Sam & Shirga’s wedding ceremony and reception took place at the grandeur of One Marylebone. The day was lavishly staged and present by the exceptional team at One Events which presented us with beautifully lit spaces that were a pleasure to film and capture. Working alongside the talented Mark Bothwell Photography, Sam & Shirga’s energy was in abundance throughout the day and gave us endless amounts of visual treats that were an absolute pleasure to be part of.
Lina & Raul traveled all the way from Florida to celebrate their union of marriage with their close family and friends at Highclere Castle, ‘The Real Downton Abbey’. The Civil Ceremony took place in the majestic Saloon, which sits at the very heart of the Castle. Highclere Castle provided a spectacular setting for Lina & Raul’s wedding, from the Capability Brown designed landscape, follies and parkland to the stunning Library for the wedding breakfast.
Photography-Barker Evans, Dress-Vera Wang, Shoes-Jimmy Choo, Flowers-Mary Jane Vaughan, Cake-Linda Fripp, Fireworks-Aurora Fireworks
Even on a very wet May weekend, Kew Gardens looked as stunning as you would expect. The persistent rain did not dampen the celebrations that were to ensue and Rachita & Gareth had the most amazing day. Their Civil Ceremony was held in The Nash Conservatory which was originally built in the grounds of Buckingham Palace and moved to Kew in 1836. The interiors looked gorgeous, styled beautifully with flowers by Mary Jane Vaughan. After the marriage ceremony the wedding reception took place in the spectacular Orangery. It’s always a pleasure working with truly great photographers and Mark Bothwell never fails to impress. With his unique and understated approach to weddings, he manages to capture stunning images which truly capture the real essence of a wedding.
Shirley & Chris’ Civil Ceremony took place at “The Real Downton Abbey’, Highclere Castle, an exquisite country house set in a 5,000 acre estate within the glorious Hampshire countryside. It’s always a great pleasure filming at this amazing setting and Shirley and Chris’ wedding did not fail to add the glamour that the venue deserves. After their Civil Ceremony at Highclere Castle, the wedding party and guests made their way to The Vineyard to celebrate their wedding reception.
Amy & Richard’s wedding took place in one of London’s most iconic buildings, the prestigious St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. The marriage ceremony was officiated by Harriet O’Brien, a humanist wedding celebrant, who co-wrote the wedding ceremony with the bride and groom. As a result, the ceremony played out as Amy & Richard’s personal story which was enjoyed by all their friends and family. With a mix of Jewish & Irish traditions the wedding reception was a huge extravaganza showcased by one of the UK’s best party band, Sensation Band. Mark Bothwell was the official photographer who as always captured the day with such ease and expertise that the day was all about the bride and groom having an exceptional time, which they sure did!
Ruki & Chris’ wedding ceremony took place at The Manor of Groves Hotel, Hertfordshire. The civil ceremony took place in the idyllic gardens at the hotel, followed by a traditional Turkish reception within the glorious Manor Suite. The grand entrance into the reception was led by the Davul Zurna, a traditional form of Turkish music played by a large double-headed drum and a wind instrument. Another Turkish tradition , the testi dance, involves an earthenware pot that is filled with money and sweets. During the dance the pot is smashed to reveal it’s contents. The smashed pot is a good omen for the newly weds to have as many children as the broken pieces!
Elliot & Kyriaki were married shortly after the New Year in The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Dormition of Theotokos & Saint Andreas. After the Greek Orthodox Ceremony the couple had a Civil Ceremony in the magnificent Crewe Hall, a 400-year-old Jacobean mansion set on 8 acres of parkland. The Cathedral and reception were beautifully decorated by the prestigious Red Floral Architecture who styled the space with sumptuous flowers and candles. During the wedding reception a Jazz Band and a Greek Band entertained the guests right until the early hours.
Jakki & Sheila’s wedding took place at the stunning and iconic Burgh Island Hotel. It was an absolute honour to be part of such a special weekend for Jakki & Sheila. Having filmed their Civil Partnership 9 years to the day, Jakki & Sheila decided to convert their civil partnership into a marriage. After realising that there were restrictions to the process, Jakki & Sheila started a petition and along with 42,000 signatures successfully changed the law for civil partnership conversion to marriage, so that civil partners wanting to convert can have a wedding & a marriage certificate…..and did they celebrate!! Over a weekend of festivities including a Murder Mystery Dinner, a medley of musicians and performers and a fireworks display that would rival the London New Year celebrations, Jakki & Sheila celebrated with their family and friends as wife and wife!
Sonia & Vincent were married at the stunning setting of Peckforton Castle. The marriage ceremony took place in the magnificent Great Hall which was gloriously styled by Ian Lloyd Events. The whole day had a strong chinese theme with many family and guests travelling from China to be part of the bride and groom’s special day.
Sanaz & Scott were married in the delightful surroundings of Moor Hall Hotel. After their Civil Ceremony they had a small Persian Marriage Ceremony in front of a sofreh of exotic foods and elaborate decorations. The evening reception also included the ‘Persian Knife Dance’ which involves the groom paying various dancers in return for the cake knife.