Hello. Welcome! Let’s talk about wedding blogs and reality today shall we?! …I thought that might pique your interest. Behind the scenes here at English Wedding Blog I’ve been secretly tormented for months by the way the wedding media focuses on details, losing sight of the fact that weddings are all about the moment you say “I do”. Time to bridge the gap…
The best memories. The best images. What weddings are really all about…
Magazines and wedding blogs focus on wedding details and ideas, we all know that. It’s great, don’t get me wrong! I love fabulous stationery design, quirky handcrafted lace accessories and a bit of vintage sparkle. But don’t let yourself get swept away by details – they explain why wedding blogs and magazines are so popular, but they’re not the most important thing.
Focus on… what’s really important about weddings – coming soon.
The overall focus of the wedding media is now on details. It seems to me that the balance is wrong – magazines and blogs should take responsibility for a little more perspective, and focus on marriage.
Photographers, brides and grooms often comment on blogs’ obsession with details. I’ve heard so many times that blogs should feature more ‘normal’ weddings. I guess that means the ideas we show should be accessible, and less of a feature than the story of the wedding itself. Real weddings are about magical moments, about marriage and love.
For me the best thing about being a wedding blogger is the wedding reports I receive from my couples. You talk about your wedding day highlights and memorable moments – and the best bits are always focused around love, family and friends: speeches, eyes meeting at the altar, and those precious moments spent alone during the day.
Over the coming weeks I want to reinforce the fact that weddings are all about love, moments and memories. Details can be important, yes. But let’s shift the balance a little – blogs focus too much on details. It’s time to focus on:
- loving looks
- aisle moments
- sunshine and smiles
- wedding speeches
- emotional grooms
- timeless brides
- forever memories
- English wedding venues
- first dances
I’ve been collecting images which really capture the beauty of everything in this list. There are some amazing blog posts coming up with incredible wedding photography to give English Wedding Blog some perspective over the next few weeks. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them for you.
With thanks for the exceptional images shown today to these lovely people:
- Ed Clayton Photography
- Sam Clayton Photography
- Phil Drinkwater Photography
- Martin Hill Photography
- Neale James Photography
- Simon Biffen Photography
- Aaron Collett Photography
- Martin Hambleton Wedding Photographer
- Shutterleaf Photography
- Simon Hudspeth Photography
- Mister Phill
- Vickerstaff Photography
- Lightworks Photography
there are more to come!