A late summer wedding besides the Thames in Oxfordshire
Its not often you get to shoot in a rarely seen location so we were really pleased when Ellie and Jason asked for their pre-shoot in an old mill.
The Stroud valleys used to boast upward of 150 active mills in its heyday, but nowadays there are virtually only a handful left by comparison. Many are now re-purposed, but this one hasn’t yet…
But the space and architecture was superb and we hope you like the photos.
The full set can be seen HERE, but you’ll need the password, which is obvious if you know the couple.
Its been a while since we last shot at Egypt Mill – it goes like that in the wedding business – you shoot a location quite frequently then it goes a bit quiet there and you find another venue gets busy.
Anyway, it was a beautiful warm March day when we met up for a pre-wedding chat and walk around at Egypt Mill.
By the day of the wedding the weather had cooled just slightly, but the intervening weeks had allowed a fair few of the flower borders to come into bloom. Some trees too had come into blossom and the day remained dry – always a big relief to the bride-and-groom.
The whole event was held in the Mill, with its low oak-beamed ceilings. Thankfully my own home has decidedly low ceilings and doorways, so bobbing my head up and down like a chicken is second nature to me and I avoided a nasty bump to the head 🙂
A few shots in a simple black and white style can be seen below, but for family and friends a password protected set of galleries can be seen HERE.
Rococo Gardens is a beautiful location for a wedding, with guests able to enjoy the setting and grounds and quirky architecture.
I’d met up with Becky a few days before their wedding in the grounds and we walked through the locations she wanted to use for some of their personal and the formal Group shots.
By Saturday, Rococo had even had a flurry of snow first thing and the weather was a chilly 6 celsius. Cue the frozen guests.
Thankfully, Rococo has a rather nice line in afternoon teas, so whilst the guests all headed to the conservatory for a warm up, we did a quick shoot in the Red House. It was so cold you could see your breath. And when we walked into the reception, the cameras promptly steamed up too!
Following the Afternoon Tea, Becky and Neil had arranged an evening at Bowden Hall, just a 10 minute drive away.
The full set of galleries can be seen HERE – a password is needed, which guests will know.