Capturing Love in Oxford, MS with
Wedding Photographer Danielle Lozeau

december 15, 2023

Every love story is unique, and so is every wedding location. Every wedding deserves to be captured in a way that reflects the couple's individuality and the beauty of their chosen location. Oxford, Mississippi, with its charming blend of southern hospitality, historic architecture, and lush natural landscapes, provides the perfect backdrop for couples seeking a picturesque wedding day. And there's no one better to tell these love stories through the lens than a photographer who knows the city like the back of her hand.


The Allure of Oxford, Mississippi Weddings

Oxford, Mississippi has long been a favorite wedding destination of Oxford natives and Ole Miss graduates alike. I’ve been fortunate enough to shoot several weddings in this gorgeous town, and each time, I’ve managed to capture its charming and quintessential small town feel along with the local flavor of the Square, the Ole Miss campus, and more. Here are a few of my favorite things about Oxford weddings.

Southern Elegance & Natural Beauty
With its tree-lined streets and antebellum architecture, Oxford exudes a classic Southern charm that is perfect for weddings. When choosing a wedding photographer for your special day, choose a photographer who can specialize in bringing out this elegance in her photography, emphasizing the timeless beauty of Oxford and all it has to offer each couple.

Local Flavor
Oxford is known for its vibrant arts and culture scene, making it a unique place for couples who want to infuse their weddings with a local, artistic touch. Danielle's photography captures this spirit, weaving it into her storytelling.


Planning Your Oxford Wedding? Let’s Chat.

Oxford, Mississippi, with its timeless elegance and Southern hospitality, offers a range of enchanting wedding venues to suit every couple's vision. Whether you're drawn to historic charm, rustic beauty, or contemporary sophistication, Oxford has a venue to match your unique style.

As you embark on your journey toward marital bliss, these remarkable venues will set the stage for a wedding day filled with romance, beauty, and unforgettable moments. Choose the venue that resonates with your heart, and let Oxford's charm envelop you on your special day.

3 Things to Keep in Mind for an Oxford Wedding

A Unique Approach
One of the biggest pieces of advice I’d give to brides planning a wedding in Oxford: choose a local photographer, but not a photographer who solely specializes in Oxford weddings. This way you can ensure your photographer is familiar with the area without limiting yourself to one singular vision they utilize over and over. I approach each wedding as its own unique work of art, adapting my approach to each couple's unique vision.

TIP: Work with a photographer familiar with Oxford, MS and the Ole Miss campus who can provide recommendations on the best areas for engagement photos or wedding photos. The gorgeous campus provides plenty of great backdrops, but it’s also important to keep in mind the abundant shade can interfere with lighting. If you’re planning an Oxford wedding, be sure to choose a photographer who can capture the town or campus’s charm without sacrificing quality light.

One of the benefits of working with a photographer who is experienced with the town but also is fortunate enough to film elsewhere is that I’m not tempted to capture the same shots in the same locations for each wedding. I’ve filmed in locations from California to Connecticut, and one of the benefits of working with a photographer like me who does often film in different locations is that by nature I’m required to continually work to ensure I’m capturing moments from the best angles. This keeps me from becoming lazy or apathetic and requires me to approach each wedding as a project with research to ensure I can tailor each couple’s personality to their photographs. 

Candid Moments
One of my strengths is having a knack for capturing candid moments – those unscripted, genuine expressions of love and joy that define a wedding day when the lens seems to freeze these moments in time, creating a treasure trove of memories. For Ole Miss grads and Oxford natives alike, Oxford offers plenty of unique spaces for truly romantic candid moments.

Details, Details, and More Details
I have long been known for my meticulous attention to detail. From the smallest boutonniere to the grandest architectural feature, I love ensuring that every element of the wedding is documented with precision and care.

I believe that understanding the couple is key to great photography and that actually taking the time to connect with clients, to learn their stories, and to identify the unique aspects of their relationship is always something I can highlight in photos.


tips for couples planning an oxford, ms wedding

Oxford, Mississippi, with its Southern charm, historic architecture, and picturesque landscapes, is a dreamy setting for couples seeking a unique and romantic backdrop for their wedding day. Here’s what to expect working with a wedding photographer in Oxford, MS.

