WoW really what can I say.. the moment I received the email from the bride, Claire, outlining her big day plans.. I knew that I wanted this wedding to film. Her then fiance Mark was very anti-wedding videography then on meeting us and watching a few samples of how we worked, he warmed to the idea, liked us, which then lead to us being subsequently booked!
Summer 2012 gave wedding venue excitement with all new places to film at such as Chatsworth House, Eastnor Castle, Warwick Castle and Stoneleigh Abbey. What’s more… this wedding was going to be different as it was all medieval themed with knights, armour, firing of the trebuchet, a fair maiden on horseback and an owl ring bearer! Even Barry and I dressed up to match the occasion it was spectacular. I love everything about medieval times so this wedding was right up my street. Even the wedding invitations were scrolls drawn up in medieval time appearance right through to the table plan. It was fantastic!
Our bride, Claire had her specially designed wedding gown made for her by the Costume Company based in Denbighshire. They also supplied the guests with their costumes too. On the day guests were allowed to choose their outfits from a huge range. I myself opted for “Skye” out of the Ladies & Maidens range as it was light and easy for me to film in.
The horse that Claire had arranged for arrival to the ceremony at Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick town then onto the reception at Warwick Castle was provided by “Listening Horsemanship” they rehabilitate horses and train them for such as occasions such as this. They even dress the horse up in full medieval horsewear as well.
After the wedding ceremony it was onwards to Warwick Castle where everyone would walk through part of the town in their costumes. It was a fabulous site to see and film. Once at the castle, there was a surprise awaiting for the groom, Mark, as Claire had organised him and his groomsmen to fire the trebuchet… I’ve never seen this and was fortunate to be allowed on the island to film it all :). Very exciting indeed. On the day everyone was looked after by Master of Ceremonies (attired for the occasion) the “Earl of Warwick”. The evening itself was held down in the Castle’s Undercroft and was full of medieval splendour with several courses of medieval inspired food and ale…. with entertainment from a medieval musicians, a magician and Monty the Jester performing his fire breathing act. All in all this was one fantastic wedding and yes it will go down as one of my favourites – I loved everything about it!