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DIY weddings don’t get much prettier than this… and beautiful bride Rosie just happened to marry her lovely husband at one of our favourite wedding venues, the fabulous Launcells Barton in Cornwall. Safe to say then, that today’s wedding is magical inside and out…

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The flowers are divine – gorgeous colours, super bright and colourful throughout the day. I love Rosie’s flowers in her hair – aren’t they pretty? The cake is spectacular, the bouquet wonderfully trailing foliage and with statement blooms to create a real talking point. The crafts are so lovely too… I adore the pretty baubles on the tree, the forget-me-not favours and sweet place settings.

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Rosie’s dress is stunning! I do love seeing brides in colours other than white, and the pattern on her full skirt is so so pretty. Bridesmaids wear the softest sage green; what’s not to fall head over heels in love with here?

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The beautiful images of the day are by Devon & Cornwall wedding photographer Rebecca Roundhill. Please visit her website and social media to discover more:

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Wedding bands come in all shapes and flavours: from string trios to full-on guitar bands. There are so many ways to choose a wedding band – locally, at a wedding show or online. Most will have a presence everywhere; yet few have made waves as astonishing as Jam Hot. I wanted to blow your mind with something special this lovely Sunday morning… prepare to be amazed! Jam Hot are a wedding band specialising in extravagant, luxury celebrations – and boy, do they set the bar high!

Words: Paul from Jam Hot

I’d like to take a minute to introduce Jam Hot! We’re a luxury, contemporary show band, who travel the world entertaining guests with our exciting, high energy shows.

We play huge hits by Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Calvin Harris, Beyoncé, Montell Jordan and many more. The band has a hugely impressive 4-piece horn section, tight driving rhythm section and unbelievable guitar solos that wow audiences and pack dance floors.

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2017 will be a wonderfully creative year for weddings – I’m seeing influences from the art world wherever I look, and the artists and designers in the UK wedding industry are reaching new levels of amazingness every single day. I love this – shot with true artistic flair, By Harriet launches her beautiful collection of luxe handcrafted accessories in blinding style!

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Words: By Harriet | Images: Ally Byrom

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The Cornucopia shoot styling was inspired by a combination of two different artistic influences, the postors of Mucha and the paintings of the PreRaphaelites. The romantic, delicate and dreamy nature of the designs by Harriet seemed to be crying out to be presented in this way, so we rifled through my books (I’ve always been a bit of an art history boffin) to look at the shapes, flowers colours and styles, and see how they could be presented for modern brides to complete their look.

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Today’s real wedding is one of those timeless celebrations which I know I can blog now, and brides in 2025 will still be turning to it for inspiration. It’s sheer luxe and so beautiful – Rebecca is breathtaking, her husband Dominic looks fabulous, and the venue is out of this world! Wow.

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The venue was magnificent and required minimal decoration. Our florist decorated both the day and evening rooms. The evening venue was the Queen Mary Undercroft at the Naval College which had pillars in it. Our florist put fairy lights and ivory up around the pillars and we had two large pedestal flower sprays which were at the entrance.

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The little details are as wonderful as the overall look of the day… it’s perfect. Images of the day are by lovely Claire MacIntyre for Bardot Weddings. Discover more here:

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I’m a writer. I write for the English Wedding Blog, and when I’m not here I’m sat with a dip pen and a pot of ink, in a flurry of paper chaos, writing modern calligraphy. I love to create something beautiful, unique and enchanting. I also love to see people learn to write modern calligraphy – the joy of learning is so special to see.

Over the past few years I’ve taught dozens of brides-to-be, craft lovers, designers and wedding pros to write in beautiful modern calligraphy. I teach my workshops in Manchester, and I’m often asked if I hold workshops in London, Birmingham, Glasgow and more…

Sometime before Christmas, I’ll start teaching modern calligraphy worldwide

I’m launching an online calligraphy workshop: a set of video tutorials and accompanying worksheets which give you all the information you’ll need to learn modern lettering in the comfort of your own home.

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Happy Tuesday! I hope you’re ready for something really lovely… today’s Lincolnshire wedding is so so beautiful. I love Rebecca’s stunning dress (she’s just sooo beautiful!) and George’s beard – between the two of them this is just a perfect wedding for the blog and I’m thrilled to be sharing it with you today!

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“We met while studying fine art at uni so it seemed a bit of a no-brainer to make our own stationery. George made the drawings for our invitations, order of service and table plan, while I made the layouts and put them together. It was pretty time consuming but we spend a lot of time making stuff anyway, and it was great because we got to include lots of little details and a lot of lavender!”

