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Donna & Ryan with love at Coltsfoot

29 November 2017

I think its safe to say that the wedding of Donna and Ryan has been such a highlight to our wedding season. These two are just such easy going, fun and vibrant people to meet and make a sweet couple. Filming them on their special day was easy and even though the weather turned wet just after the ceremony the atmosphere of the day remained upbeat and loving.

Bride Donna chose late in the day (a week before the wedding) to have her bridal preparations filmed. As film makers we were sooooo glad that she did. Having the morning bridal prep highlights captured really does tell the story of the day and sets the scene perfectly for all wedding films.

The wedding was all filmed at the Coltfoot Country Retreat in Datchworth. The ceremony was light hearted and after the emotional readings there really wasn’t a dry eye in the place!

Despite the rain SOVP captured some brief couple shots during the photocall with ever fun Belle Momenti Photography just before the wedding breakfast; and we were even lucky enough to capture some evening shots outside the barns too with the couple. The speeches were emotional mixed with good humour and hearing the proud words from the Father of the Bride was certainly a highlight. A massive shout to the amazing DJs Lee and Ian from So Discos who provided all the lighting, music and a energised dance floor during the evenng party!

Its been a complete pleasure getting to know the newlyweds and we truly wish them all the very best in this next chapter together!x

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The wedding story of Charlotte & Ben at Fanhams Hall

14 November 2017
Filmed at: Fanhams Hall

What an absolutely fun loving couple! We had a real blast capturing the amazing summers day at Fanhams Hall for Charlotte and Ben. Alongside the highly talented Nicola Norton as the photographer; we were all in our element capturing and savouring the moments throughout this joyous summers day.

Charlotte and Ben made things very easy for us as they just had a great time with their loved ones. This always allows our natural videography style to shine. The day started early for us to catch the morning sun with some outside shots around the venue and at the agreed time the bridal prep shots started. Not before long the guests and dashing groom Ben arrived and the emotional walk down the aisle of the bridal party was soon to happen. There was not a dry eye in the Long Gallery!

As the drinks reception and toasts were complete we took the couple off for some lovely fun and romantic shots around the stunning grounds of Fanhams Hall. Magician Lee Smith had the guests mesmerised with his unique close up magic and the Fanhams Hall team dressed the Great Hall perfectly.

We have really enjoyed getting to know Charlotte and Ben and capturing them on what was their amazing wedding. The day was one of our favourites and one we will remember for many years too!x

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Beautiful Samantha & Marcus at Belair House

02 November 2017

Two beautiful people were married on this amazing occasion. Samantha and Marcus and their lovely family have been a real pleasure to get to know and of course film on their special occasion. We were proudly recommended by top London Photographer David from Big Day Weddings; and after a few emails from bride Samantha we were soon hired as wedding videographers for the big day itself!

London based Sam and Marcus met up with us at the SOVP studio in Hertfordshire acouple of months before their wedding day. This is always advised as its never good to take things to chance on such a special and important occasion; it also gives us all a chance to relate too as on the day itself we work very discreetly. During our meeting, after a cup of tea or two, we could tell instantly that the wedding was going to be wonderful and filled with love.

The ceremony was filmed at the grand St Georges Cathedral in Southwark. The space was vast and for this reason it allowed us to capture some great shots during the service without distracting anyone. Once the ‘I Do’s’ were complete it was off to the party in Dulwich in the old style red bus, which we tagged along in for the ride along with Big Day Wedding photographers David and Joanne, all the way to Belair House. We managed to capture some lovely moments with the newlyweds on the grounds of Belair House and this followed on to some fun classic candid moments of their guests too.

We wish Samantha, Marcus and their beautiful family all the best wishes in their lives together. We hope that their wedding film is something they will all cherish forever x

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Sopwell House Happiness for Bryony & Vince!

13 October 2017

Bryony & Vince hosted the most amazing wedding day and we were very proud to be a part of it too. From the very beginning after meeting the newlyweds at the studio; it was clear that their special day was really important to them. The day started with highlight coverage of the bridal and groom preparations. These shots always feel like a ‘behind the scenes’ part of the film. It also gives the couple a chance to see eachothers morning preparations before they finally re-unite for the ceremony.

The Catholic service was wonderful and very traditional too and set the tone for the day. After the confetti was thrown and the now Mr & Mrs were married it was time to head off to the stunning Sopwell House Hotel in St Albans for the reception party. SOVP are no strangers to Sopwell House having filmed many weddings at this perfect venue in the past. And of course, in true Sopwell House style the staff were on top form and everything came together like clockwork. Anyone looking for a grand location for a wedding or event needs to see this place as its truly first class.

With the Italian dancing being a highlight for us; the dance floor was kept busy with a band, a violinist and resident DJ Mr H entertained and kept the dancefloor packed!

Neal Houghton was the photographer on the day and with his wit, fun and friendly manner we, as usual, had a blast capturing the memories for the happy couple.

We wish both Bryony and Vince all the luck and love in the world and thank them again for allowing SOVP to be a part of their special occasion!x

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Made in Chelsea for Laura & James!

04 October 2017

We were up early on the day of Laura & James’ wedding day. Why I hear you ask? The simple answer is that we love our job and capturing a day in the life, especially when its a wedding, has to be done properly, with as much time and attention to detail as possible. So there we were capturing some shots on the Kings Road in London’s swanky SW3 all ready for the arrival of the lovely newlyweds and their guests.

The Chelsea Town Hall is basically a registry office. But as you can see it looks pretty grand right with many lovely people getting married there daily. A big part of our day was also capturing the bridal preparations. This was happening in Enfield at Laura’s parents home and the place was buzzing with excitement for the day which was to follow. SOVP always recommends that the bridal prep is filmed. It might seem scary, but believe us there are just so many memories worth keeping from it.

After the amazing wedding and the couple had said I do; Laura and James remained in Chelsea for a private photoshoot with top London Wedding Photographers Big Day Weddings and we, along with the guests, were all off the the Woodhurst Stables in Enfield for the reception. The party was vibrant and full of love! Laura even chose to have her own Horse be part of the day too; and as you can see the horse not shy of our camera either!

We wish both Laura and James’ all the very best and thank them for allowing us to capture their special occasion, its been a pleasure!x

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Your Wedding Film Story, Captured with Love...

We all love a good wedding. And lets face it, it is one of the most emotional days a person can experience. Whether you’re a guest, a family member or a supplier for the wedding couple, we all have a different story to tell about how they got there and tied the knot.

Special Occasion Videos meets with soon-to-be newlyweds sometimes years before their special day. Usually over a cup of tea in the studio, we discuss their plans of how their wedding day will be and what their wedding film will look like.

This is a lovely moment for us because on the day we mostly blend in so we can capture events naturally and allow the occasion to unfold.

Please read our stories of how we experienced our lovely wedding couples’ days…