Notley Abbey – Your Wedding Venue near Thame
On Thursday this week, Ines from VIS-a-VIDEO was off to film a midweek wedding at the beautiful wedding venue Notley Abbey near Haddenham.
This is a return for VIS-a-VIDEO, as Ines filmed a wedding back in September of this year at this picture perfect wedding venue.
As this was a Thursday, the drive from Epsom to Thame was just under an hour and half, on another plus the weather was cold but very clear and for a change no rain. Ines arrived at 11:30 and with the wedding at 2 pm it gave her plenty of time to wander around the delightful Abbey and get plenty of establishing shots.
Today, Ines was filming the wedding of Lorraine and Rhys, a wonderful young couple, the Bride is from Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire and the Groom from Wales.
Notley Abbey is probably better known as the former home of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. The Abbey is set in 69 acres of peaceful countryside, which makes it ideal for your perfect wedding venue. You will notice the rooms are named ‘Larry’ and ‘Vivien’ and guests can stay the night over and then enjoy a hearty breakfast.
In the reign of Henry II in the 12th century the Abbey was a Monk’s Refectory, but today the Abbey is a glorious 21st century home, where you can get married either inside or outside, from the Abbot’s Hall, the Banqueting Hall and the Garden Sanctuary – perfect for whatever the British weather throws at your ceremony.
Lorraine and Rhys had an indoor civil ceremony followed by the wedding breakfast in the Banqueting Hall. The couple’s every wish was catered for by the current owners bijou weddings, who really know how to run the perfectwedding event. The day went like clockwork under the watchful eye of Gemma – and as a wedding videographer, Ines says bijou really make sure the suppliers are looked after too.
The photographers on the day were Caroline and Richard from CP Photography – This was the first time Ines worked with Caroline but the two of them got on like a house of fire and hope they will get plenty of opportunity to work together in 2010.
As most people are getting ready for Christmas, Ines is back in the studio, recharging camera batteries, and preparing for her next wedding – On Saturday Ines is filming the next wedding video in Ipswich.
I will update you on that wedding on Monday – so until next time – For your perfect wedding video – think VIS-a-VIDEO!