14th December 2019 Izzie & Mark wedding video | Oxfordshire videographer

 

Our Love Story

How did you guys meet?
 
Met at school – Mark was at Bedford School (boys), Izzie was at Bedford High (girls). We were just friends for most of school – eventually Mark’s persistence paid off in London!
 
Tell me a bit about the two of you, what do you guys do? How do you spend your time?
 
Izzie works in Marketing at Lloyds Bank, Mark works in Sales for a start up called ROI Hunter. We spend most of our spare time with friends and family – partying, going on trips, holidays, out
for dinners. When being more sensible we spend lots of time at the gym or walking round Battersea Park.
 
How did the proposal go down? (all the gushy details, I love this bit!)
 
Mark asked Izzie to meet in the park for a beer after work. This is quite normal practise so she thought nothing of it. When she arrived to where his Whatsapp location pin had sent her it was rather surprising that Mark was in a very secluded and beautiful rose garden in Regents Park with champagne and glass flutes. Izzie had already kicked her shoes off and got comfortable before realising this was slightly more than a post work beer! Mark had planned dinner and a hotel in London after 🙂
 
How did you choose your wedding venue(s)?
 
I think we ran out of steam looking at venues!!!!! This seemed to be the perfect level of chilled vibes, and wintery wonderland that we were after.
 
What sort of experience do you want your guests to have?
 
Fun fun fun – lots of food, drinking and dancing. Nothing too sensible or formal
 
Can you describe some of the details and stylings, does your wedding have a theme?
 
The theme is really just burgundy and gold. We’re not particular or creative! We will be doing lots of singing (with gospel singers in the ceremony, and the 12 days of Christmas for a laugh before best man speech – each table will be a different line of the song). There will be lots of fir cones / lanterns and wintery touches
 
What was the hardest decision during the planning?
 
We struggled to find a band – we found lots of the ones we liked were super expensive! Ended up finding the perfect one in Brother from Another though
 
What advice would you give to couples planning a wedding ?
Don’t get stressed – you set the vibe for your guests!
 

Our dream wedding team

 
The Dress: LeSposi Bridal: https://www.le-sposi.co.uk/
Photography: Rachel Barnes: http://www.rachelbarnes.co.uk/
Florist: Daisy Ellen: https://www.daisyellen.com/
Catering: Ragassan: https://www.ragasaan.com/
Music: Brother from Another and Gospel Touch: www:
https://www.brotherfromanother.co.uk/ and https://gtchoir.com/
 
Music licenced through The Musicbed: https://www.musicbed.com/
 
Sync ID
MB01EG9DOIWAFMW

7th December 2019 Mat & Emma wedding video | Oxfordshire videographer

 

Our love Story

 
How did you guys meet?
 
We met at Plymouth University. Mat played for Plymouth Blitz American Football team and Emma was a cheerleader for Plymouth Storm. Talk about American cliché! We were friends for a year before we started dating, we have been together over 8 years!
 
Tell me a bit about the two of you, what do you guys do? How do you spend your time?
 
Mat – I’m a business development manager for an IT company. I love sports, but especially college American football.
Emma – I’m an account manager for an employee benefits company, before that though I worked in Events, that’s how our paths crossed Mark. In my spare time I like to go to the gym, do yoga and spend time in our home. In our spare time we love to spoil our miniature schnauzer Lola, take her for long walks, spend time with family and host friends at our house. Mat loves to host!
 
How did the proposal go down? (all the gushy details, I love this bit!)
 
Let me set the scene, Mat’s mom lives in Colorado and in Fall 2018 we were visiting for a friend’s wedding. Fall is my favourite time of year in Colorado, the leaves are an orange/yellow colour and it looks like a postcard. We spent our last weekend in Aspen, Colorado, we’ve been before and absolutely love it. My mum was with us too, along with Mat’s mom, step dad and younger brother. Maroon Bells are a popular mountain range, they’ve got their name from the sun reflecting on the top of them and making them turn ‘maroon’ at sunrise. We got up early (3.30am!) to get to the lake at the bottom of the Bells for Sunrise. We were all together, watching the sun light up over the mountains, when our family soon stepped back and Mat was down on one knee – I had no idea (everyone else knew!). I burst into tears and it was perfect. I wish I could relive it again. Aspen now will have a special place in our hearts forever. For Christmas in 2018, Mat bought me the stars constellation that was over the bells that morning and this is now in our home.
How did you choose your wedding venue(s)?
 
