Kelston Old Barn wedding styling with Little Wedding Helper and Sam Gibson Photography (6)
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On such a freeeeezzing cold day I can’t think of anything lovelier than bold and beautiful floral arrangements to fill our screens – can you? These stunning displays were created by Pipley Flowers for a fabulous wedding photoshoot at Kelston Old Barn, which was designed and styled by super lovely Kirsten Butler at The Little Wedding Helper.

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Kelston Old Barn wedding styling with Little Wedding Helper and Sam Gibson Photography (17)

The floral displays are delicate yet striking; the tablescape playful and beautiful. I love the fabric hanging seating plan by White Cottage Weddings – this is a real statement piece, and so different! The vintage and charming look incorporates thoughtful little touches: the old ink pots for flowers on the tables are a stroke of genius! And the pretty tapered candles set against the old brick walls of the barn are especially effective.

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Gorgeous bride Helen wears vintage gowns from Heartfelt Vintage – a unique little boutique in Bristol, with one the largest collections of authentic vintage wedding dresses in the UK. I just adore the colour of this dress!

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A helicopter treat for Laura & Matt's Upcote Barn wedding with Martin Dabek Photography (7)
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Soooo….. who’s planning to arrive at their wedding venue in a helicopter then? Nope? Hadn’t crossed your mind? It wouldn’t have been on my list either until today’s rather exciting Cotswolds wedding landed on my screen. But oh – what an adventure, and what memories to have from your wedding day!! Laura and Matt really did create an exceptional wedding, with vibrant florals and a stunning colour palette. The helicopter ride makes their day really unique!! Lucky for us, our friend Martin Dabek Photography went along for the ride and captured every thrilling moment up in the skies with the bride and her dad on their way to the church!

A helicopter treat for Laura & Matt's Upcote Barn wedding with Martin Dabek Photography (12)

Wedding photographer’s website:

Martin Dabek Photography- https://martindabek.com

Martin came highly recommend by our friend group… 5 friends had Martin as their photographer at their weddings so he was tried and tested!!

We couldn’t have been happier with Martin. Martin is very personable, professional and relaxed making the experience as easy as possible on the day.

Rainy English barn wedding with Christy Blanch Photography (32)
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Gorgeous bride Lizzie and hubby Chris got married at the very lovely Kingscote Barn, Gloucestershire. It rained all day but they had so much fun, and the styling touches are just lovely – in white and green, with fabulous floral displays and the most amazing table plan. Favours were mini scented soy candles, which is the sweetest idea, don’t you think?

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Kingscote Barn didnt need much styling as it is such a beautiful venue. But I did have a fantastic wedding stylist, English Wedding Directory member The Little Wedding Helper (Kirsten Butler) did such a great job. Her collaboration with Bijoux Floral Design (Becci Hobbs), signsandstationerylove (Tamsin Yates) created the most amazing table plan! Bijoux Floral Design did such an amazing job with our flowers! Becci was incredible, and really made my vision a reality.

Rainy English barn wedding with Christy Blanch Photography (7)

Watercolor wedding style ideas with the Little Wedding Helper, image credit Evoke Photography (1)
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Hello there lovely people! It’s a creative day for me in every possible sense – I’ve been writing some beautiful invitations for a friend this morning and will be spending the next couple of hours discovering all the lovely weddings and shoots in my inbox… but first I have to share this stunning creative styling from The Forge in Bristol. I LOVE the paint splatter stationery and beautiful calligraphy by De Winton Paper Co, the colourful styling by lovely English Wedding Directory member Kirsten (Little Wedding Helper) and glorious images. This is wedding styling for artistic souls and I hope you adore it as much as I do! Happy Tuesday everyone!

Watercolor wedding style ideas with the Little Wedding Helper, image credit Evoke Photography (8)

All images by Evoke Pictures

 

Tucked away in the middle of Bristol sits The Forge, a beautiful bespoke event space and workshop venue with huge windows, exposed brickwork, bare floorboards and a real New York loft space vibe. As soon as Kirsten Butler, aka The Little Wedding Helper, saw the space from its renovation to completion she knew she wanted to do a shoot to showcase this space and the talents of a local wedding suppliers.

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There’s more than one reason we’re supporting the Chosen Wedding Fairs this year – of course our very own Facebook page editor Claire has taken over the running of the fair, and this has given us the wonderful opportunity to shout about it from the rooftops… but there are so many fabulously creative suppliers involved whose work we’ve featured on the English Wedding Blog before, this is pretty much our dream wedding fair!

English summer wedding inspo, photo credit Evoke Pictures Bristol (11)

Styled shoots – which we’ll always love to bits – are the reason so many of these guys have featured on our pages. If their name is in bold on the list below, they’ve starred on the blog, we know them by reputation and LOVE what they do!

English summer wedding inspo, photo credit Evoke Pictures Bristol (9)

Image by Evoke Pictures, styling by The Little Wedding Helper, stationery by De Winton Paper Co – all at Chosen Wedding Fair Bristol on 22nd October (advance tickets £3)

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Did you see our gorgeous summer wedding style feature this lunchtime? We fell head over heels in love with all the wonderful greenery and timeless styling details – which couldn’t be a better fit for the English Wedding Blog! And to keep our summer spirits high, I have a really special, magical film from the shoot to share with you now.

Huge thanks as ever to McGill Sister Films for being so damn amazing at what they do; and big love to Kirsten at The Little Wedding Helper for putting all of this loveliness together and sharing it with us today!

Supplier list:

Design and styling: The Little Wedding Helper
Photographer: Evoke Pictures
Videography: McGill Sister Films
Floral design: Emma Norton
Stationery: de Winton paper co
Cake: Bake my Cake
Dress: The Mews
Hair & make up: Grace Kingsley
Hair accessories: Vintage button bridal designs
Venue: The Grange Belluton
Model: Sophie from Mustard models
Chairs: Virginias Vintage Hire

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I adore today’s shoot, which really celebrates the end of summer… the details and styling are beautiful and I love the setting: a gorgeous ‘working’ greenhouse full of life and growing things. Perfect for the beginning of your new life together, don’t you think?

English summer wedding inspo, photo credit Evoke Pictures Bristol (3)

Every little detail works so beautifully in this shoot: from the abundant florals to the gorgeous hair accessories by one of my fave designers, lovely Clare at Vintage Button Bridal Designs. The stationery is elegant and timeless, the cake sweet as can be. It all makes me feel as though summer is a neverending adventure!

Words: the very wonderful Kirsten at The Little Wedding Helper
Images: Evoke Pictures

English summer wedding inspo, photo credit Evoke Pictures Bristol (29)

I wanted to create a styled shoot with a real English Summer feel that was natural, fresh and delicate. From watercolour stationery to blue & white china (my mums!) to soft flowing bridal hair and the most delicate handmade hair accessories.

English summer wedding inspo, photo credit Evoke Pictures Bristol (31)