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Happy weekend, my lovelies! I’m busy teaching a modern calligraphy workshop at the fabulous Little Paper Shop in Nantwich, Cheshire today (head over to my insta @bymoonandtide for behind the scenes pics!) but of course I saved up something wonderful to share on English Wedding while I’m there! Senel from Bride and Belle and lovely Eva Tarnok used the history of Chiswick House as a basis of the inspiration for this wonderfully feminine and romantic, classic bridal editorial.

Elegant and graceful luxe wedding style from Chiswick House, photo credit Eva Tarnok Photography (15)

The images tell the love story of Elisabeth, an English lady, and her Italian suitor. Using a colour palette of soft pinks and neutral tones paired with gold details reflects the romantic and classical feel of this shoot, combined with a Fine Art aesthetic. The graceful, romantic and feminine images celebrate the historical nature of the building, which is transformed into a stunning wedding venue with lots of beautifully styled details.

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Hey beautiful! How was your weekend? We were treated to the loveliest day on Saturday by the team at The Wordsworth Hotel in Grasmere, in the Lake District. I’m feeling so refreshed and at peace after a blissful weekend! More about that on Wednesday – we’ll be publishing a full review of our weekend then. Today though, we head for another stunning English mansion, with a wonderfully spring like wedding inspiration shoot from Clissold Park Mansions, just outside of London.

Beautiful fairytale wedding ideas from Clissold Park on English Wedding. Image credit Eva Tarnok Photography (29)

Images are by our lovely friend Eva Tarnok, and the styling was all taken care of by the fabulous Events by Keenda. We’re blown away by the floral design by Augusta Florals, and the bouquet, with silk ribbons from super lovely Pompom Blossom, and the cake and desserts from wonderful Gourmandises. The stationery by Hummingbird Cards adds a touch of elegance to set the scene for a perfectly styled English wedding.

Beautiful fairytale wedding ideas from Clissold Park on English Wedding. Image credit Eva Tarnok Photography (34)

The neon sign in the header image makes the most eye-catching statement – it’s by Love Inc – other props and tableware come from Dreaming of Vintage.

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The English Wedding Directory is where you can find all of our favourite wedding suppliers. Our Facebook page is updated with new vendors when they join us, and the Directory is full of brilliant photographers, stationers, florists, stylists… everything you might need for the wedding of your dreams!

These lovely people have joined the English Wedding Directory in the last few weeks – and we have more coming up to share with you soon! Do take a moment to discover them, and if you like what you see why not get in touch and even book this weekend?


The Gilded Fern makes gorgeous, eco-friendly, recycled / recyclable and vegan wedding favours: our faves are… actually we can’t decide. We love them all! Welcome, Gwenda, to the English Wedding Directory! www.gildedfern.co.uk

The Little Wedding Helper‘s styling is exquisite; lovely Kirsten has worked with more amazing suppliers than I can count. I’m delighted to welcome the Little Wedding Helper to the Directory and hope any of you who don’t know all about her will take a few minutes to go and explore Kirsten’s stunning website!
www.littleweddinghelper.co.uk

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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.

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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!

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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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I know so many of you will be making plans to include your little ones in your day, and we’ve seen so many lovely ideas for children at weddings over the last months on the blog. Today I have a visual treat for you: beautiful imagery from London wedding photographer Eva Tarnok, with the sweetest mother & daughter enjoying the vibrant colours of lavender fields in the evening sunshine.

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A tip for all of you mums and dads out there: gather up your little ones on your wedding day, whisk them off for a special few moments to enjoy being a family together. You’ll have images to treasure for all of your lifetimes, I promise.

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This gorgeous editorial was photographed at Hitchin Lavender in Hertfordshire – a lavender farm where you can wander through the fields and pick your own lavender! It’s just beautiful. Images are by our lovely friend and wedding photographer Eva Tarnok photography, who is based in Wimbledon.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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Have you thought about signage for your wedding day – those helpful little details showing your guests where everything is, when stuff will happen, even where they’re sitting? It’s often the little costs which add up on your day, and taking care of these yourselves can save money. Making them pretty is also a lot of fun if you’re a crafty person, and learning how to write beautiful modern lettering is a skill you’ll keep and use for life!

Beautiful modern calligraphy from By Moon and Tide, image credit Eva Tarnok Photography (3)

Images by Eva Tarnok Photography, taken from a shoot we’ll be featuring in a couple of weeks on the English Wedding Blog (supplier list below)

I’m holding two calligraphy workshops in May and June, both in Manchester’s uber cool Northern Quarter. There are still places available for both and I’d love to invite you along. They’re on Friday afternoons, starting at one o’clock and finishing around half past three. The price is £59 and every attendee gets to keep their calligraphy ‘kit’ to take home and play with.

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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.

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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:

www.evatarnok.com
Facebook.com/evatarnokphotography

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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.