It was really nice to return in mid-August to St. Edmund Hall in Oxford a lovely venue for relatively small weddings for which I am a recommended photographer. I am very thankful to Sue for recommending me to Franco and Margot who knew the venue very well as this is where Margot studied.
The day started a few yards away at the Old bank Hotel where Margot and her bridesmaids where getting ready. I always enjoy seeing a bride walking to the venue and Oxford certainly offers a great backdrop for this. The ceremony was very nice and was translated to Italian for the benefit of Franco’s friends and family. The reception took place in the gardens and we were able to do a few portraits in the library where Margot had spent so many hours studying and it was a special place for her. The breakfast meal was a happy affair, in particular with singing and toasts proposed by the Italian contingent on the day! It is always nice to discover new traditions and on this occasion I learned about receiving a piece of the tie of the groom in exchange for a donation as you can see in one of the images below. Speeches and the throw of the bouquet followed before I left the newly married couple and their guests to enjoy the rest of the evening.
It was a really nice day that included many readings from friends during the service and also during the speeches showing how much they care for Margot and Franco. I was very pleased and honored to capture the day for them and below is a selection of my favourite images form the day. Please feel free to leave me or Margot and Franco a comment below.
If you are looking for aÂ St. Edmund Hall wedding photographer providing an easy going approach please feel free to contact me. I am available in all the UK, although most of my commissions take place in Berkshire, London and surrounding counties. I also document a select number of weddings abroad.