I’d love to be closer to some of England’s beautiful historic cities – just to be able to explore the architecture and beautiful craftsmanship from days gone by. Seeing news from some of the glorious spaces which are now hosting weddings in Oxford has me yearning to be able to visit – and this sounds like such an exciting event I wanted to share it with all of you.

The Bodleian Libraries is throwing open the doors to its unique wedding showcase at 7pm, Saturday 3 November 2018. The event will take place in the historic Divinity School, Convocation House and Chancellor’s Court, all within the Libraries’ site in central Oxford and at the Sheldonian Theatre next to the Bodleian Libraries.

Guests will be greeted with a glass of fizz on arrival at the free event. A host of Oxford’s finest wedding suppliers as well as the Bodleian’s in-house wedding team will be on hand to inspire and advise prospective brides and grooms on how to achieve their dream wedding in the Bodleian Libraries’ special historic spaces.


The English Wedding Directory is where you can find all of our favourite wedding suppliers. Our Facebook page is updated with new vendors when they join us, and the Directory is full of brilliant photographers, stationers, florists, stylists, cake designers… everything you might need for the wedding of your dreams!

These lovely people have joined the English Wedding Directory in the last couple of weeks – and we have more coming up to share with you soon! Do take a moment to discover them, and if you like what you see why not get in touch and even book this week?

Surrey wedding photographer Jessica Grace Designer wedding stationery Elizabeth Tyrer wedding stationery lancashire

Jessica Grace is a natural documentary wedding photographer in love with the spontaneous moments. “On your wedding day I want to capture the story as it unfolds. The happy tears, the laughter and everything in between. I capture the whole atmosphere for you, all lit up with joy and preserved in beautiful photos to be cherished for the rest of your lives.”


Josie and Simon’s wedding is just fabulous: the colour they created in every aspect of their day is just wonderful for a January wedding. Peacock feathers look stunning in a British flower bouquet; herbs as favours and place settings are perfect, and I adore Josie’s gorgeously vibrant wedding dress – you’ll love this!

A fabulously colourful wedding dress and gorgeous details for an intimate Oxford wedding. Images by Carol Elizabeth Photography (27)

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Chance and Google led us to Carol. We knew that we would be getting married in an iconic venue, that needed someone who knew it to photograph it well. We searched for online portfolios of the Bodleian and found Carol’s. We liked the style of photography and we liked the range of couples in her photos – not all couples are 20-something instagram supermodels! Then we met her and she put us at ease, and we felt comfortable with her taking care of our special day.

A fabulously colourful wedding dress and gorgeous details for an intimate Oxford wedding. Images by Carol Elizabeth Photography (18)