Credits: Venue: Danson House Photographer: Nek Vardikos Photography Videographer: Urban Cinematography Hair & Make Up: Kasia Fortuna Hair Designer Dress Designer: Ian Stuart Bride Accessories: Rosie Weisencrantz Vintage Jewellery Shoes: Marsha Hall Handmade Shoes Vintage China: Vintage Flair Cakes: Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium Sequin Table Cloth: The Sweet Hostess Flowers: The Vintage Floral Design Co. Models: Tiffany & Laura
Rob and Kellie met in 2008 on Facebook, through a flirting application (at the time) called Zoosk. Rob poked Kellie first then sent her a witty line about her profile picture and from there they hit it off. Five months later Rob proposed on a starlit beach in Kenya. They then moved form the midlands (Rob is from Birmingham, Kellie from Coventry) to Hertfordshire, then to Cheshire and currently live in Manchester. They decided to get married in Greece because they both fell in love with the county when travelling around the Greek Islands back in 2009. And were very proud that 50 of their closest friends and family could make it out to join them in Santorini. (You are also guaranteed good weather unlike the UK where you can get all four seasons in one day, any day of the year!) The couple will shortly be emigrating to Canada in July to start a new life and family. So they have a very exciting year ahead of them. The Film captures perfectely their personalities and the fun filled day we all had!
Warwick Castle built in 1068 by William the Conqueror was the Medieval backdrop to a beautiful Historic inspired wedding.The Bride and Groom married on the Paegent Lawn overlooking the River Avon the day was sunny and peacocks called out as the guests arrived. The Bridesmaids and Groomsmen walked down the aisle side by side followed by the Bride and her Father. Uche wore a lace Pronovias Gown which was a perfect style to fit the surroundings.
The whole wedding was very joyful and full of love and laughter, we hope Uche & Chinaza have a wonderful married life together and remember their day with fond memories. We loved filming this wedding as it was a privilege to be able to film in such a Historic setting.
Last year we were lucky to be involved in David Brents (Ricky Gervais) Music Video Clip "Equality Street" for BBC Red Nose Day.Here is the Music Video Clip and Behind The Scenes Clip. The Film was made at Wimbledon Studios Director: Ricky Gervais. DOP: Andy Hollis.
The "Savoy" Hotel one like no other, steeped in history and intrigue. What a privilege to be asked to film a beautiful Styled shoot for one of the biggest Editorials in Nigeria "Genevieve".The style of the Shoot was ultimately Hollywood Glamour, encompassing all the luxury that goes with this particular period. Reds, golds, and pink Hues set against Diamonds and Pearls. The Beautiful models wore Exquisite Couture Wedding Gowns by the very talented Yemi at Kosibah, The gowns were the perfect silhouette for this luxurious Shoot. The whole shoot was orchestrated by the talented and human Dynamo that is Seyi of "Once upon a Destination" the company that provides Wedding and Event Planning to the worlds most dicerning clients. When filming we wanted to create a film of two halves, we wanted to capture the fun and flirtatious nature of the era but also to capture the style and slick glamour with classic shapes and silhouettes that was also very evident of the period. We loved filming this particular Venue and all the Vendors involved were just a joy to work with, and we thank them for there time and cooperation in making this film simply beautiful. If you would like an information regarding our Vendors please contact us.
Earlier this year we were contacted by the talanted Seyi from Once Upon a Destination to possibly film a wedding at the Natural History Museum, we were very interested to know more!The couple who were fortunate enough to be getting married at this unique venue wanted to meet with us first. We finally met with the bride Kit and her lovely Mother, we had a wonderful meeting and hit it off immediately. We were excited that we were going to film the biggest day of their lives. The Natural History Museum is one of the most unique venues in London, it has History, Beauty, Architecture and the most well known Dinosaur in London ;-) Kit & Lao had a fabulous religious Ceremony in a Church just off the Kings Rd, the ceremony was very moving and uplifting. Kit and Lao were surrounded by all the people that matter the most to them in the world, the music in the church was a full Gospel Choir and a soloist with the voice of an angel!
After the beutiful romantic ceremony, all the guests headed off to the Natural History Museum for Canapes and Champagne, before a sumptuous full sit down meal, this was followed by dancing and wonderful music until the early hours! We wish Kit and Lao a wonderful marriage, blessed with happiness and fortune for many years to come. The love between Kit and Lao was very obvious for all to see, which makes our job very rewarding. We hope you enjoy this small trailer we produced especially for Kit & Lao.
