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Golden hour wedding pics for a gorgeous colchester wedding, with Photography by Grace (11)
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Today’s wedding has the most beautiful golden hour pics – and a gorgeous bride and groom whose focus is on family and celebration. This is how a wedding should be – full of love, and as creative as you’d like your day to look!! The photos by Grace Elizabeth are just fabulous and really capture the love between these two! “Grace completely understood the vibe we were going for. From booking to receiving our photos, everything was effortless. She’s certainly extremely popular with our friends and family!”

Our ceremony was at Colchester Castle. It was a beautiful day and I don’t think I’ve ever seen the town so busy. A superhero invasion and a historical re-enactment really added to the magic of the day. We even had cannons going off during our vows. I had little girls waving at me and calling me a princess – it was surreal but amazing!

Golden hour wedding pics for a gorgeous colchester wedding, with Photography by Grace (17)

Engagement rings designed online with Durham Rose UK (3)
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Did your other half propose at Christmas? I imagine a few of you are smiling! It’s the busiest time of the year for engagements, and I suspect at least one of my friends will have a ring on her finger come Boxing Day! I’m really excited for her – I hope it happens, I really do!!! There are guys out there right now hunting for the perfect engagement ring… and that’s why I thought it would be the perfect time to share the wonderfully inspiring story of Durham Rose.

What could possibly be more personal than an engagement ring? It’s the physical representation of your love. It’s everything that your heart has to say, when it doesn’t possess the words to say it. And yet, you’re expected to express all of this with a ring off the shelf – unless you have the budget of royalty. This was a concept that that Manu, the founder of Durham Rose, struggled to come to terms with.

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I promised you a wedding dress feature – so here it is! What I didn’t mention earlier this week is that these dresses are all under £1,000. Wedding dress shopping can be tough – it’s easy to fall in love with a design which is out of your price range. (Thanks a bunch, Pinterest!) But don’t be discouraged. There are stunning dresses around which are more affordable than most, and you’ll still look a million dollars on your best day ever.

We love these bridal designs from Kelsey Rose, one of our favourite British bridal and bridesmaid brands. The dresses are ideal for modern brides, with a contemporary approach and beautifully crafted details, made with love in Kelsey Rose’s London studio.

Style 18703 in Crepe & Lace – Available in Ivory and White

 

Classic elegance meets luxurious detailing. In our signature fit & flare shape, this dress features beautiful long sleeves and illusion back detailing. Layered lace gives the illusion of a Bardot neckline with long sleeves. In sumptuous crepe and lace, this dress combines texture with delicacy and lightness.

See the Ashmolean museum transformed for a unique wedding celebration with images by Carol Elizabeth Photography (19)
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So today is officially my last day of work this week… we’re treating ourselves to a very long weekend of music and dancing our heads off, plus a little Christmas shopping too. Of course English Wedding will still have fabulous features coming your way: we’ve a wedding dress showcase tomorrow and then 3 gorgeous real weddings to share with you – all very different, and from Devon, Essex and London. I can’t wait to see them live on the blog! Today though, join me and my lovely friend Carol Elizabeth Photography for a virtual tour around one of Oxford’s most exciting wedding venues – the Ashmolean Museum. Carol is an English Wedding team member and visited the Ashmolean on our behalf earlier in the autumn when they held an open evening. She took her camera and captured a few images from the event – and she’s shared some fabulous pics from a beautiful real wedding at the Ashmolean too!

See the Ashmolean museum transformed for a unique wedding celebration with images by Carol Elizabeth Photography (26)

If you’re getting married in Oxford, then look no further for your venue and photographer! Carol Elizabeth and the Ashmolean Museum are your dream team!

