Blackthorpe Barn Wedding Video: August 2018

A pleasure for us to film the wedding of Sian & Lee at Blackthorpe Barn this August. It was our first time producing a Blackthorpe Barn wedding video. The venue itself is located in the heart of Suffolk near Bury St Edmunds.

The day for us commenced at Blackthorpe House which is within the vicinity of Blackthorpe Barn itself. We arrived at around 10:00 in order to allow enough time to cover all of the essentials in the morning and to leave room for us to capture some shots before the wedding ceremony itself at St Mary’s Church in Bury St Edmunds. Blackthorpe House itself provides couples with an excellent choice when it comes to the morning preparations of the wedding – even more, couples can make use of Blackthorpe House as an option for family and friends to crash out at upon the night of the wedding – needless to say this must be booked.

Sian chose to have her hair and makeup station in the conservatory of the house which allowed for some lovely lighting. Final preparations took place in the main bedroom suite upstairs where Sian stepped into her dress.

After getting into her dress, we made our way to the car and headed into Bury St Edmunds for the wedding ceremony. This took place at St Mary’s Church, one of the largest parish churches in England. The church really is stunning and we’d recommend taking a visit should you be in the local area.

The ceremony commenced and included a lovely blend of two readings, hymns in addition to prayers. The vicar, Wendy was incredibly welcoming and made us all feel very comfortable. We hope to return to St Mary’s Church very soon. After around forty minutes the wedding ceremony came to a close and Sian and Lee were pronounced as man and wife. Shortly after this we made our way outside for the confetti shot.

We soon made our way back to Blackthorpe Barn and began capturing shots of the cocktail hour which included their guests having a drink or two in addition to sampling the canapes on offer. We also managed to capture some newlywed shots of both Sian & Lee alongside the fantastic photographer Andy Chambers who we have had the pleasure of working with before.

The time had come for some wedding speeches which signaled that the evening reception was soon to begin. Lee, his mother, his new father-in-law and two best men delivered speeches to us all. Once the speeches were finished we took the opportunity to capture some more newlywed shots outside the barn. After this we made our way back inside for the cake cutting and first dance.

A bouquet toss was conducted after the first dance by Sian which then signaled the start of the party. Many congratulations to both Lee and Sian on their fantastic wedding day. We wish you all the very best for the future and we hope to add another Blackthorpe Barn wedding video to our collection soon.

Watch their wedding film below:

Blackthorpe Barn – a wedding venue in the heart of Suffolk

If you are thinking of getting married in the Suffolk area, then I would recommend having a look at Blackthorpe Barn as a potential wedding venue. It is located within the heart of Suffolk close to Bury St Edmunds. You can contact them by you can also contact them by +44 (0)1359 720350 or weddings@blackthorpefood.co.uk

Photographer: Andy Chambers Photography

Venue: Blackthorpe Barn

Videographer: Luxe Wedding Films

Leez Priory Wedding Videos: August 2018

Leez Priory is on the top of my favorite venues list and it was great to be back! Leez Priory history dates back to the 16th Century, therefore there is much more than meets the eye on your first visit. Hidden remains of former parts of the Priory can be spotted amongst the grounds. Leez Priory wedding photos always looking dashing, as do video. Sam & Nicole chose to make Leez Priory their chosen venue for their wedding day, a perfect choice. When they first contacted me I was very excited by the thought of more Leez Priory wedding videos.

The story of how Sam & Nicole met is a lovely one. When Sam was visiting New York City he had no idea that he would meet his future wife in a bar by the Empire State Building. Before they knew it they had fallen deeply in love and their love story was beginning. It was lovely to see that Nicole’s family from the United States came over to witness them exchange vowels and celebrate the special occasion.

Peace and tranquility ran throughout Leez Priory during the morning when we arrived. Leez Priory sat quietly and calmly under glorious sunshine as the preparations for the day began. The weather was on our side and a Leez Priory outside wedding ceremony was confirmed at The Great Tower.

Nicole, her bridesmaids and parents began their preparations in The Fisherman’s Cottage and soon moved into the main house to finish their preparations and for Nicole to get into her stunning wedding dress. Sam and his groomsmen began their preparations in The Granary.

