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One of the themes I loved most in 2016 was colour palettes. Brides and grooms have been choosing the most wonderful colour combinations – tonal palettes and contrasting shades and textures to bring their wedding style to life. It’s a creative thing – and I’m all about the creativity! So my third wedding of the year is a perfect example. Beautiful bride Laura and her gorgeous groom James used pink and gold to create a magical, romantic and perfectly on-trend wedding at Cubley Hall in Yorkshire. I hope you adore their day as much as I do!

Have you followed me on Instagram and discovered the English Wedding Blog’s Facebook page yet? Please do! We share highlights as often as we possibly can, so if you’ve ever missed a wedding or inspiration shoot on the blog you’ll spot it on our social media – and we’d LOVE for you to share the love! You can also find inspiration from the English Wedding Blog on Pinterest – enjoy!

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Today’s wedding is guaranteed to bring a smile: the colours are stunning, the styling absolutely beautiful, and the bride and groom gorgeous as can be! Elaine & Matt were married at West Tower, Aughton, and describe their best day ever as “a traditional, bright and colourful day filled with smiles“.

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“I wanted a vintage classic dress that would suit my petite figure. However all I knew was that I wanted some lace and a high neck, so I was very open minded.

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“In order to give the illusion of height I went for a more figure hugging design. I tried on a huge variety and loved the whole experience of trying on all styles. However, when I put on the dress I chose I knew it was ‘the one.’ My mum could tell by the huge smile on my face.”

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Images are by lovely Yorkshire wedding photographer Samantha Ward – Sam’s images are out of this world – do take the time to discover her work here:

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Can you belieeeeve it’s going to be April tomorrow? Spring is flying by and here at English Wedding Blog HQ we are busy making plans – lots of plans! I suspect many of you will be just as busy planning the finishing touches to your wedding day, and so I’d love to know about any amazing little Etsy shops, craftspeople, designers and little indie businesses you’ve fallen in love with on your wedding journey.

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Image credit: Yorkshire wedding photographer Samantha Ward Photography

I see myself as a matchmaker: I’m here to tell brides and grooms about all the gorgeousness kicking up a storm in weddings – and to give the independent businesses a place to share their newest, most exciting and creative ideas with YOU!

I’m looking for suggestions for April wedding blog features with:

  • glorious bouquets for spring and summer
  • super stationery – invitations and on-the-day ideas
  • wedding cakes of all shapes and sizes
  • accessories and jewellery – even flower crowns
  • tablescapes, mood boards and styling ideas
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Laura and James were married at Yorkshire’s gorgeous Cubley Hall, in the summer. Their day is perfect: captured in a beautiful fine art style, with the whimsical wedding details I love so very much. The flowers are divine – oh, those peonies! and Laura looks more than amazing in a beautiful wedding dress from designer Emma Tindley.

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Images are by lovely Yorkshire wedding photographer Samantha Ward – a friend of mine from the beginning of the English Wedding Blog in 2009 and an exceptional talent in the industry. Sam’s images are out of this world – do take the time to discover her work here:

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Discover somewhere new with me today… or if you’ve been searching for real weddings and reviews of Stubton Hall, stay with me awhile and enjoy today’s wedding venue of the week.

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“The venue was stunning and needed little decoration. The grounds were beautiful and the wedding breakfast room elegant” ~ Natalie & Darren

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Images by lovely Leeds wedding photographer Samantha Ward

As well as asking real brides and grooms, I turn to wedding photographers to find out what really makes a wedding venue special. Back in November I featured Natalie and Darren’s wedding on the blog, and I know you’ll find Samantha’s words on their venue insightful and very helpful in your wedding venue search:

“Stubton Hall is a stunning 19th Century country house set in the Lincolnshire countryside with amazing grounds and fabulous water features. I was privileged to have the opportunity to be a Stubton Hall wedding photographer.

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A grand entrance and an elegant facade to the Hall

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Thank you so much, my lovely readers, for your support and patience while we recovered from this weekend’s blog adventures! I’m thrilled to say we’re 100% back on track now… and I have a super beautiful real wedding to begin our week with this morning!

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Gorgeous bride and groom Natalie and Darren were married at Stubton Hall, and told me they loved reading wedding blogs and researching suppliers – it certainly meant a perfect atmosphere and a wonderful day came together beautifully!

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Images are by lovely Leeds wedding photographer Samantha Ward – one of my friends and an exceptional talent in the industry. Sam’s images are out of this world and I loved hearing that today’s couple were over the moon with their wedding photos.

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There are some amazing details here: the flowers and succulents; the fabulous letterpress stationery by my friends at Cardlab, and the quality of the photography of course is second to none. LOVE!