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Wedding photography at Lightworks, Cambridge www.photographyatlightworks.co.uk

Can I introduce Andrew Hind and Lightworks Photography twice? I have two reasons for recommending him – and I feel passionately about both! So…

Beautiful wedding photography in Cambridge

Lightworks Photography in Cambridge specialises in beautiful photojournalism, telling the story of your wedding day with enchanting images and photographic skill, capturing precious moments and saving your memories forever.

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A fantastic Cambridge wedding photographer

Andrew Hind of Lightworks Photography is a fantastic wedding photographer. His images are gorgeous – and he cares. Read his FREE “Stress Free Wedding Planning for Beginners” guide and discover sensitivity, honesty and a genuine interest in helping you plan your wedding – and enjoy the process.

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Wedding photography at Lightworks, Cambridge www.photographyatlightworks.co.uk

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Wedding photography at Lightworks, Cambridge www.photographyatlightworks.co.uk

I can’t stress enough the importance of choosing a wedding photographer you can trust because they care. Friendliness is on a par with photography skill – and with Lightworks Photography you’ll get both.

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Stephanie Allin’s ‘Night and Day’ wedding dress collection launched over the weekend at her London boutique. First revealed on the catwalks in May, these fabulous dresses inspired by the romance of beautiful Marrakesh will be available from stockists all over the country.

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I think the styling is divine: Stephanie says, “Marrakesh is an amazing place to gain stimulation, painted entirely in an enchanting salmon pink the city is fondly referred to as the “Rose City.

The new Stephanie Allin 2013 collection has been created with dashes of rose-hued toned fabrics as well as more traditional ivory silks…

Night and Day wedding dresses by Stephanie Allin

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Stephanie Allin – beautiful dresses for every UK bride

And the beauty of these wedding dresses is they’ll look beautiful no matter what figure you have – traditional shapes and contemporary styling means this is a collection which will be loved by many UK brides in 2013.
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I thought I’d share some wedding blog features with real brides in Stephanie Allin dresses with you – these are beautiful too!

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It’s with a twinkle in my eye and a ringmaster’s flourish that I’d like to introduce you to my  new wedding blog sponsor this morning!

Andrew Bradley designs gorgeous, perfectly styled and creative wedding invitations for vintage-loving couples. (Anyone spot the vintage theme on English Wedding Blog today?!)

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Credit: Vintage Designs www.vintage-designs.co.uk

 

Vintage wedding invitations in the UK

My favourite invitation from Vintage Designs is the ‘Two peas’ invite – for the concept and the illustration. But Andrew’s English Wedding Showcase Page proves he can turn his hand to vintage inspired designs from any era, with every illustration so caringly crafted and beautifully made.

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Credit: Vintage Designs www.vintage-designs.co.uk

Andrew told me,  “Vintage Designs is founded on the principle of time honoured, traditional design – I love the detail, small elements that can go unnoticed at first, but gradually reveal themselves to you.

“I want to excite and inspire the wedding couple, to provide something that not only makes them feel special to use as an invite, but also makes their recipient feel special to receive such an item.”

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The beauty of this wedding blog feature is all about the details. A creative project by The Manchester Vintage Collective, the photos (by Foley Photography) tell the story of a wartime bride who waits for the return of her groom. 

There are some lovely vintage wedding ideas here – from the gorgeous paper accessories by Joanne at Vintage Twee to the flowers in the suitcase table plan… if you’re a true fan of vintage, then this is for you!

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Vintage wedding ideas shoot from Manchester

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Vintage wedding table plan and accessories

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The ‘Manchester Vintage Collective’ styled and shot four different eras – 1920s through to 1950s – capturing the essence of each period through the flowers, styling, stationery, accessories, bridal wear etc. This is the 1940s part of the shoot, and I’m looking forward to seeing the other eras – 1920s through to 1950s – on other wedding blogs!

More from the Manchester Vintage Collective:

Diamond Jubilee wedding ideas on Love My Dress Blog

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May I ask you a question, lovely blog readers? I know there are quite a few wedding suppliers reading English Wedding Blog – so hopefully you can help me with something today.

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Athelhampton House wedding photography by Linus Moran – click to see the full blog post (it’s gorgeous!)

How are you finding the wedding season this year? I know of a few small wedding businesses who are struggling a little more than usual – the summer seems unusually quiet.  My calligraphy enquiries are on the slow side compared to last year, and I have friends who simply haven’t seen orders pick up over the summer months as they usually do.

So – a question for any wedding suppliers out there – how is this summer for you? And if you’re noticing it’s quieter, why do you think this is? Olympics fever? Are there fewer weddings this summer or are couples spending less and working to tighter wedding budgets?

I’d be very interested to hear what you think 🙂

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More than anything else in the world, your wedding should celebrate you and your love. A wedding should be personal, it should be comfortable and it should be right for you.

So when Rob and Jayne’s wedding landed in my inbox I was over the moon. Here’s a couple who bask in their individuality. Both gorgeous and creative, Rob and Jayne’s wedding was a day to remember, and then some! And Lancashire wedding photographer Jonathan Bean was there to capture the whole day for their album…

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The other thing I love is when a groom shares his wedding story. Rob’s wedding report begins with a romantic proposal story which brought a tear to my eye – and he tells the story of his wedding to Jayne so beautifully – so this wedding blogger is now handing over to a better writer, just for one day! Rob…

Enjoy!

