Balance is hugely important to me. I feel a responsibility as a wedding blogger – there has to be reality on here. As much as I love a styled photoshoot, and I do enjoy the fine art style of wedding blogs, it’s the reality of a wedding that thrills me. There’s the beautiful bride, the gorgeous details and all the elegant styling of course. But on the day, there’s the excitement. There’s that pure excitement and overwhelm and the buzz and nervousness of a wedding day. I’m sure you’ve heard other couples say it all goes by in a blur – I know I have. It’s a whirlwind of people, of faces and hugs and having the best day ever with everyone you love all at once.
We’re all rethinking weddings right now I reckon. All the preconceptions of what a wedding “should” be are being flung out of windows and we’re downsizing while shifting the focus from colour palettes and decor onto family and the luxury of just being together. So as always, when a York Place Studios wedding comes along, I’m thrilled because that refreshing, different, glorious perspective shines brightly.
I’m so proud to be able to say we feature EVERY kind of wedding on English-Wedding.com. For me, a wedding doesn’t have to follow a standard formula or conform to a particular look, or trend. It only has to be a celebration of love, with a splash of creativity and imagination… and gorgeous couple Ayla & Jake celebrated their commitment to one another in the loveliest possible way. A sunrise ceremony in English woodland, albeit on a very rainy day, an ‘official’ registry office marriage and a cosy and heartwarming day spent with friends and family make this a really special wedding for us to share. All images are by our lovely friend and Hampshire wedding photographer Linus Moran Photography.
Let’s take things back a notch from all the real weddings we’ve featured this week and turn our gaze to something dreamy instead! This wedding ideas shoot is just glorious: moody and exciting, beautifully styled and wonderfully creative. It’s been sent in by lovely Jen from My Pretties UK, Yorkshire based wedding planning & design expert specialising in stylish, forward thinking design for modern couples. Sooo much awesomeness… and those dresses are out of this WORLD!
I might need to slam the wedding bloggy brakes on after this… we’ve shared too many EPIC weddings this week and it’s just TOO GOOD – I’m so excited to share Nat & Oli’s wedding with you today, I can barely type! So these guys are nature lovers. And they took their guests into the wild for the most incredible ceremony, I love it to bits.