FEATURED

Inspired by London wedding photographer and confetti-moment-nailer Jordanna Marston

When I’m asked about wedding traditions, the one golden oldie I can’t let go of is confetti. I bloody love it: the joyful moment when you’ve said your vows, finished the nervous bit of the day and are finally surrounded by your guests – and then a rainbow of bits of loveliness is released into the sky for you. It looks amazing – it looks like it feels amazing! And you know what? I always find myself grinning back at the screen when I see a brilliant confetti photo. Right now, I have face ache from smiling at the gorgeous pics we’re decorating this blog post with!

Image credit London wedding photographer Jordanna Marston (6)

Your confetti moment – and your confetti photos – can be really great. Or they can be epic and exciting and bursting with fun and colour and laughter!

Here are 20 tips to help you nail your EPIC confetti moment!

 

Image credit London wedding photographer Jordanna Marston (14)

Eleni and Shane's stunning Dulwich Village wedding, images by Emily Black Photography (36)
FEATURED

Thank you lovely Ellie Entwistle for this guest article!
Header image credit: Emily Black Photography

When you get married, there are certain things that are going to be there on your big day… A ceremony, a meal, photographs, invitations, but that doesn’t mean it has to be the same as everyone else’s, right?

Some people like to stick to tradition and that’s great! But why not break the mould, venture off the beaten track, go your own way and put a unique twist on some of the biggest wedding must-haves?

With that in mind, here’s seven things that every wedding has, and how to make yours more modern and more unique.

1. Vows – make them your own

It’s not just about the after party. Before you can celebrate, you first have to tie the knot itself.

Nowadays the only parts of a wedding ceremony that you can’t change are those that are legally binding. When you walk down the aisle there are certain things that just have to stay the same, because if you or the officiant deviates from the script, then the ceremony wouldn’t be legal.

FEATURED

Sustainable, vegan and organic wedding styling ideas from the UK (3)

Today’s wedding inspiration comes from the beautiful venue of South Farm in Cambridgeshire. Styling is rustic luxe with a focus on sustainability, incorporating organic fabrics, a vegan cake and ethically sourced glassware, all curated by lovely Janine at Waterfall Wedding Decor.

It’s becoming more and more viable to have a sustainable and vegan wedding in 2019 and beyond. Suppliers are switching on to sustainability more than ever before, and in every category from cake designers to stationers, wedding dress makers and caterers you WILL find a wonderful, ethical supplier if you put in a little research.

Sustainable, vegan and organic wedding styling ideas from the UK (4)

We love the vegan grazing stand produced by B and R Dining, set on luxury tables made from wood sourced from UK-based sustainable forests and ethically-sourced glassware from The White Company supplied by Waterfall Wedding Decor. Tara’s Halo & Wren dress is divine; teamed with bespoke accessories and shoes made by Rachel Sokhal the look is just dreamy; and my absolute favourite is the contemporary vegan square cake designed by One Part Love.

All the summer florals for a romantic summer wedding, image credit Rebecca Goddard Photography (28)
FEATURED

I still love styled shoots – they’re fabulous for first glimpses of inspiration and ideas which will gradually make their way into real couples’ weddings on blogs and in magazines. I publish plenty: I send my calligraphy out to a select few. But when Krysta (For the Love of Weddings) asks for stationery or calligraphy I know the shoot will be insanely beautiful, and I jump at the chance to take part!

All the summer florals for a romantic summer wedding, image credit Rebecca Goddard Photography (43)

Working with my beautiful friend Amy Swann makes the process even more enjoyable. Since 2017 we’ve been making wedding invitations for luxury and intimate weddings all over the world. Amy’s illustrations are the perfect accompaniment to romantic, organic calligraphy lettering, and a creative brief from a client like Krysta is so exciting to work with!

All the summer florals for a romantic summer wedding, image credit Rebecca Goddard Photography (38)

Today’s shoot happened at Garthmyl Hall and was beautifully captured by Rebecca Goddard Photography. Planning and styling was by For the Love of Weddings with concept & design by Style & Bloom. The flowers take centre stage – Pheasant Botanica‘s work is always stunning! Our model wears bridal wear by Sienna Von Hildemar with jewellery by Glitzy Secrets. Hair was styled by Tabitha with makeup by Victoria Jones.

