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Hampshire wedding photographer Cooper Photography on the English Wedding Blog (22)
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Goodbye May, you have been delicious! As we skip from spring into summer tomorrow, the wedding season begins in earnest. I am so excited to have some incredibly beautiful shoots tucked up my little sleeves, which will be published on the blog throughout June. Let’s begin with something beautiful, shall we? This is simply outstanding wedding style inspiration from the magnificent Somerley Estate in Hampshire, brought to you by lovely Tasha of the Hampshire Wedding Club.

Hampshire wedding photographer Cooper Photography on the English Wedding Blog (16)

What’s your favorite season? Mine just so happens to be spring and this wedding inspiration highlights exactly why. From the chalky elegant bouquet saturated with rich red hues and, to the handpainted cake accented with the matching florals. All captured by the very talented Anna and Stu, of Cooper Photography.

Hampshire wedding photographer Cooper Photography on the English Wedding Blog (8)

Hampshire is one of the most beautiful and inspiring places in Southern England. Miles of countryside stretch into rolling green hills. This is the scene inspiring Cooper Photography, and a marvellous collection of Hampshire Suppliers who together created this effortlessly stylish, laid back luxury editorial shoot. Dreamy florals by award winning Arcade Flowers in on trend deep burgundy tones vs chalky blues and peach are beautifully coordinated to match the country luxe of the Somerley Estate. Effortless and luxury in perfect harmony.

Polhawn Fort wedding in Cornwall with Martin Dabek Photography on the English Wedding Blog (34)
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The Cornish coastline is a beautiful location to be married, and beautiful bride Nazia and husband Martin made the most of it with a perfectly planned, stunning celebration in sunset colours. Their portraits by Polhawn Fort wedding photographer Martin Dabek are wonderful; the story of the day just flows through the pictures and I know you’ll love the rather spectacular ending to today’s blog post!

Polhawn Fort wedding in Cornwall with Martin Dabek Photography on the English Wedding Blog (7)

I actually designed my own wedding dress, I wanted to have a beautiful white wedding dress but also wanted to have a bit of my heritage incorporated into it, so I did this through the embroidery. I used the same Asian dress makers who made my sister’s and my sister in law’s wedding dresses, so I already knew they would do a great job. (Chiffons, 121 Green Street, London.) They did an amazing job in making what I had drawn on paper into reality, each time I went for a fitting and saw more and more of the dress come to life I fell in love with it even more. It was perfect, so unique and exactly what I had imagined.

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Imagine your wedding morning, waking up at a beautiful venue and getting ready for your best day ever. You’ll be pampered and looked after by your family and your best girls. Your dress will be waiting, hung up ready for you to wear. The anticipation and excitement will be bubbling over… and this will be a morning to remember for the rest of your life, because in just a few short hours you’ll be married. Oh my…

Today’s editorial focuses on a bridal morning in a boutique hotel by the name of St Michaels, in the pretty Cotswolds town of Painswick. Gloucestershire wedding photographer Nadia Dixon got in touch with me to share this shoot, which she hopes will inspire couples to consider the Cotswolds as a place to get married. “Painswick has everything to offer for organising a magnificent wedding event. We would like more couples to find out about Painswick. That’s why we’ve started to work on a local wedding project aiming to bring together local vendors. This photoshoot is the first small step in a grand plan!

Elegant wedding at Kingston Estate, images by Sam Box Photography on the English Wedding Blog (22)
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These two are more than a little bit gorgeous, don’t you think? Chloe looks amaaaazing – and Marc’s black bowtie is a perfectly elegant look for a classic summer wedding. The venue is Kingston Estate – a magnificent Georgian mansion set in the heart of south Devon. Images are by lovely Sam Box Photography.

Elegant wedding at Kingston Estate, images by Sam Box Photography on the English Wedding Blog (2)

We tried to keep everything as classic as possible, white flowers with lots of greenery, black tie for the boys and a pale grey sequinned for the bridesmaids. I am slightly obsessed with everything Michelle Keegan .. so her wedding was massive inspiration for me!! I loved the glamour that they had but still kept it minialistic and classy! I mostly used the internet to look for different things for the wedding, usually after I had trawled Instagram and Pinterest for inspiration!

