FEATURED

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.

Jenny Packham bridal collection 2015

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.

elegant wedding dresses Jenny Packham 2015

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.

FEATURED

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!
claire gould calligrapher signature
Kings College London wedding blog (4)
Kings College London wedding blog (5)
Kings College London wedding blog (6)
Kings College London wedding blog (7)
Kings College London wedding blog (8)
Kings College London wedding blog (9)
Kings College London wedding blog (10)
Kings College London wedding blog (11)
Kings College London wedding blog (12)
Kings College London wedding blog (13)
Kings College London wedding blog (14)
Kings College London wedding blog (15)
Kings College London wedding blog (16)
Kings College London wedding blog (17)
Kings College London wedding blog (18)
Kings College London wedding blog (19)
Kings College London wedding blog (20)
Kings College London wedding blog (21)
Kings College London wedding blog (22)
Kings College London wedding blog (23)
Kings College London wedding blog (24)

Our wedding report: Kate and Andrew

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.alexisjaworski.com

FEATURED

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!

Foley Photography Manchester boutique hotel wedding (1)

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
Foley Photography Manchester boutique hotel wedding (2)
Foley Photography Manchester boutique hotel wedding (3)
Foley Photography Manchester boutique hotel wedding (4)
Foley Photography Manchester boutique hotel wedding (5)

Jennifer and Paul – a vintage wedding at Great John Street Hotel in Manchester

Foley Photography Manchester boutique hotel wedding (6)

Foley Photography Manchester boutique hotel wedding (7)
Foley Photography Manchester boutique hotel wedding (8)
Foley Photography Manchester boutique hotel wedding (9)



Foley Photography Manchester boutique hotel wedding (10)
Foley Photography Manchester boutique hotel wedding (11)
Foley Photography Manchester boutique hotel wedding (12)
Foley Photography Manchester boutique hotel wedding (13)
Foley Photography Manchester boutique hotel wedding (14)
Foley Photography Manchester boutique hotel wedding (15)
Foley Photography Manchester boutique hotel wedding (16)
Foley Photography Manchester boutique hotel wedding (17)
Foley Photography Manchester boutique hotel wedding (18)
Foley Photography Manchester boutique hotel wedding (19)
Foley Photography Manchester boutique hotel wedding (20)
Foley Photography Manchester boutique hotel wedding (21)
Foley Photography Manchester boutique hotel wedding (22)
Foley Photography Manchester boutique hotel wedding (23)
Foley Photography Manchester boutique hotel wedding (24)
Foley Photography Manchester boutique hotel wedding (25)
Foley Photography Manchester boutique hotel wedding (26)
Foley Photography Manchester boutique hotel wedding (27)
Foley Photography Manchester boutique hotel wedding (28)
Foley Photography Manchester boutique hotel wedding (29)

FEATURED

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.

intimate wedding Anne Schwarz (1)

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.

intimate wedding Anne Schwarz (4)

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.

FEATURED

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…

garden wedding Kristian Leven Photography UK (1)

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
garden wedding Kristian Leven Photography UK (2)

FEATURED

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.

jenny packham wedding dress 2014 (1)

Rose

jenny packham wedding dress 2014 (2)

Florence

jenny packham wedding dress 2014 (3)

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.

FEATURED

Morning everyone! We’re half way through the week – and I’m delighted to have such lovely real weddings to share with you this week. We’re definitely full-on vintage this week with yesterday’s vintage military wedding and today’s fabulously delicate and beautiful celebration – I know you’ll love this.

Isle of Wight wedding by Jason Mark Harris photography (1)

Laura and Paul were married in the Isle of Wight, and their photographer was Jason Mark Harris. I adore the flowers – delicious sweet peas and peonies – and all the pretty locations at the Albert Cottage Hotel. It goes without saying that Laura looks breathtakingly beautiful and Paul is gorgeous too! Laura styled the wedding and made all of her own stationery and everything looks simply amazing – so there’s plenty of inspiration to be had here. Grab a cuppa and enjoy – this is a wonderful wedding and I’m sure you’ll love it!

