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You won’t see sterile catwalk images of wedding dresses on the English Wedding Blog. I adore seeing bridalwear in a more natural environment; and the imagery from Anna Campbell‘s latest collection sings to my heart. The dresses are unapologetically feminine – with fascinatingly detailed lace and swooping necklines, delicate sleeve detailing and the most wonderful fabrics. These are wedding dresses for the modern girl who wants to feel like a real princess on her big day. They’re enchanting, beautiful – and available from these UK stockists.

Eternal Heart collection by Anna Campbell, wedding dresses for 2018 brides (2)

Each of the Eternal Heart styles offer the interchangeable silk, lace and embellished skirt options that our brides and stockists have come to adore, as well as options to add additional ‘Custom Sparkle’ pieces to create a completely unique bridal look, customized to suit our brides’ style, figure and wedding plans! This means that, no matter what our bride has in mind, we can work with her to create and tailor her dress specifically for her shape and style to create her dream dress!” ~ Anna Campbell

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Hello lovelies! Did you catch today’s beautiful bridal inspiration feature from Somerley House with our fabulous new sponsor Weddings by Jenna Hewitt? If you weren’t around when I hit publish please do pop over for a look – it’s one of the most breathtaking shoots we’ve featured this year. If you did catch the feature, you’ll know we promised something rather special this afternoon…

The editorial film by English Wedding Directory member Baxter and Ted brings a whole new dimension to this styled shoot, and totally convinces me that having your wedding filmed is such a fabulous treat if your budget will allow. The fine art, almost film look of the editorial is simply beautiful. I am also totally in love with the last, slightly edgier bridal look from the shoot (which we didn’t include this morning).

“Shot in the stables, this was the most dramatic look with hair accessorised with a handmade piece by Victoria Millesime.  For this look I chose a gown from Luella’s Bridal that was clean in cut with simple fine straps and a beautiful dropped back, paired with bridal mules from Emmy London.” ~ Jenna Hewitt

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Somerley Estate sits right on the Dorset and Hampshire borders and is the stunning backdrop for this inspiration shoot.  A privately owned home and wedding venue, the house was designed in 1750 and has been in the Normanton family for five generations.  Somerley is gorgeous, (very) grand and has a lot of history.  With this shoot I wanted to bring a little piece of understated contemporary style to blend with the traditional luxury surroundings.

Understated luxury wedding styling in Hampshire by Jenna Hewitt, with Kitty Wheeler Shaw Photography (9)

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Understated luxury wedding styling in Hampshire by Jenna Hewitt, with Kitty Wheeler Shaw Photography (1)

The colour palette combined grey with teal and soft apricot and I chose to blend silks by Kate Cullen with contemporary acrylic and copper materials.

The stationery was beautifully designed by Georgina Read Creative, on cotton combination paper with torn edges and featured a lovely copper seal detail. In fact this was one of my favourite details!  The stamp used was THE Somerley stamp and is hundreds of years old.

Understated luxury wedding styling in Hampshire by Jenna Hewitt, with Kitty Wheeler Shaw Photography (25)

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The summer months are generally insane in the wedding industry: brides and grooms are planning their last touches; photographers are working double weekends; vendors of all shapes and flavours are delivering their beautiful creations across the country. So it’s with huge gratitude and major excitement that I’ve welcomed these wonderful folks to the English Wedding Directory over recent weeks:


The Occasional Goldsmith offers a bespoke jewellery service designing, creating, remodelling and repairing fine jewellery. Sophie loves to involve her customers in every step of the creative process, and specialises in the design and creation of bespoke engagement rings, wedding rings and wedding jewellery.

Duncan McCall Photography is based in the North East. His images are striking, intuitive and warm. He’s recently shot weddings at Headlam Hall, The Baltic, Newcastle Assembly Rooms and Wylam Brewery – an eclectic and wonderful portfolio of venues we LOVE here at the English Wedding Blog.


Vintage Button Bridal Designs by Clare Lloyd in Somerset

Anges de Sucre are well known for their incredible, sculptural, mind-blowing wedding cake creations! This is where you can go to town, have it all and get your talking-point wedding cake to delight your guests!

