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Wedding fairs can either be a lovely day out with your Mum and bridesmaids… or a hellish frenzy of wedding salespeople pushing teeth whitening…. it’s why I’ve deliberately avoided the big shows for the last few years. But some do it beautifully. I do believe a wedding fair should be a welcoming day full of ideas – these days it’s all about the experience and I wanted to show you some photos of how it can be done well!

Styling inspo for your barn inspired marquee wedding with Heather Jackson Photography (7)

So welcome (virtually) to Tilly’s Garden Party Hire! Tilly’s have an amazing large marquee with a barn wall end, which is different from the norm and has a relaxed countryside look. They invited a bunch of suppliers – one from each section of the industry – to set up the venue like a wedding day, to give couples the vision and inspiration of what their day could look like.

Styling inspo for your barn inspired marquee wedding with Heather Jackson Photography (2)

Lovely Heather Jackson Photography captured the day on camera and I love that we can bring this pretty wedding fair to life for you on the blog – huge thanks to Heather for sharing it with us!

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How was your long weekend? I had plans to have a leisurely working day yesterday which turned out to be more about walking on the beach than blogging! But it’s almost my birthday and I’m of a mind to take things easy this week… especially while the sun is beaming down on the beautiful Lake District where I live. We have blogging plans afoot (check out the new shop and Directory) – and I know my inbox is yelling at me – but I wanted to share a special offer for any of you lovely creative wedding suppliers out there.

Deliciously personal, handcrafted calligraphy wedding invites. Photo Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (2)

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Today’s wedding is just pure inspiration: I fell head over heels for the flowers and styling of the day, and I adore Sarah and John’s wedding look. Elmore Court is wonderful, and the Gillyflower is the loveliest space for a relaxed and stylish wedding reception.

A fabulous Elmore Court wedding with bags of style, image credit Dale Stephens Photography (1)

“The flowers were rich with added feathers and ribbons – for all bouquets. Over all very elegant styling in the stately home, sympathetic to its surroundings…with the added twist of balloons to break up the decor. The Gillyflower was more eclectic with animal vases, brass candlesticks, wooded vases and copper hurricane lights. Our florist/stylist mastered our vision and it could not have been more perfect: Rachel Flowers – The March Hare Floral Design http://www.marchhare.co.uk

A fabulous Elmore Court wedding with bags of style, image credit Dale Stephens Photography (17)

We hired lights and other parts of decor, the stately home really spoke for itself and needed very little styling. The Gillyflower we tried to keep things within the same design fold and not introduce too many differing elements. Etsy was a HUGE help, this was our second wedding within a month so we were really busy with details which totally paid off.

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I’m a bit of an Instagram junkie, I admit. I also have weekends where I binge on Pinterest – once I start, I just can’t stop. If I was planning my own wedding I’d end up in some sort of ‘Pursue Pretty’ rehab. Is it just me?

Soft, romantic blush and grey wedding table styling ideas by One Stylish Day (15)

I have been reading some of the interviews you’ve been sending in for wedding features – I’m so lucky to have such amazing girls and guys getting involved in the blog, and soooo many amazing weddings to share! – and I love how everyone finds their suppliers in different ways.

But did you know the English Wedding Blog is designed to matchmake you with amazing (local) suppliers?

Nicola told me “I read lots of blogs and did a lot of Pinteresting for inspiration, but Instagram was brilliant for finding local suppliers and seeing real life images of their work.”

Soft, romantic blush and grey wedding table styling ideas by One Stylish Day (8)

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Picture yourselves as Lord and Lady of the manor – glamming things up in the finest style with your loved ones for the wedding of the century… today’s fabulously decadent inspiration shoot is for all the glamorous guys and girls out there. I LOVE those dark table settings and the protea bouquet – just divine!

Gothic and glamorous wedding inspo from Carlton House in Yorkshire with Laura Calderwood Photography (19)

Words & images are by lovely Laura Calderwood Photography

Gothic and glamorous wedding inspo from Carlton House in Yorkshire with Laura Calderwood Photography (29)

Words I would use to describe this shoot are glamorous, gothic, chic, romantic, feminine, and dramatic. Delicate fabrics with lots of fine details and soft flowing layers. Dark and striking make up looks; curls and waves in simple but stunning styles. Elegant and spectacularly detailed cakes and hand drawn calligraphy. All in a colour palette of deep, passionate reds and burgundy mixed with greys, gold and subtle pinks. Heaven!

