Crown & Thistle Wedding, Marie & Oliver

Crown & Thistle Wedding, Marie & Oliver

Last Month I was in my home town of Abingdon for Marie and Oliver’s Crown and Thistle Wedding.

You may remember Marie & Oliver from a previous post, where we met up before the wedding in Abingdon to take their pre wedding photos.  You can see that post Here if you would like to take a peek.

Marie and Oliver booked me after seeing some of the other weddings i’d shot at The Crown and Thistle in Abingdon.  I remember the telephone conversation I had with Marie, where she told me about the intimate wedding they were planning at this fabulous little pub in the centre of town.

There really is something to be said for weddings where only the closest of friends and family are part of your special day.  I absolutely love small intimate weddings and i’m always pleased when i’m chosen to do them.  Thats not to say I don’t enjoy large weddings too, theres just something really cosy about a small collection of loved ones getting together to celebrate your special day.

Because the intimate nature of Marie and Oliver’s I photographed it on my own.  I started the day by going to see Oliver, his brother and nephew as they got ready.

It was then off to see Marie in another of The Crown and Thistle’s fabulous rooms.  Preparations were in full swing and the Prosecco was flowing.

The ceremony was held in The Barn, which is a lovely little barn connected to the pub.

After a beautiful ceremony, it was out into the courtyard for a confetti run.  I wouldn’t be surprised if Marie and Oliver weren’t still finding bits of confetti, there was that much of it.

Lots of laughter and drinks were had in the courtyard, followed by the wedding breakfast in the barn.  

After some great speeches it was time to cut the cake and dance the night away.

I had so much fun capturing all the great moments during this wedding,.

It really was an amazing day.  Smashing people and lovely weather. 

If you enjoyed looking at these photos and are planning a wedding, I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to drop me a message Here.


  1. by craig williams on June 26, 2018  11:19 am Reply

    Awesome job. Love the getting ready images

  2. by Maria Assia on June 27, 2018  8:56 am Reply

    So gorgeous. Love the black and whites.

  3. by Dominic on July 4, 2018  9:28 pm Reply

    Love the colours and details in this one, great intimate wedding.

  4. by Paul Tansley on July 6, 2018  2:34 pm Reply

    Nice work Lee. Funny seeing pictures of the Crown & Thistle after all these years. It was one of my regular haunts when I was 18. And the pictures of the Abbey are so familiar to me having grown up in Abingdon.

  5. by David Weightman on July 11, 2018  7:47 am Reply

    Such evocative pictures Lee, the couple must be very happy. Love the shot of the little girl sweeping up in the evening!

  6. by Laura Harrison on July 11, 2018  2:44 pm Reply

    This looks like an amazing wedding. The venue looks awesome too. I love the lighting for the first dance photos!

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