Your wedding day is a truly special occasion. It is the most romantic day of your life and your opportunity to proclaim your love for one another in front of all the people who matter the most to you. But for all the planning, all the stress, all the compromises and all the expense, the day itself will pass by so quickly that it may feel as though it’s passed in the blink of an eye. Don’t fret though. Your memories will last a lifetime! Thanks in no small part to the efforts of your photographer.
The perfect venue & the perfect photographer: A match made in heaven
If you’re currently in the process of choosing a wedding venue you’re searching for the perfect backdrop for your big day. You’ll want a venue that’s not only gorgeous and well catered with attentive staff and great amenities, you’ll want somewhere that reflects you and your partner, your style, your tastes and your idiosyncratic vibe. However, to really get the most of your big day the perfect venue needs the perfect photographer. You need a photographer who understands not just your needs but what the venue has to offer. You need someone with experience who knows which spaces get the best light at certain times and which hidden nooks and crannies will provide the perfect backdrop to the shots you want. Remember that you’ll be looking back on your wedding album for years to come and you can’t afford to have any regrets.
With this in mind, readers living in or near the Oxfordshire area will find the perfect backdrop for their big day in any of the following, and teamed with the skills of the best wedding photographer in Oxford, Emma-Jane Lewis, it’ll be a match made in heaven.
Anyhoe Park, Anyhoe
This spectacular Grade 1 listed 17th-century country house offers a truly stunning and elegant backdrop for your big day. While the estate is grand and beautiful it is not so imposing that it doesn’t offer opportunities for you to make its elegant spaces your own. It also boasts a stunning estate planned by legendary gardener Capability Brown. Though his vision has been diluted over the years with changes in ownership, current owner James Perkins has worked hard to restore Brown’s original vision. The end result is some stunning vistas in front of which you and your betrothed can lock lips
Friar’s Court, Bampton
For those favouring something a little more rustic, Friar’s Court in Bampton has all the unassuming beauty you’d expect from an historic house in the Cotswolds. Not only are the house and gardens utterly gorgeous, every wedding is tailored completely to the needs of the couple. There are no one-size-fits-all wedding packages here.
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock
This historic world heritage site was the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and really has to be seen to be believed and is guaranteed to bring the wow factor to your big day. With 6 venue options and the capability to host up to 2000 guests you can ensure that your guests will be speechless when they arrive on the grounds.
Bodleian Libraries, Oxford
Oxford alumni will know that the Bodleian libraries form the largest university library system in the country. The historic halls and beautifully ornate ceilings, however, come together to form a breathtakingly gorgeous backdrop to your ceremony with opportunities for wedding photos that will drop the jaws of all who see them!
Whichever of these stunning locations you choose, it’s sure to be a day you and your guests will remember forever!