MENU

Oxford Town Hall wedding – Mona & Andrew

Oxford Town Hall on a sunny October’s day saw Mona and Andrew get married in front of family and friends. As lawyers who live and work in Oxford, this wedding was centered on the city – all along the high street.

Coverage began with Mona getting ready at the Old Bank hotel with her mother and bridesmaids. Mona’s family had come over from her native Germany. ( Mona is also only the second person I’ve met with this distinctive first name, the other being my grandmother ).

Once ready, Mona walked with her bridesmaids the short journey down the High Street to Oxford town hall. There, Andrew waited in the rather grand Assembly Room. A ceremony with a few tears and lots of smiles, as autumn sunshine poured into the room. Even Andrew had ‘something in his eye!” 😉

Drinks followed in the same room for an hour and Mona’s border collie came to visit on the town hall steps. Bubbles on the steps – a (maybe targeted? ) bouquet throw and then Mona and Andrew led their guests back down the High Street to afternoon tea at the Grand Café. History drips off every corner of the centre of Oxford. The Grand Café is no exception, being the first coffee house in England in 1650. ( The one across the street dates from 1654 ). Tea, cakes and sandwiches consumed and a cake with ‘Bear’ and ‘Pumpkin’ cut, it was time for the best man’s speech. A white sheet hung across the mirror on the back wall and a slideshow of Andrew’s youth. A youth that included his career before becoming a lawyer, as a press photographer on the Sussex coast ( We had a few minutes geeky chat about cameras later, as Mona patiently waited ). We also found out that ‘Bear’ was also known as ‘Wedge’ in his youth. (Star Wars?)

Some pictures near Merton College in the last of the sunshine and then, for some of the guests, a ghost tour of Oxford’s bloody past. The guide had an image of a ‘ghost’ on his mobile phone but so far, I’ve not seen any recorded by my camera as I followed the tour. Interesting stuff though. Days when the townsfolk would massacre the college students…

Back to the Café and a brief first dance to start the evening of cocktails, music and chat.

Here are a few images from the day…

 

Oxford-wedding001

Bride's mother dances with a bridesmaid during preps

Oxford-wedding003

Closeup of bride applying her makeup

Bridesmaid opens some champagne

Oxford-wedding006

Bride laughs as she does her makeup

Oxford-wedding008

Bridesmiads help the bride into her dress

Oxford-wedding010

Oxford-wedding011

Oxford-wedding012

Bride and bridesmaids walk to Oxford Town Hall wedding

Oxford-wedding014

Oxford-wedding015

Bride walks up the steps of Oxford Town Hall

Oxford-wedding017

Oxford-wedding018

Oxford-wedding019

Groom waits in the Assemnbly Room at Oxford Town Hall

Bride enters with her father at the Assembly room at Oxford Town Hall

Oxford Town Hall wedding ceremony

Oxford Town Hall wedding ceremony

Oxford-wedding024

Oxford-wedding025

Oxford Town Hall wedding ceremony

Oxford-wedding027

Oxford-wedding028

Oxford-wedding029

Oxford-wedding030

Tearey bride at Oxford Town Hall wedding ceremony

Oxford-wedding032

Oxford-wedding033

Oxford-wedding034

Oxford Town Hall wedding ceremony

Oxford-wedding036

Wedding selfie with the bride and groom

Oxford-wedding038

Oxford-wedding039

Oxford-wedding040

Oxford Town Hall wedding ceremony

Oxford-wedding042

Oxford-wedding043

Quiet moment for the bride and groom after the wedding ceremony

Oxford-wedding045

Oxford-wedding046

Bride hugs her father

Oxford-wedding048

Oxford-wedding049

Oxford-wedding050

Oxford-wedding051

Oxford-wedding052

Oxford-wedding053

Oxford-wedding054

Oxford-wedding055

Oxford-wedding056

Oxford-wedding057

Oxford-wedding058

Oxford-wedding059

Oxford-wedding060

Oxford-wedding061

Oxford-wedding062

Oxford-wedding063

Oxford-wedding064

Oxford-wedding065

Oxford-wedding066

Oxford-wedding067

Oxford-wedding068

Oxford-wedding069

Oxford-wedding070

Oxford-wedding071

Bubbles in the town hall

Oxford-wedding073

Oxford-wedding074

Oxford-wedding075

Oxford-wedding076

Oxford-wedding077

Oxford-wedding078

Oxford-wedding079

Oxford-wedding080

Oxford-wedding081

Oxford-wedding082

Oxford-wedding083

Oxford-wedding084

Oxford-wedding085

Oxford-wedding086

Oxford-wedding087

Oxford-wedding088

Oxford-wedding089

Oxford-wedding090

Oxford-wedding091

Oxford-wedding092

Oxford-wedding093

Oxford-wedding094

Oxford-wedding095

Oxford-wedding096

Oxford-wedding097

Oxford-wedding098

Oxford-wedding099

Oxford-wedding100

Oxford-wedding101

Oxford-wedding102

Oxford-wedding103

Oxford-wedding104

Oxford-wedding105

Oxford-wedding106

Oxford-wedding107

Oxford-wedding108

Oxford-wedding109

Oxford-wedding110

Oxford-wedding111

Oxford-wedding112

Oxford-wedding113

Oxford-wedding114

Oxford-wedding115

Oxford-wedding116

Oxford-wedding117

Oxford-wedding118

Oxford-wedding119

Oxford-wedding120

Oxford-wedding121

Oxford-wedding122

Oxford-wedding123

Oxford-wedding124

Oxford-wedding125

Oxford-wedding126

Oxford-wedding127

Oxford-wedding128

Oxford-wedding129

Oxford-wedding130

Oxford-wedding131

Oxford-wedding132

Oxford-wedding133

Oxford-wedding134

Oxford-wedding135

Oxford-wedding136

Oxford-wedding137

Oxford-wedding138

Oxford-wedding139

Oxford-wedding140

Oxford-wedding141

Oxford-wedding142

Oxford-wedding143

Oxford-wedding144

Oxford-wedding145

Oxford-wedding146

Oxford-wedding147

Oxford-wedding148

Oxford-wedding149

Oxford-wedding150

Oxford-wedding151

Oxford-wedding152

Oxford-wedding153

Oxford-wedding154

Comments
Add Your Comment

CLOSE