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Warm out there, isn’t it?!! I’m loving how summery I’m feeling this week – and just before I take my little packed lunch to the beach (because I’m the luckiest wedding blogger and it’s like 2 minutes’ walk!) I have this stunning summer wedding to share with you. Beautiful bride Victoria got in touch with me a few weeks ago. She married Stephen last July and chose a quintessentially English theme for their wedding day.

I loved hearing about Victoria’s dress: it was handmade for her by a family friend, along with her mum’s dress and the four bridesmaids’ dresses. Victoria was really involved in the process, and able to choose the fabric (Thai Silk), shape (A-Line) and detailing on her dress. Silk covered buttons ran all the way down the back of the gown, with the top button covered in lace from Victoria’s grandmother’s wedding dress. Oh, and pockets! Her dream dress looks fabulous – as if it were made especially for her – and it was!

A quintessentially English marquee wedding with a handmade dress! Photo credit Ben Davis Photography (7)

Vibrant florals, lemons and beautiful calligraphy for a summer wedding with Ellie Lou Photography (19)
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Ahhh… I’m LOVING writing blog posts for you this week… because it’s summer on my screen and that makes me happy! Today’s feature is lush, sunny, and so captivating you can almost smell the lemon groves. A luxury Mediterranean inspired summer bridal photoshoot at the romantic Almonry Barn wedding venue in Somerset, organised by lovely Ellie Lou Photography. Our bride wears a beautiful silk wedding dress with lace detail by fabulous bespoke bridal dressmaker Ailsa Munro and a colourful citrus-infused colour palette of yellows, orange and pink tones and gold / gold leaf details.

Vibrant florals, lemons and beautiful calligraphy for a summer wedding with Ellie Lou Photography (26)
Almonry Barn is a luxury, award-winning wedding venue in Somerset. The barn has been beautifully updated with stylish interiors, perfect for a romantic Somerset wedding.

The beautiful silk design dress with lace detail (“Maymie”) is by our favourite South West dressmaker, Ailsa Munro.

Vibrant florals, lemons and beautiful calligraphy for a summer wedding with Ellie Lou Photography (11)

 

Daisy Lane Floral Design designed the floral arrangements, which included a colourful bouquet, a set of floral hoops and a beautiful moongate set amongst the trees in the orchard. The flowers included in the photoshoot were antirrhinum, asclepias, astilbe, cosmos, dahlia, hypericum, sweet peas, lysimachia, stocks, roses (Buttercup, David Austin Darcy, David Austin Julliet) and eucalyptus.

Romantic London wedding editorial with Ryann Lindsey Photography (7)
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Hello lovelies! Today’s all about the pretty on English Wedding… gloriously soft and feminine pinks with romantic table styling, silk ribbons and a lush bouquet. This palette and look would be wonderful in a contemporary marquee or garden wedding reception, or an orangery with views onto beautiful gardens. Huge thanks to lovely Jenna from Wonderland Invites for sharing it with us – this is so damn beautiful!

Romantic London wedding editorial with Ryann Lindsey Photography (17)

When my Instagram friend from the states announced she’d be in the UK to shoot a wedding, I knew it would be a once in a lifetime opportunity to work together in person. I messaged Ryann of Ryann Lindsey Photography and she was up for the task!

We decided to push for a London based shoot, and my search began. I was over the moon when Chelsea Physic Garden accepted. As a working garden open to the public, they don’t frequently allow photoshoots; as such, it was an amazing opportunity we were handed by the marketing team there. To compliment the lush greenery of the gardens, I opted for a pink, mauve and white colour scheme which would bounce beautifully off the floral and fauna of the surroundings.

Belle Epoque wedding style inspiration with Wedhead, image credit Elina Sazonova Photography (20)
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I have a rare gem of an editorial shoot to share with you today, lovelies – a dreamy screenful of images which will warm your heart and bring sunshine to your soul. Maybe photoshoots are missing a trick by not capturing the sheer joy of a wedding: but today we set that to rights with the most beautiful girl in a truly incredible setting, smiling and enjoying every second of her day…

Belle Epoque wedding style inspiration with Wedhead, image credit Elina Sazonova Photography (8)

The styling touches are exquisite, fine art luxury and I would encourage you to take inspiration from them to style your own wedding: whether you fall in love with the peony and rose bouquet, the show stopping Ersa Atelier gown or those glorious deep blue candles – take a little of this carefully curated shoot with you today and let it shine onto your own wedding day, do.

