Why did you choose Mitton Hall for your Wedding? Mitton Hall was actually the first venue we visited having never been there before. We knew it was pretty special when every venue we went to after our visit we just kept comparing back to Mitton Hall. It ticked every box for us. A light and airy neutral orangery wedding room, accommodation, (reasonable priced drinks) and an AMAZING outdoor space. Staff and food were just first class…it really was the perfect place for our perfect day.
What advice would you give to any couple who are planning their Big Day?
Whilst money and spending can go crazy and you so badly try to stick to your “wedding budget”…also remember that this is your special day and you will (hopefully) only be doing it once in your life. So whilst it’s good to watch the pennies, don’t take it to the extreme where you will look back with regret and think, “I wish we’d got this” and “I wish we’d booked that”. Plus don’t rush into anything, suppliers etc….you’ll know when it’s right! And our last piece of advice…things that seem so big to you last minute that you think to yourself you MUST get done…please don’t worry. It’s those things that on the day you won’t even think twice about. Just enjoy every minute and that includes the few days build up before. I know it’s tough but what were your favorite parts of the day? We definitely LOVED arriving at the venue. We had music blasting out of our wedding car whilst we serenaded everyone with our ahem perfect singing. Seeing all our guests waiting for us as we pulled up was so lovely.
Walking in to the wedding breakfast was also a real highlight for us…having a little boogie as we made our entrance and seeing so many smiling happy faces was amazing.
The church service was so so special for us, it felt like everything had built up to this unforgettable moment.
And generally just seeing all our ideas come together so perfectly (thanks to the help of the fantastic teams/suppliers around us)…an absolute treat!
Why pick RTP to film your wedding?
Why?….that is a good question. Still not sure why we did haha no but seriously. Roland was actually suggested to us by our photographers. And from our first meeting with the man himself we knew we’d got ourselves a winner. What an absolute legend!! Like a piece of the furniture some may say (in a good way), it never felt uncomfortable with the cameras around and it was so easy to just be yourself with Roland. We can’t speak highly enough of you and would recommend RTP in a heartbeat to anyone. Thanks for being you and doing what you do…legend 🏼 (
“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”
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.
“It’s fantastic!!! Love it!!!! Thank you guys so much” x (Gemma)
Why Mitton Hall?
The reason we chose Mitton Hall, we were basically blown away by the beautiful building and it’s surroundings. We thought it would be the perfect venue for a wedding our size. Also, all of the staff on every visit there made us feel so welcome, and I felt they were so thorough and organised in covering every aspect of the wedding we had in our minds. They had everything under control and this showed on the wedding day as the day couldn’t of gone any better for me.
What made you want a videographer?
The reason for wanting a videographer for us meant capturing the moments that as a bride and groom you don’t get to see. Everybody tells you before your wedding that the day will go so fast and you forget moments so quickly so we wanted to be able to re watch and re live the day again and again.
A another big reason for me is capturing moments of Oscar being him crazy self and all the kids being the age that they are, playing and dancing ect together, I didn’t want to forget things like that either.
Favourite parts from the BIG DAY?
For me it was the ceremony, definitely. I really loved saying my vows to James, and surprisingly I wasn’t as nervous as I thought I would be. And for James, he also says the ceremony and having all our friends and family celebrating together.
How did James propose?
James proposed basically at home, just me and him there. We both discussed marriage early on in our relationship (very grown up of us haha) so it was something we knew we both wanted. And it was the day after a friends wedding, so I think he got the wedding bug, or maybe people pestering him at the wedding saying “when are you two getting married then???”
Congratulations Gemma & James, thank you for inviting us to your very special day 🙂 Ro & Lisa x
We were recommended Stirk House and as soon as we arrived on Christmas Eve to look around we fell in love. I (Katie) have a bit of an obsession with fairy lights so the tree at the front sealed the deal! Dave, Danielle and the team could have not been more amazing and truly made the day even better.
What made you decide to have a wedding video?
Because we didn’t want to miss anything! The day goes so quickly (cliche we know!) and we wanted to make sure that we could remember everyone and everything that made our day so special.
We also loved the interview idea that we had seen from your previous videos so we could look back on some precious memories from our family and friends.
What are some of your favourite memories from the whole wedding experience?
We loved the whole experience of getting married. We were really laid back in planning which made for a much smoother day as we weren’t stressing about anything going wrong!
Katie – “Peeking out of the window, hidden behind the curtain and seeing Chris arrive in his suit. It’s when it hit me that it was really happening!”
Chris – “Seeing Katie walk down the aisle towards me thinking how beautiful she looked and trying to hold it all together for the ceremony”
What did you want most of all from your your wedding day?
A huge party! We just wanted everyone to have fun and enjoy themselves. We have friends and family from all over the place, a lot of whom have never met, so to get everyone together to celebrate was important.
Congratulations Mr & Mrs Smith, thanks for inviting us, Ro & Lisa x