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Today’s styled shoot features a cast of north west wedding superstars, creative talents I’ve admired since the beginning of the English Wedding Blog a whole 6 years ago. Kerry Baker‘s fabulous make up steals the show. Flowers by Red Floral are breathtaking. Jane at HF Couture‘s designer hair accessories are exquisite; the images by Teresa C Photography are out of this world. This is bridal style without compromise: a brave, striking and different look for those of you who don’t wear pastels. I LOVE this.

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Words: Kerry Baker MUA | Images: Teresa C Photography

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Not every bride dreams of a pretty pastel wedding. In the modern age of Pinterest and social media, we are seeing couples experiment more and more with texture and colour. One trend which is set to become very popular is the used of mixed metallics to dress the venue, creating a lavish, decadent and opulent style.

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This summer we’ve all been in love with boho bridal style… relaxed and ethereally pretty hair and make up, flowing gowns and lush greenery. It’s the biggest trend to hit weddings since vintage, and our love affair with boho is here to stay.

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I adore the boho wedding style – the casual approach to styling with nature at the forefront. Leaves and flowers are BIG, and that means you can play with luscious colour combinations everywhere from your hair to your cake and stationery.

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I was delighted to be asked to share some calligraphy ideas for a boho style wedding inspiration shoot at Aspire Photography Training in Cumbria. Knowing the flowers and location styling was going to be relaxed and natural I created a bespoke suite with soft green inks and delicate leaf details. The calligraphy is modern and a little alternative… just the thing to add a little artistry to a boho wedding style.

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Italian wedding styled shoot Aspire Photography Training (2)

Mary-Kate had no idea she’d return from Venice with a ring on her finger… she was modelling along with her boyfriend Lee for a styled wedding shoot in Italy, having the experience of a lifetime which she probably didn’t think could get any better.

She was in for the most amazing surprise…

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Today I bring you the most delicious shoot I could ever dream of showing you! I’ve been working alongside the lovely team at Aspire Photography Training recently, writing little bits of calligraphy and helping super stylist Yasmin with wedding shoot plans. It’s really exciting.

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I was thrilled when Yasmin from Aspire asked me to provide calligraphy for a shoot at Castello Ceconi in Italy. I adore the images and how they tell a story, especially with the incredible twist right at the end!

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Images are by Lisa Aldersley, Ayshea Goldberg, Teresa Cunningham and Marta May. I’ve included a little about each of the photographers who shared their images for the shoot at the end of today’s post. Please visit their websites and discover more – they’re all brilliant and I love their photographs to bits!
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