Beautiful summer wedding outdoors in an English vineyard, with Danielle Smith Photography (28)
FEATURED

Amy and Paul were lucky enough to be married in an English vineyard – it was a gorgeous summer day and the vineyard was the perfect outdoor setting for such a relaxed and informal celebration. Everything was very simply styled but the simplicity made everything look all the more elegant, don’t you think? West Street Vineyard is in the Essex countryside in Coggeshall with ceremonies literally amongst the vines. The sunset was incredible for our beautiful bride and groom, so do make sure you scroll all the way down to see every last gorgeous shot of their day!

Beautiful summer wedding outdoors in an English vineyard, with Danielle Smith Photography (10)

I was looking for a tight fitting lace dress that was in all the magazines I was looking at at the time. When I tried these types on they were just not quite right. We were in Bridal Re-dress in Colchester when my sisters (also my two bridesmaids) actually made me try on my dress – the complete opposite to what I was originally looking for! When I couldn’t stop smiling and whirling around in it we all knew it was the one!

FEATURED

Today’s wedding at King’s Weston House is absolutely gorgeous! The little touches Hollie and Jimmy used to decorate tables and entertain guests are just fabulous – and the bride and groom are a stunning couple – Hollie is so very beautiful. Images are by our lovely sponsor and Bristol wedding photographer Martin Dabek. Use the little icon at the top of each image to save to your Pinterest boards – there are SO many ideas to fall in love with here!

Beautiful styling touches for an elegant Bristol wedding. Image credit Martin Dabek Photography (8)

We planned our wedding in under a year. It’s achievable, you just have to be flexible with dates and stick to your decisions. We wanted to create a shabby chic, informal feel and chose a colour scheme of grey and dusky pink with sparkly accents. To help us stick to our budget we borrowed decorations from friends and shopped around charity shops for bargains.

Beautiful styling touches for an elegant Bristol wedding. Image credit Martin Dabek Photography (40)

Wedding photographer’s website:

Bristol wedding photographer Martin Dabek
http://martindabek.com

FEATURED

Catherine and Florent’s destination wedding in France looks like a dream come true. The gorgeous bride and groom travelled to the south-east of France, to a fairytale venue with views of the distant mountains, for their beautiful, intimate summer wedding. I adore the light, bright colours they used to style their day: mint and delicate pink are so fresh and summery – and the images by English Wedding Blog sponsor Amanda Karen Photography are out of this world.

Beautiful French destination wedding with images by Amanda Karen Photography (24)

 

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://www.amandakarenphotography.co.uk

We searched online for a photographer who was willing to travel. We fell in love with Amanda and Hutch’s style of photography. They had taking wedding photos in France and in a chateau in their bucket list, which is exactly what we were planning for our wedding, so it was a perfect match. After meeting Amanda, and seeing how lovely she was, we were thrilled to choose them as our photographers.

Beautiful French destination wedding with images by Amanda Karen Photography (29)

FEATURED

So here’s something a little different for your Friday lunchtime. Wedding blogs can get a little too consistently pretty… all those white dresses and delicate styling touches… and an occasional reminder that it’s OK to be different is a good thing, right?!

Alternative wedding style ideas from HBA Photography on the English Wedding Blog (15)

Last Wednesday we shared HBA Photography‘s pretty, boho inspired wedding inspiration feature in bluebell woods. (If you missed it, catch up here.) The same shoot explored a more creative, brilliantly alternative look later in the day, and the behind the scenes film we showed last week hinted at a cape of flowers.

Alternative wedding style ideas from HBA Photography on the English Wedding Blog (6)

The second part of the shoot was about making time to be creative, really being inspired by the environment. Ben had noticed a raggedy part of woodland on a previous visit, much less romantic and far more rock n roll. Our second model Suki looks the epitome of rock chick chic and we added in a touch of atmospheric smokey background tinged with just the right amount of neon! Owning the ASOS dress in the process, she performed the most effortless transition in the blink of an eye, and morphed into an almost elfin like vision in a pink lace dress, flower crown and floral cuffs. Not forgetting her companion Scampi dog, who co-ordinated perfectly with her own custom-made floral collar!

