An Elegant Pendley Manor Wedding with Garden Flowers

This elegant Pendley Manor wedding has a whole lot of pretty and some of the most beautiful garden wedding flower inspiration. Nikki and Tony’s wedding is full of pretty styling details and flowers, from the fabulous church entrance floral arrangements to the table designs and, of course, Nikki and her bridesmaids’ gorgeous bouquets. Everything about the styling details echo the beauty of the stunning wedding venue.

Another showstopping feature of this wedding is wedding cake – wow! This five tier masterpiece in soft pink and white has such splendid detailing, including ruffled icing and lace-effect icing – it’s gorgeous!

These amazing pictures by Joss Denham Photography captured the elegance of this wedding perfectly…

Elegant wedding tables with garden flowers at Pendley Manor

An Instant Connection

“I volunteer for the GMB Trade Union and was due to attend my first ever Congress. To prepare delegates the GMB run a training course to understand the process and, in particular, prepare you for public speaking. I attended the course held in London and Tony was one of the Trainers, and we then met again a few weeks later at the GMB Congress held in Dublin. Tony gave me encouragement, support and the confidence to deliver a ‘last minute’ speech to 1,000 people.

“Tony and I had an instant connection when we met; it honestly was ‘love at first sight’, something that, previous to meeting, neither of us believed in. How wrong we were. We now understand what people mean when they reply to the question ‘how do you know you’re in love?’, ‘You just know!'”

Pendley Manor wedding venue

Personalised bridesmaid dressing gowns

Blue/grey bridesmaid dresses

Wedding dress hanging in window

Strappy Dune bridal sandals

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A Fun Barton Hall Wedding with Modern Twists

These pictures make me smile! Holly and Ged had such a fun Barton Hall wedding and I am so happy to share their wedding story and pictures with you.

The couple wanted to create a relaxed and fun atmosphere for a wedding day people would remember. I’m talking an incredible fringe layered wedding dress by Charlie Brear (perfect for dancing the night away), gorgeous summer florals in pretty shades of blue and mauve, colourful confetti, music album themed seating plan and table numbers, delicious naked chocolate wedding cake and giant balloons… this wedding is awesome!

Enjoy these amazing pictures by Jordanna Marston of Holly and Ged’s fun Barton Hall wedding with modern twists…

 

Bridal party dancing with arms linked at Barton Hall

Very Sweet

“Some uni friends and I used to used to prank call Ged and he’d always play along. He made me laugh. My friends went back to Manchester for his 21st birthday party and I invited myself along. I thought he wasn’t interested because he didn’t even look at me, but he was just playing hard to get.

“Considering I found the box the night before Ged proposed I was pretty surprised. He span me a yarn about him looking after it for his sister’s boyfriend and I believed him. Ged has a very distinctive nervous cough and I didn’t hear it once on the day he proposed. He got down on one knee in a little rowing boat on a lake in Rome; it was very sweet.”

Bride having hair done before wedding

Bridesmaid holding up wedding dress

Bridesmaids getting ready

Flower girl holding lavender

Bride sitting on window ledge at Barton Hall

Bride holding wedding bouquet with foxgloves

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A Relaxed, Colourful Wedding in the College Valley

Is this the year you say ‘I do’? As we start this new year I’m sure your wedding planning is now in full swing, and today I have a wonderfully relaxed, colourful wedding to help get your wedding inspiration off to a great start.

Deirdre and Eoghan married at Cuddystone Hall in the heart of the College Valley, a remote, tranquil spot perfect for their ‘Quigleyfest’ wedding. A festival style wedding reception party followed the couple’s ceremony in the romantic setting amongst the rolling hills of the valley.

Bride and groom standing on road in the College Valley

If you are looking for ways to incorporate a festival theme into your wedding then you will love Deirdre and Eoghan’s wedding style. Their styling elements included DIY pallet signs, a VW Camper Van (what festival would be complete without a camper van?), horse box bar, colourful paper lanterns that adorned the ceiling of the reception marquee and an abundance of fabulous florals.

