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Doug + Hannah Rhodes House wedding film Oxford

Doug + Hannah Rhodes House wedding film Oxford

13th August 2016 Doug & Hannah – Filmed at Rhodes House, Oxford

David Bostock and I were hugely privileged to share a part in Doug and Hannah’s beautiful wedding alongside , which could be summed up perfectly by his words to his new wife at the reception: “the best feeling in the world.” This was a day of celebrating not only the couple and their new life together, but also the beautiful surroundings of the day, in Oxford. The glorious city played a crucial role in creating a romantic and traditional backdrop for this glorious union.

Hannah looked every inch the radiant bride, with delicate pearls in her side-swept hair, and a gorgeous gown with a lace overlay and flowers adorning the heels of her shoes. The bridesmaids were ravishing in deep purple, and the entire bridal party arrived at the chapel in style in a great purring Bentley. Doug looked suitably awe-struck by his approaching bride, and the pair gazed at each other happily throughout the ceremony.

A boys’ choir sang ‘Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring’ for the congregation while the couple signed the register, and then they were officially pronounced husband and wife! The sun was shining fondly on them as they emerged from the chapel, and Doug held a pretty parasol over his new wife’s head to shelter her and keep her cool. The entire wedding party then walked down the cobbled streets and past the historical buildings of Oxford to reach the reception venue, giving the delighted lunchtime crowds something to admire as they sat in the sun outside the local pubs! Once at Rhodes House, there was champagne all round, as well as Giant Jenga, Connect4 and a ‘foozball’ table for the guests to play on. China tea-sets were laid out for afternoon refreshments, before the sun set and it was time to head indoors. Dinner was served at a glorious grand table, with little hints of purple dotted about the room, including on the cake which was in classic white, festooned with gorgeous purple flowers. It was a spectacular and unique celebration of two people with warm hearts and a profound love for one another, and I wish them all the best!

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Kelly and Brian wedding video Oxford blog

Kelly and Brian wedding video Oxford blog

It is always a pleasure to be able to share in the joy of a wedding day, and the marriage of Kelly and Brian on the eighth of August, two-thousand fifteen was especially wonderful. The beautiful day was enhanced with the happiness shared by the family and friends who joined them on this special day.Not many couples completely nail a perfect wedding, but to say this special day shared with Kelly and Brian was magical, would be an understatement. Both of the gorgeous venues are richly steeped in history. The Brasenose College and Oxford Union both offer such an elegant atmosphere for a beautiful wedding, and are both quite special to this American couple who attended school here. This magical place is where they met and fell in love, so having their wedding here was a natural choice.

“Love is when you can stare at each other for hours, and your cheeks will hurt every time.”

Not a single detail or moment was missed by the photographer, Barker Evans, and the classic beauty of Kelly and Brian made this a gorgeous wedding to film. The bride wore a lovely and demure dress in soft ivory, with a lace overlay that showed off her shoulders, and reached to three quarter length sleeves. The full ball gown skirt emphasized her figure, and her handsome husband looked perfect in a black tuxedo beside her. A chapel length veil finished Kelly’s ensemble, floating elegantly in the breeze while walking down beautiful cobblestone streets together. The intimate moments shared by these two were magical – they were able to get lost in each other, allowing for some truly wonderful footage to be capture. You can just feel the love between Brian and Kelly, as they talk, as they smile, as they kiss, and as they hold hands. This is a love that will last forever, and you can see it in their faces when they smile at each other.

I’m so lucky to have been able to shoot this wedding video Oxford, and I am very much looking forward to seeing Brian and Kelly next year! I will be providing videography services for Kelly’s sister’s wedding in 2017 in Colorado USA!

Congratulations, Kelly and Brian. May you always remember the happiness from today, and let it guide you through your tomorrows.

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Chris & Angela Oxford wedding video

Chris and Angela Oxford Wedding Video St Edmund Hall, 2nd of August 2014

It is interesting to film a wedding where the bride and groom come from two different countries. It isn’t always an easy process, but watching how they integrate their cultures and introduce their families is a good indication of what their marriage will be like and, judging from the efforts Chris and Angela have made, theirs will be even more wonderful than their wedding day.

The ceremony was held in St Edmund Hall in Oxford, in an intimate wood-panelled room where Angela and Chris’ vows could be heard clearly by their family and friends. The dark wood was offset perfectly by Angela’s beautiful white dress and the magnificent floral creations from Daisies Flower Shop. Rain didn’t delay photographer Mike Fear from getting his group shots on the green, and it wasn’t long before the wedding guests were climbing aboard a vintage red London bus for their journey to the reception venue.

The luxurious Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel was a stunning location for this wedding video Oxford. The sun had banished the last of the rain clouds and it was a pleasure filming the happy couple as they strolled along the bank of the Thames. After a delicious meal guests were treated to a very special first dance. It was clear from the slick performance that Chris and Angela had put a considerable amount of thought and effort into every aspect of their celebration, and their enjoyment was clear as Chris lifted and spun his willowy bride to everyone’s delight.

Angela and Chris’ day was sheer romance, from the bridesmaid’s pleated coral chiffon dresses, to the soft pink and white colour scheme, flower petal confetti, and the sculptural swags on the cake by The Cake Shop. It was a treat to have been involved in this elegant event. Congratulations!

Chris & Angela wedding video St Edmund Hall Oxford and Four Pillars from Mark Shipperley Films on Vimeo.