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Good morning beautiful! We’re having a week full of fabulous wedding photography and I’m loving the dreamy images gracing my screen! Today I’d like to introduce Howling Basset – one of the leading wedding photographers in London and Kent, and named after photographer Andy Stonier’s basset hound Flash!

Andy’s style combines natural, fun and simply beautiful, timeless images. He’s photographed around 1,200 weddings so has a wealth of experience and covers London, Kent and the south of England. He’s been a full time London wedding photographer since 2004, and a professional photographer for 25 years. His portfolio includes weddings all over the UK, and the reviews on his website make for a very impressive read. I will hand over to Andy to tell you all about Howling Basset Photography. Don’t forget to check out his website and show him some love on Instagram and Facebook too! 

London wedding photography by experienced photographer Andy at Howling Basset (1)

Ticehurst east sussex wedding blog with all the brightest ideas - images by Helen England Photography (43)
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I love everything about today’s wedding – the joyful colours, the happy couple and their gorgeous smiles, Charlotte’s fabulous Lucy Can’t Dance dress and Pete’s tweed suit (orange buttons get a YESSS!) and the vibrant floral styling on the tables. Here’s a wedding to Pinterest the hell out of – you’re gonna LOVE this! Images are by lovely English Wedding member Helen England Photography.

Ticehurst east sussex wedding blog with all the brightest ideas - images by Helen England Photography (18)

We got married at St Michaels and all Angels Church in Withyham, Hartfield and had our reception at The Bell, Ticehurst. We wanted to get married in church and luckily for us, Pete’s parents attend St Michaels and all Angels which is not only visually beautiful but the choir (Pete’s Dad sings in the choir), the bells and the fabulous Vicar James made our ceremony very personal. We knew we wanted The Bell, It is a quirky, boutique pub in which we have celebrated birthdays and anniversaries so was a natural choice. Tessa, the wedding coordinator, and the whole team made us feel important and special. One of my strangest, and happiest, memories is watching the team dancing to our wedding playlist whilst serving dinner.

female wedding photographer in Kent Helen England Photography (7)
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It’s the loveliest thing to meet all the creative folks in the wedding industry, and while Helen England lives down in Kent and I’m up in the Lake District, I feel as though I know her from her little introduction video on YouTube. Seriously – all wedding people should do this – it’s ace. We’ll show you in a moment! Helen has joined English Wedding this month, but many of you will already know her from the weddings and shoots we’ve published in the past. I love her style and approach, and I really hope you will too!

female wedding photographer in Kent Helen England Photography (2)

As a Kent wedding photographer I aspire to deliver beautiful, creative photographs that faithfully capture the story of your wedding day. But more than that, I create photographs that make people happy! Through my work, you’ll be able to relive the romance, excitement, energy and happiness of your wedding day – not just for now but for many years to come. My couples are relaxed, laid back and completely nuts about each other. They’re fun-loving and are planning a wedding that’ll be shared with their favourite people in all the world. They want a photographer who completely gets them, and will create a beautiful collection of photographs that perfectly capture the magic, emotion and spirit of their day.

Kent wedding photography, beautiful quality images by Benjamin Toms (8)
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Benjamin Toms is absolutely one of the best wedding photographers I know. Scrolling through his images is one of those things I genuinely treasure about my work as a wedding blogger. They bring me down to earth, focus my thoughts on what’s really important about weddings. It’s the moments of connection, the excitement, joy and happy overwhelm. The quiet, thoughtful shots, and the flashes of brilliant humour. Ben is based in Kent, and photographs weddings all around the UK – his 2017 adventures took him to weddings in Morocco, America and Poland. Ben captures beauty in everyone he photographs – more than that, he sees the character in everyone and it comes across in his images. Looking at the photos I’m about to show you, I can almost imagine how it felt – that moment in time, captured forever. If you’re looking for a wedding photographer in Kent or on planet Earth, you need to grab a cuppa and enjoy these wonderful wedding photos.

Kent wedding photography, beautiful quality images by Benjamin Toms (13)

Kent wedding photographer Benjamin Toms – best of 2017

 

Fabulous wedding ideas from Cooling Castle with Penny Young Photography (28)
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I love to start the week with an amazing wedding to completely knock your little socks off and take your mind off work! If you’ve had enough of the daily grind already, then this beautiful celebration is guaranteed to brighten your day and add a little spring to your steps!

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Beautiful Beckie and Max were married at Cooling Castle Barn in March last year. Their spring wedding is wonderful – another (we’re on a roll this week!) which absolutely proves you can have a stunning bouquet this early in the season – in fact I’d say spring is my favourite for bouquet inspiration!

Fabulous wedding ideas from Cooling Castle with Penny Young Photography (15)

The flowers are by the very fabulous Distinctly Floral, based in Hadlow, Kent. Amanda has a wonderful talent for colourful floral design – I thoroughly recommend following her on Facebook for tons of lovely floral inspiration. Amanda dressed the ceremony and reception rooms for Beckie and Max with soft lilacs, dusky pinks and white blooms. The colour palette for Beckie’s bouquet is wonderfully soft, and I love how textured and mixed it is – each individual bloom is just perfect! The blossom trees for the ceremony came from Floral Explosion – they look fab in the pictures, don’t you think?!

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I love this wedding, the blues, the pretty bouquet and all of the wonderful handmade touches. Rachel and Damian are a gorgeous couple – and then there’s the venue. Oh, my word – what a fabulous space to celebrate in!!

open barn wedding with DIY decor in Surrey by Penny Young Photography (48)

“We were incredibly fortunate that a family friend, who lives next door to the church we got married in, offered her garden and barns to us. It was such a naturally beautiful and down-to-earth space that we knew without looking anywhere else that it was the place for us. We had the meal in an open barn and then the evening dancing and drinks were opposite in the old barn and marquees. It was very open to the elements and in the whole month leading up to the wedding it was incredibly wet and windy so there were lots of weather-proofing and contingency discussions but in the end we were very lucky with the weather!”

open barn wedding with DIY decor in Surrey by Penny Young Photography (19)

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Oh I do, more than anything else in the world, love to be beside the seaside. It’s home for me… and so seaside weddings make my heart sing! This one is all kinds of wonderful… and it’s deliciously different. We’re talking seaside chic, ultra modern and arty backdrops, and so many of those little moments (watch out for the smaller guests – they’re awesome!) which make every wedding unique. LOVE this!!!

Turner Contemporary wedding blog by London photographer Kristian Leven (36)
Turner Contemporary wedding blog by London photographer Kristian Leven (37)

Words & Images: fabulous UK & London wedding photographer Kristian Leven

Turner Contemporary wedding blog by London photographer Kristian Leven (31)

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Turner Contemporary wedding blog by London photographer Kristian Leven (35)

So many things made this day memorable, from the seaside location to the venue and to the couple themselves – seriously, such lovely people, and they really made me feel like part of the day. Also, Ian’s speech was fantastic – I don’t think I’ve seen someone so nervous, and yet pull off the speech so well! He couldn’t stay in one place and look at Annabel without being close to tears, so he had to keep moving and it made for a really lovely moment, which had everyone close to tears themselves!