A hint of Parisienne style influence gives Harriet and Jason’s wedding at The Villa in Wrea Green that extra personal and elegant touch.

As a wedding videographer there’s nothing more wonderful than having someone book you on a recommendation. This wedding came from a very special recommendation and it was that of her lovely sister Bridget (and her Mum who always promised me I’d be the one to film Harriet’s wedding day too!)

Here’s their beautiful wedding highlights video that gives a little hint at their love for all things French…

It started on a chilly winters day in Preston as the girls got ready over at the Bride’s parents and the boys got ready over at her sister and brother in law’s not too far away.

Sonara Parker was on hand with her team to do their professional wedding make-up (I adore Sonara, she really has a gift when it comes to stunning bridal make-up!) as everyone enjoyed that pre-wedding excitement getting ready in the kitchen!

The boys were obviously keen (or nervous) and were basically ready when my husband arrived to film them before they left for the church.

Both mornings were super relaxed (it’s like they’d had practice…), even prepared enough to make sausage butties for everyone and pop open some champers!

A beautiful simple and elegant silk wedding dress hangs on the curtain pole in a bedroom at the brides parents home in Preston

a rustic deep red and pink hand tied wedding bouquet sits on a faded red sofa. the wedding videographer is filming it through a gap in the door at a home in Preston

Sonara Parker the wedding make up artist mua powders the brides face as she gets ready for her wedding in Preston

Sonara Parker make up artist laughs with a bridesmaid during a wedding morning in preston

a groom shows off his wedding watch as a little page boy sits in his high chair and stares at the wedding videographer

the groom stands in front of a mirror as the wedding videographer films him doing his last wedding suit checks before they leave for the church in Broughton

The boys were soon heading off to the church and it was time for Harriet to get in to her super elegant wedding dress with the help of her Mum and sister.

She accessorised with chic French style, a pair of beautiful white gloves and a faux fur cape (or shrug).

She paused for breath before gliding down the stairs and taking everyone’s breath away. There’ were LOTS of tears and ‘oh Harriet’ as she smiled and soaked in all the fuss.

a mother of the bride helps her daughter the bride put her wedding earrings in in her bedroom . she stands so happy and elegant as the videographer films her getting ready in Preston

a bride stands in a doorway and fans herself as she takes a minute before she walks down the stairs to show her bridesmaids her wedding dress

a bride walks down the stairs in her parents home to her awaiting bridesmaids as they gasp and cry seeing her. Caught for their wedding video by wedding videographer love gets sweeter

a close up of bridesmaids wearing long red dresses and faux fur shrugs holding  red rose and gypsy grass bouquets getting emotional and crying when they see the bride for the first time at a home in preston

Hands down one of the BEST moments to have captured on your wedding video for sure, the other being when Dad sees you…

a close up from the wedding video of a proud dad smiling at his daughter the bride

Broughton Wedding Cars were soon escorting the bridal party to their awaiting cars before setting off to Broughton Church (also known as St John the Baptist in Fulwood).

The bridesmaids were fighting back the tears outside the church as Harriet stepped out of her wedding car and they were soon being ushered in ready to make the walk down the aisle.

we can see a wedding car turning down the lane towards Broughton Church with the waiting bridesmaids wearing red and white

a shot from the wedding video of the dad and bride walking towards the church along with the bridesmaids wearing red full length dresses and fur shrugs capes outside Broughton Church

They were beaming from ear to ear when Harriet finally made it to Jason’s side. Everyone took their seats the ceremony began.

As a past bride and a wedding videographer I feel it’s really important to get more than one angle on the wedding day.

During the ceremony I have a wedding videographer filming at the front along with me filming at the back. It allows you to see more of your day, more moments and more reactions/connections/smiles/glances/tears.

The walk down the aisle is normally the part EVERYONE loves to relive and with two camera’s it’s even more special!

