English country weddings remain my absolute favourites and with our forum brides. In fact I love this wedding theme so much I had it for my own wedding, here in Somerset on a balmy late summer day in 2006. There’s something so wonderful about our green landscape, bright flower beds, lace wedding dresses with sleeves… I also genuinely believe that the UK wedding industry has some of the best suppliers around.

Rachel wore a beautiful Sassi Holford wedding dress

Add to this the magic of a marquee wedding with colourful lighting, wellies, hay bales, vintage tea sets and cupcakes and you have the recipe for a beautiful, colourful and stylish wedding – and photos that will endure the test of time.

Anyone who knows me more than from this blog will know that I LOVE twitter. So much so that I’m sure many of the people I work with think that it’s all I do, all day long. So it made perfect sense to speak to my tweetmates about English country garden weddings and ask for their pictures. Thanks to @peagreenphoto @naomikenton and @weddingsbyryan for their brilliant submissions. Especially to Jonathan Ryan who combined two of my current passions – Australia and English country weddings in two brilliant blogs of his own.

Which leads me nicely on to tell you all that my husband is leaving me, for Australia, in five weeks time. He’s taken a job in Perth, Western Australia and we will join him for school holidays until this time next year when we have to make a decision about whether to join him for good, or whether he comes back home. It’s scary and exciting all rolled into one. I’m looking forward to getting to know a bit about Perth’s wedding industry, Australia’s wedding magazine market and tasting the finest wines from Margaret River. I have no plans to launch Wedding Ideas in Oz, but I’ll never say never…

Classic English summer wedding drink - cheers!
Summer berries for desert at a classic English wedding
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