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Mark + Louisa wedding film Taplow House

Mark + Louisa wedding film Taplow House

26th March 2016 Mark & Louisa – Filmed in Taplow & Taplow House, Buckinghamshire

“The owl and the pussycat went to sea … they danced by the light of the moon, the moon.”

Despite the blustery March day, this was a wedding of understated elegance and sparkling charm. As everyone gathered in the quaint setting of St. Nicolas Church in Buckinghamshire, the bride and her stunning, burgundy-clad bridesmaids shared a toast as they prepared for Louisa and Mark’s big day. Louisa’s wedding dress was the epitome of modern elegance with a nod to a more traditional era with a subtle but exquisite lace applique skirt-overlay, just shimmering into view as she walked. Her cascade of curls was complemented perfectly by a slim, beaded headband. The men were not to be outdone, with gorgeous cream rose buttonholes bursting from their lapels.

The bridal party arrived in a classic black London cab as Louisa’s chariot of choice, adorned with the tell-tale satin wedding ribbon on its bonnet. As Louisa walked down the aisle on her mother’s arm, her husband-to-be kept his eyes firmly to the front, a nervous but excited smile playing about his lips. Both Louisa and Mark looked ecstatic with joy once they had said their vows, and their infectious bliss inspired their happy audience.

The couple beamed down the aisle, now husband and wife, and shared a kiss as they reached the door. Whisked off to the elegant Taplow House, they were driven through the wrought iron gates and greeted at the entrance like royalty. In the Tulip Tree Room, their guests were thrilled to have a chance to congratulate the couple, whilst being served champagne and edible treats aplenty. The tables were marked by labels denoting different bones of the human body: guests had to find out whether they were at Femur or Tibia table! The final edible treat came in the form of their stunning, modern wedding cake that was strewn with pink roses, recalling the rose petal confetti they were showered with on leaving the church. The couple’s first dance was a joy to witness- Louisa’s veil still trailed behind her as she was lovingly swept across the dance floor. It was a day to remember, and I wish them all the best!

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Selina & Brett Taplow House wedding video

Selina & Brett Taplow House Wedding video, 8th of February 2014

I’ve yet to meet a couple who didn’t have an eagle eye on the weather on their wedding day, and as a film maker I always have a contingency plan when making a wedding video Berkshire. We thought we were in for a rare winter treat when Selina and Brett’s wedding day dawned with bright sunshine and blue skies, however even though these were soon covered with rain clouds it didn’t dampen their happiness.

The Georgian setting of Taplow House is a beautiful location for a traditional wedding. Selina showed more excitement than nerves as she got ready with her bridesmaids in the Hampton Room. She was a picture-perfect princess bride from her glittering tiara to the crystal encrusted hem on her stunning dress, with the sparkles on her long veil catching the light as she was taken through the village to the church in a white horse drawn carriage. The happiness of the congregation was clear as they showered the newlyweds with rose petal confetti as they made their way out of the church after the ceremony.

Thankfully the sun broke through again and we were able to film parts of our Taplow House wedding video outdoors before guests made their way inside for food and speeches. The wind did its best to steal Selina’s veil, but the photographer used this to great advantage and got some fantastic shots. A roving magician kept even the most cynical guests amazed with his tricks while the rest chatted and mingled. Selina and Brett had given each table the name of a sunny place which was a nice touch on and English winter’s day, and it wasn’t long before everyone was warming up on the cellar dance floor of Woofy’s Bar.

Particular highlights of this wedding were Brett’s moving speech about the beauty of his bride, the sensational asymmetric tiered wedding cake, and the seeming determination of the sun to fight its way through the cloud to shine on Brett and Selina’s special day.