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Hey everyone! It’s wedding supplier time once again and I’m delighted to introduce you to these lovely people, who’ve joined or re-joined The English Wedding Directory in the last couple of weeks. Do take a moment to discover them, and if you like what you see why not get in touch and even book this weekend?

Our Facebook page is updated with new vendors when they join us, and the Directory is full of brilliant photographers, stationers, florists, stylists, stationers… everything you might need for the wedding of your dreams!

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Photography by Kathryn is all about combining a documentary wedding photography style with beautiful portraits created with a relaxed and down to earth approach. Authentic, natural and beautiful wedding photography in Yorkshire

Sarah Williams photographs weddings with a reportage style, capturing natural, unposed images of your wedding day. “My approach is non-intrusive which helps me to tell the true story of your special day, allowing you to enjoy yourself and most importantly have fun! I am based on the South coast and travel all over the uK and beyond so please do get in touch – I would love to be a part of your day if I can.” Based in Sussex

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I love Georgia and Ryan’s wedding – it’s beautiful and as SO glamorous! Carlton Towers is a fabulous venue with a wonderful atmosphere – our gorgeous couple had their best day ever surrounded by happy family and friends, and styled their day with wonderful handmade touches from Etsy.

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The ceremony was at St. Mary’s Church in Whitkirk, and their photos are by lovely Yorkshire wedding photographer Laura Calderwood, who gets a glowing review from Georgia (and happy tears!)

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://www.lauracalderwood.co.uk/

We were in Australia travelling at the time of picking our photographer so had emailed a few companies and one recommended Laura. Laura suggested a Skype call to have a little chat and we knew straight away she was right for us and the style of our wedding.

Black tie wedding styling ideas from Carlton Towers Yorkshire photographer Laura Calderwood (23)

From the Skype call, the pre wedding shoot to the day… nothing was too much trouble for Laura. She made us both feel very relaxed and it shows in our photos. Laura managed to capture all the emotions and fun of the day whilst also getting the few posey shots inbetween!

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I’m officially another year older, and feeling on top of the world… yesterday was my birthday and I took a day off to disappear into nature for some lovely Lake District adventures with fabulous food, pampering and exploring. It was fab!!! So today I’m feeling the love and would like to share a special offer with all of you wedding suppliers out there!

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The English Wedding Directory is thriving. I’m so pleased to be able to use the blog to matchmake brides and grooms with all of my fave wedding suppliers. Over the last couple of weeks we’ve welcomed more photographers to the blog – I’ve introduced them all on our Facebook page, but if any of you missed those updates they’re here. Do check them out – they’re great people and true talents which make me so proud of our UK wedding industry!

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Picture yourselves as Lord and Lady of the manor – glamming things up in the finest style with your loved ones for the wedding of the century… today’s fabulously decadent inspiration shoot is for all the glamorous guys and girls out there. I LOVE those dark table settings and the protea bouquet – just divine!

Gothic and glamorous wedding inspo from Carlton House in Yorkshire with Laura Calderwood Photography (19)

Words & images are by lovely Laura Calderwood Photography

Gothic and glamorous wedding inspo from Carlton House in Yorkshire with Laura Calderwood Photography (29)

Words I would use to describe this shoot are glamorous, gothic, chic, romantic, feminine, and dramatic. Delicate fabrics with lots of fine details and soft flowing layers. Dark and striking make up looks; curls and waves in simple but stunning styles. Elegant and spectacularly detailed cakes and hand drawn calligraphy. All in a colour palette of deep, passionate reds and burgundy mixed with greys, gold and subtle pinks. Heaven!

Gothic and glamorous wedding inspo from Carlton House in Yorkshire with Laura Calderwood Photography (31)

Carlton Towers is an incredible country house sitting in 250 acres of Yorkshire parkland. The grand Victorian exterior has a definite Downton Abbey feel to it, with a touch of Hogwarts magic! Inside all of the rooms are stunning, from the phenomenal ceilings and brass chandeliers, to the elaborately carved woodwork and fireplaces.

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So far, in my life as a wedding blogger, I haven’t eaten a peony. Although… they always look deliciously pretty, don’t you think?! Alex and Chris’s wedding was filled with peonies – the flowers are an absolute highlight and the light, feminine style of their day is beautiful.

