claire pettibone and a vintage caravan in the english countryside | uk wedding blog

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Good morning!! Did you watch Don’t Tell The Bride last night? It was brilliant in an awful car crash TV kind of way. It was Harry Potter themed which I thought couldn’t be made awful but you’ll see. Look out for Liam. And on to today! We have some gorgeous inspiration to feast our eyes on, styled by Aspire Photography Training and featuring Claire Pettibone, things are always going to be stunning right? Also the vintage caravan featured is none other than Matt Bowen‘s AKA our resident Groom Blogger!

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a beautiful wedding with winter mojitos and birdhouses | uk wedding blog


Morning! Did you have a good bank holiday? It was rather wet and grey up here, but we had an enjoyable time nonetheless. Did you see this wedding on the blog yesterday? I have kind of fallen in love with blue suits lately, and this handsome groom’s is no exception. And don’t worry, here is a recipe for winter mojitos.

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just four guests and a Jenny Packham gown for a Manchester wedding | uk wedding blog


Good morning and merry bank holiday Monday! Out of all the gorgeous images in this wedding (and there are A LOT) I am not sure why I chose the above one as the main picture  but I have. 10 SYGM points if you can name the JP gown from that though.

I don’t usually use the opening paragraph to write much as I like all the images and the couple to do the talking but I wanted to take a little bit of your time just to check in with you I guess. Continue reading

[ 23/8 The Weekend Edit ] | uk wedding blog


Morning! oh hellllsss yes to a bank holiday. What have you got planned? I think we are going to spend it quite traditionally; gardening, eating and DIYing. Have you watched Chef yet? Currently obsessed with this colour nail polish and eating these. Hashtag clean eating. Have you been following my Great British Bake Off attempts? The florentines and ciabatta have been abysmal. You can follow it all on a Wednesday afternoon on social media the hashtag is #sygmdoesgbbo. I would also love you to join in, come fail with me. This coming weeks technical is Tiramisu. Something I really hate.  Continue reading

the one where the bride made her own dress | uk wedding blog

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The best bit of my job is definitely wedding submissions. Seeing so many different, beautiful wedding days makes my heart sing but there is a moment better than that. When a bride/reader submits their own wedding there is no greater feeling. Especially when the wedding is exceptionally gorgeous. Katie made her, and her bridesmaid dresses, in fact the whole day is heavy in DIY and excellent inspiration for you keen DIYers. I love this wedding, thank you so much for submitting it!!

Photography by Chris Milner

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a heartfelt 1930s inspired vintage wedding | uk wedding blog


I can never turn down the opportunity to choose the confetti shot as the main image. It is always one of my favourites. Hannah’s Sottero and Midgley gown looks so so incredible on her, it hangs perfectly and I think she really encapsulates what all ladies would like to look like on their wedding day. I think the way they honour loved ones that couldn’t be there is simply love, and a little tear jerker. Also, Hannah’s Dad when she gets to the end of the aisle, oh I was weepy. Hannah and Ross have supplied so much info, tips and tricks so sit down, get some tea and enjoy!

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woodland and meadow inspiration | uk wedding blog


Well isn’t this a beautiful way to kick off the week? When Amy of Amaranthyne Weddings and Events submitted this beautiful shoot to me I fell in love with the old tree used in the photos. It is always so wonderful to see good old mother nature utilised in weddings (and shoots). I also am coveting buttons. I wish my dress had had more buttons, it was something that my wedding scrapbook was full of but when I came to try dresses on I don’t think they looked right on my bottom, or maybe I just couldn’t pull them off like the beautiful Becky!

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[ 17/8 The Weekend Edit ] | uk wedding blog



For some reason my photoshop is not playing ball so there will be lack of Bombshell Pro font but the essence will still be there. I am currently nursing a rather gargantuan hangover after a night out, I always aim to take a few photos but I forget, but last night I did take 2. One of a very lovely cake a neighbour made, and the shittest selfie of Michael and I… Continue reading

beauty favourites friday: HealGel – your chance to win, and general skin chat | uk wedding blog


Good title Phoebe, that’s really SEO friendly.

Without wanting to go all Rebecca Black on you, it’s Friday! That means it is beauty on the blog, today mainly rambles with a chance to win some beautiful body cream. I think the blog has finally settled in to a schedule, it is one that I am happy with but I would love to know what you’re feeling. It kinda goes: Continue reading

thirty under thirty #5 | uk wedding blog

TUTheader5Afternoon you beautiful lot. I am currently blogging this all up listening to the top 20 Justin Timberlake songs. Currently at  number 8, we all know that Cry Me A River will be number 1. No question. It’s also apocalyptic outside and I have been staring at the screen so long that my contacts have dried up, apart form that, it is wonderful at SYGM HQ! I love this time of year for shopping as new season stuff starts to trickle in and I want to wear all the knitwear and buy all the throws. If you ever have a suggestion to add in next weeks, just leave it in the comments!  Continue reading