Forget Me Knot Wedding Film Showreel 2016

Showreel

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!

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(image courtesy of Hazel Skye Photography)

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 Cooke | Kirby Castle Wedding

Kirby Castle

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!

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Mr & Mrs Barwell | Rearsby Church Wedding

Rearsby Church

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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Mr & Mrs Young | Barnsdale Lodge Wedding

Barnsdale Lodge

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

Mr & Mrs King | Sketchley Grange Hotel Wedding

Sketchley Grange Hotel

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

Mr & Mrs Bradbury Cox | St Giles Church Wedding

St Giles Church

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!

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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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