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/

19th April 2019 Sophie & Cameron The Crazy Bear wedding video, Oxfordshire videographer

How did you guys meet? We met at the local pub. My dad worked at the same pub as Cameron and was his manager. I went to their staff party and that’s when is all hit off! Lots of flirting started.

Tell me a bit about the two of you, what do you guys do? How do you spend your time? Cameron is working at Prezzo in Marlborough as assistant manager. I’m currently working in a nursery with children, not what I want to do as I’m trained in beauty therapy but it’s a fill in job at the moment. We are waiting for my Father to open a Wine and Small Plates bar. When we have nights off together, we like to have a nice meal at home and watch a film or sometime we like popping to the pub for a few drinks with friends and family. We both enjoy good wine and good food.

How did the proposal go down? (all the gushy details, I love this bit!) We were in London for the weekend. Met my cousin for dinner on the Sunday night, had quite a few drinks and had a stinking hangover on the Monday. We had a nice day on Monday despite that, shopping and walking around. We went back to our hotel to chill out before going to dinner at the Ivy, we were chilling on the bed when Cameron asked me big question!! At first, I thought he was joking as he has said it before as a joke, I even said “shut up your joking” But little did I know he had the most beautiful ring, which he had chosen with one of his best mates. He did very well!!!!

How did you choose your wedding venue(s)? It’s the only venue we would off got married at in this country!! We wanted to get married abroad, but family didn’t like it and we actually realised it would have cost us a lot more! We love The Crazy Bear!!!!

What sort of experience do you want your guests to have? One to never forget!!! And talking about for a long time after!

Can you describe some of the details and stylings, does your wedding have a theme? Table names are different Gins, as that’s Cameron’s favourite drink! The Crazy Bear is very oriental so we have gone down that sort of colourings and theme!

What was the hardest decision during the planning? Nothing was really that hard! But to finally decide to have the wedding in his country was difficult and also to have to change the date!!

What advice would you give to couples planning a wedding? Make sure you save enough money for everything you want! Enjoy your time planning it, it suddenly goes very quick!

Our dream wedding team

Venue: The Crazy Bear – http://www.crazybeargroup.co.uk/

Photography: David Bostock – https://davidbostockphotography.co.uk/

Florist: Bizzie Lizzies, Thame – http://www.thameflowers.co.uk/

Catering: The Crazy Bear – http://www.crazybeargroup.co.uk/

Music: Heatwave – https://anthemmusicagency.co.uk/

Hair & Makeup: Samanther Probets – https://www.facebook.com/samantha.probets.1

Cake: Kate Cupcake – https://www.katecupcake.com/

Rentals: Suits: Peter Posh – https://www.peterposh.co.uk/wedding-suits.html

Music licensed through The Music Bed : www.themusicbed.com