Dreamy boho wedding at Houchins Farm with images by Kathryn Hopkins Photography (2)
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Hey lovelies! I hope you’re all having a wonderful day, wherever you are. Do you still have sunshine? I think it’s deserted us here, which makes me even more happy to have a ton of beautiful weddings to share with you this month – and today’s is a dream.

Dreamy boho wedding at Houchins Farm with images by Kathryn Hopkins Photography (30)

Jen and Adam were married at Houchins Farm, Coggeshall, Essex. They’d originally planned to get married abroad but after spending the last two years traveling together they decided to come back to their roots to celebrate their marriage where they grew up, surrounded by close friends and family. Their wedding photographer was none other than our lovely friend Kathryn Hopkins (whose beautiful pics you’ll have seen gracing the front cover of the English Wedding Bible).

Jen was looking for a non traditional bohemian vibe, and found her dress whilst in Australia. On the day Kathryn mentioned that she looked like a woodland fairy, to which she responded delightedly ‘exactly the look I was going for’! Jen’s dress was Hollie, by Grace Loves Lace, Australia – https://graceloveslace.com.au

Fine art bridal portraits by Kathryn Hopkins Photography on the English Wedding Blog (31)
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We spend an average of eighteen months planning a wedding – and the day itself is over in the blink of an eye. Imagine if you could spend just a little more time in your dress; have a few tranquil moments to enjoy being a bride again, after your wedding day.

Fine art bridal portraits by Kathryn Hopkins Photography on the English Wedding Blog (4)

Beautiful bride Faye spent a little time with one of the loveliest photographers I know – Kathryn Hopkins – doing just that. They went along to Great Ashfield House for a post-bridal shoot and captured a romantic set of images, taking time to make more memories for Faye of her bridal style and dress.

Fine art bridal portraits by Kathryn Hopkins Photography on the English Wedding Blog (36)

Weddings are so fast paced with little time to dedicate to one element during the day, so it is really lovely to be able to spend a couple of hours just documenting the bride’s style and dress after the wedding day.  I definitely recommend any bride treating themselves to a day of pampering on set and enjoying their dress again before it gets packed away forever.” ~ Kathryn Hopkins

Coastal wedding style ideas from fine art photographer Kathryn Hopkins (21)
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I’ll never be perfect. In fact, I never want to be. I’m not a perfect hair, make up, anything kind of girl. I like my life to be windswept and I practically live with sand in my shoes… I would like to think my wedding would be along those lines too! So when I see a shoot like this one, I fall head over heels in love.

Coastal wedding style ideas from fine art photographer Kathryn Hopkins (1)

Those of you who have already read the English Wedding Bible will have spotted our cover photographer Kathryn Hopkins. She’s amazing – a brilliant person who really made my 2017 calligraphy projects special and exciting. Her style aligns so beautifully with mine – the calligraphy pieces I designed for this shoot are some of my favourites and have inspired some beautiful bespoke wedding orders thanks to our feature on Magnolia Rouge last year!

Coastal wedding style ideas from fine art photographer Kathryn Hopkins (2)
Coastal wedding style ideas from fine art photographer Kathryn Hopkins (3)

So join me in relaxing with a camomile tea and drifting away with this breathtaking coastal wedding style edit from East Mersea Island. You’ll find a full supplier list below.Claire