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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 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 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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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 Grant | Shearsby Bath Summer Wedding

Shearsby Bath

Simon and Layla could not have picked a more perfect location for their gorgeous wedding on 30th July 2015. They chose to tie the knot at Shearsby Bath – a stunning wedding venue in Leicestershire. The venue hosted ceremony and reception, so there was only a short walk from one to the other!

The ceremony was beautiful and Layla was the picture of happiness walking down the aisle on her mother’s arm.  Florals featured heavily throughout the décor and the bridal party’s accessories – with all the bridesmaids and the bride herself wearing vibrant flower crowns.

As you expect for a Summer wedding in Britain – the forecast was rain! So we were delighted when the clouds parted and allowed us some sunshine after the ceremony to capture some great footage of the guests and the newlyweds in the great outdoors. It was also a great change for the children to get outside and expend some of their energy, of which they had plenty! We love seeing the kids having fun at weddings and they certainly give us the run around whilst filming!

The party carried on through the evening and the event moved over to the marquee. Fairy lights, flowers and brightly coloured paper lanterns adorned the whole space, giving a truly summer feel to the wedding. The Grants also had beautiful handmade butterfly name cards on the tables that fit perfectly with the flower theme and a charming box to hold all the cards from guests.

We captured the couple’s first dance as husband and wife as the evening rolled in and the band played on. Soon after, everyone was up on the dance floor having a great time, even the children were still full of liveliness! Though that’s probably down to the selection of goodies on the sweet cart. We absolutely loved filming this wedding.

Layla and Simon are close friends of ours and we wish them a long life of happiness together. Thank you to the happy couple for letting us capture your day on film.

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