Wedding at Abingdon & The Four Pillars, Oxford – A Sneak Peek

Nearing the end of the wedding season but some lovely Autumnal weddings still to go. We recently photographed the wedding of Vicky & Dominic. Kiti & I travelled to Abingdon where I dropped Kiti off with the Groom, Best Man & Ushers before travelling to The Four Pillars Hotel at Sandford near Oxford where the Bride was getting ready.007-vde-mlp37502-7Kiti got some shots of the boys getting ready & making their way to the church before taking some images of the guests arriving.016-vde-mlp28257-16 025-vde-mlp28268-25 040-vde-mlp28289-40 067-vde-mlp28317-67 074-vde-mlp28349-74 105-vde-mlp28409-105 107-vde-mlp28423-107 108-vde-mlp28427-108I was with the Bride & bridal party capturing some shots of the Bridal preparations. Soon it was time to make our way to the church & a space was saved for me in the bridal car so I could spend the most time photographing & less time travelling!018-vde-mlp37537-18 029-vde-mlp37564-29 056-vde-mlp37644-56 058-vde-mlp37650-58 071-vde-mlp37675-71 092-vde-mlp37753-92 099-vde-mlp37781-99 103-vde-mlp37794-103An expectant groom was awaiting his bride & so with no further ado Vicky made her way up the aisle on the arm of her very proud dad. It was a lovely service which was made so personal by a family friend who married them.135-vde-mlp37857-135 136-vde-mlp37863-136 157-vde-mlp28517-157 150-vde-mlp37891-150 162-vde-mlp28522-162 166-vde-mlp37918-166 186-vde-mlp28559-186They exited the church & mingled outside in the Autumn sunshine with their guests. It was soon time to make their way back to The Four Pillars for the reception.190-vde-mlp28572-190 192-vde-mlp38034-192 193-vde-mlp38042-193 197-vde-mlp38052-197 214-vde-dscf1511-214 207-vde-mlp38077-207 219-vde-mlp38112-219Once we returned back we took Vicky & Dominic to do some shots with the two of them & the lovely cars before we then did the group photos in the grounds of the hotel.230-vde-mlp28640-230 239-vde-mlp28673-239248-vde-mlp38234-248251-vde-mlp38258-251256-vde-mlp38301-256257-vde-mlp38310-257After the group photos we borrowed the Bride & Groom for a little longer to do some more shots of the two of them in the grounds which stretch down to the banks of the Thames.268-vde-mlp28706-268 272-vde-mlp28724-272 270-vde-mlp38423-270 275-vde-mlp28742-275 293-vde-mlp28842-293Before too long we took Vicky & Dominic back to join their guests where they enjoyed a lovely wedding breakfast with emotional speeches followed by cutting the cake.320-vde-dscf1528-320 325-vde-mlp38565-325 336-vde-mlp38585-336 329-vde-mlp38571-329 343-vde-mlp38593-343 344-vde-mlp28926-344 353-vde-mlp38617-353 358-vde-mlp28947-358 362-vde-mlp38634-362It was then time for Vicky & Dominic to welcome their evening guests before hitting the dancefloor for their fantastically choreographed first dance. Then everyone joined them up on the dancefloor & it was time for us to wind our way home.368-vde-mlp28966-368 381-vde-mlp38687-381 376-vde-mlp38673-376 371-vde-mlp38662-371 383-vde-mlp38695-383 387-vde-mlp28994-387 389-vde-mlp38718-389 390-vde-mlp38719-390 395-vde-mlp29015-395 397-vde-mlp38730-397 398-vde-mlp38732-398 400-vde-mlp38735-400Congratulations Vicky & Dominic, we hope you enjoy your sneak peek – lots more to come!



