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Jeni from Vanilla Rose Weddings sent me this lovely English wedding inspiration shoot for me to share with you all – and how could I resist?! English country garden is one wedding theme that never seems to date, and while so many couples are looking for a timeless look for their weddings I think it’s a wedding style which works every single time.

All the lovely photos are by Judi Checketts Photography. The venue for the shoot was the beautiful Merriscourt Galleries. The shoot was created by Jeni from Vanilla Rose Weddings, an Oxfordshire wedding planner. There are some fabulous wedding suppliers (based around Oxfordshire) involved in this shoot, and all of their details are below for you. Do click on their links to find out more! Over to Jeni…

English country garden – a wedding ideas shoot

I wanted to create an English Country Garden wedding in the heart of the Cotswolds for this photo shoot. The Merriscourt Gallery (located between the quintessentially English villages of Burford and Chipping Norton) has the perfect setting for an English wedding with simply stunning views, wonderfully friendly staff, and an array of spacious barns in which to create a dream wedding!


There were so many beautiful photos from Prema and Andy’s wedding earlier this week, I had to keep a few to share as a special feature all of their own!

If you’re thinking about a very English wedding theme and need ideas to help you get the look, this will help! All photos are by Victoria Phipps Photography.

wedding cake

The wedding cake looks beautiful - rather than piling flowers or decorations onto the cake, choose a simple design and surround it with bouquets at your venue. A simple topper of fresh pink roses and peonies will finish it beautifully. Photo credit: Victoria Phipps

English country wedding theme

This inspiration board was put together by Victoria Phipps. All details are from Prema and Andy's wedding day.

Choose roses in various shades of pink and cream for an effect that isn’t contrived and looks really natural.

Use scrapbooking papers in various shades to create your table name cards in a country-chic style.

Find details like rose-decorated signs, wedding post boxes and gingham to further decorate your day to create a relaxed English wedding day theme.