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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.

Styling a stately home wedding at Waddesdon Manor. Image Stuart Bebb Photography (33)

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.

Styling a stately home wedding at Waddesdon Manor. Image Stuart Bebb Photography (12)

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.

Styling a stately home wedding at Waddesdon Manor. Image Stuart Bebb Photography (20)

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

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://www.aaroncollettphotography.co.uk/

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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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Enjoy!
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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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Hello my lovely! I hope you’re smiling this morning – it’s going to be a beautiful day 🙂 Shall we start with a look at Jenny Packham’s bridal collection for Spring 2015? Jenny’s collections always seem to capture the timeless elegance so many brides look for – and the dresses she’s designed for 2015 are no exception.

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The Jenny Packham 2015 bridal collection was inspired by a series of creative portrait photographs taken in the 1930s. The photographer Yevonde Middleton, or ‘Madame Yevonde’ was a pioneer of her time, creating beautifully styled images of society ladies in the costumes of legendary heroines which you can see here.

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The series of images which inspired Jenny Packham‘s 2015 bridal collection are known as ‘The Goddesses’. Yevonde’s images were exhibited at the PM Gallery in London in the summer of 2o11, and her stylised images of mythological heroines – Helen of Troy, Persephone, Venus – captured an ancient world of antiquity, within a modern and hauntingly beautiful treatment. The colours used; soft, tonal, always romantic, and the feminine way she played with light and colour to create a hazy, neoclassical ambiance, directly influenced the design and palette of this season’s collection.

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I love Kate and Andrew’s best thing about being married (from my questionnaire at the end of the blog) – they say it’s “having each other’s families“! How lovely is that?!! Their wedding report is as wonderful as the images of their day, the spectacular location of King’s College London, their creative choice of wedding readings… this is all a very special wedding blog and one I’m proud to feature!

Kings College London wedding blog (1)Kings College London wedding blog (2)Today’s gorgeous, creative and individual couple had a lovely wedding day with a focus on love and family. They share some fab ideas in their wedding report at the end of the feature, so do grab a cuppa and have a good read – especially all you literature lovers and London brides and grooms!
Kings College London wedding blog (3)With thanks also to Berkshire wedding photographer Alexis Jaworski for sharing the images of this chic city wedding – I hope you enjoy today’s wedding blog!
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Our wedding report: Kate and Andrew

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.alexisjaworski.com

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I loved Jennifer and Paul’s Manchester wedding as soon as I saw their photos on the Foley Photography blog. They’re a gorgeous couple with a distinctive style; Jennifer wears her Jenny Packham wedding dress so beautifully and Paul looks amazing in his Savile Row suit – a treat I think every groom should have!

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The happy couple chose Foley Photography to take the photographs on the day. “I had looked at the websites of many photographers and felt the photographs were all very similar and pretty uninspiring. Foley Photography stood out instantly. Their photographs have a real vintage feel and Scott captures the small details and expressions that I haven’t seen anywhere else. Scott and Amedea are married themselves and run the business together. They completely listened to what we wanted and didn’t force their ideas onto us (as is the case with some photographers!). We were absolutely thrilled with the results.http://foleyphotography.co.uk
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Jennifer and Paul – a vintage wedding at Great John Street Hotel in Manchester

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Good morning! I have a lovely intimate London wedding blog to share with you this morning, with a gorgeous bride and groom and the most elegant and classy details. Today’s bride and groom chose The Tab Centre in Shoreditch as their venue and lovely Anne Schwarz as their wedding photographer.

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I wish I had even a fingertipful of this couple’s graceful style. Their day just looks effortlessly beautiful and timeless. The bride and groom really do look the part – she wears an exquisite white dress by French designer Delphine Manivet and a beautiful hair accessory by Jenny Packham. He wears a Dries Van Noten suit and Ferragamo shoes.

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Flowers are classic white anemones, daisies and eucalyptus. Menus are simple white cards with printed texts. Place names are lovely white tent-folds, handwritten. I love the thick white candles along the tables, the simple chairs without fussy covers, and the tall arched ceiling at The Tab Centre.

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I think Wiz and Jeremy are amazing! I’d love to be called Wiz for starters (it’s short for Elizabeth but way cooler) and this fab couple have such a brilliant sense of style. Having looked through their wedding photos several times already this afternoon, I’m totally hooked and loving everything about their wedding! You will too…

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Jeremy is one of the coolest grooms I’ve seen this year in his tailor made suit by Cad and the Dandy, London. Wiz is just beautiful from head to toe with her wonderful beaded hair accessory which complements her Jenny Packham wedding dress like a dream. Her red patent leather shoes are fab – and both bride and groom wear the most infectious smiles! This is bliss. You’ll love it!

Congratulations to Jeremy and Wiz, and thanks for being so fantastic, for sharing your wedding report and for featuring on the English Wedding Blog today. Huge thanks also to wedding photographer Kristian Leven for submitting the images of today’s wedding blog. It’s ace! Everyone – enjoy! Claire xxx
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Have you seen the 2014 wedding dress collection by Jenny Packham yet? Wedding blogs are always brimming with excitement at news of a new JP collection and this year is no exception! I’m delighted to be able to share my picks of Jenny’s new bridal range with you today.

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Rose

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Florence

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Jean

If you’re looking for that classic Jenny Packham bridal look then you’ll love Florence, Jean and Rose – for me they’re all outstanding designs which are instantly recognisable as Jenny’s with the beading and embellishments we love so much!

Other designs in the collection have the timeless elegance so popular with modern brides.  Jenny takes inspiration from The Belle Epoque or ‘beautiful era’ which transformed fashion, abandoning restrictive corsetry and creating the flowing silhouette ever since associated with the Age of Elegance.

A statement of romantically soft, feminine design, the collection encapsulates the spirit of Edwardian style and the Art Nouveau movement which defined it. Intricate, light beading, delicate embellishment and clean, understated silhouettes play homage to an Edwardian inspiration, whilst romantically voluminous ballerina skirts, graceful tulle sleeves and elegantly exposed backs bring to mind a very modern bride, evoking scenes of a chic European destination wedding.