A September wedding at a wonderfully quirky Oxfordshire Wedding Venue
When Gemma and Ted asked us to photograph their September Wedding at the Crazy Bear, near Oxford, we were delighted to say yes. Situated in the Oxfordshire village of Stadhampton, the Crazy Bear is a great place to photograph. With our style bring mostly that of documentary wedding photographers its a great place to work, full of interesting and quirky details.
Created in 1993, the Crazy Bear is both a wonderful venue and a destination place to eat and drink. It has unusual and inventive details, including a double decker London bus as a reception. It also has attached to it an eighty acre working farm! Its a really fun and top quality venue to visit and, of course, to get married in.
For this wedding, both the bride and groom were getting ready at the venue, which meant both Sam and I could travel together. As usual, Sam photographed the bride and bridesmaid preparation, whilst I was with the groom and groomsmen. One of the great things about venues like the Crazy Bear is that the ceremony, reception and partying all take place within the same area; this means guests do not have to travel, and for us, we can get "into" the wedding and look for the moments our style of photography is all about. On this September day in 2017, we had somewhat variable weather which meant we were photographing indoors a lot. The lighting in the venue is lovely but quite challenging at times, but nothing that our Fuji cameras couldn't handle.
All in all, a lovely day, and we are looking forward to photographing at the Crazy Bear again in 2018.