Claire & Steven
On the 13th December, a cold frosty winters day, Claire & Steven said their vows in the gorgeous intimate venue of Manor Hill House in Worcestershire.
The venue has a modern yet homely feel. And the staff and wedding co-ordinator made every effort to accommodate Claire & Steven.
On the morning of this Worcestershire wedding, I woke up to a lovely blue sky and frost on the ground. They couldn’t have asked for a more perfect start to their day especially as Claire had a snowflake theme going on for her wedding. The day was set to be amazing and I couldn’t wait to get my camera and do some detailed cinematic wedding videography.
I arrived well in time to get some footage of the building and gardens. The sun was just coming up behind Manor Hill House and making the frost look extra sparkly.
I then met with Claire as she was having her make-up done. I tried to not get in anyone’s way, I like to stay in the background and take reportage wedding videography (all natural). She was very relaxed and there was definitely a sense of calmness during the bridal preparations. I managed to get some fantastic shots of her shoes and flowers on the frosty wall in the garden. By then the sun was shining brightly on the stables in the grounds of the house and I could just see that it would make the perfect backdrop for the wedding dress. So a nervous Claire allowed me to take her dress outside but I assured her that the results in her wedding video would be worth it!
After spending some time with Claire I then went up to the main area of the house to met with Steven who was relaxing at the bar with his friends and family. He was happy and relaxed and all the guests were having a great time catching up with each other. The bestman was busy getting all the bridal parties ties on straight and sorting out the button holes.
The ceremony room looked fantastic with a big Christmas tree at the front and gorgeous lace chair covers. It was very bright and airy in the room and for a Worcester Wedding Video the light in the room was perfect. The bestman and brides mother were both emotional and it was just lovely to film.
After the ceremony it was the group shots and the staff made sure all the guests has a glass of bubbly and a canapé. The wedding co-ordinator at Manor Hill House was great during this part of the day and she really help organise the guests to get the shot done that Claire and Steven wanted. I managed to do some lovely natural wedding films of the guests milling about.
We then had some time to take Claire and Steven off by themselves to get some romantic footage.
It was then time for the meal and speeches. Claire’s dad was up first and he set the tone by giving an emotional speech that left Claire drying her eyes! Then came the Bestman and Steven the groom who both did an equally good job of getting the laughter going and the tears flowing. Steven’s dad finished off by giving a short speech of how proud her was of them both. It was a really lovely set of speeches and I thoroughly enjoyed filming it.
Just before I was about to finish one of the staff members at Manor Hill House noticed there was a stunning sunset. I’m so thankful to him for pointing it out to me as we were able to get Claire and Steven out on the balcony and take a few moments to film them cuddling and watching the sun go down on what was a day they will never forget! It was the perfect kind of footage that I needed to create the ending to my wedding video for them.
And that was the end of my time filming the happy couple. I left them to enjoy themselves with their friends and family around them and dance the night away.