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gorgeous scenery and so much romance - Lubov and Alexander's Cambridge elopement with Thyme Lane Photography (25)
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Gorgeous couple Lubov and Alexander met a few years ago through work and he proposed to her in Paris on a romantic holiday. They moved to London and wanted a very intimate, romantic elopement just for the two of them somewhere simple and beautiful so they chose the meadows of Wandlebury Hill in the Cambridgeshire countryside. They wanted everything to be kept very natural, all about their feelings and nothing else. They were a shy couple but very much in love with each other – and their elopement pics are some of the most romantic and beautiful I’ve ever seen.

gorgeous scenery and so much romance - Lubov and Alexander's Cambridge elopement with Thyme Lane Photography (43)

Today’s real elopement shows you don’t have to have a big wedding to be married. Marriage is a commitment; celebrating it is separate, entirely up to you and can be as public or as private as the two of you would like it to be. You don’t need wedding favours, stationery, a massive cake or even a venue, or a band or caterers. All you ever need is just two humans in love.

Modern blue styling ideas with calligraphy for an alternative beach wedding (46)
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I’m not sure I can think of any UK industry where almost every business is an individual or tiny team. As you plan your wedding, you’re bound to encounter the loveliest independent business people – and I really do love this about the wedding industry. You may remember I wrote a feature for bridal accessories designer Clare Lloyd a few weeks back: this article is inspired by something Clare said.

I believe that it is so important to keep artisan and traditional hand crafting skills alive and every single piece is designed and immaculately made with love and attention to the tiniest little detail. ~ Clare Lloyd

We spend our lives buying stuff: our everyday clothes, food, home decor etc. all come from huge corporations. Hats off to you if you frequent a little veg shop or buy second hand – but in the main our spendybuttons go to high street stores with massive, faceless teams of people in ‘operations’ and shareholders raking in the profits.

Urgh.

A stunning Yorkshire wedding on the blog, images by Amanda Manby Photography (38)
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Hey there lovely! How are you getting on with the first week in April? It’s all lambs up here in the Lakes at the moment – they’re everywhere, and they’re SO cute!! I’m managing a pre-blogging walk in the countryside every morning, and loving it! So how’ve you enjoyed the blog so far this week? We began with Rachel & Steve’s gorgeous Iscoyd Park wedding, and yesterday was all about the florals at Almonry Barn… so today I thought a wonderfully warm autumn wedding would be a bit of a treat! Rob & Hannah were married at Wharfedale Grange, Yorkshire, in its very first year – it was still being built when they went to visit, but they trusted in the owner’s vision for this lovely venue, and Wharfedale turned out to be the perfect venue for their best day ever.

A stunning Yorkshire wedding on the blog, images by Amanda Manby Photography (14)

 

 

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.amandamanbyphotography.co.uk

Amanda was recommended by friends, they got married in the June before we did in the November. I was a bridesmaid at the wedding so it was great to see Amanda in action on the day and get comfortable with her before our wedding.

Dorset wedding photographers Robin Goodlad Photography (3)
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Choosing a wedding photographer is something you’re likely to be doing for the very first time. Obviously you won’t be taking the decision lightly: who spends upwards of £1k without considering all the options? Even as a wedding blogger I find the different styles and price brackets for wedding photography confusing… and I’ve seen thousands of sets of wedding pics in my time at English Wedding.

So if you’re wondering where to even begin your search for a wedding photographer, or if you’re about to pay a deposit and book someone, I’m confident this article will be a huge help. I first read these tips over on Dorset wedding photographer Robin Goodlad’s blog – and they were just too important not to share with you here today.

I’ve read so many articles about choosing wedding photographers – this one is so thoroughly brilliant even I was like “oohhhhh NOW I get it” – and I’m sure I’ll be sharing it with couples for years to come!

