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Happy Monday my lovelies! Have you had a nice weekend? It’s wonderfully autumnal out there now… my favourite time of year to be outdoors (and then snuggle inside with a hot chocolate and the fire lit!) To start off the new week we have a gorgeous wedding to share with you today. Stunning couple Lizzie and Eddy’s wedding happened in safer, covid free times and it’s beautiful. Their focus on celebration and family is everything – it reminds me how fabulous those carefree times were, and how special they’ll be when we finally return to normal. For those of you planning your future wedding – this is a beauty, the images by lovely Somerset wedding photographer Simon Biffen are glorious and I hope you love today’s feature! 

With love,“english

Lizzie & Eddy's beautiful Temple of Minerva and Farm Camp wedding, with Simon Biffen Photography (17)

 

Wedding photographer’s website

https://simonbiffenphotography.co.uk

How did you choose your photographer?

He is a friend of ours and a brilliant photographer

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Vicky and Ali tied the knot on New Year’s Eve – and what a celebration it was! Black tie styling, glorious details, everything so wonderfully elegant and with a splash of wow factor to mark the occasion. [I’ve been saving this winter wedding to share with you as I thought we’d be into cooler times by now… but hey, heatwave!] Anyways, I hope this stunning NYE wedding gets you all excited for 2021… let’s face it, I think we’re all done with 2020, right?! Images are by Berkshire wedding photographer Simon Biffen Photography. Simon’s an English Wedding member, and it’s great to share Vicky & Ali’s glowing review with you! Scroll all the way through to read about all of Vicky and Ali’s favourite wedding suppliers, and to see Simon’s epic midnight confetti shot as the New Year came in!

Vicky & Ali's stunning black tie NYE wedding on the Thames, with Simon Biffen Photography (5)

Wedding photographer’s website

https://simonbiffenphotography.co.uk

How did you choose your photographer?

Simon Biffen was recommended by a friend 🙂

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Hey gorgeous! So I spotted this one image of a butterfly on instagram and fell in love! You know when you fall down a bit of an insta rabbit hole? Well this adorable butterfly led me to Sarah and James’s wedding, captured beautifully by lovely Morden Hall wedding photographer Simon Biffen. These two are the best. Their day is relaxed and full of love and laughter. And they both look absolutely stunning in their wedding attire! (That dress of Sarah’s couldn’t be more perfect… LOVE!!!)

James & Sarah's chic, modern Morden Hall wedding, with Simon Biffen Photography (26)

Simon Biffen is a Somerset, South UK and London wedding photographer

https://simonbiffenphotography.co.uk/

How did you choose your photographer?

We had asked our wedding venue for advice about wedding photographers. Sarah didn’t like having her photo taken and disliked the staged shots that she had seen so many people have taken on their wedding day. We asked our wedding planner at Morden Hall for some advice and they instantly told us to take a look at Simon’s work. His natural documentary style wedding photos were natural and showed people having a lot of fun. A true picture of the day. We loved this style. The choice was made.

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Happy Wednesday, you lovely you! It’s been a week of amazing weddings so far… and today’s is a shining star of a celebration which I just know you’ll adore. Stunning couple Kirsty & Ben were married in Devon on a glorious sunny day. Their day is fun, elegant and full of romance, with moments to make you smile and details to make you swoon! Kirsty’s dress is from Prudence Gowns, and Ben’s suit from Moss Bros. The lovely couple chose our friend and Somerset wedding photographer Simon Biffen Photography to capture their day.

Kirsty & Ben's laid back rustic wedding at Froginwell vineyard, with Simon Biffen Photography (19)

Wedding photographer’s website

https://simonbiffenphotography.co.uk

How did you choose your photographer?

We looked at several photographers online but loved Simon’s beautiful photographs and relaxed unposed style. He is also a friend so we knew we could trust him to do a great job.

