Rich & Sarah, Middleton Lodge Wedding Video

Congratulations Rich and Sarah a beautiful wedding day at Middleton Lodge on the 8th September 2018, this is their storey.

The morning preparations began for Sarah and her bridal party with hair styling from Browns hairdressers and makeup by Jo, the morning also consisted of a glass of pink fizz and some gifts for the bridesmaids too. It was a relaxed atmosphere building the excitement and nerves ready for Rich and Sarah to say I Do. 

The wedding venue chosen by the couple was Middleton Lodge, set in over 200 acres of rural North Yorkshire this Georgian Country Retreat offers everything you need to host that perfect day. Choosing from the country mansion or the restored fig house this venue offers the perfect atmosphere for the style of wedding you choose, also offering many bedrooms across the estate for friends and family to relax and enjoy. 

Twisted Willow Floristry did an amazing job with the decoration and flowers. From the intricate design up the staircase, bridal flowers, groomsmens boutonnières and overall decoration it completed the venues grand exterior and beautiful interior into Rich and Sarah’s unique wedding style. 

I also need to put a quick mention about how stunning Sarah was in her Phillipa Lepley wedding dress. Phillipa Lepley creates show-stopping gowns with elegance, beauty and relevance, Sarah’s satin wedding dress certainly made her look like a princess. Let’s not forget the groom and his groomsmen who looked very smart in their Moss Bros suits.

There was some fantastic entertainment throughout the day including Plain Folk band, this acoustic duo add a unique electronic element to develop a rich sound. Playing bespoke arrangements of classic tunes they create a beautiful ambient backdrop to any special event, their unique and diverse genre selection makes them perfect for any style you choose. The evening entertainment was a band called chromatic, they continued to entertain the guests throughout the evening with their high energy modern live act with experienced professional musicians. Chromatic agree to give a night to remember and they certainly did this for Rich and Sarah’s wedding party. 

Another party trick Rich and Sarah had up their sleeve for their guests during the wedding day was Graeme Shaw, an award winning north east magician who after performing at thousands of weddings he knows exactly when and how to do magic on your guests throughout your special day.  He was the perfect performer after the ceremony and before the wedding breakfast while the guests were mingling and the celebration of Rich and Sarah was in full swing.   

Rich and Sarah from us arriving at Middleton lodge where you were preparing to see each other and become husband and wife your day excelled in detail, fun, happiness and love, everything you wish for that perfect wedding day. Thankyou for choosing us to create your wedding film and I wish you look in your new married life together.  



Venue - Middleton Lodge

Florist - Twisted Willow Floristry

Hairdressers - Browns Hairdressers

Makeup artists - Make-up by Jo

Cake - Anne Hall

MC - Charlie Smith

Musicians - Plain Folk

Evening Reception - Chromatic

Dress makers Wedding Dress - Phillipa Lepley

Bridesmaids Dresses – Monsoon

Men’s attire - Moss Bros

Jewellers - Davrils

Stationary - Noble Fine Art

Charles & Jennifer's Destination Wedding Video, Estepona, Spain

Sun, Sea, Sand and a Wedding, a perfect combination we think and Charles and Jennifer’s wedding definatley shows it.

A big question for newly engaged couples considering destination weddings is can we still have a film? well that answer is most certainly yes. No matter of the country, venue, day or time of your wedding you would still be able to have our talented and creative videography services to produce a unique wedding film just for you. Another main aspect of having your destination wedding filmed is that there is always somebody that can’t travel to be with you, so to have a film to play back is the closest thing for them to imagine they are there, and of course it is lovely for you to watch back and relive your wonderful day as it will go by so fast.

On the 1st of September 2018 in sunny Estepona the bridal party were relaxing in their beautiful villa with fizz, hot tubs and the sun to catch some last minute rays before getting ready for the couples twilight wedding. What a fabulous and luxurious day preparing for what was a brilliant celebration of Charles and Jennifer’s marriage. It was great to see the couple so relaxed and ready for their day as sunshine weddings had everything under control, a fantastic company who took all the stress of planning into their own hands and gave Charles and Jennifer the day they dreamed of.