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Today’s wedding has character, individuality and good old English country charm. I love Kelly and Gary’s choice of The Bull Hotel for their intimate Kent wedding – it’s a great little place and just looks so welcoming and off the beaten [wedding] track! Kelly is gorgeous – and despite Gary at one point not wanting a photographer, I’m thrilled they booked lovely Michelle Cordner Photography to capture their day.

Romantic and simple styling for a traditional English wedding in Kent. Image by Michelle Cordner Photography (5)

“Our wedding inspiration came from us and how we are as a couple. We are relaxed (sometimes too much!), fun loving and love a quirky building and the countryside. We wanted a Kentish feel to our wedding that was slightly different and not what everyone else does.

Romantic and simple styling for a traditional English wedding in Kent. Image by Michelle Cordner Photography (8)

We found The Bull Hotel through friends recommending it and after visiting them we knew it would be perfect, exactly what we wanted. It’s an old country pub with beautiful beams and brick walls in the Buttery, the room we would marry in and dance the night away. They have their own wedding organisers to help you right from the beginning up until the moment I walked down the aisle. They were truly fabulous and I’ll always be grateful for the any of the stresses I had to be instantly taken away.

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Alex & Laura’s wedding is in the most amazing ‘venue’ – if we can describe a 19th century transatlantic steamship as a wedding venue! I love their creativity in choosing a space which really sets the scene for a memorable and adventurous wedding day. This is all so gorgeous: Laura is stunning in a shorter length dress and the nighttime photos taken after their reception are wonderfully unique and exciting!

SS Great Britain wedding with Bristol photographer Martin Dabek (22)

“Less was more with the SS Great Britain. There was already such an incredible back drop that putting too much onto it would have taken away from the ship. We just added some some fairy lights and bunting to the party space. Alex’s mum made meters and meters of bunting which was a total labour of love! My mum made our wedding cake, put together the favour bottles and we all had a lovely time putting together the table plan. I think there were about 10 different print outs, countless uses of a guillotine!”

SS Great Britain wedding with Bristol photographer Martin Dabek (23)

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Vibrant documentary wedding photography in Surrey by York Place Studios (14)

Northbrook Park is a venue instantly recognisable for its peacocks, stunning gardens and light and airy ceremony rooms. It’s one of my favourite Surrey wedding venues and never fails to create the most fabulous atmosphere for a wedding. Documentary Wedding Photographers York Place Studios create images which are instantly recognisable for their stories: beautifully lit, exciting and vibrant wedding photography which captures the imagination – and I promise you, every single image is worth stopping for as you scroll down the page.

Vibrant documentary wedding photography in Surrey by York Place Studios (18)

Anna and Ben’s Northbrook Park wedding is glorious. They were blessed with bright sunshine in February; the day is simply so full of smiles and laughter – it looks so much fun, I could be enchanted by their images all day long.

Vibrant documentary wedding photography in Surrey by York Place Studios (31)

THANK YOU! Just amazing, thank you sooo much … incredible photos!!!” – Anna + Ben

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Vibrant documentary wedding photography in Surrey by York Place Studios (16)

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If you’re looking for beautiful invitations which reflect an English garden theme, we have the perfect solution for you. These beauties are unique – illustrated by fabulous cake artist and designer Amy Swann, with hand calligraphy by Claire at By Moon & Tide – they will delight guests from day one.

Available now from Not On The High Street, they’re affordable, completely personalisable and start from just £2.50. Imagine your wedding bouquet: the beautiful wildness of nature tumbled into the most stunning armful of blooms you ever did see.

The ‘Ethereal’ wedding invitation is designed to capture the spirit of a modern bouquet – Illustrator Amy Swann’s stunning statement blooms make this our favourite all-year-round wedding invite. With soft tones and handwritten calligraphy, it’s perfect for flower-lovers, like us!

Buy your Ethereal wedding invitations from Not On The High Street today!


