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I hope you enjoy this heartwarming guest article by Love Gets Sweeter

During this bizarre time we find ourselves in, we are realising how special it is to stay connected with our family and friends. Trying our best to catch up with them over video calls, family zoom quizzes and online parties, and other cool ways to keep ourselves sane and connected. We are really getting creative in how we keep in touch with our loved ones during our time of lockdown and self isolation (who ever thought those would be words I’d write!?)

I’m a wedding videographer in Lancashire and have an energetic 5 year old called Paisley. I now find myself essentially ‘out of work’ until further notice and homeschooling.

I miss weddings. I hated school. It’s an odd combination right now!

But then something wonderful has already come out of this.

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Hey lovelies! I have an outstanding wedding for you today – this beauty caught my eye for the fabulous designer stationery, created by the bride and groom! It’s chic, elegant, minimal and utterly beautiful for it, as are our gorgeous newlyweds. Honestly, these two have my heart! Stunning bride Anna looks amazing in a Mikaella dress from Brides of Berkhamstead (who get a glowing review for everything they do!) and Kevin looks ever so handsome in a fabulous quality grey suit with pocket square. I absolutely love the images by lovely Katrina Matthews Photography, which capture the joy and ambience of the day beautifully.

With love,

Anna & Kevin's chic modern wedding at Hyde House, with Katrina Matthews Photography (19)

Wedding photographer’s website

https://katrinamatthewsphotography.co.uk

How did you choose your photographer?

I know Katrina from school, and once we’d seen her work it was the easiest decision to make! We’re so pleased we could support the business of someone I’ve known for so long.

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If your week is flying by at a crazy pace like mine, this ultra sophisticated photoshoot will bring a spot of tranquility and peace to your day. Lovely Martina from Wonderful Events shared it with us, and I instantly knew it would be perfect for the blog. The styling was designed with a modern couple in mind; perhaps you’re looking for a stronger aesthetic, but in traditional monochrome. This shoot shows how beautifully an elegant and striking palette can work in the setting of a handsomely refurbished country house – Ashton Lodge is set in 3 acres of grounds overlooking the Warwickshire countryside.

I will leave you in the hands of Martina, talented wedding planner and stylist at Wonderful Events and one of our fabulous English Wedding members.
With love,

Modern Elegance in the Cotswolds countryside, image credit Dave Perry Photography (2)

All of the wedding suppliers involved in creating this shoot are based in Warwickshire, and along with Wonderful Events they mostly look after weddings across the beautiful Cotswolds.

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I love this article by brilliant Somerset wedding photographer Simon Biffen Photography

Your wedding day is one of the most important days in your life and of course you want to have your nearest and dearest there to celebrate it with. However, if you’re an animal lover you may well be closer to your pet than some of your relatives! The opportunity therefore to include these four legged friends in some aspect of the wedding day has been managed by those keen (or mad) enough to bring them along!

Brilliant collection of animals at weddings photos by Somerset photographer Simon Biffen on English Wedding (11)

Dogs are a favourite at weddings and seem to sense that something big is happening, hence the fear of missing out is strong and they most definitely want to be a part of the action! They can often be found during the morning preparations where they can be relied on to provide a reassuring cuddle. Later on, if they are deemed responsible enough, they may have some part in the actual wedding ceremony, perhaps as your ring bearer or honorary usher. Often they’ll make a cameo appearance at the wedding reception where havoc generally ensues. Cats are definitely more inclined to take themselves off for a bit of peace and quiet during all this!

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I thought I was anti-racist. Now I know nothing I’ve thought, said or done has ever been enough. I’ve acted irresponsibly as a wedding blogger and publisher, and from today I want to change everything. I sent this blog post as an email to our wedding supplier contacts and I’ve had 10 replies to date… so I’m reaching out to all of our readers because I need your help to make this happen!

All images by our lovely member Fiona Kelly Photography; design and styling by the fabulous Ave Creations. (full supplier credits below)

I want to create something positive and permanent to support black brides and grooms, and black-owned wedding businesses in the UK. I’ve been reading, listening and learning to some of the amazing voices out there – Chenai at By Chenai, our lovely friend Cynthia at Oui Madam Bridal and Carla Thomas on the Via Airmail podcast, who led me to Nova Reid’s Tedx Talk.

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Morning lovelies! Today’s shoot has all the most incredible details and ideas for a modern, romantic wedding in the countryside. The styling is beautifully curated, and the suppliers chosen for this shoot worked together perfectly to create a stunning overall look with eye-catching elements on the same theme. The cake is incredible: it’s by Holly Miller, whose sculpted and stylish creations take my breath away! I’m equally in love with Flourish & Grace’s gloriously cheerful florals, the fabulous table styling by Leanne Elizabeth Weddings and stunning stationery by Fine Art Calligraphy. If romance and femininity is your thing, you’ll need your Pinning fingers at the ready because this is one AMAZING wedding look! Every breathtaking image you’re about to see is by lovely James and Kerrie Photography.

With love,

Country Dreams”-A Baroque Inspired, modern romantic English Country wedding shoot with soft pinks and powder blues infused with antique gold. (25)

“This styled shoot is to show couples they don’t have to get married in the big City to have a modern, elegant wedding, you can create that right in the heart of the English countryside.

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We’re not doing this Monday by halves, lovelies! We’re jumping right in to the week on English Wedding with a breathtaking, boho festival wedding which has everything. Gorgeous Victoria & Matthew’s day is brilliantly personal – the styling is done to perfection and its 100% uniquely THEM. The ceremony sounds amazing, with Aunty Jo (who told childhood stories and ended up with her own chant) in the role of celebrant.