Old Vicarage Dorset wedding photographer Robin Goodlad Photography (25)

Vibrant florals, lemons and beautiful calligraphy for a summer wedding with Ellie Lou Photography (19)
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Ahhh… I’m LOVING writing blog posts for you this week… because it’s summer on my screen and that makes me happy! Today’s feature is lush, sunny, and so captivating you can almost smell the lemon groves. A luxury Mediterranean inspired summer bridal photoshoot at the romantic Almonry Barn wedding venue in Somerset, organised by lovely Ellie Lou Photography. Our bride wears a beautiful silk wedding dress with lace detail by fabulous bespoke bridal dressmaker Ailsa Munro and a colourful citrus-infused colour palette of yellows, orange and pink tones and gold / gold leaf details.

Vibrant florals, lemons and beautiful calligraphy for a summer wedding with Ellie Lou Photography (26)
Almonry Barn is a luxury, award-winning wedding venue in Somerset. The barn has been beautifully updated with stylish interiors, perfect for a romantic Somerset wedding.

The beautiful silk design dress with lace detail (“Maymie”) is by our favourite South West dressmaker, Ailsa Munro.

Vibrant florals, lemons and beautiful calligraphy for a summer wedding with Ellie Lou Photography (11)

 

Daisy Lane Floral Design designed the floral arrangements, which included a colourful bouquet, a set of floral hoops and a beautiful moongate set amongst the trees in the orchard. The flowers included in the photoshoot were antirrhinum, asclepias, astilbe, cosmos, dahlia, hypericum, sweet peas, lysimachia, stocks, roses (Buttercup, David Austin Darcy, David Austin Julliet) and eucalyptus.

Mixed summer florals and beaming beautiful sunshine at Iscoyd Park with Rachel Joyce Photography (51)
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Hey lovely! I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend – and oh, welcome to April! I have a proper spring in my step this morning and I’m excited to share this beautiful wedding just bursting full of summer sunshine! Rachel and Steve were married at Iscoyd Park in the summer and chose lovely Rachel Joyce as their wedding photographer.

Mixed summer florals and beaming beautiful sunshine at Iscoyd Park with Rachel Joyce Photography (1)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.racheljoycephotography.co.uk

We looked for photographers on many different websites and blogs. I searched the lot and I found this very difficult to narrow down. What made us select Rachel was that her photos were vibrant and in the moment which is just what we wanted plus she didn’t break the budget.

We wanted most of the photos captured to be natural of ourselves and our guests enjoying the day. Rachel and Dan were brilliant throughout our day and we are literally spoilt for choice when choosing our photos for our wedding albums.

Siren and Greg's gorgeous Oakwell Hall wedding, image credit Stevie Jay Photography (18)
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Two things I love more than anything today: brides in red, and grooms doing wedding interviews. So boy am I happy to be sharing this beauty of an “East meets West” wedding full of gorgeousness and vibrant colours and fabulous florals… and I just know you’ll love it too! Siren is stunning in a traditional Chinese wedding dress (and her evening dress in a lush dark green is just fabulous) – and lovely husband Greg’s response to my “did you fall in love with your wedding dress” question [below] filled me with happy chuckling [he totally means yes btw!] Images are by English Wedding member and super Yorkshire wedding photographer Stevie Jay Photography. Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!

Siren and Greg's gorgeous Oakwell Hall wedding, image credit Stevie Jay Photography (27)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.steviejayphotography.co.uk

A friend of mine recommended Stevie to me while I was researching photographers in the run-up to the wedding. Both my wife and I really liked the way she was able to capture the atmosphere of moments in a natural way and found her style to be the best fit for what we wanted.

Elegance and glamour, Vanity Fair style. A styled wedding photoshoot from Davenport House. Image Laura May Photography (20)
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Oh my word I LOVE this shoot!!! The colours, the elegance and the light through the windows… every detail is spot on, it’s absolutely beautiful. I’ve been saving it up, because it’s lovely to have something to inspire all of our weekends… and this has everything from a La Sposa gown (oh, that lace!) and velvet ribbons, insanely beautiful florals and a moody, luxe, dreamy colour palette.

