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I think ultimately weddings are about stories. You’ll reminisce on your day with friends and family for years to come – and there’s always a great story to tell. With that in mind I reached out to some photographer friends to see if they had any stories to share with you for a new series of mini blog posts, and their replies have been fantastic, at times mildly alarming and just generally fascinating! Take today’s story – being ‘fashionably late’ to your wedding is never a good plan!

Steve Brill is a documentary wedding photographer in Northamptonshire (4)

“There was that time when…”

by Northamptonshire Wedding Photographer Steve Brill

I had been booked to photograph a lovely intimate family wedding at a registry office in a local historic market town. The ceremony had been scheduled for 4.00pm and the bride had been told at the time of booking that her wedding was to be the last one of the day, so there was no pressure on her.

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Hannah’s wedding to Angus is so very pretty – the artistic styling touches are wonderful and give their day a unique look which I adore. The colour palette is fabulous, and I’ve fallen head over heels for their delicate floral arrangements. They married in Yorkshire back in June, and took their county as inspiration for the theme of their day. I love this!

A pretty DIY Christian wedding in Yorkshire with Anna Wood Photography (27)

We made all our wedding stationery. A very talented friend of ours had drawn a beautiful picture of us, which we soon adopted as our ‘wedding logo’. We used this when designing our invitations, order of service, table and place name cards, and more!

A pretty DIY Christian wedding in Yorkshire with Anna Wood Photography (23)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.annawoodphotography.com

I researched online- I’d looked at a few different photographers’ websites, but saw Anna’s on Facebook and was really impressed. Her photos were of such a great quality and her prices were the most reasonable I’d found. I messaged her and she arranged to meet us to answer our questions, gather more information and to create a picture of how the photography would work on the day. We got on really well and we were so happy with what she was saying, after that meeting we booked her!

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How fast is August flying by?! I swear, time goes faster in wedding season. It does! We’ve made some little changes to the blog: our Recommended Suppliers menu is easier to use now, and we’re also excited to have a new logo design on the way soon 🙂 Every supplier I know is having a crazy busy month; even my calligraphy studio is crammed full of vintage furniture to be written on and used for a wedding in September.

With the end of the summer drawing nearer, and wedding fair season on its way, I thought it would help some of my wedding supplier friends if we offered a bit of a saving on the English Wedding Directory. So throughout September if you’d like to join the Directory it’s only £40 for a year. (On October 1st the price will be back at £50.)

To see how it works, just explore the English Wedding Directory.

To apply, email info@english-wedding.com with the subject “£40 Directory Offer”.

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Discovering new talents and finding new wedding pics to swoon over is what I live for – stumbling across photographers whose photos take my breath away is one of the very best things in my wedding blogging life! Today I’d love to introduce you to lovely Becky Harley Photography, who is based in Welwyn Garden City and shoots weddings throughout Hertfordshire and surrounding counties. Her style is fabulous – one glimpse at her website home page and you will fall in love. I did! 

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I’m Becky Harley, a wedding photographer based in Welwyn Garden City, in Hertfordshire. I love to capture natural images that are full of light, life and love!

beckyharleyphotography.co.uk

I’ve always been interested in photography – I was always the one with the camera throughout school and university, and my parents actually have a little album of photos I took on a family trip to Disney, aged four, with a little disposable film camera. It’s mostly pictures of people’s legs, but still!

wedding photographers in Hertfordshire, Welwyn Garden City, Gaynes Park, Dodford Manor (7)

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Hey lovely! Today is a little special as we have a bonus feature for you. If you loved this morning’s bluebell woodland wedding inspo shoot, you’ll want to grab a cuppa and snuggle down to see this little treat! If you’ve ever wondered how a photoshoot is made, or what it’s like modelling for one, then this is for you! Nottingham-based Our Wedding Videographers capture all the details in this gorgeous film at Field & Forest – and it’s all there in just one and a half minutes of on-screen pretty!


