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I love a wedding with a story, and with something different and personal to the couple – and for beautiful bride Claire and her gorgeous husband Matt the stories are absolutely incredible – as amazing as the images of their day.

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The proposal is a story in itself: Matt was going to propose at the top of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania but Claire broke her foot and couldn’t go on holiday, so the best man went instead. “John videoed Matt proposing to me at the top. He later showed me the proposal and asked for my answer at the top of Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains – 5 months later – they both kept the secret well!

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Their Cornwall wedding is absolutely beautiful: the hilltop theme continues with some of the most spectacular shots you can imagine – taken by lovely reportage photographer Alexa Poppe. Claire and Matt share some great advice with us in their interview below: to save money they say “Do as much as you can yourself. All of our church and table flowers were from the hedgerows or the garden and luckily we have some very talented flower arrangers as friends!

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Afternoon lovely wedding fans! I have a little treat for you… courtesy of the guys at Surrey based Kotech Films. We begin with a drone filming from above the church spire… and follow Claire and Daniel through their church ceremony to the fabulous marquee wedding reception and on to the dancing. This is gorgeous.

Kotech Films is delighted to announce our debut on the wedding film scene! In June of this year we had the absolute pleasure and honour of being trusted to create Daniel and Claire’s wedding film.

We wish Daniel and Claire all the best and are proud to present their wedding film!

Kotech Films are a young, dynamic team of creatives based near Reigate whose passion for film has taken them from extreme sports events through concerts and live events and into weddings… and they’re awesome. You can find out more here:


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There’s a wonderful story behind every wedding, and you really mustn’t miss today’s! Samantha and Jamie are not only gorgeous – like, ridiculously stunning, the pair of them! – but they have shared some lovely pearls of wisdom in their English Wedding Blog interview. What a super couple… you’ll love them!

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For example, Samantha did an hour of yoga on the morning of her wedding. What a wonderful way to relax! Every guest had a personal, handwritten message on the day, and there were no expensive wedding favours. The advice from today’s bride is priceless: “Spend on the memorable and impactful elements and cut back on those that seem important during the planning stages but on the day are quickly forgotten.

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Images are by documentary wedding photographer Steve Fuller, who is based in Kent. Steve told me Eridge Park was a wonderful wedding venue with breathtaking views of the Kent countryside – it’s a private home with space for a garden marquee which meant Samantha and Jamie had the perfect blank canvas to style their day as well as incredible grounds and landscapes to enjoy!

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Danielle and Chris’s wedding is beautiful: very much a quintessentially English celebration with handmade touches and the loveliest flowers you can imagine.

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The gorgeous couple married at a local church in Warwickshire and had a reception in a marquee near the bride’s family home. I just love the little details, and how lucky were they to have such wonderful weather?!

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Danielle is absolutely stunning: she’s such a pretty bride and I love how her eyes light up when she looks at Chris. They make such a wonderful couple. Danielle’s English Wedding Blog interview (scroll down!) is fantastic, and I wanted to share a snippet right from the start: “Don’t stress: what will be will be! Remember it is meant to be a happy day – you are marrying your love.”

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Images are by the wonderful Rob and Sarah Gillespie – do check out their website and previous features on the English Wedding Blog:

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Kate and Chris’s wedding is divine: a luxury summer celebration with fabulous white hydrangeas and a marquee reception at Kate’s parents’ farm. It’s beautiful: Kate told me they had lots of help from their families to plan and style the perfect day… and oh, didn’t they just!

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The white hydrangeas make a bold statement; Kate’s bouquet is gorgeous. The images are wonderful – Samantha Jane Photography gets a glowing review from the happy couple. “We thought the photos were amazing and really told the story of the day, capturing moments that myself and my husband didn’t always get to see.

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See more from Samantha Jane here:

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Look out for gorgeous bridesmaid photos, snazzy sunglasses and those striking hydrangeas… today’s wedding is as fun as it is beautiful, with lots of lovely little details and of course a stunning bride and groom!

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Our wedding story: Kate + Chris

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.samantha-j.co.uk

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Good morning lovelies! I have a wonderfully English luxury wedding to share with you today. Sarah and Alec opted for a very traditional style for their day, which was filled to the brim with beautiful white and pastel florals and delicately pretty but opulent design.

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Whether you’re planning a luxury wedding overflowing with fabulous flowers, or a smaller affair with beautiful blooms here and there, today’s feature will inspire you to set the scene for a pretty, quintessentially English wedding.

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Sarah is beautiful in a Sassi Holford wedding dress, and Alec her perfect partner in a formal morning suit. Bridesmaids wore bespoke dresses in a soft, mint green. Every detail is meticulously designed, as you’d expect – this wedding was submitted by Jane from Planned for Perfection.

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Images are by Victoria at Elegant and Wild. Please check out her work here:

So join me, grab an Earl Grey and prepare to dive into a world of the prettiest flowers you ever did see…
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I love how Annaliese describes her wedding to Steve in a rush of words: “Joyful, relaxed, beautiful, special, homespun, amazing, creative, fun!” And oh, you can tell from the photos it was all of that and more.