Caroline & Phil, A Tythe Barn Wedding – Sneak Peek

Last week Kiti & I returned to one of our favourite venues The Tythe Barn, Launton to photograph the wedding of Caroline & Phil.005-CPM-MLP22179-5 006-CPM-MLP22181-6 007-CPM-MLP22183-7The sun was shining brightly as I made my way to The Nook, which is the Tythe Barn’s dedicated bridal preparation area. No need to get ready in a hotel room with not enough room or mirrors before then squishing you & your dress into the back of the car for the journey to the venue. The Nook is a beautiful space full of style & elegance & is a wonderful place for bridal preparations. It must also be a favourite of many a wedding photographer as it certainly adds to the getting ready shots with some fantastic backdrops & great lighting.011-CPM-MLP35330-11 035-CPM-MLP35393-35 041-CPM-MLP35418-41 048-CPM-MLP35442-48 052-CPM-MLP35458-52 054-CPM-MLP35466-54Whilst I was with the bride, Kiti was photographing the groom & guests arriving & all the details in the barn. Before long the guests were all seated & all were expectantly awaiting the arrival of the Bride.058-CPM-MLP22307-58 071-CPM-MLP22358-71 101-CPM-MLP35628-101After getting ready in the peace & calm of The Nook Caroline & her Dad made the short walk across the garden under the pergola to meet her groom in the barn.098-CPM-MLP35604-98 100-CPM-MLP35624-100 104-CPM-MLP35633-104 The ceremony was lovely & Caroline & Phil made their way out into the sunshine where they were soon joined by their friends & families.119-CPM-MLP22488-119 124-CPM-MLP35662-124 126-CPM-MLP35664-126 127-CPM-MLP35666-127 136-CPM-MLP35691-136As the guests mingled they enjoyed a beautiful trio of ice creams that certainly made the mouth water!

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We tore the guests away from their chatting & ice cream so we could do some group shots against the beautiful sandstone walls of the barns.

162-CPM-MLP35805-162 164-CPM-MLP35825-164 166-CPM-MLP35846-166We then took the opportunity to go out into the grounds of the barn to do some stylish bride & groom shots. It really is an honour to share the couples first few minutes of wedded life. We think it is a lovely to time for the bride & groom to take a few moments out of the craziness of the day. I am really pleased with the images we got of Caroline & Phil, the lovely summer sun added a certain je ne sais quoi to shots.186-CPM-MLP22650-186 197-CPM-MLP36004-196 205-CPM-MLP22712-205 212-CPM-MLP22777-213 217-CPM-MLP22823-218 222-CPM-MLP22874-223We made our way back to the barn & stopped off for a few more shots with Phil’s Dad’s VW Camper before Caroline & Phil joined their guests for a delicious afternoon tea.

234-CPM-MLP22946-235After some great speeches everyone mingled in garden playing giant jenga & croquet.

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341-CPM-MLP23266-342 343-CPM-MLP23273-344 345-CPM-MLP36552-346Soon they were joined on the dancefloor by some keen guests who were having great fun. There was a brief break in the dancing for some sparklers but then everyone got back to the dancing & we left them dancing the night away!352-CPM-MLP36598-353 362-CPM-MLP36642-363 363-CPM-MLP36644-364 368-CPM-MLP36719-369 377-CPM-MLP36799-378 380-CPM-MLP36818-381Congratulations, Caroline & Phil – Wishing you every happiness! We hope you enjoy your sneak peek


