February 2013

The Wedding Film of Katherine & James at The Belle Epoque

Posted By: Sara
Filed under the category : Highlights Trailers

Tony has known James since they met at college whilst they were studying media and film. James is a broadcast sound recordist and editor, when they graduated they worked together at the same production company before they both went freelance many years ago. They regularly work together on commercials and broadcast programmes, so when James announced he was getting married to the lovely Katherine we knew exactly what to get them for a wedding present!

Katherine & James wanted an intimate winter wedding with just close family and friends shortly after Christmas and they chose the charming Belle Époque in Knutsford which has bucket loads of character. The bad snow the day before was a little concerning but thankfully it had mainly disappeared over night so everyone arrived on time and safely. The guests arrived to roaring fires and drinks in the bar. Katherine dress was designed and made by a local seamstress. The ceremony was in the Pailliards Room. Katherine and her mum walked so quickly down the aisle I was worried that I would miss them. It was a lovely ceremony and they both delivered their vows with such commitment, it was incredibly sweet.

After the ceremony there was a drinks reception in the bar and everyone braved the cold and what was left of the snow for photos in the roof garden. The wedding breakfast was held in the Garden Room. To pass on their good luck at meeting each other, Katherine & James had scratch cards as favours and a few lucky people won. James’ best man and brother Guy took his inspiration for his speech from the Belle Époque and dressed up as a stereotypical French man. Much to Katherine & James’ embarrassment he also revealed their pet names for each other.

After the speeches it was back downstairs to the bar to play black jack and roulette at the Casino, a nod to Katherine and James’ honeymoon destination of Las Vegas. Katherine & James’ first dance was to Ella James – ‘At Last’. The evening entertainment was provided by Hudson, who were excellent. They even got Katherine up singing along. A very special day that we were honoured to be a part of.

Here are a few stills taken from Katherine & James’ wedding film.

Katherine & James

We really hope you enjoyed Katherine & James’ wedding film highlights trailer, to check out more of our work please visit our Marry Me Films website or our Marry Me Films Vimeo page. To keep up with our latest news ‘like’ our Marry Me Films Facebook page and ‘follow’ us on our Marry Me Films Twitter page.


Comments (3)

  1. Absolutely amazing you have captured every intimate moment of the wedding in stunning detail for us to relive the beautiful day .had me crying watching my sister Katherine and James take their first dance!!

    Caroline Croft

  2. Thank you so much for this amazing gift. I was very hesitant at first but now I don’t know why I ever doubted having a film. You have captured so many special moments that I did not fully see being swept up in the excitement of the day. Having seen the full film now I have cried on many occassion. I didn’t realise how quickly I walked down the aisle but this is very clear from watching it back… I must have been excited to see James. We can’t thank you enough. It’s the perfect gift and you were so professional all the way through. Looking forward to meeting for a Thai soon. Enjoy Paris!! Xx

    Katherine Butler

  3. Thank you so much Caroline & Katherine for your wonderful comments, they mean so much. This isn’t just a job to us and having feedback like that makes all the hard work so worthwhile, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Sx


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The Wedding Film of Jayne & Steve at Peckforton Castle

Posted By: Sara
Filed under the category : Highlights Trailers

It is always a pleasure filming a wedding at Peckforton Castle, but Jayne & Steve’s wedding was just that bit extra magical as it was just before Christmas and they had a winter wonderland theme! Steve proposed to Jayne on New Year’s Eve just before midnight at a ball dressed as Prince Charming, so there was no other option but to choose a fairy-tale wedding in a Castle. It was also great to be filming alongside Caroline White once again.

Jayne chose a stunning Suzanne Neville dress, with Swarovski crystal jewel detailing around the waist, which beautifully complimented the diamond jewellery that she wore including the fabulous earrings which were a surprise gift from Steve. How sweet is Steve, they are so matched for each other that they even bought each other the same wedding card.

Jayne got ready with her daughter and niece who were her bridesmaids and one of her friends did her hair and makeup artist Richard Harvey did her makeup and finished and decorated her hair. Steve wore an elegant Phillip Alexander tailor made suit and the groom’s party wore matching tuxedos, they all looked very dapper. The guests congregated in the Long Gallery before the start of the ceremony and toastmaster Steven Saunders announced them into the Great Hall for the start of the wedding.

When Jayne’s dad saw her in the dress of the first time he couldn’t stop crying and it was such a lovely moment to capture forever. He was still crying as he waited to accompany Jayne down the aisle. A wedding singer hidden on the minstrel’s gallery serenaded them down the aisle to Leona Lewis’ – ‘A moment like this’, Jayne & Steve’s song. During the ceremony Jayne & Steve couldn’t stop beaming at each other. Steve ever the romantic had written an extraordinary reading for Jayne, which had everyone crying even more and the singer performed another song.

After the ceremony there was a drinks reception in the Long Gallery. Luckily it stopped raining and we were able to go outside to get a couple of quick shots in front of the Castle. It was then time for the wedding breakfast in the Drawing Room. The table names were different brands of Champagne and as it was Christmas the name plates were luxury crackers. There was another especially written poem during the speeches written by one of their good friends, all about how they met, the proposal and their fairy-tale Castle wedding.

Jayne & Steve wanted their wedding reception to be extra special and something that no one had seen before. So they had an events company transform the Great Hall into an enchanted winter wonderland. Every surface was covered with fake snow; they brought in huge Christmas trees and all different types of props including skis and a sledge. The ceiling was lit up with snow flake shapes and on the back wall Jayne & Steve’s entwined initials. There was a huge Cinderella pumpkin carriage ice sculpture by the amazing Glacial Art. There was even an all-white Chesterfield sofa chill out seating area were guests could relax, all while the snow continuously fell from the sky.

Guests filed into the Great Hall to a rendition of Michael Bublé’s – ‘It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas’ performed by a first class Michael Bublé impersonator and his orchestra. Everyone was in awe of the transformation, Jayne & Steve had managed to keep it a complete surprise. The kids especially loved the snow, making snow angels and having snowball fights. Jayne & Steve executed an impressive choreographed first dance routine to Michael Bublé – ‘All I want for Christmas is you’ and it ended in a shower of snow and confetti. Everyone then danced the night away to a mixture of Christmas and Michael Bublé tracks.

Here are a few stills taken from Jayne & Steve’s wedding film.

Jayne & Steve

We really hope you enjoyed Jayne & Steve’s wedding film highlights trailer, to check out more of our work please visit our Marry Me Films website or our Marry Me Films Vimeo page. To keep up with our latest news ‘like’ our Marry Me Films Facebook page and ‘follow’ us on our Marry Me Films Twitter page.


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  1. We had an amazing day, it was everything we wished for and so much more. Faiytales really do come true . Xx

    Jayne and Steve

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