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Dave and Lucy’s wedding was an intimate and charming day, the loveliest of English weddings with a New York theme! They married exactly a year to the day since Dave proposed in the big apple. How romantic... I love their story as much as I love the beautiful images of their day, by Bristol wedding photographer Becky Male.

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You don’t always have to pay loads of money, shop around and ask friends and family for advice, esp friends who have recently got married. If you know friends that can help you then ask them.

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Lucy told me her dress was perfect – although finding it wasn’t as simple as she thought it would be: “I went to the bridal boutiques trying on all the wrong dresses because I thought I knew what I was looking for it was only towards the end of the session that I found my dress because my maid of honor could see how frustrated I was that I hadn’t found one yet and she grabbed a bunch that she liked (previously I would only try on ones that I liked the look of) and it was the first one she chose that I tried on and loved. As soon as I looked in the mirror my words were ‘I didn’t think I could look this nice’

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Emma and Duncan were married in Bristol earlier in the year. Sometimes when I see a wedding for the first time I’m in quiet awe of the bride’s beauty, the atmosphere of the day and the lovely pictures. In this case wedding photographer Matt Tordoff had me almost holding my breath as I looked through the wedding photos.

I hope I can share that impression with you today: of quiet serenity, a sense of calm and pure beauty in these wonderful wedding images.

wedding photography Bristol on English Wedding blog (1)I fell for the innocence in this photograph of Emma instantly. She’s beautiful and I love the look in her eyes. What a beautiful wedding hair accessory as well – so pretty.

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wedding photography Bristol on English Wedding blog (5)Another strikingly beautiful bridal portrait – with the light playing on her veil only emphasising Emma’s contemplative gaze, I really do love this image.

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wedding photography Bristol on English Wedding blog (7)This next photo always makes me smile: dressed and ready in plenty of time, two guests kick back and wait quietly for the celebrations to begin…