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Sometimes I see a wedding and it looks the most fun a couple has ever had in their lives. Sometimes the joy and excitement spills through in every beautiful detail, and I spend ages just gazing at all the gorgeous photos to see little details and love and laughter and grinning back at my screen. Mike and Kelly are one of those amazing couples you can just see loved every moment of their best day ever, and I’m so happy they chose our fabulous friend and exceptional documentary wedding photographer Linus Moran to capture their wedding.

Fabulous fun wedding styling in Cornwall with Mike and Kelly, captured by Linus Moran Photography (20)

This truly is a wedding with everything: a boat covered in flowers, glorious sunshine and face glitter. A stunning bride beaming with joy, and her groom glowing with pride and happiness. The emotion of the day is pure magic – the love between this amazing couple is just magical to see.

Fabulous fun wedding styling in Cornwall with Mike and Kelly, captured by Linus Moran Photography (41)

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I just love how today’s beautiful and intimate wedding travels from city chic to seaside bliss in just a few stunning frames! Beautiful bride Jade wears a minimal and graceful dress from The Pretty Dress company and Gboyega is super stylish in a fitted suit from T.M. Lewin. They describe their September wedding as private, simplistic, intimate, meaningful… and windy! And they chose the perfect Dorset wedding photographer – our lovely friend and English Wedding member, Linus Moran Photography (www.linusmoranphotography.co.uk)

With no theme in mind, Jade and Gboyega embraced the vintage and rustic feel to their reception venue (The Pig on the Beach, at Studland). They had use of the roundhouse and summer house, which they were able to decorate with fresh flowers the day before. Surrounded by trees and with a view of the sea, the natural location on the Dorset coast gives this wedding a destination flavour – and it’s beautiful.

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Morning, beautiful! So today – a very special wedding and from a fabulous venue and one of my fave UK wedding photographers, Linus Moran Photography. Gorgeous bride and dapper groom Emma & Alex were married in Dorset on a wonderfully sunny day, and scrolling through their pics just makes me HAPPY! The florals (by West Dorset Wedding Flowers) are divine – this is an outdoor wedding which manages to capture the timelessness of a church wedding, with the couple saying their vows by a floral-covered stone archway. The styling is romantic and classic – it’s everything a quintessentially English wedding should be! 

Beautiful Athelhampton House wedding photography with Linus Moran on the English Wedding Blog (1)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.linusmoranphotography.co.uk/

We initially found Linus through a recommendation from our venue. At the time we spoke to several photographers about capturing our big day. From the very first moment we talked to Linus, he was the right pick for us. He shared our vision and we couldn’t wait for him to photograph our wedding day.

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Hey there beautiful! So today is an ideas day. We’re so full of ideas for a festival wedding I really don’t know where to start. This is a joyful celebration full of everything from English country fete to sustainable wedding style, all at Greenwood Grange in Dorset. There are old fashioned wooden skittles and garden games – not forgetting the old classic ‘hook a flamingo’ (or something!). There’s a cake table which reminds me of our annual village show – and they’re ALL winners! There’s a children’s party field and – from the handprinted signs – a secret midnight rave.

Matt and Rosanna's yurt wedding in Dorset with Linus Moran Photography (3)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.linusmoranphotography.co.uk


Matt and Rosanna's yurt wedding in Dorset with Linus Moran Photography (8)

Ro and Matt had an eye on sustainability for their quirky Dorset wedding, which I love. There are vintage style gin and vodka dispensers to fill cute plastic cups – which are yours for the night to reduce waste! – and a recycling station. Our gorgeous bride wears a flower crown dried blooms and seedheads, which is just the loveliest idea. And oh – did I forget to mention the whole reception happens in a little network of yurt pods? It’s fabulous – and we get a bird’s eye view of it all, courtesy of our fabulous friend and sponsor, Dorset wedding photographer Linus Moran Photography.

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Today’s wedding is another treat; a beautiful celebration with stunning florals and styling – but most importantly for me, with a brilliant sense of humour and some amazingly fun moments. Sarah and Michael were married at Mapperton House in Dorset, and opted for a vibrant colour palette and gorgeous styling touches. The bouquet is a stunner: orange tones and corals alongside blues with roses and dahlia blooms, cornflowers and agapanthus, freesias (I think!) and sweet peas.

