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Alice + Jack Caswell House Cotswolds wedding film

Alice + Jack Caswell House Cotswolds wedding film

18th September 2016 Alice & Jack– Filmed at Caswell House, Oxfordshire

“I love Jack and Jack loves me and that makes him pretty darn intelligent to me.”

This, Alice’s father had to concede, made a lot of sense- and during his toast, he delighted in welcoming his new son-in-law, Jack, to the family officially. He described this momentous day as a “joining of cultures” and indeed, there were many layers to this special gathering for the wedding of Alice and Jack at Caswell House, in Oxfordshire. Jack was dressed in his official military regalia- including wearing spurs on his boots, which Alice had pointed out as being very “dashing” to her father when she was telling him about her new boyfriend a few years before! Alice’s American and Sicilian parents were evidently as proud of their beautiful daughter as Jack’s family was of him, and the confirming of the love between the two families was wonderfully palpable.

Alice wore an off-the-shoulder lace and satin gown with an exquisite, perfectly rounded train. She removed the lace sleeves later on in the day, transforming her look into something equally gorgeous: a strapless gown with a beaded belt. Her bridesmaids wore blue and purple print halter-neck dresses, a wonderful twist on classic bridesmaid attire. A friend of the couple read a poignant piece during the ceremony addressing the bride and groom’s embarking on a new journey, and proclaimed that “now you are two persons, but there is only one life before you.” Indeed, during the toasts at the reception later, Jack declared that Alice “makes me happier than I ever dreamed I could be,” and thus it seemed the two were perfectly ready to begin that one life together.

Their dinner was in an opulent yet understated setting, with stunning silver candelabras dotted around the tables. The couple cut their traditional and elegant cake with a sabre- a fitting choice given Jack’s profession as a soldier- and the pair danced by the shimmering reflections of the silver globe that spun above them.

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Rebecca + Andrew Caswell House wedding film

Rebecca + Andrew Caswell House wedding film

17th September 2016 Andrew & Rebecca – Filmed at Caswell House, Oxfordshire

 “Rebecca is quite literally the best person I know.”

Rebecca and Andrew’s wedding at Caswell House in Oxfordshire was a delightful celebration of the love between these two special people. Their families and friends gathered to witness a charming and heartfelt union between the pair, who first met in an Irish sports bar, and the celebration brought together guests from the many different walks of life that the two have shared. There were tributes to New York in particular throughout the ceremony, from the fun Big Apple and Statue of Liberty props, to the table names laid out in a map of Manhattan.

Rebecca wore a stunning off-the-shoulder gown with lace detail and a flared mermaid skirt, with delicate scalloped edges. Her glittery peep-toe Jimmy Choos and dainty tiara completed the glamour of her outfit. Her bridesmaids were elegant in dusty pink infinity gowns, matching the pink ties and button holes of the groomsmen. Rebecca’s father admitted in his toast that he was rather choked up when he first saw how exquisite she looked on her big day, and Andrew was also evidently blown away judging by his expression when he snuck a cheeky look of his bride as she walked down the aisle. During the ceremony, Rebecca and Andrew made their own promises to each other- which featured Rebecca promising to try not to be late, and to allow Andrew to ride his bike when he wanted to… within reason!

After the ceremony the Nero String Quartet entertained the guests while they enjoyed champagne and canapés- as well as a range of fun lawn games. The evening saw the party move into the barn where the bare brick walls and beams were lit up with twinkling fairy-lights- the perfect setting for the couple’s first dance. They cut their lovely, elegant cake made by The Pretty Cake Company, and then it was really time to party. It was a truly special day, between two wonderful people very much in love- I wish them the best for a very happy future! A little mention to David Bostock and Katie Reay Scott makeup artist, glad to be apart of the dream teams.

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Nena & Richard Matara wedding video

Nena & Richard Matara wedding video, 29th August 2012

A very unique wedding venue in the Cotswold’s, Gloucestershire to have had the pleasure in filming this Matara wedding video, Built upon well-being principles and set in stunning gardens – This was a truly wonderful wedding to film, with an Indian infusion Nena and Richard’s big day was certainly unique. Here is a little history lesson:

The heart of Matara is Kingscote Park House, once the home of John Wedgwood, co-founder of the Royal Horticultural Society. It was also the home of Katharine Kingscote, who married Edward Jenner, the scientist who developed a vaccine against smallpox.

The romantic story of Katherine Kingscote and Edward Jenner is wonderfully appropriate since Matara has become a special place for many couples starting married life together.

An experiment brought the couple together. On September 2nd 1784, Jenner launched a hydrogen-filled balloon from Berkeley Castle. After ten miles, the balloon came down by Symond’s Hall, close to Kingscote Park House.

Jenner met Katherine Kingscote when he came to collect the balloon and they fell in love. They married at Kingscote Church on March 6, 1788 and lived in the Regency house on the estate.