Heirloom wedding inspiration with Emily Andrews Events at Thurning Hall. Photo credit Benjamin Mathers Photography (22)
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Did you have an amazing weekend? I’ve been teaching calligraphy and general pottering around whenever the sun peeped out… And this week I have a stack of wedding invitations and place names to write, so it’s going to be pretty busy at English Wedding HQ. Of course we also have gorgeous wedding pretty to share with you, starting with this stunner of an editorial shoot sent in by Emily Andrew Events. You may have seen a sneak preview of this one in the English Wedding Bible (and if you haven’t, do grab your FREE copy here!) – today we’re delving into all the details of this breathtaking shoot at an intriguing Norfolk wedding venue.

Heirloom wedding inspiration with Emily Andrews Events at Thurning Hall. Photo credit Benjamin Mathers Photography (15)

Lovely English Wedding Directory member Emily Andrew Events is here to tell you more. All of the beautiful images are by Benjamin Mathers Photography.

Relaxed bridesmaids, bridesmaid advice, photo by Constance Rose (3)
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A guest article by Emily Andrew Weddings

I hate to say it but more often than not bridesmaids can be one of the largest causes of stress my clients face when planning their big day! Number one of the issues is clothing! These are my top pieces of advice I give my clients to help them navigate this minefield.

  1. Budget:

First up is budget. If you are really tight on budget then it can be an option to ask your best ladies to provide their own outfits. If you select this option then always approach this topic sensitively with your friends as when they were asked to be a bridesmaid they were probably expecting to be provided with a lovely dress.

Be honest with them, and explain that it is so important to you that you can share your special day with them playing a major role but you are worrying about money and affording the whole expense of a wedding. If they are good friends they will be completely supportive and will be more than happy to help you out.

Vibrant and unique bridesmaid ideas, images by Fuller Photography Weddings (8)
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Choosing which photoshoots to feature on the blog sometimes comes down to something as simple as a smile. Lovely Emily sent me a handful of pics from this shoot, and instantly I knew it would be amazing for the blog – because I was smiling happily back at my screen. And also, flowers. Oh, those flowers!!! It’s perfect… and if you need inspiration for any little bridesmaids, their smiles will prove this is such a fun and unique way of styling princesses of all ages on your wedding day!

Vibrant and unique bridesmaid ideas, images by Fuller Photography Weddings (9)

Words by Emily from Emily Andrew Events, images by Karen Fuller (Fuller Photography Weddings) – full supplier list below

“We had a lovely group of girls all dressed in tulle skirts in shades of blues and greys wearing their wellies! It is very much inline with your outdoor, countryside bridal style with a large dose of rustic! It was shot at our florist’s farm in Norfolk where she grew all the flowers for the shoot (and indeed for all her weddings too).

Vibrant and unique bridesmaid ideas, images by Fuller Photography Weddings (26)