One of the true pleasures of editing a top wedding blog is getting to know wedding photographers from all over the country – and Fiona Campbell is one of the loveliest! Fiona is a London wedding photographer whose work has been fea­tured all over the world, includ­ing in Vogue.

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Wedding photography in London: Fiona Campbell

An award winning London wedding photographer

Fiona is accred­ited with the inter­na­tional guild, the Artis­tic Guild of Wed­ding Pho­to­jour­nal­ists (AGWPJA). She has pho­tographed many dif­fer­ent kinds of wed­ding, from bou­tique civil cer­e­monies at the Gherkin to a sump­tu­ous wed­ding in a villa near Rome.

Read all about Fiona Campbell on her brand new, dedicated page on English Wedding Blog. Fiona tells us her pas­sion is “show­ing peo­ple beauty in order to inspire, trans­form and delight“. She was lucky enough to grow up in the world of wed­dings – her mother was an artist in the bridal indus­try, and she says she’s loved wed­dings ever since.

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Wedding photography by Fiona Campbell, London.


Hello everyone! Time to take five… drop your pens, put on your “I’m only pretending to work” face (but keep it convincing) and smile! Today’s wedding feature is short and oh-so-sweet… as was the whole wedding planning journey for Liliya & Adenis before their wedding in Nottingham.

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Gary from wedding photographers oneLove told me that Liliya & Adenis are Russian (Although Adenis is half Cuban) but live in England. The whole wedding was arranged within 3 weeks so that their families were able to attend. They wanted a typical Nottingham wedding & so they chose the iconic Nottingham Council House.

Liliya is the most beautiful bride and together they make such a lovely couple. Friends and family are an important part of today’s wedding blog, with the bridesmaids often taking centre stage! I hope you love the images – it’s the first time I’ve seen inside Nottingham Council House, so join me and enjoy this real wedding on English Wedding Blog today!

Claire xxx

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A guest blog post for you today – as couples focus on saving money, the wedding industry will be there to help! Wedding budgets have fallen by £6k in 6 years… and guest blogger Tom’s article explains why, and how, and what it means. He had me gripped with this one… and I know you’ll like reading it. Oh! And the presentation is the coolest thing ever to play with… click Play, and Enjoy! Claire x

In 2013, the cost of a wedding is set to fall. Again. Whereas in 2007, the average cost of a wedding was around the £22,000 mark, 2013 will see wedding spend dip down towards the £16,000 mark.

What’s fascinating about this is that the economic downturn has really focused the happy couples’ minds on driving down the overall cost of the wedding, and it’s really focused the wedding industry on providing added value in a turbulent economic period. The trend is not necessarily towards less lavish weddings – the trend is towards getting the best price for every single item on the list.


However you’re feeling this morning, it’s time to smile – today’s wedding will lift your heart and inspire you with the loveliest decor and details, and such beautiful images of the Cornish coast… needless to say it’s already a favourite for me! I’ve already shared sneak peeks on facebook – I couldn’t wait!

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Thank you to Keith Riley Photography for making my day with these amazing images. Congratulations and huge thanks to Claire and Ryan – the most inspiring and gorgeous couple imaginable! – for sharing their wedding report (which you’ll find halfway down this page).

I absolutely love this wedding, from the styling of the marquee (the palest pink roses; delicate touches and fabulous stationery and details) to the beach scenes and the most beautiful bride… I know you will too. Enjoy! Claire xxx
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A beautiful wedding in Cornwall – Claire and Ryan

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Wedding venue:

St Carantoc church, Crantock and Cornwall marquee venue, Crantock


Hello everyone! It’s been such a long week – I’ve done so much and I hope you’ve had a productive one too! Here’s a highlight though – one of my favourite wedding photographers has been in touch to share something special with us all. Yay!! If you’re considering documentary wedding photography or wondering what it’s all about, this is a feature you’ll really love – and there’s much more to discover via the link at the end of the post! I’ll hand over to Martin Beddall now. Enjoy!

Bride arrives for wedding ceremony at St Paul's CathedralEvery year needs a look back and last year the weddings went up until New Year’s Eve – so here’s a brief look back at a year of documentary wedding photography coverage.

Hope you like them… here’s a few preview pics. Scroll down to a link to the rest, which you’ll find at the end of this post.

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Bride and groom kiss in the sunset at Newick park

A windy arrival for the bride at her Suffolk country church

Confetti at Hackney Town Hall

Guests laughing at wedding speeches

Here’s the link  – A Year of wedding photography


What is it about Dirty Dancing?! The mere mention of “I’ve had the time of my life” and I’m singing all. day. long! But it makes me happy… and dancing to it is one of today’s gorgeous couple’s favourite wedding memories. Michelle and David had the most beautiful wedding in Nottingham last year: modern and elegant with lots of white and classy decor ideas.

wedding in Nottingham (1)From the details on Michelle’s Sassi Holford wedding dress to the streamers outside the church… this is a fabulous day and a wedding I know you’ll love! The images are by Butterworth Photography, who get a glowing review in Michelle’s wedding report, which you’ll find halfway down this page.

