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Mickayla & David's wedding video at Wasing Park | West Sussex Videographer

Tell us about where and when you first both first met and What were your first impressions of each other when you first met? 

Our first date was on the 5th June 2012 at The Oatsheaf pub in Fleet after speaking online for a few weeks.

M – I saw David walk in and immediately thought that he was tall and handsome – and he gave me a great cheeky smile. I definitely had butterflies! Although I wasn't impressed that I'd arrived first, ha!

D – First impression was “she’s really hot but really posh”… turns out I was wrong about one of those ;)

Tell us about who proposed to who and where did it happen?

David proposed on 11th December 2017 whilst on holiday in Fuerteventura. We were on our balcony looking at the ocean and he got down on one knee. He’d asked my dad and step-dad beforehand, and my mum and Davids parents had a sneak peek at the ring! We proceeded to spend the next 3 hours calling everyone before heading to the lobby for champagne and the casino to celebrate.

Give us three words each to describe each other and what they mean to you?

Bride: Thoughtful, Funny and Handsome

Groom: Kayla is beautiful, organised and thoughtful

How did you find and choose your wedding venue Wasing Park, Surrey? 

We looked online at venues with a barn feel and that either had a church onsite or nearby. We viewed four venues in one weekend; Wasing was the second venue we went to and we immediately knew it was the one! The long drive up to the estate was gorgeous with all the cattle and pheasants around us; and then the stunning old church on site along with the garden room, castle barn and plenty of quirky accommodation all in one place was perfect. The grounds were lovely and all the staff were so helpful.

Tell us about your wedding dress; the designer, how long it took you to find the one featured in your wedding video at Wasing Park?

My wedding dress is by Justin Alexander and is a Chantilly lace A-line gown with V-neckline, spaghetti strap, deep V back and dropped waist. The dress had a hint of blush to it and we added a sparkly belt. I visited a handful of boutiques and didn’t have a great experience in any of them; I worried that I wouldn’t find anything that looked right. But then my mum and I went to Elderberry Brides in Basingstoke and they really listened to me. It was the sales assistant looking after me who ended up asking if she could choose me one to try on – and it was THE one!

Tell us about what the Groomsmen wore featured in your wedding video at Wasing Park?

The Groomsmen were in blue 3 piece suits from Slaters that we bought for them so they could all be tailored properly. David went with a blue Ted Baker 3 piece suit that had a slight check pattern to it.

Was there any surprises in your wedding video at Wasing Park? Tell us more..

There were two surprises for guests in the church; the music whilst we were signing the register. We had 6 of my colleagues from Rock Choir sing Higher Love, and one of the Groomsmen (Ronan) is a professional opera singer so he performed My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose. I was also surprised with a beautiful Tiffany ring as I was getting ready that morning; David had given the gift to my sister (Amber, Maid of Honour) to give to me which was lovely.

Did you have any readings featured in your wedding video at Wasing Park and if so, why did you pick them?

As the service was in church we had two biblical readings by our friends Jason and Callum, and one non biblical reading by David’s sister Katie. The choice of reading by Katie was kept secret as we wanted to have something to be surprised by– she chose Everyone’s A Bit Of A Fixer Upper from Frozen. Jason read Old Testament - Song of Soloman 2.10-13; 8.6-7 and Callum read New Testament - Philippians 4.4-9.

Tell us about the finishing touches like favours, sweet carts etc & name any suppliers & companies that helped make your perfect wedding video at Tasing Park by West Sussex Videographers come true:

Photographer Mindy Coe

Make-up Artist Sarah Pearce (bride, bridesmaids and mother of the brides makeup)

Hair Artist Sarah Pearce (brides hair) and Paula Byworth (bridesmaids hair)

DJ Moonraker

Toastmaster Tom Cooper-Woolley (David’s brother-in-law)

Flourist & Casino Tables Cherubs

Wedding Cake Lulu’s Cake Kitchen

Rings A&S Jewellers Hatton Garden

Photobooth Fandangos Fotobox

Church St Nicholas Church, Wasing Estate

Venue Wasing Park, Wasing Estate

Pianist – Paul Grainger

What was your favourite part of your wedding day?

We loved the entire day; just having everyone together and celebrating was amazing. Seeing each other for the first time was emotional, and the songs performed during the registration of marriage was so special.

Was there any funny moments that you will always remember featured in your wedding video at Wasing Park?

Our events manager asked us to take a look at the barn layout before guests were invited in; we noticed doll hands on each of the tables and questioned why they were there as they definitely did not fit the elegant décor we had chosen! She did not know where they had come from, but suggested as they were on each table that perhaps it was going to be part of one of the speeches. Due to this, we agreed they could remain out as we didn’t want to risk ruining one of the speeches. Turns out it was just one of my cousins (Callum – one of the bridesmen) who thought it would be a funny prank! He is probably the only person I would let get away with this and have it be a funny story J

We also really loved the friendly cat who wanted to join us on our photoshoot- he was so funny following us about and getting in the shots!

Why did you choose us, West Sussex Videographers, Ground Films to film your wedding and what did you think of your experience being filmed? 

As soon as I watched videos on your website I knew you would be perfect. I was crying at footage of people I didn’t even know; so it was obvious that you love what you do and would capture the whole day in a fun and emotive way. We love the style of your videos too and you were both so lovely from the beginning. On the day the whole experience was amazing and easy. You were both very calm and helpful, and knew exactly what you wanted to do without being obtrusive at all. We felt totally at ease and trusted you completely.

Any advice for future wedding couples thinking about having their special day filmed by West Sussex Videographers, Ground Films?

Do it! During the planning stages we asked friends if they had any regrets from their wedding day and every answer was that they wished they’d had a videographer. From the very beginning it was important to us to have fantastic videographers and photographers because the videos and pictures are all you are left with following such a big day; and they will capture all the moments we missed or all of the special moments we can treasure! We get to keep the footage forever and keep re-living our favourite day over and over- along with friends and family who can’t wait to see it!

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