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Yay! I’ve been waiting to see this piece of film about The Future of Vintage bridal photo shoot I featured last week on English Wedding. Into my inbox it popped yesterday and it’s brilliant! (Literally! – those colours… that sunshine…)

The Future Of Vintage Shoot from silk wedding videos on Vimeo.

Tom Harrington – previous star of his own engagement shoot on English Wedding – is the director of Silk Wedding Videos in Manchester, and was a big part of The Future of Vintage shoot at Styal Lodge.

“The future of vintage shoot was great fun to be involved in and an excellent opportunity to get some of the very best names in the wedding industry together to do what they do best!

“Jonny Draper is an incredible photographer and a good friend of mine. When he mentioned the concept of the shoot at Styal Lodge I thought it was brilliant. Vintage is very much the thing that a lot of people are looking for on their weddings. So to see how this was going to be taken forward really interested me.

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Strong colours in a wedding theme look fantastic. Red and blue are rich, exciting tones which give a brilliant contrast to the delicate whites and pastels of traditional weddings. This wedding day is a stunner – with a gorgeous bride, a blissfully happy groom and an overwhelmingly happy atmosphere to the whole day. And those colours make it extra fabulous.

The bride and groom are Sara and Rich, and they were married this spring in Mayfair, London. The venue is Dartmouth House – a sixteenth century mansion house with a courtyard and fountains to give the atmosphere of a chateau terrace – it’s a great location for a chic city wedding.

Justine Ferrari is the London wedding photographer who submitted the wedding for us – she is also one of the English Wedding Experts on the blog, so do check out her advice for brides and grooms – I guarantee you’ll learn something useful for your wedding day!

Justine Ferrari is based in Suffolk and specialises in capturing beautiful, elegant and timeless wedding photographs. Her official website is at www.justineferrariphotography.co.uk

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alternative royal wedding Tierney Photography (4)The royal wedding – a huge event for media in the UK, for the royal family and for anyone who enjoys a good bank holiday. It would be childish not to wish Kate and William well, so I’ll be raising a glass or two to the royal couple later today.

alternative royal wedding Tierney Photography (14)But I won’t be slavishly following proceedings. I’ll be playing out, enjoying a nice family day instead. I like a big event. I like that people are celebrating and looking forward to seeing Kate’s dress and all the pomp and ceremony. If you’re brave enough for a street party in the rain, have a brilliant time!

alternative royal wedding Tierney Photography (15)Here on English Wedding there was only one way to mark the occasion. One of my favourite wedding photographers, Mark Tierney of Tierney Photography, was official photographer for an alternative royal wedding a few weeks ago. Mark has very kindly shared some lovely pics from his wedding photography blog.

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The Future of Vintage: photo credit Jonny Draper

Vintage weddings… pastels and lace, details and delicates, chintzy and chic. As much as we love the vintage wedding theme, we can’t help looking to the future and seeing what will come out of the vintage wedding trend.

Tomorrow on the English Wedding blog – at midday exactly! – we bring you an exclusive bridal shoot from Styal Lodge. With bridal designer Charlotte Balbier, The White Closet bridal boutique and photographer Jonny Draper – and many more – this is an unmissable wedding photoshoot for vintage-loving brides and grooms.

Don’t miss The Future of Vintage – exclusively on English Wedding

Stalk English Wedding on Facebook or follow me on Twitter for a shout out when the shoot is on the blog tomorrow. (And for lots more as well, including a “get the look” feature and behind the scenes pics later in the day!)

 

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vintage inspired welsh wedding by photographer Joseph Yarrow (2)Yesterday, try as I might, I couldn’t squeeze all of Ben and Amy’s gorgeous vintage styled wedding day onto a single blog post. Which is good news really, because today it means more glorious photos from Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Yarrow.

vintage inspired welsh wedding by photographer Joseph Yarrow (6)What strikes me from these photographs is that this was a wedding for everyone. From the kiddies to all the delighted guests’ faces – there are smiles all round; everyone’s having a great time, relaxing and enjoying the day.

