Yorkshire Dales Wedding Videographer
For a late March day, the weather was magnificent as we headed one hour North to film our first Wedding video of 2017. The first location was Catterick, to be followed by Thornton Rust, near Aysgarth then onto Askrigg and finally Bolton Castle.
The Groom; is in the Army and so would be wearing Military Dress, well, over the course of the day, two, as there was to be a change of outfit for the meal.
On arrival, we were greeted with a rather amusing "no, you must have the wrong house, there is no Tom here", A slightly un-nerving thing to hear first thing, but we were confident of our details, but as the wry smile that appeared over the Best Mans face, we were soon able enjoy his humour.
The highlight or the boys part of he morning; a secret we and a select few were party to, was that the Bride had arranged for a Classic Sports car to be delivered for the Groom to drive to the Ceremony. Once we had shot the rings, outfits and general shots of the boys getting ready, we awaited the arrival of the car and filmed the Grooms reaction that the Bride had requested - shocked is an understatement.
After we were finished, and right on schedule, we headed to meet the Bride who was getting ready in a beautiful country home in Thornton Rust. As we arrived, the girls were just returning from Hair and Makeup and we eagerly spoke of Toms reaction to the car, before capturing lots of great footage of the Bride, Bridesmaids, family and general pre-Wedding excitement. I even took a moment or two to calm the rather nervous Bride down as pre-wedding panic struck.
The Wedding took place in Askrigg, the towns Church, St Oswalds is everything you would expect for a Yorkshire Dales church. The Vicar is an amazingly modern man, who was incredibly attentive to our filming needs - as much as we were to his need to run the Ceremony as the Religious Ceremony that it is.
With a Lance Guard for the Bride to walk down as she entered the Church, the Wedding Ceremony was soon underway. As is a standard process, we had a discreet microphone on the Groom, one positioned where the two family members would stand to deliver their words to the congregations and of course two fixed camera angles and a roaming one.
Bolton Castle was the setting for the Guests to head after the Ceremony. Again the Lance Guard were on hand to make the entrance of the Bride and Groom befitting of such a venue. The Castle is rustic and full of character. With many. many candles around the venue, log fires and a great hall, the meal and evening events were a unique and special day that we enjoyed sharing with this lovely Bride and Groom. We headed home about half an hour of the the First Dance, confident we had captured the day to its best. With final goodbyes to the Bride, Groom and various Family members we headed the short drive home.
Once home, backing up the numerous Memory Cards is a must, and then to make two further copies for safety. With a nice hot cup of tea, and a few cursory checks of random clips, we can head to bed safe in the knowledge we can start work soon on editing the story of this great day!
Your Wedding is YOUR special day, We would love to be your first choice for your Yorkshire Dales wedding video, We are happy to customize our packages to fulfil your day, the way you would like.
As a footnote, the Wedding Reel Film was edited and presented to the Bride and Groom for first watch, just four days after their Wedding, with final delivery of package two weeks after their big day. We only film a small number of Weddings per year, this enables us to provide the best possible service we can. Being able to edit your Wedding video soon after the day, means all the events are fresh in our mind, so the process is easier and more personal.
You can watch the video here: Bolton Castle, Yorkshire Wedding Video