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What an amazing wedding this is – I’m so excited to share this wonderful day with you! The dried flowers are fabulous as far as details go, and I love Gemma & Christian to bits – their gorgeous smiles make this an unmissable day, it’s perfect for the blog!

Everything about Gemma & Christians wedding was super – from the traditional church wedding, to the dried floral headpieces, to the rustic DIY Barn with hay bales as walls, to the afternoon tea wedding breakfast!

Relaxed, fun barn wedding in Derbyshire - images by Sally Eaves Photography (1)

Relaxed, fun barn wedding in Derbyshire - images by Sally Eaves Photography (2)

Mine and my bridesmaids hair pieces were real dried vintage flowers, handmade, and into a headband for myself and three matching combs for my bridesmaids – the supplier was Folky Dokey. Very unique and again fitted the whole theme perfectly, carrrying the vintage style throughout. My shoes were my favourite shoe brand – Irregular Choice. They were lacy and slightly vintage to match my theme. I loved them. One of my bridesmaids bought me my blue garter and I carried a butterfly brooch on my bouquet from a close family friend who had recently passed away before the wedding, which was a lovely touch and felt very special for me to have close by.

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Lizzie and Roddy are such a cute couple, don’t you think? Their day is graceful as can be, from the bouquet to the ballet at their evening reception… I absolutely love this and know you will too. Images are by the amazing Russian photographers Frant & Fifa.

“My wedding dress was the only wedding dress that I really liked the second I saw it on the hanger. A lot of the dresses I tried before I tried on to see what it will look like and to keep an open mind as I was giving various dresses a chance. It was love at first sight with my Katya Katya Shehurina Rosa Dress and I was just so excited to try it on. I was also absolutely sure that that dress is one of a kind and I have never seen a similar dress in other bridal shops or magazines.

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Today’s wedding is absolutely stunning: full of vibrant flowers and filled with colour in every corner. Gorgeous bride and groom Amy & Tim love travelling, which is something they incorporated into their colourful wedding theme. The guest globe is genius; the table plan wonderful, the cake prettily perfect – and there’s so much more to this fantastic wedding, I know you’ll love it!

Fabulous florals, bright coloured everything for an amazing wedding at Pennard House. Image credit Mark Leonard Photography (38)

Images are by lovely Mark Leonard Photography, who is based in Bristol and shoots weddings across the UK and worldwide. (Truly – if you’re looking for a wedding photographer right now, look far and wide – expanding your search gives you access to some amazing talent!)

Fabulous florals, bright coloured everything for an amazing wedding at Pennard House. Image credit Mark Leonard Photography (27)

“Our wedding was very ‘us’ – everything we love and everyone we love all together on the perfect summer’s day. There was a summery, boho, chilled out vibe with the added burst of colour and vibrancy we love from our travels and that make summer so happy and full of life. A perfect day for us is fun, relaxed, full of music, laughter, food, cocktails and dancing under the sun and the stars – and that’s exactly what we did.”

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We are surrounded by technology and every day it assists us more and more, even with wedding planning.  There are apps for keeping on top of your guest list, designing your table plan, to do lists and of course social media for sharing your images and seeing the photographs your guests take.  However, the speed in which technology evolves also comes with risks, and it’s those risks that are one of the big reasons we are so passionate about wedding albums.

Many of you are old enough to remember floppy discs, where did they go?!  Then there was the fact that every laptop had a CD drive and now as we move into more mobile devices, some don’t even have a USB drive.  So what does this mean for your wedding images?  Digital only collections are still in high demand, however you run the risk of your wedding images being stuck on a device that one day becomes obsolete.

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Steph and Sean’s wedding is family focused, all about the party – it breaks any stuffy old rules about weddings… and it’s fabulous. The pretty summer flowers are gorgeous, the bride and groom look fantastic – this is real rock ‘n’ roll attitude with a modern twist and I LOVE it!

