Bethany and James love animals and the outdoors (as well as each other!) We were asked to film their big day and it turned out to be one heck of an outdoor wedding!
Outdoor weddings can present challenges in the UK due to the varied and changeable weather conditions, but as you can see from the photos we’ve included here, things were bright and sunny throughout!
Speaking of photography, all the beautiful vintage photos seen in this blog post were taken on the day of Bethany and James’ wedding by the awesome Andrea ‘Pixie’ Dovey. You can check out her work and get in touch with her here: Andrea Dovey Photography.
We started the day, as we always do, with the bride and groom preparations. It was an early start, with Matt going to Abberley to film the bride and bridesmaids, and Russ heading to Worcester to shoot the groomsmen.
Highlight of the morning was getting some stunning footage in Beth’s parent’s garden just after the bride preparations were finished. The garden was very tranquil and offered a brilliant backdrop for capturing some really natural moments between the bridesmaids.
From there, we filmed the ceremony amidst the grand spectacle of Great Witley Church. If you haven’t been to this church, it’s one of the grandest in Worcestershire. Many people spend a weekend day out visiting Whitley Church and the nearby Witley Court.
After the ceremony at Great Witley Church, we had a unique opportunity to film in Witley Court. Witley Court is an English Heritage site and the grounds are fantastic, making for some great footage capturing opportunities. Witley Court is notable for bring the site of Procol Harum’s music video for their 1967 hit A Whiter Shade of Pale.
Their reception was held in Bethany’s family stables near Abberley, Worcestershire. It was great to film in the spectacular baroque church and the tipis at the reception were a great touch!
To top it all off, there was croquet, giant outdoor Jenga, a wally wanging competition and a fireworks display to close the festivities.