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A quick note to wedding suppliers this afternoon – I’m working over the weekend on new sponsors for August onwards so if you’d like to sponsor a top UK wedding blog for just £50 a month now is the time to take the plunge!

My media pack is here – it’s a pdf you can access online with all the stats you need and info on what makes English Wedding Blog a great place to advertise your wedding business.

  • English Wedding Blog isn’t cluttered with dozens of sponsors – so your ad won’t be lost in the crowd
  • Your ad will show on the right hand side of English Wedding Blog, on every single page. (English Wedding gets 60,000 page views a month)
  • English Wedding is the only wedding blog to feature only* UK weddings.
  • You get an entire Showcase Page to advertise your business – optimised, content- and image-rich for SEO
  • I’ll write an introduction post to welcome you as an advertiser and tell English Wedding Blog readers all about you
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As my darling Gareth would say in his best Frank Spencer accent, “I think I’ve done a little whoopsie.” I’ll elaborate: in March I asked wedding jewellers to share their sparkliest designs on the English Wedding Showcase. I intended to share them with you all the very next week… I made two inspiration boards and put them on the English Wedding facebook page, but forgot to share them with you here! Let’s fix that 🙂

Wedding jewellery: delicious silver inspiration board

Bridal jewellery from the UK silver sparkle

Bridal jewellery from the UK - wedding inspiration board

Wedding jewellery designer credits:

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We’ve had such beautiful weather recently, and many of you have had your engagement shoots over recent weeks. Two of my favourites from the English Wedding Showcase are a world of contrasts: from glorious spring sunshine to dramatic twilight…

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True love: engagement photography by Martin Beddall on the English Wedding Showcase

Above: Heidi and Toby’s Kent engagement shoot with wedding photographer Martin Beddall – beautifully sunny and light, although Martin introduced it on the English Wedding Blog with the words “probably means more snow soon”. Thanks Martin!

Below: Mark and Erin’s engagement shoot near Warrington – a clear evening with deliciously blue skies. I love their feet in this picture! And the blue is dreamy and so romantic. By McAvoy Photography.

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Romance at twilight: engagement photography by McAvoy Photography on the English Wedding Showcase

I don’t feature engagement or pre-wedding photography very often on English Wedding Blog, but there have been some beautiful shoots from my wedding photographer sponsors on the Showcase recently, and I urge you to go and have a look if you’re planning or considering an engagement shoot of your own. English-Wedding-Showcase.com

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I’m very happy to welcome my latest sponsor to English Wedding. Tux and Tales are wedding photographers Jaye and Matt. I’ve had a few lovely email chats with lead photographer Jaye and I can vouch for how lovely she is: she giggles at the same things I do. Which is always a bonus!

Tux and Tales wedding photographer Yorkshire Selby blog

But anyways – this little intro blog post is to tell you about Tux and Tales and show you their work, so I shouldn’t waffle. I’ve included a few pics here but you should really check out the Tux and Tales English Wedding Showcase Page to find out more.

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York wedding photographer Tux and Tales english wedding blogRemember every English Wedding blog sponsor gets their own dedicated Showcase Page to share their best bits and introduce themselves.

English Wedding blog sponsors also have a login and password to post on the Showcase blog at www.English-Wedding-Showcase.com – so head on over there and see what everyone’s been up to recently.

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I’m back with another wedding story for all you lovers of documentary wedding photography out there – brought to you by English Wedding sponsor Martin Beddall. This wedding day at Clandon Park in Surrey is simply lovely: a beautiful bride and her handsome groom marrying in an early eighteenth century manor house in the Surrey countryside.

Who says a wedding day told in pictures isn’t as rich a story, as inspiring as all those gorgeous details we’re used to seeing on wedding blogs? Katy and Paul’s wedding day is full of its own little tales: Granny Mollie’s Fish Pie is an intriguing name from their wedding table plan. The venue they chose for their wedding has a fascinating history. There are smiles and laughter here, surprises and quiet moments, as the tale of their wedding day unfolds through your eyes and the lens of documentary wedding photographer Martin Beddall. Take a minute, scroll down a little and enjoy the journey:

Katy and Paul’s Clandon House Wedding Story

real wedding at Clandon Park Surrey (1)Before the wedding begins… on the way to the church for the ceremony

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There are new faces on English Wedding – and my funny old one too. I’ve added the little widget in the sidebar on the right of the page which you’ll see when you click on a single blog post – to make it clear who’s writing what on the blog.

