Wow – what a wedding this was! Olivia and Ross certainly know how to throw a party!
The more I found out about Olivia and Ross’ wedding plans, the more I was looking forward to photographing their big day. A unique and stunning venue, singing bridesmaids, a magician, fireworks – what more can you ask for?! And it certainly lived up to expectations.
Olivia and Ross hired the amazing Aynhoe Park for their wedding celebration. Set in a picturesque village in Oxfordshire, this is a wondrous magical place with something new to discover around every corner . A stuffed polar bear wearing a cap and a union jack flag greets you when you enter the Grade I listed country house. Every room is filled with unique and marvellous artwork and taxidermy. There is real triceratops skull, a life-size statue of Tintin and even a unicorn.
But not only was the venue extraordinary, Olivia and Ross are an extraordinary couple. They are kind, fun, laid back and have so much positive energy. And it was obvious that they loved every minute of their wedding day.
Olivia and Ross and their family and friends made Aynhoe Park their home for the weekend. Family and guests were able to stay over in the wonderfully and uniquely decorated bedrooms of the house. This made for a relaxed atmosphere with no travelling in between locations required.
The wedding ceremony itself was my favourite part of the day. And it wasn’t because there was a stuffed giraffe attached to balloons overlooking the proceedings (although that was pretty cool). But rather that I have never seen a groom giggle so much (in between tears) during a ceremony. It was very infectious and the room was soon filled with laughter, which made it a truly joyous occasion.
I also absolutely loved the spectacular fireworks in the grounds of Aynhoe Park. There were sparklers for the guests to accompany the beautiful colourful explosions in the sky. What a great way to start a marriage!
“There aren’t enough words in the world to thank you. We are absolutely over the moon with our photographs – you are such an amazing photographer. So many guests and friends have commented to say they are the best wedding pictures they had ever seen. You totally captured the joy and spirit of the weekend.”
Olivia + Ross
If you are planning an Anyhoe Park wedding, get in touch. I would love to capture your special day for you.