Watercolor wedding style ideas with the Little Wedding Helper, image credit Evoke Photography (1)

Hello there lovely people! It’s a creative day for me in every possible sense – I’ve been writing some beautiful invitations for a friend this morning and will be spending the next couple of hours discovering all the lovely weddings and shoots in my inbox… but first I have to share this stunning creative styling from The Forge in Bristol. I LOVE the paint splatter stationery and beautiful calligraphy by De Winton Paper Co, the colourful styling by lovely English Wedding Directory member Kirsten (Little Wedding Helper) and glorious images. This is wedding styling for artistic souls and I hope you adore it as much as I do! Happy Tuesday everyone!

Watercolor wedding style ideas with the Little Wedding Helper, image credit Evoke Photography (8)

All images by Evoke Pictures


Tucked away in the middle of Bristol sits The Forge, a beautiful bespoke event space and workshop venue with huge windows, exposed brickwork, bare floorboards and a real New York loft space vibe. As soon as Kirsten Butler, aka The Little Wedding Helper, saw the space from its renovation to completion she knew she wanted to do a shoot to showcase this space and the talents of a local wedding suppliers.


There’s more than one reason we’re supporting the Chosen Wedding Fairs this year – of course our very own Facebook page editor Claire has taken over the running of the fair, and this has given us the wonderful opportunity to shout about it from the rooftops… but there are so many fabulously creative suppliers involved whose work we’ve featured on the English Wedding Blog before, this is pretty much our dream wedding fair!

English summer wedding inspo, photo credit Evoke Pictures Bristol (11)

Styled shoots – which we’ll always love to bits – are the reason so many of these guys have featured on our pages. If their name is in bold on the list below, they’ve starred on the blog, we know them by reputation and LOVE what they do!

English summer wedding inspo, photo credit Evoke Pictures Bristol (9)

Image by Evoke Pictures, styling by The Little Wedding Helper, stationery by De Winton Paper Co – all at Chosen Wedding Fair Bristol on 22nd October (advance tickets £3)


Did you see our gorgeous summer wedding style feature this lunchtime? We fell head over heels in love with all the wonderful greenery and timeless styling details – which couldn’t be a better fit for the English Wedding Blog! And to keep our summer spirits high, I have a really special, magical film from the shoot to share with you now.

Huge thanks as ever to McGill Sister Films for being so damn amazing at what they do; and big love to Kirsten at The Little Wedding Helper for putting all of this loveliness together and sharing it with us today!

Supplier list:

Design and styling: The Little Wedding Helper
Photographer: Evoke Pictures
Videography: McGill Sister Films
Floral design: Emma Norton
Stationery: de Winton paper co
Cake: Bake my Cake
Dress: The Mews
Hair & make up: Grace Kingsley
Hair accessories: Vintage button bridal designs
Venue: The Grange Belluton
Model: Sophie from Mustard models
Chairs: Virginias Vintage Hire


I adore today’s shoot, which really celebrates the end of summer… the details and styling are beautiful and I love the setting: a gorgeous ‘working’ greenhouse full of life and growing things. Perfect for the beginning of your new life together, don’t you think?

English summer wedding inspo, photo credit Evoke Pictures Bristol (3)

Every little detail works so beautifully in this shoot: from the abundant florals to the gorgeous hair accessories by one of my fave designers, lovely Clare at Vintage Button Bridal Designs. The stationery is elegant and timeless, the cake sweet as can be. It all makes me feel as though summer is a neverending adventure!

Words: the very wonderful Kirsten at The Little Wedding Helper
Images: Evoke Pictures

English summer wedding inspo, photo credit Evoke Pictures Bristol (29)

I wanted to create a styled shoot with a real English Summer feel that was natural, fresh and delicate. From watercolour stationery to blue & white china (my mums!) to soft flowing bridal hair and the most delicate handmade hair accessories.

English summer wedding inspo, photo credit Evoke Pictures Bristol (31)


Breathtaking doesn’t even begin to describe today’s styled wedding inspiration feature. This is one for every girl who’s ever dreamed of a stately home wedding – the styling touches are exquisite; the florals divine; the photography so perfectly beautiful… with words and images by the incredibly talented Tara Statton Photography at Great Fulford in Devon.

Elegant and classy ideas for a mansion wedding in Devon, images by Tara Statton Photography (17)

“The inspiration for our shoot was centered around the beautiful and historic Great Fulford Estate. It has so much charm with its grand rooms, wooden paneling, marble floors and imposing staircase. You can just imagine guests in all of their English finery attending parties within these huge rooms hundreds of years ago. The walls are adorned with gold framed oil paintings and decorated with blue grey tones. Yet amongst its grandeur, the manor house has a shabby element to it in a romantic and beautiful sort of way, with pealing wallpaper and a distressed edge to it. This combination is what really drew us to Great Fulford as a location for our shoot, it has a uniqueness that sets it aside from some of the more polished venues.