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An Arundel Wedding | Sussex

The style of my wedding filmmaking is cinematic, elegant and sophisticated and sometimes a booking comes along that fits that style so well, I cannot wait to shoot the day- this was the case with Anna and David's wedding, which took place in the magnificent medieval town of Arundel, with its magical castle and cathedral.  When Anna and David then told me the wedding was taking place in the cathedral itself I was utterly sold!

As the couple kindly booked me a room the night before the wedding, and I had no bookings the day before, I took the opportunity to take some shots of the town from the various picturesque vantage points in advance, and I'm more than a little pleased with the results.  During the edit, I decided it would look great to start their film in black and white, instantly conjuring up the history of the place, with some audio of the Welsh Male Choir I managed to capture in the cathedral itself laid underneath.

Anna's preparations took place nearby in a spacious old town house, which was a perfect match for the grand day, and also gave me plenty of opportunities to take some creative footage.  Anna's brother also gave a lovely speech about his sister, which blended perfectly with this part of the film.

The ceremony itself was a fittingly resplendent affair, and I thought it would be nice to include some of Anna's vows, as the bride doesn't get many opportunities to speak during the day!

The couples reception took place at a nearby family estate, and the beautiful grounds were a perfect place to capture some shots of the newlyweds taking a walk together.

I love finding a moment in the film which I can repeat like a refrain, and this low shot of Anna and David holding hands was one of my favourites, so became the shot of choice.

I couldn't help but cut back to Arundel Cathedral to end the film- I had managed to take some evening shots the night before, which when blended with the coda to the Welsh Male Choir's hymn, was a perfect ending to one of my favourite edits of the year so far!

Toby Sleigh-Johnson is an award winning wedding videographer based in Greenwich, London and specialising in timeless, elegant and cinematic wedding videography.He has been filming weddings for over 10 years across the UK and overseas.

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