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Two of my very best friends were married at this adorable little barn wedding venue in 2016. It was wonderful to see the place again when lovely Siobhan and Andrew’s wedding appeared in my inbox… the fairy lights took me right back to my friends’ wedding. Those of you who’ve been following the blog for a little while will know I live on the edge of the Lake District; the mountains are my second home and so today’s real wedding couldn’t be more perfect for the beginning of the year.

Love and fairy lights in Cumbria with John Colson Photography (16)

“I did the flowers myself. I went to New Covent Garden market one very early Saturday morning and bought enough silk flowers to make my bouquet and the two bridesmaids bouquets. I have never done anything like that before and I was fairly pleased with the outcome.”

Love and fairy lights in Cumbria with John Colson Photography (26)

Siobhan is so, so beautiful. Do watch out for her rocking that gorgeous dress on the dancefloor – where the twinkling fairy lights really do come into their own!

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Winter weddings can mean frosty, ice blues and silver, or rich tones, warming reds and candlelight… today we’re thrilled to be sharing these gorgeously vibrant wedding style ideas from a wonderfully talented team of Cornish wedding suppliers at The Cow Shed.

Vibrant colours and a darker aesthetic for a winter barn wedding, with Lucy Turnbull Photography at The Cow Shed (10)

The flowers are rich, red, with textures and tons of foliage. Lighting and candles are key. Rustic styling (twigs? we LOVE!) and mosses make this a wedding styled shoot we could just melt our little hearts right into.

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And then there’s the location. The fabulously dramatic coastline and those incredible skies. This is the first time we’ve seen an Ian Stuart gown in a clifftop setting and oh, it’s magical.

Vibrant colours and a darker aesthetic for a winter barn wedding, with Lucy Turnbull Photography at The Cow Shed (34)

Imagine yourselves delightedly warmed in a luxe winter barn wedding, or escaping together for a romantic clifftop elopement as the sun goes down… either way, like me, you will fall in love with today’s inspiration feature. Huge thanks to Ellie at The Cow Shed for submitting this dreamy shoot to the English Wedding Blog, and to wonderful Lucy Turnbull Photography for her stunningly atmospheric and beautiful images.

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No two bouquets are ever the same – I think I have the best job in the world, seeing so many beautiful flowers and being able to share the inspiration with you, every day! Today’s are so, so pretty and colourful – the perfect touch for our stunning bride Carly and her perfect match, gorgeous groom Simon.

Fabulous red dyed up do and pastel bouquet wedding with Rachel Jane Photography (3)

I love daisies, they are my favourite. So we went with wild flowers for my bouquet, the head table and the centre pieces. My bridesmaids had plain gypsophila bouquets wrapped in hessian. My flower girls had heart wands wrapped in hessian, lace and a few sprigs of gypsphila. My florist was Little Gems Flowers based in Swindon

Fabulous red dyed up do and pastel bouquet wedding with Rachel Jane Photography (12)

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Two of the hottest trends for 2017/18 weddings are bridal separates and urban chic. Combining both gives a contemporary romance, an independence from traditional expectations and a beautiful individuality to wedding styling.

Today we’re featuring a shoot with the most exciting aesthetic: fabulously textured bouquets and florals with dark foliage and statement blooms, and those beautiful bridal separates by our new favourite designer Ailsa Munro. The shoot took place in Pembrokeshire – the locations and backdrops create images with a spirit which truly captures my heart, and the images of the skirt catching the breeze are outstanding…


Images are by Nic Ford, who is based in Pembrokeshire. Nic’s wedding photography has a distinct and compelling fashion edge; her images are vibrant, full of personality and beautiful to behold. Check out her website and social media here:

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Bridal separates by Ailsa Munro, Cornwall
Images by Nic Ford Photographer, Pembrokeshire
Hair and MUA @salt_salon
Flowers www.no21flowers.co.uk















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Beautifully lit, enchanting summer wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (26)

Toby and Sarah’s wedding is wonderful. Their ceremony took place in one of the most beautifully lit rooms I’ve ever seen – the Oxford Oratory. Seeing their day really makes me think about the importance of wedding vows, of promising your love to one another for eternity – and so I’ve included many more of the fabulous ceremony shots than I usually would in a blog feature.

Beautifully lit, enchanting summer wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (17)
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The elegance and style of today’s wedding is spectacular. Sarah is stunning… so is Toby! The images of their day are out of this world and I hope you will enjoy browsing through them as much as I have. The romance of a historic city like Oxford is just wonderful, and walking through the streets, hand in hand as newlyweds must have been amazing.

Beautifully lit, enchanting summer wedding with Dale Stephens Photography (15)

To discover more from Dale Stephens Photography please visit his website and social media here:

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Bryony and Josh are pretty much the sweetest couple ever. Their summer wedding at Brunel Manor is styled with a delicate pastel touch – I adore the table plan and cake decoration, and Oh, those flowers…

Pastels and pretty - a Brunel Manor wedding with Jennifer Jane Photography (9)

The beautiful bride wears a gorgeous dress and veil from The White Boutique. Teamed with a breathtaking bouquet of roses, lavender, freesias, delphiniums and eucalyptus, it looks wonderful.

