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Today’s real wedding is as elegant and timeless as it is fun and quirky! Kate’s Delphine Manivet dress is gorgeous, I love the length and she looks absolutely amazing. I’m also hugely impressed it had pockets… that’s very, very cool indeed! I love the photos of the couple in the greenhouse, and the light up letters, and I think the atmosphere of this amazing day comes across brilliantly in the photos.

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Images are by Rosie at Ragdoll Photography, who comes highly recommended by Kate & Geoff: “I was after relaxed, super chilled out, and natural shots. Rosie was fab. Super friendly, easy to get on with, flexible, and captured the day perfectly! I think she even helped my dad with his last minute info gathering for speech preparations!

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Ali and Craig’s winter wedding caught my eye when photographer Sandy posted a sneak peek on his Facebook page. The portraits are just so lovely… and I know many of you are already planning your weddings for December and January so I wanted to share some inspiration for you too!

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This is a wedding with traditional styling and details, at a lovely venue with history and charm – and Ali and Craig styled their day with elegance to suit! Ali told me there was a hint of Christmas to their day, “but we tried not to have much of a theme. We tried keeping it simple and just having the things we liked to really make it our day.”
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Images are by Bristol wedding photographer Love in Focus. See more here:

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I love Sophia and George’s wedding – Sophia is SUCH a beautiful bride. The flowers are gorgeous, George’s suit is fantastic, I love their little slate place names… and the setting and outdoors images are out of this world.

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Photographer Tracey Warbey told me it was a very emotional day: “there wasn’t a dry eye in the house when Sophia walked down the aisle, she looked stunning.” And Sophia and George are thrilled with their images. They will be recommending their photographer and videographer to everyone they know: “An absolute investment!!!! Those are the two things I will encourage my friends who are getting married to invest in, the day comes and goes, but the memories last for ever, so ensure some one has captured them in the manner you envision.

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I love Trevenna Barns. This was my second wedding there in five months. It provides a beautiful backdrop for any wedding, as it is set in the wonderful Cornish countryside. I like the fact that the wedding party can hire the whole venue as well – it makes it more personal I think.

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I love Ben & Sarah’s barn wedding – they’re both gorgeous, Sarah’s dress is beautiful and they look just perfect together. I also adore the outdoor shots – those huge trees are one of my favourite things in wedding photography this year! – and the venue is pretty amazing with books lining all the walls. I really like their unique stationery as well, and Sarah’s bouquet is fabulous. I’m sure you’ll be inspired by all their awesome details too!

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Sarah told me they didn’t have to do much decoration inside their venue: “The Barn speaks for itself decor-wise… we went for a cosy/rustic style throughout the day and because our surname is McGregor we sourced all sorts of ribbon and fabric in the McGregor tartan to give it a personal touch.

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Images are by London & UK wedding photographer Richard Pickavance, who you can (and totally should!) check out here:

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Today’s wedding has the most glamorous dress ever, a gorgeous couple and some exquisite details. The reception venue is a highlight: a fabulous party space with tons of character. The cake table is wonderful, the table styling quirky and fun. This is a party spread over several days… and it’s awesome. I think you’re going to love Maddy and Adam’s Cheltenham wedding!

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I loved this day. Ever since my first days as a photographer ‘paying her dues’ I have photographed on the steps of Pittville Pump Rooms. Parkfit, fun runs, charity events and Zumba plus numerous family shoots. This park has a special significance to everyone I know in this town.

“All three locations for this wedding felt like home, and the entire day had the atmosphere of being ‘one big happy family’ I love how Maddy and Adam threw tradition to the wind and really did it their way. I am so honoured that they chose me to record their day.”

~ Sheryl, Oobaloos Photography, Cheltenham

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Caroline and Rob’s wedding is a classic, combining the loveliest of winter styling with a little colour and English charm. Their day at Old Down Manor is elegant and romantic, and I have been looking forward to sharing it with you! I hope you love it as much as I do.

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Flowers were by Becci Hobbs at Bijoux Floral Design (http://bijouxfloral.co.uk/). I wanted the flowers to fit in with the overall Winter theme so we had a mixture of pale pinks, silvers and blues with some pine cones. It was beautiful.

