Cool and quirky Somerset wedding with Emily Black Photography (31)
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Today I wanted to share something cosy, beautiful and romantic – one of our last winter weddings of the blog season, I imagine – and one of the loveliest for sure. My fabulously talented friend Emily Black Photography captured this beauty at Maunsel House in Somerset. The stunning bride and groom are Rosie and Craig, whose day was full of fun, laughter and happiness as they celebrated with family and friends.

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I love Maunsel House for its fascinating quirky character – this is one of Somerset’s favourite wedding venues and one of mine – I’m fairly sure it’s one of Emily’s as well! The doves make for an epic wedding photo, and there are peacocks and chickens wandering around as well. Inside, the house is full of romantic charm with unique decor and paintings on the wall, as well as incredible bedrooms for your guests to stay in too.

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.

Eco friendly and vegan wedding inspiration with Kiss by Light Photography (29)

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.

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More than anything else I value true craftsmanship and style in the wedding industry. Mass-produced, bland styling touches turn me cold… but show me breathtaking style from independent designers and I fall head over heels in love. Today’s wedding inspo comes from the very best: creatives, artisans and designers whose work I truly adore.

Paper magnolias, calligraphy and dusky blue ethereal beauty - bridal inspo by Jess Petrie Photography (38)

A few simple – but beautifully crafted – details can go a long way on your wedding day. Choose statement pieces and use them sparingly: a stunning dress; a unique and different bouquet and hair accessory – these are the details which will make you feel incredible and ensure your day is truly special. The blue dress is Eden by Claire Pettibone – a stunning favourite from her beautiful Couture Collection, supplied by Yorkshire’s White Room Bridal Boutique. Paper magnolias and the stunning floral hair accessories are by designer and illustrator Amy Swann.

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The images are all by Jess Petrie, a fine art wedding photographer based in the north of England. Her photography is stunning; ethereal and sensuous with the most wonderfully creative edge and style, and the most enchanting film photography you can imagine. Discover more from Jess Petrie here:

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Gorgeous bride Natalie and her husband Raja were married in the Houses of Parliament in June, their reception was in the gardens of the historic and very romantic Chiswick House. This is a very stylish city wedding that had big wows. Natalie walked down the aisle to the chimes of Big Ben turning 12pm, totally magical. They beat the usual bus tours and had all the guests hop on a boat which went down the River Thames past all the big sights of London then on to the reception.

Beautiful London wedding photography by Jas Lehal at Westminster (20)

I tried on several dresses and doubted ever experiencing the feeling of finding the ‘one’. Claire Pettibone‘s Viola was a unique and beautiful design which I hadn’t seen anywhere else before. As soon as I tried it on, I knew it was perfect and though I had other appointments booked, no other dresses compared.

Beautiful London wedding photography by Jas Lehal at Westminster (19)

My flowers were provided by Wild about Flowers. My bouquet was made up of burgundy dendrobiums, burgundy peonies and magnolia spray roses. The bridesmaids all had a beautiful simple bouquet of cream peonies and the two flower girls carried flower wands.

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Today’s real wedding is country charm and welcoming tipis – the loveliest rustic backdrop for a pretty, romantic wedding day. I love Nikki’s Claire Pettibone gown, her bouquet, and the party atmosphere the beautiful images capture at the reception. The tipis look amazing and I really hope you enjoy this wedding as much as I have!

Real tipi wedding on the English Wedding Blog, with images by Samantha Pells Photography (30)

“The tipis are so dramatic themselves full of fairy lights they don’t need a lot of extra decor – lots of family and friends helped and it was lovely to see the bits they had done. A friend made personal table names based on the horses we have at home, another produced our table plan and many pitched in the couple of days before. That was one of the loveliest parts of our wedding.”

Real tipi wedding on the English Wedding Blog, with images by Samantha Pells Photography (7)

Images are by East Sussex based Samantha Pells Photography. Discover more beautiful weddings by Samantha here:

www.samanthapellsphotography.com
Instagram.com/samanthapellsphotography
Facebook.com/samanthapellsphotography

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Favourite supplier web links for other brides and grooms:

Leonieclaire.com
Eventsundercanvas.co.uk

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Real tipi wedding on the English Wedding Blog, with images by Samantha Pells Photography (44)

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Wedding style inspiration UK Nina Marika and Jess Petrie Photography on the English Wedding Blog (49)

Wedding cake designed by Amy Swann

You know when nature creeps into the cracks of a wall on an old industrial site…? I love that. Life prevails. Beauty wins, and today we show a transformation which will turn your wedding venue world on its head. You really can be married anywhere. I almost wonder if an abandoned warehouse space could become a more beautiful location than a stately home? After all, we’ve kind of done village halls now… Claire

Wedding style inspiration UK Nina Marika and Jess Petrie Photography on the English Wedding Blog (26)

Flowers by the fabulous Swallows & Damsons

Wedding style inspiration UK Nina Marika and Jess Petrie Photography on the English Wedding Blog (3)

The magic is in the contrast. An urban, industrial backdrop filled with handcrafted and botanical details: handwritten calligraphy, botanical illustration, a delicately crafted and stunning wedding cake. There are feather garlands to soften and add texture and hand cut paper flowers for a chic, modern DIY look. Dresses are by the one and only Claire Pettibone, styling is by Sheffield’s gorgeous Nina Marika, and the sublime images are courtesy of lovely Jess Petrie.

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… and if there was one image I could show you to prove how amazing they are, it would be this. Melissa Beattie Photography Lowther Castle5407

Discover them both:

Melissa Beattie Photography (amazing, lovely, ridiculously talented and shoots weddings all over the UK)

Claire Pettibone (only the best designer of statement wedding dresses in the world…)

This image is a sneak peek from a styled shoot at Aspire Photography Training – and I was there with my calligraphy. There’s a little more here for you to see…

 

with: Melissa Beattie Photography | Aspire Photography Training | Jenny Heyworth Photography | Aqua The Salon | Lucy Pearson MUA | The White Closet | Claire Pettibone | Calligraphy for Weddings | Made in Flowers