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What’s your fave wedding venue style? Barn or farm? Festival or field? Stately home or grand hotel? Or none of the above? Are you looking for something different – and not just ‘different’ to mean quirky, but different to mean actually unique, tailored to you? Perhaps your dream venue is a little ‘preloved’ around the edges, or an eclectic and creative space? Or maybe your vision is city chic with a slice of urban cool? Whatever your tastes, there WILL be a brilliant wedding venue just waiting for you to discover its charms… and we’ve spent the morning discovering ten of England’s coolest wedding venues for you to fall right in love with. 

Inspired by – and with fabulous images from – our lovely friend and amazing documentary wedding photographer Jordanna Marston Photography. Jordanna is based in Northamptonshire and has the heart of an adventurer, travelling around the UK to capture the coolest weddings for awesome couples like YOU!

1. Walcot Hall

The cool couples’ choice: 10 awesome wedding venues outside London (3)

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Shropshire

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Images by Martin Dabek Photographyreal wedding here

2020 marks the beginning of a new swathe of trends, and some revivals, as we ring in a new decade. The major wedding trend will be sustainability; something which will likely influence the wedding entertainment choices of the year.

The main thing, trend or not, is to make an impact on your guests with wedding entertainment that stands out, and suits you as a couple.

What we’re seeing, though, is that there are 10 wedding entertainment trends that are proving particularly popular in 2020. Read on to find our top trends for wedding entertainment in the UK this year:

1. Festival-style folk bands

Still riding the folky high brought about by the likes of Mumford & Sons and… well, Mumford & Sons, festival-style folk bands bring a touch of high-energy, summery fun to a family wedding.

Fitting with a more traditional tone, folk bands, with their largely acoustic instruments, will complement the natural tones likely to be found at a sustainability-driven wedding.

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THREE fabulous dresses, delicious styling, and a celebration filled with pure joy – this is just one of the most wonderful, captivating weddings we’ve ever seen. I am head over heels with Priyal and Dan’s day, and I hope you will love it too! The photos really do speak for themselves – but don’t miss Dan & Priyal’s interview at the end of the feature. It’s a bit of a treat for me when a groom fills out our interview form, and Dan’s words are a lovely read: from the tear in his eye as he saw Priyal walking down the aisle, to his delight when she was the first to make a speech, to his very excellent tip about not drinking 3 vodka shots after the first dance… Images are by the awesome MIKI Studios, who I am thrilled to say are members of English Wedding.

 

Priyal & Dan's fabulous English & Indian fusion wedding, with MIKI Studios at Braxted Park (10)

Wedding photographer’s website:

London & UK wedding photographers https://mikistudios.com/

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Happy Tuesday everyone! Have you checked our wedding directory recently? It is looking FABULOUS and FULL of brilliant wedding vendors. Every one is handpicked, and we only include suppliers whose look we love, and whose services have that extra special something we think YOU will adore too! Our Insta and Facebook are updated with new vendors when they join us, and the Directory is full of brilliant photographers, stationers, florists, stylists… everything you might need for the wedding of your dreams!

These lovely people have joined the English Wedding Directory in the last couple of weeks – and we have more coming up to share with you soon! Do take a moment to discover them, and if you like what you see why not get in touch and even book this weekend?

Benessamy wedding and event planning

Benessamy Wedding and Event Planning (Leicestershire & UK)
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TDR Bridal

TDR Bridal (Halesowen, West Midlands)
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LittleWold Vineyard

LittleWold Vineyard (Yorkshire)
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Photography by Kathryn

Photography by Kathryn (Yorkshire)
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Caroline Arthur bespoke bridal designer and alterations

Caroline Arthur
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Darren Jones Acoustic

Darren Jones Acoustic
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As it’s actually SNOWING outside today (anyone else?!!) I can’t think of anything more appropriate than a reindeer for this morning’s blog! So snuggle into your cosiest woollies and grab a hot chocolate – because this wintery wedding inspo is just perfect! Images are by lovely Chantel at Photography by Chantel, who worked alongside a talented group of suppliers in the Old Milking Parlour at Cavokay House to bring you this gorgeous editorial full of candles and textures: winter foliage, wooden pillar candlesticks and mercury glass combine to make a charming and welcoming wedding table.

Winter woodland wedding styling ideas, image credit Photography by Chantel (18)

Styling is by Rustic Rentals: “I elected to keep the props and styling very minimal with the focus on the re-use of vintage and modern décor items to highlight how both vintage and modern hire items can be incorporated and upcycled. My style tends to be minimal, rustic chic where I love to combine different textures such as velvets, chiffons and metallics paired with vintage pressed glass, vintage brass and gold modern accessories alongside candles in different sizes and tonal colours. I also like to use items not always used at weddings such as the Vintage Indian cart made from a Vintage Indian door, a vintage door from The Old Milking Parlour used as a table on vintage builders trestles and a beautiful vintage peacock chair.

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These two are the most adorable couple – beautiful and happy on their wedding day. Philippa is stunning in her 1920s style dress – and wonderfully honest about her experience of finding ‘the one’ when it comes to dress shopping. Their photographer was our lovely friend Grace Elizabeth, whose images are simply breathtaking. You will LOVE this! Have a magical weekend everyone! xxx

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.photographybygrace.co.uk/

Mark & Philippa's joyful Holmewood Hall wedding, with Grace Elizabeth (5)

How did you choose your photographer?

Philippa’s sister-in-law is a photographer so she helped us understand what we were looking for. She managed to get us a shortlist of 20 or so photographers who were available on our Wedding Day which we went through and picked our favourites. Grace Elizabeth was the first one we got in touch with and within a couple of hours we’d spoken on the phone, decided she was definitely the one for us and booked her!

