Documentary wedding photography in Birmingham by Clive Blair (18)
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For a wedding photograph to catch my eye, it has to make me feel something. Whether that’s a warm fuzzy feeling or a sense of excitement and anticipation will depend on the image. Sometimes I find myself smiling at the screen before me, or lifting my hand away from the screen and stopping in my tracks as I scroll – because I want to take it all in. I have always had a little motto when choosing images for the English Wedding Blog – “never delete a grandma” – this is why.

Documentary wedding photography in Birmingham by Clive Blair (23)

Clive Blair is a Birmingham wedding photographer whose images all have that something that stops me in my tracks and makes me feel something. Just look at the selection we’ve chosen to share with you today, and you’ll see what I mean. Because after the big day it’s not about the styling or florals anymore: your dress and suit will be packed away; stationery forgotten and cake all gone – but the memories held in your images will last a lifetime and more. 

Brympton House wedding photographer Martin Dabek (25)
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Today’s wedding is pure luxury, sheer joy and absolute beauty. Stunning bride Fern married her gorgeous groom James at Sherborne Abbey and celebrated with a beautiful reception at Brympton House in Somerset. Their day is captured by our friend and sponsor, Brympton House Wedding Photographer Martin Dabek, who is based in Somerset.

Brympton House wedding photographer Martin Dabek (17)

I tried on over 100 dresses and found it particularly hard to narrow the selection of styles down as I liked too many. My mum and I visited the Caroline Castigliano store in Knightsbridge and the sales assistant picked a gown I wouldn’t have chosen and the second I walked out in it, my mother had a tear to her eye. We then managed to accessorize it with the different trains, veils and belts to create the look for day and evening I was envisaging. The dress was also made to measure which was brilliant as it ensured it fitted like a glove on the day.

Brympton House wedding photographer Martin Dabek (8)

Fabulous wedding ideas from Cooling Castle with Penny Young Photography (28)
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I love to start the week with an amazing wedding to completely knock your little socks off and take your mind off work! If you’ve had enough of the daily grind already, then this beautiful celebration is guaranteed to brighten your day and add a little spring to your steps!

Fabulous wedding ideas from Cooling Castle with Penny Young Photography (3)

Beautiful Beckie and Max were married at Cooling Castle Barn in March last year. Their spring wedding is wonderful – another (we’re on a roll this week!) which absolutely proves you can have a stunning bouquet this early in the season – in fact I’d say spring is my favourite for bouquet inspiration!

Fabulous wedding ideas from Cooling Castle with Penny Young Photography (15)

The flowers are by the very fabulous Distinctly Floral, based in Hadlow, Kent. Amanda has a wonderful talent for colourful floral design – I thoroughly recommend following her on Facebook for tons of lovely floral inspiration. Amanda dressed the ceremony and reception rooms for Beckie and Max with soft lilacs, dusky pinks and white blooms. The colour palette for Beckie’s bouquet is wonderfully soft, and I love how textured and mixed it is – each individual bloom is just perfect! The blossom trees for the ceremony came from Floral Explosion – they look fab in the pictures, don’t you think?!

A foodie wedding with pretty, feminine styling at Orchardleigh House. Image credit Love In Focus, Bristol (14)
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Beautiful bride Siobhan and gorgeous groom Ross got married in the springtime, and were blessed with a beautifully sunny day. I fell in love with Siobhan’s bouquet of ranunculus, freesia and eucalyptus with tiny narcissus and eucalyptus – it’s perfect for springtime and every bit as gorgeous as a summer bouquet.

A foodie wedding with pretty, feminine styling at Orchardleigh House. Image credit Love In Focus, Bristol (24)

Orchardleigh House is a stunning venue in North Somerset with fabulous, lavish rooms, the perfect venue for a romantic English wedding. Driving into the estate and along the winding driveway to the main house there’s a real wow moment that gives you a feeling of excited anticipation.

A foodie wedding with pretty, feminine styling at Orchardleigh House. Image credit Love In Focus, Bristol (25)

Words and images by lovely Somerset wedding photographer Sandy McClure at Love In Focus

Both Siobhan and Ross were getting ready at the venue which meant I was able to get a few shots of them both getting ready. After hanging out with Siobhan, her family and her bridesmaids for a bit and capturing the hubbub of activity as everyone got ready along with a few details I headed over to find Ross and his boys.

