A Spring Wedding in the Cotswolds

For this relatively large wedding, I teamed up with fellow wedding photographer, Esme Whiteside. It's always a privilege to work with Esme, who is consistently voted as one of the country's best wedding photographers. I feel honoured that she trusts me and my photography skills! With that said, all images below are fully shot and edited by me.

Despite experiencing heavy rain on my morning drive, the clouds parted just as I arrived at today's venue - Caswell House - a beautiful countryside manor near Oxford. Despite being in the Cotswolds, the venue has a romantic Tuscan feel, with yellowy green plants and beautiful orange stonework.

Kiren and Nathan's wedding was full of energy and emotion from start to finish. Upon walking into the bridal suite, the girls were having their hair and make-up done, listening to Beyoncé, having cheese and wine, and exchanging gifts. The first emotional moment of the day came when Kiren read a note from her Mum, which expressed how proud she was of her. I then walked over to see how the boys were doing - they were very relaxed, drinking beers and playing darts. Maybe a bit too relaxed! I stayed with the Nathan and his groomsmen, while Esme stayed with Kiren and her bridesmaids.

The entire wedding party looked stunning, with Kiren and Nathan wearing white, and the rest of the party wearing black. This stark contrast was striking in the warm Tuscan themed setting. Kiren's dress by The Dressing Rooms was particularly beautiful.

For the ceremony, Nathan and his groomsmen had their moment walking down the aisle to upbeat music, before the bridal party followed. The warm light glimmered through the windows, casting a natural spotlight onto Kiren and Nathan. After the beautiful ceremony, we immediately went outside for some fun candid style group photos with their closest friends and family. This was followed by a champagne tower and champagne reception!

We then snuck away from the guests for a quiet moment in the courtyard, taking advantage of the light that was being beautifully diffused by some ominous looking clouds. After a few photos we went back inside to be entertained by J Hope on the violin. This was a nice opportunity to get some candid shots of family and friends before sitting down for speeches and dinner.

As the guests got seated, we snuck away once more for a quiet moment in the gardens. Kiren and Nathan decided they wanted to say their vows privately to one another, and it was a moment I feel very privileged to have witnessed. It was clear how much this couple were made for each other. Upon our return, the dining room was decorated beautifully by Black Saucer Tablewear and The Luxe Collection and flowers by Edenflowers.

To kick off the party, Kiren and Nathan surprised their guests not only with full outfit change from white to black, but they also entered the room serenaded by drummers on all sides. The crowd went wild! Kiren and Nathan then had their first dance which was followed by a father-daughter dance. This was one of the most emotional moments I've witnessed as a wedding photographer, as Kiren hugged her dad tightly with tears running down her cheeks, and and her dad reassuring her. I'd be lying if I said I didn't shed a tear myself! The music then shifted into full on party mode, led by DJ Mary P, and they all partied long into the night!

To Kiren and Nathan, it was an absolute privilege to be a part of this energetic and emotional wedding, and it is a day I will certainly never forget!