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Fairy light chandeliers, rustic DIY details and a fabulous bouquet… today’s wedding is more than gorgeous! This is a perfect wedding for the blog… the prettily decorated barn, the lovely cake, the pretty little details (I love the lavender on the table plan, the handmade favours, the flowers)… I hope you do too!Claire

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“Our wedding theme was rustic fairytale. I spent hours hand making as much as possible and tried to personalise every detail from confetti cones to hand painted signs. I went to town on handmade elements! I personalised the confetti cones, hand stamped every letter of our guests names onto hand made paper for place settings, hand painted the signs, built the s’more favours. I loved doing it all and I’m so happy our photographer captured it all. I was worried the details would be missed but our guests loved all the personal details.

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The best thing about being married? “Knowing that whatever life throws at you, you have someone who loves you by your side throughout it all.” ~ Laura

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It’s fab to see an Easter wedding at this time of year – Laura & Jonathan’s day is so full of spring, just seeing the photos makes me happy! The images are gorgeous, the details are perfect, the setting is fabulous and of course the bride and groom are stunning. 

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Images are by Lake District wedding photographer Kathryn White, who told me “You couldn’t imagine a more perfect spring day in the Lake District – sunshine, birds singing, & plenty of daffodils. Every detail of this day had been thoughtfully considered and planned out to perfection.

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“The fact that it was Easter weekend gave a subtle theme with chocolate rabbits as favours and napkins folded into bunnies (by the clever wedding coordinator Michelle at the Rampsbeck) but without overdoing it. The whole day was very relaxed and chilled out, the sort of wedding where I felt more like a guest among Laura & Jonathan’s lovely friends & family than a vendor.

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Scott and Laura’s summer wedding is so wonderfully pretty! The bright yellows, gorgeous florals and delicate details are guaranteed to brighten your morning. “I adored my fresh flowers – simple countryside yellows and whites – and was gutted that I couldn’t keep them forever.”

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Today’s bride and groom are the loveliest couple too – Laura’s beautiful in her wedding gown and you won’t believe where Scott got his super cute suit from! They’ve shared some great advice with us in their English Wedding Blog interview at the end of the feature – don’t miss it, it’s a good one!

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“Write a wish list and stick to it! There are so different wedding suppliers out there to tempt you with all sorts of things you’ve never even thought of and you can quickly become convinced that your big day will not be perfect without them! Also, use local/small business suppliers – we found the attention to detail and customer service far superior to the bigger companies as well as the cost being much lower! “

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A sense of normality returns to English Wedding Blog HQ as I have one of the loveliest weddings of the year to share with you. David and Jodie’s art deco inspired Norfolk wedding is just so beautiful… The bride is stunning; the groom looks fabulous, the atmosphere shines through their images. You’ll love every moment!

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Such an amazing wedding blog only gets better with brilliant advice from the bride and groom. “Don’t try to save money, but don’t spend more than you need to.  My advice is set a budget and work to it. If you can’t afford it, then don’t do it/have it.  Focus on the main areas and spend as much as you can afford on the important parts.”

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Beautiful bride Jodie told me many of their wedding suppliers were recommended by their venue, St Giles House Hotel: the flowers and entertaiment, for example. She already knew of the bridal boutique where she found her gorgeous dress, and said everything else was scoured via the internet, such as invites, place cards, place card holders etc. On the day stationery was beautifully homemade, and Jodie was glued to Etsy & Pinterest for favour ideas!

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Nerves, what nerves? They will soon disappear when you see your soulmate’s face light up the room!” Oh, Emma – what a wonderful piece of advice to give our readers! And what a beautiful bride you are…

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Today’s wedding comes from Grittleton House, in Wiltshire. It’s a venue I’ve never featured before and I have fallen in love with the place, inside and out. Emma and Mark styled their elegant English wedding there with art deco touches, and the day was simply fabulous.

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Images are by Wiltshire-based Kevin Belson Photography. Find out more here:

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The English Wedding Blog Interview: Emma and Mark

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We searched our venue online and some of Kevin’s work came up.

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Woodland weddings have been one of my favourite styles of the year – and with lovely Lou at Whimsical Wonderland Weddings styling her own day (congratulations, Lou!) after the woodland setting where she was married, the theme looks set to continue inspiring brides and grooms for many wedding seasons to come.

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We all love a woodland: there’s a magical element to the sunlight and an abundance of flora and fauna to inspire even the hardiest city dwellers… And woodland settings fire our imaginations: we’ve all lived for fairytales in our childhood, and something of their enchantment never leaves our hearts…

So it was with real excitement that I first looked at this styled shoot sent in by Emma from Goose & Berry. As well as being a boutique caterer, Goose & Berry plan, design and style weddings and wanted to display this within a shoot. Where better to publish the inspirational ideas from a day in the woods than on your favourite wedding blog?! 😉
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I think I first ‘discovered’ Jenny Packham back in 2010 when Annabel at Love My Dress began to write more and more about her designs. Those sequins and sparkles which were so uniquely Jenny Packham made an impact on me and I’ve been an admirer ever since. I look to Jenny for innovative designer dresses with flair and individuality… and her 2016 Bridal Collection is a fabulous testament to Jenny’s world class brand and signature style.

