Gemma and Joe had one of those country weddings which look effortlessly beautiful… the flowers and venue styling work seamlessly together, and the atmosphere is of celebration in a relaxed setting surrounded by a wonderful family. I adore their day, from the most heart-melting moments to the finer details. I hope you’ll love it as much as I do!

An English barn wedding in Suffolk by Benjamin Mathers Photography (24)

Special touches include some fabulous ideas: “We hired a vintage sports car for the weekend, which Joe and his brother enjoyed the morning of the wedding.  We then drove ourselves to the reception venue and enjoyed some time-out together and we also put it to good use the day after the wedding, driving to the coast, where we sat on the beach and reminisced about the amazing day we had

An English barn wedding in Suffolk by Benjamin Mathers Photography (14)

Images are by Norfolk wedding photographer Benjamin Mathers. It’s the first time Ben has featured on the English Wedding Blog, and I have to say I feel a fool for never sharing his superb photography with you before! His images are amazing: do, please visit his website and find out more:


Some weddings instantly grab me as a wedding blogger, and today’s is one of them. Here’s a little secret: it’s not the details which make a ‘bloggable wedding’. Neither is it the bride and groom, or the dress, or the photography, or the venue. It’s everything: all of these matter when I’m looking for a wedding to blog, and the magical ingredient is the atmosphere they create when combined together… it’s like the alchemy of love in weddings!

Clissold House wedding AdamsPhotArt London (18)Images are by Adam Szczepanski, London wedding photographer AdamsPhotoArt

So when styling and planning your wedding, focus on creating a day you’ll love from beginning to end. Follow today’s gorgeous couple’s example: Miranda and Ronan had a small wedding at Clissold House and their family helped with some of the finer details of the day. Miranda’s dress is exquisite – one of the loveliest I’ve seen! – but their smiles and the atmosphere which shines through the images of their day are what make this wedding so special.

Clissold House wedding AdamsPhotArt London (20)