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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

 

 

 

 

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