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… and then it was July. While I adjust to it being halfway through the summer already (really, though?!) I have the dreamiest style inspiration to share with you. I do like to begin every new month with a breathtaking feature, and today’s comes from the south of France, with some insanely talented UK wedding suppliers.

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The photography by my lovely friend Jo Bradbury Photography will captivate you and whisk you away to the Provençal countryside. The dresses are unmistakably Joanne Fleming – her bespoke creations are to die for. Everything sings of a perfect French summer: the olive leaf theme running through table styling to Emma Jo‘s designer stationery and Les Fleurs De Ninon‘s spectacular bouquet with wild foliage and beautiful white peonies. I’m in love with this shoot, which was first featured on Rock My Wedding and I’m thrilled to be sharing it again with you today. Welcome to July, lovelies!

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As today is my #lockdownbirthday I wanted to share something REALLY special – this stunning editorial by my lovely friend Jo Bradbury. Jo’s a super talented wedding photographer whose romantic editorial style I am head over heels in love with. And as I can’t escape to a French chateau for an idyllic birthday treat in real life, I’m loving that these images take me there virtually!

Have a wonderful day everyone,

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This dreamy shoot transports us to a beautiful French chateau, to idyllic dining ‘en plein air‘ via eucalyptus and olive foliage and soft summer sunshine. The styling is both wonderfully simple and natural, and exquisitely crafted – with breathtaking gowns by Joanne Fleming taking centre stage.

Joanne’s enchanting dresses are made for the setting, with the gentle light playing through sheer fabrics creating a stop-in-your-tracks kind of magic. The detailing on Joanne’s ‘Hanami’ blush tulle gown is breathtaking, fit for a modern princess and entirely handcrafted by Joanne in her bijou atelier in Brighton. The more I gaze at the embroidery, the more I fall in love with cherry blossom and springtime and all of nature’s gifts in this season of new life and joyful beginnings.

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If you love where you live, why not incorporate the essence of the place into your wedding day? You really can get married wherever you’d like nowadays – with the help of a celebrant you can say your vows on the beach, on a mountain top, on a boat, a lake… pretty much anywhere. I’m one of those lucky creatives who live close to the Lake District – and today’s blog post is all about bringing the spirit of a place into your wedding styling.

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Previously featured on Love My Dress blog (thank you lovely Annabel!), this shoot was styled and brought to life by me! Sheryl from Oobaloos Photography came to stay, I asked a few more of my favourite suppliers from around the UK to help out, and I’m thrilled to say they did – and all brought their A game on the day!

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Vintage designer wedding inspiration for 2018, image credit Verona Lain Photography on the English Wedding Blog (18)
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The English Wedding Blog exists to fire your imagination; to bring you the most beautiful wedding ideas and creative styling so you can incorporate unique special touches into your day. Exquisite design and breathtaking photography is a part of that, and today’s feature is more than a little special for me.

Vintage designer wedding inspiration for 2018, image credit Verona Lain Photography on the English Wedding Blog (6)

Working alongside the uniquely talented Verona Lain Photography, I crafted the calligraphy pieces in today’s feature by hand using divine papers from Paperchase and a traditional dip pen and ink. (Join me for a calligraphy workshop in Manchester next Friday if you’d like to learn to write like this!) They fit so perfectly with the little details: the wonderful ring from the London Victorian Ring Co. in its adorable box by La Petit Box. The silk ribbons by Kate Cullen are, as always, the prettiest touch.

(For those of you who are new to the English Wedding Blog, hi! I’m Claire – I write the blog, and I also write calligraphy for weddings – you can find me at www.ByMoonandTide.com!)