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It’s been said that details at weddings aren’t that important. It’s a fair argument and one I understand: the focus of a wedding should be the marriage itself, and celebrating with friends and family. However…

Dorset wedding by Simon Biffen Photography

Polly and Andy’s gorgeous Dorset wedding by Simon Biffen Photography – click to see the real wedding

Relatively speaking, the little details shouldn’t really matter… the stationery, wedding signs, accessories, ushers’ colour-coordinated socks and cufflinks. Or should they?

Little things hold their own special memories

Wedding blogs and magazines have been criticised for focusing on the minutiae of wedding decor. Our “real weddings” share too many images of DIY details – or so some have said. I’m referring of course to the infamous ‘Dear Wedding Bloggers, You Suck‘ on Mountainside Bride blog.

But for some reason, a year later this letter is still making me think. Why should we dismiss the little details which have taken couples so long to create or source from creative wedding suppliers?

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Are you new to wedding blogs? Just exploring, seeing what they’re all about? Then this post is for you. It’s all too easy for me as a wedding blogger to forget that not everyone reads blogs. But I’d like to explain why they’re so easy to fall in love with and so irresistible to keep coming back to!

Lifeline Photography on English Wedding Blog

Click to see more from Amanda and Anton’s gorgeous Thrumpton Hall wedding – Photo credit Lifeline Photography

Wedding blogs in the UK are bigger than the wedding magazines. The top blogs easily dwarf the official circulation figures of Wedding Ideas print magazine, You & Your Wedding and the other glossies. We feature real weddings almost every day, with a focus on details, ideas and inspiration.

Wedding blogs are free to read – they’re like magazines with no cover price! Forget paying your £4.99 to see inside the bag… with a blog you just click and explore all the real weddings, inspiration shoots, advertisers and ideas for your big day. For free!

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I’d like to say a special hello to anyone who can see sunshine today! As I type it is cold and rainy here… I’m waiting for the crisp sunny autumn days to begin. Of course, it means I have plenty of time to blog, and to read my favourite wedding and photography blogs. These are my picks from the last week and a bit! Enjoy x

Source: greenweddingshoes.com via Claire on Pinterest

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Wow – I can’t quite believe it’s Friday already! And time to share some of the best wedding blogs of the week just gone. I’ve found you a destination wedding with bubbles, a glamorous Lancashire wedding blog, and a DIY wedding with a vintage flavour. There’s quirky Las Vegas stationery inspiration, alternative wedding dresses and a shock revelation about one of our favourite wedding readings… it’s an exciting week for wedding blogs!

Love Gets Sweeter Vicky Gareth wedding film Cheshire

The Look of Love… I found this gorgeous wedding film (and stills!) on Love Gets Sweeter

The best real wedding blogs…

  • Carol and Ross’s countryside wedding with pink lemonade and lace – and some details I’ll be using for inspiration for my wedding calligraphy stand in a couple of weeks!
  • Into the blue – a gorgeous destination wedding with fabulous accessories by Olivier Laudus on their latest wedding blog
  • An elegant, glamorous and very moving wedding at Lancashire’s Stanley House: just look at Joanne in her wedding dress… divine!
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Welcome to a bumper edition of what used to be ‘Wedding Planning or Work’. I’ve renamed my regular Friday afternoon feature to Best wedding blogs – or something that really does what it says on the tin. I’ll still be encouraging all of you lovely couples and wedding suppliers to spend the rest of the day soaking up wedding ideas from around the web though – and today I have a bit of a bumper selection for you!

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Emma and Andrew’s Welsh wedding blog by Oh So Perfect – Weddings and Events

Here it is – the best wedding blogs of recent weeks

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It struck me as I was writing a wedding blog post the other day that perhaps my tastes aren’t the same as the average bride and groom. Perhaps I’m a little bit too old… Maybe I should stop looking at wedding blogs and read about more real weddings. Because wedding experts, the wedding industry and it’s commentators are – well – getting on a bit.