As always, before we knew it, it was time for the wedding ceremony to commence. Family and friends began to gather at The Great Tower of Leez Priory and Nicole’s father proudly escorted his daughter down aisle to the Great Tower.

Sam & Nicole chose to follow traditional British & American traditions during the wedding ceremony and Nicole’s long lasting friend Nick officiated the wedding ceremony.

Once the ceremony concluded cocktail hour commenced and Nick the photographer captured his photos of the happy couple with their friends and family. Afterwards myself and Nick took the newly weds for a stroll around the grounds of Leez Priory to capture newlywed shots. We managed to capture some cracking shots for their Leez Priory wedding video.

Sam & Nicole were fantastically natural, genuine laughs and real happiness shined throughout the stroll. Great for Leez Priory wedding videos!

An hour or so after the wedding ceremony family and friends began making their way out the main doors of the main house and towards the Coach House of Leez Priory.

Nicole’s dad, Joe kicked off speeches, followed on by Sam and his bestman, Rob.

Sam & Nicole chose to dance with their parents before their first dance together as husband and wife which was a lovely touch to an already great day. Sam and his mother danced to ‘You are my Sunshine’ by Johnny Cash. Nicole and her father danced to ‘Butterfly Kisses’ by Bob Carlisle. Afterwards Sam & Nicole danced to ‘How Would You Feel’ by Ed Sheeran.

The party soon kicked off with guests pouring onto the dance floor. Leez Priory wedding videos usually feature great dancing scenes due to the great dance floor which Leez Priory offers.

Many congratulations to Sam & Nicole on their truly wonderful wedding day. It is one I will always remember. I can’t wait to be back at the venue to produce more Leez Priory wedding videos in the future.

Watch their wedding film below:

Leez Priory – a wedding venue in Essex

If you are thinking of getting married in the Essex area, then I would recommend having a look at Leez Priory as a potential wedding venue. It is located just outside of Chelmsford. You can find them online at https://www.leez-priory.co.uk you can also contact them by 01245 362 555 or info@leez-priory.co.uk

Flowers: Springfield Florist

Hair: Brooke Painter

Makeup: Aleshea Park

Photobooth: Winnie the Vintage Caravan

Photographer: Nick Gunn Photography

Venue: Leez Priory

Videographer: Aaron Compton Videographer

Crondon Park Wedding Videos: April 2018

The stunning Baronial Suite at Crondon Park is quoted as being ‘the best place to get married in Essex’. It certainly is a fierce competitor against others. Crondon Park Wedding Videos go to show this, especially Kat & Chris’s wedding film.

They were my second wedding of the year and what a truly lovely couple they were. One thing which I enjoy so much about being a wedding videographer is some of the people who I am fortunate enough to meet, Kat & Chris were no exception, not to forget to mention their son Dillon who looked very dapper in his suit!

The day started for me in Southend where I captured the morning bridal preparations of Kat and her party. It wasn’t all about the girls however.. both me and the photographer Katy also managed to get some great shots of young Dillon! He was quite the poser.

Davy my second shooter made his way to the Lion Inn Hotel to capture the shots of Chris with his groomsmen before the formalities of the day commenced.

The wedding day took place at Crondon Park which is close to Ingatestone in Essex. It was my first time working as a wedding videographer at Crondon Park which is always exciting. The venue features the stunning Baronial Hall which is where Kat & Chris said their vowels to each other with Dillon by their side.

After the ceremony had concluded cocktail hour commenced where we got some lovely natural shots of their guests enjoying the day.

Later on in the evening, there were two cake cuttings! One for the newlyweds and one for little Dillon to cut, a very lovely idea. Once the cake cutting had concluded we went onto the first dance and after the first dance, we went onto the ‘Dillion Dance’ where Dillon won a game of Musical Chairs, nice one Dillon!

Congratulations again to Kat & Chris on their lovely wedding day at Crondon Park. Thank you for allowing me to be your wedding videographer. I look forward to producing more Crondon Park Wedding Videos soon.

