Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Sometimes I Can't Believe It….

One of the real joys of our job, is learning how people got together and the fated chance that took them to that incredible point. But it's very rare that you get to shoot a wedding where you actually saw the relationship start, and then blossom. But with Danny and Nat, that's what happened. I remember back to the days where Natalie would get me extra shots in the bar she worked at, and Danny was working with me doing the sound (aka turning down the noise) for my band in Liverpool. Danny and I have shared some awesome times, from long driving journeys, from Hull to Southampton to Norway in three days... to recording in California and hell, Natalie even threw wine over Jackson as a baby at our wedding.

I am happy to say that we have had the total honour of being both of their friends for a long time now. I saw them fall in love, out of love and back in again, and remember the pure joy Maria and I felt when they got engaged.

To then be asked to tell their story is just mind blowing to me. The very fact that my life path has changed so much to mean that we were in the position to capture this for them is hard to believe, but we couldn't be more happy that it's how it played out.

So, from having tears in my eyes on the wedding day, and yet more tears while I edited... Here is the trailer of two of my best friends in the whole world. People, check out Danny and Natalie's trailer.

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Nick x

Sunday, 7 September 2014

You Deserve The World And A Little More...

Nicola and Tony's wedding gave us a little bit of everything - some rain, glorious sunshine, laughs, tears, amazing food and delicious ice cream. It was a blast, and Sandhole Oak Barn was the perfect setting for this beautiful wedding. Nicola and Tony have so much fun together, and it is easy to see how they were drawn to each other - Tony is always making her giggle with his cheeky Southern charm, and she is always up for adventure and some fun. Nicola is so cool, that even when it was raining, she was willing to get out in it to take some photos and make the most of the beautiful location (a true farmer's daughter!)

We hope you enjoy their wedding film trailer, and check back for their full film coming soon!


xx
Maria

Friday, 29 August 2014

Just Breathe...

When we first met with Sanam and Dave, we had breakfast. To be honest, there wasn’t much eating going on – it was mostly chatting and laughing. We knew it was a great fit, and that shooting their wedding was going to be really fun. It did not disappoint!

What was so cool about their wedding, beyond it being beautifully styled and in Scotland, was that it truly was the merging of two cultures - Persian and Scottish. They chose to have traditional aspects of each of their backgrounds, and it went together so well. When you think about it, none of us are really that different. Sure, there are differences in ceremony and in ways of celebrating, but when you really get down to it, everyone just wants to have fun! And let me tell you, Persians and Scotts REALLY know how to party!

We had an amazing time and got even closer to these two. We are so happy to have been there with them on such a beautiful, memorable day.


xx
Maria

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Town Mouse Meets Country Mouse...

Lizzie and Joe's gorgeous handmade festival wedding by STUDIO 1208
Lizzie and Joe had the wedding that people only dream of. It was an explosion of color, of fun, of love, and there were smiles on every face. Visually, it couldn't have been topped - Lizzie's company, Early Hours LTD., a beyond genius floral design firm, created all of the visual elements of the rainbow wonderland... with sparkly fairy dust and lucky pennies as favors and massive trees at the center of each table, adorned with ribbons and fabric. It was truly a masterpiece, and when you walked in, you felt like you had a golden ticket to Willy Wonka's factory. Magical.

The day was practically perfect, everything was practically perfect. The food (you may recognise Jonny of Katie and Jonny, who helped create and prepare the gorgeous gourmet Vegan meal), the course-paired cocktails, the music, the vibe… It was a celebration of love, but it was also a celebration of life and how important it is to live it and enjoy it with those you love. Tragically, only two days before the wedding, Lizzie's mom lost her battle with Cancer. It rocked everyone, of course, but honoring Polly's wishes, they carried on as planned. They celebrated, and enjoyed their moment with those they loved, knowing Polly was right there with them. There were some tears, but the strength of this family was astounding, truly.

We are so proud to call these people our friends, and so proud that we could give them an heirloom like this to share and watch for the rest of their lives. Thank you guys for the honor of witnessing your day and being welcomed into your lives.

To view the film, simply type in studio 1208 below

xx
Maria

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

May My Heart Be Your Shelter, And My Arms Be Your Home...

Danielle and Adam's wedding was amazing. Their energy as a couple and as two people is next level. They bring the fun and joy with them wherever they go, and you could feel a legitimate buzz in the air all week. We enjoyed being in Ireland with them so much, and were so honoured to tell their beautiful story. Their ceremony was gorgeous, combining two religions together seamlessly and the most perfect, heartfelt vows to each other. Not a dry eye in the house, especially when Danielle's mom blew us all away with her performance of Ave Maria.

These two were up for anything, even having their first meeting in a miniature monsoon. No rain, wind or icy temperatures could keep them from having fun, looking into each other's eyes and being completely present in the moment.

Enjoy watching this, everyone. This is how you do a wedding!

To view the film, simply type in studio 1208


And if you missed their wedding film trailer, have a look HERE
xx
Maria