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Rebecca and Howard have the most relaxed approach to wedding planning I’ve seen – the preparations took “about 6 months”, they spent as little as possible and rather than having a theme they styled their country style wedding day with the things they liked… including 1950s music, natural flowers (which I adore!) oh, and Landrovers!

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Howard looks the part in a proper English bowler hat – I love it! And Rebecca is simply stunning in a gorgeous lace sleeved dress by Ellis Bridals. The images are wonderful, and the story of this wedding is one I love. It’s a simple, natural and relaxed wedding – from start to finish. It can take months and months of preparation to make a wedding look rustic, natural and simple… or it can actually be all of those things! Rebecca and Howard’s wedding is genuine and all the more beautiful for it.

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Huge thanks to Gemma Lawrence Photography for sharing her lovely images with us today. Find out more about Gemma here:

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It’s the first time I’ve blogged a wedding with a pet hedgehog called Derek – who inspired much of the theme for Liz and Paul’s countryside wedding at Surrey’s Coltsford Mill. They had little hedgehog stamps on their stationery, and even adorable little hedgehog cake toppers… who I’m calling Derek and Mrs Derek!

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Bride Liz looks amazing in a Lusan Mandongus designer wedding dress, with exquisite lace detailing and the most beautiful back and train – she’s simply stunning isn’t she? Paul is her perfect match, and I’m so proud to feature such a lovely couple on the English Wedding Blog today.

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Huge thanks also to Murray Clarke Photography for sharing the fabulous images of the day. There are too many for me to choose favourites, I just love them all. Do check out Murray’s wedding photography at:

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Let’s get straight to the wedding, shall we? It’s just too gorgeous to wait any longer. You’ll love it! Enjoy.
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Morning everyone! I feel like sunshine today… and especially for my fellow soggy northerners this week I bring you all the sunshine you could need in the form of Nathalie’s lush sunflowers! Yay! Beautiful Nathalie and Daniel were married at the fabulous Folly Farm near Bristol and chose lovely Joseph Hall as their wedding photographer.

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The sunflower inspired colours and rustic country style of their venue are a perfect match, and despite the rain (which kind of makes the day look even more charmingly English in the gorgeous photos!) their day is wonderfully inspiring. It’s a wedding both elegant and in tune with nature, with summery bouquets and a rich green and yellow colour palette. Bridesmaids are in lush green and Daniel and his best boys sport the cutest yellow buttonholes to match the flower in Nathalie’s hair. The flowers and venue really make this Somerset wedding very special indeed!
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Huge thanks to lovely Joseph Hall Photography for the feature. Do visit his website and find out more about his work – especially if you’re looking for a Somerset wedding photographer!

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Hello everyone, happy Christmas Eve (ooh!!!) and welcome to new wedding blog readers this morning. If you’re newly engaged, congratulations!! Welcome to the most exciting journey of your life… the adventure of wedding planning! The next 12 months or so are going to be pretty damn amazing, hard work and incredibly rewarding… and the promises you’ll make at the end of your wedding planning journey will be a moment you’ll never, ever forget!

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On the English Wedding Blog over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing the very best wedding ideas I can find with you: the latest vintage styling ideas and tips, gorgeous inspiration for everything from wedding dresses to invitations and stationery. Today it’s all about rustic wedding ideas I think you’ll love! I’m a country girl and these really inspire me so I hope you enjoy them too! Pin away on Pinterest and bookmark this post for reading and sharing with your friends later. Most of all – enjoy!
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Hello there everyone! I hope you’re well, and snuggly warm, and looking forward to your last day at work any minute now! As we all wind down for Christmas, I’ve been busier than ever finding some gorgeous wedding ideas for you, and today I’d like to share some gorgeous woodland wedding inspiration with you. Enjoy!
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Accessorise your loose, wavy bridal hair with this gorgeous Daisy and Burlap Hippie Tie Woodland Wedding Headband by BeSomethingNew on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BeSomethingNew

 

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Splash out on this incredible alternative guest book: Midsummer nights dream wedding Fairytale Forest Woodland Wedding guest book and storybook scrapbook album by LotusBluBookArt on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LotusBluBookArt

 

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Create fabulous signage with handmade and hand lettered wood: Woodland wedding inspiration via 100 Layer Cake from Heyday Events (http://www.heydayevents.co.uk/) & Natasha Hurley Photography (http://www.natashahurley.com/)

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Get a cute, chic woodland look for your wedding cake with this rustic woodland wedding cake topper by WhichGoose on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/whichgoose

 

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Your guests will be talking about this statement stand: Rustic Woodland Wedding Cake Stand by DaliasWoodland on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/DaliasWoodland

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Hello everyone! Are you ready for today’s beautiful wedding? Paul and Abi went for a rustic home made wedding style, which was perfect for their venue -the charming and cosy Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel (I’ve always associated Donington with music hehe – it’s nice to learn a little more about such a lovely place!) So we have tons of handmade details with blue gingham ribbon, a photo wall, lots of gypsophila and magical sparkle from fairy lights and tea lights dotted around the venue.

