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Welcome to May, lovelies. I thought we’d kick off the month with a truly enchanting wedding to lift our spirits. Valerie and David’s May wedding is unique and beautifully memorable, with lilac as the main wedding colour inspired by their favourite flower wisteria, and yellow accents for bright and cheerful contrast and sunshine. Coming from Cambridge and Southern Ukraine, David and Valerie’s day combines their little world in creative ways, with Ukrainian delicacies and wedding games – oh, and the ‘stealing of the bride’ tradition! The look is very much a traditional English wedding, with beautiful sunshine and the most magical sunset over Richmond Park at the end of the day.

David and Valerie's gorgeous English garden wedding, with GK Photography (22)

Valerie’s wedding dress is breathtaking – the beautiful bride searched high and low in London without finding her dream dress, then on a trip to Kiev to visit friends she went to bridal boutique Anne Mariee and fell head over heels in love with this stunning designer gown. Valerie had a lot of compliments on the wedding day and she really loved her dress – and I can TOTALLY see why! 

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Welcome to (nearly) the weekend, everyone! I hope you’ve enjoyed a little sunshine this week, and are staying safe and well. I’ve been saving up the beautiful wedding of Charles and Emily, which is wonderfully elegant and timeless. The newlyweds are gorgeous: they were married in June at St Giles House in Dorset, with Camilla Arnhold capturing their day. The cake and flowers are just stunning – and the pair look fabulous in a Jesus Peiro dress and tailored suit from Reiss. Enjoy this, lovelies, and have a relaxing weekend.

With love,

Charles & Emily's elegant, classic and original St Giles House wedding, with Camilla Arnhold Photography (13)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.camillaarnholdphotography.com

We chose our photographer from social media, searching the term ‘Wedding photographer Dorset’ in instagram. A range of photographers came up, including Camilla’s, and we were instantly drawn to her beautiful work.

We were extremely pleased with Camilla and her work. She captured every detail we wanted including special moments with family and friends. Her style was exactly what we had hoped for and more.

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When Jonathan emailed me and mentioned “the coolest wedding dress ever” I was hooked! This is a beaut of a wedding: full of fun, colour and the most wonderful DIY details. Jade & Matt tied the knot at Newland Bishop Farm in May, with a festival themed day and a tipi reception. There were space hoppers, pom poms, blasts of colour EVERYWHERE, a picnic… a totally chilled out wedding. Photographer Jonathan – JS Coates Wedding Photography – described Jade & Matt’s day as “a burst of colour and smiles”. Just what we need on our screens right now, I think!

Colour EVERYWHERE for Jade & Matt's spring wedding, with J S Coates Wedding Photography (6)

 

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://jscoates.com/

How did you choose your photographer?

We had searched through tonnes of pics of wedding shots on instagram and immediately fell in love with Jonathan’s pictures. They were amazing and we knew that he was the one for us! They were timeless and yet very modern, with a relaxed vibe… we hate formal shots!

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The heavens opened halfway through Mila and Paul’s outdoor ceremony… but this amazing couple grinned and got hitched and their day is absolutely beautiful. I love the location – Casa Grande is a historic house with guest accommodation set high above the beautiful twin lakes of Lagoa des Sete Cidades in Portugal – an unforgettable location for a beautiful destination wedding. Mila and Paul booked our friend and top UK destination wedding photographer Damion Mower to capture their day, and the review they left for him (see below) says. it. ALL.

Mila & Paul's beautiful - if rainy - Azores wedding, with Damion Mower Photography (29)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://damionmowerphotography.co.uk/

How did you choose your photographer?

Google was a great help! We knew the kind of style we wanted and then it was jut a case of going through peoples portfolios and reviews and working out who we thought we’d work well with and who would really get us and our wedding.

