Sean & Rebecca, met on the Ventura cruise ship (P&O) in the middle of the ocean whilst sitting in the crew bar. Bex pushed in front of Sean in the queue to buy drinks and the blossoming relationship between the formidable Entertainment manager and the drummer started. Sean always thought of his beautiful Rebecca as easy going, fun and devoted and these are the qualities that made him finally propose after months of pretending to get down on one knee, in Abu Dhabi at sunset, a magical place that has always been a special place for Sean as he was born there and now will be even more special for the couple.
As wedding videographers, we are always really excited for stunning and quirky venues and St Augustine’s in Kent, wasn’t a let-down. The Chapel was incredible, lined with Oak Pugh’s that faced each other and a huge opulent vaulted ceiling that took your eye all the way down to the alter. The couple choose this incredible wedding venue in Kent, by shortlisting all the venues Sean had played in with his wedding band, but when Bex walked into this beautiful grand building, she cried, which is when you know it’s the one! The same can be said for the stunning dress Bex wore, Adele from Augusta Jones, brought at the wonderful Marianne Jessica in Bromley. After trying on a few different styles Bex’s heart was always set on the first one she tried on and I am sure there was plenty of tears.
The day was filled with personalised gifts and decorations that the couple had worked so hard to incorporate into their day, we love featuring those in our wedding videos as they are made with such love and it shows. Bex made all little clay hearts from scratch and etched their guests names into each to act as the place settings and a little keepsake of their day. We especially love the beauty and beast themed centrepieces with a beautiful rose in a domed glass jar and saying to suit from famous movies.
There were three occasions in this romantic wedding video in St Augstines Kent, that really stood out to us as South coast wedding videographers and those were epic moments of something quite different, one were the Groom walked himself down the aisle to wrestling music and a cacophony of applause, the second Bex surprising everyone with playing to Drums to Bruno Mars, treasure which was nothing short of amazing and then to top the night off, the explosion of confetti cannons at the first dance showering the loved up pair in a sea of gold. What a fabulous wedding!
“It was once custom that every monkey would carve for himself a wooden heart. And the heart that love monkey carved was the most beautiful of all. Its contours were soft and rounded, like an ancient pebble sculpted by the oceans. Its surface was smooth and shiny like liquid silk, and it shone as bright as a ruby in the desert sun. “Take your hearts with you wherever you go,” said their teacher. “Nurture them as a mother nurtures her new-born baby. For when you want to give of yourself fully, your heart is the only true gift you will have.”
That night, Love Monkey had a dream. He dreamt of a monkey whose smile lit up his sole like sunshine. He held out his heart to her, so radiant, so splendid and so new. She took him in her arms and he felt truly, perfectly, at peace. When Love Monkey awoke he resolved that, from that day forward,he would search for his Dream Monkey until he could stand before her and give to her his perfect heart.
He travelled through deserts…and climbed over mountains. He trekked across forests…and sailed many oceans. Love Monkey looked after his heart as best he could, but the storms that he endured on his travels chipped away at its surface and each new adventure reshaped it. By the time he arrived on the last distant shore, his heart was so changed by the patina of time that it barely resembled his old heart at all.
And then, he saw her. Standing before him, as radiant and as beautiful as the sunshine, was his Dream Monkey. At first the cold not speak. But then, from somewhere deep inside himself, he found a voice. “I have travelled the world over to find you, and to give you my heart,” he said.“But now that I am finally with you, I see how foolish I have been. You are so beautiful, so perfect. And my heart that was once smooth, so bright and so new is now not something that I could even bring myself to show you,” and he turned to go. “Let me see it,” said Dream Monkey. She took his heart and held it up to the light. “Nothing to me is more beautiful. Every fissure tells a story. Every blemish makes you more real. All my life I have been waiting for a heart like this; a heart that speaks the truth.” “Come here,” she said. “I have something for you too.” In her hand was a tiny golden heart. It was as worn and as scratched as Love Monkey’s own…and it was the most precious thing that he had ever seen.
Love Monkey put his arms around her and they held each other for a long, long time. “I shall treasure this heart for as long as I live,” said Dream Monkey, running her fingers over its ridged and dimpled surface. Then they looked into each other’s eyes and, feeling the joy of truth in their souls for the first time, they began to laugh. And often they sit together still, holding each other’s hearts in their warm hands, lifting them to the light…and laughing. Always laughing”
Love Monkey by Edward Monkton
Big thanks to all the suppliers whose work was featured on our Kent wedding video:
Photographer- Millie and Max Photography
Hair and Make-up Artist - Holly Kathleen
DJ- Gemma Apollo (Tailored Entertainment DJs)
Band - Empire Soul (Tailored Entertainment)
Wedding Cake- Krispy Kreme
If you would like to find out more about our Kent Wedding videos or about us as Hampshire Wedding videographers, please do enquire and ask us some questions.
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