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!
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!
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.
Mr & Mrs Woods tied the knot at St Andrew’s Church in Aylestone. From the get go it was clear that this couple had a strong passion for Leicester City football club.
The morning was full of so much getting ready! On Sarah’s side, she was preparing with 3 bridesmaids, a maid of honour and 2 flower girls! Chris wasn’t to be lonely though, he was accompanied by 4 ushers, 2 best men and a page boy. The bridal party and groomsmen all travelled to the church in style – specifically a 16-seat Hummer!
Sarah’s foster father gave her away at the family church and both her foster mum and the groom’s mum did beautiful readings.
After the ceremony, it was time for everyone to get to the reception venue at Whetstone Gorse Barn. There was a bus provided (albeit the wrong one!) and the guests all got fairly merry en route! The brand new Mr & Mrs Woods weren’t to be outdone though – their transport from church to reception was a white horse drawn carriage!
At the wedding breakfast, the LCFC theme was prominent in all the little details as well as more obvious ones. The centre pieces were created by a family friend, in the signature blue and white colours. Table plans, seating cards, candy cart and venue decor all matched perfectly!
Gorse Barn was an idyllic location, with space for a bouncy castle for the kids (and for Sarah!). The speeches were wonderful and of course we had to steal away the bride and groom for some respite before their first dance! Sarah managed to get herself a father daughter dance too.
The guests and family danced (and bounced) the night away as Chris and Sarah both spent their first evening as a married couple!
We were so pleased to be able to capture the wedding on film for The Woods, and wish them a lifetime of happiness!