What the Wagtail saw...
Katelyn & Rob >> Cotwolds
This is the story of a transatlantic love. The daughter of an American film producer fell for an English gentleman and they wed in an idyllic walled garden. So it seems fitting then that the film starts like and old Hollywood movie and blooms into the colours of the Cotswold countryside.
Jess & Lucy >> London
I am a romantic but I’ve always wondered about ‘the one’. There’s something romantic in choosing a person, rather than it chooses you. However, these two hijack my realistic outlook on life and make me believe in soul mates. Their love is pure and true and was celebrated in a derelict chapel, lit with candles and light shafts through the stained glass.
Lindsey & Chris >> Calke Abbey
Two people with truly the biggest hearts that deserve all the happiness that you can see in this film, just radiating out of them. This venue was a stunning setting for their love story, being a National Trust estate. They married in the stables which is a far cry from its origins with white brick walls and huge floaty draping curtains.
Annie & Nat >> Kent
Their future was written, 10 years ago. Literally. From a high school crush to “more than staying in touch”. Decade old love letters lead the romantic story of their day, set in a small Kent village, with scatterings of joyous and Morris dancing. The groom’s words will give you goose bumps!
Emma + Tannah >> Yorkshire
What an explosive fun filled and energetic day this was. You can see how Emma and Tannah really bounce off each other’s energy, two “partner’s in crime”. A personalised outdoor ceremony by the river, conducted by the bride’s brother and a party that started underneath a beautiful Papakata Sperry tent, even before the guests were seated, waving napkins in the air. As seen on Love My Dress.
Justin & Suzannah >> St Paul's Cathedral
This Highlights edit is a snippet of this couples royal-esque central London wedding and is pure indulgent romance in black and white. We know that the ceremony and guests are very important to our couples and included in this couple’s Feature Film Collection is a longer full feature edit in colour, with plenty of the ceremony, guests and reception. It was so interesting to capture the juxtaposition of this couples anti-romance, jokey nature and their formal, romantic wedding.
Debra + Max >> Sezincote, The Cotswolds
As featured on the international blog 100 Layer Cake, Debra and Max's Cotswold wedding at the stunning 4,500 acre Sezincote Estate was brought to life by visionary planner Liz Linkleter. A flower adorned staircase by Palais Flowers, autumnal romance and plenty of joyous Israeli dancing were just some of the highlights.
Chris & Gemma >> Barbican Centre
In this love story there are three characters. Bride, Groom and the Barbican. Chris and Gemma fell in love with the 80’s architecture and the stunning palm packed boltanical conservatory, where they held their ceremony. They wanted something modern and this trailer was inspired by the style of their day and the sense of space. Their Short Film Collection edit features their vows and plenty of their guests.
Rachel & Carl >> Institute of Contemporary Art & London Pride
The grooms words are everything in this teaser trailer... "I admire your capability to make something beautiful out of almost nothing." Rachel and Carl are the kind of couple that walk into your lives and you'd be silly not to walk with them, if you can keep up that is. Ambitious, kind, driven and beautiful people. This is the reason we make wedding films.
Jenny + Pete >> Noss Mayo, Devon
Autumn in this windy creek, scattered with wooden row boats, is best watched with a blanket and a cup of hot chocolate- two things that were part of their day. It wasn’t all cosy relaxation though, as the guests congaed through the streets to the reception. Jenny and Pete were married in a church with no roof, by Pete’s mother, which made it all the more special. See their full video over on the Feature Film Collection page.
Tracy + Matthew >> Home
An intimate, rainy back-garden wedding, in the groom's childhood family home. A celebration of a life already bound together and the memories yet to be made with their beautiful children. See the cinematic feature edit, with it's epic dance scene to a 9 piece brass band playing Prodigy.
Emma + Gaurav >> Suffolk
Set in the wonky beamed village of Lavenham, Emma and Rav celebrated their love and forever fused together two cultures, in perfect harmony. With the faint sounds of a Sitar, a vintage Beetle leads us through the Suffolk countryside, past the Wagtail birds fluttering out of its path and into a barn, complete with a tuk tuk photo booth.
Natasha & Tom >> Falconhurst Estate, Kent
As the father of the bride put it so eloquently, "life is a collection of memories". This could not be more significant for this couple, as they look back on the weddings before them, honoured with the hanging polaroids in the marquee and as they now look back on happy days with relatives, whom have sadly passed since this happy day. It has made me think of how precious those moments captured on camera are.
Sarah & Daniel >> Millbridge Court, Surrey
A twist on tradition, with the best man reciting a moving poem he wrote especially for the newly weds! I l love these two, the huge windows at Millbridge Court, golden hour and their fantastic bunch of friends- the perfect day. To sum up, in the couple's words, "find someone who's as lazy and silly as you and spend the rest of your life with them".
Bethan + Ross >> Clock Barn, Hampshire
Spring has sprung for Mr & Mrs Barbour and with it, it brings hope and plans for the future. If there is a dry eye after listening to their vows then you either need eye drops or your are made of much harder stuff than Ayla from Wagtail Productions. Let's just say she suffered from dehydration after editing this one. Don't worry, it ends with some rockin' out, by all ages.
Andy + Freya >> Kew Gardens, London
Andy and Freya wowed their guests with such a setting for their wedding, taking them on a tour of the beautiful grounds. There is something uniquely beautiful about a couple in love, amongst the tropical plants, in the middle of a glass green house.
Sherene + Kishan >> Painshill Park, Surrey
Two ceremonies in one day, a love for the chaos, a crazy amount of confetti, a moonlit walk by the swan scattered lake and sari's being swung on the dance floor.