The Pre-Wedding Consultation
I cannot emphasize the importance of pre-wedding consultations enough. This is where a photographer gets to know the couple's preferences, learns about their love story, and collaborates with them to plan the perfect photographic experience. 

Location Scouting: The Best Areas in Oxford for Engagement Photos
Scouting locations before the big day is essential. I can work with clients to explore engagement photo locations and provide recommendations on wedding venues (if you don’t already have a venue in mind), looking for the best angles, lighting, and backdrops to ensure your photographs tell a compelling story.

The Wedding Day Timeline
I work closely with every couple to create a detailed wedding day timeline. This ensures that no moment is missed, from the morning preparations to the last dance at the reception.

The Most Enchanting Wedding Venues in Oxford, MS

As you plan your special day, one of the most crucial decisions you'll make is selecting the perfect wedding venue. Let’s explore some of the most enchanting wedding venues in Oxford, MS, each offering its own distinctive charm and ambiance.

1. The Lyric Oxford
1006 Van Buren Avenue •  Oxford, MS 38655
The Lyric Oxford is a historic gem nestled in the heart of downtown Oxford. This iconic venue boasts an elegant, vintage ambiance with its exposed brick walls, grand chandeliers, and a spacious ballroom that can accommodate up to 500 guests. The Lyric's timeless charm and versatile spaces make it a favorite choice for both intimate gatherings and grand celebrations. Whether you're envisioning a classic ballroom affair or a rustic-chic celebration, The Lyric Oxford offers a blank canvas for creating your dream wedding.

2. The Mill at Plein Air
1 Cotton Mill Alley • Taylor, MS 38673
Set against the backdrop of an enchanting historic mill, The Mill at Plein Air offers a romantic and rustic setting for your wedding day. The venue features a beautifully restored barn with exposed beams, vintage lighting, and a spacious courtyard perfect for outdoor ceremonies. Surrounded by lush greenery and open fields, this venue provides a serene and picturesque atmosphere for both the ceremony and reception. The Mill at Plein Air is a true Southern gem, ideal for couples seeking a charming and tranquil wedding experience.

3. The Powerhouse Community Arts Center
413 S 14th Street • Oxford, MS 38655
If you're drawn to a wedding venue that combines history, culture, and modern elegance, The Powerhouse Community Arts Center is an exceptional choice. Located in a beautifully renovated former power plant, this venue offers a unique blend of industrial charm and contemporary sophistication. The main gallery features high ceilings, exposed brick walls, and stunning artwork, providing an artistic and chic backdrop for your celebration. The Powerhouse also offers a lovely outdoor courtyard, perfect for intimate ceremonies or cocktail receptions.

4. The University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses
University Avenue • University, MS 38677
For couples seeking a wedding venue with a touch of Southern history and culture, The University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses is a captivating option. This venue includes several historic homes, each offering its unique charm and ambiance. The Walton-Young Historic House, for example, exudes Victorian elegance, while the Walton-Floral Hall features a beautiful garden setting. These venues are surrounded by lush gardens, providing a serene and picturesque backdrop for outdoor ceremonies. Whether you're planning an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, this historic setting offers a wealth of options.

5. Cedar Oaks
4129 Highway 7 South • Oxford, MS 38655
Nestled amid the serene beauty of the Mississippi countryside, Cedar Oaks offers a tranquil and scenic setting for your wedding. This historic property features a charming antebellum mansion, which serves as an ideal backdrop for elegant indoor affairs. The surrounding gardens, featuring towering oaks and blooming flowers, provide a serene ambiance for outdoor ceremonies. Cedar Oaks offers a range of wedding packages to suit your preferences, making it a versatile and enchanting venue for your special day.

6. The Jefferson
129 Courthouse Square • Oxford, MS 38655
The Jefferson, situated on the picturesque Courthouse Square in downtown Oxford, is a boutique hotel and event venue that combines historic charm with modern luxury. The hotel offers a variety of event spaces, including a rooftop terrace with breathtaking views of the city and a cozy courtyard perfect for intimate gatherings. The Jefferson's elegant and intimate atmosphere makes it a favorite choice for couples seeking a boutique wedding experience in the heart of Oxford.

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