Sarah & Paul’s Minster Mill wedding took place in the stunning historic village of Minster Lovell, around 15 miles from Oxford town centre. Set in stunning gardens with lush wild flower meadows and woodland, it was the perfect setting for a scorching hot July wedding. The Swan at Minster Mill is such an enchanting Cotswold Stone venue and quintessentially english wedding venue, right on the border of the Cotswolds.
The River Windrush winds peacefully through the venue and, on a good day, guests can even take part in a traditional duck race down the stream!
Sarah and Paul chose this stunning venue for their special day along with 30 of their closest friends and family. They live in a neighbouring village, so Paul got ready at home, whilst Sarah and her girls got ready at Swan Cottage (a stunning cotswold stone cottage owned by The Swan at Minster Mill and provided to wedding guests as an optional extra as accommodation. The perfect bridal prep location!!)
The wedding took place under the stunning arbor, nestled in the gardens of the Mill. Sarah, her bridesmaids and Father took the slow walk up from the cottage and over the bridge as a stunning string quartet played them in. It was such a beautiful, intimate and emotional ceremony and a perfect day for an outdoor wedding. The couple held their drinks reception right next to the river windrush and then, after some group photos, we all took the short walk over to The Old Swan, a historic pub right next to the Old Swan Minster Mill for the wedding breakfast and amazing speeches.
After the speeches were finished, we drove a few minutes up the road to the incredibly picturesque and historic Minster Lovell ruins, a 15th Oxfordshire manor house, for some sunset photos, before heading back to the Swan at Minster Mill to dance the night away!
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