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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