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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!

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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:

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http://martindabek.com

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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.

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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.

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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?!

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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.

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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!

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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!


 

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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.

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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.

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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… 

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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.”

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Booky people, an elegant Palladian mansion and a dash of Lord of the Rings meets Harry Potter… today’s is a wedding which ticks all of my boxes and the images are out of this world. The day and details are fabulous; the bride and groom Becky & Gareth gorgeous… family dog Lucy plays a major part in the pics and there’s even the sweetest cat (oblivious to any wedding goings-on) and so many gorgeous photos to show you. I can’t wait!!!

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“I tied ribbon and a handwritten label to 70 classic books as favours… very time-consuming, but it was really fun choosing particular books for particular people. I know a lot of them have been read and enjoyed, too!”

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Our flowers were a purple and blue scheme; my bouquet contained delicate mauve roses to contrast with my ivory dress, while the bridesmaids had white roses to contrast their dresses in various shades of purple and blue. I asked Glenice to create a soft, natural look, loosely arranging the flowers and incorporating some pearls from one of my grandmother’s broken necklaces. For the church, Glenice made some beautiful large arrangements with gladioli and hydrangeas; she then kindly transported them to Somerford Hall so that we got to see them all day!

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The day has finally arrived… I’m sooo excited to be teaching my first Manchester calligraphy workshop today – we kick off in an hour or so. Eeek!! But of course, lovely blog readers, I still have a fabulous wedding to share with you today 🙂

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Laura and Tom achieved something pretty rare – they styled an incredibly sophisticated and elegant wedding in a magnificent historical venue, and they made all the finer details by hand. I’m more than impressed: this isn’t as easy as you might think: to create handmade stationery and decor – even the vases – by hand, AND do it so well they fit perfectly in a venue like this… it’s pretty special!

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Laura’s absolutely stunning and Tom’s smile lights up the pages of the English Wedding Blog today – they make the most gorgeous couple, and I’m really proud to be sharing their wedding with you today. They married at Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire, and found most of their wedding suppliers online.

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Danielle and Chris’s wedding is beautiful: very much a quintessentially English celebration with handmade touches and the loveliest flowers you can imagine.

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The gorgeous couple married at a local church in Warwickshire and had a reception in a marquee near the bride’s family home. I just love the little details, and how lucky were they to have such wonderful weather?!

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Danielle is absolutely stunning: she’s such a pretty bride and I love how her eyes light up when she looks at Chris. They make such a wonderful couple. Danielle’s English Wedding Blog interview (scroll down!) is fantastic, and I wanted to share a snippet right from the start: “Don’t stress: what will be will be! Remember it is meant to be a happy day – you are marrying your love.”

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Images are by the wonderful Rob and Sarah Gillespie – do check out their website and previous features on the English Wedding Blog:

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Becky and Pete’s rustic barn wedding combines a classic colour scheme with more contemporary details – and it’s just amazing. Becky told me, “I sort of built the idea of the day around the beautiful rustic barn… my flowers were quite rustic and wild with lots of foliage, so wooden/greenery/purple was our theme!

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Gorgeous bride Becky did a fantastic job styling her wedding, along with her mum spending time creating lots of DIY bits and bobs: “I hand-made a lot of the decorations and details – my mum made the favours and planted all of our table centres herself.” They suited the barn at Channels Golf Club perfectly – I especially love the flowers in planters on every table, and the funky purple table numbers!

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Images today are by lovely Laura Calderwood Photography. It’s the first time I’ve featured Laura’s photos on the English Wedding Blog and I’m ever so pleased to have discovered her 🙂 Do check out more of her real weddings on her website and on social media at:

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Jayne and Glen’s wedding is full of English country charm, and its setting in the impressive tithe barn at Browsholme Hall in Lancashire is wonderful. The gorgeous couple poured their hearts and souls into crafting a beautifully homespun theme with stamps, kraft cards and hessian string – and the overall effect is fantastic.

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The wedding flowers are a highlight – with help from a local farm selling buckets of flowers for DIY brides, Jayne’s friend Alison styled the beautiful bridal and bridesmaid bouquets to perfectly fit the style of their day.

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Every beautiful moment is captured by my lovely friend Mark of Tierney Photography in Sheffield. Check out his other weddings and get in touch at:

www.tierneyphotography.co.uk
www.facebook.com/pages/tierney-photography/159838456252
@tierneyPhoto

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Jayne and Glen’s charmingly rustic barn wedding in Lancashire

 

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Our wedding report: Jayne and Glen

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.tierneyphotography.co.uk