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Romantic Candlelit Cotswold Manor House Autumn Wedding

This gorgeous bride looks like a classic Hollywood starlet straight out of the golden age of glam. Then again, so does every detail of this elegant English wedding planned by the Groom! From the stately manor to the rich autumn color palette to the couple’s adorable sons, this wedding is as lovely as they come. See all the beauty captured by Weddings By Nicola And Glen in THE VAULT!

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Fall
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Glamorous

From Weddings By Nicola And GlenJoanna and Richard’s Cotswold wedding embraced the romance of the autumn season. Their November nuptials took place in the gorgeous English countryside setting of Lower Slaughter Manor. Our Groom had the most amazing vision for their wedding day and basically planned the whole event which made a lovely change! Above all Richard wanted his wife to be, two sons and all their family and friends to have an amazing day in fabulous surroundings that captured the magic of the setting and time of year.

The Manor house with its old stone fireplaces and comfortable lounges was simply perfect for a relaxed yet luxurious ambience. The equestrian details dotted throughout the venue subtly paid homage to how our couple met and fell and love through their shared interest in horses. The main surprise for all the guests would be when they entered the reception space for dinner. Hundreds of twinkling candles wrapped in bark and berries and softly dimmed chandeliers illuminated the room to create a magical atmosphere. Tall clear vases fill with dried harvest fruits held orbs of fiery coloured florals, berries and foliage creating elegant centre pieces for each table.

Richard and the two boys dressed to impress with the children in blue three piece suits to match their father’s Alexander McQueen attire. Joanna undoubtedly stole the show in a stunning British designed Alan Hannah off the shoulder dress. Her classic chignon and paired back details highlighted our gorgeous Bride’s natural grace. The most beautiful aspect of the entire day (and my goodness there were many!) was how the Joanna and Richard and their two boys celebrated our couple’s marriage as a family…

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Photography: Weddings By Nicola And Glen | Cinematography: Mr And Mrs Productions | Floral Design: The Broadway Florist | Wedding Dress: Alan Hannah | Cake: Contemporary Cake Designs | Invitations: The Letterpress Of Cirencester | Rings: Michael Rose Jewels | Hair: Muse Creative Hair | Band: The Hijackers | Groom's Attire: Alexander McQueen | Venue: Lower Slaughter Manor | Magician: Gloucestershire Magician

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Elegant Destination Wedding At The Oyster Shed

I’m not going to lie to you, this wedding is perfect. That’s right, the ideal celebration captured by the one and only Kathryn Hopkins Photography. For any party that is punctuated with the Bride wearing Stella York is one we’re bound to take note of, and we’ve got it all waiting for you to see in THE VAULT!

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Fall
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Modern

From The Bride…Andy and I met when we were both working for the charity Age UK. We were both part of the charity softball team and met at the first practice of the season. After a couple months of knowing each other Andy moved to Brixton where I was also living at the time and the rest, as they say, is history.

Andy proposed in India when we were on a two week trip last year. Apparently he thought proposing at sunset on a beach in Goa was too cliché, so instead decided to propose in Munnar in our hotel room, as the mist descended and monsoon rains appeared! He didn’t have the ring with him (travel insurance woes) so a temporary ring had to suffice. He even went to the effort to film a congratulations video from my family and friends to show me after the proposal. However, we had some technical difficulties and the hotel’s wifi was really weak so we had to hop in a rickshaw to the town nearby where I say in an internet café with Indian music blaring, headphones on, listening to my nearest and dearest wishing us all the best. And I wouldn’t have had the proposal any other way.

My dress was the second one I tried on. My maid of honor was living in Crystal Palace at the time and had occasionally walked past a bridal shop (Love Bridal) so we gave that a go. They are absolutely lovely, there’s no pressured whatsoever and they really listen to what you want. I didn’t have much thought about what I wanted my dress to look like so Julie (MOH) and I decided the first three I was going to try on by the names of the dresses. Julie has close links with Australia and one of the dresses was called ‘Kylie’ so it made the top three. It turned out to be the one.

I wanted something simple yet stylish that suited my frame. I loved the back of my dress, for us girls that don’t have a size able chest it’s nice being able to make a statement at the back! I wasn’t going to have a veil but it made me feel so ‘bride like’ it was a must.

Jewelry was kept to a minimum because of the style of the dress but I had a ring that was my great grandmother’s (something old) a bracelet from Andy’s mum (something borrowed) and Andy surprised me with pearl earrings from Tiffany and Co for my wedding gift!

We knew from the start that we wanted a London wedding. We both live in London and love it, so couldn’t imagine getting married anywhere else. We struggled at first to find somewhere that really suited what we wanted. At first we were looking for an all in one but everything we found was a bit too formal.

The Oyster Shed where we had our reception is just amazing. The location is ideal – right on the river with a brilliant view of the Shard. It’s normally closed on a weekend because it’s in the city so there aren’t a lot of people about at the weekends so they only open for private hire. It’s very London but with a nautical twist!

The great thing about the Oyster Shed is that it already has so much character. There’s lots of different colours and knick knacks that we didn’t really need to add much else as it would take away from the charm of the venue. What we loved as well were the rustic tables with mismatched chairs – we’re not formal people so the set-up really suited us. In the end we added a little bit of bunting, some photos of our grandparents on their wedding days (as they have all sadly passed away) and that was really it! I did have to have my US mailbox for our cards as a nod to my US heritage.

Ultimately, we wanted a relaxed day and the Oyster Shed really helps with that. Everything is in one room, but with enough space for people to spread out – people could be dancing the night away or relaxing on one of the leather sofas while all the while having a truly spectacular London backdrop behind them.

 

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Photography: Kathryn Hopkins Photography | Floral Design: The Flower Bird | Wedding Dress: Stella York | Cake: French Made London | Ceremony Venue: Islington Town Hall - The Council Chamber | Reception Venue: The Oyster Shed | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Monsoon | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jolie Moi | Catering: The Oyster Shed | Hair: Amanda Tironi | Band: The Copper Roads | Groomsmen Attire: Next | Transportation: Timebus Travel | Bridal Boutique - Bridesmaids' Dresses: House Of Fraser | Earrings: Tiffany | Getting Ready Venue: Russell Hotel | Hair Accessories & Veil: Love Bridal

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Wes Anderson Inspired Scottish Wedding Film

Take an adorable duo with a love of all things Wes Anderson and pair them up with the uber-talented CineMate Films (and by uber-talented, I mean cinematic geniuses) and the results are pure magic.  Think a stunning Scottish affair meets crazy cool tunes meets one moment after another of tear-inducing happiness.  Push play to start your week off in the best way possible. (Hint: it’s awesome.)

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Summer
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Casual

From CineMate FilmsWhen we heard that Rosie and Will had a keen interest in cinematography, particularly filmmaker extraordinaire Wes Anderson- we knew the pressure was on to make a great film. When we then heard of Rosie’s rugby playing prowess, it’s safe to say that anything short of spectacular wouldn’t suffice- this is one couple which we wouldn’t want to be caught up in a scrum with!

Thankfully the couple were absolutely lovely, and their Crear wedding on Scotland’s west coast was a big hit with the guests. Their young son Freddie really seemed to have a ball, and sportingly donned a kilt for the occasion (once a gingerbread biscuit was in the equation!).

We’d like to say a big thanks to Rosie and Will for having us along, and wish them the very best for their future together.

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Photography: Crear Photography | Cinematography: CineMate Films | Wedding Dress: Suzanne Neville | Band: The Whisky Kiss | Venue: Crear Weddings | Humanist: Annie Loughlin | Piper: Iain Campbell

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