Jesus College Wedding Oxford | Rachel and Simon

This Jesus College Wedding in Oxford was a very lovely and special day to be asked to photograph and Rachel and Simon are such a great and kind couple you could just feel the love for them from their families and guests and the love they had for each other. As an Oxford wedding photographer I am extremely fortunate to be able to photograph several weddings a year at the various Oxford University College chapels which as you can imagine are very unique and special places.  Jesus College Oxford was founded by Elizabeth I on 27 June 1571 for the education of clergy hence the name. It is a traditional Gothic stone built structure and  The College Chapel in its original form dates from 1621. The architectural style is the late Gothic. The bride Rachel chose a beautiful classic lace close fitting designer wedding gown and her hair and make-up was done by the very talented Katie Reay Scott who I have worked with several times before and often does the make-up for my bridal boudoir shoots for Ellie Sanderson Boudoir Photography.

Rachel got ready at Kestrel Lodge, Kingfisher Barns, Abingdon and travelled to the Jesus College Wedding Oxford ceremony in the most gorgeous 3.2 vintage Jaguar Ihave ever seen, I spent the whole wedding lusting after it as I am a bit of a self confessed “petrol head”. It had been forecase rain all day but the weather stayed fine until the couple were due to come out of the ceremony. But then as if someone was smiling down on them it cleared and they ha d a completely rain free champagne reception at Jesus College before the guests left and I took the couple off for for some couple shots in the place they went to college.

The wedding reception was help in the Earth Trust green venue Fison Barn in Wittenham Clumps about 11 miles south of Oxford. Fison Barn is a stunning example of sustainability at its very best. It has an eco-friendly biomass boiler provides under floor heating during winter for all their buildings. They harvest rain water for the toilets and the solar panels generate greenhouse-free electricity to meet a substantial portion of their electricity requirements. Fison Barn is a stunning and beautifully maintained nineteenth century barn: a unique venue and a great choice for couples looking for a “barn with a difference”.

As I left the sun was just starting to set and everyone was outside bathing in the soft warm evening rays, a perfect wedding!

Please see my website THE BRIDAL PHOTOGRAPHER for more examples of my wedding work and if you are getting married and looking for a wedding photographer please get in touch, I’d love to find out what you are planning

If you are considering getting married at Jesus College in Oxfordshire please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss your wedding photography requirements.

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  1. Nathan Clayton

    This is one of the best wedding that I have seen online. I hope it should be like this in my wedding day.

    • David Bostock

      that’s really kind, would love to chat to you about photographing your own wedding when you have a date!


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