A Covid Secure Wedding at Magdalen College

by | Apr 28, 2021 | WEDDINGS

Short, sweet and beautiful. These four words sum up Tristan and Imogen’s wedding. It was an utter joy to spend a day with them last July. 

This loved up pair were so determined to get married in 2020 that they scheduled their wedding as soon as the first lockdown restrictions were lifted. Their wedding was shorter and had fewer people attend than they’d originally planned but was no less special for it. Their 30 guests gathered in the stunning Magdalen College Chapel to witness Imogen and Tristan say their heartfelt vows. It was an honour to be part of such a beautiful moment. Made all the more special for everyone present coming, as it did, off the back of months of worry and uncertainty. 

Magdalen College wedding photography 

As an Oxford wedding photographer I regularly photograph weddings held at the university colleges. The iconic buildings make a stunning backdrop and the history and grandeur of all of the colleges is second to none. 

Magdalen College itself is a real favourite of mine. It’s the biggest of the Oxford colleges – and certainly, along with Christ Church, one of the most prestigious. Magdalen Tower is the tallest landmark in Oxford and if you climb to the top you are rewarded with some amazing views. I adore the area and love taking couples on a stroll around the extensive grounds. Which is exactly what Tristan, Imogen and I did following their wedding ceremony! 

Magdalen College has over 100 acres of grounds, including a river walk and the deer park. We didn’t quite manage to cover all of it! Instead we stuck to the lawn near the beautiful stone college buildings before joining their guests who were nearby, enjoying the sunshine.  

After a short champagne reception the newly weds were eager to leave for their honeymoon. A trip to Cornwall and the Isle of Scilly. Idyllic! Imogen had a quick change of outfit before their guests gathered to wave them off. 

What a fabulous day to be a part of! I loved every moment and can’t wait to join Imogen and Tristan for their big wedding celebration which is taking place later this year. Like many of my couples who were booked in for 2020 or early 2021, Imogen and Tristan have opted to have me with them for both their smaller ceremony and their later celebrations. If this is something you’re considering for 2021 or 2022 then get in touch, I’d love to hear all about your plans! 

Flowers – Nong Smitinand Flowers https://www.nongsmitinandflowers.com/

Dress – Andrea Hawkes Bridal https://www.andreahawkes.co.uk/

bride walks down aisle at Magdalen College Oxford chapel