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I love a wedding which surprises me… and today’s was pretty amazing in that respect! The look of the day is classic and elegant, but there’s an occasional treat which will make you smile – like the way Dave made his entrance on a segway. One of my favourite images from Jo and Dave’s wedding is the groom’s expression as he realises he’ll be 1) learning to ride one and 2) rocking up on it to the wedding at Orchardleigh House. No pressure then!

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Jo and Dave are gorgeous, generous and devoted to their friends and family. The beautiful bride told me, “It is the personal touches which make a wedding… We wanted to make our guests feel that they were there because they were such an important part of our lives… An example is that we wrote individual messages on each of our guests’ placemats thanking them for the support they had given us over the years and quoting memories or funny stories about them.” Isn’t that just wonderful?

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Kathryn and Phil’s big day at Turkey Mill

Turkey Mill, Maidstone was the setting for Kathryn and Phil’s Kent wedding. Turkey Mill is a wedding photographer’s dream to shoot and one of the most stunning wedding venues in Kent with a waterfall, lake, bridge, gazebo etc etc.

They were married at Hoo St Werburgh Church, Rochester which is their local church and literally at the bottom of their hill.

For more examples of our Kent wedding photography at Turkey Mill click here.

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Proof that you don’t need to style your day around a restrictive ‘theme’ – Mahdieh and Joshua’s wedding is full of bright colours, and definitely has tons of character. Today’s gorgeous couple fell in love at first sight when they met as students and after getting engaged they spent just over a year planning their big day.

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Their venue is contemporary and deliciously different: the Isla Gladstone, a converted Victorian conservatory set amidst picture-perfect rose gardens and lakes, surrounded by historic stone pavilions.

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Images are by lovely Liverpool wedding photographer Lisa Howard, who covers the whole of the North West. Find out more about Lisa here:

This is a wonderfully colourful wedding with lots of character and some brilliant advice from the happy couple at the end of the feature. If things go wrong, smile and carry on – Mahdieh told me, “We were too busy enjoying ourselves to get stressed out about anything… the little hiccups were mostly just funny!” She’s most definitely my kind of bride… and I hope you enjoy their wedding as much as I did!
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Edward and Kelly’s Buxted Park wedding is typically English: with a church cermony and elegant, beautifully decorated hotel reception. It struck me from the very moment I saw the images – by Worthing based wedding photographer Victoria JK Lamburn. There’s a wonderfully light quality to the images, and an atmosphere of romance which I think some female wedding photographers capture exceptionally well. Oh, and a stunning bride. A handsome groom. The cutest bridesmaids! You’ll adore this wedding feature!

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Buxted Park is owned and managed by the Handpicked Hotels group, who are known for wonderful country house hotels and for their classic British hospitality. Edward and Kelly made use of the grounds around the wedding venue for some fabulous portrait photography, which I think you’re going to love.

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With thanks to Vicky Lamburn for sharing her images with us all today. I’m going to cheekily share a quote from one of Vicky’s emails: “It was such a memorable day for me even as just the photographer so it’s so lovely to know that the special day everyone had is now in lasting photo memories. Makes it so worthwhile!” Isn’t that just the loveliest thing to say?

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Olivia and Nigel’s English countryside marquee wedding is beautiful. They married at Balcombe church in July and had the loveliest reception with pink roses and loose, lush floral arrangements, polka dots and mint green table runners – a deliciously light and colourful theme for an early summer wedding.

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There are some fabulous details and decorations to inspire you here. The chairs are gorgeous (no chair covers here!) and the marquee looks wonderful. Of course the most beautiful images are of stunning bride Olivia, who wears a bespoke designer wedding dress by Sarah Pinkster. She’s found her perfect match in Nigel and I wish them the happiest of futures together.

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Images are by London wedding photographer Corrado Chiozzi – please visit his website at http://corradochiozzi.com

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Pinterest.com/corradochiozzi

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Oh! And don’t miss the most gorgeous little wedding guest… complete with ribbon, this adorable little pug very nearly steals the show!

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Enjoy.
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Lisa and Frank make such a gorgeous couple, and their wedding in Birmingham was sweet and simple with a focus on friends and family. Lisa describes their day as ‘the best day of our lives’ – and told me she loved her dress so much she didn’t want to take it off!

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Details were kept to a minimum and the highlights of today’s featured wedding for me are the portrait photos of the happy couple – they’re just fabulous.

