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Rob & Raveena

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Civil ceremony | Worton Hall | Oxford

Following on from Part One of Rob & Raveena’s wedding events – their Sikh Wedding – here is Part Two – their lively and super fun Civil Wedding at Worton Hall in Oxford.

What can I say about Rob & Raveena – these two were awesome to work with. And together, they make an amazing couple. As previously mentioned in the Part One post, I had first met them a couple of years prior and built a rapport straight away.

The pandemic then put a hold to their plans for a further year, but with restrictions finally lifted, their plans finally came together.

More good times with a different vibe

Their Sikh Wedding was wonderful. I had a great time with their close family for a relatively intimate occasion. However, the Civil Ceremony was going to be a totally different vibe. More people were allowed to attend which meant a lot of their friends were there to join in the celebrations. And boy, do these guys know how to have a good time!

Rewinding back to the beginning of the day, I got to Worton Hall early as I always do. The finishing touches were being completed so while that was happening, I made my way over to one of the houses where Raveena and her family were getting ready.

The champagne was already in full flow and the air buzzing with energy. I tried to make myself as inconspicuous as possible (despite my 6’2″ frame) and capture some candid getting-ready shots. Everyone was in a relaxed mood and the music was providing the good vibes.

The house opposite was where Rob and his entourage were getting ready. Again, the excitement levels were already high and Rob and his groomsmen even had time for a quick game of cricket. The beers were already being cracked open and it was the start of things to come.

Over at the venue where the civil ceremony was to take place, plenty of their friends were congregating outside in the warm morning air. Rob and his family made their way over and started filtering inside. The nervous excited was definitely in the air!

Back at the house, while most people had gone over to the venue, I had a bit of time with Raveena and her sisters for some portraits. Raveena couldn’t wait to get started. It wasn’t before the registrar came over to say that it was time.

Setting the tone for the rest of the day

Accompanied by her sisters, she made her way into the venue to be then joined by her parents. She just about held it together as she was walked down the aisle and to be greeted by a beaming Rob.

Those beaming smiles never disappeared from their faces during the whole ceremony. They were genuinely thrilled, as were their guests. I’ve never heard such a loud cheer at a wedding once they were named husband and wife. People were literally shouting at the top of their voices and it was brilliant to see. It really set the tone for the rest of the wedding.

As Rob & Raveena made their way outside, the celebrations continued. It definitely made for a fun confetti run as they were covered from head to toe.

The main house provided a beautiful backdrop for family portraits and the inside wasn’t bad either. We had a bit of time for couples portraits around the venue, before the couple and the rest of the wedding party relaxed and got ready for the afternoons entertainment.

Let’s party!

The guests had made their way into the main venue and were waiting patiently for the newlyweds to make their entrance. Again, the noise from the crowd was like nothing I’ve ever experienced before at a wedding. People were going wild when eventually, Rob & Raveena made their way in to cut the cake.

Good food and drink followed by speeches, the wedding reception was in full flow. During our catch up calls before the wedding, Rob & Raveena mentioned they had booked a 10-piece live band called Old Dirty Brasstards, who they had seen at Glastonbury one year. I was really looking forward to hearing them live, and it wasn’t long before they were ready to blow everyones minds.

Their performance was incredible. They had no lead singer but that did not matter one bit. They were playing all the hits that people were singing (or shouting) along to. I have to admit, I was having a little sing along at times during their set.

As an Asian Wedding Photographer, their party go down as one of the most memorable receptions I have photographed. People were just so happy to be there and enjoy the moment with these two amazing people.

And the surprises didn’t stop there. They had hired a taco street food truck, Margo & Rita, to make the most incredible burritos. They definitely went down a treat after a bit of dancing and a few drinks.

As I said at the top of the post, this wedding was lively and super fun. Rob & Raveena, along with their friends and family certainly know how to party. And it was a day of non-stop celebrations. I had the best time capturing all the action and I think it really shows in the images.

So without further delay, here are some awesome moments from Rob & Raveena’s epic day. Enjoy!

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A barn with a difference, the unique Worton Hall is a contemporary venue peppered with traditional features ready to host your civil ceremony and wedding reception for 60 to 280 guests.