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london wedding photographer (8)Chris and Gemma’s engagement shoot in London has a bit of a theme to it: Gemma’s hand is very often in Chris’s back pocket… why? Well, it’s not just because it feels nice! There was one particular occasion when Gemma discovered a little box in there. An engagement ring box…

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London wedding photographer Anneli Marinovich tells their story: “I had to laugh when Gemma told me their engagement story – Chris had been standing in the little square near their house, when she walked up to him, put her arms around him and blissfully unaware, stuck her hand in his back pocket…only to find a ring box with her engagement ring inside!

“Chris (after recovering from the shock that his proposal plans had changed slightly) dropped down on one knee there and then and proposed to Gemma who of course said yes!  I really enjoyed our afternoon together, exploring Belsize Mews and getting some shots of Chris & Gemma in the actual spot where they got engaged.”

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Have you heard of Fearless Bridal? It’s an intriguing name for a really cool idea – all about wearing your wedding dress again but in a setting and scenario which contrasts with your wedding day.

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Fearless Bridal with London wedding photographer Yolande De Vries

Fearless Bridal means you get to have a great time doing whatever the hell you like in your wedding dress – but definitely not drinking champagne and eating canapes on a perfectly maintained lawn!

London wedding photographer Yolande De Vries describes Fearless Bridal as “one of my secret guilty pleasures… it is the perfect opportunity for a bride to wear her wedding dress again and have a fun and individual photography session in a location and setting that contrasts her wedding day.
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Why choose Fearless Bridal?

The star of this particular Fearless Bridal shoot is wedding photographer Anneli Marinovich, who says “I always knew I wanted to wear my wedding dress again after our wedding day, so when Yolande (dear friend and fabulous photographer) suggested a Fearless Bridal Shoot late last year I instantly knew that it would be very different from the setting we had for our very pretty seaside wedding in Cape Town.

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England in May… where is our sunshine?!! But fear not my hearties because I can show you pictures of some instead! Whether you’re now scowling or sporting a wry smile I can guarantee this beautiful wedding blog will take your mind off the rain and wind for a minute or five (if you click through to see more!)

Lize and Adriaan’s gorgeous South African wedding

You thought I’d say this wedding would make you feel warm inside, didn’t you?! Well it might… have a peek at Lize and Adriaan’s gorgeous wedding in South Africa, with photos by Anneli Marinovich. This wedding first featured on the English Wedding Showcase and I’ve been saving it up for a rainy day to share with you here!

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destination wedding South Africa by Anneli Marinovich (4)I’m teasing you with snippets of this beautiful wedding day: a dash of lens flare here, some romance and a stunning black and white shot to finish. There are more – lots more – on the English Wedding Showcase: A Feast For The Eyes – wedding under the African sun

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Emma and Richard’s wedding at Homme House is a real treat: it couldn’t be more English Wedding-y if we were all sitting here drinking Earl Grey and munching on scones while reading this blog post and waving union jacks*. I loved it the minute I saw this wedding on Anneli Marinovich’s wedding photography blog. Wedding day croquet on the lawn? Yes please!

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Emma is absolutely beautiful, and Anneli captures her radiance so well in these pictures. There are many more I couldn’t fit on the blog post so I’ll urge you all to look at Anneli’s wedding blog post at the end! For now, enjoy my favourite photos from this quintessentially English wedding day.

Claire xxx

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I sent Emma and Richard my English Wedding Blog questionnaire to find out a little more about the wedding day. Emma told me about her dress, which is “Pronovias Silaba – I bought it from Teokath in Wimbledon.”

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