Victoria & Matthew's beautiful festival wedding in Cambridge, with Thyme Lane Photography (33)

Victoria’s incredible tasseled wedding dress is Woodrose by Willowby, from the highly recommended Heritage Brides. Matthew’s suit is from Master Debonair, discovered at A Most Curious Wedding Fair in London. Their day is captured beautifully (and with a wonderful focus on the entire ambiance of the day) by lovely Noemi at Thyme Lane Photography. I hope – actually I know – you will adore this.

With love,

Victoria & Matthew's beautiful festival wedding in Cambridge, with Thyme Lane Photography (18)

Wedding photographer’s website

https://thymelanephotography.co.uk

How did you choose your photographer?

When we went to look at our venue, the owner showed us some pictures of a shoot that they’d just staged there the previous weekend. After seeing those photographs, there was no one else that we wanted for the job!

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Hey there beautiful, I hope you’re having a relaxing weekend. I have a little Sunday treat to share with you today – a breathtaking wedding from Axnoller House, with elegantly understated styling and a STUNNING bride and groom! Grace’s backless dress is breathtaking and fits her like a glove. The flowers are absolutely perfect for a summer wedding, the cake is exquisite and these two are so much in love their happiness shines from every image. Do scroll all the way through for some knock-your-socks-off sunset images by our lovely friend and Dorset wedding photographer Robin Goodlad Photography.

Happy Sunday everyone,
With love,
George & Grace's elegant and personal Axnoller wedding, with Robin Goodlad Photography (33)

Wedding photographer’s website

https://www.robingoodlad.com

How did you choose your photographer?

Robin came highly recommended by our wedding venue!

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

We were absolutely thrilled with the photographs Robin took of our wedding, as well as the overall service he provided. He was extremely professional and made us feel at ease instantly (even for people who hate having photographs taken!). He is amazing at working with light and is the master of candid shots. We would highly recommend Robin!

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Inspired by fabulous London wedding photographer Jordanna Marston Photography

We began to unplug about 5 years ago, when the novelty of aunties having camera phones became a really big deal at weddings. Rather than seeing rows of happy faces, brides began to see rows of iphones (flash on) hiding faces as they walked down the aisle. Distracting, much? And those who thought about it in advance would make or hire little signs telling the aunties their wedding was Unplugged – and to kindly stop taking photos of all the best bits.

Not everyone minded; not everyone’s aunties could confidently operate their phone cameras; sometimes it wasn’t a big deal to have elderly ladies snapping away through the ceremony.

And then coronavirus came along. And lockdown. And human contact was banned. And we haven’t hugged our aunties or even our mums in weeks. The thing we’re all missing more than anything is human contact and hugs – and this makes unplugging at weddings a massive deal for 2021 couples.

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This weekend sees the longest day of the summer – and I’ve been so excited to share this glorious June wedding with you lovely lot. Gorgeous couple Harriet & Harri were wed in North Shropshire, a very special place to them both, and chose our lovely friend Warren at Howell Jones Photography to capture their day.

The beautiful summer wedding of Harri & Harri! With Howell Jones Photography (17)

Harriet is stunning in a unique and beautiful Tara Lauren gown From Heart Aflutter Bridal Boutique in East London, while Harri’s made to measure light wool suit is from Mr Start in Hackney, East London. Teamed with a favourite liberty print tie by a maker on Etsy and a simple rosemary + rose buttonhole, he looks fab! Harri’s flower crown completes the country wedding look beautifully.

The beautiful summer wedding of Harri & Harri! With Howell Jones Photography (30)

structured wedding dress with boning from morilee bridal at TDR Bridal Halesowen
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What’s more important to you right now: the outside of your wedding dress, or the inside?

Whether you’re a perfectly proportioned beauty or a curvy girl like me, your wedding dress has a very important job to do – it has to make you look your best all through your wedding day. Maybe that’s showing off all your best bits, perhaps it’s hiding some little insecurities. And yes, fabric and embellishments and finish and straps and sparkly bits are what we fall in love with when it comes to wedding dresses. But there’s more. And it’s what’s inside a dress that will make you feel amazing on your wedding day. 

I had the loveliest chat with Rebecca from Birmingham bridal boutique TDR Bridal the other day, and learned about a million things about what’s inside a wedding dress, from boning to seams and how it all works to hold your dress in place and to make you feel incredible every second of your wedding day. Grab a cuppa – I want to share Rebecca’s passion and knowledge about wedding dress structure with you, and we’ll be here a few minutes!

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Good morning lovelies! Have you had thunderstorms? We’re still waiting up here on the coast but I hear it’s been quite exciting in some parts of the country overnight… do send it my way, won’t you? I love lightning!

Today’s wedding is beautiful, and intimate – with only closest friends and family attending, and a wonderfully relaxed vibe. Guests were seated on armchairs for the ceremony, and the vibe was beautifully boho with a flavour of spring. I’ve been wondering if smaller weddings are set to become more popular in years to come… and Chloe and Michael’s day couldn’t be a more perfect example of an intimate wedding.

Chloe & Michael's beautiful Maison Talbooth wedding, with Grace Elizabeth (25)

The bride is absolutely stunning in a San Patrick gown, with a full lace back. I adore her boho look and the flowers in her hair… isn’t she beautiful?

With love,

Wedding photographer’s website

https://www.photographybygrace.co.uk/

How did you choose your photographer?

I found Grace through recommendation, of both another photographer and one of Michael’s work colleagues who had their wedding photographed by her.
Once we’d had a browse through her website and spoken to her we knew she was the right photographer for us!

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

Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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