Real weddings, real inspiration: how other couples can help

One way to really make wedding planning a joint effort is to gather inspiration for your big day together.

Your wedding after all should be a reflection of you both, as well as a celebration of your journey so far.

But with a long list of little and big things to plan, finding the bright ideas that will make your wedding day as special as it should be isn’t easy.

Even the most creative minds will struggle to plan an entire wedding without a little inspiration.

With the internet at your fingertips, you’ll both be able to tap into an endless amount of wedding ideas, styles, and themes. It’s not just Pinterest that inspires, however….

Why real weddings really do rule

Whilst the perfectly primed pictures found in glossy wedding magazines are usually the first port of call for many brides- and grooms-to-be searching for ideas, real weddings provide well, something real.

Unlike glossy wedding magazines that all too often concentrate on following the trends, real weddings can introduce you to authentic wedding ideas you’ve never seen before.

These snapshots will give you the confidence to add your own unique touches to your wedding day.

Real wedding blogs don’t just give us something really pretty to admire and inspire our own wedding days.

They’re great sources of advice too, which is certain to come in handy during the planning process.

Where to find real wedding inspiration

Start your search for inspirational real weddings a little closer to home by touching base with married friends and relatives.

We’re sure they’ll be all too happy to share their wedding albums with you! Reminiscing is another top tip that this real couple shared on the Green Wedding Shoes blog:

“Make step one of the process an honest conversation about the atmosphere you want to create on your wedding day and the absolute must-haves that will make or break that vision.

It always helped us to think back on weddings we’d attended over the years and remember what it was that struck us as most well-done and memorable.”

Many other blogs have their own, dedicated real weddings sections, which are well worth a browse. So You’re Getting Married, Rock N Roll Bride, Boho Weddings, and Love My Dress being just some of our favourites.

Just a few of our favourite real weddings

Our blog and the blog rolls of our fellow Country House Weddings venues offer lots of real wedding inspiration and better yet, you’ll get to hear from the couple’s themselves.

We go one step further than most real wedding blogs to provide you with an insight into the relationships, weddings, and planning journeys of each and every one of our real couples.

Check out Jacqueline & Matt’s winter wonderland wedding right here at Holmewood Hall. See what a rustic wedding should really look like by viewing Charlie and Kevin’s wedding day at St Audries Park. Get a sneaky peek into Stephen and Carla’s elegant summer wedding at Clearwell Castle.

Join high school sweethearts Jessica and Ben for their wedding at Leez Priory. Find out why Tom and Samantha picked Gosfield Hall after viewing an impressive 30 wedding venues here, before witnessing Gemma and Sam become the first couple to marry at Bourton Hall.

Want more real wedding inspiration from real couples?

Read the stories and share the celebrations of all the couples who have tied the knot right here at Holmewood Hall by visiting our Real Weddings section.




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