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The flowers were peach and cream roses with rosemary, freesia and lavender. Our local florist, P and N Pitchers in Alford, Lincolnshire, provided the bouquet, bridesmaids flowers and buttonholes for us. We decorated the church with potted lavender plants and the table decorations were provided by the venue, with masses of cream roses, hessian and lace.

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I was speechless when I first saw this beautiful wedding in my inbox – all I could say to Colin at first was “Wow… the brides, the details, the photography, the flowers… everything is just perfect.” and it still stops me in my tracks when I scroll through the images now. You’re in for a treat.

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Words & images by Hereford wedding photographer Colin Nicholls

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Do take a moment to discover more from Colin Nicholls Photography here:

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The homemade elements of the day along with the very chilled out nature of the day made this a great wedding to shoot, not to mention the genuine happiness of everyone involved. Lyde Court is always a stunning venue and this wedding was no exception. ~ Colin Nicholls

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‘The photos are absolutely incredible, thank you so much!’ ~ Lucy & Kim

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This is an absolutely perfect blog post – the flowers are so vibrant and colourful, and the mossy details are fab. I adore the fireplace, so full of colour – and the portraits of beautiful bride Hannah & her new husband Matt outside Woodhall Spa Manor are wonderful.

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Our flowers were multi coloured and summery – truly breath taking – they were by Flowers by Suzanne. I added a few personal touches of my own creation, including a timeline of the day on an old mirror painted with chalk paint (borrowed from my cousin’s wedding) and a fingerprint tree guest book I made from an online template. I absolutely loved putting these few things together; luckily I am a teacher so had a few weeks before the wedding in the holidays to do all of this.

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Images are by Cambridgeshire wedding photographer Heather Jackson, who you can discover more from here:

www.heatherjacksonphotography.co.uk
Facebook.com/heatherjacksonphotography.co.uk
Instagram.com/HEATHER_JACKSON_PHOTOGRAPHY

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Wedding photographer’s website:

http://www.heatherjacksonphotography.co.uk

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Rewritten is designed for all of those damn cool bridesmaids out there. For those of you looking for an alternative to twisty backs, delicate pastels and shimmery shine… these are affordable luxe modern dresses to fall in love with, and they’ve been designed by two London girls to be the very best in bridesmaid attire for 2017! We LOVE Rewritten.

If you’re looking for – and I quote – “damn cool dresses for damn cool bridesmaids” they’re right here.

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The collection from Rewritten is stunning. Dresses are a little bit floaty-bohemian and yet sophisticated, chic and super flattering. The collection combines the most beautiful fabric and colour combinations in a modern, fashion-aware approach to bridal wear.

Choose your bridesmaid dresses from five signature styles, in four colourways – Concrete, Peachy, Bluebell and Chianti. Each dress is layered throughout and finished with invisible zips, delicate ties and covered buttons.

These dresses are different.

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Good morning lovelies! How fast this year has flown by… as Christmas approaches I’m grateful so many of you are buying my calligraphy starter kit – and I’m excited to say the very last modern calligraphy workshop of this year is happening in just a fortnight’s time. There are a couple of spaces left (3, I think!) and I’d love to have you come and join us! Here’s a little taster…

The photofilm is by lovely Paul from pkprophoto.uk who joined me for a workshop earlier this year. 

Click here to book your places!

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If you’re interested in learning a little lettering and calligraphy for your wedding day, join me in Manchester on the 18th of November, or book early for one of next year’s workshops!

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My little blogging desk, as you may know, is on the edge of the Lake District. We do get sunshine, but more often we have a variety we call ‘liquid sunshine‘, and we’ve kind of learned to love a misty, drippy or downright sodden day’s adventure in the fells. So when I read that Cornwall’s loveliest wedding venue Launcells Barton had written about rain on your wedding day, I smiled. Turns out, for what sounds like a relatively tropical place to me, these Cornish wedding pros have some pretty amazing ideas for rainy wedding days! I asked if we could share their advice, and they very kindly said yes. So here are our top tips, just in case it rains on your wedding day!

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1. Know how your wedding venue copes with rainy days

If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, always have a plan B prepared just in case!

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Those of you who’ve spent any time at all on the English Wedding Blog will know me for my love of letters. I spend my days writing calligraphy, and teaching the art of beautiful lettering to brides and creative folks at my Manchester workshops. Words are most definitely my thing. (Oh! I’m teaching the last class of the year on the 18th of November. You can book here)

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Caroline and Sam’s big day is absolutely, 100%, wonderfully and amazingly perfect for the English Wedding Blog – even without the zipwire (which is a total bonus! Love it!) The hand lettering and all the DIY elements are so up my street – the amount of time and hard work that went into styling this wedding paid off wonderfully. The ‘it was always you’ sign; the ceramic tiles, the lettering everywhere… it’s just so inspiring I don’t know where to begin!

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