Sometimes I film a wedding where every element comes together so perfectly that I think “nothing will ever top this”. Tom and Carrie’s wedding at Heath Farm in the Cotswolds was like that. It had everything I love – beautiful setting, cool crowd, great vibe, sunshine, live music, friendly venue and catering staff and of course an amazing couple. But then there’s that indefinable quality which makes a wedding truly stand out and ensures that everyone there will always remember the day. I can’t tell you what this magical x-factor is, but hopefully you get a taste of it in the wedding video.
It’s lovely to see different generations of a family in the same room, all having fun – and giving me awesome footage. Bride prep was the best! The bride’s daughter dancing with the mother of the bride was really special, as was seeing all the children get ready. It was brilliant working with wedding photographer Al Veryard from “Al Loves Aida” (he really does love her – they just got married!), just the nicest guy to be around and really creative with his shots. We had the same sort of approach and were in alignment all day. Teamwork!
I can’t say enough good things about the wedding venue, Heath Farm, set in the gorgeous landscape of the Cotswolds. The outdoor ceremony location is really pretty, there’s a lake, jetty, sheep (I do love my wildlife), a raised lawn giving guests views of the courtyard and a teepee (or is it tipi, the internet can’t decide) with capacity for 150. Camp fires and a live band in the evening, and beautiful strings of lights made it, for my style of filming, the ideal setting. Just a really fantastic atmosphere all day.
I loved all the little details, especially the light-hearted signs, which you can see in the film. Anything unique makes for cool footage! The speeches were funny but touching, so there was laughter but also happy tears. And not too many cheesy jokes!
Tom and Carrie were so kind, patient and down to earth, not just on the day, but from the moment they first got in touch. Their family is really sweet, and they’re all close, all like a laugh and I’m so lucky to have spent time with them on such a fab day.
Florist : https://instagram.com/sweetpeas_great_tew
Catering : https://instagram.com/lambcatering
Photography : https://instagram.com/al_loves_aida
Video soundtrack https://instagram.com/musicbed