Mr & Mrs Adams | Tipi Wedding

Tipi Wedding

On the morning of September 17th, the Forget Me Knot team were very excited to be filming a wedding, not only that, but a tipi wedding! Our story begins in the morning when the bride and groom were excitedly preparing.

Emma began the day with some hair and makeup pampering and of course wedding gifts! Joining her was mum, grandma and her maid of honour. The morning was quite a high tension start, as any wedding day would be really. Emma’s hair was transformed into a beautiful curly up-do, adorned with little silver white jewel decorations. The mother of the bride also had some very specific hairstyle inspiration in mind – Audrey Hepburn – and she looked lovely!

The dress was a gorgeous A-line bateau gown in ivory. The main bodice had elaborate floral embellishment with that detail falling down into the whole train. The neckline above about the corset was a perfect mix of sheer material, the embellishments and some additional jewelled detailing to really draw attention!  The final touches were some lace and pearl heels, a tartan garter and a bouquet of wildflowers – heather and fern and thistles!

We left the bridal party shortly after to head over to the Smeeton Westerby Church to set up for the ceremony. We, and the friends and family, were met by a Scottish chap in full traditional garments playing the bagpipes. Dave, our cool and calm groom, was ready and waiting at the church, greeting guests as they came along to witness the day. The woodland theme was very seasonally fitting and the groom was perfectly co-ordinated with his wife to be. He wore a tweed suit accessorised with a thistle boutonniere. Those buttonholes featured on a few other gents at the wedding too. Including Emma’s father, who was about to walk her down the aisle!

Dave seemed considerably more nervous as the bagpiper entered the church, indicating the arrival of the soon-to-be Mrs Adams! No fainting here though! However, Dave was gobsmacked by Emma’s dress (and perfume!).

After what can only be described as a beautiful and heartwarming ceremony, it was time to head to the reception venue.

We LOVE what Emma and Dave – or should we say The Adams’ – decided on for their wedding reception. It was held at Bridge House Barns, which is just between the River Sence and the Grand Union Canal. This was the perfect location for a tipi, for some outdoor mingling and for some one of a kind romantic newlywed photos! There were also some Scottish canapes on offer as the guests mingled.

The interior decorations of the tipi were incredible! It was honestly like being transported into Tinkerbell’s dream home combined with Narnia… sans snow! Each table was identifiable with a woodland creature table card; pheasant, fox, hare, that sort of thing. The head table had some wonderful tree rings as placemats! Fairy lights, hessian bows and fern flowers covered every possible surface.

There was acoustic entertainment and soon enough it was time for some speeches! We’ve seen a lot of brilliant best man speeches before, but Dave’s best man/brother really made us laugh. The atmosphere was amazing and we really, really loved the cake! This beautiful, 3 tier woodland themed piece would be a serious contender on any popular baking related reality tv show…

After a full wedding season of summery wonderful weddings, it was really nice to experience a theme that was unique and gave the bride and groom a beautiful autumnal setting for their special day. The marshmallow toasting fire pits were a wonderful addition to the atmosphere.

We can’t thank Emma & Dave enough for a beautiful day and for letting us capture the amazing tipi wedding on film. We hope you love this as much as we do!

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Mr & Mrs Ward | Quorn County Hotel Wedding

A beautiful wedding was held at Quorn County Hotel on the 20th August 2016. By the end of the day, Emma and Andrew would officially be Mr & Mrs Ward!

With the ceremony and reception being held in the hotel, the preparations began in one of the venue’s rooms for our lovely bride. Her and the bridal party spend the morning with a hair and makeup team getting ready. Of course, there was plenty of bubbly too, and the bridesmaids were all enjoying the morning of Emma’s wedding.

Emma also had gifts for her bridesmaids and they all donned the beautiful bracelets for the day. Not to be left out, Emma also received some lovely gifts, including a personalised champagne glass!

One amusing part of the day was the excitement and nerves of the bridal party every time a car pulled up! It has to be said that they did a great job of making sure the Andrew didn’t get a peek of the bride before!

Emma looked stunning in her wedding dress. It was a gorgeous white gown with a sweetheart neckline and lace detailing over the shoulders. Her bridesmaids’ dresses were all matching pink numbers, also with lace and flower applique.

