Every once in a while, I come across a wedding so sensational it literally takes my breath away.  Hannah and Henry's wedding did just that last week when I came across these photographs of their quite simply amazing wedding day held at the luxury and unique wedding venue that is Aynhoe Park in Banbury, Oxfordshire.

Apart from the fact the venue is the most fascinating place I have seen in a long long time (a Grade I listed Palladian style country house set in
250 glorious acres of gardens designed by none other than Capability
Brown – full of the most eccentric taxidermy you have ever seen!), Hannah's personal style just blew me away; her Jenny Packham wedding gown wouldn't have looked out of place on the red carpet and that headpiece* is so exquisite! 

The wedding breakfast was held in a
vast tipi, complete with bunting and an abundance of shabby chic details
including lots of vintage silverware for the amazing flowers by Bella & Fifi.  I think you will agree, this is one of this exceptional weddings that really makes you look twice. Enjoy everyone, and please take a moment to show some love for this couple at the end.

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2012, Jay Rowden

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

A lion sporting a crown, a
polar bear wearing goggles with a union flag draped across its back, an
adult giraffe, a unicorn gracing a piano – Aynhoe Park has it all!

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

These photographs were taken by the brilliant photographer Jay Rowden, who told me…

"Over
the years I have photographed some incredible weddings though Hannah
& Henry's wedding was off the scale A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!

They are both such lovely, lovely people, and their wedding took place in a setting to die for with the
coolest collection of old school fairground games I have ever seen. I
was awestruck from the moment I arrived till the moment I left"

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

"The flowers, by Bella & Fifi -  wow! The dress, the suit, the venue!! The Teepees and tent village – absolutely everything was just brilliant.   Oh and I nearly forgot about the
Airstream Photobooth??? An utterly incredible wedding! Though you know,
my abiding memory of the day would have to be the love that Hannah and
Henry have for each other. They are totally smitten without being over
the top gushy….though clearly head over heels in love.

I just loved this wedding and am so happy to share it with Love My Dress readers…"

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

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Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

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Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress


Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

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Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

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Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

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Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Bell tent village, taxidermy, vintage fair, 1930s style wedding dress

Immense thanks to the brilliant Jay Rowden for sharing these images.

Who is lusting after Hannah's wedding style, and wanting their own bell tent village wedding at
Aynhoe Park now? 

Much Monday morning love,

Annabel

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Credits

Wedding Photographer: Jay Rowden
Ceremonial Venue: Aynhoe Park Aynho, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 3BQ
Wedding Reception: The Orangery at Aynhoe Park
Brides Dress: Drew dress from Jenny Packham
Brides Shoes: Emmy
Wedding Make Up: Joella Butler from In Parlour
Wedding Hair: Laura Hulbert from In Parlour
Wedding Flowers: Bella & Fifi
Grooms Suits: Gieves & Hawkes
Grooms Shoes: Jeffrey West
Videography: Warwickshire Media
Daytime Wedding Band:  The Hot Club of Belleville
Guitarist: Mark Hussey
Evening Wedding Band: The Venue
Bridesmaids Dresses: Phase Eight
Bell Tent Hire: Honeybells
Tipi Hire: Beautiful World Tents
Wedding Rings: Cartier
Airstream Photo Booth: The Photo Emporium
Event Company: Mission Events

* I'm working on finding out where Hannah's headpiece is from! Please be patient, Hannah is so busy at the moment but soon as I know, I'll post here.

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30 thoughts on Taxidermy, A Vintage Fair and a Bell Tent Village ~ The Amazing Wedding of Hannah and Henry at Aynhoe Park…

  1. Wonderful photos as always Jay.. What a fabulous and very stylish wedding, absolutely breathtaking venue…oh should I have had a summer wedding!! Looking at this make me wonder..

  2. Wow wow wow. The day looks incredible! What a stylish day from start to finish! The bride looks beautiful and the hair piece is gorgeous!

  3. I can’t tell you how excited I was to see this post! I have been searching EVERYWHERE for proper pictures of that JP dress especially the back. Now I’ve seen it on a real bride I love it even more! Fab wedding x

  4. Hello there! Thought you may be interested in this as we’ve also covered taxidermy animals in our latest issue: http://bit.ly/SDSTd2 I love the way the animals are decorated! I think there’s a lot to be said for having a natural history feel to an occasion, there’s something really lovely about it. Great review of the wedding x

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