding.

a beautiful fairytale wedding at Lainston with Amanda Karen Photography (19)

An elegant and modern English wedding at Hampton Court House with Elaine Williams Photography (12)
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Kate & Chris were married at Hampton Court House in a decadent, dramatically styled wedding. Kate wore a gown by Sally Eagle and Valentino Rockstud pumps. They exchanged vows at her family church before heading on to Hampton Court House, of course via Bushy Park for photographs. The whole day was relaxed and stylish. Guests were treated to music from a quartet, before heading to the dramatically styled dining room for the breakfast.

An elegant and modern English wedding at Hampton Court House with Elaine Williams Photography (17)

I had a slightly different style of wedding dress in mind but I was drawn to this one as soon as I saw it, and when I tried it on at Luella’s Bridal it felt perfect. My mum and maid of honour both did these little intakes of breath when I came out in the sample! I only went to one bridal boutique as on my first visit I narrowed it down to two, and by my second visit I knew which one it was to be. The designer is Sally Eagle Bridal, and I also wore a bolero, handmade by Sewn Right with material from Sally Eagle (to match the dress).

Beautiful Somerset wedding by Special Day Wedding Photos (10)
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Emily & Andrew’s “accidentally 50s tea party styled” wedding is just wonderful! It’s the loveliest mix of quirky and fun, with gorgeous styling and details and the most beautiful bride and handsome groom! The fab couple were married just outside Taunton in Somerset. Emily got ready at her home which was right next door to the church, and after the ceremony everyone travelled by vintage bus over to Mount Somerset Hotel for the celebrations. The venue is just fabulous: a 19 bedroom Regency country house set in four acres of beautiful grounds.

Beautiful Somerset wedding by Special Day Wedding Photos (2)

So many people have opinions of what our wedding “should” be. We spent an evening early on with a bottle of wine, pen and paper and drew our dream wedding. The more wine the better the ideas! But actually looking back we got nearly every element into our wedding and it was exactly what we wanted and it reflected us.

Beautiful Somerset wedding by Special Day Wedding Photos (23)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://specialdayweddingphotos.co.uk
Facebook: sdwphotos99

 

Pretty English barn wedding blog with Penny Young Photography (32)
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I think it was the little birds on the table stationery which I fell in love with first. Then I saw how gorgeous Lizzy and Josh were, how beautifully they’d incorporated countryside touches and bright, colourful styling into their day – and I was smitten. This is a stunning wedding from beautiful Sussex venue Chafford Park, with our lovely friend and English Wedding Blog sponsor Penny Young behind the camera. Grab a cuppa, settle down somewhere cosy and enjoy!

Pretty English barn wedding blog with Penny Young Photography (7)

Handmade was a big part of our day – the venue is in a beautiful setting, but is a blank canvass. We wanted it to very feel personal to us, and to enjoy a full year of preparations. We picked our own flowers at Blooming Green and arranged into mismatched jugs, just using tape to give structure instead of oasis. We also made our own buttonholes, boutonnieres, flower girl basket and bouquets.

Pretty English barn wedding blog with Penny Young Photography (13)

Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (21)
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I love today’s wedding. Scrolling through the photos takes me on a mini rollercoaster of emotions – with gorgeous details and a stunning bride and groom, the proudest mum ever, and some wonderfully comical pics of little ones enjoying the day. The overwhelming feeling from this lovely Chippenham Park wedding is of love and happiness – and I know you’ll adore what you’re about to see.

Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (16)

Huge thanks to English Wedding Blog sponsor and Cambridge wedding photographer Lee Allison for sharing his images with us all today.

Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (31)

Contact & Bookings: Lee Allison Photography

www.leeallisonphotography.co.uk
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Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (5)

This was a beautiful spring wedding at one of my favourite venues in Cambridge, Chippenham Park. The grounds are just amazing, a perfect backdrop at every turn. The bridesmaids wore unusual bright red dresses too which made for some great contrast in the group photos. ~ Lee Allison, Cambridge wedding photographer

 

Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (1)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (2)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (3)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (4)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (6)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (7)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (8)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (9)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (10)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (11)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (12)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (13)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (14)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (15)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (17)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (18)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (19)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (20)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (21)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (22)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (23)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (24)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (25)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (26)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (27)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (28)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (29)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (30)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (32)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (33)

 

Chippenham Park wedding suppliers:

Cmabridge wedding photographer: Lee Allison Photography
Makeup: Emma Knight
Florist: Tolly’s Flowers
Dress: Pronovias
Entertainment: Festival Folk (Tailored Entertainment)

Essex wedding fantasy themed with Gemma Giorgio on the English Wedding Blog (29)
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I love this wedding. The details and styling are fab, Solene and Adam are both soooo gorgeous – and their smiles just make me grin right back at the screen. Their wedding day was Lord of the Rings themed, and it was styled amazingly with their florist really seeing their vision. Their images are vibrant, natural, and capture the spirit of the day so beautifully. Huge thanks to Gemma Giorgio for sending me such a beautiful wedding to share with you all today!

Essex wedding fantasy themed with Gemma Giorgio on the English Wedding Blog (22)

Our venue didn’t need much decoration – the building itself was in keeping with our style. We made placecards with quotes on the back and little hessian sacks as party favours which were stamped with a personalised stamp. Our cake was a naked cake (red velvet, salted caramel and Victoria sponge) as it fitted perfectly with our general theme.

Essex wedding fantasy themed with Gemma Giorgio on the English Wedding Blog (13)

For my bouquet I had pale purple and red roses with foliage, and for the table decorations, lots of moss! The florist was Alison White Flowers. She was amazing! She designed and arranged everything on the big day.

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

Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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