A beautiful County Durham wedding at Lartington Hall for Daniel and Hannah! An amazing venue, tonnes of beautiful light and lovely grounds. Ceremony was held in Aycliffe Village near to the family home, we loved filming with these two, such a lovely day, despite being a bit wet!
I think we had been looking forward to Phil and Lizzie's wedding all Summer. We knew it was going to be a good old knees up, and that some of our besties were going to be there... bonus! The day didn't disappoint. To start with, Lizzie, a local BBC radio presenter, is just gorgeous, and we knew that she would have a dress to die for, and didn't she just! The whole family are just lovely, lovely people, and we were made up to be asked to shoot the wedding for her and Phil. It was a local affair, held in the pretty village of Brantingham, East Yorshire. Bridal prep kicked off at the family home in Cottingham, with vintage VW camper and car arriving to pick up the bridal party. The church service was held at the very pretty local church, and the marquee reception, high on the hill at the Keeper's Lodge, was hidden away, with views over the Yorkshire Wolds. The theme was vintage tea party, and we loved all of the gorgeous details, china tea cups, and pretty birdcage centre pieces. We have to mention the amazing live acoustic set by the lovely Mike Wright, and working with the photographer Nick Freeman, of 246 Photography. It was a great day, and we hope you enjoy this fun, vintage inspired trailer for the lovely two;
Niall and Gemma's wedding, held in Bishop Monkton near Harrogate, was a delightful homespun affair, hosted by Niall's parents. A fantastic marquee at the family home's back garden set the scene for this elaborate and classy day, with stunning Bride, Gemma, and Yorkshire boy-at-heart, Niall.
Gemma's smile lit up the room as we arrived at the plush Hotel Du Vin in Harrogate, the host for bridal preparations, and all things girly! It was a hub of activity, accompanied by Radio 6 soundtrack and a pleasing amount of bubbly. We were delighted to be working with the photographic charms of James & Lianne who were brilliant on the day, and their pictures are stunning! A traditional church wedding held at the St Johns Crescent Church, an establishment that runs right through the veins of Niall's family, which presented some heartwarming family ties, was the perfect setting for the nuptials of these lovely two, and was followed by bubble confetti (a great idea if your church won't let you throw actual confetti!) outside the church. The wedding party then strolled along the beck to Niall's family home, welcomed by champagne and stunning canapé's! A large curtain revealed the wedding breakfast room, which was stunningly decorated with lanterns and flower arrangements, time, and so much effort had gone into making sure this day was truly spectacular.
Detail aside, our favourite bits of the day, were just hanging out with Niall and Gemma, getting shots of them together as couple around Niall's family home, a village that he grew up in and had stories about every corner! We loved capturing the two of them, so natural and relaxed and in love. We got some gorgeous stuff, and worked well into the evening as the band started and the dance floor filled up. Niall and Gemma's eyes never left each other, and we loved seeing the two of them float around the dance floor for their first dance. Just. beautiful. We love you both and hope that you really do have a fabulous journey in life together. Here is your little film trailer;
We know, having spoken to many brides, that a wedding film is not at the top of the list when organising a wedding. We also know from all our previous clients that having a wedding film is one of the best decisions that couples feel they made after their wedding. We are regularly told that it is our wedding film and not the photographs that the couple get out year after year on their anniversary, and it is our film that brought everyone to tears. A good photograph is a beautiful memento of the day, but the real and full emotion can only be captured in a wedding film. That is why we take great pride in knowing someone has been moved to tears by every single film we have made so far! Another thing that we often hear is how lovely the couple find watching the wedding video and seeing things that they missed on the day. Often, they say, their weddings went by so quickly that they didn’t really have time to enjoy it or fully absorb everything that was happening and so having a wedding film means that they can experience all those things properly again and again.
Also, a lot of people aren't aware that wedding films have changed an incredible amount in the last few years. Gone are the days of the four hour, realtime wedding film that you can only bring yourself to watch through once before putting it on a shelf. Wedding films now look and feel like beautiful, cinematic short films and are watchable again and again, helping you to relive your wedding day without putting aside hours to do it.