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This week has FLOWN by! Lovelies, I hope you’ve enjoyed all the beautiful weddings and shoots we’ve shared on the blog this week. Time now for a relaxing weekend and some sunshine… but I want to leave you with something incredibly beautiful. I love everything about Maisie and David’s day – it’s full of fun, love and laughter… and the little details are just stunning (as are our gorgeous bride and groom!) All images by our lovely English Wedding member and Bristol wedding photographer Joab Smith Photography.

Have a lovely weekend,

Maisie & David's beautifully simple Bristol wedding, with Joab Smith Photography (32)

Wedding Photographer’s Website

https://www.joabsmithphotography.co.uk/

How did you choose your photographer?

Lots of searching on the internet. We were really impressed with his portfolio pictures. Joab then came for a visit and his patient & relaxed attitude won us over.

Maisie & David's beautifully simple Bristol wedding, with Joab Smith Photography (40)

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Joab was absolutely brilliant! He had clearly done his research on the location and we think the photos speak for themselves. There is not a single guest we have shown the photos to who has not been seriously impressed with the photographs.

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Happy Tuesday, lovelies! Are you doing ok? I wanted to brighten your day a little with this beautiful Nottingham wedding – it’s glorious and full of love and relaxed, happy vibes. Lizzie and Steve look AMAZING, the garden theme is beautiful and all the little handmade touches are just WOW. (Felt flowers are the future!!) Then there’s the sports day, which looks so much fun! The venue is the Walled Garden at Beeston Fields- a unique marquee wedding venue in Nottingham set within the grounds of a Victorian garden. All images are by lovely Nathan Walker Photography.

With love,

Nottingham Walled Garden wedding with Nathan Walker Photography (17)

How did you choose your photographer?

Having been to a few weddings we didn’t want the normal staged pictures with the constant stopping to try a new Instagram pose every 10 minutes. We are more of a laid-back fun couple and wanted our pictures to reflect that. We knew that we wanted to use a photographer local to the wedding venue and who reflected the same ideas as us. After trailing through websites and recommendations, we eventually found Nathan from a google search and immediately liked what we saw. After a lovely hour long skype chat, we quickly realised that Nathan was the guy for us.

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Louisa and Will’s August wedding was filled with sunflowers and rustic, elegant styling touches. I think it’s a perfect promise of summer to come – and I hope it lightens your heart a little this Friday morning. The venue is Lapstone Barn, and the day was full of love, laughter, friends, family – and freely flowing champagne! Grab a cuppa, snuggle for a moment and enjoy the virtual company of this gorgeous pair. All images are by Hannah K Photography, who gets a glowing review from Louisa and Will.

Louisa & Will's light and airy sunflower wedding at Lapstone Barn, with Hannah K Photography (1)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://hannahkphotography.co.uk

How did you choose your photographer?

I had a recommendation from a friend who was unable to have Hannah as her wedding photographer. When we looked at her website we knew we had found the woman to capture our wedding day. We were drawn to the amazingly light bright and airy style she showcased on her website.

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Lovely couple Pippa & David had a joyful spring elopement in Dartmoor back in the days when spring was simply glorious spring, and we could all go out and get wed and do all the wonderful things! I wanted to share it with you today as a reminder that normality WILL resume, and that the future can still be more beautiful than ever. Patience, my lovelies – this will pass. So let’s join the happy couple who took spring as the inspiration behind their wedding theme. The sense of joy and optimism at seeing the first green shoots of the season and splashes of yellow daffodils. Their vision was for everything to be fresh and vibrant, offset by white and earthy tones and textures. Their wedding venue Ever After – A Dartmoor Wedding took care of all the sourcing and styling, and Pippa & David’s day is just perfect. All images are captured by super lovely human and wedding photographer Clare Kinchin Photography.

With love,

Pippa & David's joyful spring elopement in Dartmoor, photo credit Clare Kinchin (1)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.clarekinchinphotography.co.uk/

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Happy Monday, beautiful! I have the most wonderful wedding to share with you today, from Whitney Court in Herefordshire. The colours and style are elegant and warming – Matt and Liz used navy and gold, to create a cosy, candlelit, autumnal wedding – and it is just stunning, from the overall atmosphere of the day through to the tiniest little details. The flowers by Les Fleurs are exquisite, Liz’s Ted Baker dress is out of this world – with Matt her perfect match in a Ted Baker suit – and the reception is styled so beautiful it takes my breath away. It’s no surprise that Liz is a wedding stylist, and I’m delighted to say Elizabeth Weddings is also a member of English Wedding – you’ll find her in our wedding supplier directory, and at https://elizabethweddings.co.uk (where her clients’ fabulous reviews say it all!).

Matt & Liz from Elizabeth Weddings, photo by Cat Beardsley Photography on English Wedding Blog (12)

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Lovers of florals, colour, fragrance and whimsical romance, gather round! Today’s wedding inspiration is wonderfully colourful and fun and romantic… all inspired by a golden swan and brought to life by a fabulously creative bunch of wedding suppliers in lovely Leicestershire.