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Oh! And let’s not forget the beautiful bride in her stunning lace dress – Abi says she’s a little camera-shy while Paul loves the attention, but I think they both look amazing in the photos – and so in love! Read all about their Derbyshire wedding in Abi’s wedding report at the end of the blog feature today, and enjoy the lovely images from Shaun Taylor Photography. Congratulations to a fabulous couple (and even more congratulations for the bump news!!!) and big thanks to Shaun for submitting such a beautiful wedding to the English Wedding Blog! I hope you enjoy it.

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Hello my lovely! Have you been smiling much this morning? I hope so – and I’m going to do my very best to make you smile even more with today’s gorgeous wedding on the blog. I’m sharing Lisa and Neil’s rustic outdoor wedding from sunny Gloucestershire – and it’s just full of wonderful details and ideas – as well as the beautiful sunlight I love most of all!

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I remember a year or so ago on the blog one of the brides whose vintage wedding featured on the blog told me about a cupboard under the stairs which was full to bursting with a secret stash of cups and saucers she’d been collecting. Today’s blog post has as many ideas for a relaxed rustic wedding as that bride had teacups in her cupboard. Fact.

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This is part two in a trilogy of inspirational wedding shoots from my lovely friend and spon­sor Alix from Lumiere Pho­tog­ra­phy, and Val from Benes­samy Events. Together with some talented wedding suppliers they’ve cre­ated three styled shoots to inspire you with ideas for our most pop­u­lar wed­ding themes. Last time it was coun­try ele­gance, and today we have relaxed rustic wed­ding style ideas. Val can tell you more. Enjoy! Claire x

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Another fantastic wedding on the blog today – Erin and Russell are the most amazing couple and I think you’ll love their rustic wedding from Northampton. I love the story of how they met (fate across a distance of 3,000 miles!) and the wonderful focus on family and everyone’s enjoyment of their wedding day.

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Do read their wedding report which begins halfway down the blog feature today – there is so much to share with you! Look out for tips on wedding invitations for guests from overseas as well as for English wedding guests, and enjoy the images too! They’re by Northamptonshire wedding photographer Aaron Collett.
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Erin and Russell’s beautiful, rustic wedding in Northamptonshire

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Wedding venue: Hunsbury Hill Centre, Northampton

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I’m always awestruck by the time and effort that goes into planning a wedding, so reading that Melissa designed her own wedding dress really impressed me! Add in all the creative touches to this beautiful English wedding and this is instantly a blog favourite.

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The gorgeous couple have the most romantic story and their wedding is simply wonderful too. Watch out for the cutest leaf name place settings, apple menu holders, flower jars with rustic twine, log table numbers and the burlap seating plan… all out of this world. The highlight of course has to be Melissa’s dress – I know you’ll love it.

Congratulations to the lovely Melissa and Jamie, and thank you to Shaun Taylor Photography for submitting their wedding for us all to share today. Enjoy! Claire xxx
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This is a special wedding film and I have been looking forward to sharing it with you for a little while now! It’s not just the “very cinematic peacock” – although he’s certainly an attention-grabber 🙂 but Debbie and Aaron’s gorgeous wedding film is full of loving looks, captivating and fabulous ideas for a rustic, English country wedding. Oh! And if you like buttons, you’ll LOVE this!

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Tom from Memory Lane Films told me, “Aaron and Debbie’s big day in the countryside was a filmmaker’s dream. Everyone was very chilled out, the sun was shining, and there was a very cinematic peacock strutting around in the background.

“A Christian ceremony set in a renovated English barn was something new, but along with the gypsy caravan, pagoda and hay bales, provided a stunningly cinematic, rustic setting for a lovely couple.

“Despite hearing some very odd comments from our wireless microphones (don’t worry Debbie – they’re not included!) we kept our composure and present the teaser trailer for your viewing pleasure!”

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The other day a wedding photographer asked me on facebook why my blog was called English Wedding Blog when it covered the whole of the UK. (He thought he was being clever, I think.) I explained it’s just a name… and I do like to break my own rules now and then, with ventures to Wales, Scotland, Ireland and today a gorgeous wedding in France.
 
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Another favourite wedding… and I know you’ll love it too! Enjoy. Claire xxx

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