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So far, in my life as a wedding blogger, I haven’t eaten a peony. Although… they always look deliciously pretty, don’t you think?! Alex and Chris’s wedding was filled with peonies – the flowers are an absolute highlight and the light, feminine style of their day is beautiful.

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The gorgeous couple married at Woodlands Hotel on the outskirts of Leeds city centre. Their day was incredibly pretty; they were blessed with sunshine and blue skies and the images are simply stunning.

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Images are by lovely Laura Calderwood Photography (based in Yorkshire):

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The English Wedding Blog interview: Alexandra & Chris 

Your wedding photographer’s website: 

http://www.lauracalderwood.co.uk/

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

Yes

Wedding venue: 

Woodlands, Leeds

Wedding date: 

30th May 2015

Can you describe your wedding in a single sentence?

Classic, English, Elegance 

What was your reaction to seeing your wedding photos for the first time? 

Overwhelmed 

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Behind every gorgeous wedding I feature is a story: a love story, a tale of romance and happiness, and the story of how two people find their soulmates and make a life together. Today is the turn of Paul and Nikki who married in Leeds. They chose David from Vogue Shot Photography to tell the story of their day in pictures, so I’ll hand over to David to introduce them!

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In mid February I had the pleasure of shooting the wedding of the two most fun and genuine people I have ever had the pleasure working with! Paul & Nikki made their friendly nature and fun personalities very clear for our first meeting – they were a joy to be around. They were searching for a wedding photographer in Leeds and came across my website. Liking my natural and artistic approach they got in touch and arranged a meeting. From the moment I walked through their door I knew I had to shoot their wedding so with a couple of cold beers in hand (Budweiser of course) we talked through all the details of the wedding day.

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Clare and Jon’s wedding at Leeds Corn Exchange was planned around shoes. Because Clare had her heart set on the most amazing Christian Louboutin hyper prive heels – a special treat for the best day of her life! As Clare told me, “the rest of the wedding had to fit around them!”

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This real wedding blog is of course about far more than a pair of Christian Louboutins. It’s a family focused wedding day full of laughter and smiles, with a wedding day story from a bride who has the prettiest giggle and the most sensual smile I’ve seen! Clare and Jon are a perfect match. Their day was a relaxed, fun celebration in an incredible venue, and I have some fabulous photos to share with you today.

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The photos are by James P. Lester Photography – husband and wife team James and Lianne met at Leeds Corn Exchange so the wedding venue has a place in their hearts too! I think the romance shows in the pictures. Along with Clare’s words they tell a wonderful story.

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Hazlewood Castle is in the Domesday book, no less, and dates from as far back as 1086! It was the perfect wedding venue for Natsumi and Pete, who got married earlier in the spring. There are some really stunning images here, courtesy of Tierney Photography. I love the imagination of these first two images especially: the shadows are fab!

Pete and Natsumi’s wedding day at Hazlewood Castle in Yorkshire has so many stunning elements to it I know you’ll love this post. The baby girl is grinning as though she’s already got the wedding bug! I love the check floor with the little bridesmaid dancing across, and the lighting in the images of the castle itself…. I hope you love this wedding as much as I do. Enjoy!

Most of all Natsumi – her smile, the way she wears her gorgeous wedding dress and her confidence posing for the photos – she’s a real star and a beautiful bride.

Pete gets ready – with the instruction manual to get his tie just right!

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A super cool wedding party

A super cool wedding party

This is a wedding I love for its character. Emma and Andy’s wedding day looks like so much fun! They’ve used their imaginations to create a day with a cool British theme – lots of red and blue – with a countryside twist: welly wanging being a definite highlight!

Andy looks cool in his ray bans

Andy looks cool in his ray bans

 

Checking the wedding plans one last time! Love those black Converse

Checking the wedding plans one last time! Love those black Converse

 

Emma's bridal shoes are lovely

Emma's bridal shoes are lovely

 

Emma and Andy's daughter makes the prettiest bridesmaid

Emma and Andy's daughter makes the prettiest bridesmaid

 

Loving all the bright colours

Loving all the bright colours

 

Sun shines down on the vicar...

Sun shines down on the vicar... I love the glowing light in this photo!

 

Emma arrives - her dress with simple layers is a classy statement

Emma arrives - her dress with simple layers is a classy statement and she looks stunning

 

The wedding ceremony

The wedding ceremony. I love the Converse at the altar!

 

You may kiss the bride

You may kiss the bride

 

Confetti

Confetti

 

Outside the church

Outside the church

 

Little bridesmaid

Little bridesmaid