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Bride Kat looks stunning

Wedding photographer Robert Burress says on his blog that bride Kat "turned into Angelina Jolie before his eyes". I can see exactly what he means!

I think you’ll love this wedding. It’s Kat & Rich’s day at Bury Court Barn in Hampshire (a venue I know very well, having painted it for a table plan last year!).

The photography is inspiring: I love the little glimpses the images give. I always think photographer Robert Burress (aka Shooting Hip) has a really special way of looking at things, and of sharing them. Anyway – have a look, see what you think!

Bridal preparations

Bridal preparations

Bride getting ready

Kat getting ready - a combination of nervous excitement and "what, the whole can?"

A glimpse of Kat - through the looking glass!

A glimpse of Kat - through the looking glass!

This is the first photograph from the wedding that really stands out for me: Kat  watches as her hair is done, with no idea of the lovely photo she’ll see later.

Watching the bridal preparations from a distance

Watching the bridal preparations from a distance

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English groom and best men at a French wedding by Matt Parry

English groom and best men at a French wedding by Matt Parry

Today I thought it would be nice to broaden our horizons over at English Wedding. Just a little hop over the channel, to see a fab wedding by Matt Parry who is a wedding photographer in London.

His little brother Chris was married in France in September and I couldn’t resist sharing the montage of photos in Matt’s slideshow of the wedding day. You can even spot Matt doing a stint on the guitar as beautiful bride Katie walks down the aisle. The music for this slideshow is by The Maccabees. Enjoy!

Matt always has me hooked with his wedding slideshows, not only for the photos but for the great musical accompaniment – it always shows Matt’s style and personality and I’d definitely book him for a London wedding if I was having one!

See more slideshows and wedding photos on Matt Parry’s wedding photography blog. For information and contact details, visit www.mattparryphotography.co.uk

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The beautiful bride

The beautiful bride

I’m struggling for words to describe Alex & Jess’s wedding, which was sent to me by favourite wedding photographer Lisa Dawn. Why? Well, every time I scan through the pictures all I can see is how beautiful Jess is.

Talk about an English rose: Jess could be the heroine from any English period drama, with her hair beautifully curled and pinned, exquisite make up and her beautiful classic wedding dress with just enough diamond sparkle to take your breath away.

How about I stop wittering and show you the photos of Alex and Jess’s wedding day?! Enjoy…

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Jess's bridal hair ornament is vintage inspired and floral - right up my street.

Jess's classic wedding gown with a little sparkle

Jess's classic wedding gown with a little sparkle

Wedding shoes with a little bunch of bling

Wedding shoes with a little bunch of bling

beautiful bouquet of cream and pink roses

beautiful bouquet of cream and pink roses

Jess looks gorgeous in every photo. The natural bridal make up suits her perfectly

Jess looks gorgeous in every photo. The natural bridal make up suits her perfectly

Carefully crafted bridal hair, and then some!

Carefully crafted bridal hair, and then some!

Jess's bridesmaids look gorgeous in strapless silk dresses

Jess's bridesmaids look gorgeous in strapless silk dresses

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Glorious vintage inspired wedding photograph

Glorious vintage inspired wedding photograph: I love this more and more every time I see it!

Continuing from yesterday’s English Wedding blog post, it’s time to share Vanessa and Michael‘s beautiful vintage wedding reception.

From the portrait photos of the beautiful bride and handsome groom to the myriad colours on the dancefloor, this is a whole new world of fabulous. Photographs are by the wonderful Lancashire wedding photographer Neil Redfern. Enjoy!

Fabulous wedding portraits

Atmospheric bride and groom portrait photograph

Atmospheric bride and groom portrait photograph

Portrait time: rays of sunshine and lashings of love

Portrait time: rays of sunshine and lashings of love

Behind the Barlow Institute is a stretch of pretty parkland - perfect for more photos

Behind the Barlow Institute is a stretch of pretty parkland - perfect for more photos

Bride with colourful bouquet

Vanessa's vintage style and gorgeous bouquet are out of this world!

Vanessa is a truly beautiful bride, and these photos are breathtaking! Her hairpiece fits her vintage wedding perfectly, and I love those cute lace sleeves.

Bowling at the wedding venue

Bowling at the wedding venue

Vanessa and Michael’s reception was held at The Barlow Institute in Edgworth, Lancashire.

Wedding photography by www.NeilRedfern.com

Wedding photography by www.NeilRedfern.com

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bride on a vintage bus

Vanessa on the wedding bus: a beautiful bride, beautifully photographed.

This latest wedding feature from the blog of Manchester photographer Neil Redfern is like a step back in time. With everything from handmade bunting to a vintage bus – and not just your usual red London bus – this is gorgeous!

If you’re planning a vintage wedding, Vanessa and Michael’s day should be the perfect inspiration to fill you with amazing ideas!

The bridal party board the bus

The bridal party board the bus - Vanessa and her bridesmaid look stunning: Dad looks proud!

Bride and dad

Vanessa and her dad.

Vintage wedding bus

Vintage wedding bus in Lancashire

Vintage wedding bus

The vintage wedding bus en route. It made two trips before the wedding, taking the groom and bride to the church in turn.

Groom on a vintage bus

Michael and all the guys on the vintage wedding bus

Groom and sheds

Michael poses by what (in my mind) look like allotment sheds... pure old fashioned Lancashire!