Favourite wedding photos to look out for below:

Ben playing with lampshades; Amy’s portrait photo; the triumphant bride! Enjoy…

vintage inspired welsh wedding by photographer Joseph Yarrow (1)But WHEN can I have some cake? (I love the hand on the head…)

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vintage inspired welsh wedding by photographer Joseph Yarrow (7)There’s space for everyone at Hurst House wedding venue.

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vintage inspired welsh wedding by photographer Joseph Yarrow (9)They make the most gorgeous couple. And the venue is lovely: quiet and fuss-free, like the country home we all dream of!

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vintage inspired welsh wedding by photographer Joseph Yarrow (11)A romantic stroll in the evening sunshine. Time together on your wedding day is something to cherish and make the most of!

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vintage inspired welsh wedding by Joseph Yarrow photographer (1)Ben and Amy. Smiles, giggles and hugs in a room full of happy family and friends. A wedding day in a Grade II listed hotel on the Southern coast of Wales. Hurst House is an elegant, stylish hotel full of traditional decor, with 17 rooms for wedding guests and you’ll get a real sense of the atmosphere of the place from Joseph Yarrow‘s photographs from the day.

vintage inspired welsh wedding by Joseph Yarrow photographer (2)Joseph is a photographer I always admire. His images are the perfect combination of artistry and documentary style, with detail photos that draw you inside… I love the first images, approaching Hurst House – it’s like you’re there.

vintage inspired welsh wedding by Joseph Yarrow photographer (3)Then we meet bride Amy, who is beautiful – I’d say effortlessly beautiful, to mean she has a radiance that’s nothing to do with her wedding day, although you’ll swoon when you see her vintage wedding dress and veil. Amy’s dad is a big part of the wedding day, and of course groom Ben – aptly described (along with Amy) by Joseph as “insanely good looking”!

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Scarlett Weddings Hope St Hotel wedding in Liverpool (5)Clare and Rob’s wedding day at Liverpool’s award winning Hope Street Hotel appeals to me for its intimacy. There were only twenty guests, including closest family and friends and the cutest little bridesmaids and page boy!

Scarlett Weddings Hope St Hotel wedding in Liverpool (20)Clare is beautiful. Her smile when she sees Rob and their little daughter Scarlett is just gorgeous. Rob only has eyes for Clare – he looks so proud in every photo.

Scarlett Weddings Hope St Hotel wedding in Liverpool (17)Lisa and Emma who make up photography duo Scarlett Weddings told me how much they loved the closeness of this wedding day, with Lisa even confessing (and I love this) “they are sooo totally in love that we cried openly at their wedding!”

Scarlett Weddings Hope St Hotel wedding in Liverpool (1)Clare’s dress… satin and crystals – this photograph makes me think of an ice clear stream with sparkling water running by.

Scarlett Weddings Hope St Hotel wedding in Liverpool (7)Clare’s bridal make up was by Liz Griffiths, a local make up artist

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Scarlett Weddings Hope St Hotel wedding in Liverpool (9)A very pretty bridesmaid: Angel, Rob’s niece, is one of the stars of the show at Clare and Rob’s wedding.

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Hazlewood Castle is in the Domesday book, no less, and dates from as far back as 1086! It was the perfect wedding venue for Natsumi and Pete, who got married earlier in the spring. There are some really stunning images here, courtesy of Tierney Photography. I love the imagination of these first two images especially: the shadows are fab!

Pete and Natsumi’s wedding day at Hazlewood Castle in Yorkshire has so many stunning elements to it I know you’ll love this post. The baby girl is grinning as though she’s already got the wedding bug! I love the check floor with the little bridesmaid dancing across, and the lighting in the images of the castle itself…. I hope you love this wedding as much as I do. Enjoy!

Most of all Natsumi – her smile, the way she wears her gorgeous wedding dress and her confidence posing for the photos – she’s a real star and a beautiful bride.

Pete gets ready – with the instruction manual to get his tie just right!

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Talk about a gorgeous wedding venue… Great Fosters is a grade I listed building in Surrey, an elegantly sprawling mansion house with a history of royal and prestigious guests and residents.

William and Joanne were married in spring, just as the early blossom was beginning to come out. It was the perfect complement for their pink wedding theme.

Sugar & Spice Photography is the ‘dream job’ of photographer Juliet McKee. She’s a UK wedding bloggers’ favourite and I love how she captures the romance of a wedding day from moment to sparkling moment.

Joanne’s dress was a Maggie Sottero, and her accessories were from Accessorize. I love these images – they capture the essence of the countryside wedding venue as well as the luxury of Joanne and William’s day.

Joanne’s bridesmaids wore bright and colourful fuchsia pink, with lovely calla lily and lily of the valley bouquets to match.

Joanne looking gorgeous and glamorous with her three lovely bridesmaids.

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Welsh wedding by photographer Fiona Campbell (25)This wedding appeals to my love of nature and the countryside – there’s such a lovely relaxed feel to all the images, and when I first saw the wedding slideshow by photographer Fiona Campbell the farm animals were a wonderful surprise!

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Stephane and Bianca were married in the Brecon Beacons, at Gliffaes Country House Hotel. Fiona told me, “It had an absolutely sublime atmosphere and the staff were so helpful and friendly”.

Welsh wedding by photographer Fiona Campbell (14)“It was a very special wedding because Stephane and Bianca rented out a hotel in the sublime Brecon Beacons so that all their friends could be together for a long weekend. They filled the country house hotel with flowers and little bowls of chocolates to make the guests feel at home.

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Welsh wedding by photographer Fiona Campbell (19)Bianca is beautiful. I think there’s a certain look you get on your wedding day… Bianca’s glowing with happiness and confidence, and looks so very elegant and composed.

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Bristol Marriott wedding photography by Joseph Yarrow (5)Described as “the Naughtiest. Bridesmaids. Ever.” there are two ladies in this wedding shoot who took to photobombing like ducks to water. Cheeky! So we have some very funny photos as well as the beautiful and artistic images you’d expect from wedding photographer Joseph Yarrow.

Bristol Marriott wedding photography by Joseph Yarrow (1)Bride Jen takes it all in her stride and the photos shine with her smile through the entire day. Dave and Jen are just so in love you can feel it through the screen, the way their eyes meet and the way Dave looks at Jen is a lovely, lovely thing.

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Bristol Marriott wedding photography by Joseph Yarrow (4)Best friends and bridesmaids… I love this photo!

Bristol Marriott wedding photography by Joseph Yarrow (6)Dad gets started lacing up Jen’s wedding dress – with determination in his eyes!

Bristol Marriott wedding photography by Joseph Yarrow (7)Something so very touching about this photo as Dad helps Jen with her Jimmy Choos.

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Bristol Marriott wedding photography by Joseph Yarrow (9)A gorgeous image, Jen looks incredible in her wedding dress – I love this style of skirt with so much structure and opulence. But who are the two shady figures in the background? 😉

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Portmeirion is enchanting: a Welsh village, built to resemble an Italian one, with colourful little houses and too cute for words! So I couldn’t resist Simon and Rachael’s wedding – I think you’ll love it. It fits perfectly with the surroundings: quirky and lots of fun.

Rachael wore a gorgeous little vintage inspired wedding dress, very Audrey Hepburn I think! With a birdcage veil and the cutest shoes to go with it. And Simon is a super cool groom (I want his glasses!).

Their wedding photographer is Martin Lyons, who told me, “This wedding was very much an intimate affair with only 24 guests & the bride and groom.”

Martin said, “In some ways this wedding was very different to others, the ceremony was very intimate which was lovely! Fortunately we managed to escape a monster downpour which came just before the groups, I then spent 45 mins with the bride & groom before the meal. There were no speeches (1st time ever). That’s what I love about weddings they are all so different! All together it was a fun, intimate, relaxed day.”