Award winning London wedding photography by Nick Tucker on English-Wedding.com (9)
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Every wedding is a collection of wonderful little stories. We spend months planning the tiniest little details and styling the day until we’re ready to pop – but in the end, every bride and groom tell me it’s about the people, the love and laughter, and having everyone you love in the same room to celebrate with you. So of course, your wedding photography is all about capturing the moments – and London wedding photographer Nick Tucker does that with a brilliantly unique style. He’s a fashion photographer who focuses on telling your story – and I love that his images have a sense of humour, a sense of occasion and above all a thoughtfulness and sense of fun! I’m delighted to welcome Nick Tucker Photography to English Wedding today. We’ll be hearing more from Nick in 2019 – I can’t wait! For now though, Nick’s here to introduce himself to you lovely lot. Enjoy!

Award winning London wedding photography by Nick Tucker on English-Wedding.com (5)

I am a London wedding photographer specialising in a predominantly documentary approach, captured with an editorial aesthetic.

Opulent blush and gold wedding ideas on English-Wedding.com image credit Bond Photography (35)
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Happy Tuesday everyone! Today’s blog is all about lush, floral luxury – and unashamedly soft and feminine! The flowers are key to this look, which just oozes glamour and classic wedding style. A brand new wedding venue for 2018, The Barns at Redcoats in Hitchin, Hertfordshire has been lovingly restored by its owners and this provided the perfect opportunity for a team of highly creative wedding professionals to create a haven of elegance, opulence and romance through beautiful blush pinks, golds and pops of navy. The images are by Bedfordshire wedding photographers Bond Photography – a unique father & daughter team who work so well together capturing beautiful weddings all around the UK.

Opulent blush and gold wedding ideas on English-Wedding.com image credit Bond Photography (5)

I adore the stationery by Olive & Millicent – the wax seal is fabulous and the foliage illustrated around the edges of the invitations is just beautiful. To add a luxury element, the suite was finished with a vellum wrap with gold detailing. The stationery for the table was hand calligraphed on clear acrylic to work alongside the stunning floral display.

Natural styling for a relaxed and beautiful English wedding with images by Sky Photography (17)
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Hey lovely! How was your weekend? I had a fantastic calligraphy workshop on Friday, followed by two Christmas shopping trips over the weekend… and yes, I’m almost done! We shopped locally in the Lake District and bought lots of gorgeous handmade bits and pieces for everyone. I still have my man to buy for… leaving the trickiest until last!

Today I’m sharing a gorgeous wedding which lovely Simon and Karla from Sky Photography submitted to the blog a few weeks ago. Gorgeous bride and groom Kayleigh and Kieron were married at Bassmead Manor Barns back in the summer (remember those wonderful sunny weeks which seemed to go on forever?!) and their day is just blissfully beautiful.

Natural styling for a relaxed and beautiful English wedding with images by Sky Photography (41)

“Our wedding was just the best day ever, surrounded by our favourite people. It all happened in the beautiful English countryside during the 2018 heatwave.

We wanted to keep the day relatively informal. The venue didn’t require a lot of decoration, due to its gorgeous surroundings. We kept the decor quite natural, in a simple navy, white and blush theme. The flowers were a dusty pink rose ‘Amnesia’ and big fluffy white ‘David Austin’ roses amongst lots of luscious eucalyptus and greenery.

Dorset wedding photographers Robin Goodlad Photography (3)
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Are you having a lovely, cosy, lazy Sunday? I’m covered in paint and supping hot chocolate… we’re painting our living room white and it’s looking like a whole new house, but oh my arms are sore! So I thought… time for a little treat on English Wedding. I am SO LUCKY to know such amazing wedding photographers all around the UK. The very best are English Wedding members, whose weddings I’m excited to share on the blog regularly… and I couldn’t be happier to tell you that Dorset photographer Robin Goodlad has joined us this month! Robin’s images are absolutely beautiful – but I will hand over to the man himself to tell you all about his documentary wedding photography, and his approach to capturing your day. Robin – welcome!

