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!
We chose Thornton Manor because it gave us the best of both worlds with two venues. Julio really wanted an outdoors in the woods wedding and I really wanted the history and grandeur of the house. When we first drove up to the house, I knew is was the venue I had always dreamed of.
What made you choose RTP Films to capture your wedding?
Having someone capture the best day of our lives was really important. It was such a busy day (as I’m sure you remember) that I knew I wouldn’t be able to memories everything. We met with a lot of videographers and it was really important to have a good connection as it is such a personal and special day. We wanted that emotion to be captured. As soon as my dad, mum and I met you, we knew you were the right guys for the job!
What were your favorite parts of the wedding?
The best part of my day was the first dance. It was the first time in the day everything began to sink it. Julio and I have had a rocky road getting to this place and the song ‘At Last’ summed everything up. We finally had each other after everything we had been through. 5 years of long distance was not easy!
How did Julio propose?
4. Julio knew that the most important part of my life is my incredible family. He came from New York to the UK to spend Christmas with my family for the first time. On Christmas Eve, we travelled back to Preston from London (where I work) and when we got home there was the biggest bunch of flowers. Julio, got down on one knee and had a whole speech prepared and I didn’t hear any of it because I just couldn’t stop crying! Straight after we had saw all the family and the weeklong of celebrations began.
Congratulations Chandni & Julio, thanks for making us feel so very welcome x
After having a look at (what feels like all) wedding venues online, I (Ashley) had arranged to see several we liked one weekend, I was back up North (as we were living in London at the time). The plan was to have a casual look – Adam wasn’t even there. Sandhole Oak was the first venue I visited and I called Adam to say we didn’t need to see any others.
Hi Roland just a quick thank you for the video you have just sent us of Ashley & Adams Wedding. In the words of my proud daughter who has just watched it. “ He has nailed it” you have absolutely captured all the emotion and love of the day!!
I just want to thank you to you and your wife for such an excellent job. I will be recommending you to everyone and our paths will meet again I am sure.
Thanks from one Proud Dad.
(Lee – A Very Proud Father of the Bride)
How did Adam propose?
I came home from work on a random Friday night to Adam, a French Bulldog puppy named Bruce and a ring.
What were your favourite memories from the Big Day?
Ashley – Getting ready with the girls – Seeing my dad for the first time before him walking me down the aisle – Seeing Adam for the first time
Adam – Morning beers – Watching Ashley walk down the aisle – Ant’s heckle during the best man speech
What experience did you want to give your guests?
A relaxed and fun day filled with happy memories.
Congratulations Mr & Mrs Pritchard, our first wedding of 2018 and what a way to kick off 🙂
We picked the Shireburn because we loved the laid back vibe of it, the location within the ribble valley with the views & we thought it suited our theme of a rustic winter wonderland perfectly. We also fell in love with Sarah & the staff at the Shireburn who were super helpful & made the whole process really easy. The food is also amazing there too.
St. Peter’s was the closest Catholic Church to the Shireburn & was the most beautiful church we had seen. The drive up to Stonyhurst is so beautiful and Matt had worked their at the beginning of his career too & he had loved it so we thought it would be perfect. We thought the pictures would be lovely too.
What made you want to have a wedding video?
We definitely wanted a wedding video to capture every moment of the day. It goes so fast & there’s so much going on that we didn’t want to miss a second. We also wanted to be able to look back on it & watch the day over & over again.
Do you have a favourite memory form the whole wedding experience?
The whole day was just amazing. Favourite memories are walking into the church & seeing everyone & seeing Matts face. The speeches which were fab. Just having everyone around us there to celebrate with us. We loved every second of it. Seeing the room for me was also a highlight because it was perfect, exactly how I imagined it would look & more. It was the perfect setting for the perfect day.
What kind of day did you want to give your guests?
We wanted guests to feel comfortable, relaxed & chilled. We didn’t want anyone to feel like they were on their best behavior. We just wanted it to be really relaxed & for everyone to have the best time with lots of food, drink & dancing 🕺