Today I have great pleasure to share this lovely Oxfordshire Wedding with a splash of purple, butterflies, and campervan detail.
Images of the day were captured by Adam Watts Photography.
Adam Watts is a Photographer based in Northamptonshire where he lives with his wife, his children ( and their gerbils.)
He bought his first camera in 2005 (a 4 megapixel Vivatar camera) and could not put it down, it went everywhere with him.
Now, in 2014, he is a full time Senior Visual Marketing Photographer for a leading school photography company and is now venturing into the world of photographing weddings and portraits.
I spoke to the lovely Bride, Caroline who tells us the couples story…..
How did you meet?
“We first met at work (Homebase) in December 2004.”
“We got together as a couple on 24th January 2009 after I cooked Paul a roast dinner, Paul really loves his food.”
“After about a year of dating Paul moved in.”
Tell us your Engagement Story
“We decided that we would start trying for a baby as we were both not getting any younger.”
“After a while, and after losing three pregnancy’s I was getting impatient that Paul was showing no sign of proposing and I felt we both needed something lovely to work towards.”
“So as it was a leap year in 2012 and as I had already organized a family photo shoot, I decided I was going to be the one to propose.”
“Thanks to Thornton’s heart chocolate with the words ‘Will you Marry me’ on it, Paul said Yes.”
“We were looking at getting married in 2014 as shortly after proposing we had fallen pregnant again.”
“This would of given us time to get everything sorted and paid for.”
“Sadly we lost our baby in June at 16 weeks pregnant to Downs syndrome. We were both devastated and our world was crushed.”
“We decided to hold off trying for another baby until after we got married and brought the wedding forward to 19th April 2013.”
The Planning Experience
“Ten months to plan a Wedding seemed a very daunting task but by going to wedding fairs, and re searching the internet for hours paid off.”
“We had the most beautiful wedding and as we had a say in every little part of it, it made it more special.
Paul – “I had very little involvement as Caroline had it all in hand.”
Caroline – ” I loved the wedding planning experience and have since gone on to do a course with the view of entering the Wedding Business.”
What was the Best bit of your Wedding Day?
Paul’s – “I loved every single moment.”
Caroline – “All of it. Seeing everything come together was great.”
What are your Top Tips for other Brides and Grooms?
Paul’s Tip – “Hire a Toast master to organize the reception.”
Carolines Tip – “Don’t have the bar open when photo’s are being taken. It will stop guests not being available for photos.”
“Know what you want, research to get the best price, cheap does not mean best. If you have no organization skills ask someone who does to help you.”
“I learned a lot whilst planning my wedding and cant wait till my daughters get married so I can help them in achieving there dream wedding as well.”
Thank you so much to Adam for sharing this wonderful Oxfordshire Wedding.
I love purple so I was immediately drawn to this Big Day, and aren’t the personalised chair sashes just divine.
Great campervan touches throughout with the transport, the table confetti, the fabulous cufflinks, the favour boxes and the amazing cake.
Ceremony – St Pauls Church, Banbury.
Reception – Whately Hall Hotel, Banbury.
Wedding Dress – Wedding Dress Factory Outlet Leicester.
Suits – Panters Menswear – Northampton.
Bridesmaid Dress – Debenhams
Favours – DIY – We used balloon weight boxes for the ladies with butterfly cut outs on, and the camper van boxes for the gentlemen. We added our favourite sweets and chocolates.
Disco – Work colleague
Photography – Adam Watts Photography (Very patient and professional throughout the day and we would recommend Adam to everyone.)
Reception Decor Balloons and Flowers – Lucinda at Balloon Lady
Lucinda had some great ideas and helped with working out what to do with the vases I had already brought for the tables.
Chair covers were provided by Sophia – Deans Chair Covers. (She also sourced out a machinist who embroidered our personalized sashes.)
Catering – Hotel
Vehicle Hire – Jo and Clive – Peartree Weddings – So friendly and passionate about their vehicles. (It was Morris the camper vans first Wedding.)
Toast master – David Abel
Cake – Rosie – Cakes for All UK
Cake topper – Kelly Ann Wood via Kellyann.firstname.lastname@example.org
DIY – We tried to make as much as we could to make it more personalized to us, so all the stationary, Favour boxes and Table plan were DIY.
To Contact Adam Watts Photography
Phone: 01327 209244 or 07842 554084