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!
Ben and Ivan’s wedding ceremony took place at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Roman Catholic Church. After the marriage ceremony the reception took place in The Meadow Barn at Tewin Bury Farm Hotel, Welwyn. With Ivana’s Italian background the day was a festivity of Italian traditions from start to end. Adding to that, Ben and Ivana’s upbeat energy enabled us to film some glorious moments during the day which all helps to create a great wedding film! It was also a pleasure to work alongside the very talented team, Sam & Louise photographers.
Charlotte & Matthew were married at the splendid setting of Sandon Hall, Staffordshire. The marriage ceremony took place within the grounds at Sandon Hall at All Saints Church, a short stroll from the main house. After the ceremony the wedding breakfast was held in the elegant Saloon at the main house and afterwards the wedding reception took place in something a little different…. a stunning tipi. With a cocktail bar just at hand, the evening was a festival atmosphere, complemented with the magnificent backdrop of Sandon Hall.
What an entrance!! Andreas & Eleni’s grand entrance into the beautifully staged Imperial Suite at The National Conference Centre was a pleasure to film! They were welcomed by all their guests with rapturous applause as they danced their way into the room. The room looked exquisite and was decorated by the award winning team at The Wedding Lounge. For their First Dance the bride and groom had a piece of music written specifically for them called ‘Only You’. The song was composed by Simon Pollitt and written and also performed on the day by the talented Marc Armstrong.
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.
Having filmed the bride’s parents wedding almost 25 years ago, it was now a great honour to be filming the bride Estelle’s wedding to Lefterry. The wedding day was a whirlwind of emotions from the morning ‘stolisma’ with the Greek traditional dressing of the bride and groom, right through to the big celebrations at The Hilton Birmingham Metropole. Their Greek Orthodox Marriage Ceremony took place at the magnificent Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St Mary & St Andrews.
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.
Jonathan & Eniko’s wedding reception took place at the stunning setting of Osmaston Park, Derbyshire. The marriage ceremony was officiated by the Reverend Ian Whitehead with his truly unique style, in the glorious Church of St Mary, Tutbury. During the marriage ceremony the Friday Voices, a Staffordshire based choir, provided some exceptional and moving performances which even had a few of the congregation in tears. It was great working alongside the talented Jon of Jon Thorne Photography again as we managed to capture some great footage of the bride and groom amonst the backdrop of Osmaston Park. Eniko, of Hungarian descent, managed to incorporate a few Hungarian traditions throughout the day and one tradition of the drinking of the palinka went down really well!
Sam & Sarah were married at the enchanting Hengrave Hall, a spectacular Tudor Manor House set within acres of beautiful gardens in the Suffolk County. The marriage ceremony took place a short stroll from the main house in the glorious setting of the church of St John Lateran. Sarah, the bride, worked continuous for several months prior to the wedding creating many of the decorations that adorned the house and rooms which added a truly unique touch to the day.