Vine House Studios: Blog https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog en-us (C) Vine House Studios (Vine House Studios) Mon, 10 May 2021 12:31:00 GMT Mon, 10 May 2021 12:31:00 GMT https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/img/s/v-12/u263953433-o412129903-50.jpg Vine House Studios: Blog https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog 120 120 Lockdown Weddings https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2020/12/lockdown-weddings We've had a few weddings recently where the couples have had to drastically cut down their guest list. It must be such a tough job to have to 'un-invite' people. At least they're still able to get married, albeit on a smaller scale. 

Here's a few photos from Dawn & Martin's wedding. They got married at Bodicote Registary Office. Afterwards they had their reception at The New Inn in Middleton Cheney. And wow, what a beautiful little rustic venue it was. It was fabulous.

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A couple of weeks later, David and Joy got married At Deddington Church, followed by a reception at The Boxing Hare, near Swereford. This is another beautiful little venue that we normally wouldn't be at if it wasn't for covid restricted numbers. And as a bonus I got to catch up with our good friends at Allerston Taylor & Regency Carriages.  

 

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Bridal shoot at Long Furlong Farm https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2019/10/bridal-shoot-at-long-furlong-farm  

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Beautiful views, a private lake, a tractor, a lake and even a fireman’s lift… what more could you want from a wedding venue?

Check out http://www.longfurlongfarmvenue.co.uk
 

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We were so excited when we first met Carmel and Ali from Long Furlong Farm and we had such a giggle working with them at their exciting new wedding venue in Daventry, Northamptonshire. Hidden away and surrounded by acres of beautiful countryside, it’s the perfect spot for a rustic barn wedding. 

It's easy to see how passionate these guys are about weddings. They clearly love what they do and as well as being open to creative ideas from quirky couples who want to be make the venue space their own, they work hard to make sure that every little detail is covered to make sure that each wedding perfect.

Thank you to the amazing team of local Northants wedding suppliers who helped to make this bridal style shoot at the venue so much fun:

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Venue - http://longfurlongfarmvenue.co.uk/weddings/gallery/ - @longfurlongfarmweddings 
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Hair @nat_goode_hair 
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Flowers @fuschiapinkflorist 
Venue Styling @wildflowerstylinguk 
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Changes to wedding laws make outdoor wedding ceremonies a real possibility! https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2019/1/wedding-legislation-changes-proposed-to-give-couples-more-choice We were delighted to hear the news from our friends at Bridebook, that on Monday the government announced plans to consider relaxing laws around wedding venues. The changes, if they are approved mean that couple’s will have more choice when choosing a wedding venue, including their home or garden. To celebrate, we thought we’d share some of our favourite shots from homes, gardens and other awesome yet currently unlicensed venues… 

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Previously due to restrictions around licensing, for couples getting married at many outdoor venues and those that choose to get married at home, a separate ceremony officially registering the wedding has had to take place at either a church or a registry office but under the government’s new plans, this will no longer be the case. 

 

The changes are intended to 

  • Increase competition among wedding venues
  • Lower barriers for couples who want to marry
  • Reduce restrictions for approved premises
  • Give couples more choice of where to get married
  • Cater for the demand for outdoor weddings

 

Essentially all this should make weddings more affordable and easier. And for us, if the changes go ahead this means even more unique and wonderful locations for us to photograph. We look forward to hearing the updates.

 

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Stevie & Elaine's Trim Castle Hotel Wedding https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2018/10/stevie-elaines-trim-castle-hotel-wedding It's always very exciting for us when we have to get on a plane to go and do some wedding photography. Even more exciting when it's a beautiful couple like Stevie and Elaine. Triple the excitement when they have such an amazing wedding venue as Trim Castle Hotel.

The morning preparations were very stereotypical (in a good way). The girls had their hair and makeup professionally done, and made sure every detail was perfect. The bridesmaids helped Elaine with her dress and they all shared some champagne. 

Meanwhile the boys quickly got dressed, admired the hotrod waiting outside to bring Stevie to church, did a few burnouts and knocked back a whiskey or two. I'd a hoot round there. Speaking of Hoot, check out the picture of Stevie with his owl below. 

After the lovely service in Johnstown, Navan, we headed off to Trim for the wedding reception. The Trim Castle Hotel is a fantastic venue, we'd love to shoot some more weddings there. Trim castle itself is just across the road. Thankfully, the rain held off long enough for us to be able to visit the castle and river to get some bridal party shots. 

Later it started lashing down, but by this stage everyone was in full on party mode and having a blast on the dance floor. 

Enjoy the photos.

 
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Kayleigh and Dave's Wedding at The Tythe Barn, Launton https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2018/9/kayleigh-and-daves-wedding-at-the-tythe-barn-launton Having heard so many wonderful things about The gorgeous Tythe Barn wedding barn near Bicester, we have wanted to do a shoot there foreverrrrr, and so we were delighted when Kayleigh and David asked us to do their wedding photography there this August. Here are a few of our favourite shots.

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Over 600 years old, the thatched barn has been beautifully restored and still keeps many of its original features, making it one of the most characterful wedding barns we’ve seen for a long time. Couples have the choice of holding their ceremony either inside or outdoors and when I saw the inside of the barn set up for the wedding ceremony, I knew exactly why Kayleigh had insisted on saying their vows indoors, despite being one of the hottest days of the year. It is a truly magical setting.

The whole place exudes calmness and serenity and I feel really happy to be here as I head over to ‘The Nook’, the specially designed suite for the bride and bridal party to get ready. Hidden away ‘The Nook’ is a delightful little cottage with everything a bridal party needs. Salon style mirrors, a dressing room and even its own little courtyard where the girls giggled as they peeped through trees to see the wedding guests gathering on the other side of the fence.

You can tell that the team at The Tythe Barn have done this before as everything runs so smoothly and the whole day is super relaxed. We are spoiled for choice with photos, the barn is full of wonderfully different textures to use as backgrounds, stone, wood, the beautiful green orchard and our favourite spot today, the shepherds hut. Yes this venue even offers the bride and groom a romantic hideaway to spend their wedding night in, imagine waking up here, simply gorgeous.

And it’s not just us that fall in love with the place, chatting to the guests they are all very impressed by the venue, not a detail has been missed. I was even advised by one guest that I should head to the men’s toilets and take a photo of the infamous urinals which were quite the talking point for the men in the party. Unfortunately this area will have to remain a mystery to me.

As dusk falls, even more fairy lights appear, adding to the dreamy vibe of this place and providing us with even more juicy photo opportunities. After sneaking in a few cheeky sparkler shots at the end of the night we head home excited to get downloading and have a look through our photos.

 

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Engagement Shoot at Wootton Park https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2018/8/engagement-shoot-at-wootton-park

Picture this. 5.30pm on a Thursday afternoon, flustered and slightly late after racing up the M40 to Warwick and getting stuck behind a collision, tired from a 6.30am start and a busy day; praying that the battery on my phone navigation will last long enough to get me there, I hurl toward the entrance of Wootton Park like my life depends on it.

Almost immediately I am overcome with a delightful sense of calm. The long driveway to this countryside retreat is surrounded by farm and woodland. The only noise is the sheep nibbling away in their pasture and that hectic day I have had up until now seems a million miles away. I can see why Liz and Ben fell in love with this place as soon as they saw it. With the wedding only a matter of weeks away I am excited about this place already. Here are a few shots from the engagement shoot to give you an idea of how gorgeous this place is.

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Wootton Park has an overwhelmingly relaxing vibe and whilst there is a definite sense of remoteness and being away from the hustle and bustle, the wedding venue is warming, pleasant and stacked with quirky facilities. Not only do they have a wedding boat but there is also treetop glamping pods and a water sports centre for the active and outdoorsy couples. Liz and Ben giggle as they tell me they might get on the wedding boat on their wedding day. I think that it’s unlikely but it’s a unique addition to this pretty venue. I mean I have seen venues with rowing boats before (the beautiful Ardington House is a favourite of ours), but not usually where the happy couple are allowed to use them and NEVER without the supervision of a skipper, this is so cool.

Located only a few miles from Henley in Arden, Wootton Park is a gorgeous space for either an indoor or an outdoor wedding. Weather permitting the ceremony can take place on the romantic lakeside setting or indoors where the large windows give the rooms an open, spacious feel. The gardens and surrounding countryside mean that everywhere I turn there is a new, spectacular background. A photographer's paradise, I can’t wait for their big day!

After a beautiful walk around the venue Liz and Ben take me to the glamping pods. Set high up in the treetops and fully equipped with barbeque, firepits and hot tub… as if this place couldn’t get any cooler. I am mentally booking a tree pod for my won wedding anniversary next year as we look round. They explain to me that the venue has its own salon on site, kitted out for a full bridal party and designed stylishly. I am looking forward to shooting the bridal prep shots in this huge, brightly lit room. There are loads of mirrors to play with, yeeeeeessss!!

I can't wait to come back here in September and spend the day with this gorgeous couple in this magical place.  

 


 

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Jonathan & Eleanor's Oxford Wedding https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2018/6/jonathan-eleanors-oxford-wedding We love it when we get a booking for an Oxford Wedding. As experienced wedding photographers, we know we can get amazing shots in the most mundane of places, but it's always a special bonus to have beautiful Oxford as a back drop. 

Eleanor & Jonathan's wedding ceremony was in The Bodlean Library followed by a drinks reception there. But what made this wedding even more special was the location of the main reception. It was held at Godstow village hall. Godstow is just outside of the city, but it might as well be in the middle of no where. It's so peaceful there. 

The views from the hall were amazing and the weather was perfect. In the evening there was a fantastic band playing as more guests were arriving, there was a fabulous chilled out vibe.

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A Beautiful Oxfordshire Village Wedding https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2018/6/a-beautiful-oxfordshire-village-wedding It was so cool to be a part of this beautiful Oxfordshire village Wedding.

We'd met David a few times over the years at various business networking events so he knew we were wedding photographers. When he decided to propose to Lindsay, he asked us to capture it for them. So we posed as tourists and got some great proposal photos for them at Blenheim Palace.

Fast forward a year, and here we are at the wedding in Garsington, just outside of Oxford. 

There was a lovely ceremony at St Mary's Church followed by afternoon tea at the village hall. The village hall looked amazing, they'd obviously spent a lot of time and effort making it perfect. 

The evening reception was then held in a marquee across the road in David & Lindsay's back garden. With lots of food and drinks, a couple of brilliant bands and great weather, the atmosphere was amazing. 

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Katie & Neil at Dodmoor House https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2018/6/katie-neil-at-dodmoor-house I hadn't been to this beautiful Northamptonshire wedding venue for quite a few years so was really looking forward to going back to Dodmoor House. 

Katie and her bridesmaids had a fabulous couple of rooms to get ready in, the atmosphere was really buzzing in the morning, even more so as they could see all the guests arriving. 

After the ceremony, everyone mingled in the courtyard with a glass of fizz whilst we took some family photos. It was then into the main function room for the wedding breakfast followed by some very entertaining speeches. 

In the evening, I brought Katie & Neil down to the canal at the end of the garden for a few photos before they got their dancing shoes on for the rest of the night. 

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Katie & Dan's Oxfordshire Wedding https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2018/3/katie-dans-oxfordshire-wedding Of the hundreds of weddings that we've photographed over the years in the area, we've never been wedding photographers at Broughton Church, until now. As well as being a beautiful church, it's in the spectacular grounds of Broughton Castle.  

The weather was glorious as we came out of the church, perfect for getting the most out of our super back drop for the photos. So after a few family portraits and some romantic Bride & Groom photos, we headed off to Burford to the Bay Tree Hotel.

Burford is a beautiful Cotswolds village, and The Bay Tree Hotel fits in perfectly. It was getting dark very quickly though, so we didn't have much time in the gardens in the sunshine. That's no problem for the photos though as we're very used to shooting in low light.  

The evening bash was great fun, and we got some brilliant photos of the bridal party out on the patio before heading home. 

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(Vine House Studios) broughton church oxfordshire wedding the bay tree wedding photography https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2018/3/katie-dans-oxfordshire-wedding Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:45:00 GMT
The Bridesmaids Job https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2018/2/the-bridesmaids-job Every wedding that we shoot is unique, individual and totally personal to the couple getting married. However having said that, there are a few age old traditions that seem to pulse through them all. Engagements, rings, speeches and favours are but just a few of the classic formalities contributing to a great British wedding.

We may no longer know where these wonderful wedding rituals came from or what any of them even mean but we sure as hell know that a wedding just ain't a wedding without them.

One of my favourite wedding customs is the institution of bridesmaids. Spending a leisurely morning getting pampered and respectably merry with your besties before the biggest party of your life… brilliant! But where does the idea of having this bridal harem originate from? And other than helping you get into your dress and carrying the contents of your purse around all day, what are bridesmaids actually supposed to do?

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History offers various theories and my preferred explanation has to be that bridesmaids traditionally accompanied the bride in their fineries to confuse the evil spirits. The demons could not stand to see anyone happy and so it was feared they would appear and attack the bride in an attempt to wreak misery. Of course. Obviously!

Similarly, some historians have argued that the bridesmaids were required to protect the bride from jealous ex boyfriends who would come to try and kidnap her and steal her away for his own!

So whether it be pysco ex partners or demons of hell, the general gist is that the bridesmaids were the original muscle behind the bridal party, protecting the bride EVEN during her honeymoon…. AWKWARD!

Oh how things have changed (thankfully)!

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(Vine House Studios) bridesmaids weddings https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2018/2/the-bridesmaids-job Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:30:00 GMT
A Christmas Wedding at The Manor Country House Hotel https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2018/1/a-christmas-wedding-at-the-manor-country-house-hotel It's always lovely to shoot a Christmas wedding. It's even better when it's at one of our favourite venues, The Manor Country House Hotel. And even better still when its a fun couple like Jo & Jamie getting married. 

We started the day with Becky going to The Manor Country House Hotel to see the girls, whilst I went to see the boys in a local pub. This is such an exciting part of the day as it gets closer to the time to leave for the church.

Mulled wine was on offer in the car park of Saint Gilles Church in Bletchingdon. It was very welcomed by the guests as they caught up with each other and laughed and joked before going in for the wedding ceremony. After the ceremony we got back to venue quickly so we could get some group photos there before it got too dark. 

The wedding reception at The Manor was a blast. A highlight for me was a rendition of the Twelve Days of Christmas, turned into a drinking game, it was so funny. We got some great pictures throughout the afternoon and evening as guests enjoyed themselves and danced the night away.   

Thank you Jamie and Jo for having us as your wedding photographers, we loved being a part of it.  

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Rory and Charlotte's amazing autumn wedding at Ardington House in Oxfordshire https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2018/1/rory-and-charlottes-amazing-autumn-wedding-at-ardington-house-in-oxfordshire This wedding was so special it's been featured in 'The Ultimate Wedding Magazine' 2017, to view article click here

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Ardington House is one of our favourite wedding venues and we delighted to be back there to photograph Charlotte and Rory's stunning autumn wedding. The listed Georgian Manor home is set in a spacious and beautiful gardens that includes a river with its own island. I met bride Charlotte and her lovely bridesmaids in the bridal suite bright and early to capture all the excitement of getting ready for the big day whilst Ivor set off to meet Rory and his groomsmen at a nearby hotel to see what the boys were doing.

The light in Ardington house is simply gorgeous with the huge sash windows letting in lots of light whilst the luxurious period decor and furniture make for great props, this really is one of my favourite places to shoot bridal prep. Ivor also managed to grab some cool shots of the boys in the pub beforehand. 

St Edwards school (Rory's childhood school) also made for a magnificent backdrop. The historic awnings and beautifully landscaped gardens look gorgeous in the pics. 

