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If you’re looking for beautiful invitations which reflect an English garden theme, we have the perfect solution for you. These beauties are unique – illustrated by fabulous cake artist and designer Amy Swann, with hand calligraphy by Claire at By Moon & Tide – they will delight guests from day one.

Available now from Not On The High Street, they’re affordable, completely personalisable and start from just £2.50. Imagine your wedding bouquet: the beautiful wildness of nature tumbled into the most stunning armful of blooms you ever did see.

The ‘Ethereal’ wedding invitation is designed to capture the spirit of a modern bouquet – Illustrator Amy Swann’s stunning statement blooms make this our favourite all-year-round wedding invite. With soft tones and handwritten calligraphy, it’s perfect for flower-lovers, like us!

Buy your Ethereal wedding invitations from Not On The High Street today!


Huge thanks to lovely Carl and Lisa at 166 Photography for taking the beautiful images of the Wild & Painterly wedding stationery collection for the English Wedding Blog Shop. Gorgeous flowers by Shirley from S & A Floral Design, Lincolnshire

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Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (26)

I still dream of Italian summers, more years than I can count after living there. Such a beautiful country inspires the prettiest of wedding decor, and today’s shoot captures the essence of an intimate Italian destination wedding so beautifully.

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So dream yourself away with me to an Italian castle where dreams come true. Picture the scene: a beautiful English bride with her gorgeous groom and their adorable son escape to be married, Italian style.

Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (13)

Bouquets are abundant and glorious in their greenery; dresses are light, floaty and exquisitely detailed. Tablescapes are simply styled with fabric runners and the prettiest summer blooms. Delicate, organic calligraphy sets the scene for a day to remember for eternity.

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Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (5)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (6)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (7)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (8)
Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (9)
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Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (11)
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Light and breezy destination wedding styling in Italy, image by Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (40)

Photography: Jenny Heyworth Photography
Training by: Aspire Photography Training
Location: Count Ceconi – Graphistudio
Models: Abi Monks, Eddie Kilty & William.
Calligraphy: Claire from  By Moon and Tide
Flowers: Tracy Burr from The Flower House

Styling by White Feather & Co.

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Hello beautiful! I hope you’re having the loveliest week. I have a very special offer for you and your best girls to share today – come and learn beautiful lettering for your wedding, and save 10% when you book!

Learn calligraphy in Manchester - workshops throughout the year with By Moon & Tide Calligraphy - image credit Inbetween Days Photography (7)

Back in June, lovely Laura from Inbetween Days Photography came along to a calligraphy workshop in Manchester. She was a whizz with a calligraphy pen – like so many of you amazingly talented people from the internet, she was writing like a pro within 2 hours of picking up a funky pen for the very first time! She also takes the most amazing photos – you can discover her here:

www.inbetweendaysphotography.com
Instagram.com/inbetweendaysphotography
Facebook.com/inbetweendaysphotography
Twitter.com/laurawilz

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The workshop was one of my favourites. A lovely classroom space, a great group of girls all learning lettering pretty much from scratch, and the prettiest peonies gracing our tables from the lovely folks at Flourish.

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Today’s shoot will bring sunshine to your screens – and you’ll just wish you could reach in and touch this breathtaking statement wedding gown by Watters. Styling and images by Catharine Noble Photography, and calligraphy by me {By Moon & Tide}

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“When I first saw this beautiful wedding dress by Watters at Agape Bridal Boutique, I was completely smitten! The nude colour tone and the tulle ruffles – it was so feminine and different!

English countryside wedding inspiration with By Moon And Tide, photo credit Catharine Noble Photography (19)

“We just had to create a shoot based entirely around this dress not only for our own creative fun but also to showcase it!

English countryside wedding inspiration with By Moon And Tide, photo credit Catharine Noble Photography (21)

“The English Countryside setting was perfect with the wild buttercups and luscious tall grass and this gave us the idea of a bouquet which looked like wild flowers that had been handpicked.

We then had the idea of scattering some of the pink lisianthus blooms along the skirt of the dress.

English countryside wedding inspiration with By Moon And Tide, photo credit Catharine Noble Photography (23)

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Shhhh… I have a very special offer for you this afternoon, designed to help you lovely brides-to-be absolutely WOW your guests with the prettiest wedding invitations you can imagine.

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One of my favourites from the English Wedding Blog Shop, the Pink Peony wedding invitation, is just so prettily perfect for summer weddings.

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Save 10% on your entire order!

From today until the end of June, if you order these invitations with matching RSVP cards,  quote the code SAVE-10 for a 10% discount on your entire order. You’re welcome!

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Romance doesn’t come much sweeter than this prettily illustrated wedding invitation with the exquisite art of Amy Swann.

We adore the timeless peony design; we love the delicate calligraphy from By Moon & Tide which sits so beautifully alongside the floral illustration.

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Huge thanks to lovely Carl and Lisa at 166 Photography for taking the beautiful images of the Wild & Painterly wedding stationery collection for the English Wedding Blog Shop. Gorgeous flowers by Shirley from S & A Floral Design, Lincolnshire

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I’d be willing to bet actual money that more than one person has already told you, don’t sweat the small stuff. 

Simple wedding styling ideas for a fine art wedding, image by Lara Rios Photography (5)

But that doesn’t mean you can’t fall in love with those exquisite little details which will make your wedding beautiful…

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This is how I spend my time when I’m not writing the English Wedding Blog.

