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How is your week going? Do you have sunshine? It’s been beautiful here… I think spring is my favourite season of all when it’s like this! I could almost be on my laptop in the garden right now!

We’ve had a week of beautiful weddings and features, and today’s is a real favourite: the relaxed and elegant styling is fabulous; Lucy & James are gorgeous and their day looks so much fun. It’s all beautifully captured by our friend and outstanding Dorset wedding photographer Robin Goodlad Photography.

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Lucy’s Alice Temperley gown takes my breath away. The delicate embroidery and soft, swishing fabric of that fabulous skirt make this a true dream dress!

Having a boho / rustic wedding can still involve lots of styling and creative projects, and I fell head over heels for all the foliage in Lucy & James’s marquee – they made hazel frames running along all the tables and hung hops and other foliage from it – it looks fabulous. Even the bar is covered in hops! I love it!

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It’s nice to feature a local wedding whenever I can, and Rebecca and Ashley’s simple but timeless wedding comes from just down the road from English Wedding Blog HQ on the edge of the Lake District. It’s lovely – Rebecca wears a dress by Temperley London, hubby Ashley made the wedding cake, instead of bridesmaids they have three page boys. This is a very personal wedding with a focus on elegance and classic styling, no over the top frills but plenty of help from the happy couple’s family to create the perfect English wedding.

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Thanks to wedding photographer Jenna Carpenter for submitting the wedding to the blog, and to the gorgeous couple for such a lovely wedding report. Congratulations! I love this most of all: “I love the ring on my finger, I feel proud, I simply feel amazing. It’s been 2 months and I’m still on top of the world!

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Read more from Rebecca and Ashley’s wedding report after the images. Everyone – enjoy!
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Sometimes I love to blog something just because it’s beautiful. Sometimes it’s just about craftsmanship, elegance and a unique sense of style – because if there’s one thing I know about English brides, it’s that you all have a strong sense of fashion and style. So I already know you’ll adore the new Temperley Bridal Iris collection of beautifully crafted, vintage-inspired wedding gowns. Here are a few of my favourites from the new collection…

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The Temperley Bridal Iris Collection is designed for memories to be made in. Iris introduces 14 new wedding looks, all characterised by meticulous craftsmanship, fine hand embroidery, beautiful beadwork and delicate laces.

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Valerie Dress – £6500
Silk organza gown with cut out appliquéd embroidery and silk corded embellishment. The dress has a low back and a grosgrain waistband with a full skirt and subtle train.

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Sienna Dress – £3990
Off the shoulder corded lace dress with scallop lace edges at neckline and subtle flowing train.

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The new wedding dress collection from Temperley London was revealed to the press last Monday, and I’m pleased to share my favourites from the collection with you here today. The dress designs are incredibly beautiful – and all the images on this blog post are shown in the order I love them most!

Temperley London: the Beatrice 2012 bridal collection

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Beatrice 2012 is an expanded, beautiful and varied collection with styles to suit every Temperley bride. The collection features new designs in a variety of shapes, from delicately embellished ethereal gowns to structured full skirt and lace styles.