Category archives: destination weddings

Kirsty and Oli – Mallorca

We blogged! It’s been a while….but we’ve had such busy season this year with weddings taking us all over England, Scotland, Italy, California, Spain and Morocco so far….it’s been a great year!
We had to share this beauty though from Puro Beach Club, Mallorca, of the beach wedding of the gorgeous Kirsty and Oli.
This was one of those weddings that was just fun from start to end, full of happy people, beautiful views, sunshine and love. (and an amazing wedding wedding dress Kirsty!)  We also go to work with the super talented Tor from Tor Cooper Events (hope we can do something together again!) and a photographer we’ve worked with lots of times before…the fab Andrew Leo

Thanks for being such a gorgeous bunch of people, here’s to sunshine, laughter and screwed down tripods ;) x

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

Maya and Rich – Hacienda Zorita

Not sure where to start with this one! When Rich emailed to see if we were free to film his and Maya’s wedding we were excited about it right from the start. Not only was the wedding a wonderful mixture of Hindu and Christian, but it was set over three days in the stunningly beautiful vineyard of Hacienda Zorita, near Salamanca in Northern Spain….so we were over the moon when they said they wanted to book.

Maya and Rich had planned the wedding weekend to perfection (well, probably more Maya…I think Rich was given the task of planning the “V”s…videographer and vicar…but we all know these are the most important parts right?…) They were joined by friends and family from all over the world and everyone came with the spirit of love and enjoyment, it was such a great weekend. Rich and Maya have a strong sense of fun and adventure (Rich travelled around the world in a TukTuk to raise money for an education programme), so it was never going to be your average wedding.  Even though I was jet lagged from flying in from Bali the day before, the atmosphere and welcoming nature of everyone there just made the whole weekend such a pleasure to film and experience. We loved the mixture of traditions and faiths, all with a Spanish twist. The sun shone and the food and wine were amazing. The Hacienda staff did an fabulous job at putting on this epic three day event.

We were joined by the wonderfully lovely Deborah Panes and assistant Jonty who were photographing the events alongside us. It is so great to meet people with like minds and who are easy and fun to work alongside…it really does make for such a great team. Thanks both for being so lovely and I really enjoyed our beers with the vicar in Salamanca town ;)   Deb’s also has a super talented brother, Roo Panes, who you sang the song in the clip…he’s one to watch!

With the help of a DJ flown in from the Canaries, every day was finished off with a proper good party and the dance floor was always full. Thanks both for being so great and happy and fun to be around….we wish you luck in your future travels and adventures together! xx

 

Suzanne and Sam – Aspen, Colorado

I often gush/bore my friends about the amazing weddings I am lucky enough to go to, and the wonderful people I meet and places I see…but this one is right up there, quite literally. I was so lucky to get to spend a week in the beautiful area that is Aspen, Colorado; to film Suzanne and Sam get married. Sam is a friend of another couple we filmed (Ashley and Daniel) earlier in the year and I was so excited when Sam emailed to see if I might be free to film his wedding too.

Sam and Suzanne live in HongKong, but travelled across to Aspen for their wedding weekend. They had chosen to have their ceremony and reception on top of Aspen mountain , on the beautiful SunDeck. They were joined by friends and family from all over the world, all coming to celebrate this wonderful couple. Apart from the views being simply amazing, the whole weekend had such a happy, excited, joyful and loving atmosphere…it really was perfect. They both have very special families.

The couple had some planning help in the form of EKS events, who kept everything running smoothly, including the cable car rides up the mountain (a personal first at a wedding!) and we were joined by the super talented Thayer Gowdy on the photography side…they were a dream to work with and made me giggle, always a bonus!

The Ceremony and Speeches were heartfelt and funny, the dancing unhindered, the sun shone, the smiles were plenty…thank you both so much for having us; it was an amazing week and a trip I won’t forget in a hurry. We wish you both all the luck and love in the world for your future together x

Ashley and Daniel – The Fig House, Los Angeles

We have been looking forward to sharing the love on this wedding for a while now…this is one of our all time favourites! Not just because we got to travel to one of our favourite places in America, or managed to fit in visits to the beaches and hikes in the Canyons, but because Daniel and Ashley are just one of the sweetest, kindest, gentlest couples you’ll ever meet…and they are so much in love!!