With the ceremony drawing closer but not quite here, there was one man in Emma’s life who was allowed to see her before. And what a beautiful moment it was, when Emma’s father saw his little girl in her dress! Hugs and gifts exchanged, it was time!

Andrew and his entourage all looked dapper in their grey suits with flower boutonnieres. The pink cravats and pocket squares matched perfectly to the bridesmaid dresses. Overall, the colours were great for a summer wedding, even if the weather was a little bleak!

The ceremony room filled with guests – friends and family all gathered to celebrate the love of Emma & Andrew. Emma and her father walked down an emotional aisle! Guests were tearing up on either side, but none more so than the bride herself. The couple were clearly over the moon to see one another.

Vows exchanged, rings given and certificate signed – that was it! They are married!

Confetti, clapping, cheering, you name it – it happened! Even the rain stopped for long enough for the photos and for the couple to have a quiet stroll together through the grounds.

By now, we imagine everyone was getting quite hungry, so it’s just as well it was reception time! The first meal as a married couple was in a beautifully decorated room, perfectly complementing the colour scheme. And the speeches! Emma was just too cute when offering to stand with Andrew as he made his speech! Emotional, adorable and all the reasons why you can tell they love each other dearly!

A three tier, rose decorated cake sat waiting for the happy couple. When the time came, they opted for a slightly unconventional sword to cut the cake!

The reception was lively as the evening went on, with dancing, crazy props and a photo-booth. All that was left for Mr & Mrs Ward was to embark on their first dance as husband and wife!

The giant heart shaped brolly needs a shout out too! Great unique touch to the day, and well needed as it happened! Its the little things!

Enjoy the video everybody. Huge congratulations to the cutest couple on your stunning wedding, we wish you all the happiness in the world!

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Mr & Mrs Chevin | Brooksby Hall Wedding

Brooksby Hall

The end of July saw the beautiful Mr & Mrs Chevin enjoy their Brooksby Hall wedding in style. Dave and Lois’ wedding was a pleasure to film and certainly had a few unique elements!

One of our favourite things about the whole day was their Wedding Hashtag. This has become quite a popular trend recently, where couples have a catchy, unique hashtag for their day. This means anyone from the day can post and find pictures very easily on social media sites! In this case just add #TheChevsWed to a picture from the day and other wedding guests can see images you took!

Our bride had a busy morning of getting hair and make up done with her bridesmaids. The room seemed so relaxed you hardly would have known what a special day was ahead!

We usually tend to know about all the little surprises and secrets – so we can catch them on film. But even we were shocked the morning of the wedding to find out there was something we didn’t know! The groom’s friends and family had a surprise for him he’d never forget – a helicopter ride! That’s right, Dave and his best man travelled like no other to the Brooksby Hall grounds for his wedding. His mum and dad also got the scenic travel to the venue and enjoyed an alternative look at Leicestershire from the skies!

(Check out Hazel Skye for the awesome 360 images we managed to capture from the day!)

The guests filled up the grounds, eager to get a look at the bride’s transport too. They had a stunning vintage VW Camper Van for the bridal party to get to the church. Now it was time for all the friends and family to head in for the ceremony, after all, they can’t see the bride before the wedding!

Lois looked absolutely incredible in her gown and had a brilliant army of bridesmaid to help arrange her dress and hair and flowers. They were all smiles as the minutes ticked down and finally it was time for Lois’ grand entrance.

After the ceremony there was plenty of time (and beautiful weather!) for photographs with family and friends, and again we managed to put the 360 camera into action for a charming shot of the couple. The grounds were a beautiful backdrop for photos and filming, as well as a great location for the entertainment – Morris Dancing! Tattered coats and bellpads all round – the morris dancing was a popular hit with many of the guests.

Speeches were made after the wedding breakfast and they did not disappoint. From loving memories and hilarious recollections of the past, the general theme was of well wishes to the future for the newlyweds. And something about rainbow umbrella hats…

The reception was soon underway, Lois and Dave shared their first dance as husband and wife. The cake was cut, and all that was left to do was party!! It was a beautiful wedding and a pleasure to video. We were also really happy to see Mr & Mrs Jackson and Mr & Mrs Fowler, whose wedding videos we also filmed! You can see those too, though be warned, it’s all very emotional!

Thank you to Dave and Lois for letting us capture your beautiful day on film! We hope you spend the rest of your lives making each other very very happy!

