The wedding of James & Kelly took place at church in Abingdon and the reception was held at the beautiful Kingston Bagpuize House in Oxfordshire. The individual responsible for weddings at the house is Adrian who came from running the equally lovely Ardington House several months ago (where I am a recommended wedding photographer) has done an amazing job re-landscaping the gardens and planting hundreds of rose bushes and constructing a beautiful stone architectural temple feature in the wooded gardens with stone columns. Last time I visited Kingston Bagpuize House it was with a view to do a Bridal Fashion shoot for my wife’s bridal boutique Ellie Sanderson. The timings didn’t work out unfortunately so we had to do it elsewhere but it remains somewhere I’d love to do this sort of shoot at. There is an amazing studio/room in the gardens which is all distressed peeling paint, just stunning for photography with two large sash windows with amazing directional light. I am begging Adrian never to touch or change this room as it is so full of character and one of those places photographers like me go nuts for!!
Despite a very dubious weather forecast Kelly and James enjoyed pretty good weather all day and even a little sunshine although it was so windy Kelly was having a few problems with her veil!!
Kingston Bagpuize House remains a very unique and stunning backdrop for wedding photography in Oxfordshire both inside and out and I am very much looking forward to returning for my next wedding there. Having been there when the garden floor was carpeted with spring crocuses and daffodils I would imaging it is stunning all year round but particularly for weddings in Spring and Autumn.
Here are a few of my faves from their day: