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Hey beautiful! I hope you’re having a lovely week so far. Today I have something special to share with you: stunning Paul Zeni wedding dresses and a wonderfully rich and opulent colour palette of deep plums, dusky pinks and luxe textures. I’ve a feeling you’re going to tumble head over heels in love with this shoot – I know I have! Thanks to lovely Sophie Oldhamstead Photography for sharing this with us! Sophie worked with a whole bunch of talented Essex wedding creatives – you’ll find a full list at the end of the feature.

Baddow Park wedding ideas with an opulent modern look, images by Sophie Oldhamstead Photography (14)

I was totally inspired by a selection of Paul Zeni dresses and their focus on beautiful fabrics and embellishments and felt compelled to orchestrate a styled shoot which would allow us to explore a focus on simple foundations but with a modern, delicate twist.

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A guest article by Turquoise Holidays

We know what it’s like. After the wave of excitement of your engagement has settled down, your mind turns to planning your wedding. While that’s a huge and important project, at Turquoise Holidays we believe your honeymoon also needs that kind of attention early on. But it’s hard to know where to even start – the destination, style of honeymoon, budget and activities are all common topics couples discuss. We try and answer some of those questions, so you can get your honeymoon plans off to a flying start…

1. What is the best way to plan a honeymoon?

We’d recommend writing down a list of three things that are on each of your bucket lists. Then, look to find somewhere that ticks a few, if not all, of these boxes. Establishing a budget early on will help narrow down your search further, as well as looking at the various good weather windows for the destinations you’re considering. Taking all those factors into account will mean you’re not overwhelmed when you’re looking at where to go and what to do!

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Morning lovelies! I have a fun and unique blog to share with you today – all based around the idea of a couple eloping – and taking their beloved dog with them! This is soooo cute and I just love the idea. I’m all for elopements anyway (it’s totally what I’d do!) and the addition of Indy the Hungarian Vizla just makes this all the more adorable.

Images are by Iconik Photography, the venue is Trenderway Weddings and the day was styled and planned by Hannah’s Weddings & Events. The lovely film of the day is by Kate Fierek. See the full supplier list below!

A dog friendly elopement in Cornwall - images by Iconik Photography (5)

Natalie from Iconik Photography told me, “A dog can be very much part of the family and therefore should play an important part in life’s important events! Elopements are the ideal way of shaking off the “frills” of a large wedding and concentrating on just the two of you. Very much your wedding your way!

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The English Wedding Directory is our curated list of brilliant wedding vendors. Our Insta and Facebook are 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?

luxury wedding planning with Ardour and Bow

Ardour & Bow (Devon, SW & London)
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Pink Positive
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Make the best first impression with beautiful wedding stationery from Love Invited. Each of our creative designs can be fully personalised to complement your individual wedding style. At Love Invited we like to focus on the personal touch, so each design within our collection, by Amanda Williams, can be fully personalised and aims to complement your individual wedding style. We specialise in bringing the design you love to life with individual colour choices and luxury materials, including foiling and laser cutting.

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Inspired by London wedding photographer and confetti-moment-nailer Jordanna Marston

When I’m asked about wedding traditions, the one golden oldie I can’t let go of is confetti. I bloody love it: the joyful moment when you’ve said your vows, finished the nervous bit of the day and are finally surrounded by your guests – and then a rainbow of bits of loveliness is released into the sky for you. It looks amazing – it looks like it feels amazing! And you know what? I always find myself grinning back at the screen when I see a brilliant confetti photo. Right now, I have face ache from smiling at the gorgeous pics we’re decorating this blog post with!

Image credit London wedding photographer Jordanna Marston (6)

Your confetti moment – and your confetti photos – can be really great. Or they can be epic and exciting and bursting with fun and colour and laughter!

Here are 20 tips to help you nail your EPIC confetti moment!

 

Image credit London wedding photographer Jordanna Marston (14)

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I think I’m about to talk about the C word… I mean, we’re just over 9 weeks away, and I know I’m starting to think about fairy lights and baubles – and hey, I LOVE Christmas!!! So today I wanted to introduce you to a really cute idea from new English Wedding members Pink Positive. Their super cute personalised prezzies are such a lovely idea – I hope you’ll love these!

CHRISTMAS GETS PERSONAL FOR BRIDES-TO-BE AND NEWLYWEDS

When there’s a wedding taking over your life, Christmas can throw a bit of a curveball – and coming up with the ideal present for brides-to-be or newlywed couples means extra thinking time! You want to give something really special, something to commemorate the occasion – perhaps it’s their first Christmas in a new home together, or even their first married Christmas. That’s where Pink Positive comes in.

They’ve launched a collection of personalised Christmas gifts, especially for brides-to-be and newlywed couples.

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It has been a whirlwind of a week here at English Wedding HQ! I’ve typed up a 105-page modern calligraphy workbook, written a gold ink wedding table plan and menus for a November wedding, and planned in a bunch of gorgeous real weddings for the autumn – so I’m mega happy it’s Friday today! Having gorgeous couple Charlotte and Dexter on the blog makes it even more special – this is an AMAZING wedding and I just know you’ll love these two – I mean just look at this stunning golden hour photo!!!

