1 Sep 2009

Oxfordshire Wedding Photographer - Ardington House


Alistair & Clare - 28th Aug 2009

Last Friday I was shooting at a venue (Ardington House) which I'd not been to previously. The booking came following a recommendation from one of my previous couples - Keith & Nicola, who got married at Manor House Hotel, Moreton-In-Marsh back in Sept '08. Alisitair and Keith work together at Warner music, hence the connection.

Ardington House is a beautiful building set in fine Oxfordshire countryside. Their website describes it as a Baroque Masterpiece and it's certainly that.

It was great to have a registrar that openly invited me to take photos as and when I wanted. With this venue having an open air option for the ceremony I also had room to roam as I wished to capture the day.

Anyhow, here are a few wedding photos from the day.

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Ardington House wedding venue - nice huh?

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No sooner were all the guests coming across this little bridge, I of course wanted to go the other way.

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Easy now. 50 mph gusts aren't altogether great for boating.

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Getting married at Ardington House you have the choice of an indoor or outdoor ceremony.

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This shot above (of Dad) is exactly the reason why it's nice to be able to take photos during the ceremony (from the front).

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I don't always take a photo such as this above, but this one really rocks.....perhaps it's the green background in between - who knows, none the less I like it.

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Leaving the island where the wedding ceremony was held back to Ardington House for the drinks reception.

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I've spotted a theme in my photos this day. I've dared to frame vertically (more than the norm) and clearly became a fan of negative space above.

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I love these wedding couple portraits. Although the weather was fine, these type of wedding photos are achievable if you did have a wet wedding.

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This is yet another photo I really like. In close with a 24mm lens, lots of 'stuff' happening - just fab. Even got a random bottle of champagne/wine entering the frame far left. Best of all the lady center told me to get out her shot too!

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The toilet queue offered some unique photo opportunities.

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Boys propping up Ardington House - someone has to right.... after all it is 'quite' old.

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Love this shot as Ali & Clare walked to the marquee reception.

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Wedding speeches - what could be funnier?

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And for a fuller selection of the wedding photos here's a little slideshow too..... enjoy.



For more information on Oxfordshire Wedding Photography or ideas on planning your wedding please visit my website Matt Davis Photography

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