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Sarah and Gareth’s Same Day Edit at Coworth Park, Ascot

On Saturday we were down in Ascot at the brand new Coworth Park for the wedding of Sarah and Gareth. And what a wedding it was! First of all the setting at Coworth Park is amazing, a beautiful mansion house and stunning gardens. Then there’s the marquee where the wedding breakfast and party took place, which is quite grand too. But the way it was all decorated made it really stand out, the eventplanners at TLC did an amazing job. The flower arrangements, I’m not sure you can actually still call them just flower “arrangements”, were out of this world, exquisite!

Then there were the people. Sarah and Gareth, what a lovely couple they were. After 9 years of being together they finally tied the knot. They booked us based upon the recommendation of their friends Laura and Ken whose wedding we filmed 2 years before. There was a delightful personalised reading by bridesmaid Hannah and the 2 best men had a memorable double act going for their speech. Then there was the friendliest staff at Coworth Park; Declan the hairdresser who stayed all day making sure the bride’s and bridesmaids’ hair looked gorgeous at all times; the incredible string quartet Siren and a fabulously fun band in the evening; the photographer Kevin Wilson who we also worked with at Laura and Ken’s wedding and is great to work with; finally there was David Collins, the marvelous toastmaster who made the run smoothly.

But for me, the most memorable thing about this wedding will probably be the record time in which I had to do a Same Day Edit. The schedule was always going to be tight, but manageable, with a screening originally planned at about 9pm. However, things were running ahead of schedule and the coordinator wanted a screening closer to 8pm. That was impossible, so with a little gentle persuasion, we agreed on 8.30pm. I managed to get the edit done in 1h50 (I actually spent 10 minutes of that time running back and forth between the mansion house and the marquee to get some extra sound bites for the video), which is a record for me, usually I get about an hour more. The Same Day Edit was screened at 8.25pm! Laughter, tears and a standing ovation! Success!


Video: Ever After

Venue: Coworth Park

Photographer: Kevin Wilson

Event Planners: TLC

String Quartet: Siren

Toastmaster: David Collins

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A Same Day Edit with Glee!

Last Saturday we were down in London for the wedding of Rachel and Andrew. There were some rumours floating around that the world might end that day, but this was going to stop Rachel and Andy from thoroughly enjoying their day. I was just thinking, the world better not end before I show their Same Day Edit!

The day turned out to be gloriously sunny, which all the guests managed to benefit from during drinks reception out in the gardens of Warren House. We had never filmed a wedding before at Warren House and I must say, it is quite a delightful venue: beautiful house, pretty gardens and ever so friendly staff. The venue wasn’t the only delight of the day for us. We got to work together with the fabulous Nikole Ramsay, who unfortunately for the UK wedding market is moving back to Australia very soon (this was her last UK wedding). In the morning I was also pleased to see hair and make-up artist Pam Wrigley again too. We had worked together a few years ago at a few weddings and not only is she wonderful at her job, she’s also such a lovely person too.

At the meeting we had with Rachel and Andy before the wedding, Rachel told us she liked the Bruno Mars song “Just the way you are” and I also found out that they were both rather fond of Glee. Well, I’m a bit of self-confessed Gleek too, so I finally had the perfect excuse to use a Glee song for the Same Day Edit.



Wedding Dress: Sassi Holford

Venue: Warren House, Kingston

Photographer: Nikole Ramsay

Hair & Make-up: Pam Wrigley

Close-up Magician: Mark Williams

London Bus Company: London Heritage Travel

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Donna and John’s Same Day Edit at Comlongon Castle, Scotland

Quick blog update, as we’ve got a busy week ahead of us! Between a few editing deadlines, we’re also off to the IOV ProVideo Show where Niels will be giving 2 seminars and then at the end of the week we have another wedding to film. Sleep is optional this week.

Last weekend we were up in Scotland, filming the wedding of Donna and John at Comlongon Castle near Dumfries. And we’ve got a Same Day Edit to share of this one. I’d just like to say, I loved Donna’s dress by Jenny Packham, it was sheer old Hollywood glamour. We also had a great time working together with Ken and Janet from Team Thomson Photography and Laura Kerr, make up artist from Blusha, who was amazing too.

I hope you’ll enjoy their Same Day Edit!

