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Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (5)

My lovely friend and sponsor Ayshea Goldberg Photography sent me this wonderfully light and bright wedding photoshoot to share with you all. I adore the contrast of the lemon and purple colour palette; the venue itself is simply breathtaking – a magical location for a beautiful English wedding.

Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (18)

“The venue we chose was Layer Marney Tower and the theme was a summer country garden wedding. We opted for bright lemon flowers and lush green foliage to bring a fresh and vibrant feel to the shoot. Each supplier used their expertise and talents to really showcase what they love doing and highlight their creativity.” [Full supplier credits are at the end of the feature]

Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (38)

Contact & Bookings: Ayshea Goldberg Photography

AJG-Photography.co.uk
Twitter.com/ajg_photography
Facebook.com/AysheaGoldbergPhotography

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Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (9)
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Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (40)

Full supplier credits:

Ayshea Goldberg Photography
Layer Marney Tower
Bellisima Weddings
Little Lucy’s Bakery
Chez Bec
Amega Fleur
Bumblebee Bridal
Stylishly Simple Weddings
PS With Love

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Hire a fun vintage VW photo booth for your UK wedding (5)

Photobooths are my favourite thing when I’m letting my hair down and enjoying a real life wedding – fact. I love the giggles and fun of dressing up; but I also love the escape from the formality of the day, sometimes. I’d love to see more photobooths with a real focus on style and being a treat for guests to enjoy. The Boho Booth is just perfect…

Hire a fun vintage VW photo booth for your UK wedding (8)

The Boho Booth is in a vintage campervan. So for me, it’s instantly a winner! Hire the Boho Booth and you get a self operated camper photo booth with instant high quality studio finish photographs and elegant vintage, boho and quirky styling. There’s a boho box with signs and props, but the Boho Booth are keen to point out this is a photobooth for couples who want a booth experience without the cheesy party props.

Hire a fun vintage VW photo booth for your UK wedding (10)

They even have optional extras for your day, which sounds pretty amazing: a glitter station, guest book keepsake and fresh flower crowns – which beat the tacky feather boa and outsized plastic sunnies any day!

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Hi lovelies! I’ve literally just got back from the most amazing holiday in Switzerland – which I totally recommend! – and I’m thinking about plans for the next few months. I’m so excited to be teaching another modern calligraphy workshop next Friday, which has completely sold out while I’ve been away! We’re going to have the best time, I can’t wait!

Claire Gould calligraphy workshops for beginners, Manchester Craft and Design Centre (1)

For any of you who had your hearts set on coming but haven’t yet booked (we always get a few last minute enquiries but we really can’t squeeze any more in, I’m so sorry!) I thought I’d share next dates.

Claire Gould calligraphy workshops for beginners, Manchester Craft and Design Centre (2)

I’ll be running beginners modern calligraphy workshops in Manchester on the 6th of October, and again on the 24th of November.

Claire Gould calligraphy workshops for beginners, Manchester Craft and Design Centre (3)

Booking information (and a lot more info about what you’ll learn on the day) is here:

www.bymoonandtide.com/workshops

I’d love to see you there!

Claire Gould calligraphy workshops for beginners, Manchester Craft and Design Centre (4)

(Please don’t leave it too late to book – we have half a dozen spaces left in October, and 10 in November at the minute, but they’ll go quickly!)

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The beauty of the sea is in gazing out to the edge of the world – seeing infinite possibilities, feeling that wistful longing for distant adventures. I adore living by the sea so I love receiving submissions for beach elopement inspiration. Today’s shoot was submitted by Otaduy whose dresses have a beautifully light and breezy appeal – they’re perfect for beach brides!

Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (24)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (25)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (17)

Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (1)
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Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (4)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (5)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (6)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (7)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (8)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (9)
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Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (12)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (13)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (14)
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Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (30)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (31)
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Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (35)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (36)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (37)
Otaduy dresses for a beach wedding. Photo credit Keisy and Rocky (38)

Full supplier list:

Photography: Keisy and Rocky www.keisyandrocky.com
Wedding dress: Otaduy http://otaduy.co/
Wedding planner: Catalina Wedding Co.  http://www.catalinaweddingco.com/
Hair and make up: Laia Martín http://laiamartinmakeup.com/
Headdress: Lito and Lola http://litoylola.com/
Groom suit: Dotten www.dotten.com
Flowers: Estudio Sauvage http://estudiosauvage.com/
Cake: Platitos de Azucar http://www.platitosdeazucar.com/
Invitations: Project Party Studio www.projectpartystudio.com
Models Joana Joana & Oriol

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I think it’s really important to remember that every independent wedding business is, in essence, a person. The designers, creatives and makers who produce your wedding bits & pieces are human beings who smile, laugh and love – and each of these unique personalities brings something wonderful to their work. Take lovely Natalie at Mock Up Designs, for example – she trained in architecture before turning her hand to a chic, elegant and playful range of wedding stationery!

