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Focus on… friendship and your wedding day

Hello again! Today’s blog feature aims to take a little stress out of wedding planning by shifting the focus of English Wedding Blog away from details for a while – and by looking at the memories you’ll treasure for the rest of your lives.

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Focus on… Friendship in wedding photography. Photo Credit Simon Hudspeth. I love this image of the bride reaching out to all of her friends after the wedding – it makes me smile every time!

This is another episode in my ‘Focus on‘ series of wedding blogs. I was inspired by Kristin Mitchell to consider weddings from a photographer’s perspective. Your wedding will last for one day. Your wedding photographs will keep the day alive in your memories forever.

Think about your wedding for a moment. In the run up to the big day it’s so easy to get wrapped up in details: planning colour schemes, buying accessories and stretching the wedding budget to its limit. But in a year’s time when you look back on your big day you’ll barely remember all the ‘bits’. You’ll remember special moments instead: the ceremony, seeing your family and friends in church, a chat with a favourite auntie and the precious minutes you can spend together as a married couple.

I really hope you enjoy all of these – for me they’re a lovely reminder that weddings are about love, and more than a giant spending spree. Enjoy! Claire xxx

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Focus on… Friendship in wedding photography Photo Credit Phil Drinkwater – the bride and her bridesmaids look amazing and there’s such an atmosphere of celebration to this picture!

So today’s blog post is a feel good feature, and today we’re going to focus on friendship. The images to follow are favourites of mine – from dozens and dozens sent in by wedding photographers, these are the happiest, most emotional and heartwarming images of friendship from weddings in the UK last year.

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Focus on… Friendship in wedding photography Photo Credit Martin Hambleton. Friendship across the generations – weddings are a social event for everyone, and these guests are relishing the occasion!

 

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Focus on… Friendship in wedding photography Photo Credit Vickerstaff Photography. One for the boys – bit of a manly moment for today’s groom!

 

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Focus on… Friendship in wedding photography Photo Credit Sam Clayton. The bridesmaids dresses are fabulous, and this pose is playful and fun!

 

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Focus on… Friendship in wedding photography Photo Credit Jonny Draper. It’s all about enjoying your day – laughter and smiles from everyone make this image really special!

 

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Focus on… Friendship in wedding photography Photo Credit Simon Biffen. A chat with best friends and bridesmaids, smiles all round and a real girly chat caught on camera – love this!

 

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Focus on… Friendship in wedding photography Photo Credit Martin Price. Friends of all ages – the little girls take centre stage on the dancefloor as the grown ups dance in the foreground… weddings are about letting your hair down and enjoying fun with friends!

 

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Focus on… Friendship in wedding photography Photo Credit Simon Hudspeth. A group hug for friends at a wedding, and everyone’s having a lovely time – this is what matters and a fab image too!

 

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Focus on… Friendship in wedding photography Photo Credit Vickerstaff Photography. A little love from three bridesmaids and a big grin from this bride make for such a brilliant wedding memory!

 

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Focus on… Friendship in wedding photography Photo Credit Simon Biffen. Memories of a very personal wedding full of character – I just love this!

With thanks for these very special moments to some of my favourite UK wedding photographers:

 

Pre­vi­ous episodes from ‘Focus On…’

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 November 2009 - 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
  • Belinda Mccarthy
    7 years ago

    What a lovely heartwarming idea for a blog post! I particularly love the image of the little bridesmaids on the dance floor. Wonderfully observed and beautifully shot 🙂

  • Thanks for including my photo of the bridesmaids – they were so photogenic for the whole day 🙂

    I love this series of blog posts. Those special moments and emotions that make the day are what need to be captured in a set of photos to properly record the story. I have nothing against detail shots and I enjoy taking them too, but so many other blogs seem to focus just on those and forget that the day is really about the people.

  • Possibly my favorite blog topic of all time! It’s so true, weddings are all about friendship x

  • Jillian Hartley
    7 years ago

    I just LOVE these wedding photographs – such great emotion captured!! : )

  • Jamie
    7 years ago

    Great series of blog posts Claire, thank you for using a couple of my images I really look forward to the next post!!

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