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.