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Mr & Mrs Goadby | All Saints Church Wedding

All Saints Church

Our latest wedding film was that of Tia and Adam, who had a lovely wedding at All Saints Church on the 16th July. The day began with hair and makeup for the bride and her party.

Sarah Newton got to work on Tia, and Hair by Jamie was also on hand for the bridesmaids’ hair do’s. The colour scheme of red and white shone through everywhere you looked! Tia’s wedding gown was embellished with red floral appliqué across the top and accenting the sides and the train. Her bridesmaid’s wore complementing red gowns – all from Berketex Brides.

Red ribbons adorned the BRF classic car that took the nervous bride to her new husband.  Her bouquet was a stunning cascade of red and white roses (from New World Florist). The bold colours weren’t the only theme of the wedding, their love of travel was incorporated too. Aeroplane table confetti and a suitcase for wedding cards were all subtle touches to suit the theme. Much of the stationary was handmade and personalised by the bride and groom themselves.

Next up was the ceremony at the church! Adam and his groomsmen also looked the part in their formal attire, from Farley’s Suit Hire. The wedding was beautiful, with words from friends and a family friend also singing at the church – well done Georgina!

With champagne flowing, confetti flying and the clouds parting, it was time to head to the reception, held at the wonderfully scenic Hothorpe Hall. Guests and family mingled once they arrived at the venue and a fair few of them took delight in the charming addition of The Wedding Artist – a caricaturist the couple invited to entertain their loved ones in the afternoon.

The bride, the groom and the best man all made speeches at the wedding breakfast. There were many laughs and many tears! The matching decor in the Hall really added to the atmosphere and the band from 2Close Entertainment performing in front of the wall of stars was out of this world. This was the perfect setting for the new Mr & Mrs Goadby to cut their gorgeous travel themed cake courtesy of family friend Penny!

And after all the food and speeches, the floor was cleared and the evening party could really get going! Naturally, the bride has to dance with her father but of course, we can’t forget the first dance. Tia and Adam looked like the perfect couple as they got onto the dance floor for the first time as newlyweds.

Huge thanks to Tia and Adam for inviting us to capture their wedding on film. It was a pleasure to be a part of your day. We wish you a life time of happiness together!

Tia and Adam had this to say about the wedding highlight:

“Thank you so much for the link! Video is epic we love it and good choice with the song! Not one we’ve heard before but we like it!”

Suppliers

Tia and Adam had a great team supporting them running up to and on their wedding day. Here are the suppliers for their special day:

Bridesmaid’s hair – Hair By Jamie
Bride hair and make up for all – Sarah Newton
Bridal Gown & Bridesmaid Dresses – Berketex Brides
Groomsmen Suits – Farley’s Suit Hire
Music – Dancefloor DJ’s & Events
Floristry – New World Florist
Wedding Band – 2Close Entertainment
Pianist – Robert Cromwell
Wedding Car – BRF Classic Cars
Photographer – Firetree Photography
Some Decor – Platinum Events
Decor at church – Enchanted Decor
Characturist – The Wedding Artist
Toastmaster – Matt Biggins
Wedding Cake – Penny (Family Friend)
Church Singer – Georgina (Family Friend)
Stationary – The Bride and Groom
Wedding Videography – Forget Me Knot

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Mr and Mrs Tomlin | The Swan Inn Wedding

The Swan Inn

The Swan Inn hosted the reception of a beautiful wedding earlier this month! On 15th January, Sharon and Magnus became Mr & Mrs Tomlin. Sharon began the morning the only way a bride should… with Prosecco! Actually, for those of you eagle eyed viewers, you probably would have noticed the Red Bull can on the dresser. Gotta keep your energy up somehow!

The bridesmaid’s had the prettiest pastel rose bouquets and the boutonnieres were complimenting in their matching cream colouring. And the bride’s heart shaped bouquet was just the right amount of subtle and adorable!

Sharon and the bridal party enjoyed some pampering and when their hair and makeup was complete, it was time to don their dresses. The bridesmaid’s all stood in matching dark grey floor length gowns – those kinds that you can tie in 8 different ways, so they perfectly suit each woman! Sharon wore classic white, her dress was a fit and flare style with a beautiful train and veil.

