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In November last year, Ben embarked on a mission to capture the largest scale, most colourful wedding in Kissing Gate’s history. While I stayed home with the kids *sigh*, Ben jetted off to Nairobi with Beena and Anil Tohani of Zurihsia Studios. The wedding video is still in the making (and will be for a little while longer as the whole wedding takes up just short of 1TB of memory!!), but until that’s ready – we have this for you. A cross between a behind the scenes and a mini trailer. If Ben stuffing his face and dipping into some blue language isn’t to your taste, then fast forward to half way – and you’ll catch some beautiful shots of safari, landscapes and this incredibly spectacular wedding.

Hope you enjoy 🙂

Kate xx

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Brittany and Mark got married at the 5* luxury hotel Claridge’s, in Mayfair, in a room that was packed full with trees and flowers, until it looked like some beautiful scene from Midsummer Night’s Dream… or something along those lines…

As if a ceremony in Claridge’s isn’t enough to make a wedding spectacular, the party were then whisked away on double decker london buses to be shown around the city (most of the bridal party being American – this was a very lovely touch), eventually arriving at the Banqueting House. A venue whose name does not do its magnificence justice. It’s breathtaking. I’d never heard of it and the second I stepped into the room, couldn’t believe that a place so wonderful can ever go unheard of!!

Working alongside the super lovely, highly awarded – and deservedly so – Mike Garrard is always a pleasure. I was also lucky enough to have the wonderful Pete James working with me.

Oh and the couple left at the end of the night on a horse pulled carriage. Just like a faaaiirrrytale.

Such a good wedding, and a genuine pleasure to be a part of it.

Kate xx

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We have wanted to film at Babington House for a long time. As does any wedding photographer or videographer that has never worked there. So when we received an enquiry from Penny and Josh we were pretty chuffed 🙂

As we drove along the beautiful driveway leading to Babington House, we spotted Josh, kitted up, boots on, for the traditional wedding morning 5 aside football game…….. Amazing. Any groom who likes football is alright by us, any groom who prioritises a football game on the morning of his wedding is our hero. And they were all Spurs fans – photographer included! So all in all, a great start. I don’t know how, but the day only got better from there.

Penny got ready in one of the main hotel rooms. They are so beautiful. The whole hotel is breathtaking. It’s no wonder it’s a hot spot for celebrities – which I wish I would’ve known before running barefoot to my car for a tripod and nearly being run down by Rhys Ifans in his Range… great.

Anyhoo, so she got ready in the most beautiful room, and she had (and I don’t say this lightly) the most beautiful dress. People often ask me what’s my favourite dress of all the weddings I’ve done, and I can’t really answer, their are so many amazing dresses… but Penny’s is definitely high up there.

It was brilliant to work with Pippa Mackenzie. Ben had had the pleasure of meeting her already at Oli and Rob’s wedding at Lime Wood, while I was sulking at home, 8 and 3/4 months pregnant 🙁  She’s brilliant (Pippa I mean), and she had the lovely Joe Short assisting her too. So all round, a really, really lovely bunch of people – guests, couple, photographers, staff, suppliers,  Rhys etc. etc.

You can always tell a really great wedding from the dancing at the end of the night. Everyone needs to be fully submersesd in the dancefloor. Penny and Josh’s wedding was one of these weddings. Kicked off with an incredible rendition of ‘Purple Rain’ by Webby – the party was incredible. Neither myself, Ben, Pippa nor Joe wanted to leave.

So a big thank you to Penny & Josh for having us at your wedding, we loved every minute!!!

Kate xx

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Tamara and Clive’s Jewish Wedding at the Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park in London

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Unfortunately the couple has requested that we make this video private, so we cannot share it with you all. But below are a few stills taken from the video to try and give an idea of a wedding at Syon Park. It’s such a fabulous venue.

Here is what Syon Park’s website says:

“Welcome to Syon Park the London home of the Duke of Northumberland.

Come and explore Syon Park’s spectacular Robert Adam interiors and see the extensive art collection. Learn about Syon’s story; the Percy family and the significant place Syon holds in history. View the gardens designed by ‘Capability’ Brown and encounter a remarkable rural landscape, so close to London.

Syon Park is known world- wide as one of Robert Adam’s best examples of neo-classical splendour, and houses an array of art and antiques collected over centuries by the Percy family.

The public rooms were designed by Adam for the purpose of entertaining; Syon is known for being a house offering ‘great variety and amusement’ and hosts many wonderful celebrations and dazzling events. Syon is also an exclusive location for filming and photo shoots.

From its Tudor origins to the present day, the house and gardens featuring the Great Conservatory continue to fascinate.”

(quoted directly from http://www.syonpark.co.uk/explore/#.VNNQucZRiMY)

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