Somerset House was the wonderful backdrop for an amazing event and collaboration of a group of talented wedding professionals. The concept of the event was to showcase the "Four Seasons" using sumptuous table linens from the talented Libi Pappenheim of Over the Top Rentals, abundant floral creations from the legendary Rob Van Helden. "Rhubarb" supplied the most delicious canapés and sweets washed down with signature cocktails developed especially for the evening and artisan popcorn to accompany. The four rooms were staged to perfection by the uber talented Starlight productions and stunningly lit by iPower. Elizabeth Solaru designed and created cakes to mirror the Four Seasons, and provided exquisite cupcakes for all to enjoy. The stunning showpiece cake stood by the entrance for all to marvel as they entered. Serena Bolton was on hand to capture and document the wonderful evening by photographing guests and taking detailed shots of the wonderful rooms. Urban Cinematography captured the whole evening on film, so those not able to attend a wonderful evening can still feel the essence and witness the luxury of the evening.
Pictures kindly provided by Nek Vardikos Photography
- ROB VAN HELDEN rvhfloraldesign.com/ - RHUBARB rhubarb.net/ - STARLIGHT DESIGN starlightdesign.co.uk/ - OVER THE TOP RENTALS overthetoprentals.co.uk/ - ELIZABETHS CAKE EMPORIUM elizabethscakeemporium.com/ - SOMERSET HOUSE somersethouse.org.uk/ - THE BARMAN hirethebarman.co.uk/ - IPOWER ipowercordlesslighting.com/ - CHAMPAGNE JACQUART champagne-jacquart.com/ - GREATHIRE.CO.UK greathire.co.uk/ - SERENA BOLTON serenabolton.com/
When I received our first correspondence from Melanie, she explained that her future husband and herself lived in Germany but both dreamt of a traditional Greek wedding back in Alexandroupoli, Eastern Greece.I was excited to film their wedding for them, as Alexandroupoli is a favourite city of mine. After their wedding, the couple flew off to Santorini for a well deserved rest and more photo shoots with the talented photographer Thanasis Kaiafas. Here is a small Preview Film before the finished film is ready! Pictures kindly supplied by Thanasis Kaiafas
Former England footballer Neil 'Razor' Ruddock has married his girlfriend of nine years, Leah Newman, in a romantic ceremony covered exclusively by HELLO! magazine.
The sports star turned TV personality and model Leah tied the knot at private country house Eastwell manor in Kent in front of their two daughters Pebbles and Kizzy.
We were fortunate enough to be asked to film their special day. This is a short Trailer we created for the happy couple!
Many Thanks to the amazing duo, Andy and Heather from Essential Couture who put this amazing wedding together! The setting was at the gorgeous Eastwell Manor in Ashford. Photography by Cristina Rossi Cristina Rossi Stationary by Jinder from Finer Details Cake by Elizabeth Solaru from Elizabeths Cake Emporium Music & Singing by Jonny Hepbir trio. Entertainment by Rory & Andy from Encore Entertainment Car by Kudos Cars Live Music Band by The Beatles Tribute Music & DJ by Kudos Music Bird Cage & LED Cubes and Lighting by Essential Couture Photos above kindly provided by Cristina Rossi
The trailer we are presenting to you shows one of our latest weddings which was unique, classy and above all fun and uplifting all at the same time. The Bride Funke and the Groom Dapo hosted their beautiful wedding at the wonderful timeless Dorchester Hotel, which was a perfect backdrop for such a colourful wedding. We hadn't met the couple Dapo and Funke before their wedding as it was very last minute, but as soon as we met we could tell that this beautiful couple were so in love, their chemistry was infectious and their wedding fascinating. Among their guests were Nigerian Royalty, VIP's and many influential people from the art and business world. The couple both successful high achievers from the business world let their hair down for the evening and had the time of their lives dancing and celebrating with family and friends. We hope you enjoy this small trailer which highlights the fun that was had by all. We wish Dapo and Funke a long and happy marriage!
This is a Behind The scenes that "Ophir Events" asked us to produce, to showcase the setting of a fabulous wedding!
"Grace" meaning Elegant, Sophisticated, Graceful, all these words sum up the beauty of these wonderful girls inside and out. We were so lucky to have achieved this Styled Shoot as the gorgeous models that were involved in this shoot are all currently starring in West End Shows so their time was precious, anyway they all thankfully agreed and the shoot was set to happen. We specifically wanted black Models, as we feel the Black Bride is very under represented in todays bridal market. Plus There all so beautiful! The idea for this shoot came out of a chance meeting at a wonderful evening out to the opening of the new Oscar de La Renta Flagship Bridal Store in the west End of London. Once the idea was born Nova Reid From Wedding Blog Nu Bride ran with the idea and made it happen. We are so pleased with the end result even though some could say a tad controversial! We think its good to step outside the box once in a while and break boundaries. All the photographic images are courtesy of International Photographer Nikos Gogas.
Please enjoy Johanna Lawrence Urban Cinematography
The films we just shot for Julia Boggio Studios came out of a chance meeting at the Launch of the Oscar de la Renta'strunk show in the heart of the West End. The original conversation was very relaxed and "yes we would love to shoot something for you" just let us know when!
