It has been a while since I photographed an Oxford Town Hall Wedding and I had nearly forgotten what a great wedding venue it is. Situated in the middle of Oxford town centre, just up the hill from Christ Church College it is a beautiful building with stunning architecture. Hopefully I will get to cover more weddings here in the future.
I began by documenting some bridal prep at The Old Bank Hotel just round the corner from the Town Hall where Catherine was getting ready with her bridesmaids. The look on Catherine’s father’s face when he arrived and saw his daughter in her dress was priceless.
After a lovely service, guests enjoyed a drinks reception in one of the beautiful panelled rooms with the sun streaming through the lead windows. After the wedding meal and some lovely speeches we nipped outside into the sunshine for some portraits before heading back in time for the ceilidh.
As a documentary wedding photographer it was great to receive the brief from Catherine & Alex to (aside from a few portraits and group shots) capture their day in my relaxed unobtrusive style. Indeed I received the following email from Catherine:
“It was great to have you taking photos at the wedding and in a way that was friendly, professional but completely unobtrusive. Several people have said how nice this was.”
For me that is the perfect compliment.
If you are having an Oxford Town Hall Wedding or you are looking for a wedding photographer in Oxford please get in touch – I would love to hear from you.