All images are by Elina Sazonova – a full supplier list is at the end of the feature

Belle Epoque wedding style inspiration with Wedhead, image credit Elina Sazonova Photography (14)

Anastasia from Entwined Productions design studio tells us a little more about the shoot…

Italian springtime wedding ideas with Bowtie and Belle Photography (14)
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It breaks my heart to be selling my little Vespa this spring… but at the same time it makes me smile to see this gorgeous shoot on the blog today with a vintage Vespa looking so beautiful and ready for adventures! If you’ve already flicked through the pages of our FREE digital magazine the English Wedding Bible you’ll recognise this…

Italian springtime wedding ideas with Bowtie and Belle Photography (4)

The beautiful styling is by lovely Lauradana at Wedding Creations. With her instinct for delicate, relaxed styling she transports us to Italy effortlessly – we’re treated to glorious courtyard dining with perfectly on trend, elegant touches. Every careful detail is captured beautifully by Bowtie & Belle Photography. The flowers by Bride and Bloom are wonderful; fabrics by Kate Cullen soften the tablescape so prettily and give the styling an artisan edge. And the cakes by Vanilla Pod Bakery and the Cheltenham Cakery… I don’t think I’ve seen a dreamier illustrated cake than this in a decade of wedding blogging!

Italian springtime wedding ideas with Bowtie and Belle Photography (10)

Country house winter wedding styling with Bride and Beau and Eva Tarnok Photography (27)
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The English Wedding Blog covers every style you can imagine – from boho tipi festival weddings to coastal elopements, luxury city celebrations and the classic, English country house wedding day. I like to think we have something for everyone: today’s feature has that wonderful elegance so many of you are looking for as you plan your wedding style. The images are by lovely Eva Tarnok (who also features on page 140 of the English Wedding Bible with another breathtaking inspirational piece) – and styling is by lovely Katie from The Events Designers.

Country house winter wedding styling with Bride and Beau and Eva Tarnok Photography (16)

If you have a moment this evening do head over to the English Wedding Facebook page for a very special behind the scenes video showing how this gorgeous editorial shoot was put together!

Country house winter wedding styling with Bride and Beau and Eva Tarnok Photography (26)

I just adore the winter styling – this talented team prove you can have a stunning wedding full of florals and pretty, romantic touches – even in the colder months of the year. Some of my faves are here with a glorious bouquet of anemones and white roses, and hyacinths in the table arrangements to give a wonderful fragrance too! The flowers are by Blue Sky Flowers, and you can find a full supplier list at the end of the feature.Claire

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Somerley Estate sits right on the Dorset and Hampshire borders and is the stunning backdrop for this inspiration shoot.  A privately owned home and wedding venue, the house was designed in 1750 and has been in the Normanton family for five generations.  Somerley is gorgeous, (very) grand and has a lot of history.  With this shoot I wanted to bring a little piece of understated contemporary style to blend with the traditional luxury surroundings.

Understated luxury wedding styling in Hampshire by Jenna Hewitt, with Kitty Wheeler Shaw Photography (9)

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Understated luxury wedding styling in Hampshire by Jenna Hewitt, with Kitty Wheeler Shaw Photography (1)

The colour palette combined grey with teal and soft apricot and I chose to blend silks by Kate Cullen with contemporary acrylic and copper materials.

The stationery was beautifully designed by Georgina Read Creative, on cotton combination paper with torn edges and featured a lovely copper seal detail. In fact this was one of my favourite details!  The stamp used was THE Somerley stamp and is hundreds of years old.

Understated luxury wedding styling in Hampshire by Jenna Hewitt, with Kitty Wheeler Shaw Photography (25)

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Eva Tarnok is a wedding photographer I love to work with: she’s taken some of the most beautiful images of my calligraphy; she has a love for the kind of pretty which perfectly suits a quintessentially English wedding.

Naturally simple and beautiful #weddinginspo with Eva Tarnok Photography on the English Wedding Blog (1)

Today’s inspiration is just so lovely: Morden Hall is a classic setting and needs little extra decor. Spring flowers and a pastel cake covered in tumbling, delicate foliage and pretty blooms set the scene, along with my calligraphy. The dress is pure romance… Kate Edmonson has something uniquely beautiful, don’t you think?

Naturally simple and beautiful #weddinginspo with Eva Tarnok Photography on the English Wedding Blog (46)

Words & images: Eva Tarnok Photography

Morden Hall is a historic manor house set within a stunning National Trust parkland in South London. It is a beautiful country house carefully restored and renovated and is a popular wedding venue with couples all over London.

