Norfolk wedding blog with hanging florals, image credit Duncan Kerridge on the English Wedding Blog (22)
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Happy Monday everyone! I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend. Do keep an eye on our Instagram later today, as we’re going to investigate one of the Lake District’s most beautiful destination wedding venues – we’ll be at Storrs Hall from 5pm and I can’t wait to show you (virtually) around!! Before we go though, I have the most wonderful summery wedding to share with you. Esther and Sam’s day is so blissfully bright and happy, with stunning hanging foliage and a vibrant sunflower theme!  Let’s face it… all these autumn leaves are making it a tad chilly so let’s keep the summer vibe going for as long as we can on the blog! Images are by super talented English Wedding Directory member and Norfolk wedding photographer Duncan Kerridge Photography.

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My bouquet had some sunflowers in which I loved! My husband keeps buying me sunflowers now…! The bouquets and button holes were all from our own gardens. The flowers in the church were bought by my mum then arranged by a family friend who lives in the village. My Granny dried rose petals from her garden for the confetti. They were all very ‘wild’ and colourful.

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I love the lightness of Heidi and Shaun’s pretty Glemham Hall wedding. Their flowers are deliciously pretty daisies with peonies and roses – and they fill my heart with summer vibes! Glemham Hall is one of Suffolk’s most beautiful venues: a 16th century family home surrounded by 300 acres of countryside and with its own 170-capacity marquee which is perfect for elegant weddings. Our beautiful bride tells us a little more about the day:

Our suppliers were mostly local. Karen Lear Florist, Tonia Edwards Cakes, My big Fat wedding disco, Blue daffodil events catering, Ayshea Goldberg Photography, Galley Slaves ice cream bikes. Our wedding stationery was provided by Andrew at Vintage Designs. Andrew provided a very personalised service and was extremely helpful.

I had a natural looking bouquet, with peonies, roses and other garden flowers from Karen Lear Flowers. The colours were pale pinks, whites and lilacs. Flower girls had gypsophila crowns and a small bouquet of mini daisies.

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This is such a wonderful way to get married – today’s gorgeous bride Kate married Malcolm at home in Scotland and celebrated with a blessing on the Wirral where Kate’s parents live. Their celebrant Lorraine Hull conducted a beautiful and intimate blessing, which was followed by canapes and drinks in the garden.

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I adore the pretty decorations which fill the marquee – little bird and peony flower details make it all so romantic!

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Their day was captured beautifully by English Wedding Directory member Jess Yarwood Photography.

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Wedding photographer’s website:

JessYarwood.co.uk

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Hey lovely! I hope you have some lovely bank holiday plans, and you’re making the most of the last day of the weekend!! We’re on our way back from a little Welsh adventure this afternoon, and I’m excited to get back to blogging this week (I have some gorgeous features lined up!) but first – an absolutely beautiful wedding from Gloucestershire which I know you will LOVE!!

Glorious bouquet and styling for an English Country Garden wedding, images by Unwerth Photography (20)

Rebecca and Laurence’s wedding took place at St Peter & St Paul Church of Northleach followed by a marquee reception. This was a very relaxed wedding with a Pimms garden party, band, gorgeous venue decor and a cake made by the couple’s friends. 

Glorious bouquet and styling for an English Country Garden wedding, images by Unwerth Photography (5)

The flowers were a huge joy. My best friend Kate loves flowers and had helped out with another wedding, so she reassured me we could do it ourselves. The ladies who arranged our church flowers were incredibly helpful and kindly agreed to pick up some extra bunches and offered to condition them (very important and we couldn’t have done it otherwise). We ordered blue hydrangea, cornflowers, irises, pink roses and delphiniums and used a lot of greenery from our mums’ gardens. The Friday before it was all hands on deck, me, Kate and helpers making large arrangements and jam jar centrepieces while two more friends laid the tables. We used lavender and rosemary sprigs, freshly picked, on the napkins which gave a lovely scent.

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I love all the thought and time Jess put into styling her wedding to Antony! The detail of her dress and hairpiece are so pretty; I adore the bunting too. Everything about this day sings of summer, and I know you’ll love it as much as I do! Have a glorious day, everyone!

Bunting and vintage china for a garden party summer wedding, with Delicious Photography in Lancashire (12)

“The wedding was all my brainchild. It was as much as a surprise to Antony on the day as it was with everybody else. Luckily I had time 2 and half years of planning time which was important to me as I wanted to be involved in every process! It started with a mood board on Pinterest, lots and lots of car boot sale and charity shop trips hunting for tea cups and saucers, craft weekends and days spend tackling the Amazon which was my inlaws’ garden. I can’t take all the credit: I have a fantastic family who helped make my dream come true. In particular my mother in law who spent hours and hours shopping, painting and gluing!

