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Hey lovelies! I have some amazingly talented humans to introduce you to today. The English Wedding Directory is where you can find all of our favourite wedding suppliers. If you follow our Facebook page you’ll have spotted these guys already as we introduced them… the Directory is bursting full of brilliant photographers, stationers, florists, stylists, stationers… everything you could possibly need for an unforgettable and unique wedding!

These lovely people have joined the English Wedding Directory in the last couple of weeks – and we have more coming up to share with you soon! Do take a moment to discover them, and if you like what you see why not get in touch and even book this weekend?

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Rik Pennington is a London wedding photographer who I’m over the moon to welcome back to the English Wedding Blog. Check out Rik’s stunning documentary wedding photography at www.rikpenningtonphotography.com and keep reading the English Wedding Blog to see something beautiful we’re planning to share with you in a few weeks’ time!

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From the romance of Yorkshire to the magic of Florence… I couldn’t resist sharing this enchanting engagement shoot by lovely destination wedding photographer Rik Pennington.

Rik Pennington Photography (1) I’ll never forget the times I spent living in Italy as a student. I visited Florence from my home in Trieste, and loved the hustle and bustle – but photographer Rik, along with gorgeous couple (ridiculously so… aren’t they?) Giorgia and Filippo explored the quieter streets, full of real untouched Italian charm and atmosphere.

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Rik Pennington Photography (2) From the quiet romance of Florence’s back streets to the sights and memories of the Ponte Vecchio, this engagement shoot is so perfect, don’t you think? Are there favourite secret places you’d love to explore in your home town or on a destination shoot? I have a few ideas of my own…

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I dream of the days I spent living and working in Italy. The long, sunny evenings and romantic train rides through lush countryside feel like a dream now – and so when I see an Italian wedding I can’t resist the glorious romance of it all.
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Images by Rik Pennington Photography, UK and destination wedding photographer based in London.

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Beautiful bride Marissa and Carlos were married at the Villa Dievole in Tuscany. Their images are light, romantic and beautiful. See more…

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Some wedding photographers stand out from the crowd as artists – and that’s no mean feat with so many photographers shooting weddings. There’s a huge level of skill required to shoot a wedding: a great photographer will be unobtrusive, charming, will never miss a moment, will offer advice, and will conjure up images which will take your breath away. And then there are the artists, the wedding photographers who capture atmosphere and magic as well as romance and cherished memories.

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Clara and Jason are a couple whose creativity and unique approach shines. Their wedding is spectacular, and I guarantee their guests will never forget such an amazing day. A music hall venue, a vintage dress, the most wonderful bouquet… You really shouldn’t miss this!

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Over the last week or so I’ve been equally intrigued and impressed by something called 20Collective – and I suspect by now you’ve heard about it too! But what is it?! I think it’s on the verge of being pretty big news in wedding photography – and I know couples who investigate 20Collective will like what they see. I know I do.

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20Collective is a group of diverse and distinctive wedding photographers. They shoot weddings all around the UK and abroad, and have joined together to bring you a fabulous shared portfolio website. It has the potential to be very powerful: a visual photography-led wedding blog. And there are some very exciting names involved in the project:

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Rik Pennington Photography | 20Collective.com

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Neil Redfern | 20Collective.com

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York Place Studios | 20Collective.com

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Kristian Leven Photography | 20Collective.com

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Albert Palmer | 20Collective.com

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Stephen Bunn | 20Collective.com

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Samuel Docker | 20Collective.com

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Sam Gibson | 20Collective.com

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Lawson Photography | 20Collective.com

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Hello everyone, and welcome to my last real wedding before Christmas – I’ve been saving today’s wedding for a special day as it’s just so beautiful, and I think the romance of an English country wedding is a perfect note to end with in the run up to Christmas day.
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I asked Jonathon and Louise to describe their wedding in just one sentence, and this was their reply:

I married my best friend, and got to share it with all of our loved ones in a beautiful setting with yummy food and wine!

Isn’t that beautiful?
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And as gorgeous as the images of today’s wedding are, it’s all about the love for this adorable couple. Congratulations Louise and Jonathon, and thank you ever so much for sharing your wedding story with us today on the English Wedding Blog. Many thanks also to wonderful London wedding photographer Rik Pennington for submitting his beautiful images to the blog. Everyone – you’re going to adore this wedding. Enjoy!
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Hey everyone, big hugs all around on this chilly November morning. What are you up to today? Could it be time to book your wedding photographer, maybe? If you haven’t booked anyone yet then I can highly recommend my latest blog sponsor, lovely London wedding photographer Rik Pennington.

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Rik was behind the camera at Henry and Carina’s stunning garden wedding featured here on Monday morning. I adored their wedding – the elegance of their day was second to none, and the photography captures the spirit of everything so beautifully.

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You’ll also love Rik’s real wedding feature on the French Wedding Style blog – he photographed Kelly and Sam’s wedding in a 14th century chateau and the images are stunning.

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Photo credit: Rik Pennington Photography

Rik told me, “I’m a London wedding photographer with a distinctive and creative style. My style of wedding photography is best described as creative documentary with contemporary couple portraits. Strong composition and an obsession for finding the light are key to my work.”

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Morning lovely people! Wherever you are in the country this morning, please stay safe and warm. I’m thinking of all of you who in the south – we’ve escaped the gales up here in the Lakes but I know from my friends around London and Exeter it’s pretty scary down there. Anyway – I couldn’t resist sharing a few sneak peeks of Carina and Henry’s Derbyshire wedding a little while ago, and I’m over the moon to be able to begin this week on a high with such an amazing celebration. You’re going to adore this!

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The images are by my lovely new sponsor Rik Pennington Photography (more about him later!) and they are just wonderful. I really think they capture the atmosphere of today’s wedding and I’d love to hear from you today too – leave a comment for the gorgeous bride and groom, or for Rik or just say hi! The comments box at the end of the post is there especially for you and I love hearing from my wonderful readers.