Groom before the wedding

Michael and the boys outside St Anne's Church

Vintage orders of service

I love the orders of service - the colours and design are gorgeous and so different

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Quirky old clock face

Quirky old clock face

I spotted Sarah and Ally’s dedication ceremony on the TP Photography website a week or two ago, and loved the striking images of their day. I also love to post something a little unusual from time to time.

This was a dedication ceremony rather than a wedding, but Sarah blew me away with her fantastic red wedding dress, and Ally looks fantastic in full Scottish attire: kilt, sporren, the lot. Enjoy!

wedding rings and roses

Wedding rings and roses

The Jazz Cafe, Sandbanks, Poole

The Jazz Cafe, Sandbanks, Poole

Scottish kilts for a wedding

Scottish kilts

Red wedding dress and rose

Red wedding dress and rose

Red wedding dress detail

Red wedding dress detail: I love the black lace on Sarah's dress.

Wedding rings

Wedding rings

A dedication ceremony can be held for many reasons: as a vow renewal, or to have your civil ceremony blessed by a vicar if you weren’t married in church the first time. The idea is to dedicate your marriage to God.

Dedication ceremony bride and groom

Ally and Sarah's dedication ceremony

Beach wedding photographs

Ally and Sarah under a rainbow

Ally and Sarah under a rainbow

Preview…

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Coming up for you tomorrow… a rainbow, some kilts, beach sunset and a luscious red wedding dress with black lace – here’s a quick peek:

Dedication ceremony shot by TP Photography

Dedication ceremony shot by TP Photography

Images are from the lovely Greg at TP Photography in Dorset.

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Bride and groom in lamplit garden

Bride and groom in lamplit garden - this has to be my favourite. Wow!

Time to introduce Gloucestershire wedding photographer Jonathon Watkins to everyone today – and I hope you enjoy his photos as much as I do! Beautiful bride Sian and Leyton were married at Hatherley Manor Hotel in August.

Jonathon told me that Sian and Leyton picked a very rainy day to get married, but he caught my attention with these wonderful words: when life sends you rain, put up the umbrella and make beautiful reflections…

Beautiful bridal shoes

As Sian was getting ready, Jonathon took these pictures of the wedding shoes and tiara (below) on a glass table top. Talk about beautiful reflections...

Fantastic bridal shoes from Benjamin Adams – these are ‘Winslet’ in ivory silk.

Pretty wedding tiara

Pretty wedding tiara on a glass table top. Sian's tiara is made with intricate twisted wire and diamantes

Sian’s pretty diamante tiara is from Blossom Tiaras in Hampshire.

Sian's dad & the cat from next door are best of friends

Sian's dad & the cat from next door are best of friends

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Bride and groom Newcastle skyline

On top of the world!

This Newcastle wedding instantly made me think of ‘On top of the world’ as a title. As well as the amazing shot from the hotel roof in Newcastle, the romance in the photos is tangible and it shows that bride and groom Liz and Steven had the best day of their lives.

This wedding was sent to me by Simon Hudspeth, a Newcastle wedding photographer based in Durham. Simon works alongside his wife and marketing genius Alison, who told me how much they loved shooting Liz and Steven’s wedding.

The photos are an astonishing mix of contemporary cityscapes and romantic old cobbled streets, with views of the Tyne bridge and Newcastle’s Black Gate (part of the castle).

fastening the wedding dress

Fastening the wedding dress - it's all giggles for Liz

Groom's knees

Groom's knees!

Groom ready for wedding

Steven waits with a nervous smile

bride and groom getting married

This beautiful photo captures the essence of the wedding day

confetti time

Confetti shot! Chief of Confetti today is the lady in pink.

Bride and groom

A fun portrait of a very happy Liz and Steven!

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bridal party in pink

I love the colours in this shot, and the super cool poses from the bridal party.

Olly and Louise came all the way from Australia and were married at The Great Hall at Mains in Lancashire this summer. I spotted their wedding on wedding photographer Jonny Draper‘s blog and couldn’t resist… Louise is a gorgeous bride, Olly’s so handsome, they make a striking couple and every photo is perfect.

Plus there was the llama, which had me in stitches…

The Cartford Inn

The day begins at The Cartford Inn where the boys are getting ready...

The Cartford Inn is a lovely little hotel not far from Preston in Lancashire.

Buttons and ties - the groom gets ready

Buttons and ties - the groom gets ready

Jimmy Choo wedding shoes!

Why have one pair of Jimmy Choos when you can have two!

The beautiful bride

The beautiful bride.

Bride

Louise looks amazing as she poses for a pre wedding photo

The prettiest little church for an English wedding

The prettiest little church for an English wedding

Louise and Olly were married at The Church of St Michael in the village of St Michael’s on Wyre, Lancashire. The late mediaeval church is a Grade I listed building.

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Yellow table and pink wedding bouquet

Yellow table and pink wedding bouquet. Credit: Jonny Draper

I’m doing it again… a preview of tomorrow’s real wedding to tantalise your wedding appetites. This time I’m also playing with you, quite unapologetically.

Why? Well let’s see… this wedding has a random llama, a reverse confetti attack, loads of romantic photos and blasts of exciting colour plus a glitterball.

And until tomorrow folks, that’s all you get. ‘Cos I’m mean (and reeeeaallly busy!)

Claire x