The Wedding at Walton Hall
‘Loving somebody for who they are, not who we want them to be, is the foundation for a happy marriage.’
Set in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside, it was a delight to be chosen as the wedding videographer for Pete and Helena’s special day. From a stunning backdrop of Walton Hall to the heartfelt speeches from all close family, and plenty of friends to celebrate this lovely occasion, it certainly was a day to remember.
Pete and Helena had always talked about marriage. However, it wasn’t until their holiday in Croatia, where Pete took Helena entirely by surprised and proposed to her. A beachfront engagement in Croatia – what could be better?
From then on, Pete and Helena began work arranging their wedding day.
The wedding day of Pete and Helena
The wedding day began with the church ceremony at St Augustine’s Church in Kenilworth. Nestled in the trees, the beautifully compact church feels like a hidden world, perfect to celebrate a wedding with your nearest and dearest. The church service offered plenty of personalised readings to make the ceremony perfectly suited to the happy couple.
After the ceremony, the ‘I do’ and the kiss, the congregation left the church to create an extraordinarily long line for confetti throwing. At the wedding videographer, this was a fantastic moment to film, and the confetti-throwing guests seem to go on forever. It was incredible to see so many friends turn out for the wedding.
From the wedding ceremony, it was time to take a short trip across to Walton Hall. Walton Hall, near Wellesbourne in Warwickshire, is a beautiful wedding location, thanks to the 16th-century backdrop and 65 acres of land. In the heart of the countryside, it was the perfect place for a country house wedding.
The bride and groom said they chose Walton Hall for their wedding because they fell in love with the grounds and the traditional architecture of the building. As theirs was a summer wedding, the grounds offered the guests an opportunity to be out in the sunshine. Complete with a giant garden chess game, there was plenty to keep the guests entertained.
As the sun went down, it was time to move the celebrations indoors for the wedding breakfast and speeches.
The parents of the couple explained that it was a joy to see; ‘The two of you blossom into a very happy couple’ and that Pete and Helena have already achieved so much from; ‘setting up a lovely home and arranging this wonderful day today.’
After the speeches which certainly had tears of joy welling up for many of the guests, it was time to really celebrate the big day with the first dance of the newlyweds and then plenty of partying after — a fantastic end to a beautiful summer wedding.