Cèilidh at Bodleian Library
Jennifer and Russell’s Oxford wedding included a Cèilidh at Bodleian Library at the heart of the city. The day started across town where Jennifer was getting ready at home with her Mum, daughter and bridesmaids. Guests assembled for the wedding ceremony in the stunning Convocation House, the perfect setting for a beautiful wedding ceremony. The Divinity School was the setting for the evening reception and Cèilidh. It was a pleasure to story against the backdrop of one of the world’s most iconic literary institutions
Historic Setting for the Wedding Ceremony
Nestled in the heart of Oxford, the Bodleian Library served as a picturesque canvas for Jenni and Russell’s wedding. Russell greeted guests in Convocation House while Jenni and her bridesmaids made their way through visiting tourists before walking down the aisle for the wedding ceremony. The 17th Century room served as the meeting pace for Parliament for Charles II, and the 18mm wide angle lens was useful for capturing the whole scene, including the gorgeous stone-vaulted ceilings. After the ceremony, drinks were served before guests settled next door in the Divinity School for the wedding breakfast.
Scottish Dancing in Oxford
After the meal and speeches, the highlight of the night was the Cèilidh, Scottish dancing led by the superb The Cèilidh Tree. They were experts at getting guests up and dancing! As a photographer, I love a Cèilidh at a wedding. The movements are fast, and you sometimes don’t have much time to react, but there’s plenty of opportunity to photograph some great moments between guests and the newly-weds. Here’ssome great examples if you’re thinking of a Cèilidh at your wedding.
Enjoy the preview slideshow above, and guests can pre-register here for a link to the full gallery when it’s ready.
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