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Hey lovelies! I hope you’re having a wonderful week. I’m spending today making up my little calligraphy workshop packs for Friday – and I’m still getting enquiries about the class. I thought I’d post here to say this week is full (to bursting!) and I’m so sorry I can’t take any more students – but I’d love to book you in for my 6th October workshop, which still has 6 spaces.

Learn calligraphy for beginners in Manchester. Image credit Inbetween Days Photography (4)

Every workshop is for absolute beginners, and covers lettering with a dip pen and nib as well as brush pen lettering. I also bring along my little pop-up shop so you can stock up on inks, nibs and even buy my book on the day!

Learn calligraphy for beginners in Manchester. Image credit Inbetween Days Photography (3)Learn calligraphy for beginners in Manchester. Image credit Inbetween Days Photography (1)

Workshops are held in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, in a quiet and pleasant little classroom at the Manchester Craft & Design Centre. Dates available for 2017 are 6th October and 24th November.

Find out more and book your places here: Calligraphy Workshops with By Moon & Tide

Learn calligraphy for beginners in Manchester. Image credit Inbetween Days Photography (2)

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I just adore the pretty, feminine florals in today’s inspiration shoot from West Dean Gardens. The frilled petals add something a little boho chic to the arrangements and go beautifully with the dusky pink table styling in this incredible setting. Huge thanks to Illy Elizabeth Weddings for today’s feature! Images are by lovely Joanna Cleeve Photography and you’ll find a full suppliers list below.

Wedding inspiration from West Dean Gardens in Sussex, with photography by Joanna Cleeve (7)

There are so many venues in Sussex that are secret treasures. We had to do an inspired shoot featuring West Dean Gardens to show many wedding couples the potential of this venue.

Wedding inspiration from West Dean Gardens in Sussex, with photography by Joanna Cleeve (15)

We were inspired by the venue details to combine both a Bohemian and English styled theme. Beautiful pastels and copper golds were chosen as the colour scheme, featuring stunning flower arrangements by Lily Lupin that complimented gold terrarium décor details.

Wedding inspiration from West Dean Gardens in Sussex, with photography by Joanna Cleeve (8)

Pastel pink vintage crockery was complimented by the copper cutlery that brought all of these colours together with a blush pink linen to cover a rustic wooden table.

Wedding inspiration from West Dean Gardens in Sussex, with photography by Joanna Cleeve (10)

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I just love this wedding to bits. It’s SO pretty – all the flowers, the exquisitely crafted wedding cake, and Stef’s adorable dress (and the way she LOVES wearing it!) – they’re the loveliest couple and I have been so excited to share their wedding with you on the English Wedding Blog!

An intimate wedding at Kent's Archbishop's Palace, with Helen England Photography (10)

The flowers from Blue Daisies Florist were the main decoration. We had collected loads of vases which were all different styles and shapes – the florist then displayed these everywhere in the room so wherever you were all you could see was our spring blooms!! I was so pleased with our flowers – they were beautiful and the room just smelt amazing…. everywhere you looked there were flowers. The colours were perfect.

An intimate wedding at Kent's Archbishop's Palace, with Helen England Photography (3)An intimate wedding at Kent's Archbishop's Palace, with Helen England Photography (28)

Images are by English Wedding Directory member Helen England Photography, who is based in Kent.

www.helenenglandphotography.co.uk

An intimate wedding at Kent's Archbishop's Palace, with Helen England Photography (29)

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Whenever I look at Jess and Martin’s wedding pictures I find myself smiling right back at the screen. Jess is beautiful; her smile infectious. Their day is full of lovely moments and the prettiest details – and bursts of colour with sunflowers and summer flowers to make my heart sing!

Sunflowers and colourful summer styling for a Lemore House wedding with Amanda karen Photography (46)

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://www.amandakarenphotography.co.uk

I (Jess) went to a wedding fayre in London with my mum and we bumped into Amanda and James. I loved their style of photography and after chatting to James, I instantly knew they were the photographer for us and they truly were.

Sunflowers and colourful summer styling for a Lemore House wedding with Amanda karen Photography (26)

Amanda and James are just brilliant, there aren’t enough positive words to describe them. We met for a pre-wedding shoot and they instantly put us at ease. On the day Amanda photographed the bridal party and it felt like she was one of the girls! Amanda and James blended in with our guests and their style of photography is fantastic.
The first time we saw our wedding photos we were absolutely blown away. Amanda and James managed to capture the happiness, magic and details of the day. When we look through our photos it’s like reliving our special day all over again!

