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Maisie & David’s beautifully simple Bristol wedding, with Joab Smith Photography

This week has FLOWN by! Lovelies, I hope you’ve enjoyed all the beautiful weddings and shoots we’ve shared on the blog this week. Time now for a relaxing weekend and some sunshine… but I want to leave you with something incredibly beautiful. I love everything about Maisie and David’s day – it’s full of fun, love and laughter… and the little details are just stunning (as are our gorgeous bride and groom!) All images by our lovely English Wedding member and Bristol wedding photographer Joab Smith Photography.

Have a lovely weekend,

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Wedding Photographer’s Website

https://www.joabsmithphotography.co.uk/

How did you choose your photographer?

Lots of searching on the internet. We were really impressed with his portfolio pictures. Joab then came for a visit and his patient & relaxed attitude won us over.

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Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!

Joab was absolutely brilliant! He had clearly done his research on the location and we think the photos speak for themselves. There is not a single guest we have shown the photos to who has not been seriously impressed with the photographs.

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Tell us about your venue – what made this place special for you?

We had actually decided on the venue before we got engaged. The Harbour Hotel is a beautiful hidden gem in Bristol and we loved it from the first time we stepped inside.

Did you love wearing your outfits? How was the dress / suit shopping experience?

Maisie wore a Ted Baker dress combined with a pair of Doc Martens (and blue glittery socks) and Dave wore a 3 piece suit from Youngs and a mustard bow tie. The outfits definitely reflected us.

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Did you hire a florist? Tell us about any floral amazingness

Lucy Coco Floristry provided absolutely stunning blooms. A combination of wrist corsages, button holes, candelabras and a big bridal bouquet covered all bases. Lucy cleverly placed herbs and dried flowers in the mix, so they both smelt lovely and we have lots of them to keep.

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As cake lovers here at English Wedding we’d LOVE to know who made your cake, and how delicious it was?

Our cake was made by Beth ‘n’ Cakes in Bristol. She made a wonderful two tier cake with a chocolate and white chocolate and raspberry combo, alongside a selection of cupcakes. The outside of the cake had pressed flowers and the entire collection was entirely vegan (I don’t think many of the guests realised!).

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Tell us about any special personal touches, or creative projects you made yourselves

Maisie wrote a poem as her speech, which went down a treat. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house, including Dave! Breaking some ‘traditions’ throughout our wedding planning was reflective of our equal and modern relationship. Our only advice to other couples would be to make sure to set boundaries early to avoid any family/friend drama. It’s your special day and it will save some heartache by not worrying about family politics.

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What was your first dance song? Why did you choose it?

We chose Stevie Wonder – For Once In My Life. We chose it as it is very special to us and the band learnt the song just to play for our wedding.

Favourite wedding suppliers

Photographer – Joab Smith Photography https://www.joabsmithphotography.co.uk/
Flowers – Lucy Evans – https://lucycocofloristry.co.uk/
Cake – Bethan Jones – https://www.facebook.com/bethncakes/
Venue – The Harbour Hotel
Dress – Ted Baker
Suit – Youngs
Stationery – Rosie Duvall – http://www.rosieduvall.co.uk/
Band – The Hijackers – https://www.thehijackersband.co.uk/

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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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