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Hey lovelies! Friday at last and I’m smiling for lots of reasons this morning! 1 – I get to see my gorgeous boyfriend in a few hours’ time yay! 2 – it’s going to be March tomorrow and that means spring! and 3 – I’ve got a beautiful sunny wedding to share with you all today, thanks to gorgeous bride and groom Amy and Matt, and to Dorset wedding photographer Howard Lucas.

 

Dorset wedding blog by Howard Lucas Photography (29)I’ve never seen a wedding with a steam train before… but I’d love to see more! The bride and groom, and all of the wedding guests, travelled by train from the church to the reception. I love it – what a charming way to make your wedding one to remember! Oh but there’s also Amy’s divine wedding dress, the bright and charming bouquet, and the countryside charm of the village hall wedding venue with bright paper lanterns… you will LOVE this! Enjoy.
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Amy and Matt: our sunny, quirky home made village hall wedding day

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Some weddings just have that special extra little bit of magic. Sometimes it’s in the images, or in the stories my brides and grooms tell me. Other times there’s a gorgeous detail which wins me over, something I’ve never seen before or a special touch which is really personal to the bride and groom. Sometimes it’s just everything. Claire and Jim have everything… their relaxed and intimate wedding in Dorset has an amazing atmosphere, and just looks wonderful. I know you’ll love it!

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Congratulations to a stunning, smiley, and fabulous bride and groom! You’re both just awesome and I’m so proud to be sharing your wedding on the blog today. Thank you so much for the wedding report as well, and for all of your stories, tips and advice.

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Thanks as well to lovely Dorset wedding photographer Paul Underhill for submitting such a brilliant wedding for the English Wedding Blog. Everyone – enjoy!

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Claire and Jim – a wonderfully personal wedding in Wimborne, Dorset

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There’s a little clue in the title of today’s wedding blog for you. This is a very bright wedding, an absolutely fantastic theme and a blog post to make you grin from ear to ear in delight.

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Emily and Alan are a great couple – full of fun and creativity. And while Emily is stunning in her Jasmine Couture wedding dress, Alan steals the show in a bright. yellow. suit. (There’s a photo to watch out for with a handwritten note from Emily: “I love you even though you look like a bowl of custard”! which is wonderful! Seriously though – he looks great, and everything about today’s wedding blog is brilliant. Literally!

The photos are by Dorset wedding photographer Paul Underhill, who contacted me a few weeks ago and told me that Alan had changed into the canary yellow suit partway through the wedding to surprise all the guests. What a fab idea! The yellow and blue theme continues throughout the day and I love all the details and styling of the marquee as well. The photos look amazing!

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I’m feeling quite proud of English Wedding Blog this week. Today’s real wedding in Dorset is one reason for my pride – it’s such a lovely countryside wedding day, relaxed and happy and full of ideas.

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Andy and Polly were married at Bryanston School Church, Blandford Forum, Dorset. Their wedding reception was in a marquee on the lawn at Hanford School, Child Okeford, Dorset.

They chose Somerset wedding photographer Simon Biffen to photograph their day – and he documents their wedding beautifully. The pictures I have to show you today start with clay pigeon shooting and take us through the wedding ceremony, reception and on to twilight… it’s a beautiful English wedding and I do hope you enjoy the feature!

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Polly & Andy’s country wedding in Dorset
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Who proposed, and how?

Having met and worked together at The Banda School in Kenya for three years, Andy told Polly they were going on cricket tour to Tanzania for a few days.

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Melanie and Paul’s wedding is beautiful. Let me set the scene: “messy and unstructured” was Melanie’s brief for their florist, while the key theme for the wedding was that this should be a very personal day. I adore it – from the beautiful images to the perfect flowers and all the love and laughter with friends and family. There’s a wonderful moment where Melanie’s on her friend’s knee, showing off her Kurt Geiger bridal shoes – watch out for it! I also love the wedding sign outside the venue, and the little boy in charge of the wedding rings is an absolute star!

I’ll hand over to Melanie and Paul with their wedding report, and to Dorset wedding photographer Linus Moran for the gorgeous images of their day, which I’m calling:

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I saw the pictures of Matt and Sarah’s wedding day and fell in love. There’s something about this couple which sings… they’re perfect together. And (while I’m a girl who’s usually more into kittens!), there are the loveliest photos of Sarah with her little baby girl which are so touching… I know you’ll love them: they brought a tear to my eye!

These are romantic wedding photographs with a compelling atmosphere to them. They are quiet, and joyful, and heartwarming – thanks to wedding photographer Ben Pipe.

Words are by Sarah and Matt. (My favourite words are about waiters in clown suits… towards the end. Brilliant – and just so apt for my wedding blog.) This kind of wedding makes me love what I do. To bits.

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Weymouth wedding photography blog (1)“We met some five years ago at a party and within a month or so we were living in each other’s pockets, spending every second we could together and were well and truly in love. Since then we have not looked back, we have three gorgeous children (Ella, Alfie and Dixie) and are still as much in love today as we were when we first met.

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I’m struggling for words to describe Alex & Jess’s wedding, which was sent to me by favourite wedding photographer Lisa Dawn. Why? Well, every time I scan through the pictures all I can see is how beautiful Jess is.

Talk about an English rose: Jess could be the heroine from any English period drama, with her hair beautifully curled and pinned, exquisite make up and her beautiful classic wedding dress with just enough diamond sparkle to take your breath away.

How about I stop wittering and show you the photos of Alex and Jess’s wedding day?! Enjoy…

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Jess's bridal hair ornament is vintage inspired and floral - right up my street.

Jess's classic wedding gown with a little sparkle

Jess's classic wedding gown with a little sparkle

Wedding shoes with a little bunch of bling

Wedding shoes with a little bunch of bling

beautiful bouquet of cream and pink roses

beautiful bouquet of cream and pink roses

Jess looks gorgeous in every photo. The natural bridal make up suits her perfectly

Jess looks gorgeous in every photo. The natural bridal make up suits her perfectly

Carefully crafted bridal hair, and then some!

Carefully crafted bridal hair, and then some!

Jess's bridesmaids look gorgeous in strapless silk dresses

Jess's bridesmaids look gorgeous in strapless silk dresses