We want to be able to look back on it in a week, a month, a year, ten years (!) and remember the day vividly. We want to show people who aren't able to make it and show our kids when we have them. We'd also like to see the 'BTS' footage of things we will miss because we can't possibly be in two places at once! Just seeing everyone having a lovely time (hopefully!).
As soon as I saw the Jag's videography I thought 'I love that'. I love how cinematic your work is and love that there are snippets of the speeches over some of those slow mo shots of the bride and groom. I would say I'm worried about having lots of Ant's speech because he is really nervous and it might not be as good as other grooms' speeches!! I don't think he will say anything too soppy or romantic! We could have some music, some of the dads' speeches and some of Ant's if you thought it wouldn't sound good. We will see what he comes out with on the day (haha!).
You guys? ...What do you do?..How do you spend your days?..What's important in life?
We work pretty hard and some long hours (Vic is a teacher and Ant is in property). We like the finer things in life (good holidays and travel, good food and good wine - we like to think we know what we're talking about!!). We have an *active* social life and are out most weekends. I wouldn't say we go clubbing but we will go to upmarket bars and restaurants. We are massive family people and go on big family holidays together with both of our families. My grandma and granddad are literally the pillars of my family (Vic). We love our dog Scout and would definitely like some funny videos of her. We're both into the gym and fitness and regularly take part in 10ks and half marathons - that kind of thing. Other than that, we're happy sat watching TV or going on a long dog walk!
The proposal? ...Tell us everything!
Ant cooked a surprise 3 course meal at home, put rose petals everywhere and lit candles. He ran a bath and got loads of my favourite bath bombs from lush. When I got out the bath, I went into the bedroom and a tiffany bag was sat on the bed (I'd been midering for a necklace from there and thought he was winding me up!). I opened the box and there was nothing in it... when I turned round, he was on one knee and our song started playing through our speakers. He then popped the question and told me to pack my bags as we were off for a celebratory weekend in Edinburgh!
The Venue/s? ... Why this place above anywhere else?
Lemore Manor - we love love love the gardens and grounds. We really want to make the most of them. We love the light that comes in through the windows in the orangery and think it's perfect for a summer wedding. We wanted exclusivity and Lemore Manor offers just that. We have booked the venue for 3 days so we can really make the most out of spending all that time with our friends and family. We don't want the day to go too quickly which is why we want a video to be able to look back on and relive some of those feelings and experiences.
What experience do you want to give to your guests?
We want it to be classy and sophisticated without being stuffy and pretentious. We want our guests to be comfortable and to relax and enjoy the day (hopefully the weather is good!!). We want there to be flowers everywhere, birds singing and butterflies fluttering around! The doors can be open and people will be free to wander in and out and explore the grounds at their leisure. If I was to label the theme I would say: country summer garden chic HAHA!!