Whatever you’re doing this weekend I hope you’re having a lovely relaxing time. For those of you who’ve just got engaged, I hope you’re loving every second of the exciting wedding planning journey! For those of you marrying in 2014, big hugs from me. I bet you can’t WAIT!!!

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Image credit www.PixiesintheCellar.co.uk

Every week I like to share my favourite wedding blogs with you. I read a lot of wedding blogs and bookmark all the best ones so I can tell you all about them. I sort them into real weddings, creative ideas and advice / opinion so you have a nice little mix of everything to read. Perfect for a lazy Sunday, yes?

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Whimsical woodland wedding inspiration | Image credit Karen Flower Photography

Today there’s a little extra to share with you: lots of my wedding photographer friends have been sharing their best bits from 2013 and it’s just the best ever time to see thousands of wedding ideas in glorious technicolour on your screen… see the ‘best wedding photographer blogs’ below for more. Enjoy! And have a lovely Sunday everyone!
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Hello there! I hope you’re having a nice weekend, taking it easy and spending a little quality time with your other half. We’re just about to head up a little mountain in the northern Lake District – weather permitting! But before we go, I have to share some of what I’ve been reading this week with you. I think you’ll love these…

rustic wedding ideas Marshal Gray Photography

A little flashback to Laura and James’s perfectly personal wedding on the blog! Click the photo for more. Image credit Marshal Gray Photography http://marshalgraystudio.com

Real weddings from the UK and a little further afield!

Wendy Grant Photography old luxters barn wedding

Nichola and Oliver’s wedding at Old Luxters Barn – image credit Wendy Grant Photography www.wendygrantphotography.com


Happy weekend everyone! What are you up to this weekend – weddingy bits and bobs, or a bit of time off? I’m taking my little Mini out for a road trip into the Lake District and hoping for a nice day. Fingers crossed! But first – I thought I’d share some of my favourite wedding blogs from the last week and a bit. Enjoy! Claire xxx

wedding blog Rob and Sarah Gillespie

One of my favourite images from weddings featured on the English Wedding Blog so far this month – photo credit Rob and Sarah Gillespie. Click the image to see more!

Real weddings

  • Kelly and Peter’s Derbyshire wedding blog – with the most adorable little pink rose and gyp bouquets!
  • Wedding in a treehouse! This is genius, magical, funny in the loveliest of ways – and genuinely in a treehouse. Zoe and Steve, you rock!
  • Timeless elegance, white details, a stunning lace wedding dress and a flying bridesmaid – Derbyshire wedding blog with Carina and Henry

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a lovely weekend. The English Wedding blog has been full of gorgeous real weddings this week so it’s time for a little catch up and for me to share the weddings and blog features I’ve been reading everywhere else! It’s been a little while (isn’t it always! Hehe – subscribers will know me too well by now!) so there are loads to share with you. Enjoy! Claire x

Vintage literature wedding blog

Vintage Literary Wedding blog – a highlight from the lovely Chris Hanley Photography

20 real weddings – my pick of the best wedding blogs!


Yay for weekends! I’m so pleased we’ve made it through to Saturday – what a busy week it’s been! I’ve had a brilliant time seeing my little sister yesterday, and there are big plans afoot for this weekend as well – very excited!

warwickshire wedding photography blog Vickerstaff

Photo credit Vickerstaff Photography www.vickerstaffphotography.co.uk

But of course I can’t leave English Wedding Blog without sharing the best wedding blogs from my reading list. It’s been a busy time for everyone I think, with bloggers, wedding photographers and wedding suppliers all sharing their latest news and designs. Those new years resolutions are still going strong… just! And it’s absolutely the best time to get wedding inspiration from all the blogs because there is so much to see.

I hope you enjoy these links! Claire xxx

UK wedding blog James Grist

Photo credit James Grist Photography http://jamesgristphotography.co.uk/

Real weddings – the best wedding blogs


What a week it’s been! From snow through to… well, more snow, and here at English Wedding Blog towers we’ve had some gorgeous weddings and ideas I’m so proud to have been able to share with you. It’s been a week of new sponsors, and lovely brides and grooms, and exciting times for wedding blogs generally – and I’ve seen some brilliant ideas and real weddings online. Want to see?

