Bride and groom sitting down covering eyes - Picture by Philippa James Photography

Image © Philippa James Photography



Bride and groom with harpist

We love a bit of old fashioned romance, and today’s shoot tells the story of just that. Photographed by Matthew Bishop Photography, this timeless bridal shoot ‘Victorian Love’ oozes elegance and romance, with an abundance of nostalgia. We love the styling details that help create this sophisticated look. We hope you enjoy the story these pictures tell…

“The Victorian style draws inspiration from nature, geometry, symbolism and nostalgia. The early years of the Victorian era were described as romantic or sentimental, and reflected the youth, courtship and marriage of the young queen, Victoria.

“Restraint was not part of Victorian decorating, and in the hands of the group of skilful and talented wedding suppliers, a refined, sophisticated, complex and warmly romantic atmosphere is created. Using elements of Victorian design, art and literature, I wanted to design a wedding style that is rich, not necessarily only in decoration, but also in atmosphere and sophistication.

Victorian teacup


Necklace hanging from chest handle

Bracelet and rings

“Pink suggests romance, and by choosing a monochrome colour scheme and using a variety of shades and tints of pink a sophisticated romantic scheme was created. Making use of architectural rose border etching, the stunning design of the stationery looks very authentic, and the burgundy colour is gorgeous and perfect for this theme.

Pink Victorian style wedding stationery

Pink Victorian style wedding stationery

Pink Victorian style wedding stationery

Victorian style wedding menu

Victorian style wedding table number

“Pot roasted Chiltern Lamb shank, roasted quail, grilled chicory and butter glazed vegetables are some of the creative dishes served in little copper pans. The oven-fired vine cherry tomatoes and rosemary add lovely colour and texture to the ingenious dishes. Potted Test trout and Wye salmon, and whipped goats cheese with roasted garlic are presented in glass jars on a wood tray. A very rustic addition to a grand table setting provides a delightful contrast and is visually effective. A scrumptious Eton Mess, made with macaroons, Cotswold diary cream, red berries and crushed meringues, is a delightful pink sweet joy on the table.

Jars and pots of food

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Bride and groom kissing on steps - Picture by Willa J Photography

Image © Willa J Photography



Patryk of Patryk Stanisz Photography

Patryk Stanisz Photography logo

Interview with: Patryk Stanisz

Company Name: Patryk Stanisz Photography


Location / Coverage: London / UK and Europe

How did the business get started and who works at Patryk Stanisz Photography?

The business get started in 2009. When I finished my studies I decided to start my business and work for myself.

Bride and groom with two horses - Picture by Patryk Stanisz Photography

Had you always wanted to be a photographer?

Honestly, when I was young I wanted to be a basketball player or trainer, and after that I wanted to be a musician ( I used to play the trumpet ). I discovered photography in 2007-2008 when I bought my first camera for taking pictures in the last years of my education at University in Wroclaw. People liked my pictures and they wanted me for weddings, portraits and family shots, so I decided to be a photographer.

Can you remember how old you were when you took your first picture? What was it of?

I remember one day from my childhood when was 11-12 years old and I took pictures of my younger brother using my father’s camera; my brother was standing on a swing. It was probably the first time I took pictures.

One of first pictures by Patryk of Patryk Stanisz Photography

Which areas of the UK do you cover?

I cover the whole of the UK and I am always willing to travel. I love travel!

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Bride in black dress standing in front of mountains - Picture by Ever After Photography

Image © Ever After Photography


Bride and groom walking with wedding party

We love it when we are sent a wedding with a super-cool bride and groom, and that’s just what we have for you today. This wedding took place at the George Brown Botanical Gardens in the Australian outback, which created the perfect setting for their laid back, fun wedding.

The groom’s cousin, Josh from Joshua Kane Photography, photographed the wedding, and these pictures just go to show what a difference being relaxed with your photographer can make.

“Our wedding was exactly what we wanted it to be – casual, fun, celebrated with family and friends, delicious food and lots of dancing; our perfect night. We met as 15 and 16 year olds at Matt’s cousin’s party… Matt’s cousin, Josh Wood, was our amazing photographer at our wedding!

