Elegant and fun Madingley Hall wedding with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (12)
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Hey lovelies! I’m so happy to be sharing such beautiful inspiration with you this week – I like to think I save the best until last and this year we’re celebrating December in style!! Today’s wedding combines historic elegance with lots of fun touches and a secret theme of Jane Austen – gorgeous bride and groom Bex and John had Jane Austen photo props and did their first dance as the dance from the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice!! How awesome is that? Images are by our lovely friend and sponsor Ayshea Goldberg Photography, who gets the loveliest review from the happy couple (just a couple of paragraphs on…)

Elegant and fun Madingley Hall wedding with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (23)

The Tudor hall at Madingley was so historic and beautiful. We personalised the Saloon Room with lots of photos of us and our family and friends. Our florist added incredible flower garlands to the staircases and the top table. We reused ivy garlands from the church over the grand fireplace and used the bridesmaids bouquets in pint glasses on the tables! My sister put together boxes of goodies for the bathrooms – facewipes, safety pins, chewing gum, nice soap and hand cream. They were such a lovely touch.

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Personalising your wedding can include as many or as few aspects of yourselves as you’d like… for Vicky and Sachin, they chose to include so many things they loved, and their day was full of fun and special touches because of it!

Indian fusion wedding with theatre theme (3)

On the Friday they had a Hindu ceremony to celebrate Sachin’s heritage and traditions, then on the Sunday they had their Anglo-Asian fusion wedding (which we’re sharing with you lovely folks today). Photographer Ayshea Goldberg told me it was amazing! “They spent a lot of time and effort making this incredible. Vicky got ready at her family home and then they married in her family’s village church, then headed back to the home for a marquee in the garden celebration. The colour scheme was rich golds and reds and the tables were decorated and named for productions that have a close connection with Vicky – she’s an actress! She and Sachin work so well together and their families are brilliant. They did an incredible entrance to the wedding breakfast with Vicky and Sachin’s brothers, and each set of parents coming in to their choice of song, and then Vicky and Sachin coming in to Led Zeppelin – Whole lotta love. It was awesome and they all got a standing ovation before the speeches even started.”

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There’s nothing I love more than a success story – when lovely brides and grooms show a wedding supplier so much love their business can grow into something wonderful. So when I saw on Instagram that my lovely friend and sponsor Ayshea Goldberg had gone and got herself a fab new office space for client meetings and viewings I just had to show you here! Ayshea – well done lovely, you deserve this beautiful space so much! 

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All images by Essex wedding photographer Ayshea Goldberg Photography – ajg-photography.co.uk

“When I started my photography business a few years ago I had some modest dreams, but I didn’t know where it would take me.  Over the last couple of years my business has become everything that I want it to be – an extension of me and my values.  Until now I’ve based myself working from a dedicated room in my home, which I loved as I was welcoming people into my home, they saw how I lived, ate my homemade flapjacks, got to meet my husband as they walked through my lounge and into my viewing room – it felt genuine and part of me.

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Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (5)

My lovely friend and sponsor Ayshea Goldberg Photography sent me this wonderfully light and bright wedding photoshoot to share with you all. I adore the contrast of the lemon and purple colour palette; the venue itself is simply breathtaking – a magical location for a beautiful English wedding.

Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (18)

“The venue we chose was Layer Marney Tower and the theme was a summer country garden wedding. We opted for bright lemon flowers and lush green foliage to bring a fresh and vibrant feel to the shoot. Each supplier used their expertise and talents to really showcase what they love doing and highlight their creativity.” [Full supplier credits are at the end of the feature]

Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (38)

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Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (6)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (7)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (9)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (10)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (11)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (12)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (13)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (14)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (15)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (16)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (17)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (19)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (20)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (21)
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Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (25)
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Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (29)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (30)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (31)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (32)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (33)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (34)
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Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (36)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (37)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (39)
Light, bright wedding styling ideas from Layer Marney Essex with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (40)

Full supplier credits:

Ayshea Goldberg Photography
Layer Marney Tower
Bellisima Weddings
Little Lucy’s Bakery
Chez Bec
Amega Fleur
Bumblebee Bridal
Stylishly Simple Weddings
PS With Love

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Happy Friday my lovelies! I hope you’ve all had a brilliant week and are ready for the weekend… which starts, for me, pretty much now!! Before I reach for a prosecco though, I LOVE today’s featured wedding and have been so excited to share it with you!!! Gorgeous Krissy and Simon’s beach pics are my fave, they’re wonderful.