Mat used to be a chef, and Emma used to work at 2 Michelin Star Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons so it is hardly surprising to hear that we both love our food. We love trying out different restaurants, different food and Mat loves to cook/host (I think you get the idea he loves this!). So when we knew Primrose Hill Farm used a caterer that used local & organic produce as much as they could, this was a massive tick in our box. The barns themselves are beautiful, set in a working farm but fully modern inside, we were completely won over. It’s funny because Mat didn’t think he wanted to see the venue when I found it online, he wasn’t sure about the steel structure that are on the outside of the glass windows/doors – oh how wrong he was when he saw it in person.
What sort of experience do you want your guests to have?
 
We want our guests to relax, enjoy spending time with us and each other (Mat has family & friends travelling from Brazil & America) so it will be the first time his UK friends get to meet them so that is pretty special. We also want our guests to enjoy their food, it really is that important to us. Of course the ceremony is the key bit, but it will be nice to have all our loved ones together for us to celebrate – he finally put a ring on (only took 8 years!)
 
Can you describe some of the details and stylings, does your wedding have a theme?
 
We have tried to incorporate both of our roots. Emma is born and raised in the UK but having a degree in Event Management she had some pretty set ideas in her mind. Mat was born in Brazil, grew up in America and also has Italian heritage, so we have tried to incorporate this throughout our day. Once we have been announced as Mr & Mrs we are walking out to a Brazilian love song, our first dance is Italian (or at least part of it!) and we have 6 bridesmaids & 6 groomsman, I know that is quite American to have such a big Bridal Party!
 

Our dream wedding team

 
The Dress: Jesus Peiro, from the fabulous Ellie Sanderson Boutique: https://elliesanderson.co.uk/
Florist: Fabulous Flowers: https://www.fabulousflowers.biz/
Catering: Indulgence Hospitality: https://indulgenceboutiquehospitality.co.uk/
Music: Earcandy – Acoustic Duo (drinks reception): Earcandy & Black & Gold (Evening band): https://earcandylive.co.uk/acts/black-and-gold/
Hair & Makeup: Hair – Emma Knowles. Make up – Chloe Parasmo
 
Music licenced through The Musicbed: https://www.musicbed.com/
 
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26th October 2019 Shona & Tom wedding video | Oxfordshire videographer

 

Our love story

 
How did you guys meet?
 
Tinder, it’s the future
 
Tell me a bit about the two of you, what do you guys do? How do you spend your time?
 
Yacht captain. Shona is a private chef and a yoga instructor
 
How did the proposal go down? (all the gushy details, I love this bit!)
 
On the beach in Wotamu, Kenya. I nailed it!
 
How did you choose your wedding venue(s)?
Shona wanted to get married at her parents house
 
What sort of experience do you want your guests to have?
A happy, fun and relaxed one. Also boozy. Mostly boozy.
 
Can you describe some of the details and stylings, does your wedding have a theme?
Nautical
 
What was the hardest decision during the planning?
Should we have 3 bands or 4? (they love music and dancing)
 
What advice would you give to couples planning a wedding?
Have amazing parents in-law
 
Music licenced through The Musicbed: https://www.musicbed.com/
 
Sync ID
MB010M1MGDGUBKZ

21st September 2019 Vicky & Joe wedding video | Oxfordshire videographer

 

Our Love Story

 
How did the proposal go down? (all the gushy details, I love this bit!)
 
