Oxford Town Hall wedding Photography
Oxford is such a stunning city with all its amazing architecture. It is a perfect setting for a wedding and an absolute gift for a wedding photographer!
Aida and Sebastian’s wedding was slightly unusual, in that I was booked by top wedding photographer David Bostock of “The Bridal Photographer” to photograph the first day of a two-day wedding. David then continued photographing their ‘Nikah’ wedding ceremony the following day at The Langham in London.
This was the first time I had photographed a wedding in Oxford’s Town Hall. In fact, it was my first Oxford wedding. After speaking with Aida & Sebastian and learning of their connections with the various colleges in Oxford (and once we were given permission to shoot for half an hour at Sebastian’s old college “Lincoln”), I just knew we would get some great images with such amazing backdrops.
This was the most chilled and relaxed wedding I have ever documented. When I was told that Aida and Sebastian were travelling up together on the Oxford shuttle from London, I knew it was not going to be your typical traditional wedding format. Not only did they travel together, we also did the ‘couple shots’ before the ceremony. It was a little bit like doing a “First Look” but without the first look part of it. “First Look” is fairly common in the US… It is when the couple see each other for the first time in the morning of the wedding, which is setup and photographed. Then, after 5 minutes, you proceed with the couple and formal photography. This all takes place before the wedding ceremony. I know it’s not for every couple but this practice is now getting a little more popular in the UK.
After the ceremony, we had very little time for the formal group shots so luckily there weren’t that many setups to photograph. Then it was on to a brilliant Thai restaurant called “Chiuny Mai Kitchen” for some lovely food and a couple of speeches of course!
Aida and Sebastian were such an amazing and chilled couple. It was an absolute pleasure to meet them and to be their wedding photographer for the day.