Sarah & Michael's coral and blue Mapperton House wedding, with Linus Moran Photography on the English Wedding Blog (28)

Sarah & Michael's coral and blue Mapperton House wedding, with Linus Moran Photography on the English Wedding Blog (7)

Sarah and Michael’s colour palette was cobalt blue and orange – because, in Sarah’s own words, “my engagement ring has a sapphire and my husband and my family are ginger. Therefore, my shoes were cobalt blue jiving shoes, as we love to jive. I also had sapphire earrings to match my ring and a pearl necklace that was my grandma’s who unfortunately passed away when I was young. I also had a beautiful hair piece which matched my hair and the pearls of the necklace.”

Sarah & Michael's coral and blue Mapperton House wedding, with Linus Moran Photography on the English Wedding Blog (37)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.linusmoranphotography.co.uk

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How many wedding blogs make you laugh out loud?

What do you want from your wedding album – a beautifully styled and presented coffee table book? …

…Or a feast of memories of you with your friends and family, laughing, smiling and doing all the wonderful and crazy things you love them for?

Perhaps a bit of both.

wedding photography with a sense of humour York Place Studios

Photographer credit (this image and header pic): York Place Studios

The wedding industry is guilty, to an extent, of portraying weddings as perfectly unattainable dream days. We share swoon-worthy images of styling and design, fashion and beauty, with couples primped and pampered to perfection – more like a vision of heaven than real life – and there’s a danger we’ll lose focus and forget what weddings are all about.

Because don’t you think a wedding is a day to just love to bits? To fill and overwhelm your world view with happiness and companionship and a rollercoaster ride of emotion so bright you’ll remember it forever?

I do.

Linus Moran Photography at North Cadbury Court, traditional English wedding inspiration (46)
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Gorgeous couple Chris & Beena tied the knot at North Cadbury Court in Somerset, on a beautifully sunny August day. Their day is fabulous with classic countryside styling and the prettiest flowers: greens and neutrals were the brief provided to Julia Moore who is based in North Cadbury and she did an amazing job.

Beena and Chris made lots and lots of crafty, personal touches for their day: homemade hessian bows for the church… (hessian gets EVERYWHERE so be careful when cutting lots of this up!), homemade bracelets and gents’ leatherette bands as favours; beads direct is a great online site to use!
They also made all the gents ties as they couldn’t get a colour match. “I was lucky enough to find a really easy pattern online and youtube always helps!” The images of their day really capture the lively and beautiful atmosphere – they’re by our lovely friend and Somerset wedding photographer Linus Moran Photography, who gets a brilliant review from the happy couple!

 

Linus Moran Photography at North Cadbury Court, traditional English wedding inspiration (2)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.linusmoranphotography.co.uk

Maunsel House in Somerset - see inside a real wedding with Linus Moran Photography (37)
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Hey everyone! I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend. We’ve had a brilliant couple of days visiting family and friends on the Cumbrian coast, and I’m ready for a week full of weddings, style ideas and glorious images to enjoy! We begin with gorgeous couple Melanie and Chad, who married at Maunsel House in the autumn. Lovely Somerset wedding photographer Linus Moran Photography sent this one in, and the super lovely couple have shared lots of fantastic tips and supplier recommendations with you too! Can you believe Melanie bought her flowers from a wholesaler and made her own bouquet?! Isn’t it beautiful?

Maunsel House in Somerset - see inside a real wedding with Linus Moran Photography (44)

The only decorations we wanted to do were in the pergola in the grounds of the house and even then we didn’t want to take away from the natural surroundings and the vines climbing the wooden pillars. So we just put together simple hanging glass baubles with dark green moss and led tea lights. Our place names and table names were all handmade, as well as all our flower arrangements and bouquets. My mum made a delicious Somerset apple chutney to go with our cheese tower cake, made using Bramley apples donated from her neighbour’s garden. Our flower girls’ crowns were made from bits and pieces from hobbycraft with help from my sister. We loved coming up with the ideas and designs and to have the personal touches all come together on the day made it that extra bit special.

Linus Moran Photography at North Cadbury Court, traditional English wedding inspiration (50)
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Cover photo by Linus Moran Photography – full wedding coming on March 9th!

