bride and groom cuddling on the fields in Stratton Audley, Oxfordshire

Wedding at Stratton Court Barn, Oxfordshire

Wedding at Stratton Court Barn

In early January this year, I had a pleasure to photograph Amy and Ethan’s wedding at Stratton Court Barn. The bride and groom live full time in Australia, but they decided to get married here in Amy’s homeland.

Stratton Court Barn is a cosy wedding venue located in Stratton Audley near Bicester. The barn is made of Cotswold stone, and was first erected in 1870. It’s a perfect spot for the couples who like Amy and Ethan appreciate rustic vibes and great outdoors.

The wedding itself had a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Many guests travelled from overseas to take part in Amy and Ethan’s celebration. The couple did a fantastic job of organising very stylish, English wedding and at the same time, sneaked some touching international details such us pins with UK and USA flags etc.

Wedding Day

The morning was sunny and crispy when I arrived at Manor Farm in Poundon, where Ethan was getting ready. After preparations, I still had some time left to catch a moment of Ethan, his parents and Groomsmen relaxing and raising a toast before leaving for Stratton Court.

Amy and her three bridesmaids were getting ready in the bridal suite placed in the attic above the ceremony room. This convenient location allows the bride privacy and assures that she remains unseen until her grand entry. Also, worth to mention that this option is priceless on rainy days!!

The vows exchange was emotional and heartwarming. Amy’s grandad, who was officiating the ceremony, weaved little personal stories into the nuptial narrative. During the drinks reception, we took some family portraits on the quad. Don’t be deceived by the sunshine on photos. The temperature on the day was close to zero Celsius degrees. That’s why we decided to slice outdoor session into a few shorter bits.
In the evening, Amy and her dad surprised everybody with an excellent and hilarious dance performance. As soon as they finished, the guests quickly joined them on the dancefloor. When I was leaving the entire room was packed with dancing and swirling crowd.

Wedding Manager: Karin Tindall

MUA: Debbie Mac

Florist: Willow and Thyme