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A love story for generations – the tale of a wartime bride and groom, by Lilybean Photography

Love is a story. Falling in love happens over time, changes as we do, grows and becomes both stronger and more gentle. For everyone, love is the story of a lifetime. Who knows where we’ll be in ten years, twenty, fifty or more. Today I’m here to tell you a love story, inspired by a real couple’s wartime romance.

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Images are by Lilybean Photography  www.lilybeanphotography.co.uk

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Location: Watercress Line in Hampshire

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The Love Story

The shoot was greatly inspired by the photographer’s Grandad who recently lost his wife. He is unfortunately now losing his eye sight and is dictating over the phone his memoirs so that his life story and their love story is never lost. This shoot re-tells a part of their story. A story about a young couple who have just got married but he has been posted away from home. They say a fond farewell at the train station before he is whisked away from his young bride.

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With thanks to a fabulous team of English wedding suppliers:
Photography by Lilybean Photography, hair and makeup by Natasha Wiggins , dresses from Amaryllis Bridal, hair pieces by Donna Crain, stationery from The Finer Details, flowers by Little Lillies, Videography by UW Productions and to the gorgeous models: Gabbi (bride), Harry (groom) and the beautiful bridesmaid!

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Suppliers:

Photography: Lilybean Photography www.lilybeanphotography.co.uk
Hair + Makeup: Natasha Wiggins www.nwmake-up.co.uk
Dresses: Amaryllis Bridal www.amaryllis-bridal.co.uk
Hair Pieces: Donna Crain www.donnacrain.com
Flowers: Little Lillies www.little-lillies.co.uk
Videographer: UW Productions www.uwproductionsblog.com
Models: Gabbi (bride), Harry (groom) and child
Stationery www.thefinerdetails.co.uk

For behind the scenes footage from today’s vintage wartime bridal shoot, click to watch the video by the fabulous UW Productions on Vimeo:

1920’s Vintage Shoot on the Watercress Line (BTS) from Matt Cordy | U.W.Productions on Vimeo.

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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