Posts

, ,

Tegwen + Tim wedding film Tythe barn Launton

Tegwen + Tim wedding film Tythe barn Launton

14th May 2016 Tegwen & Tim – Filmed at The Tythe Barn, Launton, Oxfordshire

On this gorgeous sunny May day, I was honored to witness Tim and ‘Tegs’ fulfill a promise that was, in fact, first made while they were at school. Tim admitted to having adorned his exercise book with “Tim Loves Tegs” in a big heart in Lower 6th, and this pair that had been told off for flirting in class were both overjoyed that this prophecy came true today. Tegwen looked flawless in a fitted, elegant gown with exquisite pearl beading on the bodice, and a stunning ‘up-do’ that framed her face in ethereal, wispy curls.

Her husband looked strapping, as did his band of merry groomsmen who each had a pair of brightly coloured socks on, only revealed during the photo session after the ceremony!

Tegwen’s bridesmaids looked wonderful in classic navy, their blue and pink bouquets just picking out the subtle but elegant tones of the couple’s colour scheme. For the guests, there was Pimm’s on arrival as they waited for the ceremony to begin, and once settled in their seats they gazed in awe at Tegwen and her father as they meandered down a path lined with twisted tree vines that met above their heads in a fairy-like archway.

As the groom led his new bride out again, he punched the air triumphantly with his beaming wife on his arm. After the ceremony the guests dined in the rustic yet elegant space of this wedding film Tythe Barn, twinkling fairy-lights strewn across the beams above them. Each table was named after a particular pub, so the guests were seated at a variety of much-loved establishments from The Red Lion, to Mullins, to The Devonshire and beyond! This quirky touch set the tone for the party to come, as after dinner the guests danced the night away with the beautiful bride and groom at the centre of the crowded dance-floor.

, ,

Charlotte + Neil wedding film Ashridge House

Charlotte + Neil wedding film Ashridge House

1st May 2016 Charlotte + Neil filmed at Ashridge House, Hertfordshire

 “Thank you to Gary and Tracy, who brought Charlotte into this world, giving me the person I have been looking for all my life.”

Charlotte’s new husband became slightly choked up at these words, as he gazed into the eyes of his new bride. I was privileged to witness Charlotte and Neil’s spectacular wedding in the majestic setting of Ashridge House in Hertfordshire. This day was made all the more special by the fact that the couple are expecting a baby, which, in the groom’s words, would make this event “complete.” The sun shone on this magical day as Charlotte and Neil declared their love for each other, and promised (through both tears and giggles) to honor and cherish each other for the rest of their lives.

Charlotte, in her exquisite Jasmine Couture wedding dress, complete with a sweetheart neckline and studded with sparkles, was supported by her brigade of nine bridesmaids in gorgeous dusty pink, two angelic flower-girls, and two mischievous little page-boys. The color scheme was elegant and refined in rose-gold, and the bride’s spectacular, sparkling Jimmy Choo stilettos matched- although she did change into some more appropriate, comfy dancing shoes later in the day!

Bride and bridesmaids descended two sets of opposing staircases to the sweet and gentle sounds of Pachelbel’s Canon on the violin and keyboard. Neil’s nerves seemed to evaporate and a smile lit up his face when he looked up to see his glowing bride begin the descent on the arm of her emotional father, who confessed in a tearful voice during his speech later, that “if I’ve got to hand my daughter over to anybody, I couldn’t have a nicer chap than Neil.” The couple steadied each other with gentle squeezes throughout the ceremony as they quivered in awe of the special moment.

The reception was topped off with a sumptuous meal- the bride and groom presided over proceedings in golden thrones- and a regal pink and gold cake by Natalie Porter. The couple slow-danced to Ed Sheeran’s ‘We Found Love,’ performed by a live band, before they were joined on the dance floor by their party. I wish this wonderful couple and their new baby all the best for their future together!

, ,

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.

, ,

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!