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.

HOW TO HOLD YOUR WEDDING FLOWER BOUQUET

So you've chosen your girl gang, you're stunning flower bouquet has arrived, and you are all looking hot!  But how the hell are you suppose to hold this damn thing??   All I’m going to say is “lady garden”….. That’s where you hold your bouquet!   Philippa...

5 TIPS ON EMBRACING RAIN ON YOUR WEDDING DAY

So we are in the UK after all… even in the hight of summer there is always of a massive chance of rain on your wedding day in this country!  I know none of us want rain on our wedding day, and no one ever plans rain for their wedding, but if it does rain it’s always...

FIVE TIPS ON WRITING YOUR OWN WEDDING CEREMONY

I caught up with  Lynn from Lynn Tierney Ceremonies again, and asked her to share her top five tips on doing your own wedding ceremony.  You may want to hold your wedding in an alternative location that means that you can't legally get married there... so you can...

WHAT IS A WEDDING CELEBRANT?

If you're looking to have an alternative wedding ceremony or perhaps you'd like a ceremony on top of a mountain, but marriage restrictions in the UK mean that you can't, you may want to think about hiring a celebrant. I had a catch up with Lynn from Lynn Tierney...

A RELAXED OXFORD CITY WEDDING

All James and Maisy wanted for their wedding day was to be with everyone they love, and have a super relaxed day. They met at a music festival on Cowley Road in Oxford, and Maisy knew he was a keeper as when they got talking James revealed he had just read How to be a...

A WEDDING AT THE JAM FACTORY OXFORD

I'm a big fan of The Jam Factory, it's relaxed yet quirky, it's a bar but also an art space.  When Laura and Luke called me about photographing their wedding, I knew it was going to be a good one... (also scroll down to look at their wedding favours - best favours...

A MANOR FARM BARN WEDDING

George and Jess got married at Manor Farm Barn near Bicester in Oxfordshire.  They had their ceremony in the barn, and due to having sooooo many guests who travelled from all over the world, they had their wedding reception in a tipi on one of the fields on the...

A TIPI WEDDING AT THE MAYBUSH IN WITNEY

The Maybush is a real hidden gem of a wedding venue.  Based near Witney in Oxfordshire, The Maybush is a pub on one side of the road, and on the other side there is a massive field on the river bank, with a huge tipi and double decor bus used for catering.  There are...

A BODLEIAN LIBRARY WEDDING

Hannah and Ben love living in Oxford and so getting married at The Bodleian Library couldn't have been more perfect for them.  They were seeking a relaxed ceremony in a beautiful traditional Oxford building and The Bodleian was the perfect match.  This ceremony was...

5 controversial ideas for weddings on a budget

When I say five controversial ideas for weddings on a budget, some really are controversial and II don’t mean that you shouldn’t have them, it’s your wedding – you can have whatever you want! But in my experience of going to so many weddings, if you chose to get rid...

A STYLISH RHODES HOUSE WEDDING

So what does a wedding at Rhodes House in Oxford City look like?  Well, obviously each and every wedding is different, but I shot a wedding in this great building, and though I'd share it here. There are many great things about getting married at Rhodes House, firstly...

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