NextStep Against Domestic Abuse

We have recently come across a charity which needs our help! This is our first charity we have decided to fundraise for and they definitely deserve it. Throughout the year you will see us posting about them on our Facebook page and we would love it if you would support them as well.

NextStep Against Domestic Abuse in Swadlincote, South Derbyshire is a registered charity that provides free support for both men and women who are suffering from domestic abuse. This service is available to family members, friends of victims and perpetrators.

It is extremely important to keep supporting a charity like this and to help keep it open. NextStep is at risk of closing at the end of September due to lack of funding and they need all of the publicity they can get. We need to help them, you need to help them and the local community needs to help them too.

You can donate to their local giving page here: https://localgiving.org/charity/nextstepagainstdomesticabuse/

There is an option to donate monthly to this charity and they are also looking for business to jump on board!

Horsley Lodge Wedding Highlights – Louise & John

We were most privileged when bride to be Louise chose us to be her wedding videographers, a few emails went back and forth before she finally accepted and we’re so glad she did too. It was our first time filming at Horsley Lodge in Derbyshire and we’d say its quite local to us and lovely it was too. We also worked alongside fun, energetic photographer Merv from Field Photographic – lots of laughter and a very easy guy to work alongside of. We just have to say, Louise looked stunning in her fitted bridal gown🙂.  A lovely wedding to be a part of and capture!

The Mere Hotel & Spa Resort, Cheshire Wedding

We were delighted when Louise and Steven asked if we could film their wedding back in the summer.  They shared their plans and surprises and it was just one of those weddings which was great to be a part of.   The ceremony was held at the Holy Angels RC Church near Manchester.  Louise, our beautiful bride wore a stunning Pronovias bridal gown.  The ceremony was lovely as it was our first Catholic wedding we had filmed although Louise was fashionably late… everything went according to plan and time was soon made up.

At the reception venue, guest were treated to Champagne reception, the children were entertained by a balloonist and guests enjoyed the tranquil surroundings and classical music from the violinist.  A beautiful day!  During the meal, the guests were once again treated with a duo Singing Waiter act who had travelled up from London that day.  Fantastic performances were given.  The evening Louise changed to a shorter bridal gown for the first dance to Ed Sheehan’s ‘Thinking out Loud’ beautifully choreographed.  All in all, we had a wonderful day!

Here are Louise and Steven’s wedding highlights….

Dumbleton Hall Wedding – Worcestershire

It’s been a few weeks since our last blog post.  Today, I’d like to share with you a beautiful wedding filmed in Worcestershire.  Glorious sunshine, warm summer’s day, flowers in full blossom and a surprise for the bride and groom!

I was contacted by bride mum, Vikki who was looking for a videographer to film her daughter’s wedding.  We were one surprise which the bride and groom would know about prior to us filming the wedding, the other surprise was a horse and carriage which remained a secret until the wedding car made a stop enroute to Dumbleton Hall at the Village Hall where a pair and carriage would be waiting for the happy couple to continue their journey to the venue in grand traditional style.

Alicia and James were married at St Ecgwyn’s Church in Honeybourne, Worcestershire.  Alicia’s mother and father and grandparent’s were married here too.  After the ceremony, the reception was held at the nearby Dunbleton Hall, near Evesham.  It was our first time here and such a stunning venue it was too.  The lake is home to a pair of Black swans, I’ve never seen in the flesh before, so that was lovely!   One all the celebrations had got underway, guests were treated to a firework spectacular which we stayed and filmed.  A beautiful wedding, lovely people, a lot of love and we had a super time.

 

Getting A Little Funk On

We were approached by a friend of ours that we met through Facebook due to both of us working in the wedding industry to make a corporate video for them. We loved the idea of filming a band as it’s something we do not get to do very often.

The night was held at a charity do which was an absolute success. Who are the band? Well, these funky folk are called Funk’N’Soul and are based in the Midlands. They are available for functions, weddings and events with a fantastic playlist.

