Today’s shoot is more than beautiful – the images will help you style a gorgeously green, natural and enchantingly English wedding. I was there on the day of this wedding inspiration shoot: walking in the woodland as the sun rose through the trees was perfect. As we set up our table a deer wandered past; the sounds and smells of the woodland were all around us. The images capture the essence of the English woodland, the tranquility and beauty inspired by nature.

woodland wedding style ideas images by Jenny Heyworth Photography (46)


1. If you haven’t done it on the day, or you’ve forgotten something, it probably wasn’t that important and so don’t spend your day worrying about it. Make sure you benefit from all of your hard work!

~ Katherine & Ben

2. Be philosophical about the details, as much as every detail may have seemed important in the planning, in the grand scheme of the day you will get caught up in the moment and things will inevitably be overlooked. If there are details that really matter to you both, entrust them to someone else, don’t try to do them yourself on the day.


Yay! We all survived the first week back at work… and it’s time for a well-deserved restful weekend 🙂 But first, this week’s wedding photo of the week. A beautiful smile is all it takes to brighten my week, and Emily’s smile for her husband speaks of pure happiness in this pic!


Photo credit: Barber Photography for Aspire Photography Training
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I’m a country girl – I left, once, and I will never move away again. There’s something magical in every breath of fresh air, every step across grass and sand and muddy track. Nothing beats the views across hills and fells, to forests and fields. Nothing. So country weddings are my thing; and country themed photo shoots make my heart sing!

Country wedding style ideas on the English Wedding Blog (25)

Today I have two shoots in one: an engagement shoot followed swiftly by some creative wedding ideas – all focused around the countryside. The images are divine – they’re by top wedding photographers Lisa Aldersley and Nichola Morton, both at Aspire.


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wedding calligraphy invites and menus by Claire Gould (6)

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