Bredenbury Court Barns Wedding Videographer
Ellis & Ben tied the knot at Bredenbury Court Barns in the West Midlands it was a pretty anxious build up for their big day as it was up in the air on whether Covid restrictions would be lifted. But they stuck it out and I’m so glad they did, a beautiful outdoor ceremony followed by celebrations in the barn. Such a wonderful day and an absolute honour to be able to capture it for them.
Ellis & Ben’s Wedding Dream Team:
Bride and Groom Q&A:
How did you guys meet?
We met at work! In the back yard of a Police Station… very romantic.
Tell me about yourselves, how do you like to spend your time?
We’re probably a very uninteresting pair; our work lives are so manic that our time off is generally quite uneventful (& we mostly like it that way!). We spend most of our time doting over our beautiful spaniel Olive as if she was a child. We love long refreshing dog walks and we are HUGE foodies & wine lovers! We also love going to see our fave artists in small concerts.
How did you choose Bredenbury Court Barns as your venue?
Our venue was the first we came across that ticked all of the boxes on our very long “must have” list. Ben absolutely loved it and I think we’d seen about 8 venues by this point so I was near giving up hope!
What sort of experience did you want your guests to have?
We wanted our guests to have the epitome of a beautiful summers day, with all of the love that a wedding brings. Our priorities did change during the pandemic and by the end we just wanted everyone to have an excuse to let their hair down and celebrate being around friends & family, which was long awaited after the Covid restrictions!
Describe some of the details and stylings, did your wedding have a theme?
We didn’t have a theme as such but we wanted a relaxed but classy style. We loved the smart look of the black Tuxedos combined with ceiling drapes and gold/brass candles. Not too much fuss but a simple, elegant theme that fit the venue perfectly.
Why did you choose to have a wedding film?
We didn’t think it needed any consideration really; it was a no brainer. You spend so much money on wedding photos which of course have their rightful place in the day… but a film capturing elements of the day brings the wedding back to life every time you watch it! It brings back all of the feelings and emotions you had at that time and I think that’s invaluable.
What was your best decision during planning?
We made a few of those. Over ordering on alcohol so that we spent the following months after the wedding drinking the leftovers to ourselves (haha!). Choosing Roo as a videographer, & James as a photographer! They worked together incredibly and were so fun to be around on the day. Having a stylist so that we didn’t need to worry/rush around on the morning of the wedding setting up! Booking The Distractions – insane!
What was your hardest decision during planning?
A few of those as well unfortunately (damn Covid!). Good old Boris announced that “if everything went to plan” then the restrictions would be lifted on 21st June – our wedding was 24th! We had many tears deciding on whether to stick with it and risk the restrictions not ending, or postpone by a year. The restrictions didn’t end as hoped but we still managed to have all of our guests and that was the most important thing to us. We were also faced with the possibility that going ahead could mean immediate family abroad may not be able to come, which unfortunately happened as Ben’s brother who lives in Dubai was on the red list at the time. There were some really horrible decisions to make which you would not expect when planning a wedding! Had it not have been for the pandemic, I think the hardest decision would have been whether Ben was going to wear a pocket square or not! I must add that we chose some amazing suppliers who were all so reassuring/understanding with our predicaments despite facing their own battles – they made it all so much easier to deal with.
What are your favourite memories from the day?
Seeing each other at either end of the aisle is an obvious favourite. Our first dance, whilst not on a dancefloor (as they weren’t allowed)… it was full of love and emotion and we almost forgot everyone else was around us! Ben’s speech – surprisingly was quite amusing. Having all of our friends and family in one place after so so long apart!
What advice would you give to couples planning a wedding?
Don’t get caught up in making your wedding a “show”. Remember what’s important to you both and focus on that. On the day, you won’t care about all the little details you were fretting about, honestly!