“The George Brown Botanical Gardens was a wonderful spot to get married. We picked the Heritage Lawn, so by 4:30pm there was a lot of shade and the backdrop was a beautiful bright red Ginger Tree.

“Our bonbonnieres were little jam jars, and the plum jam was homemade by Matt’s aunty. The jars were decorated by us, and we used them as not only a thank you but also the name card so everyone could find their own seat.

“Josh and Matt spent a lot of time together growing up so having someone we knew as our photographer just made it so comfortable for us. Josh is extremely professional and has this ability to make you feel super-comfortable and confident during the shoot. He flew all the way to Darwin to shoot our wedding and with hardly any time to prepare (and in a totally unfamiliar city!) he produced these amazing shots, kept everyone calm and was so time efficient. I get so many compliments on our photos, I would recommend this guy to everyone! He is an absolute pro and we love him for the amazing gift he has given us, something we can look back on and treasure forever.”

Dirt track


Fruit tree Man climbing tree


Dog laying down

Teapot on chair

Wedding rings on fruit


Shirt hanging on door handle

Man with large tattoo ironing Man doing up shirt Doing up top shirt button

Holding cufflinks

Groomsmen helping groom get ready

Groom wist waistcoat and bow tie Groom sitting on chair

Groom in woods

Groom and groomsmen in casual dress

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Bride and groom - Picture by Jamie Penfold Photography

Image © Jamie Penfold Photography



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Big can sometimes be better, and when we are talking blooms, we agree that big is better! We adore big, blousy, trailing wedding bouquets, so today our wedding inspiration mood board is to share some of our favourite oversized wedding bouquets we have seen.

We love them all; which is your favourite?

Oversized Wedding Bouquets Mood Board

Oversized Bouquet of Peonies and Lilac – Via Ruffled Blog

Large Bouquet of White Ranunculus – Via Love My Dress

Wedding Bouquet with Large Succulent – Via Ruffled Blog

Oversized Wedding Bouquet with Ribbon Detail – Naomi Kenton

Large Wedding Bouquet of Pink Blossom and Larger Bouquet of Red and Orange Poppies, Roses, Berries and Chrysanthemums – Via Intimate Weddings

Bride and groom on roof terrace - Picture by Theresa Furey Photography

Image © Theresa Furey Photography



Happy Friday. This week’s news is dedicated to everyone else who has spent the week working in an office where the heating hasn’t come on yet. Hang in there.

From Our Suppliers…


Real Weddings and Bridal Shoots

A South Farm wedding, photographed by Jackson and Co Photography…

Bride and groom kissing

© Jackson and Co Photography – A South Farm wedding


A Careys Manor wedding, photographed by Lemontree Photography…

Bride and groom holding hands

© Lemontree Photography – A Careys Manor wedding


A Walcot Hall wedding, photographed by Steve Gerrard Photography…

Bride and groom posing next to tractor

© Steve Gerrard Photography – A Walcot Hall wedding


A marquee wedding in Guernsey, photographed by Marianne Taylor Photography…

Bride and groom next to marquee

© Marianne Taylor Photography – A marquee wedding in Guernsey


A Narborough Hall wedding, photographed by Katherine Ashdown Photography…

Bride and groom at Narborough Hall

© Katherine Ashdown Photography – A Narborough Hall wedding


A secret Baltic Mill wedding, photographed by Jamie Penfold Photography…

Bride and groom next to coloured window

© Jamie Penfold Photography – A secret Baltic Mill wedding


A South Farm wedding with duck herding, photographed by Ria Mishaal Photography…

Duck herding at wedding

© Ria Mishaal Photography – A South Farm wedding with duck herding


A wedding at The Bell in Ticehurst, photographed by Jackson and Co Photography…

Bride and groom

© Jackson and Co Photography – A wedding at The Bell in Ticehurst


A wedding at The Kennels at Goodwood, photographed by Artomedes Photography…

Bride and groom kissing in corridor

© Artomedes Photography – A wedding at The Kennels at Goodwood

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