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Louisa and David describe their day as a “simple, traditional country wedding” – and for me, it’s the perfect celebration. They told me their images (by Somerset photographer Michael Riley) “captured the atmosphere, the emotion and the look of the whole wedding perfectly.”

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The day was held at a 14th century coaching inn, the wonderful and charming George Inn, which needed very little decoration. Louisa worked with David’s Mum to arrange the flowers for the day, and made some rustic bunting which complemented their stationery (from Paperchase) and tied the theme of the day together.

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Images are by Somerset wedding photographer Michael Riley. Do check out his website here:

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The English Wedding Blog Interview: Louisa and David

Wedding photographer’s website:

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Sam and Bryony’s Somerset wedding is divine: beautifully but simply and tastefully styled so it will always look timeless and magical. There are secrets to the styling and design which reading the English Wedding Blog interview will help to answer: Bryony shares her best tips on finding suppliers, budgeting and enjoying every second of your day. She’s fabulous…

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I love how Bryony talks about “a feeling all day long that you wish you could put in a bottle and keep“! I can only imagine how amazing this day was… and I can tell from the images that every second was cherished. Truly a day to remember forever!

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Bryony looks stunning in her Suzanne Neville dress, which she accessorised prettily with handmade earrings and a diamond bracelet. Sam totally looks the part in Austin Reed tails and a shirt from TM Lewin – aren’t they just the most gorgeous couple?

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Images are by brand new English Wedding Blog contributor and wonderfully talented Bristol wedding photographer John Barwood. You can find out more about him and see more weddings here:

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Morning lovely! It’s real wedding time… and you’re going to love today’s venue idea as much as the gorgeous bride and groom and their brilliant snippets of advice! This is a wedding with simple, rustic and carefully considered details which all work together beautifully. The venue – an unusual but excellent choice: Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, in Worcestershire. It has a miniature train… what more could you need?! The venue is also a charity, which makes it a pretty special place to have your wedding.

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Images are by lovely Dave Allen of Just Hitched Wedding Photography. When Dave first got in touch he’d said “These childhood sweethearts really do show what loving someone is all about. Along with their lovely friends and family, who made me feel truly welcomed and part of their fabulous wedding day” – isn’t that wonderful?
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It’s been a little while since I featured a castle wedding, and I’d almost forgotten how spectacular they can be! Today – a reminder via one of the best: this is Angela and Shawn’s Lulworth Castle wedding. You will be blown away – it’s incredible.

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The castle dates back to the 17th century and is fiercely proud of its history – the knight who features throughout today’s blog post will attest to that! (He’s the one with the Mr & Mrs sign between his teeth…) Angela decorated the reception room with hundreds of candles in jam jars and the effect is beautiful.

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Thanks to lovely creative wedding photographer Paul Underhill for sharing his images of such a gorgeous castle wedding with us today.

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Shall we dive in? Enjoy, everyone!
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Our Lulworth Castle wedding, by Angela and Shawn

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Our wedding report: Angela and Shawn

Wedding photographer’s website:

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Hey lovelies! Friday at last and I’m smiling for lots of reasons this morning! 1 – I get to see my gorgeous boyfriend in a few hours’ time yay! 2 – it’s going to be March tomorrow and that means spring! and 3 – I’ve got a beautiful sunny wedding to share with you all today, thanks to gorgeous bride and groom Amy and Matt, and to Dorset wedding photographer Howard Lucas.

 

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Morning beautiful 🙂 How are you today? I have another gorgeous wedding to share with you today, this time from the Dorset countryside and an adorable-looking wedding venue called Kingston Country Courtyard. If you’re having a barn wedding you will love this! Kingston has an 18th century stone barn with a bar attached… it sounds pretty perfect and looks amazing!

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Rebecca is gorgeous in a silhouette lace wedding dress by La Sposa, and Andy looks great in a navy suit from Austin Reed. Oh, and the bridesmaids are as lovely as they are smiley… three ridiculously pretty girls in the lightest sage green dresses.

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I hope you’ll get lots of ideas from today’s real wedding with rustic flowers, handmade bunting, a DIY Dad’s amazing cake stand and a delicious-looking naked cake with strawberries… you will LOVE this! Thanks to lovely Dorset wedding photographer Paul Underhill for sharing images of the day, and to the gorgeous bride and groom for such a fab wedding report. Everyone – enjoy!
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