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Jonathan & Sarah, Ashton Memorial Wedding Video

Jonathan and Sarah married 29th March 2018 CONGRATULATIONS...

Proposal...Sarah didn’t make it easy

Meeting at Lancaster University Canoe Club Jonathan had big plans for the special moment, however, things didn’t quite go to plan for him. Arranging a canoe trip to Lake Windermere where Sarah would be greeted with a champagne picnic and 1 special question, the weather said otherwise and Sarah refused to go along. So Jonathan tried again with a romantic spot he had found by the canal, but they didn’t quite reach the spot before getting tired, so one Wednesday evening after the British bake off Jonathan thought why not and was ring in hand as she walked into the room. That was it the planning commenced.   

Modern couple... Tell me more! 

From a first date at KFC (splitting the bill as a modern couple) to a stunning wedding at Ashton Memorial, this beautiful couple picked a venue close to their hearts in Lancaster. Ashton Memorial is a newly renovated Edwardian Folly in Williamson Park, it hosts breathtaking views of its gardens, the Fylde Coast and Lake District. Surrounding by their friends and family Jonathan and Sarah tied the knot, it was great fun filming and capturing the special moments for them to cherish forever along with the talented ER Photography

Even the cups were PERSONALISED...

 

Jonathan and Sarah had carefully designed their wedding and personalised every moment. It was beautiful to see their special touches throughout the whole day. Cups, plates, cutlery was picked and bought by themselves and what a gorgeous wedding breakfast they shared, afternoon tea with sandwiches and scones YUMMY. Even the beautiful 3 tier wedding cake was made by a family member and what a tremendous job they did. The couple chose to spend their evening reception at the Garstang Country Hotel set on the banks of the River Wyre and Forest of Bowland. The venue showcased spectacular views of the surrounding golf course and it’s natural beauty and architecture. 

What goes into your wedding video?

Welcome to our first blog!

So have you ever wondered why wedding videos vary in price and what goes into them? You really want one but you can't justify paying the price? Below are just a few things to think about what goes into your video package. 

Time is a big thing when it comes to your wedding video. A days filming is only a segment of what you are paying for. The main time is spent in the edit suite. We give you a delivery time frame to deliver your edit to give us the flexibility to finalize your edit to the best we can rather than a production line process. We limit the number of weddings we take on every year allowing us to prepare and spend quality time on every project we take on.

There are a bundle of things that go on behind the scenes including finding the right music, Importing, exporting and archiving your projects, DVD creating and burning, business marketing, leasing with clients and planning up to each wedding. 

We can spend hours picking the right song for your video. Our approach to your videos is to license all music used. This gives you the freedom to share your highlight videos online with your friends and family without breaking any copyright law. Using 'royalty free' music also adds that unique touch to your video rather than going down the mainstream music route where you may find the songs will feel dated after a few months/years.

We like to keep our video styles up to date and fresh. Kit can be a big part of this! We do a lot of research looking out for different filming styles and ways to increase your video quality. New products are coming on the market all the time improving ways to achieve this, but as you’re aware video equipment comes at a cost. We also like to change our cameras regularly, the last thing we want is to use a worn out camera that breaks during your ceremony, missing the key moments! Fingers crossed we haven't had this yet but we cannot guarantee kit doesn't break but we do our best to look after and prevent it!

Business Marketing - As you know all businesses have to market themselves somehow whether it would be on Facebook, Google adverts or exhibiting at fairs. Without this you never would have found us! 

When you book multiple operators for your video you can increase the quality & coverage of your day but it means you will be paying for a 2nd operator. We only have professional freelance operators on our books that we trust and have the same style of filming. Having a 2nd operator also means we can be in 2 places at once which is perfect if you are after the bride & groom preparations in the morning! 

I (Stuart) manage all the weddings we take on and I am the main points of contact from the word go to the delivery of your DVD’s. I direct & operate on the day and take pride in having the privilege of filming your day. Some companies are known to hire anyone with a camera to film your day but with us you have that piece of mind that im the person on the other end of the phone!

So make sure you do your research. Wedding video prices can start as little as £499 but make sure you know what you are getting and view examples of what your final video will look like.

Your wedding day only happens once, missing that special moment could be priceless!