Lovely relaxed beach wedding barn inspo with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (13)
Lovely relaxed beach wedding barn inspo with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (16)

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Lovely relaxed beach wedding barn inspo with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (14)
Lovely relaxed beach wedding barn inspo with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (15)

Super lovely English Wedding Blog sponsor Ayshea Goldberg got in touch a little while ago  with this lovely wedding from May. She told me the weather wasn’t great (VERY windy and chilly) but Krissy and Simon still insisted on going to the beach for their photos – and we’re both thrilled that they did!

Lovely relaxed beach wedding barn inspo with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (17)
Lovely relaxed beach wedding barn inspo with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (18)
Lovely relaxed beach wedding barn inspo with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (19)
Lovely relaxed beach wedding barn inspo with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (20)

“The day was full of homemade details, Krissy’s nanna had made the silk flower bouquets (which looked really nice), and Krissy made all the bunting and table centrepieces herself. The cake was made by Simon’s Mum in their favourite flavours – including a gluten free option. Their cake topper included a little black cat as they have a rescue cat called Winnie. They wanted a very DIY, easy going vibe which is exactly what they achieved.”

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Kaari and Kelly's Osea Island wedding - image credit Ayshea Goldberg Photography Essex (19)

Osea Island is paradise personified. The venue only needed a few touches to make our Gatsby theme come to life!

In the months leading up to the wedding my flat looked like a storage depot mixed with a mad artist with a penchant for glitter, ribbon and foam board. A shout out to my amazing girlfriends who DIY’d into the stratosphere with me and forgave my toddler like meltdowns (e.g. world is now ending because one shade of gold ribbon is different than the other :/) I so owe them.

Kaari and Kelly's Osea Island wedding - image credit Ayshea Goldberg Photography Essex (3)

My sister-in-law was scheduled to be our photographer – but unfortunately at the last minute she was unable to attend the wedding. I was in a panic – overwhelmed by planning and unable to process any major changes. My husband really stepped up and through the magic of Google and Ayshea’s amazing and captivating site he knew she was the one. Once I spoke to her – and she was warm – I knew we were in good hands. And we were.

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I feel as though I’ve been on a journey with gypsophila – baby’s breath – over the years. In the early days of the English Wedding Blog it was a little-known bridal flower. Then with the vintage trend and especially with more DIY and budget weddings, it became the go-to flower for styled shoots and a perfect complement to the jam jars, hessian and lace look. And then, it plummeted from favour right along with chair covers and sugared almonds!! 

All images are by Ayshea Goldberg Photography – full supplier credit list and link to the original feature (which is fabulous!) at the end of the post

One leading wedding florist who I discovered on Instagram a few weeks ago hates gypsophila so much he’d like to ban it from weddings! (Does anyone know who this guy is?! I’ve lost the link to his account and his opinions made for a great read!) Now, this comes across as a little extreme. I asked my wedding supplier friends if they agreed with him: is gypsophila totally over as a wedding flower, or is it something we can reinvent and fall back in love with for 2017? 

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Hannah and Terence had decided throughout their planning that they wanted a very relaxed day – they weren’t fussed about formality or traditions, they simply wanted a day of celebration. They managed to do this so well, the whole day felt very natural with real joy. It was a beautiful day, but so cold and Hannah and Terence were real troopers going outside throughout the day so I could do my thing. I loved that Hannah wanted to keep Terence’s jacket on for their portraits – it made it feel completely real.

