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This Cherwell Boathouse wedding begins with Rosie got ready with her girls at The Old Bank Hotel before she wanders over to The Bodlian Library to marry her man James.  They dance under The Bridge of Sighs, Rosie swishing her elegant Temperley Paulette dress and James all dapper in his dark blue suit and pink tie from Reiss Brown.  They then punt their way over to the Cherwell Boathouse to be showered in confetti, before dinning outside on the river bank with all their guests.  Absolutely bliss.

bride getting ready at Old Bank Hotel

Bride walking through the streets of Oxford - shot by Philippa James Wedding Photographer

Wedding at The Bodleian Library Oxford

Wedding at The Bodleian Library

Weddings at The Bodleian Libraries

Oxford City Wedding vibes

Oxfordshire wedding at Cherwell Boathouse

Oxford wedding at Cherwell Boathouse by Philippa James Photography

Oxford wedding at Cherwell Boathouse by Philippa James

Oxford wedding at Cherwell Boathouse

Cherwell Boathouse Wedding

Cherwell Boathouse Wedding by Philippa James Photography

Cherwell Boathouse Wedding in Oxford

Cherwell Boathouse Wedding punting

Cherwell Boathouse Wedding Speeches

Cherwell Boathouse Wedding - outdoor dining in Oxford

Cherwell Boathouse Wedding - punting in oxford

“Before we go off on honeymoon, we just wanted to say a quick thank you for yesterday. It was wonderful to have bagged such a brilliant photographer. Lots of the bridal party were commenting on how impressed they were by you and said how comfortable you made them feel and we obviously think the same! You were also just so lovely to have around – a fun, calm and experienced presence in some moments of frenzy and high emotion!” Rosie + James



Bridal Preparations – Old Bank Hotel

Wedding Ceremony – The Bodleian Library

Wedding Reception – Cherwell Boat House

Wedding Planner – Mrs T Weddings

Make up –  Ema Bridal Makeup

Flowers – Nong Smitinand Flowers

Tableware: Harriets Table

DJ: Itchy Feet


If you’re thinking about having a Cherwell Boathouse Wedding take a look at their options here – CHERWELL BOAT HOUSE Being able to easily punt on the river, with your venue so close, and eat looking out at the river was amazing.  And the food there was fantastic! (I wouldn’t advise this venue if you’ve got lots of small kids at your wedding though!!)

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