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A guest feature by our friends and Essex wedding photographers Amanda Karen Photography


When you think of lavender fields your mind probably instantly wanders to Provence, at least mine does. But time and time again I am reminded of the beautiful, almost destination wedding-esque vibes that we have here in the UK. This was definitely the case when Danielle and Joe wanted to have their engagement shoot in the lavender fields in Hitchin (others are available!)

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Now, much like blossom season, lavender season is also a finite period and slightly fickle due to the weather, so we were on lavender alert so that we could pick the right time in the summer. As luck would have it, on the day of the shoot, the weather was perfect and getting there early meant that we had rows upon rows of lavender to ourselves. It was the perfect setting for Danielle and Joe, and actually they used some of the images to complement their wedding décor too, which I always love to see!

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I know so many of you will be making plans to include your little ones in your day, and we’ve seen so many lovely ideas for children at weddings over the last months on the blog. Today I have a visual treat for you: beautiful imagery from London wedding photographer Eva Tarnok, with the sweetest mother & daughter enjoying the vibrant colours of lavender fields in the evening sunshine.

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A tip for all of you mums and dads out there: gather up your little ones on your wedding day, whisk them off for a special few moments to enjoy being a family together. You’ll have images to treasure for all of your lifetimes, I promise.

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This gorgeous editorial was photographed at Hitchin Lavender in Hertfordshire – a lavender farm where you can wander through the fields and pick your own lavender! It’s just beautiful. Images are by our lovely friend and wedding photographer Eva Tarnok photography, who is based in Wimbledon.

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Emily and Daniel are one of the loveliest couples I’ve had the pleasure of featuring… and their wedding is filled with pretty touches and creative details. They married at Upton Barn in July and chose lovely Mark from Evolve Photography to photograph their day.

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I have so much to tell you I barely know where to begin… the interview which follows the photos today is superb, and this quote from Emily is spot on: “If at the end of the day you are married to your best friend then it has been a success, everything else is just details.

The details, however, look to have been a total success and then some! I adore the place settings and little favours (too cute!) and the lavender touches are just divine. Suppliers were found through recommendations and online, and Emily and Daniel found their venue through a local wedding show.

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Every now and then a wedding comes along into my little world of wedding blog which has so much style and personality I’m lost for words. Hello Bev and Ricky!!! Their day is unique because it reflects who they are… not because it follows fashion or trends, but because they did things their way, all the way.

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I guess I fell in love with this one because it’s right up my street: the humanist ceremony, the influence of nature on everything and the crafty touches. Also because the images are divine and the smiles just never stop!

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Thanks to gorgeous Bev and Ricky, and to lovely wedding photographer Cinzia Bruschini for sharing such a beautiful wedding story in pictures today. Cinzia is based in London and travels worldwide to photograph weddings – she’s been featured on some of the world’s best wedding blogs including Junebug, Style Me Pretty and Rock n Roll Bride. Find out more about Cinzia here:

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I’m one of those girls with a stationery fetish. I love notelets and bookplates, and the highlight of my week is always receiving packs of wedding invites and envelopes from top printers and designers to address in calligraphy. When a bride and groom choose fantastic stationery it makes me happy – and nothing makes me happier than hearing of a couple who style their day around their invitations.

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On Monday, the lovely Sarah from Dragonfly and Blossom shared her beautiful flower wedding invitations on the blog, and I promised you more inspiration with a floral theme. Specifically, lavender – one of my favourite flowers for its scent and delicate appearance. It’s also a hugely popular wedding flower and looks gorgeous nestled on napkins at wedding receptions!

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Morning lovelies! Did you have a wonderful weekend? I hope you had the same amazing sunshine I did yesterday – it was glorious walking in the forests near my home, almost magical. I’m feeling all in love with nature this morning and thought it would be the perfect time to share this beautiful lavender inspired wedding photo shoot with you. The gorgeous couple is Tamarin and Graham Hart, and the theme is Lavender Love!

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The shoot, which was styled and shot by wedding photographer Corette Faux with flowers by Joanne Truby Floral Design, shows how you can incorporate fragrant lavender into your wedding day. Lavender makes me think of France in summer, of long lazy days and rustic celebraitons. The shoot also takes the lavender theme a step further, with simple, rustic ideas for a picnic style meal and beautiful sunny photos.

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