“I knew from the first minute that I loved her!” says Neil of his whirlwind romance with Laura. They met one New Years Eve and moved in together only three months later. I’ll let Neil tell you what happened when he found Laura’s diary!
Their Wales wedding cinematography day was an amazing extravaganza of beauty, fun and emotion and we were privileged to be there to capture it all. The venues themselves were absolutely stunning, from Whitewell Church in Whitwell, Shropshire-Wales, with its picturesque whitewashed walls and spire, to the grandeur of Iscoyd Park, which provided a wonderful backdrop for all the vintage details that Neil and Laura organised. They sourced beautiful old keys from antique fairs and Ebay and vintage teacups were borrowed from friends and family or bought from vintage shops. Their exquisite vintage style cake from Bloomsbury wedding cakes had no less than four flavours in the different layers! Talented Neil designed the vintage stationery; and keen to bring a personal touch, the couple had a table with old photos of their parents and grandparents on their wedding days, which was a real hit with guests! We shot some of the Video on Super 8, and I think the old-fashioned grainy style of footage works really well with the vintage styling of Neil and Laura’s day.
Neil and Laura’s attention to detail didn’t stop at the decor! Their spirit of fun led them to organise a whole variety of activities for guests. The sunny weather helped to create a relaxed, loved-up vibe, perfect for open air larks such as croquet and ice cream from a vintage bicycle vendor, which the guests were delighted with! During the wedding breakfast, Neil and Laura organised an eye-spy activity where guests had to vote for the best dancer, the best dressed and compete to take the most artistic shot of their meal! Taking their inspiration from Pinterest, the couple encouraged guests to upload pictures to a hashtag on Instagram, and they had plenty of fun scrolling through after the big day! The couple’s love of music led them to book a wedding singer and a wedding band, and their guests were eager to hit the dancefloor!
I have to mention Neil and Laura’s wedding attire, because they both looked incredible! Neil’s slim-cut suit from Tiger of Sweden was perfectly complemented by contrasting shoes and belt from Hugo boss; proof if it were needed that grooms don’t have to wear a dress suit to look stylish on their wedding day! Laura’s Suzanne Neville dress was called “Stunning” and you can see why! The flattering neckline, beautiful lace detail and nipped-in waist suited Laura perfectly. She went for a very natural, romantic look for hair and makeup; and her full veil, also from Suzanne Neville contrasted beautifully with her glossy dark locks. The bridesmaids continued the natural look with fresh flowers in their hair to match their pale pink gowns from Ghost, while the groomsmen looked dapper in dark suits from Slaters.
Neil and Laura planned a day that was stylish, cool and loads of fun; a fitting homage to their love for each other! Hats off to you Mr and Mrs Gamewell! Oh and of course, congratulations!
Venue: Iscoyd Park
Church: White well Church, Shropshire
Dress: Stunning by Suzanne Neville from Suzanne Neville boutique in Wilmslow
Head piece/veil: Suzanne Neville
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Underwear: Agent Provocateur
Make up artist: Rachel Bottomley
Perfume: Jo Malone Orange Blossom with Nectarine blossom and honey over the top.
Groom’s suit: Tiger of Sweden
Groom’s shoes and belt: Hugo Boss
Groomsmen’s suits: Slaters
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Ghost
Flowers: Selina Godsal of Iscoyd Park
Cake: Bloomsbury Wedding Cakes. Cake layer flavours – cherry bakewell, lemon drizzle, victoria sponge and carrot cake.
Favours: Jo Malone for the ladies, Wedding CD’s for the Gentlemen made up of dance floor song choices from guests.
Wedding singer: Alexander Stewart
Wedding band: Alive Network – Live Wires
First dance song: Ordinary people by John Legend
Wedding cars: Bride and Grooms own
photographer: India Hobson
Stationery: Print for the love of wood
Signage: Grooms own handy work
Confetti: Shropshire petals
Ice cream cart: Daresbury Dairy
Caterer: The Fine Dining Company
Pre wedding meal: Cholmondeley Arms