Wedding Photographer Aynhoe
A selection of wedding photographs taken at Aynhoe by Cotswolds wedding photographer, Jay Rowden
–Aynhoe Park, Aynho, Banbury OX17 3BQ
A couple of years back I was lucky enough to be an Aynhoe Park wedding photographer and I had been bursting with excitement to return again to this most magical of venues. I expect there are many wedding venues which brag of being unique though Aynhoe Park must surely be the finest example of eccentricity found anywhere in the Cotswolds, or indeed the UK. With its now legendary collection of taxidermy dressed in fancy costumes, this most modern of stately homes is a one of a kind venue. Sat in the heart of the Cotswolds with commanding views across rural Oxfordshire and set in magnificent grounds, I can understand why couples marry here in their droves every year including the much reported wedding of Jade Jagger to her beau, DJ Adrian Fillary. This place is magnificent!! Sarah looked angelic in a modern Suzanne Neville design. Groom Jonathan looked super too in a tailored suit from Crombie. A quick note about the details in this wedding. For starters, I was blown away by the florals, put together by the uber talented Juliet Glaves. Seriously incredible work, and every solitary flower used for the wedding was home grown by Juliet and her husband. I could not believe the work that went into the florals especially the main centre piece at the front of the Orangery. Just WOW! I loved the tables too, complete with the most sublime flowers and decorative butterflies. I was also a bit taken with the oversized bauble vases. I also can’t remember seeing as much thought and detail going into the dessert table. Just beautiful. The cakes almost looked too good to be eaten. Then there was the cheese table, with the largest selection of cheeses I have ever seen. Together we had a flawless day and we were even blessed with some beautiful sunshine too. Thanks a million to Sarah & Jonathan for some incredible memories. P.S. It was a great pleasure working with Lee and Dawn from Shutterbox Films. If you are ever in need of a stunning wedding film, look no further than these guys. Their work is simply incredible and they are such lovely people to work with too.
Ceremonial venue: Aynhoe Park // Wedding Reception: Aynhoe Park // Bride’s shoes: Jimmy Choo // Bride’s dress: Suzanne Neville // Bridesmaids dresses: BHS // Bridesmaids shoes: Rainbow // Hair: Claire Cookson // Cakes and Dessert table: The Boutique Baking Company // Flowers: Thoughtful Flowers // Groom’s suit: Crombie // Groom’s shoes: Next // Videography: Shutterbox Films // Catering: Indulgence // Written by Jay Rowden // Bride: Sarah Wilkin // Groom: Jonathan Hodgson