When country casual and vintage chic combine in one seriously stunning wedding, it’s a beautiful, beautiful thing. The kind of affair, actually, that you could really spend the day with… it makes you just that happy. Lucky for us, the fabulous team over at Magic Hour has sent us just such a thing. A drop-dead gorgeous, all kinds of pretty, laid-back masterpiece. Set aside some serious swooning time, lovelies. This is a film meant for repeat.
From Magic Hour… In the summer I had the absolute pleasure of filming Mark and Dawns wedding in rural Worcestershire on a beautiful summers day. The preparation took place in Dawn’s family home, as she and her bridesmaids were getting ready, whilst Mark was getting ready down the road.
The service took place in a picturesque Hook Good Shepherd Church tucked away in the grassy folds of the West Midlands. After the proceedings the couple took a vintage convertible car to their wedding reception at the family farm.
The wedding reception was incredible, Mark and Dawn had obviously put a lot of care and attention into creating a real vintage country wedding wedding. Guests were greeted with canopys and Pimm’s as they entered. Surrounding the huge marquee tent was an array of country games from table tennis to giant jenga, which for me as videographer allowed me to capture some really happy moments amongst the guests.
Inside the marquee looked a giant banquet hall. The country barn theme showed through out. With vintage streamers hanging over the guests while they eat, hail bails for guests to relax on after the meal. So much effort was put into the little details: guest’s names were spelt out in scrabble pieces on the table, along with jokes and goody bags complete with comedy glasses. Once the formalites of the meal were over the guests were treated to a One Man and his Dog show, and a superb live band.
These kind of weddings are great from a filming point of view as there was such a variety of things to see during the day, from the little details of the decorations to the guest having fun. The distractions allowed me to really capture those hidden moments where friends and family forget the camera is there and they are just themselves enjoying the day in the moment. This is something we strive to achieve and live to capture at magic hour.