Katie + Chris Heythrop Park wedding film

1st October 2016 Katie & Chris – Filmed at Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire

I was honoured to document the fairytale wedding of Chris and Katie at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire, on a rainy but glorious October day. This was a day of light, laughter, wonderful sparkling detail and a venue to match the pride and joy of the couple and their loved ones. At the reception, Katie’s father gave a moving tribute to his own marriage during his toast, and commented shrewdly “it’s a good wife, that makes a good marriage!” His advice clearly resonated with the glowing couple, who had committed to both ensuring their happiness in marriage!

Katie was certainly the princess of the day, in her stunning strapless gown with a full skirt, sparkling beaded detail throughout and a scalloped hem. Her look was topped off by glittering, red, Dorothy-esque shoes, that she clicked together to signal the start of her special day. The bridesmaids were suitably matching in ethereal attire- their lavender dresses were elevated by lovely white lace bodice overlays. The maid of honour looked gorgeous in pale, blushing pink. Two of the bridesmaids were accompanied down the aisle by strapping young mini-groomsmen, one of whom delivered a charming reading from the much-loved animated film, Frozen. Accompanied by a groomsman to support him, the plucky young Frankie read a dramatized version of ‘Love Is an Open Door’ and despite becoming slightly overwhelmed by the emotion of the occasion he gave a fabulous performance and ran the risk of stealing the show during the ceremony!

At the reception, the grandeur of Heythrop Park provided the perfect, elegant background for the continuation of the fairytale theme. The wedding party was entertained by singing and dancing from their waiters and waitresses, a fun and surprising additional touch to proceedings. The couple’s extraordinary cake was also appropriately elaborate, with several tiers and exquisite decoration to suit a Prince and his Princess.

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Jillian + Tom Heythrop Park wedding film

29th May Jillian & Tom – Filmed at Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire

Jillian and Tom first met while working on the cruise ships, and their wedding was a symbolic union between not only their hearts, but the hearts of two families from different parts of the world. As the groom stated in his speech, to have all of their friends and family there, who had witnessed their relationship grow over the previous few years, was truly spectacular. The setting at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire was suitably grand and stately for the occasion, and the bride was dressed to match in a gown from Brides by Demetrios. She had opted for a strapless, beaded corset with sweetheart neckline, a full skirt with ruffled detail at the back and an elaborate train. Her hair was curled subtly and completed with a sparkling beaded tiara. Jillian’s bridesmaids were gorgeous in deep purple, to match the purple flowers of her bouquet and the elegant ribbon adorning the chairs during the ceremony. They were also joined by two adorable flower-girls all in white.

The bride, along with the bridesmaids and groomsmen, descended a pair of curving stairways from the house to where their guests stood waiting, outside. The groom was evidently awestruck at the sight of his bride, who was accompanied by both her parents- as she reached the aisle, she gathered herself quickly before giving her father a swift smile and beginning the walk to her waiting groom.

After the couple had said their vows, and “promise promised” to love and honour one another for the rest of their lives, they were pronounced husband and wife and showered with rose petals before heading inside for the reception. There were many tearful speeches, particularly from her father who was overcome by the excitement and joy of the day. The couple cut their exquisite cake by Claire Louise Curtis from Cakes With Grace with a sabre, before they enjoyed their first dance on the spot-lit dance-floor. Tom spun his new bride across the floor, dipping and lifting her to the guests’ delight. They were soon joined by their families, and both were raised on chairs to be hoisted around the excited crowd. Finally, a dance for Jillian with her father was in order, and the crowd cheered them on as they hugged and shed a few more tears of happiness at the occasion.

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