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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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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...

Oxford Wedding Venue – The Bodleian Library

Oxford Wedding Venue – The Bodleian Library

I'm always up for meeting with an Oxford wedding venue and so when the girls from The Bodleian Library called for a coffee I jumped at the chance.  We chatted a lot about weddings at The Bodleian Library, and to my surprise, they are a lot less conventional than I...

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....

SULGRAVE MANOR – OXFORDSHIRE WEDDING VENUE

SULGRAVE MANOR – OXFORDSHIRE WEDDING VENUE

I was so excited to receive an email from Victoria at Ross and Ross Events who asked if I'd be interested in joining her team in a styled shoot at their new wedding venue Sulgrave Manor in Oxfordshire... not sure if you've tasted any of the food from Ross and Ross......

SAME SEX WEDDINGS AT THE ASHMOLEAN OXFORD

SAME SEX WEDDINGS AT THE ASHMOLEAN OXFORD

One of the world's oldest museums, The Ashmolean in Oxford, has been hosting weddings in its galleries for twelve years.  The lovely Beck and Lucy were the very first couple to exchange their vows there and in celebration of Oxford Pride Festival, The Ashmolean...

TOP 10 BARN WEDDING VENUES IN OXFORDSHIRE

TOP 10 BARN WEDDING VENUES IN OXFORDSHIRE

There is no denying that there is something very romantic and laid back about having your wedding in a barn. They inspire the couple looking for a romantic rustic look (natural colour palette, wild grasses and foliage, bare wooden tables and muted colours) and also...

YARNTON MANOR WEDDING SHOOT

YARNTON MANOR WEDDING SHOOT

When Michelle, the event planner from Yarnton Manor, got in touch to see if I'd be interested in getting involved in a photo shoot at the Manor - I obviously jumped at the chance. Yarnton Manor is a fairly new wedding venue, based in Yarnton, just outside Oxford....

WAREHOUSE WEDDING VENUE: TAP SOCIAL OXFORD

WAREHOUSE WEDDING VENUE: TAP SOCIAL OXFORD

I'm always on the look out for alternative wedding venues in Oxfordshire, and The Tap Social Movement is definitely a place the alternative bride will be drooling over.  Set in an industrial estate in Oxford, it's a large warehouse, has two floors, and is perfect for...

LUNCH AT STRATTON COURT BARN WEDDING VENUE

LUNCH AT STRATTON COURT BARN WEDDING VENUE

I got invited to the very cosy Stratton Court Barn Wedding Venue in Oxfordshire for lunch.  The sun was shining; I met lots of other wedding suppliers, had a good look around the venue, and even tried a bit of textile design with the lovely Anna from Anna Jayne...

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...

A TIPI WEDDING AT THE MAYBUSH IN WITNEY

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

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...

WEDDING PLANNING – WHERE TO START WHEN YOU’VE JUST GOT ENGAGED?

WEDDING PLANNING – WHERE TO START WHEN YOU’VE JUST GOT ENGAGED?

Just got married, great - now what??? WEDDING PLANNING If you have no idea where to start with wedding planning, give yourself a couple of weeks to do some fun research.  Scroll Pinterest, read some wedding blogs, and buy a couple of magazines... just to wet the...

A STYLISH RHODES HOUSE WEDDING

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...

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...

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...

Oxford Wedding Venue – The Manor Country House

Oxford Wedding Venue – The Manor Country House

I'm always on the look out for alternative wedding venue Oxfordshire, and on first sight I wan't sure if The Manor Country House was a venue that you, my readers, would be excited about.  And so the only way to find out was to go and meet the team to find out more....

6 OXFORD WEDDING FAIRS I RECOMMEND

6 OXFORD WEDDING FAIRS I RECOMMEND

Oxford wedding fairs can be a bit hit and miss if I'm honest, so I've created this post to tell you about the one's I think are pretty cool and some of which I'll be attending. The great thing about wedding fairs is that they can be a great place to start when you are...

A CHAT WITH THE PERCH INN OXFORD

A CHAT WITH THE PERCH INN OXFORD

The Perch Inn Oxford is a fantastic riverside pub.  It's walking distance from the city centre, whilst at the same time feels like it's in the middle of the countryside.  I've photographed a number of weddings here, and totally love their relaxed vibe.  I wanted to...

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...

10 amazing and alternative wedding venues in Oxfordshire

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...

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...

An Oxford Town Hall Wedding

An 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.  A stunning Oxford Town Hall Wedding allowed them to...

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