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Meet the Supplier: Tanya Flannagan Photography

As part of our brand new series, we’re so exited to be interviewing a selection of fantastic wedding specialists. We take pride in recommending the finest in the industry, and hope this series will help connect you with suppliers for your wedding day.

Today, we’re thrilled to introduce UK based photographer Tanya Flannagan Photography.

A light, airy and natural style, with a relaxed and friendly approach to wedding photography. Tanya Flannagan Photography is a UK based wedding photographer, that travels far and wide documenting weddings.

What makes you different?

Wedding photography is one of the biggest and most important things to book for your special day. 

So it’s really important to make sure you call/video or email to any photographers you may have in mind – to make sure you get on well. I think It’s really important to make that connection and understand 1) what it is you’re looking for and 2) if they are the person who can do that.

With me, its kind of “you get what you see”, as in – there is no sale technique I use. If you like me and my work, then yay! 

My main aim is that I just want you to feel relaxed in whatever situation you are in, and I like to blend into that situation. I have a very relaxed approach to weddings, and I like to get involved as and when I can. All of my past clients tell me how “it’s like having a friend on the day”, and that’s how I like it to be.

I want you, and your family, to feel relaxed and comfortable around me. That’s why I love to be me, and just me. 

Simple!

How did it all start?

My journey began when I was asked to take wedding photos for one of my friend’s sisters. I never thought that one wedding would create my entire career path, and I’ve been photographing weddings ever since.

I also do a lot of family/engagement and celebration photography too. I now couldn’t see myself doing anything else. 

I’ve always had a keen & creative ‘eye’ for photography – so I’m able to use that in my work now to create some really pretty moments. 

Why should couple choose you?

I would like to think couples should chose me because they love my work, and also myself. I honestly love every aspect of being a wedding photographer – and put my heart and soul into each wedding.

I’m always happy to chat/call or video so people can get to know me and see more of my work.

Words of wisdom

Its your day, so do what you want! Don’t stress about the things you cant have control over, and just remember to have a few moments on your day to take it all in.

Ps, if it rains – don’t worry! Just go dancing in it! 

Contact Tanya

tanyaflannagan@outlook.com / 07891 434306

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TanyaFlannaganPhotography
Instagram: @tanyaflannaganphotography

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2021 Wedding Trends

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2021 Wedding Trends

A guest article by Wedding Suppliers.

All of the unfortunate events that have happened in 2020 have meant that many weddings that were supposed to take place this year have been cancelled or postponed.

This means that 2021 weddings will need to be better than ever to make up for it! But don’t worry, here are some themes that will make your big day even more special.

Go big or go home

By 2021, brides will be dying to celebrate their marriage and can’t wait to have the best and biggest day of their lives. Especially brides who were supposed to get married this year, will be itching to have the most amazing day imaginable. 

Going big can be in another form you like, such bigger blowouts, larger flower bouquets, more guests or glitter; everything over-the-top is wanted!

Make sure all of these elements are sustainable and will not double the price of the wedding, but everyone will be ready for a huge party, after not having a social life for most of 2020, so go big! 

Outdoor Ceremonies

We have all been stuck inside for most of 2020 and the rest of the year is not looking too promising for large social gatherings, therefore, opting for an outdoor summer wedding in 2021 will be very popular. 

An outdoor wedding allows you to personalise your big day in a way that a brick and mortar venue doesn’t. You’re not bound to anything that the establishment may decide for you; you will be able to be picky with every little detail. You can have any theme that you want and decorate the outdoor space exactly how you imagined it. 

There are many outdoor areas you can use for a wedding, such as a public park, some beautiful gardens by a manor, or literally just your own back garden, if you are afraid of cranky strangers. The guests will have a great time outside, enjoying the weather and being all together again after such a long time inside! 

Buying British

Since COVID-19 and the lockdown has taken a massive toll on the UK economy and many businesses are suffering with income and being able to pay their employees, it should be a trend in 2021 to support all local businesses, especially the in-store businesses.

Wedding related businesses especially have taken a hard hit this year, as no one is getting married. They all need to be considered in 2021!

