Today, Perfect Moment Films welcomes the reel wedding of Heather and Mark filmed at Heaton House Farm in Macclesfield. It was a brilliant day and we loved providing wedding videography for such a lovely couple. It was also a pleasure to work with and meet their Photographer Jon Thorne on the day also, as he was especially focused on working together with us as one big team, so thank you Jon.
Here is their story:
“I had a idea very early on what I wanted for my wedding dress. I visited the lovely Josephine and her daughter Maria at Bridal Couture by Josephine who understood exactly what I wanted. As soon as I tried on the Bertina dress by Pronovias, I knew it was the one. I also had a cathedral length veil which complimented my dress perfectly. I didn’t want too much jewellery and I just opted for a simple pair of diamond drop earrings to accessorise.
Mark initially wanted to go for something a little less formal, with slim fitting suits and skinny ties. However, after trying on a more traditional morning suit, he decided to go for something that would make the bridal party stand out from the other guests. The men accessorised with black shoes from Next and engraved cuff links.
We looked at a number of venues before viewing Heaton House Farm , but as soon as we did we fell in love with it from the beginning. The thing that really struck us was the attention to detail and the care taken by the team. The venue itself is beautiful and the surroundings make you feel like you are a million miles away. We loved the fact that there were different areas for the day and evening receptions. We really liked the idea of the guests being surprised at the unveiling of the other hidden room in the evening. As predicted, everyone at Heaton House Farm was wonderful, in particular, our wedding planner Chris Hammond. He ensured that the planning was as stress-free as possible and thought of every minor little detail that we hadn’t even considered. We really couldn’t have found a better venue.
I decided from the beginning that I wanted to have blush pink as our main colour scheme. With us having a spring wedding, I loved this shade of pink as I really felt it was in keeping with the season. As we got engaged in Paris the previous April, we wanted to add a few small references to our Parisian engagement. We named all our tables after Parisian landmarks and Nicky from Birchwood Handcrafted Designs provided a beautiful framed table plan printed on a Parisian street map. We had individual menus printed with the place names inserted into a white napkin tied up with ribbon. Our cake maker Russelle Kilroe made macarons as favours for our guests. The room was lit up with pink light which fitted in with out blush pink theme.
Our flowers were provided by the wonderful Natalie from Natalie’s Florists. My favourite flowers are hydrangeas and peonies so I was eager to have these in my bouquet. Natalie added lavender and pink roses into my hand tied bouquet and the bridesmaids had pink roses with gypsophila. The rest of the bridal party had a mixture of pink roses and orchids for the buttonholes. At the church, we opted for gypsophila pew ends tied up with ivory lace and voile. We also had a lovely floral arch over the church door. At the reception venue, the entrance was decorated with large lanterns and a gorgeous floral heart. Inside the oak entrance barn, we had a floral mirror welcoming our guests to the wedding of Mr and Mrs Moghadam. We also lined the beams with some fabulous bunting provided by Tickety Boo bunting. Natalie created large centrepieces on each table, incorporating the flowers in the bouquets. She hung glass baubles with tea lights from the centrepieces and dotted small Mercury tea lights around the tables. The top table had Mercury vases with different flowers in and silver candelabras along with the Mercury tea lights. The corner of the room was taken over by illuminated big LOVE letters provided by Typical Type.
My bridesmaids and myself discussed dresses and luckily we all have similar taste. My sister saw the coast dresses that we opted for and we all knew that we had to have them straight away. The groomsmen wore the same as Mark along with both of our dads.
We got married in the church that I was baptised in, a few minutes from both of our parents’ house. The Didsbury String Quartet provided the music for the ceremony. We both really appreciated the 45 minutes that it took to get to the venue in our Beauford wedding car provided by Princess Wedding Cars in Stoke on Trent. It was lovely to have that time together as husband and wife before the madness of the reception.
The Didsbury String Quartet followed us from the church and provided music for the drinks reception and then the wedding breakfast. They really were one of the highlights of the day for us. On the evening we to went for a DJ as we felt this would suit everyone’s taste.
Vanilla in allseasons provided the catering on our big day and we couldn’t compliment them enough. The food started with canapés and reception drinks. We gave our guests the option of broccoli and Stilton soup or mozzarella and pesto brushchetta to start, along with braised beef or chicken with a mushroom fricasse for the mains. We finished off with a trio of miniature desserts and tea and coffee. Our four tier cake, which consisted of traditional fruit, vanilla sponge, chocolate and salted caramel fondant and lemon and poppy seed. She also made cake pops, macarons and meringues in shades of Ivory and pink to accompany our cake. In the evening, we had hot ham and pork baps, with cones of chips and salad, also provided by vanilla in allseasons. The cake was served as dessert and Heaton House Farm set up our sweet table with jars of sweets for people to help themselves.
Our photographer Jon Thorne was there with us throughout the day and was fantastic. He took some formal shots but also concentrated on taking reportage shots of us and our guests enjoying the day. This ensured we weren’t away from our guests for too long. He took some beautiful shots in the private water garden and also took some more photographs after the meal and the speeches to get shots in the changing light.
Chris and his team from Perfect Moment films were with us from early on in the morning and there were so many times when I really didn’t know they were there. They were so discreet and many of our guests commented on how unobtrusive they were. When we were in the initial stages of planning our wedding, we were unsure as to whether to have a videographer. On reflection, we both feel that it was the best investment we made for our big day. There were so many moments that we missed on the day and the time goes so quickly that we are so happy that we get to relive it as many times as we want.”
Brides gown – Pronovias purchased from Bridal Couture by Josephine, Cheadle, Staffordshire
Veil – Bridal Couture by Josephine. http://www.bcjosephine.co.uk/
Florist – Natalie’s Florist, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffs. http://www.nataliesflorist.co.uk/
Cake maker – Russelle Cake Design. russellecakedesign.co.uk
Caterer – Vanilla in Allseasons, Macclesfield. http://www.vanillainallseasons.co.uk/#0
Bridesmaid dresses – Coast. http://www.coast-stores.com/?lng=en&ctry=GB&
Groom/Groomsmen outfits – Chaplins, Leek, Staffordshire. http://www.chaplinsformalhire.co.uk/chaplins-leek-store/
Stationery – Birchwood Handcrafted Design
Entertainment (day) – Didsbury String Quartet, Manchester. didsburystringquartet.co.uk
Entertainment (night) – DJ Chrissy B. Heaton House Farm DJ
Photographer – Jon Thorne, Uttoxeter, Staffs. http://www.thorneweddingphotography.co.uk/