Oh My Honey 2013 Bridal Collection

We love Oh My Honey 1950s inspired dresses, so when Louise got in touch to ask us if we'd make a film for her new bridal collection, the answer was an emphatic "YES!"

The shoot came together in a wonderfully fortuitous way. Louise stumbled across the venue whilst out on a walk. It's a 12th century barn (12th, really!!) with a handy stock of salvaged theatre lights lying around - perfect for the atmosphere that we wanted to create.

Antonia McKenzie was the model and with Nicky from Pretty Pout's beautiful hair and make up she looked every inch the 1950s starlet.

It was the first time that I'd used my freshly restored 16mm camera in anger, it's a thing of engineering beauty - clockwork with no electronics of any kind. I used it in tandem with my usual Beaulieu Super 8 camera to give a couple of different textures.

I'm really happy with the results, the 16mm shows off the beautiful details of the dresses in a way that super 8 probably couldn't, but it still has all of the filmic loveliness.

Louise's 2013 Bridal Collection is incredibly gorgeous, they're all hand-made from sumptuous fabrics, they look amazing and move beautifully. 'Rebekah' is my personal fave, see the whole collection for yourself here: www.ohmyhoney.co.uk

The track is by Gabby Young and Other Animals, the flowers were provided by Wookie Flowers and the Petticoats are by Petticoats-a-Plenty.

Proudly shot on Fuji Velvia 400t 16mm and Kodak Vision3 200t Super 8 film.

It's not a wedding blog but…

upcyclist.co.uk is full of beautiful, original ideas, many of which we think would work amazingly for weddings.

As you might have guessed, it's all about upcycling - the art of taking something out-of-date or redundant and repurposing it as a useful and/or beautiful new thing.

Think bouquets made from the pages of books, old socks converted into light fittings and recliners made from reclaimed sail-cloth - the possibilities are infinite.

We love it; old objects and materials come with their history etched in every mark on their weathered surfaces. upcycling is the perfect antidote to homogenised, flat-pack sterility: it's sustainable, it's affordable, it's very, very NOW.

The blog is the brainchild of freelance writer and editor Antonia Edwards and she was kind enough to feature us on the blog a few weeks ago. You can see the nice things that she said about us here.

You really should check it out, but beware, it's all too easy to lose quite a few hours pouring over the posts.

Alice & James, 2012

We're just about clinging to the bright Autumnal sun here on the South coast - another sunny day working by the sea for us... sigh...  

...but especially for those of you in greyer climes, here's a little blast of sunshine from those halcyon days of June 2012.

Alice and James's 'Wedfest' themed wedding took place at a picturesque family home in Kent.

It was a joyful, bright and breezy day with all that's best about the illusive English summer - flowers fresh from the from the garden, guests seated on straw-bales and forecast rain that never materialised!

It's hard to match the intimacy of a family-owned venue, everyone was so at ease - chilling out and celebrating together. 

Alice's stunning dress was by Jenny Packham and her bridesmaids were resplendent in blush pink.

We particularly enjoyed working alongside the talented Dasha Caffrey who photographed the day - you can see her incredible pictures here.

Music: The xx - VCR

Shot on Kodak Super 8 film

Lauren & Adam, 2012

Lauren & Adam got in touch last year to ask whether we knew anyone who shot super 8 film in Scotland. 

We don't, but it may surprise you to learn that beneath this tranquil, anglicised exterior pumps the blood of a Scotsman*, much to our excitement we persuaded them to fly us up!

They were married at the beautiful Balbegno Castle - an amazing place in a picturesque corner of Kincardineshire, grand & ancient, but cosy & intimate too. It's owned by the Gladstones, the people behind Pedlars; the interiors are as beautiful as you'd expect.

The wedding party had the run of the house (castle) for a week, so the day had the kind of relaxed, familial atmosphere that you'd usually find at wedding in a family home.

Lauren & Adam were joy to be around and we had loads of fun shooting alongside the lovely & talented Lisa Devine. You can see the beautiful photos on Lisa's blog here.

* Blood contains at least 75% Scottishness.

Happy Anniversary Karen & Mark!

It seems like only t'other day that we filmed our good friends Karen & Mark's wedding in Yorkshire but it's been 2 whole years!

Some other great friends, Sophie & Tristan hired a vintage Ford Zodiac as a surprise wedding present, I hitched a lift with Tris in the car and was there to capture Karen's reaction when we turned up at her parent's house.

Congratulations guys!

Love, Caroline & Will

Katie & Billy, 2012

Katie & Billy were an awesome couple to shoot - stylish, charismatic and very much in love!

They were married at a quaint Norman church in the Kent countryside, with the reception in the stunning grounds of Billy's parent's house.

It was a sumptuously stylish, laid back day, full of beautiful surprises, culminating in a brilliant firework display. 

We weren't sure whether the fireworks would come out on super 8, but we locked the shutter open on a camera, filmed at a very low frame-rate and we think the results provide a cool ending to the film.

Katie's dress was by Elie Saab, Moments Captured captured some beautiful moments - check out their photos here.

This film was featured on the Boho Weddings blog, see what they had to say about it here.

Music: James Taylor - Something in the Way She Moves

Shot on Kodak Super 8 film

Sophie & Tristan, 2010

It seems like only a few months ago that we flew out to the beautiful island of Ko Lanta in Thailand for our good friends Sophie & Tristan's wedding.

The wedding party and guests took up residence at Narima Resort - it was a magical time in a magical place, the hosts went above and beyond to be incredibly warm, helpful and welcoming.

The ceremony took place on an unspoilt beach, a short long-tail boat ride down the coast.

It's been two and a bit years since and Sophie & Tristan are back in the UK after what looks like an amazing year living in Thailand.

In celebration of them coming back, we thought it'd be nice to revisit their wedding- one of the first we ever filmed.

Back to 1976

For Christmas last year I had the original super 8 film of my parent's wedding transfered to video and a did a little editing.

They were married in the legendary hot summer of '76, and right now I thought it'd be nice to see a little sunshine... and some 70's fashion.

We love working with old footage, if you've got some films that you might like us to edit, please get in touch.

The full-length version of this film can be found here.

Dream, dream, dream!

Dreaming of sunnier climes today as it pours it down (still!) here in the UK...showing a still from our wedding film of Mr & Mrs Sophie Crichton, her looking film star gorgeous here at her wedding in Thailand last year.

Some beautiful specimens

A selection of our little beauties for you (and us) to ogle over!

Our first fair of 2012!

As you can see, we really enjoyed Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Fayre on Sunday - so many lovely couples!

We were really impressed by the standard of the other exhibitors on show, particularly Pengelly Photography who as well as being lovely people, take truly breathtaking photos.

Thanks to Sharon and her team at THE Wedding Fayre for their brilliant organisation.

London Short Film Fest trailer

It's cold and it's dark - not ideal conditions for shooting weddings, but great for shutting yourself in a darkened room and doing some Super 8 animation...

I collaborated with my long-term directing buddy George Ancock to make this trailer for LSFF starring the lovely Strumpettes and produced by straight 8

LSFF2012 Trailer w/ The Strumpettes from London Short Film Festival on Vimeo.