A quintessentially English wedding in Dorset, with Simon Biffen Photography

The best wedding photographer’s websites make me want to be there. Now. It takes seconds for me to flip into ‘I wish I was on the south coast’ when I see the glorious sunshine on wedding photographer Simon Biffen‘s blog – so I’d love to share something with you this morning and see if you can imagine you’re right there with me! This is Liz and Ted’s quintessentially English wedding, with images by Simon Biffen Photography. You’ll love it… so, so beautiful:

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wedding in Dorset (1) Liz’s dress and hair accessory are just gorgeous – and I adore Liz and Ted for being one of the most adorable couples I’ve seen getting married this year! Their knot theme (with little ropes) is unique and creative – and inspired by their venue, The True Lovers Knot reception venue in the idyllic village of Tarrant Keyneston.
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My diaries: getting it wrong on purpose

I was having a fascinating – albeit brief – discussion with a wedding photographer the other week. It was one of those discussions which I could have carried on for hours, sadly cut short by distance and time… email’s not as easy as a proper chat after all. BUT it got me thinking and I haven’t been able to put this one down.

Image credit Melissa Beattie Photography calligraphy by Claire Gould

Image credit Melissa Beattie Photography | quick hand lettering by Claire Gould

We had a lot in common. Let me begin with photography: I said something about “a ‘bloggy’ image – something crafty or a portrait with flare from the sun” – one kind of image I have a total weakness for. He was quick to reply with a positive comment about making images interesting and enticing for blog readers, but told me “flare from the sun is technically inept photography“. I never knew… although it does make sense, in a way.

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The beautiful summer sun adds atmosphere to a romantic wedding photograph | Image credit Howling Basset Photography

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A styled countryside bridal shoot to steal your heart!

Hey lovely! It’s been the most amazing summer already and time has flown here – I’ve been ever so excited to show you a styled bridal shoot from a few weeks ago, one which really spoke to my creative side and taught me so much about wedding styling.

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Styled shoots are one of my favourite things about being a wedding blogger. My friends who are planning their weddings love them too: they inspire our blogs, fire our creative sides and get us hooked on Pinterestand in so doing they quietly sow the seeds for real weddings.

Have you ever seen a bouquet you just love, Pinned it and then discovered it was from a styled shoot with dozens and dozens more ideas to steal your heart? I have… it happens all the time with wedding blog features and I think wedding photographers, stylists and designers are the best for having the vision to create new and exciting shoots all the time.

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Sneak peek: a beautiful wedding in Tuscany with Rik Pennington Photography

I dream of the days I spent living and working in Italy. The long, sunny evenings and romantic train rides through lush countryside feel like a dream now – and so when I see an Italian wedding I can’t resist the glorious romance of it all.
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Images by Rik Pennington Photography, UK and destination wedding photographer based in London.

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Beautiful bride Marissa and Carlos were married at the Villa Dievole in Tuscany. Their images are light, romantic and beautiful. See more…

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New sponsor welcome! The fabulous Duntons Photography in Kent

Hey everyone! What a week it’s turning out to be… after a weekend of adventures and escapades with all of my favourite peope I’m settling down with a hot chocolate and a cookie to share some really great features on the English Wedding Blog this week. First off, I’m truly delighted to introduce you to lovely Steven Dungate, aka Duntons Photography.

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Emma and Matthew’s English church hall wedding in Kent | Image credit Duntons Photography

You’ll remember Steven from Emma and Matthew’s church hall wedding on Saturday – his images of their day were just divine. Now I’d like to introduce you to the man behind the camera: a wedding photographer based in Kent, working in London, Sussex and beyond. Steven says, “I am passionate about capturing those special milestones that serve as the bookmarks to the stories of our lives. I pride myself on my unobtrusive approach to photography and believe this is the only way to capture an image 100% truthfully to the moment it was taken in.

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A beautiful Lake Windermere wedding blog, with Vickerstaff Photography

There are too many things I love best about today’s gorgeous couple Samantha and Lee: the fact they found out the day before the wedding that Samantha was pregnant (wow!); their budget advice to simply “blow it!” and the beautiful, enchanting images of their day by my friend Jamie from Vickerstaff Photography.

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The venue is wonderful (and not far from English Wedding Blog Towers!) with views over Lake Windermere; a little boy almost steals the show with his hobby horse (adorable!) and the entertainers clearly had everyone enthralled.

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With huge thanks to today’s very beautiful bride and groom, Samantha and Lee, and to Jamie from Vickerstaff Photography for sharing his images with us all. You’ll love them.
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Our wedding report: Samantha & Lee

Your wedding photographer’s website:

www.vickerstaffphotography.co.uk

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

Over the moon!

Wedding venue:

The Merewood Country House Hotel, Windermere

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