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Images are by my faves – documentary wedding photographers York Place Studios – who captured the spirit and atmosphere of the day from the pretty and informal ceremony under canvas to the crazymazing dancefloor moves at the end of the night!

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“The day forged a wonderful balance of fierce rock n’ roll attitude alongside a cool vintage playfulness that brought out some amazing and lively personalities to say the least! It was an absolute pleasure to capture them and their gorgeous (and hilarious) little family and my word what a fun day we had immersing ourselves in all of the action!” ~ York Place Studios

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The romance of late summer sunshine in today’s wedding inspiration shoot has my heart. So many times I ask myself how I’d get married, and today is one of those days where I’m convinced I’d elope and say “I do” in France. The dreamiest images by amazing UK & destination photographer Victoria JK Lamburn have whisked me away to Paris today and as much as I try and concentrate on other work, my heart and mind are at le Tour Eiffel – and I’m in love!

Romance and sunshine in Paris - a beautiful elopement story with Victoria JK Lamburn Photography (8)
Romance and sunshine in Paris - a beautiful elopement story with Victoria JK Lamburn Photography (9)

All of the beautiful images are by super talented photographer & stylist Victoria JK Lamburn Photography. Discover more on Facebook (@vjklphotography) and Instagram (@victoriajklamburn)

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I supplied the calligraphy for this shoot! Vicky asked me to create something beautiful and bespoke to slip in her suitcase, and the moody hues and informal lettering were such a pleasure to write! You can find out more about my calligraphy at By Moon & Tide.

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I LOVE all the colour in Anna and John’s Hampshire wedding – it’s wonderful. Orchids and paper cranes in vibrant colours make this a real treat for my eyes – and this gorgeous couple put so much into decorating their venue, my screen looks like summer! Don’t miss their table plan – it truly is a work of art 🙂

Tropical wedding inspiration at Skylark Country Club with VeVi Photography (25)

John and I both have eclectic taste, we were both really influenced by travel especially to tropical lands. The bright and colourful flowers and decorations of these tropical destinations helped us to choose our colour scheme. I also have a love of orchids, they are so beautiful and elegant, origami cranes just felt right.

Tropical wedding inspiration at Skylark Country Club with VeVi Photography (16)

Our flowers were everything and more than we could have imagined! Lovely Lynne (http://www.fioribylynne.co.uk/) was amazing, her wealth of knowledge and ideas led to the creation of one of my favourite aspects of our day. The bright, colourful exotic flowers encompassed the theme of the wedding.

Tropical wedding inspiration at Skylark Country Club with VeVi Photography (20)

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Josie and Simon’s wedding is just fabulous: the colour they created in every aspect of their day is just wonderful for a January wedding. Peacock feathers look stunning in a British flower bouquet; herbs as favours and place settings are perfect, and I adore Josie’s gorgeously vibrant wedding dress – you’ll love this!

A fabulously colourful wedding dress and gorgeous details for an intimate Oxford wedding. Images by Carol Elizabeth Photography (27)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.carol-elizabeth-photography.co.uk

Chance and Google led us to Carol. We knew that we would be getting married in an iconic venue, that needed someone who knew it to photograph it well. We searched for online portfolios of the Bodleian and found Carol’s. We liked the style of photography and we liked the range of couples in her photos – not all couples are 20-something instagram supermodels! Then we met her and she put us at ease, and we felt comfortable with her taking care of our special day.

A fabulously colourful wedding dress and gorgeous details for an intimate Oxford wedding. Images by Carol Elizabeth Photography (18)

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The palest greys are stealing my heart this year – so many of you are incorporating beautiful, barely-there greys into your colour palettes for spring and summer weddings.

