Abingdon Wedding photography – Alex & Gareth’s Wedding at The Crown & Thistle

Here is a fabulous little Wedding from a beautiful day at the end of May last year. Alex & Gareth’s were married in the centre of Abingdon at St Nicolas Church & their Wedding reception was held, just a stones throw away, at The Crown & Thistle Inn. This is a their pictorial story of their Abingdon Wedding Photography.

It was a shorter day coverage for me, so after arriving and getting parked, I had a little bit of time to wander between the two venues & gather some background venue shots. I had arranged to meet Gareth & the boys, just round the corner from the church at The Kings Head & Bell pub, for a little dutch courage before the church service began. Cracking choice – they opted to try a variety of malts before ‘wandering’ across the town square to start greeting the arriving guests at St Nicolas. Gareth’s passionate Welsh root’s played a large part of the ceremony, with a fabulous, rousing voices of a full Welsh male choir. Even the Revd Paul Smith found his singing voice during the ceremony as he broke out into song.

The hugs and congratulations started after the ceremony, then appearing from nowhere the Abingdon Town Crier bellowed out the congratulations to Alex & Gareth to everyone’s surprise and enjoyment announcing the party to begin! With the beautiful Abbey Gardens located just behind the Church, I took Alex & Gareth for a short walk whilst the guests made their short journey to the reception. It was my first visit to The Crown & Thistle, I found the venue delightful, so relaxed & friendly and perfect for an Abingdon Town Centre Wedding. Thank you Alex & Gareth of inviting me in to cover your day, it is one I will remember fiery fondly & for a long time!

As part of the day’s coverage I also produced a Wedding Photo-Film for Alex & Gareth, please scroll down to find the link at the bottom of this blog post…

Alex and Gareths Abingdon Wedding Photography by Neil HansonThe Crown & Thistle Inn was the reception venue for Alex & Gareths Wedding in AbingdonAbingdon Town Centre on Alex & Gareths Wedding DayOutside and Inside of St Nicolas Church Abingdon on Alex & Gareths Wedding DayGareth & The boys choose pre-wedding drinks before the ceremony at St Nicolas ChurchGroom & Best men having a pre ceremony drink in AbingdonPre-ceremony drink for the boysKings Head and bell pub in AbingdonBoys enjoying a las of Whiskey before the church ceremonyBest man enjoying a joke bore the wedding ceremony beginsGroom checking its time to leave for the church ceremonyGroom finishing his drink before heading to the church on his wedding dayAlex and his groomsmen walking too St Nicolas church in AbingdonAbingdon town centre on a wedding dayUshers handing out the order of service at St Nicolas Church AbingdonGrooms buttonhole being put onGuests waiting for the Wedding ceremony to begin at St Nicolas Church AbingdonGuests arriving for a Wedding at St Nicolas Church AbingdonNatural candid portraits of guests arriving at St Nicolas ChurchNatural documentary wedding photography for Abingdon by Neil HansonGroom waiting for his bride to arriveMale Welsh Choir sing at a Wedding at St Nicolas Church AbingdonBridesmaids arrive at St Nicolas ChurchFlower girl waiting for the bride to arrive outside the churchBride arrives at St Nicholas in the centre of Abingdon Bride arrives at churchWedding party enter the churchBrides fatherBride and her father enter St Nicolas church for the wedding ceremonyBride and Father walking down the isleGroom greets his bride for the first time at St Nicolas Church AbingdonWedding ceremonyWedding ceremony with Welsh male voice choirWelsh male voice choir singFlower girl watching the wedding ceremonyBride and Groom exchange rings at St Nicolas ChurchWedding ceremonyBride and Groom exit St Nicolas Church Abingdon after their Wedding ceremonyGuests greet the newlyweds for the first timeAbingdon Town Crier outside St Nicolas ChurchBride and Groom surprise at the appearance of a town crierAbingdon Town CrierTears of joyBride and Groom congratulate the Abingdon town crierWedding guestsGrandma congratulates the happy coupleWedding day selfiesBride and Groom at Abbey gardens AbingdonBride and Groom in Abbey Gardens on their Wedding DayAlex and Gareth on their Wedding day in Abbey gardensCreative natural wedding portraits in Abingdon by neil hanson photographyCreative natural documentary wedding photography in AbingdonCreative natural documentary wedding photography by Neil HansonAbingdon documentary wedding photography by neil hansonGuests enjoying a wedding reception at The Crown & Thistle AbingdonWedding guests at The Crown & ThistleWedding guestsFun and laughter at a wedding reception at The Crown & Thistle AbingdonCrown & Thistle Wedding ReceptionAbingdon Town Centre Wedding reception at The Crown & ThistleGroomsmen enjoying the wedding reception at The Crown & ThistleCreative documentary wedding photography by neil hansonGuests laughter Guests laughing at iPhone picturesInside of The Crown and Thistle Wedding Venue AbingdonThe Crown and Thistle Wedding Venue in AbingdonGuests at a wedding reception in Abingdonwedding guestsWedding receptionThe Crown & Thistle Wedding reception Barn in AbingdonBride entering her wedding breakfast at The Crown & Thistle AbingdonThe Wedding BreakfastFather of Bride rehearsing his speechChampagne glassesFather of the brides speechGuests laughterGuests laughing at the speeches at The Crown & ThistleWedding breakfast at The Crown & Thistletears of joyBride blushes at her fathers speechGuests reactions to the speeches at The Crown & Thistle AbingdonGuets reactions of joy at the speechesHilarious reactions from the wedding guestsGrooms speechGrooms speechBest Mans speechBride and groom embarrassment at the best mans speechBrides laughToast to the Bride and GroomBride and groom Wedding portraits in Abingdon by Neil Hanson PhotographyNeil hanson Abingdon Wedding Photography

As part of the coverage I also provided Alex & Gareth with their own Photo-Film – Adding real sound & voices captured from the day to relive those precious memories:


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