Dorset wedding photographers Robin Goodlad Photography (2)

“You write the script, I’ll tell the story, has always been my philosophy with wedding photography. I believe weddings should be photographed subtly, and quietly, with observation of the key moments and pure emotion through the day, rather than creating moments that didn’t really happen. This way, the complete collection of photographs you receive really reflects you as a couple.

The brightest vintage bus! Colour and playful wedding styling, with Katrina Matthews Photography (10)
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Colour makes me happy – and colourful, cheerful, vibrant weddings make me the happiest wedding blogger in the world! Today we’re sharing Charlie and Harry’s wedding at Eversholt Hall. Their day had a boho feel to it, with gorgeous bride Charlie in a flower crown of pink and ivory blooms with berries, and Harry looking relaxed and summery in a smart blue suit with white tie (a look I’m kind of loving right now!). Pics are by lovely Buckinghamshire wedding photographer Katrina Matthews, who’s very kindly introduced the wedding for us today!

The brightest vintage bus! Colour and playful wedding styling, with Katrina Matthews Photography (21)

Harry and Charlie got married on the 28th of July this year in Eversholt Hall, a lovely village hall sat on a little hill overlooking the village green.

They planned a DIY wedding, getting lots of family and friends involved. They had family perform with their band out on the green, friends make their wedding cake and the mother of the groom created the beautiful flower bouquets.

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I don’t know about you, but weekends (which include Fridays) are all about music. I start the day with Spotify before cereal, and dance at my desk while I’m blogging…. so introducing our newest English Wedding members Earcandy seemed like the perfect thing to do this afternoon! I love that these guys are a tight-knit team. They know their bands. They know their customers and that guarantees you really exceptional personal service – and a buzzing dancefloor all night long! 

“Music makes memories. Listening to music is one of the most powerfully emotive things that you can do. It can lift the spirits, it can calm you down, it can move you to tears. And we all have that one song that instantly transports us to another time and place. Our job, at Earcandy, is to make sure that your wedding is packed full of them, with exceptionally talented live acts, playing your kinds of music.

Golden hour gorgeousness and lovely wedding styling details with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (11)
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Happy Friday everyone! Today I’m sharing a lovely wedding with an important message from beautiful bride Danelle. This gorgeous couple married at Helmingham Hall Gardens at the beginning of autumn, and their day is everything they could have dreamed of: with pretty and romantic styling touches, a stunning dress, pretty bridesmaids and a venue to die for! The pictures by our lovely friend and English Wedding member Ayshea Goldberg capture the key moments and details beautifully – and I love how blissfully happy these two look when they’re together!

Golden hour gorgeousness and lovely wedding styling details with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (32)

Something I rarely hear about – and I actually wish we were able to talk about this more on wedding blogs – is anxiety. The build up to a wedding is huge, and Danelle has very bravely shared her experience of feeling overwhelmed with anxiety on the big day. I’m sure she’s not alone in feeling this way, and I would urge you to look for help if your own feelings of anxiety are clouding your wedding journey. There’s a lovely article on Ayshea Goldberg’s blog about dealing with anxiety on your wedding day. Danelle – you are beautiful and brave, and we’re so grateful to you for sharing your gorgeous day on English Wedding today!

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How many of you lovely lot are planning to make your own wedding stationery? Quite a few, I guess – but knowing where to start can be pretty overwhelming!

The secret to stunning, modern wedding stationery that doesn’t look dated and – well, a bit ‘meh’ – is to keep the details super personal, unfussy and uncluttered. Wedding invites in 2019 will be minimal, beautiful and with a real personal touch… and learning just a little modern calligraphy can set you right on the path to creating fabulous stationery your guests will LOVE!

Here’s the thing. As well as wedding blogging I do a little calligraphy. I teach classes around the north west (and I’m planning a bit of a jaunt around the UK next summer so holler if you know a venue and would like me to come and teach near you!) – and I design wedding stationery. This year I’ve even launched my very first Wedding Calligraphy Workshop (places available here – it’s in Manchester in April)!

