Phil and Lucy’s Wedding Reception at Moor Park
With Christmas fast approaching, Ines Telling from VIS-à-VIDEO is busy filming 5 “Winter Weddings”. Yesterday she was out filming a catholic wedding in Middlesex, followed by the reception in Hertfordshire.
As luck would have it, the day was cold but bright so no umbrellas and waterproofs, Ines had to be at Hillingdon for 10am to film the bridal preparations before heading over to St.Bernadette’s Catholic Church for a midday church service.
Luck must have been on her side, as for once she managed to park in the small car-park provided by the church and get all set before the Bride and Groom arrived.
The church is part of the Diocese of Westminster, and as all churches now seem to have embraced technology, St. Bernadette’s has it’s own web site too… [ here] ..
The bride arrived at the church in a very sexy open roofed sports car… you need to see the video to check out this little car… but as I said earlier is was a very bright but COLD day!
The groom had two best men for the day, (as it transpires they all spent 4 years at Uni together studying medicine) – most of the congregation had taken time off from their pharmacies to be there.. lets hope London was safe for the day 🙂
During the church service, Phil and Lucy had a beautiful soloist sing the church hymns, Ines said it was probably the most amazing singing she has ever heard in a church service. The young lady in question is Francesca Gash – she currently does not have a web site, so we are going to give her a plug here.
Francesca is a wedding singer available for weddings and other ceremonies, she can sing a wide range of repertoires from Classical and Oratorio to more contemporary styles. You can contact Francesca either by mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07851354459.
After the church service, Phil and Lucy headed off in the sports car, this time with the roof up to MPGC ( Moor Park Golf Club ) for their wedding reception and wedding breakfast.
MPGC as we will call it is located in Rickmansworth, it’s a wedding venue in Hertfordshire Ines has worked at before so no stress in trying to find the location. I am not sure there is a wedding venue in the South East that Ines has not worked at over the last seventeen years!!!!
Anyway back to MPGC, one of the things you do need to be aware of when coming here is that golfers have the right of way, and you need to be careful of golfers about to tee off across the road!
If you have never been to MPGC before, then you need to get in your car now and head over there – it is a truly spectacular place to hold your wedding.
If you are a film buff and remember the classic movie “Bridge too Far” , then you would be interested to know that during World War II the mansion was requisitioned, becoming the Headquarters of the 1st Airborne Corps who planned Operation Market Garden.
By now the weather had changed and with a slight drizzle it was down to the photographer Robert Shack from RGS Photography to get all the group and family wedding photos shot before the downpour.
The wedding was kept on time and all processions kept to order by the wonderful toastmaster Arthur Tilley who it transpires served in the RAF Regiment which is the same unit as Ines’ husband Simon served in.
After the wedding breakfast was served, which was a beautiful beef wellington and potato gratin, Phil and Lucy kicked off the evening with their first dance. The couple must have had some dance lessons, as they did their own SCD (Strictly Come Dancing) show – and the crowd went wild!! This was then followed by some live 70’s Jazz Funk to kick the evening disco into full swing.
After getting some footage of the band’s first set, Ines packed away her filming gear said goodbye to the Bride & Groom and headed back to Surrey – the home of VIS-a-VIDEO.
Well folks until next week’s wedding update – yes no rest for the Award Winning Videographer – this is the First Officer signing off from the flight deck once again.