Kelly and Phil’s springtime wedding has some of the loveliest touches I’ve seen – it’s a beautiful day with fabulous colours, and I know you’ll love it. Kelly and Phil chose a rustic, woodland style for their day.

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The ceremony and reception were held at Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire, and in the wedding report at the end of today’s feature Kelly and Phil have shared links to some fabulous local suppliers.

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Kelly looks absolutely amazing in her Ronald Joyce wedding gown, and I adore her bridal look – there’s an image towards the end of the feature with the newlyweds sat on a wall in the venue’s grounds where you can see the full length of the dress, and it’s so incredibly beautiful…

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Images are by the wonderful Rob and Sarah Gillespie – do check out more of their work via their website and on the English Wedding Blog:


The jury is out as to whether today’s wedding is more of an “Ewok party” or a “secret wedding in the woods” – and our beautiful bride and gorgeous groom can’t decide! What’s for sure is that this is one of the best weddings I’ve seen – and it really fits both descriptions beautifully. Weddings should be a magical adventure in every way, and Louise and Toby made theirs so much more than that – it’s just brilliant!

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Their wedding photographer is the very lovely Clare West, a documentary photographer based in Reading. She comes very highly recommended by today’s star bride and groom, and I love that she captures the details of the day so beautifully. Louise told me, “Clare took time to capture a lot of the little details and delicate touches that we had spent so long working on.” For me that’s really important! Details and special touches are the frame around the essence of your wedding: just as you’d place a cherished photo in a special frame, if you wrap your wedding in prettiness then you want to have detail photographs in your album to recreate the atmosphere of your day around those magical moments, right?


Hello there everyone! I hope you’re well, and snuggly warm, and looking forward to your last day at work any minute now! As we all wind down for Christmas, I’ve been busier than ever finding some gorgeous wedding ideas for you, and today I’d like to share some gorgeous woodland wedding inspiration with you. Enjoy!
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Accessorise your loose, wavy bridal hair with this gorgeous Daisy and Burlap Hippie Tie Woodland Wedding Headband by BeSomethingNew on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BeSomethingNew


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Splash out on this incredible alternative guest book: Midsummer nights dream wedding Fairytale Forest Woodland Wedding guest book and storybook scrapbook album by LotusBluBookArt on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LotusBluBookArt


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Create fabulous signage with handmade and hand lettered wood: Woodland wedding inspiration via 100 Layer Cake from Heyday Events (http://www.heydayevents.co.uk/) & Natasha Hurley Photography (http://www.natashahurley.com/)

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Get a cute, chic woodland look for your wedding cake with this rustic woodland wedding cake topper by WhichGoose on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/whichgoose


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Your guests will be talking about this statement stand: Rustic Woodland Wedding Cake Stand by DaliasWoodland on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/DaliasWoodland


I’ve been waiting for so long to share this wedding inspiration blog with you! It’s rare that I get a sneak peek of what’s behind the scenes at a shoot myself… but this time I had insider info (which I’m about to share) on one of the most inspiring and creative projects you’ll see all year!

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Think Once Upon A Time, only better. Think of fairytales with real danger and drama – there’s no Disney princess here, but a stunning bride and a glamorous temptress. Think of your woodland wedding theme, a quintessentially English wedding day with china and delicate floral crowns and decor, exquisite stationery and dresses to die for.

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My huge thanks and hugs to the very wonderful Fiona Campbell Photography and Kat Forsyth Photography who worked together to create this shoot at Owlpen Manor wedding venue. Co-stars include Calligraphy for Weddings (me!), Mrs Terrence (vintage porcelain), Ivy Pip and Rose (flowers), Peggy Porschen (cake), and Wedding Floral Archway Hire. Dresses are from The State of Grace, Miss Bush Bridal Wear, and Faith Caton Barber. The shoot was styled by Lady Amy Wedding Design and make up is by Nina Singh.