Stunning Cotswolds Wedding // Merriscourt, Oxfordshire

Lauren & Duncan’s Romantic Cotswold Wedding

When I was asked to photograph Lauren & Duncan’s Oxfordshire wedding at short notice as their poor photographer had to undergo emergency surgery, how could I say no?

Surrounded by stunning Cotswold countryside, Merriscourt is one of the most picturesque wedding venues I have photographed at. With several luxury cottages available on site, I found Lauren and her girls getting ready in The Pump House. The Prosecco was flowing and all seemed calm while they had their hair and make up done, so I snuck off to explore the venue. What a dream! The beautiful barns that would be hosting the ceremony and wedding breakfast, the stylish courtyard area, the breathtaking 500 acres of glorious grounds… I mean the shear number of fairy lights had already won me over! This Cotswold venue was very special and I could see why Lauren and Duncan had chosen it for their beautifully styled wedding day. So much thought and effort had been put into all of the gorgeous details, I was in my element capturing them all throughout the day.

The beautiful dresses, signature cocktails, personalised biscuit favours, stunning foliage-rich florals, sharing platters, amazing saxophonist, and one of the happiest couples I have ever worked with all made for a wonderful wedding day to photograph. I really do have the BEST JOB EVER!

One last thing - how amazing does Lauren look?!?
Literally the wedding dress of dreams.

Photography: Rachel Lou Photography
Venue: Merriscourt
Hair: Bridal Hair Design
Make-up: Niamh Ford