Doug and I met Steve and Kat in October last year and right from the start we all just clicked. They were extremely relaxed and as we chatted I just knew I wanted to photograph this wedding and was so very delighted when they asked us to go ahead. I knew from the couples lively personalities it would be full on, colourful and fun. The base for the wedding was the Westwood Hotel in Oxford which is a pretty little hotel ten minutes from the city. As some of the guests had stayed overnight and Steve and Kat had hired the whole Hotel, it did, when we arrived in the morning, have the feeling of a private country house party. When we knocked on Kat’s door where she was getting ready we were greeted by Kat wearing a dalmatian onesie. The tone was set for a fun day. I have to admit I wasn’t sure what to expect re the styling as I usually prefer soft dusky vintage colours. However I have to say I was converted. I knew the hot pinks would work well on the photographs but what I really liked was the greens and oranges Kat had chosen. One of my most favourite spring flowers are bleeding hearts and I had never seen them in a bridal bouquet before. I loved the flowers a lot!Â It just goes to show that you don’t have to choose muted colours or creams to have a country garden look. I also loved the 1920’s Buick convertible. Great for picture opportunities as well. The guests were treated to afternoon tea and the speeches were so heart felt. The couple and some of the guests are actors but there was no acting going on at all as the love for this couple and for each other was most definitely real and overflowing. I loved the tea pot centre pieces on each table again with colourful country style flowers and a sprinke of butterflies. Brilliant ! After a colourful display of dancing the guests had a surprise as Steve and Kat had planned a dance workshop and everyone got involved and had a go. As soon as the lights went down and the evening party began the floor was flooded, there were no shrinking violets just an amazing array of energy which kept going all evening.
Steve and Kat we wish you all the very best for the future in every wayÂ 🙂