Wednesday 21 December 2016

Find Your Husband Sundays...

YOU. GUYS. (I apologize for the over use of all caps and parentheses in this post)

This wedding is SO good, I mean, SO SO SO good. We went to Rhode Island for this one, and met these great people (obvs. fell in love with them), and had the best party ever. Not only did we fall in love with them, we fell in love with their coordinator, Elizabeth Lutz of Glass Event Boutique (a goddess), their floral designers, Greenlion Design (geniuses), and their prop stylist, Caylin Harris (yes that's a thing, and it's amazeballs)!

Anyway, Kira and her bestie, Jourdan devised a plan called "Meet your husband Sundays", and they would get dolled up, hit the bars that supported their local teams (to give each side a chance), and pretend like they cared about football. HA! Genius! And you know what, it worked... Kira and TJ met at the bar that supported the Buffalo Bills (Jourdan's home team)... are you still with me?? Long story short, Kira and TJ met, they fell in love, and now they are married - and they are the best. I almost forgot to mention this, but Kira also DESIGNED AND MADE her dress with her best friend Anokah, and it is NEXT LEVEL.

I can't wait to share some images with you all, it is an eyegasm for real! Enjoy this, and watch for my cameo in the trailer on the dance floor (duh). Also, go check out their Instagram cut on our page @Studio1208!


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Thursday 24 November 2016

I Will Follow You Into The Dark...

GUYS. This wedding, these people. OMG.

Many of you will remember that we did a huge contest (#HookUpWithStudio1208) giving away free photo and video to a couple last year, and Libby and Ryan were our seriously deserving winners. They smashed it with all of their entries - their friends and family came out of the woodwork to support them, and we were blown away. Fast forward, and we are beyond grateful to have met them, and to now call them (and their friends and family) ours. They are part of our tribe - just the best people you could ever hope to meet, and I can't think of a more appropriate post to share on this day of thanks.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all, and love each other a little more today.


Sunday 20 November 2016

Through All Of Our Years...

This is what it looks like when you marry your best friend - the one who brings you out of your shell, makes it possible for the best in you to shine brightly, and who shows you that life can be the most beautiful, magical thing in the world.

Jessie and Chaz were married at her family home in Hammonton, New Jersey - home of Penza Pies (seriously, you need to eat will change your life). We loved watching these two in the moments in-between... that is where the magic happened, and when you watch this, you will see exactly what I mean!


Thursday 10 November 2016

Trying To Find The In-between...

Laura and Beau are cool AF. Some might call them hipsters, but we call them cultured, artistic people with an appreciation for the finer, thoughtful, handcrafted things in life. Basically, they are the best, and we love to be around them - I want to learn about obscure things from them, and try all the coffee...and I want to go and talk about art. It is so cool being around people with such an appreciation for art, because they treat you like you are special, that it is a privilege to work with you, and that they are genuinely excited to see what you create for and about them. These people inspire the shit out of us, and we were so happy to collab with them.

Here is their wedding film trailer - complete with all the things that make a wedding story great, starting with the people. Can't wait to show you more of this, and can't wait to see these two again for some good times in London!


Sunday 16 October 2016

It's Not Bitter, Just Oh So Sweet...

Anna and Johnny. How do I explain these people? Well, it's easy... the most electric, fun, wild, generous, badass, chic, amazing people ever. That is no joke or exaggeration either - they are incredible, and the people around them are just the same. Never a dull or boring moment with them, and they want everyone to have fun, not just themselves. We love them for this (and so many more reasons)!

Their wedding was in France - the South of France, Provence to be exact. It was pretty much friends only, outside of the small handful of family in attendance, and this wedding reflected everything that they are above. We had the time of our lives celebrating the time of their lives - we never wanted it to end. This also marked the first destination wedding that we brought our whole Studio 1208 squad to (more about that in another post to come), and they smashed it, BIG TIME!

So, the only thing left to do is won't be disappointed. And her dress... holy moly!


Wednesday 12 October 2016

But If You Close Your Eyes...

We shot Katie Perry's wedding!

