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On behalf of TDR Bridal, Birmingham

There’s nothing like that feeling, on your wedding day, of wearing your once-in-a-lifetime dress and saying ‘I do’ before all of your family and friends. It’s the most incredible, dream come true kind of sensation – absolute bliss and joy and love. That’s why your wedding dress won’t be “just a dress”. It’ll be so very much more.

A wedding dress represents everything about your wedding. Look at your dress on its hanger when it’s in your home, days before your wedding and you’ll see more than just a beautiful gown. You’ll feel that shiver of excitement, anticipation and even a little overwhelm as you picture the wedding day to come. You’ll look at your wedding dress and see the love in your groom or bride’s face as you walk towards them to say your vows. That dress is about the two of you. It’s about your day and it carries all of the joy in every tiny detail.

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This gloriously dramatic wedding style inspiration was submitted by our friend and #englishweddingmember Ayshea Goldberg Photography. I love the moody stationery, the glimpses of gold amongst navy and the deliciously dreamy cake colours. The interiors of Glemham Hall are timeless and traditional, brought to life with opulent florals and daring styling touches. The images are stunning – I will leave Ayshea to tell you more.

With love,

 

Midnight - dark blue and bold decadence from Glemham Hall, image credit Ayshea Goldberg Photography (18)

The vision was from Donna, one half of the team at Glemham Hall. She wanted a theme of midnight – dark blue and bold decadence, with a little bit of dark whimsy. The venue is known for its beautiful gardens, so we wanted to showcase how to style the inside for beautiful and dramatic portraits and photo settings. The hall interior is very richly decorated but often overlooked – especially in glorious weather when guests tend to go outside – so by using the rooms and interior spaces we were able to really show how this venue can be used to inspire couples looking for an elegant theme, as well as the versatlity it offers for winter weddings too. The hall has an iconic staircase and is definitely a centrepiece for portraits, so the florist wanted to create a dark fairytale effect with woodland branches, dark roses and lots of candlelight. The dress boutique matched the mood board with some elegant dresses in a variety of styles and fabrics that all suited the theme. The hair stylist and makeup artist also got to be more creative with their looks and show that bold eyes and shaved hairstyles can be a beautiful option for bridal looks.

warm, winter wedding styling with heirloom touches on the English Wedding Blog - image by Katie Rogers Photography (6)
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Happy weekend, lovelies! There’s a definite chill in the air this morning, so I’m feeling the need to snuggle up with my guy, in all our cosiest blankets and throws, supping hot chocolate and – is it too early?! – in front of our new fireplace. The plan for the day is most definitely comfort food and staying toasty!

It feels like the perfect opportunity to share some winter wedding ideas with you. Lovely Katie Rogers Photography sent me this shoot full of luscious velvets and Wild Rubus‘s deliciously textured winter florals. The theme for the day was a rich, velvet palette with a hint of metallic, which works beautifully. The dresses by Wendy Makin and Cymbeline are just divine; and I especially adore the velvety vows books by Elmo Paper Stories.

warm, winter wedding styling with heirloom touches on the English Wedding Blog - image by Katie Rogers Photography (12)

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I hope you enjoy these images – do stay toasty on this blustery day, and we’ll be back tomorrow with a really special wedding I know you’re going to love too!

warm, winter wedding styling with heirloom touches on the English Wedding Blog - image by Katie Rogers Photography (1)

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This week on the English Wedding Blog is unashamedly floral. It’s spring – what can I say?! Time to start thinking about summer wedding flowers… and oh, do I have something wonderful for you today! Girls – don’t limit flowers to your – well, to your flowers. Splash them on your dress, on your girls’ dresses, on your stationery… because flowers are going to be the biggest thing in weddings this year!

Spring wedding ideas shoot Jenni Hughes make up and Ed Godden Photography (8)

Lovely Nottingham make up artist Jenni Hughes got in touch with me to show me this super romantic floral styled shoot, full of ideas for spring brides. It’s bursting with the prettiest flowers and will steal your heart if pink is your ‘thing’!
Spring wedding ideas shoot Jenni Hughes make up and Ed Godden Photography (12)

Jenni says, “I was inspired to put together a pretty and romantic shoot filled with pink florals featuring a delicate and romantic yet wearable makeup look.