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Victoria & Jack’s Shiplake College Wedding in Oxfordshire

On Saturday we celebrated Victoria and Jack’s long awaited wedding at Shiplake College, a venue that means a lot to Victoria’s family – Victoria’s Dad taught at Shiplake College for close to 25 years and Victoria spent a lot of her childhood in the grounds. She was christened in Shiplake Church where maternal Grandmother is also buried and went to school at Shiplake for 6th form.  What’s funny though, is that I believe the school that Jack works at, is a sporting rival of Shiplake!

They wanted their day to be relaxed, fun and country chic (in fact, see if you can spot the little visitor they had) – and even more so having had to postpone their wedding, they wanted to have their favourite people around them to celebrate with them.

We were blessed with gorgeous weather (so much so, I picked up some emergency sun cream for my kit bag just in case, don’t want a lobster as your photographer!) and so the guests were able to enjoy the drinks reception out on the terrace, overlooking the beautiful grounds that back onto the river as well as some very competitive garden games going on after dinner as well as catching the glimpse of golden light over the river before it disappeared behind the grand buildings of Shiplake College.



Their one piece of advice for couples planning their wedding… “Enjoy the planning process and try not to get too stressed about small details!”


Until next time,

Amanda x



Wedding dream team

Venue: Shiplake College | Photography: Amanda Karen Photography | Florist: Green Parlour | Cake: Honey Lane Bakery | Hair and makeup: Melissa Clare Makeup | Caterer: Thomas Franks Catering | Dress designer: Ellis Bridals | Bridesmaid Dresses: TFNC London | Bridal Shoes: Paradox London | Groom’s Suit: Marks and Spencer | Groom’s Shoes: Base London | Engagement Ring: Woodley Goldsmiths | Wedding Rings: Ernest Jones | Invitations: Emma Lou Stationery