Published by Sam, Editor - May 31, 2017

We round up over 27 stunning wedding photos from the submissions from our May collection. We have narrowed them down and picked out the ones that caught our eye.

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Blue Moon

Photo by Mark Shaw Photography – Taken at Princess Pavilion in my hometown of Falmouth, Cornwall, Ben and Hayley sneaked away from friends and family to rehearse their first dance together, with only the moon and myself as the audience. The moon looked blue, but it was a ten from me!

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Emma and Jamie- The veil shot

Photo by Danielle Smith Photography – This image was taken at Ingatestone Hall wedding venue in Essex. Emma really wanted a shot that showed off her veil so we created this magical image!

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All the lanterns!

Photo by John Hope Photography – Martyn & Richard got married in May at Babington House in a wonderfully fun-filled day. Through the day they wore tailor-made suits suits before changing into dinner jackets for the evening. I’d had my eye on this huge tree full of lanterns and as planned, dragged them outside for a couple of quick portraits once darkness had fallen.

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Stormy sky above Arthur Seat

Photo by Karolina Kotkiewicz Photography – On the wedding day we climb half way on Arthur Seat in Edinburgh and the weather blessed us with this dramatic sky.

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Grooms Tie

Photo by Stylish Wedding Photography/Paul Tansley – Shot at a recent wedding at The Elvetham, Hampshire. Groom’s dad doing his son’s tie for the nth time that morning, while the oldies in the background take selfies. Just before the ceremony was about to start.

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Charlotte and her Bridesmaids

Photo by Howling Basset Photography – Charlotte getting ready at Rowhill Grange in Kent with her bridesmaids.

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Cheers

Photo by Olly Knight Photography – Tim & Conni were having really good fun together on the dance floor just after their first dance and all of a sudden one of the Bridesmaids (who was such a character during the whole day!) raised her glass to them. I quickly got down low to fit in what she was doing and the Bride and Groom. As I was using off camera flash behind them it gave a really lovely silhouette of them in action!

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Harvesting fun

Photo by Ap-Art Photography / Pete – These guys… We didn’t have much time to shoot ‘just the two of them’ but managed to squeeze some fascinating shots including this one. The groom is a hilarious guy and definitely made everyone happy on the day. Taken at North Downs / Kent / England.

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Bride praying

Photo by Johnny Garcia Fotografo – Here, the reverent bride kneels in prayer as almost divine light streams down through a stained glass window. Photograph taken in Candelario, Salamanca, Spain.

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Sun Flare at Woburn Abbey

Photo by Aaron Storry Photography – Every photographer talks about ‘that golden light’ towards the end of the day, and on Ushma & Dasal’s wedding we found it (if only for a few seconds). It was my first wedding of the season and Spring hadn’t quite made her entrance. The light was beautiful, but occasionally harsh and I knew of this cool little place where we could invite a gorgeous flare into the frame. Only 5-6 seconds after this picture was taken, clouds came over and and moment was gone – talk about good timing!

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Crystal & Matthew

Photo by Natalie J Weddings – The photograph is from Crystal and Matthew’s wedding in October 2016, at their reception venue Coombe Hill Golf Club, Kingston Upon Thames in London, UK. It was captured on my Canon 5d Mkiii camera with my 24-70mm ii lens, with settings 28mm, 1/1000sec, f/3.5, ISO 125. Since my Granda died in March 2016 I have been seeing rainbows every day, particularly during sad moments. Earlier in the day on Crystal and Matthew’s wedding I had dropped and broken my favourite lens (my Canon 50mm f1.2) and was feeling sad about it during the wedding breakfast meal, when I looked out of the window to see a rainbow. I jumped up and asked Crystal and Matthew if they could come outside with me for a couple of minutes – Crystal had just changed into her red and gold Chinese wedding dress. In the time it took us to walk outside, the rainbow had turned into a brilliant double-rainbow, though luckily it was barely raining where we were stood. A couple of moments after I had captured this image for my couple, a cloud passed over the sun and the rainbow faded. A very lucky moment and I feel very lucky to have such an adventurous couple willing to leave their wedding meal and trust my vision as a photographer!

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Come Dance with me

Photo by Lee Searle Photogrraphy – A loving arm in the air at Cape Cornwall Golf Club when Leah and Matt got married. It rained all day but that didn’t stop the fun and excitement of the wedding day.

