Vintage should mean something. Vintage for me is so much more than a pretty theme; it’s finding pieces with their own story to tell – heirlooms, treasures and trinkets with real meaning. You can’t buy vintage in Debenhams – but discovering the true meaning of vintage is a journey many of us fall in love with. Today’s shoot is one to cherish: the wedding dress belonged to lovely Helen’s mum, and so this is a very personal inspiration piece which has me falling in love with it all the more.

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Words & images: Helen Spencer, Eyesome Photography

The inspiration for this shoot has been staring me in the face for my entire life, every time I opened the wardrobe door of my parents’ bedroom in the house in which I was born. My parents married in March 1957 in Birmingham, my home town. They were both 22 years old and mad about each other. They were still mad about each other in 2007 which was the year of their 50th anniversary and the year in which my mum passed away.


Hey everyone! I hope the sunshine is with you today… it’s glorious here, it feels as though it’s been sooooo long! So it’s a happy day – and for two reasons. One: sunshine 🙂 and two: I have someone awesome I’d like to introduce you to – Yorkshire wedding photographer Ian Wallace.

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Ian Wallace has had some beautiful weddings featured on the English Wedding Blog over the years. There was Anna & Tom’s Aldwark Manor wedding, and then Adrian and Charlotte’s gorgeous Wasing Park wedding from last spring. All of Ian’s photography is beautiful, timeless and elegant – and so to have him join the English Wedding Blog as a sponsor is a real treat.

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Contact & Bookings: Ian Wallace Photography


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Ian says “I like my photos to tell you about a moment. To tell you about a person. To make you feel like you were there. Photos will bring back memories and help to tell a story, which is why I love photographing weddings… I come away with a collection of moments and memories in my camera.”


Only those of you who are new to English Wedding Blog will be discovering Tierney Photography for the first time today. Sheffield wedding photographer Mark Tierney has been a supporter of the blog for many years, with some of his best weddings gracing these pages since the very early days of English Wedding.

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Tierney Photography – contemporary wedding photography from Sheffield

Contemporary wedding photography in Sheffield

I’m now delighted to welcome Mark and Tierney Photography as a sponsor of English Wedding Blog.

Mark Tier­ney is a con­tem­po­rary wed­ding pho­tog­ra­pher who aims to cap­ture the excite­ment and emo­tion of a couple’s wed­ding day. His style is a blend of nat­ural reportage wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phy and relaxed fam­ily pho­tographs, com­bined with cap­tur­ing cre­ative moments with the bride and groom.

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Natural reportage wedding photography by Tierney Photography on English Wedding Blog

Please take five minutes to read more about Tierney Photography on the brand new Tierney Photography page of English Wedding Blog. Every one of my sponsors has their own dedicated page about their business – and each sponsor is chosen because I love what they do and how they work.