The English Wedding Blog is growing every single day: we’ve featured weddings and styled shoots from so many new photographers and our inbox is constantly bursting with amazingness… so I thought I’d write a little note to all of you fabulous wedding photographers who are yet to get published here. I so hope you’ll be in touch soon!

Know your wedding blogs!

Yellow autumnal floral bouquet in a basket full of cosy blankets. Photographer credit Sarah Hoyle, styling by Amethyst Weddings

Styling: Amethyst Weddings | Photography: Sarah Hoyle Photography | Florist: Blooming Cow

This is a guest article from our friends at Entertainment Nation. Header image credit: York Place Studios

Whether you’re newly engaged or you’ve waited for your big day through multiple postponements, this summer is shaping up to be full of joyful celebrations as we finally seem to have an end in sight to social distancing rules and COVID restrictions.

We think weddings this summer will be a little special – naturally all weddings are happy occasions to be celebrated, however this year they come with the additional celebration of family and friends coming together once again and seeing each other for the first time in what feels like forever!

What does the word ‘wedding’ bring to mind for you? A white dress, a country house, a fancy sit down meal? When I first started in the wedding industry that’s what it meant to me as well. But now I hear the word wedding and I know the only constants are love, joy and celebration. Throwing personality into that mix is the secret recipe for an amazing wedding – remembering of course that not all weddings have a bride or a dress; not all weddings are formal – and the best ones, if I’m honest, are unexpected and characterful.

It’s SO exciting to have weddings back! We’re thrilled for all of you lovelies getting wed this spring and summer, and can’t wait to feature your 2021 weddings! (Because 2020, total drought year for weddings! We’re ready for double, if not TRIPLE the celebrations we had last year!)

It’s got me thinking about all the weddings I’d love to see on the English Wedding blog. So I put together this little bucket list of dream weddings I’d be over the moon to publish on these pages. If you’re getting hitched or if you’re a wedding photographer with a wedding to help us tick off any of these, do please get in touch!

Image credit Fiona Kelly Photography – full feature here

I’ve always been a solution kind of girl. Perhaps that was the hardest thing when coronavirus really hit the UK back in March: it was an unsolvable thing, 100% out of my control. At first I felt like crawling into a hole until it was all over. I panicked, I cried, I felt numb and scared. I know we’re all going through our own rollercoasters of emotion, and you are absolutely not alone. I have a wedding calligraphy business as well as this blog – and closing it was a really scary thing to do.

 

Modern blue styling ideas with calligraphy for an alternative beach wedding (18)

Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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