Here you will see a video we filmed and put together with two members of Funk’N’Soul at our home. We all wanted the video to explore everything that the band has to offer.

If you would like to contact Funk’N’Soul please visit:

http://funknsoul.co.uk 

Wolverhampton Wedding Highlights of Saru & Carlos

With lots of summer weddings to edit through, I’ve been a tad slack in updating the blog.  This morning, I thought I would share another wedding we filmed earlier on in the wedding season.

Saru and Carlos held their wedding blessing at St Peter’s Collegiate Church in the city of Wolverhampton. The couple had already legally married at the Register Office the year before.  It was our first time filming at this church and our first blessing at that and a very enjoyable experience it was too.  The after party celebrations were held at the Ramada Park Hall Hotel & Spa again another venue we had not had the privilege to film at.  The day started with the filming of the bridal preparations.  The house was pretty full of lots of guests when I arrived so I plonked myself in the corner standing on the bed, as that was the only practical place to go out of the way.  Barry on the other hand, went to the hotel to capture some footage of the groom and his groomsmen.  Saru’s bridal gown was just beautiful and suited her so perfectly made of lots of lace and petticoats .  I also got my first ever ride in a limo as I travelled to the church with the lovely bridesmaids.  Saru and Carlos originate from Zimbabwe and it was great to capture some of their African customs both during the blessing and throughout the day.  Carlos’ sister did the honour of the photos and it was lovely working alongside.   It was a great wedding to have the honour of filming and Saru and Carlos are two just wonderful people and both Barry and I wish them many, many years of happiness together with their little family.

Prestwold Hall Wedding Highlights – Martine & Okiem

Today, I share with you the extended wedding highlights of Martine and Okiem who were married at Prestwold Hall Church back in May.  Such a beautiful couple not only to work with but to know and those that do and are close friends will always love them for their warmth and generosity.

It was a fabulous wedding and a first for Midway Media working at the delightful Prestwold Hall in Leicestershire.  The day couldn’t have been any more beautiful.  A lovely wedding ceremony, jump over the broom as husband and wife, love, laughter, amazing speeches and to top it off, a day full of surprises for both the bride and groom!   We had the delights of X-Factor star Jay James singing for the couple, as Jay is close friends with the groom.  It didn’t stop there, Okiem arranged a huge surprise for his new wife by arranging for her favourite singer to come to Prestwold and sing.  The surprise act was singer Leah McFall who first featured on the second series of The Voice.  The final surprise for Martine was seeing Okiem perform with Leah on keyboard for the first song.   Okiem himself is a talented musician who has toured the world with many artists including Tiny Temper to name but a few.  The music used for these highlights has been written and  recorded by Okiem.  Martine herself competed for the 2014 Team GB European Finals and is currently the European Powerlifting Champion and runs a successful gym called ‘Be Fitter’ with her brother in Leicester.  I have never spent so much time with two such talented individuals that are so friendly and down to earth.  Great couple and a fantastic wedding which I was very pleased to be a part of.

Photographer on the day was the talented Joanne Withers of Joanne Withers Photography based in Leicester.  Such a lovely person to work alongside of.  Thanks also to my second camera person, Lara Elliott.

Cubley Hall Wedding Highlights

I know it’s been a while but with wedding season in full swing, the blog has just taken a bit of a back seat.  Bear with me while I bring it up to date with not just only wedding films we’ve been working on but little updates as to what we’ve been up to as well as some interesting articles that I feel are somewhat educational.

Back to Stephanie and Kevin’s wedding day.  Steph contacted me after receiving a recommendation from the lovely Adele over at Blue Lights Photography, Steph and Kev’s wedding photographer.  I cannot begin to tell you have lovely it is when a photographer especially one that you’ve known a while but never worked with, recommends you to one of their clients. It’s so nice!  So never having met neither the bride or the groom, we set off up to Barnsley to film their wedding.  It was our first time filming at Cubley Hall Hotel and a lovely venue it is tucked away in the Yorkshire countryside.  On first meeting Steph I was greeted with a gorgeous smile, not from just Steph but her beautiful daughter Ruby.  Barry went off to film venue detail and decor leaving me to film the latter part of the bridal preps working alongside Adele.  It was lovely meeting her for the first time and working with her was a breeze!  I know the photos will be amazing!   The ceremony and reception room were held in what looked to be a converted stone barn, just beautiful.  All lit up in fairy lights and candles gave the room an ambient rustic vintage romance feel to it.  It was lovely and so glad we got to be a part of it all.