Georgia & Sam, A Sneak Peek

Last week we showed you what happens when you catch the bouquet in the most epic bouquet toss ever. We also teased you with an image from Georgia & Sam’s wedding. Now it’s time for their sneak peek!302-GSB-MLP21236-414It’s always lovely to book weddings through recommendation & lovely to know how our happy Brides & Grooms have told their friends & families about us. We photographed Georgia’s sister Charlotte’s wedding to Alex two years ago & before that had photographed Alex sister’s wedding. Kiti & I arrived in Weybridge in plenty of time for the wedding & recce’d the locations so we knew where we were going. You so often hear about wedding cars getting lost & cakes going missing. We always make sure that routes have been timed & we have an idea of where we are going in case the faithful satnav breaks down! I then dropped Kiti off with Sam & the boys to capture them getting ready. She got there just as they were having the obligatory full English before they were suited & booted….& some graffiti on the bottom of Sam’s shoes.003-GSB-MLP20021-4 026-GSB-MLP20139-41 037-GSB-MLP20204-54 059-GSB-MLP20362-89I then joined Georgia & her bridesmaids at her parent’s home. I captured some lovely shots of the Georgia & girls getting ready. After getting ready upstairs Georgia made her way downstairs where her bridesmaids & Mum & Dad were waiting expectantly for her. I love the moment where everyone sees the Bride for the first time & Georgia certainly brought a tear to their eyes.078-GSB-MLP38654-116 086-GSB-MLP38671-124 090-GSB-MLP38694-128 094-GSB-MLP38740-133 098-GSB-MLP38778-145 104-GSB-MLP38801-152 108-GSB-MLP38810-157 110-GSB-MLP38821-159 111-GSB-MLP38824-160 115-GSB-MLP38850-166After making the short journey to the church it was time for Georgia’s Dad to accompany her down the aisle to meet her groom.139-GSB-MLP38945-197
137-GSB-MLP38939-195148-GSB-MLP20620-209 160-GSB-MLP20629-222 165-GSB-MLP39018-229 171-GSB-MLP39034-239It really was a beautiful service with lots of tears & laughter. It’s always wonderful to see a couple in love starting their journey together.193-GSB-MLP39104-266After the service everyone poured outside & mingled with the Bride & Groom offering their congratulations. It was then time for a group shots before & the guests got their opportunity to cover the bride & groom with confetti.216-GSB-MLP39178-291224-GSB-MLP39229-299227-GSB-MLP39246-302229-GSB-MLP39259-304213-GSB-MLP20755-288The Bride & Groom were then whisked off to the Burhill Golf Club with Kiti & I in hot pursuit!235-GSB-MLP39283-312 240-GSB-MLP20814-321Georgia had surprised Sam with a steel band & I love the moment I captured where he first heard them as they were walking to the marquee.244-GSB-MLP39325-326 246-GSB-MLP39331-330 248-GSB-MLP20845-332As the guests were mingling in the sunshine Kiti & I took the bridal party away to do some cool group shots. I love the large scale balloons that the girls had & they really added to the atmosphere of the shots.273-GSB-MLP20920-367 276-GSB-MLP39514-373 280-GSB-MLP21017-378After groups the guys went back to the party & we did some more shots with the happy couple. They were really great & looked fantastic, we’re really thrilled with the images we took of them around the golf course.291-GSB-MLP21122-394 295-GSB-MLP21140-401 297-GSB-MLP21149-404 302-GSB-MLP21236-414After not too long it was time for the wedding breakfast so we took Georgia & Sam back to join their guests.306-GSB-MLP21266-421 315-GSB-MLP21300-431 322-GSB-MLP21347-440 332-GSB-MLP21381-451There were some great speeches & much laughter & tears. They are always fabulous to capture with some brilliant reactions!362-GSB-MLP39872-488 371-GSB-MLP39889-498 377-GSB-MLP39904-510 381-GSB-MLP21487-514 386-GSB-MLP21498-522 388-GSB-MLP21502-524 390-GSB-MLP21523-527 387-GSB-MLP21500-523 395-GSB-MLP21539-533 399-GSB-MLP21557-542 403-GSB-MLP21573-546 405-GSB-MLP21583-553After the wedding breakfast it was time to cut the cake & the first dance. Georgia & Sam hit the dance floor & there was hardly a dry eye in the house. This was certainly true once she’d also danced with her Dad & her lovely Grandad!432-GSB-MLP30088-588 441-GSB-MLP30123-597 445-GSB-MLP21707-602 455-GSB-MLP30167-613Now, when you’ve been part of the most epic bouquet toss its your duty to then pass the baton on so to speak. Georgia threw the bouquet & after a bit of a tussle & some spilled champagne her bridesmaid, Caroline, caught the bouquet. Could we be looking at a happy Mark Lord Photography Bride & Groom of the future?!
457-GSB-MLP30188-617 459-GSB-MLP21736-619463-GSB-MLP30197-624Everyone hit the dance floor & had great fun; the evening included a performance by Georgia’s sister Natalie & a group performance of Candy by Cameo by the entire dance floor!482-GSB-MLP30263-645 484-GSB-MLP30270-647 495-GSB-MLP21836-660 504-GSB-MLP21877-672We left everyone on the dance floor having fun! We hope you enjoy your sneak peek Georgia & Sam, wishing you every happiness!

