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It’s now time for you to vote for your favourite Picture of the Day from August 2014. Please choose your favourite picture from all the August 2014 Pictures of the Day below, and vote using the form at the bottom of this post. Only one vote is allowed per person (voting is monitored – any duplicate votes will be void) and voting will close at 12pm on Monday 8th September 2014. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 9th September 2014 on this blog.

Please make sure you use the poll to cast your vote. Any votes cast using the comments will not be counted, but feel free to comment as well as vote.

1. Lina & Tom…

Bride and groom kissing on bridge in London - Picture by Lina & Tom

2. DnJ Image…

Bride with veil holding bouquet - Picture by DnJ Image

3. Jade Nott Photography…

Bride and groom hugging - Picture by Jade Nott Photography

4. Rebecca Parsons Photography…

Bride and groom smiling at each other - Picture by Rebecca Parsons Photography

5. Belinda McCarthy Photography…

Groom wiping away tear as bride walks down the aisle - Picture by Belinda McCarthy Photography

6. Amy Faith Photography…

Groom with hands on pregnant bride's bump - Picture by Amy Faith Photography

7. Darren Mack Photography…

Bride and groom kissing surrounded by trees - Picture by Darren Mack Photography

8. Ed Pereira Photography…

Bride and groom holding hands with blurred Tower Bridge in background - Picture by Ed Pereira Photography

9. Marianne Chua Photography…

Bride and groom laying on ground - Picture by Marianne Chua Photography

10. Meachen and Shorey Photography…

Bride and groom kissing in grand wedding venue - Picture by Meachen and Shorey Photography

11. Toast…

Two brides kissing in a field - Picture by Toast

12. Lucy Little Photography…

Looking down wedding table at guests raising toast - Picture by Lucy Little Photography

13. Kate Gray Photography…

Bridesmaids laying with their heads touching - Picture by Kate Gray Photography

14. Kanashay Photography…

Bride blowing glitter from hands - Picture by Kanashay Photography

15. Lucy Turnbull Photography…

Bride and groom on beach - Picture by Lucy Turnbull Photography

16. Scuffins Photography…

Bride looking at groom with yellow tie - Picture by Scuffins Photography

17. Simon Dewey Photography…

Wedding guests standing with planes flying overhead - Picture by Simon Dewey Photography

18. Miss Gen Photography…

Bride and groom hugging - Picture by Miss Gen Photography

19. Kerry Ann Duffy Photography…

Bride and groom leaning against merry-go-round - Picture by Kerry Ann Duffy Photography

20. John Wellings Photographer…

Bride and groom kissing - Picture by John Wellings Photographer

21. Bhavna Barratt…

Groom kissing Indian bride on the head - Picture by Bhavna Barratt

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Today we are featuring the final mood board in our series of styling ideas to co-ordinate with our amazing free wedding website templates. Our last design is Wedding Polka Dots, and this template is not only for couples who have specifically styled their weddings with polka dots, but as polka dots will add an element of fun to a wedding, it could be used to co-ordinate with any other wedding styling. We have used ‘Wisteria’ as our colour, but there are 15 beautiful colours to choose from for this design.

Polka Dots Wedding Styling Mood Board

Polka Dot Wedding Invitation – The Card Gallery

Bunting – West of Chelsea via Etsy

Purple and Lilac Garland – Mailbox Happiness via Etsy

Polka Dot 1950s Style Bridesmaid Dress – Amordress via Etsy

Wedding Polka Dots Wedding Website Template – The Wedding Community

Lilac Polka Dot Wedding Cake – La Cupella

Balloons and Pom Poms – Via Chickabug

Polka Dot Wedding Table Plan – The Card Gallery

Polka Dot Straws – Ginger Ray

Elderly ladies playing with baby at wedding - Picture by Paul Joseph Photography

Image © Paul Joseph Photography

Website: http://pauljosephphotography.co.uk

Blog: http://pauljosephphotography.co.uk/blog

Happy Friday. Do you live in the North East? Do you want to win a pair of tickets to The North East Wedding Show? Well, you’re in luck, as we have 10 pairs of tickets to give away – just click the link for all the details.

On Monday voting will open for our August 2014 Picture of the Day competition. You know the drill, pick your favourite picture and vote using the poll. The post will be live from 12noon on this blog.

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An Orleans House Gallery wedding, photographed by Voyteck Photography…

Groom holding ice cream with bride holding bouquet

© Voyteck Photography – An Orleans House Gallery wedding

 

A Milton Abbey wedding, photographed by Libra Photographic…

Bride and groom sitting in church

© Libra Photographic – A Milton Abbey wedding

 

A wedding at Chateau de Cazenac, Dordogne, photographed by Joseph Hall Photography…

Bride and groom holding hands

© Joseph Hall Photography – A wedding at Chateau de Cazenac, Dordogne

 

A Bridge Hotel Prestbury wedding, photographed by Lee Brown Photography…

Bride and groom under umbrella at night

© Lee Brown Photography – A Bridge Hotel Prestbury wedding

 

A Cain Manor wedding, photographed by Ikonworks Photography…

Bride and groom kissing

© Ikonworks Photography – A Cain Manor wedding

 

A Queen’s Hall wedding, photographed by Martin Beddall Photography…

Bride and groom under tree

© Martin Beddall Photography – A Queen’s Hall wedding

 

A Northamptonshire Farm wedding, photographed by Brillpix Photography…

Bride and groom in corn field

© Brillpix Photography – A Northamptonshire Farm wedding

 

A Rhinefield House wedding, photographed by Lemontree Photography…

Bride and groom in grounds of Rhinefield House

© Lemontree Photography – A Rhinefield House wedding

 

A wedding at The Dorchester, photographed by Jackson and Co Photography…

Bride and groom

© Jackson and Co Photography – A wedding at The Dorchester

This Week On…

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Groom kissing Indian bride on the head - Picture by Bhavna Barratt

Image © Bhavna Barratt

Website: www.bhavnabarratt.com

Blog: http://bhavnabarratt.com/indian-wedding-photography-blog

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The North East Wedding Show returns to Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on 13th and 14th September, and we have 10 pairs of tickets to give away to our lucky readers.