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I love the funny touches to their day which made me smile so much: the beard basher (not as bad as it sounds!!), the mini chauffeur (so cute) and his car! – Oh, the beautiful bride goes without saying: Annaliese is stunning (and Steve’s a looker too!) but what strikes me most of all is the atmosphere and relaxed, quirky style of their wedding celebrations.

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You will LOVE this. Huge thanks to the very wonderful Joseph Hall Photography for sharing images with us all today, and thanks of course to Annaliese and Steve for telling us all about their wedding. Any of you looking for a photographer in Bristol or Wiltshire, please look at Joseph’s website and social media:

http://joseph-hall.com/
https://www.facebook.com/JosephHallPhotography
@mrjoehall
http://english-wedding.com/tag/joseph-hall-photography

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Morning everyone! Today’s real wedding comes from the charming village of Bury in Cambridgeshire. Jessica and Dan were married in September and chose a vintage theme with lots of creative styling!

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They had a blank canvas – literally – for their marquee reception and styled the space with lots of vintage details: gorgeous flowers, antique keys and a Choccywoccydoodah cake. Jessica’s stunning bouquet is by the fabulous Pumpkin & Pye, the other decorations were homemade.

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There are plenty of ideas here for other DIY brides – and it’s thanks to lovely Liz Greenhalgh Photography we can share them here today. Do check out Liz’s website:

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Liz says, “No detail had been missed. The marquee was just stunning, flowers adorned tables and centrepieces at every turn. The garden was immaculate and full of more vintage loveliness… ” So shall we have a proper look? It’s beautiful – you’ll love it.
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Our vintage wedding in Cambridgeshire – Jessica and Dan

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Isabel and John styled their Sussex wedding so beautifully – the flowers are spectacular, the locations full of English countryside charm. They married at All Saints Church in Plumpton Green, a gorgeous little church with so much character and a unique and quirky spire.

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Isabel wore the prettiest dress: with a fabulous lace jacket over the top, and a striking back design, it’s ever so beautiful. She’s a stunning bride with such style: she wears her hair up, with simple pearl drop earrings and a cathedral length veil.

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John and his groomsmen wear top hats and tails, every bit the English gentlemen for this very traditional wedding. The horse and carriage (Sussex Equestrian Carriages) is the perfect transport from church to home; this is very much a quintessentially English wedding and has all the most traditional elements done beautifully.

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Images are by my friend and sponsor Steven of Duntons Photography. If you are looking for a great wedding photographer in Kent, London or Sussex do visit Steven’s website and contact him for further details.

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Hey everyone! I have the loveliest English wedding to share with you today – classically beautiful but with wonderful modern touches you’ll adore, I promise! Gemma and Niall had a church wedding followed by a garden reception at Niall’s parents’ Yorkshire home.

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There are so many wonderful details: the flowers are a highlight, and are by the fabulous Susie at Hart Company. Gemma is stunning in a Lusan Mandongus gown, and Niall looks amazing in a Saville Row bespoke suit.

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Their photographers – James and Lianne – were incredible on the day and get a glowing review from the bride and groom. Do check them out if you’re planning a Yorkshire wedding:

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So now – wedding time 🙂 you will LOVE this! Watch out for the almost-tumbling cake(!) and the gorgeous portrait shots – a part of the day which was really special for lovely Gemma and Niall. Enjoy.

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Our classic fresh marquee wedding in Yorkshire – Gemma + Niall

 

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Three years or so ago, if you were looking for a unique wedding venue or something “like a marquee but nicer” – as many couples do! – you’d have headed straight for PapaKata with their warm, welcoming, quirky wedding teepees. I’ve always loved PapaKata tents and I think they really inspired a rush in festival weddings over the last couple of years. And now they have something new and exciting which I think I might just love even more!

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PapaKata has just announced a joint partnership with US company Sperry Tents, which will be the first time these iconic, romantic, wedding tents will be available in the UK. Sperry by PapaKata will exclusively launch just in time for the wedding season and will offer guests something completely unique to what is available right now. The tents look like something straight out of The Hamptons, with a Gatsby-esque feel to them. The tents offer a magical experience that is perfect for a summer wedding.

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Anyone looking forward to a sunny, bright, warm summer wedding? This is how magical it can be… William and Samantha were lucky enough to get a gorgeous sunny July day for their wedding, and the photos make it look so magical. Their Northamptonshire country wedding was in “a quaint oldy worldy Northamptonshire village” with a marquee reception in Samantha’s parents’ country garden. Images are by the very lovely Chantal Lachance-Gibson Photography. Enjoy!
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Our wedding report: William & Samantha

Wedding photographer’s website: www.photographychantal.co.uk

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My parents met the lovely Chantal on a visit to Scotland! They were so impressed with her helpful manner that they asked if she would travel to Northamptonshire 5 1/2 hours away. Every phone conversation and email I had with her leading up to the wedding was a delight! She was so helpful especially starting a Pinterest board so we could get to know each other’s styles! On the day Chantal and her husband Scott were amazing and calm, they let us have enough time to do all that you have to without causing time away from our guests. I was even taken aback when Scott made it his duty to ensure I had a glass of champagne in my hand when everyone was trying to grab me for a chat.