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There’s nothing I love more than a success story – when lovely brides and grooms show a wedding supplier so much love their business can grow into something wonderful. So when I saw on Instagram that my lovely friend and sponsor Ayshea Goldberg had gone and got herself a fab new office space for client meetings and viewings I just had to show you here! Ayshea – well done lovely, you deserve this beautiful space so much! 

Wedding photographers Essex Ayshea Goldberg Photography (14)

All images by Essex wedding photographer Ayshea Goldberg Photography – ajg-photography.co.uk

“When I started my photography business a few years ago I had some modest dreams, but I didn’t know where it would take me.  Over the last couple of years my business has become everything that I want it to be – an extension of me and my values.  Until now I’ve based myself working from a dedicated room in my home, which I loved as I was welcoming people into my home, they saw how I lived, ate my homemade flapjacks, got to meet my husband as they walked through my lounge and into my viewing room – it felt genuine and part of me.

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Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (5)

My lovely friend and sponsor Ayshea Goldberg Photography sent me this wonderfully light and bright wedding photoshoot to share with you all. I adore the contrast of the lemon and purple colour palette; the venue itself is simply breathtaking – a magical location for a beautiful English wedding.

Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (18)

“The venue we chose was Layer Marney Tower and the theme was a summer country garden wedding. We opted for bright lemon flowers and lush green foliage to bring a fresh and vibrant feel to the shoot. Each supplier used their expertise and talents to really showcase what they love doing and highlight their creativity.” [Full supplier credits are at the end of the feature]

Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (38)

Contact & Bookings: Ayshea Goldberg Photography

AJG-Photography.co.uk
Twitter.com/ajg_photography
Facebook.com/AysheaGoldbergPhotography

Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (8)

Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (2)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (3)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (4)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (6)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (7)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (9)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (10)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (11)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (12)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (13)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (14)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (15)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (16)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (17)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (19)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (20)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (21)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (22)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (23)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (24)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (25)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (26)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (27)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (28)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (29)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (30)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (31)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (32)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (33)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (34)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (35)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (36)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (37)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (39)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (40)

Full supplier credits:

Ayshea Goldberg Photography
Layer Marney Tower
Bellisima Weddings
Little Lucy’s Bakery
Chez Bec
Amega Fleur
Bumblebee Bridal
Stylishly Simple Weddings
PS With Love

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Hire a fun vintage VW photo booth for your UK wedding (5)

Photobooths are my favourite thing when I’m letting my hair down and enjoying a real life wedding – fact. I love the giggles and fun of dressing up; but I also love the escape from the formality of the day, sometimes. I’d love to see more photobooths with a real focus on style and being a treat for guests to enjoy. The Boho Booth is just perfect…

Hire a fun vintage VW photo booth for your UK wedding (8)

The Boho Booth is in a vintage campervan. So for me, it’s instantly a winner! Hire the Boho Booth and you get a self operated camper photo booth with instant high quality studio finish photographs and elegant vintage, boho and quirky styling. There’s a boho box with signs and props, but the Boho Booth are keen to point out this is a photobooth for couples who want a booth experience without the cheesy party props.

Hire a fun vintage VW photo booth for your UK wedding (10)

They even have optional extras for your day, which sounds pretty amazing: a glitter station, guest book keepsake and fresh flower crowns – which beat the tacky feather boa and outsized plastic sunnies any day!

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Hi lovelies! I’ve literally just got back from the most amazing holiday in Switzerland – which I totally recommend! – and I’m thinking about plans for the next few months. I’m so excited to be teaching another modern calligraphy workshop next Friday, which has completely sold out while I’ve been away! We’re going to have the best time, I can’t wait!

Claire Gould calligraphy workshops for beginners, Manchester Craft and Design Centre (1)

For any of you who had your hearts set on coming but haven’t yet booked (we always get a few last minute enquiries but we really can’t squeeze any more in, I’m so sorry!) I thought I’d share next dates.

Claire Gould calligraphy workshops for beginners, Manchester Craft and Design Centre (2)

I’ll be running beginners modern calligraphy workshops in Manchester on the 6th of October, and again on the 24th of November.

Claire Gould calligraphy workshops for beginners, Manchester Craft and Design Centre (3)

Booking information (and a lot more info about what you’ll learn on the day) is here:

www.bymoonandtide.com/workshops

I’d love to see you there!

