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Imagine a wedding venue brimming with ancient history; yet in the heart of a beautiful English city. Imagine an evening celebration in a timeless setting, a rich treasure house with grand, sweeping staircases and priceless paintings.

Our friends at The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford have brought together a bunch of supremely talented creatives to showcase the magic of their venue. The Ashmolean is available as a private wedding venue after hours, its opulent reception rooms and architectural alcoves making a stunning and fascinating setting for your special celebration.

Oxford wedding photography, alternative wedding ideas from Ashmolean Museum with Zaki Charles Photography (8)

The warmth and majesty of this bridal photoshoot from the Ashmolean Museum takes my breath away. The beautiful images by Zaki Charles Photography capture the dramatic spaces and historic character of the museum. Lucy wears stunning gowns from Bridal Reloved in Wallingford, complemented by beautifully styled hair by Rachael Cappocci, and carries a bouquet from The Country Garden Flower Company.

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Exchange vows in the heart of Oxford against the backdrop of half a million years of art and history.

Eco friendly and vegan wedding inspiration with Kiss by Light Photography (7)
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I LOVE that we’ve been able to tell you about some wonderfully creative and sustainable / ethical wedding suppliers on the blog this week. If you missed Thursday’s blog do take a peek at the beautiful Sanyukta Shrestha dresses we featured here.  Today I’m really excited to share a wedding style photoshoot from a group of like-minded Dorset wedding suppliers who came together to create a sustainable and eco-friendly wedding look.

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The photographers are lovely Kiss In Light, who are based in the New Forest. They have made changes in their home and work lives (taking up yoga, living as ethical and eco-friendly a lifestyle as possible, and bringing sustainability into the core of their business and ethos) over the last year, and this inspired the photoshoot: they wanted to show all of you lovely couples how beautiful a sustainable wedding style can be! So with the images we’re brining you today we want to bring you a little spark, a glimmer of inspiration to help you create your own ethical and sustainable wedding.

Blush, peach and gold wedding inspiration with Steph Yeo Photography on the English Wedding Blog (13)
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Happy Saturday everyone! What are your plans? I’m really excited – I’m on a sten do this weekend, it’s going to be brilliant… and we’re outside all day so the sunshine is an absolute bonus!! But can you believe it’s going to be July tomorrow?! Me neither… let’s see June out in style, shall we? Today’s inspirational feature comes from lovely Steph Yeo Photography, based in Yorkshire. The styling is rustic and romantic – a beautiful mix to inspire the growing number of couples celebrating their weddings in converted barn wedding venues and still looking for elegance and a dash of fairytale… it’s beautiful and I hope you love it as much as I do!

Blush, peach and gold wedding inspiration with Steph Yeo Photography on the English Wedding Blog (1)

With the popularity of barn venues rising for the modern day bride and groom, The Barns in East Yorkshire is a perfect wedding venue. Close to the river bank the venue is spread over two barns, with an outdoor firepit and lots of fairy lights.

Blush, peach and gold wedding inspiration with Steph Yeo Photography on the English Wedding Blog (6)