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Lovely couple Pippa & David had a joyful spring elopement in Dartmoor back in the days when spring was simply glorious spring, and we could all go out and get wed and do all the wonderful things! I wanted to share it with you today as a reminder that normality WILL resume, and that the future can still be more beautiful than ever. Patience, my lovelies – this will pass. So let’s join the happy couple who took spring as the inspiration behind their wedding theme. The sense of joy and optimism at seeing the first green shoots of the season and splashes of yellow daffodils. Their vision was for everything to be fresh and vibrant, offset by white and earthy tones and textures. Their wedding venue Ever After – A Dartmoor Wedding took care of all the sourcing and styling, and Pippa & David’s day is just perfect. All images are captured by super lovely human and wedding photographer Clare Kinchin Photography.

With love,

Pippa & David's joyful spring elopement in Dartmoor, photo credit Clare Kinchin (1)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.clarekinchinphotography.co.uk/

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I’d marry these two myself… gorgeous Martha & Phil had the most joyful, character-filled, fun and beautiful wedding at Bruisyard. They say the LOVELIEST things about their wedding suppliers – lovely Emily Tyler Photography gets a glowing and heartfelt review from the happy couple. They’ve also recommended a huge list of Suffolk wedding suppliers from personal experience, so do check those out (at the end of the feature). Do NOT scroll too fast through all the images though, because they’re BLOODY BEAUTIFUL. What an amazing day… Martha, Phil, congratulations! We think you’re awesome!!

Dark green and gold for Martha & Phil's glorious Bruisyard wedding, with Emily Tyler Photography (9)

Dark green and gold for Martha & Phil's glorious Bruisyard wedding, with Emily Tyler Photography (35)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.emilytylerphotography.com

How did you choose your photographer?

Our photographer Emily was THE BEST. She was really friendly and warm from the get go and was always excited for us every time we spoke. She even sent us a little prep package with tea and chocolate and a booklet to answer all the questions we might have. We also decided to have a couple’s shoot a few weeks before the wedding which gave us a chance to meet Emily and get used to being photographed – definitely the right choice, we had a lot of fun and had some great photos of us to put on the tables! Emily is an amazing photographer – she captured the day and most importantly, every bit of the joy.

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Hey lovely! I have another fabulous wedding to share with you today – this one I totally adore for all the pretty styling touches, and for our gorgeous couple whose stunning smiles are making me grin back at my screen today! I love the leafy, foliage-centred stationery and the cute knitted people (my mum used to make these! Anyone else?!), oh and the gloriously light and airy colour palette which just couldn’t be more perfect for a marquee wedding. Photos are by our wonderfully talented friends at Amanda Karen Photography (and Danielle & Joe’s review of one of my fave wedding photographers makes me a very happy wedding blogger indeed!).

Beautiful English marquee wedding in Hertfordshire with Amanda Karen Photography (30)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.amandakarenphotography.co.uk/

Amanda Karen Photography was recommended by someone we knew and I looked on Amanda’s social media and website and knew it was the style I wanted – natural and in the moment.

Cassandra June wedding stylist bluebell theme ideas, photography by Craig Payne (25)
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One of the best holidays I ever had was in Cornwall a couple of years ago for my birthday. We walked sections of the coastal path through fields of wild bluebells, and I’ll never forget the scent of those beautiful landscapes. We were glamping as well, so this shoot really reminds me of that magical holiday! So wedding photographers: send me bluebells and you win. I adore them. (If you love them too and you’re interested in protecting our native species, check out the Big Bluebell Watch and take part in 2019!) 

This gorgeous bluebell-filled styled wedding shoot is perfect for late spring wedding inspiration. Our lovely friend and English Wedding Directory member Cassandra June sent it to me, so I will let her explain how she brought this timeless look together. Claire xxx

Cassandra June wedding stylist bluebell theme ideas, photography by Craig Payne (20)

All images by Craig Payne

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Baby, it’s cold outside… but you know, I’m still loving snuggly jumpers and sneaky hot chocolates and evening cuddles… winter has a spirit all of its own and I’m in no hurry to see the end of these chilly, beautiful days. But I’m biased: I’ve been completely and utterly won over by today’s gorgeous winter wedding inspiration. The word wonderland was made for the beauty you’re about to see… a combination of a luxe winter wonderland with a hint of silver, fluffy cotton candy, and geode crystals.

Winter wonderland wedding inspo for 2017 with Ellie Lou Photography (40)

Words & images by Ellie at Ellie Lou Photography

The Deer Park Country House Hotel is a fantastic wedding venue in Devon, with so many pretty locations for photographs in the grounds and inside the main hotel itself. Amber from Liberty Pearl Photography organised the perfect winter photoshoot with some amazing suppliers.

Winter wonderland wedding inspo for 2017 with Ellie Lou Photography (31)

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Today’s wedding blog is all about the romance – with wonderfully decadent and pretty peony bouquets in the fabulous setting of Froyle Park.

Wedding blog from Froyle Park with Graham Nixon Photography (12)

The styling elements come together beautifully to create a soft, romantic French theme: with soft pastel colours and a pink pop from peonies in the florals. The dress is divine; hair and make up is soft and romantic. There are DIY elements – the table plan was made from charity shop frames and looks fab! And I adore the stationery by Hip Hip Hooray. The shoot was curated by Lyn from Lily Marie wedding and event planning, and she has written a little about her inspiration for the day.

Wedding blog from Froyle Park with Graham Nixon Photography (30)

LOVE…

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Wedding blog from Froyle Park with Graham Nixon Photography (23)

My first experience of Froyle Park was driving past one evening; and glancing up the stunning, beautifully lit lavender and tree lined driveway, which reminded me of places I had visited holidaying in France; such a romantic setting.

So I jumped at the chance of organising a shoot here when approached by make-up Artist Natasha Wiggins and photographer Graham Nixon.