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Some things I’ve missed like crazy… hazy sunshine and evenings spent with friends. European sunshine and lazy days on holiday. Time to escape, to completely relax and be somewhere utterly new and refreshing. You too? Let’s hope it won’t be too long before we can safely spread our wings again. Meanwhile, I have the most beautiful photoshoot to share with you today. Our wonderful friend Tara from Pudding & Plum Photography was lucky enough to be in the Algarve before lockdown hit, and I asked her if we could publish these breathtaking images. Think dreamy wedding styling ideas and divine fashion photography in the evening sunlight.

This was a photoshoot combined with learning, which is really important to Tara as a professional wedding photographer. The Iberian Workshop was run by Liza Edgington, and Tara has written a lovely review which we hope other photographers will find interesting. The stunning images really showcase Tara’s talent, and our quick Q&A with our favourite, bubbly Leicestershire wedding photographer shows off her fabulous personality too! For couples planning a destination wedding or wanting to bring a splash of summer holiday style to their UK celebrations, the table styling and details are absolutely on point. I will leave you with Tara to tell you more! Have a lovely (blustery?!) day, lovelies!

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Hey gorgeous! So I spotted this one image of a butterfly on instagram and fell in love! You know when you fall down a bit of an insta rabbit hole? Well this adorable butterfly led me to Sarah and James’s wedding, captured beautifully by lovely Morden Hall wedding photographer Simon Biffen. These two are the best. Their day is relaxed and full of love and laughter. And they both look absolutely stunning in their wedding attire! (That dress of Sarah’s couldn’t be more perfect… LOVE!!!)

James & Sarah's chic, modern Morden Hall wedding, with Simon Biffen Photography (26)

Simon Biffen is a Somerset, South UK and London wedding photographer

https://simonbiffenphotography.co.uk/

How did you choose your photographer?

We had asked our wedding venue for advice about wedding photographers. Sarah didn’t like having her photo taken and disliked the staged shots that she had seen so many people have taken on their wedding day. We asked our wedding planner at Morden Hall for some advice and they instantly told us to take a look at Simon’s work. His natural documentary style wedding photos were natural and showed people having a lot of fun. A true picture of the day. We loved this style. The choice was made.

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Today just feels like a sunflower day, don’t you think? I absolutely adore this photograph from our happy couple Lottie & Callum’s Dorset wedding! It’s everything an English summer should be… and captures the relaxed, uplifting spirit of their wedding perfectly! Images are by our friend and Dorset wedding photographer Robin Goodlad. Scroll ALL the way to the end for epic golden hour, sunset and the most beautifully lit marquee by night!

Lottie & Callum's timelessly beautiful wedding at Sopley Lake, with Robin Goodlad Photography (27)

Wedding photographer’s website

robingoodlad.com

How did you choose your photographer?

Robin Goodlad was recommended by our venue.

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!

Yes he was brilliant. We have such wonderful photos and Robin really captured the essence of our wedding day. He’s very clever! We love looking through the photos and we always find new ones that we absolutely love!

Videographer details if applicable – and any thoughts for other couples about having a wedding video?

Harry’s Wedding Films. Definitely worthwhile having a video as they give a different dimension to the photographs.

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I’m so proud to be able to say we feature EVERY kind of wedding on English-Wedding.com. For me, a wedding doesn’t have to follow a standard formula or conform to a particular look, or trend. It only has to be a celebration of love, with a splash of creativity and imagination… and gorgeous couple Ayla & Jake celebrated their commitment to one another in the loveliest possible way. A sunrise ceremony in English woodland, albeit on a very rainy day, an ‘official’ registry office marriage and a cosy and heartwarming day spent with friends and family make this a really special wedding for us to share. All images are by our lovely friend and Hampshire wedding photographer Linus Moran Photography.

Congratulations Ayla & Jake, and thank you Linus for sharing your images of their day!

Ayla & Jake's beautiful woodland and village hall wedding in Hampshire, with Linus Moran Photography (8)

Wedding photographer’s website

https://www.linusmoranphotography.co.uk/

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The English Wedding Directory is our curated list of brilliant wedding vendors. Our Insta and Facebook are updated with new vendors when they join us, and the Directory is full of brilliant photographers, stationers, florists, stylists… everything you might need for the wedding of your dreams!

These lovely people have joined the English Wedding Directory in the last couple of weeks – and we have more coming up to share with you soon! Do take a moment to discover them, and if you like what you see why not get in touch and even book this weekend?


 

Richard Perry Photography

Richard Perry Photography (Yorkshire)
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I’m Richard Perry and I am passionate about amazing photography. Based in Yorkshire but traveling all over the UK and abroad, I specialise in wedding photography and capturing beautiful moments.

I am primarily a documentary style wedding photographer, capturing real emotions and genuine moments in order to tell the story of my couple’s big day.

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Thank you to our friend and English Wedding member Fiona Kelly Photography for this super helpful advice feature!

Capturing a wedding day in a more natural, documentary style is wonderful. It allows for all the emotions, love and laughter to be photographed in an unobtrusive way and gives you an amazing record of the day to look back on. My approach is all about capturing the day as it happens in order to create beautiful storytelling images that go further than just recording who was present. I love to photograph the natural moments and the in-between bits; the happy tears as you say ‘I do’, the embarrassed faces during the speeches, the proud smile on your granddad’s face as he watches you walk down the aisle. These are the photos I love to capture and the moments that make an image into something very special. However, I also totally appreciate that this is the one day where all your family, friends and loved ones are there at the same time. There is still a place for doing group photos.

