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 Beange | St Mary’s Church Wedding

St Mary's Church

Early on a Saturday morning preparations were being made for a St Mary’s Church wedding. The happy, yet nervous, couple were Nicola and Cory. Soon to be Mr and Mrs Beange!

When we arrived in the morning of 13th August – to Nicola’s parents house – the bridal party were well into the preparations for the day. A hairdresser was present and the girls alternated between curling hair and painting nails. There was a lot of organisation to the morning so everything flowed wonderfully.

We also have to give a big shout out to Nicola’s mum, who was delightfully prepared and got us some bacon cobs when doing everyone’s breakfast ordering!

Within an hour the house was really getting busy, the kids were awake and the hair and make up nearly done. It was nearly time for Nicola and the girls to pop their dresses on. Each of the bridesmaid’s wore a beautiful knee length swing dress in varying shades of pastel.

The beautiful bride was buttoned into a gorgeous white 50’s style gown, the kind you want to twirl around and around in forever. Nicola’s father came to see her for the first time after finishing touches to hair and jewellery were added. Every bridesmaid and mother of the bride teared up as the ceremony drew nearer.

Cory’s morning looked somewhat different to the bridal party. At the house across the street groomsmen cracked open a can each and toasted to Cory over the morning’s football news! The atmosphere was much more relaxed, although the preparations were still well underway. There was shoe polishing, bouttoniere arranging and even some ironing going on!

For many of the weddings we’ve filmed at, there have been gifts at the bride’s house. Groom’s often get there groomsmen something too, but Cory really set the bar high. He gathered everyone out in the sunshine and presented each with a wooden chest. These were amazing gifts, each box contained a hip flask, some preferred tipples, a bow tie and a coordinating pocket square among other things. They were also personalised with names and titles – ‘father of the bride’, ‘groomsmen’, etc. Well done Cory, we think these were a great addition to your day. And the fellas filling up their hipflasks did too!

Apparently, the couple are rather fond of penguins too, we noticed some adorable cufflinks. The groomsmen had a colour scheme to stick to though and after juggling around belts and bowties, it was time for a wedding!

Cory and his best man got to drive to the church in a Porsche, kindly (temporarily!) gifted for the week! We hope you enjoyed that!

The ceremony was held at St Mary’s Church in Queniborough. The church was full of friends and family when Nicola and her bridal party arrived. Cory was visibly and understandably a little more nervous now. As the bridesmaid and flower girls came down the aisle, there was a lot of adoration in the room from everyone. The couple’s daughters in their cute white dresses were enough to make Cory teary, especially when one ran up for a cuddle from daddy! Definitely one of the cutest moments of the day.

Despite the church’s sound system breaking, the service went smoothly and there were no objections! Some hymn’s were sang and there was a very emotional reading from one of the bridal party. After the certificate was signed there was just enough time for a very hilarious rendition of All Things Bright And Beautiful – made only funnier by the vicar forgetting where he was on each verse!

Smiles all round, that was it! Nicola Sharpe and Cory Beange were now officially Mr & Mrs Beange!

The party moved outside for group photos before they all travelled to The Walled Garden at Beeston Fields for the reception. The couple had arranged a bus for getting everyone there!

At Beeston Fields, there was a huge marquee set up for the guests to eat at (BBQ was the perfect choice for the weather!) and the gardens were full of games, bubbles and activities.

All the guests mingled and enjoyed the games and drinks before they sat down for food.

Speeches were made by Nicola’s father, the best man and Cory himself. Just about every emotion possible was felt by the guests in that half an hour.

There were toasts and tales aplenty. Stories from the stag do, army men and a beautiful nod to lost loved ones. Cory’s best man did a very good job of finishing the groom’s speech when it got very emotional.

After speeches Nicola and Cory got to escape the hustle and bustle for a little while and take a drive in the Porsche to get some beautiful photos in the grounds. We don’t think they were used to quite so many cameras pointed towards them! They were a great sports though and managed to enjoy a stroll back to the marquee as the sun was setting.

Check out this little snippet of their romantic walk!

The cake cutting came soon after, and the summery pastel colour scheme was present there too, with a giant pastel cupcake above 5 tiers of pink, yellow, green and orange cupcakes.

Mr & Mrs Beange’s last ‘first’ of the day was their wedding dance! It was a beautiful moment for them, and a lovely close to the day! They even managed to get lots of the guests up and boogying!

Thanks so much to Nicola and Cory for having us. We hope you love your wedding film as much as we do! Here’s to you and your beautiful family having a long and happy life together!