The ceremony was held at Puro Beach Marbella at Laguna Village and is one of the most elegant and exclusive beach clubs in the Costa Del Sol. Situated on the shores of the mediterranean sea it offers a stunning and relaxed setting, just perfect for a wedding. Charles and Jennifers wedding was slightly different but just as beautiful, it was a twilight wedding at 8pm so just as the sun set over the sea the couple said their I Do’s, and the party continued late into the evening.

Charles and Jennifer destination wedding

The day after their wedding the couple had another special day planned for their family and friends, they had hired a private area at Sonora Beach where they enjoyed plenty of cocktails and freshly cooked fish straight from the BBQ situated right on the beach. The sun was beaming and it was fantastic to capture the couples first day as husband and wife spending quality time with their guests and enjoying the area they had chosen to become husband and wife.

Wedding Planning Services - Sunshine Weddings

Photographer - Josh Fray

Venue - Puro Beach, Estepona

Make Up Artist - Nicola McGeorge

Simon & Erika, Low Wood Bay Hotel, Lake Windermere Wedding Video


 Congratulations to the stunning Simon and Erika who became husband and wife on the 6th August 2018 at Low Wood Bay Hotel in Lake Windermere. Well as you can see from the video stills and the film this is a fabulous setting for any dream wedding. With the remarkable views of the lake forming the most charming backdrop for this hotel, it is certainly an outstanding venue to say I Do

The venue offers plenty of picturesque locations, my favourite was the jetty over the lake. Calm, peaceful and romantic, it was a perfect spot for the bride and groom shots after the ceremony. Simon and Erika are so full of fun, everything about their wedding day was them, as Simon said in his speech they laugh at everything and have so much fun together. Every moment of the day was filled to potential, Craig Smith and Kate the pianist/singers were on hand during the ceremony and before the wedding breakfast for the family and friends enjoyment. Howard Wing then took over for the wedding breakfast entertainment, there was so much laughter in the room, just a fantastic atmosphere to capture and it really told the storey of the fun-loving couple Simon and Erika really are.

Howard Wing was the chosen entertainer for Simon and Erika, and he surely is a wedding singer with a difference. By keeping wedding guests truly entertained for over 10 years he has earned the award of best live wedding entertainer in the northwest. Howard will give the wedding party a unique atmosphere and he is guaranteed to take your wedding through the roof. Definitely not one to miss out on from my professional experience, his outstanding performances specially designed for your day will tie your wedding together perfectly.

Steve from Derwent photography was great to work with during the day, we connected through our similarities when shooting a wedding, we both look for moments of story telling to tell the bride and grooms unique love story. With over 25 years of experience and a well known photographer in the Lake District Steve knows exactly what is best to capture and produce your memories of a lifetime.

They gave each other their hands to hold and their love to keep, the day was about them and certainly portrayed who they are as a couple, i feel privileged to have been there to obtain the memories and piece together their unique wedding film which shows the fabulous day they had to celebrate becoming husband and wife. Congratulations Simon and Erika.

Low Wood Bay Hotel, Lake Windermere

Steve Derwent Photography

Howard Wing - Wedding Singer / Entertainer

Craig Smith & Kate - Pianist / Singer

Made in Flowers - Florist


Thomas & Rebecca, The White Hart Inn Wedding Video

After 10 years in the making Thomas and Rebecca finally said their I Do’s and became husband and wife on the 11th August 2018, they choose the exquisite White Hart Inn at Lydgate for their reception venue. This building was built in 1788 and has gone through a variety of owners and services in its years, however in 1994 it was bought, renovated and extended into the beautiful award-winning venue it is known as today. The White Hart offers numerous rooms for many occasions and sets a perfect scene for your dream wedding with incredible views over the pennines.

A perfect start to the morning as Rebecca read out a a beautiful letter from Tom, not giving away too much of his speech, he let Rebecca know how much he loved her and how much he is looking forward to becoming her husband and the exciting future they are planning. The couple actually tied the knot at St Mary’s Church and after a lovely morning getting ready, along side the odd glass of fizz or two, there was only one way to travel in style to the church. They had booked a traditional vintage wedding car which took the bride and her father to the church, then the newly wed bride and groom onto the White Hart Inn.

