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So this GORGEOUS pair have all the summer feels! I adore the vibrant ribbons and fun, relaxed and beautiful styling of their Old Oak Farm wedding day. Sophie’s Watters gown and Loz’s TM Lewin suit are perfect for the occasion: their British grown, seasonal flowers are just divine for such a colourful, festival-style September wedding!

Images are by Simon Withyman Photography, who is new to English Wedding but I really hope we’ll see more from in the coming months! You can check out his work at simonwithyman.com

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The venue is a completely natural beauty however as we wanted to make it colourful we added colourful ribbons and flowers. Our wedding flowers were created (and grown) by the amazing Kate from Windmill Farm Flowers. Kate works with the venue regularly and so was recommended to us and I honestly couldn’t fault her. We went for colourful and bright seasonal flowers, the flowers looked so amazingly beautiful and really made the venue come to life, they were also really reasonably priced for what we got. When our bouquets and buttonholes arrived I was blown away: they were everything I had dreamed of and more.

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Sam and Amy’s wedding is a pretty, romantic and family-focused affair with the loveliest details and glorious images I know you’ll love! The flowers are out of this world… 

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We didn’t have a theme as such…. Our key priority was having all the people there who we loved and who had looked out for us. Next it was making sure that we had really good food and drink. We both love cooking…and wine….as do our friends! We wanted our reception to feel like a big family meal, with our friends and family passing food around, chatting and enjoying. We went for a bit of an English-Italian fusion….. local Somerset Salami and buffalo mozzarella, Italian Parmesan, (local) Roast Beef and salads and our favourite wines that remind us of holidays.”

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Cliche it may be, but your wedding should be all about YOU! Style your day with the things you both love, and you’ll have happy memories forever. Claire and Christian did an incredible job of making their day really personal – taking things to the next level with their wedding favours (bristlebot, anyone?!) and chose a super Lake District wedding venue which they made their own for the day.

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I’m so excited to feature this wedding – the room Claire and her girls got ready in is where we stayed back in August! It’s more than lovely and I know they adored the place. Claire is gorgeous and looks amazing all day as she changes from her ivory heels into green wellies and purple Converse… I LOVE a bride with personality!!

The Wild Boar is a venue which needs very little extra wedding decor. Claire and Christian told me, “It’s lovely. Low wooden beams and a little bit higgledy-piggledy! We were keen as far as possible to let it speak for itself. We decorated the tables and the Wild Boar supplied some table vases.”

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I’m all for bicycles on a wedding cake, signature skateboards (only write on the wood, folks!) and wellies tied to pew ends. Today’s is a wedding with a super cute sense of humour and a gorgeous – I mean stunning! – bride and groom.

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Jen and Rob were married in Torquay in spring (hence the wellies – they expected rain!) and held their reception at the fabulous Torre Abbey. I adore Jen’s bridal look: her lace dress was bought at a wedding show and is from Silk Brides in Lichfield. Rob and Jen found suppliers online, through recommendations and had help with lots of DIY projects from friends and family.

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The lovely flowers are by a family friend and stationery was designed by Rob. Signage on the day was made by a friend too – Jen’s told us all about the DIY elements of their day in her English Wedding Blog interview at the end of the feature today.

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Images are by Will Reddaway at WR Photography. Find out more about Will here:

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Sam and Bryony’s Somerset wedding is divine: beautifully but simply and tastefully styled so it will always look timeless and magical. There are secrets to the styling and design which reading the English Wedding Blog interview will help to answer: Bryony shares her best tips on finding suppliers, budgeting and enjoying every second of your day. She’s fabulous…

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I love how Bryony talks about “a feeling all day long that you wish you could put in a bottle and keep“! I can only imagine how amazing this day was… and I can tell from the images that every second was cherished. Truly a day to remember forever!

Real wedding at Orchardleigh House with images by John Barwood Photography (23)

Bryony looks stunning in her Suzanne Neville dress, which she accessorised prettily with handmade earrings and a diamond bracelet. Sam totally looks the part in Austin Reed tails and a shirt from TM Lewin – aren’t they just the most gorgeous couple?

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Images are by brand new English Wedding Blog contributor and wonderfully talented Bristol wedding photographer John Barwood. You can find out more about him and see more weddings here:

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Higher gorges make a man look longer, apparently. Oh, and you should always tuck your vest in. Preferably into your pants…

These are just two of many fascinating things I’ve learned from TM Lewin this morning. Another is that if I had to buy a wedding suit I wouldn’t have the foggiest where to start. I didn’t even know for sure what ‘made-to-measure’ and ‘bespoke’ really meant. So while I don’t often feature this kind of visual blog post, today is a worth exception. Buying a bespoke suit? You’ll need 2 months, at least 2 fittings, and an idea of the style you’re looking for…

How to buy your groom’s suit

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With thanks to TM Lewin for sharing this guide with The English Wedding Blog today. Buy suits, shirts and accessories online at www.tmlewin.co.uk

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I fell in love with Danielle and Phung’s Notley Abbey wedding as soon as I saw the images: their vibrant colours and beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony stole my heart. This was an international celebration with family travelling from all over the world. Danielle bought her stunning dress in New York, the table plan was a world map (it’s fab!) and there was a tea ceremony as well as the outdoor wedding and reception.

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I adore Notley Abbey for its grounds and grandeur: truly a favourite English wedding venue. Danielle told me, “The setting was amazing, but the small touches such as the flowers, family pictures, and wooden signs added our personal touch.”

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Images are by lovely Sally and Don of Reid Photography, based in Milton Keynes. Do find out more about them:

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Watch out for the cutest little bridesmaids and enjoy the fabulous florals in this enchanting summer wedding. The bride and groom are – it goes without saying – totally gorgeous – and I know you’re going to love today’s wedding on the blog.
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Anna and Kevin’s wedding is classic and timeless, with beautiful images and a focus on friends and family which is wonderfully touching. They married at The Maynard in the Peak District, a gorgeous privately owned boutique hotel near Bakewell and Buxton.

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Images are by Yorkshire wedding photographer Mark Tierney, of Tierney Photography. Mark says, “It was an elegant and memorable wedding, which included some touching and thoughtful details – as well as a truly delicious cake!

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Check out more weddings by Tierney Photography and get in touch at:

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But for now let’s go back to today’s beautiful bride and gorgeous groom with their classic English wedding at The Maynard. This is fabulous. Enjoy!
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Our wedding story: Anna and Kevin

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.tierneyphotography.co.uk

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

Extremely pleased. Some of our guests commented that they didn’t even know Mark was there. He is highly recommended.

Wedding venue:

The Maynard, Grindleford, Derbyshire