Tell us about where and when you first both first met and What were your first impressions of each other when you first met?
We met 12 years ago at a hair salon in Chichester where Ryan was working as a hairdresser. We didn't properly start going out until 6 years later!
Tell us about who proposed to who and where did it happen?
Ryan proposed in Wengen, Switzerland on the family ski holiday!
Give us three words each to describe each other and what they mean to you?
Bride: (about groom - funny, outgoing & loving)
Groom: (about bride - caring, beautiful & thoughtful)
How did you find and choose your wedding venue, West Dean College, West Sussex?
We had our ceremony at All Hallows Church in Tillington which is where Catherine’s parents got married 31 years ago. We always knew we wanted a marquee wedding so we chose the grounds of West Dean College because of it’s beautiful setting and stunning gardens.
Tell us about your wedding dress featured in your West Sussex Wedding Video; the designer, how long it took you to find the one?
Catherine always knew the kind of dress she was looking for and found the one in Proposals in Chichester by combining two pieces. It was a dress by Enzoani and a body suit by Maggie Soterro.
Tell us about what the Groomsmen wore featured in your West Sussex Wedding Video?
The groomsmen wore traditional morning suits from Neal & Palmer.
Was there any surprises featured in your West Sussex Wedding Video? Tell us more..
One of the funniest moments of the wedding was when one of the best men presented an empty ring box in the church!
Did you have any readings featured in your West Sussex Wedding Video and if so, why did you pick them?
We chose to have two readings - Corinthians and a poem called ‘On Your Wedding Day’ which Ryans parents also had at their wedding.
Tell us about the finishing touches like favours, sweet carts etc & name any suppliers & companies featured in your West Sussex Wedding Video, that helped make your perfect wedding day come true:
Photographer - Sanshine Photography
Make-up Artist - Bride did her own makeup.
Hair Artist - Sarah Elizabeth Hair & Makeup
DJ - Toast Functions
Florist - Rococo florist
Transport - Country Style Cars & 1950’s vintage bus hire.
Wedding Cake - Foxwoods Wedding Cakes
What was your favourite part of your wedding day filmed by West Sussex Videographers, Ground Films?
A highlight was drinking champagne in the sun and chatting to our friends and family during our drinks reception in the sunken garden at West Dean.
Why did you choose us, West Sussex Videographers, Ground Films to film your wedding and what did you think of your experience being filmed?
Catherine has been watching Ground Films videos for years and always knew she wanted them to do her wedding video! The videos are beautiful and timeless!
Any advice for future wedding couples thinking about having their special day filmed by West Sussex Videographers, Ground Films?
It’s the best decision we made! The whole experience was a dream and now we have the most beautiful video to remind us of the day forever.