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So this wedding is pretty epic. I just know you’re going to love it – Claire and J-D make the coolest couple ever, and with the extraordinary creative contributions from family they put on a wedding which is everything. The flowers are glorious, Claire’s dress is stunning, J-D’s outfit is brilliant and inspired, and the photography exquisite. Grab a cuppa, snuggle down and enjoy this beauty of a summer wedding.

With love,

J-D & Claire's unique and eclectic Oxford wedding, with Dale Stephens Photography (7)

Wedding photographer’s website

dalestephensphotography.com

How did you choose your photographer?

We both knew we wanted natural, unposed shots – neither of us are at our best in posed, traditional photos. Our favourite photos are spontaneous and capture a moment. We spent an afternoon browsing Oxford wedding photographer websites looking for photos with this quality. We loved the photos in Dale’s portfolio. We arranged to meet him to make sure we felt relaxed. We had such a perfect morning meeting Dale that we booked immediately.

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Good morning, lovely! If you’re dreaming of your 2021 wedding I have the most wonderful styling ideas for you today, courtesy of a talented team of wedding creatives who joined forces for this editorial photoshoot at Downham Hall. Huge thanks to lovely Rebecca from RT Cakes who sent us this stunning submission! All images are by Magical Moments Photography.

Enjoy the beauty you’re about to see! With love,

Light and romance with natural blush tones - wedding ideas from Downham Hall. Photographer credit Magical Moments Photography (9)

This was a photoshoot to celebrate light and romance. We were lucky enough to have been given full use of the beautiful orangery at Downham Hall, which allowed natural light to flood in from almost every angle, with fairy lights and candles providing a soft romantic ambiance. On our tables we had cut glass and crystal candle holders and vases; arranged on white sequin table linen, they all worked perfectly together to reflect all the different aspects of light and create more depth to the images. The use of soft fabrics for both the brides dress and veil, and the chair covers added that dreamy romantic feel we were looking for.

Cornwall wedding inspiration with Jennifer Jane Photography on English-Wedding.com (46)
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Happy Monday lovelies! How was your weekend? We’ve been busy bees gathering up some incredible weddings to share with you over the next few weeks – and I wanted to begin this week with a gorgeous elopement in one of my favourite parts of the country. I adore Cornwall – and elopements have a VERY special place in my heart. Welcome to English Wedding our two stunning brides – Adelaide and Kathryn!

Cornwall wedding inspiration with Jennifer Jane Photography on English-Wedding.com (4)

Adelaide and Kathryn were married at The Cow Shed, Torpoint, Cornwall in October. The venue was perfect – a secluded, rustic, family-run farmhouse with friendly and welcoming hosts, gorgeous breakfasts and lots of beautiful doggos. The whole place is decorated with such care and thoughtful attention. “We booked it without seeing it and it exceeded our expectations.”

Wedding Photographer’s website:

www.jenniferjanephotography.co.uk

Jennifer Jane Photography was recommend to us by another female photographer who lives in the Manchester area, where Kathryn and I currently live. As soon as we saw her work, we knew she was right for us. Jen’s photos are like a warm cuddle!

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Today’s wedding is just amazing – the styling is all whites and greens, a key trend for the year and so beautifully done. I LOVE the florals more than I could even begin to say! Gorgeous bride Emily looked stunning in her beautiful gown by Temperley, with stunning Jimmy Choo shoes. The family pet pugs even wore special flowers on their collars – so cute! Images are by lovely English Wedding Directory member Helen Warner Photography.

White florals and green foliage for a fine art wedding in Leicestershire. Image by Helen Warner Photography (22)

The flowers for the marquee reception were particularly stunning including a hanging floral pole. The florals were soft greens and whites and included peonies, roses, tulips, jasmine and trailing vines. All supplied by Through the Looking Glass Flowers. The beautiful cake which perfectly fits all the styling of the day was supplied by Emily Jane Cakes.

White florals and green foliage for a fine art wedding in Leicestershire. Image by Helen Warner Photography (25)

Our theme was traditional and ethereal – we wanted it to be an English Country wedding but without any of the cliches or trends. Jonathan and I are known as ‘Toad and Pig’ so we found ways to incorporate that into the day. There were little jars filled with pig and toad sweets for each guest that my mum made. Our caterer’s husband made a bar for the marquee too which was really cool!

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Today’s gorgeous couple Hannah and Tom had plans for a gorgeous outdoor ceremony at Sibton Park… and the sun shone until the very last minute, when it poured. Not to be outdone, they brought everything inside and had a cosy, magical ceremony and celebration indoors. I love the smiles, the laughter, the ‘we’re all in this together‘ spirit of the day, and I simply had to share this wedding with you.

Squeezing inside for the rainy outdoor ceremony that wasn't meant to be! Richard Galloway Photography (18)

“Our venue wasn’t a wedding venue. It is a country house that you hire to stay in. We just hosted a wedding while we were staying there. This meant I had to arrange getting EVERYTHING for the wedding in so all decorating was done by us. It did mean that it was unique to us and we were able to choose just what we wanted. Sibton Park had had a handful of weddings there before us and the house staff were incredibly helpful. They have since become a bit more of a “wedding venue”.”

Squeezing inside for the rainy outdoor ceremony that wasn't meant to be! Richard Galloway Photography (1)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://gallowayphotography.uk.com/

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There are a few wedding photographers whose style is so unique it’s unmistakeable. Catharine Noble Photography is one. Images are distinctly delicate, light and fresh – they have a magic I recognise instantly and yet can’t put my finger on. Catharine and James are an amazing team, and I’m over the moon to be sharing this very different – and beautiful – adventure of theirs with you.

Temperley on the English Wedding Blog by Catharine Noble Photography (11)

We went to the beautiful Agapé Bridal Boutique recently to capture their Temperley London Trunk Show! The collection was AMAZING – The divine fabrics in the finest lace, silk and chiffons and the way it drapes and hangs so perfectly! The intricate details, patterns and embellishments are exquisite and unmatched by any we have seen!

Temperley on the English Wedding Blog by Catharine Noble Photography (42)

Temperley is one of our absolute favourite wedding dress designers, we love that it’s a British label and thought it would be perfect for the English Wedding blog because they too are pretty, English and full of personality!

Temperley on the English Wedding Blog by Catharine Noble Photography (2)