Hey lovelies! I have some amazingly talented humans to introduce you to today. The English Wedding Directory is where you can find all of our favourite wedding suppliers. If you follow our Facebook page you’ll have spotted these guys already as we introduced them… the Directory is bursting full of brilliant photographers, stationers, florists, stylists, stationers… everything you could possibly need for an unforgettable and unique wedding!

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?

north east wedding photographer Joss Denham Darlington

Rik Pennington is a London wedding photographer who I’m over the moon to welcome back to the English Wedding Blog. Check out Rik’s stunning documentary wedding photography at www.rikpenningtonphotography.com and keep reading the English Wedding Blog to see something beautiful we’re planning to share with you in a few weeks’ time!

How to style your wedding with British grown flowers, with Alexandra Rose and Bethany Stanley Photography (23)

Today’s feature is a little different – and an absolute must-read, we think! It’s already one of our faves here at English Wedding HQ and I hope you love it too! Lovely Alexandra from Alexandra Rose Weddings wrote it for us, working alongside a fabulous creative team with images captured beautifully by Bethany and James who specialise in Fine Art photography and film making. Alexandra’s floral styling is just wonderful – she applies an imaginative way of thinking when working with garden grown flowers, allowing the shape of the flowers themselves to dictate the overall design. Her style is beautifully naturalistic and sculptural too.

How to style your wedding with British grown flowers, with Alexandra Rose and Bethany Stanley Photography (3)

“I want to inspire couples to be more aware of the seasons when choosing flowers and reflect the patterns of wildlife.  Part of the charm and excitement of using British blooms is working with nature and what is available at the time.  I thought our perfect setting would suit a quintessentially English venue situated in the Cotswolds and right along the River Windrush, The Old Swan and Minster Mill. The beautiful, historical features of the ‘inn on the river’ really tied everything together beautifully.  I really couldn’t think of a more perfect countryside setting with acres of stunning gardens filled with lavender, Willow trees and English Roses.