Rutland Wedding Film – Kate & Lewis
Rutland Wedding Film – Shot on location at Normanton Church Museum, Normanton, Rutland.
It was during the very first phone conversation I had with Kate, that the Church was mentioned.
“The Church, The Church, do you know about the Church?”
This is what I learnt about Normanton Church. St Matthew’s Church was initially the private chapel for the Normanton Estate. It was de-consecrated in 1970, & was to have been demolished as part of the reservoir construction, as its floor was below the proposed water level. Following a public outcry, the lower half was filled with stone just below the level of the windows and a new church was built on top. So now, the church sits proudly in the middle of the reservoir.
It is a simply stunning venue.
As Kate described the scene, & as I googled an image, I knew that I just had to film this wedding.
And what a wedding it was. Kate was after a homely, vintage theme & so eschewed the traditional sit down wedding breakfast for a dainty afternoon tea of sandwiches & cakes. This was also a relaxed & vibrant wedding & I really liked the separate room of fun & games that had been set up for the children. There was a lot of running about here & a lot of laugher & it made for a great wedding.
Of course, I naturally got lost on the way to filming the reception set up, at one point, on seeing a marque set up within a large country estate, simply wandered in & started to film. I was soon escorted from the premises after being told this was an 18th Birthday & the birthday boy certainly hadn’t booked someone to film the day.
Get off my land etc.
I really hope Kate & Lewis enjoy this film, it was a fun day & a fun edit & I think it really captures their vibrant & colourful day.