A Stunning Spring Wedding in the heart of the Ribble Valley
“Hi Roland and Lisa, Thank you so much the video. We absolutely love it! You captured everything so perfectly. I’ve watched it 5 times already. The extras are fab too. I’d forgotten a lot of it. Thank you so much. It’s something I will treasure forever” Kayleigh
Kayleigh & David tied the knot on a bright spring day in Croston, the scenery looked picture perfect for their walk to the church. This wedding was a joy to film, so chilled out during the whole day, a great family celebration with quite a few familiar faces for us as well as one of our favourite wedding singers Alex Birtwell.
Why did you choose the The Inn at Whitewell for your wedding reception?
We had never been to the Inn before but as soon as we walked in we were taken by its charm and it’s stunning setting. The staff could not be more welcoming and helpful and we knew that this was the place for us instantly.
How did Stuart propose?
Stuart proposed on an amazing holiday in Cuba, on the beach, at sunset!! Who knew he had it in him!
I know its hard but do you have a favourite memory from the whole wedding experience?
Our favourite bit of the wedding is a bit cliché but sharing it with all our friends and family; when else do you get everybody that is special to you under one roof!
What advice would you give any Bride & Groom who is looking to plan their wedding?
My advice is to be organised and book things well in advance to avoid disappointment! But also to trust the experts; they have done it all a million times before! Ensure to book people who make you feel good, who you can work alongside but also that can work alongside each other. Build a team around you that you love!
Why did you choose Mitton Hall for your beautiful wedding?
We chose Mitton Hall because we just loved the big windows at the back of the room over looking the river and the gardens. We thought it was so beautiful as soon as we left our viewing at Mitton we cancelled 2 other venue viewings as We just knew that was where we wanted to get married.
How did Tom propose (gushy details allowed)
Tom proposed in Dubai at the top of the Burj al Arab in the Al Muntaha restaurant. He had asked my dad months before and between the two of them they had arranged for my family to fly out from Saudi (where they lived) and the UK (where my brother lived) to celebrate with us afterwards! I was so annoyed as well as I thought my family were crashing our holiday together & couldn’t understand why they would all want to join us on our holiday haha! Little did I know they were all in on it!
If you had to pick one favourite moment from your special day, what would it be?
Toms favourite moment was the drinks reception after the ceremony as we got to relax with our guests and see everybody before the meal later that afternoon. Nat’s favourite part was actually the same (boring I know) along with the meal as again we got to speak to all of our guests!
Why choose a videographer to capture the day?
We chose a videographer as everyone said it’s a must have as the video captures moments you might not see for yourselves. As the bride you don’t get to see your guests arriving or the lead up to the ceremony so it will be nice to see the page boys and bridesmaids walk down the aisle etc.
I fell in love with Mitton Hall as soon as we pulled up the driveway at one of their open nights. The sun was starting to go down, the lights had come on and the whole place looked magical. We just looked at each and said ‘WOW’. We both knew that was our venue.
I always knew I wanted a wedding video. I watched my parents wedding video over and over again as a child and I knew what it meant to have that as a keepsake as well as pictures. Phil however, did not want a videographer at first as he didn’t see the point if we were having a photographer as well. That is until I showed him Roland’s many video’s and clips on YouTube, Facebook and his website. He laughed and cried and afterwards said ‘now I see the difference and I definitely think we should have a videographer!’
What were your favourite memories of the wedding?
Hayley- The whole process of finding and picking my wedding dress with my mum by side will stay with me forever. Also, I felt really nervous on the morning of our wedding and the moment the doors opened and I saw phil standing there waiting for me, everything disappeared. I will never forget that feeling of excitement and happiness.
Phil- When the love of my life Eleanor (Shelby Mustang GT500) pulled up outside my parents house to take me to the wedding venue. To say I was surprised is an understatement! Obviously, seeing my wife coming down the aisle was a memory I will hold forever. She looked absolutely stunning in her dress and all my nerves disappeared.
What kind of experience did you want to give your guests?
We wanted our wedding day to be relaxed and enjoyable and not too formal. We wanted a warm, christmassy feel during the day and a great party at night to start off the Christmas holidays. It was also important to us to make sure all the children had fun!
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 🕺