I’ve been waiting for so long to share this wedding inspiration blog with you! It’s rare that I get a sneak peek of what’s behind the scenes at a shoot myself… but this time I had insider info (which I’m about to share) on one of the most inspiring and creative projects you’ll see all year!

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Think Once Upon A Time, only better. Think of fairytales with real danger and drama – there’s no Disney princess here, but a stunning bride and a glamorous temptress. Think of your woodland wedding theme, a quintessentially English wedding day with china and delicate floral crowns and decor, exquisite stationery and dresses to die for.

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My huge thanks and hugs to the very wonderful Fiona Campbell Photography and Kat Forsyth Photography who worked together to create this shoot at Owlpen Manor wedding venue. Co-stars include Calligraphy for Weddings (me!), Mrs Terrence (vintage porcelain), Ivy Pip and Rose (flowers), Peggy Porschen (cake), and Wedding Floral Archway Hire. Dresses are from The State of Grace, Miss Bush Bridal Wear, and Faith Caton Barber. The shoot was styled by Lady Amy Wedding Design and make up is by Nina Singh.


Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a lovely week. I’m about to make it lovelier… I hope! The lovely team from The State Of Grace have sent me an exclusive offer for English Wedding Blog readers. The offer is in three parts – you can get your happy little hands on all of these, if you’re quick!

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Photo credit – http://www.tobiahtayo.com/

Exclusive Offer from The State Of Grace

  • A free bridal and style consultation
  • A free pair of bespoke earrings AND
  • 10% off when you place an order with The State Of Grace. This is towards absolutely anything you like, dress, accessories, hats, shoes etc!
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Photo credit – http://www.jezdicksonphotography.co.uk/

All orders must be placed by the end of September. Here are the links you’ll need…

To claim, just get in touch with The State Of Grace and tell them you saw them on the English Wedding Blog!


One of the things I love most about wedding blogs is that we all share so many real weddings. It’s real life. You can flick through the first twenty pages of any wedding magazine and see models in wedding gowns, posed and beautifully lit… whereas on a blog you see real brides and grooms straight away. Our features thrive because of YOU! And what better way to introduce you to couture bridal designers The State Of Grace than to show you some of their beautiful real brides…

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Photo credit – Jez Dickson

Chic silver screen bridal style

Tamsin married at the famous Savoy Hotel in true old school Hollywood style. She looked like a silver screen goddess. To suit the iconic venue, Tamsin and her husband sought something sophisticated but still sensual and playful in nature. Made with over ten metres of lavish Parisian silk with a suggestive cowl back and puddle train, Tamsin’s bespoke wedding dress took her husband’s breath away.

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Photo credit – Jez Dickson

Image Credits – Jez Dickson http://www.jezdicksonphotography.co.uk/