Grey is beautifully versatile and works with every flower you can imagine. This means the bouquet you’ll hold will look stunning with grey fabrics or accessories; table flowers will shine against delicate linens and silks; calligraphy will pop in gold or dove grey inks on the palest grey stationery. Today’s shoot by lovely Rachel Rose Photography has the most stunning ideas for this delicious colour alongside my favourite bridal separates by the amazing designer Ailsa Munro.

Rachel wanted to put together a photoshoot around her favourite colour – grey, and to give it a fresh and modern feel. The super simple bridal separates with just a hint of sweet bridal detailing set the theme for the whole day, from the simple detail shots with the rustic baguette to the beautifully elegant stationery.

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I love today’s shoot – all the greenery is stunning, it’s wonderfully styled and absolutely beautiful. Botanicals is such a beautiful trend, and lush green leaves are key to styling this year – today we show how to incorporate a whole lot of fabulous textures into your botanicals inspired wedding.

Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (15)

The ideas here are wonderful – from a fabulous team of wedding suppliers whose vision comes to life at the fabulous Highcliffe Castle, in the gorgeous Wintergarden room with its glorious windows and light. The stunning bouquet of ferns and anemones is amazing; the metallics of the tablescape and cake are the perfect contrast with all the green… I hope you love it – please do Pin away to your heart’s content!
Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (28)

Images are by the very lovely New Forest Studio and there’s a full supplier list at the end of the feature for you to discover.

Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (23)

Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (1)
Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (2)
Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (3)
Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (4)
Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (5)
Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (6)
Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (7)
Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (8)
Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (9)
Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (10)
Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (11)
Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (12)
Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (13)
Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (14)
Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (16)
Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (17)
Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (18)
Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (19)
Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (20)
Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (21)
Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (22)
Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (24)
Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (25)
Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (26)
Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (27)
Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (29)
Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (30)
Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (31)
Chic botanical wedding style inspiration on the English Wedding Blog. Image credit New Forest Studio (32)

Photography – New Forest Studio

http://www.newforeststudio.com/

Hair – Bridal Hair in Hampshire

http://www.bridalhairinhampshire.co.uk/

Makeup – Frances Moore MUA

http://www.francesmooremua.co.uk/

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I’m so happy and excited to be welcoming another brilliant wedding photographer to my little team of handpicked sponsors on the blog today. Last summer I featured a stunning Somerset wedding sent in by lovely Martin Dabek Photography – the images still take my breath away today! It was the first of many weddings I’m looking forward to sharing on the English Wedding Blog, with Martin’s help, over the coming months.

Creatively captured and beautifully documented weddings in Somerset, UK and worldwide by Martin Dabek Photography (7)

Somerset wedding photographer Martin Dabek Photography photographs weddings all over England as well as abroad. Please join me in welcoming a super talented photographer and all round brilliant person (check the reviews on his Facebook page!!) to the English Wedding Blog!

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“Hello, I’m Martin, a wedding photographer based in Somerset.

I’ve been capturing incredible memories for my couples since 2009, so far it’s been an amazing journey.

The first wedding I photographed was in Mexico for some friends of mine and since then I have photographed over 250 weddings in the UK and abroad.

Creatively captured and beautifully documented weddings in Somerset, UK and worldwide by Martin Dabek Photography (6)

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With your venue secured and wedding date firmly in the diary, it’s now time to start thinking about the music! Along with photographers and the wedding dress, live music is often considered one of the most important aspects of the day, from the unforgettable moment as the bride enters the room, to the first dance and final singalong of the night. Whilst there’s always the option of an mp3 player, nothing quite compares to the spine tingling sensation of a string quartet or harpist to really get the emotion in full flow.

If this is your first time taking on wedding planner duties then you’ll no doubt have a long list of queries on everything from schedules and logistics to band requirements and more. Having worked in the wedding music industry for the best part of 15 years, there are certain questions that come up time and time again and so to set you off on the right foot, we’ve put together this simple infographic focusing on budgets, timings and musician requirements.

Infographic by Bands For Hire, an entertainment agency in the UK specialising in wedding string quartets, solo harpists, pianists, guitarists and live wedding bands.

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