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Before I say anything else, I just have to start with Stacey’s DRESS today – because WOW!!! She looks incredible in a Stella York gown from Bicester Bridal. This is a dreamy outdoor wedding in Oxfordshire, with gorgeous May sunshine (and the sunset is stunning!) and a soft colour palette of blush with accents in powder blue and gentle peach. The flowers are wonderful, the vibe is elegant, fun and romantic and the images by Benjamin Wetherall Photography take my breath away. You’ll love this.

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Wedding photographer’s website:

bpwphotography.com

We met Ben at a wedding fair and fell in love with his style of photography as well as the personalities of both him and his wife

We loved the images we received. They capture the best moments of the day that we can look back on. Ben’s professionalism on the day was everything we could have wished for!

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Wedding venue:

Ardington House, Wantage, Oxfordshire

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Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)

Word of mouth and wedding fairs

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Morning, beautiful! So today – a very special wedding and from a fabulous venue and one of my fave UK wedding photographers, Linus Moran Photography. Gorgeous bride and dapper groom Emma & Alex were married in Dorset on a wonderfully sunny day, and scrolling through their pics just makes me HAPPY! The florals (by West Dorset Wedding Flowers) are divine – this is an outdoor wedding which manages to capture the timelessness of a church wedding, with the couple saying their vows by a floral-covered stone archway. The styling is romantic and classic – it’s everything a quintessentially English wedding should be! 

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Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.linusmoranphotography.co.uk/

We initially found Linus through a recommendation from our venue. At the time we spoke to several photographers about capturing our big day. From the very first moment we talked to Linus, he was the right pick for us. He shared our vision and we couldn’t wait for him to photograph our wedding day.

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Hey lovely! I have another fabulous wedding to share with you today – this one I totally adore for all the pretty styling touches, and for our gorgeous couple whose stunning smiles are making me grin back at my screen today! I love the leafy, foliage-centred stationery and the cute knitted people (my mum used to make these! Anyone else?!), oh and the gloriously light and airy colour palette which just couldn’t be more perfect for a marquee wedding. Photos are by our wonderfully talented friends at Amanda Karen Photography (and Danielle & Joe’s review of one of my fave wedding photographers makes me a very happy wedding blogger indeed!).

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Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.amandakarenphotography.co.uk/

Amanda Karen Photography was recommended by someone we knew and I looked on Amanda’s social media and website and knew it was the style I wanted – natural and in the moment.

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Hey Lovely! I’m having the busiest day with calligraphy orders in my little studio today, so apologies for the slightly later-than-usual blog post! I’m excited to share this pretty folk festival styled wedding which was done on a tight budget, believe it or not! The personal touches make this day ever so special: both Lauren & Stefan are involved with the morris dancing & folk music scene, which adds a wonderful traditional, old English flavour to their day! The gorgeous couple had a friend play Lauren down the aisle and were given a morris guard of honour as they left the church before having a dance. They used Lauren’s fathers old American Camaro for the transport and had two different bands in the evening, one of which was Stefan’s dad’s band!

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“Our venue didn’t need much decoration at all, we just did the usual table decorations and gift table, that was all. I put together our wedding favours. They were hangover kits for a giggle so we included paracetemol, plasters, a tea bag, chewing gum, a berocca sachet and a couple of other extras. I also bought fake flowers from The Range to put into bunches and decorated the aisle in the church with them.

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From the beautiful florals and Kelly’s gorgeous Stella York gown, to the statement table plan and the rainbow at the end of a perfect day, I am totally in love with today’s wedding feature. Kelly is stunning; David looks fantastic and they just make the loveliest couple ever, don’t you think?

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“Cain Manor has lots of wooden beams and lovely wooden floors so was ideal for the theme we were looking for. Our florist www.fsflowers.co.uk did an amazing job of decorating the venue with gorgeous displays and subtle trails. I couldn’t have achieved the look without her. She even stayed until after the ceremony to go back into the room and move the flowers around for the wedding breakfast. My flowers were old English style roses mixed with some wild flowers. The theme was peach and pale pinks with cream and they really did wow! Exactly what I pictured and more and they smelt heavenly!

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Wedding photographer’s website:

www.murrayclarke.co.uk

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This is the most festival-like wedding I’ve ever seen… and it’s perfect. I wonder sometimes if weddings are a little too formal for everyone: even when a wedding is styled to look like a festival, I think often it still feels more like a wedding – but today, the focus is well and truly on fun, and music, and really the decor and styling is only a tiny part of things. Phil and Elizabeth fell in love, married, and had the celebration of a lifetime. And it’s AMAZING.

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The gorgeous couple describe their day as a “Fun, relaxed, unique, non-traditional, outdoor wedding. We didn’t have a theme but it was outdoor & relaxed, almost like a festival. We used yellow and grey where we could but weren’t too worried about that.We had done the legal ceremony in a registry office 2 days earlier, but we had a Celebrant and did the whole ceremony and to us this one was the ‘real’ ceremony.”

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There’s always a little nervous excitement when I receive a submission from the lovely Rob & Sarah Gillespie Photography. I know their images are outstanding, I know there’ll be an incredible selection to choose from, and I know I’ll want to show you every. single. one.

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Contact and bookings: Rob & Sarah Gillespie Photography

robandsarahgillespie.co.uk
www.facebook.com/robandsarahgillespie
english-wedding.com/tag/rob-and-sarah-gillespie

So I’ve struggled (happily!) to whittle today’s real wedding down from eighty photos to just sixty (still a lot!) and I’m beaming because I know you’ll love these so very much. Beautiful bride Sarah did: “I had the most incredible memories from my wedding day… what astounded me, when I saw my wedding photos for the first time, was how those memories had been so powerfully and perfectly brought to life. Those intimate, exclusive moments had been captured for us to share with whoever we wanted, it was a truly remarkable experience seeing them, leaving me in tears, for all the right reasons.

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I love a Pixies wedding… there will always be those ‘wow’ photographs – and for Steven and Sara there were so many. Today’s real wedding on the blog is a fun celebration full of brilliant ideas. Sara wears a Stella York gown, and Steven’s Next suit looks perfect… they’re a fab couple, as creative as they are gorgeous and I know you’ll adore their wedding!

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My favourite idea from their wedding is the table plan, accompanied by polaroid pics of every guest with the instruction to “Find You”! – I love this! And there’s so much more… the jenga guest book, wedding signpost, the amazing flowers and glorious portraits taken in woodland at Abbeywood Estate.

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Thanks to Steven and Sara for sharing their day, and to fab Manchester wedding photographers Pixies in the Cellar. Do check them out:

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Onto the wedding… watch out for those ‘wow’ moments!
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