For your chance to win a pair of tickets, simply email competitions@theweddingcommunity.com with your name, address and your day you wish to visit (Saturday 13th or Sunday 14th September), with ‘The North East Wedding Show’ as the subject.

The competition will close at 5pm on Thursday 4th September and the winners will then be contacted.

The North East Wedding Show, Metro Radio Arena, Arena Way, Newcastle , Tyne and Wear, NE4 7NA

Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th September 2014, 10am – 5pm

The show provides brides-to-be in the North East with direct access to the very best in bridal wear and wedding suppliers in the region.

The must-see fashion show will take place at the catwalk three times a day, showcasing the latest trends in bridal wear, occasion wear, groomswear and mother of the bride dresses.

All visitors to the show will receive a free goody bag, and the first 500 visitors through the door on Saturday 13th September will also receive a glass of fizz to celebrate and toast to future happiness!

Advanced tickets to the show are priced at £7 and must be booked by midnight on September 12th 2014, or tickets on the door cost £9.

For more details and to book tickets visit www.theukweddingshows.co.uk/newcastle-wedding-show

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Bride and groom standing under umbrella

Beautiful braids, hay bales, a flying unicorn (yes a unicorn!) and a HUGE party with 200 guests; what is not to love about today’s uber-cool real wedding?

We love that Sharon and Teun describe their wedding as “bohemian; kind of a cosy mess, like a small festival”, the perfect wedding for such a beautiful couple.

We have to thank photographer Eliška of Khiria Photography for these amazing wedding pictures that we are sharing with you today.

“The wedding idea was to have one big party with our 200 guests. The ceremony was in an old amphitheatre, and we sat in a small rocking bench with flowers everywhere. The ceremony was intimate and very personal, and we prepared some words for some of our loved ones.

“The reception was more like drinks with music that fluently went to dinner. We don’t like the word reception that much. It was very loose, relaxed, bohemian; kind of a cosy mess , like a small festival.

“We prepared wooden spoons with our initials on and tied our favourite recipe (homemade Buma BBQ sauce) and a red pepper to them to give to our guests. Our friends made wooden signs for all over.

“Our wedding was full of fun, good food and lots of music and dance. Our friends prepared s many surprises for us, including a funny movie about how we met and a lot of speeches about our past and memories. The whole day was unforgettable.”

Make-up colour palette

Bride having hair styled

Braids in bride's hair

Bride having lip liner applied

Young girl

Wedding dress hanging from ceiling

Bridal bouquet

Bride putting shoes on

Bride's flower crown

Bride with father

Bride walking with father

Wedding arrow signs

Wedding seating in Amphitheatre

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Bride and groom kissing - Picture by John Wellings Photographer

Image © John Wellings Photographer

Website: www.wellingsweddings.com

Blog: www.wellingsweddings.com/blog

Jodie Brennan of Jodie Brennan Photography

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Interview with: Jodie Brennan

Company Name: Jodie Brennan Photography

Website: www.jodiebrennan.co.uk

Location / Coverage: Staffordshire and the Midlands, but will travel throughout the UK

How did the business get started and who works at Jodie Brennan Photography?

The business, which began in 2010, is run by myself, Jodie Brennan. I also have a group of ‘second shooters’ who I call upon, on a freelance basis, to assist me during weekend wedding shoots. I attend all pre-wedding meetings to discuss photography directly with my clients so they can meet me face to face prior to the big day. Jodie Brennan Photography grew slowly and organically to begin with; each year is getting busier and I have more and more client referrals, which is great.

Bride and groom in doorway - Picture by Jodie Brennan Photography

Had you always wanted to be a photographer?

When I was very little I wanted to be an archaeologist, but enjoyed Art and Design so much at high school I went to University to do a Design and Art Direction degree (graphics). It was here I started to specialise in photography (and really fell in love with it). I started out by constantly photographing my favourite models – my very patient younger brother and sister.

Groomsmen with team Groom sign - Picture by Jodie Brennan Photography

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

I started out using my Dad’s old Pentax 35mm camera and printing my own images. Then I was very lucky to be one of the first of my friends to get a digital camera; it was 2 megapixel and very cutting edge at the time! I can’t remember what my very first image was of, but I used to photograph my pet cat ‘Kitten Kat’ and my family… a lot.

Which areas of the UK do you cover?

I am based in Staffordshire and the Midlands but I am happy to travel throughout the UK.

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Bride and groom leaning against merry-go-round - Picture by Kerry Ann Duffy Photography

Image © Kerry Ann Duffy Photography

Website: www.kerryannduffy.com

Blog: www.kerryannduffy.blogspot.co.uk