Shona and Jonny – Crossbasket Castle

Scotland!! We love a Scottish wedding, so we were so excited when Shona emailed us to see if we were free to film her wedding at Crossbasket Castle….of course we were!

The whole day was wonderful, both families so friendly and welcoming, and you can see just how important they all are to each other. Family was a big theme on the day and it made it very special. From the venue to the weather (the day previous was thick fog and rain!) it all came together to make a gorgeous day.

Shona chose the brilliant Jesus Peiro for her dress, one of my favourite designers, paired with Manolo Blahs shoes. The bridesmaids wore Maids to Measure dresses in a beautiful dusty pink colour. Flowers on the day were by Mood Flowers, who did a wonderful job. Make up was by Complection Perfection (not that they needed much….)

Jonny wore a kilt teamed with waist coat and jacket by Andrew Brookes tailor. His whole team of ushers wore kilts too…they looked pretty sharp!

After the heartfelt ceremony the pair left the church in a family sports car, complete with tin cans trailing behind, and led the guests back to Crossbasket Castle. The sun shone and we able to enjoy drinks on the terrace before heading into the reception inside.

The beautiful cake was made by Heathers Cakes and the entertainment in the evening included a traditional Ceilidh (our fave!!) and live music by Callanish. We left them in full swing and they no doubt partied the night away.

Www were fined by Euan Roberston who was the photographer on the day. He was an absolute delight to work with, hope we see you again somewhere Euan!

Thank you so much Shona and Jonny for having us with you; you made us feel so welcome and part of the day, it was a total pleasure to meet you all and share the day with you. Lots of luck and love for your future together xx

Ayla and Feti – Manor by the Lake

Have been looking forward to blogging this highlight! Beautiful Ayla and Feti got married in an outdoor ceremony at the gorgeous Manor by the Lake, Cotswolds, surrounded by family and friends. The day was swinging between thunderous downpours of rain and bright sunshine, but the luck of Gods were on their side and they managed to have their ceremony in the sun.

Ayla looked stunning in her lace Pronovias dress and Jimmy Choo shoes, while Feti chose Hugo Boss for his suit. The whole wedding was styled by the super talented Knot and Pop wedding planners, who as always, did an amazing job and really managed to reflect Ayla and Feti’s Turkish Cypriot heritage. Vervain were the florists on the day and their work was beautiful…so in love with the olive branch leaves and peach colours.

The evening saw confetti canons, live music and some wonderful Turkish dancing…the dance floor was packed!

M and J Photography joined us on the day, who were a delight to work with….hope we meet again somewhere! You can see some of the wedding here on Ruffled Blog….

Thanks so much for having us with you on the day, it was an absolute pleasure. Wishing you lots of luck and one in your future together xx

 

 

Jodie and Danny – Syon Park

I was so excited when Danny got in touch about filming is wedding, because it meant we got to work with my great friend Rebecca Goddard, who was taking the photo’s on the day, but also because the Venue was the beautiful  Great Conservatory at Syon Park, which always looks so pretty.  After meeting Danny and Jodie though, it was the fact they were so lovely that made the day very special, along with their wonderful family and friends…and of course super cute son!

Jodie looked amazing  in her Watters lace dress and gold sandals. She teamed this with a mermaid plait and a handmade, jewelled bouquet. The stunning flowers were provide by the ever talented Fariy Nuff Flowers. Danny (who if you’re a Rugby fan you’ll have spotted this already) was joined by several of his team mates and fellow England players, who naturally helps the party get off to a good start! 

We were blessed with beautiful weather and gorgeous sunsets…and the party continued into the small hours. Thank you both for having along for the day and making us feel so welcome. It really was an amazing day! Wishing you both and Blake a wonderful future together xx

 

 

 

Cecilia and Scott – Four seasons, Hampshire

Cecilia and Scott chose to get married at one of my favourite country venues, the beautiful Four Seasons, Hampshire, and even better, they held their wedding ceremony in the walled gardens which are overflowing with roses and lavender. When Cecilia contacted me she described her wedding theme as overgrown country garden, so I knew it was going to look amazing! It was a perfect union of English country garden meets Swedish (Cecilia and family are from Sweden originally) beauty….and blondness :)

Not only did the florists, The Isle of you,  do an amazing job at the flowers, but Cecilia looked stunning in her pretty Morilee lace dress, with hair styled in a tousled plait by the ever talented Severin Hubert of Hepburn Collection, and gorgeous make up Catherine Bailey. Cecilia also had some of the prettiest, smiliest bridesmaids on hand too….thanks for being lovely ladies!

