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“We weren’t planning a traditional white wedding so didn’t want the typical group photos”,  Robyn told me. It’s something I’d never thought of before: formal group shots are so laden with tradition… but really, is that how we even do photography these days? Perhaps there’s a better alternative for you as well, than the half hour (or more!) of ushers dashing around gathering up relatives to stand in a variety of lines?! (And you can read more about traditions and how to break old fashioned wedding rules in the FREE English Wedding Book, if you haven’t already read it.) But today we’re all about gorgeous couple Robyn & Matt…

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This brought tears to my eyes – “When you know, you know. I would have married him in a binbag with no guests and been as proud to be his wife as I am now. Fiona said to me once that “love is as easy as putting socks on” and that is my advice: Marry someone who is easy to love.” ~ Robyn.

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Louisa and David describe their day as a “simple, traditional country wedding” – and for me, it’s the perfect celebration. They told me their images (by Somerset photographer Michael Riley) “captured the atmosphere, the emotion and the look of the whole wedding perfectly.”

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The day was held at a 14th century coaching inn, the wonderful and charming George Inn, which needed very little decoration. Louisa worked with David’s Mum to arrange the flowers for the day, and made some rustic bunting which complemented their stationery (from Paperchase) and tied the theme of the day together.

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Images are by Somerset wedding photographer Michael Riley. Do check out his website here:

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The English Wedding Blog Interview: Louisa and David

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.michaelrileyphotography.com

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I can’t help stumbling across all these amazing weddings… where you lovely lot are finding the sunshine I have no idea… but oh my goodness you’re making the whole internet beautiful!

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Today’s real wedding sneak peek comes from lovely Simon Biffen. Simon’s a Somerset wedding photographer whose style I adore. His images of Carmen and Steve’s Maunsel House wedding are divine.

Maunsel House wedding blog Somerset photographers Simon Biffen (4)Simon is happy to travel throughout the UK to photograph weddings. Wherever you are, do check him out… I think he’s amazing!

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The details of the day are stunning; the venue one of England’s finest; the happy couple just incredibly gorgeous. You will love this!
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Sam and Bryony’s Somerset wedding is divine: beautifully but simply and tastefully styled so it will always look timeless and magical. There are secrets to the styling and design which reading the English Wedding Blog interview will help to answer: Bryony shares her best tips on finding suppliers, budgeting and enjoying every second of your day. She’s fabulous…

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I love how Bryony talks about “a feeling all day long that you wish you could put in a bottle and keep“! I can only imagine how amazing this day was… and I can tell from the images that every second was cherished. Truly a day to remember forever!

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Bryony looks stunning in her Suzanne Neville dress, which she accessorised prettily with handmade earrings and a diamond bracelet. Sam totally looks the part in Austin Reed tails and a shirt from TM Lewin – aren’t they just the most gorgeous couple?

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I told you this week was all about the flowers… and today there’s more. I have the most amazing, luscious real wedding to share with you – and the flowers are out of this world! The lovely, beautiful Chloe and Mark were married at Wick Farm in Somerset, a lovely rural wedding venue with tons of character and English country charm.

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Their flowers – by my wonderfully talented friend Claire at Garden & Wild – were in rich plum, aubergine and dusky pink colours with a rustic flavour and incorporated mosses and fern foliage to tie together the rustic theme. They’re such a fabulous style for a winter wedding, and Chloe told me, “Mark and I ADORED our flowers – Claire worked with us to really understand what we wanted and created the most stunning bouquets, buttonholes and table decorations. I would recommend her to everyone, a million times!

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Your wedding doesn’t have to have a theme – it just has to reflect your personalities. Cerian and Tom planned a simple, beautiful wedding at Coombe Lodge with homemade touches and pastel colours – but adamantly no theme! And you know what? It works wonderfully.

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My lovely sponsor, Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall, was there on the day to document it all. His style is natural and creative, perfect for this relaxed and family-oriented couple. I adore the images of their day and I knew as soon as I saw them that you would too!

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My personal highlights today include the glorious venue and autumn sunshine, Cerian’s gorgeous dress and the excitement of all the children on the day (kids can make weddings a million times extra special!) – oh and the Penguin book stationery touches, which are fab!

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Our wedding report: Cerian + Tom

Wedding photographer’s website:

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I’m never happier than with my nose in a book – and a book lovers’ wedding is guaranteed to tickle my blogging fancy every time! So I’m delighted to show you Holly and Tom’s Somerset wedding today. They married at Taunton School and held their reception in the school library: a wood panelled room with a high, arched ceiling and shelves full of gorgeous, wonderful, beautiful books!

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I shouldn’t gloss over the beauty of the bride and groom, should I? Holly and Tom are fabulous – a stunning couple. Their classic English wedding is stylish and timeless; the images by Somerset wedding photographer Simon Biffen are exquisite. Simon is happy to travel throughout the UK to photograph weddings. Wherever you are, do check him out… I think he’s amazing!

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With some of the loveliest weddings I’ve seen this summer appearing in rapid succession on his fabulous blog, Somerset wedding photographer Simon Biffen is setting an amazing standard for wedding photography. Today, a sneak peek from Tors and Mike’s beautiful wedding at home on the farm…

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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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Don’t let the headline mislead you – this is the most elegant of weddings, and any Viz table names come as a complete surprise (which makes the chuckle factor greater!) Kirsty is a beautiful bride in a designer David Fielden gown, Paul her handsome groom. They celebrated at the fabulous Maunsel House (click the link for more real weddings there) in a relaxed and beautifully styled day.

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I love how Paul and Kirsty didn’t work with a theme – instead, their wedding came together beautifully around their sense of style. It’s a lovely way to create a wedding and makes perfect sense to me. Images are by lovely wedding photographer Anna Taylor who you should read more about here:

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https://www.facebook.com/AnnaTaylorPhotography

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Our wedding report: Paul and Kirsty

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.annataylorphotography.co.uk

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

Absolutely!! She was fantastic and really captured the spirit of the day.

Wedding venue:

Maunsel House, Somerset

Wedding date:

22nd March 2014

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Hello everyone! I’m sat here enjoying the last rays of sunshine… I’ve been up since 5:30 this morning and it was such a beautiful day! Now… not so much. But I have the loveliest vintage wedding to share with you today, with a gorgeous bride and handsome groom, and tons of adorable and enticing details to inspire you.

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I love how Holly and Daniel met: “as students at a scotch egg factory”. Brilliant. Their wedding report at the end of the post is fantastic, especially their review of Belinda McCarthy, who photographed their wedding at Brympton House in Somerset. Do check out Belinda’s website:

http://somerset-wedding-photographer.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/belindamccarthyphotography
@B_McCarthyPhoto
http://www.pinterest.com/bmccarthyphoto/pins/

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Our wedding report: Holly and Daniel

Wedding photographer’s website:

Belinda McCarthy – http://somerset-wedding-photographer.co.uk/

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Hello lovely wedding blog readers! I have a bonus post for you this afternoon with some fabulous images by the lovely Simon Biffen Photography. Lucy and Rob were married at Maunsel House in Somerset, with a ceremony in the grand ballroom and later (after the rain stopped!) a stroll around the glorious grounds.

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Wedding photography at Maunsel House | Image credit Simon Biffen Photography

Images are by Somerset wedding photographer Simon Biffen, who you’ll find here:

http://simonbiffenphotography.blogspot.co.uk
http://www.simonbiffenphotography.co.uk/
http://www.facebook.com/simonbiffenphoto

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