Sophie & AJ’s classic and timeless Aynho barn wedding, with Hannah Hall Photography

Published by Claire Gould on

The most amazing late summer wedding for Sophie and AJ in Oxfordshire. They’re such a gorgeous couple, and their day combines stunning styling touches with pops of vibrant colour. Joyful vibes, fabulous florals and an incredible cake… all captured beautifully by Hannah Hall Photography. This wedding is the perfect start to our blogging week and we hope you love it too!

Wedding photographer’s website

We chose Lake District-based wedding photographer Hannah Hall Photography

Wedding photographer review

Hannah was fantastic, from our first meeting with her she helped and guided us, with her wedding expertise. Hannah answered all my silly questions too. On the day she was so helpful, making sure we got all the pictures we needed and that the day ran smoothly! The photos are everything we hoped for, fun and full of love!

Your best moment or memory

The confetti for me, I just thought omg we Did it!

Tell us anything you did differently – we love hearing about NEW traditions (or none at all!)

We snuck off with Hannah and had a hand fasting ceremony performed. It was so special, under a big tree with the wind blowing like crazy.

Videographer name + review

Patrick Taylor / Taylor Made Videography

Venue name + review

The great Barn, Aynho. Gorgeous venue In the countryside. Helpful staff on the planning stage but on the day we felt a little let down, with a new wedding coordinator who had no clue what we wanted. I would recommend, but ask for the same person throughout.

Tell us a little about your outfits – both of you!

Bride wore Lillian west dress, forever sole shoes and carat London sustainable diamond jewellery. Groom wore – Mark Darcy and his grandfathers pocket watch.

Dress or suit shop name + review

Silver six pence in Towcester. Those girls are geniuses! They helped me find a dress so quickly with zero stress. Highly recommend.

Florist name + review

Annie Johnson, grooms sister.

Cake maker name + review

Cakes by kit. Everything we ever hoped for. A beautiful 4 tier dream cake with pink and gold accents covered in fresh flowers.

Stationery maker’s name + review

Handmade by Bride and groom.

Any crafty projects or homemade styling touches?

We made a Homemade archway and homemade giant photo frame with pictures of us as babies.

Wedding readings?

We read our own vows and both siblings did a reading. They both tweaked them to be personal, they were perfect.

First dance song? Playlist recommendations?

Brand new, by you me at six. We went old school with the playlist lots of songs everyone knew, to get them dancing! Think blink 182, teenage dirtbag. Signature moments DJs are legends!

Hair + makeup name + review

Natalie Marie wood. Natalie was brilliant, made me and my bridesmaids look and feel fantastic!

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.


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