Your wedding day. It’s the end – and the beginning – of the greatest love story you’ve ever told. It deserves an epic soundtrack! And because music makes memories, it’s a soundtrack that will stay with you for the rest of your life. So, you know, no pressure or anything, but you might want to put some effort into getting it right!

You have a variety of options open to you, ranging from an iTunes playlist to a 12-piece orchestra, stopping at DJ and string quartet along the way. It’s a decision that depends on your personal tastes, budget, the style of your wedding and your choice of venue. But, one of the best ways to create ambience, get your guests dancing, and ensure a soundtrack that not only lives up to your expectations but exceeds them, is to hire a live wedding band.

4 Live Wedding Bands to Bring Your Personal Soundtrack to Life

1. Motown Gold

A beautiful barn wedding space - Axnoller Barn in Dorset, with Linus Moran Photography (44)
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Today’s gorgeous couple chose an outstanding venue for their wedding weekend, styling their day with help from friends and family and choosing their suppliers carefully to create an amazing wedding day. Our lovely friend and Dorset wedding photographer Linus Moran Photography was at West Axnoller Farm to capture the day from beginning to end, and his photos are just wonderful. Michelle’s dress is stunning, and her review of bridal boutique The Wedding Dress Dorset makes me want to sing their praises from the rafters! This is a fabulous, elegant and classic spring wedding and I do hope you love it as much as I do.

A beautiful barn wedding space - Axnoller Barn in Dorset, with Linus Moran Photography (25)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.linusmoranphotography.co.uk

How did you choose your photographer?

We first met Linus at Kingston Mauward wedding fair and then researched his work on his website. We got a range of prices from small independent photographers and larger businesses, but we wanted a photographer with a less formal style who focused more on taking un-posed photos as they happened, as well as having the opportunity to film the day. We also thought his films really captured the emotions of the day and that’s what sealed the deal for us.

Elegant colonial wedding styling ideas from Linus Moran Photography, Sass & Grace and West Dorset Wedding Flowers (20)
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Tucked away on the edge of the beautiful village of Cranborne in Dorset, set back far enough from the road that it becomes a treasure, a beguiling location, is 10 Castle Street. The name is wonderfully deceiving – while there’s definitely a Castle Street running through the village, and the venue’s driveway leads from it, this is no run-of-the-mill residence. Number 10 Castle Street is a fabulously quirky and charismatic wedding venue, available for wedding hire and perfectly suited to an eclectic, elegant modern wedding.

Elegant colonial wedding styling ideas from Linus Moran Photography, Sass & Grace and West Dorset Wedding Flowers (8)

Our lovely friend and English Wedding team member Linus Moran is a Dorset wedding photographer, perfectly placed to capture real weddings at 10 Castle Street. Today’s photoshoot shows – in glorious images – how a historic and enchanting venue like 10 Castle Street can inspire your wedding style. Linus brought this wedding photoshoot to life with fellow Dorset suppliers The Rose On The Cake, Sass & Grace, and West Dorset Wedding Flowers.

Elegant colonial wedding styling ideas from Linus Moran Photography, Sass & Grace and West Dorset Wedding Flowers (10)

Contact & bookings: Linus Moran Photography, Dorset

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Mad Hatter's tea party September wedding in Hampshire - image credit Linus Moran Photography (20)
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I’m trying to get my head around the fact that it’s September already.. is it just me?! I’m excited to share some spine tingly pretty autumn weddings and styling inspiration on the blog throughout the month, as well as teaching my calligraphy workshops next week! I have a feeling September is going to be my favourite this year!!

Mad Hatter's tea party September wedding in Hampshire - image credit Linus Moran Photography (40)

We’re kicking off the month with a BEAUTIFUL wedding from the New Forest. Burley Manor is a new venue for me, but a spectacular one and surely one of Hampshire’s finest. Jo and Gavin are gorgeous together: I love seeing couples with a sparkle in their eyes and these two just have an amazing connection which jumps out in their pics. Their Burley Manor wedding photographer was our lovely friend and sponsor Linus Moran Photography, based in Dorset and covering Hampshire and nearby counties. Linus captures the day beautifully, telling Jo and Gavin’s wedding story through heartfelt moments and exquisite details.

Mad Hatter's tea party September wedding in Hampshire - image credit Linus Moran Photography (12)