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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 & Mrs Rose | Kilworth House Wedding

Kilworth House

Kilworth House played host to an absolutely stunning wedding on May 16th this spring. We were lucky enough to spend the whole day capturing the marriage on film for Jessica and Chris.

This was definitely one of the most emotional weddings we’ve ever attended and the action morning began with hair and make up preparations for Jess, her little girl Sienna and the rest of the bridal party. Jess had also written a beautiful note for her father whilst the hair and make up was underway.

As there were two of us videoing, we managed to be with Chris too during the morning. The bride and groom had also written letters for each other to ready whilst getting ready, which was incredibly emotional all round!

Chris and his groomsmen got to enjoy a glass or two of liquid courage whilst the sun shone down. We were particularly excited to use our drone to record some wedding footage for the first time! It was a great chance to get some unique shots for their special day.

As the ceremony drew closer and guests began to arrive, it was apparent that nerves were on the increase! Jess had the final touches put to her hair and makeup. Her wedding gown was stunning, with sparkling crystal detailing over the lace, which was perfectly matching her veil and jewellery.

The bridesmaids and her daughter went ahead and the rest of the guests filled up The Orangery. Now, with Chris at the alter, there was only a short time to wait. Even the registrar helped calm nerves from the groom, with some advise to help holding back the tears!

Jess began the descent of the stairs with her father before joining her guests and husband to be for the ceremony.  The love in the room was so clear and the guests erupted with applause once the ceremony was complete! The marriage certificate was signed and Sienna joined Mr & Mrs Rose for their first “official” family cuddles!

The party moved outside to mingle and have drinks while the room changed for the wedding breakfast. Everyone enjoyed spending some of the lovely day out in the sunshine!

Speeches were full of laughter and memories, the new happy couple enjoyed the wedding breakfast with the rest of their guests too.

As is to be expected at wedding receptions, alcohol usually has a strong presence. This wedding was no exception. We’re sure Chris wasn’t entirely expecting every part of the day to go as it did! There was a bit of a bet put in place that meant the groom got a little bit richer…and a little bit soggier! We’ll update you here soon if the happy couple don’t mind sharing the moment with you all!

As the sun set on Kilworth House, the party began with the all important first dance for the newlywed Mr & Mrs Rose. Jess also shared a lovely dance with her father before the rest of the guests got to enjoying the music for the whole night through!

Thanks so much to Chris and Jess. We loved being able to film at this location and capture all these memories on film for you.

Wishing you all the love and luck in the world, you are a truly perfect couple!

Enjoy our highlight film of Mr & Mrs Rose’s wedding.

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Mrs and Mrs Floyd | Mythe Barn Wedding

Mythe Barn

Mythe Barn is a gorgeous location for a wedding (check it out here!)! Winter weddings are not always the most popular choice, but on 6th December Hayley and Sarah chose to go for a more unique wedding theme. Their love of Harry Potter was the epicentre of the Floyds’ big day.

So many little touches made the theme shine through. The confetti was made from book pages, as well as the blue tipped paper roses. The seating plan saw each table named after well known landmarks and places in the fictional world. Even both brides had customised their shows to show the “Marauder’s Map” from the franchise. Even the cake was a perfect miniature depiction of Hogwarts castle, complete with a pair of owl toppers!

Everything took place at Mythe Barn, so we arrived to film the prep, in which the girls had to carefully plan their hair and makeup timings, as they were using the same room to get ready! Cards were exchanged and it most of the time, these are incredibly emotionally and heartfelt. So it was refreshing and amusing to see a card that read “arghh, I’m going to be your WIFE!!!”.

Chairs set up and candles lit, it was time for our brides to walk down the aisle, each accompanied by their fathers. The bridal party (parties?) wore royal blue. The guests all gazed on with smiles on their faces as the civil ceremony went on. Finally… Hayley and Sarah were Mrs & Mrs Floyd!

The couple and their wedding party ventured outside to get some family photos while the room was transformed for the wedding breakfast. The guests ate their food, listening and laughing with each other during the speeches too.

Hayley and Sarah also managed to get a little bit of time on their own for pictures before more guest pictures. We loved the little wand duel set up with the guests! Not only were the guests up for that, they loved the live band that played and weren’t afraid to dance.

The only thing left to do was enjoy the rest of the night! Oh, and get some chocolate frogs from the Honeydukes Express!

Thanks to Sarah and Hayley for having us at your beautiful winter wedding! We really loved being able to capture the day on film for you. We wish you all the happiness for the rest of your lives!

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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 and Mrs Fox | Kirby Castle Hotel Wedding

Kirby Castle Hotel

Kirby Castle Hotel was our most recent wedding venue for the brand new Mr & Mrs Fox. On the 18th April, the sun shone down on a busy morning of wedding preparation. Amanda and her bridal party (along with some gorgeous puppies) got ready for the big day! The bridesmaid dresses, hair pieces and car ribbons were all beautifully matching in their purple colour scheme.

