Another sunny Saturday morning meant that #teammarklordphoto headed off for another fabulous wedding. This time it was the turn of Chris & Victoria in Bampton & at Kirtlington Park.
Often, due to logistics, we require an additional driver so for this wedding Becky joined us as getaway driver. We drove around Oxford to the picturesque village of Bampton, best known as the village in Downton Abbey. We took a look at the historical church & left Kiti there before she made her way to where the groom was getting ready.
Becky & I made the 40-minute journey to the beautiful Kirtlington Park to meet with the bride, her bridesmaids & family. I always love being part of the day from the very start & this wedding was no exception. There is an almost ceremonial feeling to the process of preparing a bride to meet her groom.
I was really pleased to see one of my favourite florists Charlie from Flower Fairies who had done an utterly wonderful job on the stunning floral arrangements & bouquets.
Meanwhile, back in Bampton Kiti had made the short walk to Chris’ parents home & commenced photographing the boys getting ready, fixing buttonholes & enjoying a glass of bubbly. Before long it was time for the Groom, Best Man & Ushers to make their way to the church to greet the guests & await the arrival of the bride.
Victoria made her way down the beautiful staircase & into the handsome vintage cars that were waiting. I dashed to the car where Becky was waiting for me & we flew back down the drive back to Bampton.
I was positioned outside the church ready for Victoria’s arrival & before long the wedding cars arrived. The bride made her way up the aisle to meet her expectant groom.
It was a beautiful service & a very happy couple made their way back down the aisle to the smiles of their friends & families. Everyone mingled in the sunshine before lining up for the obligatory confetti tunnel & the Bride & Groom made their way to the vintage cars to take them back to Kirtlington Park.
We followed the cars & then on the A40 made our move so Kiti could get a shot out the window (whilst I drove very carefully obviously!) We got back to Kirtlington Park just before the Bride & Groom & captured images of the cars travelling through the park before getting shots of the two of them & the men in front of the cars lined up in front of the impressive house frontage.
It was then to the garden where their guests were gathered for the drinks reception to take their formal group photos. After which we borrowed the Bride & Groom to capture some shots of the two of them.
Before long it was time for the happy couple to make their way back to their guests who were waiting for them. Their fantastic toastmaster announced them into the room & their guests greeted them with cheers & hollers.
There were some fabulous speeches with tears & laughter. Then it was time for Chris & Victoria to cut the cake & enjoy their first dance as man & wife. Their guests joined them on the dance floor & we left them boogying the night away.