Spring Florals with Jo Bradbury Photography featured on English Wedding (6)
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I’ve been so very lucky with the collaborations I’ve been asked to be a part of over the last couple of years. Working with talented people like Amy Swann and Jo Bradbury is an absolute dream – between them they transform my calligraphy by surrounding it with beauty. The florals in this blog post are out of this world – Fletcher & Foley we LOVE you!! I will forever be grateful to everyone I’ve had the pleasure to work with – and I hope there’ll be many more collaborations in the pipelines for the future. My calligraphy pens are ready!

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This beautiful editorial was first featured in Unveiled magazine in 2018.

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Dark Floral wedding ideas, alternative wedding styling, photo credit Jo Bradbury (31)
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Approach any wedding creative with an idea for dramatic and beautiful styling, and they’ll be your best friend forever. There’s something especially exciting about working with darker colour palettes, dramatic contrasts and an alternative wedding look which we all love. I was thrilled to be asked to create stationery for this breathtaking styled bridal shoot with Jo Bradbury Photography last year. It’s one of my favourite collaborations of all time and I’m so excited to be sharing it with you today! Jo has an artfulness to her photography which I absolutely adore. We’ve featured her beautiful weddings on the blog before – she works across the north west, photographing dreamy celebrations in a romantic editorial style.

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The shoot has already been featured in the beautiful Unveiled magazine – you can still buy previous issues here – so you may well have seen some of these pics in print already. If you haven’t, then this will be a treat for you today! As much as I loved writing the calligraphy pieces (gold ink on black textured papers is my fave!) it’s the flowers and cake which steal my heart.

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Do you love where you live? Do you have a favourite place where you can disappear and just sink yourself into a feeling of how beautiful the world is? I’m lucky: there are so many spots around my home on the edge of the Lakes, and it’s wonderful to see amazing photographers appreciating just how stunning this place is. Wedding photographer Jo Bradbury just took the place I love to a whole new level...

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The striking seashore at Rampside on the edge of The Lake District was the inspiration behind this coastal styled shoot. With its quirky Victorian lighthouse, rusting fishing boats and grey green seagrass the shoreline made a perfect backdrop for a romantic and elegant sea themed bridal look.

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Rampside itself is somewhat off the well trodden Lake District tourist trail, but is an absolute gem of a place with a sweeping coastline from which you can get a small ferry to Piel Island.

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Everyone did a survey about women proposing. Honestly – I’ve had dozens of emails asking me to publish the results on behalf of various banks, insurance companies, random chocolate shops and national florists. The thing is, everyone asked the same questions, and got the same answers, and came to the same conclusions. So for starters, I won’t be publishing survey results on behalf of any major financial business I don’t like!

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Photo credit Jo Bradbury Photography from a styled shoot on the English Wedding Blog

But these things do make you think. Is it really such a big deal if women ‘pop the question’?! Does the date matter? (The 29th of February is traditionally THE day for women to propose. This from Wikipedia:

“Supposedly, a 1288 law by Queen Margaret of Scotland (then age five and living in Norway), required that fines be levied if a marriage proposal was refused by the man; compensation was deemed to be a pair of leather gloves, a single rose, £1 and a kiss. In some places the tradition was tightened to restricting female proposals to the modern leap day, February 29, or to the medieval leap day, February 24.”)

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I recently emailed all of my lovely blog sponsors with some secret plans. They get advance knowledge of new features which will happen on the English Wedding Blog (the lucky things!) and now I’m sharing the news with all of you.

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Photo credit www.jobradbury.co.uk previously published on the blog here

From next week I will publish a wedding photo of the week. Every week. It’s a big job and I’m going to need your help.

I’ll be lurking on Facebook, visiting my favourite photographers’ and suppliers pages trying to spot outstanding images. I’ll look for gorgeous details; heart-melting moments and glorious photography.

Help me find the most amazing wedding images!

Joining in is simple: when you spot a wedding photo you love, or upload one of your photos which you want to share with me, simply mention the English Wedding Blog in a comment and hashtag it for me… #photooftheweek

Each week I’ll choose one image I love to publish on the blog on a Friday afternoon. I’m so excited to see the blog looking even more beautiful than ever!

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With every week that goes by I’m more proud of the place where I live. The Lake District is fast becoming England’s very own destination wedding venue – and I’m so lucky to call it home. Today I have a stunning styled shoot to share with you: it’s fabulously creative and breathtakingly beautiful – and so very perfect for a countryside wedding with a modern twist… and a little rowing boat!

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Wedding photographer Jo Bradbury sent me the images for today’s inspirational feature. Her photographs are truly beautiful, and capture the warm and welcoming atmosphere of Cote How, a lovely venue near Rydal in Cumbria.

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The suppliers who worked with Jo to bring this stylish and creative wedding scene to life include Wild Orchid Flowers, Sugar Ruffles, Daisy Daisy Bridal, Zara Rigg and Pingle Pie – with a full list at the end of today’s feature.

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Countryside brides and grooms will adore this shoot. The styling ideas are elaborate on a smaller scale: perfect for intimate weddings in relaxed surroundings. The cake is divine; the stationery exquisite and the flowers are out of this world.

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Often a wedding will catch my eye for its simple elegance – there is sometimes a sparkle, a hint of beauty in the images which I can’t put a finger on. Theresa and Anastasios’s big day is one of those. They were married at Statham Lodge earlier this year and focused on a simple, classy celebration for their friends and family to enjoy.

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I adore the images of Theresa with her little boy – she’s such a beautiful bride I couldn’t resist sharing all the most loving moments of this wedding day with you. Grab a tissue as well as a cuppa, because there might be a few tears!

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Images are by lovely wedding photographer Jo Bradbury. Find out more about Jo and see more of the weddings she’s photographed here:

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Enjoy today’s lovely real wedding!
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The English Wedding Blog interview: Theresa and Anastasios

Your wedding photographer’s website:

Jo Bradbury at http://www.jobradbury.co.uk/

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

Absolutely