the oxford wedding blog

Hey, I’m Philippa.  I set up this blog as a go-to place for couples who are getting married in Oxford and it’s surrounding areas.  It’s where I share some ace things I’ve come across at weddings, and all the amazing hidden gems I’ve found in and around Oxford.

A MUST READ IF YOU ARE HAVING CHILDREN AT YOUR WEDDING

So, you've decided to have children at your wedding but are not sure how much you need to entertain them, feed them, sit them, or really what to do with them... I've shot many weddings with kids, and at my own wedding we invited 50 children (you can take a peek here:...

The Oxford Wedding Blog

Hello and welcome to The Oxford Wedding Blog!  This blog is run by me, Philippa, from Philippa James Photography THE STORY BEHIND THE OXFORD WEDDING BLOG My husband and I married two years ago, and when we were planning our wedding, we found it especially hard to find...

AN OXFORDSHIRE WEDDING FESTIVAL

I married my man Alex, two years ago today!! Wooohoooo!!!  We had the best weekend wedding festival in Oxfordshire, so I though it would be appropriate to write a blog post about it and share it with you.  The great thing about being a wedding photographer myself is...

10 amazing and alternative wedding venues in Oxfordshire

So you’ve just got engaged, whoop! And now for the wedding planning to begin…  You may have started with a few ideas, but once you begin researching venues you are presented with a load of options, styles, prices and budgets.  When I was on the hunt to find our...

Oxford Pub Wedding at The Perch

A Ceremony at Oxford Town Hall Adam and Jo met at Truck Festival through mutual friends and couldn’t believe their luck... (insert broken heart emoji!)  Their wedding was super relaxed, completely reflecting the kind of couple they are.  They decide to...

Oxford Town Hall Wedding

What a privilege to be the one to shoot Christian + Sophie's quirky intimate Oxford Town Hall wedding, followed by a reception at The Jam Factory Sophie wanted to get married in a church but Christian wasn't keen.  An Oxford Town Hall Wedding allowed them to meet in...

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A VINTAGE INSPIRED WEDDING DRESS IN OXFORD?

Today I am chatting with  designer Maud from MaudiKa Bridal a wedding dress shop Oxford.  All I can say is I wished she had started this business sooner as this is exactly what I was looking for when I got engaged a couple of years ago.  Too late for me, but I’m so...

WEDDING STYLING

A chat with... Last week I had a great time meeting up with the lovely Camille from A Little Je Ne Sais Quoi about wedding styling. Camille is a talented event stylist working in and around Oxford. I caught up with her for a coffee and a chat about how to style a...

5 TOP TIPS FROM A PREGNANT BRIDE

Finding out you will be pregnant on your wedding day can be mega exiting, but it can also come with a few logistical challenges that you may want to think about.  In this post Alana shares her experience of being a bride with a bump, and shares her 5 top tips Alana's...

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN I PHOTOGRAPH A WEDDING

Last week I wrote about  HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER, and this week I'm going to talk you through what you should expect if I was the one who was photographing your Oxford wedding THE OXFORD WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER Firstly, I shoot in a mega informal way.  I...

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

With so many talented wedding photographers out there, when it is time to book one it can feel quite overwhelming.  Here is my guide on how to choose a wedding photographer who is right for you. STYLE Firstly, think about the kind of look you’re after.  Every wedding...

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