Another new wedding film by Cupcake Videos popped into my inbox this week. Cupcake Videos are one of our go-to people for wedding films here at Ever After. We’ve just received the film they did for Penny & Pete who got married here on a gorgeous weekend in August 2017.
Pete’s family constructed a chuppa outside the wedding barn and we were blessed with beautiful weather for the day, in fact the whole weekend. Penny & Pete made a Bank Holiday weekend of it with activities for guests on the Friday, wedding on the Saturday, a brunch here at Ever After on the Sunday where our ice cream made an unscheduled but welcome appearance and then more partying at the Cornish Arms in Tavistock on Bank Holiday Monday for those still standing!
I read some new research yesterday (you can read it here on Brides website) that not having a wedding film is the biggest single regret couples have after their wedding. Wedding films are definitely not the norm yet, most of our couples don’t have a wedding film but I so love it when they do. Wedding films have come a long way since the hour long chronological record of what feels like the entire day. Now you get elegant, romantic highlights, skilfully edited to tell the story of you and your wedding in just a few minutes, capturing all the important details of your day.
Enjoy Penny & Pete’s lovely film…
Here’s what Penny & Pete have to say about their wedding in their own words:
“We stumbled upon Ever After on Google and were instantly attracted to not only the beauty of the location, but also to Nicola’s obvious eye for detail and design. Tavistock was further West than we originally planned, but once we had visited Ever After we knew that no other wedding venue would compare! We had endless comments from guests on the day about how stunning the grounds were, and we were so happy with our decision to host a BBQ back at the venue the following day so our guests could further explore the beauty of Ever After.
As well as a stunning venue, you get a mini-wedding planner in Nicola! She recommended amazing suppliers and helped us with all of our (many) queries throughout the year leading up to the wedding. On the day itself Nicola and Steve were fantastic. From ensuring guests were where they needed to be at certain times, to helping a bridesmaid out of her broken dress(!), they were on hand to assist in every way possible.
As well as the comments about the beauty of the surroundings, we constantly were being told that we’d ‘thought of everything’. As much as we would love to take all of the credit, Nicola’s added touches such as blankets, lighting by the river and the salvaged chalkboard door really added to the atmosphere.. Our tricky request for a burger menu wedding breakfast was met with excitement from the caterers, and we were delighted with both the food and drinks on the day.
It is impossible to pick a favourite moment as the whole day was magical, but Steve lighting a fire for us by the river after all the guests had left sticks in our minds. We had so much fun talking about the day and enjoying a drink by the river.
Our advice to other couples would be to outsource as much as you can! DIY projects may sound fun (and cheaper), but in the month before the wedding the planning really accelerates and the less you have to do yourself, the better! We would also recommend turning the wedding into a weekend event if you can. It means you have time over the weekend to chat to pretty much all of your guests, and as a result you can relax a bit more on the wedding day and focus on enjoying yourself 🙂
We are so happy that we chose Ever After. Beautiful grounds, a river-side walk, an excellent host and hostess – who could ask for more!
Thank you Nicola and Steve!
Love, Penny and Pete xx”
Aw, we love happy couples!
You can see more Ever After wedding films here on our film galleries page.
You can more photos from Penny & Pete’s wedding over on their real weddings page.
So are you planning to have a wedding film at your wedding?