I’ve been photographing weddings at Notley Abbey for about 6-7 Years now & it’s always a great place to spend the day, Lisa & Dan’s wedding was no exception.
When I arrived Lisa & the girls were busily setting everything up & decorating the venue, as Lisa had put alot of thought into how the day would look, she wanted to make sure everything went perfectly before heading up to the bridal suite to transform into a stunning bride!
Dan & the boys were getting ready nearby, so I could catch both sides of their preparations, although I’m not sure whether it was the boys or the girls who used more hairspray!
Notley Abbey in Thame, Oxfordshire is a truly gorgeous venue, especially when the sun is shining, so I was really looking forward to shooting Ariadna and Matt’s wedding there earlier this month. We’ve been to Notley Abbey a few times over the years and it’s always an incredible place for a wedding!
Spanish-born Ari met English Matt while they were at University, and their wedding was very much a reflection of anglo-spanish influences, with friends and family flying in from across the globe for the wedding celebrations. And a first for any of the weddings I’ve shot was that all the speeches were in Spanish – really wished I’d paid more attention in my Spanish classes at school! I love it when people really embrace their cultures at weddings from our experience with Indian Weddings to Jewish Weddings, seeing the world and it’s cultures through the lens of a wedding is a real highlight of the job.
We were really lucky with the weather for most of the day, and I was able to steal Ari and Matt away for some couple shots. The light was so beautiful in the afternoon and their couple shots are definitely some of my recent favourites.
Ari & Matt, you were a joy to work with it was a total pleasure to photograph your beautiful wedding x
Nic and Will’s stunning Notley Abbey Wedding received alot of media coverage, including a wonderful feature on the popular wedding blog Rock My Wedding. Nic wrote a wonderfully detailed account of their special day, and on the subject of wedding photographers, she had this to say:
“(Simon’s) pictures have such an ethereal feel and captured the relaxed, fun vibe of the day perfectly. It also helped hugely that he’s SUCH a brilliant person, someone that we could feel completely at ease being a major part of our big day, and he definitely didn’t let us down. We couldn’t have been happier with the results…”
The entire article is well worth a read if you’re planning your own Notley Abbey Wedding.
Nic and Will celebrated their very special day at the inimitable Notley Abbey on the Oxfordshire/Buckinghamshire borders, the venue is such a chic and sophisticated location, but also incredibly relaxed and not too formal, so it was the perfect venue for Nic and Will to celebrate their wedding. The house has such a long history of incredible parties – owing in no small part to it’s former life the home of renown socialites Sir Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh – Previous guests at this incredible venue are said to include King Henry the VIII and in more recent times, Marilyn Monroe – So to say Nic and Will were in good company in their venue choice is a complete understatement.