Lisa & Rory's Wedding Day

Elston Church & Norwood Park, Southwell

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The Morning & Bridal Prep

I arrived in Elston at about 10.30 and the girls were giddy, I mean you could tell there was some serious excitement in the air. It wasn't long before hair and makeup were paused for a glass of Dom and with an exchange of gifts from Lisa to her crew time simply flew and before we knew it, it was time to get the dress on! We set aside 20 minutes for some fun photos in their back garden before I darted off to meet Rory and the boys at the church.

The Ceremony

Lisa walked the 10 minute walk from home to the church with her dad. A lovely opportunity to offer some words of wisdom, or maybe just to have a laugh and embrace all the excitement leading up the the ceremony. She didn't keep Rory waiting for a second, and we  had a couple of lovely readings from their close friends. I'm in love with the confetti shots we got outside the church after the ceremony, take a look below and see what you think!

The Reception

Everyone left the church together on the bus and arrived at Norwood Park in Southwell around 2pm. Norwood Park is stunning, incredible house, beautiful grounds and in the evening they use the gallery to host the dinner and evening reception. The bubbles were flowing when everyone arrived and we captured some fun group shots (see the one of the groomsmen) before heading through to dinner.

The Speeches and Evening Party

Norwood Park not only prides itself on an amazing setting but the organisers promise superb service and quality food, and today was no exception. After dinner there wasn't the traditional sequence of speeches, oh no, far from it! Lisa's father spoke pre dinner, then after the desserts there were speeches from not only the Groom and the Bride but also the Bride's sister before the best man. I enjoy the speeches, they're often my favourite part of the day and these speeches were brilliant. It's not often you hear such heartfelt words, genuinely delivered. They had them recorded too which means they can enjoy them again and again over the years to come. We actually took a 20 minute time out after dinner to get a few shots of Bride and Groom. The weather was threatening to rain all day, and did at times which meant we hadn't until now had a real opportunity to get some great one on one shots. We headed out (to rain) and used the honeymoon suite in Norwood House to capture some gorgeous photos of them both as well as Lisa's dress.

As you'd expect with such a young and vibrant couple, the evening brought many more guests and a ton of dancing, of course they did the cake cutting and a very chilled first dance but it wasn't long before the dancefloor was buzzing.

Congratulations Lisa & Rory, a very special day!

The Photos

Camilo & Colette's Wedding Film

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The Wedding Morning & Bridal Prep

We arrived around 10.30am and the girls were enjoying their morning in the hotel room. With prosecco on ice and plenty of banter we dashed between the Bride's room and the Groom's room to ensure we captured both of their mornings. Dress on at around midday and straight downstairs to the Ceremony!

The Ceremony

The Ceremony was held outdoors, under the pergola in the gardens of the Bell Inn. An amazing setting on this beautiful summer's day. With no sign of Camilo at the front of the Ceremony, and with a great sense of humour his entourage staged an emergency "Groomsmen meeting" and rushed off pre ceremony hinting Camilo may have been a bit too nervous. A minute later they all exit the building and enter through the rear of the congregation to the epic "Sam Cooke - What a Wonderful World" GENIUS! Colette entered to Christina Perri and it wasn't long before Cam couldn't hold back the tears anymore...

The Reception

There was something about this crowd, these guys were here to have fun. Immediately after the ceremony everyone hit the reception drinks in the garden and we arranged the confetti (of which I have NEVER seen so much!) the bouquet throwing and a handful of group photos. A beautiful English Summer's afternoon under the sun.

The Speeches & Evening Party

Father of the Bride, followed by Rowena's heartfelt (Colette's sister) speech, then the main man and lastly his three, YES THREE best men. What we loved the most about these speeches was how genuine, loving and thoughtful they all were, every one. Sharing memories and words of wisdom with great humour and zero cheese, we enjoyed every one! 

We decided to do the cake cutting just before the first dance (Alicia Keys - Fallin') and I swear every single person in the party was dancing before the Band's first song had hit 30 seconds in. An awesome party, an incredible day. Congrats Camilo & Colette, wishing you many years of happiness! 

The Short Film

DOP - Dan Lambourne

2nd Shooter - Patrick Taylor

Edit - Dan Lambourne

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Sarah + Karl's Wedding Film

Hazel Gap Barn

Hazel Gap Barn Weddings

Sarah and Karl knew where they wanted to get married before they even told their friends and family they were engaged. They even had the venue booked a year before it was built. There's not many couples who are so chilled they would book a wedding venue based on just the plans!

But just look at this place, Hazel Gap Barn, Budby, Nottinghamshre. An incredible venue and only in it's first week of opening when they hosted Sarah and Karl for their wedding reception. We had a team of three to shoot this wedding so we could capture both bride and groom preparations. On top of the short they'll take away multi-camera recordings of the full ceremony, speeches, cutting of the cake and first dance lasting about 90 minutes. Take a look at their short film we created below and let us know what you think.

First Shooter / DP / Edit - Dan Lambourne

Second and Third Shooters - Patrick Taylor & Shaun Foulds