Friday, 5 April 2013

Jean-Noel and Lorraine, Great Barn, Aynho - March 2013

The second wedding of the weekend was Lorraine and Jean-Noel's.  Now, I have been friends with Lorraine for more years than I can remember (it must be going on 25-26 years or so by now!)  I've seen Lorraine grow from a bouncy giggly girl into a beautiful, strong woman... with a car that I am so envious of, I can't even begin to tell you!

Lorraine and Jean-Noel met at University, and although they have been together for quite some time, they are just so cute together. Jean-Noel is perfect for Lorraine, he just smiles sweetly and says yes when he should (perfect husband, right ladies!?)

They married at The Great Barn, in Aynho. The service was beautiful, but what made it extra special was the singing by Lorraine's cousin, Darius, and the blessing held by their minister.   And, wow, their decorations were incredible!  Beautiful flowers, fairy lights, diamonds and pearls... with the barn interior, the vintage look was perfect.

I left the couple when they sat with their guests for their wedding breakfast, but judging by the photos I've seen, they had quite some party after I left.

More images to follow!

Rachel and Darren, The Bay Tree Hotel, Burford. March 2013

I've had the best weekend! I was absolutely honoured to photograph two good friends weddings, which made for a very busy Saturday and Sunday.

The first wedding was of Rachel and Darren. I've known both of them for about 10 years now, from back in the day of working in a Kidlington pub; I've shared some rather amusing nights out with Rachel,  so when I found out they had 'got together', I was over the moon for them. Then, four years on, to be asked to photograph their wedding was just lovely.

Their wedding was held at The Bay Tree Hotel, in Burford. It's a great venue as it's all under one roof, shut off from the public when they have weddings, and the grounds are beautiful, what ever the season.

I went out with Darren and Rachel a few weeks before, to shoot some photographs for their table numbers; so got the jist of their rugby theme then. But they really went to town with it; 'tickets' as their invites, positions for their table numbers, and mini rugby balls for the favours. It was a perfect choice, given the Irish/English mix and that Darren proposed at a rugby match.

The day was perfect; not an ounce of nerves in sight, just a very excited Bride and Groom who couldn't wait to get married. They are undeniably cute together too; with their cuddles and kisses, they made things easy for me as I didn't have to direct them, they just did what they needed to do!

The party in the evening was brilliant too; with the perfect choice of an irish performer, he got the guests jigging the night away.