About an hour from studio is the beautiful Cotswolds village of Woodstock , north of Oxford. The area is probably best known for Blenheim Palace, adjacent to the town and famous of course not only for the palace itself but also the amazing park (more on that later).
Jason and Sophie’s intimate midweek wedding celebration was held at the Town Hall in Woodstock, a lovely location for the civil ceremony. Just close family and friends were present and the crisp spring weather was just right for the day.
Here’s a few favourites from the wedding day – it was great to photograph this very English wedding and wonderful afterwards to sneak into Blenheim Palace for some wedding portraits
Woodstock Town Hall, right in the middle of town.
The dapper Jason arrived bright and early for the wedding and there was time to photograph this portrait in the Town Hall before the guests arrived.
This was an ‘all hands on deck’ wedding, champagne and scones were planned for the reception in the square outside the Town Hall afterwards and the boys did a fine job with the butter and jam :)
Jason and brothers take a second for a quick portrait.
The Bear Hotel in Woodstock was just across the way from the Town Hall and I had time to tell a little bit of Sophie’s story of the morning of the wedding. It’s always fun when brides and grooms see a little bit of each others pre-ceremony wedding day.
Baby Sophie :) The wedding photographs will be just as precious in twenty or thirty years time as this photo is now.
Sophie’s stylish dress
(L) Spying on the guests arriving :) the Town Hall was visible from the bedroom window. (R) The beautiful bride.
Jason gets his final instructions from the registrar.
Just one unrepeatable moment on the wedding day. We all know how we think we are going to feel, seeing our loved one for the first time but it’s never quite the same as we imagine.
The wedding ceremony begins.
Freshly married and released into the wild…
What a lovely idea for a village wedding – drinks and tasty scones in the Town Hall square.
We took a little walk along the streets of Woodstock. No posed, cheesy shots – just a bride and groom with the ceremony behind them and the honeymoon to look forward to.
Blenheim Palace – the park is an amazing place for some wedding photographs. It was nice to enjoy the sunshine in such a terrific location.
I promised the bride and groom I wouldn’t make any lame puns about swanning around Blenheim Palace…
Back to the Kings Arms in Woodstock for the wedding breakfast in the beautifully decorated dining room.
A few words of welcome from the bride and groom and that was it!
Thanks again Sophie and Jason – I hope the honeymoon is as awesome as it sounds!