“We have received and watched our video. I can’t express how grateful I am to you. Your hard work and creativity has captured the day so perfectly. You have done an incredible job and we are both delighted with it. Thank you so so much!”
Once again this just goes to show that the British weather does not make one difference to the enjoyment of any wedding day.
It’s fair to say that myself and Damian Brandon Photography had a blast with Bridie, Simon and all their guests. From the relaxed vibe at the bridal preps, the beautiful ceremony, very cool reception at Styal Lodge all the way through to the dance floor action with Sax Every Weekend & The Provocateurs it was all just so much fun to film. The more weddings we are involved in, the smaller the world seems to get as it was pointed out by Bridie that she had seen us only weeks earlier at Sophie & Andys Big Day which i think she makes a very brief appearance in.
“Wowza!!! Thank you so much Roland and Lisa. Captures our day so well and the drone footage especially is unbelievable. The day went by in a flash and it was hard to take it all in – already there are bits we’ve spotted on the trailer that we’d totally forgotten about. Can’t wait to share it with our friends and family!!”
So let’s go back to 2015 when we first met the Ward family at Fiona & Nicks Wedding . We not only filmed and edited their wedding but also re-edited Fi’s parents wedding (worth a watch in the link at they are both at the same venue). A few years later Fiona’s brother Chris and his fiance Catherine contacted us to film their BIG DAY.
MVP had to be awarded to our Bride who delivered one of the funniest speeches we have heard, congratulations to you both and hopefully we’ll see you again in the future. Thank you for inviting us to your PERFECT DAY X
We both really liked the barn setting! Was just a beautiful area what with the drapes and twinkling lights. And I liked how we broke out to the main house for the drinks reception. Also we had people traveling over from Yorkshire so having the rooms were a major plus.
How did Craig propose?
Craig proposed in June 2017 we were staying in Keswick lodge retreat for my birthday. The day before my birthday we went on a lovely walk with maya our dog. And over the amazing views of Bassenthwhaite lake he popped the question. Was a perfect spot and the weather was beautiful.
Do you have a favourite memory from the whole day?
Honestly the whole day was just amazing and truly was the best day. If I had to choose a favourite part was when we walked back down the isle as a married couple! Was the first time I really saw everyone and was just a special moment. Craigs favourite was coming back in to the wedding breakfast as mr and Mrs latham. Shout out to Alex who did all our music, as he suggested playing 99 problems by jay z when we came in! And we loved it having a little dance coming in. Craig now has that as his ring tone when I phone him haha!!
We chose you as We loved your films!!! The edit of them is like a movie. We knew you would capture the moments we wouldn’t have seen, giving us a different view of our day. And when we met you, you were so friendly and put us both at ease. Would definitely recommend you!!!!
Any advice for a couple planning their wedding?
I would say it’s in the planning and organising. I had lists coming out of my ears! But helped to keep me calm and not stressed. But other then that enjoy it and when it comes To closer to the day don’t be stressing about the little details! Go with the flow.
Why did you choose Thornton Manor for your wedding?
We chose Thornton Manor for a number of reasons; firstly the ceiling in the music room reminded us of our first holiday together when we visited the Sistine Chapel, the exit of the music room looks like the wardrobe from beauty and the beast!! Being a huge Disney geek I loved this. The grounds themselves are beautiful and the whole Manor House itself is simply stunning, romantic and perfect.
What are your favourite memories from the whole experience?
When I walked into the ceremony room and saw Gary. In all honestly I don’t remember what the room looked like. The only thing I could see was Gary. Spending the time on our own during the pictures was amazing. Of course the speeches- have one of my oldest friends walk me down the aisle and do a speech is a little unconventional so I was worried about his speech but it was perfect!
Gary said his favourite memory was seeing me walk down the aisle and walking into the music room together passed all of our guests.
What advice would you give anyone planning their own wedding?
Take full advantage of your wedding party, get them making favours and on the day before your wedding turn your phone off and divert all calls to your chief bridesmaid. You don’t want to be stressed out with guests and suppliers calling so get them to call the groom or a bridesmaid! Don’t worry about the small stuff. I had espresso martini split on my dress, my dress strap broke, the cake was wonky, out canapés were wrong and Gary’s pants split! But it was without a doubt the best day of our lives!
Congratulations Guys, thanks for inviting us to your BIG DAY xxx
We picked Thornton Manor for the grounds and the manor house itself. We loved that it looked like it could be from a fairy tale.
What made you pick RTP Films to capture your BIG DAY?
I was recommended you by someone. I looked on your Facebook and liked the cinematic feel to them. We liked the way that the sound wasn’t necessarily what was on the screen at the time if that makes sense. The videos look really professional.
Do you have a favorite moment from the whole day?
Our favourite moment was probably when we got to walk in to the wedding breakfast as Mr and Mrs Round.
What experience did you want to give your friends and family?
The main thing we wanted was for everyone to enjoy the day. We wanted it to be very traditional during the day but a good party in the evening.
Iscoyd Park completely blew us away when we first visited, and every time we returned we fell more in love with it. We had searched far and wide because although we were going for a civil ceremony, we still wanted a ceremony room that had character and was a beautiful space, which was initially a challenge. Iscoyd’s garden room was everything we hoped for and more. Their fantastic team took care of all the little details and the day ran like a dream.
What reasons did you have for picking RTP films to record your day?
We were researching online and as soon as we saw the clips that RTP had produced we were just blown away by the quality of their films. Each clip we viewed was consistently amazing and their work looked like something from a movie trailer. Roland and Lisa were absolutely brilliant on the day, so down to earth and also practically invisible which was something that was important to us! The speed in which they produced an incredible ‘teaser’ for us right after the wedding is testament to their talent.
If you had to pick 1 favourite moment, what would it be?
Kylie: standing at the front of the beautiful ceremony room with Matt as we’d just been announced as husband and wife and looking back at all of our loved ones as a ripple of cheers went through the room. It was incredible.
Matt: I’d agree with that, plus seeing everyone spontaneously getting up off their chairs midway through the meal and dancing to Sweet Caroline! We had a brilliant acoustic guitarist, Jai, playing in the background and as the drinks flowed everyone got a bit carried away between courses, which was hilarious.
What sort of experience did you want for your guests?
We wanted to create the feeling of an intimate ceremony and drinks reception, following by a very relaxed, party vibe for the wedding breakfast and evening. It was all easy to achieve at Iscoyd, with the stunning tall windows and elegance of the garden room, which was later transformed by the band whilst we all dined next door.
Having a musical backdrop to the whole day was also very important to us. Nero string quartet played for us at the ceremony and drinks reception, followed by Jai’s acoustic set, then on into the evening with the amazingly energetic party band Mad Hen, and finally late night dancing to classics played by our friend Graham ‘Lefty’ Newlands, the resident DJ at London’s Guilty Pleasures.
All in all we were thrilled with the way that the day unfolded. Every last bit of planning was completely worth it!