Welcome to (nearly) the weekend, everyone! I hope you’ve enjoyed a little sunshine this week, and are staying safe and well. I’ve been saving up the beautiful wedding of Charles and Emily, which is wonderfully elegant and timeless. The newlyweds are gorgeous: they were married in June at St Giles House in Dorset, with Camilla Arnhold capturing their day. The cake and flowers are just stunning – and the pair look fabulous in a Jesus Peiro dress and tailored suit from Reiss. Enjoy this, lovelies, and have a relaxing weekend.

With love,

Charles & Emily's elegant, classic and original St Giles House wedding, with Camilla Arnhold Photography (13)

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We chose our photographer from social media, searching the term ‘Wedding photographer Dorset’ in instagram. A range of photographers came up, including Camilla’s, and we were instantly drawn to her beautiful work.

We were extremely pleased with Camilla and her work. She captured every detail we wanted including special moments with family and friends. Her style was exactly what we had hoped for and more.


These lovely people have joined the English Wedding Directory in the last couple of weeks – and we have more coming up to share with you soon! Do take a moment to discover them, and if you like what you see why not get in touch and even book this week? The English Wedding Directory is where you can find all of our favourite wedding suppliers. Our Facebook page and Instagram grid are updated with new vendors when they join us, and the Directory is full of brilliant photographers, stationers, florists, stylists… everything you might need for the wedding of your dreams!

Award winning London wedding photography and film makers MIKI Studios

MIKI Studios (UK & destination)

Caroline Castigliano wedding dresses collection

Caroline Castigliano (stockists nationwide)

Lily Arkwright sustainable engagement rings uk

Lily Arkwright (Manchester / online)

Jesus Peiro UK wedding dresses

Jesus Peiro (stockists nationwide)

MIKI Studios – Award Winning London Wedding Photography

Welcome to MIKI Studios. Together we are Mick and Ash, multiple award-winning, creative photography and videography team. Taking a boutique approach to weddings in London and beyond, we travel extensively throughout the U.K. and internationally to capture photos and films that sweep couples off their feet.

Jesus Peiro


It’s been a strong dress week! We’ve featured latest collections from Belle & Bunty, Anna Campbell and now the rather legendary (in the bridal world at least) Jesus Peiro. While I’m a huge fan of our UK designers (and there are some wonderful emerging talents out there) I love how the interweb has turned bridal shopping into a global experience for us all. You’ll find a list of 40 or so Jesus Peiro UK stockists at the end of this post. You’re welcome!

Jesus Peiro 2020 on English-Wedding.com (16)

Jesus Peiro 2020 on English-Wedding.com (17)

Jesus Peiro wedding dresses are designed and manufactured in Spain. The collection – named CALA – includes elegant embellished gowns and jumpsuits for the more contemporary bride. Necklines are sleek and sassy, details are bold and gorgeous. Jesus Peiro is synonymous with quality and high fashion, sophistication and refinement. As such, top UK stores include Morgan Davies, Miss Bush, The White Closet, The Bridal Boutique Warwickshire and Frances Day.

Jesus Peiro 2020 on English-Wedding.com (46)

Luxury vintage wedding styling at Hillersdon House with Jennifer Jane Photography (39)

Are you a country girl at heart? Did you grow up in a village, learn about the different leaves at school and grow up loving the English countryside? Then today’s feature is just for you, my lovely!

I spent my own childhood in a small village in the Lake District. Those days were all about playing out in the sunshine, and as I grew up I would explore the country lanes and fall in love with nature. My mum had “The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady” on her bookshelf; now I own a copy of my own. The illustrations capture our native flora and fauna so perfectly; Edith’s words take me back to a place in time…

Luxury vintage wedding styling at Hillersdon House with Jennifer Jane Photography (35)

So this wedding editorial spoke to my heart. Lovely Jennifer Jane Photography explains her inspiration behind the beautiful images.


I’ve fallen head over heels for this enchanting winter wedding. Katie’s Jesus Peiro dress is fabulous – she’s truly radiant in every shot and the dress fits their elegant, minimal style so beautifully. I love the rays of sunshine and how magical the early evening portraits look – and the little details for your Pinterest boards make this gorgeous day a perfect English Wedding Blog feature.

