A relaxed, family orientated, rustic fusion wedding at the beautiful Worton Hall in Oxfordshire.
It was the first time I’d photographed a wedding at Worton Hall. Such a beautiful gem of a rustic farm venue, hidden away in the Oxfordshire countryside. Together Rachael & Godwin created an amazing fusion of their roots and cultures. They treated their guests to a garden civil ceremony, a very British afternoon cream tea followed by THE most amazing African dancers, drummers and full African feast.
Sitting within the farm estate of Worton Park, Worton Hall is an old grain store barn that has been carefully restored into a contemporary but rustic wedding venue. The main hall is modern, light & spacious and is accompanied by the most beautiful old Cotswold stone farmhouse and gardens.
Rachael & Godwin got married in the pagoda on the green. The sun shone hard for us & made for a gorgeous warm day to spend out on the lawns sipping fizz.
This was such a lovely family oriented day, jam-packed full of colour, music and vibrancy. The African dancers stole the day, blowing everyone away with their epic singing, dancing and drumming.
For those of you who like to watch HERE IS A SLIDESHOW OF MY FAVOURITE PICTURES FROM THE DAY:
The Bride ON HOW DID I AS A Worton Hall WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
“Oh Charlie, the photos are absolutely amazing and exactly what I wanted. You’ve captured everything from our day and more. Thank you, thank you we love them!”
more detail about the day
They got married outdoors in Worton Hall’s wooden pagoda on “The Green” in front of the beautiful old farmhouse.
Oxfordshire’s registrars undertook the ceremony and Rachael & Godwin’s guests baked in the lovely hot sunshine whilst they made their most special of promises to each other.
It didn’t take long after the ceremony before the champagne was flowing. Everyone enjoyed fizz on the lawns before throwing epic amounts of fresh lavender confetti over the bride and groom.
Later, everyone headed into the main hall for their cream tea. The English buffet-style afternoon tea was delicious – wow the freshly baked scones were good. I might have scoffed one or two.
Speeches were dotted throughout the afternoon. And in line with African tradition lots of friends and family members had the opportunity to stand up and speak (I wasn’t crying honestly!).
And then after a quick outfit change for the bride and groom, the dancers came. They walked Rachael & Godwin back into the main hall singing traditional African songs. The dance show was just epic.
They came back and rocked the party again after everyone had finished their traditional African feast. I’ve never had African food before, maaan it was good. I’m still dreaming of the peanut butter spinach dish.
Dancing, mischief, one hell of a fight over Rachael’s bouquet and loads more dancing to end the night. What an incredible day.
As ever, weddings don’t just happen. They are always pulled together by truly awesome teams of suppliers who work tirelessly to make sure that everyone has a fantastic day. This particular team was made up of loads of fab but low key suppliers who don’t have websites for me to link to, but I can share the following:
and finally, the all-important wedding photographs
For those of you who prefer to scroll, here are a few of my favourite Worton Hall wedding photos from Rachael and Godwin’s day. Hope you love them as much as I do:
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Category: Wedding Photography | Destination: Oxfordshire Weddings | Venue: Worton Hall | Setting: Relaxed rustic African fusion weddings