25Th May 2019 Natalie & Pete wedding video Dovecote barn, Oxfordshire videographer

Our Love Story

How did you guys meet?
Pete & I first knew of each other from working at Biffa, where Natalie still works. It wasn’t until a few years later, when Pete had left to join the Royal Marines, that Natalie & Pete met on a night out in the White Hart. Pete is convinced he chased Natalie for around 18 months prior to them getting together, although Natalie never saw it that way!

Tell me a bit about the two of you, what do you guys do? How do you spend your time?Pete is in the Royal Marines, due to leave a week prior to the wedding to start a new career in the Police (June 2019)
Natalie works for Biffa, waste company and has done for the last eight years.
We enjoy spending time with our young dog Duke and seeing friends and family. We do not currently get heaps of time together, usually just weekends so the wedding and Pete’s change in career will be a completely new beginning for us both.

How did the proposal go down? (all the gushy details, I love this bit!)
Pete & I went to Cape Verde for Christmas 2016, it was on the Christmas Eve that Pete proposed using one of my empty gin bottles (I love gin and I keep any unique bottles to gather dust in our home!) which he used to conceal a poem (on tea stained piece of paper)! He had one of the reps hide the bottle that evening on the beach, all of this being planned under my nose during the holiday, and after dinner we went for a short walk in which we came across the hidden capsule. Pete was in a leg brace as he had dislocated his knee a few weeks prior to the wedding so getting down on one knee was rememberable for numerous reasons. After I said, yes, apparently it felt like forever for Pete but I genuinely was in shock, the reps ran over and popped open a bottle of champers. It was a super magical holiday and I could go on about it forever!
How did you choose your wedding venue(s)?
Dovecote was the first venue we ever visited – we wanted a barn theme but somewhere we hadn’t been to before for friends or family weddings. On first site of the barn it was just perfect, super chilled and not overly formal. Since we booked in 2017 the barn has undergone a number of cosmetic changes all of which we are super thrilled about and has made the barn even more special.

What sort of experience do you want your guests to have?
Chilled, enjoyable experience with lots of laughter and fun!

Can you describe some of the details and stylings, does your wedding have a theme?
Rustic, delicate with a lot of greenery/foliage – we have tried to stick with the barn rustic vibe to not over complicate.

What was the hardest decision during the planning?
Ties!!!! Haha!

What advice would you give to couples planning a wedding?
Remain calm, do not overthink or give yourself too many options! Plenty of time to plan gives you a chance to take everything in its individual strides!

Our dream wedding team

Photographer Dale Stephens: https://www.dalestephensphotography.com/

Wedding dress Rembo Styling: https://www.rembo-styling.com/en/

Florist: The Flower Shed: http://www.theflowershedoxford.co.uk/

10Th May 2019 Irene & Dave Richmond park wedding video, London videographer

Our wedding story

How did you guys meet?

Dave: We were chatting online (like all trendy millennials). I wasn’t sure if Irene’s profile photos were real because she looked gorgeous. When we arranged for our first date and she was 20 minutes late (5 according to Irene!) I was never so happy to have waited and I was really happy to see that the photos were true to life. We shared a bottle of Pinot Noir over stories and I realised I loved her personality as much as her beauty. She agreed to meet me again so I must have been telling some good ones.
Irene: I’d had a couple of questionable first dates recently, and was about to take a break from the whole scene. But I had already arranged to meet Dave so I decided I’d keep that date and then take a break. I always get nervous at first dates, and this was no different. But as soon as I met Dave it just clicked. I fell for his happy, chatty character and was swept off my feet over the next few months. Turns out I was taking a permanent break from first dates!

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

Dave is a software engineer who works at home and enjoys Richmond on his lunch breaks. Irene is a nurse who works in Kings College Hospital. We both have weekends off and love hanging out together, going for strolls, eating ice cream, trying new coffee shops, going to the movies or out for brunch/ dinner. We both love to exercise, Irene in the gym or running by the river, and Dave doing longer runs through the park. During the week in the evenings we enjoy catching up and then unwinding in front of a good show while eating something delicious that Irene has baked.

