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It has been a whirlwind of a week here at English Wedding HQ! I’ve typed up a 105-page modern calligraphy workbook, written a gold ink wedding table plan and menus for a November wedding, and planned in a bunch of gorgeous real weddings for the autumn – so I’m mega happy it’s Friday today! Having gorgeous couple Charlotte and Dexter on the blog makes it even more special – this is an AMAZING wedding and I just know you’ll love these two – I mean just look at this stunning golden hour photo!!!

Charlotte and Dexter's minimal and elegant Coombe Lodge wedding, image credit Ryan Goold Photography (44)

All images from Charlotte and Dexter’s Coombe Lodge wedding are by Ryan Goold Photography

All of their styling touches are minimal, neutral and clear – the cake is an absolute showstopper – created by Bake My Cake, it has all neutral tiers, but one tier to match the bridesmaids’ dresses. Topped with handmade sugar flowers, and with a personalised crest with Charlotte and Dexter’s initials on one tier, it’s just beautiful!

Charlotte and Dexter's minimal and elegant Coombe Lodge wedding, image credit Ryan Goold Photography (26)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.ryangooldphotography.co.uk/

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Sean & Charlotte’s Coombe Lodge wedding was relaxed, fun filled and full of love. Their theme of rustic romance in blush, cream and greens incorporated traditional touches: lace, hessian, lots of candles and lots of florals. Charlotte is stunning in an Essense of Australia dress, and Sean wears his military uniform – so today’s wedding will appeal to all of you lovelies who are looking for traditional, pretty and classic styling ideas for your day.

Coombe Lodge wedding photographer Martin Dabek Bristol (25)

All images by Bristol wedding photographer Martin Dabek Photography.

As we don’t live locally to Coombe Lodge (Blagdon), most of our suppliers were found online, mainly through Google. Claire from TheWildeBunch arranged our wedding flowers as well as the styling. I knew I wanted cream and blush flowers, with some greenery and quite a rustic looking bouquet, with roses and gypsophila. The flowers were absolutely beautiful and exceeded my expectations.

Coombe Lodge wedding photographer Martin Dabek Bristol (33)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://martindabek.com/

Martin actually found and messaged us on bidvine.com, after we uploaded a request looking for a wedding photographer. We looked at his work and instantly fell in love, he’d also shot at our venue before which was a bonus!

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Coombe Lodge in Blagdon is one of the loveliest wedding venues in Somerset – as impressive as any stately home on the outside, and beautiful on the inside too! Gemma and Will chose this perfect spot for their romantic summer wedding, and our lovely sponsor Sandy from Love In Focus to capture their day. Gemma is absolutely stunning and I know you’ll love all the magical moments from this classic English wedding.

A romantic and feminine dusky pink Coombe Lodge wedding with images by Love In Focus (36)

Our venue was very classic and grand, which did not need much decorating at all, it was beautiful as it was with wall lined oak panelling and chandeliers. However finishing touches along with the flowers made it even more special. The main reception room was more of a blank canvas where we could make it more personal, along with grande chandeliers and an amazing views across Chew Valley.

A romantic and feminine dusky pink Coombe Lodge wedding with images by Love In Focus (28)

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I like to think the role of wedding blogs is to mix things up a little. While there are always key themes for any wedding season, it’s nice to throw something wonderfully, excitingly different into the mix from time to time. So when lovely Helen from Pudding Bridge showed me this glorious shoot with dusky blues and peach blooms I simply had to share it with you! Images are by James Green Photographer – a full supplier list is at the end of the feature.

Summer wedding styling ideas with a twist by Pudding Bridge. Image credit James Green Photography (10)

Helen – who you might well know as country house wedding planner Pudding Bridge – worked in partnership with the wonderfully talented Caroline Bowater of Foxy Buds, a florist based in Bradford on Avon.

“We wanted to show couples how you can use a darker, non traditional colour scheme for a summer wedding. We used a dusky blue as the base and mixed in stunning whites and peach blooms to really make the blue stand out.

Summer wedding styling ideas with a twist by Pudding Bridge. Image credit James Green Photography (20)

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Your wedding doesn’t have to have a theme – it just has to reflect your personalities. Cerian and Tom planned a simple, beautiful wedding at Coombe Lodge with homemade touches and pastel colours – but adamantly no theme! And you know what? It works wonderfully.

Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (4)

My lovely sponsor, Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall, was there on the day to document it all. His style is natural and creative, perfect for this relaxed and family-oriented couple. I adore the images of their day and I knew as soon as I saw them that you would too!

Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (25)

Find out more about Joseph:

http://joseph-hall.com/
https://www.facebook.com/JosephHallPhotography
@mrjoehall
http://english-wedding.com/tag/joseph-hall-photography

Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (31)

My personal highlights today include the glorious venue and autumn sunshine, Cerian’s gorgeous dress and the excitement of all the children on the day (kids can make weddings a million times extra special!) – oh and the Penguin book stationery touches, which are fab!

Enjoy.
claire gould calligrapher signatureBristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (1)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (2)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (3)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (5)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (6)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (7)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (8)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (9)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (10)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (11)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (12)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (13)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (14)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (15)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (16)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (17)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (18)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (19)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (20)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (21)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (22)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (23)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (24)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (26)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (27)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (28)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (29)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (30)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (31)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (32)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (33)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (34)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (35)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (36)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (37)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (38)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (39)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (40)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (41)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (42)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (43)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (44)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (45)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (46)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (47)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (48)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (49)

Our wedding report: Cerian + Tom

Wedding photographer’s website:

joseph-hall.com

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Coombe Lodge wedding blog Capture It Photography (36)Beautiful brides and gorgeous grooms aside for a moment, fans of English Wedding Blog may have noticed I’m a sucker for a cute page boy or flower girl… and I’ve a feeling today’s little star might have the same effect on you! This entire wedding is beautiful, happy and full of little moments with family which will tug on your heartstrings as much as they did mine.

Harry and Natasha married at the very beautiful Coombe Lodge wedding venue in Somerset (I had a flurry of submissions from Coombe Lodge wedding photographers recently, which was fabulous!) and chose some of my favourite wedding suppliers – Cardlab you know I love you! – for their day. The images are all by the lovely Richard and Sarah of Capture It Wedding Photography.

Enjoy!

Coombe Lodge wedding blog Capture It Photography (35)
Coombe Lodge wedding blog Capture It Photography (34)
Coombe Lodge wedding blog Capture It Photography (33)
Coombe Lodge wedding blog Capture It Photography (32)
Coombe Lodge wedding blog Capture It Photography (31)
Coombe Lodge wedding blog Capture It Photography (30)
Coombe Lodge wedding blog Capture It Photography (29)
Coombe Lodge wedding blog Capture It Photography (28)
Coombe Lodge wedding blog Capture It Photography (27)

Who proposed, and how?

Harry took me on a steep, muddy walk to the top of Burledge Hill overlooking Chew Valley Lake on a bright, wintry morning in November 2010. A spontaneous walk and wellies in the car may have raised my suspicions slightly! He got down on one knee and presented me with the most beautiful diamond. He even smuggled a small bottle of champagne up there with him!