Bay Tree Burford Wedding - Joanne and Matt

A Spring wedding at a top Cotswolds wedding venue

Bay Tree Burford wedding photography of a bride and her father approaching her groom

Joanne and Matt’s wedding at the timeless Cotswolds wedding venue The Bay Tree Burford was an absolute pleasure to photograph. They were a lovely couple to work with, who specifically wanted mostly documentary style wedding photography, with just a few portraits and groups shots. The Bay Tree is one of our favourite venues; as Oxfordshire wedding photographers, we often get the opportunity to photograph weddings in the Cotswolds, and the Bay Tree is one of the best venues there. Part of the Cotswolds Inn group of hotels, the Bay Tree dates back to 1565 and has that quintessential Cotswolds charm and character. Based in the picture perfect Oxfordshire village of Burford, it’s a wonderful place to get married.

Matt and his groomsmen got ready in the hotel, after meeting up with some of their friends and family for a breakfast at Huffkins, a wonderful Cotwolds bakery and Tea Room a short walk away. Joanne and the bridesmaids preparation took place in the Lamb Inn, next door to the Bay Tree and owned by the same group. Their wedding ceremony and evening party were held in the Bay Tree conservatory, whilst their wedding breakfast took place in the main part of the hotel.

We loved photographing Joanne and Matt’s wedding and were thrilled to receive a lovely review from them on our Guides for Brides Page, part of which I’ve summarised below:


We met Sam and Steve at a wedding fair, and are so glad we chose them to photograph our wedding. We liked the fact that the specialise in documentary-style photography, as we wanted to have a nice mix of posed photos and more natural ones of us and our guests. Both Sam and Steve took time to find out about our wedding, the venue and what we wanted for the day, and responded quickly by email to any questions we had.
The quality of the photos from the engagement shoot and wedding were fantastic. The album containing the USB stick and the main album are things we will treasure. We really appreciated having full input into the layout of the albums following Sam putting together first drafts. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sam and Steve to other couples.
— Joanne

Below are some of the photos we took for their Bay Tree wedding.

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