Tom and I would just really love to have something to remember our special day by. We don't want anything dramatised or staged - we would love for everything to just be natural and unforced. I don't really expect to use any of the video for promotional purposes for my business or anything (perhaps some of the flowers, tables, styling etc.) but really the video will be a private memory for Tom and I that we can share with our family and hopefully children in the future. Hopefully that makes sense!
We really love the relaxed style of your videography and the fact that it doesn't seem staged or over dramatised.
You guys? ...What do you do?..How do you spend your days?..What's important in life? etc etc I'm a wedding planner and Tom is in property. We both love our jobs and our careers are important to us both, however we do like to play hard as well as work hard! We love to travel (around both the UK and the rest of the world) and The Cotswolds is somewhere we have visited a number of times on weekends away etc which is why it's such a special area for us and why we chose it for our wedding. Tom (often to my annoyance) is obsessed with football and I'm a bit of a history geek. We both warm, easy to get along with and loyal to our family and friends. We aren't huge PDA people and Tom can sometimes be a little shy (especially in front of the camera). We both like music - all genres really tbh but two of Tom's favourite bands are Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and I love Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks but I'm also a big house fan too (anyone who got hold of my Spotify account would think that I was a very confused/indecisive lady). We are both self confessed foodies - we love to eat out and cook. We also love a good film/TV series and like nothing more than a night in with a bottle of red wine and some cheese or chocolates (depending on our mood). We love the countryside and have recently moved back home to my hometown in Leicestershire after over 8 years in London. We love taking our little dog (and our baby for now) out for long walks. Hopefully that helps!
The proposal? ...Tell us everything (all the details) It was amazing and a complete surprise for me! I honestly don't know how Tom got away with it without me guessing because I'm usually very nosey and I'm definitely the planner/organiser out of the two of us!...
We were on a family holiday in Sorrento, Italy when one morning Tom told me he had arranged to take me out for the day so that we could spend some time just the two of us. We caught a ferry over to Capri and went for a bite to eat in the marina. Tom had then arranged for us to go on a private boat tour around Capri. The skipper knew the plan in advance and when we were approaching the faraglioni arch Tom asked me to go to the end of the boat so that he could take a photo...He then sneakily passed the camera to the skipper and as we went under the arch he came up behind me and (with ring in hand) told me that he had a very important question to ask me! I still remember the complete shock and happiness and it brings goosebumps and tears to my eyes every time I retell the story (I'm a bit of a crier so be warned on the wedding day)! The skipper took lots of photos of the moment which was so lovely and then we celebrated with a bottle of champagne and a swim in the sea. It was the b est day of my whole life so far.
The Venue/s? ... Why this place above anywhere else? As soon as we saw The Lost Orangery we literally fell in love. We loved the mediterranean style of the venue (because of the fact that we love Italy and got engaged there) and how unique it was. We have tried to add subtle Italian elements into the wedding day using things like olive branches in the flowers, table settings, Italian menu course names and Italian table numbers.
What experience do you want to give to your guests? The 'theme' of the wedding is old world European elegance. It's a black tie wedding so it all sounds a bit snooty on the surface but it's really not! We honestly just want our guests to be able to relax and enjoy ourselves so it would be great if they don't feel like their being filmed too much etc. I remember going to a wedding once where I felt that the videographer was filming me the whole time as we were waiting for the bride to arrive at the church. He definitely wasn't and was probably just trying to capture all of the guests waiting in anticipation but it really did make me feel uncomfortable! I would like both the photographer and the videographer to blend in if you know what I mean. Perhaps you could where black tie if possible??? We're really looking forward to the speeches (probably me more than Tom as he's a little nervous).