Arriving back at Ardington and the rain just managed to hold off for the drinks reception and family photos, the dinner was bought forward 20 minutes and we suddenly realised we had only 10 minutes to capture the all important bride and groom shots. Of course we love a challenge and managed to get a good variety of portraits in some of the best bits of the grounds and get our lovely couple to their dinner on time! It was such a rush and we loved the buzz.

Our favourite shot of this wedding however was taken later on in the downpour! We love an atmospheric rain shot and so asked if Charlotte and Rory would be up for braving the weather.... of course with our trusty wedding brolly for this shot. When we gave them the pictures they were as thrilled as we were at the result!

Such a beautiful wedding and lovely couple, it's been hard choosing our favourite pictures to blog about, if you would like to see the full set just visit the gallery here

 

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(Vine House Studios) https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2018/1/rory-and-charlottes-amazing-autumn-wedding-at-ardington-house-in-oxfordshire Thu, 04 Jan 2018 16:33:33 GMT
Proposal Photography at Blenheim Palace Oxfordshire https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2017/11/proposal-photography-at-blenheim-palace-oxfordshire

 

We were so excited when David asked us to photograph his wedding proposal at Blenheim Palace. We've often discussed how special photographing a proposal would be but we just haven't gotten around to advertising it as a service yet! 

So when David called and told us the plan we just couldn't wait to get started. Now even though we photograph hundreds of lovely couples every year, this was completely new to us and as we started to develop a plan with David, it began to feel more and more like a secret mission, MI5 style! David had thought of everything, he had a beautiful bouquet of Autumn flowers delivered in secret by Cotswold florist Florabella, they arrived at my house the afternoon before the proposal and I carried them in stealth to our pre arranged meeting point.

Blenheim palace offers an abundance of stunning backdrops and scenery to shoot against and the chosen location was the fountain, a favourite spot of  ours and a place with special meaning to the couple. We loved hearing the story of when David had jumped into the river at the waterfall to rescue Lindsay's shades, a valiant gesture and the perfect backdrop for a proposal. 

We arrived at the shoot location early in order to get a good vantage point and we were dismayed to discover that the river was undergoing some annual maintenance work which meant that the waterfall was dry. Our dreams of a long exposure, cloudy waterfall proposal shoot were shattered but as we explored and fired off some test shots we realised that actually the shots looked awesome even without the water, such a romantic background. 

As the time approached we discussed our strategy, we would pose as tourists photographing the swans, I was glad that I'd bought my emergency welsh cakes to keep the ducks interested and avoid blowing our cover! We felt like spies as we surreptitiously eyed up every approaching couple and when we did see them coming, my heart was racing as we moved into position. 

Once they were on the bridge we started moving in and before Lindsay knew it, he was down on one knee asking her to marry him. The look on Lindsay's face when David presented the ring was just priceless, it is such a huge privilege to capture all of these once in a lifetime reactions, we felt so honoured to be there, capturing such a special moment. 

After the proposal we grabbed the bouquet and David popped open a sneaky bottle of bubbly that he had carefully hidden in his bag. He really had thought of everything!

We followed the couple back up to the palace, taking some candid snaps of them enjoying the moment and stopping off to pay homage to Winston Churchill who himself had proposed to Clemmie at the palace. We left the happy couple then to go and enjoy their day, this really was one of the most romantic moments I've ever been privileged to witness in real life and a small insight into the world of spying!

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I was so excited to photograph Ian and Annette's wedding, not only are they are gorgeous couple with a stunning venue but they had the added romance factor of being childhood sweethearts AND they were also being married by Father Brian.... the vicar from my very own wedding last year, it brought back lots of happy memories hearing them make their vows!

Getting ready at the hotel in Deddington, Annette was surrounded by excited family and friends all waiting to wish her well before she walked down the aisle, whilst Ian got ready just a stones throw from the church with an equally excited party of groomsmen. We loved their bright sunflower buttonholes and bouquets which tied in nicely with their OUFC colour scheme at the reception.

The ceremony at Thorpe Mandeville church was just perfect and the sunshine and smiles after the ceremony made for great photos. We even had time to do some cheeky couple shots with the couple's very cool looking classic car before heading off to the reception at The Great Barn.

The Great Barn in Aynho is one of our favourite wedding venues to photograph, we shoot weddings regularly at the barn in Oxfordshire and we always manage to find awesome new backgrounds and angles every time. Such a vast beautiful landscape surrounding the venue means that we are spoiled for choice there. 

I have never seen an Oxford United FC colour scheme before but it worked brilliantly. The flowers, table settings and favours provided awesome pops of colour and were so personal to Ian and Annette, it made for great pictures. 

We were having such a great time with this gorgeous bride and groom, we just couldn't stop snapping and just as we were about to leave we spotted the spectacular sunset, so rushed back inside to grab them...well worth it we think. We couldn't wait to download their photos and we love them, we hope they will bring back many happy memories for the couple for years to come and this will definitely be one that we remember fondly. 

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Ewelina & Jay's amazing wedding in Poland https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2017/10/ewelina-jays-amazing-wedding-in-poland To view the full gallery click here

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I had heard so much about this amazing place where we were going to shoot Ewelina and Jay's wedding in Poland and I was super excited when the time finally came to see it! As we touched down just outside Bydgoscz, all I could see was forest and trees, it was already like flying into a fairy tale. As we headed to the historic town of Torun with the sun blazing down, we passed windmills and farms, the landscape was beautiful. 

