We’re not doing this Monday by halves, lovelies! We’re jumping right in to the week on English Wedding with a breathtaking, boho festival wedding which has everything. Gorgeous Victoria & Matthew’s day is brilliantly personal – the styling is done to perfection and its 100% uniquely THEM. The ceremony sounds amazing, with Aunty Jo (who told childhood stories and ended up with her own chant) in the role of celebrant.

Victoria & Matthew's beautiful festival wedding in Cambridge, with Thyme Lane Photography (33)

Victoria’s incredible tasseled wedding dress is Woodrose by Willowby, from the highly recommended Heritage Brides. Matthew’s suit is from Master Debonair, discovered at A Most Curious Wedding Fair in London. Their day is captured beautifully (and with a wonderful focus on the entire ambiance of the day) by lovely Noemi at Thyme Lane Photography. I hope – actually I know – you will adore this.

With love,

Victoria & Matthew's beautiful festival wedding in Cambridge, with Thyme Lane Photography (18)

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How did you choose your photographer?

When we went to look at our venue, the owner showed us some pictures of a shoot that they’d just staged there the previous weekend. After seeing those photographs, there was no one else that we wanted for the job!


I’m a little sad we’ll be missing wisteria weddings this year… this glorious bloom flowers in May and June, and transforms some of our favourite traditional wedding venues into nature’s paradise. But it doesn’t mean we won’t be sharing those glorious blossoms here on English Wedding! This editorial was submitted by my lovely friend Sarah on behalf of Eshott Hall. I’ll hand over to her to tell you more!

With love,

Eshott Hall wedding inspiration, credit Sean Elliott Photography (12)

Each season is truly magical here at Eshott Hall, especially in the summertime, the House comes into its own, with its botanical signature… cascades of lilac wisteria, tumbling down its honey stone walls, make it perhaps one of the most photogenic country house venues in the North.

The heady fragrance of English garden roses contributes to the sensual delight of this garden. Beyond the immaculate, striped lawns and walled kitchen garden is a Victorian fernery, with its wrought iron gazebo, with ancient woodlands wrapped around it, carpeted by lush magenta rhododendrons.