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

I’d been planning it for awhile and started to save for a ring after chatting to a friend who was doing the same. Luckily I had enough saved just before Christmas (which didn’t get me out of getting a Christmas present also). So on our last weekend before the holidays I got up in the middle of the night and rearranged the furniture in the sitting room very quietly and created a path of heart shaped tea lights and red rose petals from the door to the couch, where I had a photobook waiting which covered our journey together. Then I went back to bed and at 8am (she’s not a morning person, I was very brave) woke Irene, and told her she had a time sensitive christmas present (which was basically the tea lights were about to go out!) to open. She was a bit reluctant at first but after a little convincing she got out of bed. When she opened the door I’m not sure it had sunk in what was happening. I think the sight of just the book confused her. She didn’t actually realise it was going to be a proposal until she got to the second last page which said I have a question to ask you. Up until then she thought I was taking the piss out of some romcoms we had watched recently and that she had been slagging the cheesiness of. She then started to cry as I got down on one knee to ask her to marry me and she immediately said yes.

How did you choose your wedding venue(s)?

The Richmond Hill hotel was the first place we viewed but Irene wasn’t sure about it. After then looking a little further afield, she realised what a gem it was and after a second viewing and seeing the amazing views at the top of Richmond hill it was hard to beat it. Being close to the waterfront we also thought would be great for photos/video.

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

We’d like a relaxed and chilled out day for our guests where they get to all catch up and see the beautiful local area we live in.

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

We haven’t chosen a theme but the bridesmaids dresses are a knee length mint green and after much searching the groomsmen will have matching ties to go with their navy suits. Everything else Irene has kept simple. We’ve gone with dusty pink flowers for the bouquets and table arrangements.

What was the hardest decision during the planning?

Definitely the guest list.

What advice would you give to couples planning a wedding?

Elope!! 🙂

Our Dream wedding team

The Dress: BOA Boutique – https://www.boa-boutique.co.uk/
Photography: Ben Wetherall – https://bpwphotography.com/
Florist: The Bloomery – https://www.thebloomery.co.uk/
Catering: Richmond Hill Hotel – http://www.richmondhill-hotel.co.uk/en/weddings.html
Church Music: Barbara Krajewska – http://www.creativechords.co.uk/barbara-krajewska/
Music: The Ancient and Moderns
Hair & Makeup: Natalie Kamal & Laura Elizabeth – https://www.nataliekamal.com/
Cake: Sponge and Cream – https://spongeandcream.co.uk/
Car Rentals: Parker Car Service – http://parkercars.co.uk/services/wedding-event-hire

Wedding video showreel 2019

An investment in memories “A wedding day by Mark Shipperley Films”
Our day is finally here! After months of planning it is finally here. Our friends and family have joined us in celebrating our very special and happy day. This wedding day is something I have thought about ever since I was a little girl. Our wedding day is everything I could ever have imagined. I can’t wait for you to see me walking down the aisle, and for me to see you looking so handsome standing at the end of the aisle waiting for me.
I have thought about this day ever since I fell in love with you, ever since I had the slightest thought that you and I would turn into something more! I am so happy that we found each other and so excited to start this journey and this new chapter in life with you.
So, with this bond of holy matrimony, I can promise you that I am yours, and that I will love you in sickness and in health, for richer and for poorer and until death do us part. Today is the first day of the rest of our lives, and the best times are yet to come, and the best memories are yet to be made.
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate then when I fall asleep your eyes close.”
– Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets
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Venues in this film

Notley Abbey – https://bijouweddingvenues.co.uk/notley-abbey-wedding-venue-buckinghamshire/about-the-venue

Caswell House – https://www.caswellhouse.co.uk/

Manor Farm – http://www.manorfarmtythebarn.co.uk/

The Tythe Barn – https://www.thetythebarn.co.uk/

Hedsor House – https://www.hedsor.com

Bodleian Library – https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/whatson/venue-hire/weddings-and-civil-partnerships

Village of Great Haseley – http://www.thehaseleys.co.uk/

Rectory Farm Cambridge – https://www.rectoryfarm.net/

Chateau Saint Jeannet France – https://www.chateausaintjeannet.com/

Kefalonia Greece – http://www.katavothres.gr/katavoth_res/