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Today’s wedding is breathtaking – there are moments here when I forgot to breathe, the images are so beautiful! I love the elegance that runs through the whole day, the smiles, the black and white images, the little details and the spectacular venue Nick and Lucy chose for their Surrey wedding.

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“Our flowers were arranged by the lovely Lisa Jordan. We were really keen to stick to soft pastels to fit with our theme, so I went with pale pinks and ivory in my bouquet – sweet avalanche roses, ivory spray roses, ivory freesias and eucalyptus – whilst the bridesmaids had the same in just ivory. We bought all of the vases and mirror plates ourselves for the centre pieces as it worked out a little cheaper, then asked Lisa to arrange displays of white lilies, eucalyptus and grasses. We had pale blue sashes on the chairs so we kept the centre pieces neutral which looked really smart. The mother of the groom put together little posies for the pew ends at the church which we brought with us to the venue in little jam jars to decorate the bar area.”

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Use local suppliers to save money – so say Helen and Declan whose gorgeous wedding at White Dove Barn we’re featuring on the English Wedding Blog this morning. It’s good advice: there are amazing creative suppliers nestled all over the country and you’ll find them at craft fairs, in art galleries and at the best wedding showcases… even from venue recommendations.

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This is a charming wedding for a beautiful bride and her handsome groom – and I love their approach to styling their day. Helen told me, “we wanted to make sure we went local as much as possible – so things like hairdresser, florist, make up were all local to Suffolk… everything else came from recommendations or people that we knew.”

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Images are by the superb Essex wedding photographer Greg Coltman, whose wedding photos get a glowing review from the happy couple. “words can not express how happy we were with them – they were stunning and captured the day in every detail.”

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