The town itself was also very pretty, filled with medieval architecture and cobbled streets it was the perfect location for a romantic wedding. As always we had a little rekkie of the place on day 1 which involved lots of walking, lots of pancakes and a couple of beers. We found some great spots for photos and were getting more and more excited about the big day. 

On the morning of the wedding I arrived at Ewelina's mum's house where bride, groom and baby Lily were all getting ready. The atmosphere was so relaxed and little Lily had a great time in the makeup bag! 

Animal lover and equestrian Ewelina had a huge surprise that brought a tear to her eye when a traditional horse and carriage pulled up to transport them to the church, a lovely surprise wedding gift from her mother. 

The church itself was a huge and ornately decorated medieval building, the lighting was quite tricky but what a stunning backdrop get married against. 

Lily happily explored the incredible church and smiled all the way through the ceremony, although unsurprisingly she didn't seem all that impressed when her own time to shine came as she was dunked into the baptismal font!

After the wedding ceremony, the crowd of guests took to the street and formed a wedding parade headed for the reception. On arriving at the hotel, the happy couple wasted no time and headed straight for the dance floor, throwing their champagne flutes over their heads and smashing them both, a tradition meaning good luck!

From there on in it was a festival of food and dancing.... oh and of course vodka. Copernicus the great astronomer hailed from the town of Torun and so the copious amounts of Copernicus vodka made a very fitting aperitif!

The celebrations carried on all night, with games, more dancing and more food!! This wedding had such a great vibe, relaxed and fun but still fairytale. It is certainly one I will never forget and if you were wandering where to go on holiday next time, look up Torun, one of the most beautiful, sunny and friendly places I have visited. Well worth a visit... we're hoping we get invited back for the anniversary trip! 

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Sharon and Simon's destination wedding at The Chateaux in France https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2017/9/sharon-and-simons-destination-wedding-at-the-chateaux-in-france It was an absolute delight to be shooting our 2nd destination wedding this summer at the stunning venue Domaine de vieux Mareuil. Set in the sunny french countryside, the location was spectacular. A beautiful stone chateaux resting in rolling hills resembled scenes from a Disney film and I could immediately see why our gorgeous bride and groom had fallen in love with this place.

Blazing sunshine, beautiful scenery, family, friends and fun summed up this amazing wedding in France. Photographing destination weddings is always an exciting task and we hope that Sharon and Simon will continue to enjoy our photographs for many years to come. Here's a few of our favourite shots in our usual quirky, documentary style, please enjoy and feel free to comment or share...

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The wedding planner Sarah and her team of wedding suppliers couldn't do enough to make the day perfect and were buzzing around behind the scenes all weekend to get things in place. On the morning of the wedding they had transformed the stone terrace into a magical, fairytale aisle within a few hours. 

It's not often you see a bride wearing a bridal gown that she has designed herself but bride Sharon stole the show with a wedding dress she had lovingly designed and made through her own bridal wear boutique, Sharon Pricilla while the pastel pink and blue pops of colour on the groom, the page boys and the flowers suited the style of the wedding perfectly and the abundance of straw hats and parasols reflected the couple's playful nature.

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Mine & Adam's Wedding at The Four Pillars in Oxford https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2017/9/mine-adams-wedding-at-the-four-pillars-in-oxford Wow, how many couples get to say they have had 2 weddings for one marriage?? Amazing! Our stunning Cypriot bride Mine got ready for the English wedding at her home in central Oxford whist hubby to be Adam did all of his groom prep at the beautiful Riverside setting of the Devere Oxford Thames. Close to the heart of Oxford, this happy couple enjoyed a fairytale outdoors ceremony right on the bank of the river Thames. The sun beamed down and the swans circled around them as they made their vows!

I had a fantastic time working with these guys and only wish I could have joined them for the 2nd ceremony in Cyprus! I have selected some of my favourites shots below where you can see the beautiful story of their English wedding.

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Rachel & Chris' Wedding at Steventon House https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2017/9/rachel-chris-wedding-at-steventon-house It's been a while since we've photographed a wedding at Steventon House, so it was nice to go back there for Rachel & Chris' wedding. We love their bright and airy function room and beautiful decor.

The day started off, as it usually does, at the brides house. Lots of people coming and going, everyone getting on with their little jobs and preparations for the big day ahead. Rachel's two brothers were giving her away, it was lovely to see their reaction when they first saw her in her dress. Moments like these is one of the perks of being a wedding photographer.

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Rachel and her brothers travelled to Steventon House in a beautiful 1938 Daimler, but Chris didn't get to go in it. So after the ceremony they had a short trip into Steventon village in it.

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The lovely evening gave the guests an opportunity to sit out in the garden and have a few drinks before the party got into full swing inside. And it did get into full swing. Matt, the DJ ensured that happened. 

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As always, we got a few night time portraits of the Bride & Groom before we said good night.

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(Vine House Studios) oxfordshire photographers steventon house wedding wedding photographer https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2017/9/rachel-chris-wedding-at-steventon-house Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:15:00 GMT
The Charlesworth Family Photoshoot https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2017/9/the-charlesworth-family  

We had a lovely visit from a very special little boy and girl this week at our brand new Oxford studio. Harry and Lily are the most gorgeous little brother and sister you could meet. 2 year old Harry suffered strokes prior to his birth and as a result he now lives with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and has very complex needs. Despite this Harry is one of the smiliest little boys that we have photographed and his big sister Lily is full of affection, covering him in kisses and cuddles as well as rocking out an impressive repertoire of her own poses.

