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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

Contact & Bookings: York Place Studios

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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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What a wonderful weekend it’s been already – I hope you’re having a peaceful and relaxing Sunday wherever you are, lovelies! I have a super pretty wedding to share with you from Oxfordshire’s Caswell House today. I hope you love it – it’s from one of our lovely English Wedding Blog sponsors, Carol Elizabeth Photography.

Traditional Oxford wedding styling for a pretty summer wedding with Carol Elizabeth Photography (10)

Contact & Bookings: Carol Elizabeth Photography

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Traditional Oxford wedding styling for a pretty summer wedding with Carol Elizabeth Photography (35)

Caswell House in Oxford was the perfect venue – it’s a beautiful venue with lots of areas for photos. The team at Caswell are incredible, they made every effort on the day to make it special, including bringing canapés during the photos!

Traditional Oxford wedding styling for a pretty summer wedding with Carol Elizabeth Photography (7)

Traditional Oxford wedding styling for a pretty summer wedding with Carol Elizabeth Photography (8)

Hannah and Tim are fortunate enough to have a very talented family friend who arranged their venue flowers and Hannah’s Nan is a retired florist so she arranged the bouquets. Most of the flowers were sourced from Green & Gorgeous flower farm and supplemented with some supermarket flowers and greenery from home. The rented milk churns and watering cans, vases and jam jars were perfect for other displays and table flowers.

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I love all the thought and time Jess put into styling her wedding to Antony! The detail of her dress and hairpiece are so pretty; I adore the bunting too. Everything about this day sings of summer, and I know you’ll love it as much as I do! Have a glorious day, everyone!

Bunting and vintage china for a garden party summer wedding, with Delicious Photography in Lancashire (12)

“The wedding was all my brainchild. It was as much as a surprise to Antony on the day as it was with everybody else. Luckily I had time 2 and half years of planning time which was important to me as I wanted to be involved in every process! It started with a mood board on Pinterest, lots and lots of car boot sale and charity shop trips hunting for tea cups and saucers, craft weekends and days spend tackling the Amazon which was my inlaws’ garden. I can’t take all the credit: I have a fantastic family who helped make my dream come true. In particular my mother in law who spent hours and hours shopping, painting and gluing!

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Happy Friday my lovelies! I hope you’ve all had a brilliant week and are ready for the weekend… which starts, for me, pretty much now!! Before I reach for a prosecco though, I LOVE today’s featured wedding and have been so excited to share it with you!!! Gorgeous Krissy and Simon’s beach pics are my fave, they’re wonderful.

Lovely relaxed beach wedding barn inspo with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (13)
Lovely relaxed beach wedding barn inspo with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (16)

Contact & Bookings: Ayshea Goldberg Photography

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Twitter.com/ajg_photography
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Lovely relaxed beach wedding barn inspo with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (14)
Lovely relaxed beach wedding barn inspo with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (15)

Super lovely English Wedding Blog sponsor Ayshea Goldberg got in touch a little while ago  with this lovely wedding from May. She told me the weather wasn’t great (VERY windy and chilly) but Krissy and Simon still insisted on going to the beach for their photos – and we’re both thrilled that they did!

Lovely relaxed beach wedding barn inspo with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (17)
Lovely relaxed beach wedding barn inspo with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (18)
Lovely relaxed beach wedding barn inspo with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (19)
Lovely relaxed beach wedding barn inspo with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (20)

“The day was full of homemade details, Krissy’s nanna had made the silk flower bouquets (which looked really nice), and Krissy made all the bunting and table centrepieces herself. The cake was made by Simon’s Mum in their favourite flavours – including a gluten free option. Their cake topper included a little black cat as they have a rescue cat called Winnie. They wanted a very DIY, easy going vibe which is exactly what they achieved.”

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

Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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