This is one of those fabulous wedding days where the bride has thought of every single detail. Jackie and Aidy’s wonderful ideas, near-perfect blue skies and a lively group of friends and family made for the most amazing day by the river Thames in Windsor.
I love the dramatic Victorian glasshouse at Oakley Court Hotel. It is full of lush tropical plants and quirky retro decorations that were beautifully illuminated by the sunlight streaming through the tall panes of glass. This combination added extra panache to this lovely intimate civil ceremony and wedding breakfast.
The riverside gardens of this venue have been transformed since I last visited. I loved the swathes of wild flowers everywhere – they have been planted where formal borders used to be, and the effect was spectacular.
My favourite pictures from the day where of Aidy singing with his male voice choir, and their excellent surprise flash mob Bollywood-style dance, which must have taken a lot of rehearsing in the weeks beforehand!
Here is a copy of the lovely email I have from them:
Aidy and I thoroughly recommend Mark to anyone who is looking for a first class photographer, following our experience of the calibre of his work and approach during our recent wedding.
We experienced a Rolls Royce service from our very first meeting, where Mark showed us examples of his work and explained his approach to the day. We met again nearer to the day at the venue and discussed shots and backdrops in more detail, where Mark’s invaluable knowledge and experience enabled us to ensure that we got the most out of our time and venue.
On the day itself, it was evident that Mark is well respected by other suppliers within the wedding industry, knowing many of the other people we engaged personally, including the registrar. Mark steered us through the proceedings with ease and was a great reassurance to me at times, when all about me seemed to be madness and I had no idea where I needed to be, or what would happen next.
Mark has a first but professional manner, which is pitched perfectly to ensure that everyone cooperates as required to get those all important wedding shots as quickly and with as little fuss as possible. The end results he produced are outstanding, providing so many fantastic pictures that it will be almost impossible to choose our favourites for the album.
Thank you Mark, for capturing our special memories of the day so perfectly.
Aidy & Jackie
Enjoy your week!