Hirst Priory Wedding Videographer
Ability to be able to do a forward roll is usually not high on your list of requirements when choosing a wedding dress but luckily for Saffron hers was well up for the task, forward rolls after dinner, forward rolls during the first dance, these guys were an explosion of happiness and it was just incredible to be swept along with it.
Saffron & Nick’s Wedding Dream Team:
Bride and Groom Q&A:
How did you guys meet?
When we were 16 years old, through a friend of a friend at a college party- wasn’t love at first sight though! We were good friends for 5 years until we started to realise maybe we were more than just friends!
Tell me about yourselves, how do you like to spend your time?
Nick owns his own business as a plumber and project manager and I run a couple of before and after school kids clubs in and around Lincoln. We have a beautiful dog called Denzel which we love to take camping and walking all over the country. We spend a lot of time with friends and family but do enjoy time to ourselves cuddled up in front of the fire on cold evenings!
How did the proposal go down?
Nick proposed in the thick of Covid and we were supposed to be skiing in Italy with friends for new years and that’s where he had originally planned to propose. That unfortunately got cancelled but he still managed to catch me off guard on a dog walk in the Lincolnshire wolds! It was the 3rd January 2021 and we were talking about New Year’s resolutions. I listed mine and then asked Nick what his was, his last resolution was to become engaged, I turned around to Nick down on one knee with a ring in his hand! It was lovely, there was no one around.. just the two of us and Denzel running around. Just perfect!
How did you choose Hirst Priory as your wedding venue?
It was hard with it being lockdown but we’d stumbled across Hirst priory when looking online. It was close to where I grew up and looked just beautiful. We emailed Hazel and asked when we could come and look. After some restrictions had dropped we drove over and fell in love immediately. The thing that pulled us in was the outdoor area. We went in the winter so it wasn’t the prettiest but I could just see the potential and knew this was where we were going to get married. We booked it there and then!!
What sort of experience did you want your guests to have?
All we wanted was our guests to have fun! We host a few parties at home and I always try to go all out so our wedding had to be the same. Big energy, lots of laughs and dancing! That is definitely what our wedding was all about and we wish we could do it all over again!
Describe some of the details and stylings, did your wedding have a theme?
It was very much an outdoor woodland theme. Autumnal colours, my bridesmaids were in burnt orange and boys in navy. Denzel made an appearance with his navy bow tie to match the boys and the decor was simple. We hit the jackpot with the ladies who did our flowers.. all I said was oranges, greens, blues and all a bit wild. They got everything just perfect and I still stare at our pictures of the flowers from the day.
Why did you choose to have a wedding film?
It’s something we knew we wanted from the get go. To have your friends and family on film on your wedding day is just so special. Nick lost his dad a few years ago and would give anything to just watch a clip of him so to have our parents, grandparents etc on our wedding video is something we will cherish forever.
What was your best decision during planning?
Having it all filmed by Roo!!! So so precious to be able to watch our day back time and time again. That, and our singing waiter. What a hit! One more.. a sweetheart table – it’s hard to just spend some time with your other half on your wedding day. So to have part of the day planned in to sit and enjoy your day together was magical. Sitting back and watching all our friends and family enjoying our day too was a very unique feeling.
What was your hardest decision during planning?
We struggled a little with guest lists and keeping people happy. But a little pep talk and we decided we should only be trying to make ourselves happy, it was our day!
What are your favourite memories from the day?
Seeing my dad cry! Not in a bad way… but I’d not ever seen him emotional before so when he saw me in my dress for the first time – that was special! The singing waiter, seeing the look on everyone’s faces when he started singing was great! Finally, there was a point of the evening where everyone was on the dance floor and I took a step back and watched everyone having the time of their lives. I stood there and cried for a good 5 minutes at the thought of everyone being here to celebrate us before I was pulled back onto the dance floor and reality and danced for the rest of the night.
What advice would you give to couples planning a wedding?
Don’t let anything stress you out! The weather on our wedding day was forecast rain and I was so worried we weren’t going to have the outdoor wedding we dreamed of. Denzel also badly cut his paw a couple of days before the wedding too so we weren’t sure if he was going to be able to come to the wedding. In the end, everything turned out perfect! It’s all about surrounding yourself with the right people. Also, enjoy the day. Sounds silly because of course you’re going to enjoy it but really try and take it all in, have a minute to yourselves and look at the day you’ve created for yourselves and everyone else!