Eleni and Shane's stunning Dulwich Village wedding, images by Emily Black Photography (35)

Forgive me, lovelies, because today’s wedding has more images than I normally post… it’s just that there are so many little stories in today’s gorgeous celebration, and the little sequences of images tell them so beautifully! (Watch out for my fave – when Shane sees Eleni in her second dress his jaw literally drops!) So welcome to the wedding of gorgeous couple Eleni & Shane, who wed in October at Belair House in Dulwich Village, London. Their photographer was our lovely friend and English Wedding sponsor, London wedding photographer Emily Black.

Eleni and Shane's stunning Dulwich Village wedding, images by Emily Black Photography (40)

“I was quite relaxed about my dress – I bought it online in the sale at BHLDN.com, and had it shipped from America. I knew I wanted an ankle length dress, and when I saw “my” dress, I fell in love – I also knew I wanted to have some amazing shoes. I was also lucky enough to be gifted a Needle & Thread wedding dress from a friend, which I had altered to be ankle length also and wore that after dinner for dancing the night away.


So Ally & Dan’s wedding is all kinds of amazing: a wonderfully exciting venue with tons of character, a beautiful narrative of their day in the images by lovely UK & London wedding photographer Kristian Leven. Ally is just gorgeous; Dan looks pretty dam fabulous too! And their day is full of love, romance and laughter from beginning to end – just perfect.

Real wedding at Brunswick House with images by London photographer Kristian Leven (27)

Contact & Bookings: Kristian Leven Photography


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Brunswick House really is such an amazing, and unique venue – it’s right in the heart of London, packed with salvaged curiosities, sparkling chandeliers, and an eclectic mix of vintage paraphernalia.

Words & Images: fabulous UK & London wedding photographer Kristian Leven

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“Ally + Dan themselves made this such a memorable day – such amazing characters! I’ve actually seen them since the wedding and we’ve gotten on so well, I wish I could see them more often! There was also an incredibly moving speech – Ally’s dad passed away before the wedding due to illness, but wrote a speech in the event he wouldn’t make it. It was read out by a close friend of the couple, and there really wasn’t a dry eye in the house – me included.”


It’s movie time! Hannah and Joseph had a gorgeous, London-themed wedding with contemporary styling and beautiful details: I love so many things. The bouquet is divine; Hannah’s Claire Mischevani dress is exquisite; there are tube maps and big red buses, spectacular flowers and an impressive reception venue. Hannah’s also written a lovely wedding report for us and told me, “I know it is a massive cliche but our wedding day was the most incredible, memorable and happiest day of our lives. We couldn’t have wished for it to have been more perfect. With our closest friends and family l there to celebrate with us, it really was our perfect day.

Hannah and Joseph’s wedding film by HD Moments

The theme of the wedding was ‘London’. We had iconic London image themes throughout the day, tube map table plans, London buses to transport the guests from church to venue and oyster card holders as favours and of course it was based in London.


Hello everyone! I’m so pleased you’re here to enjoy Janie and Paul’s London wedding blog with me today. They’re the most gorgeous couple and their wedding day has lots of personal touches which really made me smile.

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Watch out for the table plan with a bit of an animal theme – the wedding reception was held at London Zoo! Janie’s dress is a beautiful Stewart Parvin gown which she looks incredible in, and Paul wears a fantastic suit hired from Impeccable. Other ideas on the blog today include the cheese and chutneys… which are making my mouth water! I’d love to see this at a wedding, wouldn’t you?! The food looks delicious and it goes to show that every little detail counts when it comes to catering. A beautiful day with lots of thoughtful and great-looking touches.

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Congratulations to the gorgeous bride and groom – Janie, Paul, thank you so much for sharing your big day on the English Wedding Blog. Special thanks also to lovely wedding photographer Jonny Donovan for sharing the images with us all today. I hope you love them! Enjoy 🙂 Claire xxx


I’d love to begin today’s wedding blog with a quote from beautiful bride Izabel. She told me, “The day was beautiful and everything that we wanted it to be. It was a reflection of us to the letter.

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My years as a top UK wedding blogger have shown me over and over and over again that the very best thing a wedding can have is personality. And Izabel and Shane wove their own journey as a couple into their wedding in beautiful and touching ways: “Glass bottle coke and humous, our go to nibbles and drinks in the early days of our getting together. Coffee and ice cream, the two things we walked across London for as we started dating. East London and the Regent’s Canal, our home and the place we began. We really wanted the day to show my Filipino and Dutch heritage as well as Shane’s Irish and Welsh background. Everyone thought we chose our wedding colours, green, orange, grey because of the Irish and Dutch, but that only occurred to us later in the planning process. All aspects of the day just had meaning to us and our story and our family and guest really got the day and our story.”


When I read Vicky’s wedding report and saw all her lovely craft ideas I knew I had to feature her wedding to Ross on the blog. It’s just perfect – a very personal wedding day with lots of amazing ideas you can share. I love Vicky and Ross’s style – they describe their wedding as handmade vintage / romantic and the day itself looks fantastic.

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Huge congratulations then to today’s beautiful bride and gorgeous groom, and thank you for such a fab wedding report! Thank you also to my wonderful friend and wedding blog sponsor the lovely Louise Bjorling. Louise is a London wedding photographer and you can read more about her via her link in the top menu of the English Wedding Blog.

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Louise recently wrote a series of advice articles for couples on choosing the perfect wedding photographer – read How to find the wed­ding pho­tog­ra­pher for you, How to pre­pare your­self for the pho­tog­ra­phy on your day and How to get the best wedding photography on the day itself.


One of the reasons English Wedding Blog was born (way back in 2009!) was to celebrate every aspect of weddings in this country – from stately homes and elegance to quirky styles and English creativity and contemporary crafts. I really do love how we do weddings here – because they’re always special, beautiful and personal. Today I’m pleased to share Lucie and Chris’s wedding with you all. The gorgeous couple married in London, with a ceremony at Old Marylebone Town Hall and their reception at The Swan at The Globe.

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Congratulations Lucie and Chris, and thank you so much for sharing your story on the English Wedding Blog! My thanks also to my friend and sponsor, wedding photographer Benjamin Toms for the lovely images of this London wedding. Enjoy! Claire xxx
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Lucie and Chris: a beautiful and relaxed London wedding

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Wedding venue:

Old Marylebone Town Hall, The Swan at The Globe

Wedding photographer:

Kent wedding photographer Benjamin Toms


As a huge lover of music this wedding has instantly leapt into my top ten of all time! Vic and Chris describe their wedding to me as “A mix of loves and eras – mainly focused around our mutual love of music” – which ticks all of my boxes!

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They’re an amazing couple with the coolest taste in tunes and as I write this blog post I’m listening to every single song they’ve mentioned – there’ll be links below if you’d like to have a listen as well: as far as musical wedding inspiration goes, this is definitely the best I’ve blogged so far – bar none!

While the images of this fabulous wedding are a treat – by long time supporter of English Wedding Blog, Mark from Sheffield based Tierney Photography – please do read Vic and Chris’s wedding report in full. Their focus, inspiration and love is truly inspiring and I was captivated reading their story.

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Before we begin, here’s one of my favourite quotes from Vic: