The second part of our 2019 VLOG contains stories from March/April projects and gives brief details on our set-up/gear for a wedding shoot.
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 & 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.
We featured their wedding and the story on how we met them here https://youtu.be/-w-c86L4nQo?t=61
Congratulations Mr & Mrs Haigh, thanks for inviting us to your BIG DAY x
Our final wedding of 2018, Jenna & Chris celebrated their big day at The Shireburne Arms in Lancashire.
“Oh Roland & Lisa, this is absolutely amazing.
Thank you so much, we just love it”
What made you pick The Shireburn Arms?
Chris wanted the big fancy wedding, I wanted a smaller more relaxed wedding. Theirs seem to blend our two visions nicely, being a country pub to look at with an amazing function room and views, but also places for family to stay on site. We went in January and totally fell in love with it.
Why RTP Films?
Why you- We looked at a few videographers. You came recommended. I stalked your website for a while. I struggle being filmed and photographed so wanted someone who wouldn’t pull us away from our wedding but blend into the background and capture our day. There are bits we don’t remember (we got a bit giddy with the wine) and from your website clips it seemed you did just that. It also helped that we had a relaxed chat on the phone before booking, I spoke to another two guys who put me right off but you were very friendly and engaging.
If you had to pick a favourite moment, what would it be?
My favourite moment ,Arriving at the church, being welcomed by Rev Brian and having my whole family walk me in, I love that you captured the “hello” to Chris at the alter, it sums us up very well.
What advice would you give anyone planning their wedding?
Don’t get lost in the detail, it doesn’t matter. What matters is the people you need to be there are there, you have fun planning and on the day of your wedding. Don’t spend more than you think you should on anything. And, plan something to do after your wedding, as you will find you have nothing to do now the day is gone.
The Wonderful Winter Wedding of Ross & Sarah
What made you choose Beeston Manor for your BIG DAY?
We just instantly new it was right for us! Beautiful surroundings, lovely staff, amazing ceremony room and we just got the feels!!!!
Why did you pick RTP Films to film your wedding?
You have done our friends wedding videos and they were simply brilliant. Lisa and yourself are also very welcoming.
If you had to pick a favourite moment from the whole day, what would that be?
How can we choose! Just having everyone around us was amazing. But obviously the aisle walk, the vows and the first dance are some of our faves.
Any advice for a couple who are planning their wedding?
Don’t stress about the build up and the guest list etc. You forget about it all on the day. Take some deep breaths, take it all in (even the planning) and just get ready for the best day of your life!
“Wow! Simply amazing! We absolutely love it, the best email to wake up to! Thank you so much”
This just shows how bad weather does not ruin a great wedding!
|What made you pick The Titanic Hotel?|
It was just so cool and dramatic. It had all of the features that we love – exposed brick, greys, that industrial yet classy feel. It felt like somewhere that we would want to spend a lot of time. The service was slick but you felt comfortable and not uptight.
How did Lewis propose?, gushy details allowed
I was about to work away for 2 months, so the week before we took some time off. I wanted to propose before I went but by the time the ring arrived I only had one day. I tried to arrange to go somewhere nice, but Hannah just wanted to “stay at home all day”! I eventually got her to Speke Hall and had to hope there would be an opportunity. Luckily it was a nice day, and we found ourselves alone sitting on a bench in the gardens. I had prepared a poem (yes, another poem!) about things that Hannah loves, other than me, and in the last verse I got down on one knee and delivered the big words! After she had calmed down, Hannah was fuming that no-one was around to clap!
What was your favourite memory of THE BIG DAY?
So difficult to pick highlights! Walking down the aisle – both ways! The fireworks. Chatting to people in between courses of the wedding breakfast. The speeches. The band. The midnight pizza! At the end of the night once everyone had gone, we sat for ages outside on the colonnade with family, and it was just so nice reflecting on the past 24 hours!
What advice would you give to any couple planning their wedding?
– If you want the groom to help, give clear and precise instructions, and one job at a time! – Set out a clear vision of what you want, and not what anyone else wants. – Don’t discuss the plans with too many people as everyone has an opinion but it is your wedding! Also it keeps it a surprise for your guests. – Social media groups often have things for sale for a good price that you can then resell again. – Have days off from wedding planning!
CONGRATULATIONS GUYS, thanks for inviting us to your wedding x
So much sun for a wedding in February…
We love it!!!! Can’t thank you enough!!!
What made you choose Sandhole Oak Barn for your Wedding?
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 🙂
Ro & Lisa x