Sarah & Rob's relaxed and romantic English barn wedding at Micklefield, photo credit Damion Mower Photography (9)
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Join me today for gorgeous Sarah & Rob’s wedding in Hertfordshire, with tons of creative details and special personal touches, and with a fabulous bunch of recommended wedding suppliers who helped bring together this stunning Micklefield Hall wedding. Our bride and groom celebrated in The Great Barn at Micklefield Hall, and chose Buckinghamshire wedding photographer Damion Mower to capture their day. I’m proud to say Damion is an English Wedding sponsor and was voted as the 2019 Wedding Photographer of the Year, South Central region, at The Wedding Industry Awards!

Sarah & Rob's relaxed and romantic English barn wedding at Micklefield, photo credit Damion Mower Photography (42)

Rob and Sarah were wed in March, choosing Micklefield Hall for its impressive Great Barn which really lent itself to their country casual wedding style. The flowers brought a softness and colour to the room, including the venue’s own flower screen which is part of the venue for couples who use the barn for their ceremony. For the marquee, which was perfect for the drinks reception, Sarah & Rob added more decoration to make sure it was dressed for the occasion – outdoor and table signs, photo displays and cute touches with a bicycle theme (as Rob is a keen cyclist). I love it – I really hope you do too!

Beautiful summer wedding at Barley Wood, images by Howell Jones Photography (19)
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Happy Monday, lovelies! How was your weekend? Did you see our FOUR features on English Wedding this weekend? Huge thanks to Jordanna Marston Photography for sharing her best 10 London wedding venues with us on Saturday – that was fab! And we LOVED the sustainable wedding inspiration shoot on Saturday morning. Lovely Charlene‘s wedding videos (Love Gets Sweeter) made the blog look so lovely on Sunday. Meanwhile, we have been sofa shopping and then walking in the mountains… a weekend of two halves! I’m pooped – but happy to be at my desk again and ready to share some wedding loveliness with you today!

Beautiful summer wedding at Barley Wood, images by Howell Jones Photography (1)

Jenn and Jon were married in September at Barley Wood in Somerset, and chose lovely English Wedding member Howell Jones Photography to capture their day. Jenn told us the venue is owned by the YMCA and all the proceeds go back into the charity. They train apprentices on site who look after the grounds and the venue – they have a really relaxed, laid back attitude, but give great constructive advice and support.

Double Locks wedding blog with Lee Maxwell Photography on English Wedding (16)
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Morning lovelies! How was your weekend? We’re all Christmassed-up at English Wedding HQ and ready to party from right now!!! But first… of course we have some fabulous weddings and ideas to share with you this week. We’re starting with gorgeous bride and groom Rosie and Dom, who were married in September at The Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter.

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Photographer Lee Maxwell got in touch – shooting Rosie and Dom’s wedding made him the first ever wedding photographer at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum to capture a wedding ceremony. The wedding reception was at Double Locks – a wonderful venue for a relaxed wedding reception. The spirit of this gorgeous wedding really comes across in the photos, which I hope you’ll love as much as I do!

 

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We made all our own decorations and it was worth it, but it required lots of planning and preparation and we still ended up spending a bit on things we didn’t need in the end. Although we’re not particularly creative people and we gave ourselves lots to do, it was manageable because we knew our limits and didn’t try anything too ambitious. But until we’d actually finished I was definitely worried it wouldn’t look right!

Pastel balloons for a modern wedding at Shenley, with images by Nicola Norton Photography (47)
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They say weddings are all about the love, the romance, the emotions and moments… and then someone shows me THESE BALLOONS and suddenly weddings are all about that instead!! Am I wrong? But aren’t they fun and pretty and brilliant? I’m absolutely thrilled to be sharing today’s wedding because – [balloons, obviously?] – it’s a real family affair, with the little ones even helping to make the wedding favours! The venue is London Shenley Club (Hertfordshire). The pics by our lovely friend and sponsor Nicola Norton Photography are a breath of fresh air, the details are wonderfully creative and Becky and Liam are just the most gorgeous-looking pair too!

Pastel balloons for a modern wedding at Shenley, with images by Nicola Norton Photography (40)

Becky and Liam described their big day as like a big, summer children’s birthday party, with cricket! They included all the best things about summer: the outdoors, sunshine, cricket, Pimms, barbecued food, ice cream, children running around in the grass… and you know what? When a wedding is all about family and children it becomes SO much FUN!

