Katie and Patrick got married at the beautiful Lapstone Barn in the heart of the Cotswolds, on the 30th September 2021. After meeting at a pub in 2014 Katie and Patrick have shared many adventures together, from enduring lockdown together, running marathons, enjoying endless country walks to buying their first home. In the seven years they have been together they have already made so many amazing memories and we at Ground Films know that these will continue, especially if Patrick continues to be his cheeky self and makes Katie laugh uncontrollably.
Katie got ready at the spacious bridal suite at Lapstone Barn with her lifelong friends. As Wedding Videographers, we captured these preparations. After celebrating several of her close family and friends weddings this year Katie understood exactly how the morning preparations worked and she was very calm and collected as she got ready. Katie wore a stunning fitted dress with lace detailing and wore her hair in a half up half down style with flowing curls that remained perfect all day. She was surrounded by people who knew and love her which definitely helped the nerves, including the hair and makeup artist being a friend of Katies and the photographer, Jon who even came out of wedding retirement to capture Katie and Patricks special day! Patrick had prepared for the bridesmaids to give Katie a present from him – a funny and heart-warming poem which he had written, which you can hear throughout their wedding film above and a stunning necklace that matched her engagement ring and finished off her wedding look perfectly.
Patrick got ready at a stunning spacious air b and b 10 minutes away from Lapstone. He was surrounded by his boys, and they had spent the morning having bacon sandwiches and getting ready – we as West Sussex wedding videographers captured him putting on the final pieces of his navy suit with the assistance of his brother and groomsmen. They all wore dried floral buttonholes to tie in the pampas grass throughout their day. The beauty of these dried florals and Katies entirely dried bouquet is that she can keep that forever displayed at home to remind herself of the day. Patrick turned up to Lapstone with his friends in toe to greet all their guests whilst Katie put on her shoes, perfume and new jewellery that he had gotten her.
The ceremony took place in the 18th century barn decked with long pampas grasses that lined the aisle. Gorgeous, glass vases filled with dried florals created a stunning centre piece at the top of the aisle. The barn was beautifully intimate and felt warm and inviting with the natural bricks encasing it and a canopy of fairy lights above – all of which you can see throughout their Ground Films wedding film above.
Katie and Patricks day was full of special and personal touches. Already they had two suppliers (Makeup/Hair artist and Photographer) involved in their day who were also special friends/family to the couple. They also had family members perform readings during their wedding ceremony and Patrick’s nephew as a ring bearer. Later, they had Patrick’s sister-in-law and her band provide the evening entertainment – it really was a family affair.
Although the weather was a little drizzly it didn’t take away from the infectiously happy atmosphere – it was very evident to us at Ground Films that Katie and Patrick had a lot of friends who have shared lots of funny and possibly drunk memories with the couple during their relationship. Just before dinner Ground Films were able to capture some couple shots in the 18th century barns grounds. We captured Katie and Patrick with the synonymous Cotswolds brick and the vast fields in the background. Katie and Patrick’s chemistry is so naturally beautiful, and this led to some incredible shots of them both, including an epic umbrella night shot that we captured in the evening.
After a massive BBQ dinner, the speeches started, Patrick being his usual cheeky self, added in some corker jokes into his speech which made the guests up raw in laughter. Katie's dad sweetly talked about his daughter growing up and Patrick’s brother and best man went easy on him during his speech other than one story involving a laundry basket. Patrick’s groomsmen throughout the day had been carrying walkie talkies to talk to each other – it was such a great idea and meant that lots laughter was continually circulating the room!
The newlyweds were blessed to party to Patrick’s sister in laws band which again made the day a true celebration of the two families coming together. The couple ended the evening with donuts, lots of dancing and some questionable lifts on the dance floor. Ground Films are so thankful to be a part of a special and personalised day for the pair and we wish them lots more adventures together in the future.
A massive thank you to all the suppliers involved in Katie and Patricks day at Lapstone Barn:
Venue - @lapstonebarn Photographer - @surrey_hills_photography Rings and Necklace - @dmbespoke_jewellery Earrings - @taraosbornejewellery Bracelet - @tiffanyandco Perfume - @eliesaabbridal Makeup and hair - @ginatrinchesehairandmakeup Florist - @thebaytreeatcampden Band - @academyallstars @Mattkanemusicuk Magician - @glosmagician