Daniel was best man to a previous couple we filmed, who were married in London (Sophie and Michael), and it always adds to the day when we’ll get to see people we know again, we immediately felt at home. Indeed Michael was Daniel’s best man this time around. I remember Ashley from that wedding too as she led the surprise flash dance on the dance floor, so we knew it was going to be good before we’d even got there!

Ashley’s family still live in LA, so they both got ready at the gorgeous Mr C Hotel in Beverly Hills, and had their beautiful first look on the roof terrace with amazing views of the LA skyline in the distance. Ashley looked stunning in her elegant, floaty dress and Jimmy Choo‘s, while Daniel looked handsome in his dark blue suit. They just beamed when they saw each other and I hold my hands up to shedding a little tear (very quietly!). They were both so relaxed, calm and considerate, such a pleasure to be around.

From Mr C’s, we headed to the wedding venue across town. I’d seen The Fig House before and was so excited to be filming a wedding there, it’s a great space. Ashely and Daniel had the wonderful ladies from So Happi Together organising the day…they were the best! They made our job easy and they were funny at the same time…what more could you want from a wedding planner?!

A family friend conducted the moving ceremony which was followed some amazing cocktails and tunes from The Flash Dance DJ Michael.We were joined by Max and friends photographers, whose work is beautiful. We loved working with you and hope our paths cross again somewhere!

We loved this wedding so much, the day flew for us and it felt like it had been a couple of hours….always a good sign. Ashley and Daniel, we wish you so much luck in your future together, thank you for being so lovely and in love..we’ll see you in Colorado! xx

 

 

 

Ali and Leigh – Florida, USA

We love to travel…it’s one of the best things about our job; meeting new people, seeing new places and going on adventures every weekend. This one was extra special as I already knew Ali as a colleague and friend, so we were just beyond thrilled to get to travel to Orlando to film her and Leigh’s wedding. Now Ali and Leigh are a little bit Disney obsessed….I have to hold my hands up and say Disney is not my thing, but I also have to admit I am a little bit converted now, especially after the whole wedding party  spent the most magical evening watching the fireworks at Epcot after the ceremony earlier in the day.

Ali and Leigh were joined for their wedding by their close family and friends, who helped celebrate their unique day. We all stayed at the Rosen Shingle Creek hotel in the run up to the big day, which is where Ali and Leigh started the wedding day off with prep in the morning. We then all headed over to their ceremony venue, the beautiful Cypress Grove Estate House, which is set in tall trees on the edge of a lake…it’s stunning.

The ceremony was conducted by Glynn Ferguson and we were joined by the lovely Kritsa from Kristen Weaver Photography. They were a joy to work with and so lovely. Ali looked stunning in her dress from my local – Stamford Bridal Rooms, finished off with a pair of sparkly Kurt Geiger‘s. Beautiful flowers were provided by Lee Forest Designs and the furniture and styling by RW Events.

The whole team put on a wonderful day for everyone and we managed to squeeze a whole wedding day into about 6 hours….which meant we could then hit Disney!  By chance Beccy and I had been persuaded to upgrade our car rental to a very understated bright red Mustang convertible (now an absolute requirement for all our car rentals in the US) which we used as Ali and Leigh’s wedding transport to Disney (I am also now available as a chauffeur). I think one of my favourite memories from the day was watching them both in the back seat, newly married, huge grins, wind in their hair, heading towards The Magic Kingdom!

We then spent the rest of the afternoon and evening visiting Disney, being congratulated by strangers (and getting hugs from little girls who were convinced Ali was an actual real life princess), rounding off the night watching the amazing firework display at Epcot, whilst standing in England eating fish and chips!