Gothic and glamorous wedding inspo from Carlton House in Yorkshire with Laura Calderwood Photography (31)

Carlton Towers is an incredible country house sitting in 250 acres of Yorkshire parkland. The grand Victorian exterior has a definite Downton Abbey feel to it, with a touch of Hogwarts magic! Inside all of the rooms are stunning, from the phenomenal ceilings and brass chandeliers, to the elaborately carved woodwork and fireplaces.

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Today’s wedding is just brilliant. There are images I’m longing to show you which I simply daren’t… let’s just say Kim and Simon’s wedding day was full of laughter from the very beginning – and those Chinese pre-wedding customs are as harsh (hardcore?!) as they are hilarious! You’ll have to visit the full feature-length blog post to discover why I’m saving their blushes… meanwhile though, here are some of the most beautiful images to begin today’s incredible real wedding on the blog. I hope you love them as much as I do!

A gorgeous castle wedding by documentary photographers York Place Studios (31)

“These are unbelievable, you guys have captured the day beautifully! Your incredible level of attention to detail and unique perspective has allowed us to revisit all of it and really savour every moment both big and small. These are a breathtaking memento of a very special day, and I am sure both of our families will cherish these for a very long time, I am certain that both Kim and I will! We wanted to say thanks again, not only for your amazing results, but also the way in which you and the guys do what you do – it was a pleasure to have had you there on the day and it is our privilege to have had you as our photographers.” – Simon & Kim

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“But we loved with a love that was more than love—
I and my Annabel Lee—
With a love that the wingèd seraphs of Heaven
Coveted her and me.”

Beautiful Buckinghamshire wedding inspiration shoot, images by Amanda Karen Photography (30)

Edgar Allen Poe’s hauntingly beautiful love poem Annabel Lee inspired today’s breathtaking bridal shoot. I adore the luxury, the timelessness and opulence of everything you’re about to see.

Beautiful Buckinghamshire wedding inspiration shoot, images by Amanda Karen Photography (13)

Images are by lovely Amanda Karen Photography who explains, “The dark and romantic nature of this poem was woven through the shoot with deep reds, elegant blacks and opulent golden touches. Hedsor House was a natural choice for the venue with its iconic looming stature and its luxurious interiors.”

Beautiful Buckinghamshire wedding inspiration shoot, images by Amanda Karen Photography (4)

Extravagance and luxury styling really works here. The haute couture wedding dresses look regal and sensuous; and I do so love any beautiful wedding dress which isn’t white. Ian Stuart knocks it out of the park, obviously… swooon!!!

Beautiful Buckinghamshire wedding inspiration shoot, images by Amanda Karen Photography (37)Beautiful Buckinghamshire wedding inspiration shoot, images by Amanda Karen Photography (20)

The rich colour palette lends itself beautifully to autumn or winter wedding styling – the gold accents and those divine black candles are fabulous.

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Weddings full of personality are the absolute best! Today’s gorgeous bride and groom had a relaxed, outdoor/festival style theme and being big cider lovers they incorporated this into the day. I adore the sunflowers and mixed wildflower bouquet and table arrangements – they add fun and sunshine in the loveliest way ever! And isn’t Nicola beautiful? Honestly, such a gorgeous couple and I’m thrilled to be sharing their wedding with you all today!

A fabulous summer wedding with cider and scarecrows! Emma Stoner Weddings (18)

“We were privileged to have Kirsty Andrews from Escential Blooms do our flowers. An absolutely fantastic lady who is so great to work with and brings your ideas to life. We wanted wild flowers and Kirsty used those that were in season at the time. We didn’t want a set colour theme and Kirsty listened to this and used so many different colours with a range of beautiful smells! From the wedding arbour to the tables and the addition of flowers to the cake and table plan. Even some for my hair. Just stunning!

A fabulous summer wedding with cider and scarecrows! Emma Stoner Weddings (22)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.emmastonerweddings.com

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Today’s gorgeous couple Hannah and Tom had plans for a gorgeous outdoor ceremony at Sibton Park… and the sun shone until the very last minute, when it poured. Not to be outdone, they brought everything inside and had a cosy, magical ceremony and celebration indoors. I love the smiles, the laughter, the ‘we’re all in this together‘ spirit of the day, and I simply had to share this wedding with you.

