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The heavens opened halfway through Mila and Paul’s outdoor ceremony… but this amazing couple grinned and got hitched and their day is absolutely beautiful. I love the location – Casa Grande is a historic house with guest accommodation set high above the beautiful twin lakes of Lagoa des Sete Cidades in Portugal – an unforgettable location for a beautiful destination wedding. Mila and Paul booked our friend and top UK destination wedding photographer Damion Mower to capture their day, and the review they left for him (see below) says. it. ALL.

Mila & Paul's beautiful - if rainy - Azores wedding, with Damion Mower Photography (29)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://damionmowerphotography.co.uk/

How did you choose your photographer?

Google was a great help! We knew the kind of style we wanted and then it was jut a case of going through peoples portfolios and reviews and working out who we thought we’d work well with and who would really get us and our wedding.

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Hey lovelies! How is all of your wedding planning going? Have you discovered Pinterest yet? One of my New Year resolutions was to pin more… I’m not sure I’m keeping up with my ambitions but I do so love Pinterest when I find time to visit – come & follow the English Wedding Blog’s boards here. And do, if you have a sec, pin some ideas from today’s fabulously creative wedding!! Nikki and Dan’s wedding is fab for its stationery which runs through the day and makes a real feature. I love the chalkboard table names, table plan and menus – the stationery (from Norma & Dorothy) ties the whole day together in such a lovely way!

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Images are by lovely Hannah McClune, who you can discover more from here:

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Nikki and Dan were both buzzing with excitement- you could just see it radiating from Nikki. She truly was the definition of a beaming bride, I’m not sure I can find a moment that we photographed when she wasn’t giggling and smiling. Their friends and family were equally happy, it was a pleasure to be part of such a fun and romantic day.

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Claire and Nico’s wedding is fabulous – full of pretty homemade touches and all with the help of their wonderful family and friends. The flowers are stunning, the rustic wooden props and accessories look gorgeous!

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“Our wedding was the happiest day of our lives… totally perfect! I wanted something really chilled and relaxed, nothing too styled or formal. It was very much a homemade affair styled around the English countryside, relaxed, and shabby chic!

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Lots of the bits and pieces were homemade. My amazing mum made 180 metres of beautiful bunting, the cake (and not just one – there were so many practice runs that we were all sick of the sight of cake by the time the wedding arrived!), the wedding favours (lovely vanilla fudge) and far too much else to mention. I spend weeks steaming labels off jam jars and covering them in twine, making the table plans by hand and so on…

Homemade wedding ideas on the English Wedding Blog with Jennifer Sinclair Photography (32)

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My third little box of paper goodies this month came from the lovely team at Manchester’s rather fabulous Norma & Dorothy, an independent wedding stationery design business which has been delighting brides and grooms for just one year… but looks set to take the world by storm.

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I was thrilled to receive some wonderful samples from Grace and her team at Norma & Dorothy, and blown away by the attention to detail of their wedding stationery. The stitching and finishing of every piece is exquisite.

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Wedding stationery review: Norma & Dorothy

Designer: Grace is the founder of Norma & Dorothy, and works with a small team from their Manchester studio to create pretty invitations for modern couples. Meet them and see them at work (there’s a video!) here: Meet the team at Norma & Dorothy

Style: Expertly handcrafted wedding invitations and stationery with the prettiest aesthetic and a rustic twist

For the couple who: cherish attention to detail. Norma & Dorothy will delight you every step of the way, with beautifully made wedding stationery delivered in the prettiest packages!

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I told you this week was all about the flowers… and today there’s more. I have the most amazing, luscious real wedding to share with you – and the flowers are out of this world! The lovely, beautiful Chloe and Mark were married at Wick Farm in Somerset, a lovely rural wedding venue with tons of character and English country charm.

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Their flowers – by my wonderfully talented friend Claire at Garden & Wild – were in rich plum, aubergine and dusky pink colours with a rustic flavour and incorporated mosses and fern foliage to tie together the rustic theme. They’re such a fabulous style for a winter wedding, and Chloe told me, “Mark and I ADORED our flowers – Claire worked with us to really understand what we wanted and created the most stunning bouquets, buttonholes and table decorations. I would recommend her to everyone, a million times!

Kerry Bartlett Photography images from a winter farm wedding in Bath (23)

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Hey everyone! Happy Monday! I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend. It’s inspiration time on the blog this morning and I’m excited to tell you all about these gorgeous wedding invitations by Norma & Dorothy.

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Norma & Dorothy is a UK based independent wedding invitation shop. Created by designer Grace, it’s a place of pretty prints and playful lettering, a little world where you’ll find some of the loveliest wedding invitations you’re likely to see. Norma & Dorothy is an online shop only, run from a busy little craft studio in central Manchester.

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I discovered Norma & Dorothy on Etsy.com, and I’m delighted to see they’ve just launched on Not On The High Street as well – so I predict an incredibly busy year ahead for this charming little wedding craft business.

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I’ve only shown a handful of Norma & Dorothy’s beautiful invitations here, and that’s because I’d love for you to go to NormaDorothy.com and discover your own favourites.

www.normadorothy.com

www.facebook.com/NormaDorothy
www.etsy.com/uk/shop/normadorothy
www.notonthehighstreet.com/normaanddorothy