Jesus Peiro dress, elegant barn wedding and glorious sunshine on the English Wedding Blog with Camilla Lucinda Photography (10)

I originally headed to Marrime Bridalwear to try on a Pernovia, long sleeve, backless dress, so to finally leave with a halterneck and full skirt Jesus Peiro dress was a complete surprise. I would not have even considered the dress on the hanger, if it wasn’t for my mum and bridesmaid. Reluctantly, I tried it on; yet, it was the only dress that resulted in numerous tears and a huge smile. It even had pockets… I was in love!
Moral of the story: your mum and bridesmaid really do know you best.

Jesus Peiro dress, elegant barn wedding and glorious sunshine on the English Wedding Blog with Camilla Lucinda Photography (28)


As we nestle further into our chunkiest knits and wrap our hands around mugs of steaming hot chocolate here at English Wedding Blog HQ I have just a couple of inspirational features to share with you before Christmas. It’s been an amazing year; I’m still full of the joys of the festive season and that’s very much thanks to the guys at Aspire Photography Training. Our last shoot of 2016 was full of winter wonderfulness and I simply had to share some of these ideas with you before we break up!

ideas for a wonderful winter wedding theme with Jenny Heyworth at Aspire (34)

Catherine (White Feather & Co.) – stylist, business mentor and the most inspirational person I know – chose pine branches and eucalyptus stems alongside brass candlesticks and copper cutlery to create a winter tablescape; warmer tones contrasting with the foliage beautifully. Bouquets were styled by the fabulous Katie at Made in Flowers.

ideas for a wonderful winter wedding theme with Jenny Heyworth at Aspire (1)

You simply can’t have a winter wedding without an amazing photographer, and Jenny Heyworth is up there with the best I know. She has the most romantic, atmospheric style to her images and trains photographers as part of her work at Aspire. You can discover more from Jenny here:


Hello beautiful! I hope you’re having the most wonderful week. I’ve been super busy with my calligraphy pens recently, dreaming up something which many of you have asked me about – and I’m thrilled to say my online calligraphy workshop is finally here!! Wherever you are in the country, you can now learn calligraphy for your wedding from the comfort of your own home 🙂

The workshop is based around 6 video tutorials of calligraphy demonstrations, tips and advice. Each video is around 5-10 minutes long.

Every week you’ll receive a new video, which comes with practice worksheets for you to print. In 3 weeks you’ll learn how to write a pretty modern alphabet – enough to design your own wedding invitations, address envelopes and write place name tags.

By the end of the 6 week workshop you will know how to write a beautiful modern calligraphy script with a traditional dip pen. You’ll be ready to develop your own lettering style, and you’ll be writing and framing your calligraphy quotes to hang on your walls!


Morning beautiful! I hope you’re in the mood for lots and lots and LOTS of wedding loveliness… because I have far too many gorgeous images to show you this morning. You might need two cups of tea. Nicola and Russell’s rustic spring wedding is just wonderful!

A rustic English spring wedding in Essex with Three Flowers Photography (31)

After a lovely church service Nicola and Russell headed to Blake Hall for their reception, which blended rustic detailing with traditional elements for a perfectly pretty but super stylish wedding look.

A rustic English spring wedding in Essex with Three Flowers Photography (25)

I adore the shots of the venue with all the twinkling lights – images are by lovely Charlotte at Three Flowers Photography, whose website and social media links are here for your viewing pleasure (two more cups of tea needed – so many beautiful pics to enjoy!)

A rustic English spring wedding in Essex with Three Flowers Photography (1)

Nicola and Russell found suppliers locally and online. Before the big day Nicola used Pinterest for ideas and then looked for local suppliers who could turn her styling ideas into reality. It worked like a dream… come see!
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I love today’s wedding for its simple, understated elegance… that looks a million dollars and more. Davide and Emma were married in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside on a glorious sunny day and their wedding is more than perfect. Emma is the most graceful bride; Davide her perfect match. Their celebrations took place at their family home, under fabulous canvas… just look at the wonderful wedding teepees!!

An elegant countryside wedding in Yorkshire with My Love Story Photography (5)

Today’s is a wedding with timeless grace and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, all captured beautifully by Alex from My Love Story Photography. Lovely Alex is based in London and shoots weddings all around the UK and beyond – and he’s amazing. You can find out more here:

An elegant countryside wedding in Yorkshire with My Love Story Photography (12)
Emma wears a stunning Jesus Peiro gown from Morgan Davies Bridal – I adore the Jesus Peiro collections and Emma suits the classic style so deliciously well: she looks incredible.

An elegant countryside wedding in Yorkshire with My Love Story Photography (34)
This is a wedding of the year, most definitely on my favourites list already! – so grab a sophisticated coffee and take your time scrolling through the images of Emma and Davide’s day. You’ll love this…
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