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The Secret Garden

Photo by Fiona Walsh Photography – Remember that magical tree in Avatar? I was reminded of that when I was shooting here. What an incredible spring garden this was, and such an amazing relaxed and so in love couple to work with.

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SS Great Britain

Photo by Martin Dabek Photography – SS Great Britain is one of the most unique wedding venues in the UK. I always take couples to dry dock for some evening portraits.

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Reflections

Photo by Grant Lampard Photography – The Scarlet Hotel, Mawgan Porth nr Newquay. The couple got engaged here so it was a special place for them. This is a man made pool that guests can swim in if they feel inclined, I wouldn’t!. The back drop of the Atlantic makes it even more special. The light changes throughout the day so this shot isn’t always possible.

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Illuminated

Photo by Jo Sweeney Photography – Mr & Mrs Smart taken at Hartsfield Manor, Betchworth.

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Who is crazy now?

Photo by One Day Studio

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London Light

Photo by Sam Gibson Photography – A portrait from Kim and Craig’s wedding day at the lovely Stationer’s Hall, in London. We had gone for a little wander to do some portraits and on the way back there was this wall with a shadow cast on it by some other buildings. I always look for ways to frame my couples within the landscape and so we jumped at this while the light was just right.

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Reflections

Photo by Benjamin Stuart Photography – After a day of heavy rain showers, the sky cleared and made for a gorgeous evening when this was taken.

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Sunset love

Photo by Magia Obrazu – We love sunrises and sunsets. During our session with this lovely couple we had really beautiful lighting with sun going down which make really romantic scene.

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Bridesmaids

Photo by Carn Patrick Photography – These bridesmaids were so cool and full of confidence! They were so determined to make their best friends day run as smooth as possible and nothing was going to stand in their way! This shot was taken as they were walking into the ceremony at Newton Hall, near Alnwick, UK.

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Pew Peeper

Photo by Andrew Billington Photography – Kids at weddings are great. I’m always keeping one eye on what children are doing throughout the day – especially when they are expected to be paying attention to the most important part of the wedding day!

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Under the bridge

Photo by Nabis Wedding Photographers/ Chiara Ridolfi – I was doing photos over Ponte of Angels’s bridge when I saw a beautiful light under the bridge.

I decide to go down with the couple. The atmosphere was awesome and they so romantic.
They were from America and loved rolling around the ancient city with me!
I felt so free to express myself with them.

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Sunset over west Wales

Photo by Sarah Williams Photography – Catrin and Chris got married at a beautiful but tiny Church before we stopped off for some photos at Cenarth Falls. Their reception was held at the stunning Cliff Hotel and Spa near Cardigan and this photo was taken late in the evening just before sunset. I wanted them to have some time alone as a couple so took this from a part of the cliff opposite to try and incorporate the gorgeous light and amazing welsh coastline into their photo.

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Infinity

Photo by Robin Ball Photography – The bridal suite in Gosfield Hall is absolutely stunning, as are the huge mirrors either side of the room. This presented me with the opportunity of setting up an ‘infinity’ photo of Rachel using the mirrors, the addition of Paul, the groom, looking lovingly at his new wife really balances this photo and gives it so much more emotion.

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It’s all about love

Photo by Andrei Dumitrache Photography – I capture this moment at their engagement photo session while they played with colorful powder. It was an amazing sunset and i tought that a silhouette picture full of energy will be perfect.

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Alessandra

Photo by inimmagine studio / Roberto Schiumerini – Alessandra expresses her happiness in the most beautiful and true way ….. the smile.

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the Bride at the windows

Photo by Luigi Rota – In a beautiful villa, the bride at the window, the natural light that comes from the window
A small, simple and elegant gesture.

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Dad’s Speech

Photo by Kevin Belson Photography – I managed to squeeze behind the piano to get Sarah & Joe’s reaction to her father’s speech at Elmore Court. They wanted to have speeches on the steps outside but the clouds rolled in and the plans were changed to have them indoors. Lucky for me as I think I got much better images than I would have outside.


Your Thoughts - 2 Comments


  1. Thanks so much for selecting one of my images! Really pleased. Love the one of the Bride kneeling down in the Church- amazing light!

  2. Well done to everyone who made the list! You guys are an inspiration to be a better photographer! Thanks for choosing my Bridesmaids photo!


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