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The Free-Spirit Festival Bride.

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This afternoon we’re gathering together our girls, grabbing our most floaty bohemian frocks and running off into the forest for fun and frivolity in a tent.

And on a giant mint-green double decker bus, obvs.

Don’t worry – there will be cake. Lots of cake. And gorgeous flowers spilling out of mismatched vases. You can even crimp your hair if you want…and I’m afraid smokey eyes, floral crowns and feathers in you hair are absolutely compulsory ;)

This shoot from Jasmine Orchard and Sarah London was all about creating a free spirited festival style set up and I think the ladies have got it completely bang on…it’ll definitely have you reminiscing over your favourite Summer memories!

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A Home Made Marvel.

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Well then, where to begin?

I admire any bride and groom that really put their heart and soul into sourcing unique decor pieces and styling up W-day exactly how they want. Emma and Ant had some simple yet super pretty ideas from huge sheets of draping lace to hanging lampshades over tables and a family made dessert table displayed on old wooden crates. Finding such treasures in charity shops and via ebay means a gorgeous mismatch of unique personalisation on a budget – genius.

The portraits of the couple are absolutely beautiful, blue skies and rolling hills making the perfect backdrop. I couldn’t choose which ones to feature so I basically just selected them all for your Tuesday pleasure.

Enjoy folks!

A rustic barn wedding at Townfield barn Derbyshire with a barn dance and a dessert table_0216

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An Elegant Country House Wedding In Somerset.

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Welcome to another week of gorgeous wedding inspiration – we hope you’re feeling suitably refreshed after the weekend! How glorious is this Indian summer we appear to be having?!

So we begin with a visit to my favourite place – the West Country. Jackie and Lee married at the truly elegant Brympton House in Somerset. Their colour scheme was duck egg blue – which ALWAYS looks so, so pretty, and they filled their venue with blooms and candles. The result is lovely and definitely enough when you’re surrounded by countryside and the decor of a stately home…

Just wait until you see the wood panelling, period furniture and spectacular fireplaces!

I love that Jackie describes the location of Brympton as serene, because that is exactly what comes across in the images from How Photograpy. And there’s nothing wrong with a bit of serenity on Monday morning!!

Elegant Wedding At Brympton House In Somerset With A Duck Egg Blue Colour Scheme With Bride In Gown From Prima Moda And Groom In Suit From Moss With Images From How Photography 1

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The Ultimate Bohemian Wedding Weekender.

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I’ve been looking forward to blogging Daisy and Jon’s wedding for a very long time…

When photographer Lucy Turnbull showed me the images from their Bristol ceremony – I just knew their three day wedding extravaganza would be seriously fun…it’s just exactly how I want my wedding to be – relaxed, full of fun and as looooong as possible!!

It began with Daisy and Jon looking fabulous for an intimate ceremony at the registry office in Bristol, followed by a boat trip and a delicious looking dinner at The Olive Shed.

The next day, family and friends gathered at Daisy’s Mum’s house for a huge party in a Yurt – filled with colourful fabrics, candle light and all sorts of wonderful decor. And for the Sunday – a hog roast and a football match were the order of the day.

I’m going to pass you over to Daisy, as she has written (by her own admission) a dissertation on her wedding…

So grab a cup of tea, settle down and enjoy the beautiful photography from Lucy and the infectiously fun words from Daisy.

Bohemian Weekend Long Wedding In Devon With Images By Lucy Turnbull 1

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Danielle & Scott: The Bridesmaids.

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Hello friends! So here we are, one month closer…time is flying and writing it all down here is not slowing it down in the slightest! Today I am beyond excited to talk to you about my lovely bridesmaids dresses, and my even lovelier bridesmaids.

Am I completely weird for finding the bridesmaid shopping experience fun?! Granted, we actually only visited one place, but still…IT WAS SO EASY (thank you, thank you, wonder pals!) Originally I had thought to have the girls in beautiful high street dresses, since I love a good Topshop or Zara purchase, but after ONE visit to twobirds (for inspiration!) that idea went right out the window…

I’ve no doubt that part of this is down to the fact that twobirds dresses are an absolute dream, and universally flattering – the girls looked like knockouts in their dresses (I think they might steal the show!) and it was just so much fun being shown how to tie them (there are so many options) by the lovely Gill at the showroom in Covent Garden.

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Kissing You.

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This morning’s wedding contains perhaps the largest wedding bouquet I have seen. Like EVER.

