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Good morning lovely blog friends! I hope you’ve had the most amazing weekend and are ready for some fabulous wedding style ideas this week – we have some gorgeous real weddings, styled shoots and advice features coming up over the next few days for you to enjoy! But first… the loveliest thing I could find to begin a perfect week for us all…

Imagine a lakeside ceremony, a peaceful, tranquil setting for your celebrations with a dream backdrop. The Lake District is our very own destination wedding location right here in the UK, and filled with inspiring wedding folks to create the most perfect day. The delicate blues and exquisite details in today’s styled shoot are perfect for Pinning and planning your day around!

Claire

Colour can come from any aspect of your wedding décor. Be inspired by the walls of your reception room, or the outside spaces at your venue – and add pops of colour with an ombre blue cake (we LOVE!), little paper boats (wonderful for an unusual table plan!) and stunning summer flowers.

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Happy Sunday morning everyone! I have a lovely shoot to inspire your Sunday morning – we’re talking Marilyn Monroe-esque glamour and a fabulous vintage bridal style. This is pure vintage inspiration for glamorous girls looking for a bold bridal look: whether you’re a rock chick or vintage lover, I have a feeling you’re going to fall head over heels for this!

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Images by Paul Kyte Photography

The gown is from Cherish Bridal in Northwich and is by Ronald Joyce. The model’s hair,  reminiscent of 1920’s and 1930s hair styles, was styled by Duncan Fisher Hair Designer. Make up artist Made up by Cathryn told me “I wanted a look that was very 20’s and 30’s but in a modern way, I wanted to pick up on the trend for highlighted and dewy skin which is so stylish right now, and I needed to do a strong lip as this is always automatically seen as vintage.

To learn more about how the look for the shoot was created, please do watch Paul’s behind-the-scenes photo-film at the end of the feature!

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I love today’s wedding: the bright colours and gorgeous styling of Jodi and James’s vintage garden party, in the beautifully restored Farbridge barns, are just glorious. And the bride and groom are the loveliest, happiest couple ever – they look just fabulous too!

Bright spring wedding with tons of DIY on the English Wedding Blog. Images by Neil Walker Photography (31)

Images are by lovely Neil Walker, who is based in Sussex and loves Farbridge! “I shoot weddings at Farbridge quite regularly & it is definitely one of my favourite venues. Nickie & the team there are great & the light is wonderful in the courtyard & even in the barn where there are lots of windows, unusually for a barn. To cap it all, Simon the chef makes wonderful food, definitely the best food of any venue I know, & that’s saying something!”

Bright spring wedding with tons of DIY on the English Wedding Blog. Images by Neil Walker Photography (35)

Contact & Bookings: Neil Walker Photography

www.neilwalkerphotography.co.uk
Facebook.com/sussexweddingphotographer 
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neil@neilwalkerphotography.co.uk

Bright spring wedding with tons of DIY on the English Wedding Blog. Images by Neil Walker Photography (3)

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I’m smitten with Danielle and Christian’s wedding – their entire day is beautiful: from the tiniest details (the collar on Danielle’s dress; Christian’s buttonhole) to the big stuff; I adore ALL of the portraits of the two of them, and those amazing red leaves on the building opposite their venue… what a stunning collection of memories of a beautiful homespun English wedding!

pretty homespun wedding at Coleshill Hotel with Hannah K Photography on the English Wedding Blog (29)

My family were amazing and helped with quite a few things which saved us a lot. My nan made the invitations, place names and cupcake cases. My aunty made the cake and cupcakes. My uncle made the cake stand. The wooden box and hearts were bought on ebay for about £25, printed games were handmade by myself and my husband. The table plan I made myself.”

pretty homespun wedding at Coleshill Hotel with Hannah K Photography on the English Wedding Blog (31)

I had been to a couple of bridal shops and outlets and tried on some very beautiful dresses, but when I tried my dress on my mum cried and didn’t want to take it off, it was one of the easiest decisions I had made for our wedding. The service we received in the Bridal Rooms in Atherstone made it worth the extra cost, and they recommended a seamstress to do any alterations which was just round the corner from their shop. Also wonderful!”

