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Rewritten is designed for all of those damn cool bridesmaids out there. For those of you looking for an alternative to twisty backs, delicate pastels and shimmery shine… these are affordable luxe modern dresses to fall in love with, and they’ve been designed by two London girls to be the very best in bridesmaid attire for 2017! We LOVE Rewritten.

If you’re looking for – and I quote – “damn cool dresses for damn cool bridesmaids” they’re right here.

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The collection from Rewritten is stunning. Dresses are a little bit floaty-bohemian and yet sophisticated, chic and super flattering. The collection combines the most beautiful fabric and colour combinations in a modern, fashion-aware approach to bridal wear.

Choose your bridesmaid dresses from five signature styles, in four colourways – Concrete, Peachy, Bluebell and Chianti. Each dress is layered throughout and finished with invisible zips, delicate ties and covered buttons.

These dresses are different.

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Good morning lovelies! How fast this year has flown by… as Christmas approaches I’m grateful so many of you are buying my calligraphy starter kit – and I’m excited to say the very last modern calligraphy workshop of this year is happening in just a fortnight’s time. There are a couple of spaces left (3, I think!) and I’d love to have you come and join us! Here’s a little taster…

The photofilm is by lovely Paul from pkprophoto.uk who joined me for a workshop earlier this year. 

Click here to book your places!

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If you’re interested in learning a little lettering and calligraphy for your wedding day, join me in Manchester on the 18th of November, or book early for one of next year’s workshops!

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My little blogging desk, as you may know, is on the edge of the Lake District. We do get sunshine, but more often we have a variety we call ‘liquid sunshine‘, and we’ve kind of learned to love a misty, drippy or downright sodden day’s adventure in the fells. So when I read that Cornwall’s loveliest wedding venue Launcells Barton had written about rain on your wedding day, I smiled. Turns out, for what sounds like a relatively tropical place to me, these Cornish wedding pros have some pretty amazing ideas for rainy wedding days! I asked if we could share their advice, and they very kindly said yes. So here are our top tips, just in case it rains on your wedding day!

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1. Know how your wedding venue copes with rainy days

If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, always have a plan B prepared just in case!

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Those of you who’ve spent any time at all on the English Wedding Blog will know me for my love of letters. I spend my days writing calligraphy, and teaching the art of beautiful lettering to brides and creative folks at my Manchester workshops. Words are most definitely my thing. (Oh! I’m teaching the last class of the year on the 18th of November. You can book here)

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Caroline and Sam’s big day is absolutely, 100%, wonderfully and amazingly perfect for the English Wedding Blog – even without the zipwire (which is a total bonus! Love it!) The hand lettering and all the DIY elements are so up my street – the amount of time and hard work that went into styling this wedding paid off wonderfully. The ‘it was always you’ sign; the ceramic tiles, the lettering everywhere… it’s just so inspiring I don’t know where to begin!

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I’ve just learned a few dozen things about booking a wedding band online. I’ve been absorbing info like a happy little sponge from the guys at Seventh Second – a wedding entertainment website with a real difference. These guys are honest, helpful, 100% committed, oh and they’re musicians themselves so they know everything there is for you to know about booking your wedding band.

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Pop Up Folk at Seventh Second

I’m really happy to tell you Seventh Second Entertainment are joining our little team of English Wedding Blog sponsors and will be sharing plenty of advice with you lovely lot over the next year or so!

Full roster, brilliant information & booking:

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Seventh Second describe themselves as fun junkies. They’re all about the celebration, that special day, that perfect moment for you and your friends, family or colleagues.

“We all desire a day which we’ll always remember and which makes us smile when we’re maybe not having the best of days and here at Seventh Second we’re bringing talented people together who help make those days unique.”

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Annie and Sam are gorgeous! Their day is just the perfect English wedding – celebrating love in a magnificent venue, surrounded by history and character and by everyone they love. Today’s is a wedding where elegant touches are carefully considered – Annie’s dress is divine, her flowers simple but with intriguing, delicate little tendrils of foliage. And the wonder, the essence of the day comes from Dorset’s beautiful Athelhampton House.

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Contact & bookings: Linus Moran Photography, Dorset

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“The day was a joy and creatively refreshing. A familiar venue, a great couple and new artistic opportunities… Being a relatively small wedding, we were lucky to have more time to devote to some relaxed portraits around the grounds. Avoiding as far as possible clichéd locations, we were looking for something new and fresh. Low perspectives won through, shooting through ground covering cyclamens, reflections in pools and finding new walk ways away from the house!” ~ Linus Moran

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Today’s bride Lucy is stunning, she has the most amazing smile. The bouquet caught my eye straight away, it’s just insanely pretty – and I love love love their style and all the special little touches. Sam’s look is perfect for a modern wedding (grooms, take note!) and for a village hall this is just blindingly beautiful! I wish I got more real wedding submissions from Wales…

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Images are by lovely fine art wedding photographer Emma Pilkington, who you can discover more from here:

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My bouquet was by Charlotte from Verity and Thyme and the rest I (and my uni girls) did . The bridesmaids and all decorative flowers were done by us the day before. My bouquet was SO lovely – charlotte had seen a handful of inspirational images from me and created the most perfect blooms!

