Marquee Wedding in Oxfordshire – Katie & Ben

Katie & Ben’s Marquee Wedding was held on a beautiful summer’s day last August in Oxfordshire – here’s a little look back at their story…..

I travel great distances sometimes for my Weddings & it was so nice to be able to cover the most local of all Weddings I have ever done! So close in fact I could have cycled down if I didn’t need to carry all my heavy camera around. I did get my bicycle out a few days before to meet Katie & Ben setting up their marquee at Shaken Oak Farm in Ramsden, where they make fantastic award winning Mustards!

My wedding photography coverage started with Katie’s preparations in the village of Hailey near Witney in the morning for a couple of hours. Before I nipped across the road to The Lamb & Flag (many times I have frequented this pub over the years!). I found the first couple of ushers (checking their lists), before Ben & the rest of the boys arrived for a few pre-ceremony drinks & welcome the early guests, before heading off down the road to the church. St John the Evangelist Church, Hailey is only a short walk, I dropped back in to see the final preparations before Katie left for the church. There is always quite a bit of rushing about on a Wedding day, but for once it was great to use my legs and not the car! The ceremony seemed to fly by (as they always do!), I followed Katie & Ben for a quiet moment after exiting church, whilst the guests filtered out to form the confetti line. The large Marquee, the food, the drink & afternoons entertainment was only a very short drive from the Church. I do love farms, living on the edge of the Cotswolds as I do, my countryside walks are always very special. So it was great to explore and enjoy a short walk with Katie & Ben during their drinks reception. We were then treated to a stunning Oxfordshire sunset in the evening! Shortly afterwards the evenings wild dancing started up, which is always great fun to dive in and get close to all the crazy dance moves!

Here are a few images to tell their Marquee Wedding story. What a great day, I loved every minute!

Katie & Bens Marquee Wedding in Oxfordshire by Neil Hanson PhotographyBrides morning preparationsBridesmaids getting readyMorning preparations in the Brides houseFather of the Bride walking in the gardenClose up detail of the brides preparationsWedding UshersWedding Ushers at The Lamb & Flag in Hailey OxfordshireOre-Wedding drinks in the village of Hailey OxfordshireGuests arriving for the WeddingGroomsmen toasting the Groom before the WeddingGrooms buttonholesGrooms final adjustmentsBrides final preparationsBrides shoes being out on by a bridesmaidFather of the Bride greets his daughter for the first time in her dressWedding veil being put onSt Johns Church Hailey on a Wedding DaySt Johns Church Hailey insideFirst Wedding guest arrivingUshers waiting to receive guests at St Johns Church HaileyWedding guests arrivingHugs of encouragement for the groomGroom & Best Man arrive at St Johns Church HaileyLate Wedding Guests arrive at St Johns Church HaileyBride arrives at St Johns Church on her Wedding dayBride arrives at ChurchBridesmaids waiting to escort Bride into the churchBridal Party walking to the churchBroide walking to the churchBrides last minute alterations outside the church before the ceremonyBride and Father walk down the isle at St Johns Church HaileyGroom greets his bride at the ChurchWedding ceremony at St Johns Church HaileyBride and Groom exchange ringsHymns being sung during the wedding ceremonyBride and Groom walking down the isle after the ceremonyQuiet moment for the bride and groom on their Wedding day at Hailey ChurchBride and GroomConfetti being thrownWedding guests throwing confettiWedding guestsConfetti on the grooms buttonholeWedding guests congratulate the Bride and GroomWedding guests laughingGuests laughingWedding car waiting for the Bride and GroomWedding car outside St Johns Church HaileyWedding Marquee at Shaken Oak FarmWedding guests arriving for the drinks receptionShaken Oak Farm Wedding PhotographyDrinks receptionWedding guests enjoying the drinks receptionCanapésWedding reception at Shaken Oak Farm RamsdenWedding guests LaughterBride and Groom in a field of CornBride and Groom portraits at Shaken Oak FarmBride and Groom walking in the CotswoldsBride and Groom on a farm with TractorsCotswold Wedding Photography by Neil HansonBride and Groom Cotswold WeddingWedding guests at Shaken Oak FarmFun and Laughter at a Cotswold WeddingCotswold Documentary wedding photography by Neil HansonWedding reception in a Marquee in OxfordshireWedding breakfast in a marqueeWedding breakfastBride and Groom announced into the Marquee for their Wedding BreakfastWedding breakfast in a MarqueeBride and Groom enter their Wedding BreakfastWedding guests applaudingWedding guests cheeringMarquee Wedding BreakfastWedding Champaign Father of The Bride Wedding SpeechGroom laughingWedding guests reactions to the speechesToasting the Bride and GroomGrooms speechBrides embarrasment at her grooms speechWedding guests enjoying the speechesTears of laughterBest mans speechSunset on a Cotswold Wedding day by Neil Hanson PhotographyFarm Wedding Photography in the Cotswolds by Neil HansonBride and Grooms first danceFirst dance in a Marquee WeddingWedding evening guests partying in a MarqueeBride and Groom surrounded by their wedding guests dancingWedding guests partyingParty in a marqueeEnergetic evening wedding dancing in a marquee

If you are planning a Marquee Wedding in Oxfordshire or elsewhere, please drop me a line to find out more about my documentary wedding photography

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