Jess and Guy had an amazing, romantic Winter wedding in Oxford….my home city!!
It’s not often I work so locally so it was really lovely to head over to the dreaming spires for their gorgeous, romantic Winter wedding.
Not many people opt for a Winter wedding but I have to say it suited the feel of their day perfectly and we couldn’t have hoped for better weather.
I for one love a Winter wedding….mostly because I too had a Winter wedding. There is something special about that Winter light that I just adore.
Jess had a gorgeous bespoke dress from The Couture Company Designer wedding gowns (isn’t it a dream!!!) and accessorised with my some butterflies in her hair from my lovely Sister in Law over at Liliia by Vikki Lafford Garside and a shawl and gloves she knitted herself!!
Guy opted for a beautifully fitted tuxedo. I always say not every man can pull off a tux but Guy certainly did!!
These two lovebirds met in Oxford and despite living many miles away now chose to come back to the city to celebrate the friendship and love that began there. They were married at Oxford Town Hall (isn’t it stunning!) and then headed over to the quirky art space The Jam Factory for their celebration.
We of course headed off for couple shots which included grabbing an ice cream as a nod to Guy’s beloved grand mother who sadly couldn’t make the journey over from the States. Then they danced in the street to a busker with a sense of humour (think bridal march followed by the death march!!).
After a delicious meal they hit the dance floor with aplomb…..choosing to Lindyhop to their amazing band The Black Sheikhs (seriously….check them out!!!). It was a day full of tears of joy and just an utter outpouring of love that it made me feel extra lucky that in a week where the news has been dominated by a show of anything but love I get to be part of something so special!!
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On Saturday it was the gorgeous, classic wedding of Sarah and Stuart…..you might remember these guys from their engagement shoot sneak peeks.
They were married in church and then headed to Lains Barn where the party really started. These guys are so in to each other you just can’t help but smile….they have such a strong connection that their happiness is contagious.
Yesterday they gathered the people that mean the most to them and celebrated this connection.
I love their travel theme (perfect for a pilot), they really thought it through and it looked amazing.
I also love how hard they all hit the dance floor once the band got going. Oh and their friends have some seriously mad Jenga skills…..honestly I don’t know how it stayed up so long!!
Thank you so much Sarah and Stuart for a wonderful day, I hope you have an amazing honeymoon. Also big thanks to my amazing 2nd shooter for the day, Jamie Waters Photography
On Saturday it was the gorgeous wedding of Will and Helen. They were married at the stunning chapel in Exeter College in one of the most incredible ceremonies I have ever had the privilege to witness, the choir totally blew me away. We then headed off to Cogges Manor Farm for their reception.
All day the weather had threatened to throw a curve ball and sure enough during the drinks reception it did just that but everyone sought cover and had a brilliant time (I personally think it added to it, no one complained or groaned….just carried on having a great time).
The day was just one of those days that seemed to flow naturally, every one was in great spirits and I have to say I think I’m a little bit in love with both Will’s and Helen’s parents. I feel very lucky to have been able to spend the day with such genuinely warm and fun people. Congratulations Helen and Will. Huge thanks to my brilliant 2nd shooter Philippa James Photography
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