Jamal & Michelle wedding video The Pavilion Lane End , 31st August 2012

With a sunny end to August 2012 this wedding video The Pavilion was the venue for Jamal & Michelle’s big day. The Pavilion is one of the most perfect wedding venues for outdoor ceremonies, and with the beautifully designed garden gazebo its perfect when the sun shines.

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Nena & Richard Matara wedding video, 29th August 2012

A very unique wedding venue in the Cotswold’s, Gloucestershire to have had the pleasure in filming this Matara wedding video, Built upon well-being principles and set in stunning gardens – This was a truly wonderful wedding to film, with an Indian infusion Nena and Richard’s big day was certainly unique. Here is a little history lesson:

The heart of Matara is Kingscote Park House, once the home of John Wedgwood, co-founder of the Royal Horticultural Society. It was also the home of Katharine Kingscote, who married Edward Jenner, the scientist who developed a vaccine against smallpox.

The romantic story of Katherine Kingscote and Edward Jenner is wonderfully appropriate since Matara has become a special place for many couples starting married life together.

An experiment brought the couple together. On September 2nd 1784, Jenner launched a hydrogen-filled balloon from Berkeley Castle. After ten miles, the balloon came down by Symond’s Hall, close to Kingscote Park House.

Jenner met Katherine Kingscote when he came to collect the balloon and they fell in love. They married at Kingscote Church on March 6, 1788 and lived in the Regency house on the estate.

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David & Louise Ashridge house wedding video, 25th August 2012

A wet cloudy day filming David and Louise’s wedding video in August 2012, the weather may not have been great but the spirits were high. This Ashridge house wedding video set in 190 acres of gardens and parkland, Ashridge house is majestically nestled in surrounding National Trust woodland. This spectacular country house has a rich history spanning over 700 years. Once a monastery for Benedictine monks, it became a residence for the children of King Henry VIII, and then passed into the hands of the dukes and earls of Bridgewater.

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Elinor & Dean Cain Manor wedding video, 24th August 2012

This Cain Manor wedding video another enchanted venue owned and run by Bijou wedding, a elegant country house near Farnham in Hampshire. My first wedding coverage at the Manor filming Elinor & Dean’s big day.

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Jamie & Neethu a Hedsor House wedding video, 18th August 2012

 

Making a Hedsor house wedding video is always a pleasure and this was certainly the case when we made this wedding video for the wonderful couple Jamie & Neethu.

No Bride will forget the moment she leaves Hedsor’s majestic Bridal Dressing Suite to descend the Grand Staircase to begin the most memorable day of her life.

Formerly a Royal Residence of Augusta the Princess of Wales, Hedsor House is your home for the most important day in your life. Set in a private 100-acre historic Buckinghamshire park perched high above the Thames, the house is the dream wedding venue to host your perfect wedding.

Hedsor offers an elite ‘blank-canvas’ venue allowing you to create a truly unique wedding. Whether you wish to host an intimate 60-guest ceremony in the centre hall, a 140-guest wedding breakfast in the Grand Ballroom or wish to arrange for an 800-person marquee to be built on the lawns, you really are only limited by your imagination.

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Michelle and Chris Heythrop park wedding video, 11th August 2012

Heythrop park was built in the 18th century, this traditional venue is steeped in history. Charles Talbot, the 12th Earl of Shrewsbury commissioned the architect Thomas Archer to create a magnificent house incorporating  all the Roman influences. The gardens and grounds of the estate have been well maintained in keeping with the listed status, and provided the perfect backdrop to Michelle and Chris`s wedding day. A wonderful couple, and a gorgeous day what more could I ask for filming this Heythrop park wedding video.


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Kim & Terry a Launton Tythe Barn wedding film, 4th August 2012

Launton Tythe Barn is a wedding venue situated just outside Bicester in Oxfordshire. The barn has been beautifully restored, and it is here that I had the pleasure of filming Kim and Terry’s big day. With the sun shining, I began by filming Kim’s preparations at home in Evenly village – the bride and bridesmaids were in high spirits as the champagne flowed! After shooting was finished – with a great crane shot of the house – time was getting a little tight so it was onto the church to get ready for the ceremony. The weather held off until the arrival of the bride and bridesmaids party when rain started to threaten. The service went well with some lovely audio and great footage despite being made to stand at the back by the vicar. I don’t think it mattered at all as the footage down the aisle was great, with Kim and Terry facing each other – it turned out to be the perfect position. For a single man shoot I think the footage was fantastic, I did manage to place an un-manned camera at the front of the church which helped a lot. With the service concluded, the procession out of the church went well; unfortunately the heavens decided to dampen any footage at the church so it was then a race back to the Tythe Barn at Launton. Fortunately, the rain was short lived, and guests were able to enjoy the wonderful hospitality of the staff, with canapés and champagne plentiful. The barn, as usual, was wonderfully decorated with a fabulous three tiered cake standing in the window by the bar. It was soon time to film a surprise regarding the wedding breakfast where nominated carvers dressed as chefs made their entrance to the ‘Chariots of Fire’ theme tune to begin the mouth-watering wedding breakfast treat – a succulent slab of beef with all the trimmings. The speeches were emotional for all, but the day for me finished with Kim and Terry performing some unexpected moves on the dance floor!
Now for a brief history lesson on the Launton Tythe Barn!
Historically the Tythe Barn would have stored all the produce provided by the local people and a percentage of this would have been passed on to the landlord as a form of rent – hence the name Tythe. During the English Civil War the Manor House, to which the Tythe Barn belongs, was used to hide priests. Over 500 were secretly ordained by Bishop Skinner in the beautiful Norman Church of Launton which is situated just behind the Tythe Barn. There is widely believed to be a priests’ tunnel from the Manor to the church – but this is yet to be located. The property has been farmed by the Deeley family since 1480, apart from a 100 year gap, and appears in the Doomsday Book. In latter years the Barn has been a home for lambing ewes in the spring, harvesting grain in the summer and as a home to cattle in the winter. Sympathetically renovated by William Deeley, along with an adjoining cattle shelter, the Tythe Barn is a stunning 14th Century venue in which to hold your event.

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