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Were you around for our feature with Vintage Button Bridal Design the other day? It has to be one of my absolute favourite shoots of the year – inspiration for a sublime wedding from some amazing suppliers, with a beautiful, balletic twist. (love that word! Balletic!)

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I feel equally spoiled and delighted to be sharing more from Vintage Button’s Clare Lloyd today, from the same photoshoot but with a completely different look and style. Of course we’re featuring Clare’s stunning handcrafted hairpieces and necklaces, but this time with a statement bouquet full of vibrant florals with a lush silk ribbon, and Old Hollywood inspired styling.

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I adore the beautiful handmade antique bias cut lace dress by Sow’s Ear. For this part of the shoot Charlotte Tillyer styled Sian into a Hollywood starlet with soft, glowing make up and a modern braided take on a classic vintage inspired hairstyle to show off the low cut back of the dress.  Sian’s hair was styled with several different accessories from delicate hair vines worn across the forehead to delicate beaded headpieces pinned around the side of the head.

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Hello! I hope you all had an amazing summer of fun in the (surprisingly good) English weather. If you missed me last month, I’m Jenna Hewitt and I plan and style weddings.  Each month I’ll be writing a kind of ‘wedding planning diary’ of help and tips that follows the planning journey of real life couple, Hannah and Ben (very lovely clients of mine).  This month I’m writing some thoughts, musings and general advice on children (and what to do with them) at weddings!

Hannah and Ben have a fair number of children on the guest list – 27 at last count (and 5 of those are their own) so having a plan that included the children was a must.  They were also really clear that both the children and adults should have an amazing time – a tricky balance to achieve (as anyone with children can vouch for).

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2018 brides and grooms, we have wonderful news for you! Rising wedding industry star and artist Amy Swann has developed a range of beautifully illustrated floral wedding stationery to complement her stunning bespoke cakes. Each invitation features hand calligraphy from By Moon & Tide – and I’m delighted to be sharing the Classic Peony wedding invitation with you exclusively on the English Wedding Blog today.

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Available now from Etsy, the Classic Peony wedding invitation is affordable, completely personalisable and priced from just £2.50. The design is reminiscent of classic English folk art: with bold florals, stunning colour and soft accents we love.

With touches of handwritten calligraphy, the Classic Peony is an invitation full of luxe florals, combining statement blooms with delicate grasses and country garden flowers glowing in evening sunshine.

Buy your Classic Peony wedding invitations from Etsy today!

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Huge thanks to lovely Carl and Lisa at 166 Photography for taking the beautiful images of the Wild & Painterly wedding stationery collection. Gorgeous flowers by Shirley from S & A Floral Design, Lincolnshire

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If you want a wedding with a taste of tropical paradise then look no further than Amy Mair Couture’s 2018 collection La Selva.

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Amy Mair is a designer known for taking inspiration from her love of nature and travel. La Selva, meaning tropical forest in Spanish, pays tribute to the discrete, subtle tropical and exotic influences that were the inspiration behind her third bridal collection for the Rachel Burgess Bridal Boutique.

Using colour, texture and cut she creates unique and subtly non-traditional gowns which still retain a luxurious glamour. Each gown prides itself of being something a little different, not to be seen anywhere else in the bridal market.

The 2018 La Selva Collection comprises four gowns; Marianna, Sophia, Isabella and Fiorella.

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Fiorella oozes romance. A simple silk slip is overlaid with nude tulle, embroidered with stunning flowers, stems and leaves. The large flowers begin at the shoulder travelling down the dress, angling round the body in blush and pale tones of coral. Blending seamlessly with the nude tulle, the striking flower shape is defined with an embroidery stitch and glass beads.

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I think ultimately weddings are about stories. You’ll reminisce on your day with friends and family for years to come – and there’s always a great story to tell. With that in mind I reached out to some photographer friends to see if they had any stories to share with you for a new series of mini blog posts, and their replies have been fantastic, at times mildly alarming and just generally fascinating! Take today’s story – being ‘fashionably late’ to your wedding is never a good plan!

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“There was that time when…”

by Northamptonshire Wedding Photographer Steve Brill

I had been booked to photograph a lovely intimate family wedding at a registry office in a local historic market town. The ceremony had been scheduled for 4.00pm and the bride had been told at the time of booking that her wedding was to be the last one of the day, so there was no pressure on her.

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Hannah’s wedding to Angus is so very pretty – the artistic styling touches are wonderful and give their day a unique look which I adore. The colour palette is fabulous, and I’ve fallen head over heels for their delicate floral arrangements. They married in Yorkshire back in June, and took their county as inspiration for the theme of their day. I love this!

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We made all our wedding stationery. A very talented friend of ours had drawn a beautiful picture of us, which we soon adopted as our ‘wedding logo’. We used this when designing our invitations, order of service, table and place name cards, and more!

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Wedding photographer’s website:

www.annawoodphotography.com

I researched online- I’d looked at a few different photographers’ websites, but saw Anna’s on Facebook and was really impressed. Her photos were of such a great quality and her prices were the most reasonable I’d found. I messaged her and she arranged to meet us to answer our questions, gather more information and to create a picture of how the photography would work on the day. We got on really well and we were so happy with what she was saying, after that meeting we booked her!

