Sunday, 21 August 2016

Midnight City...

Colette and Marcello know how to throw a party!! They chose the most magical venue - Aynhoe Park, in Oxfordshire, served the most delicious food, catered by Marcello's family restaurant - San Carlo, and wowed everyone with incredible musicians, dj's and a fireworks display to end all fireworks displays by Sirotechnics!

We had such a good time with them, their banter is off the charts with each other. I love seeing two people so well matched, and their gorgeous boys, Luca and Matteo make them the perfect foursome.

So excited to share this trailer - the wedding was pure magic!


xx
Maria

Thursday, 21 July 2016

I Think That We'll Float...



This is one wedding that I was absolutely beyond gutted that I didn't get to be a part of... You see, I was only 11 days from my due date with Jones for this one, so we decided that it wasn't the best idea for me to head to Scotland to shoot a wedding. Nick and I have known Lucy for quite a while now - she and her sister, Cheryl, are the owners of Premier Wedding Planners, Scotland - the most high end coordinators in Scotland - these women are INCREDIBLE. They have brought us along on a few weddings, and we were so excited (and beyond flattered) when Lucy came to us to shoot photo and video for her wedding! Fast forward to 9 months pregnant, getting the photo part covered, and Nick heading up to Scotland (with all of us crossing our fingers that there would be no baby arrivals whilst he was gone...!), we were all experiencing a nervous anticipation for this one!

When Nick showed me the footage from this wedding, I was in tears! Everything was so beautiful and turned out perfect (duh), but the greatest thing of all, was how absolutely present these two were on the day. Their connection was electric - so much so, that even someone who wasn't there and had never met Andrew (me), could physically feel it. Just watch, and you will see exactly what I mean! I smiled with them, I cried with them, and I wanted to faint when I saw Lucy's hair and dress!

Still gutted that I wasn't there with them, but happy to report that baby Jones didn't arrive until the day after his due date. :) Can't wait to show you all the full film, which will have you even more emotional! Enjoy and a huge congrats to the Barrowmans!!


xx
Maria


Monday, 4 April 2016

Featured! Louise and Brad on Rock My Wedding...

So thrilled to have our film for Louise and Brad included in the beautiful feature Rock My Wedding did today! We had a blast shooting this wedding, and it really was an amazing day (with delicious food!!!). It's also always a bonus when we get to work with our friends Katherine Ashdown and Emily from Love Moi Makeup!

Make sure you go and check out the full feature HERE

If you want to see more, click HERE to see the film trailer and HERE to see the full film!

Louise and Brad's Chaucer Barn wedding is featured on Rock My Wedding. Video by STUDIO 1208

xx
Maria

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Double Featured! Sunny and Wally on Bridal Musings...

We are so excited to have this gorgeous wedding featured not once, but twice today on Bridal Musings, our favourite wedding blog!

Sunny and Wally's Malibu Rocky Oaks wedding by STUDIO 1208 featured on Bridal Musings

Sunny and Wally were married on a gorgeous day in Malibu, California at one of the most epic venues we know of, Malibu Rocky Oaks. Located at the top of, well, a mountain in Malibu Canyon, you get a 360 degree view of the entire canyon and more from the property, and the helipad that the ceremony took place on! No joke, it is next level!

We loved shooting this wedding - obviously the location was stunning, but these two, and their people made it over the top amazing...not to mention Sunny's Monique Lhuillier dress made my jaw drop! To see the full features, click HERE for the film, and HERE for the photos.

If you still want to see more, you can check out their full film HERE

Special thanks to my second shooter, Sherri of Sherri J Photography, and to Berlanti from The Elegant Ninja for helping make this day go so perfectly.

x
Maria


Tuesday, 8 March 2016

UNICEF #EndChildMarriage

UNICEF #EndChildMarriage campaign from Bridal Musings and STUDIO 1208

Everyday, millions of little girls from all over the world are forced to marry adult men. Many of them will die in childbirth, from sexual trauma, or abuse.

UNICEF #EndChildMarriage campaign from Bridal Musings and STUDIO 1208

We are so proud and honored to be a part of this powerful ‪#‎EndChildMarriage‬ campaign with UNICEF and BridalMusings to help shed light on this disturbing subject. We made a powerful film to help spread the word, and are really hoping that it will go viral.



So today, on International Women's Day, we are the voice of the voiceless, and we hope you will be too. Please share this with your friends and family to help spread the word. Can you imagine sending your own daughters, sisters or nieces into the arms of a 40 year old man at just 11 or 12 years old?

To learn more about this and how you can help, please visit the full write up over on BridalMusings

UNICEF #EndChildMarriage campaign from Bridal Musings and STUDIO 1208. Photos by Claire Graham

A huge thank you to all of the talented creatives who came together to make this project happen:

Art Direction: Elizabeth & Claire of Bridal Musings / Assistant Stylist: Gemma Hallett / Shoot Coordinator & Stylist: Always Andri Wedding Design / Photographer: Claire Graham Photography / Videography: Studio 1208 / Video Music by SuRie & Nick Bentley of Studio 1208 / Venue: Nonsuch Mansion / Special Thanks To: Coco Wedding Venues / Stationery: Kate Ruth Romey / Cake Designer: Olofson Design / Wedding Dress: Rock the Frock Bridal / Suit: Alexandra Wood Bespoke / Bridal Accessories: Kelly Spence / Florist: Elizabeth Marsh Floral Design / Linens: Table To Dine For / Hair and Makeup: Jo Irvin Love Hair / Aisle Runner & Chair Covers: Stress Free Hire / Our fantastic models who we could not have done this without!

x
Maria + Nick