Elegance and glamour, Vanity Fair style. A styled wedding photoshoot from Davenport House. Image Laura May Photography (24)

The venue is Shropshire’s stunning Davenport House. The inspiration was – and I LOVE this – Vanity Fair at the Oscars. How’s that for a wedding theme?! Elegant glamour inspired wedding styled shoot with blacks, dark greys, deep greens and pops of colour. Images are by lovely Shropshire wedding photographer Laura May Photography.
Elegance and glamour, Vanity Fair style. A styled wedding photoshoot from Davenport House. Image Laura May Photography (27)

Taking inspiration from the iconic Condé Nast publication Vanity Fair, a sense of drama and old Hollywood glamour was created with this shoot. The team wanted to create something more elevated and elegant for such a fantastic venue, with deep blues, crimsons and golds taking centre stage with the table décor.

Elegance and glamour, Vanity Fair style. A styled wedding photoshoot from Davenport House. Image Laura May Photography (33)

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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 couple of 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?

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Established in 1906, Bride & Groom Direct have over 100 years experience supplying wedding stationery to couples around the UK. Their online shop includes beautiful wedding invites, unique wedding gifts, and an attractive range of further accessories and remarkable wedding favours and thank you cards.

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Farm wedding in Dorset full of DIY styling ideas, images by Dorset wedding photographer Robin Goodlad Photography (11)
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How is your week going? Do you have sunshine? It’s been beautiful here… I think spring is my favourite season of all when it’s like this! I could almost be on my laptop in the garden right now!

We’ve had a week of beautiful weddings and features, and today’s is a real favourite: the relaxed and elegant styling is fabulous; Lucy & James are gorgeous and their day looks so much fun. It’s all beautifully captured by our friend and outstanding Dorset wedding photographer Robin Goodlad Photography.

Farm wedding in Dorset full of DIY styling ideas, images by Dorset wedding photographer Robin Goodlad Photography (31)

Lucy’s Alice Temperley gown takes my breath away. The delicate embroidery and soft, swishing fabric of that fabulous skirt make this a true dream dress!

Having a boho / rustic wedding can still involve lots of styling and creative projects, and I fell head over heels for all the foliage in Lucy & James’s marquee – they made hazel frames running along all the tables and hung hops and other foliage from it – it looks fabulous. Even the bar is covered in hops! I love it!

Fine art wedding photography blog from Brinsop Court UK, images by Joanna Briggs Photography (6)
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Happy Wednesday lovelies! I have a wonderfully bright and beautiful wedding to share with you today – say hi to gorgeous couple Bethan & Tom, who were married at Brinsop Court in Hereford. Their wedding was relaxed and elegant, with a classic English countryside style – and it’s simply perfect. I adore the floral styling and Bethan’s dress is just perfect! Images are by lovely Joanna Briggs Photography.

Fine art wedding photography blog from Brinsop Court UK, images by Joanna Briggs Photography (18)

“After trying on A LOT of gowns in many, many bridal boutiques and loving quite a few of them I didn’t think I would have that moment of ‘this is it!’… but on a spur of the moment visit to a store in Cardiff I tried on the gown which I would later walk down the aisle in, and twirled in front of my Mam, we both looked at each other and said ‘this is the one’.
I was a little in shock too as it was the complete opposite of what I had been looking at and thought I would wear – turns out that isn’t a cliche, it actually happens!

DIY vintage wedding in Huddersfield 2018, with Stevie Jay Photography (10)
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Becky and Dan’s vintage DIY wedding is perfect, gloriously happy and colourful, and just seems so full of character and fun! Becky describes their day as “Completely DIY and disorganised! Perfect for us!” – and I love it. They tied the knot in church, then had afternoon tea in the scout hut next door and their evening reception was on the local bowling green! The gorgeous pics by Yorkshire wedding photographer Stevie Jay capture the spirit of their day brilliantly – what a fabulous, eclectic and fun couple! Congrats guys, you ROCK!

DIY vintage wedding in Huddersfield 2018, with Stevie Jay Photography (9)

 

Wedding photographer’s website:

Stevie Jay Photography – www.steviejayphotography.co.uk

Stevie was recommended by a friend who is a professional photographer.

Stevie was amazing, we said it was like having a friend there from wedding prep to the evening do. The photos were incredible. I’m not the most confident with photos and I was anxious about seeing them but she captured our emotions perfectly.

The first time we saw our wedding photos we were sat on the sofa together with a bottle of bubbly and I cried!

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

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