I was very much looking forward to being the Oxford Trinity College wedding photographer for the wedding of O & A. i love Oxford weddings, there is something really nice about them. Whether it is the vibe of the city and the colleges, I always enjoy working in Oxford. I had spoken to the bride and groom in preparation to the wedding and I knew that it would be a great day. They both came across as a lovely couple, down to earth and approachable.
My wedding coverage started at the bride’s Hotel where she was getting ready with her bridesmaids. It was a lovely summer day in Oxford, the sun was out from time to time and it wasn’t overly warm. Perfect conditions really for a wedding! I could tell that there was a great relationship between the bridesmaids and the bride. Everyone was relaxed and at ease with each other. Joking, smiling and have a good time. It was nice that the mother of the bride was there also getting ready.
After a while, I left for Oxford Trinity College to take a few photographs of guests arriving and the groom. I love seeing guests arriving and showing their love to the groom. Friends and family, all there because they care about the bride and groom. For those who were not familiar with the college, it was also the opportunity to visit and see such a beautiful college.
The wedding took place at the Chapel, in the ground of the college. It was a lovely ceremony and the priest was very enthusiastic and friendly. It was a shame that I was not allowed to photograph from the front but the bride and groom knew that these were the priest’s requirements and they were happy with that. The Chapel looked stunning, with the addition of lovely flowers to make the colours pop even more. After the bride and groom said their I do’s they left the chapel and we took a few minutes to take a few photos around the quad. During this time, the guests were lining up outside the chapel for a confetti throw. the guests were then invited for drinks and canapésIt was really a nice afternoon with guests relaxing and enjoying the violin music played by one the guests.
Before the wedding breakfast, I went with the bride and groom to take a few photos by a couple of locations in Oxford that were meaningful to them. It was great to see the tourists and crowds reacting to them and congratulating them. On our return, guests were seated and ready to start the wedding breakfast. After the wedding breakfast, there were a few speeches and this was followed by the cutting of the cake.
The bride and groom had opted to move venues for the evening party. There was a nice marquee and band set up. There was also a gin bar as well as a hog roast. It all went, from what I understand, exactly as it had been planned. Guests were having fun, whether it was on the dance floor or relaxing outdoors. The first dance was lovely, the bride and groom having prepared a dance to the delight of their guests. I stayed to document a bit of the dancing before heading home.
Below are some of my favourite images from their wedding day. I really hope that you enjoy them! O & A are such a genuine couple and they looked after me very well. Their friends and family were also very friendly and I had a great time documenting their wedding day. If you are getting married in the near future and you are looking for an Oxford Trinity College Wedding Photographer (or any other venue for that matter), I would love to hear from you.