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Lovelies, I hope you’re ready for a truly amazing Christmas. This year has been wonderful for the English Wedding Blog – I’ve met and worked alongside some incredible people, and we’ve featured the most stunning weddings… you can still find them all by navigating the menu at the top of this page. So as we snuggle into our Christmas pyjamas, crack open a crate of mulled wine and sprinkle ourselves with glitter here at English Wedding Blog HQ, I wanted to leave you with one last wedding before the holidays begin… and it’s a stunning, gracefully festive, delicately sparkly celebration you will LOVE!! Louise looks incredible – the entire day just makes me smile, it’s so beautiful. Happy Christmas everyone!Claire

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We went for an urban venue with Christmas and Winter being the main focus of the celebration, we used rustic logs, berries and winter roses throughout. We had hot chocolate, mulled wine, warm cookies, tartan blankets and a snow machine to complete the vision! I used a local florist for my flowers – we were a little limited on what was available on 29th Dec in between Christmas and New Year but I was thrilled, we went for deep reds, roses and berries.

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I loved Jennifer and Paul’s Manchester wedding as soon as I saw their photos on the Foley Photography blog. They’re a gorgeous couple with a distinctive style; Jennifer wears her Jenny Packham wedding dress so beautifully and Paul looks amazing in his Savile Row suit – a treat I think every groom should have!

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The happy couple chose Foley Photography to take the photographs on the day. “I had looked at the websites of many photographers and felt the photographs were all very similar and pretty uninspiring. Foley Photography stood out instantly. Their photographs have a real vintage feel and Scott captures the small details and expressions that I haven’t seen anywhere else. Scott and Amedea are married themselves and run the business together. They completely listened to what we wanted and didn’t force their ideas onto us (as is the case with some photographers!). We were absolutely thrilled with the results.http://foleyphotography.co.uk
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Jennifer and Paul – a vintage wedding at Great John Street Hotel in Manchester

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Hello everyone! Today is all about David and Steph, whose wedding breaks a few of the old-fashioned rules about all the things you ‘have to have’ for your wedding day. This fantastic couple chose one wedding supplier (only!), used kids’ invitations, didn’t have readings, and created an elegant wedding without spending a fortune. I love everything about their intimate wedding in Manchester and can’t wait to share it with you today!

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All of the images are by my friend and wedding blog sponsor Phil Drinkwater Photography. Words are by Steph and David, and their story is a very romantic one indeed. I love the ‘marry me’ image, and the mention of David Hasselhoff in their ‘memorable moments’… classic. Enjoy! Claire xxx
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Steph and David: a relaxed and informal wedding in Manchester

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The wedding venue: Great John Street Hotel, Manchester
Wedding photographer: Phil Drinkwater

A little about the wedding ceremony:

We had a very simple ceremony in front of our families and close friends