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Carrina and Simon were lucky enough to be married at the spectacular St Audries Park in Somerset in October, and their wedding caught my eye for its rich colours, styling and location. St Audries Park is gorgeous – the ivy climbing the tower is the most romantic backdrop and makes for amazing images.

St Audries Park wedding (1) The beautiful bride and groom braved rain showers for some wonderful wedding photos outside the venue – complete with wedding wellies they look as though they only have eyes for each other.

Images are by Somerset wedding photographer Simon Biffen, who you’ll find here:

http://simonbiffenphotography.blogspot.co.uk
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The magic of raindrops and lighting make this a really special wedding and I know you’ll love it. Read more…

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How has your Monday been? It’s been a productive day here at English Wedding Blog towers – and before I flop for the evening I simply have to share this Somerset wedding with you.

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Simon Biffen Photography – a beautiful St Audries Park wedding blog

My lovely friend and sponsor Simon Biffen emailed me to share a sneak peek of Rebecca and Simon’s wedding from St Audries Park in Somerset. The image above is just a snippet of one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve seen this year.

Please, please go and look at the wedding on Simon’s blog – and watch out for the most incredible sunset wedding photograph. You’ll know which one I mean. 😉

http://simonbiffenphotography.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/st-audries-park-wedding.html

 

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Hi everyone! Last week on the English Wedding Blog I asked for your very best ideas for flower power inspired wedding styling. And I’m so happy to say you shared some wonderful images, ideas and designs! I will definitely run a blog feature like this again, I’ve loved seeing everything you emailed me last week.

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Gorgeous bright wedding bouquet – talk about flower power! Photo credit Peppermint Love Photography

My top 11 wedding ideas – flower power style!

I asked you to share ideas and inspiration for a bright, exciting, slightly bohemian and hippy wedding theme – in a nutshell I wanted ‘Flower Power’ wedding ideas as an antidote to all the Great Gatsby hysteria. And boy did you share some lovely ideas 🙂 So here are my 11 favourites from the items you shared last week. I hope you love them too!

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Flower Power – two words to inspire a world of different wedding ideas

Those flower power wedding ideas contributors – from the top:

  1. Use retro print jars and containers for your flowers to jazz up displays. Photo credit Simon Biffen Photography
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I’m so happy to be welcoming back one of my lovely English Wedding Blog sponsors this morning. Simon Biffen is a Somerset wedding photographer who is really passionate about his work. Simon told me he believes inspired wed­ding imagery requires a cre­ative and open mind. It also requires a con­nec­tion between the pho­tog­ra­pher and the sub­ject.

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Pick­ing the right wed­ding pho­tog­ra­pher is like choos­ing your dress: intu­ition, fate, call it what you will, but deep down you know when it feels right. I want you to feel that con­nec­tion with me, that bond of like­mind­ed­ness so that every time you look through your wed­ding images, you know you made absolutely the right deci­sion with choos­ing me as your wed­ding photographer.

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For those of you who haven’t read my Facebook page recently I can’t resist adding that Simon is the current UK Wellington Boot Throwing Champion! I’m hugely impressed by this – and it shows that Simon has a great sense of fun too 🙂

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I think perhaps I’m becoming known for my love of sunshine! I live at the seaside, and when it’s cold it’s sooooo cold: but when the sun shines it’s incredibly beautiful. And I talk about it a LOT! Somerset wedding photographer Simon Biffen knows exactly how to get my attention: with an offer of a beautifully sunny Sorrento wedding blog feature!

 

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Lucy and Joe were married last summer and invited Simon Biffen to be their wedding photographer. Lucy is English and Joe is American, so they chose a destination wedding in Italy as a way of meeting in the middle!

Their theme included purple details and the wedding day was timeless and simple in style, with the location and love creating all the atmosphere you could dream of!

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Lucy and Joe: A sunny Sorrento wedding blog

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Simon told me a little more about Lucy and Joe’s wedding day:

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Imagine the romance of waves on a beach, the soft ripple of the sea on a still day. Rachel and Eugene’s wedding with waves has everything: the looks of pure love are reflected in every image, even in the styling of their day: pastel palettes, delicate flowers and a dream wedding venue.

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Rachel’s hair is divine – with twists of the prettiest wildflowers in a beautiful braid. The love in Eugene’s eyes is there for all to see. This is an inspiring and wonderful wedding in every way imaginable. Watch out for the ice cream and the bubbles too! Thank you to Rachel and Eugene for writing a little wedding report, and to wedding photographer Simon Biffen for sharing their day with us all at English Wedding Blog. Enjoy today’s little sprinkling of beauty. Claire xxx

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Rachel and Eugene’s wedding with waves – St Donat’s Castle

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“We organised the wedding from Australia and wanted a venue which was simple to organise and minimal fuss, but characterful and close to home and family in Wales, to perfectly blend with our interests and tastes.

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Oh my… if this isn’t the perfect English Wedding then I’ll eat my top hat… I spotted Vicky and Chris’s wedding at St Audries Park on facebook on Monday (check out Somerset wedding photographer Simon Biffen’s facebook page).

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Read more… Vicky and Chris’s wedding at St Audries Park

I emailed Simon immediately to ask permission to share it with all of you… and then realised he’d already emailed me and offered. Lovely guy. And that’ll teach me to play on facebook before I’ve checked my emails, won’t it…

But do go and read all about Vicky and Chris’s wedding. It’s beautiful – there’s everything from one of our very best wedding venues through to croquet and a lovely bulldog in the best man’s speech, a stunning bride, beautiful dress, delicious sunshine and an orangery wedding – quintessentially English. Beautiful, and recommended reading!

http://simonbiffenphotography.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/st-audries-park-wedding-vicky-and-chris.html

 

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I’m feeling quite proud of English Wedding Blog this week. Today’s real wedding in Dorset is one reason for my pride – it’s such a lovely countryside wedding day, relaxed and happy and full of ideas.

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Andy and Polly were married at Bryanston School Church, Blandford Forum, Dorset. Their wedding reception was in a marquee on the lawn at Hanford School, Child Okeford, Dorset.

They chose Somerset wedding photographer Simon Biffen to photograph their day – and he documents their wedding beautifully. The pictures I have to show you today start with clay pigeon shooting and take us through the wedding ceremony, reception and on to twilight… it’s a beautiful English wedding and I do hope you enjoy the feature!

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Who proposed, and how?

Having met and worked together at The Banda School in Kenya for three years, Andy told Polly they were going on cricket tour to Tanzania for a few days.

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Welcoming new wedding photographers as sponsors of English Wedding Blog is always a pleasure. This is especially true for Somerset wedding photographer Simon Biffen – a first class photographer who clearly gives 100% to every bride and groom he works with.

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Photo credit Simon Biffen www.simonbiffenphotography.co.uk

I was impressed by Simon’s dedication straight away as he told me about his wedding photography.

A great wedding photography experience

He’s there for you from the beginning and wants your wedding photography experience to be flawless – for this he’ll meet you, get to know you, visit your wedding venue, chat about your plans and be available before your wedding day for advice if you need him to be.

Reassurance like this is a wonderful thing – so do have a look at Simon’s English Wedding Showcase Page to find out more. Simon is based in Somerset and will happily travel far and wide to photograph a wedding!

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Photo credit Simon Biffen www.simonbiffenphotography.co.uk