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Hey lovely! How was your weekend? We’ve been loving the sunshine and laying a new floor while it rained… I guess we’re part of the army of DIYers since lockdown! Anyway – I wanted to begin Monday with a joyful, floral filled, summer wedding. Ruth and Richard’s day is just glorious, and Ruth is so incredibly beautiful. Theirs is a military wedding, classic and elegantly styled with greens, creams and a dash of pale blue (and don’t the bridesmaids look amazing?) Images are by Nisha Haq Photography – I’ll leave you with Ruth and Richard to tell you about their day!

With love,

Richard & Ruth's military black tie wedding at Sherborne Abbey, with Nisha Haq Photography (9)

Wedding photographer’s website

https://nishahaqphotography.com

How did you choose your photographer?

We saw an advert in a bridal magazine. When we saw Nisha’s website, we knew she was the one!

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!

Nisha was great! She was so friendly and bubbly. Richard didn’t actually meet her until the day but she put us both at ease and we are thrilled with the final results. I have already recommended Nisha to a friend who has booked her for next year.

Jam Hot live at a wedding in Tuscany Italy by Tell Your Story Photography
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We are Jam Hot Wedding Band, and are here on English Wedding to answer a few questions regarding the wedding industry throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, based on our experiences and those of the many amazing venues and suppliers that we work with – well, usually work with!

How has COVID-19 affected Jam Hot and the Wedding Industry?

We are all about helping to create the best day of a couple’s life to date. Following months of high-intensity wedmin, planning and researching – a couple finally reach the day they have been dreaming about. Arriving at their stunning wedding venue, they take their vows surrounded by all of their nearest and dearest; followed by an elegant drinks reception, scintillating meal and heartfelt speeches. This wonderful day is topped off by the element that Jam Hot Show Band specialises in – a raucous, energetic party that sees everyone packed onto the dance floor, singing at the top of their lungs and generally having the time of their lives.

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If any of you lovelies are heading out to a wedding dress shop today, I hope you have as wonderful a time as Tilly did at Chilham Bridal Boutique! I absolutely adore reading our couples’ interviews for the blog, and hearing about the planning, and about favourite suppliers is what makes my little world go around! Today’s wedding is another summery, graceful and beautiful day – styled in white and grey with gold accents – a beautiful match for Tilly’s amazing dress! Images are by lovely Sprivers Mansion wedding photographer Howling Basset Photography, who gets a five star review from the happy couple!

With love,

Tilly & Mike's classic English wedding at Sprivers Mansion, with Howling Basset Photography (23)

Wedding photographer’s website

https://www.howlingbasset.co.uk

How did you choose your photographer?

We found him on Instagram and really liked the naturalness of his shots.

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Ah… the weekend awaits and it looks like it’s going to be a sunny one! Before we head up into the mountains I have a stunning wedding to share with you – it’s from last summer and you can almost taste the August sunshine! Tom & Alex’s day has everything: it’s beautifully styled, they both look amazing, the details are on point and these two are so loved up it’s melting my wedding bloggy heart. Bonus points for the boat… this is an epic day and I just know you’ll love it!

Have a lovely Friday!

Tom & Alex's creative South Downs wedding, with GK Photography (13)

Wedding photographer’s website

https://www.photographygk.co.uk/

How did you choose your photographer?

We searched for a photographer who would capture the excitement, feeling and emotions of the day. We also wanted the photos to be bright, colourful and creative, this is when we stumbled upon Greg’s portfolio at a wedding fayre and knew he was exactly what we were looking for.

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I love seeing the wedding readings our featured couples choose. This was a new one for me, and I think it’s really sweet. Every now and then a wedding reading will inspire me to pick up my calligraphy pens as well!

Wedding reading ideas - That Still and Settled Place, by Edward Monkton - calligraphy Claire Gould By Moon and Tide UK (2)

Wedding reading ideas - That Still and Settled Place, by Edward Monkton - calligraphy Claire Gould By Moon and Tide UK (3)

That Still and Settled Place

Edward Monkton

In that still and settled place
There’s nobody but you
You’re where I breathe my oxygen
You’re where I see my view
And when the world feels full of noise
My heart knows what to do
It finds that still and settled place
And dances there with you

Wedding reading ideas - That Still and Settled Place, by Edward Monkton - calligraphy Claire Gould By Moon and Tide UK (1)

For wedding reading calligraphy services see www.bymoonandtide.com and follow @bymoonandtide on insta.


I’m always looking for new wedding reading ideas to write, share here and inspire our lovely readers! If you’re a couple and you’d like to share yours, or if you’re a wedding photographer with a favourite reading or two, get in touch! I’d love to hear from you.

info@english-wedding.com

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Hey lovely! We’re having a week full of weddings – it’s an absolute dream on the blog for me, and today’s couple Katie & Laurie are just stunning! They married in the Cotswolds and lovely Alicia from Red Maple Photography was there to capture their day. (I’m proud to say Red Maple Photography is an English Wedding member!) I LOVE all the styling touches by Kirsten from The Little Wedding Helper – and Wild & Co’s flowers are absolutely breathtaking. There’s a full supplier list below, and you can read all of Katie & Laurie’s reviews and recommendations in their English Wedding interview right here!

With love,

Katie & Laurie's elegant rustic Cotswolds wedding, with Red Maple Photography (10)

Wedding photographer’s website

https://redmaplephotography.com/

How did you choose your photographer?

We were passed Alicia’s details by our wedding florist as she had worked with her previously. From our first conversation we knew immediately that she was who we needed on our special day. She is so personable, completely puts you and your guests at ease and and she took the most amazing photos that really captured our special day!

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

Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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