Fusion wedding in Birmingham, Museum art gallery wedding with images by Clive Blair Photography on English-Wedding.com (27)
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You, lovely reader, are getting married at the most amazing time – the opportunities for hiring a unique venue are endless. So many places – old theatres, cinemas, museums; buildings filled with history and character – are opening their doors to weddings. As a wedding blogger I love discovering new places to get hitched, and when I can share the experience with all of you lovely lot it makes me so happy! Today we join beautiful bride Najma and her gorgeous groom Jeff as they tie the knot at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. It’s probably the only wedding venue with a touring dinosaur… or is it?! Dippy’s making his way around the UK until 2020, dinosaur fans!

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As fascinating as dinosaurs are, I’m captivated by the beautiful details of Jeff and Najma’s day – the dress is just stunning! All day long these two are smiling, and the atmosphere is full of love and happiness. The showcase pieces are there too: the cake is divine; bridesmaids look gorgeous and the florals are exquisite. Oh, and Najma’s sparkling evening dress is so perfect for the dance floor, don’t you think?

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How was your weekend? I’ve been working away quietly on calligraphy projects for the summer as well as a very early walk in the mountains on Saturday morning… blissful! I love it when Mondays don’t feel like work though… and today with beautiful Sahiti and Nitin’s wedding on my screens I feel happy, joyful… I really do love my job!

Glorious colour and beautiful gowns for a real wedding at Ragley Hall, images by Clive Blair Photography on the English Wedding Blog (25)

This gorgeous pair had two ceremonies in the Great Hall at Ragley Hall, a stunning country mansion set in thousands of acres of its own estate overlooking unspoilt Warwickshire countryside. Their civil ceremony was held in the morning, followed by a traditional Hindu ceremony in the afternoon. As I’m sure you’ve guessed, there are so many wonderful details from Sahiti’s beautiful henna to her classic white lace dress, and there’s the most wonderful air of celebration throughout the entire day – if you could capture the warmth, joy and love of a family celebration in one series of photographs, ladies and gents this blog post would be IT!

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Happy June! Where did May go… is it just me or is 2018 flying by?! I’m delighted to be sharing a wedding from one of our exclusive little team of sponsors on the blog today – lovely Birmingham wedding photographer Clive Blair. Clive’s a documentary-styled wedding photographer, based in Birmingham and working throughout the UK and abroad for couples who want a relaxed and informal style of wedding photography. We think he’s fab!

James and Lizzie married at Bordesley Park Farm in Beoley Vale, Worcestershire – an exclusive wedding venue surrounded by 500 acres of beautiful countryside giving the perfect backdrop for a wonderful wedding. The weather was gloriously sunny from beginning to end – and Clive’s golden hour shots of the happy couple are just breathtaking!

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I tried my dress on at a wedding fair with Jamie, to prove to him it wasn’t the kind of style I wanted. Little did I know I’d fall in love with it and so when I went to try on dresses at the store I made sure it was pulled amongst others to try, just to make sure it was what I wanted – even though I pretended to Jamie that I hadn’t bought that one and gone with another!

Outdoor wedding in Worcestershire, Bodenham Arboretum - Clive Blair Photography on the English Wedding Blog (24)
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Happy Sunday lovelies! Does anyone have sunshine this morning? It’s peeking through the clouds as I write… there’s nothing lovelier than driving back to the Lakes and seeing the sun on the mountains 🙂 Oh! Apart from Kayleigh and Dan’s wedding on the blog today of course! They were so lucky with the weather for their outdoor wedding in beautiful woodlands at Bodenham Arboretum. Their humanist ceremony was touching, beautiful and intimate: they invited friends and family who they see often and will see after the wedding, rather than feeling pressured to invite people they don’t know well – and for me this always makes a wedding much more relaxed and happy.

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Images were captured by lovely Birmingham wedding photographer Clive Blair Photography, and have been featured already in West Midland Your Wedding Magazine – but I couldn’t resist sharing them with you again – this truly is a beautiful celebration with lovely touches and Kayleigh has kindly shared their wedding planning story with us all (below the images). Don’t miss it!

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For a wedding photograph to catch my eye, it has to make me feel something. Whether that’s a warm fuzzy feeling or a sense of excitement and anticipation will depend on the image. Sometimes I find myself smiling at the screen before me, or lifting my hand away from the screen and stopping in my tracks as I scroll – because I want to take it all in. I have always had a little motto when choosing images for the English Wedding Blog – “never delete a grandma” – this is why.

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Clive Blair is a Birmingham wedding photographer whose images all have that something that stops me in my tracks and makes me feel something. Just look at the selection we’ve chosen to share with you today, and you’ll see what I mean. Because after the big day it’s not about the styling or florals anymore: your dress and suit will be packed away; stationery forgotten and cake all gone – but the memories held in your images will last a lifetime and more.