Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Hannah and Chris - Crown and Thistle, Abingdon

Hannah and Chris married at the Crown and Thistle in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. This was a first for me at the venue, and it didn't disappoint.  Set in a beautiful barn area, with a rustic and charming bar attached, it's a great venue for an intimate wedding with a difference.

Hannah and Chris lined the aisle with wellies and flowers, which really added a touch of individuality to the venue. The ceremony was beautiful, full of laughter and tears and the guests covered the couple with confetti when walking back up the aisle. I love it when they are able to do this - not a huge amount of venues allow it anymore!

I headed over to Abingdon Abbey Gardens after the ceremony with Hannah and Chris to capture some photographs of the two of them. I love photographing these two, they are full of giggles and cuddles and very natural in front of the camera, so I'm just able to get 'trigger happy' with very little input! The guests joined us after about 15 minuets for some of the more formal photographs, before we all made our way back to the venue for the wedding breakfast, home made fun booth and evening entertainment.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Anna and Tom - Notley Abbey, Thame

I've been looking forward to this wedding for quite some time, not only because Anna and Tom are an absolute delight to be around, but also because Notley Abbey is a stunning venue and one I was keen to explore in the daylight!  If anyone is looking for a venue that can hold a larger wedding, this is your place! The grounds are large and the barn area is perfect for dining and dancing; and you can have your ceremony there, so you don't have to move around.

There was rain - a lot of it - but it didn't dampen any spirits, and just at the key moments the rain ceased so that we could take some photographs in the amazing grounds. The driveway is a particular favourite spot of mine - a tree lined lane with gorgeous Autumn colours, my ideal setting!

Anna looked absolutely sensational in her beautiful lace gown and the boys were all handsome in their kilts.  To complete the Scottish theme, they had an amazing ceilidh in the evening and I can honestly say I have never seen so many people participating in the dancing at a wedding! 

From Anna and Tom:  Thanks so much, they're beautiful! And thank you so much for everything on the day, you were absolutely amazing!