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Barn weddings are sooo lovely: the perfect blank canvas, history and character allowing you to blend in with a rustic theme or contrast beautifully with elegance and country charm. Today’s wedding is perfectly pretty and will inspire countryside brides and grooms everywhere! Enjoy 🙂
Words & Images by Ayshea Goldberg Photography

Real wedding at Maidens Barn Essex by Ayshea Goldberg Photography (11)

Maidens Barn is located in Essex countryside, it’s a rural location and is a hidden gem.  It’s surrounded by tranquil space and farmland.  Because it’s so secluded and peaceful, it gives the feel that there’s nothing else going on in the world on your wedding day – which is exactly how you should feel. It’s beautiful and has a wonderful courtyard which can be used as one of the many scenic backdrops too.

Contact & Bookings: Ayshea Goldberg Photography

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

Real wedding at Maidens Barn Essex by Ayshea Goldberg Photography (25)

This wedding was just so pretty – I love vintage styles and Jess and James had brought in a styling company that specialise in vintage props.  Jess and James had carefully selected small accents and larger props that reflected what they wanted their wedding day to look like, and in the rustic barn setting it worked so well.

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I messed up: this gorgeous wedding slipped through my net on the back of the most amazing wedding cake… and so we’re featuring an Australian wedding (first time!) on the English Wedding Blog. Oops! But oh, you’re going to love me for it, I promise!

Real wedding ideas and inspiration on the English Wedding Blog, images by On Three Photography (26)

See what I mean?!

While you may not be able to book the suppliers from Ailsa and Phil’s special day (unless you’re heading to Oz for a destination wedding, you lucky thing!) you will most certainly fall in love with all of the ideas from this stunning cinema wedding.

Real wedding ideas and inspiration on the English Wedding Blog, images by On Three Photography (23)

Images are by the pretty amazing On Three Photography, who are based in Melbourne. It’s the furthest wedding I’ve ever featured on the English Wedding Blog, but it’s worth breaking every rule for… I promise. 

Real wedding ideas and inspiration on the English Wedding Blog, images by On Three Photography (14)

The flowers are rich and colourful; the light up letters are fabulous, the bride and groom are gorgeous and the landscapes (and seascapes) are out of this world.

Real wedding ideas and inspiration on the English Wedding Blog, images by On Three Photography (11)

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I think 2016 has been our busiest year yet! The English Wedding Blog is growing every single day: we’ve featured weddings and styled shoots from so many new photographers and our inbox is constantly bursting with amazingness… so I thought I’d write a little note to all of you fabulous wedding photographers who are yet to get published here. I so hope you’ll be in touch soon!

Know your wedding blogs!

Every wedding blog has a different audience and a unique aesthetic, just as every wedding photographer has their own style and approach. If your images are bright and vibrant, they’ll look amazing on Rock n Roll Bride, English Wedding or Boho Weddings. If your photography has an ethereal, romantic fine art style it will fit perfectly with Wedding Sparrow or Magnolia Rouge (or English Wedding!).

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Oh I do, more than anything else in the world, love to be beside the seaside. It’s home for me… and so seaside weddings make my heart sing! This one is all kinds of wonderful… and it’s deliciously different. We’re talking seaside chic, ultra modern and arty backdrops, and so many of those little moments (watch out for the smaller guests – they’re awesome!) which make every wedding unique. LOVE this!!!

Turner Contemporary wedding blog by London photographer Kristian Leven (36)
Turner Contemporary wedding blog by London photographer Kristian Leven (37)

Words & Images: fabulous UK & London wedding photographer Kristian Leven

Turner Contemporary wedding blog by London photographer Kristian Leven (31)

Contact & Bookings: Kristian Leven Photography

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Turner Contemporary wedding blog by London photographer Kristian Leven (35)

So many things made this day memorable, from the seaside location to the venue and to the couple themselves – seriously, such lovely people, and they really made me feel like part of the day. Also, Ian’s speech was fantastic – I don’t think I’ve seen someone so nervous, and yet pull off the speech so well! He couldn’t stay in one place and look at Annabel without being close to tears, so he had to keep moving and it made for a really lovely moment, which had everyone close to tears themselves!

