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.

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2020 IN PICTURES

2020 IN PICTURES

Well, what a year 2020 has been for us all.  Philippa James Photography HQ has seen weddings delayed, adjusted, postponed and in some cases cancelled.  I've managed to still photograph a handful of beautiful intimate weddings in Oxford, and I've also been spending...

Oxford Wedding Postponed due to Covid19

Oxford Wedding Postponed due to Covid19

I met Amy from Amy Meadows Events (Queen Oxford wedding planner, and planner of all events) about a year ago, and she is one of those people who you meet in life that you're never going to let go... She's organised, like super organised, has a black book full of...

OXFORD UNIVERSITY WEDDING – ST. HUGH’S COLLAGE

OXFORD UNIVERSITY WEDDING – ST. HUGH’S COLLAGE

I photographed this relaxed Oxford University Wedding during the summer of last year.  I won't go into the history of the college, but a fascinating fact I found out was that St. Hugh's Collage was originally set up in 1886, to open up opportunities of an Oxford...

AN INTIMATE WEDDING AT OXFORD REGISTER OFFICE

AN INTIMATE WEDDING AT OXFORD REGISTER OFFICE

Emma and Toby got married in the summer, and like a lot of couples these days, they had their legal wedding done at Oxford register office with close friends and family, followed by their big celebration the next day at St. Hugh's College where they were at university...

THE BEST OF 2019 – OXFORD WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

THE BEST OF 2019 – OXFORD WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

What a wonderful year for weddings 2019 has been... My aim at the beginning of the year was to photograph more weddings in and around Oxfordshire, and bar a few weddings; a couple in London, one in Wales, and an epic one in Italy, most of my weddings I shot this year...

JOEL + HANNAH’S WEDDING

JOEL + HANNAH’S WEDDING

"OMG! WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE PHOTOS!  We have watched the wedding slideshow so many times, we are simply blown away! You captured the whole day perfectly.  We can't thank you enough – these are a million times more than we could have ever expected 😍 Lots of love,...

TOM + HANNAH’S RELAXED SOHO FARMHOUSE WEDDING

TOM + HANNAH’S RELAXED SOHO FARMHOUSE WEDDING

If you are thinking of having a Soho Farmhouse Wedding, or just looking for inspiration on how to have a relaxed wedding day, then take a peek at Tom and Hannah's day below.. Tom proposed to Hannah over a cup of tea in their London home, and this relaxed vibe is...

RELAXED WEDDING AT THE PERCH OXFORD

RELAXED WEDDING AT THE PERCH OXFORD

Port Meadow is not only Pippa and George's most favourite place in the world, but it's also home of the amazing pub The Perch.  I've shot many weddings at The Perch and it's still one of my favourite Oxford wedding venues, massively due to it's super relaxed vibe....

A RELAXED OXFORD CITY WEDDING

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

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

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...

5 controversial ideas for weddings on a budget

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...

2018 ROUND UP OF WEDDINGS IN OXFORD

2018 ROUND UP OF WEDDINGS IN OXFORD

Weddings in Oxford... That's what this year has all been about for me.  Not just photographing them, but researching and digging deeper to discover about what's on offer in this area. I've been seeking alternative venues, and amazing suppliers to write about in this...

SIX WEDDING CEREMONY IDEAS YOU WOULDN’T HAVE THOUGH OF

SIX WEDDING CEREMONY IDEAS YOU WOULDN’T HAVE THOUGH OF

Over the years I’ve come across some really amazing wedding ceremony ideas. So today, I wanted to share my my top six inspirational ideas that I'm sure you wouldn't have thought of. 1. SING DURING YOUR WEDDING CEREMONY I can honestly say, that this was the most...

AN ‘URBAN ROCK’ WEDDING SHOOT AT TAP SOCIAL

AN ‘URBAN ROCK’ WEDDING SHOOT AT TAP SOCIAL

If you are a regular reader of The Oxford Wedding Blog, or of my Instagram feed, you'll know that I'm constantly on the look out for local wedding venues and suppliers, that offer something a bit different in Oxfordshire.  I feel like Oxford can sometimes be a bit low...

A MUST READ IF YOU ARE HAVING CHILDREN AT YOUR WEDDING

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:...

AN OXFORDSHIRE WEDDING FESTIVAL

AN OXFORDSHIRE WEDDING FESTIVAL

I married my man Alex, FOUR 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...

Real Wedding at The Perch Oxford

Real Wedding at The Perch Oxford

A Ceremony at Oxford Town Hall Adam and Jo met at Truck Festival through mutual friends and fell in love!  Their wedding was super relaxed, completely reflecting the kind of couple they are.  They decide the ceremony at The Oxford Town Hall small and intimate, only...

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