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Hey lovelies, happy Monday! I hope you’re ok and have had a relaxing weekend. Shall we jump straight into weddings this week? I’m loving the escapism of seeing happy faces and human contact, even if it is on my screen! Today’s gorgeous couple were married last summer in the Kent countryside – their day is simple and elegant, incorporating Italian and English elements. The blue accents are just wonderful, and I love how the delicate blues match those glorious, sunny skies!

With love,

Hannah & Mark's elegant rustic Oxon Hoath wedding, with Natalie D Photography (13)

Wedding photographer’s website

https://www.nataliedphotography.com

How did you choose your photographer?

We were lucky to meet Natalie at a January wedding fair soon after we got engaged. We really liked her soft romantic photography style and her relaxed attitude!

From the moment Natalie arrived on our wedding morning she joined the wedding party effortlessly with her warm and chatty character. Then throughout the day she snapped away in the background capturing natural photos of our guests enjoying themselves. We weren’t really looking forward to the photo shoot but again Natalie made us feel at ease and we ended up really enjoying ourselves. We were really pleased with how our photos turned out and they captured memories from our special day perfectly!

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This gloriously dramatic wedding style inspiration was submitted by our friend and #englishweddingmember Ayshea Goldberg Photography. I love the moody stationery, the glimpses of gold amongst navy and the deliciously dreamy cake colours. The interiors of Glemham Hall are timeless and traditional, brought to life with opulent florals and daring styling touches. The images are stunning – I will leave Ayshea to tell you more.

With love,

 

Midnight - dark blue and bold decadence from Glemham Hall, image credit Ayshea Goldberg Photography (18)

The vision was from Donna, one half of the team at Glemham Hall. She wanted a theme of midnight – dark blue and bold decadence, with a little bit of dark whimsy. The venue is known for its beautiful gardens, so we wanted to showcase how to style the inside for beautiful and dramatic portraits and photo settings. The hall interior is very richly decorated but often overlooked – especially in glorious weather when guests tend to go outside – so by using the rooms and interior spaces we were able to really show how this venue can be used to inspire couples looking for an elegant theme, as well as the versatlity it offers for winter weddings too. The hall has an iconic staircase and is definitely a centrepiece for portraits, so the florist wanted to create a dark fairytale effect with woodland branches, dark roses and lots of candlelight. The dress boutique matched the mood board with some elegant dresses in a variety of styles and fabrics that all suited the theme. The hair stylist and makeup artist also got to be more creative with their looks and show that bold eyes and shaved hairstyles can be a beautiful option for bridal looks.

Hannah and Mark's RAC Club wedding image credit Danielle Smith Photography (13)
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Hey lovely! How was your weekend? We had the laziest day yesterday after a walk in the Lakes on Saturday – it was perfect! And today I’m excited to let you know we have a ton of real weddings from around the UK to share with you this week!!!

Hannah and Mark's RAC Club wedding image credit Danielle Smith Photography (3)

First is Hannah & Mark. This gorgeous couple were married in Wimbledon and followed the ceremony with an exclusive reception for friends and family. Everything is beautiful: I especially adore Hannah’s Kenneth Winston dress, and their stunning portrait shots by lovely Danielle Smith Photography. I hope you do too!

Hannah and Mark's RAC Club wedding image credit Danielle Smith Photography (35)

From photographer Danielle Smith

“After the ceremony all the guests jumped on London buses to the RAC club in Pall Mall- which is a private members club – so pretty exclusive. And oh my goodness is it an amazing location! It’s very grand and has a beautiful terrace which they spent the drinks reception on. It was such a fun day with so much laughter and such a chilled atmosphere.

Opulent and luxe wedding styling ideas from Hothorpe Hall Leicestershire (20)
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A lot of you lovely couples are choosing very classic, elegant styling touches this year, so when this fabulous shoot landed on my desk I knew instantly you’d love it! This is timeless and beautiful, luxurious but not opulent – and achievable for those of you looking for modern elegance with beautiful details. The venue is Hothorpe Hall, and the styling is by Natalie at Beautiful Arches. All images are by lovely Kathryn Edwards Photography.

Opulent and luxe wedding styling ideas from Hothorpe Hall Leicestershire (22)

“The idea behind the shoot was to show a classic and elegant wedding; an achievable fairy-tale for those brides who dream of looking like a princess on their big day. I purposely didn’t want it to be too trend-led, so it’s quite timeless and classic with a simple colour scheme of white and gold, with just a touch of sparkle. It also features some beautiful details to show how you can bring a luxurious feel to your big day with little touches like monogrammed linen, a ceremony arch, and a nicely framed cake table.”

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Gorgeously elegant real wedding style at Hestercombe, photo credit Special Day Wedding Photos (37)
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Happy New Year everyone! Warmest welcomes from me if you’re new to English Wedding – oh, and huge congratulations if you’ve got a brand new sparkly thing on your finger!!! Exciting times are ahead and I’m here to inspire you through your wedding planning journey. Come & grab a cuppa and I’ll introduce you to everyone at English Wedding.This blog is for everyone – brides and grooms alike. We focus on real weddings all around the UK and share the very best ideas, advice and photography from the wedding world. I like to think English-Wedding.com is a little different – as well as the gorgeous details, the weddings we feature have a sense of humour and authenticity to them. It’s not all about spending a fortune to create an insta-worthy day: every wedding is about your personalities, your family and friends and having the most amazing party with the happy smiling faces of the folks you love.

Gorgeously elegant real wedding style at Hestercombe, photo credit Special Day Wedding Photos (28)

Purple wedding ideas for 2019 with Photography by Kathryn (24)
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Happy Friday lovelies! I’m packing my little suitcase and trundling my way off to the big city soon for tomorrow’s calligraphy workshop (so excited!!), but before I go I am doing a little happy dance because I can finally share this gorgeous editorial shoot with you. If you love purple, you’ll adore this. If you don’t love purple… give it a minute, because you soon will! This is elegant, feminine, beautiful and contemporary wedding styling from a super talented group of Yorkshire wedding creatives. Lovely Gill from Planned With Gill has shared it with us today and written a little to inspire us too! Enjoy. C xxx

Purple wedding ideas for 2019 with Photography by Kathryn (27)

Embracing the dynamism of ultraviolet, the Pantone colour of the year, in your wedding theme could be a challenge, right? Well think again! This shoot, planned and styled by Gillian Neild at plannedwithgill.co.uk with her team of Yorkshire creatives shows us just how easy it is to embrace one of the hottest trends of 2018. The shoot was captured by Kathryn Widdowson from Photography by Kathryn.