Danielle Victoria was the photographer for Thomas and Rebecca, we connected from the beginning of the day and had lots of fun shooting together. During the bride and groom shots after the ceremony we were able to get some creative and stunning shots on top of the hillside looking over the pennines. The weather was beautiful which meant the family, friends and children could enjoy the outside space at the venue, laughing, mingling, playing and enjoying a few drinks in the sunshine, celebrating just how Thomas and Rebecca had dreamt. This was great for us as capturing natural shots is what we find best for the creation and unique effectiveness of our films.

The day continued on to what was a fabulous and entertaining evening, it is great to see all the family and friends celebrating to the max, the best thing is too see the dance floor full during and evening reception. Great fun, dancing and memories being made and i feel honoured to be able to capture it for their once in a lifetime film. Congratulations Thomas and Rebecca, thank you for choosing us to create your love storey and good luck for your future together.

Ryan & Natalie, The Villa, Wrea Green Wedding Video

This is Ryan and Natalie’s wedding story.

Their chosen venue was The Villa Wrea Green, set among rolling parkland and the wonderful surroundings of a Lancashire village this country retreat offers beautiful public space and luxury bedrooms for the most wonderful occasions, including the Pavilion Marquee. The Pavilion is a beautifully dressed function suite with star canopies and mood lighting which sets the atmosphere for many occasions. It was perfect for Ryan and Natalies big day, from a peaceful and tranquil afternoon wedding breakfast to a dance floor and party atmosphere in the evening is just what any bride and groom would want on their wedding day.

Ryan and Natalie had booked the amazing Elizabeth Hendry (from the live piano experience) to be their pianist, she played beautifully as the stunning bride Natalie made her entry. Being a disney themed wedding the sound of tale as old as time brought one or two tears of happiness as she made her entrance. Elizabeth also played a brilliant set during the the wedding breakfast which created a lovely atmosphere while the guests enjoyed their a la carte meal.

Kieran and Ali a husband and wife duo from Key Photography Wigan were Ryan and Natalies photographers, Kieran as the lead photographer and is described by his clients as approachable, entertaining, funny and talented. The duo offers years of experience and are definite to get the professional and creative wedding pictures that show the powerful memories and emotions from your special day.


There were some very special touches to the decoration of Ryan and Natalie’s wedding, Natalie’s grandmother designed and created the elegant 3 tier wedding cake and delicately hand made the bridesmaids and flower girl dresses, all to match the specially chosen wedding colour. As i mentioned earlier Ryan and Natalie also chose to have disney features at the wedding and aswell as having popular disney films as table names Natalie herself had created the beauty and the beast rose which took pride of place at the side of the their wedding cake. They also created a table for the guests to take a bag of treats home for their beloved fur babies, Ryan and Natalie have a beautiful doggie at home which i’m sure like a lot of other dog owners is treated like a member of the family and not just a dog. They had a stunning photograph which was taken during their pre-wedding shoot displayed on a huge collage which the the evening guests could sign around the outside. This was a brilliantly unique memory maker which i don’t often see but is such a thoughtful and wonderful idea.

The evening reception had plenty of entertainment for everyone to enjoy, The Villa’s resident DJ started the night with the conga around the Pavilion, getting all the guests in high spirits ready for the fabulous evening ahead. The Boothtube wasn’t only great fun for the guests but a great momento for Ryan and Natalie, a photo was given to the guests as well as a duplicate displayed in a memory book along with a little message for the bride and groom. The Heavenly Melted Chocolate company are a unique service that offers delicious belgium chocolate with plenty of fresh produce for dipping, we tried it and have one word, YUM! This company is truly unique as it is the only fully serving chocolate fountain company in the uk, they are there for the duration of the hire to restock and serve your guests throughout your evening celebrations.


So just as it should be Ryan and Natalie were smiling from ear to ear from the start of the day till we left them dancing the evening away. Its great to know that all their hard work paid off and they got the fairytale wedding they had dreamed of over the last 11 years of being together. We had so much fun filming and editing the fun-filled events of the day and turning it into their cherished film of a lifetime so no memories are lost in the coming years of happiness they spend as husband and wife.

Congratulations Ryan and Natalie and thank you for choosing Appleyard Productions to capture your day, it was a pleasure.

Venue - The Villa Wrea Green

Photographer - Key Photography Wigan

Pianist - Elizabeth Hendry The Live Piano Experience

Florist - The Blossom Room

Photo Booth - Boothtube

Chocolate Fountain - Heavenly Melted Chocolate