“Thank you so much for these beautiful photos. We really do love them. So many beautiful memories. You’ve captured things beautifully, you really have.” Victoria & James Askew
James & Victoria’s Tythe Barn wedding has the absolute wow factor. It was such an amazing day from start to finish. Here is a couple who know exactly what they want and aren’t afraid to ask for it. Victoria was very specific about the images that she wanted and made sure there was plenty time in the schedule for this to happen which meant being ready an hour earlier than she needed to be just to get some beautiful portraits of her and her maids before I left for church.
Victoria got ready in the ever beautiful nook which is an idyllic place for any bride to chill with her friends and get ready in style before the big day. Already on site was the amazing Holly and her team from Oxford Hair and Make-up. Victoria was getting ready with her closest friends and I could tell the bond they all had was incredible. There was laughing, crying and they all just wanted the best for their Bride which was beautiful to watch. Victoria’s dress was a combination of Pronovias and Lily Lou Lou Bridal and her shoes were by Rachel Simpson.
Victoria opted for a Game of Thrones inspired hair style, which Holly pulled off to perfection. She was really channeling her inner Daenerys Targaryen! Her bridesmaids complemented the look with relaxed tousled half up half down do’s. The bridesmaids wore a beautiful lilac colour and their dresses were by Anthropologie’s BHLDN. At this point I have to mention Victoria’s mum’s dress which has to be the most amazing mother of the bride outfit I have ever seen. It was beautifully embroidered with thousands of tiny beads in the form of flowers and dragonflies.
The stunning flowers were by the lovely Jemma from The Flower Shed and were a combination of whites and green with succulents and a hint of blue. Victoria loved them so much she was completely overcome with emotion when Jemma presented her with them.
Meanwhile at church the boys were waiting patiently. The mens’ suits were by Charles Tyrwhitt and shoes by Barker. It was a scorcher of a day so guests stayed cool in church and waited for the arrival of the bride.
After the ceremony everyone headed back to the Tythe Barn. I’ve already mentioned about a zillion times that this is one of my favourite places to work and on a sunny day I just couldn’t think of anywhere nicer to be. The grounds are stunning and beautifully maintained with so much scope for photographs. The garden at the back with its shady walkways and trees is the perfect place to sit and chat and enjoy the day.
The inside of the venue looked absolutely stunning. Victoria & James opted for a long table layout with a joining top table at one end. They had decorated the tables very simply with grey and copper accents and had chosen the wine from the vineyard on South Africa where James proposed. Now that’s what I call a personal touch. Guests were entertained by incredible harpist Ruth Holden who played beautifully throughout the drinks reception. Their incredible cake was by the lovely girls at Bluebell Kitchen.
Later in the evening James & Victoria had a cute little photobooth by Vintage Booth. It was a beautiful balmy evening and everyone relaxed and chatted in the garden before the couple took to the dancefloor for their first dance. All in all it was an incredible day to be a part of, thanks to Victoria & James for letting me be a part of it x