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So many of our couples on English Wedding discover and fall in love with Etsy on their wedding planning adventures. And we’re huge Etsy fans here too! (I have my own little Etsy shop, did you know?) So when the lovely folks at Etsy got in touch to share their hottest wedding picks for 2020 weddings, I was excited to see – and share – their faves! The trends that follow are from Etsy; I’ve added in some of my own favourite designers and makers whose creations I’d love for you to check out too!

[header image credit Peach Wolfe Paper Co, Kidderminster]

The Etsy Trend Guide is a compilation of fresh trends experts are noticing across Etsy and the industry as a whole: what sellers are creating, what shoppers are loving, and what’s hot right now in the wider market. Below are the 2020 wedding trends every couple needs to know – focusing on inclusivity, sustainability, and, above all, individuality! Just click on an image to find out more. 

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As you may know, I write calligraphy for weddings when I’m not in my blogging shoes, and the last couple of weeks have been super busy with some updates to my collections.

I have had my little Etsy shop since 2013 and in that time I’ve written for hundreds of couples’ weddings. But some of my wedding stationery had been on there the whole time – yes, the whole entire seven years – and was beginning to look a little 1990s around the edges. (I might be overly critical; maths sure as hell ain’t my thing. But yeah, it looked OLD!)

So in January I decided a real overhaul was in order. And I set to photographing, editing and uploading some of the bits and pieces I’ve written for lovely couples over recent months: the vellum paper place names, the torn edge on-the-day stationery, oh, and my favourite: the pebble wedding favours I love writing for people!

By Moon and Tide wedding calligraphy UK

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Hey lovelies! Join me today for a beautiful Kent wedding – gorgeous couple Sonia & Andy tied the knot on a gloriously sunny October day, and chose our friend Terence Joseph Photography to capture their story. Sonia dazzles in a stunning Jenny Packham dress. She told us “I knew I didn’t want the traditional white dress so I thought I would be searching for a long time but I found it really quickly and it was perfect for me. A bargain (from Debenhams) too! I found earrings and an art deco style crystal headpiece by Rose Red Rose White on Etsy, and my shoes were silver high heels from New Look. Andy wore a grey suit from T.M.Lewin with burgundy tie and pocket square from Swagger & Swoon – we found their colour matching service really useful.” 

Everything about this joyful day makes me feel so happy! I just know you’ll love it too. Enjoy!

A Jenny Packham bride at The Plough at Leigh, with Terence Joseph Photography (18)

Wedding photographer’s website:

Kent wedding photographer www.terencejosephphotography.co.uk

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Happy weekend everyone! I have a really special wedding to share with you today – our handsome couple are Samuel and Paul, whose joy on their wedding day just bursts from my screen from the very beginning! I love their smiles, their tears, the breathtaking setting of Rhinefield House and their images by lovely Katie Winter Photography.

Romantic wedding with gorgeous images by Katie Winter Photography (31)

 

The guys describe their wedding simply as “The most magical day of our lives.” – and it shows. They were blessed with beautiful sunshine, and the day was relaxed, elegant and romantic as can be – for me, the perfect wedding! 

Romantic wedding with gorgeous images by Katie Winter Photography (26)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.katiewinterphotography.co.uk

Romantic wedding with gorgeous images by Katie Winter Photography (19)

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

Over the moon, Katie was a joy from the very first email. Katie put everyone at ease on the big day, it felt more like an old friend was our photographer.

What was your reaction to seeing your wedding photos for the first time?

Tears!!! we were overwhelmed, they were stunning we looked at them all evening.

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… because you can’t beat a llama surprise, right?! Honestly, this wedding is everything. Glowing with newly wedded happy vibes, Moran and Danny celebrate their love at Ashdown Park. Their day is magical, breathtaking, beautifully designed and brilliantly captured by our friend and English Wedding member Damion Mower Photography. Morag’s dress is exquisite, unique and different; from the fabulous Needle & Thread. The venue is oh so special – Ashdown Park is in the Ashdown forest, believed to be the inspiration for the Hundred Acre Wood (home of Winnie the Pooh!) – and the converted chapel with its stained glass windows is so enchanting all Morag & Danny had to do was add flowers – which, it has to be said, are stunning!