It's true! Maybe not THAT Katy Perry, but this Katie didn't let us down - she was beautiful, fun, and I'm not sure if she can sing, but she can definitely dance! Luke wasn't too shabby himself... he is one of the coolest, most down to Earth people ever, and his personality is totally just want to be around him AND his dance moves! I was so happy that the rain went away for these two and ended up giving us the most spectacular light later in the day - I'm 100% sure someone was watching over these two, and it was absolute magic - they deserved every second of it.

I know I say it all the time, but we really do have the best brides and grooms - not to mention their families and friends, who end up ours. I'm not sure how we have managed to attract all the best people in the world, but thankfully they come to us, and we are beyond lucky to tell their stories and give them the gift of family heirlooms on such a special day.

I love this trailer - it shows how much fun these guys are, and also makes me tear up every time (I am seriously emotional about my people!) Enjoy!


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!


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!!


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


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.


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!

Maria + Nick

Friday 4 March 2016

Featured! Jeni and Oscar on Marry Me Ink...

Hey guys!
Today we are so excited to share Jeni and Oscar's gorgeous Sayulita, Mexico destination wedding featured on Marry Me Ink!
Photo by STUDIO 1208

To see the full beautiful feature with tons of images, head on over to Marry Me Ink now! And if you missed it the first time, check out their wedding film trailer below! If that still isn't enough to make you laugh, cry, and want to party, then check out their full film HERE.


Saturday 27 February 2016

Take A Trip To Mexico...

Eden and Ryan's destination wedding in Mexico. Photo by STUDIO 1208

GUYS! This wedding is so sweet. A very intimate wedding in Mexico that is so thoughtful and well suited to these two people. Both living their lives in the spotlight, it was almost extra special that they almost ran away to get married in front of a handful of their closest friends. In that company, they truly came alive - they whole-heartedly connected with this event and most importantly, with each other.

We are so lucky to get to go on these magical trips. Not only because the destinations are often what dreams are made of, but because we leave there with some of the richest life experiences, and the coolest new friends. We get to tell stories of people experiencing the best that life can give, and we not only get to watch, we get to be a part of it.

I am so proud to call these people friends, and so honored that they chose us to tell their very unique and special story. Watch their full film below, and if you missed Eden and Ryan's trailer, you can watch it HERE

To view the film, simply type: 'studio 1208' below


Wednesday 27 January 2016

It's You That I've Been Waiting To Find...

Starting off the first wedding of the year right!

Eden and Ryan are artists - their creative energy just flows through them, and lights up a room like you wouldn't believe. When they are together, it's like the whole world doesn't even matter or exist. This love is the kind that would stop traffic, and it stopped us all in our tracks during their intimate ceremony when they were so connected, it was electric. They are fun, beautiful, and deep people. They are our friends, and we are so happy to have been with them on this part of their journey together.

Can't wait to show you the rest of this beautiful wedding in Mexico!


Tuesday 26 January 2016

What If...

"What if you didn't settle? What if you took your time, invested in your own development, met your own high standards, and waited for the partner who exceeded your expectations more and more everyday? What if it was possible to have it all?"

Jason and Kerri are the dream couple - they melted my heart from their first email, and I fell deeper into love with them when Kerri and I had an hour long phone conversation. They eloped on the coast in California, in front of their closest, and their love for each other is so abundantly clear. They didn't settle. They invested, they waited, and they now have it all.


Monday 11 January 2016

Don't Stop The Beat...

Greg and Emma's gorgeous Italian Lakes destination wedding.  Photo by STUDIO

So after a cold, wet winter, what better way to feel a little warmer than with Greg and Emma's Lake Maggiore wedding. We showed you their trailer a little while back, but are stoked to share this with you as our first post of 2016!

These two are best friends with a lot of love sprinkled on top, always joking with each other, and making any situation fun. Their closest friends and family are exactly the same way, and that meant that the party we had (in the venue's underground secret cellar) was well, epic. We all danced pretty hard that night!

They recently made the move back to England from Italy, and while Sandbach might not have quite as much Italian flair, I know both we and all your people are super happy to see you both back home. So without any more delay, here is Greg and Emma's full wedding film. Andiamo!

To view the film, simply type: 'studio 1208' below