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Hey lovely! We’re having a week full of weddings – it’s an absolute dream on the blog for me, and today’s couple Katie & Laurie are just stunning! They married in the Cotswolds and lovely Alicia from Red Maple Photography was there to capture their day. (I’m proud to say Red Maple Photography is an English Wedding member!) I LOVE all the styling touches by Kirsten from The Little Wedding Helper – and Wild & Co’s flowers are absolutely breathtaking. There’s a full supplier list below, and you can read all of Katie & Laurie’s reviews and recommendations in their English Wedding interview right here!

With love,

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Wedding photographer’s website

https://redmaplephotography.com/

How did you choose your photographer?

We were passed Alicia’s details by our wedding florist as she had worked with her previously. From our first conversation we knew immediately that she was who we needed on our special day. She is so personable, completely puts you and your guests at ease and and she took the most amazing photos that really captured our special day!

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Good morning, lovely! If you’re dreaming of your 2021 wedding I have the most wonderful styling ideas for you today, courtesy of a talented team of wedding creatives who joined forces for this editorial photoshoot at Downham Hall. Huge thanks to lovely Rebecca from RT Cakes who sent us this stunning submission! All images are by Magical Moments Photography.

Enjoy the beauty you’re about to see! With love,

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This was a photoshoot to celebrate light and romance. We were lucky enough to have been given full use of the beautiful orangery at Downham Hall, which allowed natural light to flood in from almost every angle, with fairy lights and candles providing a soft romantic ambiance. On our tables we had cut glass and crystal candle holders and vases; arranged on white sequin table linen, they all worked perfectly together to reflect all the different aspects of light and create more depth to the images. The use of soft fabrics for both the brides dress and veil, and the chair covers added that dreamy romantic feel we were looking for.

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So how’s that first day back at work going?! For me it’s a good one – I’ve packed and posted seven calligraphy orders already, my desk is almost clear – and I only have 70 or so emails in my inbox to reply to! [wedding photographers and suppliers – Our tier 1 & 2 advertising packages are HALF PRICE in January if you’re looking to get noticed on here! Click for more info]… My cat is snuggled up in his bowl next to me; it’s blowing a hoolie outside and I’m nice and warm in my little studio! Oh, and before I forget (haha)… I have the LOVELIEST real wedding to kick off our 2020!

Newlyweds Emily and Paul tied the knot at Dewsall Court in June. Their day is beautifully rustic and relaxed, with an edge of glamour and a wonderful sprinkling of summertime! Emily is stunning; Paul her perfect match, and you can see the love just shines from these two! Most of all I love this wedding because it’s REAL. The happy couple had friends and family help out with styling their day – the cake was made by a friend, and the couple made their own table plan (which is pretty damn awesome!) – and this blog is ALL about real, achievable and inspiring weddings!

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Becky and Dan’s vintage DIY wedding is perfect, gloriously happy and colourful, and just seems so full of character and fun! Becky describes their day as “Completely DIY and disorganised! Perfect for us!” – and I love it. They tied the knot in church, then had afternoon tea in the scout hut next door and their evening reception was on the local bowling green! The gorgeous pics by Yorkshire wedding photographer Stevie Jay capture the spirit of their day brilliantly – what a fabulous, eclectic and fun couple! Congrats guys, you ROCK!

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Wedding photographer’s website:

Stevie Jay Photography – www.steviejayphotography.co.uk

Stevie was recommended by a friend who is a professional photographer.

Stevie was amazing, we said it was like having a friend there from wedding prep to the evening do. The photos were incredible. I’m not the most confident with photos and I was anxious about seeing them but she captured our emotions perfectly.

The first time we saw our wedding photos we were sat on the sofa together with a bottle of bubbly and I cried!

Teal and purple peacock wedding ideas by planner Karen Luxford, image by Sarah Wayte Photography (7)
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If you’re looking to incorporate bright, vibrant colours into your wedding styling and need a theme to tie it all together, peacocks are the perfect inspiration. Wedding trends come and go, but peacock styling ideas are revisited and reinvented every season – this is one of my absolute favourites using fabulously colourful florals, coloured table decorations and glitter art for a whole new dimension of wedding make up art! Lovely Sarah Wayte shared her images with us, and Karen Luxford, the talented planner who coordinated this editorial photoshoot, tells us a little more. It all takes place at Moor Hall wedding venue, and there’s a full list of the brilliant Essex wedding suppliers involved at the end of the blog post!

