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Non stop wedding action @ the Crazy Bear Oxford

On Saturday this week we joined Stuart and Emily for there amazing wedding in Stadhampton Oxford at the equally amazing Crazy Bear which is a Thai themed boutique hotel and part of the aptly named Crazy Bear chain 🙂  When Stuart and Emily booked us a year ago they spoke excitedly about the Crazy Bear Weddings and I must be honest I got drawn in too. We met them there a few months back and straight away we saw the potential and sure enough with a few tiny exceptions it did not disappoint.

We started our day early at 9am with Emily,  Sue and I stayed over locally the night before so that we had no traffic to contend with in the morning because we know Oxford can be difficult. We spent a couple of hours at the Crazy bear shooting Emily’s preps along with the thousands upon thousands of details including an epic 5 tier cake, the best table plan I have ever seen carved into an ice sculpture, and a million other things too, I knew at that point that this wedding was going to rock !

Whilst all this was going on our Associate photographer Matt was with the boys back in Southampton shooting their preps, we always have a third photographer available if necessary and although this is a wedding that Sue and I could comfortably do it made sense bringing Matt because of the distance involved. Matt finished his time with the boys by photographing them taking off in a helicopter at Lee on Solent airfield.  Then as planned Stuart made his grand entrance at the Crazy Bear by helicopter which was super cool and we had some fun with the boys before Sue and I headed off to the church just about 4 miles away.

Once we arrived we introduced ourselves to the vicar with a polite “good morning lovely day” and she looked at me like i was something scraped from her shoe 🙂  O joy another very un Christian Christian what a shocker !  so sadly with very limited photos at the church I was very pleased to be leaving and heading back to the Crazy Bear where the fun could commence.

We arrived back and thankfully there was a little cloud cover which gave us all an amazing warm day and perfect wedding conditions, everyone spent a couple of hours outside enjoying the ambiance of the beautiful day and location, we shot a few formal family photographs and took Stuart and Emily off for a walk which was lovely and the finished with them walking through a beautiful stream of bubbles and then it was time for dinner. This was again an epic occasion starting with the food and finishing with with speeches and table fireworks then outside again into the wonderful evening sunshine for lots of fun including a fab magician and our wedding photo booth which we set up in the lovely log cabin.

We started our funtime at 7 and kept it going until 10pm and it was an amazing success, the kids loved it almost as much as the grandma’s just wonderful to see and be part of.  in between this we had the cake cutting which again finished in an indoor firework explosion and then the first dance which started on a beautiful dry ice filled dance floor which was so romantic and finished in the most amazing confetti bomb and some funky music, we then had a Casino more amazing food and more magic………….it goes on ad on 🙂

We packed up our funtime wedding booth at 21:45 and headed outside to setup for fireworks, this was the end of the evening for me Sue and Matt and what a way to finish it was 🙂  amazing display and everyone loved it.

Thank you to everyone who made today so amazing,  thank you to Matt for joining us in Oxford after his morning shoot it was fun to have another shooter all day, what a bonus for Stuart and Emily.

We had the most amazing day and cant wait to see Stuart and Emily again soon,  you can check out the funtime photos using the link below and there you will find details of being able to download your photos for free or order a print if you wish.

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