Charlotte and Dexter's minimal and elegant Coombe Lodge wedding, image credit Ryan Goold Photography (44)

All images from Charlotte and Dexter’s Coombe Lodge wedding are by Ryan Goold Photography

All of their styling touches are minimal, neutral and clear – the cake is an absolute showstopper – created by Bake My Cake, it has all neutral tiers, but one tier to match the bridesmaids’ dresses. Topped with handmade sugar flowers, and with a personalised crest with Charlotte and Dexter’s initials on one tier, it’s just beautiful!

Charlotte and Dexter's minimal and elegant Coombe Lodge wedding, image credit Ryan Goold Photography (26)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.ryangooldphotography.co.uk/

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Article by Warble Entertainment
Images by Gareth Newstead Photography

Booking your wedding entertainment is a process. There is a lot to think about, but it can also be one of the most enjoyable and exciting parts of your wedding planning!

There is something special about live music in particular at a wedding. It can generate so much energy and emotion in a room. With this in mind, it’s a good idea to put a lot of thought into what questions you ask your wedding venue before you choose your perfect wedding band.

We loved reading this post with 5 questions to ask a wedding venue and it inspired us to come up with 5 new ones!

If you are yet to start your wedding entertainment search, here are 5 more important questions you need to ask your venue before you book entertainment.

1. Do I have to choose from your supplier list?

Some wedding venues only work to a specific supplier list when it comes to live music and wedding entertainment. Because of this, you need to make sure you are allowed to bring in your own band or entertainers from outside the venue before you book.

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Hey lovelies! I have a super pretty, feminine and romantic wedding to share with you today. Emma & Paul were married at Moxhull Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield in the summertime. They were blessed with glorious sunshine, and I especially loved seeing all the handmade decorations Emma had made – there is definitely a blush pink roses / hoops theme going on and together it all looks so pretty!

Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (13)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.damianburcher.com

We have been to lots of weddings where Damian was hired as the photographer. We were absolutely delighted with his photos!!! I got goose bumps when we first saw them,  as Damian captured so many things we missed on the day.

Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (21)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (4)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (5)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (6)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (7)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (1)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (2)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (3)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (8)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (9)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (10)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (11)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (12)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (14)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (15)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (16)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (17)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (18)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (19)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (20)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (22)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (23)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (24)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (25)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (26)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (27)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (28)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (29)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (30)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (31)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (32)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (33)
Traditional English wedding at Moxhull Hall Hotel, image credit Damian Burcher (34)

Your wedding style or theme:

English Countryside/Vintage

Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)

Magazines, Facebook Chats, Friends

What’s your top tip for saving money?

Don’t have something because others expect it.. don’t have a cake if you really don’t want to… £300 saved in an instant.

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Today’s feature is for all of you looking for a beautiful engagement ring – and we’re talking about stones which are sparklier and rarer than diamonds, ethical and sustainable, and about 90% more affordable. How amazing does that sound?

We’re talking moissanite – or moissy, as it’s affectionately known by some! If you’re not familiar with moissanite, I’m thrilled to be introducing you to it here on English Wedding, and I hope I can win your hearts with this beautiful, ethical diamond alternative today! Moissanite engagement rings are the future – and I want you to fall in love with them.

Let’s get over diamonds first. Our parents’ generation had little choice – a diamond was a diamond, the most precious gemstone of its time, the sparkliest stone you could get, and the only alternative was a coloured gemstone. Diamonds were mined, and their origins fell somewhere between bearable and intolerable, with awareness of conflict diamonds coming as late as the millennium. Diamonds may be certified conflict-free these days, but they’re still mined by workers whose pay could never afford them a diamond ring of their own. Thought-provoking, hey?

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Good morning, beautiful! I hope you’ve had the loveliest of weekends. I taught a really relaxed and fun calligraphy class in Manchester on Friday – the sweetest bunch of students and so talented I was barely needed! Then a weekend at Lancaster music festival… it’s been a fun one, but boy am I sleepy this morning! Today’s wedding though… oh this has brightened my heart already. It’s perfect. Beautiful bride Beth married her handsome hubby Lewis in Wales, styling their day with simple white and green touches – and bridesmaids in trouser suits kicking up a storm!! I just love this and know you will too. Thank you to our wonderful friend and sponsor, Hensol Castle wedding photographer Martin Dabek for sending us such a stunning wedding to share!

A brilliant review for Martin Dabek Photography at Hensol Castle, by Beth and Lewis (17)

Wedding photographer’s website:

martindabek.com

Lewis was an usher at his friend’s wedding a few years back and recommended Martin. Lewis is a bit camera shy but said he barely noticed Martin was taking any photos at all. His unobtrusive, in-the-moment approach was exactly what we were looking for.

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As I write, the sunshine is peeking through the clouds up here in Cumbria, and the autumn leaves are glowing with fiery colours – it truly is a beautiful time of the year! Today’s couple Sophie and Chris chose to be married in the autumn, and used the most incredible florals to capture the magic of this time of year. Their images are by Kent wedding photographer Terence Joseph Photography, who I’m delighted to say is one of our newest English Wedding members.

Sophie and Chris's classic autumn wedding in Kent, images by Terence Joseph Photography (23)

The gorgeous pair were married at The Archbishop’s Palace, Maidstone and went on to The Weald of Kent Golf Club and Hotel at Headcorn – despite missing their OWN wedding bus as it left for the venue! They laughed and took it in their stride, grabbing the opportunity to have a couple of extra portraits taken with Terence as they waited for their bus to come back!

Sophie and Chris's classic autumn wedding in Kent, images by Terence Joseph Photography (25)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://terencejosephphotography.co.uk/

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