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Photograph from Gemma and John’s brilliant pink village hall wedding by the lovely, lovely James Heffernan at funkypixel – click the image to read the feature

I’d guess the average age of the top ten UK wedding bloggers is at least 30. UK wedding magazine editors… I reckon a bit older. Wedding suppliers – a massive range, from early twenties through to retirement age in all fields. Which makes all of us wedding experts an old bunch!

Wedding experts are older than brides and grooms

The average age of UK brides and grooms? We marry at 30 these days, so at least the wedding bloggers (I’ll get my coat) are the right age… just about! (Unless you consider wedding planning will be done aged 28 & 29!)

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Happy Friday afternoon, everyone! It’s time once again to share the best of the week’s wedding blogs – from around the UK and a little way overseas. I’m quite proud of my selection this week – hope you love it!

Backyard wedding from Style Me Pretty wedding blog by Jessica Morrisy

Backyard wedding from Style Me Pretty wedding blog. Photo credit http://jessicamorrisy.com

Real wedding blogs and engagements

Danielle and Mark's Crockwell Farm wedding blog by Aaron Collett

Danielle and Mark’s Crockwell Farm wedding blog. Photo credit www.aaroncollettphotography.co.uk

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Whether you’ve had a glorious week full of sunshine and are itching to go out and play, or have spent the last few days at the drizzly Cumbrian seaside like me, I think it’s time to sit back and enjoy a bit of wedding goodness. Forget work – it’s time to catch up with the very best from wedding blogs over the last week-and-a-bit!

Stanway House Wedding by Martin Beddall

Stanway House Wedding by Martin Beddall, documentary wedding photographer www.mcbweddings.com

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Bittenham Springs wedding photography by Anneli Marinovich

Bittenham Springs wedding photography by Anneli Marinovich

  • A luxurious, elegant and graceful wedding from Mitton Hall, by one of the stars of the Love Bridal boutique launch this week, the lovely Adam of ARJ Photography.
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Snow White wedding inspiration via Calligraphy by Jennifer. Photo credit Corina Van Sluytman

Happy Friday afternoon, everyone! We had a little break from wedding planning or work last week (as my head is all over the place with my house move!) so I assume you worked through the afternoon without a break last week. Which means, I think, that your boss should let you have the rest of the afternoon off. I wouldn’t even bother checking… just drop your pen, and enjoy some of these gorgeous real weddings, and wedding blog posts from the last week or two!

A beautiful ranch wedding blog via Style Me Pretty

A beautiful ranch wedding blog via Style Me Pretty by Hazelnut Photography

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Hello there, dearest readers. Welcome to my personal hell… the question which has my mind spinning in circles all the time: as a UK wedding blog owner and wedding business owner (separately) I know the answer is Yes. Wedding blog advertising works.

Wedding photography by Rob and Sarah Gillespie

Photo credit: Rob and Sarah Gillespie. Click to see the full wedding feature

However…

Here it comes! Hot on the heels of that resounding ‘Yes’, comes the qualifier: sometimes. And if you get it right. And that’s infinitely harder to define and explain and share – much as I’d like to share the secrets of wedding blog advertising with suppliers on a daily basis, it simply ain’t that simple.

Wedding blog advertising works if you push it!

If you decide to advertise on a wedding blog, you can’t just send your ad and leave it at that. You have to make your blog advertising an active part of your wedding business promotion.

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real wedding blog by Hazelnut Photography on Style Me Pretty

real wedding blog by Hazelnut Photography on Style Me Pretty

Friday afternoon, and anyone who’s new to English Wedding Blog might wonder what this post is about. An introduction: on Fridays at 2pm we all take at least 10 minutes off whatever we’re doing, make sure our bosses can’t see the computer screens, and surf the interweb for weddingy things. Here are the loveliest wedding blog posts I’ve found online recently – all for you to enjoy.

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Texas backyard wedding blog by www.nathanrussellphoto.com

Texas backyard wedding blog by www.nathanrussellphoto.com

It’s a perfect day to have an afternoon off – if you’re not even at work today I salute you! Enjoy that sunshine if you can! I have a quick Wedding Planning or Work blog for you today, because while I’ve been moving house I haven’t had as much time as usual this week to peruse wedding blog land. These are selected highlights of my recent wedding blog adventures! Enjoy x

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