Elegant wedding at Kingston Estate, images by Sam Box Photography on the English Wedding Blog (29)

wedding stationery by wolf and ink UK (6)
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London-based boutique Letterpress studio Wolf & Ink has recently launched its 2018 collection of wedding invitations – and I simply had to share them with you on the blog today. I adore letterpress – the soft, textured papers have a wonderfully warm feeling to them and are always a dream to write on. Wolf & Ink are one of my favourite letterpress stationers – Julia’s designs are contemporary and unique; they’re full of character and timeless designer style. Have a look at our favourites here on the blog today (which Julia will introduce for you) – and then hop over to Wolf & Ink to see more. Don’t leave it too late to book! 

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The Wolf & Ink wedding invitations range is inspired by the many varied and intricate designs that can be created by a vintage one-of-a-kind letterpress machine.

For those new to the letterpress method of printing, its main advantage over modern digital (flat) printing is the range of indentations that can be created. A plate is made up with the design and text, which is then pressed down onto the cardstock, creating that distinctive style of indentation (known in the industry as a “deboss”).

Essex farm wedding blog with images by James Richard Photography (17)
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I love the atmosphere of this wedding – the love and especially the laughter and enjoyment comes across so strongly in Rianna and Will’s images – it’s all just gorgeous and totally captivating. This wedding was sent in by James Richard Photography – we think he’s amazing!

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This is a wedding with more of a personal touch than so many – yes, Rianna & Will made individual potted succulent wedding favours for their 100 guests, but as lovely as that is, there’s more. The wedding dress was made and designed by Rianna and her mum. It’s wonderfully pretty, a perfect fit – and the loveliest and most meaningful thing I think I’ve ever seen since the English Wedding Blog was born.

The venue is Houchins Farm, flowers are by Lauren Wilson, and Rianna’s hair and make up (she looks stunning!) are by Knot Your Average Bride.

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Essex farm wedding blog with images by James Richard Photography (26)

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Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.jamesrichardphotography.co.uk/

Purple wedding ideas for 2019 with Photography by Kathryn (24)
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Happy Friday lovelies! I’m packing my little suitcase and trundling my way off to the big city soon for tomorrow’s calligraphy workshop (so excited!!), but before I go I am doing a little happy dance because I can finally share this gorgeous editorial shoot with you. If you love purple, you’ll adore this. If you don’t love purple… give it a minute, because you soon will! This is elegant, feminine, beautiful and contemporary wedding styling from a super talented group of Yorkshire wedding creatives. Lovely Gill from Planned With Gill has shared it with us today and written a little to inspire us too! Enjoy. C xxx

Purple wedding ideas for 2019 with Photography by Kathryn (27)

Embracing the dynamism of ultraviolet, the Pantone colour of the year, in your wedding theme could be a challenge, right? Well think again! This shoot, planned and styled by Gillian Neild at plannedwithgill.co.uk with her team of Yorkshire creatives shows us just how easy it is to embrace one of the hottest trends of 2018. The shoot was captured by Kathryn Widdowson from Photography by Kathryn.

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Calling all London brides and grooms… actually – this is for all of you gorgeous couples out there who are having a destination wedding in Europe or around the UK! If you’ve been planning your wedding for a while you’re bound to have heard couples saying their wedding film was the best decision they made (or perhaps not having one was their only wedding day regret) – it’s something I hear over and over again. So today, I thought I’d share a beautiful showreel from our friends at HD Moments as a gentle reminder of how much a wedding film could mean to you!

“HD Moments is a guarantee of the highest quality and professional approach. By choosing HD Moments wedding videos, you will receive a precious film that will bring many positive emotions for years to come.”

HD Moments are experienced wedding film makers, having worked in many cultural circles, understanding the flow of different religious and civil ceremonies.