Purchasing your dress in-store with all the help that comes with it, buying the venue decorations in small highstreet shops and utilising a local catering service will all help England’s recovery. Couples should be turning to more independent businesses and supporting local suppliers, rather than using Amazon or other online corporate brands. 

Working with companies close to home will make the wedding planning feel more intimate and personal as well. A great wedding directory will really come in handy here, to find exactly what you are looking for. 

Opt for a micro wedding instead

Lockdown has been a time for reflection for many people, about what and who is truly important to them. We have all come to the realisation who our true friends and family members are, the ones who you have been speaking to regularly and whose well-being you care about most. 

Micro weddings usually involve around 20 guests and are very intimate and personal. Scaling back your guest list and the decorations needed can be exactly what many couples are looking for, especially as many people may still have anxieties about a large social gathering in 2021.

Your wedding will be just as amazing as a large one, the guests may even enjoy it more, as they will feel extremely special for being invited to such a cozy celebration. 2021 will be the year for authenticity; we have all realised how fragile life is, so make sure you celebrate every moment of it with the people you love the most!

Incorporating sustainability

Global warming is becoming more apparent every day and us humans should be constantly finding ways to change our daily actions to make the planet a better place for our future generations. Therefore, couples should be making sustainability and supporting eco-friendly businesses a priority when planning their wedding in 2021. 

Weddings often produce massive amounts of CO2 emissions, especially if you are having a destination wedding and everyone has to fly out. If you have always dreamed of this type of wedding, make sure it is accessible by train or car instead!

Opting for locally grown produce and a local catering service to keep food miles down, choosing a vegan menu, having your wedding with a beautiful scenery that does not require tons of plastic decorations, are all ways you can incorporate sustainability and help save the planet on your big day.

 

Overall, the main theme for weddings in 2021 is freedom, celebrating love and making the most of the day, as 2020 has not been how anyone planned to spend their year. Therefore, whatever theme you choose, you can’t go wrong, if you keep that in mind!

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A Bridal Loft Styled Shoot

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A Bridal Loft Styled Shoot

Sals Sentimental Gifts coordinated a loft style bridal shoot in the gorgeous setting of Bridal Reloved’s Shrewsbury boutique. The focus was on the enjoyable ‘getting ready’ experience with special attention to detail on accessories provided by Sals Sentimental Gifts.

Sal says “I specialise in personalised wedding party gifts plus more. I also work closely with brides to preserve their wedding flowers to create timeless keepsakes from their special day.”

“Today was the day I had been long waiting for, my first promotional shoot to showcase some of my products. After weeks of searching for the perfect venue I teamed up with Bridal Reloved Shrewsbury. Bridal Reloved is part of a chain of boutiques specialising in second hand and ex sample dresses. This venue was perfect as the dressing room here looks like a bridal suite and was perfect for the kind of image I was going for. I wanted the shoot to look as natural as possible and to portray a morning of a wedding with the bride and her bridesmaids having fun whilst getting ready.”

“The gorgeous dresses were supplied by Bridal Reloved, the bridesmaid dresses were by The only way. The photography by the talented Peachypix. My models for the day were also great and worked very hard. It was the perfect combination to showcase my products.”

“The main aim of the day was to show off my personalised bridal robes, but the setting also lent itself perfectly to capture my unique handcrafted resin wine butler and coasters alongside our wine glasses and gift boxes. The glasses were, of course perfect for a cheeky drink to calm the nerves.”

“We set everything up in just the right places, it was so hard to choose the spots as there were so many features we could have used, but I had a vision in my mind of how I wanted everything to look. With the models ready and my handmade keepsakes in place the photographer, Peachypix got going with me directing. This was all new to me so I may have been a little overzealous, but I wanted everything to be perfect. Luckily Suzy, the photographer was very patient and guided me through to get the perfect shots. One of the hardest things I have found while building Sals Forever Flowers and Sentimental Gifts is photography…. I have always found it hard to photograph my products to do them justice, Suzy gave me some great pointers to carry forward.”

 

Suppliers involved:
Accessories, gifts & flower preservation: Sals Sentimental Gifts
Photography: Peachypix
Bridal Gowns & Setting: Bridal Reloved Shrewsbury
Bridesmaids Gowns: The Only Way

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