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I’m thinking dreamy escapism as we head for the weekend… is that okay with you lovelies? Let’s wish ourselves away from our tiers and our troubles for just a moment and imagine ourselves in the French hills. Although of course – this is English Wedding and our French vibes come all the way from the Cotswolds! Our lovely friend Hannah McClune has shared her beautiful images from a styled editorial shoot at Manor by the Lake. With a team of fabulous suppliers, this really is a dream wedding vibe and I hope you adore dreaming yourselves down those French country lanes with me!

Elegant English wedding with afternoon tea, image credit Hannah McClune Photography (35)
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Liz and Richard’s day couldn’t have been more perfect for the English Wedding Bible, with their afternoon tea followed by a trip on a red vintage bus to the beautiful Great House at Sonning! My favourite shots of their day are on page 132 of our digital magazine, but I simply had to show you some more on the blog!

Elegant English wedding with afternoon tea, image credit Hannah McClune Photography (22)

Liz’s dress – from the Willowby by Watters collection – is absolutely beautiful, and she suits it so perfectly as though it was made for her. Richard in his Reiss suit is just as gorgeous as his bride, and their little family makes this one of the loveliest weddings I’ve seen recently.

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Beautiful September wedding ideas with handcrafted touches, image credit Hannah McClune Photography (32)

Rachel & Gavin’s ceremony was under a gorgeous floral arch before celebrating the rest of their evening in a romantic barn lit by fairy lights. I adore all the handmade touches and I recommend you grab a cuppa before scrolling through the stunning images of their day – there are sooo many ideas here, you’ll love them!!

Beautiful September wedding ideas with handcrafted touches, image credit Hannah McClune Photography (2)

Rachel is absolutely beautiful – all the florals are stunning and the little touches and handmade ideas are just fabulous!! Personally I love the ‘engagement tour of Ireland’ idea – I’m definitely up for that! Please hit the Pinterest button and save these to your boards – you’ll be busy creating for sure!

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Hey lovelies! How is all of your wedding planning going? Have you discovered Pinterest yet? One of my New Year resolutions was to pin more… I’m not sure I’m keeping up with my ambitions but I do so love Pinterest when I find time to visit – come & follow the English Wedding Blog’s boards here. And do, if you have a sec, pin some ideas from today’s fabulously creative wedding!! Nikki and Dan’s wedding is fab for its stationery which runs through the day and makes a real feature. I love the chalkboard table names, table plan and menus – the stationery (from Norma & Dorothy) ties the whole day together in such a lovely way!

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Melissa and Nathan’s big day is fab: a wonderful autumn wedding full of colour and fun. They celebrated at Wasing Park (Berkshire) – instantly recognisable for its Victorian summerhouse and that amazing mural. They both look fantastic: Melissa’s elegant bridal style is just fabulous. Her dress was the very first one she tried on, 16 months before the wedding, and she told me she loved wearing it on the day.

Wasing Park weddings on the English Wedding Blog, image credit Hannah McClune Photography (21)

You can read Melissa and Nathan’s English Wedding Blog interview at the end of today’s real wedding feature, and see a list of their wedding suppliers.

Wasing Park weddings on the English Wedding Blog, image credit Hannah McClune Photography (2)