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Gorgeous bride Nazma told me her wedding to David was a multicultural fusion of love, family, friendship & everlasting memories. And you know what? I think this is one of the loveliest days I’ve had the pleasure of featuring on the English Wedding Blog! The colours, elegance and character of the day are stunning – this is a wedding to warm your soul and make you smile out loud. Enjoy – the English Wedding Blog is BEAUTIFUL today!

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Warwick House is a dedicated wedding venue. The stunning layout meant that nothing really needs adding other than personal touches. The neutral colours meant that any colour theme can be incorporated at the venue without looking out of place.

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We made the stationery ourselves – it was a combination of a labour of love and stress! Making wedding stationery can be a timely and patient process so I’d recommend only doing it if you’ve got the time and help from some crafty minded friends!

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Today’s is a wedding with breathtaking photography, a truly gorgeous bride and groom, beautiful details and the most amazing venue: “Guesten Hall at Avoncroft didn’t need much decoration as the roof is decoration enough and we didn’t want to take away from it.

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“We added some small touches, such as photographs of various family members from key moments in their lives as well as amusing photos from our childhood and strung fairy lights across the hall to add a bit of sparkle.

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We made a lot! All the name places were hand-stamped, and we cut out hundreds of hearts from wildflower paper for the wedding favours. We started the handmade elements at least a year before the wedding, so there was no last minute rush or panic.” 

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Images are by our lovely friends Rob & Sarah Gillespie Photographers, who you can discover more from here:

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The English Wedding Blog Interview: Emma and James 

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It seems sooo long since we published a sneak peek from this wedding in the English Wedding Book at the beginning of this year (do you have your free copy yet?) but when these divine wedding pics landed in my inbox it felt like yesterday. Vanessa and Will are amazing: their farming wedding is one of the loveliest I’ve ever featured and I know you’ll love everything about their day.

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All images are by Midlands wedding photographers Rob & Sarah Gillespie

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We were at home when we saw the final pictures and we viewed them together. They are amazing and really capture our day. The detail and moments that Rob and Sarah captured were just truly magical, and it is so lovely that we have such a special record of our day, including piecing together bits that we had no idea had even happened!”
~ Will & Vanessa

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Step into a whole world of elegance and old English charm with me… for a peek inside one of our loveliest country house wedding venues, Pendrell Hall. From the outside Pendrell is enticing and full of character, with delicious red brick walls and glistening window panes… and inside it’s a world of luxurious wood panelling, divine decor and subtle, elegant style. Gorgeous couple Lyndsey and Dan were married there, and I asked them to share their own personal experience of this wonderful wedding venue with us all today.

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“We fell in love with Pendrell Hall the moment we walked through the door and felt very much at home – whilst it’s a stunning venue that needs little to no decoration we wanted to enhance the homely feel with personal items and everyday objects from our home.” ~ Lyndsey & Dan

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Sometimes the images of a day just speak for themselves… “We raced to the computer, watched the beautiful slideshow and spent the rest of the afternoon sobbing! Needless to say we were quite emotional about the whole thing. The next day we went through a vast quantity of tea whilst going back through them, and we’re still just as blown away.”

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Contact and bookings: Rob & Sarah Gillespie Photographers

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Today’s is a wonderfully personal wedding, and I love it all the more for being so special to everyone there. “We wanted to enhance the homely feel with personal items and everyday objects from our home. Both our families are hugely important to us, which is something we really wanted to celebrate through our wedding day, so we surrounded ourselves with tons of family photos in every room.”

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Saturdays are for road trips, explores, adventuring and discoveries – and so I invite you to join me once again to visit (virtually!) another fabulous English wedding venue: Studley Castle, in Warwickshire.

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Contact and bookings: Rob & Sarah Gillespie Photography

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Rob and Sarah Gillespie – my lovely friends and blog supporters – have photographed weddings at Studley Castle before, and know it well. They shot Lori and Tom’s stunning castle wedding there this summer – images used in today’s feature are from this beautiful wedding.

“Studley Castle is a 19th century ‘country house’ which has been used for several purposes since being built, but has been a hotel and wedding venue for quite a few years now. Photographically there is much to take advantage of within the building itself and in the surrounding grounds.” ~ Rob & Sarah Gillespie 

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Rustic doesn’t have to mean basic: with a few simple touches and an eye on the smaller details you can create an elegant and natural wedding style. Gorgeous bride and groom Michael and Sarah – whose Delbury Hall wedding was featured on the blog here – had some fabulous touches to inspire all couples planning a rustic, elegant woodland inspired wedding day.