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Helena and Daniel’s Same Day Edit at Rushton Hall

Same Day Edit time!!! Helena and Daniel’s wedding is on the menu today. They tied the knot yesterday at the stunning Rushton Hall in Northamptonshire. According to Helena’s dad Charles, Helena had been planning this wedding since she was 3 years old, organising several weddings with her doll Alice. So it was no wonder that this day went off without a hitch, even the weather was lovely (which Helena sweetly contributed to her grandmother watching over her). Helena wore a beautiful gown by Maggie Sottero and it clearly made an impact on Daniel, who couldn’t hold back the tears as she walked down the aisle.

We showed the Same Day Edit in the evening, during the band’s break, as a way to make the evening guests more involved in the day, and as ever with Same Day Edits, it went down a treat! There’s hardly a greater pleasure for us as event film makers to see people truly enjoy the work we created for them.

The beautiful flower arrangements and bouquets were created by Louise Stafford from TurstFlora.  We also had the pleasure of working with Nigel Ord-Smith Photography. And along with wedding planner Jennifer Richardson and Matt, the coordinator at Rushton, everything was just perfect.

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The Wedding of Lauren & Nikki: Same Day Edit

2 Days ago we were filming a wedding in Barnsley, just up the road from us really. This was Lauren and Nikki’s wedding. Now Lauren was a very excited bride, she’s been planning for ages and the video was one of the most important parts of the wedding for her (and her mum). The day started off at her parent’s house, it was a pretty emotional morning with tears from nearly everybody. Lauren’s wedding dress was a closely guarded secret, not even the bridesmaids were allowed to see it before she had it on. I, on the other hand, had an all access pass and my first reaction to seeing that dress was “WOW”. It was a proper fairytale princess dress by Dizzie Lizzie and it suited Lauren perfectly!
Then it was off to the church at Silkstone for the ceremony where Nikki was eagerly awaiting his bride. After the ceremony, Lauren and Nikki went off for a short photo shoot at a nearby lake. Future Earth Photography headed by David Muffit was in charge of the wedding photography, it was a pleasure to work alongside them. After the shoot, we headed back to the parent’s house for the drinks reception in their gorgeous garden. They had a beautiful marquee at the back of the garden for the wedding breakfast (well, technically, that was the bride’s grandma’s garden). Then in the evening, it was off to the nearby Blue Bell Inn for the evening party and this is where we showed their Same Day Edit. And now, you can see it too (or again)!

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Hannah & David, a Same Day Edit at St Audries Park, Somerset

This past Saturday we were in Somerset at St Audries Park filming the wedding of Hannah and David. It turned out to be one very gorgeous day, stunning venue, beautiful bride, handsome groom, great weather, … everything just seemed to turn out perfectly.

We also made a Same Day Edit that day which we projected in the evening just before first dance and the fireworks.

But the celebrations didn’t end there. Yesterday, they had a second day of festivities in York with all kinds of Chinese wedding traditions, from firecrackers and dancing dragons to a tea ceremony and a fantastic traditional Chinese wedding banquet (with some very interesting items on the menu, I had never eaten jellyfish or abalone before!).

All in all,  a few jam-packed but fun filled days.

I hope you enjoy their Same Day Edit, please do feel free to leave us a comment.

And stay tuned, because later this week we’ll be announcing some marvellous news about a recent trip to the WEVA Convention in Orlando.  Also, this weekend we’ll be off to continental Europe to cover a wedding back in Belgium.

Jodie and Ben’s Same Day Edit at Hazlewood Castle, North Yorkshire

Yesterday we were at Hazlewood Castle up in North Yorkshire to film the wedding of Jodie and Ben. Beautiful venue, gorgeous bride, handsome groom, very friendly vicar, fantastic fireworks, plenty of fun working together with Dave from 1Click Photography and pretty much perfect weather. What more can we ask for? In the evening, just before the Jodie and Ben’s first dance as husband and wife, we screened their Same Day Edit, as ever, it was a big hit. As promised, it’s online the next day!

Catherine and Chris’ Same Day Edit at Crathorne Hall

Friday, 20 March 2009, can only be described as one gloriously beautiful spring day (although technically it wasn’t spring yet!). We travelled up to North Yorkshire, to Crathorne, pretty much right on the border with Durham County. It was the perfect day for Catherine and Chris to tie the knot, they couldn’t have wished for a more wonderful day. We arrived at the stunning Crathorne Hall Hotel a few hours before the wedding. We were doing a Same Day Edit, so we needed plenty of time to set up the edit suite and film the bride getting ready. Catherine was quite a nervous bride, but luckily at the same time, she was very excited and cheerful.
The ceremony took place at All Saints Church, just around the corner from the hall, with music provided by a string quartet and a lovely reading by the groom’s sister. After the ceremony, it was back to the Hall where the couple and their guests had exclusive of the hotel. The weather was so good that they even managed to have an outdoor reception (I think that’s a first for us for a March wedding). Throughout the day, we had loads of fun working together with Dirk Van Der Werff, a photographer from Hartlepool, with Dutch family roots, although he is through and through English.
In the evening, just before the first dance, we screened the Same Day Edit, this time on a big television in the bar area. As ever with Same Day Edits, it went down a storm, Catherine watched it 3 times in a row and as usual, plenty of the guests were in tears.

