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Good morning, beautiful! I’m happy to say we have a week full of beautiful inspiration to share with you – and I’m so excited! We kick off with two wonderful elopement features today and tomorrow, then it’s two gorgeous real weddings and some fabulous ideas-led features to inspire your big day. So stick around – it’s going to be the loveliest week!

Today we’re all about modern elopements. This is most definitely a Thing: I LOVE elopement stories: one of my best friends eloped last week! I’d encourage anyone thinking about a romantic elopement to indulge in a little styling, and so today’s feature is for all of you brides who’d like to incorporate a clean and contemporary look with your elopement planning.

Beautifully curated fine art bridal shoot with Quaintly Photography (9)

The stunning images are by lovely Pat at Quaintly Photography. Pat’s fine art look is to die for: she’s known worldwide for her candid documentary photography, and is based in Estonia. The stunning bride wears Oui Madam‘s showstopping bridal coat ‘Sophia’: hand crafted in pure silk organza with those amazing ruffles and delicate pearl detailing – a truly exceptional bridal look.

Elegant and timeless wedding look for 2019 brides and grooms, image credit Amanda Karen Photography (37)
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Hi lovelies! How is your wedding planning going and are you hooked on Pinterest yet? I’ve spent today falling down random Pinterest holes… it’s not been a mega productive one so far! And the photoshoot I’m about to share with you hasn’t helped at all… there are so many stunning ideas here. We’re talking late summer wedding style – for that brief period of time when the summer begins to fade and wisps of autumn stir the air. A delicate, pastel colour palette still works this late in the season, but tinged with plum tones and darker pinks the look becomes something truly special to work with the earliest days of autumn.

Images are by our lovely friend and sponsor Amanda Karen Photography, with a fabulous team of creative London wedding suppliers at Clissold House in Hackney, London.

Elegant and timeless wedding look for 2019 brides and grooms, image credit Amanda Karen Photography (35)

 

Vintage designer wedding inspiration for 2018, image credit Verona Lain Photography on the English Wedding Blog (18)
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The English Wedding Blog exists to fire your imagination; to bring you the most beautiful wedding ideas and creative styling so you can incorporate unique special touches into your day. Exquisite design and breathtaking photography is a part of that, and today’s feature is more than a little special for me.

Vintage designer wedding inspiration for 2018, image credit Verona Lain Photography on the English Wedding Blog (6)

Working alongside the uniquely talented Verona Lain Photography, I crafted the calligraphy pieces in today’s feature by hand using divine papers from Paperchase and a traditional dip pen and ink. (Join me for a calligraphy workshop in Manchester next Friday if you’d like to learn to write like this!) They fit so perfectly with the little details: the wonderful ring from the London Victorian Ring Co. in its adorable box by La Petit Box. The silk ribbons by Kate Cullen are, as always, the prettiest touch.

(For those of you who are new to the English Wedding Blog, hi! I’m Claire – I write the blog, and I also write calligraphy for weddings – you can find me at www.ByMoonandTide.com!)

Italian springtime wedding ideas with Bowtie and Belle Photography (14)
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It breaks my heart to be selling my little Vespa this spring… but at the same time it makes me smile to see this gorgeous shoot on the blog today with a vintage Vespa looking so beautiful and ready for adventures! If you’ve already flicked through the pages of our FREE digital magazine the English Wedding Bible you’ll recognise this…

Italian springtime wedding ideas with Bowtie and Belle Photography (4)

The beautiful styling is by lovely Lauradana at Wedding Creations. With her instinct for delicate, relaxed styling she transports us to Italy effortlessly – we’re treated to glorious courtyard dining with perfectly on trend, elegant touches. Every careful detail is captured beautifully by Bowtie & Belle Photography. The flowers by Bride and Bloom are wonderful; fabrics by Kate Cullen soften the tablescape so prettily and give the styling an artisan edge. And the cakes by Vanilla Pod Bakery and the Cheltenham Cakery… I don’t think I’ve seen a dreamier illustrated cake than this in a decade of wedding blogging!

Italian springtime wedding ideas with Bowtie and Belle Photography (10)

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Bright, funky florals don’t immediately conjure up Old Hollywood glamour… but by using them as a modern twist on a classic theme they can really bring your wedding to life! I adore this shoot for its contrasts; timeless fashion and vibrant styling touches – it’s all so gorgeous and the flowers are ahmaaaazing!

Wedding styling with an Audrey Hepburn twist, submission from Ale Armijos Photography (19)

The shoot is all about glamorous vintage wedding inspiration with a modern twist. The Brooklands Museum is a very quirky venue with a retro atmosphere where garage doors, old petrol stations, vintage cars and old staircases make an interesting backdrop.

Wedding styling with an Audrey Hepburn twist, submission from Ale Armijos Photography (12)

The modern twist is revealed through the wedding dress collection using the finest tulles, silks and laces as well as through the atmosphere of the decor featuring a delicate pastel colour palette (peach, white, gold, sage green) displayed on the cake, the table setting and the stationery.

Full supplier list below.

