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Hello lovely! Did you spot the beautiful Cheshire countryside wedding I featured with tipis and a rustic theme last week? Tom and Rebecca’s day really caught my eye and I loved their alternative wedding table plan made from little pots of herbs on hay bales. (See the wedding here – images by lovely Jill Thorning-Jensen Photography.) I couldn’t resist seeing what else was out there for couples using herbs to style their wedding – and I hope you love these ideas as much as I do!
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Menu from a styled shoot by mStarr event styling + design, photographed by Hello Love Photography and featured on Ruffled wedding blog, potted herb table plan idea by Tom and Rebecca on the English Wedding Blog, image credit Jill Thorning-Jensen Photography, Rebecca’s bridal portrait: Jill Thorning-Jensen Photography (full wedding here), dress by Lindsay at acswbespokecorsets.co.uk. Sage green bridal shawl by Dokuma Accessories on Etsy and bouquet by Munster Rose, image credit Geneoh via Style Me Pretty.

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When it comes to weddings pink never goes out of fashion. Ever. Never ever. Shades of pink come and go… fuchsia isn’t as big as it used to be. Baby is back. Mismatching pink with a-little-bit-of-everything-else is big news. So today I’ve made up this little inspiration feature for you to share, Pin, get inspired by and just enjoy while you enjoy a cup of tea 🙂
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pink wedding ideas (1)Wedding table planner cards and canvas by CalligraphyStore on Etsy from £20 per card;  dress by Ted Baker; roses by Boutique Florists and bouquet image credit is Albert Palmer Photography
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Paper rose place settings £2.50 each by Calligraphy-for-Weddings.com; cake by Rosalind Miller Cakes; dress by Sassi Holford, pew decoration by Dinah for Maunsel House (image credit Neale James Photography)

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Today’s English wedding blog is dedicated to Trudie. Hello there Trudie! A little while ago I asked for wedding jewellery designers to share their best sparkly creations over on the English Wedding Showcase. It works a little like the wedding magazines: I suggest a theme and ask designers to show off their wares, providing all of you wonderful couples with ideas for your wedding. This time we did jewellery.

Gold wedding jewellery ideas – an inspiration board

English wedding jewellery ideas for brides gold and coloursFallen in love with a bit of sparkle? Click on these quick links to see the wedding jewellery designs on the designers’ websites!

Sweet candy pink wedding inspiration board
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Get your pink-sunglasses out, quick! Because we’re still in the land of marshmallowy, fluffy, girly, princessy wonderful pink. Today’s wedding blog is an inspiration board – I saved some of my favourite bits from yesterday’s pink wedding inspiration shoot for you and made a wedding inspiration board for all the girly girls out there. And just for today, I’m one of ’em. Join me?

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Sweet as Candy - pink wedding inspiration board. Photo credit: Cristina Rossi

Click on the image to see it a little bigger and read all the supplier details without squinting!

Sweet as candy – wedding inspiration & ideas

  • Feature pieces like pink chandeliers or candelabras draped in pink beads make all the difference – either go for sophisticated pink, or splash out and play with it to great effect! You don’t need to go to town, just pick out key touches and go for quality over and above quantity
  • Ask the little girl inside you what goes with pink and she’ll tell you: sparkle, diamonds, crystals and glitter. So add a little twinkle here and there with clear beads, silver and shine
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One thing: I absolutely can’t possibly let this one get away without making an inspiration board, I thought. Nicola and Chris created a wedding that was true to their personalities, full of creativity and character.

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Nicola and Chris: vintage wedding inspiration board. Photo credits Andy Hook

I’ve blogged their vintage wedding in Derbyshire over the last two days. I didn’t want the blog features to end! So I’ve even kept some of Nicola’s wedding report back for you today.

“In the table setting, each person had one of the 130 vintage cup and saucers that I had been collecting over the last year from car boot sales, flea markets and a good proportion from a little man on Portobello rd market!

I then dotted around the old jars and bottles, containing plain bunches of sweet peas and babysbreath.

The central flower decoration on each table was in a vintage jug and was made up of ‘meadow type’ flowers. Place settings were made up of bunches of dried lavender with luggage tags with names on.

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Some classic pink wedding inspiration from Suzy and Bruno’s Hengrave Hall wedding…

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Pretty in Pink wedding inspiration board. All photos by Chris Hanley Photography

Wedding inspiration – Pretty in Pink

Choose a focus for your wedding decorations – don’t spend a fortune on every detail, but choose something fabulous that will be a real talking point: in Suzy and Bruno’s case, the table centrepieces are statuesque and colourful with roses, feathers and foliage perched on glass pillars.

Keep your details elegant and simple: a wedding table plan focusing on word art is a great idea. Suzy and Bruno chose simple pink flowers for the four edges of their plan and an ornate black frame which I love.

An elegant white wedding cake with minimal detailing will create as much of a talking point as a richly decorated designer cake. Suzy and Bruno’s cake has bright pink ribbons and a fantastic jewel embellishment. The little cluster of roses on top of the cake adds charm to the cake table.