Friday Film Love ~ Annabelle and Andrew’s Seaside Wedding in Sandsend, Near Whitby

There's a beautifully relaxed atmosphere to this afternoon, and taking that in to account, I couldn't think of a more lovely feature to share than the super8-mm wedding film of Annabelle and Andrew, thanks to one of my favourite ever super8mm wedding film makers, Mark W. Brown.  Annabelle and Andrew tied the knot practically on my doorstep, in the beautiful Sandsend adjacent to my hometown of Whitby. 

God I love this place.  I adore living here; the seaside, country lifestyle, the beautiful house in the hill we have, the views, the local seafood, the people, watching the sun as it rises from the ocean and dips back in to the ocean again at sunset (Whitby is one of only a handful of places in the UK where the sun sets and rises in this fashion – creating the most exquisite photo opportunities).

It seems I'm not the only one who has a bit of a love affair with this beautiful North Yorkshire coastal retreat. Bride Annabelle shared her fondness for Sandsend and why she and Andrew chose to tie the knot there…

'The very talented Mark W. Brown filmed our wedding.  As soon as I saw his films on Love My dress, I knew Mark was the one for us and he didn’t disappoint. I have to say the
film is absolutely outstanding; it made us laugh and cry (tears of joy
of course) all at the same time!
Mark captured moments I didn’t even know
happened an I’ll honestly cherish it forever. We can’t stop watching
it! We'd like to thank
Mark so much for working so hard, and for all your ideas on the
day, he really is awesome at what he does.'

'We chose Sandsend beach as a location
because Whitby has always been really important to us. Andrew’s mum and
dad honeymooned there 30 years ago and when Andrew and I first started
dating we used to go there all the time, walk up the 199 steps to Whitby
Abbey (which you get a great view of from from Sandsend beach) and
walks along the pier with our fish and chips. It’s where we first
realised we had a future together as a couple and where Andrew would
have proposed (except I would have known straight away!).'

'We wanted our wedding to be classically styled so
that our photography and wedding film would stand the test of time. I took a lot of inspiration from Love My Dress,
which I read religiously. Except for the flowers, all decoration and
stationary was homemade, the last few weeks were a minefield of jelly
bean favours, candle votives and paper goods!'

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Film Production and Direction Copyright (c) 2012, Mark W. Brown

Isn't that just beautiful?  Damn, that Mark W. Brown is such a talented creative chap!  I'm so excited that we'll also be featuring this beautiful couple in a full soon too – here is a charming little sneak preview, with photography by Lissa Alexandra


Images Copyright (c) 2013, Lissa Alexandra

I cannot wait to share this utterly beautiful wedding with you.

In the meantime, I hope you're feeling the 'Friday/its the weekend, YAY!' love today.

Have a lovely afternoon and beautiful evening,




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Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.