This was our last wedding of 2012 and a return visit for us to One Whitehall, London, for the beautiful, funny, happy and heartwarming wedding of Claire and Russell. The ceremony and the reception took pace at One Whitehall, which is fast becoming one of my favourite venues, with it’s book lined walls, curved staircases and fantastic location near the river; it just works so well for a big party. Claire (and Russell, who chose the drinks ;)) had styled it perfectly with their Penguin book stationary and she had chosen a completely amazing dress to set off her vintage styled hair and make up, expertly done as always by Lipstick and Curls. Russell opted for Cad and the Dandy for his suit, finishing off the look perfectly.
One thing we didn’t know about the couple was that Russell works in TV…he’s a producer…so that’s just lovely and meant we weren’t at all slightly nervous about filming a TV producer’s wedding…but he made it very easy in that the Speeches both he and Claire gave, the Ceremony their Rabbi conducted and the Best men’s speech (which involved an Ukulele and Kazoo) were all so moving, personal and funny we were spoilt for choice. Add to that some very happy friends and family, a great music set from The Wedding Smashers, and a very lovely and talented photographer in the shape of Jordanna Marston, and you do actually have a perfect wedding.
Claire and Russell, thank you so much for having us at your wedding, you two are meant to be…we wish you lots of luck and love for your future together xx
Wow….I just love this couple, I loved their wedding, I love their beautiful, smiley daughter Mae…it was all perfect and so truly and honestly emotional…I want to do it again!
Bridge and Matt live in New York and came back to London (matt’s home town) to get married. They chose Burgh House for the Ceremony, which is a very elegant and homely venue, surrounded by cobbled streets and pretty houses. Bridge’s Mum conducted the Ceremony which combined their wedding and a welcome for their daughter Mae. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the building! (well, not mine anyway…) The wedding party then travelled by Route Master to St Chad’s Place, Kings Cross, which is an amazing, cool venue, tucked away from the main streets. Bridge had styled the place perfectly and it looked gorgeous.
Bridge looked amazing too, and we all had severe shoe envy that day. Her green Katherine Amberleigh shoes were stunners! She looked totally beautiful and Elbie Van Eeden did her make-up to perfection. The bridesmaids weren’t bad either…there are some good genes in that family…
We were joined by the wonderful Pen and Cam Mckinley-Rodgers, who were an absolute delight to work with and produced beautiful photographs of the wedding…we hope to meet again soon.
The biggest memory from this day is just how much love we felt in the room…proper, tear jerking, chin trembling love and emotion. Thank you so much for having us along for the day…we love you! xx
Well, where to start! We got an email from Madel asking if we (myself and great friend/wedding sidekick Beccy Goddard) were available to film and photograph their wedding…in the Seychelles. Once we’d picked ourselves up off the floor, googled Fregate Island, pinched ourselves a few times we of course said YES! Then followed a few months of emails and finding out more about Madel and Derick and the plans they had for their dream wedding on Fregate Island, and the kind of wedding video they wanted. Madel and Derick are from South Africa and are incredibly well travelled, but I think it has to be said that Fregate was something special. It’s a tiny private island in the Indian Ocean with almost unbelievable beaches; there are no cars, just golf buggies. Dotted around the island are the beautiful villas where guests stay, complete with their own butler and private pool. But the thing that made this place so special was the unique and incredible wildlife that lives with you during your stay. The place is full of bats, tortoises, centipedes, birds, flowers and the most magical sight of turtles coming to lay their eggs in the sand on the beaches….which happened just before the ceremony took place…pretty mind blowing! A special mention must also go to the staff who work there on the island looking after everyone, they are simply outstanding and made the week so very memorable for everyone.
