I know it probably sounds a bit odd, a bit weird, a bit like I have lost my marbles, but to be honest I have been through a spell of wondering whether wedding videos really are that necessary lately. However I want to talk about a recent epiphany I have had about wedding videography.
Well, we’ve had quite a couple of weeks of weddings! I don’t film too many. I think I’d get stale filming them week in week out. However, we filmed two last week. The second wedding was Perry and Bekah’s. Perry and Bekah are family – Perry is my second cousin – so it was a different experience as I tried to switch between being filmmaker and guest. As the day wore on, I seemed to transition into more of a guest than a filmmaker! I felt a bit outrageous sipping Pims and eating canopes as I filmed at the reception. I liked it though! But I probably shouldn’t make a habit of it 🙂
Well then. Jemma and Owen’s wedding was a very special day indeed. You see, we attended as guests 🙂 I’ve known Jemma and Owen since the two of them joined up as students on the National Diploma Course in Film and Television Production. Back then, I ran the Course at Lancaster and Morecambe College. So you see? If I hadn’t accepted one of them onto the Course, Jemma and Owen would never have met. And if you follow that through, they would never have fallen in love and they would never have got married last week. It was the fickle fine of fate that brought them together. Now far be it for me to over-egg my significance in their relationship, I did keep telling them both that I wanted my own table at their wedding and possibly needed to do a speech, and probably should have done a reading and possibly conducted the ceremony. My demands seemed to fall on stony ground. However, I did notice that on the day, Owen did thank me during his speech for being the ‘architect of his and Jemma’s love’. It’s on film. It made me very happy. I might use it as a tag line and have it tattooed across my forehead…
Happy St Valentine’s Day. It’s February. And to commemorate February and St Valentine’s Day, we’ve decided to reduce our wedding films by 10% – so if you book your wedding film before the end of February, we shall knock a whole £130 off your wedding film (if you book the regular package). Just think what you could do with that £130?