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“Advice for the groom:
Marry a girl who loves planning – but be prepared to have to take an interest in flower arrangements.
Advice for the bride:
The groom isn’t interested in flower arrangements. He’s only pretending to be because he loves you so much.” ~ Caroline & Rob

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Images are by Wiltshire-based Kevin Belson Photography. Find out more here:

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Have the most wonderful Monday, everyone! Claire

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Today’s beautiful bride Anouska is an interior designer, and so the styling and details of this winter wonderland wedding are so carefully considered and coordinated… it’s truly magical. From the flowers to the little birds, trees and fairy lights, every little aspect is so personal and charming… winter brides will LOVE seeing today’s wedding.

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“I had white, blush pink bouquet with crystals and white thistles. Peonies are my favourite flowers and were out of season, so Sue and Lucy sourced me the most stunning fake silk peonies and added them to my bouquet – nobody knew as they were so realistic and what’s lovely is that I get to keep them forever.” www.suebartonflowers.co.uk

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Anouska and Greig’s advice for other couples is something I would emphasise to every bride- and groom-to-be: “Cut down your numbers and spend the money making the day extra special for yourselves and the people you love the most. Put your own stamp on the day – it should be a reflection of who you are and what you love.”

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It’s one of those days where outside just isn’t an option so instead of my usual run on the beach I’m snuggled at my desk dreaming of cosy log fires and gorgeous winter weddings… which is kind of lovely!

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Today I have a lovely luxe shoot from Cotswolds venue Wyck Hill House to share with you. The details are divine and the setting just so luxurious you’ll wish you were there. Enjoy!Claire

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Words: Amy Hay at Wyck Hill House Hotel and Spa
Wyck Hill House is just beautiful during the winter months.  To sit and enjoy a warming drink in front of a roaring log fire, and look out over the crisp Cotswold countryside is really rather lovely! I wanted to capture a little of this magic in our shoot and create a setting for a truly stunning winter wedding.”

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Candles and lots of them were the order of the day.  Paired with stunning floral arrangements and crystal candlebras, they created a gorgeous glow, off-setting the gold colours in our Adams Room.  We hoped to create a glamorous but very cosy and welcoming wedding breakfast room, which I hope was achieved.

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If the words on the wedding cake (in scrabble letters) don’t make you feel all squidgy inside, then you’re all wrong. This is so lovely – such a personal wedding day, with some magical moments and creative touches – and a stunning bride and gorgeous groom.

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I hope you like this intensely personal, Scrabble-inspired, handmade London wedding. Laura and Rich are both teachers and avid readers so what could be more fitting for their wedding theme than Scrabble?  

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After an elegant ceremony at Asia House, months of planning and lots of hand-made details transformed their reception venue (Icetank) into a shabby chic heaven complete with the wooden chairs, mismatched tablecloths and floral crockery. They’ve traded the traditional first dance for a violin/guitar performance and topped it all up by a flash mob dance surprise performance by the bridal party.

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Richard & Laura’s Covent Garden wedding

Photographer: Kate Nielen www.katenielen.com

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Time for a little Pinterest, I think… as today’s Lake District wedding is so full of beautiful, colourful, gorgeous details and flowers I hardly know where to begin. I adore this day: the venue is one I love (see my review from last year), the bride and groom are stunning, and oh, the flowers… just perfect.

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The Wild Boar has its own very distinctive décor and did not need much help to create a rustic, vintage vibe. The Wild Boar is full of character with low ceiling beams and roaring log fires, so we managed to achieve the relaxed, intimate atmosphere that we wanted quite easily.”
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About 1 week before the wedding I emailed every supplier who was attending the wedding to ensure they had the correct date and there were no problems etc. This relaxed me completely and prevented any last minute complications!”

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Roz & Tom are gorgeous. Their wedding – a perfect winter’s day – is full of special and very personal touches which make it as unique as it is lovely to look at. Roz made candles for every table (yes: made them!) and I love the scrabble place names they had too.

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“I was very sentimental about my jewellery and wore pieces I had been given over the years by my mum, brother and girlfriends rather than buying anything new. I also wore my late grandmother’s diamond engagement ring which is just beautiful!”

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When I asked Roz what she thought was the best thing about being married, she told me “Feeling more in love with the person you have chosen to spend the rest of your life with and receiving the first piece of post as Mr and Mrs, so exciting!”. I love the idea of sending a lovely handwritten letter to the new Mr & Mrs… what a wonderful little gift it would make! Claire

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The first thing I noticed about Hannah was her smile: that beautiful, overjoyed, beaming smile – it’s how every bride should look on her wedding day. She’s stunning.

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Add to that her gorgeous groom, the lovely, delicate winter styling with pine cones, the super pretty textured bouquets, the wonderful venue that is Chilston Park, and the superb photos – and I instantly knew I had to share this wedding with you.

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