September 2023 – The was the wedding of Bev and Matt from Hornington Manor in Bolton Percy, on the outskirts of York.
On the late summer morning of Bev’s long-awaited wedding day, the air was filled with a palpable sense of excitement and joy as she and her bridesmaids gathered at her family’s charming home in Acaster Malbis. Sunlight streamed through the windows, casting a warm, golden glow on the cozy room where they assembled. Laughter and hushed conversations intertwined with the gentle hum of hairdryers and makeup brushes, creating a special symphony of anticipation. Bev, the epitome of grace and serenity, sat surrounded by her closest friends, all wearing their matching robes, their spirits united in celebration. As the hours slipped by in a whirlwind of shared memories and tender moments, it became clear that this morning was not just about preparing for a wedding but cherishing the bonds that had brought them all together, turning Bev’s family home into a sanctuary of love and camaraderie.
Hornington Manor is a unique barn wedding venue in North Yorkshire. Set within the grounds of a working farm, the venue offers picture-perfect backdrops for any couples’ special day.Hornington Manor is an enchanting and picturesque venue nestled in the heart of the stunning Yorkshire countryside, making it the perfect setting for a romantic and unforgettable wedding. This historic manor exudes rustic charm with its beautiful stone façade, lush gardens, and a delightful courtyard. Its spacious and elegantly appointed interiors blend classic elegance with modern amenities, providing a versatile backdrop for ceremonies and receptions alike. The manor offers exclusive use for weddings, allowing couples and their guests to enjoy the entire estate for their special day, including the charming barn, which can accommodate large gatherings. With its scenic vistas, timeless beauty, and warm hospitality, Hornington Manor offers an idyllic and dreamy atmosphere for couples seeking to create lasting memories on their wedding day.
This was a big and lively wedding celebration with over 150 guests. The new wedding barn at Hornington Manor was packed to the rafters to watch the touching celebration, complete with a guest appearance from Bev and Matt’s son Joseph who almost stole the show!
Once the ceremony was concluded it was out into the garden area for the guests to really chill out on what was a beautiful late summer afternoon, complete with canapes, drinks and music – a truly fantastic day topped off with a rocking band and DJ set in the barn.
Congratulations to Bev & Matt – now enjoy the film.
Who am I?
Thanks for stopping by. I’m Pete and I’m an established wedding videographer based in the North of England, on the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Filming weddings is a passion as well as a job. I am always honoured to be asked to capture a couples’ big day so they can treasure and watch it back for years to come.
Why choose me?
I often ask my couples why they selected me to film their wedding, as opposed to all the other wedding videographers out there. They almost unanimously say it’s because my work has a natural, informal feel while remaining stylish and contemporary. My background in documentary film making means that I like to film events as they happen naturally, taking a discreet approach without trying to force or fake anything.
What’s my approach?
For me, the wedding day is of course about the bride and groom, it is their big day after all. Having said that it’s not ALL about the bride and groom, but it’s also a big day for the bridesmaids, the groomsmen, the ushers, the flower girl, the pageboy, the mums and dads, the brothers and sisters, the cousins, wider family and friends, you can see where I’m going with this. Everybody plays their part and not to forget to mention the suppliers: the dresses, the suits, the cake, the venue, the band, the flowers etc etc. I see it as my job to capture as much of the vibe of the day as possible, and that would not be possible without the participation of everyone mentioned above. I love capturing it all, from the anticipatory bridal preparations, through to the emotional vows, all the way up to guests throwing shapes on a packed dance floor.
Even after 15 years in this business and over 400 weddings under my belt, I still get a thrill at turning up at the venue on the morning of the wedding. Whether that is a vast country estate, or a small village church, I approach every wedding the same. I love to capture your day with the minimal amount of fuss, and to provide a beautifully crafted film that you can watch back for years to come. All the atmosphere, the emotion, and all the laughter and love. It really is a once in a lifetime, unique event that deserves to be beautifully captured.
Every couple and every wedding is different an I love getting to know my couples, hearing their stories and capturing their big day. Each time, the story of your wedding day is completely unique, and I can’t wait to tell yours.
Wherever your wedding is, from a small registry office, quaint village church, country hotel, large marquee or even a grand cathedral, get in touch for prices and to discuss your requirements. If I am free for your date we can arrange a meeting, and I can show you samples of my wedding films and talk you through the process. If you have some questions and just want a chat, then I am more than happy to have a Zoom consultation where you quiz me on any aspect of having a videographer at your wedding, just click on the Contact link at the top or bottom of this page.
More video samples can be found on my Vimeo Channel