Caroline and Mike at Adlington Hall

Quickly sharing another highlights video clip before we our trip to the IOV convention. This is one from a while back now and we’ve already shown the Wedding Day Edit for this wedding, but I still wanted to show their highlights too.

So here we have it, the highlights of Caroline and Mike’s wedding day. This was without doubt a wedding with a bit of a difference. Caroline had designed and made just about everything for their wedding. The bride’s bouquet is crafted out of literally millions of tiny beads, which took her months to make and weighs a ton. She also made bridesmaids’ bouquets, buttonholes and venue decorations with the same amount of dedication, patience and number of beads! She also designed her own dress and expertly decorated her wedding shoes to match. Although she didn’t bake the wedding cake, she did design it. I believe that by now you will take it for granted that she also made all the invitations, menus, orders of service, … It’s a good thing she had 18 months to prepare for this wedding!

The day itself was splendid, the weather behaved most of the time, but even if hadn’t been, the setting was just so amazing that it wouldn’t have mattered. The ceremony took place in the Great Hall at Adlington Hall in Cheshire. This is a stunning venue, steeped in history, dating back to the Doomsday Book. Their wedding breakfast was in the adjacent Hunting Lodge which had been personalised with little touches by Caroline complete with a much appreciated candy bar! We also went to Shrigley Hall Hotel for a short photo session with Rob, the most fabulous photographer known to mankind.

So now, without further ado, I present to you Caroline & Mike’s Highlights.

What a weekend!

On Friday UPS was supposed to pick up a package by 1pm. We wanted it to be picked up by then as we still needed to drive all the way from Sheffield to Hampshire for Kirsty & Gary’s wedding on Saturday, so quite a few hours driving.
UPS didn’t pick up the package until about 4pm. So now we were going to start loading the car and noticed some fluid from under the car. Considering it’s been gorgeous weather for the past few days that worried us and now it looks like there’s a radiator leak. Slight panicking followed. It’s past 5pm which meant our garage had closed and it was probably highly unlikely that any of the car rental agencies around here were still open or have a car available. If only UPS picked up our package in time, we would have been able to leave earlier which meant we would noticed the problem earlier and could have sorted things out.

After phoning around for quite some time, I found a rental place that was still open and had a car that was large enough to take all our equipment for a Wedding Day Edit. Just had to get there with a driving license and some ID. Guess what, Niels couldn’t find his license (not the first time, had a mad panic the day before we left on vacation to the US last year). So we had to do it on my license. Bearing in mind I’ve only ever driven small cars and never an automatic, I was to say the least rather nervous. Due to road works in Sheffield we had a couple of diversion to deal with but managed to arrive at the rental place at 5.58pm, they close at 6pm. Phewww! Loaded up the car and drove down to Hampshire, although I was a bit nervous the first few minutes driving that car, I soon enjoyed it!

Saturday, the morning of the wedding. We went to the venue, the Barn at Bury Court, to set up all our equipment for the Wedding Day Edit before going to the bride. Due a slight delay with getting ready, we left the bride’s home a little later than we had planned but still leaving us plenty of time to get to the ceremony. If it wasn’t for the lady in the sat-nav machine sending us on a different route leading us straight into a traffic jam! Yikes! I really thought we wouldn’t make it, but we managed to get there just a few minutes before the ceremony. Again, phewww! A few quick shots of the venue and the groom, the bride arrived and the ceremony started. I am glad to say that from then on everything was plain sailing! Stunning venue, perfect weather, happy guests, a great photographer Jonathan Day and lovely music by the Persephone Flute & Cello Duo.
In the evening, just before the first dance we showed our Wedding Day Edit, which as usual went down a storm. There were quite a few happy tears, even from the bride, which was apparently quite an unusual occurrence.

So here it is, Kirsty & Gary’s Wedding Day Edit!

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