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Category Archives: autumn weddings
Happy Monday everyone! Let’s begin the week with a vibrant bouquet from a lovely English wedding, shall we? Kent and Essex wedding photographer Alison Wood got in touch with me on Twitter when I shared my best real bouquets of 2014, and I loved Hayley’s bright colours and exciting textures.
Happily when I asked Alison if I could blog the wedding she said yes! If you’re looking for a wedding photographer near Kent or Essex do look her up:
So here we have a wonderfully bright beginning to the week – perfect for a Monday morning! Enjoy.
I asked Alison to tell me a little about their day:
“Hayley and Russell met at Aston university and after 10 years together they got married last September. Hayley is from Wales and Russell from Hastings.
Beautiful country romance and flowers to die for! Roseanne and Darren at Cripps Barn by John Hope Photography
Hello! Did anyone see June coming?! No? Me neither… I’m still on May! But it’s officially summer and wedding season is in full swing – so let’s begin the week with one of the loveliest weddings I’ve seen: Roseanne and Darren at Cripps Barn.
The gorgeous couple didn’t focus on a colour scheme but as their plans developed they chose details in soft blues and greens. The wedding stands out for the spectacular floral decorations – Roseanne’s bouquet is amazing and the ceremony flowers are fabulous.
Images of their day are by Leeds Wedding Photographer John Hope – a wedding blog favourite who comes very highly recommended!
I hope you love their wedding as much as I do – it’s wonderful and full of ideas. My top tip inspired by today’s couple? Choose a focal point: whether it’s flowers, accessories or stationery and turn that focal point into a real statement to give your wedding a real wow factor. Enjoy!
Hello everyone! I promised you a real wedding yesterday and I’m so pleased it’s this one… gorgeous Natasha and Amit were married at Longleat in Wiltshire in September. Their ceremony was in the stunning orangery at Longleat – a beautiful setting with murals and wonderful light for the romantic occasion.
They opted for a vintage world travel theme with table names and accessories, and Natasha’s bridesmaids wore accents of teal while the bride carried a bouquet of hot pink gerberas. All in all it’s a beautiful wedding with plenty of ideas and one I’ve been excited to show you!
Huge thanks to lovely Joseph Hall Photography for the feature. Do visit his website and find out more about his work – especially if you’re looking for a Wiltshire wedding photographer!
Jenna told me all her nightmares about falling down the aisle disappeared the moment she saw Jak there waiting for her: “although I knew the room was full, it was like no one else was in the room.” Isn’t that beautiful?
Their wedding was a vintage glam affair, liberally decorated with gypsophila which looks gorgeous. Jenna wore a silk wedding dress and Jenny Packham jewellery. The venue – wonderful Blackbrook House in Derbyshire – needed little decoration and was the perfect setting for a glamorous, vintage-inspired wedding.
I really love this wedding for its creative little touches. Jak and Jenna have designer friends whose skills came in handy for everything from the invitations to hairdressing on the day! They chose Nottinghamshire wedding photographer Pete Henderson to capture their day and his images are just lovely.
Ross and Celine celebrated their marriage with their closest friends and family – including seventeen children(!) at The Merchants’ Hall in Edinburgh. I adore Celine’s style: she wears a bespoke wedding dress by Zeman Couture – there’s a long story behind it, but it’s one of the loveliest short wedding dresses I’ve ever seen!
The day is just lovely; the images exquisite thanks to wedding photographer Mark Pacura; the venue spectacular.
Celine and Ross have very kindly shared their wedding report with us all on the English Wedding Blog and I’m delighted to feature them as today’s star bride and groom. Oh! And their adorable family – little Tabitha and best man Sebastian – come very close indeed to stealing the show! I love it. I know you will too! Enjoy.
Our wedding report:Ross and Celine
Wedding photographer’s website:
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?
Extremely pleased, I’m a little camera shy and Mark made us feel really relaxed –in fact but for the pictures we would hardly have known he was there!
Jayne and Glen’s wedding is full of English country charm, and its setting in the impressive tithe barn at Browsholme Hall in Lancashire is wonderful. The gorgeous couple poured their hearts and souls into crafting a beautifully homespun theme with stamps, kraft cards and hessian string – and the overall effect is fantastic.
The wedding flowers are a highlight – with help from a local farm selling buckets of flowers for DIY brides, Jayne’s friend Alison styled the beautiful bridal and bridesmaid bouquets to perfectly fit the style of their day.
Every beautiful moment is captured by my lovely friend Mark of Tierney Photography in Sheffield. Check out his other weddings and get in touch at:
Jayne and Glen’s charmingly rustic barn wedding in Lancashire