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Welcome to the first weekend of autumn! I’m hoping for a crisp sunny afternoon with hints of bronzed leaves and for cosy snuggles with my man and my favourite jumper. How about you? … Oh, but you’re here for wedding ideas so I’ve got a little treat up my (woolly!) sleeve for you this morning, with a gorgeous wedding from The Plough At Leigh. The stunning couple are Nikki and James, and their photographer is our newest sponsor, lovely Terence Joseph Photography.

The Plough at Leigh wedding, image credit Terence Joseph Photography (28)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://terencejosephphotography.co.uk

We met Terence at an open day at The Plough, he was so friendly and knew the venue very well so it was an easy decision to make.

We couldn’t have been happier with Terence, he was very professional and had us and our guests feeling very relaxed and at ease. He even managed to photograph some family members that were set against having their photo taken. He was interested in what ideas and visions we had. I felt we clicked and it was such a pleasure to work with Terence, he was very thoughtful and couldn’t do enough for us from the beginning right through to when I met him to receive our beautiful album and canvas. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional photographer, he did an amazing job.

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Weddings aren’t just for women. The wedding industry often ignores grooms – focusing every publication and brand on all things pink, pretty and romantic. But there are two halves to every wedding, and I think it’s a fairly safe bet that over half of the humans getting married wouldn’t choose pale blush and ivory as the most important aspects of their day.

Think about it.

So I love seeing weddings where real life stands at the forefront. Moments, smiles, emotions, interactions between all the human beings who are there. Being a blogger means I know a lot of photographers: most folks I follow on instagram happen to be wedding photographers. And I get to see their other work: the real life things they capture* and my favourite of all, their street photography. And when this style creeps into a wedding it is one of the best things EVER.

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Good morning beautiful! We’re having a week full of fabulous wedding photography and I’m loving the dreamy images gracing my screen! Today I’d like to introduce Howling Basset – one of the leading wedding photographers in London and Kent, and named after photographer Andy Stonier’s basset hound Flash!

Andy’s style combines natural, fun and simply beautiful, timeless images. He’s photographed around 1,200 weddings so has a wealth of experience and covers London, Kent and the south of England. He’s been a full time London wedding photographer since 2004, and a professional photographer for 25 years. His portfolio includes weddings all over the UK, and the reviews on his website make for a very impressive read. I will hand over to Andy to tell you all about Howling Basset Photography. Don’t forget to check out his website and show him some love on Instagram and Facebook too! 

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Becky and Martin's Cooling Castle wedding, images by Michelle Cordner Photography (31)
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A blissfully beautiful real wedding for you this Friday… I’ve been excited to share this one, and I just know you’ll love it! Becky and Martin married in July 2018 at Cooling Castle barn in Kent. They have a shared love of travel and adventure, and styled their wedding with nods to this from globes to photographs on each table and little mini travel cameras – the theme of travelling was all around.

Images are by our lovely friend and English Wedding member, Kent based Michelle Cordner Photography. Becky’s dress is from Wed2B, teamed with shoes from Paradox. Her hair is by Zara Rose and makeup is by Lydia Rae. Martin bought a suit from Moss and teamed it with a dusky pink tie from Asos. Floral styling and bouquets are by The Flowersmiths.

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“Luckily our venue didn’t need too much decoration. The barn already felt really rustic and didn’t need much adding to it. We decided to add things like a few extra fairy lights, items to tie in with the travel theme like a light up globe, treasure chests for cards and gifts etc. The rest was all handmade items we added.

Gorgeous High Rocks wedding blog with Helen England Photography (23)
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Summer brides and grooms – peony season is here and we’re celebrating with ALL the peonies in today’s beautiful Kent wedding. Beautiful bride Becky married her gorgeous husband Greg at High Rocks and they chose English Wedding member Helen England Photography to capture their day. The pics are glorious, the sunshine is fabulous! (Hello, outside! We LOVE you today!) – and the joy and happiness just radiates out from this pretty, feminine summer wedding.

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Wedding photographer’s website:

www.helenenglandphotography.co.uk

There were a few recommendations for High Rocks wedding photographers. We looked at a lot and we absolutely loved Helen’s style. We wanted our wedding to be captured exactly how it was – everyone smiling and having fun. We loved that Helen’s photos are really relaxed and just capture everyone’s emotions without them knowing.

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HELEN IS A DREAM!!! From the minute she showed up to my hotel room (which was chaos) she fitted in like one of our friends. She got on with her shooting and we didn’t even know she was there. She made me feel so comfortable.

Neutral organic and minimal wedding style ideas from Kingsdown Rectory. Styling Your Wedding Your Way Images Kate Hennessey Photography (23)
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Hey everyone! Today we have a really contemporary and romantic wedding look to share with you – with beautiful images from Kingsdown Rectory in Kent. The look of the day brings rustic and natural elements together in an elegant and refined way which I LOVE – and oh, that dress though?! It’s all so perfect, I hope you’ll agree!

Neutral organic and minimal wedding style ideas from Kingsdown Rectory. Styling Your Wedding Your Way Images Kate Hennessey Photography (36)

This organic, pared back shoot was planned and styled by lovely Laura Jayne at Your Wedding, Your Way and photographed by Kate Hennessy Photography. It’s the most glorious inspiration for couples planning a relaxed and elegant wedding in a homely setting where they have freedom to create their own style. “With the outdoor elements, we wanted to portray the flexibility and scope of the space. The tablescape was designed to demonstrate how to mix the rustic look with elegant details to create a neutral, considered setting with natural elements. The shoot team consisted of mainly Kent based suppliers in this brand new, recently launched venue. Our gorgeous models’ smiles shone throughout the day and have created some stunning images, we hope you agree!