Claire xxx
Isle of Wight wedding by Jason Mark Harris photography (2)

Laura and Paul – a beautiful vintage Isle of Wight wedding blog

wedding blog vintage by Jason Mark Harris photography (3)
Isle of Wight wedding by Jason Mark Harris photography (4)
wedding blog vintage by Jason Mark Harris photography (5)
wedding blog vintage by Jason Mark Harris photography (6)
Isle of Wight wedding by Jason Mark Harris photography (7)
Isle of Wight wedding by Jason Mark Harris photography (8)
wedding blog vintage by Jason Mark Harris photography (9)
wedding blog vintage by Jason Mark Harris photography (10)
Isle of Wight wedding by Jason Mark Harris photography (11)
Isle of Wight wedding by Jason Mark Harris photography (12)
wedding blog vintage by Jason Mark Harris photography (13)

The Wedding venue:

Albert Cottage Hotel, Isle of Wight

FEATURED

Today I have special news for Jenny Packham wedding dress fans – there’s a fabulous event coming up in Manchester at the end of this month which you mustn’t miss! This end of line sale includes bridal wear as well as eveningwear, accessories and lingerie. It’s a chance to find your dream wedding dress at a dream price.

Jenny Packham bridal sale manchester

The end of line sale in Manchester will be held at The Midland Hotel on Peter Street, and lasts all day from 8am. I’d advise making an early appearance if you can, especially if you’re looking for a wedding dress!

Let me know how you get on, won’t you?!

Claire x

FEATURED

wedding photography blog Ashford Daly Cheshire (3)A little luxury this morning, coming to you from Iscoyd Park wedding venue in Shropshire. This is a collaborative shoot between wedding suppliers, exercised beautifully to inspire brides with a collection of beautiful wedding dresses, accessories – and of course wedding photography to make you swoon! Dresses are by Jenny Packham, Sabina Motasem, David Fielden and Pronovias; suits are from The Bespoke Tailor.

All the photography is supplied by Ashford Daly Photography, and Mary and Greg have also supplied information to accompany each of the scenes from their bridal shoot. The beautiful models are the photographers’ real clients Penny, Laura, Claire and Sophie.

Josephine backless wedding dress by Sabina Motasem

iscoyd park wedding photography blog (1) If you’ve got it, flaunt it – as Pippa Middleton would quite rightly say! What a beautiful dress – and the back necklace is the perfect accessory. The dress shown above is ‘Josephine’ by Sabina Motasem Bride. Back necklace by and one off vintage head piece ‘Evie’, supplied by Bespoke Tiaras by Sarah Roberts.
iscoyd park wedding photography blog (2)
iscoyd park wedding photography blog (3)

FEATURED

Bring on the glitz and glamour – let’s brighten up a working morning with a little luxury, sparkle, glamour and elegance in a stunning stately home wedding venue shall we?

wedding photography uk (10)

Jonathon Watkins of Photoglow Photography sent me this beautiful collection of photographs which showcase his style and approach to shooting weddings. And I love it: this is what English Wedding blog is all about, embracing glamour and stunning imagery.

wedding photography uk (7)

The bridal shoot took place at Ellenborough Park, which is a luxurious stately home just outside Cheltenham. With a history dating back to the 1400s, Ellenborough Park is a fascinating and magnificent venue for weddings, and the perfect location for a wedding photo shoot!

wedding photography uk (9)I adore the scope and atmosphere of the wedding venue: the murals paint a picture of times gone by – and yet it’s easy to imagine the lords and ladies, even kings and queens, treading the same stairs as the bride and groom in the shoot.

wedding photography uk (32)What a stunning, elegant wedding dress. This is Papillon by Jenny Packham.

FEATURED
Steaming mugs of tea for the bride and groom

Steaming mugs of tea for the bride and groom

I love this wedding from photographer Sam Clayton and I’m delighted to be sharing these photographs of Sarah and John-Paul’s wedding day with you.

A biker bride and groom?

A biker bride and groom?

The motorbikes caught my eye first of all, and then the wedding details stole my heart – I love the warmth that flows through the day, from the rich oranges in Sarah’s bouquet to the steaming tea cups (so chunky! A refreshing change from vintage dainty ones!) at the roadside caff.

Most of all, the warmth in the bride and groom’s eyes as they look at one another could take the chill of the coldest January day!

Gorgeous wedding jewellery by Jenny Packham

Gorgeous wedding jewellery by Jenny Packham

 

The girls get ready

The girls get ready

 

Wedding table plan

Wedding table plan

Sarah’s sister is a graphic designer and took care of all the stationery for the wedding reception. I love the bright splashes of red on the table plan!