On September 17th 2016 we hit what we like to think of as a bit of a milestone. This was the date of our 30th wedding film! We’ll have a post coming soon to tell you all about that one, but for now, let’s have a bit of a celebration!
In just over 2 years we have had the honour of working with some of the loveliest, wackiest, most awesome people you could ever hope to meet.
Blushing brides, nervous grooms, emotional fathers and weeping mums. Supportive bridesmaids, cheeky best men, adorable flower girls and handsome page boys. Venues, bands, registrars, DJs, vicars, caterers and so many more!
We love every minute of every wedding. We love the challenges, the uniqueness, the hectic schedules and the tight squeezes!
You manage to keep us on our toes and we wouldn’t have it any other way. The best part is that we not only get to experience the special moments, but we get to preserve them for you too.
In years to come we will always look back on all the films we’ve created and the couples we have met and we cherish these memories as much as you do.
So today we are delighted to publish the 2016 Forget Me Knot Wedding Film Showreel.
And if that isn’t enough Forget Me Knot for you and you want to see some of these gorgeous wedding highlights in full, head down to The Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel on Sunday between 11am and 3pm to see our stand at the Wedding Fayre! You never know, we might even have an offer on… you’ll just have to come and see!
We hope you enjoyed this showreel as much as we do! And if you do know of anyone getting married, tell them all about us!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Kirby Castle Hotel was the latest venue for a wedding we attended. This was a special one for us, as Tara and Sean booked us for our very first official dual package with Hazel Skye Photography. We were at the wedding to film and photograph the entire day for the couple.
Tara spent the morning with her gorgeous little girl and her bridal party getting ready for the big day. She helped with hair and makeup before getting her own done too, armed with prosecco! Little Lexi (Tara’s daughter) received a cute card from her mom and dad, thanking her for being the flower girl at their wedding.
There was a quick chance to catch the lads preparing just as much as the women. And soon enough it was ceremony time! With all their family and friends present to witness, the ceremony went off without a hitch and just like that – Tara and Sean were hitched!!
The party took a very short trip over the moat and we got some lovely photos of the newlyweds. Despite the rain, everyone seemed to have a lovely time, exploring the grounds when the weather dried up a little!
Mr & Mrs Cooke’s guests seemed to have a great time and the children especially had boundless energy as they ran around the grounds!
Kirby Castle Hotel had been transformed once they returned to enjoy the wedding breakfast and everyone tucked into food as well as listening to the brilliant speeches.
With the nerve-wracking bit over and done, all that was left to do was enjoy a first dance as newlyweds! Also, can’t forget the cake cutting, which was a delicious looking 3 tier sponge cake with fresh fruit and flowers!
We can’t thank Tara and Sean enough for having us at their wedding! Hopefully you’re as pleased as we are with how the photos and highlight video have turned out. We are really excited to have cpmpleted our first dual package! We’re sure they’ll be many more to come!
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’.
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
Chelsie and Ryan’s wedding day took place at St Mary’s Church and the beautiful Sketchley Grange Hotel. The morning of June 18th began with busy hair and make up prep for the bridal party. A few of the bridesmaids were younger so there was a lot of energy in the house! Balloons flying, bright pink … Read more
Sophie and Nathan had a beautiful ceremony on 28th May at St Giles Church. This was easily the most colourful theme we’ve ever witnessed! Bridal prep began in the morning for Sophie and her “bride’s squad”. The hair and makeup was in full swing while the girls were sipping on some bubbly. The colourful touches were apparent early on, bridemaids wore a perfect set of floor length one-shoulder gowns, each in a different colour of the rainbow. They also all carried a gorgeous bunch of oversized daisies in a sunrise themed palette.
The beautiful bride herself stood out in the spectrum of colours in a pure white dress with lace sleeves. She’s kept a touch of the rainbow though, with a stunning rainbow rose bouquet.
After an emotional moment of Sophie’s father seeing her for the first time, it was into car and the vintage VW campervan and off to St Giles Church. The groomsmen and Nathan also wore the colour scheme brilliantly, with rainbow rose boutonnieres to match the bride’s bouquet. Their ties also matched to the bridesmaid’s dresses and the dark blue suits enhanced the vibrant feel.
At the church, with all the guests ready, three sweet flower girls took to the aisle, followed by the bridesmaids. Then Sophie’s turn was next – she absolutely could not hold back tears when Nathan saw her coming down the aisle. We don’t think there was a dry eye in the whole room!
Musicians played and hymns were sung and soon enough… Sophie and Nathan became Mr & Mrs Bradbury-Cox!!
The sun shone almost as beautifully as the bride herself as everyone headed out to celebrate with the newlyweds.
The next stop was Barton Hall for their reception. There was live entertainment and plenty of mingling while the dinner was being prepared and the rainbow bunting was a lovely touch to the room. Leicester City had also not long won the Champions League so there was an ode to them in the form of flags and clappers just before the speeches. By the time speeches came about, the pressure was mostly off and the happy couple were looking relaxed and smiley.
The final wedding day traditions are usually the cake cutting and the first dance and Mr & Mrs Bradbury Cox opted for a first song. Though in a bit of a twist on tradition, they sang, rather than danced! Sophie and Nathan chose Disney’s Frozen soundtrack song Love Is An Open Door to sing in their new lives together.
Congratulations to the amazing couple, thank you for having us at your wedding. It was an honour to film and we all hope that you have a life together as beautiful and colourful as your wedding day!