I was looking forward to be the Jewish wedding photographer at Ardington House for the wedding of Naomi and Ben. I had met them and spoken to them on the phone before and I knew that they would be great on the day. The wedding day itself started in Reading. I covered the getting ready of the bride while my friend Emil Boczek documented the groom. The morning was fairly relaxed at the bride’s house, with some nerves visible but everyone in great spirits. A wedding is a big day of course. Everyone wants for everything to go well. The weather was on our side, with some nice sunshine throughout the day. This wedding was also special as it was the getting together of two families from two different countries, England and France. Jewish weddings have many rituals that are followed and makes it intense and full on, which is what I like! I had never worked at the Reading synagogue and it is a beautiful building with good light coming in.
The ceremony was lovely with some fun moments too and it was immediately followed by the signing of the register. The guests then made their way out for a confetti through before making the short journey to Ardington House. The bride and groom had organised Route masters for their guests to get to the venue.
I have worked on a few occasions before at Ardington House, it is a beautiful venue in the countryside in Oxfordshire. The bride and groom enjoyed drinks and canapés in the House and outdoors before heading for the marquee. The reception included Isreali dancing, prayers, a nice meal, speeches and more dancing! It was a really good party as everyone was just happy to have fun. Children were playing around on the lawns, while adults were chatting, dancing and mingling.
I was very happy to document this wedding. Naomi and Ben are a lovely couple, caring, enthusiastic and friendly and it was a pleasure to document their day. Below are some of my favourite wedding images from their day. The slideshow show a few more images than the images listed below, so feel free to sit and realx and turn the volume on for 2-3 minutes! I would love to hear your thoughts on the comments section too if you enjoyed watching this set! If you are looking for a Jewish wedding photographer at Ardington House (or any other location or faith) I would love to hear from you! Thank you for reading and visiting my website!