Notley Abbey wedding blog

Anoushka and Dan’s gorgeous Notley Abbey wedding, with images by Tom Redman www.tomredmanphotography.com – click the image to see lots more from this beautiful day!

Real weddings


Hurray for three-day weeks, hey?! Even for those of us who avoid the daily commute and office politics, there’s something lovely about putting three days in before suddenly realising it’s Saturday morning. Whatever your plans for today, I hope you have a good one and make the most of your freedom this weekend!

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Louise and Michael’s wedding in Oxford. Click to see the full day – with thanks to Emma Lucy Photography for the photograph http://www.emmalucyphotography.com/

The best wedding blogs of the week! (ish!)

Of course weekends are pretty damn good for doing a little wedding research or reading up on pretty ideas too. With that in mind, here’s one of my regular ‘best wedding blogs’ articles with some links to loveliness, real weddings, ideas and advice.

Enjoy! (especially if you’re still in bed reading this!) Claire xx

Real weddings


Hasn’t Friday taken a long time to come around this week?! I’m looking forward to the weekend – and I hope you have a lovely one. Whether you’re shopping or seeing family or friends, have a great weekend. To keep you entertained in the meantime, here are my best wedding blog posts from the last couple of weeks – with thanks to WedWeekly for a couple of ideas here too!

royal berkshire wedding photo credit Louise Bjorling

Emma and Luke recreated an image from Emma’s parents’ wedding day – click the image to see their wedding on the blog. Photo credit Louise Bjorling!

Real weddings


Happy Friday folks! I hope you have exciting plans for the weekend – Christmas shopping perhaps?! Me too – a few little bits and I’m done. I also need to finish off my Christmas cards this weekend! December goes so quickly. But for now, to brighten your Friday let’s revisit some of the best wedding blogs from recent weeks.

UK wedding blog by Simon Biffen

This summery, beautiful wedding will make your heart glow. By Simon Biffen Photography – click to see more!

Real weddings


This week has been a creative and thoughtful one in English Wedding Blog land. This week’s best wedding blogs post is therefore full of creative ideas from the blogs I’ve been reading over the last few days. I’m preparing for a wedding fair (as my alter ego, the calligrapher!) and have been investigating the wedding ‘scene’ here in the Lake District. It’s an interesting place to be a wedding supplier… but more on that another time.

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Love vs. Design – gorgeous wedding and design ideas. Photo credit http://danielkiyoi.bigfolioblog.com

Best wedding blogs: real weddings

  • The designers behind Love vs. Design share images of their own wedding. The stationery and details are fabulous… so are the skateboards and other creative touches 🙂
  • Sunflowers and cornflowers for a beautiful late summer wedding in Surrey – this is a beauty (and so is the bride, who doesn’t think she’s photogenic… are you kidding?! Gorgeous!)
  • A very unusual vintage wedding, in a barn in Somerset… with dinosaurs. Beautifully done, and such creative thinking – I like it!

Happy Friday afternoon, everyone! It’s time once again to share the best of the week’s wedding blogs – from around the UK and a little way overseas. I’m quite proud of my selection this week – hope you love it!

Backyard wedding from Style Me Pretty wedding blog by Jessica Morrisy

Backyard wedding from Style Me Pretty wedding blog. Photo credit http://jessicamorrisy.com

Real wedding blogs and engagements

Danielle and Mark's Crockwell Farm wedding blog by Aaron Collett

Danielle and Mark’s Crockwell Farm wedding blog. Photo credit www.aaroncollettphotography.co.uk


Whether you’ve had a glorious week full of sunshine and are itching to go out and play, or have spent the last few days at the drizzly Cumbrian seaside like me, I think it’s time to sit back and enjoy a bit of wedding goodness. Forget work – it’s time to catch up with the very best from wedding blogs over the last week-and-a-bit!

Stanway House Wedding by Martin Beddall

Stanway House Wedding by Martin Beddall, documentary wedding photographer www.mcbweddings.com

Real weddings

Bittenham Springs wedding photography by Anneli Marinovich

Bittenham Springs wedding photography by Anneli Marinovich

  • A luxurious, elegant and graceful wedding from Mitton Hall, by one of the stars of the Love Bridal boutique launch this week, the lovely Adam of ARJ Photography.