Pastels and pretty - a Brunel Manor wedding with Jennifer Jane Photography (28)

The home made table plan in pastel lemon with pretty floral pegs caught my eye: I love how they’ve been creative with colours to make a really eye-catching table plan – this is gorgeous and will be making its way to my Pinterest as soon as I find my iPad this evening! There are so many pretty little details to this day, I know you will love it.

Pastels and pretty - a Brunel Manor wedding with Jennifer Jane Photography (10)

Contact & Bookings: Jennifer Jane Photography

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Imagine if you could buy all of your wedding accessories, your stationery – even your wedding cake in one beautifully appointed boutique. I love this concept – independent wedding designers all under one roof, and an exciting space for your hen party workshop as well!

The Boutique - cooperative for independent bridal designers in London (7)

Tori Harris and Vicky Mallinson from established wedding brands Tori Harris Makeup & Hair and Victoria Millesime Accessories have just launched The Boutique – Bridal Cooperative in Fulham, London. Tori has written this feature to introduce you to The Boutique – if you visit, I’d love to hear just how wonderful it was!

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I’m a little bit in love with today. I am feeling full of the joys of spring – and we have so many wonderfully floral, vibrant and fresh wedding style features heading your way over the next few weeks I can’t wait. But today – today’s a little more special than most.

Lilac and lemon wedding style ideas at Oxleaze Barn with Amanda Karen Photography (27)

I’m thrilled to be featuring a styled wedding shoot by my friend and sponsor Amanda Karen Photography, with some of the loveliest names in the UK wedding industry. The colours – a super pretty palette of lilac and lemon – are divine. The details are just perfect. Those beautiful ribbons by Kate Cullen… fabulous. Stationery is by Megan Riera, whose gorgeous looping letterforms are right up my street! And those amazing flowers… they’re the work of the incredibly talented Jodie at Acacia. I’m so in love with today, I can’t tell you!Claire

Lilac and lemon wedding style ideas at Oxleaze Barn with Amanda Karen Photography (10)

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For those of you who love peonies… today’s wedding is wonderfully pretty, romantic and set in the most deliciously landscaped venue. Elizabeth is beautiful – she told me the best thing about being married to Simon is “knowing that day in and day out you will be able to walk with your best friend and share special moments and make memories together.” Isn’t that just so romantic?

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Contact & Bookings: Carol Elizabeth Photography

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Gorgeous pink peonies and fabulous sunshine for a Caswell House wedding (15)

We chose specifically to have this venue as it did not need much decoration.  We only had chair sashes, strands of fairy lights in the main barn from Oakwood Events and goldfish bowls with floating peonies.

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Where do you even begin to choose your first dance song? It’s kind of an important decision to make as a couple… but if he’s into Frank Turner and you’re more Take That, who gets to decide?! How about a little inspiration from other couples to help you choose…  Join Adam from Bands for Hire for a proper nosey into the top first dance songs of the last year – it’s all kinds of fascinating!

A Cheshire wedding inspired by Kew Gardens, with the most beautiful dress you can imagine... (36)

Images in this feature all by the fabulous, highly recommended Vickerstaff Photography in Cheshire. www.vickerstaffphotography.co.uk

Having been in the wedding industry for the best part of twelve years, first dance songs are a big part of the conversation with many brides and grooms-to-be. With infinite choices and other factors such as song length, tempo and dance routines to consider, it’s not a decision to be taken lightly.

There are certain songs that become the go-to ballad for a particular year, and then fall out of favour and are never to be heard again, but, there are also hundreds of golden oldies that are here to stay… and some that just won’t go away however much we wish they would! (Amazed by Lonestar anyone?).

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Hey there lovely! Have you had a lovely first week of 2017? Hasn’t it flown by… For those of you heading back to work on Monday, do please take a little of the English Wedding Blog with you in your heart. We publish something new every day at 1pm – and we have some fabulous features planned for next week to keep your minds full of gorgeousness and wedding ideas (instead of boring old work! Stay excited by coming here in your lunch break on Monday, do!)

For today though, I wanted to share a wedding from last summer which makes me smile. And smile. And keep on smiling all day. Gorgeous bride Nicola is what every bride should be: smiling, beaming, full of happiness and so, so beautiful for it. Her wedding to Gary is full of fabulous florals and pretty ideas for an English summer wedding. Drop what you’re doing, grab a cuppa and scroll slowly through this beautiful day. You may Pin, share and grin with delight as you go along… it’s positively encouraged! Have a wonderful day and a fabulous weekend! Claire

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One of the themes I loved most in 2016 was colour palettes. Brides and grooms have been choosing the most wonderful colour combinations – tonal palettes and contrasting shades and textures to bring their wedding style to life. It’s a creative thing – and I’m all about the creativity! So my third wedding of the year is a perfect example. Beautiful bride Laura and her gorgeous groom James used pink and gold to create a magical, romantic and perfectly on-trend wedding at Cubley Hall in Yorkshire. I hope you adore their day as much as I do!

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