Cotswold Wedding at Soho Farmhouse – Iona & Matt

I photographed Iona and Matt’s Cotswold wedding at Soho Farmhouse on the 1st September 2018. The day started in the idyllic Cotswold village of Great Tew near Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire. The bride was getting ready at her parents’ home a stone’s throw away from the parish church, St Michaels and All Angels. The church is tucked away down a long grassy terrace bounded by ha-ha’s, recessed boundary walls (I looked it up!) and is reached through a beautifully carved 17th century gate. The gate was erected by Lucius Carey, Viscount Falkland, who served as Secretary of State to Charles I. It was at this gate where I met up with the groom, where he was conveying instructions for the marriage ceremony logistics to his ushers. Following the ceremony, guests and the wedding party took turns to be transported to the wedding reception venue, in an old red double decker bus. The reception was hosted at Soho Farmhouse. An exclusive members club in 100 acres of Oxfordshire countryside. On this site there is multiple wood cabins, cottages, a boathouse with outdoor and indoor heated pools, an electric barn cinema and of course a cowshed providing spa and gym facilities. Also you can hire the Hay barn for private functions, such as for today’s wedding reception. On arrival, afternoon tea was served in the grounds overlooked by the rolling hills of the Cotswolds. Guest chatted to each other and drank champagne in the warmth of this summer’s day, before being called in for the formal wedding breakfast that was to be served in the barn. As people were seating, the bride and groom took this opportunity to stroll together for a few minutes allowing me to take some natural photographs of them to utilise the surroundings. Speeches were performed before and after different food courses. The evening entertainment was provided by a traditional folk band, who encouraged and where necessary, gave instructions on how best to perform the predefined dancing that such music warrants.

 

 

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