We arrived in time to capture some shots of the Church and guests arriving at St Leonard’s which is a beautiful church, originally 900 years old it was restored in the 19th century and is now a special place to get married. We always try and capture both the atmosphere of people arriving and some footage of the church itself in our wedding videography.
The ceremony was lovely and the love between the bride and groom was clear to see. With just one videographer we had two cameras filming with one stationary at the back of the church. We also had a radio mic clipped to the groom for clear sound recording of the vows. We don’t clip a microphone to the bride for obvious reasons but she can be heard clearly from the grooms microphone. We always try to keep our videography as unobtrusive as possible but a carefully tucked away microphone can really help with the sound quality in an echoey church.
After the ceremony there was a fantastic confetti shot down the church path which was one of the longest I’ve seen. The trick to filming these is walking backwards without falling over! This was then followed by a few groups shots outside the church before everyone departed to the reception.
The reception was at Tylney Hall in Hampshire, a Victorian grade ii listed house in 66 acres of countryside. It was a fantastic house with lots of different sections to it which made for a great wedding venue. We were able to capture some nice shots around the wedding car and in the gardens.
The wedding breakfast room had a great atmosphere helped by the addition of a toastmaster and the speeches were held after the starter to get the room buzzing early on.
After the wedding breakfast the guests went outside to light some sparklers and then into the bar area while the band set up. After a few more drinks to help with the dancing feet it was time for the first dance. The guests circled round the bride and groom adding to the atmosphere and producing some great footage.