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Do you ever feel as though Instagram has opened up whole new worlds for you? I love being part of a tribe of wedding creatives, and following some amazing floral designers, seeing their beautiful creations and daily inspiration.

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One of my favourite things is seeing craft workshops, and when I saw images from a recent class by Wild Bunch I was hooked. If there’s one thing I’d urge you to do while planning your wedding, it’s to attend a workshop and learn something creative and wonderful – anything! I asked lovely photographer Lisa Webb if I could share these images with you, and I was thrilled when she said yes. I hope they inspire and brighten your day as they have mine!

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Images: Lisa Webb Photography | Words: Tammy, Wild Bunch

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Timeless wedding style is worth its weight in diamonds. Creating a wedding day look which is timeless means you can look back on your day in 2 years, in 10 years and in 50 years – and you will still love everything about it. Your dress and suit will be elegant, flattering and simple. Your flowers will be breathtaking. You’ll dream of revisiting that amazing venue – and your wedding album will become a beautiful heirloom for generations to admire.

Timeless wedding photography by Fiona Kelly, London wedding photographer

Imagine the opposite scenario: looking back on your wedding in 5 years time and feeling embarrassed about the fashions you see in your album: a dodgy perm, or dated make up, even your venue might make you cringe. Such is the way with anything uber fashionable: if it’s not been popular for long, is there a risk of the theme and style you love becoming hideously unfashionable in a few years time? A case in point: does anyone remember wedding photos with spot colour or dresses like meringues? We loved them, once!

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Rachel and Matthew’s Sherbourne Park wedding is a glorious dose of summer with adorable puppies, fabulous flowers and delicate DIY detailing. It’s everything I love about English weddings: the sun shines, the smiles are everlasting, the venue is impressive and everyone is relaxed and having the time of their lives.

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Rachel and Matthew are gorgeous – their images by regular English Wedding Blog contributors Rob & Sarah Gillespie are colourful, exciting and make me smile. It’s a wonderful wedding from beginning to end and I hope you’ll find yourself smiling along with me by the end of today’s feature!

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For more from the wonderful Rob and Sarah Gillespie check out their website and previous features on the English Wedding Blog:

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Shall we get straight to those gorgeous photos from Rachel and Matthew’s day? Enjoy…
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Our wedding story: Rachel and Matthew

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.robandsarahgillespie.co.uk

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So the best thing in Rich and Victoria’s wedding report is the impeccable logic behind their wedding cakes: a Victoria sponge and a Rich chocolate cake… geddit?! Genius – and this perfectly sets the scene for a wonderfully creative wedding with lots of DIY touches and vintage style. There were so many gorgeous images I’m not even showing you all of them right now – instead I’ll save some of my favourites for tomorrow in a ‘get the look’ feature to inspire you for your own creative wedding!

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Today’s wedding blog feature is all about the beautiful bride and gorgeous groom. They describe their wedding as “The most perfect, unforgettable and incredibly humbling day with all the people you love in one room!” – and what could possibly be better? It looks as amazing as it sounds, with images by the lovely Laura of Babb Photo (who gets a rave review from our star couple!)

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If you’re looking for creative wedding photography in London then Laura is your girl – do visit her website and facebook page to find out more!

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It’s been said that details at weddings aren’t that important. It’s a fair argument and one I understand: the focus of a wedding should be the marriage itself, and celebrating with friends and family. However…

Dorset wedding by Simon Biffen Photography

Polly and Andy’s gorgeous Dorset wedding by Simon Biffen Photography – click to see the real wedding

Relatively speaking, the little details shouldn’t really matter… the stationery, wedding signs, accessories, ushers’ colour-coordinated socks and cufflinks. Or should they?

Little things hold their own special memories

Wedding blogs and magazines have been criticised for focusing on the minutiae of wedding decor. Our “real weddings” share too many images of DIY details – or so some have said. I’m referring of course to the infamous ‘Dear Wedding Bloggers, You Suck‘ on Mountainside Bride blog.

But for some reason, a year later this letter is still making me think. Why should we dismiss the little details which have taken couples so long to create or source from creative wedding suppliers?

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Ruth and Rick's Just One from Nutfield Priory - Shooting Hip

Beautiful image at www.shootinghip.com (click to see full size)

Another Friday afternoon, another mini-escape from the pressures of the day job for anyone who’s twiddling a pen, gazing into space or watching the clock in the corner. (Do offices still have clocks in the corner? It’s been so long… does everyone just use the clock in the corner of their screen now?) Anyways…

Welcome to the land of weddings, blogs and pretty things.

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A quickie today (as I’m still feeling pretty dire and can’t see properly out of my left eye!) – yesterday Richard and I busied ourselves with the first stage of building our table plan board!

A while ago I found some real vintage music on eBay – on the theme of love! – for around £2 per song, which we cut up and glued to an A1 mount board (found in Ryman stationers for £7.99).

Et voila!

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