DIY vintage wedding in Huddersfield 2018, with Stevie Jay Photography (10)
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Becky and Dan’s vintage DIY wedding is perfect, gloriously happy and colourful, and just seems so full of character and fun! Becky describes their day as “Completely DIY and disorganised! Perfect for us!” – and I love it. They tied the knot in church, then had afternoon tea in the scout hut next door and their evening reception was on the local bowling green! The gorgeous pics by Yorkshire wedding photographer Stevie Jay capture the spirit of their day brilliantly – what a fabulous, eclectic and fun couple! Congrats guys, you ROCK!

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Wedding photographer’s website:

Stevie Jay Photography – www.steviejayphotography.co.uk

Stevie was recommended by a friend who is a professional photographer.

Stevie was amazing, we said it was like having a friend there from wedding prep to the evening do. The photos were incredible. I’m not the most confident with photos and I was anxious about seeing them but she captured our emotions perfectly.

The first time we saw our wedding photos we were sat on the sofa together with a bottle of bubbly and I cried!

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Happy Wednesday everyone! Today I have a properly, charmingly, adorably English wedding to share with you all! Tracey and Garry’s afternoon tea wedding caught my eye for their fabulous portraits, the bouquet, the vintage camper and how gorgeous they both look. I always say a great clue to how well a wedding will fit the blog is what the groom is wearing… and I love Garry’s smart but relaxed look. Tracey, of course, looks absolutely stunning. 

Pretty village hall afternoon tea party wedding blog, with images by Just Hitched Photography (2)

We wanted a wedding that was personal to us and exactly how we wanted it so we saved so much money by doing everything ourselves instead of paying someone else to do it for us. We shopped around for all of the decorations for the hall, bought all of the crockery by scouring boot sales, charity shops and ebay, bought items from B&M which we then personalised, bought fresh flowers from a local market seller which a friend kindly turned into the church and table displays.

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A village hall can knock thousands off your wedding budget, and still look as amazing as can be. It just needs a little more love and attention, and Kayleigh and John knew exactly how to make their village hall wedding venue look perfect on the big day.

A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (22)

Paper decorations, willow trees and a gorgeous handwritten table plan make the reception extra special. The flowers are fabulous and creative, and our bride and groom are just gorgeous! Kayleigh is stunning and John her perfect partner.

A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (7)

Huge thanks to Heni Fourie Photography for sharing his images with us today. Do check out Heni’s website and social media if you’re looking for a wedding photographer in or near Buckinghamshire:

www.henifouriephotography.co.uk

facebook – https://www.facebook.com/HeniFouriePhotography
google+ https://plus.google.com/101972264263927369590/about
twitter – @henifourie

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This is a beautiful wedding to inspire any bride and groom on a budget, considering a village hall wedding. I hope you love it.
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A beautiful village hall wedding at Tring village hall, Buckinghamshire with Heni Fourie Photography (54)

Our wedding story: John + Kayleigh

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://henifouriephotography.co.uk

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Happy New Year everyone! I hope you’ve had an amazing holiday and enjoyed the 100 real weddings I featured on the blog over Christmas. Time now for the first real wedding of 2015… and it’s just gorgeous. I love the little details today’s bride and groom created for their day – their attention to detail is wonderful; there is plenty here to inspire your own big day and I know you’ll love it!

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Siobhan is beautiful, wearing a lace dress with a delicate belt. Her accessories are fabulous – and I adore her bouquet, by Leonora Rose. The styling of the day is a highlight though – with friends and family all pitching in to help with stationery design, decorating, table arrangements and the seating plan there’s so much to see!

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Huge thanks to lovely Mark Dolby for sharing his images of the day with us today. Please check him out if you’re looking for a photographer – he’s based in Leeds.

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I adored Holly and Paul from the moment I first saw their wedding pictures on Tracy Morter‘s photography blog. They’re a creative couple who planned a gorgeous wedding with a focus on family and friends. Holly’s wedding report is amazing: this lady is as wonderfully practical as she is enthusiastic and creative – it’s an unmissable read for ideas and wedding tips. Thank you beautiful Holly, you rock!

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The images, by wonderful wedding photographer Tracy Morter, are fabulous. Tracy’s photography always inspires me: she captures emotion, laughter and smiles as beautifully as she does the finer details of every wedding day. Do visit her website to find out more:

www.tracymorter.com
www.facebook.com/TracyMorterPhotography

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There is so much to see, I don’t know where to begin to introduce this gorgeous wedding: Holly’s beautiful flower crown, her natural hair and make up style, the lovely dress bought in New York… and then Paul’s fantastic blue suit, the incredibly decorative venue… or the laughter and smiles from the beginning of the day through to the last dance…

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One of my top money saving tips is always to consider a village hall for your wedding reception venue. They’re so much cheaper than hiring a stately home and are very often a blank canvas – perfect for crafty couples to transform into their dream wedding venues. Sarah and Peter successfully transformed East Dean village hall into a gorgeous backdrop for their wedding reception.

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With huge thanks to wedding photographer Alison Gaudion, and congratulations and big hugs to the gorgeous bride and groom. Thank you so much for sharing your wedding story with us all today! Everyone – enjoy! Claire xxx
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A beautiful village hall wedding in West Sussex – Sarah and Peter

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Wedding venue:

Ceremony at Petersfield registry office, followed by the reception at East Dean village hall

Wedding photographer:

Alison Gaudion

Your wedding style and theme:

Vintage/Traditional English

How long did you spend planning your wedding?

9 months

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Today is for any English Wedding Blog readers who haven’t considered an ordinary village hall as a reception venue. I love the idea of a wedding celebration somewhere like this – yes, it takes hours of work. But Gemma and John’s wedding will show you the transformation is more than possible…

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Gemma and John were married earlier this year in Kent. They had a church ceremony and with the help of Gemma’s mum, transformed a village hall into a fairytale wedding venue for a princess bride!

Think pink pom-poms, fairy lights, handmade table decorations, wishing trees… it’s gorgeous. No apologies for this fabulously pink, beautiful dream of an English Wedding. The photography is by lovely James Heffernan at funkypixel; the wedding report is by the beautiful bride Gemma.

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Gemma and John’s English wedding in Kent

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The bride and groom: Gemma and John Meades

Who proposed, and how? John proposed on a family holiday in Menorca 2011, on stage in front of a room full of people! He got down on one knee and pulled out a beautiful ring and of course I said yes!

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Did you see Louisa and Dan’s wedding day on the blog yesterday? I held back all the pics of their reception venue because they’d done such an amazing job decorating – nay transforming – a village hall into a beautiful, blue wedding reception room.

I’ve been playing with the gorgeous pics though, and I think you’ll love the inspiration board I made from Neil Redfern’s wedding photography. I’ve also added a gallery for you to see the pictures larger at the end too.

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Blue wedding inspiration board with photos by Neil Redfern

I can’t get over what a brilliant job Louisa did with decorating the village hall for her wedding reception. Friends and family were a great help – Louisa said, “I had a team of wonderful friends and family who helped me put up decorations bought from eBay, including organza lengths of material, chinese style different coloured paper lanterns and metres of bunting made by my mother in law and bridesmaid!”