Aisha Phillips, wedding planner from Sassy a la mode and Eva Tarnok, a South London based wedding photographer, worked to put together a classical and natural styled shoot.

Naturally simple and beautiful #weddinginspo with Eva Tarnok Photography on the English Wedding Blog (8)

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Baby, it’s cold outside… but you know, I’m still loving snuggly jumpers and sneaky hot chocolates and evening cuddles… winter has a spirit all of its own and I’m in no hurry to see the end of these chilly, beautiful days. But I’m biased: I’ve been completely and utterly won over by today’s gorgeous winter wedding inspiration. The word wonderland was made for the beauty you’re about to see… a combination of a luxe winter wonderland with a hint of silver, fluffy cotton candy, and geode crystals.

Winter wonderland wedding inspo for 2017 with Ellie Lou Photography (40)

Words & images by Ellie at Ellie Lou Photography

The Deer Park Country House Hotel is a fantastic wedding venue in Devon, with so many pretty locations for photographs in the grounds and inside the main hotel itself. Amber from Liberty Pearl Photography organised the perfect winter photoshoot with some amazing suppliers.

Winter wonderland wedding inspo for 2017 with Ellie Lou Photography (31)

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I love the romance of an overseas elopement or a tiny, intimate wedding somewhere the evening sunshine will last forever, don’t you? Even better, al fresco dining on the beach and the views of stunning coastlines all around. I was so thrilled last summer when lovely destination wedding photographer Hannah Duffy asked if I’d like to send a little of my calligraphy to Ibiza in her suitcase. Of course I said yes…

A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (14)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (15)

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A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (2)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (3)

This is the dreamiest shoot, with incredible light and the inescapable romance of a beach elopement. The bouquet is simple and pristine: hydrangeas in beautiful white catch the sunlight as our beautiful bride and groom gaze out to sea. With a stunning Truvelle gown and light suit for the warmest of summer weddings, our bride and groom are perfectly at home here; as newlyweds they celebrate at a tablescape of prettily coloured glassware and light, illustrated calligraphy table stationery.

A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (17)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (38)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (39)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (1)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (4)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (5)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (7)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (8)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (9)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (10)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (11)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (12)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (13)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (16)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (34)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (35)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (40)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (6)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (28)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (18)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (19)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (26)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (30)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (31)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (20)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (21)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (22)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (23)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (24)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (25)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (27)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (29)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (32)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (33)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (36)
A breathtaking coastal wedding inspiration shoot in Ibiza with Hannah Duffy Photography (37)

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The ONLY wedding theme which has been constantly popular since this blog was born in 2009 (we’re six!! who knew?!) is English Country Garden. I love that we’re so smitten with flowers, with nature, with the beauty of our gardens and countryside… and today’s styled inspiration shoot pays tribute to this, the loveliest wedding theme of all.

English Rose garden styled bridal shoot with Eva Tarnok Photography (41)

Words and images (aren’t they beautiful?!) are by lovely London wedding photographer Eva Tarnok, who specialises in natural, soulful & beautiful photography. Discover more from her here:

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English Rose garden styled bridal shoot with Eva Tarnok Photography (23)

The inspiration of this editorial shoot was the location itself, the recently renovated south London wedding venue, Morden Hall and the surrounding beautiful Morden Hall Park. The park is run by National Trust and it contains a variety of natural landscapes, including parkland, the River Wandle, meadow and marshland. One of the most popular areaS of the park is the rose garden, which has over 2000 roses and other flowers and it is a stunning example of the traditional English rose garden. We wanted the images to reflect the elegance of this historic venue but also to showcase the natural beauty surrounding it.

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Woodland weddings have been one of my favourite styles of the year – and with lovely Lou at Whimsical Wonderland Weddings styling her own day (congratulations, Lou!) after the woodland setting where she was married, the theme looks set to continue inspiring brides and grooms for many wedding seasons to come.

woodland berry luxe wedding styling Goose and Berry (34)

We all love a woodland: there’s a magical element to the sunlight and an abundance of flora and fauna to inspire even the hardiest city dwellers… And woodland settings fire our imaginations: we’ve all lived for fairytales in our childhood, and something of their enchantment never leaves our hearts…

So it was with real excitement that I first looked at this styled shoot sent in by Emma from Goose & Berry. As well as being a boutique caterer, Goose & Berry plan, design and style weddings and wanted to display this within a shoot. Where better to publish the inspirational ideas from a day in the woods than on your favourite wedding blog?! 😉
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