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

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Canals have a romance all of their very own, don’t you think? If you’ve ever strolled along a canal before sunset you’ll know how wonderfully tranquil those towpaths can be. The adventure of drifting through England’s hidden waterways is one I dream of experiencing, one day. So Heather and Michael’s day has my heart: their photos by the locks are beautiful; their tipi reception is full of character and quaint old English charm – it’s perfect.

A romantic English wedding by the canal with images by Helen King Photography (9)

“The ceremony was held in a very low key structure next to a canal in Leicestershire with the reception in the tipi next to it. The venue is fairly new and quite quirky with narrow boats passing by and a bar that looks like a moored up boat.

A romantic English wedding by the canal with images by Helen King Photography (22)

Heather made all the decor herself and it was lovely. Heather and Michael are expecting a baby so the day was full of lots of lovely emotional moments, which wedding photographer Helen King captures beautifully in the images.

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A romantic English wedding by the canal with images by Helen King Photography (27)

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Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (26)

I still dream of Italian summers, more years than I can count after living there. Such a beautiful country inspires the prettiest of wedding decor, and today’s shoot captures the essence of an intimate Italian destination wedding so beautifully.

Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (37)

So dream yourself away with me to an Italian castle where dreams come true. Picture the scene: a beautiful English bride with her gorgeous groom and their adorable son escape to be married, Italian style.

Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (13)

Bouquets are abundant and glorious in their greenery; dresses are light, floaty and exquisitely detailed. Tablescapes are simply styled with fabric runners and the prettiest summer blooms. Delicate, organic calligraphy sets the scene for a day to remember for eternity.

Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (39)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (1)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (2)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (3)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (4)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (5)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (6)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (7)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (8)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (9)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (10)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (11)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (12)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (14)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (15)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (16)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (17)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (18)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (19)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (20)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (21)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (22)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (23)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (24)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (25)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (27)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (28)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (29)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (30)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (31)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (32)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (33)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (34)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (35)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (36)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (38)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (40)

Photography: Jenny Heyworth Photography
Training by: Aspire Photography Training
Location: Count Ceconi – Graphistudio
Models: Abi Monks, Eddie Kilty & William.
Calligraphy: Claire from  By Moon and Tide
Flowers: Tracy Burr from The Flower House

Styling by White Feather & Co.

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by Emma Jane Weddings & Events, Staffordshire

Gorgeous country wedding styling in Lancashire, images by Rachel Joyce Photography (26)

Image credit: Rachel Joyce Photography. Full feature here

Let’s face it, a wedding day is a LOOONG day – for both members of the bridal party and the guests too! Whilst you’re enjoying having pictures together, don’t forget your friends and family who’ll be waiting for you – keep them occupied with one (or a few) of these ideas!

1. Space Hoppers

Bring out your inner child with some bouncing fun – I can guarantee it won’t just be the children having a go!

Fabulous florals, bright coloured everything for an amazing wedding at Pennard House. Image credit Mark Leonard Photography (30)

Image credit Mark Leonard Photography. Full feature here

2. Garden Games

If the weather is on your side and you’ve a gorgeous space around your venue, ask to have some garden games set up. Giant Jenga, Giant Twister or Giant Connect Four are all great ideas to entertain the masses!

3. Magician

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Village hall wedding styling ideas from Northumberland with Andy Hudson Photography (5)

If you’ve ever lived in a little English village, you’ll get how perfectly these images capture the spirit of such a place. I’m a village girl – I grew up in a tiny Cumbrian village, moved away, moved back to another Cumbrian village and put roots down here – I just love village life! So Clare and Phil’s day leapt out from all of the submissions in my inbox for today’s real wedding feature. My fave pic is the one with the whole bridal party sat by the wall… it reminds me of the lyrics to Pulp’s Disco 2000…

Village hall wedding styling ideas from Northumberland with Andy Hudson Photography (23)

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“Clare & Phil were married in Clare’s home village of Felton, a small rural village about 10 miles outside of Alnwick in Northumberland.  They had their ceremony at the local church before moving to the village hall for their reception.

Village hall wedding styling ideas from Northumberland with Andy Hudson Photography (11)

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