Did you see the genius that was Hannah and Ian‘s wedding cake table at the beginning of the month? They had three ‘cakes’ – beautifully displayed to fit the styling of their autumn wedding, but while the tiers were all there, these weren’t traditional wedding cakes by any means.

Some of us don’t like cake so much. Some of us would rather have a savoury snack than spend £300+ on a wedding cake. That’s fine… especially when, like Hannah and Ian, you can substitute pork pies (tiered – so they’re beautiful!) or a cheese selection. Yum, right?

A few weeks ago I had an email from the guys at The Fine Cheese Co. It’s been a couple of years since their last mention on the English Wedding Blog, and they offered to send me some cheese to sample and review for the blog. Who could possibly say no?!


I love Kate and Andy – for their choice of wedding venue (squeeeal!) and their gorgeous styling touches. This wedding – my second from Finchcocks Musical Museum – is breathtaking! With lots and lots of styling touches to inspire you, and beautiful images by Penny Young Photography, it’s already a favourite for 2015.

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Styling touches are beautifully simple and very “English summer garden” with sweet peas picked from Kate’s parent’s garden and arranged by a very talented and multi-skilled hairdresser! Other touches are ever so pretty and I’m sure will inspire so many of you: the marquee was decorated with flowers in jam jars and metres and metres of bunting made by Kate’s mum.

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The stars of today’s English Wedding Blog are, in this order:

  1. Kate and Andy. Stunning
  2. Finchcocks Musical Museum and that awesome be-buntinged piano!
  3. The cat. I asked for the photo especially… so adorable!
  4. Kate’s mum. Creative genius.

What could be more lovely than a beautiful sunny day in May, an eighteenth century country house hotel and a gorgeous wedding inspired by Pinterest and wedding blogs? Clare and Andrew have written a wonderful wedding report to share with us all and I’m so pleased and proud to have their big day on the English Wedding Blog.

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Cubley Hall is a charming Yorkshire wedding venue with period features set in the rolling hills – where Andrew and Clare escaped for a few quiet moments to have some of the loveliest portrait photos I’ve seen. They chose Mark Tierney (Tierney Photography) to capture their wedding and told me he was brilliant, which is always fantastic to hear.

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With huge thanks to the gorgeous bride and groom – congratulations Clare and Andrew! – and thanks to lovely Tierney Photography for kindly sharing all of the wedding photos with us today. I hope you love this as much as I do! Enjoy.
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Apologies everyone for the cheesy title to this blog post. I’m overheating and in a giggly mood! I have a very special blog feature this morning for you – delicious and money-saving, written (and styled and photographed!) by wedding experts and with beautiful images. And for cheese lovers, this is just perfect. Tasting box, anyone? Oooh….

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Imagine a tiered tower of artisan cheeses, hand-selected to create a perfectly balanced cheeseboard, and cared for by their dedicated cheesemongers to arrive in peak condition for your wedding day. What a fabulous centrepiece with a difference for your wedding breakfast!

The Fine Cheese Co.

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Flowers by Jill Jeffries

Photography by Lucy McGrath

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The Fine Cheese Co. have just launched their new Cheese Wedding Cake Brochure. They certainly love their cheese. They know what tastes fabulous and how to make it look stunning. Cheese deserves to be the centre of attention too!

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“If you want your cake to be all English, then try their Georgina; a striking cake made entirely from English cheeses, both traditional and modern.”