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The Oakley Court, Windsor, Berkshire, United Kingdom Elopement Photo Story Award

The Oakley Court, Windsor, Berkshire Wedding Ceremony photo of the couple exchanging their vows

 The Oakley Court, Windsor, Berkshire, United Kingdom Ceremony Elopement Image | This is where the Rocky Horror Show was filmed in 1975

The couple exchange vows, with just the 2 registrars and 2 witnesses.

Louise knew about my work from a few years previous when we used to both play in a Ukelele group for fun. So when she was looking for a photographer to capture her day for her and her fiance Rob, I was an obvious choice. My style of photography totally suited them both. Like most of our clients, they are naturally shy people who don't want to be at a photoshoot. They'd rather not be in front of the camera at all. But at the same time, they trusted me to be totally unobtrusive on the day and just capture what happened with no asking them to pose for anything apart from a couple of relaxed portraits after the ceremony. It's really not that obvious when I'm taking photos. So they were both able to relax and just be themselves.

They had chosen The Oakley Court Hotel, as they just loved the fact that it was where the Rocky Horror Show was filmed in 1975. When you are looking for a wedding venue for just the two of you, it's really fantastic to find somewhere that you feel a connection to. It's a lovely venue and I'd shot there before a number of times, so I knew it would work great for the photos. The little ceremony room is perfect for a small wedding and has fabulous window light on the couple all the way through the ceremony.

Loved their little ring box, with the date on the top and their little wedding cake, which they thoroughly enjoyed with a glass of champagne after the ceremony. The whole shoot took less than two hours and gave them a lovely set of images to remember the day by. 

The Oakley Court, Windsor, Berkshire, UK wedding image of The bride laughing during the ceremony

 The Oakley Court, Windsor, Berkshire, UK Elopement Photographer | The bride is laughing during the couple's ceremony

The bride laughing during the couple's elopement wedding ceremony at the Oakley Court.

Windsor, Berkshire wedding picture of The couple walking down the aisle to their ceremony

Windsor, Berkshire Elopement Photography | The couple is walking together down the short aisle to their wedding ceremony

The bride and groom walk together down the short aisle to their wedding ceremony.

Berkshire wedding photography showing The groom taking the bride's ring from a box

Berkshire UK Elopement Ring Detail Image | The groom is taking the bride's ring from a custom made ring box

The groom is taking the bride's ring from a custom made ring box, with Hessian sides.

Berkshire UK wedding photo of The groom putting on the bride's ring

Berkshire United Kingdom Elopement Rings Picture | The groom putting on the bride's ring

The groom putting on the bride's ring, shot as it happened.

United Kingdom wedding image in black and white of The newlywed couple at their ceremony

United Kingdom Elopement Couple Photo | The newlywed couple during their elopement ceremony

The newlywed couple during their elopement ceremony at The Oakley Court.

Berkshire Black and White Wedding photo of The couple cutting the cake

Berkshire Elopement Cake Cut Image | The wedding couple cutting their little wedding cake

The wedding couple cutting their little wedding cake, just for the two of them.

Windsor UK wedding image of The newlyweds walking around the grounds of The Oakley Court hotel

Windsor UK Elopement Couple Photography | The newlyweds walking in the grounds of The Oakley Court hotel

The newlyweds walking in the grounds of The Oakley Court hotel on a lovely sunny day, with the hotel in the background.

Windsor Wedding Portrait of the couple after their elopement ceremony

Windsor Elopement Couple Portrait in Black and White | A portrait of the couple after their wedding ceremony

A black and white portrait of the couple, with gargoyle outside the front of the hotel.