Wedding at the Crazy Bear in Stadhampton

As they are based in New York, up until the wedding, I had only had contact with Cat and Stuart by email and Skype. however, when I met them on the wedding day, I felt I had known them for ages. I couldn’t believe that Cat had organised everything for their wedding at the Crazy Bear in Stadhampton from another country! The venue looked amazing with its Moroccan themed rooms and amazing sculptures throughout the gardens. Its the second time I have been to the Crazy Bear this year. You can see my previous wedding by clicking HERE.

The whole day was a lovely affair. The guests had an amazing time and it seemed like a very intimate venue. I always aim to capture as many natural or reportage images as possible and the guest quickly relaxed and forgot I was there. I love the fact that the bridesmaids also delivered speeches on the day. There were some great stories with lots of laughs and a few tears!

The Crazy Bear not only has amazing decor but great grounds and Cat and Stuart took a little while on their own for a few portraits but mainly to have some time together on the day. The venue feels very cosmopolitan but you soon remember just how into the country that you are. As always, the photo booth was super busy in the evening and this got all the guests ready for the dance floor.  Cat and Stuart may live in the US but its obvious that they have amazing friends and family back in the UK. I hope you enjoy this preview of their amazing wedding at the Crazy Bear!
The main dining room at the Crazy Bear set up for a wedding breakfastThe ceremoy room at the Crazy Bear just before the wedding Groom getting ready in teh staircase at the Crazy BearBride having make up done by the make up artist in teh garden room at the Crazy BearBride carrying her dress across the gardens Bridal party getting ready in one of the amazing bedroons at the Crazy BearThe back of the wedding dress showing teh brides lower back and tattoo before the wedding in one of the bedrooms at the Crazy Bear in Stadhampton OxfordshirePortrait of the bride before the ceremony in the bedroomBride and Groom smile at each other in teh ceremony room at the Crazy BearGroom looking at the bride during the ceremonyCrazy Bear wedding ceremony - the First Kiss between the bride and groomGuests chatting in the gardenWedding Guests drinking at the Crazy BearBride enjoying the cocktail hour at the Crazy BearFather f teh bride in teh gardenChildren at teh wedding - Crazy Bear OxfordshireGuests Having fun at the wedding Young boy very excited at the weddingDrinks reception at the Crazy Bear in StadhamptonBride entertaining her guestsCanapes from the bar at the Crazy BearBrides brother talking to guestsFather of the bride at teh weddingBride speaking with guests - Crazy Bear WeddingGuests having fun at the weddingDrinks and Canapes at the Crazy Bear WeddingBride and Groom spend time alone together for portraits at the wedding at the Crazy BearStriking portrait of the Bride looking straight down the camera at their Crazy Bear WeddingA Happy portrait of the Bride and Groom Dramatic Portrait of the wedding couple in teh field beside the Crazy Bear in OxfordOff Camera Flash portrait in a field of the bride and groom at their wedding at the Crazy Bear Wedding at the Crazy Bear - Portrait of the Bride and GroomThe wedding couple walking through the fieldsThe front of the pub at the Crazy Bear is a great location for a portrait of the bride and groomBride and Groom sanding in the door of the pub - Crazy Bear WeddingGuests sitting for the wedding breakfast at the Crazy BearBride laughing at the grooms speech - Crazy BearBridemaid delivering a speech at the Crazy BearFemale guest enjoyng teh speeches at the wedding - Crazy BearSmiling bride listening to the speeches - Crazy BearGuest at the wedding - Crazy BearFemale guest at the wedding - Crazy BearSmiling wedding guest - Crazy BearAn emotional bride at the speeches - Crazy Bear WeddingSmiley bride at the wedding breakfast - Crazy Bear WeddingSister of teh groom - Crazy Bear WeddingGuests toasting teh speeches - Crazy Bear WeddingThe best man delivers a great speech - Crazy Bear WeddingSmiling guests at teh speechesThe groom talk to his wife during the speechesThe new wife watching her husband delivering his toast - Crazy Bear WeddingGuest smiling at the wedding breakfast - Crazy Bear WeddingThe dining room at the Crazy Bear during the wedding breakfastTheCrazy Bear Wedding Breakfast room Cutting the cake at the Crazy BearThe outside oil lamps make for a dramatic portrait in teh evening - Crazy Bear WeddingA night time portrait of the new husband and wife - Crazy Bear WeddingThe groom, best man and ushers looking cool for a image - Crazy Bear WeddingThe first dance at the Crazy Bear in Stadha,ptonBride and Groom dancing - Crazy Bear WeddingGuests laughing during teh dancing at the Crazy Bear Evening reception and dancingThe bride dancing with a guest in the evening - Crazy Bear WeddingAll teh girls on the dance floor - Crazy Bear WeddingGuests having a great time The routemaster bus parked outside the Crazy Bear is lit up at night time and makes a great backdrop for a final shot of the bride and groom at their wedding

 

Here are some of the wedding suppliers that helped this day to be amazing:

Dress Designer and Retailer: Pronovias

Brides Shoe Designer: Monsoon

Brides Shoe Retailer: Monsoon

Grooms Suit Designer: Hugo Boss

Flower Design: Charlotte Harrison

Hair Design and MakeUp: Louise Seymour

Caterer: Crazy Bear

Room Decorator: Hollie @ Daisy Says I Do

Cake Design: Sophie @ The Cheltenham Cakery

Engagement / Wedding Rings design and supply: Engagement ring – Ace of Diamonds, Hatton Garden

Stationery Design and supply: Hollie @Daisy Says I Do

Vintage Photo Booth by The Vintage Photo Booth Company

If you would like to see some photographs from other weddings at the Crazy Bear, click one of the links below.

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