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.

WEDDING DAY TIMINGS

Here is a guide to what your wedding day timings may look like.  I’ve written this blog post based on the majority of weddings I shoot, but obviously every wedding is different. GETTING READY So I usually arrive with you between 1.5 – 2 hours before the ceremony to...

WEDDING TRADITIONS + WHAT THEY MEAN

Weddings are full of traditions, no matter how alternative, but do we know where they actually come from?  Here is a potted history of ten popular wedding traditions in this country… 1.GIVING AWAY THE BRIDE This wedding tradition stems from the days when a daughter...

HEIRLOOM BOOKS (AKA THE WEDDING ALBUM)

After an art exhibition I love nothing more than going to the gallery shop and browsing through all the lovely photography books.  Always a sucker for buying one, I get home and snuggle up on the sofa with a glass of wine and brows through it again… seeing...

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY PLANNING – THE GROUP SHOTS

Wedding photography group shots have a bit of a bad reputation.  We’ve all been to those weddings where we the guests, are left standing around for hours while the photographer awkwardly poses the couple with every combination of family member possible. Some of my...

WEDDING CONFETTI IDEAS

Now who doesn’t love an explosion of confetti at their wedding? The tradition of the wedding confetti toss traces back to symbolic rituals of throwing rice or petals during special occasions to bring prosperity and fertility.  Today the confetti explosion comes...

WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE MORNING OF YOUR WEDDING DAY

The morning of your wedding day; this is where the story of your day begins.  You may have woken early, or not slept well, but all that matters is the day is finally here and you are getting married! I love this part of the wedding day.  It usually goes from a very...

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