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I love today’s wedding for its simple, understated elegance… that looks a million dollars and more. Davide and Emma were married in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside on a glorious sunny day and their wedding is more than perfect. Emma is the most graceful bride; Davide her perfect match. Their celebrations took place at their family home, under fabulous canvas… just look at the wonderful wedding teepees!!

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Today’s is a wedding with timeless grace and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, all captured beautifully by Alex from My Love Story Photography. Lovely Alex is based in London and shoots weddings all around the UK and beyond – and he’s amazing. You can find out more here:

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Emma wears a stunning Jesus Peiro gown from Morgan Davies Bridal – I adore the Jesus Peiro collections and Emma suits the classic style so deliciously well: she looks incredible.

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This is a wedding of the year, most definitely on my favourites list already! – so grab a sophisticated coffee and take your time scrolling through the images of Emma and Davide’s day. You’ll love this…
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Can I say a very quick welcome to everyone who’s begun reading the English Wedding Blog over the last couple of months? You’re so very awesome for coming to visit – and with 45,000+ readers every month, I’m incredibly proud of my little blog and all the brides & grooms and wedding suppliers who make it such a wonderful place to be! Thank you all!

… and now for something a little special. I have a glorious wedding film to share with you this afternoon, courtesy of gorgeous Georgie and Dave, and from the fabulous Newlywed Films. Watch out for festivalesque styling with lanterns and bunting, lovely DIY touches including home made beer(!) and wonderfully warming teepees with the loveliest atmosphere: this is why I love sharing wedding films and I hope you enjoy watching Georgie and Dave’s!

With huge thanks to lovely Steve from Newlywed Films for sharing his heartwarming wedding film with us today.

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How many couples incorporate elephant poo into their big day, I wonder?! Today’s gorgeous couple Rebecca and Tom did just that… you’ll have to read their wedding report after the images to find out how! This is a wonderful wedding I know you’ll love… Rebecca had her wedding dress made for her by a specialist dressmaker, and it’s exquisite!

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I love how they made their wedding day very personal, welcoming and friendly. The tipis are fab (aren’t they always?!) and other decoration is kept sweet and simple. Tom and Rebecca chose not to have a wedding cake, which makes perfect sense to me as a) they don’t have a sweet tooth and b) if you’re not cake fans it’s a good way to save money for other things!

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Oh! And today’s bride and groom are a down to earth couple whose wedding report makes me happy, especially this bit:

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That our relationship is exactly the same as it was before we were married!

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Laugh as plans fall apart and the chaos unfolds – that’s what the memories are made of!” Today’s beautiful bride Wendy is an absolute star for sharing this advice. To look at the gorgeous images of David and Wendy’s wedding you’d never imagine that anything went wrong! Blue skies, fabulous tepees, a relaxed wedding full of smiles and laughter… it looks absolutely perfect. And I suppose that’s the lesson… that no matter what else happens on your wedding day, so long as you’re married the rest is just there to be enjoyed. Smile and keep smiling… and your memories will be amazing no matter what!

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There are ideas aplenty here, from Wendy’s simple and graceful one-shoulder wedding dress to the classic rose bouquet, the warming tepees and festival vibe, archways of foliage and bunting lining the tepee roof… it’s just lovely, romantic and magical. Images are by Leeds wedding photographer Joe Stenson – do check out his website at www.joestenson.co.uk

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Hello! Are there any other book lovers out there this morning? There was a very sharp intake of breath here when I first saw where beautiful bride Hannah married her husband Nick, and fellow bookworms will be as enchanted by this as I was! Yes – it’s a library wedding. Today’s real wedding comes from the Memorial Library at Malvern College. Gorgeous, inspiring and a bit of a dream come true, I have to admit!

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I owe huge thanks to my lovely friends and wedding photographers Rob and Sarah Gillespie, who submitted this wedding for the blog. I do hope you love it as much as I do! But my heart is bursting even more with gratitude to Hannah and Nick for sharing their day with us all. They’ve injected such personality into their wedding day from start to finish I just wish I could have been there! Pretty much my dream wedding… so enjoy! Claire xxx

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What a fantastic quote from today’s gorgeous bride Katie! I love it. Vintage, countryside and rustic weddings are definitely the biggest trend I’m seeing from all of your real weddings right now. But Matt and Katie went all out with their theme and style and created a really amazing tipi wedding day. “As country bumpkin as possible”? It’s how I’m living my life for the whole of 2013… so this is right up my street!

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The styling and general decor all looks fantastic. Katie and Matt have made it look easy – and the wedding tents are lovely and welcoming, pretty and full of special touches which make their tipi wedding a very personal one.

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Congratulations and big thank yous to an amazing couple. Matt, Katie – your wedding report is fab. Your photos are brilliant. You look beautiful (yes, both of you!) and like a match made in heaven. Thanks ever so much for sharing your wedding on the English Wedding Blog today! With special thanks as well to wedding photographer Barrie Downie for sharing his lovely images of today’s tipi wedding blog too. Everyone – enjoy! Claire xxx

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If Google didn’t tell me I had to start with some words of introduction to my wedding blog posts, I’d launch straight into today’s feature with the beautiful images from Victoria and David’s teepee wedding. There’s so much to show you, and you’ll LOVE this!

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I’m delighted to share this wedding with you today. If there was a wedding of the week award I’d be rushing to present it to everyone involved in today’s post – so congratulations and the biggest thank you to Victoria and David for sharing their story; and a huge thank you also to Cambridge wedding photographer Andrew from Lightworks Photography for the submission. (www.photographyatlightworks.co.uk)

Everyone – enjoy! Claire xxx