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Isn’t it cold this week?! I’ve gotten so used to all the glorious sunshine I’m having to layer up in jumpers again until we get a second wave of SUMMER! But in the meantime I’ve this glorious August wedding for you, full of sunny tropical florals and vibrant colours, with images by lovely English Wedding member Tara at Pudding & Plum Photography. Alex and Pete’s day is wonderful with some fabulous styling touches, and still brilliantly real and down to earth. The gorgeous happy couple celebrated their day at their family home, with a marquee reception and lots of lovely personal touches.

I love these two because their wedding is just so personal and full of the things they love – all the food was locally sourced, the gin was home made and they had a beer keg wall (which is just awesome. Keg walls are the future!) There’s a photo of villagers outside the church with a home made drinks station which is so charmingly English – and then a London bus to take guests to the reception. They had a Fijian choir – Alex spent some time in Fiji – and the tiki print on the cake and table cloths are Fijian inspired. The tropical florals add so much colour to the day – even Flick the dog wears a little floral collar.

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Did I ever tell you how incredibly lucky I feel to do this for a living? Writing about gorgeous weddings, scrolling through eye-dazzling images of love and joy all day long? It’s a pretty special way to spend the days, and I’m feeling incredibly blessed this week with such dreamy content to share with you! Today’s couple are stunning Phoebe & Ed, who married at Childerley Hall in Cambridge and chose our friend and top UK wedding photographer Richard Skins to capture their day. Phoebe’s dress is just….. ahhh I don’t even have words: it’s more beautiful than beautiful has ever been before!

Elegance and grace for a quintessentially English wedding with Richard Skins Photography at Childerley Hall (10)

“I fell in love with my dress pretty much instantly; it was the dress I felt the most myself in and could 100% see wearing on the day. I remember walking out of the shop the first time I tried it on and saying to my bridesmaids, ‘I think I might have just found my wedding dress’. I couldn’t stop thinking about it after, which confirmed it was the one for me. The designer is Anna Kara, at Morgan Davies Bridal, Hitchin.

English country wedding styling ideas with a rural twist from Hannah Buckland Photography (15)
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Here’s some cute for ya 🙂 … isn’t this little guy adorable?! He’s part of one of the loveliest autumnal wedding features I’ve ever had the pleasure to share – with a glorious colour palette of burgundy and mustard yellows with stunning florals and the most breathtaking tablescapes, I’m THRILLED to be sharing this with you today! Grab a cuppa and enjoy…
English country wedding styling ideas with a rural twist from Hannah Buckland Photography (21)

The inspiration for this Quintessential Cotswold Country shoot came from photographer Hannah’s life in the Gloucestershire countryside. A country girl at heart she finds every opportunity to incorporate rural life through the seasons into her wedding and portrait photography. The rich tones of burgundy and on-trend mustard yellow are the perfect palette for a winter wedding; and pair beautifully with tweed for a rustic, textural feel.

English country wedding styling ideas with a rural twist from Hannah Buckland Photography (16)

The setting of a local farm provided a scenic country backdrop, with stunning lakes, orchards and woodlands. The shoot was bathed in winter sunlight; showing that winter weddings don’t have to be confined indoors. For Hannah, capturing couples’ character and personality is first and foremost the most important part of any wedding portraits.