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As we head into the weekend I have one more breathtakingly beautiful wedding to share with you. Gorgeous couple Maureen & Liam tied the knot at Thornbury Castle in an elegant, sophisticated and joyful celebration with their closest family and friends.

This is such a fabulous wedding, with some truly special personal touches and brilliant recommendations for exceptional wedding suppliers. All images are by super talented Thornbury Castle Wedding Photographer Martin Dabek, one of our favourite contributors and members of the blog. Martin gets a glowing review from the happy couple, which was heartwarming to read. Huge thanks (and happy anniversary, if a day or so late!) to lovely Maureen and Liam. Have a fabulous weekend, everyone!

Maureen & Liam's graceful and classic Thornbury Castle wedding, with Martin Dabek Photography (21)

Wedding photographer’s website

https://martindabek.com/

How did you choose your photographer?

We reviewed a number of photographers, but it came down to the connection we felt with Martin. Speaking with him felt like speaking with a friend, and it was clear that he shared our understanding that the candid moments between friends and loved ones were the most meaningful usually. He also had a gorgeous catalogue of work that had us feeling intrigued and eager to work with him.

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This weekend sees the longest day of the summer – and I’ve been so excited to share this glorious June wedding with you lovely lot. Gorgeous couple Harriet & Harri were wed in North Shropshire, a very special place to them both, and chose our lovely friend Warren at Howell Jones Photography to capture their day.

The beautiful summer wedding of Harri & Harri! With Howell Jones Photography (17)

Harriet is stunning in a unique and beautiful Tara Lauren gown From Heart Aflutter Bridal Boutique in East London, while Harri’s made to measure light wool suit is from Mr Start in Hackney, East London. Teamed with a favourite liberty print tie by a maker on Etsy and a simple rosemary + rose buttonhole, he looks fab! Harri’s flower crown completes the country wedding look beautifully.

The beautiful summer wedding of Harri & Harri! With Howell Jones Photography (30)

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I LOVE a local wedding! Living on the edge of the Lake District is a dream. We’re there every weekend exploring the mountains (and valleys, right now!) and the landscape never fails to take my breath away. Needless to say, it’s my favourite place for weddings and so sharing Jen & Alex’s day with you today is soooo exciting! Most of all I love their day for its relaxed and elegant vibe. Beautiful bride Jen’s dress is non-traditional…. stunningly slinky with a daring thigh split and incredible back detail, it’s by Atelier Pronovias. Alex looks fantastic in chinos and a classic white shirt (because suits are NOT a rule…. or if they are, they’re the first rule to break! I love this look!) The gorgeous couple chose a few of my favourite suppliers for their day: lovely Helen Jane Smiddy was their photographer; Kevin from Brackens of Bowness (“the unofficial god of flowers”) provided their amazing florals, and talented Charlotte of Sugar Ruffles designed their gorgeous wedding cake.

With love,

Jen & Alex's stunningly beautiful Lake District wedding, with Helen Jane Smiddy Photography (11)

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So this wedding is pretty epic. I just know you’re going to love it – Claire and J-D make the coolest couple ever, and with the extraordinary creative contributions from family they put on a wedding which is everything. The flowers are glorious, Claire’s dress is stunning, J-D’s outfit is brilliant and inspired, and the photography exquisite. Grab a cuppa, snuggle down and enjoy this beauty of a summer wedding.

With love,

J-D & Claire's unique and eclectic Oxford wedding, with Dale Stephens Photography (7)

Wedding photographer’s website

dalestephensphotography.com

How did you choose your photographer?

We both knew we wanted natural, unposed shots – neither of us are at our best in posed, traditional photos. Our favourite photos are spontaneous and capture a moment. We spent an afternoon browsing Oxford wedding photographer websites looking for photos with this quality. We loved the photos in Dale’s portfolio. We arranged to meet him to make sure we felt relaxed. We had such a perfect morning meeting Dale that we booked immediately.

