Lina and Tom - Wedding Photography

Category: Wedding Planning

Iceland on the Green List - The best option for Wedding Elopement from the UK

Green List Ready: Why Iceland may now be the ideal location of choice for your destination wedding, or the Honeymoon you never considered

  The hotly anticipated Green list of no restriction travel was announced on Friday in the UK, signalling a hopeful return of holidays, exploring new cultures and of course, the possibility of a destination wedding.   Whilst the list had its omissions causing disappointment (rumour had it that the Balearics and one of our faves Ibiza would be on there but alas, not to be just yet), it does contain some wonderful options if you want to elope or have an intimate wedding, and in particular our beloved Iceland is ready to welcome us all with open arms!

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Ten years of Lina & Tom | 10 top tips for your wedding planning

Why are we qualified to give you 10 top tips for your wedding planning? On July 4th we celebrated 10 years since our first wedding as the official photographer. Over those ten years, we have seen trends come and go, experienced all kinds of wedding from an intimate guest list of 10 to a 400 strong raucous farmers wedding. We’ve travelled from Cambridge to Cancun and beyond. We’ve seen laughter and happy tears, and some not so happy (but only some…) An an experienced wedding photographer we’ve learned from every single one, all of them. Regularly we’ve attended conferences, workshops

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10 Creative Twists on Wedding Traditions – So You Can Be You!

You know us, we are 100% when it comes to encouraging you to eschew the standard wedding traditions and do things your way – it always makes for the most interesting weddings! Today on the blog we welcome BiBi Raven of Truly Experiences who has some great ideas to shake things up a bit when it comes to your wedding. Some of these we’ve started to see, so hopefully you can be inspired to go for what makes you happy! No one can deny that your wedding day is one of the most important events in your life. For a

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Upcoming Wedding Shows for Lina and Tom

As the summer heatwave fades I don’t know about you but I am starting to look forward to Autumn; the turn of the trees and that renewed sense of starting afresh (we may also be going on holiday, but nothing to do with that of course!) You may have put your wedding planning aside to enjoy the summer or maybe you’re newly engaged and want to get cracking! We’ll be at two fab wedding shows in September so why not come along and have a chat about your wedding photography? Reading this and thinking of someone else, do let them

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Why use a wedding planner? 5 key reasons from wedding planners R&F Weddings

We’ve been lucky to shoot a vast number of weddings over our nine years as wedding photographers, and one of the biggest changes we’ve seen to the industry is a wealth of new and exciting places to have a wedding day. You may be eyeing up dancing the night away in that warehouse space, or maybe a beautifully vintage village hall wedding is your dream. One thing is for certain, if you are not getting married in a traditional venue, having some sort of connection with a wedding planner is pretty essential in our books, and many of you have

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Raving Bride LinaandTom

Because your wedding photos are so much more than looking perfect

Happy Valentine’s Day all. Whether you are someone who is loved up and enjoying the day with your beloved, or if you’re still fancy free I hope you’re taking the time to feel hopeful for all the loved ones you do have in your life. I’m spending today designing our wedding album. That’s right, fourteen months down the line and it still hasn’t been done. You can see our lovely photographer Albert’s blog here if you want a peek of how our day panned out. But with this job, our clients always come first, and there is always another wedding

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It’s Our Turn: Choosing a Photographer

As I mentioned in my first post about our wedding planning, who would do our photography was the million dollar question when we got engaged. Everyone asked the question, and we would just shake our heads looking slightly baffled at the task we had head of us. We knew it would  be a tough job for us, but actually choosing a photographer has easily been the toughest job so far in our wedding planning. We know it is a saturated market out there. Wedding photographers are ten a penny, really good ones who actually care about your wedding, not just

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It’s Our Turn: Finding the Wedding Dress…

Following on from my post about the slightly frustrating task of finding our wedding venue, I figured I should tackle the subject of finding my dress next as it seems just as hot a topic as finding our wedding photographer. Of course, finding the dress has been more fun, and delightfully surprising actually, as I was never one of those girls who dreamt of her wedding dress as a young girl. I was convinced as a teen I would never meet ‘the one’, that things like that didn’t happen to girls like me, so I never really considered it. Warning,

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Aynhoe Park Weddings LinaandTom

It’s our turn: The first step in our wedding planning – the venue!

One thing I truly love about my job is the ability to help couples with their wedding planning. My brain is like Pinterest, filled with huge amounts of wedding related knowledge, not just about wedding photography, but also wedding dress designers, music, schedules, venues, favours, decor, hair and make-up… you get the picture! So following our engagement in Iceland in January, we are now wedding planning. It should be easy right? Many people have said to us ‘Oh I bet you’re all sorted and know exactly what you want.’ That and ‘Who will do your wedding photos?!’ Well the answer

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Do people still value high quality wedding photography by professionals? Choosing your wedding photographer

I usually start my mornings in the office in the same way, with a large coffee and a catch up on social media. This morning Tom picked up on a blog post that had been posted on Find a Wedding Photographer and it has been on my mind all day. As well as commenting on the post, I felt I needed to get some thoughts out here, and would love to hear your thoughts in return on the way you are choosing a wedding photographer. The blog post is by a north west wedding photographer of some 20 years experience,

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