Sunflowers and tipi wedding style at the Henry Moore Foundation Hertfordshire with Becky Harley Photography (29)
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I am desperate for summer to kick in! I know it’s only the 4th of February, but still… I can taste spring in the air, I’m sure I can. Maybe it’s these sunflowers…

Sunflowers and tipi wedding style at the Henry Moore Foundation Hertfordshire with Becky Harley Photography (4)

Katie and Richard are gorgeous. Katie’s dress is just divine, and (as I think I mentioned yesterday!) I do love a couple who choose outfits with something just a little different. Honestly – this is such a personal and individual wedding and I think it’s fabulous. The day is bright and summery, their smiles are infectious, the styling touches they chose for their tipi reception are fabulously colourful and creative…

Sunflowers and tipi wedding style at the Henry Moore Foundation Hertfordshire with Becky Harley Photography (9)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.beckyharleyphotography.co.uk

We met Becky at a wedding fair at Knebworth House. We were so pleased with everything. She made us feel so comfortable throughout the day. She was super chilled out and relaxed which is very much like me and Richard. Her photos were super relaxed and natural. She was so easy to have around which I think added to why her photos were so good as people were relaxed and she was never invasive with the camera. She managed to get some lovely natural photos of the kids who are very camera shy but you wouldn’t know it looking at the pictures. We couldn’t have been happier.

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I love the lightness of Heidi and Shaun’s pretty Glemham Hall wedding. Their flowers are deliciously pretty daisies with peonies and roses – and they fill my heart with summer vibes! Glemham Hall is one of Suffolk’s most beautiful venues: a 16th century family home surrounded by 300 acres of countryside and with its own 170-capacity marquee which is perfect for elegant weddings. Our beautiful bride tells us a little more about the day:

Our suppliers were mostly local. Karen Lear Florist, Tonia Edwards Cakes, My big Fat wedding disco, Blue daffodil events catering, Ayshea Goldberg Photography, Galley Slaves ice cream bikes. Our wedding stationery was provided by Andrew at Vintage Designs. Andrew provided a very personalised service and was extremely helpful.

I had a natural looking bouquet, with peonies, roses and other garden flowers from Karen Lear Flowers. The colours were pale pinks, whites and lilacs. Flower girls had gypsophila crowns and a small bouquet of mini daisies.

a beautiful fairytale wedding at Lainston with Amanda Karen Photography (31)
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I have been saving up this beautiful wedding for so long! It reminds me that spring is just around the corner: the flowers are beautiful, everything is so wonderfully feminine and romantic and seeing the happiness of stunning bride Sam and her handsome groom Martin just has me smiling right back at the screen! This is pure, unadulterated fairytale – the theme will very soon become evident as you scroll through all the super pretty “Happily Ever Afters” – and there’s a healthy sprinkling of glitter and Disney magic too!

a beautiful fairytale wedding at Lainston with Amanda Karen Photography (8)

Wedding photographer’s website:

Www.amandakarenphotography.co.uk

I love my photography and I had a very specific idea in mind. I travelled from Leeds to London for the National Wedding Show where I met with Amanda and Hutch. I was immediately put at ease and just fell in love with their style and the beautiful images they had taken. I knew straight away that I wanted them to be the photographers at my wedding.

a beautiful fairytale wedding at Lainston with Amanda Karen Photography (19)

Pretty English barn wedding blog with Penny Young Photography (32)
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I think it was the little birds on the table stationery which I fell in love with first. Then I saw how gorgeous Lizzy and Josh were, how beautifully they’d incorporated countryside touches and bright, colourful styling into their day – and I was smitten. This is a stunning wedding from beautiful Sussex venue Chafford Park, with our lovely friend and English Wedding Blog sponsor Penny Young behind the camera. Grab a cuppa, settle down somewhere cosy and enjoy!

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Handmade was a big part of our day – the venue is in a beautiful setting, but is a blank canvass. We wanted it to very feel personal to us, and to enjoy a full year of preparations. We picked our own flowers at Blooming Green and arranged into mismatched jugs, just using tape to give structure instead of oasis. We also made our own buttonholes, boutonnieres, flower girl basket and bouquets.

Pretty English barn wedding blog with Penny Young Photography (13)

Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (21)
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I love today’s wedding. Scrolling through the photos takes me on a mini rollercoaster of emotions – with gorgeous details and a stunning bride and groom, the proudest mum ever, and some wonderfully comical pics of little ones enjoying the day. The overwhelming feeling from this lovely Chippenham Park wedding is of love and happiness – and I know you’ll adore what you’re about to see.

Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (16)

Huge thanks to English Wedding Blog sponsor and Cambridge wedding photographer Lee Allison for sharing his images with us all today.

Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (31)

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Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (5)

This was a beautiful spring wedding at one of my favourite venues in Cambridge, Chippenham Park. The grounds are just amazing, a perfect backdrop at every turn. The bridesmaids wore unusual bright red dresses too which made for some great contrast in the group photos. ~ Lee Allison, Cambridge wedding photographer

 

Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (1)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (2)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (3)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (4)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (6)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (7)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (8)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (9)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (10)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (11)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (12)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (13)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (14)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (15)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (17)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (18)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (19)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (20)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (21)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (22)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (23)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (24)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (25)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (26)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (27)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (28)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (29)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (30)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (32)
Cambridge wedding inspiration from Chippenham Park with Lee Allison Photography (33)

 

Chippenham Park wedding suppliers:

Cmabridge wedding photographer: Lee Allison Photography
Makeup: Emma Knight
Florist: Tolly’s Flowers
Dress: Pronovias
Entertainment: Festival Folk (Tailored Entertainment)

Bristol wedding with photographer Martin Dabek (23)
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Karen and Richard were together for 17 years before they got married. Their story goes back some way: they were even in the same class at school! Karen told me the best thing about being married is not having to call Richard her partner any more – because it always sounded as though they were in business together! (Honestly though, why has no one thought of a better word for partner… any suggestions?!)

Bristol wedding with photographer Martin Dabek (20)

Their Mansion House wedding is pretty, perfect, and full of love and family and smiles all day long. I love the flowers, I adore Karen’s pretty House of Mooshki dress – she looks so beautiful! – and the atmosphere of their day which comes across so perfectly in their images.

Bristol wedding with photographer Martin Dabek (31)

Romance and feminine, rustic charm for an Aldwick Court Farm wedding. image credit Love In Focus Bristol wedding photographers (5)
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Today’s real wedding is romantic, feminine and oh so pretty – the kind of wedding so many girls dream of, brought to life with a wonderfully elegant style. Beautiful bride Amy’s dress is divine – I adore the palest pink hue which works beautifully with the bridesmaids’ soft grey dresses. Words and images are by our lovely sponsor, Somerset wedding photographer Sandy at Love In Focus.

Romance and feminine, rustic charm for an Aldwick Court Farm wedding. image credit Love In Focus Bristol wedding photographers (24)

Getting to shoot any Somerset wedding photography on a bright and sunny day is one of the many upsides of my job – so getting to photograph a wedding at Aldwick Court Farm on a bright and sunny day is just about as good as this job gets! Amy and Ben chose the perfect venue for their spring wedding.

Romance and feminine, rustic charm for an Aldwick Court Farm wedding. image credit Love In Focus Bristol wedding photographers (6)

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Romance and feminine, rustic charm for an Aldwick Court Farm wedding. image credit Love In Focus Bristol wedding photographers (22)

On the day I arrived at Amy’s parents’ house in Bristol to take some shots of Amy as she got ready for the day. Amy looked amazing in her dress with beautiful lace detail and chiffon on the skirt that gave her a wonderful silhouette.

Gorgeous summer florals for a Pendley Manor wedding with Nicola Norton Photography (35)
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Is anyone else dreaming of summer breezes and pretty country flowers already? I know I’m a little early… but already we’re planning blog features for late spring and I’m excited to see long, golden wedding days on my screen again! Let’s spoil ourselves this cold Wednesday morning and pretend we’re back in July with gorgeous Alex & Jamie’s wedding, shall we?

Gorgeous summer florals for a Pendley Manor wedding with Nicola Norton Photography (18)

The venue was Pendley Manor, a magnificent country home with 33 4-poster bedrooms and expanses of immaculate lawns and landscaped gardens. The hotel is grade II listed and set in 35 acres of beautifully landscaped and wooded parkland close to the picturesque Hertfordshire town of Tring.

Gorgeous summer florals for a Pendley Manor wedding with Nicola Norton Photography (21)

Alex chose pretty daisies as the key flower for the nine bridesmaids bouquets, which I think looks really lovely with a touch of gypsophila. For her own bouquet she added bright summery flowers:  – lisianthus and pale pink roses along with the softest blue delphiniums. Overall styling was sweet and simple – feather-shaped kraft place names stamped with guests’ names, and more summer garden flowers on the tables. I LOVE the milk churns full of flowers outside the church, don’t you?