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You don’t need 100 or more people to watch him put a ring on your finger. You don’t need the stress of a wedding table plan, huge corkage fees or to spend your day in a crowd of distant cousins. All you really need is you. Intimate weddings with only a handful of guests are my favourite, and beautiful bride Liz and Richard’s day is simply perfect. Don’t you just love that Jenny Packham dress?

Jenny Packham and ivory roses for a pretty spring wedding at St Clere Estate, image credit Helen England Photography (13)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.helenenglandphotography.co.uk

“We looked for Kent based photographers online and after looking through a lot of photography we came across Helen’s website and we knew it was the relaxed style we wanted. We contacted Helen to arrange meeting her at a wedding fayre and we instantly clicked – we knew she’d be great at blending in and capturing our special moments.

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You know when you look at a rainbow, and it’s so amazing it gets in your eyes and stays there all day? No? You’re about to, with today’s wonderfully colourful English wedding. The hot air balloon is only one of so many visual delights (and hey, if you’re training to be a balloon pilot!!!… it’s got to be done!) The styling and decor make this wedding so fabulously fun, unique and memorable – it has to be one of my favourite weddings on the blog this year. Gorgeous Kristy and Ollie shared lots of info about their day, so do read their fantastic interview after the images!

Hot air balloons, vibrant florals and handmade details at Huntstile - Photo credit Love In Focus (8)

Hot air balloons, vibrant florals and handmade details at Huntstile - Photo credit Love In Focus (27)

“We made our own invitations, created some of the venue styling pieces such as bunting, paper cranes, we put together some glass vials with wildflower seeds for wedding favours too. I was lucky to have some help from friends and family with all these.

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The style of Chell and Ben’s wedding is wonderful: this is a themed wedding done beautifully, and it’s a joy to scroll through their images! When this wonderfully sparkly, gold, glamorous wedding landed in my inbox I knew you’d adore every detail…

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Oh my god I was obsessed with my wedding dress! We knew the theme we wanted almost straight away; Great Gatsby Glamour. I went online to search for 1920s style dresses and instantly fell in love with the Jenny Packham Eden dress in Platinum. It had 1920’s decadence but with a bridal twist. Effortlessly stylish and beautiful without being over the top. The detailing of all the sequins and beading made it stand out above all other dresses. I am still totally in love with it now and am always looking for 1920s events I can use as an excuse to wear it again. I’m even contemplating bringing it on our honeymoon to the Maldives so I can get some more beautiful photographs in it!

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Gold, sparkly vintage glamour wedding at Woodhall Manor - Rose Images (25)

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It’s hard to believe we’re only a month away from Christmas now! [Is anyone as far behind as me with shopping for the big day?!] I’ve been looking for wintry, Christmassy weddings which are really elegant and pretty to share with you all for the last month… Today ladies and gents, brides and grooms – we hit the jackpot. Sophie and David’s wedding at Swancar Farm, Nottingham, has left me equally excited and speechless. The details are wonderful, Sophie’s dress is stunning, the lovely moments are all there and scrolling through all the images left me feeling happy, and super excited to feature such a beautiful day.

A lovely festive wedding at Swancar Farm, images by Firsthand Photography (23)

Images are by lovely Jack from Firsthand Photography. She told me Sophie and David are really friendly and fun to be around and their wedding really reflected that. “They were very relaxed about the photos which gave me the freedom to be creative and being a Christmas wedding, there were lots of lovely Christmassy details for me to photograph.

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A venue bold enough to name itself amazing – in its actual name. A bouquet full of rich reds, statement blooms and delicate tendrils of fern… and the most stunning couple. Today’s wedding is simply wonderful; with elegant, richly colourful detailing and an atmosphere of pure romance. You will love it!

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Gorgeous bride Dannii’s bouquet is from Vicki’s Floral Designs in Harlow. The combination of dahlias, protea, roses and ripening blackberries is just out of this world… and the ferns make this bouquet a dream!

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Images are by lovely friends of the blog Amanda Karen Photography. Amanda and James love this place so much they’ve photographed their fine art wedding albums here, and written their own super helpful tips especially for couples marrying at That Amazing Place.

The interior of this venue is like being in a glamourous home. Lots of plush comfy seats, luxurious neutral décor and ample space for you and your guests to celebrate… the surrounding gardens and grounds are beautiful, perfect for a summer outdoor drinks reception.” ~ Amanda Karen Photography

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Today’s bride Lucy is stunning, she has the most amazing smile. The bouquet caught my eye straight away, it’s just insanely pretty – and I love love love their style and all the special little touches. Sam’s look is perfect for a modern wedding (grooms, take note!) and for a village hall this is just blindingly beautiful! I wish I got more real wedding submissions from Wales…

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Images are by lovely fine art wedding photographer Emma Pilkington, who you can discover more from here:

www.emmapilkingtonweddings.co.uk
Instagram.com/epilkingtonwed/
Facebook.com/EmmaPilkingtonWeddingPhotography
Pinterest.com/epilkingtonwed
Twitter.com/epilkingtonwed

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My bouquet was by Charlotte from Verity and Thyme and the rest I (and my uni girls) did . The bridesmaids and all decorative flowers were done by us the day before. My bouquet was SO lovely – charlotte had seen a handful of inspirational images from me and created the most perfect blooms!

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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.

www.kathrynwhite.photography
Instagram.com/kwpcarlisle
Facebook.com/KathrynWhitePhotographyCarlisle
Pinterest.com/kathryn_white
Twitter.com/KWPcarlisle

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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…

An English Wedding blog from Wiltshire - image credit Kevin Belson (35)

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:

http://kevinbelson.com
https://www.facebook.com/KevinBelsonPhotography
http://twitter.com/KevinBelson
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The English Wedding Blog Interview: Emma and Mark

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://kevinbelson.com

How did you choose your photographer?

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

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!

More than happy!

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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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