Meet a Wedding Photographer in Hemel Hempstead, England: Katrina Matthews Photography (3)

Today’s wedding photographer interview is with Katrina Matthews of Katrina Matthews Photography, based in Hemel Hempstead, England! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

Hi! I’m Katrina, in short I’m a documentary wedding photographer. I have been working as a wedding photographer for almost 5 years now and I have loved every minute! I always feel so honoured when a couple choose me, not only to photograph but also share, one of the most important days of their lives. The most important part of my job is to capture the images that portray the couple and their loved one as naturally as possible, telling the story of their wedding day and the individual personalities within it. A lot of couples find it really daunting to have their photo taken, which is why I work in such a natural way, allowing everyone to have fun and relax while I try to blend into the background. I don’t do any forced posing and definitely no ‘look and smile’ shots, I want the moments that I capture to have happened organically.

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3 Ways to DIY Your Wedding Flowers (2)

1        Photo Credit: Brianna Wilbur Photography

Today’s fun and helpful guest post comes to us from from Bloominous, based in Los Angeles, California! Enjoy:

Whether or not you’re a DIY queen,  if you plan on having flowers at your wedding, Bloominous has got you covered! Bloominous is the fastest growing wedding floral provider and now has three unique offerings in shippable wedding flowers – great for any type of DIY bride! Bonus- No matter which route you take with Bloominous, you’ll pay a fraction of what a traditional florist costs.

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Rustic Wine in Winter Themed Shoot (13)

This romantic vintage inspired styled shoot comes to us from Kimberli Lowe Photography, based in Fort Worth, TX! Here’s Kimberli to tell us more:

One of the wonderful things about living in Texas is that you can plan an outdoor wedding for all year. While we do have all 4 seasons, and the winter time has been known to bring snow and ice, it’s generally much milder than our northern counterparts. Winter weddings here are lovely and we wanted to showcase the charm you can find if you think outside the traditional summertime calendar.

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Greenery & Succulents Wedding Invitation Suite (1)

This romantic botanical wedding invitation suite comes to us from Brown Fox Creative, based in Fort Worth, TX! Here’s Brown Fox Creative to tell us more:

Katie loved greenery, and especially succulents, so it seemed fitting to frame her invitation and greenery, branches, leaves and succulents. Her pop of burgundy we brought out in the couples’ names and we tied to suite together with a shimmering beige envelope.

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Why You Should Hire A Wedding Planner (1)

Today’s lovely guest post comest o us from Maria Travlou, owner of Make Happy Memories, based in Athens, Greece! Enjoy:

If you’ve just gotten engaged – congratulations! Once you’ve had time to absorb your new status as fiancé, no doubt your mind is now turning to thoughts of your special day and how to make sure you have the wedding of your dreams. No matter whether you’re the world’s most or least organized person, here’s the lowdown on why you should hire a wedding planner. In fact, before you Pinterest a single thing, the best place to start your wedding preparations is to look into hiring a professional wedding planner. Read on to find out why they can be the key to making sure you have the wedding you want at a price you can afford.

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15 Wedding Traditions from Around the World

This fun infographic, created by Taylor of Invaluable, showcases wedding traditions from around the world. We’ll see some crazy concepts, like how in Germany, couples physically saw a log on their big day. However, a few of the traditions are super cute like the Mexican knot-tying or the Philippine dove release. Scroll through to see if any would work for your big day!


Every bride wants to make her wedding unique and perfectly tailored to her personality, which can be a daunting task. An easy way to incorporate individuality into a ceremony is through the inclusion of traditions. As some weddings move away from classic elements like garter toss, the adherence to two wedding colors and even the traditional first look, it is nice to find a way to still incorporate some traditions. A fun way to modernize is through infusing the cultural heritage of the soon-to-be married couple.

Taylor spends her free time watching nineties romcoms, and helping her friends pull together the details of their walk down the aisle. As an obsessive organizer she loves to focus on all of the details.

Vineyard Wedding in Delphos, Ohio (9)

Vineyard Wedding in Delphos, Ohio (8)

Today’s real wedding brought to us by Style & Story Creative (Columbus, OH) is brimming with glamorous vintage details! Here’s the lovely bride to tell us more:

Our wedding was utterly breathtaking. For getting married Labor Day weekend in Ohio we were uncertain what weather we would end up with. The sky was a crisp blue with beautiful big white clouds and a nice summer breeze. We were married in a catholic cathedral style church, the church I was lucky enough to grow up in, in small town rural Delphos, Ohio . The kind of church built in the late 1800s with floor-to-ceiling stained glass windows, intricate and detailed paintings, and stunning woodwork.

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Today’s featured wedding video comes to us from Marry Me Movies, based in Sydney, Australia! Here’s the Marry Me Movies team to tell us more:

Every bride is stunning and every dress is beautiful. Coming from an Asian background, May’s dress was like a layered piece of artwork, bathed in yellow and white, splashed with bursts of blue. The colours were striking, especially against the interior of the Rendezvous hotel, and the exterior of the urban Melbourne backdrop. For the reception, May changed into a long, red dress that was intricately embroidered. Oh, and our wedding cinematographer noted that William looked handsome too, of course!

Congratulations May & William and thank you to Marry Me Movies for sharing! For more information about Marry Me Movies, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to their website.

What do you think about today’s featured wedding video? Let us know in the comments below!


Wedding Inspiration and Ideas

Wedding Inspiration and Ideas

Have a lovely weekend,
~the WeddingLovely team

This lovely Italian wedding comes to us from the couple’s wedding planner, La Wedding in Tasca! Here’s more about the happy couple and their big day from La Wedding in Tasca:

Elena and Massimo got married in a warm and sunny Saturday of May. We’ve been very lucky with the weather, and could develop their beautiful wedding in a climate perfect conditions. Elena and Massimo are very in love each other. When I met them I suddenly realized they truly belonged to each other.

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