Remember that competition we ran earlier this year to celebrate 10 years of Ever After? You know, the one where we gave away a free wedding film? The competition that was so close that until the very last minute, just before midnight could have gone to any of the 2 front runners? Well, last Saturday our winners, Rebecca & Jonathan, got hitched and we were there to cover it all.
The setting was Harlaxton Manor in Lincolnshire. This is one seriously impressive venue with a long drive way leading you up to a Victorian manor house of epic proportions, there is no way anyone would not be impressed by this place. And this place is the British campus of the University of Evansville in Indiana, USA, some lucky kids actually go to school here.
A thoroughly excited bride met us at the gates and gave us an enthusiastic tour of her venue before she got ready in the bridal suite. A little later, Jonathan arrived in a vintage sports car. We were all set for the ceremony in the great hall. Rebecca’s entrance was just magical, walking up the long aisle alone definitely made quite the dramatic impact. And then they added a bit of fun to the solemn occasions by singing “Bring me sunshine” with a jazz hands finish.
After the ceremony, the weather turned out to be rather lovely and sunny, so we managed to make the most of the venue by enjoying the gardens too. Then it was time for me to start editing their wedding film. As all their guests had been drafted in to vote for them, there was already quite a bit of talk about this wedding video. So I couldn’t disappoint, and I didn’t. The Same Day Edit brought the house down. Rebecca and Jonathan were ever so lovely and sweet, I’m happy we were a part of their wedding day. They were very worthy winners.