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Hello there beautiful! I hope you’re having a wonderful week. I’d like to make it just that little bit more lovely by offering you an exclusive saving on my next modern calligraphy workshop, which will be happening in Manchester on Saturday the 26th of May.

learn calligraphy 2018 uk classes at Manchester Craft and Design Centre. Photo credit Teresa Furey (2)

If you’re going to make your own invitations, place cards and table stationery for your wedding, attending a calligraphy workshop will be a massive help to you. You’ll learn how to make beautiful letter shapes, which will add so much personality to your wedding stationery. I’ve taught plenty of brides-to-be along with their mums, best friends and sisters… and the classes are a lovely way to spend a little relaxing time together too!

Workshops are usually £65 per person – this includes your own personalised calligraphy starter kit with pen & nib, ink and alphabet samplers.

Exclusively to English Wedding Blog readers, we’re offering a discount of £10 per person when you book 2 places together. 

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The English garden wedding theme is one – quite possibly the only one – which will always be on trend. We love the romance of our home-grown flowers, the greenery and scents of hazy summer days – and it’s a style which conjures up memories from childhood, days in the countryside and magical holidays close to home.

Greenery and statement blooms for an English garden wedding photographed by Bowtie and Belle (23)

Greenery is a huge thing for 2017 – and we love it to bits. This shoot is full of gorgeous foliage and fabulous styling with softer accent colours and statement blooms. Stylist Lauradana from Wedding Creations combines those gorgeous greens with white and soft pinks to create a feminine wedding style I know you’ll love.

Greenery and statement blooms for an English garden wedding photographed by Bowtie and Belle (7)

The overall look is perfect for 2017: the loveliest of fine art photography and delicate styling with a timeless English garden appeal. Do take a moment to discover more from the wonderfully talented Bowtie & Belle Photography:

http://bowtieandbellephotography.co.uk
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Greenery and statement blooms for an English garden wedding photographed by Bowtie and Belle (26)
Greenery and statement blooms for an English garden wedding photographed by Bowtie and Belle (25)

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Today’s real wedding is divine: a sophisticated celebration with such amazing attention to detail and almost too pretty for words. Doug and Kath were married in May, at Herefordshire venue How Caple Court. Their theme was vintage lace: the colours were soft and delicate lavenders – “dried lavender was scattered over the church porch floor, which when guests walked over, emitted a wonderful fragrance”.

English wedding blog How Caple Court Gemma Williams Photography (14)

Kath told me, “I say to all my friends and family that the photographer is the most important thing to splurge on. It’s the only thing you can look at after the day, and will be proof of all the memories.  We are so glad we invested in Gemma.”

Image credits – the fabulous West Midlands wedding photographer Gemma Williams

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English wedding blog How Caple Court Gemma Williams Photography (24)
There is so much to share with you, I barely know where to start. Grab a cuppa and settle down to absorb all the pretty in today’s real wedding – and then read Kath’s fabulous advice at the end of the feature. This is an amazing wedding whose story begins the day before, setting up the venue with family and friends… and ends with sewing up an enthusiastic dancing rugby player’s trousers at 3am in the pub afterwards – it’s brilliant!

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There’s always a little nervous excitement when I receive a submission from the lovely Rob & Sarah Gillespie Photography. I know their images are outstanding, I know there’ll be an incredible selection to choose from, and I know I’ll want to show you every. single. one.

Real wedding from Delbury Hall in Shropshire with Rob and Sarah Gillespie Photographers (22)

Contact and bookings: Rob & Sarah Gillespie Photography

robandsarahgillespie.co.uk
www.facebook.com/robandsarahgillespie
english-wedding.com/tag/rob-and-sarah-gillespie

So I’ve struggled (happily!) to whittle today’s real wedding down from eighty photos to just sixty (still a lot!) and I’m beaming because I know you’ll love these so very much. Beautiful bride Sarah did: “I had the most incredible memories from my wedding day… what astounded me, when I saw my wedding photos for the first time, was how those memories had been so powerfully and perfectly brought to life. Those intimate, exclusive moments had been captured for us to share with whoever we wanted, it was a truly remarkable experience seeing them, leaving me in tears, for all the right reasons.

Real wedding from Delbury Hall in Shropshire with Rob and Sarah Gillespie Photographers (48)