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
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!
“Hey Roland we have watched it!! Several times!! I think i cried every time! Haha thank you so much for capturing our day we love it!! Xxx”
“Hi Roland. I know Nicola has been messaging for the majority of our contact with you. But I felt I would personally thank you. I have been watching everything you have sent all day long. Both you and lisa have done a fantastic job of capturing our special day. You have put together a piece of art that will forever ignite my memories and bring me back to one of the most important days in my life! I can’t thank you enough. I will certainly be recommending you to absolutely everyone that I know or meet that wishes to get married. Thank you again”
What made you chose The Great Hall?
Not going to lie it was the only venue we viewed and we fell in love with it straight away.. there wasnt even much of a discussion both Trevor and I looked at each other and we both knew what the other was thinking! This is the one!
Do you have a favourite part of the whole wedding experience?
I think i have a few.. firstly the vows were Trevor stated “awfully wedded wife” i started to plan our divorce (jokes)
Secondly our attempt of a perfect family photo (epic fail with both kids uncooperative and screaming)
Our mishap with the confetti cannons being set off at the cake cut instead of the first dance (my face was a picture)
Lastly our first dance with our little boy Reuben dressed as spiderman (not how we imagined our first dance to be haha!)
Jokes aside.. even with these little mishaps the entire day was still perfect, it was magical in every single way and we could not have asked for a more special day! We are truly grateful to everyone for making it happen! The drone was amazing!!!!!
What advice would you give to any Bride & Groom planning their wedding?
RELAX and CHERISH EVERY MOMENT!!! The day just goes so fast because your in a bubble of excitement, it is such a surreal day! The day is far to special to have any stress!
What made you pick RTP to film your wedding?
We had seen many videographers work over social media/internet etc.. and when we viewed the videos both Roland and Lisa had made we knew you were the guys for our job!! We haven’t yet seen our video at the time were writing this (no pressure) but we know it is going to be amazing because how you capture the days of videos we have seen is truly breathtaking! Your both so talented! We felt like we had known you both years! Such lovely people and down to earth! You helped to make our day so perfect and you have give us our memories! So Thank You!
We always get excited to film at a new venue, Jade & Tony invited us to join their friends, family and Gus for an amazing day in the sun.
“Oh my goodness!!!! Wow wow wow. YOU ARE THE BEST. We have just watched our full wedding video. It’s the best gift we have ever received. We absolutely love it. You guys are going to be recommended to everyone I know and to all of my mums brides who come through her shop. Thank you so much. You captured everything perfectly. LOVE IT”
Growing up I was adamant that I’d marry in castle ruins. I’ve always loved the way they look and the story they tell. The romance, the mystery. An alternative way to be the classical princess. We live locally to brougham Hall but it wasn’t until we learned that Tony’s grandparents married there 75 yers ago in the neighbouring chapel that we realised this was our perfect venue.
Hard question but do you have one favorite moment for your wedding? (you can have more than one if you like)
During the ceremony when it was time to exchange rings and I turned to the commotion and the sound of tiny little dog foot steps walking down the aisle. Tony had planned to surprised me with our dog Gus dressed in a three-piece suit as our ring bearer.
If you could give 1 piece of advice to anyone planning their wedding, what would it be?
Book RTP Films as your videographer!!! You won’t regret it. Genuinely the easiest part of our planning process.
What made you choose RTP Films to record your wedding?
We researched different videographers from all over the country; we knew exactly what we wanted and what we didn’t want. We spent afternoons watching clips of RTP Film productions and found ourselves filled with emotion from couples weddings we didn’t even know. We knew that RTP would be able to capture the cinematic movie that we wanted.
“They made it so easy on the day too. Couldn’t recommend enough”
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!