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Morning lovely! I’m happy to be bringing you a glorious real wedding today – it’s from last summer when the world was normal, and it’s exceptionally beautiful. I love to see these reminders of how things will be when the pandemic is over: with friends and family and togetherness and joy and love all bundled up into one huggable celebration! Steph & Tom’s day is beautiful – they enlisted our lovely friend and English Wedding member Jo at One Curious Dream to help bring everything together – and it’s fabulous!

With love,“english

Steph & Tom's classic, timeless Magdalene College wedding, with photography by Lina and Tom (33)

Jo at One Curious Dream helped us to figure out what was going to make the most impact but not break the bank. We had such fun driving over to Norwich to meet her in her treasure trove warehouse and choosing all of the finishing touches for our day. Having her experience to help shape, challenge and explore our ideas made the planning process even more enjoyable and exciting. We agreed that we would put all of our effort into decorating the marquee at Barrington Hall as that was where we would spend most of the day, and to be fair Magdalene College doesn’t need much to be incredible! On the run up to the wedding, Jo and her team spent ages getting our long dining tables perfect and managing hundreds of little vases!

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Summer bank holidays are the BEST!! Whatever your plans for the day, enjoy. Relax, have summer drinks in the garden, smile and laugh and be happy. That’s my plan too! And allow me to bring a happy smile to your beautiful face with this gorgeous summer marquee wedding in Cheshire.

Sarah and Simon’s day is truly personal, informal and fun. Their focus was on friends and family, on celebrating and having the most amazing day ever – and they nailed it! The joy on everyone’s faces is just making me smile so much today! The styling touches are lovely, with a definite summer garden botanical feel to everything. I adore the herbs on place settings, the little tags, home made alcoholic favour bottles, terracotta pots on tables and the bold colour palette of blues and purples.

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You don’t need 100 or more people to watch him put a ring on your finger. You don’t need the stress of a wedding table plan, huge corkage fees or to spend your day in a crowd of distant cousins. All you really need is you. Intimate weddings with only a handful of guests are my favourite, and beautiful bride Liz and Richard’s day is simply perfect. Don’t you just love that Jenny Packham dress?

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Wedding photographer’s website:

www.helenenglandphotography.co.uk

“We looked for Kent based photographers online and after looking through a lot of photography we came across Helen’s website and we knew it was the relaxed style we wanted. We contacted Helen to arrange meeting her at a wedding fayre and we instantly clicked – we knew she’d be great at blending in and capturing our special moments.

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Rachel and Alex chose a select few exceptional suppliers to make their Cotswolds wedding day an incredible success. Their focus on fabulous food and cocktails is brilliant, and the styling of the day has blown me away.

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The flowers tie in beautifully with this statement theme ‘The Hunt is Over‘ – which I love. Every detail is considered – and this is the work of some of the very, very best wedding suppliers (with not a homemade detail in sight). I adore today’s real wedding.

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Images are by the wonderfully talented Camilla Rosa Photography. Do visit her website and social media here:

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Huge thanks to beautiful bride Rachel and gorgeous groom Alex for sharing their wedding with us today. It’s such a favourite for me already – a wedding which could define 2015 for style and class and superb design… you’ll LOVE this!
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And… wow. Today’s wedding is stunning, divine, delicious and designer. Beautiful bride Saoirse wears a genuine 1960s style vintage wedding dress and looks incredible. William’s suit is Savile Row – and everything you’re about to see makes me so very proud to be a UK wedding blogger – this is just ridiculously gorgeous, and amazingly creative and personal!

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Idea of the day: non-bridesmaids. Genius… I’m always a little conscious of ‘uniforms’ at weddings and Saoirse’s idea of her best girls bucking tradition is right up my street. She told me, “They wore what they liked. We didn’t want matching outfits for anyone although they all had matching wrist corsages from the florist.”

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The images are by wonderfully talented photographer Rachel Joyce (whose glamorous Gatsby inspired shoot I featured on the English Wedding Blog a few days ago). I love Rachel’s work and I hope to be seeing lots more from her on the blog this year! Check out her website and social media here:

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This is beautiful! Katy and Russell were married at Charlton House in Somerset in an elegant and sophisticated celebration with close friends and family.

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Katy looks stunning in her Caroline Castigliano wedding dress, Jimmy Choos and full length veil – but admits she wasn’t completely besotted with her dress! And you know what? That’s absolutely fine by me 🙂 She’s beautiful, and she and Russell look so much in love – the images of their day are heartwarming and magical.

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They decorated Charlton House with delicious little floral table displays, lots of gypsophila and exquisite stationery by Katy’s graphic designer sister, Emily. I love the ‘Nan Jams’ wedding favours and jars of snowdrops (I think it’s the first time I’ve seen snowdrops at a wedding, and they’re the loveliest flowers aren’t they?!) – but I’ll leave you to discover all of the pretty details for yourself. The fabulous images are by Albert Palmer Photography – don’t miss Katy’s wedding report at the end of the feature to see her brilliant reaction to seeing the wedding pictures for the first time! Enjoy.
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Marrianne and David’s wedding has everything – as you’ll see from the extensive list of DIY and personal touches Marrianne sent in with her wedding report! Being a graphic designer by trade, Marrianne wanted to tackle the design and decor for their wedding herself, and did an amazing job! Today’s wedding in Kent is a feast of colour, a treat for paper lovers and is going to make my little wedding blog look absolutely amazing for the day!

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With thanks to lovely Steve Fuller for submitting the images for the blog today, and of course huge thanks to Marrianne and David for sharing your gorgeous wedding with us all today. Congratulations! Claire xxx

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Marrianne and David – a beautiful village fete wedding in Kent

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Wedding venue:

St Mary’s Church, Leigh, Kent. Reception at Leigh Village Hall, Kent.