Watch their wedding film below:

Hair/Makeup: Tany Marie Freelance Make Up Artist, Hair & Beauty Therapist
Photographer: Katy Gell Photography
Venue: Crondon Park Wedding Venue Essex
Videography: Aaron Compton Videographer

Vaulty Manor Wedding Videos: November 2017

Vaulty Manor Wedding Videos always look stunning, especially thanks to the beautifully restored 17th century Baronial Barn which is set in the peaceful area of Goldhanger, not far from Maldon in Essex.

It was my second time being at Vaulty Manor for a wedding! The first time I was actually a guest so it was great to be the wedding videographer at this one. Congratulations to Hannah & Adil on their special day. The entire day took place at Vaulty Manor so we had plenty of time to gets some lovely shots of the venue. My second shooter for this wedding was Darren. It was our first time filming a wedding together, it couldn’t have gone any better – I look forward to the next!

When I arrived I spent some time capturing my establishing shots, once complete I headed over to the beautiful bridal suite where Hannah and her closest family and friends were getting ready. Across the courtyard was Adil getting ready with his best man, Abdullah. Darren captured some lovely shots of their preparations and the great bond these two lovely gents have was clear to everyone.

We took the time to record both Hannah & Adil reading their cards to each other. This is always a nice touch for the wedding film.

Once the preparations were finished we headed over to the ceremony to capture shots of their guests arriving, shortly followed on by Hannah and her bridesmaids who all looked stunning.

After they had said their vowels and after their confetti had fallen it was soon time for the wedding speeches. Such genuine, lovely words were said by all. It was great to hear Adil share special memories he has with Hannah and also learn some great stories from Abdullah about his long friendship with Adil.

The evening guests began arriving at around 18:30 and provided us with some fantastic camera shots during the evening reception.

Hannah and Adil, thank you for trusting me to be your wedding videographer. I wish you all the very best for your future together. I look forward to more Vaulty Manor Wedding Videos in the future!

Watch their wedding film below:

Venue: Vaulty Manor
Videography: Aaron Compton Videographer

Leez Priory Wedding Videos: March 2018

Leez Priory wedding videos are always stunning so I was excited to be filming there! What an absolutely lovely wedding day for such a lovely couple out in the glorious Essex countryside. On March the 23rd, it was our pleasure to be able to capture Gemma & Ryan’s wedding day on video for them at the magnificent Tudor manor that is Leez Priory, just outside of the Chelmsford/Braintree area and just over an hour away from Central London. It was my first time filming at Leez Priory and I can’t wait to be back there later this year! It’s also worth mentioning that this was my first wedding film of 2018 following on from the last wedding season.

Due to the grand size of Leez Priory, it’s unsurprising that there are seven beautiful ceremony rooms which couples can choose to tie the knot in. Gemma & Ryan chose ‘The Great Hall’ which features charming beams with a feature fireplace.

We were greeted with reminiscences of the ‘Beast from the East’ which in turn, made for some fantastic establishing shots of Leez Priory in addition to special shots of the newlyweds. A big shout out must go to Gemma in particular who embraced the freezing temperatures which enabled us to get those shots of her in her dress with the fantastic backdrop of Leez Priory and its manicured lawns and lakes, it really was picture-perfect.

Like all weddings I have filmed, there was not a dull moment at any point. We were treated to an excellent firework display by local Colchester company, Dynamic Fireworks which managed to shower down on Leez Priory in beautiful colours.

We were fortunate enough to work alongside Simon from EPS Photography once again. It was a great opportunity to catch up and collaborate with ideas on how best to capture both Gemma & Ryan with a very snowy Leez Priory.

Many thanks once more to Gemma & Ryan for entrusting us to capture their special day on video. It was a pleasure to be their wedding videographer and I wish them all the very best for their future together. I look forward to producing more Leez Priory Wedding Videos in the future.

Watch their wedding film below:

Fireworks: Dynamic Fireworks
Hair: Gemini Styling
Makeup: Emma Knight Make-up Artist
Photography: EPS Photography
Venue: Leez Priory
Videography: Aaron Compton Videographer