2nd August 2019 Alaina & Sam wedding video, Buckinghamshire videographer

Our Love Story

How did you guys meet?

We met at school when we were 16 years old. We were friends for 7 years before becoming a couple.

Tell me a bit about the two of you, what do you guys do? How do you spend your time?

We love to travel the world: Holidays have included safari in south Africa, driving down the west coast of America, Maldives, Thailand, Cambodia, Sumatra trekking to see the orangutans. We love food and wine – we have been to France and California to the wine regions and plan on going to cape town in November for our honeymoon. We love a drink and to socialise with our friends. We have lived in our house in Brill for 5 years and absolutely love the village!

How did the proposal go down? (all the gushy details, I love this bit!)

Sam proposed on a beach in Ireland. Ireland is somewhere we have always talked about going but never have. Alaina knew he was going to propose (because she always books the trips & holidays!) so had her nails done ready! Following the engagement we didn’t tell anyone for 24 hours, so had a night partying and celebrating followed by driving the ring of Kerry the next day before returning to the beach where we got engaged with a bottle of champagne to facetime family and friends.

How did you choose your wedding venue(s)?

Stockingwood Farm is Alaina’s grand parents house and where they have always lived since before she was born. Alaina used to spend a lot of time at Stockingwood farm growing up – after school and in the school holidays. She is very close to her grandparents and hopefully her grandad will give her away on the wedding day if he is well enough.  All saints church in Hillesden is where Alaina and her cousins and siblings were christened and is only 1 mile down the road from Stockingwood Farm. Sam wanted to get married in a church as his family are religious so it was the perfect choice.  Putting a marquee up at Stockingwood Farm seemed like the perfect choice as it means we can have a wedding weekend and celebrate over a couple of days. The wedding is on Friday 2nd August and the after party is on Saturday 3rd August.

What sort of experience do you want your guests to have?

A GREAT PAAARRRTTTYYYYYY!!!!

Can you describe some of the details and stylings, does your wedding have a theme?

We have focused on food, booze and music. The theme is clean, crisp and classic – the marquee will represent this and the flowers are all white also. #bishbashboshed is our wedding hashtag and will be on the photos printed from our photobooth to create a wedding book.

What was the hardest decision during the planning?

Deciding how much over our budget we are going to go!

What advice would you give to couples planning a wedding?

When you get stressed in all the details, planning and logistics, remember that the wedding is about you as a couple and celebrating your wedding day and love for each other.

Our dream wedding team

The Dress: Emma Victoria Payne : http://www.emmavictoriapayne.com/

Photography: Tom Durn : https://www.tomdurn-photography.co.uk/

Florist: Amanda Thirlby (Moss): https://mossofbuckingham.co.uk/

Catering: Suzan Allan (Croxfords): http://www.croxfords.com/

Music: Oceano Strings, David Bird & OJ’s

Hair & Makeup: Emma Jane Walsh : https://www.emmajanewalsh.com/

Car Rentals: Martin & Margaret Broughton – Family Friends!

Venue: Stockingwood Farm – Colin & Jeanette Richardson (Alaina’s Grandparents)

Music licensed through The Music Bed : http://www.themusicbed.com

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20th July 2019 Leo & Sitong York wedding video, Yorkshire videographer

Our Love Story

How did you guys meet?

Leo went out to China in 2010 and met Sitong through friends, then they moved around all over the place in China before coming back to Britain in 2017.

Tell me a bit about the two of you, what do you guys do? How do you spend your time?

We’ve always bonded over food and love a good meal together, and really enjoy travelling to new places and going to concerts.  For some reason a trip anywhere in the car is always fun, even if it’s only down to the shops.

How did the proposal go down? (all the gushy details, I love this bit!)

Sitong lost a silver ring of hers playing in the snow, and so Leo had a replacement made when he commissioned her engagement ring.  Leo proposed at home, giving Sitong the silver ring first as a distraction, only to be told ‘Oh thank God, I thought you were going to propose’.  Bit of a confidence knock, but he did it anyway, and here we are.  The Japanese meal we had to celebrate that evening was spectacular.

How did you choose your wedding venue(s)?

Leo’s old school is next to the Bar Convent (in fact in the past the school was run by the nuns) and so he used to go to mass and other services at the chapel while at school.  It’s a lovely space, hidden in the building so it can’t be seen from the outside, as being a Catholic in England when it was built 250 years ago wasn’t the safest lifestyle choice.

The Principal has lots of character, a nice garden and lovely views of York Minster, and the Oak Room where the breakfast and evening reception are taking place gets great light through the big windows.

What sort of experience do you want your guests to have?

We want our wedding to be intimate and fun for all our guests, and for them to think that our wedding reflects who we are as a couple.

Can you describe some of the details and stylings, does your wedding have a theme?

Sitong is Chinese so there will be details reflecting that throughout the day, combined with a classic English summer aesthetic in the surroundings and the flowers.

What was the hardest decision during the planning?

Probably the venue choice at the beginning, as it’s the first and the biggest choice you make, really.  There are lots of lovely places to choose from and the place you go for in the end has a big impact on the overall style of your wedding.

What advice would you give to couples planning a wedding?

Talk about it and make decisions together.  Try to be more organised than Leo.

Our dream wedding team

Photographer: Mark Seymour https://www.markseymourphotography.co.uk/

Music licenced through www.themusicbed.com

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14th July 2019 Paola & Shaun Stoke Park wedding video, Buckinghamshire videographer

Our Love Story

How did you guys meet?

We met at a work conference

Tell me a bit about the two of you, what do you guys do? How do you spend your time?

We both work in finance, very active couple, we love sports, hiking, squash, tennis, working out, and the outdoors. We enjoy our close group of friends but most importantly we have become each others best friend.

How did the proposal go down? (all the gushy details, I love this bit!)

Very simple down to earth at home, he was so nervous and anxious! He was shaking! and he was making no sense 🙂

How did you choose your wedding venue(s)?

We wanted an outdoor wedding!

What sort of experience do you want your guests to have?

Classy, elegant and simple. Loads of fun and an wedding to remember forever for its fun and elegance!

Can you describe some of the details and stylings, does your wedding have a theme?

A festival of colours, Fascinators!

What was the hardest decision during the planning?

The Venue!

What advice would you give to couples planning a wedding?

Keep it simple!

Our dream wedding team

Venue: Stoke Park  https://www.justinalexander.com/

Florist: Fabulous Flowers: https://www.fabulousflowers.biz/

Photographer: Barney: https://www.timelesspictures.co.uk