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!
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!”
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:
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’.
The Swan Inn hosted the reception of a beautiful wedding earlier this month! On 15th January, Sharon and Magnus became Mr & Mrs Tomlin. Sharon began the morning the only way a bride should… with Prosecco! Actually, for those of you eagle eyed viewers, you probably would have noticed the Red Bull can on the dresser. Gotta keep your energy up somehow!
The bridesmaid’s had the prettiest pastel rose bouquets and the boutonnieres were complimenting in their matching cream colouring. And the bride’s heart shaped bouquet was just the right amount of subtle and adorable!
Sharon and the bridal party enjoyed some pampering and when their hair and makeup was complete, it was time to don their dresses. The bridesmaid’s all stood in matching dark grey floor length gowns – those kinds that you can tie in 8 different ways, so they perfectly suit each woman! Sharon wore classic white, her dress was a fit and flare style with a beautiful train and veil.
Over at the church, Magnus, friends and family all eagerly awaited the arrival of the beautiful bride. She did not disappoint and even braved the brisk weather whilst her bridal party and the groomsmen lead the way in their faux fur jackets. Sharon looked stunning as she entered the chuch, all smiles, ready to see Magnus for the first time on their wedding day!
The service was beautiful, the certificate was signed and just about everyone in the room got teary eyed. It was time to head out for a drive to the reception venue – The Swan Inn.
Photo opportunities were well underway once all the guests had arrived. The newlyweds posed for plenty of pictures with friends and family. Even the weather was kind to them for the occasion!
The Swan Inn was a lovely location for the new Mr & Mrs Tomlin’s reception and they made use of the intimate space well. There was a candy cart, a dance floor and even a huge profiterole tower!!
The speeches were heartfelt and emotional, the magician was a perfect entertainer too.
Cake cutting is always an important first on a wedding day and Sharon & Magnus weren’t missing out! But with their own little twist on it, there wasn’t a knife in sight. Yes, that is a wonderfully crafted 3 tier wedding cake being cut, with a trowel. Perfectly unique! And the intricately decorated accompanying floral cupcakes were just too beautiful for words!
Finally, it was time for the dance floor. Sharon and Magnus stepped out for their first dance. Their friends and family crowded round to celebrate the occasion.
Thanks to Sharon & Magnus for making our job really easy because it is clear you two are made for each other! Congratulations!
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.
The location for our most recent summer wedding was the delightful Brooksby Hall. On the 19th June 2015 Tom and Clare became Mr & Mrs Fowler. We were filming the Fowler’s because they actually won their wedding videography package for absolutely nothing! The “Something Borrowed” package is our most popular and most extensive videography package, this is what they won. (keep an eye out in the future for more promotional offers and competitions!)
This wedding was so cheerful and fun from the get go. Clare helped the little ones getting ready, whilst also getting her hair and makeup done. We love the moments that are often one of a kind so capturing the look on Clare’s father’s face as he saw his daughter in her wedding dress was just perfect.
Not forgetting the groom and his men, we got to join them in The Bull’s Head for a pre-ceremony pint.
Tom and Clare’s ceremony took place at St Philip and St James Ratby Parish Church. It was beautifully traditional and a lot of loving family and friends surrounded them on their big day.
The reception soon followed and even the weather kept up the happy atmosphere, with sunshine breaking through the clouds. The wedding party made great use of Brooksby Hall’s grounds by having a variety of outdoor games for the adults and kids. There were bubbles and giant Jenga, as well as a huge BBQ spread for the hungry guests.
From start to finish there wasn’t a moment where a beaming smile was missing. It was our pleasure to create a lasting memory of the Fowler’s wedding day. We wish them all the joy and love for years to come!
On 14th June 2015 Belvoir Castle hosted a beautiful summer wedding. Richard and Lauren embarked on one of the happiest days of all to tie the knot in this beautiful Belvoir Castle Wedding! It was a pleasure to be able to film this day for The Hammonds’ and what a hectic day it was.
With the bride surrounded by friends and family, the day began at the castle. Lauren spent the morning surrounded by her bridal party while they all got ready, champagne at the ready! Grandma arrived to add some support and have a chat before the ceremony. So after a chat, it was on with the veil and Jimmy Choo’s – wedding time!
The first ceremony was an intimate ceremony in the Ballroom before the bride and groom headed down the grand staircase for a jewish blessing in the Guardroom, followed by a drinks reception in the Picture Gallery and of course a good old song and dance in the Old Kitchen.
The wedding was full of unique touches, including a sword to cut the cheese ‘cake’, classical musicians, dancing waiters and fireworks.
The video is one of our favourites since we began filming in 2014. I am sure we will find it hard to beat as we move ahead this year.
Adam and Kerry’s special day was further out than we’ve ever travelled before so we were thrilled to film an Alfriston winter wedding. And not only a winter wedding, a christmas one! The venue was stunning, all decked out with christmas trees and log wood fires.
The preparations began with champagne and hair curlers for the ladies, and cravat tying for the fellas!
Finally it was time for Kerry to see her husband to be at the alter. The ceremony was held at the Church of St Andrew and many friends and family witnessed the lovely wedding. As well as – of course – throw heaps of confetti in the chilly winter sunshine after!
Everyone headed to the reception in a quaint little venue full of christmas cheer. There were wreaths and christmas trees, candles and gingerbread men and a lot of baubles! The speeches sparkled as much as the room and champagne flowed as everyone toasted to the new bride and groom.
There was a second receiving line at the reception, although this one was a little different with guests opting for sparklers rather than confetti!
The couple were also big fans of Bhangra so the evening’s entertainment included a traditional Bhangra dancers which was awesome to watch! Luckily for Kerry, she could also get up and get moving. She’d already put on her dancing shoes – specifically a pair or personalised wedding sneakers!
Thanks to the new Mr & Mrs Hart for having us, we really had a great time and this was a wonderful close to our year! We look forward to everything 2015 has to bring as well!