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Saturday 28 December 2013 - St Andrews Chinnor and The Oxford Belfry

chocolate favours

One of the things that makes my job so much fun is photographing all the little details that makes every wedding unique. I loved this miniture bottle, filled with blue ribbon, that Cheryl carried with her all day.

dress, shoes and something blue

Cheryl didn't seem nervous at all whilst getting ready - in fact she just couldn't wait to get married to Sam.

wedding dress

Sam and Cheryl had a full engagement photoshoot with me back in the summer so I knew they'd be comfortable in front of the camera.

order of service and groom

In a break from tradition, it was the church in Chinnor where Sam grew up that they chose to have their ceremony. The church was decorated with trees, candles, flowers and matching baubles. Cheryl was 20 minutes early so had to do a tour of the village before the vicar would let her in.

ceremony

ceremony

With such a lovely day, all the pictures could be done outside, although there were fleece blankets on standby for anyone who got chilly.

bridal party

brides family

Since they couldn't guarantee actual snow on the day, confetti snowflakes were supplied instead.

bride and groom at Tewin Bury Farm

Part of the journey to the hotel was made by horsedrawn carriage. I think the horses would have happily done the whole route but it would have been completely dark when they arrived.

The wedding cake was made by the groom and I heard plenty of guests raving about how good it was. Not only that but Sam and Cheryl had also made all the table decorations. I can only image that their house must have been like the Blue Peter studio for months.

Tythe Barn

Just because it gets dark early in December doesn't mean that the photos have to stop ... particularly when I have a pack of sparklers with me.

dancing

 
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