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If, like me, you live in a rural area or outside of the major cities, you might find it difficult to make it to the big wedding fairs and catwalk shows. Local wedding fairs are a world apart from the big shows in London and the bridal catwalks around the country can be very different from each other, often depending on the organisers of the wedding fair. Today we have a front row seat from one of London’s busiest wedding shows at Bluewater – all images are by London wedding photographer Louise Bjorling.

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Beautiful jewel necklines, lace, dreamy textures, soft layering and vintage inspired details can all be found in this year’s bridal fashion – next to styles that have a more fitted, ladylike Grace Kelly / Jackie Kennedy reminiscence to them. All kinds of hues are right for this season – rich and vibrant colours as well as more subdued shades.

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When I read Vicky’s wedding report and saw all her lovely craft ideas I knew I had to feature her wedding to Ross on the blog. It’s just perfect – a very personal wedding day with lots of amazing ideas you can share. I love Vicky and Ross’s style – they describe their wedding as handmade vintage / romantic and the day itself looks fantastic.

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Huge congratulations then to today’s beautiful bride and gorgeous groom, and thank you for such a fab wedding report! Thank you also to my wonderful friend and wedding blog sponsor the lovely Louise Bjorling. Louise is a London wedding photographer and you can read more about her via her link in the top menu of the English Wedding Blog.

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Louise recently wrote a series of advice articles for couples on choosing the perfect wedding photographer – read How to find the wed­ding pho­tog­ra­pher for you, How to pre­pare your­self for the pho­tog­ra­phy on your day and How to get the best wedding photography on the day itself.

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Part 3:  THE ACTUAL WEDDING DAY WITH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER

by London wedding photographer Louise Bjorling

Here comes the third and final part in my series of articles on How to get the best wedding photography on your day! Did you read the other chapters already? Otherwise, click here to go back to Part 1: How to find the wedding photographer for you. Or click here to go to Part 2: How to prepare yourself for the photography on your day.

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Since you’ve been doing a lot of planning and communicated with your photographer well beforehand, your day should run really smoothly when it finally comes. You can relax, and don’t have to worry about what the photographer is doing – If you’ve been meeting up for chats, seen the venue together, shared your ideas and brain storming and perhaps had an engagement shoot to get used to the camera as well, then you should be on the same wavelength about the photography. Here follows a few suggestions on what to think about on your day, to get those shots that you’ve been hoping and planning for:

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Part 2: How to prepare yourselves for the photography on your wedding day

Congratulations if you have now chosen your wedding photographer! (Otherwise, have you read part 1 in this series of articles? In part 1 I’m giving advice on how to find and choose your photographer)

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Once you have chosen your photographer, the planning stage starts. Don’t worry, most of the planning will be done by your photographer – You have plenty of other things to sort out as well! But in my experience, a good level of communication with your photographer before your wedding day is the best recipe for some fantastic wedding photography. Photography is very much about personal taste, so if the photographer has a good understanding of what you like and what is important to you, then they will know what to focus on during your wedding day. To be acquainted in advance will also help you feel relaxed with being photographed. So here follows some advice on how you can work together to get the best shots possible when the day comes!

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Part 1: How to find the wedding photographer for you

Hurray it’s all happening, you are tying the knot! You’re probably browsing the web right now – and magazines, and everything else you can think of for inspiration – to gather ideas that will make your wedding day fantastic. I’m sure you’ve come across loads of gorgeous images and just can’t wait to have your own photos from your day. But where do you start? Who do you choose and how do you choose your photographer – and how do you get the best wedding photography on your big day?

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This chapter will advise you on how to research and choose your photographer. Chapter 2 will be about how to make plans together with your photographer – exploring ideas for your day, figuring out what shots you want and getting comfortable with the camera. And finally, chapter 3 will be about your actual day – how things might run with your photographer and how to get the best shots.

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Hello everyone, I hope you’re having a lovely week so far. Today I want to introduce the lovely London wedding photographer Louise Bjorling to you. Louise is the latest wedding photographer to join English Wedding Blog and I’m delighted to welcome her as a new blog sponsor.

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London wedding photographer Louise Bjorling

Contemporary images by London wedding photographer Louise Bjorling

I love Louise’s approach to wedding photography. When I asked about her wedding photography style and why she loves her job Louise told me she pho­tographs wed­dings for the love of cap­tur­ing peo­ple. She finds excite­ment in look­ing for moments, think­ing cre­atively and telling your story. I think that’s such a lovely attitude – and it certainly shows in the wonderful images on Louise’s wedding photography website as well as on her blog.

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Morning! I hope your day is going well. Today’s wedding begins with a memory recreated: Emma and Luke stood in the exact spot where Emma’s parents were photographed on their wedding day, creating a wonderful family tradition!

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I love this wedding for the romantic images and memories: the beautiful sunshine, the passionate hugs. The laughs, the smiles, the memories, the vicar lifting drain covers in church to find the groom’s ring where it fell…

Images are by Louise Bjorling, and Emma and Luke have shared their wedding story with you today. Enjoy! Claire xxx
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The bride and groom: Emma Bryant & Luke O’ Reilly

Who proposed, and how?

Luke proposed. He took me to Paris and we walked around Paris all day – the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe etc, and he was so nervous when he proposed outside our hotel in Paris.

Wedding venue: Royal Berkshire Hotel in Ascot

Wedding photographer: Louise Bjorling

How would you describe your wedding style? Modern

The wedding ceremony: St Bartholomew Church, Nettlebed

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Tucked away in a luscious landscape, accessible only by boat or footbridge and on its own private island on the River Thames, Monkey Island is pretty unique as far as English wedding venues go.

It’s a secluded hideaway, elegant and (I love this:) ancestral home to monks rather than monkeys – Monkey Island was the perfect backdrop for Max and Marina’s wedding day.

We begin the day in the bridal suite with Marina getting ready for the ceremony – it’s a lovely outdoor wedding with peacocks roaming around the grounds! and the day unfolds with so many glorious moments between the bride, groom and their wedding guests.

My thanks to London wedding photographer Louise Bjorling for sharing this wedding with us today. I hope you enjoy the pictures!
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