We have already talked about our adventure to France for the wedding of Mr & Mrs Gillespie on our VLOG here but now that the edit is complete and watching all the footage has brought back lots of memories, i think we can delve a little further into our trip.
The drive to Normandy (forgetting the bad traffic on the English side) was such a dream, we had 1 overnight stop in Rouen before arriving at their beautiful venue just moments before our good friend Andy Keher Photography pulled up to share stories of ‘driving on the wrong side of the road’ or ‘how many toll roads do you need’?
Arriving a full day early meant we could document all the preparations which really did turn out to be half of the whole weekend, family and friends all chipped in with flowers, lights, decorations along with the amazing teams from Artis Events, Reflet Fleurs and a BIG special thanks to Perrine who fed and watered us all weekend 🙂
The wedding day was so much fun, so relaxed and such an absolute pleasure to film. Big smiles all day, lots of gorgeous food and drink, perfect weather, beautiful surroundings, great music from Popcorn Factory and Aquarius Strings….PLEASE CAN WE DO IT AGAIN!!!
Thank you to Kevin and Ailsa for not just inviting us to your wedding and taking care of us all weekend but for giving us some great memories of our own including our little trip on the way back to Blighty (video here)
Highlights from the wedding of Mr & Mrs Downes at Bashall Barn in Lancashire
We have had the pleasure of spending 3 great days with the Downes/Rammell Clan, first of all we had Kimberley & Mikes 2 years ago, this year we filmed Jo & James and 6 weeks after that we finally arrive at Katy & David were it just felt like we had filmed a friends wedding.
Our first trip to Bashall Barn started off a little damp to say the least but as we have repeated consistently THIS DOES NOT SPOIL A WEDDING and i think you will agree after watching the highlights above. The venue and team at Bashall really did impress us throughout the day, so helpful and accommodating to myself, Lisa and David Scholes Photography.
The rain could not stay all day and we were treated to a spot of glorious evening sun which everyone could enjoy on the HUGE balcony overlooking the Ribble Valley. We were really looking forward to Katy and Davids BIG DAY and it definitely did not disappoint, thank you for inviting us both, it was lovely seeing you all again! Ro Lisa XXX
The marriage of Rachael & Jordan at Mitton Hall in Lancashire
” OMG thank you so much – it’s absolutely amazing! “
We started on a farm in Bury, it was a very warm Saturday in May and Rachael with all her girls were enjoying a few drinks whilst being prepped for a beautiful day with friends & family.
What a great day for everyone involved, emotional readings (as you can see at the start of the film) great weather, one of our favourite venues and to top it off , Mr & Mrs Bretherton kicked off the night with a superb First Dance, congratulations guys, thanks for inviting us x
We both really liked the barn setting! Was just a beautiful area what with the drapes and twinkling lights. And I liked how we broke out to the main house for the drinks reception. Also we had people traveling over from Yorkshire so having the rooms were a major plus.
How did Craig propose?
Craig proposed in June 2017 we were staying in Keswick lodge retreat for my birthday. The day before my birthday we went on a lovely walk with maya our dog. And over the amazing views of Bassenthwhaite lake he popped the question. Was a perfect spot and the weather was beautiful.
Do you have a favourite memory from the whole day?
Honestly the whole day was just amazing and truly was the best day. If I had to choose a favourite part was when we walked back down the isle as a married couple! Was the first time I really saw everyone and was just a special moment. Craigs favourite was coming back in to the wedding breakfast as mr and Mrs latham. Shout out to Alex who did all our music, as he suggested playing 99 problems by jay z when we came in! And we loved it having a little dance coming in. Craig now has that as his ring tone when I phone him haha!!
We chose you as We loved your films!!! The edit of them is like a movie. We knew you would capture the moments we wouldn’t have seen, giving us a different view of our day. And when we met you, you were so friendly and put us both at ease. Would definitely recommend you!!!!
Any advice for a couple planning their wedding?
I would say it’s in the planning and organising. I had lists coming out of my ears! But helped to keep me calm and not stressed. But other then that enjoy it and when it comes To closer to the day don’t be stressing about the little details! Go with the flow.
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 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.
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!