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For those of you planning your 2021 and 2022 weddings… if you’re in a position to plan and book suppliers early, I implore you to do so. Your wedding will be hosted, captured, styled and celebrated by the amazing independent creative businesses that make the UK wedding industry the sparkling star it is. And we need your support. While the pandemic has us all locked down for now, established wedding vendors are working hard to stay strong and keep earning – and those early deposits and bookings could save us and our families from truly desperate times.

The English Wedding Directory is our curated list of brilliant independent UK wedding vendors. Our Insta is updated with new vendors when they join us, and the Directory is full of brilliant photographers, stationers, florists, stylists… everything you might need for the wedding of your dreams! These lovely people have become #englishweddingmembers in the last couple of weeks. Do take a moment to discover them, and if you like what you see why not get in touch and even book this weekend?

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Charlotte & Sean’s wedding is simply glorious, with beautiful August sunshine and elegant muted, nude and pastel styling, and some wonderfully romantic moments. The florals are stunning, Pentney Abbey looks fantastic – and there are giggles too (scroll down to see Charlotte’s epic bouquet throw!) An absolutely wonderful wedding with the most amazing images by our friend Rob Dodsworth Photography. Charlotte told us it was “the most romantic summer’s day of my life” – what a beautiful memory to have.

 

Charlotte & Sean's beautiful Pentney Abbey (Norfolk) wedding, with Rob Dodsworth Photography (35)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.robdodsworth.co.uk/

How did you choose your photographer?

We chose Rob based on a recommendation from a friend.

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!

Absolutely! Rob is funny and we instantly felt at ease with him. We didn’t feel awkward on camera because Rob made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and when he wasn’t taking photos of us, he was in the background naturally capturing the moments that made up our special day.

Fun and happy garden wedding at Childerley Hall with Rob Dodsworth Photography (16)
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There’s nothing better than waking up on a Monday morning… and going straight back to sleep, is there?! Happy Bank Holiday everyone! I hope you’re having a lovely day, whatever you’re up to! Who else forgot to turn their alarm off this morning?! Anyways… today we have the most glorious Cambridge wedding to share with you. I love it: for Jen and Alex’s head-over-heels-in-love vibe, and for the beautiful summer feels captured so brilliantly by our friend and Norwich wedding photographer Rob Dodsworth Photography.

Fun and happy garden wedding at Childerley Hall with Rob Dodsworth Photography (22)

Childerley Hall is an Elizabethan house set within the most stunning gardens! It is also home to one of the longest timber framed barn wedding venues in England – the Long Barn! Virtually any wedding will fit in this venue, which seats anything from 30 to 350 guests!

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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:

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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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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)