Andy and Hazel’s Countryside Wedding – Stratton Court Barn, Oxfordshire
2nd August 2018
Love, friendship and lots of laughter!
Andy and Hazel are two really good friends of ours, so when they asked me to be a guest and the photographer at their wedding I was really chuffed. My two favorite things rolled into one with the bonus of a few glasses of bubbles throughout the day!
These two lovebirds had a whirlwind relationship, they met and it quickly became obvious they were perfect for each other. They were soon inseparable with Hazel moving across the country to live with Andy within a few months and when he proposed on her birthday it was the news we were all waiting for.
2 years later and here we are at Stratton Court Barn, a beautiful venue in the middle of the Oxfordshire countryside surrounded by cornfields, which I couldn’t wait to photograph with the happy couple.
The ceremony had such a relaxed atmosphere, the barn has floor to ceiling windows on both sides so with the doors open it felt like we were outside. Hazel and her bridesmaids walked down the aisle in bare feet and their flowers and the bride’s headdress reflected the countryside around us. The readings involved both friends and family, clearly highlighting the importance of the people around them. I always get the best seat in the house, so for me the best part was seeing the cheeky looks of pure excitement and the love in Andy and Hazels eyes when they saw each other.
After the ceremony I had the opportunity of photographing the bridal party, who were so much fun and keen to have a good time that every photo was a pleasure and a giggle. When I mentioned to the bride and groom that I would love to photograph them IN the cornfield I hadn’t even finished the sentence before Hazel started climbing over the fence in her dress and bare feet!
The speeches were some of the best I’ve heard, lots of laughter, tears and all genuine words spoken from the heart. To finish the day the meal was a mixture of Meze and Tapas, all shared with the people on your table, we then drank and danced the night away.
As you can see Andy and Hazel are such a relaxed couple and this was reflected in every detail of their day, I hope you will agree that the photos reflect this too and that I captured those cheeky looks of pure excitement and love between them!!!