It was a privilege to meet this family who have had to face their own unique challenges. From the moment they walked in they just radiated love, strength and happiness and it was lovely to see such a beautiful bond between them all, it made our job photographing them very easy.

You can find out more about their journey and the wonderful trust they have set up to help Harry here at https://thehelpingharrytrust.com

Harry and his family need your help to provide the care, equipment and treatment Harry needs so please do check out the website to see how you can help. 

And as one of our first portrait customers in our new studio we hope Harry and Lily had a good time with us and that they enjoy looking back at their lovely set of family portraits.

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(Vine House Studios) children's photographer family portraits kids photographer oxford photography studio portrait photographer portrait photographer oxford https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2017/9/the-charlesworth-family Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:49:44 GMT
Sophie & Will's Motor Racing Themed Wedding https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2017/9/country-wedding-in-nottinghamshire Sophie & Will's wedding was a wedding we'd really been looking forward to, and as expected, it was just brilliant.

A beautiful laidback couple, two very easy going families, glamourous friends, stunning countryside location, glorious weather, and the cars. Ohh the cars were just amazing. Classic Porches, Listers, ACs and other rare cars decorated the venue and outside area.

The venue was at Will's parents home. The family business is racing classic cars. They have a big storage and workshop facility that was transformed into a stunning wedding venue, with a big paddock outside with the most amazing views over the Nottinghamshire countryside.

Here's the story of their day in pictures.  

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(Vine House Studios) nottinghamshire wedding photography https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2017/9/country-wedding-in-nottinghamshire Sat, 09 Sep 2017 13:18:30 GMT
Chris and Angela's wedding at The Crown and Thistle in Abingdon https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2017/9/the-rainy-wedding I can't remember another wedding where a bride and groom put in so much effort into the design, look and set up of their wedding. From the first time we met Angela and Chris at The Crown And Thistle in Abingdon, we knew this was going to be something special.

And they didn't disappoint. When we got to the Crown & Thistle at about 11am, the place was a hive of activity. It was was like one of those house makeover shows on TV, everyone running around like headless chickens, and then it all comes together with seemingly just minutes to spare. The attention to detail, and the amount of little special touches was amazing.  

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Chris and Angela had arranged something very special for after the ceremony. They'd hired a boat for a river cruise to bring all the guests for a trip along the river Thames.

Unfortunately, just as the boat was leaving it started to rain, and didn't let up for the rest of the day. Despite the rain, the boat trip was a great success and every one really enjoyed their cruise through the Oxfordshire countryside. 

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Back at the Crown & Thistle, the function room was looking amazing after a sprinkling of Chris and Angela's magic fairy dust. What was a beautiful rustic barn, now looked even more rustic, earthy and magical.

As the rain poured down out side and day turned to evening, some of the tables were moved to the sides to make way for a dance floor. The bar was being well used, the dance floor was full and everyone had a ball. 

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So, after a few portraits outside in the rain, it was time for us to go. What a beautiful wedding to be a part of.    

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(Vine House Studios) abingdon crown and thistle oxfordshire wedding wedding photography https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2017/9/the-rainy-wedding Fri, 08 Sep 2017 17:11:28 GMT
Abi & Ed's London Wedding https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2017/8/abi-eds-london-wedding We probably do 75% of our wedding photography in Oxford and Oxfordshire, so it's always a nice little adventure for us when we go to a wedding outside of our own "patch". We were really excited about Abi & Ed's London wedding. The hustle & bustle of the city, with it's traffic and high rise buildings, would be a change from the beautiful country estates and manicured lawns we usually shoot at. 

The girls were getting ready at Merchant Taylor's Hall on Threadneedle Street, were the wedding reception was also going to be. The boys were getting ready at a hotel next door. The excitement was rising all morning at Merchant Taylor's Hall when the girls were getting ready, it was a great atmosphere.

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Abi's gifts to her bridal party was a beautiful thoughtful touch. 

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Meanwhile at Clerkenwell, the guests were arriving at St James Church. Unfortunately the weather wasn't being to kind to us as the rain rolled in so everyone was making a mad dash into the church under coats and umbrellas. But on a wedding day a bit of rain never dampens the spirits. After the wedding ceremony, it was onto a couple of Routemaster buses for the short trip back to Threadneedle Street.  

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Merchant Taylor's Hall looked stunning, an amazing wedding venue. There was a lot of rain throughout the day, but in between the showers we did manage to get out for a few shots along the streets outside. The social Stock Exchange, just down the road, made a for a great backdrop, and the short walk to it was a fabulous photo opportunity.    

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(Vine House Studios) london wedding merchant taylors hall wedding photography https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2017/8/abi-eds-london-wedding Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:48:16 GMT
A Summer Wedding at Warwick House https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2017/7/a-summer-wedding-at-warwick-house I met Louise & Lee last month for their pre wedding photo shoot at Clattercote reservoir in Warwickshire. We do these pre wedding shoots, or engagement portraits, to give the couple a chance to get used to having their pictures taken by us, and generally just to get to know each other a bit better. Although I'd only met Lee & Louise once last year when they booked us, it felt like I'd known them for years, they're that sort of couple.    

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So a month later it was time for their wedding. Warwick House in Southam was the venue, partly chosen because it's such a great wedding venue, but partly because the wedding ceremony could be held outside. It was a good call, the weather was beautiful, and the wedding ceremony was held outside and was amazing. 