Ashdown Park Country Hotel wedding photography by Damion Mower (45)

“Our theme was loosely based on a Midsummer Nights Dream style, my dress, hair, bridesmaids and flowers were very ethereal and the original ceremony was going to take place in the Summer House by the lake. The tempestuous weather the night before moved the wedding inside but added a magical twist of excitement to the day.

Gorgeous mixed summer florals for a romantic countryside wedding near Huddersfield, with Photography by Kathryn (3)
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It’s been wonderful revisiting some of the beautiful weddings we featured on English Wedding through 2019 – I hope you’ve enjoyed them too! Today’s is an absolute BEAUTY!! The flowers are out of this world, nestling amongst glass jars and candles to create a wonderfully romantic, English country garden look from daytime to dusk.

Gorgeous mixed summer florals for a romantic countryside wedding near Huddersfield, with Photography by Kathryn (35)Steph and Rob are a gorgeous pair. She’s glorious in Anna Sorrano’s Laurel gown from Wed2B, and he’s so handsome in a micro check navy suit from ASOS. The best thing? These guys are real – two brilliantly happy human beings, just like you and me, beaming with happiness and enjoying their Best. Day. Ever. – and you can just tell they’re SO much in love the photos are a kind of magic.

All photographs are by our lovely friend Kathryn at Photography by Kathryn, who gets a glowing review from the happy couple! Do check out their full wedding feature from back in April to see all the images and read their English Wedding Interview!

Gorgeous mixed summer florals for a romantic countryside wedding near Huddersfield, with Photography by Kathryn (29)

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Welcome to the first weekend of autumn! I’m hoping for a crisp sunny afternoon with hints of bronzed leaves and for cosy snuggles with my man and my favourite jumper. How about you? … Oh, but you’re here for wedding ideas so I’ve got a little treat up my (woolly!) sleeve for you this morning, with a gorgeous wedding from The Plough At Leigh. The stunning couple are Nikki and James, and their photographer is our newest sponsor, lovely Terence Joseph Photography.

The Plough at Leigh wedding, image credit Terence Joseph Photography (28)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://terencejosephphotography.co.uk

We met Terence at an open day at The Plough, he was so friendly and knew the venue very well so it was an easy decision to make.

We couldn’t have been happier with Terence, he was very professional and had us and our guests feeling very relaxed and at ease. He even managed to photograph some family members that were set against having their photo taken. He was interested in what ideas and visions we had. I felt we clicked and it was such a pleasure to work with Terence, he was very thoughtful and couldn’t do enough for us from the beginning right through to when I met him to receive our beautiful album and canvas. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional photographer, he did an amazing job.

A relaxed and classic Devon Tunnels Beaches wedding in Ilfracombe with Robin Goodlad Photography (45)
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The sunshine is back!! And I’m so happy to say we have a gloriously sunny July beach wedding on the blog for you today. I love this so much – gorgeous couple Michelle and Dan were married at Tunnels Beaches and their beautiful day just sings of summer! The styling touches are perfect – there are wonderful summer wildflowers, as well as ice creams, proper old school striped deckchairs and a showstopper of a wedding cake! My brilliantly talented friend and Dorset wedding photographer Robin Goodlad captured the whole day for the happy couple, who have given him a fantastic review below! Enjoy the blog today… I know I will!

A relaxed and classic Devon Tunnels Beaches wedding in Ilfracombe with Robin Goodlad Photography (43)
A relaxed and classic Devon Tunnels Beaches wedding in Ilfracombe with Robin Goodlad Photography (15)
A relaxed and classic Devon Tunnels Beaches wedding in Ilfracombe with Robin Goodlad Photography (1)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.robingoodlad.com

We did lots of research of different styles of photography. I loved the photos on Robin’s website and in his portfolios.

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!

Absolutely! Robin was so lovely and he made two people who feel uncomfortable in front of the camera relax.