When it comes to editing our wedding films we always start with the most important ingredient…the story, or more specifically THEIR story. Finding those emotional, funny, thoughtful and plain ol’ sloppy romantic moments can sometimes be tricky but in the case of these guys it all started with Charlotte’s Nan. In the Bridal Boudoir at Bassmead Manor Barns, Charlotte tearfully read out the heartfelt letter her Nan had given her and we just knew we needed to find a place for it in our film. Thankfully Nan agreed to secret record herself reading it out and we all manged to keep it a suprise until the film was unveiled to Charlotte & Sam a few months later.
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A super-duper chilled day at the gorgeous Bruisyard Hall in Suffolk for Dani & James. The sheer dedication these two have for each other was clear for all to see as Brusyard’s Barn was filled with a whopping 1,000 paper cranes – all hand made by Dani & James a show of love and commitment.
We also loved that they both decided to get ready under one roof – the girls occupying the light and airy Bridal Suite and the boys downstairs in the plush Snooker Room. We spent the morning nipping down corridors and hallways (and a few staircases!) to capture all the special moments as they unfolded. Then it was off for a jaunt through the lushious Suffolk countryside to Kelsale Church for a beautiful ceremony followed by a run through some bubble “confetti”. The weather tried (and failed) to get the better of us in the afternoon but we still managed a quick walk around the grounds for a laid back couple shoot with the new Mr & Mrs, including some last minute practice for their First Dance (which they totally nailed BTW!). Great fun to work with the talented Hayley Denston Photography (along with her husband David!) which made the day even more awesome.
Also check out James & Dani’s full Wedding Day Film HERE
The long tree-lined driveway has always been one of our favourite shooting locations at Bassmead Manor Barns. With those big wide vistas across the Cambrideshire countryside it always makes for a grand entrance. However, none have been grander than Sam in his very understated Red Ferrari! Just a few feet away, the Bridal Boudoir was a hive of activity as Charlotte & her Bridesmaids were busy with hair & make-up. Favourite moment No.1 was Charlotte walking out to greet very proud (and emotional) Dad Andrew just before the ceremony. That aformentioned driveway was put to great use later in the afternoon for some gorgeous shots in the fields at sundown.
Joanna & Ryan definately picked a cracker of a day to get married and what better venue to enjoy the sunshine than at Elms Barn where the rose garden was in full bloom. These two were super easy to work with and need no direction as we took leasurely stroll around the grounds and across the bridge as the golden light filtered through the trees. Beautiful!
A traditional English Garden wedding with a Greek twist! Right from the first time Eleanor & Antony talked us through their plans for their unique day we were super-excited to capture it on film. With the girls getting ready at Eleanor’s parents, Rich headed across town to capture some of the traditional Greek Groom preparations. Its fair to say Antony was already pretty emotional at this stage, surrounded by his family and close friends as Mum Nina and Best Man Lenny led the proceedings. Eleanor totally arrived in style with her Dad at Lound church which was totally full to the brim with guests on a super warm and sunny day! The look on Antony’s face was priceless as her first laid eyes on Eleanor at the Alter. After a dual English/Greek ceremony it was a quick trip around the corner to the stunning Somerleyton Hall for lots of lounging around in the sunshine for the new Mr & Mrs and their guests. These two were total pro’s and needed absolutely no direction on our little jaunt around the lush gardens, despite the blistering heat (although Antony did have to ditch his tweed jacket!). And then came the dancing!
Lots and lots of cute moments to fit in to a minute! After a morning filled with plenty of giggles, it was a short walk down the drive way of the family home to Horham Baptist Church for Lizzy and proud Dad Andrew along with her bridesmaids. Lance looked absolutely “in awe” (his words) as he first laid eyes on Lizzy and everyone had a fantastic sing-along during one of our favourite ceremonies of the year. After the longest confetti line we’ve ever witnessed it was off in to the woods to Thornham Coach House. We always love it when the bride decides to get up and say a few words about her new Hubby during the speeches and Lizzy summed up there relationship perfectly by telling Lance “you make my world go round”.
Lovely couple, stunning church and reception venue at The Granary Estates, plenty of tears and laughter, tons of beautiful details and to top it all an epic sunset – an all round perfect day! After a relaxing morning with Edwina and the girls at home we headed to the pretty Suffolk village of Moulton to catch up with Sam and the boys at The Packhorse Inn for last minute preperations. Sam arrived at St Peter & St Paul’s Church in style in a vintage Jaguar E Type and Edwina followed shortly after in a lovely old Bentley MK6. Edwina’s very talented Mum Eleonora arranged the sumptuous flowers and brother William proudly gave her away as Sam tried to hold it together – the first of any more emotional moments throughout their wedding day. It was also awesome to work with the very talented photographer Mr Luis Holden once again. Luis had discovered a cracking secret location near the church and Mr & Mrs W were more than happy to treck up a hill, over a stile and through a field of cow pats to get some panoramic vistas of the rolling Suffolk countryside. Totally worth it!
So many gorgeous moments to try and fit in to a minute long teaser… It was an uber-chilled out day at Bassmead Manor Barns for Rebecca & Shaun’s wedding. However, there were plenty of surprises too as Shaun had a box of goodies hand delivered to the Bridal Boudoir. No bride should be without her Percy Pigs on her wedding day after all (the surprise mini-moon to Rome was a bonus!). Not to be outdone, Rebecca had tipped us off that Shaun would be arriving in a surprise mode of transport. It’s fair to say he was beaming as he stepped out of his vintage sports car. But, he did save the biggest smile of the day for the moment he first locked eyes with Rebecca in the Rickety Barn. After a murky start, the customary Bassmead sunset well and truly delivered and was the icing on the cake (no pun intended) for an all-round awesome day!
We love what we do because we love telling good stories. It was also a welcome return for us to Southwood Hall after a couple of years away. Breaking from tradition, the Maid of Honour Rachel gave a heartfelt speech which worked perfectly as a narration for Rebecca & Nathan’s rather sweet little tale of how they met. Earlier in the day Nathan looked as proud as punch to see his two gorgeous little ones Jackson and Esme walk down the aisle followed by Rebecca, who looked stunning in her dress and carrying her baby bump with style! This is a story that has so much more to tell…
It was great to be back at Parklands, Quendon Hall for the lovely Mr & Mrs T’s lush Spring wedding. Historically speaking this place is pretty significant for us as we shot our very first wedding here many many years ago. These guys were such an awesome couple to spend the day with. Lindsay literally didn’t stop smiling and giggling all day and James looked as proud as punch as he was reunited with the stunning Lindsay at the top of the aisle. After the ceremony we managed to tear them away from their guests for a quick jaunt, alongside the lovely Katherine and Lizzy from Katherine Ashdown Photography, through a gorgeous treelined avenue of daffodills behind the Hall just as the sun came out! Happy days!