On the 18th November, the Forget Me Knot team headed to Warwickshire to film the union of the soon-to-be Mr and Mrs Hammersley. Their wedding story begins at the Hilton Hotel in Warwick where the bride and her entourage were getting ready.
Chloe began her day with hair and make-up. Sitting in her bridal dressing gown, smoky eye shadow was applied and her hair put in curlers, ready for the up-do that would be part of her final outfit. Rosy cheeks and rouge lips provided the look with a touch of warmth – the perfect accompaniment for late autumn nuptials! After hair and make up, it was time to travel to the wedding venue for the all important part – putting on the wedding gown!
Elsewhere, at the Swallows Nest Barn in Warwick, groom Ben was visibly nervous. Luckily, he had his groomsmen to take care of him. After having his thistle boutonniere affixed, Ben took some time to go through the photo album given to him by his wife-to-be. The album detailed the dearest moments of their relationship so far.
Guests started to arrive and take their seats. Ben stood at the end of the aisle, waiting tentatively for that big and very special moment. Next followed easily one of the cutest moments we’ve ever witnessed. Their adorable son, Jack, made a unique entrance down the aisle: in a cart! It was decorated to match the rustic feel of the wedding and couldn’t have possibly been more heartwarming.
Every head turned as the bride and her father walked towards the groom. In the sun, every bit of detail in the lace on the dress was visible, and the embellishments that graced the skirt made for a very elegant gown. All aspects of her bridal attire gave Chloe the look of a vintage pin-up model.
Newlyweds Mr and Mrs Hammersley left the ceremony venue under a shower of confetti, both glowing with excitement for what was still to come. In another spectacular wedding entertainment display: we got to witness some incredible falconry! That will certainly give all the wedding attendees great memories for years to come. The activity was an ideal suitor for the ceremony’s rural setting as well, and made the most of the season. After the ceremony, Ben and Chloe enjoyed a quiet moment on a romantic walk before heading back.
Drinks flowed and photos were snapped at the reception. The barn’s decor really completed the wedding’s rustic woodland theme. The room was filled with tables and chairs which were all very quickly filled by the guests taking their seats for the wedding breakfast. Of course, no wedding would be complete without the addition of speeches. Ben and Chloe’s friends and family didn’t let them down!
By now, people had eaten and everyone was looking to party! Now it was time for the first dance. But not before the cake cutting. This had been decorated to show the stages of Ben and Chloe’s love right up to this moment.
And so, to celebrate with a beautiful tradition, Mr & Mrs Hammersley took to the floor for a spin or two. As night drew in, the band started playing and all in attendance took to the dance floor.
A huge thank you goes out to Ben and Chloe (and of course, little Jack) for letting us be part of their big day. We hope you love this as much as we do!
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For our latest venture we were at a gorgeous Rearsby Church wedding for the lovely Stephanie and Michael. The couple tied the knot on the 25th June and we were there to capture it all!
The morning was very busy and the house was packed full of Stephanie, her family and bridal party preparing for the day. Hairspray, nail polish and brushes covered every surface as they got glamorous for the special occasion. The blushing bride now had to get laced up into her bejewelled, lace gown. Her father couldn’t have looked prouder as they got in the vintage car to head to Rearsby Church.
Meanwhile Michael and his groomsmen spent the morning suiting up as well. They also looked dapper in their blue suits as they piled into the white Lincoln town car to take them to the ceremony.
The church was decorated beautifully with subtle bows to compliment the pink and white colour scheme for the wedding. The ceremony was beautifully, with a lot of laughs and even some tears from friends and family. After they officially became husband and wife, it was time to head out into the amazing sunshine. This could also easily be the most wedding confetti we’ve ever seen!
Another unique touch we haven’t come across before was the ice cream! And what a day for it, the guests couldn’t have loved it more, especially the kids!
Barn at Manor Farm in Leicestershire was the reception location. The venue hosted a rustic farm themed affair, with hessian chair decorations and table covers as well as jam jars with miniature gypsophila bouquets and fairy lights to boot.
Instead of a sit down wedding breakfast, the Barwells had opted for a hog roast and BBQ. The speeches went down great and the wedding cake was cut soon after (and Michael too, almost!). Stephanie clearly wasn’t letting any wedding stress get to her. She even managed to have a splash around in her wellies.
Finally, the last little bit to celebrate becoming husband and wife was the first dance as newlyweds. Stephanie and Michael could not have looked happier as they twirled on the floor!
We’d like to say a huge thank you to the happy couple for having us. We really enjoyed the day and loved all the unique things that made the day perfectly ‘you’.
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Barnsdale Lodge hosted a stunning wedding on the 24th June 2016. Ellen and Ian were to become Mr & Mrs Young. So much about this wedding made it beautiful! Let’s start at the beginning before we get ahead of ourselves. Bridal prep was full of fun and laughs, the children took the chance to play out … Read more