How I Can Help You Plan Your Destination Wedding in Oxford

by | Feb 15, 2020 | TIPS AND ADVICE, WEDDINGS

bride and groom in front of the bridge of sighs in Oxford with a reflexion in a puddle

If you’re reading this, you’re probably planning your Oxford wedding, so first of all, congratulations!  I consider myself incredibly lucky to have photographed a multitude of weddings for couples travelling to Oxford from far flung locations all overt the world.  Many couples met at the university and share fond memories of the city where they met and fell in love, so decide to return to Oxford to tie the knot.  It’s a beautiful choice and there’s more than a hint of romance about it, don’t you agree?

Wedding at teh Bodleain Library in Oxford

Help and Guidance

I know it can be challenge to plan from abroad, so I’m here to offer my advice.   Of course, my services shouldn’t be confused with a wedding planner. I am, above all else, a wedding photographer. But I’d really love to be able to assist you with your Oxford wedding plans if you’re making arrangements from across the miles. Once you book me as your wedding photographer, you’ll have access to my insider knowledge of the City of the Dreaming Spires- read on to see how I can help you plan your perfect wedding.

Wedding Couple in a Mini

Wedding Venues

After shooting hundreds of weddings in Oxford, I certainly know my way around- from the quintessentially English colleges to rustic barn venues to alternative and unique local haunts, I’ve probably shot a wedding there.  Most couples have already chosen their dream wedding venue when they get in contact with me. When we plan your photography, I’ll let you know the perfect spots in your venue for fantastic images.  I’ll also let you in on the insider scoop about your venue and what other couples say about working there any any tips they have.  I’ve built up some wonderful relationships with many local venue owners and staff to boot. 

Archway at Bodleain Library

couple holding hands

Vendor Recommendations

Once you book me as your wedding photographer, I will send you my handpicked selection of local wedding suppliers that will suit you and your wedding perfectly. I’m part of a very friendly group of independent local wedding vendors, too. Having these links helps me to provide you with the absolute best recommendations for your wedding.

I can make recommendations on wedding transportation (how about arriving in a Mini?) and beautiful sun-filled rooms for your bridal preparations. I know several amazingly talented florists who make the most beautiful creations and caterers who craft delicious dishes from all over the world. I also have plenty of band recommendations to ensure your party continues well into the night!

Wedding Flowers

Wedding at Handlebar Cafe Oxford

Local Knowledge

After living in Oxford for 11 years and photographing hundreds of weddings here, I can honestly say that I am an expert on all things wedding.  I know the city incredibly well. This means that I know all the best locations for you to have your photographs taken, and, of course, I’m always happy to share them with my wedding couples! I’m also well-travelled and I’ve lived all over the world. This means I’m very sensitive to cultural differences and I embrace different cultures. This is at the forefront of my mind when suggesting and assisting you with your wedding plans.

One of my amazing brides, Laura from the USA, was kind enough to share some words about how I helped with her wedding plans:

“Rachel was a flexible professional partner in organising our complicated overseas wedding. She is a warm and calm person who is incredibly easy to get along with. Her photography is simply beautiful, and we will treasure it for all our lives together. Thank you so much, Rachel!”

So, if you’re planning to return to Oxford for your wedding and need a little help with your planning, do get in touch to discuss your wedding photography and let’s plan the wedding of your dreams!

A wedding couple in a punt