Then it’s time to exchange wedding rings and say your vows…

Harriet and Jason were soon lighting their new candle (once Jason realised which one he was meant to take the light from) before walking back down the aisle as husband and wife.

the you may kiss the bride moment inside broughton church from the wedding video

the bride and groom smile and walk back down the aisle at Broughton St Johns Church towards the wedding videographer

Outside was SO cold and guests were keen to get to The Villa at Wrea Green.

Their wedding photographer Ioan from Celynnen Photography did an amazing job getting through their list of group photos without anyone turning blue (or the veil getting blown away!).

a row of guests and the professional wedding photographer taking photos outside Broughton Church

the bride laughs with her new father in law as he catches the wedding veil outside the historical doors at Broughton Church

Guests arrived to rain at The Villa at Wrea Green near Preston for their wedding reception. The lovely wedding co-ordinator Kathryn was on hand with umbrellas to keep them dry as they made their way inside to their awaiting guests!

Everyone got to enjoy canapes and catching up as the couple enjoyed a few moments for those all important couple portraits (and their wedding photographer Ioan is a master at these).

a video still of the bride and groom under the archway at The Villa at Wrea Green enjoying a quiet moment away from their guests

a close up of a white glove on the bride holding her rustic red and pink wedding bouquet as the groom puts his arms round her waist for their wedding photographer outside the villa at wrea green

a mid shot of the bride and groom smiling at each other as they hide from the rain on their wedding day at The Villa at wrea green near preston

an elegant Parisienne style bride with long white gloves and a faux fur shrug poses with her groom wearing a top hat outside the villa at wrea green near preston

The wedding reception took place under the twinkling fairy lights in the pavilion marquee.

Our Bride and Groom were welcomed in to the room to a loud applause before taking their seats and enjoying their wedding breakfast.

After a short break we were back to video their wedding speeches. As you saw, the Groom had the mother of the bride wiping tears away so he did an excellent job with his speech!

But before he could get too cocky the Best Men soon got their slideshow up and running to embarrass him…

a wide shot of a wedding reception at the villa pavilion at wrea green near preston

the bride and her mum smile as the father of the bride delivers his wedding speech at a wedding in The Villa Wrea Green

the groom stands to make his wedding speech and we can see the mother of the bride wiping a tear away from her eye during a wedding reception at the villa wrea green

a wedding video still of the groom hiding his face during an embarrassing best man's speech at the villa wrea green near preston

An indoor natural petal confetti shot was next, some fun group portraits and chilled drinks in the bar before everyone was heading back to the marquee for the evening reception.

a bride and groom kiss during an indoor confetti photography moment with natural rose petals

After their beautiful first dance to a French song by Bridget Bardot and La Mer the fun band ‘Fat Cats‘ got everyone on the dancefloor (and kept it full all night I hear!).

the bride and groom enjoy their first dance on a white dance floor at the villa wrea green

a video still of the bride and groom having their first dance at their evening reception at the villa at wrea green inside the marquee

a close up video still of the groom kissing the brides cheek through a crowed dancefloor at the villa wrea green

For those guests who needed a break from the dancing Lovely Booths had an amazing photo booth set up in the room for them to have a giggle and pose with their friends and silly props!

It goes to show how the personal touches can make all the difference with making a wedding your own.

As well as how picking a great wedding team can help make your day go perfectly and as you envisaged it. Below are all the guys who made Harriet and Jason’s wedding in Preston extra special and come highly recommended (by them AND me!).

Wedding Ceremony – St John the Baptist Church (Broughton Church), Fulwood nr Preston
Wedding Reception – The Villa at Wrea Green, Preston
Wedding Photographer – Ioan at Celynnen Photography, Wrexham
Wedding Cars – Broughton Wedding Cars, Lancashire
Wedding Make-Up – Sonara Parker, Preston
Wedding Band – Fat Cats
Wedding Photobooth – Lovely Booths, Cheshire

If you’re planning a wedding at Broughton Church, The Villa at Wrea Green or just in the wonderful Preston area (I’m Lancashire too you see) then I’d LOVE to hear from you. Whether you’re set on a wedding video or still deciding if it’s for you I’d be happy to chat and share more wedding inspiration with you.

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