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
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!
These photographs were taken by the brilliant photographer Jay Rowden, who told me…
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”
“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.”
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,
Credits & Thanks
- 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
30 thoughts on “An Aynhoe Park Vintage Inspired Wedding”
Exquisite…..everything about it is gorgeous!
Awww, another fabulous post Annabel. Thanks so much for sharing. Jay x
Amazing wedding and amazing photos. Such a cute yet stylish affair. Very inspirational, Love it!! Thanks for sharing 🙂 xx
THE VENUE………. swoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooon……………… seriously though, look at it. Best wedding EVER! xx
Oh my goodness, gorgeous wedding at an Amazing venue, love, love, love 🙂
Wow wow wow!!!
Isn’t it just – I thought her style would appeal to you too Jo, just so glamorous xx
Kind of makes you want to dive in to the screen and be there hey? 😉
You are so welcome Jay, thank so much for sharing these photographs, they are just FABULOUS!
Yay! So pleased you are feeling inspired on this Monday morning – thanks Hayley xxx
Wow … Remarkable wedding ceremony photos!
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..
Love that place so much, there is really no-where like it on the planet! Such a very beautiful couple too, really suited it. Thanks for sharing :)))
Gorgeous venue.. love the pics.
Well done guys oxox 🙂
Little bit speechless at this wedding.
i never knew i loved taxidermy quite so much – i’ve always thought it charming in a really quirky and weird sense but WOW what a venue … great wedding x
Wow, what an absolutely stunning and eclectic wedding! Love the bride’s headdress – sooo gorgeous!
I’m pretty sure the headpiece is also by Emmy – I almost bought it for my wedding! http://www.emmyshoes.co.uk/scripts/col-hair.asp?colcode=doublefandrape
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!
Literally one of the best weddings I have ever seen – so many beautiful details – and a penguin cake? Genius!
Totally amazing! Do you know where her veil is from too, it’s beautiful?
Incredibly beautiful and so original. I have serious wedding envy!
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
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
Brilliant! Just want to say how much I LOVE your magazine!! xx
Thanks os much Lisette 😉 Glad that Love My Dress could be of assistance! xXx
It is definitely Emmy! Emmy herself has confirmed it to me ;)) xXx
I think Aynhoe is such lovely wedding venue all the pictures look fantastic too!