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Isn’t it cold this week?! I’ve gotten so used to all the glorious sunshine I’m having to layer up in jumpers again until we get a second wave of SUMMER! But in the meantime I’ve this glorious August wedding for you, full of sunny tropical florals and vibrant colours, with images by lovely English Wedding member Tara at Pudding & Plum Photography. Alex and Pete’s day is wonderful with some fabulous styling touches, and still brilliantly real and down to earth. The gorgeous happy couple celebrated their day at their family home, with a marquee reception and lots of lovely personal touches.

I love these two because their wedding is just so personal and full of the things they love – all the food was locally sourced, the gin was home made and they had a beer keg wall (which is just awesome. Keg walls are the future!) There’s a photo of villagers outside the church with a home made drinks station which is so charmingly English – and then a London bus to take guests to the reception. They had a Fijian choir – Alex spent some time in Fiji – and the tiki print on the cake and table cloths are Fijian inspired. The tropical florals add so much colour to the day – even Flick the dog wears a little floral collar.

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I bloody love this wedding – it’s full of love and laughter and FUN and hugs. There are belly laughs, there are beautiful styling touches. The setting is fabulous and the story of the day makes me smile. Oh, and Nicola and Alex are the most gorgeous couple! This is exactly how I imagine weddings after lockdown to be: the most amazing celebrations full of glorious contact and friendship and happiness. And the photos by super lovely (and major talented) Yorkshire wedding photographer John Hope tell the story of Nicola and Alex’s day beautifully.

Nicola & Alex's joyful festival and tipi wedding at Talton Lodge, with John Hope Photography (32)

Talton Lodge is a fantastic tipi wedding venue near Stratford-upon-Avon. Nicola & Alex were married outdoors beside ancient acacia trees with the backdrop of the beautiful gardens and 300 year old Talton House. The tipi structure here is up all summer long; they made the most of the space with Victorian fairground games, making the most of the bouncy castle and hiring a roaming band to jazz up the atmosphere.

Nicola & Alex's joyful festival and tipi wedding at Talton Lodge, with John Hope Photography (29)
Nicola & Alex's joyful festival and tipi wedding at Talton Lodge, with John Hope Photography (30)

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Hey lovelies, happy Monday! I hope you’re ok and have had a relaxing weekend. Shall we jump straight into weddings this week? I’m loving the escapism of seeing happy faces and human contact, even if it is on my screen! Today’s gorgeous couple were married last summer in the Kent countryside – their day is simple and elegant, incorporating Italian and English elements. The blue accents are just wonderful, and I love how the delicate blues match those glorious, sunny skies!

With love,

Hannah & Mark's elegant rustic Oxon Hoath wedding, with Natalie D Photography (13)

Wedding photographer’s website

https://www.nataliedphotography.com

How did you choose your photographer?

We were lucky to meet Natalie at a January wedding fair soon after we got engaged. We really liked her soft romantic photography style and her relaxed attitude!

From the moment Natalie arrived on our wedding morning she joined the wedding party effortlessly with her warm and chatty character. Then throughout the day she snapped away in the background capturing natural photos of our guests enjoying themselves. We weren’t really looking forward to the photo shoot but again Natalie made us feel at ease and we ended up really enjoying ourselves. We were really pleased with how our photos turned out and they captured memories from our special day perfectly!

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A special treat for you this weekend to brighten up your Sunday! I just love the naturalness of gorgeous couple Kim & Graham’s photos as they walk through wildflower meadows on the evening of their wedding. We’ll have times like these again soon, lovelies! Hang in there… it’ll all be worth it for moments like these.

Kim & Graham tied the knot last August, at Wellington Barn in Wiltshire. They chose our lovely friend and Wiltshire wedding photographer Linus Moran to capture their day in his unmistakeable documentary style, and described their horses + motorbikes-themed wedding as a beautiful, happy, perfect, love, family, mad, epic, best, day, ever! The images tell their story perfectly…

With love,

 

Kim & Graham's gorgeous Wellington Barns wedding, with Linus Moran Photography (51)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.linusmoranphotography.co.uk

How did you choose your photographer?