 

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Photography – http://hbaphotography.com/
Venue – https://www.fieldandforestweddings.co.uk/
Flowers & Styling – http://nadiaditullio.com/
Dresses – by Watters, supplied by http://weddingdressderby.co.uk/
Makeup – http://rochelleobrien.co.uk/
Hair – http://www.airhairdressingltd.co.uk/
Cake – https://www.bake-ashbourne.co.uk/
Video – https://www.facebook.com/owvideographers/
Props – http://www.loveinmylife.co.uk/
Bow Ties – https://www.lvmadeinengland.co.uk/
Confetti – http://www.shropshirepetals.com/

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Woodland romance and beautiful bluebells for a Derbyshire wedding shoot with HBA Photography (21)

On the most challenging of spring weather days; quite literally sleet, snow, rain and dazzling sunshine, HBA Photography & Nadia Di Tullio Flowers gathered together with a host of the most lovely wedding folks to create a series of images for the newly formed Field & Forest Weddings run by Charlotte and Dave Garner, to help showcase what a stunning location they have to offer to host woodland weddings, natural ceremonies and other events. Here’s what they had to say…..

Woodland romance and beautiful bluebells for a Derbyshire wedding shoot with HBA Photography (7)

Have you ever seen a sea of bluebells? Well we were lucky enough to be invited to the beautiful village of Yoxall, in the Staffordshire countryside to have a nosey round the stunning bluebell woods at the new wedding venue, Field & Forest Weddings. It was simply stunning and the perfect place for some dreamy wedding photos! We are very lucky to know some very talented and truly lovely people within our industry and they were all very happy to take part and contribute to our ideas. The whole shoot was so much fun, everyone stayed for the whole day (which is very unusual) and we had lunch and cake in the woods!

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Family group photos are something that time and time again is discussed with our couples, should you have them, how many should you have, what’s the point of them!  Now we will admit, that it’s not always the most fun part of photographing a wedding, and to be honest it’s probably not the most fun for your guests either.  However, they don’t have to be a boring chore.

Why group photos are such important heirlooms years after your wedding day, image credit Amanda Karen Photography (7)

Contact & Bookings: Amanda Karen Photography

www.amandakarenphotography.co.uk
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Weddings are one of the few occasions when you have all of your nearest and dearest together, and whilst candid shots of your guests enjoying themselves are fab, some people do hide from the camera.  So making sure that your key people are captured in a group photo at least means that they are present in your images.

Why group photos are such important heirlooms years after your wedding day, image credit Amanda Karen Photography (1)

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Bold florals, textures and accents from nature - autumn wedding styling ideas with Oobaloos Photography (18)

Hey lovelies! I hope you’ve had a fantastic weekend. Before I launch into today’s post I wanted to share a little update I made to the blog last night. The ‘Recommended’ section of our navigation menu has had a little spruce up to make it simpler for you to find those amazing suppliers we love most of all. If you hover over the menu today you’ll see a list of categories and then a list of all those recommended suppliers for you to discover more. Clicking will bring you to a page with ALL of a supplier’s English Wedding Blog features. Try it! Find Photographers –> Oobaloos (see how their county is included too?) and browse through all of Sheryl’s gorgeous features from the last few months! Aren’t they lovely? Speaking of which…

Bold florals, textures and accents from nature - autumn wedding styling ideas with Oobaloos Photography (11)

Today’s autumnal wedding styling feature is perhaps a wee bit early. But it’s a little cold and rainy today, so I’m almost feeling autumnal and looking forward to sharing weddings from nature’s most vibrant season. I wanted to take a peek at something from last year with you – this will inspire all of you autumn brides and grooms and I hope you love our ideas for autumn weddings!

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I was already in awe of Viki Pearce when I discovered her beautiful wedding rings via the Chosen Wedding Fair. When I asked Viki if we could run a feature so I could show you her work, she sent me the best photos ever. Exquisite shots of her artisan wedding rings, her wall of vintage hammers and – because I love to know who’s behind the beautiful pieces I see – a gorgeous shot of the designer herself, complete with boots I want for me, like now. Anyone want to join me in a massive #fangirl crush?! 