For Joe, the hardest part of the proposal was asking my dad (something I had made very clear needed to happen!) So he snuck off round to see my parents when I was busy working one weekend. He arrived with a big bunch of flowers for my mum ‘to thank her for all she does for us’ and then asked where my dad was. She told him he was having his haircut and would be back soon – which he was, with a smaller bunch of flowers for my mum (first son-in-law error – do not beat the size bunch of flowers!!). So, my dad, obviously slightly annoyed (and making it apparent calling Joe a ‘Twat’ in a playful manner) at the flower situation decides to ask Joe to help him move some garden furniture. Joe thinks, this is perfect he has him on his own and can ask the big question – apart from he bottled it!! The next thing he knows they are sat down having lunch (again much to my dad’s annoyance, he thought he had his wife to himself for the day!!) The conversation came up about what my dad should buy my mum for her upcoming birthday, in Joes head he was suggesting a fascinator, I’d like to marry your daughter, but no still nothing came out his mouth!! SO lunch was finished and cleared up, Joe had now stayed much longer than he expected, my dad had settled down into an afternoon of sport and my curious mum was beginning to wonder what on earth was going on, and so asked Joe ‘you alright?’ to which he said ‘can you both sit down I need to ask you something!!’ very abruptly! My mum shoved my dad and to stop watching the tv and listen to Joe (oh yes he had annoyed him again, as his beloved Man Utd were about to kick off!!) with no more said, Joe finally said ‘ I want to make the holiday in Crotia amazing, David I want to ask for your daughters hand in marriage’ To which his response was OH!!!! The longest 10 seconds later he stood up and said of course and gave him a hug – they chatted for about 5 minutes and finally Joe left!!!
He then completely took me by surprise on our first night in Croatia, Joe has never been able to hide surprises but this one he did. He snuck the ring through the airport in his hand luggage – which I had gone through that morning. We had arrived around 9pm, eaten a quick dinner and headed to the bar for a glass of wine. Joe was restless and wanted to head back to the room, I assumed he was tired from the journey so agreed (even though I didn’t’ want too!!) on the way past the bar Joe suggested getting a glass of champagne to take back to the room, this should have been my first point of suspicion. When we got to the room he asked me if I needed the toilet, I giggled and said I was okay to which he said okay I am going to go (I did think he was acting weird now!!) I went out to the balcony to listen to the sea and Joe then came out with a little envelope (a gift I had got him for his 30th Birthday a few months before, when one was completed you opened the next) seeing as we had completed the one before Joe suggested I opened the next. I did and then saw the words ‘Will you marry me??’ I looked up and there Joe was on one knee with the most sparkly ring I’d ever seen. I cried and continued to say ‘Oh my god, oh my god’ and like my dad, kept Joe in suspense before saying ‘YESSSS!!!’
 
How did you choose your wedding venue(s)?
 
We saw it on Facebook and both absolutely loved it as soon as we went there, we wanted a barn but this was modern and bright and just perfect
 
What sort of experience do you want your guests to have?
We just want them to have the most fun, and dance all night and enjoy the food.
 
Can you describe some of the details and stylings, does your wedding have a theme?
 
Well, we have a lot of jazz! We also have a bit of a wine theme going on, you will see the table plan will be on wine bottles and one featuring in the table decorations. We have also got some gorgeous flowers.
 

Our dream wedding team

 
The Dress: Le Sposi, Wendover: https://www.le-sposi.co.uk/
Photography: Dale Stephens: https://www.dalestephensphotography.com/
Florist: Perfect Day, The Flower Room: https://www.flower-room.co.uk/
Catering: Ross and Ross events: https://www.rossandrossevents.co.uk/
Music: Lauren Bush (canapes), Gatsby Jukebox (evening band): https://www.gatsbysjukebox.com/
Hair & Makeup: Lauren Oslar and Amy Pomeroy (make up) Sarah Hill and Kim (hair)
Cake: Marks and Spencer
 
Music licenced through The Musicbed: https://www.musicbed.com/
 
Sync ID
MB01PQII7STRT8U

9th August 2019 Emma & Dean wedding video, Oxfordshire videographer

Our Love Story

How did you guys meet?

Emma is a nursey teacher and Dean a construction site manager,

Tell me a bit about the two of you, what do you guys do? How do you spend your time?

We both enjoy trips to London and exploring new places together and spending time with close friends and family, especially our nephew!

How did the proposal go down? (all the gushy details, I love this bit!)

In our favorite city London, Dean proposed in a pop up bar along south bank Christmas market on 24:12:17. Ironically by London bridge one of our favorite destinations was completely shocked and of course I said yes

How did you choose your wedding venue(s)?

We both wanted a relaxed barn style wedding venue. Once we had met Karin from Stratton court barn we were both sold!

What sort of experience do you want your guests to have?

We would love our guests to feel relaxed and enjoy our wedding day!

Can you describe some of the details and stylings, does your wedding have a theme?

Relaxed, festival feel / Boho

What was the hardest decision during the planning?

Choosing the music!

What advice would you give to couples planning a wedding?

Do it completely your way, enjoy every moment & be Selfish! x

Our dream wedding team

The Dress : https://www.bridesofberkhamsted.com/
Photography : https://www.dalestephensphotography.com/

Music licenced through: https://www.musicbed.com/

Sync ID
MB01KKUAVZPSSP

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

8th December 2018 Beth & Dale Manor farm wedding video, Oxfordshire videographer

Our story

Our story began back in August 2016, each year I go to an annual event in the village of Ickford called Tug of War, that year I decided to take my children and show them village traditions. I was dancing to the band when a certain someone caught my eye, and a mutual friend of mine and Dales called me over to come to meet Dale, we took each other’s numbers, and he added me on facebook as it was quite late and I needed to get my children home. The next day I woke up to an unexpected message from Dale, I thought he might have forgotten as he had had a few drinks and I was sober.

