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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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Faye + Rob wedding video Dorking Surrey

Faye + Rob wedding video Dorking Surrey

The wedding of Faye and Rob on the nineteenth of March was a special day, made even more wonderful by the fact that I filmed the wedding of their Best Man Adam and Bridesmaid Nina in 2012!

You could just feel the love shared between Rob and Faye, along with the excitement they both felt as they took step by step toward each other and their marriage. The intimate and beautiful venue made a lovely setting for their exchange of vows, and you could see that Faye was quivering with excitement and joy as they stood at the alter with their hands joined.

The bride looked absolutely stunning in a mermaid silhouette wedding dress; the sweetheart neckline and lace accented her elegant figure. She walked down the aisle with her father, her blusher framing her beautiful, glowing smile as she moved toward James. The moment where Rob was allowed to kiss his new bride for the first time was a truly dazzling instant, a second locked in time that will be remembered forever!

“Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.” A special reading from the Song of Solomon lends a tender sentiment to the day, speaking to the love shared by a newly joined couple. John, Faye’s father, shared a lovely toast, speaking words of praise, admiration and love for his daughter that caused him to get choked up a bit, and brought a tear to many eyes.

The reception was joyful and exciting in a gorgeous space of Denbies Vineyard. Rob and Faye’s first dance went flawlessly and soon after they invited friends and family to join them on the dance floor as a live band played lively music that got everyone up and dancing! It was an amazing day with an incredible couple, and I’m so glad I got to take part. Thank you for allowing me to capture your memories, Faye and Rob! I wish you all of the best in your future together!

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Harriet + James A wedding video Wrest Park

Harriet + James A wedding video Wrest Park

March 12th of 2016 was a beautiful day for a wedding, and the truly magnificent venue of Wrest Park created a gorgeous setting for the special events of the day.

The parents of both the bride and groom were so proud of their children, and you can tell that there is so much love shared between them. Listening to Harriet’s father, Neil speak about his daughter, you could just hear the genuine admiration and appreciate he felt for his ebullient, upbeat and supportive daughter. Clearly, this has been and will continue to be a warm and happy extended family!

Harriet looked absolutely stunning in an ethereal confection, her figure enhanced beautifully by her elegant wedding dress. A sweetheart neckline looked lovely with her half-up hairdo, her tiny waist accentuated by the beaded and bejeweled embellishments just before frothy layers of tulle finished the truly princess-worthy wedding day look!

The bride and her father stylishly arrived in a gorgeous classic car, and stepped out to start their path down the aisle toward James. You could see the emotion in James’s face as Harriet started down the aisle to the strains of “My Girl” played on strings.

Their voices were strong and clear as they recited the traditional wedding vows, and you could see that there was a quiet happiness within each of them. James and Harriet are going to move forward in their life together as a beautiful family, sharing and loving “until death us do part.”

The stunning backdrop of Wrest Park just served to enhance this amazing wedding, casting a magical glow to the atmosphere as the sun set during the reception. A more beautiful couple couldn’t ask for a more beautiful wedding, and I’m so excited that I was able to take part in creating memories of their wedding day. Congratulations to Harriet and James, and best wishes for the future!

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Guides for Brides 5* customer service awards

Well done me on being a finalist at the annual Guide for Brides customer service awards that took place last night.

Congratulations on being a finalist in the Guides for Brides 5* Customer Service Awards. Being selected as  a finalist is a great achievement and it offers you an excellent opportunity to tell future customers just how focused your business is and the fantastic customer service you provide.

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Nicola + David wedding video The Langham blog

Nicola + David wedding video The Langham blog

Nicola and David were joined together in holy matrimony on 31st December 2015. The backdrop for their exquisite wedding video The Langham: The Langham London. The world famous cocktail bar and cellars has been hosting guests since 1865.While the ladies primped in the bridal suite, the gents greeted the plethora of guests arriving. Once they sealed their vows to love and cherish one another for the rest of their lives, they sealed it with one happy kiss and were on their way to celebrate with friends and family. Nothing quite sums up their love than when David had to hold back tears in the plethora of “”Wow” being the only word to sum up how beautiful his bride Nicola truly is! This wedding was one fun day to remember. Especially when the ring bearers came down the aisle wearing signs: Uncle David…Here comes Auntie Nic Nic. One of the most fun facts about this family: The Father of the Bride is famous Arsenal footballer Brian Talbot. Who happens to be the Groom’s football hero. When David was young, he had his poster on his childhood bedroom wall and grew up to marry his beautiful daughter. The guests gathered for a traditional champagne reception and were entertained with card tricks and caricature portraits while Mark Seymour photographed every loving moment! The reception dinner was full of live music, pink lights, and a whole lot of sparkle. We truly loved being a part of this very elegant affair.

