Beautiful Essex wedding by photographer Craig Williams on the English Wedding Blog (26)
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With only a few hours until Santa comes, I hope you’re kicking back with Christmas TV and a mince pie… and I’d like to say a special hello if you’re not engaged yet… but hoping Santa will bring a very small box with something sparkly and ring-shaped inside!!! Come on in, indulge yourself with me and enjoy some of 2018’s very best English Weddings. So far we’ve seen James & Keye’s festival wedding and Tig & Piers’ glamorous celebration. Today it’s the turn of beautiful Daisy & Will. Theirs was a relaxed family celebration at The Copse, styled by our lovely friend Jenna Hewitt and captured by Craig Williams.

Alternative, eclectic, beautifully relaxed wedding by Inbetween Days Photography (27)
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The wedding speech is a big honour and a big part of wedding tradition but it can also be something peppered with fear and confusion (who should speak, how long for, in what order and when?).  There’s no shying away from the fact that a good speech is a highlight of the wedding meal, it can bring tears (of the happy and sentimentally variety) and fill the room with belly laughs of fun.  But… done badly the speech can be remembered for all the wrong reasons.  I don’t know about you but I certainly have ‘that’ speech memory that makes me feel slightly uneasy.

Beautiful Essex wedding by photographer Craig Williams on the English Wedding Blog (26)
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This will brighten up your Wednesday – I promise! I’m totally in love with today’s wedding from The Copse, and Daisy and Will are just gorgeous – in fact everything about their wedding is just perfect from Daisy’s dress (wow!!) to the florals and greenery. Images are by English Wedding Directory member and super talented Essex wedding photographer Craig Williams – whose website and instagram are both wonderfully addictive!

Beautiful Essex wedding by photographer Craig Williams on the English Wedding Blog (25)

Contemporary English wedding with a Kula Tsurdiu bride, images by Martin Makowski Photography on the English Wedding Blog (9)
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I think there are two sides to putting together any amazing wedding: the look and design on one hand and then the planning and ‘making it happen’ on the other. In my book, both are super important. Today, I’m focusing on the planning side of pulling together an unforgettable wedding celebration – the importance of the timings and how on earth it’s all going to flow. Have you ever been to a party billed as “the best event ever” only to feel slightly underwhelmed? Not by the lack of design or “pretty” WOW-factor but by the fact that you weren’t fed in time and/or enough, or it took ages to get a drink? It’s these details that can really dampen an atmosphere. Planning out your wedding day, what will happen and when deserves attention.

Greenery and gorgeous urban chic styling at Manchester Victoria Warehouse with Kate McCarthy Photography (11)
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It’s December, time for festive cheer! So, it probably feels a little strange that today I’m bringing you a piece titled ‘wedding day regrets’ but bear with me, I promise it will be worth it!

Nothing saddens me more than listening to the words “if I could do it all again I wish I would have…” and, if you are a 2018 bride to be heading into the year of your wedding, you have the wonderful luxury of time and the fabulous opportunity that comes with it to avoid those wedding day regrets I hear about too often.