Derick and Madel were joined by their close family and friends, who made the week so special for them. It was full of laughter, love and happiness, with some great adventures and sunsets. Madel’s good friend Riana helped plan the week and did a fantastic job styling the beach wedding. Derick and Madel welcomed Beccy and I into their lives for a week and we had the most amazing experience with them all, we wish you both all the luck and love for your future together and thank you so much for letting us be a part of your adventure. xx
Wow….what a wedding! This is the second wedding we did with Eva from Chic Weddings and it was a corker!! Barbara and Wilco are from Holland and came to Sardinia to get married as Barbara’s Swiss Dad now lives in Cagliari. They chose the truly breath taking venue of Capo Spartivento, which is a 150 year old lighthouse, perched on the cliffs on the South side of Sardinia. It has been converted into a luxury hotel and private venue, complete with infinity pool where you can gaze out to sea; and the chef happens to be Dolce and Gabana’s old private chef…so the food wasn’t bad either!
It’s quite difficult to convey the atmosphere of the place in writing, but it really is incredible and very unique. I think I might go and get married there myself one day…!
Barbara and Wilco are a very gentle couple, so very much in love and very laid back and relaxed…perfect. They chose to have an humanist ceremony conducted by the lovely Blessings from Italy, which took place on the cliffs overlooking the sea.
They then all retreated to canapaes overlooking the pool and the sea, while the sun gave off the most glorious golden light before setting over the sea…dreamy doesn’t really do it justice. As alway Eva was a delight to work with and kept the day running smoothly, but in her wonderful laid back, relaxed way. All the details and hints of Morocco set the venue off perfectly. They had Sara Letschart photograph their wedding, who travelled from Holland. She was brilliant, and a lovely, gentle lady full of laughter…hope we meet again :)
Barbara and Wilco were a joy to film, they were funny, friendly and happy, as were their lovely family and friends. Thank you so much for having us over there to film your wedding, it was incredibly special xx
Ah, sunshine! It’s been quite rare this year but Kelly and Ben’s wedding was full of it, and what a gloriously happy and sunny day it was. They got married outside on the lawns at South Farm, which is home to gypsy caravans, pigs, peacocks a very loveable chocolate lab, beautiful grounds, fields with long grass and a lovely old barn for your reception…it’s a pretty great venue!
Kelly and Ben are an incredibly sweet couple, they are just so stupidly right for each other and in love, you just felt it everywhere. They are both very family orientated and this really shone through the whole day, they were surrounded by people they loved and people who loved them back…it was an absolute pleasure to film. It was also very relaxed and the sunshine just aded to the lazy, hazy feel of the day. Golden hour was spectacular that evening; Britain in the sunshine really is hard to beat.
Both kelly and Ben (I suspect Kelly maybe more than Ben!) had spent weeks making, sewing, cutting gluing all the little details of the wedding and it really showed, it looked fantastic. Kelly’s dress went perfectly with it’s lace layers and delicate details, she looked beautiful.
The photographers on the day were Alex and Denise from Blessing Photography, who we’ve worked with before and who always work so well with their couples, lets hope our paths cross again!
Congratulations again both on your beautiful wedding and here’s to a sunny and happy future together…but then, that’s never really ever been in doubt! xx
So, this is the story of Emily and Ashley…a transatlantic love story because Emily moved to the States shortly after they’d met, but by then he was already completely, totally only ever going to be with Emily…so he went and got her! Emily emailed me from San Francisco initially….massive, huge long emails…the kind of emails that maybe you might think the woman was a little crazy… But of course she isn’t, she’s one of the funniest, warm hearted, and welcoming people we’ve met along this wonderful wedding path we’re taking. You can’t help but love this girl! So, Ash, I totally get it; she was worth it and I think you were too, you make a fantastic couple.
The wedding took place just before Christmas, all cosy and candle lit (filming nightmare..but looked pretty!) at The Olde Bell, Hurley, which is a great venue and has wonderful food and a lovely atmosphere. I was accompanied by my side kick Beccy, this time in her photographer capacity of Rebecca Goddard Photography…needless to say she was lovely to work with!
