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The perfect intimate wedding in Hampshire with Lemontree Photography (9)
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I stumbled across this gorgeous Hampshire wedding on the blog of Lemontree Photography – and totally loved everything about it. Sarah and Iain are gorgeous – their day is so perfectly charming I had to get in touch with Az at Lemontree and ask if we could share their images with you today. Lucky for me, he said yes, and Sarah and Iain have been lovely in sharing some of the details of their planning with you too!

The perfect intimate wedding in Hampshire with Lemontree Photography (7)

We just wanted a relaxed atmosphere where people could be at ease. One of the reasons that we chose Penton Park was because it offered guests the chance to dance, stay at the bar, play snooker, have a go at some garden games or just relax in the sitting room or the swing seat in the grounds.

The perfect intimate wedding in Hampshire with Lemontree Photography (23)

Wedding photographer’s website:

Lemontree-Photography.co.uk

We researched online and loved Az’s pictures. We were extremely pleased with his work. What attracted us to Az’s pictures was the relaxed feel: there were very few staged shots. He has an amazing ability to capture people just having a good time. Az put us at ease on the day and was lovely to have at our wedding!

Pretty garden flowers and crafty country styling for a Shopshire wedding, images by Tony Fanning (4)
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Delbury Hall is one of Shropshire’s loveliest wedding venues. With a country house, a lake with swans and ducks swimming about and beautiful gardens it is the perfect place for a wedding. Beautiful bride Siân and her gorgeous groom Edward were married there in the summer and chose Tony Fanning to capture their day. It’s perfect… and I have to say I love their wedding hashtag and the beautifully realised shed to go with it! Siân – Edward… get it?!

Pretty garden flowers and crafty country styling for a Shopshire wedding, images by Tony Fanning (9)

“When you plan a wedding for the first time, you discover so many suppliers in the local area that you didn’t know existed! We always asked suppliers for recommendations of others they had worked with before, with the idea that they would have a good knowledge of who was reliable in the local area. With seven months to plan the wedding, we did find that some suppliers we tried were booked up for our date, but they were always happy to recommend someone else and we didn’t struggle at all.

Pretty garden flowers and crafty country styling for a Shopshire wedding, images by Tony Fanning (11)

Belle Epoque bridal collection by British designer Suzanne Neville on the English Wedding Blog (8)
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Something on top bridal designer Suzanne Neville‘s website caught my eye the other day – a little comment from lovely Suzanne herself that social media has inspired brides to be more adventurous. I love this! Browsing Instagram and Pinterest for unique wedding inspo – from designers all over the world – has changed us and is even inspiring those designers to create dresses which are more show-stopping than ever before!

Belle Epoque bridal collection by British designer Suzanne Neville on the English Wedding Blog (11)

Of course, Suzanne Neville is always ahead of the crowd when it comes to next season’s bridal fashion. The Belle Epoque Collection for 2018 is unique and varied, designed with adventurous brides in mind. Suzanne Neville has designed a fabulous collection of wedding dresses in every dream look imaginable: elaborate or simple, classic or clean, structured or soft. Fabrics include exquisite lace and embroidered tulle, piqué, cloqué silks, crepes and satins. This is a collection with a modern, exciting edge – elegant, fashion forward couture bridalwear.

Belle Epoque bridal collection by British designer Suzanne Neville on the English Wedding Blog (2)

Simple wedding styling ideas for a fine art wedding, image by Lara Rios Photography (4)
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Sometimes I think it’s easier to style your wedding if you leave it almost until the last minute. It amazes me how quickly trends can change, and within eighteen months things like gypsophila, ombre and olive branches can all but disappear from our feeds. So today we’re talking about the top trends for wedding styling in 2018!

The key to a truly beautiful celebration is always to style your wedding to your personality rather than the trendiest looks you find in magazines. As a blogger though, I love to seek out next year’s trends – I kind of know where they’ll appear first and which will appeal to our English sense of style and elegance – and today I’m going to share my predictions for the coming year with you lovely lot.

Of course, I’d genuinely love to hear your thoughts on any upcoming trends I’ve missed from the list. Are there colour palettes or details you’ve seen which are going to be huge? Head on over to our Facebook page to join in the discussion!

