Mike Brown | In Their Own Words: James and Faye at Bodicote and Kings Sutton

In Their Own Words: James and Faye at Bodicote and Kings Sutton

September 08, 2017

James tells us about their wedding...

How we first met:

In a museum in Oxford James and Faye at Bodicote and Kings SuttonJames teaches guitar, so the best place to hang the dress was between two of them :-)

When I knew he/she was the one:

Within the first few months. James and Faye at Bodicote and Kings SuttonThe Registry Office at Bodicote is in beautiful surroundings, especially in Spring.

The one thing we love most about each other:

We make each other roar with laughter. James and Faye at Bodicote and Kings SuttonThe Bridal party ready for the grand entrance. We did a posed shot as well, be we all preferred this more spontaneous moment.

The proposal:

Christmas Day, down on one knee. Proper job. James and Faye at Bodicote and Kings SuttonFirst look between the Bride and Groom.

Why we chose our wedding ceremony and reception venues:

We didn't want a church wedding and we needed to have quite a few people at the reception, so a nice registry office and then hiring a village hall was the way to go. James and Faye at Bodicote and Kings SuttonExchanging rings

What led us to choose Mike Brown Photographic for our photography:

Seeing Mike's stuff online made us want to reach out and contact him for more info. But it was when we went to meet him we decided he was the guy. Mike is very professional but also very friendly and makes you feel right at home straight away. Plus of course the complimentary liquorice allsorts. James and Faye at Bodicote and Kings SuttonA quiet moment for the Bride and Groom after the ceremony out in the garden

Some of the most memorable moments in the day:

Seeing my wife walk down the aisle. When they announced we were married. Getting to the reception and seeing everyone. Mike's video.

James and Faye at Bodicote and Kings SuttonThe Bride and Groom stroll among the daffodils

How we felt about how the photography went:

We felt that the photography could not have been more suited to what we wanted from the day. Mike did a superb job in every aspect and the slide show was a reel highlight (pun intended). People are still talking about it now months later. It was only once we were back from honeymoon and went to see Mike that we realised just how much he had done. There were shots that we just had no idea about and and it was such a wonderful surprise to see how much stuff we had to choose from! James and Faye at Bodicote and Kings SuttonIt helps to have a relative in the executive car business if you need a Rolls for the day!

Our honeymoon:

Was a lesson in doing very little in gorgeous Mexico. James and Faye at Bodicote and Kings SuttonBooks and music are a shared love, so Shakespeare played DJ as they let their playlist roll.

Our advice for couples starting to plan their wedding:

Work out what is most important to you. For us it was that everyone was well fed and watered and had a good time, and that we got photographs that will last us a lifetime. We achieved both. James and Faye at Bodicote and Kings SuttonBeing well fed meant proper Fish and Chips!

Ceremony venue: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/banbury-ceremony-room James and Faye at Bodicote and Kings SuttonA lovely relaxed moment when we went for a short walk outside the reception venue and came across this gorgeous magnolia in full bloom. The smiles say it all.

Reception venue: http://www.kingssuttonhall.co.uk/ James and Faye at Bodicote and Kings SuttonThe Bride and Groom didn't even know I was still taking photos as they walked back to the reception hall.

Catering: http://fishandchipcatering.co.uk/about_us.php James and Faye at Bodicote and Kings SuttonThe brand new rings on fingers

Hair and make-up: http://katieshairlounge.co.uk/ James and Faye at Bodicote and Kings SuttonThe whole family loved the same-day slideshow of some of the ceremony photos at the start of the evening reception.

Ice-cream stall: http://www.mattbenecciicecreamco.co.uk/ James and Faye at Bodicote and Kings SuttonJames uses his Ninja powers to cut the cake right the way through...

Bar: http://www.elliottgeorgebars.co.uk/ James and Faye at Bodicote and Kings SuttonFirst dance rounds off the start of the evening celebrations