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The 2016 collection is inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and lives up to the imagined realm of faerie in every way. I love how a 16th century English playwright can inspire a 21st century bridal designer – and to such incredible, imaginative, beautiful effect. This is no Disney princess collection – with Jenny Packham’s 2016 Bridal Collection you can choose your fairytale style from the elegant, striking, breathtaking designs she has to offer – and you’ll be the star of your own forever fairytale for sure.

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Hello there beautiful! I hope you’re having the loveliest week already – and I have something fabulous to help inspire your day: we’re talking opulence and elegance on the English Wedding Blog this morning.

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Today’s stately home wedding shoot takes us to the magnificent Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire. There are designer dresses by Jenny Packham, Sassi Holford and Suzanne Neville, antique furniture and exquisite stationery to inspire those of you planning a stately home wedding – we’re talking lush, big budget styles with a classic flavour.

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Styling a stately home wedding is all about working with the venue to create a gorgeous overall look. In today’s shoot Kelly (The Bespoke Wedding Company) did it with flowers, stationery and delicious accessories to complement the elegant surroundings of The White Room, Waddesdon’s newest wedding location.

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Whatever your wedding budget, styling and decor can be scaled to fit your pocket: one thing I love about this shoot is its flexibility: Kelly has created floral displays at the end of the aisle, as centrepieces in tall displays and as scaled-down table arrangements with mercury glass. Choose whichever fits your budget best, and your stately home wedding will look beautiful, I promise!

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Bethany and Harry’s wedding has that timeless English beauty I love more than anything: exquisite flowers, a Jenny Packham designer dress – described by Bethany as her epiphany moment – and is set in the most incredible venue. From the very moment I saw their images I was hooked.

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And I just can’t stop looking at them! Wow…. the flowers are such a statement feature of this glorious wedding. Bethany’s job is for a major flower business, and she enlisted the very best florist to style the arrangements for her day. Your Pinterest fingers are going to hurt when you’ve finished this blog feature, I promise…. toooo beautiful.

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Images are by lovely Aaron Collett Photography

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Our wedding story: Bethany Day and Harry Towell

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All of you lovely brides-to-be will be having the adventure of your lives as you plan your weddings – and a huge part will be wedding dress shopping. There are so many incredible wedding dress designers you might struggle to choose… so one of the very best in the world is about to sweeten the deal! Tempted?

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Stepping inside the Jenny Packham store is only the beginning…

Brides purchasing their gown from Jenny Packham’s London flagship stores will receive an exclusive gift pack of bridal offers from leading industry experts including florists, confectioners, stylists and wellbeing consultants such as Jane Packer, Michael Van Clarke and Fiona Cairns. The gift pack also includes a brand wide discount for your bridal party. Brides purchasing their dresses this December will also receive a beautiful Jenny Packham veil upon purchase, which is wonderful!

Jenny Packham (1)This whole idea makes me smile: this is how it’s done. Special offers delivered with class. A collaboration between high class names in the wedding industry, who are choosing to recommend each other via Jenny Packham’s bridal gift packs.

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More than a few times as I flicked through the images for today’s real wedding blog feature I gasped, chuckled or did my best little attempt at a blogger squeal – because it’s just so fantastic! There’s everything: gorgeous couple, beautiful dress, large orange octopus… Oh and there are bubbles, vintage maps, a button bouquet with a librarian badge… too much to mention before I show you the fabulous images!

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Emma and Richard are simply brilliant. Emma’s smile never fades – she’s such a beautiful bride and wears “the first and only dress I tried on”. I love her style and everything about her.

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With wonderful little details – invitations styled on a vintage Bird’s Custard advert and place cards made from library tickets, anyone?! – and big, impactful images this is a wedding not to miss. Huge thanks to wonderful West Midlands wedding photographers Rob & Sarah Gillespie for sharing their images with us today.

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Jenny Packham accessories 2015 (1) Jenny Packham fans, we have news for you on this lovely autumn morning! Jenny’s brand new bridal accessories collection for 2015 is now available in stores, and I’ve been asked to let you all know!

There are stockists throughout the UK (currently 33 fabulous bridal stores listed as stocking the accessories collection) – I’d recommend you call to check the new accessories are in your local store before you go, just in case!
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You can also buy the fabulous accessories online today at www.jennypackham.com. The ten headdresses which lead the collection are simply divine: I adore the two Candela pieces which have shapely swirls in crystal and opal.

Every piece has beautiful elements to echo those in Jenny’s wedding dress collection, from headdresses encrusted with fabulous floral motifs, crystals and more, to complement the whimsical tiered hemlines and celestial capes seen on Jenny’s bridal catwalks earlier this year.

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