Mock Up Designs beautiful modern wedding stationery, credit Hannah Miles Photography (24)

Images are by lovely Hannah Miles Photography

Mock Up Designs will be amongst some of Wales and the South West’s finest artisan wedding suppliers exhibiting at the Chosen Wedding Fair in Cardiff on the 17th of September.
Follow Chosen on Facebook for updates and tickets!

Mock Up Designs beautiful modern wedding stationery, credit Hannah Miles Photography (1)

Mock Up Designs officially launched in 2016, however I have been producing stationery for nearly 10 years for friends and family who started asking me to create their wedding stationery for them.

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If you missed Claire’s lovely introduction last month, I’m Jenna Hewitt from Weddings by Jenna Hewitt. I’m a creative wedding planner who loves to work with couples looking for style and a sense of laid back luxury where the focus is all about the atmosphere, the food, the drink and having an amazing party!

Images from Cowley Manor wedding venue and words by wedding stylist planner Jenna Hewitt. Credit Helen Warner Photography (9)

Over the next 12 months I’m really excited to be covering a year in the life of planning a wedding and each month I’ll be sharing the inside, honest track of what it takes to plan your perfect day as well as what to expect and watch out for along the way. In fact I’ll be writing about the planning journey of real life couple and lovely clients of mine, Hannah and Ben. Today I’m starting with the venue search!

No such thing as the perfect venue?

My first tip for the venue hunt is to steer well clear of the word ‘perfect’. It is almost impossible to find the perfect venue in every sense and you could end up quickly frustrated. The trick to making the venue search an enjoyable one is to narrow down your must haves as well as what you are willing to be flexible on.

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There is SO much to organising a wedding, isn’t there?!! And with each little item on your wedding checklist, there’s a small army of sub-items to check too! For example, planning when your band will start to play, or if you’ll need a DJ afterwards, and how all of that ties in with food! (Because as much as we love a dance, we really can’t wait for the meal, right?!) So here are some real couples’ top tips for getting the most from your wedding band, courtesy of our lovely friends at the fabulous Alive Network.

Alive Network and Live Wires, image credit Brett Symes Photography (3)

All images are by Brett Symes Photography at www.brettsymesphotography.co.uk

So you’ve weighed up the options, done your best Simon Cowell, and chosen the live wedding band that’s going to give you and your friends the hands-in-the-air party of your life. Good work!

But getting your perfect music match doesn’t end there. The very best artists and agencies should work with you to truly tailor your celebrations, helping you make the band experience your own.

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Weekends are for dancing, singing your heart out and letting your hair down. I’ll be enjoying the sunshine this weekend and I hope you will too – and if there’s one wedding planning job which you can enjoy doing while the sun shines and you’re chilling with a prosecco in the sunshine, it’s going online and finding your perfect wedding entertainment.

warble entertainment agency on the English Wedding Blog (14)

I’m so happy to be welcoming one of the UK’s most longest established wedding entertainment agencies to the English Wedding Blog today. Warble Entertainment are in their 20th year – so they clearly know just how to keep their brides, grooms and acts happy as can be!

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Warble Entertainment provide exciting, professional, reliable and fun entertainment for over 6000 weddings each year.

Whether you are looking for a live band, magician, caricaturist, lookalike or saxophonist or anything in between – we provide it.

We absolutely love weddings and completely understand how much hard work goes into organising them so we treat each one with the care and attention it deserves.

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Through the magic of your real weddings, inspirational shoots and Instagram loveliness, I discover the most amazing people who are out there making beautiful things for weddings – and as ever, when I fall in love with a brand I simply have to share it with you. Welcome to the first supplier spotlight feature on the English Wedding Blog. I couldn’t think of a lovelier place to begin than…

The Occasional Goldsmith makes and upcycles beautiful jewellery from her Bristol studio (2)

Nestled in the heart of Bristol’s old city in a small workshop sits Sophie at The Occasional Goldsmith.

Sophie loves crafting beautiful jewellery.

The Occasional Goldsmith makes and upcycles beautiful jewellery from her Bristol studio (7)

In 2016 after 15 years working in the jewellery world as a Goldsmith and Designer, The Occasional Goldsmith was launched; a bespoke jewellery service, designing, creating, remodelling and repairing fine jewellery.

Specialising in the design and creation of bespoke engagement rings, wedding rings and wedding jewellery, The Occasional Goldsmith works with gold, platinum and silver, and can source an extensive range of exquisite diamonds and gemstones to complement her customers original designs.

The Occasional Goldsmith makes and upcycles beautiful jewellery from her Bristol studio (1)
The Occasional Goldsmith makes and upcycles beautiful jewellery from her Bristol studio (3)

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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)

Contact & Bookings: Weddings by Jenna Hewitt

www.jennahewitt.co.uk
Instagram.com/weddingsbyjennahewitt
Facebook.com/weddingsbyjennahewitt

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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Modern blue styling ideas with calligraphy for an alternative beach wedding (18)

Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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