Beautiful wedding full of ideas by Charlene Webb Photography in Kent (37)
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Oh thank goodness it’s Friday at last! I’ve been looking forward to sharing this beautiful wedding with you lovely lot all week! Our gorgeous couple are childhood sweethearts Joe and Kerry, who were married in church and celebrated at The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.

Their day is classic and beautiful – the dress is stunning and traditional with gorgeous, intricate detailing and a full skirt. Joe’s suit is accessorised with pretty pale pink accents, which tie in with Kerry’s bouquet and the lovely bridesmaids’ dresses. The day is pretty and feminine, luxurious and full of love and laughter – it’s a perfect way to end our week, and I hope you love this as much as I do!

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Images are by lovely Charlene Webb Photography, who is based in Kent.

www.charlenewebbphotography.co.uk
Instagram: @charlenewebbphotography
Facebook: @charlenewebb.photo

 

 

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female wedding photographer in Kent Helen England Photography (7)
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It’s the loveliest thing to meet all the creative folks in the wedding industry, and while Helen England lives down in Kent and I’m up in the Lake District, I feel as though I know her from her little introduction video on YouTube. Seriously – all wedding people should do this – it’s ace. We’ll show you in a moment! Helen has joined English Wedding this month, but many of you will already know her from the weddings and shoots we’ve published in the past. I love her style and approach, and I really hope you will too!

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As a Kent wedding photographer I aspire to deliver beautiful, creative photographs that faithfully capture the story of your wedding day. But more than that, I create photographs that make people happy! Through my work, you’ll be able to relive the romance, excitement, energy and happiness of your wedding day – not just for now but for many years to come. My couples are relaxed, laid back and completely nuts about each other. They’re fun-loving and are planning a wedding that’ll be shared with their favourite people in all the world. They want a photographer who completely gets them, and will create a beautiful collection of photographs that perfectly capture the magic, emotion and spirit of their day.

Wedding of the century? Keye and James at Chapeldown with Steven Rooney Photography (23)
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Hey beautiful! It’s festive season on English Wedding so while I relax in a pile of tinsel with a bottle of Baileys and a book, I’m sharing some favourite weddings from our 2018 archives. The next two weeks will be full of the most gorgeous, inspiring celebrations for you to swoon over, Pin to your heart’s content and generally get inspired by! We’re starting with lovely Keye and James, whose vineyard wedding at The Swan, Chapel Down was captured by Steven Rooney Photography and styled by the amazing Hire Love! Enjoy!


I guess if we could all describe our perfect wedding it would be something like this: fun, relaxed, gorgeously styled, games, drinks, full of personality, laughter, love, unique. Keye and James nailed all of those – and then some. They added circus and carnival, wow factor, fizz and flames. The opulent floral displays are breathtaking and the styling is oh-so-pretty and perfectly on trend. Their day is spectacularly styled with beautiful summer blooms, calligraphy signage, smoke bombs, brilliant outdoor games – and our gorgeous grooms look fantastic in matching outfits with waistcoats and bowties.

Timelessly elegant wedding styling and moments to melt your heart! Nick Davies Photography on the English Wedding Blog (27)
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Lizzie and Dan’s wedding is a classic – timeless styling, an elegant colour palette and beautiful sunshine… the flowers are lush, in a soft palette of dusky pinks, and the beautiful atmosphere they created is one of tranquility and romance. Lizzie is stunning in her Cizzy Bridal dress, and Dan is every bit the classic English groom in a smart navy suit with Ted Baker waistcoat.  The venue is Wadhurst Castle, and all of their lovely photographs are by Nick Davies Photography.

 

Timelessly elegant wedding styling and moments to melt your heart! Nick Davies Photography on the English Wedding Blog (24)

I loved getting ready- we used the bridal room in the castle so both mums and my bridesmaids had the whole morning together- it was such fun, we gave out pressies and Dan had written me a great card which made me laugh and cry! I also remember the moment the door opened to the walled garden & I saw all of the guests turn as I walked up the aisle, from then it really was the most amazing whirlwind!

Timelessly elegant wedding styling and moments to melt your heart! Nick Davies Photography on the English Wedding Blog (25)

East Quay Whitstable wedding blog with Michelle Cordner Photography (24)
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My top tip for you today, lovelies, is to find a place you love and get married there. It can be that simple… and you don’t have to go out of your way to find a place you love, if there’s already a place! You might have a favourite country pub, or a local beach with amazing views, or a city centre restaurant. Beautiful bride Laura & her gorgeous husband Rick found their perfect venue at the East Quay in Whitstable – with sea views and glorious natural decor inside (plus all the sparkly wonderfulness) it’s sooo perfect for a modern wedding! Images are by lovely English Wedding Directory member Michelle Cordner Photography.

Claire xx

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Our wedding was happy, fun, relaxed, the most marvellous day of our lives, set by the sea with a very relaxed style. The venue is unique with its own style with fantastic views of the sea. We added additional lighting with lanterns on the dance floor and the eating area.

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It takes a pretty special wedding photographer to capture atmosphere in their images. You know the feeling of pure joy from a wedding day, or the way a groom’s expression changes from nervous anticipation, to total loved-up overwhelm and then purest happiness as he walks from the ceremony, his bride on his arm? I see it every day, and it’s one of my favourite things – and the way Kent wedding photographer Michelle Cordner captures emotion in her images really is beautiful.

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Michelle Cordner is a member of the English Wedding Directory, which makes me very proud indeed. Kent couples – discover her beautiful website at www.michellecordnerphotography.com and swoon over her images on Facebook and Instagram @michellecordnerphotography

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