A foodie wedding with pretty, feminine styling at Orchardleigh House. Image credit Love In Focus, Bristol (14)
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Beautiful bride Siobhan and gorgeous groom Ross got married in the springtime, and were blessed with a beautifully sunny day. I fell in love with Siobhan’s bouquet of ranunculus, freesia and eucalyptus with tiny narcissus and eucalyptus – it’s perfect for springtime and every bit as gorgeous as a summer bouquet.

A foodie wedding with pretty, feminine styling at Orchardleigh House. Image credit Love In Focus, Bristol (24)

Orchardleigh House is a stunning venue in North Somerset with fabulous, lavish rooms, the perfect venue for a romantic English wedding. Driving into the estate and along the winding driveway to the main house there’s a real wow moment that gives you a feeling of excited anticipation.

A foodie wedding with pretty, feminine styling at Orchardleigh House. Image credit Love In Focus, Bristol (25)

Words and images by lovely Somerset wedding photographer Sandy McClure at Love In Focus

Both Siobhan and Ross were getting ready at the venue which meant I was able to get a few shots of them both getting ready. After hanging out with Siobhan, her family and her bridesmaids for a bit and capturing the hubbub of activity as everyone got ready along with a few details I headed over to find Ross and his boys.

Romance and feminine, rustic charm for an Aldwick Court Farm wedding. image credit Love In Focus Bristol wedding photographers (5)
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Today’s real wedding is romantic, feminine and oh so pretty – the kind of wedding so many girls dream of, brought to life with a wonderfully elegant style. Beautiful bride Amy’s dress is divine – I adore the palest pink hue which works beautifully with the bridesmaids’ soft grey dresses. Words and images are by our lovely sponsor, Somerset wedding photographer Sandy at Love In Focus.

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Getting to shoot any Somerset wedding photography on a bright and sunny day is one of the many upsides of my job – so getting to photograph a wedding at Aldwick Court Farm on a bright and sunny day is just about as good as this job gets! Amy and Ben chose the perfect venue for their spring wedding.

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Contact & bookings: Love In Focus (Bristol & Somerset wedding photography)

www.love-in-focus.co.uk/
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Romance and feminine, rustic charm for an Aldwick Court Farm wedding. image credit Love In Focus Bristol wedding photographers (22)

On the day I arrived at Amy’s parents’ house in Bristol to take some shots of Amy as she got ready for the day. Amy looked amazing in her dress with beautiful lace detail and chiffon on the skirt that gave her a wonderful silhouette.

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Coombe Lodge in Blagdon is one of the loveliest wedding venues in Somerset – as impressive as any stately home on the outside, and beautiful on the inside too! Gemma and Will chose this perfect spot for their romantic summer wedding, and our lovely sponsor Sandy from Love In Focus to capture their day. Gemma is absolutely stunning and I know you’ll love all the magical moments from this classic English wedding.

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Our venue was very classic and grand, which did not need much decorating at all, it was beautiful as it was with wall lined oak panelling and chandeliers. However finishing touches along with the flowers made it even more special. The main reception room was more of a blank canvas where we could make it more personal, along with grande chandeliers and an amazing views across Chew Valley.

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Here’s something wonderful for all of you autumn brides and grooms – a wedding full of warm styling touches and golden sunshine. I adore the portraits of the happy couple under the turning leaves; Hannah is so beautiful and radiant in the most delicate lace detailed wedding dress, and the candles and cake table are just perfect for the season. (Three wedding cakes – chocolate brownie, cheese and pork pie!!! Love this!)

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Words and images by Sandy at Love In Focus. Sandy is a Bristol wedding photographer whose style is a combination of relaxed documentary reportage and contemporary fine art portraits. He photographs weddings in Bath, Somerset and the South West.

Contact & bookings: Love In Focus (Bristol)

www.love-in-focus.co.uk/
Facebook.com/LIFphotos
English-Wedding.com/tag/Love-in-Focus

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When I arrived in the morning it looked like we were in for a chilly and foggy autum day, there were clouds and fog and it had rained the day before so I didn’t have high hopes for the weather that day. Fortunately the Orangery at De Vere Tortworth Court is essentially a huge green house so even on the darkest of days there is plenty of light.

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The sunlight in these wedding images is just dreamy – when wedding photographers talk about golden hour you just know you’ve found the right one, don’t you? And Annabel and Sam’s wedding portraits are so beautiful I just had to start with their evening pics! What a gorgeous couple… and the loveliest set of images you can imagine.

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Wedding photographer’s website:

http://www.love-in-focus.co.uk
We chose Love in Focus after recommendation from a friend and looking at his website.

We couldn’t be happier with our photos! Sandy was brilliant on the day. He was unobtrusive and hidden in the background to get all the natural photos we wanted but assertive on the group shots to ensure everyone was in place. The pictures really capture the essence of the day and his attention to detail was spot on.

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When we saw our wedding photos for the first time we were thrilled, excited to relive the day again through the photos and a lovely recap of the moments.

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You know when you look at a rainbow, and it’s so amazing it gets in your eyes and stays there all day? No? You’re about to, with today’s wonderfully colourful English wedding. The hot air balloon is only one of so many visual delights (and hey, if you’re training to be a balloon pilot!!!… it’s got to be done!) The styling and decor make this wedding so fabulously fun, unique and memorable – it has to be one of my favourite weddings on the blog this year. Gorgeous Kristy and Ollie shared lots of info about their day, so do read their fantastic interview after the images!

