Garry and Suzanne wedding video The Manor Weston on the green, 9th of August 2014

A fantastic day greeted Garry and Suzanne as they prepared for their wedding ceremony at The Manor Weston-on-the-Green in Oxfordshire. Their plans for an outdoor ceremony were able to go ahead and it was a very happy couple who exchanged vows in the dappled shade of the arbour, watched by their children, family, and friends in the Knot Garden. Their crisp white and purple colour scheme looked sensational against the rich green of the hedges and manicured lawns, making it a breeze for photographer Aaron Collett to get some stunning shots.

It was clear from the beginning that Garry and Suzanne had definite ideas about what would make their day perfect, from the way their children were included in the preparation and ceremony, to the naming of each table after different Ferrari models. After canapés and drinks on the lawn, everyone made their way into the Baron’s Hall for a top-class meal, followed by the cutting of the cake and first dance. The Old Washoe band had everyone on the dancefloor with their blend of blues and rock, and the party was rounded off with an impressive firework display that lit up the grounds.

I always get a kick out of filming a wedding video Oxfordshire, but it’s even more of a pleasure when the sun is shining and everything comes together the way it should. Garry and Suzanne are a confident couple who created a wedding day which represented their relationship, combining their individual passions into a unique and beautiful occasion that everyone enjoyed. It was a true family affair and I am happy to wish them a lifetime of joy together.


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Chris and Angela Oxford Wedding Video St Edmund Hall, 2nd of August 2014

It is interesting to film a wedding where the bride and groom come from two different countries. It isn’t always an easy process, but watching how they integrate their cultures and introduce their families is a good indication of what their marriage will be like and, judging from the efforts Chris and Angela have made, theirs will be even more wonderful than their wedding day.

The ceremony was held in St Edmund Hall in Oxford, in an intimate wood-panelled room where Angela and Chris’ vows could be heard clearly by their family and friends. The dark wood was offset perfectly by Angela’s beautiful white dress and the magnificent floral creations from Daisies Flower Shop. Rain didn’t delay photographer Mike Fear from getting his group shots on the green, and it wasn’t long before the wedding guests were climbing aboard a vintage red London bus for their journey to the reception venue.

The luxurious Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel was a stunning location for this wedding video Oxford. The sun had banished the last of the rain clouds and it was a pleasure filming the happy couple as they strolled along the bank of the Thames. After delicious meal guests were treated to a very special first dance. It was clear from the slick performance that Chris and Angela had put a considerable amount of thought and effort into every aspect of their celebration, and their enjoyment was clear as Chris lifted and spun his willowy bride to everyone’s delight.

Angela and Chris’ day was sheer romance, from the bridesmaid’s pleated coral chiffon dresses to the soft pink and white colour scheme, flower petal confetti, and the sculptural swags on the cake by The Cake Shop. It was a treat to have been involved in this elegant event. Congratulations!

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Jennie & Edward Wedding Video Moor Park Mansion, 26th of July 2014

Jennie and Edward decided on the grand setting of Moor Park Mansion for their summer wedding celebration. With roots going back more than three hundred years, the mansion’s solid history was fitting for a couple who met when they were three years old, and a fantastic location to make a wedding video Hertfordshire.
Edward and Jennie tied the knot in a traditional ceremony at Holy Rood Catholic Church in Watford. Jennie channelled 1950s glamour in her choice of Sassi Holford “Paola” strapless gown, to which she added a stylish lace overlay for her ceremony and photos, while her bridesmaids were elegant in pink. All the women carried bouquets crammed full of summer peonies and roses accented with soft green eucalyptus leaves, which were handcrafted by Two Girls and Some Flowers. Jennie and her bridesmaids were well taken care of by hair stylist Julie Lilley and make-up artist Ana Ospina.
Following the ceremony, the couple were showered with confetti before being driven by Pageant Chauffeur to Moor Park Mansion in a vintage Rolls Royce. Sticking with the vintage theme, they arranged for their guests to be conveyed to the reception venue in an old red London bus, which was dwarfed by the magnificent scale of the Georgian building. Photographer Fiona Kelly and I were spoiled for choice of backdrops.
The weather behaved itself and it was a happy, chatty group of guests who enjoyed canapés and cocktails on the front steps. Toastmaster Nick Grant kept things running smoothly and had everyone enthusiastically counting down to the cutting of the Queen of Hert’s wedding cake. The dancing was some of the most energetic I’ve ever seen, thanks in no small part to the band, Tommy T and the BellTones. When they weren’t getting down on the dance floor, guests made good use of the facilities provided by The Vintage Photobooth Company.
If Jennie and Edward’s life is even half as wonderful as their wedding day, I am sure they will be very happy. Congratulations!

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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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Sarah and Simon wedding video Hayes, 28th of June 2014

It was a typical British summer day when Sara and Simon tied the knot, but rain never put me off creating the best Buckinghamshire wedding video possible and this occasion was no different. Sara was a little late reaching the beautiful Grade I listed St Leonard’s Church in Old Warden and it was a visibly relieved Simon who breathed out as she drew up in a pristine Landaulette driven by White Doves Wedding Cars.

The strength of love and goodwill in the church was palpable. Sara had recently lost her beloved father, John, and it seemed as if the congregation of family and friends were doing all they could to help Sara and her mother through the wedding service. John’s presence was sorely missed but the love he felt for his daughter and future son-in-law was evident in the gorgeous celebration he had helped them to organise. Rain prevented our couple from having the traditional confetti shots outside the church, but they were greeted enthusiastically by their guests as they took shelter in the marquee.

I loved filming this wedding video Hayes. It was a fantastic blend of traditional and contemporary, with a fresh blue and white seaside scheme and simple accessories used very effectively. In a play on their surname each table was named after a fish, nautical bunting added colour to the all-white marquee, and Sylvie’s Cake Creations made a stylish tiered cake decorated with coral and shells. The seaside theme extended out into the grounds where the rain had eased up and guests reclined in striped deck chairs, tucking into ice-cream and fish and chips, playing cricket and making good use of the photo booth and props housed in a vintage caravan.

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Fisher. Thank you for letting me be part of your special day.

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