Jess and Sam started going out when they were just fifteen and it was a privilege to document their wedding at Lincoln College Chapel in Oxford. I had a lovely morning with Jess and her six beautiful bridesmaids who had carefully wrapped ‘old’ ‘new’ ‘borrowed’ and ‘blue’ gifts for her to open along with a letter and gift from Sam. Jess looked stunning with hair and makeup by the very talented Jessica Short who, we discovered, had been preparing David Hasselhoff for a TV performance the day before! Meanwhile the boys were having an adventure trying to get to the chapel on time due to roadworks close to Sam’s flat!
The ceremony in Lincoln College Chapel was lovely and was celebrated by a particularly friendly and smiley chaplain who instantly put everyone at ease. The beautiful quads outside the chapel were full of sunshine and we made sure we took a few photos there before heading over to the reception venue. The weather was perfect for Jess and Sam’s wedding reception at the Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel. The pagoda in the grounds made a wonderful backdrop for the group photos and the willow tree created a pretty natural frame for their relaxed couple portraits. Dave and I were particularly impressed with the speeches which had everyone in stitches! After an incredible choreographed first dance everyone had lots of fun with our vintage photo booth and boogied on down to a great selection of tunes selected by Boogie Nights Disco.
Such beautiful flowers by Shelia at Daisies Flower Shop
A drop of fizz in the morning is great to help quell those last minute nerves!
Jess had bought Sam a fabulous vintage pocket watch engraved with the date and time of their ceremony.
Love these gorgeous bridesmaids dresses from Coast
Great photo booth poses guys!
Wedding Venue and Coordinator: Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel – Wedding Co-ordinator: Rebecca Raftery
Florist: Daisies Flower Shop (Sheila)
Cake Artist: My mum made the cakes, decorated by Hannah’s sugar craft, Quorn
DJ: Boogie Nights
Hairdresser and Make Up Artist: Jessica Short at Claire Nicole
Wedding dress: Bradgate Brides Discount Outlet, Anstey designed by Enzoani
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Coast
Tuxes: Keates of Witney
Balloons: Balloon Lady firstname.lastname@example.org
Vintage Photo booth: Ruth Joy Photography
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