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Our bride and groom chose a delightful Oxfordshire venue for their marriage ceremony and wedding reception - The Manor at Weston on the Green in between Oxford and Bicester.
The Manor has a fascinating history stretching back hundreds of years and you certainly do feel that vibe as soon as you enter the gorgeous grounds and the building itself. And in more recent times generations of special forces military personnel including Peter would have seen a birds eye view of The Manor seconds before parachuting onto the training field at nearby Weston on the Green.
Our couple selected an all day combined photography and video package starting with the girls and guys getting ready and finishing shortly after the dancing got underway in the evening.
The registrars conducting the civil ceremony were great as always. This had a strong theatrical flavour including singing some well-known west-end musical numbers with everyone - not the "normal" registrars working day!
One wedding day VIP that didn't show up was sunny weather; par for the course this season though! We had drizzle and showers for much of the day and it was not possible to make as much use of the lovely mature landscaped grounds as we might have liked. Fortunately the precipitation eased a little after the ceremony, just enough to rush through some of the essential group photos outside, before returning with a vengeance.
Our couple had arranged a bird of prey display for the afternoon. The birds were real troupers - which befitted a wedding at which many of the guests have theatrical connections - and put on a performance for us despite the rain. Yes those dots in the photos are not some photoshop effect trying to emulate old film grain, they are the raindrops!
We had the company of Wilf and Winter throughout the day - two lurchers - who helped out with everything from getting ready to carrying the rings into the ceremony to assisting with the photos.
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