Thanks to Van Rensburg films and Pumpkin Events, you can have a sneak peek at the work that goes on behind the scenes to stage the wonderful Wedding Ideas Awards!

revealed-time-lapse-video-magic-behind-awards-van-rensburg-filmsYou can spot cameo roles from our James, Andy, Pippa and Jade, and check out those huge LOVE letters, which provided an amazing focal point with the incredible Tower Bridge in the background. What a venue, what a view, what a team, what a night!


Here’s what Stefan and Nadine had to say about filming the event:

“The Wedding Ideas Awards evening is a highlight on the calendar of countless wedding suppliers from all over the UK. We were delighted to be asked to film the set up of the awards. So much planning goes in to an event like this and it is easy to overlook all the details that merge together to form the overall picture. Our goal was to capture these details as well as the overall transformation of the room at the Tower Hotel.

“We arrived at the hotel during the morning to find the teams from Wedding Ideas Magazine, Pumpkin Events and Stephanie Saunders Flowers working hard to create the perfect backdrop for the evening. The colour scheme was black and fuchsia pink, which looked stunning. Individually hand-wired orchid floral arrangements adorned the chandeliers and tall vases of lilies complemented the look. The tables were dotted with tea lights and sprinkled with crystals.

We decided to film a time lapse that covered the entire day to show the complete transformation from start to finish. While this was running we busied ourselves with filming the details…

“Abigail from Pumpkin Events hand tying one of hundreds of fuchsia pink chair sashes, the team from Stephanie Saunders Flowers creating floral displays, the Wedding Ideas team preparing table numbers and place name cards, Carousel Lights setting up their amazing hand made lights… the list goes on!


“Later in the day we were serenaded by the Brit Tones during their rehearsal and captured some lovely footage of them harmonising. What a treat!


“While all this was happening inside the venue, John Tucker Carpentry busied themselves outside, setting up huge letters spelling LOVE with Tower Bridge as a backdrop. They looked great lit up in a rainbow of colours from inside the venue but we couldn’t resist filming them up close.


“On Saturday, after the fabulous event, which we thoroughly enjoyed attending, we headed back to our office in Warwickshire to edit the film. I knew I wanted to use an upbeat, positive song to edit the footage to. We found the perfect one on The Music Bed “Holiday” by Les Enfants.

Video is brilliant for capturing the atmosphere of special days and we love re-living the event while editing. The set up of the Awards was no exception! We hope you enjoy watching this fascinating insight into the behind the scenes magic that was the set up of the Wedding Ideas Magazine Awards 2014, as much as we enjoyed making it.”

Thank you Stefan and Nadine Van Rensburg – you ROCK!

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