Hot air balloons, vibrant florals and handmade details at Huntstile - Photo credit Love In Focus (8)

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“We made our own invitations, created some of the venue styling pieces such as bunting, paper cranes, we put together some glass vials with wildflower seeds for wedding favours too. I was lucky to have some help from friends and family with all these.

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The English Wedding Blog is my baby – sometimes I forget how long I’ve had her, and then I think back to all the amazing people I’ve met along the way – like lovely Sandy from Love In Focus whose first real wedding feature here was back in 2014!

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It means a lot to me that my role is as a matchmaker – I’m here to hook you lovely lot up with the most creative, exciting, wonderful wedding suppliers I know. And so I work really hard to share local weddings, ask couples for their recommendations with every real wedding and share inspiration from the very best.

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I’m here to help you find your suppliers; I’m here to help suppliers find you! And when lovely folks come back to the blog as sponsors, it means it’s working for everyone!

I’m more than thrilled to say fabulous Bristol wedding photographer Love In Focus is rejoining my little band of blog sponsors today. I’ll hand over to Sandy to tell you more…

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The colourful, happy vibe of Lucy and Steve’s wedding is just how I’d imagine the perfect wedding to be. Perfection isn’t about colour palettes or a theme, it’s not even about the day running to schedule or being stress free: the perfect wedding is one where everyone is smiling from beginning to end, where the dancefloor is full, where the best memories are unplanned, unexpected and all the more amazing for it. Today’s gorgeous bride Lucy and super handsome groom Steve show us exactly how it’s done…

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Of course, it’s extra nice if there’s a rainbow… do scroll right down to the end of the feature to see the amazing lucky charm which ended this beautiful, perfect wedding day!

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Images are by Bristol wedding photographer Love in Focus. See more here:

www.love-in-focus.co.uk/
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English-Wedding.com/tag/Love-in-Focus

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We made up the flowers ourselves! This was one of my favourite parts of the wedding prep! Our venue didn’t need much decoration but the marquee did! We did this all ourselves, with help from work colleagues, friends and family. We made almost everything! Table centres, the favours, extra bits that went around the venue! I loved doing all of this.

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Ali and Craig’s winter wedding caught my eye when photographer Sandy posted a sneak peek on his Facebook page. The portraits are just so lovely… and I know many of you are already planning your weddings for December and January so I wanted to share some inspiration for you too!

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This is a wedding with traditional styling and details, at a lovely venue with history and charm – and Ali and Craig styled their day with elegance to suit! Ali told me there was a hint of Christmas to their day, “but we tried not to have much of a theme. We tried keeping it simple and just having the things we liked to really make it our day.”
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Images are by Bristol wedding photographer Love in Focus. See more here:

http://www.love-in-focus.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/LIFphotos
http://English-Wedding.com/tag/Love-in-Focus

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The English Wedding Blog Interview: Craig & Ali

Your wedding photographer’s website:

http://www.love-in-focus.co.uk/

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Megan and Adam’s Laughern Hill wedding is fabulous, a colourful celebration filled with home made details and a real focus on love and laughter.

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Contact & Bookings: Love in Focus

http://www.love-in-focus.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/LIFphotos
http://English-Wedding.com/tag/Love-in-Focus

 

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Their images are just wonderful… I’m so glad this gorgeous couple decided in the end to have a professional photographer shoot their day, as are they: “We were going to go for an amateur but looking back, we would have totally regretted it! Sandy – Bristol wedding photographer Love in Focus – was fantastic. On the day, he went above and beyond. He bought stilts so that he could get shots from above, which all the guests enjoyed! The photos reflected the day beautifully.”

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I asked about homemade details and Megan and Adam told me they’d been pretty busy in the run up to the wedding! “We made table signs, painted vases, made wedding favours, bought and cut hessian, bought fairy lights… we made lots of the stuff… it was stressful but worth it. Everyone has commented on how individual it was and how it really reflected us.”

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Who missed storm Desmond last week? Oh, you lucky things! I heard some heartbreaking stories and in contrast some really uplifting tales of heroes in floods (Gareth from Aqua Salon – I’m talking about you!) – and one fabulous story of a wedding which came together against all the odds. This week I’ve been thinking about rain on your wedding day. I know a lot of brides really worry: equally I see some incredibly beautiful images on my Facebook feed (and there were LOTS last weekend!) – so I wanted to share some tips to reassure you all. I asked my recommended suppliers and blog sponsors for their best advice.

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Image credit: Love in Focus

Bristol wedding photographer Sandy at Love In Focus:

1. Plan for rain – just in case!

Everyone hopes for good weather on their wedding day but unfortunately there really is nothing you can do about the weather! The good news is that rain doesn’t have to spoil your day if you plan for it and can even make for some really beautiful shots. Don’t worry about your photographer, professional camera equipment is weather sealed and clothes dry!

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Welcome, loveliest of internet people, to my new Thing. And to my very first, ever, wedding photo of the week. This image is so full of summer and sunshine and happiness I feel as though I’m right there.

wedding photo of the week by Love in Focus

www.love-in-focus.co.uk

Photo credit: Love in Focus Photography
The bride and groom: Anna & Ed


From today I will publish a wedding photo of the weekEvery week.

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  2. Upload an image you love to Facebook, and link to our page from the comments (@English Wedding – Inspiration, resources and advice for your UK wedding – it will usually type itself!)
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