After a heartfelt ceremony in the gardens guests were treated to a musical surprise in the form of Mans Zelmerlow (Sweden’s 2015 Eurovision Contest winner!) who also returned in the evening to kick the dancing off. Matt Maurice was also on hand to get everyone partying (as ever) and always a joy to work alongside.

We were joined by photographers Jacob and Pauline, who did a fantastic job!

Thank you Cecilia and Scott for having us join you, we wish you and your lovely families and friends every happiness in the future, and look forward to seeing your Pilates moves on Instagram!! X

Lucy and Ollie, East Sussex

We absolutely adored this wedding. Everything about it was beautiful, but mostly Lucy and Ollie and their wonderful families, the people really did make this wedding. Everybody was so incredibly welcoming and friendly, and the sense of love and affection between the family members was very strong indeed…they’re a very lucky couple.

Lucy and Ollie got married at their local family church in Withyham, East Sussex, and they had their reception in a fantastic marquee at the bottom of Ollie’s family home. They were blessed with bright sunshine and warm weather. The gardens (which Ollie’s parents had spent months working on) looked stunning. They had lots of help from a family member, Holly, who really did an amazing job at co-ordinating and planning the day.

Lucy looked so beautiful in vintage Chanel shoes and a Halfpenny wedding dress….one of my favourites! We were joined on the day by Tom Ravenshear photography, who we worked with on one of our very first weddings. Was a real pleasure to see him again!

Thank you both for having us, we loved every minute and you were a delight to be around; and good luck with your fantastic TV career Lucy…will look out for future productions!! x

 

 

Vanja and Rafa – Mandarin Oriental

First blog post in ages!  We’ve been so busy filming this summer it really has been a challenge to keep the website up to date, but am so excited to be back to sharing some wonderful weddings again….this one especially as Vanja and Rafa had such a beautiful, heartfelt, elegant wedding, a perfect mix of Spanish and English in the heart of London.

Vanja and Rafa got married at The Mandarin Oriental, a truly wonderful venue who always make us feel welcome and their weddings are seamless. They had the expert planning services of Melanie from CranberryBlue Weddings, who are a delight to work with and who’s attention to detail is incredible….so lovely to see you again ladies!

Vanja got ready at home with the super talents of Kate Hughes on hair and makeup….who as always did a stunning job and Vanja looked breath taking.  Rafa got ready at Blakes Hotel which is a fantastic location. He and his fellow grooms men looked great in classic morning suits, a truly elegant affair.

The sun came out and drinks were had on the terrace, we even had a ride past by the Queen’s horse guard for her birthday! I love the fact you are in the heart of London  but surrounded  by greenery, such a great location.

We were joined on the day by Mike Garrad who was the photographer. We meet so many photographers and Mike joined the long list of absolutely wonderful ones to work with…thank you for being so lovely!

Thank you also for having us with you for the day Vanja and Rafa, it was such a pleasure. You, your friends and family made us feel warm and welcome and Rafa’s speeches and real emotions were wonderful to see.  I wish you every happiness in your future together xx

 

 

 

 

Antonietta and Matthew – RSA

We love being asked back to film family of past couples, it’s the best! Especially when they’re as lovely as Antonietta and Matthew. We first met them a few years ago when we filmed the  wedding to the lovely Kat and Tom, and it’s with great admiration that we’ve seen Kat become a highly respected and talented wedding planner….so we were doubly excited to be asked to film this wedding!   We knew that with Kat behind the planning it was going to be a fabulous day….and it was.

Annie and Matt chose the wonderful RSA as their wedding and reception venue, which is right in the heart of London, of the Strand. It’s a beautiful space and perfect for a city wedding. They both got ready at the equally lovely Mondrian Hotel, which has incredible views of the Thames and St Paul’s. With the help (though not much needed!) of Jo, who did the beautiful hair and make up,  Annie looked stunning in her Suzanne Neville dress. Not forgetting of course Matt and their gorgeous son, who both looked the part too in their suits and black bow ties. A beautiful ceremony and fun filled afternoon lay ahead, and it was so lovely to see these two people share their day with their nearest and dearest.