Pastel balloons for a modern wedding at Shenley, with images by Nicola Norton Photography (25)

Gorgeous modern rustic styling for an English wedding full of charm, with Daze of Glory (29)
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When a wedding photographer gets in touch with one of the most magical weddings they’ve ever shot… well, it’s just impossible not to peek, squeal and get reeeeaaallly excited about sharing it with you lovely lot! Rob and Lisa’s wedding absolutely lives up to its introduction from lovely Carla at Daze of Glory Photography, with gorgeous styling touches, beautiful light and a sense of effortless, natural elegance.

Gorgeous modern rustic styling for an English wedding full of charm, with Daze of Glory (24)

Wedding photographer’s website

www.dazeofglory.co.uk

Instagram – @dazeofgloryphotography

Gorgeous modern rustic styling for an English wedding full of charm, with Daze of Glory (17)

“The Venue – Monks Withecombe in Devon – is owned by Nicky and Simon who are just wonderful people, so welcoming. Tea and coffee were flowing and we were made so welcome. The venue is formed of an art gallery (ceremony room), and a corn barn for the reception. A floral feast of a courtyard surrounded by formal gardens, a spectacular orchard and a glorious field over looking the vast stretch that is Dartmoor. More than that, the special things that caught my eye were the rickety old door, the hand picked sweet peas from the garden and the dry petal confetti.

Pittville Pump Room wedding blog, gorgeous styling and recommended suppliers on the English Wedding Blog (9)
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Happy Monday everyone! How was your weekend? I’ve had a 4 day extravaganza of a weekend with a concert on Thursday, shopping day Friday, calligraphy class on Saturday and 2 mountains climbed on Sunday! I barely know what day it is with all that going on, so it’s nice to be sat at my desk now with Bertie cat, where we have a fabulous wedding up our sleeves to share with you lovely folks out there in internet land.

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Katie and Martin are gorgeous, their pics are divine, and they were kind enough to tell us all about their big day – the highlight of their interview for me being when I asked what’s the best thing about being married…

Being part of a team. Knowing that they have seen you at you worst, weirdest, moodiest not to mention seeing you in the morning with messy hair, morning breath old PJ’s that they have chosen you out of the billions of people in the world to spend the rest of their life with.

Askham Hall wedding venue on the English Wedding Blog, with Camilla Lucinda Photography (42)
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Hey lovely! Happy FRIDAY!!! I’m totally feeling Friday vibes today – last night we were partying until the early hours in Manchester; this morning we’ve had a little shop in the big city, ready for my sister in law’s WEDDING at the end of the month. SOOOO exciting!!! So every wedding I see on my screen right now is totally capturing my heart. Tomorrow afternoon I’m teaching a modern calligraphy class in the Lakes – tickets are still available here if you can join us! – but first, I have an absolute gem of a wedding for you – you’re going to adore this.

Askham Hall wedding venue on the English Wedding Blog, with Camilla Lucinda Photography (6)

Beautiful bride Katie & James got married on the 7th July in an outdoor ceremony in the stunning grounds of Askham Hall. These two met through a mutual friend, however not long after Katie moved to Australia, and in James’ words, it was the ULTIMATE hard to get move he’s ever seen! After being in touch for the year she was over there, she moved back to the UK, and the rest is history! Katie & James’ wedding was definitely a family affair, with Katie’s mum doing the flowers, and Katie’s sister, (who lives in TEXAS and came over for the wedding!), organised the decorations and style of the day – she definitely wins an ‘amazing sister’ award!

Holly Cade is a Ventnor Botanic Gardens wedding photographer (29)
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Today’s wedding is just stunning – I especially adore the vibrant floral arrangements, and the bride and groom are gorgeous!! Ventnor Botanic Garden is a revelation…what a beautiful location with all those tropical plants… if I was on the Isle of Wight I’d be making a beeline for the place to find out more!

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Erika’s dress is fabulously different and she looks amazing – while Justin is equally gorgeous and beaming with happiness (I wish I could hear his speech – the photos don’t do it justice!) So grab a cuppa and find a comfy chair, enjoy this lovely pair’s fabulous wedding pics, and have the most wonderful Friday everyone!!

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Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.hollycade.co.uk/

We went to Ventnor botanical garden wedding fair and loved her style and found Holly really friendly and approachable. We booked her then and there.

