Caswell House Oxfordshire // Valerie & Aden
Valerie and Aden flew all the way over from Texas for their springtime outdoor wedding at Caswell House in the beautiful Cotswolds. Of course, traveling from so far meant they made the most of their time with their friends and family (Aden’s family are English) with a three day weekend celebration and their fun, relaxed wedding was a roaring success. The English weather came through for us and it was lovely and sunny, meaning their outdoor ceremony in the flower filled courtyard of Caswell House was just perfect.
Aden and Valerie had picked their favourites of everything, from the gorgeous, pink, peach and succulent filled bouquets to writing their own ceremony to reflect their relationship (even if Valerie did call Aden her wife!) so it really was a very special and personal day for them.
Their wedding was just perfect for my relaxed, laid back style of photography and we managed to catch the setting spring sun for some amazing golden hour couple’s portraits by the little lake. I also loved traveling to the Cotswolds, with most of my weddings normally set in the Cheshire countryside (which I love!) it was lovely to be introduced to a new venue in a different part of the country.
The wedding breakfast and speeches were set in the barn which looked really lovely, decked out in fairy lights and simple but elegant table decorations incorporating those pinks and peaches again. Aden and Valerie then did their first dance to “Earth Angels” by The Penguins before everyone got on the dancefloor for a boogie. The beautiful weather also meant that guests could stay outside to enjoy the spring evening with Aden and Valerie. The perfect ending to a perfect, personal day.
They said; “Valerie found you on Instagram under the hashtag #englandweddingphotographer. Your website states that you capture “honest images that show laughter and love” and that’s exactly what we wanted! Nothing too staged, just our fun day with our family and friends :)”
Supplier Dream Team:
Venue: Caswell House
MUA: Makeup and beauty by Lily
Hair: JH Hairdressing
Florist: Classic Flowers
Dress: Willowby from Lovely bride Dallas
DJ: Andy Collins
Cake: Pretty Cake Company
Rings: Holden & True Gem Company