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Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a lovely day. I’ve been excitedly waiting for the new website from Phil Drinkwater Photography to land on my screen since… ooh, months! And it’s here. Phil has had his weddings featured regularly on the English Wedding Blog as well as on Brides Up North, and has featured on the Wedding Community Blog also.

Phil Drinkwater Photography in Manchester

click to see this Great John Street Hotel wedding in Manchester. Photo credit Phil Drinkwater Photography

Phil Drinkwater wedding Photography

Click the image to see the full wedding feature. Photography credit Phil Drinkwater

Phil Drinkwater is a Cheshire and Manchester wedding photographer and friend and sponsor of the English Wedding Blog. He won Photographer of the Year in 2010, and was recently chosen by the prestigious Chatsworth House as a feature photographer for their 2013 wedding brochure.

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Hello everyone! Today is all about David and Steph, whose wedding breaks a few of the old-fashioned rules about all the things you ‘have to have’ for your wedding day. This fantastic couple chose one wedding supplier (only!), used kids’ invitations, didn’t have readings, and created an elegant wedding without spending a fortune. I love everything about their intimate wedding in Manchester and can’t wait to share it with you today!

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All of the images are by my friend and wedding blog sponsor Phil Drinkwater Photography. Words are by Steph and David, and their story is a very romantic one indeed. I love the ‘marry me’ image, and the mention of David Hasselhoff in their ‘memorable moments’… classic. Enjoy! Claire xxx
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Steph and David: a relaxed and informal wedding in Manchester

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The wedding venue: Great John Street Hotel, Manchester
Wedding photographer: Phil Drinkwater

A little about the wedding ceremony:

We had a very simple ceremony in front of our families and close friends

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I’m so very pleased to hear some great news from my friend and sponsor, the lovely Phil Drinkwater. Chatsworth House have just chosen to use a number of Phil’s photos for their latest wedding brochure!

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Chatsworth House wedding photography by Phil Drinkwater

Phil – congratulations!

Phil Drinkwater is a favourite photographer of mine, and has previously won the Guild of Photographers’ “Photographer of the Year” award.

As one of the very best luxury wedding venues in the North West, Chatsworth House hosts incredibly beautiful weddings. The stately home is famous for its spectacular gardens, houses one of the most important private art and sculpture collections and is set in 1000 acres of stunning parkland. Phil says on his own wedding photography blog that Chatsworth “is the perfect venue for beautiful wedding photography”.

See a gorgeous Chatsworth House wedding blog by Phil Drinkwater. Ezgi and Joe were married at Chatsworth last summer and their wedding was featured on the fab Brides Up North wedding blog!

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Reportage wedding photography is a style I love. For those of you who’d like a definition, reportage is the art of telling a story through photography: seeing a wedding as a day which unfolds through people’s interactions (smiles, tears, contemplation) rather than a collection of details in sequence.

That’s my definition, and my understanding. The experts explain it better: read what is reportage wedding photography? by my friend and blog advertiser Phil Drinkwater. Phil specialises in reportage and has launched his new website to showcase this side of his wedding photography business.

reportage wedding blog photograph (2)Please do explore and enjoy the wedding reportage photography website Phil’s launched. It offers a clear and succinct explanation of what reportage is all about – the explanation being in both words and pictures, of course!
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Choosing reportage photography for your wedding

Reportage wedding photography will focus more on the moments than on the details of your day. If your wedding is all about friends and family coming together to celebrate, then reportage could be perfect for you.

summer gold wedding inspiration board
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Yesterday I featured Emma and Tom’s wedding on the blog, a sophisticated and beautiful wedding at Cheshire’s luxurious Arley Hall. Behind the scenes I was hoarding some of the lovely detail photos – wedding photographer Phil Drinkwater sent me so many I was absolutely spoilt for choice.

Cue a wedding inspiration board for any brides and grooms out there who are planning an elegant, light and summery gold theme for their day.

Wedding inspiration: summer golds

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Summer Gold wedding inspiration board with images by Phil Drinkwater Photography

Emma and Tom kept their summer wedding theme really light and elegant, which I love. Sometimes gold can be quite a heavy theme, and with stately homes like Arley Hall where there might be heavy gilded picture frames, gold chairs and dark decor it’s a nice trick to keep things bright and summery. Emma and Tom did it perfectly.