We really couldn’t have asked for better photos!!! We love all of them. Holly has captured the day so perfectly and no awkward poses, showing family and friends our photos, we have been told many times how amazing the photos are!!!

Classic and traditional wedding styling at Rockbeare Manor with Evolve Photography (23)
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Kat and Ben are the sweetest couple – and look amazing on their day! The sunset shots are breathtaking, the little details of their day are wonderful and their venue, Devon’s Rockbeare Manor, is incredible.

Classic and traditional wedding styling at Rockbeare Manor with Evolve Photography (22)

“The first time I tried on my wedding dress was at the South West Bridal Show. I was with my mum, one of my bridesmaids and her mum and had walked around the show with nothing catching my eye until I picked out a dress which I loved for its unusual cut around the neckline. There weren’t any changing rooms at this particular stand so before I knew it, I was huddled in the corner trying this dress on. As it was the first wedding dress i’d ever tried on, I made arrangements to try on others at a later date as I wasn’t sure if our reaction to it was just because it was the first one I tried. Nothing else came close though and I soon purchased the dress.

Classic and traditional wedding styling at Rockbeare Manor with Evolve Photography (10)

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Some venues have incredible wow factor – and when you choose a location like Harrowden Hall for your big day you’ll know the styling touches will fall into place naturally. Today we’re talking soft, light pastels and traditional elegance for a day filled with the prettiest details.

A pretty English summer wedding at Harrowden Hall by Summer Lily Studio Photography (5)

Louise and Stephen chose their venue because they could personalise their day and really make it their own. “We were given a lot of rein with making choices and putting our stamp on it compared to other places we had seen. I had complete trust in their views and help along the way.”

A pretty English summer wedding at Harrowden Hall by Summer Lily Studio Photography (46)

Images are by lovely Terri at Summer Lily Studio in Bedfordshire. Terri works throughout the UK capturing beautiful weddings in a romantic, creative style. Find out more about her here:

www.summerlilystudio.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Summer-Lily-Studio-Photography
@summerlilyphoto
instagram.com/summerlilyphoto/

A pretty English summer wedding at Harrowden Hall by Summer Lily Studio Photography (34)

I adore the flowers, the colourways and sense of playfulness and fun in today’s wedding blog. I know you will too! Grab a cuppa and enjoy…
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A pretty English summer wedding at Harrowden Hall by Summer Lily Studio Photography (54)
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A pretty English summer wedding at Harrowden Hall by Summer Lily Studio Photography (64)

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Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had the loveliest weekends… and for anyone who’s not in a work mood right now I have a really charming DIY wedding to share with you. Matt and Steph were married at The Ashes in Staffordshire and poured their hearts into creating a pretty day full of little details and DIY touches.

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Steph’s Mum was a star, crafting so many of the tiny details of the day. Steph told me, “We went a little mad on the decor and had loads of flowers, vases, candles and ornaments but it all worked out and looked beautiful!”

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Images are by Joe at One Little Daisy Photography. Joe is based in Staffordshire and you can find out all about him here:

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Shall we step into Steph and Matt’s wonderful homemade wedding? Enjoy.

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The English Wedding Blog Interview: Matt and Steph

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.onelittledaisy.co.uk

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I love a wedding with a sense of humour, and Louise and Steve mix giggles (Cagney & Lacey?!) with gorgeousness (Louise & Steve!) beautifully. Their vintage emergency services wedding in Kent has the best transport I’ve seen yet: a 1960s police car and vintage red ambulance – the perfect way for a policeman and his paramedic bride to travel in style to their wedding!

A vintage wedding in Kent with handfasting and police theme, images by Sarah Wayte Photography (19)

There’s so much from today’s wedding I think is amazing… The handfasting ceremony (and that Louise and Steve kept the besom on display in their home for good luck); the lovely flowers, Louise’s sign for her Dad as they approached the aisle… and everything from the wonderful moments to the tiniest details was captured beautifully by Sarah Wayte Photography.

A vintage wedding in Kent with handfasting and police theme, images by Sarah Wayte Photography (23)

A vintage wedding in Kent with handfasting and police theme, images by Sarah Wayte Photography (33)
Louise told me they planned their budget carefully with a spreadsheet, and it paid off: “It was so satisfying paying the last supplier, we felt we could sit back and finally wait for the big day to arrive.” Together with their daughter Imogene they collected and crafted all of the lovely little details to pull together their wedding style, and the end result is just lovely!