Sam and Tom a Le Manoir wedding video, 17th of July 2014

Set upon the gorgeous grounds of Le Manoir Aux Quat’saisons in Oxfordshire, the 17th of July 2014 marked the day for the enchanting union of the new Mr. and Mrs. The friendly couple from Ireland, a pair of dentists with Samantha having just qualified, opted for a small, intimate civil ceremony that took place on a beautiful hot sunny day, perfect for a memorable wedding video. Le Manoir served as the perfect setting for this unforgettable occasion, especially when accompanied by the beautiful blooms created by Fabulous Flowers. Samantha looked absolutely radiant throughout the affair, with her wedding day look made complete by hair and makeup from Jody and Sam for team Claire Hanson.

Along with their 19 guests, the newly wedded couple enjoyed delightful canapés in the garden before I began shooting the wedding video of the couple in the sensational grounds of Le Manoir, along with the company of photographer David Bostock, who I’ve worked with on a great variety of shoots. Afterwards, a six course wedding breakfast that tasted just as delectable as it looked was served by the amazing staff at Le Manoir.

Once they had all finished their meals, the couple and guests had a tour of the impressive kitchens Le Manoir is home to. Following the fascinating tour, Samantha, Thomas and their guests reveled in the incredible experience of a close-up magic show performed by none other than the famous David Penn, Britain’s leading illusionist and one of the greatest magicians I’ve ever had the pleasure of filming. The breathtaking location, splendid ceremony and cheerful reception provided the perfect combination for a captivating Le Manoir wedding video. Oxfordshire provided the perfect setting for the nuptials of the new Mr. and Mrs. on such a pleasant summer day.

A Le Manoir wedding video – Mark Shipperley Films

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Neda & Paul Danesfield House wedding video 29th of June 2014

With its pristine white facade and intricate mouldings, Danesfield House is reminiscent of a wedding cake, and on a picture-perfect British summer day it’s hard to think of a more romantic setting to make a wedding video Buckinghamshire.

Neda and Paul weren’t just uniting their futures when they exchanged vows, they were combining their cultures. The English country house’s soft pink drawing room couldn’t have been a more romantic backdrop for the traditional Persian Sofreh Aghd – a low table spread with flowers, nuts, sugar, candles and other symbols used to wish the couple a long, happy and fruitful marriage.

Making a Persian wedding video is always fun, especially when all the guests get into the spirit as they did for Neda and Paul. Lively music, delicious food, laughter and joy make it a true celebration. The weather may have been on the grey side, but it did nothing to dampen the guests’ spirits as they drank and chatted on the terrace while photographer Mark Seymour and I took some more formal shots of the happy newlyweds. You can see parts of the Danesfield House wedding video below

The ceremony room was transformed into an intimate dining space for the evening reception. Towering floral centrepieces from Seventh Heaven and a Catherine Scott wedding cake added to the elegance and beauty of the setting, and it was clearly a very happy Paul who made a moving speech honouring his new bride.

Highlights of the day included the laughter as Neda was asked three times whether she wished to marry Paul – it’s a Persian custom and I’ve never yet heard a bride say “no”, and the fantastic backdrop of Dansefield House. It’s always easier to make an engaging wedding video when the setting is as photogenic as this one!

Congratulations Neda and Paul.

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Ellie & Matt Hedsor House Wedding Video, 28th of June 2014

I love my work, especially when it’s in a setting as magnificent as Hedsor House in Taplow. Everything about the venue is first class, which makes filming a wedding video Buckinghamshire a dream, and it was a beautiful backdrop for the summer wedding of Eloise and Matthew Wadie.

It was a large and excited wedding party who got ready before the afternoon ceremony. I suspect the original garden designer had women in voluminous frocks, rather than bridesmaids in onesies drinking mugs of tea, in mind when he planned the layout! Ellie’s family has a wonderfully theatrical vein that was shown in the perfect rendition of “A Thousand Years” which was sung after vows had been exchanged.

Every wedding has a unique atmosphere that’s totally down to the couple. Ellie and Matt’s were romantic. From their choice of setting, to the pretty pastel colour scheme and even the pink heart shaped umbrellas, there was a dreamy quality that was as soft and voluptuous as their love and commitment is firm. Ellie and Matt chose a mix of traditional tiered cake and cute cupcakes skilfully made by Victoria Wadie. They were iced in white and delicate shades of pink and green, topped with flowers that looked as real as the roses, peonies and hydrangeas Ellie and her bridesmaids carried in their Seventh Heaven bouquets.

The weather may have been drizzly but that didn’t matter with such luxurious surroundings. As Simon Kemp, the wedding photographer from Hyde End Studios, and I photographed and filmed the wedding party in the gardens, guests enjoyed sublime canapés and pre-dinner drinks. Caterers Caper and Berry provided a mouth-watering meal which was followed by a fantastic choreographed dance to the Nat King Cole classic L-O-V-E. I’ve never seen a bride’s mother tap dance before, and I suspect I’ll never see one do it with as much flair as Carolyn!

Congratulations Ellie and Matt, and thanks for letting me be part of your magical day.

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