There was not a dry eye in the house on the 25th September last year for the ceremony of Sharon & Stuart. And the speeches, well they were simply a roller coaster ride of emotions from start to finish! The day was so special and it will stay in my memory for a loooooooong time : )
This wedding day was the couples third attempt to get married. The previous two times had to be cancelled due to ill health. Sharon suffered a stroke and then Stuart was struck down with a tumor. So to actually make it down the aisle for the third time of trying was particularly emotional for them both and all their family and friends.
The day started well with Sharon being picked up by a horse drawn carriage to take her to the church. This was a complete surprise to her, a gift from her husband to be! Whilst Sharon was arriving in style the guests were finishing off their drinks at the Mug House pub which is next door to Claines Church in Worcester. An extremely nervous Stuart then made his way to the church to await the love of his life.
The ceremony was so emotional and full of happy tears and meaningful words spoken by the priest and Sharon’s daughter.
After the ceremony, the now over the moon couple, headed to the Diglis Hotel in Worcester by their horse drawn carriage. The venue is set on the banks of the river Severn and a perfect English Garden Wedding setting as they had the full use of the gardens over looking the river and the cathedral. I enjoy filming the kids having fun and there was plenty of this happening in the garden as the adults enjoyed a glass of bubbly. As a natural, relaxed wedding videographer the drinks reception is one of my favourite times of the wedding day.
Sharon and Stuart wanted all aspects of their day covered and they particually wanted me to stay to cover the party and dancing. They had spent a lot of time thinking of ideas and ways for there guests to enjoy themselves and have fun throughout the day so a Full Day Package suited them best.
After the garden reception came the speeches. I knew they were going to be emotional as having met the couple a few times in the run up to the big day i got an idea of the background. But boy! I was welling up behind the camera! As a documentary wedding videographer, the emotions they showed during the speeches were fantastic for me! I was able to capture all of it and it just makes the film having amazing speeches like this.
The official photographer and I took them off for a walk down the river side and up into the garden at the back of the cathedral. We got some amazing footage as the sun was going down on their greatest day! Jan their photographer was a pleasure to work with, very calm and approachable. She did a fantastic job for the happy couple so I hope that we will work together again one day.
During the evening the guests had the chance to shine on the LED dance floor. Everyone got up and danced and there was even solo performances from Sharon & Stuart’s youngest son! We left them having a fantastic time, and overall I think you could definitely say that their wedding day was THE greatest day of their lives!