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Michelle + Max The Dairy wedding film Waddesdon

Michelle + Max The Dairy wedding film Waddesdon

27th August 2016 Michelle & Max – Filmed at The Dairy, Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire

“I love how much we laugh together.”

The romantic setting of The Dairy at Waddesdon, in Buckinghamshire, was suitably magical for the union of this fun-loving pair. Max and Michelle’s wedding was such a pleasure to witness, as it was a true celebration of love and laughter- in spite of the rain! The couple met on an HR course, and the groom proclaimed that during their first date at Nando’s, “I knew we had a special connection!” Despite this somewhat unromantic start, the couple have clearly only had eyes for each other since that moment, and as they gazed adoringly at each other while wandering among the willow trees in this beautiful venue, their happiness was overwhelming and infectious.

Michelle wore a strapless, figure-hugging gown from Pure Couture with a sweetheart neckline and mermaid skirt. Her bridesmaids were stunning in burgundy, and there were touches of pink and lavender in the details throughout the day. During the ceremony, the guests were unperturbed by the persistent drizzle and simply popped open their umbrellas while the couple was mercifully sheltered under the awning of the Dairy roof. The rain seemed to hold off once they were pronounced husband and wife, and they were able to walk beaming down the aisle together.

A harpist entertained the guests in the beautiful grounds while the bridal party had their photographs taken, and then it was time for the reception. During his toast, Mike thanked his new wife for all her wonderful quirks and qualities, from her love of chocolate, to her singing in the shower and her obsession with the 2p machines at the arcade. He confessed to an early experience of Disney karaoke with his then-girlfriend, Michelle, and said he had felt “as if I was performing a duet in the Aladdin musical!” This, it seemed, set the tone for their relationship to come, and I can only wish them all the best as they begin an exciting new set of adventures together.

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Alex + Sam wedding film The Dairy

Alex + Sam wedding film The Dairy

30th April 2016 Alex & Sam – Filmed at The Dairy, Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire

“I choose you, above all others, to share my life.”

Nestled in amongst weeping willows and scores of ducks and geese happily swimming beneath, is the gorgeous Dairy at Waddesdon in Buckinghamshire. On a bright April day, I was lucky to witness the marriage here of Alex and Sam, and what a happy day it was. Alex wore an exquisite sleeveless gown with a full skirt and embroidered bodice, with a delicate pearl headpiece just peeking out from her dark hair, which was swept up in a chic style. She arrived at the venue in a stately Rolls Royce, whilst her husband-to-be opted for a sleek Aston Martin as his chariot.

Alex’s bridesmaids were the epitome of soft elegance in blush pink halter-neck gowns, and Alex’s father played true to his Scottish roots in full kilt regalia. Sam was just as strapping with his band of best men in navy suits with blush pink ties. Unsurprisingly, he had to wipe away a tear as he saw his beaming bride walk down the aisle towards him- but the ceremony was more of a giggly affair than a tearful one. Sam congratulated his bride when she managed to get through her first set of words without a hiccup, muttering a heartfelt “Good job! Well done” to which she replied with a fist pump.

The next triumph was discovering that Sam’s ring did, in fact, fit him- they had their doubts when Alex first tried to put it on him! There were several laughs from the guests and even a high-5 between the couple at one point. As the new husband and wife gave each other their first kiss, there were cheers and rapturous applause from the congregation, and Alex held her bouquet aloft in triumphant bliss as they walked back down the aisle together. The guests were then able to mingle and congratulate their newly married friends, while a string quartet (decked in tartan!) played sweet music in the background to accompany the happy scene. For the reception, there were more treats, including a four tier classically white wedding cake with exquisite ‘lace’ icing detail. The couple danced for the first time under the twinkling fairy lights surrounded by their friends and family, and were soon joined by their parents as the party really began. It was a day to remember and I wish the pair all the best as they commence their wonderful life together!

Alex & Sam wedding film The Diary 1080p from Mark Shipperley Films on Vimeo.

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Sharon & Martin The Dairy wedding video

Sharon & Martin The Dairy wedding video, 25th March 2011

The Dairy Waddesdon weddings where we had the pleasure of filming.
Shot at Waddesdon Dairy on a lovely sunny March 2011 day. Single man shoot with a Z1 and a 5D, pocket dolly & a Merlin.