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Alternative bridal style wedding blog, images by Hugo Coelho (9)
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Jetsetting bridal brand Otaduy is one of our favourites here at the English Wedding Blog HQ. Their dresses are floaty light, pretty and simple – and their styled shoots remind us all that brides don’t have to look like princesses. I love their look: it’s sassy, a little alternative and always gorgeously streetwise.

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Today’s editorial was photographed on Lisbon streets by Hugo Coelho. The urban setting brings the dresses to life – the look is fabulously fashionista and perfect for a modern, city bride!

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Photography – Hugo Coelho

Makeup and Hair – Rebeca
Model – Liliana Miguez Garcia
Wedding dress | Otaduy
Hat | Zadig & Voltaire
Boots | Aldo
Jewellery | Parfois

UK stockists of Otaduy dresses include Unbridaled Boutique (Ayr) and Archive 12 (Belfast)

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For the last month or so I have been having secret little conversations with the English Wedding Blog sponsors and friends I’ve worked with this year. We’re working on something I’m really excited about, and it’s time to tell you all what we have planned for the New Year! If you’re a wedding supplier, there is still time to get involved.

After seven consecutive years as a top ten UK wedding blog, the English Wedding Blog is launching a brand new digital magazine in January 2018.

The English Wedding Bible will balance beautiful inspiration with down-to-earth advice from wedding industry insiders and experts, and showcase some of our favourite real weddings. I’m still looking for one more real weddings to knock my socks off, so do get in touch if you’d like to feature yours in the magazine! I also have one slot left for a styled shoot to include. Photographers & stylists – give me a shout if you have something beautiful to show our brides and grooms!

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I know so many of you will be making plans to include your little ones in your day, and we’ve seen so many lovely ideas for children at weddings over the last months on the blog. Today I have a visual treat for you: beautiful imagery from London wedding photographer Eva Tarnok, with the sweetest mother & daughter enjoying the vibrant colours of lavender fields in the evening sunshine.

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A tip for all of you mums and dads out there: gather up your little ones on your wedding day, whisk them off for a special few moments to enjoy being a family together. You’ll have images to treasure for all of your lifetimes, I promise.

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This gorgeous editorial was photographed at Hitchin Lavender in Hertfordshire – a lavender farm where you can wander through the fields and pick your own lavender! It’s just beautiful. Images are by our lovely friend and wedding photographer Eva Tarnok photography, who is based in Wimbledon.

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Every 6 weeks or so I go on a little road trip with my pens and inks, and spend a couple of hours with lovely brides-to-be and their best girls. My calligraphy workshops get me away from my desk and into the real world – and they’ve become the absolute highlight of my year! Last year I made gift vouchers for Christmas – this year I’ve had them gorgeously copper foiled and they’re the prettiest little things 🙂

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If you’d like to treat someone you know to a calligraphy workshop in 2018, you can get your hands on one of our pretty vouchers now. I’ll post one out to you in a couple of days – and you have a choice of dates to book your workshop.

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All of my modern calligraphy classes are held in Manchester, at the heart of the Northern Quarter, and close to the station. I love teaching small groups so we do tend to fill up quickly! The class is a relaxing, enjoyable day where everyone gets personal attention and help with their calligraphy pens… and everyone will leave with a new skill, excited to practice more at home!

Elegant Kent wedding at Rowhill Grange with The Struths (14)
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As you can see from the images today’s elegant outdoor wedding was super chilled and pretty! Gorgeous bride Hannah designed all of the wedding details as she is a graphic designer. Hannah & Sami’s Mum Ann made the incredible golden drip wedding cake covered in macarons together!

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Hannah & Sami celebrated their wedding and reception at Rowhill Grange in Kent, they had an absolutely incredible outdoor ceremony followed by drinks and canapés on the lawn & reception in the stunningly decorated reception room in the clock tower. Hannah’s classic and stunning wedding gown is from Hayley Elizabeth Bridal in Orpington. Her bridesmaids wear dresses from Jarlo London. Sami and the groomsmen wore suits by Richard Mark Menswear. 

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Chic Weddings supplied our flowers and decorations. They were amazing the whole way through from initial consultation to final arrangements on the day. Lots of our decorations got moved around and utilized again where they could, our lavender and thyme pots even became the wedding favours! One of our favourite parts of the decor was the fairy lights that sat behind our top round table, setting the scene for the dinner and lit the dance floor!

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As specialists in designing and producing marquee weddings, working in a variety of structures from Sperry Tents to Clearspan Marquees and everything in between, lovely Michelle from Pocketful of Dreams (more info at the end of the post!) has plenty of expert advice to share on styling a wedding marquee for maximum impact.

Image: Lucas & Co

If you want to create a wedding that is truly personal to you then a marquee allows you to do just that. You get the chance to build your wedding space from the ground up and have full control over the look and feel, as well as your choice of suppliers which will all impact on the experience your guests will have.  Typical wedding venues often have their own distinctive aesthetic, whereas a marquee is a true blank canvas. You literally have layers and layers of white canvas to play with and to style to your liking. Which is both an incredibly exciting opportunity and a daunting one to boot“.

Beautiful autumn wedding in Devon with Martin Dabek Photography (14)
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Victoria and Lawrence used the loveliest autumnal touches to decorate their beautiful medieval venue Dartington Hall. It’s the largest medieval house in the West of England and possibly one of the most romantic wedding venues in the South West. They chose to marry in November because they love the cosy touches they could incorporate into their day: log fires and autumnal colours with rustic touches: lots of dried leaves, pine cones, ivy, burnt oranges, candles… and it looks wonderful!

