“Nominate two people to leave your table and swap places with other banished guests.”

Um… so this isn’t your average wedding meal. Of all the wedding traditions I’ve heard, banishing guests from their comfortable seats isn’t familiar… but it’s really, really funny.

Likewise asking guests to rearrange themselves in alphabetical order – but silently.

Or nominating one person per table as the ‘queen’ of that table, and assigning relevant duties and crowns / tiaras for the rest of the evening.

It’s not often I stumble across something really special, new, unique and different for weddings. (I’ve been blogging here at English Wedding since 2009…) but this year, the couples we’ve featured on the blog have mentioned, enough times to make me sit up and take note, something absolutely brilliant.

I’ll just stop for a moment and say this isn’t a sponsored post. It’s simply something I’ve found and love so much I couldn’t resist sharing! (with a little help from a good friend).

The vibrant floral styling from Ross and Sarah’s Silchester Farm wedding grabbed our hearts last month and we were so excited to share some little extras with you. All of the gorgeous images are by Dorset and Hampshire wedding photographer Nathan at Libra Photographic.

With striking reds, gem colours and a sensory overload of blooming beauty, we fell hard for this gorgeous wedding look.

The colour palette works all year round; the flowers used for this Hampshire wedding are by Denham based florists and event stylists Ever After. Their talented florists used sweet peas, dahlias, aliums, tulips, roses, ranunculus, and peonies.

Breathtaking floral styling, vibrant gem colours and an art history theme – this is an unmissable wedding we’re THRILLED to be sharing with you! Stunning bride Sarah and handsome hubby Ross were married in Hampshire and chose lovely Nathan, Dorset wedding photographer at Libra Photographic, to capture their day. The review they give him is as unmissable as the photos we’re about to share! If you could fall in love and marry an actual wedding, this would be The One for us!!!

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As we come to the end of the year, we have some of our most beautiful weddings to share with you. I’ve been excited to publish Chris and Sarah’s day – the romance and love are just amazing, and the images that capture their day are outstanding. This is a London wedding which will stick in my mind for a long time to come for so many reasons. I really do hope you love it too. Claire's signature

Chris and Sarah's London wedding with vibrant pink florals made by the bride. Photographer credit Damien Vickers Photography