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by Julie Smith at Changing Faces in Devon

Did you know that make-up for a summer or a winter wedding is completely different? Brides are often worried that having professional make-up for their wedding means that they might end up looking orange and over painted, but experienced make-up artists know that different lighting changes make-up dramatically and they can make sure you look amazing whatever the season.

In summer, bright overhead sun throws shadows and bleaches skin tones while in winter the  sun is low but this greyer light can also look cold. In winter warmth and depth needs to be added as flash photography will often be used on cloudy or darker days. Your make-up will need to be adjusted to suit the cooler light.

Your winter wedding foundation will need to give a good coverage but still give a natural finish: a slightly more velvet, matte texture would be more appropriate on all but the very driest of skins. Avoid foundations with lots of light reflecting properties, which can illuminate imperfections if your photographer has to use flash. Today’s excellent foundations are so good they often eliminate the need for using powder, giving a younger look to your makeup.

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I’m passionate – as regular English Wedding Blog readers will know – about championing independent British wedding brands. Designers, creatives, stylists and stationers captivate me – and success stories are one of the wonderful ways I can share the magic of British bridal design with you. Halfpenny London is more than a brand: Kate Halfpenny’s success as one of our favourite designers is built on her personality, her background and her love of Brit cool bridal fashion.

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I’m thrilled to be able to show you Halfpenny London’s stunning collection of dresses, separates and accessories for 2017. The collection is called Wild Love – a name which sings to the free-spirited, creative modern bride. This is a delicious step forward from boho, a moving-on from whimsical styling and a new statement in style, independence and expression for next year’s brides.

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To see the full collection visit halfpennylondon.com

For behind-the-scenes treats, peeks and insights follow Halfpenny London at Facebook.com/HalfpennyLondon and @halfpennylondon

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I actually get butterflies when I scroll through these images. The spirit of our wild coastline is captured so perfectly, peacefully, bringing a sense of oneness with nature. I adore the landscapes – the dramatic Cornish coastline holds a piece of my heart, always. This is more than a collection of images: this is the freedom of spirit, the beauty I’d want to feel on my wedding day.

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The incredible bridal separates are by Cornwall-based dressmaker Ailsa Munro. Ailsa’s bridalwear is insanely beautiful to wear, with such wonderful fabrics you’ll be smitten instantly. Any beach bride would feel like a goddess in this, don’t you think?

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I adore our bride’s pretty but somehow beachy, surf-chick little plait; her jewellery is delicate, elegant and works perfectly with her look. Do please take a little time this morning to discover all of the wonderful suppliers involved in today’s wedding inspiration shoot, not least lovely Olivia Bossert Wedding Photography, who is based in Cornwall.

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Autumn is an amazing time to be married – the colours of the season are super inspiring and there are so many incredible ways to style your day. Today I’m thrilled to be featuring some gorgeous autumn wedding inspiration from the lovely team at Aspire Photography Training. Their styled shoots are wonderful; I was lucky enough to be there for this shoot (you’ll spot my calligraphy here and there!) and I LOVE it.

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The colours are bold and striking; contrasting soft blue tones with autumn colours works wonderfully. Vibrant orange cocktails and burnt whisky colours look stunning; combining berries with feathers and textured props is a delight!

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The calligraphy was written in shades of orange; I used a handmade paper with white lettering for the invitation and place names, while quotes and poems are striking in amber shaded inks.

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Have you ever wondered what makes your wedding photographer tick? Why choose photography as a career, and why weddings? And how do you know your photographer will work their heart out to capture your day and get the most amaaaazing photos for you to remember it by? Our lovely friend Sheryl has a story to share with you…

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“I would like to introduce you to ‘us’ – the creative types, the artists – A huge… ‘Hi’!!

I am coming to you now from the photographic side of weddings – but I used to be a professional dancer/actress in London theatres and also abroad. I then moved into teaching and personal training, and finally settled down with my husband, a musician/songwriter and together we had a little boy called Bailey.

After leaving ‘The Arts’, I always felt that it had left a peculiar void in me – something deep in my heart and soul that wasn’t fully satisfied. It was nothing at all to do with my home life, solely to do with the inventive and artistic side of my personality.

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