Everyone has a favourite month of the year and for me it’s May (if I could pick two I’d add October as well). While every month is unique I’m a sucker for colour and there always seems to be the most variety in those months. It’s good for the creative process and also the weather is varied without being too harsh in any direction. At the end of May last year I was shooting the wedding of Stacey and Alex who got married at Old Luxters Barn in Oxfordshire. A wedding is only as good as the people in it and prety much everyone reflected the high energy of Stacey and Alex. Stacey got ready down the road at the White Hart Hotel where Alex had arranged surprise transport in the shape of a VW Camper for her to take her to the ceremony. I loved how the barn was decorated today, there were lots of nice touches, pastels and details to be absorbed in and the ceremony area was set perfectly for Stacey’s arrival. After the I-do’s we headed down to the lawn next to the main house for photos using all the available space while the guests were…
The last time (and the first time) I was at Old Luxters Barn it was in March and because it was cold and a little muddy we didn’t have the freedom to go to the vineyard or the woods across the road.
This time though things were different, here is Rachel and Joseph’s wedding.
Old Luxters Barn is an excellent venue whatever the weather, beautifully decorated and ambient inside it serves as a homely and welcoming place.
Rachel and Joeseph used the cottage opposite to get ready in and everything took place here.
It was also nice to be working with Jay Archer again who was responsible for all the flowers, votives and table decor on the day. Jay is a rarity in that she sticks around for a good portion of the wedding rather than dropping off the flowers and leaving first thing. It’s good to have her onboard.
As favors Joe brewed his own beer called ‘Hoppily Ever After’ and showed some images of the process from start to finish. It was strong stuff!