This wedding’s a feast for the eyes so grab a cuppa and enjoy! Claire xxx

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I married my amazing husband, David, on 23rd June 2012, at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Woodthorpe, Nottingham. We had our reception at The Carriage Hall in Plumtree, Nottingham.


For any wedding blog reader, finding a great wedding photographer will be a priority. A great place to begin is by seeing which photographers read the blogs like you do… and Somerset wedding photographer Belinda McCarthy has been a friend of all the UK wedding blogs for years.

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Belinda McCarthy wedding photography



Wedding photography in the South and South West of England

I first spoke to Belinda a couple of years ago when her daily comments on the real weddings I shared on English Wedding Blog were something I looked forward to! And I’m really pleased to be welcoming Belinda as a sponsor of my blog today. She is certainly a photographer who knows what a blog-reading bride and groom are looking for.

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wedding photography in Somerset by Belinda McCarthy


Belinda McCarthy offers styl­ish and dra­matic wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phy through­out the South and South West of Eng­land — com­bin­ing fashion-led fine art imagery with the best in doc­u­men­tary imagery to cre­ate images that are uniquely, won­der­fully you.


Hi again! I can’t believe it’s Tuesday morning already! Did I sleep through Monday (or was I working too hard… hmmm…) Anyway, I hope you’re having a lovely day. I have all the gorgeous images from Zoe and Mark’s wedding at Styal Lodge to share with you this morning.

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Before we begin – did you see yesterday’s competition to win your wedding photography? Don’t miss that one! It’s a fantastic prize and the competition’s open to couples anywhere in the UK.

But now for today’s main feature with Zoe and Mark. You’ll have seen their wedding film on the blog yesterday, along with a few of my favourite images… now we have the full wedding report from Zoe and images from the lovely Jonny Draper Photography to share with you. For anyone who missed the wedding film, I’ve shared it once again at the end of the blog post – with thanks to Craig from Unforgettable Memories for sharing it with us!
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Cain Manor wedding photographer

As a documentary wedding photographer I describe my style as “Elegant, Timeless, Beautiful”. If that’s the type of wedding you’re planning, then I’d love to photograph it and here’s a chance for you to win a complete wedding photography package for your big day.

Documentary wedding photographer

The prize consists of the following:

  • Engagement shoot lasting up to 2 hours, with 40 fully edited high resolution digital images supplied on disc
  • Wedding day photography coverage from bridal preparations through to first dance
  • 250+ fully edited high resolution digital images from the wedding day on disc
  • Online image gallery and slideshow

Berkshire wedding photographer

To see more of my weddings and engagement shoots, then do take a look at my website.

I’m based in Berkshire, but will attend weddings anywhere in the UK or beyond, so wherever you’re getting married, I’d love to hear from you.

How to enter:

1) Send an e-mail to including the following details:

  • both of your names
  • contact phone number

Good morning! How was your weekend? I hope you survived the snow… and had some fun playing in it too! Back to weddings now, and I have an absolute cracker to begin the week with. Zoe and Mark’s Cheshire wedding has bags of character and is guaranteed to make you smile. Zoe is beautiful, they make a fantastic couple and the wedding film will bring a tear to your eye… I should mention it’s by the lovely Craig at Unforgettable Memories.

Zoe and Mark from Unforgettable Memories on Vimeo.

I’m sharing this wedding in two blog features, this morning and tomorrow (there’s something VERY special and exciting on the way this afternoon at 4pm in between!) – the wedding film is simply amazing, and I’ve shared a little of Zoe’s wedding report with you here. My huge thanks to Jonny Draper Photography for sharing the lovely images of the day with us all today.

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The first I saw of Louise and Ben’s wedding was the fabulous wedding table plan – and it seems only fitting that I share it with you first. Funny how a gorgeous detail can take me on a journey… and so I found wedding photographer Simon Gough, and got in touch with today’s stunning bride Louise to share this vintage Las Vegas wedding on my blog!

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Louise told me, “We wanted to take our guests back in time, to when Vegas hotels, shows and the stars they boasted were cool and exclusive. The Angel Hotel fitted the bill with its quirky and individual style, large function rooms and stage. I wanted to use props to provide an accent of Vegas and hoped it wouldn’t appear gaudy or tacky. I am a huge Elvis fan and both my husband and I enjoy jazz music. I wanted to incorporate the ‘Rat Pack’ era and ‘Elvis’ as to me they both epitomised Vegas in its most glamorous time.”


Good morning everyone! What a week it’s been – I’m kind of hoping you’re snuggled up in your PJs (like me!) on this chilly Saturday morning, and enjoying a little lie-in while you read the blog! Today’s advice covers the first steps in finding inspiration for your wedding – so if you’re wondering where and how the ideas will come to you, you’re about to find out!
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Every girl has her wedding mapped out in her head long before she is actually engaged, or even long before she meets the man she intends to marry – or so it goes. In reality, the idea that women spend their days planning every minute detail of the ‘best day of their life’ perhaps isn’t as true as some make it out to be.

Finding inspiration for your perfect wedding

While some women will have a plan covering the intricacies of their ceremony long in advance of their big day, the stresses of daily life often mean that the first time a woman properly thinks about her wedding is the day she gets engaged.

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