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I wish two things. I wish it was still summer, and I wish I could step into this wedding blog feature and be a part of Andrea and Richard’s wedding day. This is a beautiful celebration, with a very distinctive and classy look to it. Andrea’s a stunning bride and her dress is just perfect – and quite different to any I’ve seen recently.

real wedding blog UK images by cg weddings (1)Andrea and Richard were married in Lower Peover, Cheshire, in July this year. Despite the rain, the photographs from the wedding are so full of happiness and brimming with emotion. Liam Crawley of cgweddings was their wedding photographer, and together with his wife and partner Bee has created this beautiful collection of images which they’re sharing with English Wedding blog readers today.

real wedding blog UK images by cg weddings (2)The quaint and oh-so-pretty English Church where Andrea and Richard got married

real wedding blog UK images by cg weddings (3)The pretty and elegant Order of Service in black and white

real wedding blog UK images by cg weddings (5)Members of the wedding party let off a little steam and a few giggles before the serious part of the day begins! (so cute!)

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Styal Lodge real wedding blogCome and join me for this enchanting wedding at one of Cheshire’s most luxurious wedding venues. Built especially for weddings, Styal Lodge is a pretty cool place – and Charlotte and James’s wedding shows off all its best bits!

First seen on the English Wedding Showcase, I love the fun elements of this wedding day: there’s a great picture of the bridal party with funky umbrellas, and towards the end a lovely portrait picture is completely thrown by the arrival of a naughty spider… McAvoy Photography really do capture the fun and playfulness in a wedding day and I’m sure you’ll love this as much as I do.

Charlotte and James are the most adorable couple – they look so deeply in love with each other, and I’m really proud to be sharing their wedding with you today.

Styal Lodge wedding blog McAvoy Photography (1) Charlotte is so beautiful: an English Rose with perfect skin and wearing natural make up she looks stunning. I love her twisting hair vine with crystals and little leaves – so pretty!

Styal Lodge wedding blog McAvoy Photography (2)

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In the spirit of the festive season and in the best tradition of television and radio over Christmas and New Year, I’m going to be writing a little “best of” series of blog posts over the next few days for you. These will be my favourites from the year, and will show you what the English Wedding blog is all about.

A wedding of pure beauty on English Wedding

Belle Epoque Knutsford wedding by photographer Chris Hanley

Belle Epoque Knutsford wedding by photographer Chris Hanley

Catherine and Kevin were married at The Belle Epoque in Knutsford and I featured their wedding day in July. The photographer was English Wedding favourite Chris Hanley Photography, and you can see the full post by clicking A Wedding of Pure Beauty.

Vintage wedding bus Cheshire

fun with the bridal partyThe Belle Epoque in Knutsford wedding venue

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Claire x

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owl at a wedding

Everyone should have a wedding owl.

Yes. Owls at weddings. Everyone should have owls at weddings. Perhaps in the spirit of my wedding priority list published a few days ago I could say they were ‘optional extras’ or ‘luxury items’, even ‘fanciful’… but after seeing this, I’d invite an owl before my uncle Barry.*

This gorgeous wedding blog feature has two purposes:
1. To show off more out of this world wedding photography by the rather masterful Chris Hanley Photography and make my blog look amazing!
2. To let us all bask in pure luxury, enjoy and admire images of a wedding that is stunningly beautiful, and to share in that lifestyle for a moment or two.

With no further ado…

Bride and groom bears in cups

Wedding bears! These are so cute, I love how they're looking at each other!

Wedding day note

A scribbled note is a precious little memory to keep!

Wedding rings

Wedding rings reflecting on a sea of green

Groom portrait

Daniel looks fantastic - Portrait of a groom-to-be