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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