The shoot is by Claire of Lefkas Weddings, who styled the shoot and wanted to use bright colours and jewel tones in contrast to the summer weddings she usually creates with her destination wedding planning company. The images are by destination wedding photographer Maxeen Kim and the bride’s beautiful dress is by Bronx and Banco, combining tiered, lace skirt with a soft, romantic look. It was paired with velvet Ted Baker heels, which everyone wanted to take home! The groom wore a velvet jacket lined with bird pattern fabric adding a hint of fun to the outfit and a nod to the theme.

inspiration for a Greek wedding, photo credit Maxeen Kim Photography (15)

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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! 

Beautiful Athelhampton House wedding photography with Linus Moran on the English Wedding Blog (1)

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.

Gorgeous handmade details by the bride for a romantic Hampshire wedding, images by Romy Lawrence Photography (29)
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Happy Friday folks! Ah… how on earth is it the end of the week already?! We’ve had the most amazing week of wedding inspiration on the blog, and I have so much planned to share with you over the weekend and next week too! But first – I like to share something really beautiful every Friday: as work is winding down we can all afford a little longer for lunch, right? So today we’re sharing Alexandra and Hugo’s marquee wedding with tons of handmade touches (beautiful bride Alexandra bought and arranged ALL the flowers, as well as making the stationery!) and gorgeous styling.

Gorgeous handmade details by the bride for a romantic Hampshire wedding, images by Romy Lawrence Photography (14)

“I arranged the bouquets, head garlands, button holes and marquee flowers along with friends and family helping with the church and flower arch. My bouquet was peonies – my absolute favourite with some eucalyptus. The bridesmaids had bouquets made up of lizzianthus and gypsophillia and the marquee flowers were roses and gypsophillia with the flower arch being a mix of all flowers used. When hiring a marquee you then have to do all decoration yourself so the days before the wedding no waking minute was wasted turning it into our dream venue! Plenty of flowers and bunting was used to achieve this. We had a traditional marquee with poles which we wrapped ivy around.

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I love this time of year: we’re moving slowly from featuring the best weddings of the summer to sharing our favourite autumn and winter weddings… and as the nights draw closer and we all remember our love for cosy jumpers, it’s really lovely to see winter weddings back on the blog!

Black and white elegance with pops of winter colour, image credit Shane Webber Photography Chester (1)

I absolutely love Sarah and Alex’s Chester Town Hall wedding. They moved on to Oddfellows Chester for the reception – a fantastic venue set in the heart of Chester. It is a quirky hotel, in a grade II listed Georgian building.

Black and white elegance with pops of winter colour, image credit Shane Webber Photography Chester (10)

The wedding cake is so striking – I love their brave choice of black icing and gold sugar flowers – so exquisite, different and beautiful.  The sophisticated black and gold colour scheme throughout the day makes their wedding so unique – I love it.

Black and white elegance with pops of winter colour, image credit Shane Webber Photography Chester (21)
Black and white elegance with pops of winter colour, image credit Shane Webber Photography Chester (22)

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Hey lovely! I hope you have some lovely bank holiday plans, and you’re making the most of the last day of the weekend!! We’re on our way back from a little Welsh adventure this afternoon, and I’m excited to get back to blogging this week (I have some gorgeous features lined up!) but first – an absolutely beautiful wedding from Gloucestershire which I know you will LOVE!!

Glorious bouquet and styling for an English Country Garden wedding, images by Unwerth Photography (20)

Rebecca and Laurence’s wedding took place at St Peter & St Paul Church of Northleach followed by a marquee reception. This was a very relaxed wedding with a Pimms garden party, band, gorgeous venue decor and a cake made by the couple’s friends. 

Glorious bouquet and styling for an English Country Garden wedding, images by Unwerth Photography (5)

The flowers were a huge joy. My best friend Kate loves flowers and had helped out with another wedding, so she reassured me we could do it ourselves. The ladies who arranged our church flowers were incredibly helpful and kindly agreed to pick up some extra bunches and offered to condition them (very important and we couldn’t have done it otherwise). We ordered blue hydrangea, cornflowers, irises, pink roses and delphiniums and used a lot of greenery from our mums’ gardens. The Friday before it was all hands on deck, me, Kate and helpers making large arrangements and jam jar centrepieces while two more friends laid the tables. We used lavender and rosemary sprigs, freshly picked, on the napkins which gave a lovely scent.

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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“.

A wonderfully colourful wedding on the English Wedding Blog, images by Samantha Ward (16)

“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.

A wonderfully colourful wedding on the English Wedding Blog, images by Samantha Ward (45)

“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.”

A wonderfully colourful wedding on the English Wedding Blog, images by Samantha Ward (29)

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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I’m a bookworm, and proud! And I love a wedding with a venue full of books… if I could get married in the village library where I spent many happy hours as a little girl I think I would, you know?! So today, a treat: a beautiful English wedding from Somerford Hall with a wonderfully bookish theme and the loveliest couple ever: Becky & Gareth.

Somerford Hall wedding blog with Esme Fletcher Photography (39)

“Somerford Hall didn’t need a great deal of decoration as it’s so beautiful anyway. I asked for a few handmade and personal things in each room (there are so many rooms!), including vintage glass bowls filled with sweets, Jane Austen-themed bunting on the bar, and little wooden hearts on loops of ribbon. I made little framed paper crafted items, such as a list of all of our important dates, such as when we first met, and when we moved in together. My sister also updated some pretty horseshoes with ribbon and pages from old books – those horseshoes had been at my grandparents’ wedding!”

Somerford Hall wedding blog with Esme Fletcher Photography (9)