Surprised as I was that Chris did not manage to have this wedding at Villa park (he's a mad keen Aston Villa fan), the beautiful Rookery Hall in Cheshire provided a stunning backdrop instead. Their daughter, Amelie, looked every inch a little angel, and Chris really pulled it out of the bag with his wedding present to Claire… a stunning pair of Jimmy Choo's! Rumors that this may have been a payoff, to allow the wedding tables to be named after Villa's playing legends are as yet unconfirmed, but nevertheless a very smart move!
This was such a fun wedding to shoot, Chris and Claire allowed us to steal them away from their raging party and drive them into the countryside to shoot some video and photo's as the sun set on an amazing day. Claire was more than up for leaping over a farmers fence to get the shots too! They had a bright red London bus to ferry their friends and family around, and even TWO cheeky liquors as wedding favors…. Now thats what I call looking after your guests! A great DJ set from Chris's dad, Tot, kept everybody moving into the night, especially when he dropped the holy grail of Northern Soul.... "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)" by Frank Wilson. This is the rarest and most expensive vinyl around, so we of course included that track in our film!
So, thank you Chris and Claire for allowing us to be part of your day and help tell your story. It was a pleasure for us to be there and enjoy it with you.
Without further delay, here is Claire's wedding… and Chris's cup final!