A travel inspired wedding in Oxford
Earlier this summer I had the pleasure of photographing my Brother in Law and his fiancé’s travel inspired wedding in Oxford. Now photographing a family wedding has its own quirks from a “normal” wedding, juggling your job as a photographer but also wanting to celebrate with your family is no easy fete but it’s worth it to have an even closer connection to your couple and because I love photography (obviously) it was lovely to combine family with that passion.
Mark and Su chose to get married in Oxford because it’s a city that holds meaning to them, it’s where family lives, where they have spent many hours exploring and walking amongst the beautiful streets and across the meadows and finally where they got engaged. In fact, their wedding venue, The Perch was where Mark dropped to one knee and proposed so it was the perfect choice for their celebrations.
Following an intimate ceremony at Oxford Town Hall, Mark and Su, along with their guests, walked through Oxford and across Port Meadow (a walk they’ve done many a time) to reach the celebrations. The sun was shining and walk was lovely, such a beautiful backdrop. Before we reached The Perch we snuck away for some fun with smoke bombs at the request of Su!
The Perch have a quirky marquee in their gardens, decked out with rustic seating and decorated with literary references, a detail in keeping with the couple’s love of books. Mark and Su’s tables were inspired by their many travels together, each table representing a place and included an anecdote or memory from that trip. And if you think that this may all be sounding a bit twee, there was also a beer pong table set up and temporary tattoos for guests to join Mark and Su in their matching Lego brick tattoos.
This wedding was filled with laughter, great food and whilst no first dance, there were plenty of moves being thrown at the end of the night!
Until next time,