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“But we loved with a love that was more than love—
I and my Annabel Lee—
With a love that the wingèd seraphs of Heaven
Coveted her and me.”

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Edgar Allen Poe’s hauntingly beautiful love poem Annabel Lee inspired today’s breathtaking bridal shoot. I adore the luxury, the timelessness and opulence of everything you’re about to see.

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Images are by lovely Amanda Karen Photography who explains, “The dark and romantic nature of this poem was woven through the shoot with deep reds, elegant blacks and opulent golden touches. Hedsor House was a natural choice for the venue with its iconic looming stature and its luxurious interiors.”

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Extravagance and luxury styling really works here. The haute couture wedding dresses look regal and sensuous; and I do so love any beautiful wedding dress which isn’t white. Ian Stuart knocks it out of the park, obviously… swooon!!!

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The rich colour palette lends itself beautifully to autumn or winter wedding styling – the gold accents and those divine black candles are fabulous.

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Marrianne and David’s wedding has everything – as you’ll see from the extensive list of DIY and personal touches Marrianne sent in with her wedding report! Being a graphic designer by trade, Marrianne wanted to tackle the design and decor for their wedding herself, and did an amazing job! Today’s wedding in Kent is a feast of colour, a treat for paper lovers and is going to make my little wedding blog look absolutely amazing for the day!

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With thanks to lovely Steve Fuller for submitting the images for the blog today, and of course huge thanks to Marrianne and David for sharing your gorgeous wedding with us all today. Congratulations! Claire xxx

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Marrianne and David – a beautiful village fete wedding in Kent

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Wedding venue:

St Mary’s Church, Leigh, Kent. Reception at Leigh Village Hall, Kent.

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Wedding photo by Nicky Chadwick (1)Helen and Rich chose a venue with a difference for their Yorkshire wedding: the Waterton Park Hotel sits on its own island within a nature reserve, near Wakefield. Helen’s Ian Stuart wedding dress is fabulous – she found it in a local bridal store for half price – and looks a dream in softly sparkling gold with French lace and pearls…

This wedding was sent in by Nicky Chadwick Photography. Nicky’s a friend of English Wedding blog, a regular contributor on my facebook page and a lovely lady whose comments always make me smile. Helen was kind enough to write a great wedding report – she’d worked hard to make their wedding day very personal, making her own bouquet and having it preserved as a very special memory of the wedding.

I’ll leave you to enjoy Helen’s own story, with photos by Nicky Chadwick.
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