Teal and purple peacock wedding ideas by planner Karen Luxford, image by Sarah Wayte Photography (17)

“Given the fact that the model, Grace, and I have both recently overcome strokes (at a very young age, I may add!), I had the idea to incorporate the Stroke Society colour of purple with vibrant bursts of teals, blues and greens to give it life and energy. The peacock idea naturally developed from this colour palette which, in turn, led to the idea of drama, reflected in the make up and the use of the motorcycle!

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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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I love Beth and Eddie’s glamorous vintage wedding – all about fun and laughter, and with a focus on family. And yet the attention to detail is exquisite… Beth wears a Justin Alexander designer gown, which is fabulous. Friends and family helped out with gorgeous table centrepieces and a creative and very personal cake – and the personal touches throughout are just wonderful and inspiring.

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Images of gorgeous bride and groom Beth and Eddie are by lovely Wiesia at Little Miss Boyco Photography. Wiesia is based in Newcastle, close to Newton Hall where today’s fabulous wedding took place.

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Do check out Little Miss Boyco’s website and social media:

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This is such a fabulously stylish wedding – Newton Hall has a vintage and ever so slightly kitsch flavour, and today’s bride and groom really made the most of their glorious venue. You’ll love it! Enjoy. claire gould calligrapher signature

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Our wedding story: Beth + Eddie

Wedding photographers website:

http://www.littlemissboyco.co.uk

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Today’s beautiful bride Katherine used lots of independent and creative suppliers to help with her wedding to gorgeous groom David. They’re the loveliest couple – and as well as the stunning images of their vintage country fair wedding they’ve shared a brilliant wedding report at the end of today’s feature. Don’t miss it!

Mythe barn wedding blog (1) The wedding venue is Mythe Barn in Atherstone, Warwickshire. I love a barn wedding, and this is such a wonderful venue in lush countryside. Wedding photographers Peter and Sara at Pixies in the Cellar captured Katherine and David’s wedding beautifully. Do get in touch if you’re looking for a wedding photographer:

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Emma and Chris’s wedding has the loveliest atmosphere and a wonderful, bright and charming English country chic style. What a stunning couple… and I especially adore the back of Emma’s Justin Alexander gown, don’t you?

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They were lucky with the weather, choosing a perfect sunny September day for their marquee wedding. From the early afternoon’s sunshine to the magical sunset, every moment just looks fabulous – and the light and airy marquee is set off beautifully with delicate flowers and gentle decoration.

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All of the pretty images of their wedding are courtesy of the very lovely Derbyshire wedding photographers HBA Photography.

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Thank you to Emma and Chris for a brilliant wedding report, which is below the images in today’s wedding feature. Thank you also to Hannah and Ben for sharing their images. Everyone – enjoy! Big love,
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Our wedding report:Emma and Chris

Wedding Date: 21st September 2013

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.hbaphotgraphy.com

Link to the full wedding: http://hbaphotography.com/2013/10/chris-emmas-marquee-wedding-in-yoxall/

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Morning! Have we all had enough of sunshine yet? Oh, you’d like some more? Me too 🙂 What a lovely week it’s been. And I’m feeling sunny inside because I get to share Sarah and Mickey’s Henley wedding with you today – it’s pretty much my idea of perfect.
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Sarah’s advice for other couples rings very true with me:

Enjoy it. Today is the day you get to promise to spend the rest of your life with the person you want to spend your life with. It’s going to be a good day and literally no one is going to care if there’s a typo in the order of service or the ushers don’t have matching socks!

How true!

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Other highlights of today’s wedding blog include Sarah’s gorgeous Justin Alexander dress, the beautiful images from the country fields, all of the lovely details – watch out for the impressive cake! Oh, and all the personal touches from the handmade wedding sign to fairy cakes and bunting. I especially love Sarah’s recommendation for ceilidh bands… the ideal solution for shufflers and lurkers – and tons of fun too!