You two were such a joy to be around, thank you so much for having us with you for your beautiful day, we’ll never forget it. We wish you all the luck and love in the world for your future together and can’t wait to see what yoyo both do next xx

 

 

Jacquetta and Elliot – Hotel Cipriani, Venice

Jacquetta and Elliot, who travelled all the way from California, held their intimate and romantic destination wedding at the Venetian classic; the Hotel Cipriani (fave hangout of Clooney no less) followed by the sumptuous Hotel Metropole for the reception and evening meal.The whole day was planned with the help of super talented and lovely Eva from Chic weddings, and the theme of glamour and rich, deep colours suited the venues perfectly.

Jacquetta and Elliot got ready at Hotel Cipriani with their ceremony being held on the lawns overlooking the vast canals. Jacquetta chose a beautiful burgundy Vera Wang wedding dress and feathered Manolo Blahniks which were the perfect compliment to the whole setting and styling…she looked amazing! A friend of the couple conducted the ceremony and both Jacquetta and Elliot exchanged their own, heartfelt wedding vows. A champagne reception followed where guests donned Venetian masquerade masks, before everyone was transported by boat to the Hotel Metropole. Jacquetta and Elliot took some time out to visit the stunning Saint Mark Square and Cafe Florian. They even managed to dance in the middle of the square to passerby’s smiles and congratulations.

The wedding meal was exquisitely styled again by Eva, with beautiful flowers by Tea Rose Events. A delicious 10 course meal and speeches followed, before dancing and more drinks. The wedding party then finished the evening late with a visit to the famous casino of Venice…what a day! We were accompanied by the very lovely Lindsay Madden who was the photographer, from New York. She was a delight to work alongside as were Eva and Sara from Chic weddings.

Thank you so much Jacquetta and Elliot for letting us be a part of your day, we wish you much love and happiness in the future! X

Wanderlust – Destination weddings

We’ve been working non stop the last few weeks to edit all the amazing weddings we have been filming, but felt is was time just to re-cap on the places we have been and the miles we have covered in the last few months. We’ve been so lucky to have travelled to some beautiful places and have fell in love all over again with the job we get to do on a daily basis. Here’s a quick whistle stop tour of our travels to Denmark, Sweden, Devon, The Lake District, Naples, Capri, Venice, Seychelles and Seville…Phew!

 

Destination weddings – Castiglion del Bosco, Tuscany

We’ve just got back from a rather amazing wedding at the beautiful, breathtaking Castiglion Del Bosco, just outside Montalcino, Tuscany for our favourite Italians – Chic Weddings. We’ve filmed in Tuscany a few times but this place was stunning and the food was heavenly. We were lucky enough to be filming along side the super photographer talent that is Jose Villa…who is not only fabulous at what he does but he and his husband Joel really were one of the most lovely, funny, happy, considerate photographers we’ve worked with. I hope we do again soon!  Here a few shots of the surrounding area and venue…more to come soon too!(Pictures courtesy of my faithful assistant and lovely friend Beccy Goddard)

Cindy and Albert – Castello Banfi, Tuscany

Well, this was such a beautiful wedding….but then Cindy and Albert are two very lovely, happy, vibrant people so it was all they deserved! Originally from Hong Kong, they were married at the elegant Castello Banfi, which has incredible views of the dreamy Tuscan landscape and made a perfect setting for Cindy and Albert’s outdoor ceremony. They also had a Chinese Tea ceremony earlier in the morning with their close family and friends. To help plan their day they chose the wonderful Chic Weddings Italy team, who we love working with so much. I have actually lost count of the number of outfits Cindy wore on the day (well played Cindy!!) but her wedding dress was by Ian Stuart…always a pleasure :)

We were joined by two different photographers on the day, Cinzia Bruschini and Jada Poon, who is based in Hong Kong, and despite this being unusual we managed to work around each other and thoroughly enjoyed meeting these two talented ladies. As ever Chic weddings planned a beautiful day and the attention to detail was spot on…they always have the most beautiful flowers!

Cindy and Albert’s family and friends made our day easy and fun, and Cindy’s Dad made a very moving and heart warming speech, so lovely. Thank you both for having us over to that gorgeous corner of Italy again, we wish you lots of luck and love for your future together! X