Wedding styling with an Audrey Hepburn twist, submission from Ale Armijos Photography (24)
Wedding styling with an Audrey Hepburn twist, submission from Ale Armijos Photography (26)
Wedding styling with an Audrey Hepburn twist, submission from Ale Armijos Photography (25)
Wedding styling with an Audrey Hepburn twist, submission from Ale Armijos Photography (23)
Wedding styling with an Audrey Hepburn twist, submission from Ale Armijos Photography (22)
Wedding styling with an Audrey Hepburn twist, submission from Ale Armijos Photography (21)
Wedding styling with an Audrey Hepburn twist, submission from Ale Armijos Photography (20)
Wedding styling with an Audrey Hepburn twist, submission from Ale Armijos Photography (18)
Wedding styling with an Audrey Hepburn twist, submission from Ale Armijos Photography (17)
Wedding styling with an Audrey Hepburn twist, submission from Ale Armijos Photography (16)
Wedding styling with an Audrey Hepburn twist, submission from Ale Armijos Photography (15)
Wedding styling with an Audrey Hepburn twist, submission from Ale Armijos Photography (14)
Wedding styling with an Audrey Hepburn twist, submission from Ale Armijos Photography (13)
Wedding styling with an Audrey Hepburn twist, submission from Ale Armijos Photography (11)
Wedding styling with an Audrey Hepburn twist, submission from Ale Armijos Photography (10)
Wedding styling with an Audrey Hepburn twist, submission from Ale Armijos Photography (9)
Wedding styling with an Audrey Hepburn twist, submission from Ale Armijos Photography (8)
Wedding styling with an Audrey Hepburn twist, submission from Ale Armijos Photography (7)
Wedding styling with an Audrey Hepburn twist, submission from Ale Armijos Photography (6)
Wedding styling with an Audrey Hepburn twist, submission from Ale Armijos Photography (5)
Wedding styling with an Audrey Hepburn twist, submission from Ale Armijos Photography (4)
Wedding styling with an Audrey Hepburn twist, submission from Ale Armijos Photography (3)
Wedding styling with an Audrey Hepburn twist, submission from Ale Armijos Photography (2)
Wedding styling with an Audrey Hepburn twist, submission from Ale Armijos Photography (1)

Photographers:
www.alearmijosphotography.co.uk
www.delkaphotography.co.uk
Bridalwear: www.audreyashleycouture.com
Groomswear: www.keyelondon.com
Accessories: https://annalieserivers.com
Rings: www.london-victorian-ring.com
Make up artist & hair: Instagram: @hairstylist_london
www.daniela-hair-mua.co.uk
www.thierryalexandre.arbonne.com
Cakes: www.chicuniquecakes.co.uk
Stationery: https://londonweddingstationery.com
Flowers: https://www.gabriellemanivit.com
Stylist: www.theluxedesignco.com
Models: Maria Codruta Blendea | Kelly Woods | Maria Deputat | Artur Novikovas | Michael O’Gorman

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Somerley Estate sits right on the Dorset and Hampshire borders and is the stunning backdrop for this inspiration shoot.  A privately owned home and wedding venue, the house was designed in 1750 and has been in the Normanton family for five generations.  Somerley is gorgeous, (very) grand and has a lot of history.  With this shoot I wanted to bring a little piece of understated contemporary style to blend with the traditional luxury surroundings.

Understated luxury wedding styling in Hampshire by Jenna Hewitt, with Kitty Wheeler Shaw Photography (9)

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Understated luxury wedding styling in Hampshire by Jenna Hewitt, with Kitty Wheeler Shaw Photography (1)

The colour palette combined grey with teal and soft apricot and I chose to blend silks by Kate Cullen with contemporary acrylic and copper materials.

The stationery was beautifully designed by Georgina Read Creative, on cotton combination paper with torn edges and featured a lovely copper seal detail. In fact this was one of my favourite details!  The stamp used was THE Somerley stamp and is hundreds of years old.

Understated luxury wedding styling in Hampshire by Jenna Hewitt, with Kitty Wheeler Shaw Photography (25)

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The romance of late summer sunshine in today’s wedding inspiration shoot has my heart. So many times I ask myself how I’d get married, and today is one of those days where I’m convinced I’d elope and say “I do” in France. The dreamiest images by amazing UK & destination photographer Victoria JK Lamburn have whisked me away to Paris today and as much as I try and concentrate on other work, my heart and mind are at le Tour Eiffel – and I’m in love!

Romance and sunshine in Paris - a beautiful elopement story with Victoria JK Lamburn Photography (8)
Romance and sunshine in Paris - a beautiful elopement story with Victoria JK Lamburn Photography (9)

All of the beautiful images are by super talented photographer & stylist Victoria JK Lamburn Photography. Discover more on Facebook (@vjklphotography) and Instagram (@victoriajklamburn)

Romance and sunshine in Paris - a beautiful elopement story with Victoria JK Lamburn Photography (4)

I supplied the calligraphy for this shoot! Vicky asked me to create something beautiful and bespoke to slip in her suitcase, and the moody hues and informal lettering were such a pleasure to write! You can find out more about my calligraphy at By Moon & Tide.

Romance and sunshine in Paris - a beautiful elopement story with Victoria JK Lamburn Photography (1)