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Sam and Amy’s wedding is a pretty, romantic and family-focused affair with the loveliest details and glorious images I know you’ll love! The flowers are out of this world… 

Real wedding in Somerset photography by Jennifer Sinclair (19)

We didn’t have a theme as such…. Our key priority was having all the people there who we loved and who had looked out for us. Next it was making sure that we had really good food and drink. We both love cooking…and wine….as do our friends! We wanted our reception to feel like a big family meal, with our friends and family passing food around, chatting and enjoying. We went for a bit of an English-Italian fusion….. local Somerset Salami and buffalo mozzarella, Italian Parmesan, (local) Roast Beef and salads and our favourite wines that remind us of holidays.”

Real wedding in Somerset photography by Jennifer Sinclair (11)

Contact & Bookings: Jennifer Sinclair Photography

http://jennifersinclair.co.uk
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Real wedding in Somerset photography by Jennifer Sinclair (23)

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Wild weddings are soooo incredible – I love the idea of marrying in a relaxed space, surrounded by nature, and let’s face it breaking the rules and ditching tradition and etiquette for something altogether more fun. Today’s styled shoot introduces us to the rather fabulous Browning Bros. – a wedding location where the extraordinary welcomes you with every step.

Boho wedding woodland ideas on the English Wedding blog with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (19)

The shoot was beautifully photographed by lovely Ayshea Goldberg Photography. Ayshea’s eye for styling brought together a lovely bunch of suppliers who worked together to create a perfectly pretty woodland wedding scene: with tumbling florals, flowing calligraphy, nature-inspired cakes and delicate details for the loveliest boho woodland look!

Contact & Bookings: Ayshea Goldberg Photography

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

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I loved writing these little calligraphy quotes along with the place names and invitation suite for the shoot. Ayshea hung them as part of a floral display, and they look so pretty hanging from the trees! The florals are a huge highlight for me too:

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Supplier list for your woodland wedding

Photography: https://ajg-photography.co.uk

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Happy Friday!! It’s been a wonderful and exciting week here at English Wedding Blog HQ – and we have so many stunning shoots and weddings up our sleeves to share with you this month… but as always I like to end the week with something exceptionally beautiful. This is Lucy & Alex’s glorious Dorset wedding. It’s absolutely sublime!

Gorwell Barn Dorset wedding Linus Moran Photographers (46)

Contact & bookings: Linus Moran Photography, Dorset

http://www.linusmoranphotography.co.uk
https://www.instagram.com/linusmoran
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Linus Moran Photography on YouTube

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The styling touches and details are deliciously subtle and mix soft pastels for a chic country theme. Lucy and Alex are both so, so gorgeous – and the loveliest thing is their choice of wedding location.

Words & images by Linus Moran Photography (Dorset)

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Hey there beautiful! I hope you’re having the loveliest week – and I may have just the thing to make your summer even MORE exciting! I’d love for you and a friend (or your mum! bring your mum!) to join me for my next modern calligraphy workshop in Manchester, and I’m offering you £20 off the ticket price if you book your places before the weekend is out.

modern calligraphy examples by claire gould

Summer school: a modern calligraphy workshop in Manchester

Date – 22nd July
Time – 1pm – 4pm
Location – Manchester MCDC
Price – £59 (but book 2 and save £20)

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The workshops are fun, and you’ll learn how to write modern calligraphy with a pointed nib and a brush pen – perfect for wedding stationery design and for writing your place names, if you’re of a crafty persuasion! Even better, the workshops are a lovely afternoon out, and we always have a laugh while we learn.

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To save £20 you’ll need to book both places together and quote the code ‘SUMMERSCHOOL’ when prompted for a coupon code.

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