Thank you, Nicola and David! It was a true joy being a part of your special day and helping preserve the memories of the day you said: “I do.” We truly hope every day is just as romantic as the day you joined one another and that you love and cherish each moment from now on!

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Abby & Chris Wedding video Le Manoir Blog

Abby & Chris Wedding video Le Manoir Blog

On the 14th of December 2015, Abby and Chris sealed their love for eternity at Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons Oxfordshire. It was an absolute pleasure to shoot their wedding video Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons Oxfordshire and Raymond Blanc Place. As Chris said, “It was beyond our expectations.” That statement alone pretty much sums up how absolutely romantic this day truly was! A night filled with fairy lights and magic, Abby and Chris are a true inspiration when it comes to love. An intimate wedding, with 14 guests, the reception boasted of fine dining and an evening with magician David Penn. While Neale James caught every other moment on camera. What a joy it was to be a part of such an intimate evening basked in the light of love. The bride was simply elegant and dressed in white while the groom was suited and booted with maroon accents. Both simply sparkled with one look at another when Abby came down the aisle. As if their wedding ceremony wasn’t romantic enough… The magic truly was all around Abby and Chris — even in their epic wedding walk surrounded by sparklers. They say it’s good luck when you have a little rain on your wedding day, and luck was in the air for Abby and Chris. Through tears of joy, laughter and love Abby and Chris said “I do” in one gorgeous fashion. The reception, candle lit in romance, was full of entertainment, magic and most of all — true love! Thank you so much to Abby and Chris for asking us to help you record memories that will last a lifetime. We truly hope every day for the rest of your life together is just as magical as the day you came to be husband and wife!

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Anna and Geoff Wedding video blog Stoke Park

Anna and Geoff Wedding video blog Stoke Park

On the 5th of December 2015, Anna & Geoff said “I do” at Stoke Park Buckinghamshire. The backdrop of their wedding video Stoke Park Buckinghamshire was just simply perfect for their special day. A private sporting and leisure estate in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, the regal Mansion is located in the middle of 300 acres of parkland, lakes, gardens and monuments. As the wedding video starts, Anna’s daughter sings the James Bond theme. What a spectacular talent and gift to her mother. Their love and bond is so evidently strong. The ladies enjoyed champagne and styling in the bridal suite while the gentlemen were suited and booted in tuxedo tales. A royal winter wedding, the bride looked absolutely stunning as she floated down the aisle in her fitted wedding dress accented with a fur bolero. The two shared the token of marriage with the exchange of rings and vows to love and cherish one another, as well as all of their beautiful children. The reception was simple, elegant and basked in white light. From white linens to white roses, and candles galore. The laughter and cheers shared within toasts to Jeff and Anna was more than perfect and summed up the gorgeous relationship between the happy couple and their blended family! The reception organised by TMB Entertainment was truly one to remember! From the naked wedding cake, the live entertainment, the sparkling dance floor, the first dance, and every loving moment in between — love truly filled the air! Especially on the very packed dance floor. The guests really made this affair one to remember, too. Thank you, Anna and Geoff, for allowing us to help preserve your beautiful memories. We hope the rest of your life together is one full of laughter, joy, and love. Just as the day, you said, “I do!”

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Leanne and James Stoke Park video blog

Leanne and James Stoke Park video blog

It was an idyllic day in Buckinghamshire when Leanne and James joined together in marriage. September 11th of two-thousand fifteen marked a truly special day for this beautiful couple, the day they celebrated their love and said “I do.”

“Quite simply, you’re the love of my life.”

Leanne looked like a princess in an ethereal beaded dress which enhanced her figure and set off her beautiful face and hair perfectly. The bride and her father arrived in a lovely Rolls-Royce to walk down the aisle where she would join hands with her husband-to-be. Her beautiful blue eyes sparkled with love as she gazed into his eyes and spoke her vows. You know these two will truly love and cherish each other for the rest of their lives.

“I feel so lucky to know we’re going to spend the rest of our lives together.”

James and Leanne left the ceremony to the cheers and applause of their closest friends and family as they were showered in confetti and love. They shared a sweet kiss before heading off to the reception at the absolutely stunning Stoke Park, which hosted both a James Bond film as well as Bridget Jones! The guests were serenaded by a wonderful saxophone player, and enjoyed spending quality time with cocktails and laughter. A flower girl and page boy may even have stolen a kiss!

