Alice + Jack Caswell House Cotswolds wedding film

18th September 2016 Alice & Jack– Filmed at Caswell House, Oxfordshire

“I love Jack and Jack loves me and that makes him pretty darn intelligent to me.”

This, Alice’s father had to concede, made a lot of sense- and during his toast, he delighted in welcoming his new son-in-law, Jack, to the family officially. He described this momentous day as a “joining of cultures” and indeed, there were many layers to this special gathering for the wedding of Alice and Jack at Caswell House, in Oxfordshire. Jack was dressed in his official military regalia- including wearing spurs on his boots, which Alice had pointed out as being very “dashing” to her father when she was telling him about her new boyfriend a few years before! Alice’s American and Sicilian parents were evidently as proud of their beautiful daughter as Jack’s family was of him, and the confirming of the love between the two families was wonderfully palpable.

Alice wore an off-the-shoulder lace and satin gown with an exquisite, perfectly rounded train. She removed the lace sleeves later on in the day, transforming her look into something equally gorgeous: a strapless gown with a beaded belt. Her bridesmaids wore blue and purple print halter-neck dresses, a wonderful twist on classic bridesmaid attire. A friend of the couple read a poignant piece during the ceremony addressing the bride and groom’s embarking on a new journey, and proclaimed that “now you are two persons, but there is only one life before you.” Indeed, during the toasts at the reception later, Jack declared that Alice “makes me happier than I ever dreamed I could be,” and thus it seemed the two were perfectly ready to begin that one life together.

Their dinner was in an opulent yet understated setting, with stunning silver candelabras dotted around the tables. The couple cut their traditional and elegant cake with a sabre- a fitting choice given Jack’s profession as a soldier- and the pair danced by the shimmering reflections of the silver globe that spun above them.

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Rebecca + Andrew Caswell House wedding film

17th September 2016 Andrew & Rebecca – Filmed at Caswell House, Oxfordshire

 “Rebecca is quite literally the best person I know.”

Rebecca and Andrew’s wedding at Caswell House in Oxfordshire was a delightful celebration of the love between these two special people. Their families and friends gathered to witness a charming and heartfelt union between the pair, who first met in an Irish sports bar, and the celebration brought together guests from the many different walks of life that the two have shared. There were tributes to New York in particular throughout the ceremony, from the fun Big Apple and Statue of Liberty props, to the table names laid out in a map of Manhattan.

Rebecca wore a stunning off-the-shoulder gown with lace detail and a flared mermaid skirt, with delicate scalloped edges. Her glittery peep-toe Jimmy Choos and dainty tiara completed the glamour of her outfit. Her bridesmaids were elegant in dusty pink infinity gowns, matching the pink ties and button holes of the groomsmen. Rebecca’s father admitted in his toast that he was rather choked up when he first saw how exquisite she looked on her big day, and Andrew was also evidently blown away judging by his expression when he snuck a cheeky look of his bride as she walked down the aisle. During the ceremony, Rebecca and Andrew made their own promises to each other- which featured Rebecca promising to try not to be late, and to allow Andrew to ride his bike when he wanted to… within reason!

After the ceremony the Nero String Quartet entertained the guests while they enjoyed champagne and canapés- as well as a range of fun lawn games. The evening saw the party move into the barn where the bare brick walls and beams were lit up with twinkling fairy-lights- the perfect setting for the couple’s first dance. They cut their lovely, elegant cake made by The Pretty Cake Company, and then it was really time to party. It was a truly special day, between two wonderful people very much in love- I wish them the best for a very happy future! A little mention to David Bostock and Katie Reay Scott makeup artist, glad to be apart of the dream teams.

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Jamie + Jamie Kings Hotel wedding film

10th September Jamie Lee & Jamie – Filmed at Kings Hotel, Buckinghamshire

Jamie Lee and Jamie’s spectacular wedding was all about the details, lovingly thought out by the bride herself, who spent two years planning this special day. She had help from her gorgeous team of bridesmaids that included her sister, Paula, and she gave a particular toast to thank each of them individually during the reception. The day was, of course, all about the bride and groom- and I was privileged to share in their day at the King’s Hotel in Buckinghamshire. Jamie Lee’s father admitted to feeling immensely proud of his beautiful daughter, and thanked her for the honour of walking her down the aisle, exclaiming: “I will cherish this moment forever.”

Jamie Lee wore a strapless and sleek dress with an exquisite lace overlay and beaded belt. Her bridesmaids were regal in shades of mauve, coffee and grey. The bridal party arrived at the ceremony in a Rolls Royce, and didn’t let the slight drizzle dampen their spirits for a moment. Jamie, in his toast at the reception, described himself as a “blubbering mess” the moment he saw his wife-to-be begin her walk down the aisle, and said he couldn’t possibly have prepared himself for how she looked that day. With her side-swept blonde locks and beaming face, it was not hard to see why he shed a few tears!

Jamie thanked his wife for her fun-loving charm and her support of him, and he proclaimed his love for her “quirks” including her very specific criteria for the perfect cup of tea! To her husband, Jamie Lee declared “you are everything to me- everything” and she recalled the first moment she saw him and felt that she’d very much like him to be her boyfriend. Now married, she could admit to feeling rather smug!

The reception was made all the more beautiful by the little touches- from the cake pops on the tables, to the little blackboards emblazoned with love song lyrics, and the baby’s breath decorations. The wedding cake itself was a tower of cupcakes, reflecting the fun-loving characters of the bride and groom. It was a fantastic and memorable day, and I wish Jamie and Jamie Lee all the best for their future together!

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Benjamin + Charlotte St Marys Bampton wedding film

3rd September Benjamin & Charlotte – Filmed at Bampton St Mary church & Friars court, Oxfordshire

The way you look at me just melts me.”

The groom’s words to his new bride epitomized his utter adoration for her, which had been clear throughout the day. Ben and Charlotte’s wedding in the picturesque church of St Mary the Virgin, Bampton (of Downton Abbey fame), was a heart-warming affair of two families being brought together. The rain did not dampen spirits in the slightest, and Ben became very accomplished at guiding his new wife across the lawns with an umbrella carefully held above her head to keep her dry.

Charlotte wore an exquisite satin and lace dress, with a spectacular mermaid skirt and delicate, capped lace sleeves, and she was supported by four captivating bridesmaids in gowns of softest blush. Ben, understandably, needed a supportive and reassuring pat on the back from his best man as the bridal party began their slow and sedate walk up the aisle towards him, and he was overcome briefly by his emotions. During the ceremony, there was one particularly giggly moment when Ben appeared to drop one of the rings- but they collected themselves and managed to keep straight faces throughout the more solemn parts of the service! A charming folk band regaled the congregation with an acoustic version of the much-loved hymn, ‘How Great Thou Art,’ while the bride and groom signed the register surrounded by their closest family. They emerged, husband and wife, to rapturous applause.

Taking shelter from the rain in the luxurious Rolls Royce awaiting them outside, Ben and Charlotte were handed a glass of champagne each to signal the start of a wonderful celebration. Silver hearts hung from the trees at Friars Court where the reception took place, whilst inside there were pink and white globe lanterns cascading from the ceiling. Charlotte’s father gave a moving speech in honour of his daughter and new son-in-law, and he gave them wise words of advice from his own 34 years of marriage experience: he pointed out the pearl Ben had given Charlotte, symbolizing that “from difficulty, something beautiful can be produced.”  For the couple’s first dance, they surprised their guests with a choreographed number for which they were joined by their closest friends and family, much to everyone’s delight. It was a fantastic end to a magical day!

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