Hampshire wedding photographer Cooper Photography on the English Wedding Blog (22)

Goodbye May, you have been delicious! As we skip from spring into summer tomorrow, the wedding season begins in earnest. I am so excited to have some incredibly beautiful shoots tucked up my little sleeves, which will be published on the blog throughout June. Let’s begin with something beautiful, shall we? This is simply outstanding wedding style inspiration from the magnificent Somerley Estate in Hampshire, brought to you by lovely Tasha of the Hampshire Wedding Club.

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What’s your favorite season? Mine just so happens to be spring and this wedding inspiration highlights exactly why. From the chalky elegant bouquet saturated with rich red hues and, to the handpainted cake accented with the matching florals. All captured by the very talented Anna and Stu, of Cooper Photography.

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Hampshire is one of the most beautiful and inspiring places in Southern England. Miles of countryside stretch into rolling green hills. This is the scene inspiring Cooper Photography, and a marvellous collection of Hampshire Suppliers who together created this effortlessly stylish, laid back luxury editorial shoot. Dreamy florals by award winning Arcade Flowers in on trend deep burgundy tones vs chalky blues and peach are beautifully coordinated to match the country luxe of the Somerley Estate. Effortless and luxury in perfect harmony.


I LOVE this shoot! The little details are divine… the cake, the mossy wreaths, the stationery – oh, that table plan!!!! for any of you lovely folks planning a boho, botanical, fresh and creative wedding – this is for you!

Botanical Luxe wedding inspiration with Sophie Bowdler Photography (21)

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Words & images: Sophie Bowdler Photography

I am a wedding photographer based in Dorset. A few months ago I gathered together all of the best wedding suppliers I know to create a wedding inspiration shoot. Many of the suppliers involved were already friends of ours and the others have now become new friends 🙂 The venue was easy to choose as it’s actually the venue for my own wedding which was at the end of May!

So after concocting a Pinterest mood board for the shoot, months of bouncing ideas back and forth over Facebook, dress fittings and meet-ups over tea, we created our “Botanical Luxe” styled shoot! We were keen to have a rural, rustic backdrop but to create a modern fresh look.