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Category Archives: contemporary weddings
The neckline of Alicia’s wedding dress is just wonderful: on such a graceful and glamorous bride, this dress couldn’t be more perfect… and so sets the scene for today’s beautiful wedding blog. Alicia and Seb were married at Knowlton Court in Kent, celebrating their day with friends and family in the summer sunshine.
Images are by the very lovely Steven Dungate of Duntons Photography. Steven describes the day as ‘an epic wedding to photograph‘! and my goodness, isn’t it just… from the historic church to the deliciously decorated wedding venue, this is a wedding to inspire you in so many ways.
Alicia is an incredibly beautiful bride, and her wedding dress beyond exquisite. I adore the lace panel, the daringly low neckline and Alicia’s long, flowing skirt – and I’m so proud to be sharing her wedding to Seb on the English Wedding Blog today.
With some of the loveliest weddings I’ve seen this summer appearing in rapid succession on his fabulous blog, Somerset wedding photographer Simon Biffen is setting an amazing standard for wedding photography. Today, a sneak peek from Tors and Mike’s beautiful wedding at home on the farm…
I adore how they’ve styled their day with soft pinks and subtle colours: the cake is awesome, the roses lush and the cows an unexpected surprise!
Simon loved photographing this Somerset wedding with “the incredible Tors and Mike. A beautiful couple whose family farm hosted the celebrations in Somerset. Farm weddings are always a blast, maybe it’s the fresh air that gets everyone in the mood, that or perhaps it’s the barrels of cider and ale on tap! Either way these two were amazing.”
Transforming a simple village or church hall into a festive and pretty party venue takes ambition, style and vision! Emma and Matthew, along with a small army of family and friends, did a lovely job and their spring wedding at All Saints Church in Crowborough, East Sussex looks wonderful.
Bride Emma is ever so beautiful – her portraits by wedding photographer Steven Dungate, of Duntons Photography, are gorgeous. She positively glows when joined by her new husband Matthew: a radiant couple so clearly full of love.
The images are fabulous; the wedding report by Emma and Matthew is brilliant, and full of advice to help you design and style a church hall wedding. Here is a couple after my own heart: they kept their wedding budget to a minimum (including a dress for less than £100) and indulged in excellent catering and an amazing party!
What could be more lovely than a beautiful sunny day in May, an eighteenth century country house hotel and a gorgeous wedding inspired by Pinterest and wedding blogs? Clare and Andrew have written a wonderful wedding report to share with us all and I’m so pleased and proud to have their big day on the English Wedding Blog.
Cubley Hall is a charming Yorkshire wedding venue with period features set in the rolling hills – where Andrew and Clare escaped for a few quiet moments to have some of the loveliest portrait photos I’ve seen. They chose Mark Tierney (Tierney Photography) to capture their wedding and told me he was brilliant, which is always fantastic to hear.
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With huge thanks to the gorgeous bride and groom – congratulations Clare and Andrew! – and thanks to lovely Tierney Photography for kindly sharing all of the wedding photos with us today. I hope you love this as much as I do! Enjoy.
Matt and Jo were the first couple to be married outdoors at one of the Lake District’s loveliest venues, Storrs Hall on the shores of Lake Windermere. They couldn’t have chosen a more perfect location: England’s largest lake is the backdrop to their ceremony photographs.
Jo’s dress is beautiful, although she did have some dress worries before the big day it suits her so perfectly and she’s one of the most beautiful brides I’ve seen. The back of the dress is spectacular and she needed little in the way of jewellery. Matt is such a handsome groom in traditional tails, and they’re a gorgeous couple.
The flowers are the highlight of their day – luscious arrangements by the amazing Brackens of Bowness. I love the combination of lily of the valley and sweet peas in whites for the bouquets (which Jo says smelt beautiful). Florist Kevin’s combinations of shades of pink to decorate the garden pavilion is more than fabulous.
We didn’t have a theme (but there were Viz characters!) Paul and Kirsty’s Maunsel House wedding with Anna Taylor Photography
Don’t let the headline mislead you – this is the most elegant of weddings, and any Viz table names come as a complete surprise (which makes the chuckle factor greater!) Kirsty is a beautiful bride in a designer David Fielden gown, Paul her handsome groom. They celebrated at the fabulous Maunsel House (click the link for more real weddings there) in a relaxed and beautifully styled day.
I love how Paul and Kirsty didn’t work with a theme – instead, their wedding came together beautifully around their sense of style. It’s a lovely way to create a wedding and makes perfect sense to me. Images are by lovely wedding photographer Anna Taylor who you should read more about here:
Our wedding report: Paul and Kirsty
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Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?
Absolutely!! She was fantastic and really captured the spirit of the day.
Maunsel House, Somerset
22nd March 2014