And it is blinking gorgeous to boot, much like bride Sam and her beautifully clad dusky blue maidens also clutching their own daisy bouquets.

David’s groomsmen don’t scrub up too badly either in their blue three-piece suits and beaming grins; I particularly love the fact that David has distinguished himself sartorially with a spotted tie. Oh I do love me a bit of polka dot action.

This dazzling pair also had an awesome wedding cake shaped like a tree trunk and emblazoned with their initials surrounded by a heart…just like proper old skool graffiti. Oh and there’s possibly the best group shot of all the men at the very end that I guarantee will make you want to recreate it for yourselves.

Take it away Sam.

A Rustic Wedding At Gaynes Park With A Jenny Packham 'Eden' Dress And Dusky Blue Bridesmaids Dresses With Foliage Bouquets By Philippa James Photography._0001

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Super French And Jazz At Chateau de Lisse.

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We do spoil you folks you know. Yep it’s true. Why this afternoon we have a beautiful wedding in a fairytale Chateau with the most gorgeous blooms and two hotties. What more could you want…?

Danielle and Frits indulged in an intimate wedding at the picturesque Chateau de Lisse filled to the brim with portraits in cornfields, pretty blooms, sugared almonds and bunting topped off with a healthy dollop of love and laughter.

It’s clear from looking at all the images that every single guest was thrilled to be there, from the more mature members of the wedding party dancing their hearts out on the lawn to the littlest child complete with dirty feet – now that’s when you know you’ve been to a good wedding.

And lastly Danielle’s bouquet is utterly dreamy. I’m off to pin it right away!

A French Destination Wedding At Chateau de Lisse With An All White Bouquet And The Primrose Dress by Louise Selby By The Lous Wedding Photography._0001

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May The Force Be With You.

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She is a graphic designer. He works for the BBC. They both love films… This is my kind of wedding.

Claire and Rich had a gobsmacking shindig, no lie. I’ve not been this excited about a Rock My Wedding feature for as long as I can remember. We have a Jenny Packham dress for you ladies and gents to swoon over and a venue film lovers will die for, The Little Theatre Cinema in Bath. And so how to begin this motion picture themed party? Why right at the very start of course… Let’s introduce this mornings real wedding with a look at how it all begin – A Save The Day inspired by a rather iconic Sci-fi flick and superb use of one of the best puns known to man…

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Go Your Own Way.

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That is exactly what Chess and John did in terms of creating their perfect wedding, no rules, no particular theme and a whole bunch of colour and love.

I don’t think I have ever seen so many cool hipster guests in one place, I want to steal everyone’s outfits for myself. As you would imagine, Chess looks beyond beautiful, her hair do is just lush! And John is perhaps one of the most dapper grooms we’ve ever featured. The hat, the buttonhole, the suit…..absolute perfection.

I really must mention the florals and decor, the bouquet is a blowsy rainbow of blooms and I love the inclusion of Farrow and Ball paint in a subtle nod to the colour scheme of the venue. The account is written by both the bride and groom so well worth a read.

This is going to be a pinterest pin-fest, I can feel it in my Blog Queen bones.

An alternative rock n roll wedding at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire with a bride in a Kula Tsurdiu gown and the most beautiful flowers by Honeysuckle and Castle_0205

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Let’s Stay Together.

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This morning’s wedding is like a breath of fresh air. Pretty pastels, a bright white airy venue, crisp apple green details, a gorgeous group of maids and one very beautiful Bride.

Emma was one very lucky Bride too – she got to wear two gowns. For the ceremony, she wore a demure lace Augusta Jones dress with sweet cap sleeves and a sweeping train.

Then for the evening, Emma switched to a sequinned Jenny Packham gown comfortable enough to dance the night away in.

And if you’ve never come across stunning venue Aynhoe Park before then you’re in for a treat. It’s definitely a wedding venue with a difference…a supremely elegant 17th Century Palladian house sitting in 250 acres of Capability Brown gardens and on the inside…well, I’m not sure you’ll find a unicorn, a floating giraffe and a polar in aviation goggles anywhere else!

Elegant Wedding At Aynhoe Park With A Pastel Colour Scheme And Bride In A Lace Cap Sleeved Augusta Jones Dress For The Ceremony And A Sequinned Jenny Packham Gown For The Reception And Bridesmaids In Pink Dresses From Ted Baker 1

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