Weddings with plastic and waste are on the way out. It’s time for the industry to catch up: a mini revolution is on the way, and this time it’s not just about trends.

As redundant as polyester chair covers and barbie tiaras, single-use wedding items are starting to sit uncomfortably with couples and suppliers these days. We’re all looking for planet-friendly alternatives, and there are plenty if you just know where to look!

Image credits: Clare Randell. Stationery by Chloe Ainsley CreativeStyled shoot and full credits here

A guest article by Liam Collard Photography

Choosing a London wedding photographer? Ask these 5 things to get to know them!

“How do you know whether a photographer is actually really good at what they do?” I cannot count the number of times Stam and I have been asked this question as London wedding photographers.


Choosing your wedding photographer, after all, is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make for your wedding, so that shouldn’t be taken lightly. We know every bride and groom wants to remember their big day through beautiful pictures for generations to come.

We’re we’re really feeling and loving bright floral palettes right now! In this garden party wedding styled shoot, you’ll find all the joyful floral inspiration you need for a playful, vibrant late summer wedding with a dash of English country garden and festival style thrown in!

Gorgeous couple Emma and Tyler are making us smile LOTS – they look fab and they both absolutely shine in this shoot! They’ve captured the vibe of a micro wedding or intimate elopement, where you can enjoy special moments spent together without a huge crowd of wedding guests to please!

BBC Studios are on the hunt for UK Wedding Planners and Engaged Couples to appear in a new series. They’ve reached out to us to ask YOU if you’d like to get involved!

During the pandemic, the UK wedding industry has been particularly hard hit, with uncertainty still looming over the livelihoods of many. BBC Studios want to shine the spotlight on the backbone of the industry who against the odds help to make the dreams of couples come true.

Summer is here, right now, with this glorious wedding in lovely Lympne Castle. Gorgeous couple Lizzy and Rich smiled ALL day long, and the joy was captured beautifully by top Kent wedding photographer Benjamin Toms. With lovely personal touches including fabulous florals (not to mention the free sunflowers!) and a cake made by Rich’s mum, the details are absolutely wonderful.

Lizzy and Rich getting married at Lympne Castle in Kent, captured by Benjamin Toms Photography

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Lizzy and Rich getting married at Lympne Castle in Kent, captured by Benjamin Toms Photography

How did you choose your photographer?

Ben was recommend by a friend