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Award winning London wedding photography and film makers MIKI Studios

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MIKI Studios – Award Winning London Wedding Photography

Welcome to MIKI Studios. Together we are Mick and Ash, multiple award-winning, creative photography and videography team. Taking a boutique approach to weddings in London and beyond, we travel extensively throughout the U.K. and internationally to capture photos and films that sweep couples off their feet.

Cornwall wedding inspiration with Jennifer Jane Photography on English-Wedding.com (46)
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Happy Monday lovelies! How was your weekend? We’ve been busy bees gathering up some incredible weddings to share with you over the next few weeks – and I wanted to begin this week with a gorgeous elopement in one of my favourite parts of the country. I adore Cornwall – and elopements have a VERY special place in my heart. Welcome to English Wedding our two stunning brides – Adelaide and Kathryn!

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Adelaide and Kathryn were married at The Cow Shed, Torpoint, Cornwall in October. The venue was perfect – a secluded, rustic, family-run farmhouse with friendly and welcoming hosts, gorgeous breakfasts and lots of beautiful doggos. The whole place is decorated with such care and thoughtful attention. “We booked it without seeing it and it exceeded our expectations.”

Wedding Photographer’s website:

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Jennifer Jane Photography was recommend to us by another female photographer who lives in the Manchester area, where Kathryn and I currently live. As soon as we saw her work, we knew she was right for us. Jen’s photos are like a warm cuddle!

The Great Barn wedding in Devon, photographer Holly Collings (33)
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Good morning beautiful! Gin lovers – this one’s for you. (And who doesn’t, at lunchtime on a Saturday, right?!)  An elegantly styled, beautifully photographed, gin-themed wedding. If only we’d thought of that… gin connoisseurs Victoria and Adam were married in the Devonshire village of Ashton. They had bottles hanging over the reception venue’s entrance, sloe gin favours, and the tables were named after different gins. The amazing table plan, incorporating the bottles, was put together by Adam’s step Dad, who also made the church signs. The church was only a short walk from the drinks reception at The Great Barn, allowing a fiddler led procession from the ceremony to the drinks reception! The Great Barn has a stunning collection of buildings all set in beautiful grounds and gardens.

The Great Barn wedding in Devon, photographer Holly Collings (20)

The barn is such a beautiful venue, we just added some decoration with the flowers and the gin theme. Making the gin wedding favours and the table plan put our stamp on the day. We planned our wedding in 8 months – I didn’t realise when we embarked on it what a challenge that would be. Having said that, wedding planning will take as long as you give it and having to be efficient and make decisions quickly made the planning stage more enjoyable for us!

Brympton House wedding photographer Martin Dabek (25)
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Today’s wedding is pure luxury, sheer joy and absolute beauty. Stunning bride Fern married her gorgeous groom James at Sherborne Abbey and celebrated with a beautiful reception at Brympton House in Somerset. Their day is captured by our friend and sponsor, Brympton House Wedding Photographer Martin Dabek, who is based in Somerset.

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I tried on over 100 dresses and found it particularly hard to narrow the selection of styles down as I liked too many. My mum and I visited the Caroline Castigliano store in Knightsbridge and the sales assistant picked a gown I wouldn’t have chosen and the second I walked out in it, my mother had a tear to her eye. We then managed to accessorize it with the different trains, veils and belts to create the look for day and evening I was envisaging. The dress was also made to measure which was brilliant as it ensured it fitted like a glove on the day.

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If you love summer flowers and dream of an opulent, gloriously fragrant summer bouquet – then today’s wedding is going to blow your mind! The flowers are exquisite – and then some. Beautiful bride Hannah is breathtaking in full lace sleeves and a glorious Caroline Castigliano gown while her rather gorgeous groom Will is every bit the country gentleman.

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Their marquee wedding has the loveliest styling ideas with hanging floral decoration, huge centrepieces full of colour and even blossom trees to create the country garden look. The table plan is my fave with prettily folded cards set amongst yet more florals catching prettily in the breeze.

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All of the flowers were styled by lovely Susie Hart of Hart Company, who brought together peonies, hydrangeas, roses and cornflowers to create the pretty bouquets for Hannah and her bridesmaids. Hydrangeas were key in the hanging chandeliers, which incorporated foliage and tender ferns for a looser shape and wonderful texture.

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Nadia and Andreas’s wedding is pretty darn special… she’s so amazingly pretty, and they really do look so joyful and content in each other’s arms. Today’s wedding is a treat: beautiful images which capture the atmosphere of a very special day. There are some amazing shots: Nadia’s dress looks divine in every photo, and I love the image of Andreas before the ceremony – no nerves, just pure happiness. Fantastic.

Real wedding at Hatfield House by Kristian Leven Photography (37)

Images are by fabulous UK & London wedding photographer Kristian Leven, who I’m proud to say is a sponsor and friend of the English Wedding Blog.

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“Nadia was a stunning Bride – so photogenic, and wore her Caroline Castigliano dress so well. It was the first time I’d been part of a multi-faith ceremony – both Muslim and Christian – which made it feel very special. Plus I managed to get my favourite picture of a bride arriving for her ceremony!

