As I write, the sunshine is peeking through the clouds up here in Cumbria, and the autumn leaves are glowing with fiery colours - it truly is a beautiful time of the year! Today's couple Sophie and Chris chose to be married…
Hey brides, grooms, wedding photographers… have you had your BEST SUMMER EVER? Then we need you here at English Wedding! We’re looking to publish some fabulous late summer / early autumn weddings on the blog in the coming months. And we’d love to have your gorgeous photos all over the blog!
The weddings I love to feature are beautifully photographed, with creative ideas and inspiration to share with the brides and grooms reading the blog. Details are a BIG deal – but it’s about the moments too. You’ll win my heart with stunning golden hour images, couple shots, and creative decor and styling.
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I just love how today’s beautiful and intimate wedding travels from city chic to seaside bliss in just a few stunning frames! Beautiful bride Jade wears a minimal and graceful dress from The Pretty Dress company and Gboyega is super stylish in a fitted suit from T.M. Lewin. They describe their September wedding as private, simplistic, intimate, meaningful… and windy! And they chose the perfect Dorset wedding photographer – our lovely friend and English Wedding member, Linus Moran Photography (www.linusmoranphotography.co.uk)
With no theme in mind, Jade and Gboyega embraced the vintage and rustic feel to their reception venue (The Pig on the Beach, at Studland). They had use of the roundhouse and summer house, which they were able to decorate with fresh flowers the day before. Surrounded by trees and with a view of the sea, the natural location on the Dorset coast gives this wedding a destination flavour – and it’s beautiful.
Good morning! I hope you’ve had the most wonderful weekend. Today I just can’t resist sharing some of the beautiful images lovely Zehra Jagani sent to me a day or two ago. These are from a wedding inspiration shoot which I supplied calligraphy for. The shoot was published on Brides Up North over the summer.
The epic shoot these came from had a Provençal flavour, with dreamy eucalyptus and soft blues and greys – and florals to die for! I love the colours of the calligraphy for a winter wedding though: the soft tones and delicate papers work beautifully for a modern wedding in the colder half of the year.
The handwritten menus on acrylic work beautifully placed over eucalyptus – and that little berry peeking from underneath is a sweet touch for a more autumnal wedding. These can have names added to double up as place names / menus. Contact me for details!
It’s rather lovely to be sharing a styled wedding shoot with a family focus – today’s images sent in by lovely Pudding & Plum Photography are all the more special for the little face alongside the bride and groom! I know so many of you will be thinking of ways to involve your children at your wedding, and this beautiful shoot includes a little bridesmaid from the very beginning. You know what? It makes me smile SO much – her happy little grin is just adorable! The styling by Worsley Creative is brimming with ideas for you to take away: the cake and treats look divine; the dress is dreamy as anything. And the FLORALS… I have no words! You will LOVE this!
The urban landscape of sprawling Salford may not be an immediate choice of location for a romantic wedding shoot with its busy streets and industrial vibe but look closer and you will discover some medieval magic amid the metropole. Ordsall Hall dates back as far as 1177 and provides a striking setting for combining contemporary romance with historic grandeur and drama.
Tess and Tom’s February wedding has so many layers to it: there’s the romance between our gorgeous couple. Then there’s Tess’s Dad’s story (you’ll see what I mean when you start scrolling!), which totally captivated me (and shows just what your wedding day means to the ones you love!) There’s a wonderful camaraderie amongst the beautiful bridesmaids, who shimmer and sparkle through all the photos! And I love how there’s a lovely humour in the day – as Tess puts it, “who doesn’t like a Colin?!”
The images are simply breathtaking – and Tess and Tom’s review for Northbrook Park wedding photographers MIKI Studios is a joy to read! (You’ll find more on MIKI Studios in the English Wedding Directory – they’re based in the UK and travel worldwide capturing beautiful weddings like Tess and Tom’s.)
Good morning lovelies! I have a beautiful and very different idea to share with you this morning: a bridal boudoir photoshoot, which was sent in by English Wedding member Emily Andrew Events. Bridal boudoir photography is a lovely idea, I think: there are many female wedding photographers around who do boudoir photography as a confidence boost (and I’ve seen such wonderful reviews of this experience!). Perhaps you’ll find time on your wedding morning to do this; perhaps it’s something you can arrange before the big day. Either way, I hope you’ll find today’s feature inspiring and Emily’s words thought-provoking. The images by Valentine Studio are wonderfully romantic and feminine.
