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I often feel grooms are neglected when it comes to wedding styling. There’s nothing I love more than to see tailored suits, carefully chosen cufflinks and shoes… and Chris and Rob are the epitome of superb groom styling! Their wedding at Windsor Guildhall is wonderfully elegant and chic, fitting in with the grand surroundings… and yet has a twist of fun with their ‘Charlie & the Chocolate Factory‘ golden tickets and vintage photo booth.

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I think you’ll love it as much as I love these two – they’re both gorgeous, have the most amazing smiles and look on top of the world on their wedding day.

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The wedding was styled and planned by lovely Petra Opperman (who has featured on the English Wedding Blog many times and comes highly recommended!)

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Images are by London and international wedding photographer Nick Rose Photography, who you will find here:

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Hey everyone! Would you like to help me with a discussion coming up on the English Wedding Blog soon? I’m asking for your thoughts on exclusivity… brides, suppliers, other wedding bloggers I would love to hear from you all!

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My question: should wedding blogs ask for exclusivity for styled shoots and real weddings? How long for?

Exclusivity for wedding blogs

Every wedding blogger wants their blog to stand out from the crowd, and being able to publish gorgeous shoots before anyone else is key to that. If two blogs published the same shoot within a week it wouldn’t look so good…

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Features across more blogs for wedding suppliers

I’m a calligrapher as well as a wedding blogger, and I’m often asked to write place names and bespoke stationery for styled wedding shoots. I love seeing those shoots featured as widely as they possibly can be… the more blogs feature a shoot, the better the publicity for every supplier involved.

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Dearest lovely blog reader… do I have a treat in store for you this afternoon! Courtesy of Petra Opperman Weddings and a cast of the very best in wedding design, this exclusive ‘Get the Look’ feature comes hot on the heels of this morning’s styled bridal shoot from the Hurlingham Club.

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All images are by the wonderfully talented Matthew Bishop Photography: http://matthewbishopphotography.co.uk

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Choose high tiers and elegant icing for your neoclassical wedding cake

Style your wedding cake with straight lines, architectural details and alabaster colours… this beautiful white tiered wedding cake brings to mind the architecture of Greece and Rome with high tiers and softest white icing. Details are kept to a minimum with elegant clusters of the thinnest sugarpaste flowers. By Krishanthi – www.cakesbykrishanthi.co.uk
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Choose a venue with wow factor to impress your guests

The Hurlingham Club has a magnificent arched ceiling your guests will love – it’s a blank canvas with plenty of natural daylight for wedding photography – and needs little decor to create the most luxurious wedding reception space for your luxury celebration.
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It makes me incredibly proud to see some of the superb talents we have in the English wedding industry. I love to showcase exceptional suppliers, and one of the very best is the inimitable Petra Opperman.

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Petra’s exquisite taste often combines classical music with astonishingly beautiful design and styling: I know when Petra curates a styled shoot it will be divine. Today is no exception, and I have a luxurious styled shoot in two parts to share with you on the English Wedding Blog (with an exclusive “Get the Look” feature full of details and design this afternoon at 3!)

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Huge thanks are due to the fabulous suppliers who collaborated for this shoot. A full list is shown just after all of the images below, but to begin I must thank lovely wedding stylist Petra Opperman, and fabulous photographer (and brand new Dad to a beautiful baby girl!) Matthew Bishop Photography.

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Happy Thursday everyone! Lots to share today – I stumbled across a lovely article from It’s Your Wedding Dance in response to my Glastonbury blog, which has made me smile today. But the main event is a behind the scenes look at Victorian wedding style inspiration, with Petra Opperman and Storybook Films. The film brings yesterday’s shoot to life, as tables are set and flowers arranged, make up done and food served… here you’ll see every tiny detail of the wedding dress and oh! the wedding cake – a real show stopper.

Petra Opperman has written the loveliest of introductions to accompany the wedding style film, and I’ve included some new images from Matthew Bishop Photography for you as well – I have more up my sleeve… and they’re hard to resist!

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In the tranquillity of the countryside, the magnificent dining room in the stately home, Ardington house, sets the scene for a Victorian love wedding theme.

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Have you heard of floriography? No? Along with tablescapes and ombre you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a new wedding buzz word, but it comes from the Victorians – whose style we’re fast falling in love with for 2014 and 2015 weddings. Today I have the most amazing shoot to share with you – full of luxurious style ideas you can use to create your own elegant Victorian wedding style.

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The beauty of this shoot is second to none. I adore wedding styling shoots as they can be such a rich source of ideas for brides and grooms – and Petra Opperman is one of the most amazing stylists in the country. Along with photographer Matthew Bishop and a host of outstanding suppliers, Petra has created another stunning wedding style to share with you today – and I absolutely love it!
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There are so many ideas to inspire you today, and I have more to share with you as well – for now, my favourites and the very best ideas from opulent wedding stationery, cakes, bridal styling and so much more. Read slowly, sip your tea as you go, and do save your favourites on Pinterest!

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Your wedding can be the most magical, creative adventure. Styling ideas to fit your personalities can bring self-discovery and uncover talents you never knew you had! Wedding designers are our creative inspiration, and a wedding ideas shoot can fire our imaginations in the most wonderful way. And this is one of the best…

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I was honoured to be asked to contribute to a styled wedding shoot at Cliveden House, organised by the very lovely Petra Opperman. Petra is a wedding designer and planner based in Windsor, and is the talented stylist behind this gorgeous ideas shoot. The concept alone is incredibly romantic – and will resonate with music lovers everywhere. I adore the rich, luscious colours and subtle influence of the classical music theme. The colours are rich and warm, perfectly suited to any sophisticated wedding venue.

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Don’t you think there’s something extra romantic about winter months? There’s a wonderful sense of magic in the air… that first snowfall, frosty patterns on windows… and (perhaps it’s just me) the secret pleasure of pretending to breathe like a dragon when it’s cold enough to see your breath?! I really do love winter. I love candles and cosy evenings, and I love the magic this season evokes. If you’re like me you’ll love today’s winter wedding inspiration shoot as much as I do!

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The shoot was sent to me by Plenty to Declare Wedding photography www.plentytodeclare.com and wedding designer and stylist Petra Opperman www.petraoppermanweddings.co.uk. There’s a full list of the Buckinghamshire wedding suppliers involved in the shoot at the end of the post for all you Bucks brides and grooms! Marek and Daria from Plenty to Declare (who are so lovely and charming – their emails caught my heart straight away!) will share the meaning behind the shoot with you. It’s inspiring and oh so beautiful in every detail. Enjoy!

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