Martin & Nikki Crowne Plaza wedding Video Reading, 14th of June 2014

As a film maker I always hope everything goes right, yet despite the many wedding video Berkshire I have filmed, it’s rare that things go as smoothly for the couple as they did for Martin and Nikki. Everything about this wedding was perfect from the stunning summer dawn to their lively send off.

Nikki and Martin opted for a traditional ceremony in the village of Waltham St Lawrence. The parish church dates back to the 1200s and is brimming with photogenic details like vaulted wooden ceilings and an ornately carved screen. Nikki’s ruffled chapel length train looked incredible as she made her way down the aisle towards a very excited, if slightly nervous, Martin. The flowers around the church perfectly complemented the deep purple bridesmaids’ dresses. It looked like a set from a Richard Curtis film.

In a luxurious touch, a Bentley Continental took the newlyweds to their reception at the Crowne Plaza Reading where the sun shone on the guests as they enjoyed champagne and a fantastic view of the River Thames. The purple theme continued into the dining room where place cards were attached to light bulb vase favours with floating flowers, and large vases of vivid orchids and candles dotted the tables. The five tier wedding cake was a real “wow” feature, being decorated with a cascade of roses and lilies in cream, pink, and mauve. It was obvious a lot of thought had been given to the colours and it was a beautiful effect.

One of my favourite parts of making any wedding video is the couple’s first dance. Martin showed characteristic panache as he twirled and dipped his new wife with flair, and it was a happy group of guests who waved the couple off onto their American honeymoon. It was a fantastic wedding and I wish Mr and Mrs Chandler every happiness in their new life together.

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