Image: © Paul Rogers Photography Limited
The typical English wedding is really stately and elegant. Just like with these two dream weddings in the English style. Including great wedding cars and lots of English charm.
Have fun looking and be inspired!
We have divided this article into the following areas:
- English wedding customs – 5 must-haves to get married in English
- Photo story: Something blue … an English wedding in the castle
- Photo story: getting married in England with Rolls Royce and Co.
1. English wedding customs – 5 must-haves for getting married in English
What should not be missing from an English wedding? Here are a few customs that you can use to celebrate a British wedding.
Something old, something new …
The custom of “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” has become very popular with us too. For your English wedding you can also add “a silver sixpence in her shoe”. You can see a nice example in the following photo story.
You can read more about the popular custom with tips and ideas on our blog.
Hats, hats, hats
As with traditional horse races in England, striking hats are not uncommon for the female guests, even at weddings.
They offer a great topic of conversation, are great photo opportunities and bring real English charm to your wedding celebrations.
So ask the female guests to choose creative headgear and lead by example as the bride.
Bridesmaids & Groomsmen
The tradition of turning your best friends into bridesmaids and groomsmen is simply beautiful and brings wonderful group dynamics to the wedding celebration. All are dressed the same and read the wishes from your lips as the bride and groom. Not to mention the cool wedding pictures …
A custom that you should definitely adopt when getting married in English!
The Bridal Waltz
This moment is wonderful when the music starts playing and you dance your first dance as a married couple. Traditionally in England this is the “Bridal Waltz”.
Enjoy this moment and let us celebrate!
Also a better known custom in Germany: The first floor of the wedding cake is kept for baptism and frozen.
It is also a very nice gesture to send a piece of the wedding cake to each of the guests who were unable to attend.
2nd photo story: Something blue … an English wedding in the castle
For their two-day wedding with an English touch, the two Hamburgers invited Jessica and Ronny to a romantic castle in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Let yourself be inspired by lovely details and a great ambience.
The charming wedding car alone is worth marveling at from all sides! But you will also like the creative implementation of one of the typical English wedding customs. Here we go …
On Fridays, Jessica and Ronny from Hamburg started their life together with the civil wedding. The bride first in a simple, half-length white dress with lots of lace and a charming updo.
Jessica and Ronny chose the beautiful Schloss Frauenmark in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania as the backdrop for their dream wedding.
In addition to the great organization, the castle, in which no two rooms are alike, also impressed with its rooms. The old English tea salon and the fireplace room were the ideal surroundings for the wedding photos and thus underlined the individual history of the wedding couple, who lived together in England / London for a long time.
Free outdoor wedding ceremony
The free wedding ceremony followed on Saturday in the Italian garden of Schloss Frauenmark with an evening celebration in the orangery. Friends and family of the couple were invited, a total of about 80 people. This time the bride wore a fairytale long wedding dress with a train for the free ceremony.
Shortly before the wedding, the bride still had time for a cell phone selfie. And when the lacing of the wedding dress did not work, the photographer jumped in and lashed the straps.
English wedding: the wedding custom
Many little things made the English wedding an eye-catcher – for example, the bride adapted the English wedding custom “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe”: The soles of her wedding shoes were painted bright blue and decorated with a lucky coin. The bride implemented this unusual idea herself, using glitter spray paint (from the craft supplies) and superglue to fix the coin in place. You can read more in our article “Top 10 ideas for” Something Blue “.
Despite the elaborate design of the wedding, the atmosphere with the couple and their guests was always relaxed and exuberant. All’s well that ends well – and so the English wedding at the fairytale castle ended with sparklers and a little firework, just like in a fairy tale.
The wonderful pictures come from the versatile Wedding photographer Anne Hufnagl from Hamburg.
She travels to weddings in Hamburg, Bremen and Northern Germany and attaches great importance to natural, undisguised photo reports: “It is particularly important to me that the chemistry between the wedding couple and me as a photographer is right, because this is the only way to really get close and of course take pictures of the people. In addition to wedding photography, I also work as a photographer in the field of fashion and beauty for magazines and catalogs, and I think it’s nice to be able to keep an open eye and a lot of fun at work thanks to this variety (wedding reports vs. strongly staged fashion photos). ”
Location & Catering: Schlosshotel Frauenmark
3rd photo story: getting married in England with Rolls Royce and Co.
From an enchanting wedding dress to a befitting wedding car – a Rolls Royce – to an elegant four-tier wedding cake, this wedding in England by Sarah and Andrew in the historic Farnham Castle is a wonderful inspiration for those who like the English style.
Wedding colors: dusty pink, copper and gold.
The elegant bride with her bridesmaids
Sarah actually had to try on around 100 wedding dresses to find her perfect wedding dress. But finally she succeeded! Her mother and five patient bridesmaids in copper-colored dresses stood by her all the time. For shoe fan Sarah, bright blue Manolo Blahniks had to be an eye-catcher under the chic dress and made for a great photo when getting out of the wedding car.
The wedding ceremony for a proper wedding in England
80 guests were invited to the romantic ceremony and marveled at the bride and groom during the wedding and when they left the church for the classic Mendelssohn’s Wedding March. This beautiful melody eventually turned into “All You Need is Love” by the Beatles, Sarah’s father’s favorite song.
A Rolls Royce as a wedding car
Which wedding car is the only option when getting married in England? A Rolls Royce, of course! Discreetly but elegantly adorned, he drove the bride and groom to the castle in a grand manner.
Flowery decoration for getting married in England
Farnham Castle was a great location for this wedding in England, where the decor was appropriately gold. A large mirror served as the seating plan and so that the guests at their round tables could look each other in the eye, the flower arrangements were placed high on stilts made of birch branches.
The seating cards: A small wooden stand with a polaroid of the guest – very personal and unusual.
Elegant and radiant: the wedding cake
A bright, four-tier wedding cake was one of the big highlights of the evening. It was provided with the initials of the bride and groom and also decorated with great floral decorations. For the travel-loving couple, there was also a world map as a cake decoration.
Photographer: Paul Rogers Photography Limited
Flower: Jay Archer
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Clothing: Paul Smith
Location: Farnham Castle
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