Layer Marney Tower wedding with a gorgeous short haired bride, images by Ayshea Goldberg Photography (14)

“The reception area of Layer Marney Tower is already beautiful so didn’t need much adding to it. We had some candles and foliage on the mantelpiece above the massive log fire, and foliage and fairy lights on the stairs and banisters… and that was it really! I wanted a lot of candles so we also had tealights on the tables, along with collections of our favourite books (which some of our guests borrowed to enjoy themselves!) and milk bottles with a few flowers in. We tied the place names to small pots of jam and chutney from Wilkin & Sons in Tiptree (where I grew up) as we thought these would be nice for people to take away with them.

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Today’s real wedding on the blog is just… timeless. Beautiful. Elegant. Laura and Lewis are perfect together – they look amazing and the style of their wedding is divine. That dress…

Elms Barn wedding with Ayshea Goldberg Photography Suffolk Essex Photographers (34)

Words & Images: Ayshea Goldberg Photography (based in Essex)

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Laura and Lewis are one of the friendliest, funniest, craziest couples I’ve worked with. Everyone was just genuinely thrilled to celebrate the day with the couple.

Laura was excited about everything and Lewis was possibly the most emotional groom I’ve met. He couldn’t wait to see Laura walk down the aisle – and was so nervous while she kept him waiting. Laura just constantly chats about anything and everything – I feel like I really know them. Their families were both so welcoming too and everyone was enthusiastic to come outside for portraits even when it started to rain.

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Lewis’s speech was the sweetest and most emotional I’ve ever heard a groom say, he even made me well up! Good job I could hide behind my camera!

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I have been so excited to show you Lydia and Rob’s wedding – there are some amazing ideas and beautiful images, and I love the venue with the lights strung across the ceiling, their portraits are fab, and there’s a gorgeous night time image of the two of them. The bouquet is pretty as well, with lovely shades of white and yellow for a fresh spring bouquet – fabulous.

Gaynes Park wedding on the English Wedding Blog with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (25)

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Gaynes Park wedding on the English Wedding Blog with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (9)

Words & images: Ayshea Goldberg Photography

So many things made this wedding special and memorable. The main thing was that even though the weather was pretty awful, nothing was going to stop them enjoying their day and having their photographs in the gardens and grounds. They’re such a funny couple and took everything in their stride. The planning had been easy and they were very chilled out about everything leading up to and on the day.

Gaynes Park wedding on the English Wedding Blog with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (37)

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Who else loves sunflowers? For summer colour, vibrance and just general amazingness, I think they’re pretty hard to beat! And if you can grow your own for your summer wedding, they’ll give you such wonderful memories of your day in your photos and whenever you see them again! Marie and Richard – I adore how you styled your day and I LOVE your photos!

Colourful English wedding at Hylands House with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (33)

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Colourful English wedding at Hylands House with Ayshea Goldberg Photography (18)

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There are so many things about this wedding that I love, but the thing that I remember the most is the pure happiness of the day.  The absolute joy of everyone to get together and celebrate on the day was genuine.  Marie is one of the happiest and most expressive brides I’ve had the pleasure of capturing.  She was excited and thrilled about everything – her friends giving a piano recital of Disney songs in the church, the bright flowers and bridesmaid dresses, and the wedding cake that had the same coloured tiers as the bridesmaid dresses.

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Barn weddings are sooo lovely: the perfect blank canvas, history and character allowing you to blend in with a rustic theme or contrast beautifully with elegance and country charm. Today’s wedding is perfectly pretty and will inspire countryside brides and grooms everywhere! Enjoy 🙂
Words & Images by Ayshea Goldberg Photography

Real wedding at Maidens Barn Essex by Ayshea Goldberg Photography (11)

Maidens Barn is located in Essex countryside, it’s a rural location and is a hidden gem.  It’s surrounded by tranquil space and farmland.  Because it’s so secluded and peaceful, it gives the feel that there’s nothing else going on in the world on your wedding day – which is exactly how you should feel. It’s beautiful and has a wonderful courtyard which can be used as one of the many scenic backdrops too.

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Real wedding at Maidens Barn Essex by Ayshea Goldberg Photography (25)

This wedding was just so pretty – I love vintage styles and Jess and James had brought in a styling company that specialise in vintage props.  Jess and James had carefully selected small accents and larger props that reflected what they wanted their wedding day to look like, and in the rustic barn setting it worked so well.