Bernadette & Robert
Ceremony Venue – St Vincent’s – Altrincham
Reception Venue – Cottons Hotel & Spa – Knutsford
We have filmed weddings at numerous venues before, but St Vincent’s Church in Altrincham has a special place in this writer’s heart, as it was the church that I got married in.
It was a beautiful sunny day as the Vivid team made their way to the groom’s house and to Cottons Spa in Knutsford to meet the bride. We filmed the very relaxed and friendly preparations.
The bride and groom then moved on to the church to meet their waiting family and friends. The groom arrived with plenty of time to spare and really enjoyed meeting old family and friends as they arrived. It certainly seemed to help him relax.
One of the highlights of the day was the bride’s sister singing her own song for the bride and groom’s first day. A truly beautiful song sang with real emotion, there were a few handkerchiefs required.
After the ceremony Bernadette and Robert took a few moments to be together, with a little stop off at a little known local park, with their photographer. This made for some very relaxed and intimate footage with just the two of them together.
Then back to Cotton’s Hotel to be greeted by their eager family and friends before being seated for the wedding breakfast. Next came the heartfelt speeches spanning multiple continents of the world, with the traditional presentation of a kola nut. In some West African cultures, kola nuts are thought to have healing properties, as well as to be a symbol of hospitality and welcome.
All finished off with some serious dancing on the large black and white dancefloor.
It was great to be part of the couple’s special day. We produced a wedding video that will allow the Bernadette and Robert to relive their wedding day for the rest of their lives.