Well what a year 2014 proved to be – lots of fabulous weddings, plenty of great lifestyle shoots and some commercial work thrown in for good measure. I’ve got plenty of weddings from last year still to blog but I thought I’d kick off the new year with some interesting statistics that were sent to me by The Wedding Secret.

After a sharp decline in weddings from 2004 to 2009 the threatened end to couples tying the knot never materialised and since 2009 the annual number of weddings in the UK has risen back to levels seen at the start of the millennium (although still way down on levels seen in the 1970s). As 2012 is the most recent year that statistics are available for it will be interesting to see how things have changed since then (gut feeling is that 2013 might have seen a slight drop but 2014 will have pushed much higher).

Other stats are not that surprising – Saturday is still the most common day to get married with Friday being the second most popular. July and August are the two most popular months for weddings with June and September closely following.

From a geographical standpoint it’s interesting to note that East Anglia has more than the average number of weddings per 1,000 population only beaten by Scotland, the South East and South West.

Hope you found that interesting – more weddings coming soon!