ardington house summer wedding

What can I say about Ashlyn and Hunter’s intimate Ardington House summer wedding? Well, it will probably be one of those weddings that will stay on my favourites list forever. After three long years and many postponements, it brought me great joy to finally see this wonderful couple tie the knot and have the wedding of their dreams. They chose to have a small summer wedding celebration in the Oxfordshire countryside surrounded only by their families and closest friends. They had a heartfelt ceremony filled with joy and laughter. And of course, a scrumptious wedding meal was shared between them and fifteen guests at the back garden of Ardington House.

Working with Ashlyn and Hunter over a period of almost three years has been a joy in spite of the circumstances brought on by the unbelievable year of 2020. It may be a longer period than normal and it came with unusual challenges. But it enabled me to really get to know them well. I love how through this long process, I also got to know their families and was warmly welcomed into it on the day of their wedding.

Read more about Ashlyn and Hunter’s quintessentially English Ardington House micro wedding here. And if you fancy reading about their wedding feature in Ruffled blog, head over to this link.


Wedding Planner: Vanilla Rose Weddings | Photographer: Cristina Ilao | Videographer: Jake Burgess | Wedding Venue: Ardington House | Caterer: Fingers and Forks | Florist: Foxgloves and Roses | Hairstylist: Rachel Mulford | Tableware: The Luxe Collection | Linens: 88 Events Company | Cake base: Dolce Lusso Cakes | Cake sugar flowers: Ashlyn Morgan | Celebrant: Wild and Oak | String Quartet: Estilo String Quartet | Stationery: Caboodle Weddings | Shoes: Something Bleu | Dress: Savin London

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Close-up newly married couple portrait at an English garden wedding in Ardington House Oxfordshire England UK; Bride is wearing a white Chantilly lace A line long sleeves Claire Pettibone wedding dress, updo chignon classic hairstyle with half flower crown, groom is wearing a beige suit with a white dress shirt and a nneutral sand straw hat with grosgrain ribbon: Photo by Cristina Ilao

"I just don't have the words to thank you enough for our wedding photos. It goes without saying, but these pictures of us with our loved ones will be cherished forever. You're amazing, Cristina! I'm so happy that we chose you as our photographer, and I'm so happy to have formed a friendship with you." - Ashlyn and Hunter