Emma & Charlie
St. Giles House Wedding Film
Emma and Charlie held their wedding celebrations at St Giles House in Dorset. The couple had met 5 years prior after being introduced to one another by a mutual friend at university. They spoke every day for a month before finally meeting in person. Since that first date, they’ve spoken at least once a day, every day.
After a successful first date, Emma and Charlie continued to see one another. Charlie recalled in his wedding speech that Emma may have professed her feelings for him a little earlier than he’d expected. Let’s just say it involved a New Year’s Party, a “somewhat tipsy Emma” and a text message.
Their romance grew over the next 5 years and during that time they got engaged. They chose to get married at St Giles House, which is a lovingly restored country house nestled in the Dorset countryside. Emma started her day getting ready in the main suite of the house with her bridesmaids. Charlie in the meantime was getting ready in one of the nearby cottages located in the village of Wimborne St Giles.
The congregation had travelled from across the country and abroad, including the United States, to attend the wedding. In his speech, Charlie said seeing their faces when he was at the top of the aisle was a memory he would remember forever.
The couple tied the knot and headed back to St Giles House for the drinks reception. The July weather did not disappoint and the expansive grounds were filled with lawn games to keep children and adults entertained.
The wedding breakfast was followed by the speeches, which took place in St Giles House’s library room. I always learn so much about a couple during the speeches and that’s why it’s often my favourite part of a wedding. True to form, Charlie and Emma’s speeches were my favourite part of the day.
There were 5 speeches in total including both Emma and Charlie. Each of the speech-makers brought their unique perspective of the couple and the speeches were rounded off by a particularly funny and heartfelt speech from Charlie’s best-woman.
Emma and Charlie – it was a pleasure to hear about your lives and your relationship, and it was a pleasure to film your wedding. Thank you again and I wish you all the best for the future.
P.s. special thanks to Emma, who treats the family dog at her veterinary practice (we didn’t realise this connection until we’d met).