Autumn Wedding – St Peter’s Church & Alrewas Heyes – Staffordshire

A beautiful autumnal day for Laura and Matt’s wedding day!  Colours on the trees were truly magnificent and it was great to be working once again with photographer friend, Emma Nunn Photography.

We arrived early at the church to film the detail and Matt and his groomsmen arriving along with the guests.  Laura’s father drove both Laura and her bridesmaids to St Peter’s Church in Stapenhill in his rather dashing Rolls Royce.  I love Laura’s beautiful wedding dress – she looked stunning.  Everything about Laura and Matt’s wedding was just so lovely!   After the ceremony the happy couple headed off to Alrewas Heyes for their wedding reception for people to let their hair down, have a good dance and just enjoy themselves.   For the finale, all the guests were treated to  a lovely fireworks display.  Laura and Matt are such a lovely couple whose wedding was just beautiful and we wish them many, many happy years of wedded bliss.

Derby City Christmas Themed Wedding

Seriously behind on video blogging… It’s been a very busy 2016 but 2017 is now here (how did that happen) same as every year before you all shout out that reply ;).

This is Sarah and Steven’s wedding which should have been blogged a little while ago now but that doesn’t matter.  Sarah and Steven were married at St Mary’s RC Church in Derby followed by a reception at the Cathedral Quarter Hotel also in Derby.  Photographers on the day were Dave and Emma Nunn from Dave Nunn Photography based in Burton-upon-Trent.  A lovely afternoon of filming and we wish Sarah and Steve many, many happy years of married life xx

Jennie & Shaun’s Christmas Wedding

A little behind on blogging but it has been one very busy summer so with 5 minutes between projects, I thought I’d quickly share a wedding we filmed last Christmas.  It was the second wedding filmed over the Christmas festivities.

Jennie and Shaun booked us after meeting us at Hotel Rudyard earlier on in the year.  Lovely couple and it was great to hear all about their wedding plans and colour scheme!  The morning of the wedding came, bright sunshine just as you’d expect on a December day!  Jennie would be wearing a stunning Justin Alexander wedding dress – finished off with faux fur stole just to keep the chill off.  She looked fabulous!  Shaun and the groomsmen all wore Morning Suites with burgundy neck ties colour co-ordinated with the bridesmaids dresses.

The ceremony itself took place at St Edwards Church in the town of Leek followed by a reception at the Hotel Rudyard.  The Chosen photographer, who was lovely to work with was called Gemma of G Jones Photography based near Macclesfield.  It was great to be a part of this really lovely wedding with a fab bride and groom and their respective families.

Here are the highlights from Jennie & Shaun’s Wedding

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.