Woodland fairytale wedding with butterflies on the English Wedding Blog. Photo credit: Nina Pang (1)
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You’re not alone if you secretly wish English brides and grooms could marry anywhere, like they can in the US: at home, on the beach, or in a beautiful woodland setting like this. That time will come… in the meantime, there’s so much to be said for bringing nature indoors – choose woodland foliage and twisting branches in your bouquet; add butterflies to your tables and stationery; and choose a venue with a patch of woodland nearby so you can escape for beautiful portraits with your love!

Woodland fairytale wedding with butterflies on the English Wedding Blog. Photo credit: Nina Pang (8)

Today’s styled shoot was sent in by our lovely friend and inspirational wedding stationery designer Emma Jo. Images are by Nina Pang, and you’ll find a full supplier list of all the super talented creatives involved below.

Woodland fairytale wedding with butterflies on the English Wedding Blog. Photo credit: Nina Pang (27)

Emma’s wonderfully elegant stationery nods towards the ‘Fairytale’ theme while being elegant enough to suit lots of couples and their weddings. We love the simple, minimal design with folding laser cut butterflies! Emma’s brush lettering skills come into play with the apple place settings, and she created complementary calligraphy-style pieces for the cake topper, cocktail stirrers and butterfly place settings.

Greenery and gorgeous urban chic styling at Manchester Victoria Warehouse with Kate McCarthy Photography (27)
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I’ll always love Manchester: it’s a unique city with a fabulously urban culture, and today’s stunning wedding embraces the edgy, fashion side of Manchester in the most beautiful way imaginable. Gorgeous bride Jenna married Kris at Victoria Warehouse in August and I’m thrilled to be able to share their day with you.

Greenery and gorgeous urban chic styling at Manchester Victoria Warehouse with Kate McCarthy Photography (41)

 

“We didn’t have a theme, as we didn’t want to restrict ourselves. We wanted it to be very natural and simple and only things we loved. We chose to have lots of greenery as a contrast to the industrial venue. We had pops of white and gold throughout with balloons, spray painted jam jars and signage. Through chance the bridesmaids chose to have pink dresses and Kris chose a pink tie, so in the end everything worked well together.

Greenery and gorgeous urban chic styling at Manchester Victoria Warehouse with Kate McCarthy Photography (18)

Crafty wedding styling and a beautiful blush pink dress at Chequers Inn, with The Crawleys (17)
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I adore Kerry’s dress and bouquet and how today’s gorgeous bride and groom are both smiling, grinning and laughing all day long. Kerry & James’ wedding was perfect – the sun shone gloriously on what turned out to be one of the hottest days of the year so far and Kerry looked ridiculously stunning in her blush pink gown.

Crafty wedding styling and a beautiful blush pink dress at Chequers Inn, with The Crawleys (16)

“We knew that the location was going to just speak for itself, but we did a fair bit of decorating for the tables and the venue with our heirloom bunting (thanks Mary and Pat and ladies at patchwork!) as well as the map which James put together. I designed and made the chalkboard as well as the seating plan and the welcome board. I was pretty pleased with the efforts. The guys at The Chequers did a wonderful job of the tables and venue. I just made sure I was organised! I also had photos of our family from their own weddings which was a nice touch.

Crafty wedding styling and a beautiful blush pink dress at Chequers Inn, with The Crawleys (7)Crafty wedding styling and a beautiful blush pink dress at Chequers Inn, with The Crawleys (23)

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So autumn has well and truly landed, and I’m loving jumpers and autumn walks already. Don’t you just love playing in the leaves and trying to catch one? Even if you’re on your own… it’s lucky to catch a leaf but so much harder than it looks! It’s time for evenings by the fire and cosy candlelit cuddles, and for making wedding plans together – because in 10 weeks it’ll be 2018! Eeek!!

Stunning Cheshire farm wedding ideas from Jess Yarwood Photography (35)

Image credit Jess Yarwood Photography – full wedding to feature in a fortnight or so!

The English Wedding Directory is where you can find all of our favourite wedding suppliers. Our Facebook page is updated with new vendors when they join us, and the Directory is full of brilliant photographers, stationers, florists, stylists, stationers… everything you might need for the wedding of your dreams!

Massive welcomes to these lovely folks who’ve joined the Directory in the last couple of weeks:

wedding planners in norwich norfolk

One Curious Dream is is a creative and innovative wedding planning & styling company with a passion for producing relaxed, unique, beautiful weddings that are full of personal touches, throughout the UK. We love their blog – especially this feature on unexpected wedding costs (eek!)

