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Weddings can be pretty and timeless, alternative and unique, homemade and rustic – and I like to think that the English Wedding Blog features a lovely mixture of every kind of wedding. Our finest feature is the way we matchmake you, our amazing reader, with your local wedding suppliers. Here you’ll find your perfect florist, venue, photographer and every other supplier you desire for your day, simply by reading our daily features! Today we’re sharing Laura & Steve’s wedding from the breathtaking Northbrook Park, and images are by one of the UK’s very, very best photographers: lovely Liam Smith Photography.

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The details of the day are breathtaking. The peonies in those fabulous bouquets look good enough to eat! The hydrangea / delphinium / English country garden table arrangements are so, so pretty – perfect for an early summer wedding. And I LOVE the naked chocolate strawberry cake… it looks lush!

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Words & images by Liam Smith Photography

Photography is subjective – what I like, you may not. This presents you, my dear reader, with a choice to make: what do I like, and can I afford it?

What is important to remember at all times is the true significance of photography and the photograph. It preserves our lives and our memories in a way that nothing else can.

I wrote my dissertation on the importance of photography and found through thorough analysis of historical photographs and cinema, that photographs actually possess the power to effectively overwrite our own memories. When we attempt to recall a moment, our minds can recall a photograph as a stimulus rather than the actual lived memory. Consider that for a moment, and you’re more likely to remember the photograph of the event, rather than your own memory of the event you witnessed. With that in mind, photography is elevated to a status few thought possible, which adds a whole new dimension to the question, how important are my wedding photographs?