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I love this article by brilliant Somerset wedding photographer Simon Biffen Photography

Your wedding day is one of the most important days in your life and of course you want to have your nearest and dearest there to celebrate it with. However, if you’re an animal lover you may well be closer to your pet than some of your relatives! The opportunity therefore to include these four legged friends in some aspect of the wedding day has been managed by those keen (or mad) enough to bring them along!

Brilliant collection of animals at weddings photos by Somerset photographer Simon Biffen on English Wedding (11)

Dogs are a favourite at weddings and seem to sense that something big is happening, hence the fear of missing out is strong and they most definitely want to be a part of the action! They can often be found during the morning preparations where they can be relied on to provide a reassuring cuddle. Later on, if they are deemed responsible enough, they may have some part in the actual wedding ceremony, perhaps as your ring bearer or honorary usher. Often they’ll make a cameo appearance at the wedding reception where havoc generally ensues. Cats are definitely more inclined to take themselves off for a bit of peace and quiet during all this!

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Morning beautiful! Ah – isn’t it lovely to have an extra day of weekend though? We’ve just basically been outside the whole time, away from humans and exploring nature. It’s been bliss! How about you? I’ve been thinking about wedding blogging – sometimes it just feels like pure, blissful escapism. I hope you get a flavour of that from reading the blog too! Looking at beautiful weddings all day is an absolute joy and today’s takes stunning to a whole new level! Charlotte and Alex are gorgeous, and their day is just amazing from start to finish – you’re going to LOVE this!

With love,

Super elegant and sophisticated black tie wedding in Hertfordshire, photographer credit Simon Biffen Photography (3)

 

I also have a bit of a love for pineapples so there was literally pineapples everywhere from our wedding invites, to the bottom of my shoes (Aquazurra), to my flowers and the copious amount of decorations!!

Wedding photographer’s website

https://simonbiffenphotography.co.uk/

How did you choose your photographer?

My best friend had Simon at her wedding and he was awesome. We loved his style and also how comfortable he made us feel when he was taking photos.

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This fabulous article is by Somerset wedding photographer Simon Biffen Photography

groom epic lift of bride during first dance, image by Simon Biffen Photography

It can be some people’s idea of a nightmare, but for others a chance to cut loose and go wild. The first dance is a wedding tradition that’s not going away anytime soon. There are so many ways that you can tackle this particular moment on your wedding day that I thought I’d share some of the wonderful first dances that I have witnessed, and why they are all perfect in their own way.

So let’s begin with the why. Where did this tradition come from? Turn the clock back a few hundred years and imagine the scene: a grand ball in a fancy stately home, guests from high society gathered and after a sumptuous meal the music begins and two distinguished guests are invited to open the evenings entertainment with a dance. Fast forward to weddings today and the newly married couple are the most important people present and they have the honour of opening the evening proceedings, which has now become a feature of weddings the world over.

Florals by Foxy Buds for a beautiful English wedding near Bath, image credit Simon Biffen Photography (5)
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Today’s featured wedding was a classic white wedding with the most beautiful church arch. A very relaxed elegant feel with lots of involvement from the family – and the prettiest florals you can imagine. I just love the archway covered in flowers and foliage by lovely Caroline, owner of Foxy Buds Floral Design – it makes the prettiest backdrop for photos and has a traditional feel to it which I think is wonderful.

Florals by Foxy Buds for a beautiful English wedding near Bath, image credit Simon Biffen Photography (11)

The brief I gave my florist (Caroline at Foxy Buds) was “White with greenery presented in a natural/wild style.” And Foxy Buds completely delivered. I was really nervous before the big day because I had completely overdosed on Pintrest and Instagram and so I thought it would be impossible to bring that picture in my head to life. That nervousness was a complete waste of time – Caroline’s flowers were more beautiful that anything I had seen elsewhere. James and I constantly referred to the word “relaxed” when talking about what we wanted from our big day and that’s exactly the same feel I wanted (and got) from the flowers.

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I can’t help stumbling across all these amazing weddings… where you lovely lot are finding the sunshine I have no idea… but oh my goodness you’re making the whole internet beautiful!

