Beautiful Dartmoor Wedding Videography
It was my first time filming a wedding at and even just visiting The Horn of Plenty, Tavistock and hopefully it won’t be the last.
I’ve fallen in love with the place. With it's award winning two Rosette restaurant and charming rooms, it’s a quintessentially English hideaway tucked away on the edge of Dartmoor with beautiful gardens. I might book myself in for a winter get away to cosy up by the fire and drink brandy hot chocolates. Bliss.
I think it's safe to say that wedding videography was not top on Emily and Lee's priority list when they started planning their wedding. They are officially my latest booking to date. Emily first emailed me on the Tuesday before their wedding on the Saturday! Talk about cutting it fine! Smart move by Emily because not having a wedding film is up there as one of newly weds biggest regrets.
On the day I arrived nice and early at the hotel (I always do, I hate rushing and I get anxious about traffic making me late) so I could get some shots of the grounds and have a look around and scout locations and gorgeous back-drops for the filming of couples moments.
Heather from Church Park Flowers was setting up her fabulous floral arch and the room smelt amazing. She had weaved stocks and sweat peas into the display which I absolutely love so much that the very next day I bought some for my own home. Give me a room fragranced by flowers over those funny melting wax thingys anyday.
Emily's bridal prep was the most chilled out I’ve ever witnessed with her brewing up and pouring tea for everyone while her bridesmaids got their hair and make up done.
Lee and his dad got shirts and ties and cuff-links on and prepared to great the guests before the ceremony.
Emily’s brother played an acoustic guitar version of A Thousand Years as Emily walked down the aisle with her dad and then played Ed Sheeran’s Perfect as the newly wed Mr and Mrs Russell-Clark exited the ceremony.
Everyone spilled out on the lawn for group photos, cocktails and hanging out until it was time for speeches.
Nick Williams was their photographer for the day and as this wasn’t his first time at The Horn of Plenty, he knew all of the good spots for photos. So he took us all on a whistle stop tour of the gardens, quickly (because dark clouds were looming) getting beautiful snaps along the way.
After food and speeches, Conscious Club set up and started the party. They played an acoustic version of The Chainsmokers - Something Just Like This for Emily & Lee’s first dance and then kept everyone on the dance floor playing modern versions of funk, soul and pop hits for their first set before evening food and sparklers.
Congratulations Emily and Lee!
If you’ve got this far, you might as well watch their my wedding video highlights of their day….
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