Kempsford, United Kingdom, June 13, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Engaged couples who are looking for a wedding venue that is steeped in history; offers a wonderful back drop to their wedding day in a relaxed, informal way should consider what a gastro pub has to offer.
Gloucestershire based, documentary wedding photographer, Alicia Dunlop of Alicia Dunlop Photography shared about the recent wedding she photographed of Fran & Paul Large who chose The Trout Inn at Tadpole Bridge in Oxfordshire for their special day.
Photographing a wedding at a pub was a first for Alicia. “Having had the pleasure of photographing weddings at castles, manor houses, Victorian country houses, this was a first for me.” she explained. “It was brilliant! The whole day had the feel of a close knit group of friends enjoying a wonderful dinner party. Relaxed, informal, & very, very special.”
Set on the banks of the River Thames, The Trout Inn at Tadpole Bridge has a long history which dates back to the 16th century. It has long been a popular stopping place for travellers. London based Fran & Paul chose it as their wedding venue for more symbolic reasons. Fran hails from Cheltenham, north of the River Thames. Whilst Paul hails from Swindon, south of the Thames. The couple met in London - which lies on the Thames & it’s in London where they have built their lives together. So, they wanted to celebrate their marriage with the River Thames central to the location. The Trout Inn fit the bill perfectly.
This gastro pub has an excellent reputation for delicious food. It has won numerous awards including Oxford- shire Dining Pub of the Year 2014 - (The Good Pub Guide).
Helen Pugh & her delightful team ensured everything on the day went smoothly. Nothing was too much trou- ble. There was the button bouquet that was hand made by Fran. The bride also made the favours of home- made jam & chutney. And as for the bunting, that was hand made by Fran's mother. A talented do-it-yourself family.
So, couples who like the sound of getting married somewhere a little less formal, that is steeped in history, & that provides wonderful food, should give consideration to their local gastro pub. There are a few of things that they might want to check out.
Firstly, confirm it is licensed to conduct the marriage ceremony. At the Trout Inn they use a pagoda in the gardens for conducting the legal formalities of the wedding service. Secondly, as with all venues, their availability
- a gastro pub may only offer a specific number of weddings a year. Thirdly, if the couple chooses a gastro pub that was once an old coaching house, they may have restricted numbers of indoor seating available - this is easily overcome by using a marquee to accommodate the evening celebrations especially if the bride and groom expect to have evening guests joining their wedding day celebration.
About Alicia Dunlop Photography: Alicia is a documentary wedding photographer who is based in Gloucestershire. She is into her 7th year in wedding photographer and she’s a member of the SWPP (Society of Wedding & Portrait Photog- raphers).
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To receive images from this wedding for publication or for interview requests, please contact Alicia directly on +44 7775 881548.