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All the guests enjoyed some drinks on the terrace afterwards whilst being entertained by a magician and caricaturist. The entertainment carried on during the meal. There were three singing waiters that broke their cover after the main course. They put on a great show, they had all the guests up and dancing and congoing around the hotel. It really was great fun to be there photographing it. 

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Later in the evening, some of the guests sat outside having a drink enjoying the balmy summer evening. Inside, a saxaphonist was playing along to tunes the DJ had put on, he was brilliant. The antics in the photobooth were hilarious, the sight of five naked men squeezing into a tiny space to have there photo taken has scarred me for life. 

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(Vine House Studios) engagement portraits warwick house wedding wedding photography https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2017/7/a-summer-wedding-at-warwick-house Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:21:36 GMT
A Great Wedding at The Great Barn https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2017/7/a-great-wedding-at-the-great-barn The Great Barn, near Banbury, is one of our most local venues, only a ten minute drive from our studio, it's also one of the most stunning. With it's huge stone built halls, beautiful courtyard and spectacular lakes, it's easy to see why Teresa and Joel choose it for their wedding venue.

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Teresa got ready at the Great Barn along with her bridesmaids and Mum. There was the usual build up of anticipation and excitement as the girls got ready. Then all too soon a beautiful Aston Martin Rapide pulled up outside to take Teresa to the church just down the road in Souldern. 

 

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St Mary's Church in Souldern is a typical English village church, it's beautiful. The vicar gave a fabulous wedding service which was followed by a few photos outside and lots of guests catching up with each other.  

 

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Afterwards, back at the reception venue, everyone was enjoying the canapes and drinks in the sun. All the excited chatter and laughter, kids playing and old friends being introduced to new friends, make for a wonderful atmosphere, we love being a part of it. 

 

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After a few photos down by the lakes, it was time to sit down for the wedding breakfast, followed by some very entertaining speeches. Poor Joel got very embarrassed by his best man, but hey, isn't that what best men are for.

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The day was then topped of perfectly by the band who had the dance floor full all night.Thank you Teresa and Joel, we had a fab day shooting your wedding.   

 

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(Vine House Studios) banbury the great barn wedding photography https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2017/7/a-great-wedding-at-the-great-barn Mon, 10 Jul 2017 15:42:10 GMT
A Cotswold Wedding https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2017/7/a-cotswold-wedding Katie & Dave’s Cotswold wedding started at the Manor House Hotel in Moreton In Marsh. Katie’s primary school friend, Lauren, was the make up artist and hair stylist for the day, and was busy getting on with things when I arrived. Bridesmaids were coming and going, flowers were arriving, family members popping in, it was the typical hustle and bustle and excitement of a wedding morning.  

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We then had a half hour drive to Bishop’s Cleeve to St Michael and All Angels Church. It’s a very big and majestic building, perfect for a wedding. We did a few group shots after the ceremony, it’s always nice to have a couple at the church. 

 

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Back at The Manor House Hotel, guests were enjoying the summer sunshine on the lawn. The gardens at The Manor House really are amazing, it’s a fabulous venue for a wedding reception with lots of little spots that are ideal for wedding photography.    

 

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Becci & Jay's Sulgrave Manor Wedding https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2017/6/becci-jays-sulgrave-manor-wedding We hadn't photographed a wedding at Sulgrave Manor for a few years, then three come along in the space of a few months. Brilliant for us, this venue is absolutely beautiful for wedding photography

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But before we got to Sulgrave Manor, there was the wedding ceremony. This was at St Peter & St Pauls Church in Deddington. It's a lovely, bright and airy church and the vicar is so nice and welcoming.  

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It was a perfect summers wedding day. Drinks on the lawn, canapes, an acoustic guitarist gently playing some modern tunes in the background, family and friends excitedly catching up with each other, kids playing with garden toys.

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The wedding breakfast had a lovely twist, each table had joint of beef that was carved by one of the guests. The catering, by Limes Farm, was exquisite as always. So after the meal it was into the very entertaining speeches. The day was then perfectly finished off by a couple of live sets from ska band Hope & Glory who had the dance floor full all night. 

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Pre wedding shoot at Godstow Ruins Nunnery Wolvercote https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2017/6/pre-wedding-shoot-at-godstow-ruins-nunnery-wolvercote JE-25JE-25

The Trout Inn at Wolvercote, Oxfordshire is one of my favourite settings for a pre wedding shoot. Bride to be Ellie grew up just a stones throw away which makes it the perfect romantic setting for their pre wedding photoshoot. 

We met on a lovely spring evening and enjoyed a wander around The Nunnery at Godstow, Wolvercote and along by the River Thames. The pre wedding shoot is a brilliant opportunity to get to know couples and hear about all their wedding plans as well as helping them them relax in front of the camera ready for their special day.  

It is always nice to complete the shoot with a well earned drink and a chat over any hopes or concerns the couple have for their big day.

Thanks for a lovely evening Ellie and Jonathan, we look forward to seeing you both soon and wish you much happiness for your wedding day.

