Oana and Daniel brought all the elegance and glamour to Cheshire for their Autumnal Peckforton Castle Wedding.
Really embracing the castle setting they also added in some amazing Romanian traditions to make this wedding really personal to them.
As their chosen wedding videographer I was spoilt with content to film. From the most elegant blossom filled ceremony to a candlelit reception, even crazy golf and a HUGE wedding band to get the party started.
Enjoy hearing more about their elegant and fun Peckforton Castle wedding in the blog below…
A Elegant Peckforton Castle Wedding Video
Emotions and Nerves…
Their wedding morning was full of emotions and nerves but also beaming smiles and excitement.
It’s always fun to film the morning of the wedding as you get to experience the excitement of the build up to a lovely couple getting married!
Daniel was feeling a little nervous so opted to enjoy a bit of the morning alone before letting Paul film his finishing touches and chatting with his friends.
Oana was super relaxed and enjoying the fuss as she had her hair and make-up done in one of Peckforton Castles fabulous suites with her parents and bridesmaids.
Oana was on it with her planning. Even Peckforton Castle’s coordinator took a photo of her printed speadsheet!
And all her planning meant she was actually ready EARLY. So we had to hold her back to ensure all the guests were seated first…
Elegant Peckforton Castle Ceremony
We arrived to the amazing styling team setting up the The Great Hall inside Peckforton Castle.
With hints of a huge floral arch at the entrance, white carpet aisle and blossom trees. It looks incredible without it even being finished!
So when I arrived at the ceremony ahead of Oana I was blown away by how beautiful the space inside the Great Hall looked.
Proper fairytale castle vibes.
But no time to stand wide eyed, I needed to be ready to film Oana walk down the aisle with her flower girls and Bridesmaids. As well as capture that moment when Daniel sees her for the first time…
Personal Vows and Readings
To make it a really special wedding ceremony the couple opted for their own personal wedding vows as well as two beautiful readings.
You could tell a lot of time and thought had gone in to their words and it’s always a pleasure to film something so personal and memorable.
With the rings exchanged and vows spoken they were announced as husband and wife, ready to walk down the aisle to music from their string quartet…
Crazy Golf and Dance Practice
Guests soon made their way out to the drinks reception and were treated to live music as well as Crazy 9 mini golf and games on the castle lawns.
Working alongside Rachel Burt Photography we had fun capturing all the celebrations before sneaking the couple off for some couple portraits around the castle grounds.
The sun was just dipping behind the beautiful red castle walls and mature trees, it made the perfect dappled light for some romantic moments!
After sneaking through the gatehouse and away from guests, Dan and Oana had a sneaky practice of their first dance to check they could make it work with the dress.
Then it was time for guests to settle down for the wedding reception.
A loud cheer welcomed the newlyweds into the stunning candlelit room and it was on to the speeches…
Candlelit Reception at Peckforton Castle
Guests were treated to speeches in both English and Romanian before tucking in to their first 2 courses of their wedding breakfast.
I’m told in Romania weddings go until the early hours and they LOVE having a dance between every course. So to give a nod to that, Dan and Oana decided to bring their first dance earlier to start the party after their fish course!
What a great way to break up eating all the food though??
Fairytale First Dance in Cheshire
Guests surrounded the sparkling dancefloor before their toastmaster welcomed the couple to the dancefloor for the first dance.
Guests cheered as they performed a choreographed first dance to Hozier. With plenty of crowd pleasing spins and turns!
I then got to film the guests having the best time dancing to the live band. The dancefloor was packed as everyone showed off their best party moves!
Natural and Candid Cheshire Wedding Videography
Thank you Oana and Dan for choosing me to be your wedding videographer. The one to capture all your amazing wedding memories and create something beautiful for you to watch back and remember all the best bits!
Being a wedding videographer that’s all about filming in a discreet way to capture those natural and candid moments means you get to see REAL moments back from your day.
Capturing Real Moments, No Posing!
I know we sneak off for some couple shots in the day but that’s all about you (and sometimes the photographer may pose you if that’s their style or you need some guidance). I love capturing the in-between moments, the giggles and sneaky kisses!
Planning a Peckforton Castle Wedding?
If you’re planning to hold your wedding at the incredible Peckforton Castle in Cheshire and you’re looking for the perfect wedding videographer I hope you feel you’ve stumbled across the right place!
I’ve had the pleasure of filming at Peckforton a lot over the years (here’s one I think you’ll love) and would love to chat about how I could capture yours too.
If you’d like a nosy around first to ensure my style is perfect for you I’ve added some handy buttons below. From the blog with all my recent wedding videos to the About Me bit, I’m sure you’ll get a great idea of my videography style and approach.
If you loved this enough to want to get in touch then do! I can check your date is still available and then send over a brochure for your to pour over…