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Lovers of tropical colours, vibrant details and playful wedding styling will enjoy today’s fun wedding feature from sunny Suffolk, with wedding photographer Ayshea Goldberg, one of our lovely English Wedding Blog sponsors! This is fabulous, funky and bold wedding DIY… and it rocks!

Words & images by Ayshea Goldberg Photography

This wedding at the http://www.westletoncrown.co.uk was on such a hot summer day.  Jess’s tropical colour scheme looked amazing on such a sunny day.  Cerise pink and fiery orange bouquets and centre pieces really popped against the cool black and white venue décor.  The homemade pom poms in the skylight were a fun touch and tied the styling together really well.

I loved that Jess and Ben had planned to go on a drive after they said ‘I do’ to the beach.  We’d planned to have some personal portraits and for them to enjoy a drive through the countryside in their vintage car.

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Eeeek! Here’s an exciting wedding for you to see – it’s in a windmill! Tuxford windmill is the last working windmill in Nottinghamshire, and had never been used as a wedding venue before. Today’s fabulous, wonderful, amazing couple Rebecca and Sam wanted to do something new, and so they chose this awesome location for their reception.

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They made the very most of the windmill for their wedding reception after getting married at East Markham parish church. After the church service, the happy couple hopped on the back of a tractor and headed for their windmill – I love saying that! – for the reception…

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Images are by the very lovely Shaun Taylor Photography

www.shauntaylorphotography.co.uk

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Sam and Rebecca used local produce including the windmill’s own products – check out the wedding favours, for example. They used beautiful bright colours to decorate a marquee by the windmill, with the loveliest bunting, mismatched vintage china plates and glorious summer flowers.

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I shared a comment from today’s bride Sam on facebook a couple of weeks ago – I absolutely couldn’t resist: I love a good love story, don’t you?! Back in 2006 Sam was travelling with a friend in New Zealand, and happened to meet Huw there. When her friend returned home, Sam told me “I decided to stay and spent three of the most amazing months of my life travelling around New Zealand with a man I had just met – I think my friends and family thought I was slightly crazy!” Luckily Huw was from England and lived only half an hour away from Sam… and they stayed together and were married a few years later.

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Did I mention their wedding is beeeaautiful?! Sam’s mum made her wedding dress; Sam made all of their gorgeous stationery; and – possibly the best story of all – Sam’s dad went to bead jewellery-making classes, learned how to make a headpiece and made Sam and her bridesmaids beautiful hair accessories for the big day!

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Every now and then I’m lost for words when I try and introduce a wedding on the blog. Today I’m dumbstruck! I’ve just read through Kate and Jamal’s wedding report and scrolled through their gorgeous images – too many to choose from! Already I’m overexcited about showing you their English Asian wedding blog. This is Kate – isn’t she beautiful?

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As with all Asian weddings there’s more exciting colour than the average vintage wedding, so it leaves me grinning happily at the prospect of showing you photos! The venues are sublime and add timeless atmosphere and contemporary chic to the story of Kate and Jamal’s day. Their wedding report is amazing – I love the bit about Jamal’s niece’s infectious belly laughs during the speeches… watch out for it!

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It’s the images which leave a fabulous aftertaste for me though – the elegance of the wedding styling, the vibrance of the colours and the breathtaking venues. I just know you’re going to love this wedding blog. Huge thanks to lovely Peter and Sara from Pixies in the Cellar for submitting their images, and massive hugs and congratulations to beautiful bride Kate and gorgeous groom Jamal for the wedding report. Just brilliant, all of it… enjoy! Claire x

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Today’s wedding is unashamedly about fabulous colour and styling. Beautiful bride Ranjeet made her wedding invitations with the help of her sister, setting the scene for a wonderfully creative day with a riot of wedding colours and the most amazing atmosphere.

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Chris and Ranjeet had the help of my friend and wedding planner Julie Dawson, who goes by the (very apt!) name of The Wedding Genie. I’ll let Julie tell you about the wedding day, and the images you’re about to enjoy are by Cathy from Oehlers Photography.

Enjoy! Claire xxx

Spectacular Asian & Caribbean wedding colours – Ranjeet & Chris

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By Julie Dawson: I started to work with Chris and Ranjeet right at the beginning of their journey. Chris thought a wedding planner would help Ranjeet because she has a busy and demanding job. How cool is that for a man to think of a wedding planner! Ranjeet was not sure because she is super organised but in the end we became a perfect mix. I helped fuse together their vision, gave plenty of support and produced a brilliant team of suppliers.

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If life was a rainbow… I think Rebecca and Matt’s wedding would be the pot of gold at the end. I love this wedding for the bright and wonderfully happy colours, the beautiful bride and groom and the atmosphere of celebration and love in every picture.