A who’s who list of suppliers helped make the day look and feel perfect; the flowers were provided by Blue Sky Flowers, amazing gold leafed cake by Couture Cakes, Vowed and Amazed lights, Say Fromage photo booth and wonderful entertainment in the day by the beautiful sounding Charlotte Campbell, with our regular DJ who we always bump in to….Matt Maurice!  Last but not least, we got the chance to work with one of our favourite photographers again (and his equally lovely wife this time), David Jenkins…..thanks for being so much fun to work with, hope we meet again soon!

Annie and Matt, thank you for having us share your day, we which you three lots of luck and love in your future together, and thanks Kat for helping everything run as smoothly as it did. xx

 

Danielle and Richard – Fetcham Park

What a lovely wedding to film on our return to Fetcham Park! Danielle and Richard, who live in Dubai, chose this beautiful venue to have their wedding and reception, and as always, it didn’t fail to live up to it’s reputation. The rooms looked beautiful as did Danielle! Her gorgeous dress from Vera Wang was finished off by Jimmy Choo‘s and she looked stunning. her bridesmaids wore soft pastel dresses which complimented the delicate pinks and foliage in the ever pretty Jay Archer flowers.  Danielle chose the super talented Hepburn Collection for hair, and make up was by super talented Ana Ospina.

We were joined on the day by my great friend and colleague Rebecca Goddard who was the photographer for the wedding. Always fun :)

A heartfelt ceremony was followed by drinks and canapés, with the food on the day being supplied by the wonderful At Home Catering…again, always gorgeous! A live band in the evening ensured everyone was dancing and smiling into the late hours.

Thank you both for having us with you on the day, it was beautiful, and we wish you lots of luck and love in your future together. xx

Elyce and Steve – Chateau Rigaud

It was such a treat to return to Chateau Rigaud again for Elyce and Steve’s wedding, as it’s such a wonderful, laid back venue; but also because Elyce and Steve were such lovely, fun, happy, relaxed people….there was no stress, no drama, no fuss…just a weekend of laughter and love. How every wedding should be!  I knew it would be a good wedding when I found out Elyce is Australian, as it always makes for a happy day. Our English humour and Aussie sense of laid back fun make for a great mix; and this was no exception.

Rigaud was as lovely as ever, with a wonderful team of staff making sure everything ran smoothly, and of course, amazing food! The beautiful flowers were supplied by Flowers in the Vines, Elyce’s dress was by Pronovias, gorgeous shoes by  Louboutin and not to be outdone, Steve’s amazing suit was from Richard James finished off with Mcqueen trousers.

We were joined by Mitchell Carlin who flew over from Australia to photograph the wedding, along with lots of Elyce’s family who made the long journey.  The evening entertainment was provided by the super talented Guy Preston on the decks and Andre “SaxMan” Brown….they did a great job…maybe too good as both myself and Beccy managed to disgrace ourselves on the dance floor!

Thank you both for being such lovely, kind and happy people…it really was a pleasure from start to finish. We wish you lots of luck and love in your future together! xx

Louise and Cy – Bloomsbury Ballroom

Beautiful Louise and Cy had their wedding ceremony in one of my favourite London churches, Clement St Danes on the Strand. Louise’s Dad was in the Raf so it was a fitting church for them to be married in. They then continued on The Bloomsbury Ballrooms for their reception, again, a wonderful venue full of Art Deco glamour and history. Both Louise and Cy were incredibly friendly and considerate all day, they really made it so easy for us to do our job. It was an emotional day for Louise especially, as she lost her much loved Mum a few years ago, but I’m sure she would have been so proud to see her daughter marrying the way she did, surrounded by family and friends.

The Ballroom looked stunning, especially with Cy’s lighting skills and a great party kicked off the evening entertainment. We were working alongside photographer Fiona Kelly and her assistant Emmie, who were an absolute joy! Thanks ladies for being so fun and easy to work with.

We’d like to wish Louise and Cy lots of luck and love in their future together, thank you so much for having us with you for the day xx