Over at the church, Magnus, friends and family all eagerly awaited the arrival of the beautiful bride. She did not disappoint and even braved the brisk weather whilst her bridal party and the groomsmen lead the way in their faux fur jackets. Sharon looked stunning as she entered the chuch, all smiles, ready to see Magnus for the first time on their wedding day!

The service was beautiful, the certificate was signed and just about everyone in the room got teary eyed. It was time to head out for a drive to the reception venue – The Swan Inn.

Photo opportunities were well underway once all the guests had arrived. The newlyweds posed for plenty of pictures with friends and family. Even the weather was kind to them for the occasion!

The Swan Inn was a lovely location for the new Mr & Mrs Tomlin’s reception and they made use of the intimate space well. There was a candy cart, a dance floor and even a huge profiterole tower!!

The speeches were heartfelt and emotional, the magician was a perfect entertainer too.

Cake cutting is always an important first on a wedding day and Sharon & Magnus weren’t missing out! But with their own little twist on it, there wasn’t a knife in sight. Yes, that is a wonderfully crafted 3 tier wedding cake being cut, with a trowel. Perfectly unique! And the intricately decorated accompanying floral cupcakes were just too beautiful for words!

Finally, it was time for the dance floor. Sharon and Magnus stepped out for their first dance. Their friends and family crowded round to celebrate the occasion.

Thanks to Sharon & Magnus for making our job really easy because it is clear you two are made for each other! Congratulations!

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Mr & Mrs Jackson | Hothorpe Hall Wedding

Hothorpe Hall

Mr & Mrs Jackson’s Hothorpe Hall wedding was one of the most beautiful days we’ve had the chance to film. Hothorpe is a dream location for any occasion! Frankie and her bridal party began the day with sipping Bellini while getting hair and make up.

Jamie arrived to the venue in an awesome bright white Range Rover. He and the groomsmen all looked as dapper while they spent some time mingling with friends and family before the ceremony.

Frankie was the picture of beauty and elegance as she descended the staircase to her father, ready to head down the aisle.

The Terrace room at Hothorpe Hall had beautiful decor to compliment the colour scheme. Friends and family all shared laughter and tears throughout the ceremony. Frankie and Jamie took their first walk (confetti included) as husband and wife afterwards.

With the weather holding strong, the guests all spent time sharing congratulations and taking photos with the brand new Mr & Mrs!

Speeches always have an unexpected element to them and its difficult to know what’s coming. The Jackson’s wedding was no exception, with even a horse head making an appearance!

The evening wouldn’t have be complete without a little dancing to. Frankie had a lovely dance with her father, who could not have looked prouder of his little girl!

And lastly, the first dance! You’ll see in the highlight that there was a beautiful photo of Jamie’s parents at their own wedding that inspired the first dance a little. Tissues at the ready, we can guarantee this is an emotional one!!

Congratulations to Frankie and Jamie – The new Mr & Mrs Jackson. You’re wedding was as beautiful as you two! We wish you all the happiness in the world for the present and for the future.

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Mr & Mrs Sharpe | Normanton Church Wedding

Normanton Church

Normanton Church at Rutland Water was the latest location for a beautiful wedding. Our lovely couple was Mel and Tim. Or Mr & Mrs Sharpe as they are now known! As wedding season is drawing to a close we love to make the most of the days we film and this location was a treat to be at.

The first guests began arriving and we managed to film a nervous looking groom taking a moment before the ceremony. The groomsmen were all in blue suits with salmon ties and pocket hankies, and gorgeous peach rose corsages. The bridesmaids were perfectly matched in their diamante detailed maxi dresses. The bouquets all matched, even the flower girl’s headband!

The ceremony took place at the Far End of the Church so Mel got to enjoy the long walk down the aisle! Naturally it was an emotional one for everyone in the room, but all the tears were happy ones!

The new Mr & Mrs Sharpe opted for more bubbles than confetti too! All the friends and family enjoyed some time together outside taking photos and mingling. The groom and his best man enjoyed a cigar or two while the ladies sipped their wine and enjoyed the day.

Speeches were equally heartwarming and hilarious. The cake was a stunning 4 tier fairytale inspired work of art. There was a Disney castle silhouette and the words everyone wants to hear on their wedding day – “and they lived happily ever after”!

To Mr & Mrs Sharpe – we truly hope you do!

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