Oakley Hall Wedding Photographer

Jessica + Andre

“…the photos are amazing! We cannot wait to see the rest – it’s brought back great memories of the day. Thank you so much!”

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Venue: Oakley Hall Hotel, Hampshire

Wedding Dress Designer: Bespoke by the bride's father

Hair and Makeup: Daisuki Makeup

Flowers: Bud's Floristry

Cake: Jo's Cupcakes

DJ: Moonraker Disco

It’s a few years since I last photographed a wedding at Oakley Hall. It is a magnificent Georgian manor house near Basingstoke in Hampshire which is now a 4 star hotel. Therefore I was glad to be asked back to photograph Jessica and Andre’s wedding there as there is huge opportunity for photography in the beautiful landscaped gardens.

Traditional Pre-Wedding Tea Ceremony

The day began at Jessica’s family home in Sussex where, by Chinese tradition, the groom arrives in the morning to collect his bride. Following his arrival there is a  traditional ceremony of offering tea to the parents and grandparents in exchange for gifts. After the drive to Oakley Hall there were further tea ceremonies with other family members and then a chance to take some pictures of the couple in the grounds of the venue in their stunning traditional Chinese wedding clothes.

Marriage Vows at Oakley Hall

A change of outfit for the ceremony and Jessica wore a white wedding dress, tailor-made by Andre’s father. Afterwards the couple emerged into a volley of confetti from their guests and canapés and drinks were served on the Terrace. This is the moment where I take the bride and groom off for a short wander for photographs. The gardens at Oakley Hall are lovely and I had chosen a couple of places for portraits, so I did not have to keep them from the party for too long.


Jessica and Andre kicked the party off with a spectacular first dance and the dance floor was full for the rest of the evening.

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This was a really enjoyable wedding! A great pleasure to get to know Jessica and Andre and their friends and family. The grounds of the hotel are perfect for beautiful bridal portraits. If you are planning a wedding and searching for an Oakley Hall wedding photographer I’d love to hear from you. Get in touch for details of my availability.

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