The Jam Factory Oxford Wedding – I + A

The Jam Factory Oxford Wedding – I + A

As soon as I had my first chat with Isobel and Andrew, I knew they were ”my people.” Chilled, funny, always joking and giggling with each other, they looked so perfectly at ease together and genuinely excited for their wedding day. One thing that Isobel told me really stuck with me: ”our wedding will be a bit of a combination of traditional and untraditional.” That of course sounded like something I would have loved.

On the day, while my amazing second shooter Rachel, was photographing the groom and his family, I met Isobel in the gorgeous Randolph Hotel in the centre of Oxford. She was getting ready with her super supportive bridesmaids and in spite of being a bit nervous, everyone was having a great time.

The Ceremony

The ceremony was held in the beautiful St. Michael’s in Cumnor. A little church on a hill, in a village right outside of Oxford. It was a really touching ceremony with laughter and tears often at the same time. If I had to pick, I would say that many of my favourite photos from the day were taken during the ceremony.

As you can see from the photos, the confetti tunnel was really epic. Isobel’s mum had been drying petals for months ahead of the wedding.

Berni cares so much about her work and creating a beautiful story. We booked Berni to photograph our Oxford wedding in August and she did the absolute best job. There was plenty of communication in the run-up to the big day about what we wanted and who we wanted to be photographed. She took the time to find out about us, our story and what kind of vibe we were looking for. She even did a reccy of the wedding venues to figure out the best spots for photos. On the day she was friendly, unobtrusive, caring, thoughtful and captured the happiest day of our lives in the most beautiful way. There are so many wedding photographers out there but Berni is truly exceptional and I can’t recommend her enough.


The Reception: The Jam Factory, Oxford

The reception was held in one of the nicest, quirkiest venues you could find in Oxfordshire. The Jam Factory is a very unique project that combines a restaurant and an art gallery, located in the heart of Oxford. Up to a couple of weeks before, Isobel and Andrew did not even know what exhibition would be held on their wedding day. And I loved that it happened to be a photography exhibition.

Detail of a wedding at the Jam Factory in Oxford
A bride with her friends at the Jam Factory in Oxford
Wedding guests hanging out at the Jam Factory in Oxford

The Party

The party, just like other details from the day, embodied the multicultural nature of the wedding. Isobel is half French, while Andrew is half Colombian. As a homage to Andrew’s heritage, the couple had hired the lovely Latin trio Luna who did a great job to set up the mood for the party bit.

Their Wedding Team:

Cake: A Baker’s Bee

Car: Alan Dyson

Church: St. Michael’s, Cumnor

Florist: Daisies Flower Shop

Hairpiece: The Artisan Dried Flower Company

Make Up: Alex Rapazzini

Music: DJ Frost & Trio Luna

Venue: The Jam Factory, Oxford

Wedding Dress: Lou Lou Bridal and Cutting Edge Brides

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