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!
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!
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!
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!