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Sometimes you’ve just gotta go unashamedly pink. Girly, super pretty and all-out glamorous makes for one hell of a blog feature, and Lucinda and Alex’s wedding is all of the above and more. Theirs is a wonderfully glamorous wedding and I love the pinks and details – and the blossom is fabulous! Springtime is well and truly here today!

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Lucinda’s Caroline Castigliano dress is beautiful – and she’s a stunning bride. Partnered with Alex, they’re the perfect couple and their happiness just shines in every pic. Images are by lovely Sheryl at Oobaloos Photography, Cheltenham

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Lucinda’s top advice for other couples is fab: “Make sure you enjoy your whole day and take a minute every now and then to sit back and look at how much everyone is enjoying themselves, try and take mental images! And failing that, make sure you get a fantastic photographer to capture those moments for you, it’s worth it!”

Claire

 

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Thank you so much, my lovely readers, for your support and patience while we recovered from this weekend’s blog adventures! I’m thrilled to say we’re 100% back on track now… and I have a super beautiful real wedding to begin our week with this morning!

English Wedding Blog at Stubton Hall with Samantha Ward Photography (36)

Gorgeous bride and groom Natalie and Darren were married at Stubton Hall, and told me they loved reading wedding blogs and researching suppliers – it certainly meant a perfect atmosphere and a wonderful day came together beautifully!

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Images are by lovely Leeds wedding photographer Samantha Ward – one of my friends and an exceptional talent in the industry. Sam’s images are out of this world and I loved hearing that today’s couple were over the moon with their wedding photos.

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There are some amazing details here: the flowers and succulents; the fabulous letterpress stationery by my friends at Cardlab, and the quality of the photography of course is second to none. LOVE!

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Today is a bit of a treat for me, and for you too I hope! I have a wonderfully chic London wedding to show you, with a Caroline Castigliano designer dress, images by the amazing Blake Ezra Photography and one of my favourite London venues: the ICA.

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Michelle is the most beautifully elegant bride, fabulous in her beautifully designed dress from Les Trois Soeurs London boutique. Her flowers were very simple red roses, matching Matthew’s buttonhole on his elegant Mr. Start suit. They’re the most amazing couple… I’m thrilled to be sharing their day with you!

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The images are out of this world. Wedding photographer Blake Ezra is one of the best – his intuitive approach and understanding of weddings is second to none; his images have an indefinable magic to them… as Michelle and Matthew told me in their blog interview (at the end of the feature) they capture the day perfectly.

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Caroline Castigliano is one of our finest bridal designers and her 2015 collections are simply divine. Inspired by English style through the ages, with a delicious combination of classic silhouettes and contemporary design, the English Heritage collection is breathtaking.

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Caroline Castigliano: The English Heritage Collection

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Caroline Castigliano’s Opera Collection

Drawing on the glamour and romance of its musical inspiration, the Opera collection has all the drama and romance a modern bride could dream of.
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With wow backs, exquisite lace detailing and flowing skirts, you’ll fall in love with both of these collections – and if you do…

Caroline Castigliano at The Dorchester

Caroline Castigliano has arranged a super stylish one-off tea party at London’s chicest hotel The Dorchester. Sip champagne and taste scrumptious sandwiches while Caroline Castigliano showcases her 2015 bridal collection via a sensational salon-style fashion show. Not only will guests have the chance to preview the brand new show-stopping bridal gowns, models will present a selection of pieces from Castigliano’s eveningwear collection.

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This is beautiful! Katy and Russell were married at Charlton House in Somerset in an elegant and sophisticated celebration with close friends and family.

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Katy looks stunning in her Caroline Castigliano wedding dress, Jimmy Choos and full length veil – but admits she wasn’t completely besotted with her dress! And you know what? That’s absolutely fine by me 🙂 She’s beautiful, and she and Russell look so much in love – the images of their day are heartwarming and magical.

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They decorated Charlton House with delicious little floral table displays, lots of gypsophila and exquisite stationery by Katy’s graphic designer sister, Emily. I love the ‘Nan Jams’ wedding favours and jars of snowdrops (I think it’s the first time I’ve seen snowdrops at a wedding, and they’re the loveliest flowers aren’t they?!) – but I’ll leave you to discover all of the pretty details for yourself. The fabulous images are by Albert Palmer Photography – don’t miss Katy’s wedding report at the end of the feature to see her brilliant reaction to seeing the wedding pictures for the first time! Enjoy.
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Morning lovelies! Marcia and James’s wedding took my breath away when I first saw it. Beautiful styling, timeless grace and a venue with all the grandeur of the finest English stately home… a gorgeous Wiltshire wedding and a fabulous introduction to Trafalgar Park.

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Everyone – enjoy! Claire xxx
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Wedding venue:

Trafalgar Park, Nr Salisbury

Wedding photographer:

Emma & Ian Davenport from Big Bouquet who both did a fantastic job of capturing our day as you will see from the photographs.