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Today’s wedding blog is all about Esme and Graeme, who were married in June at the very charming Fazeley Studios in the heart of Birmingham. Fazeley is a unique wedding venue, gorgeous on the inside as you’re about to see, and with tons of potential for all kinds of weddings. Esme and Graeme’s wedding has so many lovely details you’re bound to take ideas for your big day from this post.

The photography is by John Charlton, who is based at Fazeley Studios (he loved it that much!). Esme and Graeme have told me a little about their day – I hope you enjoy their story!

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A real wedding blog from Fazeley Studios, Birmingham

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UK wedding blog (27)The bride and groom: Esme and Graeme

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Village Hotel Warrington wedding by Vickerstaff Photoraphy (25)Today’s beautiful wedding comes in two parts – there were so many lovely images from Lisa and Stewart’s big day I had to share this one across two days on English Wedding Blog. Lisa and Stewart chose Chester wedding photographers Vickerstaff Photography to capture their big day on camera. They were married at St Laurence Church and held their wedding reception at The Village Hotel in Warrington.

As always on English Wedding Blog, this is a real wedding with a story of its own, something a little different… and for the first time, we have a hockey team in the back of the church. Yes, they brought their sticks. You’ll have to look at the pictures and read Lisa and Stewart’s wedding story to find out why! Oh, and I mustn’t forget the Tactical Nuclear Penguin. That’s definitely a wedding blog first…

Lisa and Stewart’s Warrington wedding day: part 1

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I’ve always thought I’d love a handfasting for my own wedding – and when I saw Cat and Jocelyn’s handfasting celebration I loved everything they’d done to create a truly beautiful day. Their civil partnership was at Leighton Moss nature reserve in Lancashire, and images are by Cat and Suz at C. T. Images Photography in Bolton.

The atmosphere on the day must have been wonderful: an outdoor ceremony, the air filled with live music from friends and a traditional handfasting before friends and family. Cat and Jocelyn have written all about their day to share on English Wedding blog – so I’ll hand over the reins to them to tell you all about it.

If you have a wedding or civil partnership to share on English Wedding blog I’d love to hear from you. All the info you need is here: English Wedding submissions

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Who proposed, and how?

Jocelyn proposed over a pint of stout in my favourite pub ‘Callnans’ in Cork, Ireland on a very wet night in September 2008

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I have some funny pictures from David and Rachel’s wedding to share with you! Lucy West sent these over… so if you, like me, are missing David and Rachel already, these are especially for you.

And me 🙂

funny wedding guest photos (1)The bride and groom…. hee! They still look amazing.

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Which is your favourite?

Thanks once again to Rachel and David, and to Lucy West Images.

It’s been SO MUCH FUN!

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Styal Lodge real wedding blogCome and join me for this enchanting wedding at one of Cheshire’s most luxurious wedding venues. Built especially for weddings, Styal Lodge is a pretty cool place – and Charlotte and James’s wedding shows off all its best bits!

First seen on the English Wedding Showcase, I love the fun elements of this wedding day: there’s a great picture of the bridal party with funky umbrellas, and towards the end a lovely portrait picture is completely thrown by the arrival of a naughty spider… McAvoy Photography really do capture the fun and playfulness in a wedding day and I’m sure you’ll love this as much as I do.

Charlotte and James are the most adorable couple – they look so deeply in love with each other, and I’m really proud to be sharing their wedding with you today.

Styal Lodge wedding blog McAvoy Photography (1) Charlotte is so beautiful: an English Rose with perfect skin and wearing natural make up she looks stunning. I love her twisting hair vine with crystals and little leaves – so pretty!

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The Lowry, Manchester. This is a wedding venue and theatre (not usually in that order) in the heart of the newly developed Salford Quays district, close by Media City and a haven for creative types. The Lowry is named after Manchester’s famous artist L S Lowry, he of the matchstick men: stick figures huddled against the rain in greys and browns and gritty landscapes.

There’s a beautiful irony here: Jayne and Phil’s wedding at The Lowry is a rainbow of amazing colours, bright and sunny, blissful and exciting. I wonder if L S Lowry would have disapproved of the exuberant creativity… but I love it to bits! The Lowry is full of photo opportunities, nooks and crannies in every colour of the spectrum. Top UK wedding photographer Chris Hanley takes this palette and turns Jayne and Phil’s wedding photos into works of art.

In two parts…

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Time for a wedding, and this one is a real treat which I found thanks to Jenny and Keith McAvoy’s excellent blogging on the English Wedding Showcase. The wisteria wall as a backdrop for the beautiful bride and groom absolutely blew me away.

Cambridge Wedding by McAvoy Photography (12)It turns out that our wonderfully odd English weather caused the wisteria to flower early in Cambridge this year! What a great omen for bride and groom Luisa and Chris. The flowers even made it onto the local news in Cambridge.

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Cambridge Wedding by McAvoy Photography (1) I love the way all the details in the images capture the city of Cambridge – with the studenty bicycles and a lovely mix of quirky and quintessentially English backdrops! McAvoy Photography capture the atmosphere really well.

Cambridge Wedding by McAvoy Photography (2) These are some great shots of Chris before the wedding. I love the crowd scene, and the bikes as a backdrop.

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Cambridge Wedding by McAvoy Photography (4) The vicar – an essential part of the day, but vicars don’t get their fair share of the limelight on wedding photographs as a rule! (Possibly because they have a naughty habit of sending photographers to the back… haha)