I haven't been to Oxford for about 5 years when I went for a weekend with Sebastian and stayed at the ex-prison that is now a swanky Malmaison. I went again this Saturday evening to step in and cover a job for my friend and fellow photographer Linda who had to go home to Italy. I haven't covered a wedding rehearsal before but it only served to make me soooo jealous that I wasn't covering the actual wedding when I saw how beautiful the Oxford Oratory was.
The rehearsal itself was pretty informal and then onto the hotel where Julie and her family were staying, the gorgeous hotel The Old Parsonage. Julie and Neil borrowed some of their bikes to pose with.
The party moved onto Gee's restaurant and was mainly an American contingent with Neil and Julie being New Yorkers, entertainment came from 'Piano Man Tim' who they found busking on the street the week before. It was a gorgeous event to photograph - the evening was perfect, the locations beautiful and the couple (as you can see from the pictures), utterly smiley and photogenic. I'm sure their wedding day was wonderful.