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Matara Wedding Photography – Akin and Nelle

Matara Centre wedding photographer – Question: What do you get when you take a creative and beautiful bride and a handsome groom then throw in a whole load of sunshine at one of my top three venues ever? Answer: Akin and Nelle’s awesome Matara Centre wedding! The Matara centre was one of the first venues I ever photographed at and it still holds a very special place in my heart, mainly for its outdoor ceremony location and incredible grounds but also for the excellent team that keep it running smoothly.

I first met Akin and Nelle on the Cowley Road in Oxford for their engagement shoot and soon realised they were naturals in front of the camera. The uniqueness of the location suited them perfectly and we had a lot of fun exploring. Fast forward a few months and I met Nelle getting ready at Ashley Barn near Tetbury with her bridesmaids. The bridesmaids dresses looked great photographed outside against the building whereas inside there was lots of getting ready shenanigans going on including the arrival of the stunning flowers – if you only look at one picture below, check out that bouquet! In fact, check out those bridesmaids dresses too…and the grooms tie…

Nelle was collected from the barn by her father in a very unique wedding car – a Peugout pickup – and brought to meet Akin in the cloisters at Matara, where he greeted her with a hug and a quite a few tears! The outdoor ceremony under the wisteria led by registrar extraordinaire Jenny featured no less than two first kisses in the sunshine and culminated in the bride and groom leading their guests out onto the lawn at the main house before we headed off for a few portraits.

The afternoon reception featured a lot of fake moustaches, an accurately aimed catapult and rather a lot more tears amongst the pink, white and gold colour theme of the reception room. The table names really stood out taking into account Akin’s Nigerian heritage. My favourite thing about Akin and Nelle’s big day wasn’t a thing at all…it was the complete relaxed nature from start to finish of everybody at the wedding allowing time to almost drift by slowly and for everyone to have an amazing time. As always, the final words go to the happy couple!

”Hi Marcus, We absolutely LOVE the photos. You brought me to tears. You captured every special moment. Everyone is desperate to see the pics. Thanks so much. Nelle and Akin.”

If you are searching for a Matara Centre wedding photographer, check out the recommended photographer list where you will find me or email marcusward@bigeyephotography.co.uk.

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