Maunsel House wedding blog Somerset photographers Simon Biffen (5)

Today’s real wedding sneak peek comes from lovely Simon Biffen. Simon’s a Somerset wedding photographer whose style I adore. His images of Carmen and Steve’s Maunsel House wedding are divine.

Maunsel House wedding blog Somerset photographers Simon Biffen (4)Simon is happy to travel throughout the UK to photograph weddings. Wherever you are, do check him out… I think he’s amazing!

@simonbiffenphoto
http://www.simonbiffenphotography.co.uk/
http://www.facebook.com/simonbiffenphoto
http://english-wedding.com/tag/simon-biffen-photography

The details of the day are stunning; the venue one of England’s finest; the happy couple just incredibly gorgeous. You will love this!
Maunsel House wedding blog Somerset photographers Simon Biffen (2)
Maunsel House wedding blog Somerset photographers Simon Biffen (3)

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Who’s in the mood for a special treat this lovely afternoon? Because – it’s your lucky day, I have just the thing! Described as ‘the happiest bride on the planet’ and incredibly beautiful, Steph married her soulmate John a few weeks ago in rural Staffordshire – and I can’t resist showing you their wedding!

A gorgeous countryside wedding blog with images by Simon Biffen Photography (3)

The gorgeous couple married at Domvilles Farm guest house, which is the most charming rural setting you can imagine. The cherry blossom was still at its very best and the details of the day were chosen to compliment the season. There’s pretty gypsophila and a delicate rose bouquet; a naked cake complete with Wookie (click the ‘see more’ link for that one!), handwritten chalk board menu and table plan and a gorgeous teepee…

A gorgeous countryside wedding blog with images by Simon Biffen Photography (1)

Images are by lovely wedding photographer Simon Biffen (based in Somerset), who you’ll find here:

@simonbiffenphoto
http://www.simonbiffenphotography.co.uk/
http://www.facebook.com/simonbiffenphoto
http://english-wedding.com/tag/simon-biffen-photography

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Ripley Arts Centre wedding blog Simon Biffen Photography (1)Ripley Arts Centre is a gorgeous wedding venue in Bromley – a charming Victorian house tucked away in London’s leafy suburbs… and with the loveliest gardens you’ll see. I adored Nicola and Chris’s wedding when I spotted it on Simon Biffen’s photography blog. Their sense of style is just wonderful – everything from Nicola’s gorgeous dress and Chris’s suit to their cat, smiles and balloons made me smile!
Simon Biffen Photography Ripley Arts Centre (4)Their reception is beautifully and tastefully decorated with jars of gypsophila and vintage china – it’s really lovely and a style that won’t break the bank – I think it’s wonderful.

Images are by lovely wedding photographer Simon Biffen (based in Somerset), who you’ll find here:

@simonbiffenphoto
http://www.simonbiffenphotography.co.uk/
http://www.facebook.com/simonbiffenphoto

Ripley Arts Centre wedding blog Simon Biffen Photography (2)
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I’m never happier than with my nose in a book – and a book lovers’ wedding is guaranteed to tickle my blogging fancy every time! So I’m delighted to show you Holly and Tom’s Somerset wedding today. They married at Taunton School and held their reception in the school library: a wood panelled room with a high, arched ceiling and shelves full of gorgeous, wonderful, beautiful books!

English wedding at Taunton School in Somerset by Simon Biffen Photography (4)

I shouldn’t gloss over the beauty of the bride and groom, should I? Holly and Tom are fabulous – a stunning couple. Their classic English wedding is stylish and timeless; the images by Somerset wedding photographer Simon Biffen are exquisite. Simon is happy to travel throughout the UK to photograph weddings. Wherever you are, do check him out… I think he’s amazing!

@simonbiffenphoto
http://www.simonbiffenphotography.co.uk/
http://www.facebook.com/simonbiffenphoto

English wedding at Taunton School in Somerset by Simon Biffen Photography (1)
English wedding at Taunton School in Somerset by Simon Biffen Photography (2)
English wedding at Taunton School in Somerset by Simon Biffen Photography (3)

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