Being an Oxfordshire Wedding Photographer, I often get the lovely task of capturing an Oxford College Wedding and Rebecca and Doug’s Merton College Wedding was so quintessentially Oxford it was such fun!

The Engagement

I had the pleasure of flying over to Copenhagen last summer to do an engagement/Pre-wedding shoot with the couple where they got engaged which was a lot of fun and I loved the city and the Danish way of life! Here are a couple of images from that shoot to set the scene.

engagement shoot in Copenhagen couple kissing whilst bicycles ride past

Merton College Wedding ceremony

The happy couple were married at Merton College, where they studied, in a beautiful chapel on the site. For those of you that don’t know Oxford well, the centre of town is dotted with hundreds of different college buildings dating back centuries, in fact some of the streets can still transport you back to the 1700’s. Merton is right in the centre of town, so after the ceremony the newly weds took their guests on a guided tour through the sites of Oxford including the Radcliffe Camera and the Bridge of Sighs, with some photo opportunities thrown in there!

The wedding reception at Rhodes House, Oxford

Their fabulous tour ended at the reception venue, Rhodes House. Styled to almost recreate a Cotswold Country House in the centre of Oxford, Rhodes House provided the perfect backdrop for Rebecca and Doug to celebrate with their family and friends. The reception kicked off with afternoon tea and lawn games in the grounds, surrounded by landscaped gardens and ancient trees. Rebecca, being a fully qualified doctor just couldn’t resist beating all the guests at the classic ‘Operation’ super sized game. Following some rather competitive games of giant Jenga, the festivities moved inside to one of the rather grand dining halls. High windows to let in the light and wooden paneling create a beautiful setting for a wedding breakfast.

The details

Sumptuous Hydrangeas in blues and purples adorned the tables matching the bridesmaids purple gowns, and the guests were given tiny bottles of Limoncello, many of which were definitely popped during the meal! A stylised map of Oxford was used for the table plan, and delicate paper hummingbirds as place cards.

Rebecca wore a beautiful full lace wedding dress by Augusta Jones from the one and only Ellie Sanderson, whilst the gents opted for very dashing grey tails. A band helped to get everyone up and dancing long into the night!

MertonCollege Oxford Wedding Photos

Oxford College Wedding Shoes

Oxford College Wedding garter in box

Oxford College Wedding chanel perfume

Oxford College Wedding dress label

Oxford College Wedding wedding dress hanging

Oxford College Wedding bride getting hair done

Oxford College Wedding bridesmaids

Oxford College Wedding flowers

Oxford College Wedding bride in dress

Oxford College Wedding bride in dress

Oxford College Wedding dad seeing bride

Oxford College Wedding bride in garden

Oxford College Wedding Merton college chapel

Oxford College Wedding groomsmen

Oxford College Wedding groomsmen

Oxford College Wedding groom

Oxford College Wedding chapel organ

Oxford College Wedding college building

Oxford College Wedding car arriving

Oxford College Wedding bride arriving in car

Oxford College Wedding bride and groom at aisle

Oxford College Wedding bride and groom say vows

Oxford College Wedding church flowers

Oxford College Wedding bride and groom at alter

Oxford College Wedding bride and groom down aisle

Oxford College Wedding confetti shot

Oxford College Wedding bride laughing

Oxford College Wedding walk through oxofrd

Oxford College Wedding walk through oxford

Oxford College Wedding walk through oxford

Oxford College Wedding guest walk acorss road

Oxford College Wedding radcliffe camera

Oxford College Wedding Bridge of Sighs

Oxford College Wedding Rhodes House

Oxford College Wedding bridesmaids

Oxford College Wedding couple in a telephone box

Oxford College Wedding at Rhodes house

Oxford College Wedding cutting cake

Oxford College Wedding garden games

Oxford College Wedding garden party

Oxford College Wedding playing Jenga

Oxford College Wedding bride playing games

Oxford College Wedding table football

Oxford College Wedding couple at rhodes house

Oxford College Wedding couple at Rhodes house

Oxford College Wedding couple at rhodes house

Oxford College Wedding reception venue

Oxford College Wedding place cards

Oxford College Wedding favours

Oxford College Wedding table plan

Oxford College Wedding Breakfast

Oxford College Wedding bridesmaid

Oxford College Wedding guests

Oxford College Wedding guest with props

Oxford College Wedding rings

Oxford College Wedding bride in windows

Oxford College Wedding first dance

Oxford College Wedding first dance

Oxford College Wedding Band

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