Amanda looked amazing in her bejewelled all white lace off the shoulder wedding gown and her father also could not have looked prouder. The teardrop bouquet was perfect, combining all the subtle colours to pull everything nicely together.

The bride travelled in style to her ceremony, with a slick white Rolls Royce Phantom from Westend Chauffeurs to take her to the alter. The ceremony at the Kirby Castle Hotel took place after a bit of mingling in the sunshine for the guests. Nerves were palpable before the grand entrance but the ceremony was beautiful. The room was gorgeous, with a fairy light wall as the fairytale backdrop to the start of a new marriage. Emotional readings were made too before Amanda and Peter became husband and wife.

The vibrant atmosphere of the morning and the wedding continued through the day. The kids and dogs had boundless energy as the guests posed for various photos in the grounds.

Once the venue was redecorated for the reception, the guests were all seated for food. We loved the harpist, that’s a nice little touch we’ve never encountered before. The speeches were a brilliant mix of humour and embarrassing stag do stories!

There was a live band as the evening’s entertainment and we also love love love the wedding cake! It was a gorgeous 4 tier purple and white ombre sponge cake with stencilled puppy silhouettes!

We would finally like to thank to the new Mr & Mrs Fox, we wish you all the happiness in the world!

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Mr & Mrs King | Rothley Court Wedding

Rothley Court

On the 11th October, Rothley Court was the venue for an awesome Autumn wedding. The morning was spent deep in wedding prep – Jo and her bridal party got hair and make up done whilst the lads were suiting up.

The classic car for taking the bride and her father to the ceremony showed up and naturally the bridal party took the chance to have pictures.

The bridesmaids wore unconventional, yet beautiful, black swing dresses. This contrasted nicely with the flower girls and their white dresses. But none looked more stunning than Jo herself, in a breathtaking jewel encrusted, backless fishtail gown complete with train and matching tiara.

Bagpipes played as guests entered the building, ready from the ceremony. The car pulled up at the Rothley Court Chapel ready for Jo’s grand entrance. She was ready to walk down the aisle towards her future husband! The ceremony was intimate and full of adoration, as well as full of confetti at the receiving line!

Balloons, birdcages, candles, butterflies and lilies. The bagpipes featured again, and soon it was time for cake cutting and the first dance. The rest was history, the new Mr & Mrs King dancing the night away surrounded by friends and family.

Huge thank you to Jo and Dan, we hope you love the film – and each other – for years to come!

Here are the photos we managed to snap on the day too over at Hazel Skye Photography.

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Mr & Mrs Cripps | Rothley Church Wedding

Rothley Church

Lee and Kaye had set their wedding date for the 2nd August 2014 and we were there to film it all! As our third wedding video at Forget Me Knot, this was really exciting for us. Our first was a tester and our second was that of Matt & Amy, founders of the company! This was a great chance for us to start being really creative with what we do!

Luckily for us, Kaye’s bridal party was full of energy during preparations in the morning. Once all the hair and make up was done, we took advantage of the cute garden scenery to film the bride and her bridesmaids having the time of their lives! They honestly looked like something from a music video when dancing under the shelter in the pouring rain. Kaye definitely got the chance to get a lot of use from her stunning wedding gown!

Lee didn’t disappoint either, he and his groomsmen were relaxed and light hearted (at least, on the surface!) for the morning’s final prep! They were also more than happy to get their boogie on!

Their ceremony took place at Rothley Church and was, of course, full of joy and hymns and cheers as they became husband and wife! The weather was kind too, with the sun shining down as family and guests posed for pictures. Next up was a champagne filled car ride to the reception were more mingling and drinks were on the cards.

The speeches were heartfelt and humorous and it was clear throughout the day that this was a couple meant for each other! In the words of the groom – “when you know, you know.”

Finally, it was time for the last few wedding day traditions – first dance and cutting the cake. Surrounded by adoring guests and even more dancing, the live band played on through the night. This was definitely a night to remember for the happy couple!

The Happy Couple

We love hearing feedback from couples, and when we sent The Cripps their highlight video, this is what they had to say!

“Oh wow wow wow!!!!!! We LOVE it!!! It’s perfect! We love the song as well and we would love you to use it on the full length & we don’t mind which one it replaces? As your the experts use what ever fits? Thanks again you really have captured the emotion and ‘energy’ of the day.. I will Definitely be recommending you to all my brides!!!”

Thanks again to Lee and Kaye, it was a total pleasure.

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