I would like to share with you a wedding we filmed in East Sussex earlier this year, which really was such a pleasure to film. The preparations and the celebrations took place at their home in Wadhurst, East Sussex and the ceremony itself was a traditional one in their local parish church, St Peter and Paul Church: A quintessentially English wedding but also a very international affair with guests from many different countries.
To start with the preparations: a room at the front of the house, looking out on to the garden, had been designated for this purpose. It was perfect because it had lots of natural light (the best, and most flattering, light for photo and video), space for us to move around and get creative with lots of different angles, and loads of mirrors – great for beautiful shots of the bride and her bridesmaids in the reflections – truly a wedding videographer’s dream! The bride had a stunning and very clever dress by Naomi Neoh, which could be transformed into an evening dress via the removal of the layer of lace to leave only the bodice. The navy bridesmaids’ dresses were also a hit: All navy but a different style for each bridesmaid, allowing them each to have a dress that suited them well. What a great idea!
And then there were the flowers – ah the flowers! – lots of them – and everywhere! The hallway and stairwell were adorned with the most beautiful peonies and other white flowers – check out Darling and Wild for bespoke wedding flowers ‘inspired by nature’. The flowers created a stunning impression in the hallway as the guests arrived and were greeted by the gorgeous hostesses of eyeCandy with canapés and champagne.
The highlight of the ceremony for me was the readings, carried out so beautifully by Andrew’s adorable two boys. They read so eloquently and sweetly it brought tears to my eyes… And they seemed to be having great fun throughout the day too – along with the other children present.