The flowers really bring this wedding to life, from the bright showy sunflowers on the tables to the multicoloured roses on the cheese stack wedding cake. The bridal flowers, in lighter more subtle shades of dusty pink and mauve with green foliage, look so pretty against the bride’s white dress and the pink bridesmaid dresses. Deirdre chose a floral hoop instead of a traditional bridal bouquet, which together with her really cool red edged open toe shoes creates a relaxed bridal style.

With such colourful styling and stunning scenery, I hope you enjoy looking through these wonderful wedding pictures by Erika Tanith Photography…

Beautiful and So Romantic

“Eoghan and I became friends when we were teenagers and started dating when we were about 16.

“We were on holiday with a few friends in Thailand when Eoghan proposed, learning to scuba dive on the beautiful island of Koh Phi Phi. Eoghan said he wanted to go for a walk along a quiet part of the beach so he could take some photos. I was a bit confused as this was a weird thing for us to do and I couldn’t understand why no one else would come along.

“We took the walk along the moonlight beach, stopped to take a few photos and then I turned around and he was down on one knee. I was totally not expecting it! It was beautiful and so romantic, and I could believe he thought it up!”

College Valley, Northumberland

Bridal shoes in floral hoops

Red edged bridal shoes

Floral bridal hair combs

Bridesmaid having make-up done

Floral hair comb in hair

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Rustic long long wedding table with colourful flowers

2018 Round-Up – Real Weddings and Shoots

I hope you’ve all had a magical Christmas, and congratulations if you have just got engaged. 2018 has been an amazing year in the world of weddings, especially as we had two beautiful Royal weddings this year. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in May and Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding in October provided so much inspiration.

The Wedding Community has featured so many incredible real weddings and styled shoots this year to give you ideas for your own wedding, and here are some of our most loved features of 2018…

A Rainbow Geek Chic Wedding in Cambridge

Bride and groom kissing in VW Beetle in Cambridge city centre

What does the wedding of self-confessed ‘nerds’ look like? Well honestly, pretty darn awesome! This rainbow geek chic wedding in Cambridge really is very cool.

Photography: Lina and Tom

Fine Art Floral Wedding Inspiration with Mauve and Blush Tones

Bride holding large bouquet with mauve and blush flowers and foliage

The gentle colour palette of soft mauve and blush tones creates an oh-so elegant feel to this wedding styling concept. There are plenty of chic details that build up a portrait of the day, and these styling ideas are easy to recreate for your own wedding day.

Photography: D’Arcy Benincosa Photography

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A Copper Themed Wedding at Coworth Park

Cindy and Thomas’ beautiful copper themed wedding took place at the stunning Coworth Park in Ascot. I’m sure many brides-to-be dream of a wedding venue with beautiful gardens, and Cindy and Thomas made the most of the fabulous grounds with an intimate outdoor ceremony.

As you’ll know, copper is a big wedding trend. The copper styling Cindy and Thomas created works so well with the backdrop of the venue.

They used cute copper wire letters of their initials and copper painted picture frames to style their guest book table. Their wedding cake included a copper tier, they placed a copper favour box on every other ceremony chair, and their place names were a gorgeous copper bar tied delicately to the menu card. Everything was copper… who knew you can get photo booth props in copper too? Even the inside of Cindy’s gorgeous Ted Baker wedding shoes were copper – I have serious shoe envy!

Table with baskets of wedding flowers and copper wire letters

Cindy and Thomas really thought about their styling details and made sure that every little detail was just so. I hope you enjoy this magnificent wedding, captured by Masha Unwerth, and get loads of inspiration for styling your own copper themed wedding.

Two Weddings

“Thomas and I met 10 years ago when we were both working in the same hotel. I had just started and he was very persistent in getting me to go out for a date with him… I finally agreed and we have been together ever since!

“Thomas is French so we ended up having two weddings, not even a week apart. Our immediate French family travelled to the UK on the Monday for our wedding at Coworth, and then we travelled to France with my family to do it all over again on the Saturday with the rest of our French family and friends.”

Coworth park

Coworth Park garden

Copper themed wedding stationery

Children's wedding activity book

Wedding dress hanging from tree at Coworth Park

Ted Baker wedding shoes with copper insole

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