FEATURED

Hey lovely! Today is a little special as we have a bonus feature for you. If you loved this morning’s bluebell woodland wedding inspo shoot, you’ll want to grab a cuppa and snuggle down to see this little treat! If you’ve ever wondered how a photoshoot is made, or what it’s like modelling for one, then this is for you! Nottingham-based Our Wedding Videographers capture all the details in this gorgeous film at Field & Forest – and it’s all there in just one and a half minutes of on-screen pretty!


 

Suppliers

Photography – http://hbaphotography.com/
Venue – https://www.fieldandforestweddings.co.uk/
Flowers & Styling – http://nadiaditullio.com/
Dresses – by Watters, supplied by http://weddingdressderby.co.uk/
Makeup – http://rochelleobrien.co.uk/
Hair – http://www.airhairdressingltd.co.uk/
Cake – https://www.bake-ashbourne.co.uk/
Video – https://www.facebook.com/owvideographers/
Props – http://www.loveinmylife.co.uk/
Bow Ties – https://www.lvmadeinengland.co.uk/
Confetti – http://www.shropshirepetals.com/

FEATURED

Wedding inspiration by Emma Jane at Sugnall, image credit Deborah Stott (12)

Happy Saturday, you beautiful people! Whatever your plans today, I hope they’re full of love and hugs – this week has been heartbreaking and it really brings home the need to enjoy every moment we’re lucky enough to be living happily and in love. Publicly on the blog I’m still sharing beautiful things as an escape from the everyday and as a focus on the future – and so today I have something extraordinarily wonderful to show you.

Wedding inspiration by Emma Jane at Sugnall, image credit Deborah Stott (28)

Lovely Emma Jane got in touch to share this stunning walled garden wedding inspo with us all. I adore the styling – the hand lettering, the little golden pears.

Wedding inspiration by Emma Jane at Sugnall, image credit Deborah Stott (2)

The olive branches and minimalist, pretty cake are divine. But what wins this shoot for me is the absolutely gorgeous bride and groom and their super cute four legged friend… 

Wedding inspiration by Emma Jane at Sugnall, image credit Deborah Stott (18)

The shoot was based at Sugnall Walled Garden in Staffordshire. The concept was to portray an outdoor, elegant yet rustic feel aptly named “An Outdoor Romance.”

FEATURED

Two of the loveliest secrets to styling a romantic, feminine and timeless wedding are fabrics and foliage. Opt for luxe napkins and calligraphy place names instead of favours; and choose ferns, leaves and opulent foliage to create texture and include nature in your day. I’m so in love with this shoot by One Stylish Day – I hope you adore it too!

Soft, romantic blush and grey wedding table styling ideas by One Stylish Day (2)

Blush & Grey is pure and natural with a lightness of touch and sensual undertones, with the innocence heightened by using British florals, creeping foliage and ripe fruit.  Create the look by using antique silver cutlery and sparkling cut glass on tables, teamed with contemporary organic crockery for an indulgent feel.  Use flowers and foliage in abundance, letting them take over tables and trail to the floor.

Soft, romantic blush and grey wedding table styling ideas by One Stylish Day (8)

Pale watercolour blush pink and soft dove grey give a dreamy quality to this look.  Soften the table décor by placing a handful of dried petals in antique silver trays and glass boxes.  When it comes to the cake, less is more; a simple and elegant duo of white wedding cakes with added flowers and fruit is chic and luscious.

FEATURED

I know it’s too early to start talking about 2018 wedding trend predictions… but every time I see a shoot like this I want to sing from the rooftops! Darker colours are going to be big next year: we’ll see a dramatic shift from pastels and neutrals to really rich shades of everything. Midnight blues, moonlit greens and opulent plum colours with metallic accents are going to be the hottest trend going… and so today I’m thrilled to be sharing this gorgeous tablescape shoot by lovely Louise at One Stylish Day with you.

moody wedding style ideas for 2018 with One Stylish Day on the English Wedding Blog (20)

Images by Kate McCarthy Photography (see full supplier list below)

Moody Hues is dark, theatrical and bold, softened by layering deep shades of navy and mauve with black, and bathing the whole look in delicate candlelight. Create the look by using black crockery, gold cutlery and dark, elegant glassware, and team with long trailing black table linen to enhance the high drama effect.

moody wedding style ideas for 2018 with One Stylish Day on the English Wedding Blog (14)