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Don’t you just love a really good book? For me it’s fantasy; although I love the nostalgia of childhood books and old Penguin & Ladybird classics. Today’s wedding is gorgeous for its literary theme – and Alex & Adam are the loveliest couple, I’ve been so excited to share their day with you! This is an amazing wedding. The venue is fabulous: I love discovering little secret, tucked away venues with a character and mind all of their own. And the couple are absolutely gorgeous – Alex’s dress is divine; Adam’s smile is superb!

Claire

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Alex is a Secondary school English teacher and the church was where the famous Victorian poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning were married beofre eloping to the continent. Therefore the reception was literary themed with book print bunting, books on tables as centre pieces and Penguin style book covers as the table plan. Name cards were Puffin Book cover postcards that were chosen to suit the guests. Adam is an opera singer and the music was heavily important so this was another theme for the ceremony and continued with the best man’s personal song/speech.

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Elinor – beautiful, stunning bride and super stylish lady! – told me she never wanted her wedding day to end. She married Nick at lovely Hendre Hall a few weeks ago, and I’m so thrilled to be able to share their day with you lovely blog readers today.

Elinor and Nick's pretty rustic wedding at Hendre Hall in Wales images by Tony Fanning Photography (21)

Friends and family “ambushed” Elinor’s plans for dressing the venue the day before the wedding… and did the most amazing job turning a blank canvas into a really exciting and pretty space which Elinor and Nick really loved. How sweet is that?!
Elinor and Nick's pretty rustic wedding at Hendre Hall in Wales images by Tony Fanning Photography (25)

Their day was relaxed with a touch of rustic charm and a focus on fabulous food with an amazing party atmosphere. I love how Nick and Elinor keep smiling all day long… they make my wedding blog look fantastic! 🙂

Elinor and Nick's pretty rustic wedding at Hendre Hall in Wales images by Tony Fanning Photography (35)

Huge thanks to lovely Tony Fanning Photography for sharing all the images with us today. Tony is based in North Wales and shoots weddings around the country. You can find out all about him here:

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So this is new… and kind of amazing to read! Gorgeous bride Sophie told me Cold Harbour Barn was so much more than a wedding venue: “The barn has so much character and charm that a lot of wedding venues simply don’t have – it has real soul.” It totally shines through in the images from their beautiful wedding day too!

A pretty pastels wedding at Cold Harbour Barn in Oxfordshire images by Louise Adby Photography (18)

Today’s wedding is lovely, with a ‘barely there’ colour palette, gorgeous peonies and lots and lots and lots of fabulous DIY details.

A pretty pastels wedding at Cold Harbour Barn in Oxfordshire images by Louise Adby Photography (25)

Gorgeous bride Sophie has shared some great advice in her interview at the end of the feature, but do take a little time to scroll through all of the beautiful images before you read it – they’re really special.

A pretty pastels wedding at Cold Harbour Barn in Oxfordshire images by Louise Adby Photography (42)

The photography is by lovely Louise Adby, who shoots weddings all around the UK and even further afield! Do find out more about her – as Sophie and Charlie will tell you, they were “absolutely delighted!” with Louise 🙂

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Your wedding doesn’t have to have a theme – it just has to reflect your personalities. Cerian and Tom planned a simple, beautiful wedding at Coombe Lodge with homemade touches and pastel colours – but adamantly no theme! And you know what? It works wonderfully.

Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (4)

My lovely sponsor, Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall, was there on the day to document it all. His style is natural and creative, perfect for this relaxed and family-oriented couple. I adore the images of their day and I knew as soon as I saw them that you would too!

Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (25)

Find out more about Joseph:

http://joseph-hall.com/
https://www.facebook.com/JosephHallPhotography
@mrjoehall
http://english-wedding.com/tag/joseph-hall-photography

Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (31)

My personal highlights today include the glorious venue and autumn sunshine, Cerian’s gorgeous dress and the excitement of all the children on the day (kids can make weddings a million times extra special!) – oh and the Penguin book stationery touches, which are fab!

Enjoy.
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Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (2)
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Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (6)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (7)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (8)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (9)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (10)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (11)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (12)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (13)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (14)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (15)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (16)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (17)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (18)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (19)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (20)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (21)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (22)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (23)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (24)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (26)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (27)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (28)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (29)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (30)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (31)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (32)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (33)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (34)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (35)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (36)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (37)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (38)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (39)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (40)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (41)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (42)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (43)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (44)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (45)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (46)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (47)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (48)
Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall at Coombe Lodge Somerset (49)

Our wedding report: Cerian + Tom

Wedding photographer’s website:

joseph-hall.com