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Contemporary boho bride with braided hair // Taylor Wolf Photography

I am excited to announce that the lovely Gemma of Betti Confetti Photography is offering four of our couples the opportunity to save nearly £500 on wedding photography. When she proposed this exclusive offer to me I was delighted that I’d be able to share it as I know that opportunities like this are rare, but pretty special if you can take advantage of them.

Relaxed and natural wedding photography // Taylor Wolf Photography

Natural wedding photography // Taylor Wolf Photography

Black and white wedding photography // Taylor Wolf Photography

Save nearly £500

In celebration of 2016 being a Leap Year, Gemma of Betti Confetti Photography is offering 29% off her complete wedding photography package, which amounts to a saving of £464. But the offer is only available to the first four couples who book mentioning this Leap Year offer (and it expires on 4th April 2016) – so if you love Gemma’s photography don’t hang around, drop her an email at hello@betticonfetti.com and start chatting.

Natural and romantic wedding photography // Taylor Wolf Photography

Hanging lanterns // Taylor Wolf Photography

Beautiful natural wedding photography // Taylor Wolf Photography

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Beekeepers engagement shoot - photography http://www.frecklephotography.co.uk/

Today the lovely Emma from TNWC business Freckle Photography  shares her wisdom on engagement shoots. Personally I think they’re the perfect opportunity to embrace the things you love to do together and take a moment out from the craziness of  wedding planning.

I’m sure these beautiful images featuring beekeepers, vintage railway lovers and camping couples will inspire you to plan something beautiful, fun and memorable to capture the essence of you as a couple.

Over to Emma…

Whilst planning my own wedding last year, I suddenly realised that the thought of being photographed all day terrified me! Not just because I spent my life behind the lens, but because I’m a normal girl with all the usual insecurities about my wobbly bits and the way my face scrunches up a bit too much when I’m really happy.

As for the boys, the idea of being obviously affectionate in ‘public’ and then being photographed can be equally as alarming.

Field engagement photoshoot - photography http://www.frecklephotography.co.uk/

What is an engagement shoot and why have one?

I’m sure this is a fairly normal reaction when planning a wedding, which is why I offer a photo shoot prior to the wedding. Sometimes called an ‘engagement shoot’ or a ‘pre-wedding shoot’, the aim is for you and your photographer to get to know one another, dispel any myths about having your photo taken and get some awesome and fun images in the process.

Engagement photoshoot - photography http://www.frecklephotography.co.uk/

Despite it being a bit daunting at first, I can tell you within minutes you will be enjoying yourselves. It’s a great excuse to have a bit of time out together, kiss more than you have all week and generally lark about!

Beach engagement photoshoot - photography http://www.frecklephotography.co.uk/

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Eco-friendly pin badges

This morning I thought it would be really nice to share the beautiful new wedding packaging from one of our TNWC recommended photographers, Rebecca Douglas.  First though I have a couple of announcements:

Wedding fair ticket giveaway – on Tuesday morning I have 20 tickets up for grabs for the White Memoirs Vintage Wedding Fair and full details about this year’s fair.  PLUS I also have 10 ‘Bridal Boot’ tables to giveaway, so do check back tomorrow for full details.

TNWC Real Brides – you might remember before Christmas I was on the hunt for brides-to-be who wanted to blog about their wedding, well this week on Tuesday afternoon and Thursday I’ll be introducing you to the first two lovely ladies.  I am so excited about this new feature!

New features on the website – over the coming month I will be unveiling a few small changes to the website and blog, including some that will hopefully make it easier to find what you are looking for.  Keep an eye out for these fab improvements!

But back to today.  It’s always nice to hear what my TNWC wedding businesses are up to, and when I spied the new eco-chic handmade packaging from Rebecca Douglas Photography I thought you’d all want to have a look too.  Not only is it a real treat for those booking Rebecca as their wedding photography, but it’s also full of inspiration for handmade wedding details.

Rebecca Douglas Photography

Rebecca’s new packaging was inspired by her eco-friendly and sustainably sourced Luxe Album: “I love capturing love and once the big day is over my labour of love does not stop there. I get excited about getting home and editing the images. I get even more excited when I post out the images to the wonderful newlyweds and I want the unpacking of the DVDs to feel exciting too. When I introduced my beautiful Luxe Album, I loved unpacking it and pealing back the layers to get to the album. I loved that it was completely eco-friendly and sustainably sourced and these feel good moments have inspired my new packaging.”

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Bohemian Weddings engagement photography

Yesterday I featured Charlotte and George’s informal English country wedding which was captured by TNWC wedding photographers Bohemian Weddings.  As mentioned in yesterday’s post, Michael and Andrea from Bohemian Weddings have a fantastic offer for TNWC readers.

Until the 28th February 2013 Bohemian Weddings are offering a free engagement shoot worth £250 for anyone booking their wedding with them before that date.

Alternative engagement photoshoot

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The Little Caravan

If you’re getting married in 2013 and looking for a wedding photographer, why not take a look at the photography from Sarah at Sarah Brittain Edwards Photography and take advantage of her ‘Cinderella offer’. Sarah is offering a 12% discount on her Verity Package, which gives you a saving of £270.

Sarah Brittain Edwards Photography style is natural and creative reportage and a little bit vintage inspired.  They also care about the environment and try to ensure that the way in which they work reflects that, so all of their wedding packages include digital negatives, which are presented on FSC certified, carbon neutral, wooden USB sticks (I personally love these and have our wedding photos stored on one).

The Little Carvan Photography

With the ‘Cinderella offer’, the Verity Package costs £1,980 (a saving of £270) and gives you 10-12 hours coverage (up to 10pm) including the bride getting ready, brides arrival, ceremony, guests, bride and groom, details shots and reception.  You will receive over 250 beautifully edited digital negatives on a FSC certified wooden USB stick with full printing rights.  The package also comes with an online password protected gallery so you can share your photos with family and friends.

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Lisa Dawn Photography eco-friendly wedding album

So this is it – this is the last of the birthday month celebration competitions, and what a lovely note to end on.  The lovely Lisa Dawn Photography is offering one lucky reader the chance to win an eco-friendly, handcrafted wedding album worth £750!

Lisa Dawn Photography eco-friendly wedding photographer

I am so delighted to share this exclusive prize with you all, as I have been familiar with Lisa Dawn Photography’s work for a number of years now and I love the contemporary and creative style they bring to their wedding photography.  Run by husband and wife team Lisa and Scott, you’ll get two photographers on your big day to capture all those lovely moments.

Lisa Dawn Photography eco-friendly wedding album

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Nicola Feltham Photography eco-friendly wedding album package

This beautiful sunny weather can’t help but get you thinking ahead to those summer weddings. So, on what looks set to be another glorious day, the lovely Nicki of Nicola Feltham Photography is helping us celebrate our 5th birthday by offering our couples a free upgrade to her beautiful eco-friendly wedding album when you book her for your wedding photographs.

Nicola Feltham Photography eco-friendly wedding album package

Nicki says her style is “fun and friendly, quirky and creative” and quite simply that she loves “love”.  “Photographing weddings is a lot of fun and it gives me so much joy to be the one to provide you with beautiful memories of your day and give you photos of things that happened you weren’t even aware of!”

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