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How fast is August flying by?! I swear, time goes faster in wedding season. It does! We’ve made some little changes to the blog: our Recommended Suppliers menu is easier to use now, and we’re also excited to have a new logo design on the way soon 🙂 Every supplier I know is having a crazy busy month; even my calligraphy studio is crammed full of vintage furniture to be written on and used for a wedding in September.

With the end of the summer drawing nearer, and wedding fair season on its way, I thought it would help some of my wedding supplier friends if we offered a bit of a saving on the English Wedding Directory. So throughout September if you’d like to join the Directory it’s only £40 for a year. (On October 1st the price will be back at £50.)

To see how it works, just explore the English Wedding Directory.

To apply, email info@english-wedding.com with the subject “£40 Directory Offer”.

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Discovering new talents and finding new wedding pics to swoon over is what I live for – stumbling across photographers whose photos take my breath away is one of the very best things in my wedding blogging life! Today I’d love to introduce you to lovely Becky Harley Photography, who is based in Welwyn Garden City and shoots weddings throughout Hertfordshire and surrounding counties. Her style is fabulous – one glimpse at her website home page and you will fall in love. I did! 

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I’m Becky Harley, a wedding photographer based in Welwyn Garden City, in Hertfordshire. I love to capture natural images that are full of light, life and love!

beckyharleyphotography.co.uk

I’ve always been interested in photography – I was always the one with the camera throughout school and university, and my parents actually have a little album of photos I took on a family trip to Disney, aged four, with a little disposable film camera. It’s mostly pictures of people’s legs, but still!

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Hey lovely! Today is a little special as we have a bonus feature for you. If you loved this morning’s bluebell woodland wedding inspo shoot, you’ll want to grab a cuppa and snuggle down to see this little treat! If you’ve ever wondered how a photoshoot is made, or what it’s like modelling for one, then this is for you! Nottingham-based Our Wedding Videographers capture all the details in this gorgeous film at Field & Forest – and it’s all there in just one and a half minutes of on-screen pretty!


 

Suppliers

Photography – http://hbaphotography.com/
Venue – https://www.fieldandforestweddings.co.uk/
Flowers & Styling – http://nadiaditullio.com/
Dresses – by Watters, supplied by http://weddingdressderby.co.uk/
Makeup – http://rochelleobrien.co.uk/
Hair – http://www.airhairdressingltd.co.uk/
Cake – https://www.bake-ashbourne.co.uk/
Video – https://www.facebook.com/owvideographers/
Props – http://www.loveinmylife.co.uk/
Bow Ties – https://www.lvmadeinengland.co.uk/
Confetti – http://www.shropshirepetals.com/

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Woodland romance and beautiful bluebells for a Derbyshire wedding shoot with HBA Photography (21)

On the most challenging of spring weather days; quite literally sleet, snow, rain and dazzling sunshine, HBA Photography & Nadia Di Tullio Flowers gathered together with a host of the most lovely wedding folks to create a series of images for the newly formed Field & Forest Weddings run by Charlotte and Dave Garner, to help showcase what a stunning location they have to offer to host woodland weddings, natural ceremonies and other events. Here’s what they had to say…..

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Have you ever seen a sea of bluebells? Well we were lucky enough to be invited to the beautiful village of Yoxall, in the Staffordshire countryside to have a nosey round the stunning bluebell woods at the new wedding venue, Field & Forest Weddings. It was simply stunning and the perfect place for some dreamy wedding photos! We are very lucky to know some very talented and truly lovely people within our industry and they were all very happy to take part and contribute to our ideas. The whole shoot was so much fun, everyone stayed for the whole day (which is very unusual) and we had lunch and cake in the woods!

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Family group photos are something that time and time again is discussed with our couples, should you have them, how many should you have, what’s the point of them!  Now we will admit, that it’s not always the most fun part of photographing a wedding, and to be honest it’s probably not the most fun for your guests either.  However, they don’t have to be a boring chore.

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Contact & Bookings: Amanda Karen Photography

www.amandakarenphotography.co.uk
Instagram.com/amandakarenphotography/
Facebook.com/PhotographybyAmandaKaren
Pinterest.com/AmandaKHutch/

Weddings are one of the few occasions when you have all of your nearest and dearest together, and whilst candid shots of your guests enjoying themselves are fab, some people do hide from the camera.  So making sure that your key people are captured in a group photo at least means that they are present in your images.

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Bold florals, textures and accents from nature - autumn wedding styling ideas with Oobaloos Photography (18)

Hey lovelies! I hope you’ve had a fantastic weekend. Before I launch into today’s post I wanted to share a little update I made to the blog last night. The ‘Recommended’ section of our navigation menu has had a little spruce up to make it simpler for you to find those amazing suppliers we love most of all. If you hover over the menu today you’ll see a list of categories and then a list of all those recommended suppliers for you to discover more. Clicking will bring you to a page with ALL of a supplier’s English Wedding Blog features. Try it! Find Photographers –> Oobaloos (see how their county is included too?) and browse through all of Sheryl’s gorgeous features from the last few months! Aren’t they lovely? Speaking of which…

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Today’s autumnal wedding styling feature is perhaps a wee bit early. But it’s a little cold and rainy today, so I’m almost feeling autumnal and looking forward to sharing weddings from nature’s most vibrant season. I wanted to take a peek at something from last year with you – this will inspire all of you autumn brides and grooms and I hope you love our ideas for autumn weddings!

Karapürçek Escort Bilecik Escort Bolu Escort

 

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Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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