Their first dance was a romantic sway where they exchanged a few sweet words with each other, tuning out the entire room to focus solely on each other. The lucky horseshoe dangled over James’s shoulder as they danced, reminding all of the sweet tradition of why we keep the horseshoe in a U shape: so the luck doesn’t fall out. The cutting of the cake was a lovely moment shared by the couple, his hand on top of hers. It seemed like Leanne and James were always touching, perhaps to confirm that the moment was real and they were well and truly married. It was these moments, captured by the photographer, David Bostock, that will live forever in both memory and pictures.

The emotion shared in the Father of the Bride’s speech was palpable, and he was truly moved to see his daughter’s happiness fulfilled. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room after his words – I know I had a tear in mine! It was such a genuine pleasure to be part of this special day, Leanne and James. Thank you for allowing me to capture your memories, and I sincerely wish you the most happiness in the world.

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Kate and Chris Channels wedding video Blog

Kate and Chris Channels wedding video Blog

On the 5th of September, 2015 Kate & Chris finally said “I do” at Channels of Essex, an upscale 15th-century hotel. A Channels wedding video Essex is absolutely exquisite, but on this day it was so much more! Not because of just any wedding, but the wedding of Kate and Chris who shared their true love with everyone around them. The bridal party spent the morning together in jokes and laughter as Kate was pampered in the bridal suite by stylists with her bridesmaids Kirsty, Lisa, Nicola and Sarah. The look on her father’s face said it all when she finally revealed her bridal look just before he walked her down the eye — pure joy for this beautiful bride dressed in white. Once Chris saw his blushing bride, he spent the day knowing (and letting Kate know) that he “truly is the luckiest guy alive” because she said, “I do.” Their love was full-on in the air, and all the joy that surrounded the two of them was totally infectious on this very special day. After Kate and Chris had promised to love and cherish one another in the presence of God, friends and family, the two were celebrated by their lovely guests under a sea of rose petals floating in the wind. The flowers truly made for one epic send off! The reception got under way with live music, and photography on the lawn by Joanna Pearce. Kate and Chris spent one romantic evening surrounded by friends, family and loved ones dancing the night away. Thank you so very much to Kate and Chris! May the rest of your days together be just as special as this day, and full of all the laughter and love you bring to those around you!

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Emma and Jon Walton Hall wedding video blog

Emma and Jon Walton Hall wedding video blog

I know I’ve said it before, but this time is a little different. Jon and Emma make such a lovely duo, it’s hard not to say their wedding was my favourite! August 29th dawned bright and beautiful, ready to shine love down onto all who attended the wedding at Walton Hall in Warwickshire.

“There aren’t many couples that have been through what we have in the early stages of the relationship, and come out the other side – let alone being stronger. You’re not just my wife, but you’re my best friend.”

Emma wasn’t just a beautiful bride she was also a thoughtful bride. From the beautiful embroidered robes gifted to her bridesmaids to the ultra-flattering gowns she chose for them, she made the day a perfect experience for everyone involved. They laughed and joked while getting ready, and everyone arrived to the ceremony looking absolutely stunning. The bride looked marvelous in a form-fitting confection of a dress, which simply offset her beauty rather than covered it! She carried a gorgeous array of Calla Lilies down the aisle.

All of the gentlemen in the wedding party looked dapper and tremendously handsome, excited to be part of this beautiful day. The page boy carried a sweet sign as well as a lovely ring box, which he very courteously handed over to the wedding celebrant. The photographer, Danielle King, was everywhere, making sure she captured every moment of the day in vivid detail.

The reception had so many sweet touches, it’s hard to say which was the loveliest! The card box was an actual post box, which everyone exclaimed over when they placed their cards inside. The seats were indicated on a family tree, and listed on the tables in sweet damask shaped frames. The dinner was intimate and inclusive, with a long table set at which everyone could mingle. The guest book was wooden hearts that everyone could sign then drop into a glass-front box for Jon and Emma to display as a memory of their special day forever.

The best part may have been the cake – which wasn’t a cake at all! It was a stunning tower of delicious wheels of cheese, topped with a custom “Mr and Mrs Morris.” There was a roving magician charming everyone with card tricks, and finally – there was a group picture where everyone in attendance formed a giant heart on the lawn.

It was one of the most special wedding days I’ve had the pleasure of taking video of, and I’m so glad I got to be part of it. I wish all of the best in the future for you, Emma and Jon!