Claire Gould calligraphy workshops for beginners, Manchester Craft and Design Centre (4)

(Please don’t leave it too late to book – we have half a dozen spaces left in October, and 10 in November at the minute, but they’ll go quickly!)

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The beauty of the sea is in gazing out to the edge of the world – seeing infinite possibilities, feeling that wistful longing for distant adventures. I adore living by the sea so I love receiving submissions for beach elopement inspiration. Today’s shoot was submitted by Otaduy whose dresses have a beautifully light and breezy appeal – they’re perfect for beach brides!

Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (24)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (25)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (17)

Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (1)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (2)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (3)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (4)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (5)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (6)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (7)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (8)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (9)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (10)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (11)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (12)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (13)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (14)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (15)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (16)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (18)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (19)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (20)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (21)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (22)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (23)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (26)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (27)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (28)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (29)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (30)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (31)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (32)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (33)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (34)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (35)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (36)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (37)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (38)

Full supplier list:

Photography: Keisy and Rocky www.keisyandrocky.com
Wedding dress: Otaduy http://otaduy.co/
Wedding planner: Catalina Wedding Co.  http://www.catalinaweddingco.com/
Hair and make up: Laia Martín http://laiamartinmakeup.com/
Headdress: Lito and Lola http://litoylola.com/
Groom suit: Dotten www.dotten.com
Flowers: Estudio Sauvage http://estudiosauvage.com/
Cake: Platitos de Azucar http://www.platitosdeazucar.com/
Invitations: Project Party Studio www.projectpartystudio.com
Models Joana Joana & Oriol

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I think it’s really important to remember that every independent wedding business is, in essence, a person. The designers, creatives and makers who produce your wedding bits & pieces are human beings who smile, laugh and love – and each of these unique personalities brings something wonderful to their work. Take lovely Natalie at Mock Up Designs, for example – she trained in architecture before turning her hand to a chic, elegant and playful range of wedding stationery!

Mock Up Designs beautiful modern wedding stationery, credit Hannah Miles Photography (24)

Images are by lovely Hannah Miles Photography

Mock Up Designs will be amongst some of Wales and the South West’s finest artisan wedding suppliers exhibiting at the Chosen Wedding Fair in Cardiff on the 17th of September.
Follow Chosen on Facebook for updates and tickets!

Mock Up Designs beautiful modern wedding stationery, credit Hannah Miles Photography (1)

Mock Up Designs officially launched in 2016, however I have been producing stationery for nearly 10 years for friends and family who started asking me to create their wedding stationery for them.

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If you missed Claire’s lovely introduction last month, I’m Jenna Hewitt from Weddings by Jenna Hewitt. I’m a creative wedding planner who loves to work with couples looking for style and a sense of laid back luxury where the focus is all about the atmosphere, the food, the drink and having an amazing party!

Images from Cowley Manor wedding venue and words by wedding stylist planner Jenna Hewitt. Credit Helen Warner Photography (9)

Over the next 12 months I’m really excited to be covering a year in the life of planning a wedding and each month I’ll be sharing the inside, honest track of what it takes to plan your perfect day as well as what to expect and watch out for along the way. In fact I’ll be writing about the planning journey of real life couple and lovely clients of mine, Hannah and Ben. Today I’m starting with the venue search!

No such thing as the perfect venue?

My first tip for the venue hunt is to steer well clear of the word ‘perfect’. It is almost impossible to find the perfect venue in every sense and you could end up quickly frustrated. The trick to making the venue search an enjoyable one is to narrow down your must haves as well as what you are willing to be flexible on.

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There is SO much to organising a wedding, isn’t there?!! And with each little item on your wedding checklist, there’s a small army of sub-items to check too! For example, planning when your band will start to play, or if you’ll need a DJ afterwards, and how all of that ties in with food! (Because as much as we love a dance, we really can’t wait for the meal, right?!) So here are some real couples’ top tips for getting the most from your wedding band, courtesy of our lovely friends at the fabulous Alive Network.

Alive Network and Live Wires, image credit Brett Symes Photography (3)

All images are by Brett Symes Photography at www.brettsymesphotography.co.uk

So you’ve weighed up the options, done your best Simon Cowell, and chosen the live wedding band that’s going to give you and your friends the hands-in-the-air party of your life. Good work!

But getting your perfect music match doesn’t end there. The very best artists and agencies should work with you to truly tailor your celebrations, helping you make the band experience your own.

Karapürçek Escort Bilecik Escort Bolu Escort

 

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Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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