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The best day of your lives… part one

Who remembers blinking in amazement and squealing in delight at the couple whose mad, exciting and painty engagement shoot I featured a little while ago? The one where they got covered in it, wrote LOVE on the wall and had to go home painted pink, yellow and blue from head to toe?

It was brilliant. I loved it. You loved it… with all your blog comments it went down a treat. And then David and Rachel got married. And the wedding day is EVEN BETTER! (of course it is… but as creative and inspiring and fun goes, it’s just incredible).

Rachel wrote the loveliest wedding report to share with us. So I’ll hand over to excellent wedding photographer Lucy West for the wedding pictures (part one) and to gorgeous bride Rachel to tell you all about it.

copyright Lucy West Images wedding photographer (1) “If there was one thing we wanted our wedding to be it would be fun, and I think we certainly achieved that! A lack of funds teamed with an overwhelming urge to be creative made our wedding quite unique. Our main themes were newspaper, buttons, graffiti paint and all things colourful!

copyright Lucy West Images wedding photographer (2) “These are my custom trainers from converse.com(how cool! I want some! -Claire)

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copyright Lucy West Images wedding photographer (6)I absolutely adore this beautiful portrait of Rachel. She’s stunning – and while the wedding day is all about the love and the fun and creativity, this picture takes my breath away every time.

copyright Lucy West Images wedding photographer (7) “My wedding dress is Lucilla by Ronald Joyce from Dream Dress Bridal, Romiley

copyright Lucy West Images wedding photographer (8) “I wore a Warren York Tiara from Dream Dress Bridal and a button bracelet, which is from bobbybutton.co.uk

copyright Lucy West Images wedding photographer (9)The fun begins… as Rachel and bridesmaids have a little fun in the campervan with some great pics by Lucy West, the little girl in the window loves every second πŸ™‚

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copyright Lucy West Images wedding photographer (12)Three stunning bridesmaids! I love the colourful dresses, the bouquets, the shoes – oh the shoes! And the customised dresses with the colourful buttons… fab. Just fab.

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copyright Lucy West Images wedding photographer (15)The bridesmaids make their entrance, and don’t they look gorgeous. Wedding photographer Lucy West told me “it was such a wonderful day and because I know David and Rachel well, everything was pretty emotional. The WHOLE church was clapping and cheering as she walked in, so I was wiping my eyes as she reached the top of the aisle… amazing!!”

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copyright Lucy West Images wedding photographer (17)“I think the best moment for me was definitely when I turned the corner of the aisle whilst walking down to β€œSweet Disposition” by Temper Trap, as the music came to a crescendo the whole congregation cheered as I appeared to walk down the aisle! It was amazing to have all our friends and family in one place, and to see David (crying) waiting for me at the bottom of the aisle.

copyright Lucy West Images wedding photographer (18) “David’s suit and shirt are from Topman. His tie was customised by ourselves. Like me David wore custom trainers from converse.com

copyright Lucy West Images wedding photographer (19)The pictures say a thousand words – Rachel and David are clearly loving every second of the ceremony and the church service means the world to them.

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copyright Lucy West Images wedding photographer (28)I LOVE that there’s a ‘Set List’ for this church wedding! I love the party atmosphere, I love the grin on the vicar’s face, I love how everyone – David and Rachel especially just throw themselves into the celebration and really enjoy it.

I also love the painty picture tied to the set list from David and Rachel’s engagement shoot!

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copyright Lucy West Images wedding photographer (30)And they’re married! A wonderful moment – lots and lots and lots of fun had, a ceremony no one will ever forget and now it’s time for an ice cream…

copyright Lucy West Images wedding photographer (31)… but I’m saving that for tomorrow.

While you wait, tell your friends about English Wedding blog. Tell them we have the bestest bride and groom on the blog today and tomorrow, with outstanding wedding photography by Lucy West – and they will LOVE it!

You know me… I save the best bits for last! If you thought this was good, tomorrow will knock your socks off. Both of them. They’ll quite possibly land at the end of your neighbour’s garden – that’s how good it gets.

See you in the morning!

Claire xxx

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at www.byMoonandTide.com. Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in 2011 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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5 COMMENTS
  • Fran
    7 years ago

    Love your wedding photos! And love the buttons! The bridesmaid dresses look fantastic!!

  • Jenny McAvoy
    7 years ago

    What a fab wedding to photograph-I want one of the bridesmaids dresses and the shoes! I LOVE the ceremony-such energy and enthusiasm-magic!

  • Kelly Clapperton
    7 years ago

    Aww what a brilliant set of photographs. Looked like such a fun day!

  • Sylvana Spiby-Walcott
    7 years ago

    I just love when people stay true to themselves and don’t change for the eye of the public!! Absolutely stunning pictures and I just LOVE the custom Converse trainers.

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