Bride and groom posing - Picture by Just-Married Photography

A Candlelit Winter Wedding

No Throughfare For Carriages or Horses Sign - Picture by Laura McCluskey Photography

Candlelight creates the perfect ambience for a winter wedding, and this is exactly what Elizabeth and Kamal wanted for their beautiful December wedding at Queen’s College Chapel and Magdalene College, Cambridge.

Photographed by Laura McCluskey Photography, this beautiful winter wedding was styled by Elizabeth, with romantic candlelight, seasonal flowers in mismatched glass vases and each table named after the couple’s favourite authors. Elizabeth wore a classic fishtail-style Vera Wang dress and her Grandmother’s antique veil

Elizabeth explains the ideas behind the styling…

“We wanted our wedding to be festive, intimate and candlelit as much as possible. For those reasons, I chose the bridesmaids’ bouquets and dresses in jewel-like reds – purples, mulberries, crimsons – and ordered some bunting to decorate one of the reception areas in matching colours. I didn’t think about having a ‘theme’ as much as wanting the whole day to be elegant, atmospheric and, most importantly, fun. In many ways, the beauty of the venue informed the styling: the chapel and the dining hall were historic and striking and that meant I wanted my dress to be timeless, to complement rather than to detract from the setting.

“I handmade the guests’ favours – individual packets of mulled wine spices that I’d ordered online, complete with a hand-tied ribbon and hand-written luggage label – as well as the postcard pictures we had on each table showing me and my partner at different stages in our life. The cake was baked by my mother and iced by my (very creative) sister. My veil was a piece of lace from my late grandmother that I asked a local dress alterations place to sew a hair comb onto. It meant the day was even more special because there was a part of her with me as I walked down the aisle.”

Pouring Champagne - Picture by Laura McCluskey Photography

Make-up brushes - Picture by Laura McCluskey Photography

Bride having make-up applied - Picture by Laura McCluskey Photography

Bride having mascara applied - Picture by Laura McCluskey Photography

Bride having her hair done - Picture by Laura McCluskey Photography

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Bride and groom on beach with sun shining - Picture by Captured by Aimee

Californian Beach Wedding

Bride and groom on beach with sun shining - Picture by Captured by Aimee

We just had to share the pictures from this beautiful outdoor wedding, photographed by San Diego wedding photographer Captured by Aimee, which took place in Del Mar, California.

The California beach provides a stunning backdrop for the amazing wedding of Heather and Josh. This is a laid-back wedding with the bride wearing a gorgeous lace wedding dress with ballet slippers, an abundance of succulents as wedding flowers, a beautiful Chuppah, and even late night popcorn!

Heather describes their wedding style…

“For our wedding I wanted everything earthy and natural. I feel like Josh and I are total beach bums at heart, but we definitely wanted to keep to a clean, fresh and nature-minded theme that was as comfortable as it was classy.”

Beach wedding Del Mar, California - Picture by Captured by Aimee

Joshua loves Heather written on glass - Picture by Captured by Aimee Wedding order of service - Picture by Captured by Aimee

Wedding dress hanging from rail - Picture by Captured by Aimee Buttons on back of wedding dress - Picture by Captured by Aimee

Bride putting on ballet shoes - Picture by Captured by Aimee

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Bride and groom

A Relaxed Garden Party Wedding

Garden party wedding signs

We have a beautiful collection of pictures to share with you today, from Jacks and Charlie’s wedding back in July this year. They officially married in the Cayman Islands, where Jacks and Charlie met and lived, but this day was considered their ‘proper’ wedding, with some of their friends and family travelling thousands of miles to enjoy the day with them.

The Mill at Gordleton was the venue for the day, a beautiful house set in amazing gardens, and as Jacks and Charlie were already married they were able to have the ceremony outside in the open air. The reception was a beautifully relaxed garden party, with local cider, Pimm’s, and blankets on the grass.

If you are planning a garden party themed wedding we hope you will be inspired by the details from this wedding, captured perfectly in these wonderful pictures taken by Anna Hardy.

Wedding arrow on a fence

Face garden statue

Geese

Wedding shoes and dress

Bride having eyeshadow applied

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