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The gorgeous couple married at Woodlands Hotel on the outskirts of Leeds city centre. Their day was incredibly pretty; they were blessed with sunshine and blue skies and the images are simply stunning.

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Images are by lovely Laura Calderwood Photography (based in Yorkshire):

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The English Wedding Blog interview: Alexandra & Chris 

Your wedding photographer’s website: 

http://www.lauracalderwood.co.uk/

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

Yes

Wedding venue: 

Woodlands, Leeds

Wedding date: 

30th May 2015

Can you describe your wedding in a single sentence?

Classic, English, Elegance 

What was your reaction to seeing your wedding photos for the first time? 

Overwhelmed 

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Today: wise advice from Nana that paid off beautifully; an unexpectedly amaaaaaazing wedding dress, and the cutest, happiest couple ever. Monique and Adam are gorgeous. I love their style, the way they go together like peas in a pod… and oh, the blossom cheers my heart this morning!

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Images are by lovely Laura Calderwood Photography (based in Yorkshire):

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I had so much fun at Monique and Adam’s wedding; it was just so relaxed and happy from start to finish. I had met up with them both in York for their engagement shoot the week before so I already knew that they were going to be naturals in front of the camera on the day – despite Adam being less than keen on having his photo taken! The weather forecast wasn’t great but it ended up being dry all afternoon and we were able to make the most of the little orchard at the back of the hotel for some lovely portraits. Monique was such a beautiful bride, and has the most infectious smile! Everyone was so friendly and welcoming it was one of those wonderful weddings that didn’t feel like work at all!” ~ Laura Calderwood Photography

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Hey everyone! I have a diary date for you today: with love from PapaKata, who I introduced on the English Wedding Blog on Sunday. They’re holding their spring open weekend in March and I can thoroughly recommend you go along – it will be amaaaazing! Once you’ve set foot in a PapaKata teepee or Sperry tent you’ll fall in love, I promise!

papakata uk wedding teepeesPop along on the 21st or the 22nd, from 1oam until 4pm. The event will be held at Escrick Park, which is only 5 minutes from York. You’ll soon spot PapaKata’s giant teepees and Sperry tents – and they’ll be beautifully decorated with some of the loveliest details you’d expect to see at this year’s trendiest weddings. (For PapaKata’s 2015 trend predictions click here!)

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The rustic, botanical styling which stole our hearts in 2014 will be big again in 2015, and I wanted to show you these gorgeous images from PapaKata’s spring open day last year. They’re by lovely Laura Calderwood and I think they really show how warm and welcoming a wedding teepee can feel… but do go along to this year’s open day for the full PapaKata experience!

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Crab Manor has so much character it could pop… and what better wedding venue to get your guests talking and having a blast! There’s so much to Lauren and Bob’s Yorkshire wedding, it is definitely one of my favourite weddings this year.

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The gorgeous couple describe their day as ‘a little bit vintage’ – it’s elegantly done and the focus is on the beautiful ceremony and celebrations with tons of laughter and love in the air. The venue is a huge highlight but doesn’t detract from the details: Lauren wears a handmade designer dress – she loved it so much she never wanted to take it off 🙂

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Accessories came from Glitzy Secrets, and this lovely creative bride sewed earrings to her shoes and added a hair comb to the belt of her dress… which looks wonderful. The flowers are simple hydrangeas – which I adore. Images are by lovely Laura Calderwood Photography (based in Yorkshire):

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Becky and Pete’s rustic barn wedding combines a classic colour scheme with more contemporary details – and it’s just amazing. Becky told me, “I sort of built the idea of the day around the beautiful rustic barn… my flowers were quite rustic and wild with lots of foliage, so wooden/greenery/purple was our theme!

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Gorgeous bride Becky did a fantastic job styling her wedding, along with her mum spending time creating lots of DIY bits and bobs: “I hand-made a lot of the decorations and details – my mum made the favours and planted all of our table centres herself.” They suited the barn at Channels Golf Club perfectly – I especially love the flowers in planters on every table, and the funky purple table numbers!

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Images today are by lovely Laura Calderwood Photography. It’s the first time I’ve featured Laura’s photos on the English Wedding Blog and I’m ever so pleased to have discovered her 🙂 Do check out more of her real weddings on her website and on social media at: