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Styal Lodge real wedding blogCome and join me for this enchanting wedding at one of Cheshire’s most luxurious wedding venues. Built especially for weddings, Styal Lodge is a pretty cool place – and Charlotte and James’s wedding shows off all its best bits!

First seen on the English Wedding Showcase, I love the fun elements of this wedding day: there’s a great picture of the bridal party with funky umbrellas, and towards the end a lovely portrait picture is completely thrown by the arrival of a naughty spider… McAvoy Photography really do capture the fun and playfulness in a wedding day and I’m sure you’ll love this as much as I do.

Charlotte and James are the most adorable couple – they look so deeply in love with each other, and I’m really proud to be sharing their wedding with you today.

Styal Lodge wedding blog McAvoy Photography (1) Charlotte is so beautiful: an English Rose with perfect skin and wearing natural make up she looks stunning. I love her twisting hair vine with crystals and little leaves – so pretty!

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Parma violet wedding inspiration board in purple
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Hands up who loves Parma Violets?! I do. And I do even more now I’ve seen Jayne and Phil’s parma violet inspired wedding reception at the Lowry, Manchester. With all photos by Chris Hanley Photography, take a peek at this fab wedding inspiration board – it’s purple-tastic.

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Parma Violet purple wedding inspiration. Photos: Chris Hanley Photography

Jayne and Phil’s wedding was at The Lowry in Manchester, a modern theatre with creative interiors in every colour you can imagine. The wedding reception room however is a blank canvas, so Jayne and Phil chose shades of purple to make it look amazing for their wedding day.

Jayne’s purple wedding bouquet was a cluster of pale violet freesias and darker purple hydrangeas. If you’re having a violet or purple wedding theme check with your florist which flowers will be in season. Purple roses are popular all year round; freesias spring-summer and hydrangeas throughout the summer period.

Chairs were covered in white and tied with a purple sash in organza fabric.

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The Lowry, Manchester. This is a wedding venue and theatre (not usually in that order) in the heart of the newly developed Salford Quays district, close by Media City and a haven for creative types. The Lowry is named after Manchester’s famous artist L S Lowry, he of the matchstick men: stick figures huddled against the rain in greys and browns and gritty landscapes.

There’s a beautiful irony here: Jayne and Phil’s wedding at The Lowry is a rainbow of amazing colours, bright and sunny, blissful and exciting. I wonder if L S Lowry would have disapproved of the exuberant creativity… but I love it to bits! The Lowry is full of photo opportunities, nooks and crannies in every colour of the spectrum. Top UK wedding photographer Chris Hanley takes this palette and turns Jayne and Phil’s wedding photos into works of art.

In two parts…

Chris Hanley top UK wedding photographer (1)sparkle and shine…

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Chris Hanley top UK wedding photographer (3)pure white light and a beautiful bride…

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One sunny day in Chelsea, a bride-to-be gets ready with her best friends and closest family. There’s a knock on the door and little feet rush to answer. It’s a man with a camera. Enter reportage wedding photographer Mark Carey, delighted to be greeted by the cutest of cute little girls (that’ll be bride Sam’s adorable little daughter) and set to capture a gorgeous wedding day on camera.

Chelsea wedding photographer blog feature (1)I love the story – in pictures and in Sam’s own words – of this wedding for two things. First it’s just beautiful to look at, one of those where my heart leaped into my mouth when I first saw the images! Second… Sam and Kev did things their own way and created a relaxed celebration, a fun party and a great day for their friends and family. Sam wrote a great wedding report so I’ll hand over to her to tell you all about the wedding day.

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Tracy and Richard were married at the stunning Thornton Manor. Their style – as you’ll see instantly from the beginning of this wedding movie – is cool, just a dab quirky and lots of fun! Tracy’s dress is an absolute stunner – she makes a beautiful bride.

Inspiring details include the white VW camper van to the church, the vintage cars on the drive to the manor house, the wishing tree and beautiful group shots taken by top wedding photographer Tobiah Tayo.

The wedding reception has lovely vintage styling with candelabras on every table draped with strings of pearls. The sumptuous venue can only be admired – with luxurious surroundings, ornate frames and beautiful lighting, this really is the most special of wedding days.

Watch for Tracy twirling happily around in her wedding dress during the first dance – it’s fabulous to see such a wonderfully happy bride and groom!

Tracy and Richard’s Highlights from Love Gets Sweeter on Vimeo.

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Hello there! How’s your morning going so far? Mine: busy, happy, having fun being creative. And the best bit is the real wedding I have for you today.

A Derbyshire wedding from my friend Mark at Tierney Photography, this one really struck me because of the happy tears – it’s a beautiful occasion full of feeling as well as there being such stunning photographs in the glorious Peak District. I spent the first few years of my life living in this area, and I love the wild moorland and beautiful landscapes – this feels a bit like coming home.

Tierney Photography Derbyshire wedding photographer (1)The wedding dress glows against the morning sunshine, Katie’s shoes catch the light and shimmer and shine…

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Tierney Photography Derbyshire wedding photographer (3)Gorgeous wedding flowers and I love the whitewashed windowsill for these pictures – don’t they look fab?

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Tierney Photography Derbyshire wedding photographer (5)Katie is beautiful – this photograph captures that delicate vulnerability of a bride on her wedding morning. This picture takes my breath away… and it’s only the first one!

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Did you see yesterday’s blog post? The first part of English Wedding’s little (virtual!) roadtrip to Wales for Emma and Lee’s Cardiff Castle wedding had a VW campervan, gorgeous fishtail wedding dress, ducklings and the most dramatic setting for the ceremony I’ve seen in ages.

Part two, of course… well in part two it gets better and better! I previewed one picture on the English Wedding facebook page earlier this month (sometimes I just can’t wait!), it’s so clever! Aga’s wedding photography is so exciting, and the interior of Cardiff Castle is incredible!

Claire: stop wittering. Everybody else: enjoy….

UK wedding photography blog (1)Cardiff Castle – what a stunning, sumptuous wedding venue!

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UK wedding photography blog (3)“Allan yn y fan (celtic music from Wales) were amazing – they created a medieval atmosphere before the ceremony and in the drinks reception. Then in the evening we had a Twmpath (Welsh ceilidh). Cardiff Catering provided a Welsh themed wedding breakfast – Starter – Welsh Rarebit, main- Honey Roast Lamb, Dessert – Weelshcake cheesecake”

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Hello everyone, and a big welcome to a week – maybe even a month – absolutely packed full of real weddings for your happy eyes. I’ve been sent so many gorgeous weddings I am absolutely spoilt for choice! Aga from Phototom wedding photography sent me these gorgeous photos from Emma and Lee’s wedding at Cardiff Castle – and wow, they’re just amazing.

It’s hard to believe the wedding was organised in a matter of months: Emma and Lee did a great job and created what looks like a perfect wedding day. From the designer wedding dress to the sparkling VW campervan… this beautiful Welsh wedding is right up my street!

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English wedding blog (2) Emma’s shoes are from Next. The pearl bracelet is a gift from the groom, from Azendi. I love this shot of the wedding accessories… they’re beautiful.

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A little something new and different for you today – who fancies a real wedding on film? Oh yes, today we have moving pictures to share with you – and a beautiful, classic wedding day at a stunning venue.

Jenna and Paul’s wedding is gorgeous – I loved every minute from the quiet, tranquil laughs and cuddles as the girls got ready (and the boys on a carousel! nothing like being organised, hey?!) to the end of the day. Jenna is a stunning bride – with her blonde hair in a classy up do, her dress is beautiful with sparkle and she looks radiant.

Scarisbrick Hall is a great wedding venue, and the gothic architecture is a perfect backdrop for this super stylish wedding day.

There are tears and laughter through the day. Highlights for me include the gorgeous lensflare in the photography as Jenna and Paul have photos taken in the evening sunshine.
Jenna’s table centrepieces are really fab: tall glasses on every table, sooo sophisticated and stylishly simple.

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part one of toby and adela's wedding day by Martin Beddall photographerThere is love in every one of these beautiful wedding photographs from Toby and Adela’s wedding day. Of course the bride and groom positively shine with it – they have a sparkling connection you simply can’t miss!

The wedding guests share the same joyful emotions: look carefully at the photographs in this blog feature by documentary wedding photographer Martin Beddall – the little glances just captured, the warm smiles and romantic looks – this wedding day just sings with romance and love.

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It’s why I love a story so much, it’s why for me, wedding photography which focuses on the moments is so very special – and I hope the beauty of these images will show you as you plan your own wedding day that the things you buy don’t matter so much… it’s all about the love, and the day itself.

So, here we have it: following on from yesterday’s real wedding blog post, this is the happy ending to Adela and Toby’s wedding day story. Enjoy!

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Adela and her wedding bouquet by Martin BeddallHow do you imagine your wedding day? Perfect – well of course. It will be! When you picture the day in your mind do you see events, or accessories? Will your wedding day be a constant flow of amazing moments and memories or a display of all the things you’ve found to create a pretty ceremony?

You’re imagining the first glimpse of your fiancé aren’t you? Turning around the corner into the ceremony room or glancing down the aisle – or perhaps he’ll wait and turn to look into your eyes when you reach his side. Because it’s beautiful moments that make a wedding day: the precious memories you create together.

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This is why I love wedding stories. This is why the most important thing to me is the love. This is why I imagine you’re reading the English Wedding blog. This is why I’m showing Adela and Toby’s wedding today – it’s all about the love, and it’s everywhere in this wedding for you to enjoy. The beautiful photography is from documentary wedding photographer Martin Beddall.

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Photo Shmoto blue wedding inspirationMorning everyone! Hope you’re having a good day already, I know I am – it’s all systems go with a fab wedding calligraphy order today. I’m feeling sunny inside and loving my work!

Here’s hoping I can pass some of these smiley vibes to you! How? With a bit of wedding inspiration for you…

Yesterday on the English Wedding blog I featured Lisa and Dean’s fab alternative wedding, which Photo Shmoto‘s Laura submitted to me a couple of weeks ago. I loved the style of their day and thought you’d love a separate feature, a ‘get the look’ blog post with those lovely electric and pastel blues and lots of yummy vintage details.

So today English Wedding blog and wedding photographers Photo Shmoto bring you this fabulous mega inspiration board in vintage blues. Enjoy!

electric blue vintage wedding inspiration board

electric blue vintage wedding inspiration board

Get the look! Lisa and Dean’s electric blue vintage inspired wedding tips

  1. Match your vibrant personality with a bold look: smoky eyes, red lippy and vintage jewellery – don’t be shy!