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(Vine House Studios) oxfordshire wedding photography pre wedding shoot https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2017/6/pre-wedding-shoot-at-godstow-ruins-nunnery-wolvercote Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:55:36 GMT
Laura and Jason’s Festival Wedding in Oxfordshire https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2017/6/laura-and-jason-s-festival-wedding-in-oxfordshire Being festival lovers, we were thrilled to be asked to photograph Laura and Jason’s festival style wedding. Bride Laura is also an artist, a photographer and a morris dancer and both her and Jason's personalities shone through on their wedding day. They really had thought of so many quirky touches that we just couldn’t put our cameras down! With morris dancing, live music, a homemade marquee and a pork pie wedding cake, this wedding had a genuine festival vibe to it. Here are some of the photos that sum up why we loved shooting this exceptional, festival-esque wedding.

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Lauren & Jay's Wedding at Manor Farm, Milton, Oxfordshire https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2017/6/lauren-jays-wedding-at-manor-farm-milton-oxfordshire We were so excited when we were asked to photograph the first ever wedding at Manor Farm in Milton, Oxfordshire. Surrounded by beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, the working farm had been transformed into a stunning party location. Lauren and Jay’s bright, bold colour scheme was fun and quirky and really reflected the couple’s personalities. With sweepstakes, outdoor games, horses and the impressive photo-booth, their guests couldn’t stop smiling. Here are a few of our favourite photographs from the day.

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The bride and groom had been told that they were crazy to mix purple and yellow but what an impact, the contrast in colours worked beautifully. Flowers by Bloomin Events and chairs by The wedding Emporium.

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The marquee looked fab but our favourite spot was the chillout room, what an amazing space! 

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The bar by smooth flow bars and Photo Booth by Photoboothhire fitted perfectly into this space and both added their own twist on the colour theme!

 

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And whilst the inside of this beautiful new wedding venue dazzled with colour, the outside offered an array of pretty outdoorsy backdrops, it was a wedding photographers dream! 

 

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Now we love a summer shower to add a bit of drama to the wedding photos and the rain certainly didn't bother our gorgeous bride and groom. In fact they had quite a bit of fun with it. 

 

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And the other great thing about having your own farm to hold your wedding in is that there tends to be less restrictions on the sound limits!! Local ska band 'The Meanies' finished off the night with an energetic performance that got the crowd going.

 

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A massive thank you to our bride and groom Lauren and Jason, we had so much fun and we hope that your wedding pictures will keep the memories of this incredible day alive always. 

 

Thanks also to all the lovely suppliers that we worked with on the day...

 

Angela McKnight Bridal Hair - www.agmhair.com

 

Charlie Jennings Bridal Makeup - www.charlie-jennings.co.uk

 

Bloomin Events Wedding and Event Flowers - www.bloomin-events.co.uk

 

The Wedding Emporium Banbury - www.weddingemporiumbanbury.co.uk

 

I want a Photo Booth - www.iwantaphotobooth.co.uk

 

Smooth Flow Bars - www.smoothflowbars.uk

 

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2017 Top Wedding Trends https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2017/5/2017-top-wedding-trends Some of the top wedding trends we've noticed in 2017...

Bright, bold colours 

Colour is making a big comeback this year as neutrals and pastels have paved the way for a total return to color. We are seeing bright, bold colour pairings and lots of contrasting colours which look awesome on camera. Being brave and matching colours that you wouldn’t normally see together is giving our 2017 weddings an edgy, bohemian feel that we just love.

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Street Food

Sit down dinners are quickly becoming so last year! Vendors can supply anything from gourmet hotdogs to a raw bar shucking up oysters while you wait. Guests can’t get enough of it as the servers tend to offer not only amazing food but also a unique entertainment factor that makes the event so memorable.

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Breaking the rules

Who said you can’t have cocktails before the ceremony?! Pre-vow drinks are set to become a bit of a thing this year and who doesn’t enjoy a nice glass of Pimms on a hot summers day. We’re all for this trend and again the guests love it because it’s a little bit different and they wont be expecting it!

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The wedding house

Whilst many couples that want to get away for the big day are still opting for the full on Caribbean island experience, we are seeing lots of wedding parties taking over UK holiday homes for a week or weekend to get the best of both worlds. You can have all your guests and still get that beach vibe whilst making a holiday of it. 

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Game Stations

A big concern that we hear from many couples is how to keep their guests entertained all day and so this year they’ve been coming up with more and more fun ideas! From interactive quizzes or sweepstakes to traditional garden games like croquet or even rounders, this playful trend is a great way to get your guests mingling and make sure they have fun.

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A Heythrop Park Wedding https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk/blog/2017/4/a-heythrop-park-wedding heythrop parkHeythrop Park

Shona & Chris had the most amazing day on Saturday at Heythrop Park.

Friends and family were excitedly gathering and catching up with one another, there wasn't a cloud in the sky, the harpist was playing beautiful background music and the hotels excellent staff were going around with drinks and canapes.

Meanwhile upstairs in one of the suites the excitement and anticipation was growing as Shona and her sisters and Mum were getting ready. 

Shona looked amazing as her father walked her down the aisle (Chris scrubbed up pretty well too). The Wedgwood Room at Heythrop is an amazing room for a romantic wedding ceremony (a wedding photographers dream), with it's classical styling and views over the lawns. Once all the formalities were done, every one gathered outside on the lawn and terrace for some drinks. After doing a few group shots we headed off with Shona and Chris for a few romantic bride and groom portraits by the lake.

The speeches took place before the wedding breakfast. Chris, his two best men and his new father in law did a great job. The best men's speeches were hilarious, much to Chris' embarrassment. But after a few drinks he soon forgot about it. 

The evening, for us at least, was then rounded off with an amazing fireworks display. 

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