This lovely article and all images are by London wedding photographer Luke Hayden Photography

I’m always amazed by the stuff wedding photographers know. It figures – they’ve been to countless weddings and seen it ALL – but it’s only on the day itself when you realise the value of everything they’ve learned along the way. With intimate outdoor weddings a really popular choice now, I’m delighted to share our lovely English Wedding member Luke Hayden‘s tips for planning a garden wedding. He has advice on everything from landscaping to catering, what to wear and of course, having a plan B for the weather! 


A beautiful wedding in one of Devon’s most beautiful venues; a gorgeous couple and their adorable family. The floral styling in this wedding is incredible, the images are breathtaking and there’s even a mini photoshoot at the end for the couple with their precious horses – this wedding is everything, and we’re thrilled to be sharing Becky & Chris’s day with you today. Congratulations Becky and Chris – your wedding is a beauty! And huge thanks to Devon wedding photographers Andrew & Aga at Younger Photography for sharing their images with us. 

Real wedding at Rockbeare Manor taken by Devon photographers Younger Photography

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Real wedding at Rockbeare Manor taken by Devon photographers Younger Photography

A bride with her dad on her wedding day. They're arm in arm, talking and smiling naturally together. She holds a bouquet of flowers and a bridesmaid walks in the background. Photography credit Lasting Impressions by Lucy

A lovely ideas article from our friends at Truly Experiences.
Header image Lasting Impressions by Lucy – see Janna & Seb’s wedding here

A wedding is a celebration of love and commitment and it involves a huge amount of preparation. As a couple, you spend the months leading up to your big day picking venues, choosing décor, and planning the ceremony itself.

But in the background are your parents, who often spend a huge amount of time and energy in ensuring the event comes together.
It can be hard to find the right way to thank your parents, especially when you want to do something meaningful and personal.
We’ve put together a short list of ideas to guide you when expressing your gratitude for your nearest and dearest.


Here’s a little post I’ve been excited to share with all of you Etsy fans out there! When I’m not falling down an instagram rabbit hole, I’m often tumbling happily down an Etsy slide (is that a thing? I’m totally making that a thing) – and I found these gorgeous wedding treats by UK makers which I’d love to share with you.

Full disclosure: I do this because I love it, and if you love and buy any of my finds from this page I get a little commission as an Etsy affiliate. (Fuller disclosure: I haven’t earned anything from being an Etsy affiliate yet, so this really is more for the enjoyment and pleasure of being able to share things from wonderful independent designer makers!)


Header image by Devon Photographers Younger Photography. See Nick & Tracey’s Pentillie Castle wedding here

It’s been a CRAZY summer of weddings – and I wanted to say a huge, happy CONGRATULATIONS to all of you who’ve finally been able to get wed.

A string of gold letter balloons spell Congrats. Image by Brett Garwood on Unsplash

Photo by Brett Garwood on Unsplash

What an amazing summer of weddings! – at LAST!

It’s been wonderful seeing all my photographer friends’ instagrams filled with your happy faces. I do know wedding photographers are working incredibly hard right now, editing at least double the number of weddings they would in a normal year… and if you’re excitedly waiting for your wedding photos to land in your inbox, please please be patient. I promise it will be worth the wait!

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

Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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