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Happy Valentines Day, you lovely lot!! I wanted to share something really special with you today – a romantic, intimate English wedding blog with super pretty and inspiring pics! Jo and Andrew are the loveliest couple – their Hampshire wedding at Oakley Hall is absolutely gorgeous. They wanted to show their guests, many of whom were travelling from Australia, a taste of England with the venue, styling and atmosphere of their wedding – and the day looks simply amazing. The flowers are stunning – they’re by Winchester florist Catkin & Pussywillow, who came recommended by Jo & Andrew’s wedding planner Marie at Isabella Weddings.

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The images are out of this world – they’re by lovely Hampshire wedding photographer Tasha at Ikonworks Photography. Tasha is a superstar whose passion for her business shines – and Jo & Andrew loved having her around on their wedding day: “We were skeptical about getting a photographer at first as it was such a small wedding but we are so pleased we did… Even tho Tasha was with us from start to finish we didn’t feel she was in the way at all, and in fact by the end she felt like she was part of the family! It was wonderful seeing the photos… we just loved them and viewing them brought back all the wonderful memories.”

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Spring is well and truly in the air this morning – I’ve just come back from a wonderful little break in Richmond (we stayed in “a large Wedgewood vase” aka Culloden Tower – it was fantastic!!!) and the spring flowers were looking beautiful… so what could be better this morning than to share this beautiful spring wedding shoot with you.

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The blue hydrangeas are divine! The whole look of the shoot is fresh and springlike, and it’s a wonderful look for a contemporary English wedding. Ideas and styling are by Alexandria Events (Alexandria is just so lovely!) and images are by Jacques Lloyd at Real Simple Photography.

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Alexandria told me, “I jumped at the chance to hold our shoot at a venue as beautiful as Oakley Hall. The grounds are gorgeous, and there were so many lovely shoot locations we were spoilt for choice! I wanted to create a fun and fresh spring feel to the shoot, and luckily the weather was on our side that day (apart from a rather gusty wind!). Overall I would describe the shoot as colourful, feminine, and soft, with an emphasis on flowers and nature.