This shoot was designed to capture the quiet excitement a bride feels on the morning of her wedding, the small moments in which she gets to contemplate the magnitude of the day ahead and those private, final minutes of wedding preparation.
So you’re about to read our best English Wedding interview ever… along with a gorgeous set of photos from a wedding which absolutely inspires me. These guys are just brilliant: Anna and Ollie’s wedding is perfectly THEM: individual, stylish and relaxed. They had 3 venues throughout the day, taking their party from registry office to foodie heaven to party venue. Venue styling simply wasn’t required: instead the focus was on celebrating their love and entertaining their guests! Likewise, Anna avoided bridal boutiques and found her incredible dress on The Outnet. She looks more than amazing – and blissfully happy, confident and beautiful!
You just HAVE to read Anna’s interview, which made me chuckle, smile and pretty much break out in a little round of applause from time to time! Scroll through the fabulous photographs by our friend and English Wedding member Annelie Eddy Photography below, and you’ll find Anna’s interview after the pics. Keep reading right until the very last question – and enjoy!!!
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A guest expert article from Elegante by Michelle J. Images by Claudine Hartzel Photography
As a destination wedding planner, more and more couples are coming to me to request a wedding weekend experience, here in the UK.
If you have ever attended a destination wedding overseas, you will no doubt have experienced the wonderfully warm and intimate atmosphere created because the couple and their guests get to spend several days together.
From the initial welcome drink on the arrival night, through to the post-wedding brunch or barbecue, the vibe is palpable and it’s something that can prove difficult to re-create for a one day wedding.
But it’s not always feasible to plan an overseas destination wedding. If, for example, you have elderly grandparents who would struggle to travel by plane, or if you feel that expecting your guests to expense an overseas trip is just too much to ask, you might want to consider a UK Wedding Weekend.
Today’s feature captures both timelessness and fresh, modern styling in a dreamy wedding editorial from Natalie Stevenson Photography. The location is St Etheldreda’s church ruins, whose crumbling stonework and beautiful detailing inspired this breathtaking wedding style.
The fashion forward styling with elegant touches and delicate detailing is perfect for a 2020 wedding. The look is romantic; our bride looks graceful and sensual in Polish designer Anna Kara‘s Irvette gown from Morgan Davies Bridal – with distinctive wisps of tulle from the shoulders, lace reminiscent of waves rippling over the beach, and a deep neckline on the back of the gown. Hair is by By Lois and make up by Belles Beauty and accessories from Rachel Sokhal. The groom is dressed for the occasion in a classic tux and black tie.
The styling by Princess Occasions is beautifully done: the florals by The Flower Mill with such romantic tones are just perfect. The cake and stationery – by Meadowsweet Cakes and Olive and Millicent capture the timeless essence of this shoot in a subtle palette which I love! And driving our gorgeous couple right back to the sixties is a fabulous Aston Martin DB6 from VOWS Vehicles of Wedding Style.
What if planning the best day ever didn’t have to be the most stressful process ever? If you’re feeling overwhelmed by color palettes, seating charts, and budget setting, take a deep breath and check out these six tips for stress-free wedding planning. From reaching out for help to remembering the “why” behind your wedding, follow these tips to put your mind at ease as you get ready to tie the knot!
Hire Experienced Professionals
No matter what kind of wedding you’re planning, the easiest way to reduce stress leading up to your big day is by building a team of expert wedding professionals. Experienced wedding suppliers know the ins and outs of what it takes to pull off a successful wedding better than anyone because they do it most weekends of the year! You don’t get a do-over when it comes to moments like your first kiss, so make sure you trust the person you’ve hired to capture and craft your event. In knowing you can count on your dream team of vendors, you can enjoy stress-free wedding planning and focus on the fun!
We love a wedding photo booth, but I stumbled across a wedding forum thread the other day where brides and grooms were being quoted some VERY different amounts for wedding photo booth hire. Personally, I think you get what you pay for: a good photo booth will be worth every penny – and here’s why!
1. The entertainment value of a wedding photo booth is sky high: give any group of grown ups a little bit of wine and some props and funny accessories to dress up in, and they’ll have the best time!! Whether you DIY your photo booth or hire a pro outfit, it’s guaranteed to keep guests happy!
2. From time to time at your evening reception, the photo booth can serve as a nice little box to put your drunkest people in. They’ll love every second; you’ll get a breather; photo booth attendants are used to the sights they’ll see from your rowdy uni mates! Winner 🙂