Bethany + dan | super 8 wedding | bells of peover

I am all about simplicity. It’s a tried and tested formula and guarantees a smooth day of fun, love and plenty of time to do it in! So how could I refuse this pretty little wedding, set in the garden to the Bells Of Peover pub just outside of Knutsford…. And boy did we have a lot of fun making this! Having the one location frees you up to do more creative planning… which seemed to be where Bethany was happiest… going as far as to design her own dress (finished by Agape Bridal Boutique) and Bridesmaids dresses… gulp! The day was furnished with homemade bits and bobs, making it feel like you were standing in their own perfect little snow globe of love. “The Bells or Peover ticked all the boxes. Perfect English country garden for the Tipi’s, Michelin rated – so excellent food, a wonderful management team and not too far from our home town.”

Photography was by Natalie Leech, whose beautiful work from the day can be seen here in all its splendor.

On why they chose Super 8mm format; “Because nothing else would do!!! Having followed you (in a non stalkerish way) before we even got engaged, it was always top stipulation that you filmed our day. Low and behold, you did! Nothing quite captures the romance and warmth of your perfect day like Super 8mm. We never EVER thought it would be possible to recreate the emotions we felt on the big day, that was until we watched our film. Words of praise will never do the film justice. INCREDIBLE! Thank you.” – Bethany

Song used ‘Jade’ by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes

EMMA + PETER | SUPER 8 WEDDING | ELIHU ISLAND CONNECTICUT

I cannot stop dreaming of this Wedding. I was invited to Mystic in Connecticut, USA, to film the Wedding of Emma and Peter, two small town sweethearts that tied the knot at the perfect Elihu Island farm.

I was punch drunk on the style of Elihu. Firstly, I am a big fan of the yesteryear Americana style; an age of white clapper boards, apple pies on window ledges, picket fences and old Chevrolet trucks! So to immerse myself into that world and to capture it on celluloid was a dream come true! The finished film and photographs, by my dear friend Julie Morawski, made it onto Style Me Pretty which you can see here.

I have decided to re-release this to you beautiful people as it marks the beginning to a month of more Americana splendor, as later this March I will be heading off to New Mexico to film a personal Super 8mm project with the Navajo Indians.

Onwards!

Song used ‘Stay With Me’ by Sarah Jaffe

Sarah + Gavin | super 8 blog feature | love my dress

The timeless, elegant, downtown Soho Wedding of Sarah & Gavin at the cool Soho Hotel has hit Love My Dress blog today, along with Joanna Millington’s gorgeous collection of contemporary stills.

For more pictures and words of wisdom from Sarah, click here.

katy + damien | super 8 wedding film | Dimora Buonriposo | Tuscany

From Tuscany with love, as always. I adore shooting in this little part of the world; the light, the music, the food, the hospitality, the rolling countryside and smell of basil in the air! The perfect setting for your most special day… and on the 29th of June Katy and Damian celebrated their love for one another, at the beautiful Dimora Buonriposo. “I came across Dimora Buonriposo through enquiring about another venue. We flew to Italy to meet our planner & had around 8 venues to look at over two days, Dimora was the first we viewed & we instantly fell in love with it! The views were captivating and we cancelled all our other appointments! Also as soon as we walked in Ella Fitzgerald was playing on the stereo, she was my late step fathers favorite & I saw this as a sign!”

It was a really stunning day, and I loved their choice of venue (tailored to perfection by Sposiamovi planning Co.), also Katy picked a perfect Suzanne Neville dress and Manolo Blahnik shoes. The Bridesmaids were in All In One Clothing, and Damian donned a super cool Marc Wallace suit (with quite possibly the best jacket lining I have ever seen), Paul Smith shoes and a pair of brand spanking new Clubmaster Ray Ban’s.

Photography was by the world renowned and fellow film enthusiast Richard Payne. “Richard Payne was originally a fashion photographer but moved over to weddings. We didn’t want the traditional posed sets & we loved Richard’s sense of fun. We also loved that he was the only photographer in the UK to use old school film, this gave our black & white shots so much more soul & depth.”

What a joy it was to be there with Katy and Damian, they were such a wonderful couple, with wonderful friends and family… here is to a lifetime of love! “The film perfectly captures the romance and love of the day. We received the short version on the first night of our honeymoon which was perfect timing… we must have watched it 10 times! Seeing the highlights of our wedding day captured on classic Super 8mm film really is the most perfect way to remember the happiest of occasions. We will cherish the Film forever.” – Katy

Song used “To Connect” by Floating Action

Published in Love My Dress

SARAH + JAMIE | SUPER 8 BLOG FEATURE | LOVE MY DRESS

The wonderfully whimsical, outdoor, spiritual Wedding of the equally wonderful Sarah & Jamie has appeared on Love My Dress blog today, including the photographs of Naomi Kenton… which, as you can see, are absolutely stunning!

I keep saying this, but it makes such a difference for the Photographer and Filmmaker to not just work well, but to enjoy working alongside one another! Naomi and myself got on like a house on fire, combining our efforts to make the finished images as perfect as possible. We all had so much fun… and at the end of the day that is what you want the couple to remember, the fun! x