Viki Pearce, artisan wedding ring designer at the Chosen Wedding Fair Cardiff (12)

“I create tactile, expressive jewellery pieces using traditional goldsmithing techniques. Inspiration comes from the work of ancient Columbian and Etruscan goldsmiths as well as modern literature and the natural world. I bring out the natural lustre and warmth of gold by using antique tools and natural objects to apply subtle surface textures creating classic and timeless designs that are simple and soulful.

Viki Pearce, artisan wedding ring designer at the Chosen Wedding Fair Cardiff (8)

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Sarah-Louise and Sam’s big day was a relaxed, country affair at Marks Hall Estate in Essex. I fell in love with their images, which perfectly capture the spirit of their celebrations and love. The brick walls and twinkling fairy lights are a beautiful backdrop for the reception; the gardens are breathtaking for portrait shots.

Campervan, balloons, dickie bows and elegance for an English summer wedding, with Craig Williams Photography (32)

We were really lucky that our venue didn’t need a lot of styling. The venue spoke for itself really, it’s a beautiful coach house, exposed red brick inside with a really high ceiling and exposed beems. Lisa our wedding coordinator had organised fairy lights all over the ceiling. We had our table flowers done by Sophie Kim. I did a sweet table for the kids that were there too!

Campervan, balloons, dickie bows and elegance for an English summer wedding, with Craig Williams Photography (5)

Try not to leave yourself too much to do on the day. Be happy to ask for help so you can just enjoy yourselves. Make sure you take a few minutes on your own as a couple to look around and really take it all in!

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Today’s shoot showcases the beautiful and magical outdoor areas available from one of Derbyshire’s beautifully secluded country houses, including the most enchanting bluebell woodland and a secret garden with a tiny little greenhouse…

Bluebells and elegant Derbyshire wedding styling ideas and suppliers, image credit Rosie Kelly Photography (23)

The bride and groom look gorgeous, especially Ayesha in her variation of separates from Timeless Couture: just check out the beauty of a skirt! The reception space is dressed to perfection, complimented with greenery and a flower wall by award winning Tineke Floral Designs. Amy Bailey provided a range of stationery with stunning, delicate hand painted designs…

Bluebells and elegant Derbyshire wedding styling ideas and suppliers, image credit Rosie Kelly Photography (4)

Callow Hall is a beautiful Country House with 35 acres of gardens and woodland which you can have all to yourselves on your wedding day. That means you can enjoy your entire  day, from exchange of vows through to secluded late-night romance, within the luxury and the privacy of a country house estate. Located on the edge of the Dove Valley in the beautiful Peak District, it provides the perfect option for an english country wedding.

Bluebells and elegant Derbyshire wedding styling ideas and suppliers, image credit Rosie Kelly Photography (18)

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Discovering amazing creatives is my favourite thing. Being a wedding blogger means I get to see the newest and best ideas in wedding styling – and I’ll always share my favourites with you. I feel so lucky to be sharing this breathtaking shoot, planned by Clare from Vintage Button Bridal Designs, with you today. The images are incredible, the detail and styling exquisite.

Modern ballet; bridal inspiration with a gorgeous twist. Image credit Oxi Photography (22)

Clare Lloyd designs and makes beautiful, intricate bridal accessories, hair adornments and jewellery in Frome, Somerset.  She’s been making jewellery and bridal accessories for several years now and this is the first time she’s organised her own styled shoot.

Modern ballet; bridal inspiration with a gorgeous twist. Image credit Oxi Photography (26)

My vision for the shoot was to mix the timeless, classy feel of old school Hollywood elegance with fine art style photography and incorporate current trends of lots of greenery, foraged foliage and wild bouquets with antique lace, tulle, soft muted colour and modern calligraphy.

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

Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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