I thought it’d be nice to reintroduce everyone: some familiar friendly faces and some new guest bloggers who are bringing their stories to the blog. So by way of an introduction, this is us!

Claire on English Wedding blog - editorMe – Claire – the original English Wedding blogger. I’m the girl behind the wedding blog, and I’ve been here since November 2009 writing everything from wedding planning advice and real wedding features to wedding business tips for the blog. I also have a calligraphy business which keeps me busy in the daytime, while the blog is my evening and weekend job.

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Star Bride SalmaEnglish Wedding Star Brides Sally and Salma. Salma’s off on her honeymoon at the moment – she was married on the 6th of May after sharing her wedding planning story on the blog.

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I’m in a simple mood: no fancy words, just “what it says on the tin”.

I’ve reduced the price of sponsoring English Wedding, so any wedding business who’d like to get your ad on the sidebar over there —–>…

…as well as getting your own English Wedding Showcase page into the bargain, now’s the time to do it.

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Because I had a birthday, because it’s May and I love May, because I’m happy and because I want the English Wedding Showcase to have a real buzz to it – I’ve slashed sponsorship rates by half.

Info is at www.English-Wedding-Showcase.com.

The offer lasts for all of this month.

As blog sponsorship goes, the Showcase here is pretty special – it needs YOU to help me give it a kick up the bum and get it moving.

Claire xxx

 

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I officially love the English Wedding Showcase. It’s brilliant. Have you seen the blog updates on the home page by McAvoy Photography and by Neil Redfern?

On the English Wedding Showcase this week

These are my favourite images of the week from the English Wedding Showcase. Manchester wedding photographer Neil Redfern captured an enchanting image of this bride and groom near Mitton Hall:

Bride and groom portrait in woodland by Neil Redfern

Bride and groom portrait in woodland by Neil Redfern

See Neil Redfern’s English Wedding Showcase page.

And McAvoy Photography are being filmed so they can present an introduction to how they work: it’s all about getting to know you, the bride and groom: are you lovey-dovey, jokey? This lovely post with their daughters calling the shots gives a little insight into their world:

 

Introducing the next generation of wedding photographers

Introducing the next generation of wedding photographers

See Jenny & Keith McAvoy’s English Wedding Showcase Page.

We’re still recruiting sponsors for the English Wedding Showcase, so if you’re interested please do get in touch. There’s information here for wedding suppliers:

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The English Wedding Showcase launches this morning – the best new way to find wedding suppliers who are in tune with the UK blog scene. The English Wedding Showcase will bring brides and grooms together with the very best wedding businesses in the UK.

We’re building a Showcase for our friends and sponsors in the wedding industry. If you’re looking for a wedding photographer, dress shop or entertainer the English Wedding Showcase will be the place to go. Every supplier will have their own page packed full of information and pictures, and they’ll share offers, shoots and latest designs via the English Wedding Showcase blog page.

The English Wedding Showcase is ready for wedding business submissions from today! Get your very own SEO-tastic page full of images, text and links back to your website. See your logo or ad in our sidebars on every page. Get your own login and password and share your latest designs and projects right here!

This is wedding advertising for the blog generation. Use it…

About The English Wedding Showcase for wedding businesses

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This week I’ve popped my Bob the Builder hat on and am doing some construction work. Kinda… well to be honest it’s the web-building kind of construction work. Still counts!

Building a new area for the English Wedding blog

Wedding blogs in the UK are growing in number, in size and in popularity. The top blogs easily rival wedding magazines for readership, loyalty and quality of content.

More and more brides and grooms are switching on to wedding blogs as a new source of inspiration and somewhere to find alternative ideas for more personalised weddings.

Bringing brides and grooms and businesses together

I get a lot of enquiries from small wedding businesses about advertising on the English Wedding blog. As much as couples are searching for forward thinking wedding suppliers, those businesses are looking for a way to reach those couples and showcase their wares.

Traditional blog advertising works well on the big wedding blogs, the likes of Rock’n’Roll Bride, Rock My Wedding and Love My Dress. A sidebar ad on any of those will set you back – but it’s worth it to strengthen your brand and reach thousands of readers every day.