Warm out there, isn’t it?!! I’m loving how summery I’m feeling this week – and just before I take my little packed lunch to the beach (because I’m the luckiest wedding blogger and it’s like 2 minutes’ walk!) I have this stunning summer wedding to share with you. Beautiful bride Victoria got in touch with me a few weeks ago. She married Stephen last July and chose a quintessentially English theme for their wedding day.

I loved hearing about Victoria’s dress: it was handmade for her by a family friend, along with her mum’s dress and the four bridesmaids’ dresses. Victoria was really involved in the process, and able to choose the fabric (Thai Silk), shape (A-Line) and detailing on her dress. Silk covered buttons ran all the way down the back of the gown, with the top button covered in lace from Victoria’s grandmother’s wedding dress. Oh, and pockets! Her dream dress looks fabulous – as if it were made especially for her – and it was!

A quintessentially English marquee wedding with a handmade dress! Photo credit Ben Davis Photography (7)

Gorgeous Devon wedding with a cycling theme and lots of ideas! Images by Martin Dabek Photography (32)

If your husband to be is out on his bike this Sunday afternoon, then this is for YOU! If you’ve both been cycling today and you’re relaxing after an exhilarating day in the saddle, then you’re going to love this more than anything you’ve ever seen on a wedding blog. Natalie and James – who’s a keen cyclist! – had a cycling themed wedding at Rockbeare Manor in August, and incorporated some ingenious styling touches into their day. Their photographer was our wonderful friend and English Wedding member Martin Dabek Photography, who captured the day so beautifully! I love the bicycle wheels with foliage on the walls, the table plan with a shelf full of cyclists… actually I love the whole day. And can we skip straight to that cake?!! The beautiful cake was made by Yvonne at Cherry Blossom Cakes and decorated with flowers by Emma at Brompton Buds.

Gorgeous Devon wedding with a cycling theme and lots of ideas! Images by Martin Dabek Photography (40)

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We researched wedding photographers and found Martin’s website. We arranged to meet and were really impressed with Martins work, and calm and reassuring manner.