A short intro from me today because in the case of Juliane & Luke’s wedding, the images say everything. This is a gorgeous day with a stunning bride and handsome groom, surrounded by art and all the people who love them. The venue is Turner Contemporary. The photographers are London wedding photographers York Place Studios. And unusually perhaps, we’re not sharing photos of flowers and place settings, wedding decor and dreamy styling touches. We’re sharing the realness of a wedding day.

A super sophisticated Manor House wedding with bridesmaids in black and the most incredible chandeliers! This beauty of a day was sent in by Yorkshire wedding photographer Joss Denham. Groom and bride Adam and Jessica call him a wizard – “He is a master at what he does and as a result, the outcome is unbelievable.”

I’m blown away by how beautiful Jessica and Adam’s wedding is. The flowers are stunning; the couple’s outfits are gorgeous and they both look amazing. Jessica wears a Halfpenny wedding dress from The White Closet. And the candles lining the wedding tables in Manor House Lindley‘s Coach House create the most enchanting atmosphere!

I am absolutely smitten with this amazing London wedding. If you love peonies, you’re in for a treat! Bianca and Jordan were wed at Fairmont Hotel Windsor Park, a grand country house on the edge of historic Windsor Great Park.  The day was planned and beautifully styled by Michelle and her team of luxury wedding planners at Elegante by Michelle J. The happy couple look fabulous – follow our insta for some incredible dress pics over the weekend!

2 days, 2 looks, 2 cultures – Natasha & Jason’s wedding is out of this world. I love it! I want to see ALL the Hindu weddings on our blog – I’m not sent nearly enough and they are BEAUTIFUL! Today’s gorgeous couple chose North Cadbury Court as their venue for the weekend, and Somerset wedding photographers and videographers Smiling Tiger Studios to capture both days of their wedding. The results are amazing – as always, I had far too many stunning photos to choose from so you’ll find more of my favourites on @englishweddingblog on instagram!

It strikes me more and more often that wedding blogs are ALL about the pretty. We’re doing weddings a disservice. Weddings are full on, crazy emotional days where normal life is amplified by a million percent. There’s love, and more of it in one room than at any other occasion ever in our lives! There’ll be tears and joy and laughter and that feeling you get when you see a friend you’ve not caught up with for years. There’ll be speeches with stories in to make you burst with happiness. Your best friends and parents will say amazing things about how proud they are. All of those moments are huge – and yet we’re all guilty of focusing a tad too much on the florals. It’s not just me, is it?