We had a lovely time meeting you both and your families, I am so happy you chose us and even more happy to know I’ve gained another friend out of it all. Loads of luck and love to you both and your exciting future as a family xx
Gemma and Craig got married at the fairly new venue of Dodford Manor, just before New Year’s Eve. The weather was typically Decemberish and rainy but the vibe on the day was happy, warm and excited…everyone was up for a party! Gemma and Craig (though probably more Gemma!) had spent ages planning and gathering, sourcing and researching bits and pieces for their wedding and the styling was pulled off to a tee. Gemma looked stunning in her vintage birdcage veil and beautiful Pronovias dress, Vivienne Westwood shoes, the guys in tweed jackets….a really beautiful do! I can’t imagine Gemma looking anything other than vintage with bright red lips….I’m sure you look like that everyday ;)
The evening had a live band (Craig’s in a band…music was important…) and an amazing cake from Choccywoccydoodah. I was accompanied on the day by Beccy from Rebecca Goddard Photography…and of course she did a fabulous job as ever. Thank you so much Gemma and Craig for letting us be a part of your wonderful day, hope you have an amazing future together! xx
This is the first of two weddings we are blogging today where we got to work with the fabulous, creative and lovely Eva from Chic Weddings. She has beautiful taste and we love her for it :)
Flora and Terris, who currently live in Hong Kong, chose to get married in the rolling Tuscan hills, at Castello di Vicarello, which is simply quite breath taking. It has incredible views and is such a romantic and elegant place to be married. The rooms are stuffed full of antiques and gorgeous furniture, the courtyard is festooned with vines and grapes and the lawns in the gardens have the perfect backdrop for evening dancing and twinkly lights.
Flora had a beautiful Valentino dress (yes, it was rather lovely!) set off with her Mothers antique jewellery and Terris looked handsome in white dinner jacket and black tie.Their guests were bubbly and lots of fun, live music in the evening played on the lawns with much dancing, delicious food and cake, huge amounts of wine…it was a top wedding! Eva and her team made the day run perfectly and the table styling was so pretty (pheasant feathers, crackled glass and candles everywhere). The photographer was Lisa Poggi, a regular in the area, who was a pleasure to work with.
It’s such an honour to be able to travel to these beautiful places for weddings, we thank Flora and Terris for letting us be part of their amazing day, and look forward to returning to Tuscany again this year.
I think I’m falling in love with Liverpool…this is the second wedding we’ve filmed there and like the first, it was so happy and elegant, beautiful light, incredibly pretty buildings and stunning city views from the top of Hope Street hotel. Sandra and Mark are friends of Alex and Kevin, so it was doubly nice to be invited back.
Sandra and Mark’s wedding was so full of happiness, everyone was smiling, the sun shone, their family and friends were friendly and caring, the photographer (Antony McArdle) was a pleasure to work with, their two boys played their page boy roles impeccably and to top it off….Sandra looked totally gorgeous in her layered dress. The bright Yellow New York cab kind of summed up the happy vibe on the day and Sandra and Mark were great fun to film and be around.
Hope Street hotel is right in the heart of Liverpool and is a beautiful venue, full of light and amazing views. I really do love city weddings and hope to be returning again to Liverpool soon. Thank you so much Sandra and Mark for inviting us along to join you on your beautiful wedding xx
Duncan and Lauren were married on a beautiful, golden day in November…the kind of day we dreamt of back in August when it was pouring with rain! They chose Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park for their wedding reception, which has amazing views of the park from the terrace and beautiful trees and grounds. Both Lauren and Duncan had an immense sense of fun and this was reflected in their wedding and speeches; they were surrounded by people who clearly think the world of them…and know how to party…
Lauren looked amazing in her layered dress, add a handsome Groom and Ushers, pretty details on the tables, golden winter sunshine, a great band in the evening (Jelly Hammer), two talented and lovely photographers (Cotton and Candy)…and you’ve got a fab wedding!
Congratulations Lauren and Duncan, we wish you every bit of luck and happiness in your future together xx