The first wedding video of twenty-fourteen took place a little away from home, in the beautiful city of Chester. The Dave Spink Photography video team joined Victoria and Toby for their magical winter-themed day at the Doubletree by Hilton hotel in Chester.
The team joined bride-to-be Victoria in her hotel suite, as she prepared for the big day ahead. The details of Victoria’s dress, perfume, and jewellery were memorialised on camera, as well as her giggles with the girls. From make-up, to hair, to fastening the bridal gown and slipping shrugs over dresses, each important moment was captured.
As the bride finished up preparations, the video team joined the groom and his groomsmen downstairs, capturing Toby’s moments leading up to saying ‘I Do‘. He posed for photographs with his groomsmen in the beautifully lit conservatory, before joining his guests in the Abbey Suite which was prepared for the the ceremony.
The red-brick walls of the Abbey Suite created a spectacular contrast to the decorations hand-picked by the bride and groom. Lanterns mounted on pillars lined the aisle, white trees draped with crystals and white flowers were placed to either side of the registrar’s table, with petals . A singer performed as the wedding guests arrived and took their seats.
For the bride’s entrance, the vocalist sang a beautiful version of Snow Patrol’s ‘Chasing Cars’. The flower girls and bridesmaid led the procession down the aisle. As Victoria – accompanied by her father – made her way down the aisle, Toby’s face lit up with a smile.
Victoria and Toby had both a beautiful and light-hearted ceremony. From choked up moments to a registrar mixing up the name of the groom and the best man in the exchange of the rings, there was a sense of elation in the room, a celebration of two people in love.
The couple exited as husband and wife to Jason Mraz ‘I’m Yours’ covered by their wedding singer. They then joined their guests in the conservatory for the drinks reception. Due to some unfortunate heavy rainfall, the bride, groom and guests were kept inside. Thankfully, the Doubletree by Hilton hotel made a beautiful backdrop for the day regardless, with plenty of space for the guests to socialise over glasses of champagne and bottles of Peroni.
The Dave Spink Photography video team stayed with the guests and the happy couple to capture the exchanges, ensuring that Victoria and Toby wouldn’t miss a moment of their day when the time came to watch their wedding DVD.
As with any event, not everything goes to plan, and for Toby and Victoria it was the unfortunately un-explosive confetti cannons that refused to blast confetti in the air. However, the bride, groom and guests made the most of the moment by shaking the confetti free and throwing it into the air. Problematic props aside, the drinks reception was full of laughter and chatter.
Shortly after, the wedding breakfast room opened for the team to capture the room prior to guests entering. For the videography team, this meant ensuring that every hand-picked detail was documented. The Winter Wonderland theme continued with snowflakes and baubles blended in with the decor. The cake sparkled, covered with a flurry of snowflakes. Each table was adorned with a stark white tree with candle-filled baubles.
Victoria and Toby had selected the Gold Package which includes video messages from guests. The team selected a quieter area of the wedding venue to set up a camera and invited their friends and family to take a seat and leave a message for the happy couple. From sweet and sentimental messages, to live and loud renditions of classic songs, the couple’s guests had a fantastic time in front of the camera.
By the time the evening reception began, the room had been transformed into a beautiful winter’s night, even including a life-sized animatronic polar bear. Dry ice rolled across the ground as Victoria and Toby took to the dance floor to share their first dance to Michael Jackson’s ‘Lady in my Life‘.
The team enjoyed a wonderful wedding, despite the rainfall that kept everyone indoors. Here at Dave Spink Photography, we’d like to wish all the best to Victoria and Toby.