Wedding at Wycombe Abbey, Gro & Chris A Sneak Peek

Chris & Gro celebrated their wedding at Wycombe Abbey School in High Wycombe. I dropped Kiti off at the school & she started the day with Chris & the boys who were there getting ready. She captured the images of the boys suiting up & applying their buttonholes before making their way over to the chapel to greet the guests.041_GCH-ML-MLP26791-41 062_GCH-ML-MLP26847-62Wycombe Abbey is a lovely school set within lovely grounds. I do a lot of their photography so am very familiar with the school. I am still always surprised that there is such interesting buildings & landscaped grounds so close to the middle of High Wycombe. It is only possible to have your wedding there if you have a connection to the school such as a former pupil or member of staff. Chris’ Mum is a House Mistress at the school so they were thrilled to be able to have their wedding there.048_GCH-ML-MLP26809-48Meanwhile, whilst Kiti was with the lads I made my way over to Chinnor to Chris & Gro’s home to photograph the bride getting ready. It was a lovely to be with the girls right from the start of the day & Gro was such a relaxed & happy bride.028_GCH-ML-MLP39174-28 036_GCH-ML-MLP39193-36 015_GCH-ML-MLP39131-15 050_GCH-ML-MLP39228-50 060_GCH-ML-MLP39255-60 064_GCH-ML-MLP39268-64Once the glad rags were on it was time for me to fly back to Wycombe Abbey to make sure I was there & ready for the bride’s arrival.103_GCH-ML-MLP39304-103 105_GCH-ML-MLP39314-105 106_GCH-ML-MLP39321-106 110_GCH-ML-MLP39330-110The chapel at Wycombe Abbey is lovely & has a mezzanine level where Kiti had located herself. This was perfect as it gave her a fantastic vantage point to capture some unobstructed views of the ceremony.099_GCH-ML-MLP27032-99 115_GCH-ML-MLP27043-115 119_GCH-ML-MLP27053-119

129_GCH-ML-MLP39379-129 134_GCH-ML-MLP27073-134 136_GCH-ML-MLP27077-136 140_GCH-ML-MLP27082-140After a beautiful service everyone gathered outside for a drinks reception & we did the group shots of the steps of the chapel.197_GCH-ML-MLP39612-197 203_GCH-ML-MLP39693-203 206_GCH-ML-MLP39723-206 211_GCH-ML-MLP39780-211When I first moved up country from Cornwall I worked for a photographic studio who used a local picture framing company. I continued to use the same company for all my framing (once my lovely wife had stopped being a Picture Framer!) for many years. It was a fantastic, bespoke framers & the owner was Chris’ granddad Neil. He left after the service but it was great to see him & get some shots of the proud grandfather with the bride & groom!204_GCH-ML-MLP39709-204We then organised the guests to line either side & the chucked the confetti & blew bubbles as Gro & Chris wandered along!180_GCH-ML-MLP39507-180Whilst the guests mingled Kiti & took Gro & Chris into the grounds to capture some stylish shots of the two of them.222_GCH-ML-MLP39831-222 229_GCH-ML-MLP27453-229 244_GCH-ML-MLP27521-244 260_GCH-ML-MLP27611-260We then went back to the main hall for the wedding breakfast. There were some fantastic speeches including musical performances, poetry & thanks to Gro’s Swedish heritage a schnapps toast!298_GCH-ML-MLP27683-298 320_GCH-ML-MLP30141-320 GCH-ML-MLP30122-1327_GCH-ML-MLP30164-327 329_GCH-ML-MLP27735-329 336_GCH-ML-MLP27744-336 343_GCH-ML-MLP30205-343 360_GCH-ML-MLP27815-360 382_GCH-ML-MLP27910-382 386_GCH-ML-MLP27927-386 405_GCH-ML-MLP30354-406After the speeches it was time for the another musical performance, this time by Chris’ brother, first dance & then everyone hit the dancefloor. We made our way home as they were dancing the night away!

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