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Vicky and Nick – Mount Stuart

First wedding of the year! And what a fabulous start it was. I travelled up to the Isle of Bute for Vicky and Nick’s beautiful wedding at Mount Stuart House….simply gorgeous. Vicky and Nick gathered their nearest and dearest, all making the journey and crossing on the ferry to the Island. It really was a breath taking venue and the chapel they were married in was bathed in pink  stained glass light, reflecting off the white marble. Lots of live music in the form of pipers, string quartets and band for the Ceilidh in the evening, topped off with spectacular fireworks in the evening. They both had put so much thought into the dy…it really paid off!

Everybody made me feel incredibly welcome and it was an absolute joy to work with Boyd who was the photographer for the day. A fabulous list of suppliers is below…take a moment to have a look as they all helped make the day very special.

Thank you Vicky and Nick for being so lovely to be around, I wish you lots of luck and love in your future together x

Photographer: Boyd – Vanishing Moments Photography http://www.vanishingmomentsphotography.com/
Flowers: Lace Buds http://lacebuds.com/
Ice-cream stand: We’ve been going to Renaldos in Ayr since we were tiny!  http://www.renaldosayr.co.uk/
Wedding dress: Phillipa Lepley (they were really kind as I was really nervous about wearing a wedding dress) http://phillipalepley.com/
Bridesmaid Dresses: Maids to Measure https://www.maidstomeasure.com/
Flower girl dress and pageboy trousers: Little Bevan https://www.littlebevan.co.uk/
Nick’s Suit: Cad and the Dandy http://www.cadandthedandy.co.uk/
Hair: Katie-Jane Whitlock http://www.katiejanewhitlock.co.uk/
Make-up: Heather Birrel http://www.heatherbirrellmakeup.co.uk/

Photobooth: Odd Box Photobooth http://www.oddboxphotobooth.co.uk/
Jazz band: Stirling Austin https://www.stirlingaustin.com/
String Quartet: Cairn String Quartet http://www.cairnstringquartet.com/
Wedding Singer (Friday night): Lucy  http://www.lulaweddings.co.uk/
Choir: Hark Wedding Choir http://www.hark-wedding.co.uk/1.html
Cake: Three Sister Bake https://www.threesistersbake.co.uk/ and Liggy’s Cakes https://www.liggyscakes.co.uk/
Friday night dress: Halfpenny http://www.halfpennylondon.com/
and the lone piper and pipe band: Rothesay and District Pipe Band https://www.facebook.com/Rothesaypipesandrums/

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

 

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

 

 

 

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)