For all of you classic, traditional wedding fans… this lovely styled shoot will have you swooning! Hats off to lovely photographer Dom Brenton for standing in as the groom on the day! We’re loving all the summery vibes we’ve been able to share this week, so thank you ever so much for sending this our way!

Classic traditional and romantic wedding styling with Dom Brenton Photography

Holly from Entwine Weddings and photographer Dom Brenton put together this styled shoot to celebrate the English summer. It took place in early June, just as garden roses come into bloom, at the beautiful Montagu Arms Hotel, Beaulieu, in the heart of the New Forest. Their model bride Danielle also has the classic English rose complexion. And so the theme flowered.

A traditional summer wedding with pretty, feminine florals and a relaxed reception under canvas on the family farm. This is lovely: Michaela is beautiful in her Diane Legrand dress from Minster Bridal Boutique and Rupert looks fantastic in a classic wedding suit. Summer 2020 weddings were different; but we’re celebrating that they could happen at all – and this lovely day is both a reminder of those lucky couples who got to say their “I do’s” and an affirmation that summer weddings WILL happen again in 2020.“english

Michaela and Rupert's Dorset church wedding, image credit Dom Brenton Photography (22)


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Traditional vintage styled wedding photoshoot at The Orangery Suite, photographer credit Dom Brenton Photography (38)

Venue styling:
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Traditional vintage styled wedding photoshoot at The Orangery Suite, photographer credit Dom Brenton Photography (21)

A number of suppliers came together at the end of August for a styled shoot photographed by me at The Orangery Suite, a beautiful wedding venue set within a three-acre walled garden just outside Wimborne Minster, Dorset. Our chosen theme, the 1950s, was reflected in the tea-length dress and make up worn by my ‘bride’ Alex, and the flowers and reception styling. Mandy from Swingletree Vintage summed up the mood when she commented that it was good after lockdown to be doing something that felt like normality.

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Many of us, I daresay, believe that our own home town or village is the best place in the country to get married. I know I do, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to showcase mine in this blog. In doing so, I’ve got a suggestion right at the end of this blog for those of you who are planning a town or village wedding. By that, I mean one that isn’t taking place at, for example, a country hotel with its own grounds. My tip also works if you’re looking forward to an ‘urban’ engagement portrait shoot.

Header image credit: Gemma Randall Photography

I beg every couple out there, every bride and groom planning ahead for a 2021 or 2022 wedding – keep speaking to suppliers. Keep reaching out to photographers, venues, florists, dressmakers and all of the wonderful people who make weddings happen. We all need each other right now. I’ll be completely open with you: wedding businesses need your support. We need to know there are weddings being planned for the coming years – and by booking and even enquiring now, YOU WILL KEEP THE WEDDING INDUSTRY GOING.