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This week is turning out to be pretty amazing for blog features! I feel spoilt… today we have the most breathtaking wedding, with a bride and groom who flew all the way from Canada to the UK for their wedding. Penny & Jacob were married at Dodford Manor in Northamptonshire. Penny grew up here, and getting wed in her home county was important for the two of them. They had a fun chilled out day with guests from all over the world.

Penny’s dress is sensational. The styling is beautiful. Jacob looks amazing. This is a fabulous summer wedding I know you will love, and with images by lovely Johnny Dent Photography, who is based in Devon.

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Happy Thursday lovelies! Nearly the weekend… we’re excited to be heading to Manchester for a long overdue family visit tomorrow. What are your plans? If you’re thinking about a little wedmin then you’re in luck because we have some gorgeous ideas from a thrifty, creative, DIY spring wedding to delight your eyes today! I adore the colour theme and styling of Christian and Tan’s big day at Dodford Manor Country House Barn and I hope you will too! Images are by English Wedding Directory member Steve from Brillpix Photography in Northamptonshire. Enjoy! Dodford Manor Country Barn wedding blog, images © Brillpix Photography (29)

Nearly everything for the wedding was handmade! Tan loved designing and making the elements for the special day. “We had arranged for a Big Routemaster Bus to collect our guests and take them to the venue, so Tan made a hand painted sign as a bus stop in our village, with a pic of the Bride and Groom, and tied balloons to it. The order of Service was handmade, including hand painted pictures of all the Wedding Party – including one of the Groom getting ready with his Saints Rugby top on under his suit.

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Nicola and Paul had an intimate wedding at Dodford Manor in the springtime. Their wedding style was inspired by the rustic charm of a country pub, with a relaxed atmosphere and a focus on friends and family. The ceremony was set in the family church, Our Lady of Charity & St Augustine’s roman catholic church.

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Nicola wears a gorgeous designer wedding dress by the fabulous Charlie Brear and looks amazing – she told me it was only the third dress she tried; she fell in love with it immediately and it was “WELL over budget”… but the excitement I can sense in her words is justified; she looks incredible.

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Images are by the very lovely – and new to the English Wedding Blog – Gabrielle Hall. With a photojournalistic style, Gabrielle says, “My job is to capture the energy and personality created as it unfolds and deliver back to you to keep forever.” Isn’t that lovely?

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I can’t really beat Kayleigh’s quote as an introduction to today’s real wedding blog! The happiest day ever is just what everyone dreams their wedding will be – and honestly, from all the comments I hear from you lovely blog readers, it usually turns out to be pretty damn perfect!

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Kayleigh and Will were married at Dodford Manor in March. They had an intimate wedding with a relaxed and natural atmosphere. Dodford Manor is a converted barn (in Northamptonshire) which needs little decoration, and is one of those enchanting English wedding venues you can fall in love with from the photographs alone!

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Kayleigh, Will – thank you ever so much for sharing, and huge congratulations to you both. You’re a gorgeous couple and just look so happy together you had me smiling all the way through your wedding images! Credit for those goes to the lovely Aaron Collett Photography. You’ll love them, so grab a cuppa and dive in! Enjoy. Claire xxx

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