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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

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

 

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

Jana and Sebastian – Banyan Tree, Seychelles

Well, where to start…getting a wedding enquiry that has the location named as the Seychelles is enough to make anyone squeal, but knowing that this was a chance to return to this special corner of the world for a second time for a wedding almost finished me off! Of course I jumped at the chance and was so lucky that Jana and Sebastian chose to book me for their intimate wedding of two on the island of Mahe, at the simply beautiful Banyan Tree.  It really was a dream come true again.

Jana and Sebastian also turned out to be the most lovely, gentle, genuine and friendly people I could have hoped to film. They are both from Germany and decided that they wanted their wedding to be about them as a couple rather than feeling they had to do the traditional wedding day back home. It wasn’t an elopement as such because their families all gave their blessing, but they just wanted to do it their way, and what a way to do it!

The setting is idyllic – the sea and sand pristine, surrounded by palm trees, exotic plants, lush green everywhere. Jana and Sebastian spent the day before the wedding exploring the island and the main town, with a trip to the local market where they bought a years supply of chilies! We then spent the afternoon on a Catamaran sailing round Mahe and stopping off for snorkelling on the coral reefs….not a bad day really!

The following day Jana and Sebastian had their ceremony on the beach at the Banyan Tree, which had been set up by the wonderful staff that work there. It was completely perfect and very moving. It was so lovely to watch two people say their vows with no fuss or stress…just the sound of the waves and birds in the background. They both looked so happy and at peace with each other. When they had planted their symbolic tree, they then had the afternoon to wander the resort, accompanied by myself and their photographer, the very lovely and funny Wil, of Pear Tree Photography, who had flown in from South Africa to join us. He was a joy to work with and we had a great day.

The evening saw the most exquisite light on the beach at sunset…totally dreamy. Jana and Sebastian then enjoyed a private meal on the beach together. I can’t thank you enough for letting us be with you on such an amazing and intimate day, it really did feel such a privilege and something I will never forget. Here’s to an wonderful life together, and stay in touch! 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!

 

Rosie and Faris – Ruggles Farm, East Sussex

Rosie and Faris are fabulous (or they’d probably prefer awesome?!). I should really explain why, but just to start off, you should know that they’re fabulous… Rosie is a friend of the equally fabulous Matt and Bridge whom we filmed a couple of years ago in London, so we were over the moon when Rosie got in touch to say they’d like to hire us. What makes them fabulous too is their sense of fun, excitement, happiness, adventure (they’ve been nomads travelling around the world whilst planning this wedding) and their genuine warmth and ability to connect with people. See? They’re brill!

The whole wedding took place at a friends farm (a friend they met and worked with in New York), who kindly offered to host the day for them and guests travelled from all over the world to celebrate with them. Glamping fields were set up, marquess built, suppliers co-ordinated all under the wonderful eye of Michelle and Vicki at Pocketful of Dreams, who were so great to work with. They had styled the whole day on a neon/festival/rave/country theme (that is actually a thing!) and it reflected the couple perfectly and created a wonderful backdrop to the day. Everything ran like clockwork…thank you! The gorgeous flowers were supplied by Highgate florists and music was but The Heartbeats.  Elbie Van Eeden helped make Rosie look even more beautiful and I adore her choice of pink, layered wedding dress. It couldn’t have been any there colour!

Personalised vows (my favourite), family members singing and beautiful readings all made for a very emotional ceremony which was then followed by a proper knees up in the marquee with some fantastic dancing….and photo booth bombing. We also had the absolute pleasure of meeting and working alongside the lovely Helen and assistant Hayley from Helen Cawte Photography, who were both genuinely one of the loveliest ladies we’ve worked with. Thanks for being so nice! You can see the photos here…beautiful.

So, to sum up, we loved this wedding and everything about it. You couldn’t help but be touched by this couple’s warmth and friendliness. Thank you both for having us film your day and I can’t wait to see what you  both get up to in the future! With love xx  (stay awesome;))

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