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I LOVE this wedding! The flowers are gorgeous (I’m all for English country flowers and the daisies and foxgloves are just so pretty) – and Lotti and Dave are the loveliest couple – this is such a perfect blog feature and I’m really excited to share it with you today!

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Lotti looks so beautiful – her top and skirt are amazing and give the wedding a wonderfully contemporary look which really complements the afternoon tea styling. The tables are super pretty with vintage china and sublime English wildflowers; the cake is homemade and prettily decorated with country flowers – everything comes together to make this a quintessentially English wedding and I love it!

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Images are by Sophie Evans Photography, whose relaxed, honest and natural style I adore. Discover more from Sophie here:

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I love Jo and Ed’s wedding for its elegant, relaxed styling and the timelessly beautiful images – they married in late spring and chose seasonal flowers alongside the loveliest little touches to flavour their day. The ceremony at Doddington Hall is incredible: the reception full of country charm. I love their homemade honey favours (their own bees… how lovely is that?!) and the pretty florals used throughout the day. Claire
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“We hired the ‘Long Gallery’ at Doddington Hall in Lincolnshire, a beautiful room with huge paintings and a grand piano. It needed little decoration as its splendour spoke for itself. The room held 200 guests and created a long isle. We had a drinks reception in the coach house next to the main hall with an acoustic band within the walled gardens. Our reception was held at the family ostrich farm in Nottinghamshire, 20 minutes from Doddington Hall.

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An English wedding with an Italian twist? Oh yes… Suzanne and Glenn’s wedding party, which is all kinds of gorgeous, followed an intimate Italian wedding in Florence. So all their friends in the UK could share in the celebrations, they had a reception back home – and it rocks.

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“As we had a marquee all the decoration was down to us, we tried to keep it quite simple with cream carpet a white linings a lot of the marquee was open so to bring the outside area in. We hired a bar made from wooden pallets and a few other vintage features from Idyllic days.

I made invites, menus, and a wooden pallet filled with pictures of our families on their wedding days. I love anything like that and really enjoyed finding all the perfect elements for each project.”

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I do love Emma & Alex’s wedding! The details are gorgeous, they’re just such a lovely couple, I love how simple and elegant Emma’s dress is… and right up to the last image of Emma on stage, it’s kept me smiling as I scrolled through all of their beautiful images. You’ll love it too… get your Pinning fingers ready, because the blog is bursting with gorgeous ideas today!

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“Crafts & makes were my favourite part of wedding planning! I could not wait to start decorating and crafting! I sewed the bridesmaids gifts bags myself and filled them with goodies for the day and a little thank you gift. We collected and decorated champagne corks with ribbon and flowers for the tables as well as an assortment of glass jars for the flowers. I even made a post box for the cards. We raided my parents shed for old pieces of furniture and bits and bobs to create a big display in the marquee.

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This is all TOO beautiful. If you’re here, then you’re so lucky to be reading the English Wedding Blog on what must be our most amazing month ever. (And I’ve been blogging here for… ooh a very long 82 whole months now!) Seriously – this is one of the loveliest weddings yet: full of ideas, amazingly pretty and beautifully photographed.

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Beautiful bride Kayleigh married Phil in Northumberland in late summer. Their day is gorgeous: watching the day unfold through their glorious images just melts my heart. And the details…. there’s so much to inspire you, from the exquisitely decorated cake to the fabulous flowers, hanging lanterns and tables dotted with mercury glass. The handpainted signs are cute as can be; oh and the star of it all is the littlest flower girl, who arrived just a couple of months before her Mum & Dad’s big day!

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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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Regular blog readers will know I love weddings where things are done differently: where normal rules don’t apply and unusual things can happen. So I love marquees, but on one condition: they have to be in crazy beautiful places. Like this…

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Image credit: Alexa Poppe Photography from Claire and Matt’s beautiful hilltop wedding in Cornwall

Article by Claire at Hatch Marquee Hire

Spring, Summer or Autumn, the great outdoors has an amazing advantage over any other wedding venue  – a constantly changing colour palette,  a great feeling of being in touch with your surroundings, wonderful natural light (your photographer will love you!) and of course an amazing background to your celebration.  It’s not surprising then that there has been a growing increase in demand for marquee venues, special locations with fantastic country, coast or beachside views.

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Image credit Samantha Jane Photography from Chris and Kate’s beautiful Staffordshire marquee wedding

So if you can’t decide between a marquee wedding and a more traditional venue, read on….Hatch Marquee Hire (one of the leading marquee suppliers to Devon and Cornwall) shares 10 reasons why a marquee venue could be the perfect fit for your wedding.