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Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Sarah and Ek's Ashmolean Museum Wedding

Despite living in France Sarah and Ek chose to get married in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.  Partly due to Sarah's mother, Marina, living in the city and being able to take on much of the local planning.

Due to this I didn't meet Ek until the Wednesday before the wedding when we wandered around the museum trying to make a shortlist of favourite 'spots' for the photography.  Easier said than done when you have a choice of Ancient Sculpture through to paintings by the European Pre- Raphaelites.  And as an art historian by training it's particularly hard to choose...

The day itself dawned with blue skies and sunshine.  Both Sarah and Ek were very relaxed - looking forward to celebrating with friends and family.

Things I particularly remember:

Quite how beautiful Sarah was on her wedding day.  She took my breath a few times.  Her eyes particularly once her make up was finished.  And more than once I had a flash of Angelina Jolie when she turned in profile.  Blimey, some compliment.  

Ek getting ready with his 2 friends.  Initially the laughter but also the incredible attention to detail in helping him dress.  Putting the English to shame.  I love an elegant man, I married one too.   Ek's suit.  Loved it.

Sarah's delicate veil.  So beautiful.

The time Sarah spent waiting in the galleries above the Mallett Gallery.  Able to hear the hum of guests arriving but not able to see them.  Her enormous smile when she did finally see them all during her entrance down the stairs.

The relaxed vibe during the ceremony and the lovely registrars.

The way the speeches were delivered in French and English.  And how they just let the evening evolve at their pace rather than be victim to a schedule.

But most of all the people.  I really, really like Sarah and Ek.  And Marina for her humour and honesty.  Thank you for trusting me.

And thank you Nikki for assisting and shooting beside me all day. 



  1. Wonderful wonderful pictures!! As always Kate, such a pleasure to work with you!

  2. These pictures are just marvellous, what a handsome couple they are... Your art degree really shows, Kate. I keep thinking about that eye-through-the-veil shot and it almost makes me teary, it's so beautiful x



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