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There was a time (and it feels like long ago), when we didn’t have the joys of the internet, social media or Pinterest.  When it comes to wedding style part of me thinks “how on earth did we manage” but the other half of me feels it was possibly a much simpler place.

Styling your 2018 wedding, expert advice by Jenna Hewitt. Photo credit Kitty Wheeler Shaw (1)

Without a doubt the access to the resources we have has placed huge focus/pressure on wedding styling.  There now exist wedding trend reports and predictions and, as a wedding stylist and planner, I eagerly await Pantone’s release of colour of the year – so often linked to the emerging colour trends and choices for the next season.  Most recently we’ve seen rose quartz and grey elegance, metallic and acrylics and, currently, a trend for minimal, white and greenery.  Next year I’m predicting a resurgence of tropical brights (we shall see…).   Anyhow, my point is that today, more than ever, putting your style stamp on your big day is a big deal. But it isn’t always easy to zone in on a style, put it all together, or know where to begin.

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Today’s wedding at King’s Weston House is absolutely gorgeous! The little touches Hollie and Jimmy used to decorate tables and entertain guests are just fabulous – and the bride and groom are a stunning couple – Hollie is so very beautiful. Images are by our lovely sponsor and Bristol wedding photographer Martin Dabek. Use the little icon at the top of each image to save to your Pinterest boards – there are SO many ideas to fall in love with here!

Beautiful styling touches for an elegant Bristol wedding. Image credit Martin Dabek Photography (8)

We planned our wedding in under a year. It’s achievable, you just have to be flexible with dates and stick to your decisions. We wanted to create a shabby chic, informal feel and chose a colour scheme of grey and dusky pink with sparkly accents. To help us stick to our budget we borrowed decorations from friends and shopped around charity shops for bargains.

Beautiful styling touches for an elegant Bristol wedding. Image credit Martin Dabek Photography (40)

Wedding photographer’s website:

Bristol wedding photographer Martin Dabek
http://martindabek.com

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The wedding traditions I like best of all are the simple, fun and creative ones. Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue is a tradition many of us uphold – and it’s lovely because our mums, sisters, grandmas and closest friends all love to get involved (in a good way!)

Chic modern wedding styling in London, images by Amanda Karen Photography (16)

I have been playing on the internet and discovered so many creative ideas for those somethings old, new, borrowed and blue. Traditionally the items would have been carried, or on the bride’s person during the wedding, but recently brides have been a little more creative in counting things like vintage cars as their ‘something old’ – and we’re all for that! If you’re struggling with any one of your somethings old, new, borrowed or blue, here are some ideas to help!

Chic modern wedding styling in London, images by Amanda Karen Photography (1)

Something old…

1. Think about any family heirlooms – from old champagne glasses to photo frames or candle holders you could use in a display area

2. A vintage clutch to hold your lippy, blister plasters etc. (and all your other ‘somethings’)

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Hey there, lovelies! I fell head over heels for this shoot sent in by lovely Rebecca at Storyteller Photography. The vintage wicker chair is wonderful (and a key trend for 2018 weddings too!) – the foliage is divine and every little detail sings of summer days.

Outdoor wedding style ideas for 2018 at Hyde Bank Farm with Storyteller Photography (9)

The look is that of a perfectly romantic, slightly boho English garden wedding. Styling touches include plenty of foliage, which works wonderfully for an outdoor wedding in any location. The colour palette is based around luscious greens with hints of white and copper throughout. Foliage is key within the bouquet, flower crown and floral styling, with delicate white and peach accents.

 

Outdoor wedding style ideas for 2018 at Hyde Bank Farm with Storyteller Photography (29)
Outdoor wedding style ideas for 2018 at Hyde Bank Farm with Storyteller Photography (11)

Foliage is used to dress a metal arch, and it’s wonderful to see the beautiful and subtly marbled wedding cake framed so thoughtfully – such a gorgeous creation deserves a show-stopping surround! The cake is finished with a delicately crafted wreath of sugar flowers, and suspended from the archway – doesn’t it look fabulous?!

Outdoor wedding style ideas for 2018 at Hyde Bank Farm with Storyteller Photography (26)

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

Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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