Milton Hill House – Steventon, Oxfordshire

Milton Hill House Wedding Photography

Steventon, Oxfordshire

The wedding of Matt & Hannah.


I’ve known Matt & Hannah for years. In fact, it’s probably because of me that they are getting married! (I do remind him of this quite often). We needed a bass player for our band, as I already worked with Matt and knew that he could play guitar, I asked if he fancied coming along to jam on the bass, he did, and we set the Oxford music scene alive with our blues rock… well, kind of!

Through a mutual friend, Hannah was invited along to watch us play. It was there, whilst gazing up at the handsome, talented bass player, that she decided there and then that it was her destiny to become his groupie! (She’s going to kill me for this) Ha ha. Matt and Hannah met a few more times at our gigs, then after accepting Matt’s offer of a date, they started off on their wonderful journey together. They ain’t looked back since.

Their beautiful daughter Eva was born only a few days after my second son Laurie,  Hannah had plenty on her plate with trying to organise a wedding and also have the joy of sleepless nights and bringing a little girl into the world. Despite Eva being a few months old on the day of the wedding, she behaved better than some of the guests!

Wedding photography is highly stressful, having to be fully switched on all day, so I had mixed feelings when they asked me to document their wedding, it’s sometimes nice to be able to just enjoy a wedding, especially a best friends wedding, without thinking of it as work. Matt and Hannah assured me they wanted me to take it as easy as I wanted, and they would be happy with whatever photos I would happen take. I was overjoyed to be asked to make a reading at the service, it meant so much to me, my eyes welled up with pride and happiness as I read it out to the congregation.

“I will love you forever; whatever happens. Till I die and after I die, and when I find my way out of the land of the dead, I’ll drift about forever, all my atoms, till I find you again… I’ll be looking for you, every moment, every single moment. And when we do find each other again, we’ll cling together so tight that nothing and no one’ll ever tear us apart. Every atom of me and every atom of you… We’ll live in birds and flowers and dragonflies and pine trees and in clouds and in those little specks of light you see floating in sunbeams… And when they use our atoms to make new lives, they won’t just be able to take one, they’ll have to take two, one of you and one of me.”

Isn’t that wondrous! 🙂

Matt and Hannah are a truly an amazing couple and I truly relish a lifetime of friendship with their beautiful family.

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