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The stunning images of this gorgeous couple’s day were captured by English Wedding Blog sponsor Martin Dabek Photography. Martin is one of the loveliest photographers we know and consistently gets fabulous reviews from his wedding couples. You can discover more from him here:

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Bristol wedding photographer Martin Dabek
http://martindabek.com

“Martin photographed our wedding at Dartington Hall in November. He was fantastic! Relaxed yet professional on the day, listened to all of our weird and wonderful ideas beforehand and dealt with the November weather expertly! We were really happy with the end result and ended up ordering an album double the size of the one we had previously planned as we loved the pictures so much! Thanks again Martin.”

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My inbox is a little treasure trove of delights and discoveries. I’m often lost for far too long when an email leads me to a website with something innovative, pretty and exciting – and this was the case with Rice Butterflies.

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I’ve seen some gorgeous confetti in my time: the most memorable was Sarah & Anna’s wedding with brightly coloured, oversized confetti which looked amazing. Rose petals are a firm favourite… but they’ve been around for years. In fact, confetti hasn’t really changed much… until now!

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Lovely Dejan from Rice Butterflies got in touch to show me their new, handmade, biodegradable, eco-friendly and 100% rice confetti. (Don’t you just love them already for this?!)

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I followed their little paper trail around the internet and saw some of the loveliest confetti pics (and videos) I’ve ever seen. The little butterflies genuinely flutter – they’re so simple and effective, being handmade from rice paper, cut into beautiful shapes and individually glued with rice grain.

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I love the look of today’s wedding: the perfect mix of elegance in a country venue; with foliage throughout the styling and some beautiful forever memories. The flowers are divine, the cake just perfect, and our bride and groom such a gorgeous couple! This is how paper lanterns look beautiful: in a blank canvas venue to add shape and colour where it’s needed! Watch out for the loveliest dog ever…

Images are by Tracey Warbey Photography, who is based in Cornwall. Visit these links to see more of her beautiful weddings and images:

www.traceywarbeyweddingphotography.com
Facebook.com/TraceyWarbeyPhotography
Twitter.com/traceywarbey

Helen and Mike had planned a lovely outdoor ceremony but when the heavens opened they luckily had a plan be and moved proceedings indoors to the Garden Room, which was beautifully decorated to match the wedding colour scheme of ivory, cream and green.

Helen wore an elegant, sleek wedding dress from Sam Cox Bridal, with dusky blue suede sling-back heels to match the colours in her bouquet. She opted for pastel shades for her wedding flowers, which were provided by St Mellion Flowers and consisted of roses, stocks, and blue thistle, tied with hessian and a pastel blue ribbon.

Anna Campbell bridal designer 2018 collection (5)
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For those of you who love sparkle and glamour but aren’t keen on a mass produced “Maggie” for your wedding dress, perhaps we can tempt you to discover a designer you will only find in a handful of the UK’s loveliest boutiques?

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Anna Campbell creates breathtakingly beautiful dresses that enhance the natural beauty of her bohemian, romantic and free-spirited brides. Featuring decadent, sparkling embellishments, intricately hand-beaded laces, soft pretty tulles and floating silk organza, every sparkling Anna Campbell gown is handmade with love in her Melbourne studio.

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www.annacampbell.com.au

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Hair and Makeup | Sharon Becker Beauty
Shoes | Bella Belle Shoes
Flowers | Flower Girl NYC

UK stockists of Anna Campbell bridal gowns

http://www.blackburnbridal.co.uk/

www.jeanjacksoncouture.com

www.ivoryandpearl.com

www.cocoandkate.co.uk/

www.perfectdaybridal.net/

Eclectic, individual and timeless wedding styling at Hackney Round Chapel with images by Sam Taylor Photography (5)
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Today’s wedding is an insanely beautiful treat. I look at the images and see pure, unadulterated happiness – gorgeous couple Lynn and Ben absolutely nailed this wedding and it’s stunning from beginning to end. I hope you love it too! That dress! Those flowers!!!

Eclectic, individual and timeless wedding styling at Hackney Round Chapel with images by Sam Taylor Photography (23)

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://www.srtaylorphotography.com/

Eclectic, individual and timeless wedding styling at Hackney Round Chapel with images by Sam Taylor Photography (19)

Sam is an old friend, who has been taking really lovely wedding photos for the past couple of years. We knew he would be right for it: intelligent, with a great eye, and he would be a lovely presence at the wedding, as well as understanding what we wanted.

We were overjoyed with Sam. His pictures are spontaneous, detailed and full of joy. We spoke to him and gave him some ideas, which he totally got. Everyone at the wedding found him unobtrusive, fun and friendly, and he never made anyone feel like they were being marched around for photographs. But he did suggest some ideas to us which we are really glad about. His pictures have brought wonderful reactions from friends and family, and we love them.

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by Ailsa Munro Dressmaker

I feel like the wedding industry woke up on Monday morning and ever so slightly lost their shit. I’ve seen article after article from wedding blogs and magazines, frantically guessing what kind of dress Meghan Markle might wear when she marries Prince Harry next spring. Scanning her instagram for her general fashion sense, what she’s worn as a bridesmaid, what she’s worn when she’s with Harry. Honestly it’s coming across a little nutty, at this point, you guys.

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Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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