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How is your Easter weekend going? It’s been so lovely taking a few days to relax and enjoy our beach. Don’t forget, I’m inviting all wedding suppliers to apply to join the English Wedding Directory for just £30 this weekend – I’d love to hear from you! Now, if I had to use just one word to describe this wedding, it would be happiness. Everything just radiates joy to me… the fabulous smiles of our beautiful bride and groom Nicola and Joe, the cheery, bright barn venue and the special little touches. It’s all just perfect, and so wonderfully summery too!

Summer flowers, sequins and a relaxed party atmosphere for Joe & Nicola's Hautbois Hall wedding. Photo credit Rob Dodsworth (33)

“The venue was so stunning we wanted to enhance it rather than transform it. We filled the garden with paper flowers we’d made in our colour scheme, and hung bunting and fairy lights in the barn.

I handmade all the bunting – I think I got to about 100 metres worth by the end! Me and my girlfriends also made about 400 paper tulips to scatter round the venue, we hated the sight of them by the end but wine and snacks got us through and they looked amazing on the day.

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Morning my lovelies! Who’s excited about Christmas?!… if you’re breaking up today I hope you have a really good last day at work! Here’s a wonderful, glamorous wedding to brighten your morning. Sarah and Jon were married in Norfolk and celebrated with a fabulous reception at Kimberley Hall. Their photos are superb – Sarah even told me “I just loved them and I watched the slide show every day for about 2 weeks!

Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (17)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (16)

Images are by Rob Dodsworth Photography, who is based in Norfolk. Do take the time to visit Rob’s website and blog – he’s pretty amazing:

Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (28)

Sarah’s dress has real wow factor – she told me it was most definitely ‘the one’! It’s certainly a perfect fit for such a fabulous venue. You’ll adore this wedding: the details are glamorous, fusing tradition and modern style like magic. The images are divine. Enjoy!

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Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (1)
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Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (4)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (5)
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Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (7)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (8)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (9)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (10)
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Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (12)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (13)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (14)
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Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (19)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (20)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (21)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (22)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (23)
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Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (27)
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Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (30)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (31)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (32)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (33)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (34)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (35)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (36)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (37)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (38)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (39)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (40)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (41)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (42)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (43)
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Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (47)
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Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (49)
Real wedding at Kimberley Hall by Rob Dodsworth Photography (50)

 

The English Wedding Blog Interview: Sarah and Jon

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://www.robdodsworth.co.uk

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Not always, but most times – a bride finds ‘The One’. That dream dress which fits her very soul. Sarah’s One is worthy of the spotlight in this divine wedding photo of the week. The image has everything: it encapsulates the beauty of a bride on her wedding day. Wow.

Photo credit: Rob Dodsworth Photography
From the wedding of Sarah & Jon, coming soon!


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I have a little treat for you all this fine Sunday morning – one of the loveliest real weddings I’ve seen in a while, with touches of old Hollywood glamour and exquisite photography at  Norfolk’s magnificent Narborough Hall Gardens.

Old Hollywood glamour Narborough Hall wedding by Rob Dodsworth (6)

Laura is beautiful; a glamorous, graceful bride. Her perfect partner is Simon, every bit the movie hero to Laura’s romantic heroine. And they really do have it all: a fabulous wedding, superbly styled with love and laughter in every one of their beautiful images. My personal highlight? Laura’s advice to think back to other weddings and decide from there what’s most important; also, to keep an open mind when you go dress shopping. Believe it or not, this stunning Sassi Holford dress wasn’t the kind of style Laura had in mind at first!

Old Hollywood glamour Narborough Hall wedding by Rob Dodsworth (13)

I owe huge thanks to Rob Dodsworth Photography for sharing his images of their day with us all. Do take the time to visit Rob’s website and blog, especially if you’re near Norfolk – he’s pretty amazing:

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Today’s real bride Melanie has one of those smiles which light up a room – she’s such a stunning bride and the images from her Norfolk wedding to James are wonderful.

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I adore a seaside wedding – Melanie’s top tip for other couples is to “Enjoy every second – it’s over in a flash!  Do something special away from the crowd – Rob, our photographer, took Jim and I down to the beach and it was lovely to have some alone time with Jim!  I really remember that being special.” It most certainly looks like a magical and romantic moment when you see the images!

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With thanks to today’s gorgeous real bride and groom Melanie and James. Their wedding report is at the end of today’s feature and includes a handy supplier list for other Norfolk brides and grooms – so do check it out! Thanks also to wedding photographer Rob Dodsworth for sharing his images of their beautiful day. Everyone – enjoy!
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Norfolk wedding photography by Rob Dodsworth (3)
Norfolk wedding photography by Rob Dodsworth (4)