What an epic wedding! I’ve filmed at Claridges Hotel London a few times and it’s such a grand venue yet still welcoming to couples who want a real party. And a real party is what was on the menu for Mili and Sam’s spectacular wedding. I’m always inspired by great live music and bands who interact with the wedding guests, and Creation Events certainly delivered. The whole day went smoothly thanks to the hard work and professionalism of luxury wedding planner Katy Cresner Events, with an awesome production by Just Saying Events and Outrage Events. Katy and Ben made my life easy, and put a smile on the face of every guest. You need a good team for a big complex wedding like this, with a packed schedule and lots of moving parts, and Mili and Sam hired the best.
The couple were absolute sweethearts. I’d met Mili at a previous wedding, so I knew she was cool, and Sam was also really accommodating. It helped having top wedding photographer Ami Robertson working alongside me, who I’d been longing to meet for years! I’ve always admired her photography and her general approach to life. An amazing talent and photography superstar.
What a party this was! The intro to the wedding video, where I show the couple’s grand entrance, was inspired by a scene in the Blues Brothers where the band is talking to the crowd before they start singing, and I really love the anticipation it creates. It didn’t really happen that way in real life, but that’s the magic of editing, and this is where I separate myself from other videographers, taking something quite cool and elevating it to what you see and hear in the film.
Among the many highlights of this wedding was the Bollywood performance by the three bridesmaids, the hilarious and moving speeches, and Mili’s fantastic bouquet toss where she managed to get her bouquet stuck in the chandelier. Oh, and check out the first dance – wow!
Venue & Catering: https://instagram.com/claridgeshotel
Production: https://instagram.com/justsayingevents https://instagram.com/outrageevents
DJ: Steven Madan
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: https://instagram.com/goddivafashion
Groom’s Suit: https://instagram.com/gieveslondon
Groom’s Shirt: https://instagram.com/editsuits
Video soundtrack https://instagram.com/musicbed