My heart lifts when I see the love and warmth in a beautiful celebration like this one. Our gorgeous couple Nicola & Michael were married at Sherborne Abbey in Dorset in 2019. Their Stockbridge Farm reception is perfect: the florals and styling are exquisite, but the focus of their day is on love, joy and celebration with family and friends. Huge thanks to Sherborne Abbey wedding photographer Robin Goodlad for sharing his images of such a beautiful wedding, and to our stunning couple for allowing us this very special peek into their wedding day! You’ll find their fave suppliers and plenty of top tips below so grab a cuppa and read through as you enjoy the fabulous shots of a very, very special day.
Inspired by and with all images by London wedding photographer Jordanna Marston
It’s not always easy to love every photo you see of yourself. With a wedding on the horizon, sometimes the pressure can pile on. There’s an expectation to be the very best version of you – and from the wedding mags and websites that appears to mean perfect makeup, perfect hair, perfect tailoring and a perfect figure. (spoiler alert: that’s not it at ALL – but bear with me)
Sustainable weddings were the buzz word for 2020. It’s something I’m really keen to push on English Wedding – and with a genuine passion for the reasons behind sustainability as a wedding theme. I watched as ‘vintage’ went from a love of heirloom and upcycled styling touches to something you could grab at Debenhams. I will literally cry if the same happens for sustainability. This needs to be a genuine ethos behind weddings, and not just a ‘look’ you can buy anywhere. As such, I would love to introduce you all to UgandaMade on Etsy, who make fabulous hand woven, sustainable wedding bunting, perfect for festival and woodland celebrations!
I’m thinking dreamy escapism as we head for the weekend… is that okay with you lovelies? Let’s wish ourselves away from our tiers and our troubles for just a moment and imagine ourselves in the French hills. Although of course – this is English Wedding and our French vibes come all the way from the Cotswolds! Our lovely friend Hannah McClune has shared her beautiful images from a styled editorial shoot at Manor by the Lake. With a team of fabulous suppliers, this really is a dream wedding vibe and I hope you adore dreaming yourselves down those French country lanes with me!
Hello my lovelies,
I do hope that you are still looking forward to having your big day in whatever shape or format it takes. I want you to know that life is full of ups and downs. But despite what it brings, it cannot and should not cancel out the dreams that you have for your future.
Love is certainly not Cancelled