Bean Photo wedding blog lancashire (37)An Alice-inspired wedding in Lancashire: Rob & Jayne

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Melanie and Paul’s wedding is beautiful. Let me set the scene: “messy and unstructured” was Melanie’s brief for their florist, while the key theme for the wedding was that this should be a very personal day. I adore it – from the beautiful images to the perfect flowers and all the love and laughter with friends and family. There’s a wonderful moment where Melanie’s on her friend’s knee, showing off her Kurt Geiger bridal shoes – watch out for it! I also love the wedding sign outside the venue, and the little boy in charge of the wedding rings is an absolute star!

I’ll hand over to Melanie and Paul with their wedding report, and to Dorset wedding photographer Linus Moran for the gorgeous images of their day, which I’m calling:

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Zen Photographic wedding blog (5)This morning I’m humming “Bring me Sunshine…” – and I also have some gorgeous wedding ideas to share with you. Zenna from Zen Photographic told me about a little ideas session she’d photographed with Cheshire wedding suppliers at Nunsmere Hall, and I loved the images from the day. I am sure they’ll inspire some of you to create bright, beautiful and fun wedding tables just like these!

There are oodles* of ideas here – from wearing flowers in your hair, to creating alternative floral displays for your tables, and styling everything from the wedding cake to the bridesmaids flower garlands to fit a beautiful garden party wedding theme. I hope you love it!

(*I know – but my job description has “Editor” in it, and part of that means I can make words up whenever I like.)

Garden party wedding ideas for you!

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Not sure which is yummiest-looking… wedding cake or groom? 😉

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Cheshire wedding suppliers from the shoot:

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Vickerstaff Photography at The Place Hotel (16)
Knowing a wedding venue inside out, loving its features and being passionate about photography is what makes a wedding photographer very special indeed. Today’s wedding blog is the perfect example. Following on from yesterday’s glamorous Manchester bridal shoot, today we’re focusing on the delicious photography and super chic setting of The Place Hotel in Manchester.

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I’d introduce Vickerstaff Photography myself, but I did that yesterday. So I’m using a great blog comment from last week instead:

I recently met Jamie at one of our monthly North West Photographer’s jaunts. Such an affa­ble guy. I told him that I like his work. Have done for about 2 years but this was the first time he met me. This post just re-affirms my belief. The atten­tion to the details. To story telling. To the for­mal por­trai­ture. The qual­ity of the fin­ish­ing on the images… all top notch.” Read more… by Anurag Sharma

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Thank you. You lovely, lovely friends out there reading, commenting on and subscribing to English Wedding Blog are why we’ve made it to the top 10 of the top 100 UK wedding blogs list – again!

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English Wedding Blog is the 8th best UK wedding blog!

It goes without saying that if nobody read this, I wouldn’t have made the list! So thank you – I’m truly grateful to everyone for reading and sharing my little bit of the interweb.

It’s fantastic to see new wedding blogs making the list, the top 3 of course are firmly entrenched in their positions on high (and it’s well deserved!) – and the lovely Lou from Whimsical Wonderland Weddings is biting at their heels in 4th place. The boys from Staggered are still in the top ten, now at 5 (hurray for boys!?) and then there are new bloggers appearing too…

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Place Hotel wedding photography (9)Recent Mondays on English Wedding Blog have been real treats. Today is no exception… for me it’s all about exquisite wedding photography. I’m sharing a glamorous bridal shoot from The Place Hotel in Manchester. There are wedding dresses from Amanda Wyatt and Charlotte Balbier’s 2013 collections, there are contemporary and elegant wedding flowers. The make up is perfect; the accessories chic and striking. The venue – is a dream.

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Cheshire wedding photographers Vickerstaff Photography – or Jamie and Tory as you may know them if you follow English Wedding Blog here or on facebook – are making waves in wedding photography. A vibrant and creative team, they’re lovely people and the images you’re about to see are simply breathtaking.

However… I have my instructions to stop talking and to hand over to Tory to tell you about the shoot! So here you go – enjoy!

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Heads turned to camera. BIG cheesy grin. ‘Thank you Claire, we’ll take it from here…’

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Whether you’ve had a glorious week full of sunshine and are itching to go out and play, or have spent the last few days at the drizzly Cumbrian seaside like me, I think it’s time to sit back and enjoy a bit of wedding goodness. Forget work – it’s time to catch up with the very best from wedding blogs over the last week-and-a-bit!

Stanway House Wedding by Martin Beddall

Stanway House Wedding by Martin Beddall, documentary wedding photographer www.mcbweddings.com

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Bittenham Springs wedding photography by Anneli Marinovich

Bittenham Springs wedding photography by Anneli Marinovich

  • A luxurious, elegant and graceful wedding from Mitton Hall, by one of the stars of the Love Bridal boutique launch this week, the lovely Adam of ARJ Photography.
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