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 almost 14 years ago now while we were still both in school, we actually attended different schools and met while on separate nights out. It was a real chance meeting and Jade probably thought I was an idiot, but I thought she was pretty special and luckily I managed to get her number. Neither of us really thought much of it at the time, but around 6 months later we begun talking and here we are now.
Tell us about who proposed to who and where did it happen?
I proposed to Jade. I knew I wanted to include our 2 favourite things in my proposal; Harry Potter and our dog Luna. So I took Jade and Luna to a place called Virginia Water in Surrey, it is a lake where some scenes from the Harry Potter movies were filmed, under the guise of a dog walk.. Shortly after we arrived I found somewhere overlooking the water, before getting down on one knee and asking the question with a ring inside a golden snitch.
Give us three words each to describe each other and what they mean to you?
Bride - Incredibly thoughtful, handsome and selfless
Groom -Kind, Generous and beautiful.
How did you find and choose your wedding venue, Moorhill House, New Forest?
We knew from the start that we wanted to get married in the New Forest as we both love the area, next we wanted to find a venue that was licensed to marry us outdoors and where we could have the reception at the same place. We visited a few locations but as soon as we saw Moorhill House we both knew it was the one. The outdoor setting is beautiful as is the hotel itself, the staff were all super friendly and made us feel welcome and most importantly they were dog friendly!
Tell us about your wedding dress; the designer, how long it took you to find the one featured in your New `Forest Wedding Video?
My dress was designed by Essence of Australia, I actually only tried on 7 dresses and knew instantly that it was the one. My mum actually picked it which makes it even more special to me.
Tell us about what the Groomsmen wore featured in your New `Forest Wedding Video?
All of the suits were from Astares Menswear. I wanted to give all of my groomsmen their suit as a wedding gift and Astares offered a tailored service so everyone got a made to measure suit. We all wore a navy blue 3 piece with brown belts and shoes, I chose a grey waistcoat just to be a little bit different.
Was there any surprises in your New Forest Wedding Video? Tell us more..
We both decided at the start of planning our wedding that we would not buy each other wedding gifts. However we both (thankfully)had the same idea to try and surprise each other on the day. I bought Jade a pair of diamond earrings and Jade got me a Tag watch, it’s fair to say neither of us were expecting it!
" I promise to love you even when I might not like you and never go to bed angry even if we have to stay up all night
I will try not get moody just because I'm hungry and I will always hold your hand at every opportunity so we never lose our spark
I promise to make every major decision in our lives with a game of Rock Paper Scissors like we always have
I will never keep score even when I'm winning and ill stand by you in every stage of our lives together.
I promise to show you everyday that I know exactly how lucky I am to have you in my life and I will never forget that this is a once in a lifetime love.
I love you for never being afraid to be silly with me, for putting up with my unique sense of humor, and for giving me the privilege of being the only one who knows how truly hilarious you are.
You are my best friend, my travel companion and my soul mate and where ever life takes us I know that if I’m with you I’m home. Everything I am and everything I have is yours now and always."
"Jade, as your husband I promise you this..
I will tell you that I love you every single day and try not to always be so stubborn, even occasionally admitting I am the one who is in the wrong.
I will forever give you the first sip of the juice, make sure that bathtime karaoke always lives on and also remember to put the toilet seat down, most of the time.
I vow to always encourage your special brand of weird, as it is what makes you truly unique and wonderful. I will support your dreams and make you laugh through the challenges, as there is nothing we cannot face as long as we face it together.
Lastly I promise to make the most of those every moment we have together, for one lifetime with you could never be enough. You are my other half that makes me whole, my greatest achievement, my best friend, my penguin."
Tell us about the finishing touches like favours, sweet carts etc & name any suppliers & companies that helped make your perfect wedding day video in the New Forest come true
Photographer - Romy Lawrence Photography
Make up Artist - Georgina Chambers
Hair Artist - Lissy Hair and Beauty
DJ - Pure Events
Florist - Jo Bloom
Wedding Cake - Shelley’s Custom Cakes
Rings - Hallmark Jewellers and Hatton Jewels
Venue Dressers - Love with Letters and Flower Walls South West
What was your favourite part of your wedding Video at Moorhill House Hotel, New Forest?
The whole day was so perfect, being able to celebrate with all our close friends and family, the weather holding out and having our dog with us too are all memories we’ll keep with us forever. However, our favourite moment would have to be our vows, they were so special, we spent a lot of the time crying!
Was there any funny moments that you will always remember featured in your New Forest Wedding Video?
The speeches stand out as highlight funny moments, particularly from the father of the bride. We don’t think he was particularly comfortable about making a speech, but really came through with one that was both hilarious and sentimental. Getting a photo booth was also a great idea as some of the photos and comments in the album are brilliant, even more so as the night went on!
Why did you choose us, Hampshire Videographers to film your wedding and what did you think of your experience being filmed?
We chose Ground Films to capture our day after seeing clips of their work online and also following recommendations and testimonials from other couples. We had a specific idea of what we wanted our wedding film to look like and Ground Films style suited it perfectly. We couldn’t be more happy with the results, it’s been lovely being able to re live our day as it really does fly by. James, Ellie and Connie were fantastic both in the lead up to the wedding and on the day.
Any advice for future wedding couples thinking about having their special day filmed by Hampshire Wedding Videographers?
We would both absolutely recommend to anyone to have their wedding day filmed. The whole day goes by so quickly and in such a blur that it is easy to forget the details. For us having a video along with the photos is such a perfect way to look back and remember what is the best and most happy day of our lives.