a relaxed English garden party in Yorkshire with dogs and bunting | uk wedding blog

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Morning!!! Another week, and another host of beautiful weddings. I would love to say that it is feeling like Spring in Yorkshire, but with snow forecast and the extra tog still on the bed, I am thinking it is a long way off yet.

I had no idea which image to choose as the main one, that is always a sign of a good wedding I think. So I opted for the one with the pretty shoes and tiles. Not the dogs or bunting, thought I would save that for you. I love love love that the invites were based on The Jolly Postman. The venue, a new one to me (though fun fact, I used to live in Northallerton) also incredible AND the food, oh the foooood.

Photography by SDS Photography

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Guest list etiquette & how we handled it! | uk wedding blog

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Good evening everyone and happy Spring! It’s finally feeling like we might have turned a corner! Today is our 6 month count down until the wedding. Eeeeeeeek! It’s all starting to feel very real now! We have had quite a lazy weekend, and today we had some family over for a roast lunch which inevitably lead to us talking about the wedding. Which in turn lead me to write this post… How to please everyone!

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introducing wedding photographer Alexandra Sara | uk wedding blog

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Morning! And I hope you are having a very merry Sunday. I would like to introduce new sponsor, wedding photographer Alexandra Sara. I feel like we need to book a trip to Venice as soon as possible. Make sure you have a look through her portfolio, all contact info is at the end of the post. Have a lovely Sunday, and we will be back together tomorrow for some gorgeous weddings.  Continue reading

Correct and conceal… Properly.

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How is it Friday already…?! The good news is we’re etching closer and closer to Spring which means we’re closer to Summer, my absolute favourite season. Winter gives me the serious blues, and thanks to my Dad I’m a bonafide sun addict, I’m at my happiest in 30′ heat with the sun on my face. With that in mind, it’s been so dreary of late that this post is the cover up the ‘circles and other rubbish’ one.  You may have noticed, I don’t write the shortest posts in the world. When Phoebe and I first discussed my being part of the ever growing So You’re Getting Married team, we shared the enthusiasm of my writing in depth, realistic beauty articles for those of you to repeat at home. For shorter and mostly visual tips, you can see them on my Instagram, if you’re after a visual detailed novel, you’ve come to the right place.

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Thirty under Thirty #28 | uk wedding blog

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Afternoon all! Here is your weekly dose of thirty pretty (and often not practical) things for under £30. Yes this weeks has a boules and a croquet set because I want warm weather…and a lawn (buy them up now, perfect for summer weddings!!). I also sadly must address some mindless comments I saw on twitter last week regarding this feature. Continue reading

a vintage english country garden party in Surrey| uk wedding blog

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Good Morning! And what makes this day even better is that it is my birthday!! I am sure you will have seen a few instagram snaps and tweets by now as I am milking it for all it’s worth this year.

Today’s wedding is just so so pretty, aside from the obvious; gorgeous bride, pretty flowers, handsome groom, happy day…let’s just take a moment to admire how beautiful Hattie’s parents garden is!! And, some mother-of-the-bride dress appreciation is needed too. I hope you enjoy, I am off to eat cake and be merry.

Photography by Alexander Leaman

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Finding the venue… | uk wedding blog

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Picking a venue for our wedding was always going to be tricky. Wayne is originally from Plymouth, I am from Darlington but we now live together in Leeds.So we have friends and family in all corners of the country. Continue reading

SYGM Loves: Britten Weddings | uk wedding blog

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Afternoon! A little bit of pretty for your hair this afternoon you lucky things. You have probably come across Britten Weddings before, if not, we have a little Q&A with Sarah Jane, the founder. Sarah Jane designs every Britten piece. They are available only directly online and in Britten’s own boutique. Avoiding the unnecessary costs involved in traditional retail allows Britten to use English craftsmanship, the highest quality materials, specially commissioned packaging, offer deliver to your door for free and treat every bride like their only bride. Continue reading

Engagement Shoot Make Up. Where to start | UK Wedding Blog

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Lots of people ask me about engagement shoot make up. What it should be like, what they should do. How over the top it should be, or whether they should bother at all. In my humble opinion, Engagement shoot make up should be you but polished. Lipstick that is expertly applied, with a brush and liner, eye shadows that are blended to perfection and you should always road test shades and products you want to wear on your wedding day, if you are doing your make up yourself, just incase you hate them/ they’re a bit pants.

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thirty under thirty #27 | uk wedding blog

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I don’t know if you have noticed, but I sure have, I don’t really do colour. Do you think you’re either a colour person or not? I don’t feel like my house/life lacks colour but I do always seem to veer towards the same muted palette. Favourite things this week; the dog bow tie, that Nars palette (omg gorgeous), the octopus cushion, the bangles with the tassel, and the fake plant from Cox & Cox. Sophie, if you are reading this, I think I have already killed the orchid you gifted us… Continue reading