We were looking for a documentary style photographer who would capture natural photographs as things unfolded throughout the day, as neither the bride or groom enjoy posing for the camera! We came across Linus’ website on a web search and really loved all the beautiful photographs he had included in his portfolio. The images really stood out to any other work we’d seen, he seemed to have an eye for capturing very intimate and beautifully natural interactions and connections between people.

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Welcome to (nearly) the weekend, everyone! I hope you’ve enjoyed a little sunshine this week, and are staying safe and well. I’ve been saving up the beautiful wedding of Charles and Emily, which is wonderfully elegant and timeless. The newlyweds are gorgeous: they were married in June at St Giles House in Dorset, with Camilla Arnhold capturing their day. The cake and flowers are just stunning – and the pair look fabulous in a Jesus Peiro dress and tailored suit from Reiss. Enjoy this, lovelies, and have a relaxing weekend.

With love,

Charles & Emily's elegant, classic and original St Giles House wedding, with Camilla Arnhold Photography (13)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.camillaarnholdphotography.com

We chose our photographer from social media, searching the term ‘Wedding photographer Dorset’ in instagram. A range of photographers came up, including Camilla’s, and we were instantly drawn to her beautiful work.

We were extremely pleased with Camilla and her work. She captured every detail we wanted including special moments with family and friends. Her style was exactly what we had hoped for and more.

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Let’s fill our Friday with a real wedding – and a blast of colour, fun, love and joy with our gorgeous couple Lauren & Lewis. These two chose Thornton Manor’s Lakeside Marquee to celebrate their love, with elements of Chinese and Malaysian culture bringing the party to life! Images are by Jules Fortune Photography, who gets a glowing review from the happy couple.
With love,

Lauren & Lewis's vibrant fun lakeside wedding, with Jules Fortune Photography (8)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.julesfortunephotography.com

How did you choose your photographer?

Months of searching online and recommendations, we wanted a natural vibe to our pictures with nothing too staged, and when we found Jules we knew she was exactly what we were looking for.

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!

We absolutely adored working with Jules! We aren’t fans of staged photos and she managed to capture the whole day magically, from an entirely candid perspective. Jules got in and amongst us, without us really even noticing she was there. She made us feel relaxed and her warm and lovely personality made her a delight to have at our special day.

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Louisa and Will’s August wedding was filled with sunflowers and rustic, elegant styling touches. I think it’s a perfect promise of summer to come – and I hope it lightens your heart a little this Friday morning. The venue is Lapstone Barn, and the day was full of love, laughter, friends, family – and freely flowing champagne! Grab a cuppa, snuggle for a moment and enjoy the virtual company of this gorgeous pair. All images are by Hannah K Photography, who gets a glowing review from Louisa and Will.

Louisa & Will's light and airy sunflower wedding at Lapstone Barn, with Hannah K Photography (1)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://hannahkphotography.co.uk

How did you choose your photographer?

I had a recommendation from a friend who was unable to have Hannah as her wedding photographer. When we looked at her website we knew we had found the woman to capture our wedding day. We were drawn to the amazingly light bright and airy style she showcased on her website.

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For all of you lovely brides and grooms out there, I want to keep blog life as normal as possible right now: a beautiful anchor in this crazy storm we’re living this spring. (For wedding suppliers – watch this space as I’m working hard on something of a rescue package today – details to be announced soon.)

So we begin the week with Hayden & Rabia’s stunning summer wedding from Kilminorth Cottages in Looe. These two are everything: properly gorgeous, and their wedding is the most joyful celebration – as uplifting as can be! The florals are breathtaking; the styling of their day simply perfect. I hope you love today’s feature as much as I do.

With love,

Hayden & Rabia's outdoorsy, natural wedding in Looe, with Tracey Warbey Photography (1)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.traceywarbeyweddingphotography.com/

How did you choose your photographer?

I saw some pictures on Instagram!

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!

The photos were amazing and beautiful! We couldn’t have wished for better! She was so chilled and made us laugh all day!