Squeezing inside for the rainy outdoor ceremony that wasn't meant to be! Richard Galloway Photography (18)

“Our venue wasn’t a wedding venue. It is a country house that you hire to stay in. We just hosted a wedding while we were staying there. This meant I had to arrange getting EVERYTHING for the wedding in so all decorating was done by us. It did mean that it was unique to us and we were able to choose just what we wanted. Sibton Park had had a handful of weddings there before us and the house staff were incredibly helpful. They have since become a bit more of a “wedding venue”.”

Squeezing inside for the rainy outdoor ceremony that wasn't meant to be! Richard Galloway Photography (1)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://gallowayphotography.uk.com/

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Did you catch this morning’s wedding styling inspo at Morden Hall? Those flowers are still making me swoon… and if you loved them as much as I did, then I have a treat for you! Lovely Stuart from Confetti & Silk Wedding Video captured the day on film. Enjoy!

Confetti & Silk are wedding filmmakers based in London. Stuart is just one of the brilliant suppliers who brought today’s Morden Hall shoot to life, the others are listed below and all come highly recommended!

Venue: Morden Hall – https://mordenhall.com
Photographer: Eva Tarnok – www.evatarnok.com
Stylist: Aisha Phillips – Sassy a la mode – http://sassyalamode.com
Styling assistant: Karol O’loughlin, Dalma Tarnok &  Ryland Jordan
Assistant photographer: Paul Gapper
Bride/ model: Kristen Wojciechowski – http://www.motmodel.com
Groom / model: James Granstrom – http://www.motmodel.com @jamesgranstrom
Dresses: Edmondson Bridal Couture- http://www.kateedmondsonbridal.co.uk
Shoes: Emmy London http://www.emmylondon.com
Makeup: Khadijah Ali – www.khadijasbeauty.com
Hair styling: Ami – http://www.thebridalstylists.co.uk
Cake: Andi Freeman Cakes http://www.andifreemancakes.co.uk
Flowers: Catherine Short Floral Design  http://www.catherineshortfloraldesign.co.uk
Ribbons: Pompomblossom – http://www.pompomblossom.com
Stationery: By Moon and Tide https://www.bymoonandtide.com

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Eva Tarnok is a wedding photographer I love to work with: she’s taken some of the most beautiful images of my calligraphy; she has a love for the kind of pretty which perfectly suits a quintessentially English wedding.

Naturally simple and beautiful #weddinginspo with Eva Tarnok Photography on the English Wedding Blog (1)

Today’s inspiration is just so lovely: Morden Hall is a classic setting and needs little extra decor. Spring flowers and a pastel cake covered in tumbling, delicate foliage and pretty blooms set the scene, along with my calligraphy. The dress is pure romance… Kate Edmonson has something uniquely beautiful, don’t you think?

Naturally simple and beautiful #weddinginspo with Eva Tarnok Photography on the English Wedding Blog (46)

Words & images: Eva Tarnok Photography

Morden Hall is a historic manor house set within a stunning National Trust parkland in South London. It is a beautiful country house carefully restored and renovated and is a popular wedding venue with couples all over London.

Aisha Phillips, wedding planner from Sassy a la mode and Eva Tarnok, a South London based wedding photographer, worked to put together a classical and natural styled shoot.

Naturally simple and beautiful #weddinginspo with Eva Tarnok Photography on the English Wedding Blog (8)

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I love the idea of a UK destination wedding: taking only your nearest and dearest to a special place for an intimate ceremony. Of course, living in the Lake District I have one of the loveliest UK destinations on my doorstep, so I’m lucky! But I’d love to see more couples coming here for the day of their dreams, and if I can encourage just one or two of you by sharing this beautiful wedding on the blog, I’ll be so very happy!

Simple and elegant wedding ideas from the Langdale Chase Hotel, Lake District. Helen Jane Smiddy Photography (18)

Today I’m really excited to be sharing the beautiful wedding of Amy and Stefan at the Langdale Chase Hotel in the Lake District. This gorgeous couple had an intimate day with their nearest and dearest, and their wedding was simply styled to reflect them as a couple, with some wonderful touches from creative family and friends.

Simple and elegant wedding ideas from the Langdale Chase Hotel, Lake District. Helen Jane Smiddy Photography (22)

 

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

Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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