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There’s an unusual story to introduce this real wedding with – Matt had discovered wedding photographer Jonny Draper at Rebecca’s brother’s wedding last year, and the whole thing began with a phone call even before the proposal… Jonny himself picks up the story:

“What a wedding. It was just perfect. The amazing weather smack bang in the middle of a run of rain, thunder, fire and brimstone (it felt like it a few times!) and the most perfect couple. Bex and Matt.

I’ve known Bex & Matt for a couple of years now. Last year I photographed Bex’s brother’s wedding – Ben & Jordana. Bex was one of Jordy’s gorgeous bridesmaids. I also photographed Catherine & Richard’s wedding last year. Bex was one of Catherine’s gorgeous bridesmaids. Matt was starting to feel the pressure…!!!

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Hunsbury Hill wedding photographer (50)Morning everyone! I hope you’re enjoying a peek at some sunshine this morning, wherever you are! Today’s real wedding fits beautifully with the bright day we’re supposed to be having: the bright floral bouquet sets the scene for a fun, romantic and personality-filled wedding day.

I’ve just been asked to share my thoughts on original wedding themes for a press interview, and I told the reporter the most standout weddings for me are all about personality.

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Hannah and Nathaniel are the perfect example of that – as Hannah’s wedding report says, “we decided that we didn’t want a theme. It was important to us that our guests felt like the wedding was a true reflection of “US” so we chose things that we liked” – and if you ask me, that’s the best way to plan a wedding.

The images of their day, submitted by the lovely Northampton wedding photographer Aaron Collett, will show just how glorious their wedding day turned out to be.

Enjoy! xxx

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Today on English Wedding blog we’ve got:

  • ice cream and dancing
  • buttons everywhere!
  • graffiti and sunshine
  • a campervan, lots of love and kisses
  • the best, most creative, fun wedding – part two

Courtesy of the fabulous Lucy West Images and with help again from Rachel and David – the most exciting bride and groom you’ll see and fall in love with (these two are stars, they really are!) here’s part two of what I can only describe as the best day of their lives.

Missed the rest? Catch up on the mad, creative, painty engagement shoot we shared in April and read yesterday’s wedding report to see a really exciting church wedding service.

Ready? Enjoy!

exciting wedding photography blog feature Rachel David (1)“We had interactive games during the signing of the register, left the church to Blink 182, and had an ice cream van to greet the guests as they exited the service.

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exciting wedding photography blog feature Rachel David (5)We couldn’t have hoped for a better day, we had so much fun, and the day was filled with laughter… even the weather behaved itself!

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If you were here yesterday you’ll remember Ruth and Dan’s wedding day in the schoolhouse at Smallwood Manor – and you may also remember I hinted at the gloriously colourful details and then didn’t show you any.

Ah… meanie! But here they are. Wedding photographer Katy Lunsford sent me so many beautiful photos I had to write two blog posts for Ruth and Dan’s wedding – so you get a whole dedicated ‘get the look’ feature today, all inspired by (and with photos from) Ruth and Dan’s day.
vibrant wedding flowers and details (11)If you love colour and vibrant wedding photos, if you have a creative side and want some ideas for a bright and exciting wedding theme, then you’re going to adore this feature!

vibrant wedding flowers and details (5)The bouquets were made by Ruth’s sister Laura – using gorgeous freesias, tulips and ranunculus in vibrant red, hot pink, orange and sunny yellow colours.

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vibrant wedding flowers and details (1)Keep table decorations simple, colourful and eye-catching. These ribbon flower decorations are beautifully made and guaranteed to be a talking point for wedding guests. Used with table runners and with pink napkins, they’re perfect for splashing a bright colour theme across tables in an elegant way.

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So you’ve seen The Future of Vintage, and it’s bright! Like it? Then here’s the English Wedding blog’s guide to getting the look! All images are by the wonderful Jonny Draper.

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The Future of Vintage: Decorate a neutral venue like Styal Lodgewith pretty, bright colours

Decorate your wedding venue in brights, but keep sight of the prettiness of vintage: use paper lanterns in a few bright shades, and add splashes of colour with chair cover sashes and table decorations. Fairy lights always look fabulous (especially as day turns into evening).

Top tip: choose a wedding venue to fit your colours, somewhere without extensive decoration or dark colours on the walls or floor. Styal Lodge is perfect: with a pale carpet, light wood walls and windows everywhere, it’s a really versatile wedding venue for any modern or Future of Vintage theme!

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The Future of Vintage: find brightly coloured vintage china like this teapot from Pink Pepper