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English Wedding Blogger, calligrapher, Claire Gould by Jenny Jones Photography (12)
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I don’t really talk about me much, so I thought maybe I should come out from hiding behind my screen and tell you / show you who I am and a little bit more about me! Feel free to ignore if you’re looking for wedding dress inspo… but please read on if you’d like me to make your wedding invitations!

Hi! I’m Claire. I write the English Wedding Blog. This is me.

English Wedding Blogger, calligrapher, Claire Gould by Jenny Jones Photography (12)

That was the path to the beach, which starts at the end of the road my house is on. I spend a lot of time there and pretend it’s on the way to the post office. It isn’t – the post office is ten minutes walk away but I go the scenic (beach) way which takes twenty.

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This is my desk. This is where I’m sat writing the blog right now. I don’t have a laptop – my old one got a bit burny one day so I upgraded to a device which I can only work on while I’m sat at my desk. It helps work life balance a LOT!

Pretty wedding styling with images by Dale Stephens Photography on the English Wedding Blog (30)
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Elegance, glamour and the most romantic looking wedding… this is all just so wonderful, and I LOVE everything about gorgeous Lucy and Adam’s Elmore Court wedding – I only wish I’d been there to see the first dance! (Cracking song choice, guys!) Here’s an inspiring, emotional and stunning wedding to brighten your Wednesday, everyone… You’re welcome!

Pretty wedding styling with images by Dale Stephens Photography on the English Wedding Blog (31)

Our wedding venue is so beautiful it didn’t need much decoration, but we did use Lauradana from Wedding Creations to help style and she did an amazing job!

Pretty wedding styling with images by Dale Stephens Photography on the English Wedding Blog (13)

Images by Elmore Court wedding photographer Dale Stephens Photography

Our style evolved as I did more and more research and spent hours on pinterest. I wanted something uber romantic, but personal at the same time. I was insistent that we had lots of candles in mercury jars which created the perfect romantic ambiance. The venue was so beautiful that we wanted it to speak for itself so I went for quite a neutral colour scheme, lots of creams and blush with a little bit of sparkle on the bridesmaids dresses. I love champagne, so we had the tables named after different types of champagne and we supplied a lot during the day!

Wiltshire and Sussex wedding photographer Sarah Williams on the English Wedding Blog (1)
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Time is absolutely flying by this year, don’t you think?! I stumbled across this stunning botanical photoshoot today and fell head over heels for Sarah Williams Photography all over again. Sarah’s a member of the English Wedding Directory and I’m looking forward to showing you some of her beautiful weddings later in the year.

If you’re getting married in Sussex or Wiltshire – or pretty much anywhere in the UK! – and you’re looking for a wedding photographer then Sarah would love to be a part of your day if she can. She describes herself as someone who “loves to capture happiness!” – and the joy shines from her pictures, truly.

“One of the things I love the most about photographing weddings is getting to meet so many lovely couples and sharing a journey with them. From the planning stages of their wedding right through to the day itself, I always feel very honoured to be chosen to share my couple’s special day.
I photograph weddings with a reportage style, capturing natural, unposed images of your wedding day. My approach is non-intrusive which helps me to tell the true story of your special day, allowing you to enjoy yourself and most importantly have fun! I am based on the South coast and travel all over the UK and beyond so please do get in touch!”

Our fave Northbrook Park wedding of the year! Images by Married to my Camera (19)
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This article is for all of the wedding photographers out there who would love to be featured (more) on wedding blogs.

I had an email chat with a lovely photographer last week – she submitted a wedding which wasn’t quite right for publication at that time. I explained why (as I always try to do) and she thanked me, saying often she got no feedback from bloggers. I wanted to try and explain in more detail why submitted weddings and shoots might be declined by wedding bloggers.

Note: I can’t speak for all wedding bloggers – we’re all different and have different selection criteria. But do read on: some of these are common sense and will apply to every wedding blogger.

1. ‘Fit’

Every blog has its look and philosophy. If you don’t know the blog and understand what is usually featured, your submission could be a waste of time. Some blogs are very niche; for example Rock n Roll Bride and Love My Dress feature very different wedding styles. Know where your wedding will fit before submitting.

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Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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