Mark & Philippa's joyful Holmewood Hall wedding, with Grace Elizabeth (45)

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Deliciously contemporary styling, the most beautiful sparkle and crazily amazing florals everywhere – this is an absolute dream of a style feature from a team of super talented Wiltshire wedding suppliers. Images are by lovely Alicia at Red Maple Photography, styling is by the Little Wedding Helper and the flowers are by Wild & Co. Love this SO much!

Asian fusion wedding style from Euridge Manor in Wiltshire (5)

Love meets the romantic Lost Orangery at Euridge Manor in Wiltshire. The Lost Orangery, a highly sought after wedding venue for exclusive weddings, is the perfect backdrop for any Asian fusion wedding.

Seating guests up to 200 in the Ballroom. And room for any type of marquee you wish to take your guests beyond the 200 mark. On a May morning, we created a romantic, country garden fusion wedding shoot. The idea behind the shoot was to showcase how you can take two cultures and bring them together to create a very romantic English style wedding.

Asian fusion wedding style from Euridge Manor in Wiltshire (7)

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Why hello there you beautiful thing you! I am so excited to share today’s gloriously romantic wedding with you! Our gorgeous couple Rosie and Chris had chose to say their ‘I dos’ in a sunny woodland setting with an amazing atmosphere, at the beautiful Blaithwaite House in Cumbria. Their styling and theme was relaxed with outdoor themes including greenery, upcycled wood and the most magical personal touches. Blaithwaite is a beautiful estate set in 250 acres of Cumbrian countryside. Rosie and Chris were married in front of ‘Mary Jane’s Summer House’, a beautiful building from the Victorian era situated on a little island surrounded by water. They told me it’s an absolutely breathtaking setting for a wedding, and I couldn’t agree more – I just know you’ll love this!

Rosie & Chris's sunny woodland wedding in Cumbria, with Lauren McGuiness Photography (10)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.lmcguinessphotography.co.uk/

How did you choose your photographer?

Lauren is a childhood friend, we’ve grown up through nursery, school and sixth form and 10 years ago travelled to America together. Lauren is a wonderful photographer, we choose her because she captures beautiful candid moments and has a relaxed approach.

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So many of our couples on English Wedding discover and fall in love with Etsy on their wedding planning adventures. And we’re huge Etsy fans here too! (I have my own little Etsy shop, did you know?) So when the lovely folks at Etsy got in touch to share their hottest wedding picks for 2020 weddings, I was excited to see – and share – their faves! The trends that follow are from Etsy; I’ve added in some of my own favourite designers and makers whose creations I’d love for you to check out too!

[header image credit Peach Wolfe Paper Co, Kidderminster]

The Etsy Trend Guide is a compilation of fresh trends experts are noticing across Etsy and the industry as a whole: what sellers are creating, what shoppers are loving, and what’s hot right now in the wider market. Below are the 2020 wedding trends every couple needs to know – focusing on inclusivity, sustainability, and, above all, individuality! Just click on an image to find out more. 

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A guest article from HeadBox
Header image by Becky Harley Photography – full feature here

With human damage to the environment increasingly under the microscope, more and more couples are planning eco-friendly weddings in a bid to cut down their carbon footprint, and it’s not hard to see why.

According to the Green Bride Guide, the average wedding can rack up a massive 400lbs of waste and a frightening 63 tonnes of CO2 – the same amount that five people would produce in an entire year!

Additionally, research from EventMB and MeetGreen suggests that wedding guests can throw away up to 1.16kg of waste that goes into landfill. As you begin to do the maths on the number of guests you want to celebrate your special day with you, the amount of waste really begins to add up. This all has a severe impact on the environment.

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Gorgeous couple Madeleine and Andrew celebrated their wedding at Hedsor House in Buckinghamshire in November. Theirs was an elegant autumnal English wedding packed full of personal touches, with black tie dress for the boys and our stunning bride in a classic and beautiful Suzanne Neville dress, purchased from Ellie Sanderson in Beaconsfield. The flowers are warm, colourful and perfectly arranged; the photographs of their day just exquisite – they’re by Katherine Yiannaki Photography.

Madeleine & Andrew's elegant autumn wedding at Hedsor, with Katherine Yiannaki Photography (25)

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://katherineyiannaki.com/

How did you choose your photographer?

We loved Katherines classic yet relaxed style of photography. She was recommended through a family friend

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!

Absolutely- Katherine was great to have around on the day, making Andy and I feel really relaxed. It really helped that she included a pre wedding shoot as part of her package so we could get used to the camera and made it run really smoothly on the day. The shots are beautiful and timeless, and we shall treasure them forever

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Alongside the necktie, the classic pocket square has become a quintessential component in formal accessorising, especially at ceremonies and receptions, where guests often include it as part of their wedding suits to add a splash of colour and subtle sophistication.

But it’s true that many don’t understand the most common methods for folding a pocket square or handkerchief, often resulting in a ruffled mess poking out jacket pockets.

In this guide we will tell you about the three most popular methods for folding a pocket square, alongside a step-by-step guide, so you can easily utilise them for your next wedding appointment.

Presidential pocket square fold

This is perhaps the cleanest and simplest option, helping you complete an outfit that is crisp, elegant and smart.

The Presidential pocket square fold displays a flat horizontal line atop the breast pocket and is a preferred option for less flamboyant yet formal occasions.

Popularised by TV shows like Mad Men, this style suits the classic black tie suit, but can equally work with a herringbone suit.

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