A couple of weeks later an email arrived with all the details, the shoot was to held at the Old Belt Factory and all the details were to be top secret. We are really happy to share with you the magic we created and the Super work of the Talented Perfectionist that is Julia Boggio launching her three new Studio Concepts.
The shoot itself was so much fun, but the purpose was to create films to highlight what you could be doing in your spare time, pop along to Julia's Studios and have beautiful portraits taken and have fun at the same time :-) https://vimeo.com/66715902 https://vimeo.com/66712589 https://vimeo.com/66711779
We have been fortunate enough to be asked by Bobby & Ilianna to do a Save The Date film for their upcoming wedding in Santorini on 24 May of 2014.
We met them in New York on a freezing cold morning, and after a quick shoot in Hoboken (Birthplace of Frank Sinatra), we headed towards Portsmouth Massachusetts. The organization of the shoot was orchestrated by the talented Helena Han of Yasena Weddings. The whole trip was a laugh and so much fun from beginning to end. Bobby was the most hospitable host we have ever come across, proud of his town and a true gentleman in every sense of the word. Ilianna is full of life, funny, hospitable and the love between the two is infectious.
As a couple there could be no better match! We spent 3 days in and around Boston, we ate lobsters and Clam Chowder, had a few Smuttynose beers and did some shooting in the freezing weather. We had such a good time we didn't want the trip to end...
...now we can't wait to get together again in Beautiful Santorini...their wedding will be sooooo much fun, we can't wait to film it!!!! and meet this wonderful couple in such a romantic venue.
On a cold winter’s day which saw the first snowflakes of the year, the creative talents of Kosibah, Cedar Events, Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium, Essential Flowers, Jide Alakija and other wedding industry suppliers came together for a styled shoot inspired by the Majestic Splendour of one of the UK’s most historic palaces.
Blenheim Palace was a gift from Queen Anne and a grateful nation to the 1st Duke of Marlborough, following his famous victory at the Battle of Blenheim (derived from Blindheim) in 1704.
The Palace and its treasures includes family portraits, sculptures, and the famous ‘Victory Tapestries’ charting successful military campaigns. Also, Sir Winston Churchill, cousin of the 9th Duke, best known for his outstanding leadership of the UK during the Second World War, was born at Blenheim Palace in 1874.
Given unprecedented access to the venue, the massive Orangery was transformed through the use of unique floral designs (the floral tree centerpieces alone were over 6 foot tall), floral artistry, inspired table settings, Chiavari chairs and specially commissioned thrones.
The hand embroidered couture gowns worn by the beautiful models were made from the finest quality silks, satins, brocade and lace and featured the most sumptuous embellishments. These were perfectly accessorised with tiaras, jewellery and brooch bouquets made from semi precious stones in rich colours such as amethysts, garnets, rubies and pearls.
The luxurious wedding cakes in matching colours were decorated with edible gold cameos, cherubs and expertly crafted sugar flowers whilst the impressively laden dessert table featured fruit including pomegranates, figs and grapes; cupcakes, mini cakes, custom made cookies with the Marlborough Crest, bon bon jars, meringues, cake pops, petit fours, cupcakes, fondant fancies, and hand made chocolates.
Beautifully captured, the images are a perfect reflection of the dedication and hardwork of all involved and the vision of Cedar Events who styled the shoot.
Acknowledgements & Vendors The team is very grateful to His Grace, The Duke of Marlborough, for granting us such unprecedented access at a time when he was in residence and to the wonderful team at Blenheim Palace for their support and hospitality. Above Text Courtesy of Bella Naija.com
Photography-UK: Cristina Rossi www.cristinarossi.co.uk Stylist: Cedar Events - www.cedar-events.co.uk Couture Wedding Dresses & Evening Dresses: Kosibah - www.kosibah.co.uk Cake, Cupcakes, Cakepops and Sweet Tables: Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium - www.elizabethscakeemporium.com Photography-Nigeria: Jide Alakija – http://www.alakija.com Videography: Johanna Lawrence & Apos Goris Urban Cinematography - http://urbancinematography.com/ Flowers, Thrones & Props: Essential Wedding Design - http://www.essentialweddinghire.com Makeup: Kemi Kings - http://www.kemikings.com/ Hair Styling: Kasia Fortuna - http://kasiafortuna.co.uk/ Venue: Blenheim Palace - http://blenheimpalace.com/ with special permission from His Grace, The Duke of Marlborough Stationery & Jewelled Bouquets: The Finer Details - www.thefinerdetails.co.uk Jewellery & Headpieces: Rosie Weisencrantz http://www.rosieweisencrantz.com/ Shoes: Marsha Hall Handmade Shoes - http://www.marshahall.com/ Linen: Over The Top Rentals - http://www.overthetoprentals.co.uk/ Gold Chiavari Chairs & Clear Beaded Chargers: iAM Wedding Hire - www.iamweddinghire.com Models: Gayle Thompson-Igwebike, Chloe Penney and Olaya Diez Del Corral