Sarah & James Wedding Video Notley Abbey  , 19th of April 2014

Sarah and James sensibly held their wedding over the Easter weekend, giving every one the chance to relax into the festivities without the pressure of work knocking on the door. Notley Abbey has hosted luminaries of the likes of King Henry VIII, Katherine Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, but I am fairly certain none of them were more excited to be there than James and Sarah. The picturesque setting was complemented by wonderful sunshine. It was ideal for shooting a wedding video Buckinghamshire.

The bride looked incredible in her romantic lace dress which was subtly embellished with crystals, and it wasn’t just me who thought so. Sarah’s father’s reaction was a treat when he caught sight of his daughter for the first time. Though the spring flowers were in bloom, they paled in comparison to Sarah’s English Rose beauty.

There was a rustic yet stylish vibe to Sarah and James’ wedding, from their choice of location with its crunchy gravel drive and soft weathered stone, to the bright yellow flowers by Fiona Bissett Powell, chalkboard signs, and alternative wedding cake made from tiers of different cheeses. It fit this romantic couple to a T. The ceremony was simple yet touching, and as guests threw rose petal confetti in the path of the newlyweds, photographer James Davidson and I got some fantastic shots.

In a clever touch I’ve never seen before, tables at the reception were named after years of important dates in history, culminating with 2014 for the bridal table. Speeches were as beautifully sentimental as I had come to expect from the pair, and Sarah wasn’t the only one welling up as her proud dad, Geoff, paid testament to her.

You would think that after so many weddings I’d be immune, but I never fail to be touched by a romantic celebration of love like this. Congratulations Mr and Mrs Slingerland!