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  • If any of you lovelies are near Brentwood, Essex this weekend you can meet our lovely friends from @amandakarenphotography at the @huttonhall wedding show on Sunday. (hosted by @maineventweddingshows )

Thewedding show runs from 11am – 3pm with free entry and a goody bag for all couples getting married!

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  • Beautiful bridal style inspo with a French twist, at Hale Park in Hampshire. We adore this look! With  @charlottewisephotography @francesmooremua @jodi_jms_hair_design @donnacrainsurrey @johicksflowers @hannahelizabethbridal @haleparkweddings  @lapetitbox @tara_keely @rachelsimpsonshoes @justasdelicious @peony.and.rose @thegentlesisters  model @jessjohansencurve #hampshire #smile #happybride #newforest #weddingmakeup #wedding #francesmooremua  #newforestwedding #bride  #vintage #halepark #weddingblog #pursuepretty #thatsdarling #valentinesday
  • Happy Valentine's Day! Happiness is what it's all about... and today's blog is a smiley, joyful place to be. Join us at 12 on English-Wedding.com for the full shoot! With  @charlottewisephotography @francesmooremua @jodi_jms_hair_design @donnacrainsurrey @johicksflowers @hannahelizabethbridal @haleparkweddings  @lapetitbox @tara_keely @rachelsimpsonshoes @justasdelicious @peony.and.rose @thegentlesisters  model @jessjohansencurve #hampshire #smile #happybride #newforest #weddingmakeup #wedding #francesmooremua  #newforestwedding #bride  #vintage #halepark #weddingblog #pursuepretty #thatsdarling #valentinesday
  • It just doesn't get any cuter. 🥰 @emilyblack.photography at @devonporthouse with the most adorable flower girls EVER!! Top tip from gorgeous bride Debbie - buy your aisle runner rather than renting. That way you're allowed to use it inside or out, you can drop petals on it, and have fun practising on it with all your little flower girls the day before!! #aislerunner #londonweddingphotographer #londonbride #englishweddingblog #loveintentionally #makeadventure#visualcoop#loveauthentic #intimatewedding#elopementphotographer#helloelopement #elopmentweddings #junebugs #wanderingweddings #theknot #loveislove #photobugcommunity #loveandwildhearts #londonwedding #londonweddingvenue
  • So in love with these beautiful skinny rings by talented @nikkistarkjewellery ❤️ aren't they just the sweetest? 
We'll be welcoming Nikki and introducing you properly on the blog in the coming weeks... but for now, do pop over to her insta for a follow, and go see her stunning collections of wedding rings, skinny bands and sets in gold, rose gold and silver. So very pretty 🥰

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  • How to Propose on Valentine’s Day 💍 we got you covered!! A brilliant read from our friends at @durhamroseuk #valentinesday2019 #engaged #proposal #howtopropose #shestheone #surpriseproposal #engagementring #engagement #bespokering #letsgetmarried #weddingplanning #gettingengaged #willyoumarryme #engagementring #jewelry #isaidyes #ringselfie #propose  #thehappynow #showmeyourrings #dreamscometrue #rings #iloveit #savethedate
  • Grab a cuppa - we've 3 gorgeous wedding films to share on the blog today. Sunshine, love and celebrations - what more could you want?!! @oneforeverfilms you absolute gem! 😍❤️ we are SO in love with these!! #destinationwedding #bride #groom #destinationweddingvideographer #videographer #englishweddingblog
  • Stunning and unique bridal accessories on the blog today - from @clarelloydaccessories Lumiere collection with images from a stunning photoshoot - 
Photography by @bowtieandbellephotography 
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Hair and makeup @charlottetillyerhmua 
Dresses @naomineoh 
Shoes @emmylondonofficial Model @miamokk for @gingersnapmodels Calligraphy @lauraelizabethpatrick venue Goldney Hall Orangery

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