I didn’t get to meet Kevin until after the ceremony and what a lovely guy albeit a little nervous and shy.  He delivered a lovely speech as did Steph’s father and of course the laughs were left to the Best Man which were delivered very well!  An excellent day!  Lovely couple, beautiful children and we wish Stephanie and Kevin a long and prosperous marriage.  Here are their wedding day highlights

Introducing Lushously Lavish Wedding & Event Styling

Well here at Midway-Media we offered a supplier a chance to win a free supplier spotlight blog post and our winner is Tracy South at Lushously Lavish Wedding & Event Styling. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who entered and we are extremely pleased Tracy won. So the post you will see below has been written by Tracy herself and she will introduce her business to you all:

11350337_10155680734700554_2063288487_n

Hi all, I am Tracy and I’m the owner of Lushously Lavish Wedding & Event Styling based in Corby🙂

I always knew I wanted to work within the events industry but it was not until I started planning my own wedding that I found my real passion. I loved being hands on and getting creative with every idea I had! Bringing all the little ideas together that I had built up over the months and then seeing the finished result was truly amazing and from this moment Lushously Lavish was born.

11425272_10155680734710554_650020788_nI wanted to make others special occasions even more special to them, exceeding their dreams and expectations. I knew that I could do this and with support from The Prince’s Trust, hard work and determination I finally launched in December 2014!!

Products/services:

Here at Lushously Lavish we provide a bespoke venue dressing service covering a 50 mile radius of Corby, Northamptonshire. We like to offer something different for our clients as we love trends, themes, awesome colour combos and all sorts of uniqueness. This is why we strive to offer not just the basic items but all the latest items too from shimmering sequin table linens to vintage sweet bars and everything in between, you can be sure that we are on par with what our clients want!

Since we first launched, the services we offer have expanded quicker than I had imagined. Not only can we now provide tasty sweet treats but have also recently introduced floral arrangements. We are currently working on our latest collection which include gorgeous chiffon hoods with flowing ruffles, beautiful silk floral centrepieces and lots more which we are yet to reveal!!

Due to the business moving forward so quickly we are also currently updating and revamping our original website which will hopefully be ready in the next month. We will update you with our new website as soon as it is ready!

In the meantime if you would like to know what we’re getting up to or want to get in contact you can find us at:

11335904_10155680734695554_652066074_n    11329701_10155680734725554_350291412_n  11348834_10155680734705554_1531270291_n

Contact:

Email: enquiries@lushouslylavish.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/lushouslylavish

Twitter: www.twitter.com/LushouslyLavish

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/LushouslyLavish

Instagram: Lushously_Lavish

London Wedding at The Savoy

It’s been a while since the blog was updated…. over a month!  Things have been pretty busy.  Today, though is the morning to catch up with everything before heading out for a weekend off.  Today’s wedding film is the beautiful wedding of Mine & Ozan which took place at The Savoy in London.  This hasn’t been our first trip to London to film a wedding, a couple of years ago, we filmed Ozan’s brother’s wedding.  Was lovely to see some familiar faces at Mine & Ozan’s wedding.

We started with bridal preps, oh my Mine’s Louboutin shoes were gorgeous with one almighty heel!!  I don’t think I’d attempt to walk in them.  Her jewellery was made by Cartier and her wedding dress was just stunning on her.  The whole wedding was just fantastic.  It was a great atmosphere and so glad we were part of it.  Mine and Ozan are just two lovely people and we wish them every happiness in their marriage.  Here are their highlights for you to watch and enjoy:-