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For those of you with a creative soul, we have something special and oh so unique for you today! One of my trend predictions for 2018 weddings was a more edgy editorial style than we’ve seen in previous years, with darker hues and dramatic colours. Today’s editorial shoot brings this to life beautifully with jet black table linens and chairs making the most beautiful statement at Somerset’s Brympton House. The look is breathtaking and I hope you love it as much as I do! Pinterest fingers ready, everyone?!

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Images are by Emma Barrow Photography, who captures all of those fabulous details so beautifully. Watch out for incredible florals with pops of this year’s statement colour ultra-violet – and a stunning, artistic cake from the ever-wonderful Edible Essence.

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Please see the end of the post for a full supplier list – these guys can all bring their talents to your Brympton House wedding, and we think they’re amazing!

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Somerset wedding supplier list

Cake: Edible Essence – www.edibleessencecakeart.com

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There was a time (and it feels like long ago), when we didn’t have the joys of the internet, social media or Pinterest.  When it comes to wedding style part of me thinks “how on earth did we manage” but the other half of me feels it was possibly a much simpler place.

Styling your 2018 wedding, expert advice by Jenna Hewitt. Photo credit Kitty Wheeler Shaw (1)

Without a doubt the access to the resources we have has placed huge focus/pressure on wedding styling.  There now exist wedding trend reports and predictions and, as a wedding stylist and planner, I eagerly await Pantone’s release of colour of the year – so often linked to the emerging colour trends and choices for the next season.  Most recently we’ve seen rose quartz and grey elegance, metallic and acrylics and, currently, a trend for minimal, white and greenery.  Next year I’m predicting a resurgence of tropical brights (we shall see…).   Anyhow, my point is that today, more than ever, putting your style stamp on your big day is a big deal. But it isn’t always easy to zone in on a style, put it all together, or know where to begin.

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Luxury can come in small packages, you know…. and when wedding magazines quote the ‘average’ price of a wedding I always take those stats with a pinch of salt (or to be honest, a chuckle and a roll of the eyes) – because savvy brides and grooms know wedding style isn’t about having everything. It’s about carefully choosing just a few key statement pieces.

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Today’s shoot looks super luxurious, but shows how a select few suppliers can turn your day into a memorable occasion. Forget stationery, forget wedding cars, forget favours and handcrafted place settings. Today’s shoot is all about the location: Cliveden House inspired every detail. It’s all about the dress, the bouquet and having a venue which doesn’t need a lot of decoration… which will cut your wedding budget massively.

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Wedding planner Meghan from Extraordinary Days coordinated today’s shoot with a few key details from quality suppliers. I hope you love it: and I hope it inspires you to cut down on details and focus on elegance and simplicity in a setting which provides all the romance and luxury you could ever need.

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Woodland weddings have been one of my favourite styles of the year – and with lovely Lou at Whimsical Wonderland Weddings styling her own day (congratulations, Lou!) after the woodland setting where she was married, the theme looks set to continue inspiring brides and grooms for many wedding seasons to come.

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We all love a woodland: there’s a magical element to the sunlight and an abundance of flora and fauna to inspire even the hardiest city dwellers… And woodland settings fire our imaginations: we’ve all lived for fairytales in our childhood, and something of their enchantment never leaves our hearts…

So it was with real excitement that I first looked at this styled shoot sent in by Emma from Goose & Berry. As well as being a boutique caterer, Goose & Berry plan, design and style weddings and wanted to display this within a shoot. Where better to publish the inspirational ideas from a day in the woods than on your favourite wedding blog?! 😉
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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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Happy Friday everyone! I hope you’re looking forward to a wonderful weekend. Do you have big plans? For those of you who haven’t found the perfect wedding dress yet, I may just have news today to stop you in your tracks! New British bridal designer Andrea Hawkes has launched a beautiful, simple and graceful collection which I adore – and I hope you will too! She’s sharing some of her designs here with us today, and for more you can check out www.andreahawkes.co.uk.

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Andrea Hawkes is a couture bridal designer based in Hackney, East London. Her elegant, fuss-free wedding dress collection is inspired by the classic shapes and simplistic style of fashion from the 1920s through to the 1960s. Andrea’s wedding dress styles fuse modern Scandinavian design with a mixuture of luxury fabrics – the perfect combination of modern design and couture techniques.

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Hey everyone, how was your weekend? Rainy, perchance? Mine was! But I stayed in and found lots of wedding goodies in my inbox, so let’s start this week together with a sneak peek of some wedding dresses from Sabina Motasem Bride‘s new collection.

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Sabina Ali is the bridal designer whose dresses starred in our Iscoyd Park bridal inspiration shoot last week, and it’s so lovely to hear everyone I speak to about the shoot telling me what a lovely person Sabina is! I couldn’t resist sharing these new designs from her latest collection with you this morning. They’re the utmost in elegance – and the beautiful fabrics hint that these wedding dresses move wonderfully down the aisle…

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Wedding supplier credits

Veils and jewellery are from Kelly Spence, shoes from Freya Rose, shot by Thor Hayley, make up by Anna Wild, hair by Lulu Delicious Hair Dos, and a special bouquet from Wild About flowers shot in the newly refurbished Palm Court of London’s Waldorf Hilton where brides have weddings in sumptuous surroundings.