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Summer days are spent with my pen and inks, scribing names onto the most exquisite papers and working with brides and grooms to create beautiful styling touches for their weddings. I hope you like them!

Simple wedding styling ideas for a fine art wedding, image by Lara Rios Photography (7)

Lovely fine art wedding photographer Lara Rios was kind enough to take the sweetest photographs of some of my favourite place names earlier this year. Lara is based in the US, and is one of the reasons I love social media SO much – discovering people like Lara brightens my days. Do follow her on Instagram – she loves all the beautiful things which make my heart sing and her styling and photography is just divine.

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If you would like to find wedding invitations with simple, elegant design which are perfectly on trend for 2017 – I like to think I have the answer.

These beautifully simple calligraphy invitations from By Moon & Tide are based on a handwritten original master copy, created especially for you.

They’re also wonderfully affordable and you can buy them now in the English Wedding Blog Shop!

 

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Heirloom is a stunning designer monogram wedding invitation with beautiful modern lettering and your names in handwritten calligraphy. Headed with your personalised monogram in a modern and organic calligraphy style, this relaxed and ultra chic invite will really impress your guests.

From £2.55

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Laurel is a chic and simple calligraphy wedding invitation featuring a hand drawn wreath with your names in pretty calligraphy. We love it and hope you do too!

From £2.25

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Visit the shop to see invitations, wedding decor and accessories at Shop.English-Wedding.com

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Barns make beautiful, versatile wedding venues and the way they are styled can make all the difference to the feel of your barn wedding! Whilst some are new and purpose built venues or have been dramatically renovated most were built with very different intentions, so whilst having lots of character they can appear cold or agricultural which may not be the look that you are going for.

Images: Oobaloos Wedding Photography | Words & styling: Daisy Says I Do

1. Adding softening textures to barn spaces


The super high ceilings add dramatic scale but bring intimacy back into your style and to soften the structure consider hanging sculptures, lighting or foliage at the height of the beams, there are so many exciting options within any theme which can make your style unique and create a big statement or add softness to the building.

2. Making a big floral statement


A barn can absorb decor and the items that you thought would feel big suddenly don’t have the same impact in a barn. Large arrangements of flowers and foliage look great against a characterful barn backdrop.

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Do you have a vision for your perfect wedding invitations? Are you collecting images you love on Pinterest, but leaving it until 6 months or so before your wedding to place an order? Or do you think DIY-ing your invites will save you money? (And surely it can’t be that hard, right?)

Deliciously personal, handcrafted calligraphy wedding invites. Photo Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (1)

I’ve been a wedding calligrapher for 12 years. I’ve made bespoke invites, launched my own collections and helped hundreds of brides and grooms find their perfect stationery. I’ve also seen thousands of invitations cross my desk from letterpress companies, high street brands and little independent wedding invitation designers.

But I’m lucky – I get to see (and make!) your stationery: I don’t have to find something for my own wedding. It’s hard – for some of you it will be way more complicated than you think. You’ll need to make compromises, scale back your expectations… or maybe be surprised when you find invitations which are less expensive than you thought they could be!

Deliciously personal, handcrafted calligraphy wedding invites. Photo Jenny Heyworth for Aspire Photography Training (2)

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I ask brides and grooms whose weddings we feature where they spent more, and where they saved. Often couples splash out on the venue and save by making their own stationery. I personally think if you can invest a little time into making your own beautiful on-the-day stationery, it’s so worth it!

So today I have a sneak peek of an affordable (it’s only £25) online calligraphy workshop for creative brides and grooms to share with you. Calligraphy is a beautiful way to turn simple stationery pieces into little treasures. And the modern styles aren’t really that hard to learn!

If you’re creative and ready for a new adventure, Making Beautiful Letters is for you!

Sign up for the online workshops for £25 today!

The online workshop is for absolute beginners and it’s really easy to get started. You’ll learn the tips and tricks of modern calligraphy at your own pace, with a new video tutorial delivered by email every week.

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How was your long weekend? I had plans to have a leisurely working day yesterday which turned out to be more about walking on the beach than blogging! But it’s almost my birthday and I’m of a mind to take things easy this week… especially while the sun is beaming down on the beautiful Lake District where I live. We have blogging plans afoot (check out the new shop and Directory) – and I know my inbox is yelling at me – but I wanted to share a special offer for any of you lovely creative wedding suppliers out there.

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Are you fully booked for the summer months? Are you ready to take bookings for the winter, or into 2018? Do you need a little boost with your SEO? Then I can help.

The English Wedding Blog is all about matchmaking amazing suppliers with brides and grooms.

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Eva Tarnok is a wedding photographer I love to work with: she’s taken some of the most beautiful images of my calligraphy; she has a love for the kind of pretty which perfectly suits a quintessentially English wedding.

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Today’s inspiration is just so lovely: Morden Hall is a classic setting and needs little extra decor. Spring flowers and a pastel cake covered in tumbling, delicate foliage and pretty blooms set the scene, along with my calligraphy. The dress is pure romance… Kate Edmonson has something uniquely beautiful, don’t you think?

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Words & images: Eva Tarnok Photography

Morden Hall is a historic manor house set within a stunning National Trust parkland in South London. It is a beautiful country house carefully restored and renovated and is a popular wedding venue with couples all over London.

Aisha Phillips, wedding planner from Sassy a la mode and Eva Tarnok, a South London based wedding photographer, worked to put together a classical and natural styled shoot.

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