An intimate, colourful and different wedding day

Melanie and Thomas were married earlier this year with a reception at Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons, Raymond Blanc’s idyllic Oxfordshire restaurant in the beautiful English countryside.

I’m sharing this wedding day because it’s just the kind of intimate celebration I love. Melanie’s dress is beautiful, perfect for the occasion, colourful and breaks a few wedding rules. Which is great.

The wedding ceremony in London

Wedding outfits with a difference: Thomas looks great in a grey suit with orange tie and buttonhole. Melanie is dressed fabulously – with a Japanese inspired silk dress, orange floral patterns and a bright bouquet to match.

It’s a colourful wedding so Hip and Funky Photography caught these bright images of a flower seller’s stand to reflect the happy tones of the day.

The reception at Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons

Another highlight is the venue for Melanie and Thomas’s wedding reception. Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons is Raymond Blanc’s own restaurant with the all important Michelin stars inside and wonderfully creative gardens outside! The sculptures are fab, but those ducks are a bit creepy…

A romantic ending to a beautifully intimate wedding day

They say your wedding day will be the best day of your life… but something in this photo tells me the moments like this – the day after, and in the weeks and years to come – are more precious.

Thank you to Hip and Funky Photography for this submission to English Wedding, and congratulations to Melanie and Thomas.

If you’re getting married this summer please tell your photographer about English Wedding. We’re looking for small and creative weddings, inspiring photography and beautiful details to inspire brides – we’d love to see your wedding photos!

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.



  • Carol @Gatheredhere
    9 years ago

    Oh I just love this. So stunningly down to earth.

  • Beautiful, just how I see my own wedding day, unfussy, intimate with amazing food and wine shared with my closest friends and family.

  • Jenny McAvoy
    9 years ago

    Gorgeous, relaxed wedding. Dress beautiful, love the intimate evening shots 🙂

  • Carol Clayton
    9 years ago

    Absolutely stunning! What a wonderful day they had…….unsterstated…classy and elegant.
    Melanie looked beautiful and her husband very handsome.
    Keep laughing and share many years of health, happiness and wonderful memories.

    Carol xx

  • Steve Currid
    9 years ago

    Glad everyone likes the wedding images.
    Melanie + Thomas are such a lovely fun couple, and it was a real pleasure to photograph their relaxed day full of cuddles and smooching. Perfect.
    Steve Currid – Hip and Funky Photography

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