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With thanks to West Midlands wedding photographer Darren Gair for sharing the images of the day. Find out more about Darren here:

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Our wedding story: Lisa and Frank

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.darrengairphotography.co.uk

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

Yes, Darren did an amazing job – he is so professional. We knew he was the photographer for us as soon as we met him.

Wedding venue:

Ceremony at ‘Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Rednal, Birmingham’

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Happy weekend lovelies! I’m having a chilled out Saturday morning before I head into the Lake District later for a little adventure BUT before I go, I can’t resist sharing these sneak peeks of an awesome wedding by Shaun Taylor Photography. Laura and Scott had a unique and memorable wedding just bursting with personality from the bride’s gorgeous 1950s style dress and hairpiece to the groom’s delish polka dot bowtie and bridesmaid dresses…


There’s more to see on Shaun’s wedding photography blog and if you’re getting married in Derbyshire or nearby please do give him a call and have a good look at his wedding photography.

www.shauntaylorphotography.co.uk

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Hello lovely! I have a beautiful Kent wedding to share with you this morning – it’s sunny and warm and I’m happy to be starting the day on a high with such a glorious celebration at Preston Court with gorgeous bride Claudia and her new hubby Peter.

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They describe their summer wedding as a vintage garden party, and it’s that and so much more: with a charming sense of grace and style and a bouquet I just adore. There are paper poms everywhere, the cake is exquisite, and oh did I forget to mention the carousel?!

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Huge thanks to Claudia and Peter for the lovely wedding report. Thanks also to fab wedding photographer Andrew of Howling Basset Photography – you can find out more about him here:

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https://www.facebook.com/howlingbassetphotography

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Our wedding report: Claudia and Peter

Wedding venue:

Preston Court, Kent

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You’ll fall off your bicycle* when you see today’s real wedding… it’s just incredibly beautiful and fun and unique and individual and all of those things I LOVE about modern English weddings. [and breathe!] There are so many fabulous images of – well – so many amazing things to show you! A vintage wedding dress, a groom with real vintage style, a fabulous venue, weeks worth of wedding DIY projects and so much more.

oxford wedding photographyAll images are by the fabulous Sophie Duckworth Photography, who is based in Surrey. Sophie is one of my awesome team of wedding blog sponsors and you can read more about her here.

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*bicycle-riding bride? Check! Samantha is all kinds of amazing!

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Anna and Kevin’s wedding is classic and timeless, with beautiful images and a focus on friends and family which is wonderfully touching. They married at The Maynard in the Peak District, a gorgeous privately owned boutique hotel near Bakewell and Buxton.

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Images are by Yorkshire wedding photographer Mark Tierney, of Tierney Photography. Mark says, “It was an elegant and memorable wedding, which included some touching and thoughtful details – as well as a truly delicious cake!

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Check out more weddings by Tierney Photography and get in touch at:

www.tierneyphotography.co.uk
www.facebook.com/pages/tierney-photography/159838456252
@tierneyPhoto

But for now let’s go back to today’s beautiful bride and gorgeous groom with their classic English wedding at The Maynard. This is fabulous. Enjoy!
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Our wedding story: Anna and Kevin

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.tierneyphotography.co.uk

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

Extremely pleased. Some of our guests commented that they didn’t even know Mark was there. He is highly recommended.

Wedding venue:

The Maynard, Grindleford, Derbyshire

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Hello lovely! As it’s a little cooler here this morning I thought it would be nice to feature a spring wedding – one with a bouquet which will knock your socks off, and some lovely details in contrasting colours for you to get inspired by! Rachel and Matthew were married at Parkside School, Surrey, and added lots of handmade touches to their day to make it really special.

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Images are by Andrew of Howling Basset Photography, and you can find out more about him here:

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Rachel is one of the most beautiful brides I’ve seen! Her hair is fabulous (wish I had such pretty hair!) and her bridal look combines real grace with a pretty vintage style. The amaaaazing bouquet brings everything together for a fantastic wedding style. I hope you enjoy today’s real wedding!
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Happy Monday everyone! Let’s begin the week with a vibrant bouquet from a lovely English wedding, shall we? Kent and Essex wedding photographer Alison Wood got in touch with me on Twitter when I shared my best real bouquets of 2014, and I loved Hayley’s bright colours and exciting textures.

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Happily when I asked Alison if I could blog the wedding she said yes! If you’re looking for a wedding photographer near Kent or Essex do look her up:

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So here we have a wonderfully bright beginning to the week – perfect for a Monday morning! Enjoy.

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I asked Alison to tell me a little about their day:

“Hayley and Russell met at Aston university and after 10 years together they got married last September. Hayley is from Wales and Russell from Hastings.