Over the next few months, both our lives had changed so much, Dale came to live with my children and me as I lived in Swindon at the time but wanted to move back to where I grew up. We found out we were expecting our little bundle of joy Alfie in January 2017 so we knew we were coming back to Oxfordshire to live. In June 2017 Dale got down on one knee in front of my two other children and me and asked if I would marry him and of course I said yes.

We had visited a few venues, but nothing caught our eye and gave us ‘the feeling’ that I had heard about, until we came upon Manor Farm Barn in Marsh Gibbon, and we knew that that venue was the place where we would say our vows together. Not only was the venue perfect because of the barn and setting were just perfect, but the owners Vikki and Toni were amazing and helped us in so many ways leading up to the big day.

I knew when planning the wedding I wanted an amazing photographer and also a videographer as those memories lasted forever and wanted to get it right.

Dale grew up in Brill, so I got to know quite a few of his friends which included the talented Mark Shipperley,

I got to know his work and watched many of his videos, and knew we wanted him to be our videographer, with booking him he recommended a photographer and after seeing marks work I knew I could trust him, so we booked the super talented Dale Stephens.

We worked with many businesses to get your dream wedding, such as Anna Macdonald, where I found my dream dress, and our beautiful flowers were from signature flowers bucks & Oxon Ltd. My amazing makeup and hair artist is Jodie Elleanor Watton who was a miracle worker. Our cake maker was a close friend of mine Holly Murphy, and the band was gifted to us by Dales parents and was the starlight disco.

I decided to surprise my husband with a bit of a surprise for everyone, I had booked the best singing waiters, and that summed our wedding up, in a beautiful setting with our beautiful friends, and new friends. We can always relive that moment because of our beautiful video and memories.

Our wedding team

Brides dress: ANNA MCDONALD http://www.anna-mcdonald.com/

Florist: SIGNATURE FLOWERS https://www.signature-flowers.co.uk/

Makeup: JODIE WATTON https://www.facebook.com/pg/jodieelleanormakeup/posts/

Photographer: DALE STEPHENS https://www.dalestephensphotography.com/

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27th October 2018 Jennie & Ed Caswell House wedding video, Oxfordshire videographer

Our Story

We met at Swansea University in 2010. After a few years of being in a long-distance relationship (with Jennie in Cheltenham and Ed in Tenby) we then moved in with each other and have lived in Tenby together for the last 4 years. Last year, in August 2017, we went on a road trip around California where Ed proposed in a vineyard in Paso Robles that he had booked as a surprise!

Our wedding team

Brides dress: Caroline Castigliano from Sarah Elizabeth Bridal https://sarahelizabethbridal.co.uk/

Cake maker: The Pretty Cake Company http://www.theprettycakecompany.com/

Florist: Leona Rhodes (family friend) and Jessica Rose Flowers http://www.jessicaroseflowers.co.uk/

Hairstylist & Makeup: Kate Reay-Scott http://www.katiereayscott.co.uk/

Photographer: Tom Weller https://www.tomwellerphotography.com/

Band/Disco: Live Events

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20th October 2018 Katie & Dan Great Haseley wedding video, Oxfordshire videographer

Our Love Story

We were set up on a blind date by Katie’s sister, who works with Dan. Two bottles of wine later on a Sunday evening and we haven’t looked back since.

The first time Dan met Katie’s friends, we ended up clearing the shelves of KFC at 2 am. The first time Katie met Dan’s friends, we ended up at Fabric nightclub until 2 am. That general pattern of silliness has continued thereafter.

We’ve travelled to some amazing places together: India; Mexico; Morocco; Greece (not so amazing but we keep ending up there) to name a few.

We bought a fantastic house together earlier this year and we can often be found in our small but perfectly formed garden doing some weeding or bbq’ing (Dan) or sunbathing and supervising (Katie).

We share many passions: all dogs, cooking for friends and Sunday trips to Homebase.

Our wedding team

Bride’s dress: Maggie Sottero https://www.maggiesottero.com/

Cake maker: Hayley Cliffton www.hayleyscakestudio.co.uk

Florist: Hazel Ball www.velvetbrown.co.uk

Photographer: Mark Lord www.marklordphotography.co.uk

Daytime band: Paris Swing www.alivenetwork.com

Evening band: 29 Fingers www.29-fingers.co.uk

Marquee: Richardson Marquees www.richardsonmarquees.co.uk

Caterers: Ross and Ross www.rossandrossfood.co.uk

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