Sunday, 17 August 2008

Jamie & Grant at Ardington House

We had a great day yesterday at the wedding of our friends Grant & Jamie at Oxford's Ardington House. It is lovely to be able to photograph the special day of a friend and this day was a gorgeous one to capture on camera. Ardington House was built in the 1700's and is the home of the Baring family. The house and grounds made for a beautiful setting with the perfectly manicured lawns, white marquee and swans wandering about by the riverbank. Jamie looked stunning and made a fabulous entrance to the outdoor ceremony by boat. The guests looked on as the couple made their vows in the 'temple', a stone structure rather like a gazebo which stood on a small island in the river. The weather although threatening rain stayed dry for the ceremony and reception allowing us to roam the gardens for photos. I had tremendous fun snapping away much to Jamie's amusement. The speeches were definately some of the funniest I have ever witnessed with the best man's fab perfomance of 'I just wanna be like Grant' to the tune of Nickleback's ' I wanna be a rock star'. A really fun wedding day to have been a part of. Thanks you guys we really enjoyed ourselves. xx

All images copyright Spirit Pictures. Wedding Photographers in Reading, Berkshire.

Monday, 11 August 2008

Clare & Benn get Hitched

We really do love a good wedding and last weekend saw two very special friends of ours tie the knot. Clare and Benn got married at St Andrews church, Marks Tey and celebrated in style afterwards at Seckford Hall. Although not the official togs of the day, that didn't stop me going armed with my camera and happily shooting away much to Alex's amusement. A super weekend away at a sleepy little B&B, far too much to eat but still a good time had by all! Emmie.

All images copyright Spirit Pictures. Wedding photographers in Reading, Berkshire.