Archive for Photographs

Photographs: Could your wedding photos be award-winning?

Inspired by wedding guests at its 26 hotels across the UK, QHotels has launched a search for the nation’s best wedding photos in its first ever Wedding Photo Awards.

The awards – open to amateur photographers as well as professionals – aim to celebrate the special moments captured at weddings, whether funny, emotional, creative or romantic.
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The first live This Morning wedding – we were there!

Wow. There is no other word, but wow. To say yesterday’s first ever live wedding on ITV’s This Morning was incredible would be an understatement.

Our dear friends Annie and Gareth were the lucky pair to be chosen to get wed in front of the nation aboard the HQS Wellingon on the Thames, just across the water from the television studios.

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Real wedding: Lisa and Lee’s golden Great Gatsby wedding

Meet…Mrs Lisa Shorter. After waiting 11 long years for Lee to pop the question, she enjoyed the wedding of her dreams…with a Great Gatsby and gold themed wedding.

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real weddingHanding over the blog to the newly-wed…
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Advice: The wedding photography bible!

Ever wish someone would just tell you the answer to everything you’ve been wondering when it comes to your wedding photography?


Your wish is my command!


Take a look at this from Peter Edwards Photography ( – The Wedding Photography Bible – Everything You Need to Know About Wedding Photography.
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Mr & Mrs Robertson by Chris Deller Photography!

Another week, another wedding, another stunning photo for our wall! This weekend was the wedding of my brother-in-law. With my handsome husband as best man, I was even more keen to get a professional photo of the pair of us together. Step in wedding photographer Chris Deller (

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Despite pouring rain all morning, as soon as it was time for the ceremony, the clouds disappeared and out came the sun! The backdrop to the photos was this far too stunning for words pink blossom tree in the grounds of Orsett Hall ( which, along with the bright sunshine, made for the most incredible colours.


Within hours of the big day finishing, Chris popped over these two incredible images for us.
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Mr & Mrs Robertson by Matt Heath Photography!

Thrilled to have been sent this photo of my husband and I by Matt Heath Photography ( Matt was the photographer covering my friend’s wedding over Easter weekend and he snapped this photo of us both enjoying the day.

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It doesn’t matter how hard you try, you’ll never get a photo as wonderful as one by a professional. Sure, snapshots can be fun and full of meaning, but the colour and composition of this photo is just beautiful.


Thanks, Matt! Can’t wait to see the rest of the photos from the day now.

Thanks for our Love Me Do Balloons!

This last week has all been about celebrating my husband’s birthday. I love an occasion (you know this about me by now!) and I love spoiling my loved ones and so I go all out on birthdays. This year, I was able to give Mr Robertson a giant surprise…an oversized balloon by Love Me Do Balloons (! Ok, so when he arrived home to be faced with it, he almost had a heart attack, but he loved it once his heart stopped racing!

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Is this what the typical British wedding looks like?

This blog tries to share ideas to make weddings a little different. But, no matter how unique your big day, there are bound to be at least a few telltale signs there’s a British wedding in full swing.


Libra Photographic ( has produced this infographic looking at the typical British wedding….
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Guest blog: 10 things to consider when choosing wedding flowers

Who knew there were so many aspects to consider when choosing your wedding flowers? I’m lucky to have a mother-in-law whose hobby has been floristry for many years so she could help us with our decisions. I knew from the start that I would like white avalanche roses, white calla lilies and gyp to keep things simple against our bridesmaids’ pale silver dresses, but it’s not that easy for everyone.

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Hollie of Flowers Make Scents ( is giving brides a huge helping hand by offering ten super useful tips to consider when choosing wedding flowers.
Handing over the blog to Hollie…
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Fab Find: Wedding photo collage by Heart and Home Gifts

I love a photo! If my husband hadn’t stopped me, our home would be covered from top to bottom with wedding and honeymoon photos. I love being surrounded by such happy memories and am always keen to discover new ways of using my photos.

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