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Category Archives: contemporary weddings
How many couples incorporate elephant poo into their big day, I wonder?! Today’s gorgeous couple Rebecca and Tom did just that… you’ll have to read their wedding report after the images to find out how! This is a wonderful wedding I know you’ll love… Rebecca had her wedding dress made for her by a specialist dressmaker, and it’s exquisite!
I love how they made their wedding day very personal, welcoming and friendly. The tipis are fab (aren’t they always?!) and other decoration is kept sweet and simple. Tom and Rebecca chose not to have a wedding cake, which makes perfect sense to me as a) they don’t have a sweet tooth and b) if you’re not cake fans it’s a good way to save money for other things!
Oh! And today’s bride and groom are a down to earth couple whose wedding report makes me happy, especially this bit:
What’s the best thing about being married?
That our relationship is exactly the same as it was before we were married!
Spend any amount of time on a US wedding blog and you’ll soon love the idea of a vineyard wedding. I see so many inspiration shoots and real weddings from vineyards – they’re always gorgeous, but just a wee bit unattainable for UK couples! Or so I thought… when I saw this beautiful wedding on Benjamin Toms‘ photography blog I had to share it with you. Fancy a vineyard wedding right here in the UK? Now you can. And here’s your photographer. Enjoy!
Ben said, “Chapel Down vineyard is a venue that I’ve wanted to work at for sometime and it did not disappoint. The guests had plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful grounds on what was just the most perfect summer’s day before sitting down to enjoy an amazing wedding breakfast followed by great speeches. The evening’s entertainment was put on by the most amazing band I’ve ever seen. Gemma and Rudi came across them on a visit to the famous Ronnie Scott’s in London and convinced them to play at their wedding.”
“Laugh as plans fall apart and the chaos unfolds – that’s what the memories are made of!” Today’s beautiful bride Wendy is an absolute star for sharing this advice. To look at the gorgeous images of David and Wendy’s wedding you’d never imagine that anything went wrong! Blue skies, fabulous tepees, a relaxed wedding full of smiles and laughter… it looks absolutely perfect. And I suppose that’s the lesson… that no matter what else happens on your wedding day, so long as you’re married the rest is just there to be enjoyed. Smile and keep smiling… and your memories will be amazing no matter what!
There are ideas aplenty here, from Wendy’s simple and graceful one-shoulder wedding dress to the classic rose bouquet, the warming tepees and festival vibe, archways of foliage and bunting lining the tepee roof… it’s just lovely, romantic and magical. Images are by Leeds wedding photographer Joe Stenson – do check out his website at www.joestenson.co.uk
Rachel and Jonathan’s wedding photos are guaranteed to make you smile! They’ll also give you plenty of ideas for styling your own day. I loved this wedding as soon as I saw it and I was so pleased Pixies in the Cellar submitted the images for an English Wedding Blog feature. I know you’ll love it too!
For a Yorkshire wedding, there are certainly many more kilts than I’d usually expect… but I’m certainly not complaining! Everything about the day – kilts included – looks fantastic. Rachel’s look is adorable (she wears a Justin Alexander dress with pearl accessories) and the flowers are just gorgeous!
My lovely friends Peter and Sara from Pixies in the Cellar wedding photography get a glowing review in the wedding report at the end of the feature, which makes me very happy! I’ll leave you in their very capable hands with the gorgeous images from this fabulous Wentbridge House wedding. Enjoy!
Our Scottish inspired wedding at Wentbridge House, by Rachel and Jonathan
I love Kate and Andrew’s best thing about being married (from my questionnaire at the end of the blog) – they say it’s “having each other’s families“! How lovely is that?!! Their wedding report is as wonderful as the images of their day, the spectacular location of King’s College London, their creative choice of wedding readings… this is all a very special wedding blog and one I’m proud to feature!
Today’s gorgeous, creative and individual couple had a lovely wedding day with a focus on love and family. They share some fab ideas in their wedding report at the end of the feature, so do grab a cuppa and have a good read – especially all you literature lovers and London brides and grooms!
With thanks also to Berkshire wedding photographer Alexis Jaworski for sharing the images of this chic city wedding – I hope you enjoy today’s wedding blog!
Our wedding report: Kate and Andrew
Wedding photographer’s website:
Martina and Chris’s magical, fairytale woodland barn wedding in York, with Pixies in the Cellar Photography
Every wedding day should be as enchanting as this one, in its own way. Chris and Martina created a romantic woodland barn wedding with some wonderful little details including the most adorable fairy inspired cake!
The images are beautiful; the bride is absolutely gorgeous and today’s Yorkshire wedding has plenty of ideas and advice for creative couples to get inspired by! How will you make your fairytale wedding?
With thanks to Martina and Chris, and to lovely Peter and Sara from Pixies in the Cellar wedding photography for sharing the images of this inspiring woodland barn wedding in York. I hope you love it as much as I do! Enjoy.
Martina and Chris’s fairytale woodland barn wedding at Sandburn Hall in York
Our wedding report: Chris & Martina
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Sandburn Hall, Flaxton, York