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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/

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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]

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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!)

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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.” 

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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!