Image credits: Rob & Sarah Gillespie Photography

The venue is key: look for a location which is carefully and cleanly finished, and doesn’t look too dark inside. You need more than an average barn to build in a touch of elegance.

Delbury Hall’s Coach House has all the light and brightness of an orangery combined with the fabulous and characterful beamed ceiling… it’s perfect for a rustic celebration with an elegant finish.

Lauradana Day from Wedding Creations UK added personalised touches like fairy lights, bunting and wooden bark table settings to enhance the look of the venue – and they worked beautifully. For timeless, unique woodland themed stationery try Pear Paper Co. via Not On The High Street.

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I’m almost tempted to tell the story of Lori and Tom’s wedding backwards… because I’m in love with this photo:

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The only reason I’m telling the story from the beginning is that I’m just as excited to show you all of the other images of the day… today’s real wedding is full of surprises, beautiful touches and smiles from beginning to end. You’ll love it!

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Lori and Tom were married in the summer, and seeing their wedding today is warming my heart – it’s a beautiful celebration for a gorgeous couple in one of the most magnificent venues our country has to offer: Studley Castle. The ceilings are spectacular; the setting is incredible and the atmosphere is spine tingling!

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Lori’s dress was created for her from her own vision: she bought a strapless bridal gown and had a lace top made especially for her by a local bridal boutique – it looks fabulous and I love her approach to customising an off-the-peg wedding dress!

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Forgive me lovely brides and grooms, as I speak briefly to all of your favourite wedding suppliers this afternoon! It’s that wonderful time of the year when we (wedding suppliers) snuggle up at our desks, design new stuff and revamp our websites, plan new projects and get excited about the new year. (Already – yes, I know!) and I want to help you all with part of that.

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Wedding blog traffic generally doubles in January. For the English Wedding Blog, this will mean a hike from 30,000 visits a month to around 60,000. Why? Because there are lots of engagements over Christmas, and those couples who are planning 2016 weddings will start booking suppliers early in the new year.

For wedding suppliers like you and me, it means we have to work extra hard to get noticed. I have a plan to share all of my latest calligraphy projects on the English Wedding Blog in December and January, with images from all the amazing photographers I’ve worked with. I know product showcases and features work – and I want to share them with as many creative couples as I possibly can!

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There’s always a little nervous excitement when I receive a submission from the lovely Rob & Sarah Gillespie Photography. I know their images are outstanding, I know there’ll be an incredible selection to choose from, and I know I’ll want to show you every. single. one.

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So I’ve struggled (happily!) to whittle today’s real wedding down from eighty photos to just sixty (still a lot!) and I’m beaming because I know you’ll love these so very much. Beautiful bride Sarah did: “I had the most incredible memories from my wedding day… what astounded me, when I saw my wedding photos for the first time, was how those memories had been so powerfully and perfectly brought to life. Those intimate, exclusive moments had been captured for us to share with whoever we wanted, it was a truly remarkable experience seeing them, leaving me in tears, for all the right reasons.

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I don’t think I’ve featured unicorns on the English Wedding Blog before… so today is something of an Event. And this wedding is so very lovely – from beginning to end the focus is on colour and happiness, with outstanding images capturing every moment.

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Lizzie and Henry did a LOT of research to find their perfect photographers, and chose the brilliant Rob & Sarah Gillespie to capture their day. Other suppliers were found on the internet, and Lizzie used Pinterest to collect ideas which would inject fun and colour into the day. It worked a treat.

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I love today’s bride and groom – they are the sweetest couple, obviously totally besotted and the best of friends. Lizzie is gorgeous and chose a dress to suit her personality: as a Game of Thrones fan and definitely not a girly girl (like me!) she went for a style which made her look and feel like a princess… and I think she looks amazing – they both do!

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Later today we’re heading for the wedding tent at Kirstie Allsopp’s second Handmade Fair – and we’re ridiculously excited about the whole thing! Before we go, I have a superb wedding to share with you all. You’ll LOVE this! We’re talking English sophistication, classy styling and elegant touches in a magnificent venue: Pendrell Hall. The bride is beautiful; the entire day just makes me feel happy.

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Tim and Nerissa give a glowing review for their photographers Rob & Sarah Gillespie. It’s interesting to hear how a husband and wife photography team can bring so much to your wedding: for today’s bride and groom this was one of the (many!) reasons they chose Rob and Sarah as their wedding photographers. “Due to their vast wedding experience they were able to help and advise us as to what photos worked well and the timings for the day which really helped. We would highly recommend Rob and Sarah!

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