Gate Street Barn wedding blog with Jessica Grace Photography (18)

Beautiful bride Hana married Alex at Gate Street Barn on the scorching bank holiday last August. Despite the drama of a street fair trying to stop the bride’s car getting to the church (something that could only happen in the Surrey countryside!) the day was filled with so many laughs and so much love. With a gorgeous summer evening sunset, and the bride and groom recreating the iconic Dirty Dancing routine as their first dance, it is safe to day that they had the time of their lives!

Gate Street Barn wedding blog with Jessica Grace Photography (27)

Images are by lovely Surrey wedding photographer Jessica Grace

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Alex went to secondary school with Jesse and saw that she had become a photographer on Facebook, so i went on her website to have a look and was blown away at how amazing and natural her photography was.

Cornwall wedding blog with Alexa Poppe Photography at The Green (15)

Happy Monday everyone! I thought we’d kick off this week with a really special wedding – one with the loveliest personal touches and a gorgeous bride and groom, in not-so-sunny Cornwall! Proof if ever it was needed that rain won’t spoil your wedding – because the memories captured and the landscape and styling of Chris and Lorna’s day are all so beautiful.

Cornwall wedding blog with Alexa Poppe Photography at The Green (13)

Words & images: Alexa Poppe Photography

It was forecast to rain all day for Lorna and Chris’ wedding in Cornwall which was a bit of a worry for me as the photographer as well for the couple, but we must have been in a ‘magic pocket’ as the heavy rain turned into slight drizzle for a few hours just when we left St Sampson’s church after the ceremony to head to The Green for the reception and photos. The venue was only a few miles from where Lorna spent her childhood and she loved the familiar scenery. Although the setting was countryside, Lorna and Chris wanted to incorporate a few personal touches related to their connections to sailing- they both wore their sailing boots for the photos in the field. As the weather was very unpredictable Lorna’s mother’s parasol which she had on her wedding day came to good use!


Let’s start this week on a high, shall we? Gorgeous Katherine and Nick’s wedding at Cleatham Hall has everything: the most amazing bouquet, a breathtaking dress and the loveliest of details to share with you. It’s fabulous and the perfect pick me up for all of our Mondays!!

A fabulous bouquet for Nick & Katherine's designer wedding at Cleatham Hall, photography by Kazooieloki (13)

Katherine’s interview is ace – don’t miss it at the end of the blog post if you’re getting married this year. I love her words of wisdom: “Stay true to both your styles and choose the things that you like . Everyone says ‘it will always come together ‘ when you are at your most stressed times with planning and they are so right. After the day, you’ll have no idea why you were so worried.”

A fabulous bouquet for Nick & Katherine's designer wedding at Cleatham Hall, photography by Kazooieloki (23)

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English Wedding Directory members Kazooieloki were recommended by the wedding coordinator at Cleatham Hall.

“From the moment we met Richard and Christine we knew they were the photographers for us. They were so warm, friendly and honest. Our engagement shoot- although nerve wracking – produced such stunning images and we are overjoyed with our wedding images.


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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Kelly and Phil’s springtime wedding has some of the loveliest touches I’ve seen – it’s a beautiful day with fabulous colours, and I know you’ll love it. Kelly and Phil chose a rustic, woodland style for their day.

Springtime wedding in Warwickshire by Rob and Sarah Gillespie Photography (44)

The ceremony and reception were held at Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire, and in the wedding report at the end of today’s feature Kelly and Phil have shared links to some fabulous local suppliers.

Springtime wedding in Warwickshire by Rob and Sarah Gillespie Photography (23)

Kelly looks absolutely amazing in her Ronald Joyce wedding gown, and I adore her bridal look – there’s an image towards the end of the feature with the newlyweds sat on a wall in the venue’s grounds where you can see the full length of the dress, and it’s so incredibly beautiful…

Springtime wedding in Warwickshire by Rob and Sarah Gillespie Photography (34)

Images are by the wonderful Rob and Sarah Gillespie – do check out more of their work via their website and on the English Wedding Blog:


Hollie and Tim’s wedding is adorable! I can imagine being there… so much to see, so many gorgeous little details and quirky countryside touches. They had a September wedding at Hellens Manor, a historic country home with the most magical gardens and a charming barn for wedding receptions. There are dozens of images to share with you – I love the lanterns and every little thing just looks amazing… not to mention the most gorgeous bride and handsome groom!

Hellens Manor wedding blog Amy Taylor Photography (1)

Lovely wedding photographer Amy (Amy Taylor Imaging Photography) emailed and told me “fab bride Hollie worked so hard putting together her country vintage look, right down to hand frosting all the jam jar lamps herself after collecting from friends and family all year to get enough! They are a cracking couple whose wedding day was so much fun it would be lovely to share 🙂

Hellens Manor wedding blog Amy Taylor Photography (2)

I’m delighted to be able to share Hollie and Tim’s rustic barn wedding on the English Wedding Blog today and I hope you’ll love it every bit as much as I do! Enjoy!
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I loved Mark and Sarah’s wedding when I first saw the photos on my friend and sponsor Martin Price’s wedding photography blog. I asked if I could share them with you, and he said yes! What’s more, Sarah has written an amazing wedding report to share with you (at the end of the blog feature) which is full of ideas and recommendations.

wedding in Beaconsfield photographer Martin Price (1) Today’s lovely couple were married in Buckinghamshire. Their wedding in Beaconsfield is traditional and charming with some very personal touches – the personalised board for the cake is fab, and I love the bubbles they had for the wedding reception. Oh! And don’t miss Sarah’s explanation of table names… cities the engagement ring travelled to in Mark’s pocket before he got around to proposing! I love that story 🙂
wedding in Beaconsfield photographer Martin Price (2) With huge thanks to beautiful bride Sarah, and to her lovely hubby Mark, for sharing their story with us all on the blog today. Thanks also to lovely Martin – aka Martin Price Photography – for sending all the lovely images. Everyone – enjoy! Claire xxx
wedding in Beaconsfield photographer Martin Price (3)


This is my wedding of the week without a doubt – simply divine with a beautiful bride and handsome groom, delicious photography and a wonderful wedding report. Grab a coffee and prepare to enjoy a very, very special real wedding blog this morning…

wedding blog Chris Hanley Photography (1)Kate and Adam began their relationship as ‘book buddies’ (which is the loveliest story of all!) and after a long engagement began planning their wedding around a vintage literary theme. With a Penguin invitation, piles of books, a vintage typewriter and more gorgeous styling ideas they turned the Grange Hotel into a book lovers’ dream for their wedding day.

wedding blog Chris Hanley Photography (2)The photography is by top UK wedding photographer the very lovely Chris Hanley. His website is and his blog is (to fit with today’s wedding blog theme!) – recommended reading!

Congratulations to Kate and Adam, and thank you for sharing your romantic story with all of us today. You two are a dream come true (and I love how pretty my wedding blog looks with you on it!) – and huge thanks to my friend Chris of Chris Hanley Photography. Everyone – enjoy! Claire x