16 Aug Claire + Daniel
Friday 16th June 2015
I was particularly looking forward to today because it was something a little different from my ordinary routine. It was a Friday and this meant my office in High Holborn, London would not see my face today because we had a wedding! For those of you who suffer from hay fever, you’ll probably remember this day involving tissues and itchy eyes nevertheless, we were all in for a good day.
Passing through the city, I met Ryan at Rochester Train Station, in Kent. We made our way to Lympne Castle for today’s celebrations. I had never been to this venue before and as we arrived I was immediately sure we were going to get some lovely footage with its amazing views and picturesque features.
With preparations undergo, Claire and the bridal party were having the final touches to their hair and makeup. The castle offers some fantastic cottages in the grounds, perfectly ideal and within metres of the ceremony. We met photographers Matt James and James Cowell whom we’ve worked with before and who are both fantastically talented. They radiate with brilliant personalists and its great working alongside such comical, chirpy chaps.
We captured some lovely footage at the cottage. Grace, our sweetheart flower girl was tremendously cute and everyone was lovely and calm. It really was a nice and relaxing atmosphere to be around. Claire had three bridesmaids and as the final preparations were coming together, they all looked beautiful.
It was time for us to make our way to the west wing of the castle where the ceremony was to be held in the drawing room. Immediately walking into the room your attention is drawn to the most remarkable view across the south east coast with miles upon miles of fields and meadows. It really is a sight to be seen and I can see why Claire and Daniel chose it for their special day. Guests were starting to take their seats and the groomsmen were lingering in their places ready for the arrival of the bridal party. Daniel had two best men, his brother and friend; together they stood as an excited trio. Grace walked along the aisle with her lovely basket of petals and spread them beautifully, she was so well behaved and one of the cutest little flower girls we’ve filmed. The bridesmaids also looked wonderful in their dresses but of course it was Claire who stole the show. Her ivory gown was of pure elegance and she looked stunning. Daniel, is a very lucky man and she left us all speechless.
The ceremony was very intimate and Claire and Daniel were immediately put at ease by their supporting family and friends. Both mothers of the couple read out some fantastic readings throughout the ceremony, a really sweet touch Ryan and I felt. We were also treated to an extraordinarily talented harp player who really added to the elegance and class throughout the day. It was fortunate that there were plenty of big strong men to help aid the transportation of the harp around the castle.
We very much enjoyed the speeches, especially the brothers! It actually reminded me of the childhood Ryan and I had shared growing up. It was brilliant to hear such funny stories about Daniel and that he wasn’t always the charismatic, gentlemen that we see in front of us today.
The evening was drawing in and guests were enjoying their day. One of the many nice things about Lympne Castle is the use of space and intimacy a wedding party will receive. With plenty of seating areas and cosy corners accessible to all guests, they were more than comfortable throughout the day.
We would like to thank you both for having us and hope that you have a brilliant honeymoon in September!