The Wedding Film of Karen & Simon at Arley Hall

Posted By: Sara
Filed under the category : Highlights Trailers

The light and colours at autumnal weddings are spectacular, especially when they are at the fabulous Arley Hall & Gardens. It was also great to be working again with their lovely resident photographer; Martin Hambleton. To see some of the gorgeous images from the day check out Martin’s blog.

Karen got ready at her mum’s house a short drive from the Church where her parent’s also got married. Karen had a stunning Sassi Holford dress, I loved the sheer fabric and cap sleeves at the top of the dress which gave it the impression of a strapless dress, so elegant.

Simon proposed to Karen by hiding the ring in a box of Heroes chocolates and very romantically he had left her a box to open on the morning of the wedding. Even more romantically there was a beautiful yellow diamond ring which Karen had been admiring for a long time in there too. Proving they are made for each other, Karen had the Bestman give Simon a tin of Heroes chocolates in the pub and inside was a fabulous watch that Simon had always wanted too, how cute!

The colour scheme for the wedding was inspired by the colours of the Pancreatic Cancer charity and it was carried throughout the day from the bridesmaids dresses, the cravats, flowers to the chair cover bows. It looked spectacular, especially in the Flowers by Junes Florist Southport with highlights of shocking pink.

Before the ceremony Simon and the guests congregated at The Stanley Arms Pub just across the road from St Michael’s Church. The first wedding ceremony that the Vicar ever conducted was Karen’s parent’s wedding and he came back especially to perform Karen & Simon’s ceremony, making it even more poignant. When Karen got to the end of the aisle, as her mum under covered her face, her veil accidentally came off too, but everyone laughed, especially Simon who is quite the joker. Karen was so sweet during the ceremony and had tears streaming down her face the whole time.

After the ceremony there was a shower of confetti as they walked through the lychgate gate. It was quite a long drive to Arley Hall and Karen & Simon travelled in style in a magnificent white Bentley from People to Places. Karen & Simon made a grand entrance across the field and came through the main gates while the guests were entertained by a string quartet at the drinks reception. It was a sunny crisp autumn day and a lot of guests then made their way to the gardens and played boules and croquet on the lawn.

The wedding breakfast was in the beautiful wood panelled Drawing Room. Karen & Simon spend a lot of time commuting so the table names were named after Service Stations on the M6. The room was dressed by Amy Janes venue dressing and catering by RW Bespoke. After the emotional and funny speeches while coffee was served, Karen’s young cousin played the piano expertly, then Karen & Simon cut the cake from The Liverpool Cake Shop. Everyone then made their way from the Hall to the Olympic Barn for the evening reception along the paper lantern strewn drive, which looked magical. Karen threw her bouquet in the open barn and one of Karen’s tiny flower girls caught it with the help of her Auntie. The first dance was to 80’s classic; Nothing is going to stop us now by Starship.

The excellent Funky Doctors were there to get everyone dancing and entertained everyone until late into the night. Karen & Simon’s wedding was memorable for lots of lovely reasons and one not so palatable one. Simon is a big fan of Jägerbombs and was astonished that I had never tried one, let alone didn’t even know what one was, so before we finished for the evening he made me try one. I can safely say, never again, but thank you to Martin for my gurning face being immortalised for ever!

Here are a few stills taken from Karen & Simon’s wedding film.

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Comments (2)

  1. I know how lovely a day this was, as I was there! Top work as always guys – and I’m jealous of some of the angles you spotted and used.

    Martin Hambleton

  2. Thanks Martin. It was a great day for so many reasons; a big one was working with again, a pleasure as always! Sx


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