Alex and Ben's wedding weekend in Oxford was a remarkable fusion of timeless elegance and modern sophistication. The festivities began with a memorable pre-wedding dinner at the prestigious Ivy, setting the stage for a weekend filled with anticipation and celebration. Surrounded by the laughter and warmth of family and friends, the evening at The Ivy marked the beginning of a magical journey that would unfold over the following days.
The wedding day itself was a true masterpiece, set within the historic walls of the Bodleian Libraries. The day commenced with a heartfelt civil ceremony in the distinguished Convocation House, where the couple exchanged their vows in a space imbued with centuries of history and tradition.
Guests then moved into the enchanting Quad, where the atmosphere was serenaded by a string quartet, and laughter filled the air as guests enjoyed delectable cake and champagne. The design of the day was characterised by a harmonious blend of blush and silver touches, creating an ambiance of sheer elegance that resonated throughout every moment.
Dinner took place in the grandeur of the Divinity School, where the couple's vision came to life with three long tables adorned in beautiful white and blush flowers. Clean acrylic menus and details contributed to the modern and polished look, and guests were entertained by live music throughout the evening, infusing the night with melodies that were a perfect accompaniment to the refined atmosphere.
The festivities continued in the Sheldonian Theatre, a space that was transformed with dazzling lighting and a breathtaking balloon ceiling. Here, guests danced the night away to the captivating tunes of an incredible band and DJ, ensuring that the celebration was as vibrant as it was elegant. The wedding weekend was a true reflection of Alex and Ben's love story, a seamless blend of classic beauty, heartfelt moments, and contemporary celebration.
The love and joy that radiated from the couple was palpable, leaving an indelible mark on all who were privileged to be a part of their special day. And the celebrations didn't end with the weekend; guests gathered on Sunday for a laid-back post-wedding brunch in the picturesque surroundings of Oriel College, making it a truly unforgettable and joyous occasion for all.
What Clients Say About Hannah Hope
Hannah was amazing from start to finish throughout the process of planning our wedding and especially on the day itself. She listened to everything we wanted & everything that was important to us for the day and ensured not only that they happened, but that they were done to most incredible standard.
Every time we got worried or stressed by the daunting task in hand, a quick call to Hannah was all we needed to know she was so on top of everything that we had no reason to be worried at all. Her expert knowledge of suppliers made the whole process a breeze and the quality of everything that was used for our special day could not have been better.
Overall we cannot imagine having gone through the process of planning our wedding without Hannah & would massively recommend her & Hannah Hope Weddings to anyone.
- Alex & Ben
Wedding Venue: Bodleian Libraries /
Venue: Sheldonian Theatre /
Brunch Venue: Oriel College Oxford /
Photography & Videography: Zaki Charles /
FLOWERS: Fabulous Flowers /
STATIONERY: MILLIE STONE /
CHINA & TABLEWARE: Options Great Hire /
LINEN: JUST 4 LINEN /
Evening Band/ DJ: The Soul Jets & DJ Charles /
Brunch Band: Wandering Hands /
Wedding Cake: By Yevnig /
Dinner Band: Leon Garner Band /
String Quartet: Halo Strings /
PRODUCTION: That Event Company /
HAIR & MAKE UP: Katie Daisy /
HAIR & MAKE UP: GRACE BAILEY /
Catering: Oxford Fine Dining /
Balloons: Bubblegum Balloons /
Pre Wedding Dinner: The Ivy Oxford /
Wedding Car: Gold Chauffeur /
BTS Photography: Anneli Marinovich /
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