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There’s something about home weddings that creates a personal and intimate atmosphere that I feel lends itself perfectly to my natural and unobtrusive style of wedding videography. The relaxed atmosphere allows me to document the day in the unstaged way I prefer, and Lisa and Nick’s day was no exception, in fact it was rather exceptional!

After a chat with Lisa before the wedding it was clear that one of the key things that drew the couple to my work was how I like to focus on creating a sense of place in my films, of building up a picture of the surrounding area, so I made sure to spend some time during the day taking shots of the stunning location.

I’m a fan of buildings and places filled with history and stories, so I knew I had to take some footage of the old eel traps and fishing huts on the nearby River Test (which was also visibile from the beautiful family home) and decided this would make a lovely element of their film. However, it was impossible not to open the film with just a snippet of their talented friends singing in the church, which had everyone enthralled.

After a lovely blessing at the picturesque village church, the wedding party headed back to Nick’s family home, which was a perfect setting for their afternoon, surrounded by some beautifully curated gardens and scenery.

I love for the couple to tell their own story in my work, either through the readings they have chosen for the service, or through the toasts given during the wedding breakfast and Lisa’s father and Groom Nick did not disspoaint, providing some truly hearftfelt words which help to drive the narrative of their film.

The day ended with the couples well rehearsed first dance, followed by music and dancing (with entertainment supplied by a great London band: Soul Supreme.)

Lisa and Nick’s day was full of stand out moments, but I’m always looking for the shot I feel really sums up the day, and the couples confetti walk outside the church gave me that shot- the couple looking blissfully happy surrounded by friends and family, so it’s no wonder that I open and close the film with this moment!

 

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Videography: Handcraft Pictures

Photography: Andrew Brannan

Make Up: Katy Jane

Flowers: Jane Reidy

Band: Soul Supreme

 

 

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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  • Sometimes a job comes along and you know it was suited to your style of work: historical location, strong emotions, a blend of cultures and languages and a couple who were not only so obviously deeply in love, but a pair of very cool cucumbers.  Pearlie and Matias’ attention to detail, in their choice of outfits, locations and wedding design made it very easy for me to create one of my favourite pieces of work to date.

The couple choose the beautiful Museum of the Order of St John for their ceremony, which is a beautiful 16th Century Gatehouse hidden away in Clerkenwell, London. As soon as I saw photos from inside the building I knew I wanted to shoot there!

Pearlie got ready with her bridesmaids at the nearby Zetter Townhouse, which is a stylish boutique hotel, perfectly suited to the couple. The relaxed environment during the morning preparations allowed me to capture some great shots.

Their reception venue was the nearby at St John’s Restaurant, which was an obvious choice for a couple into fine dining!

The whole day was filled with emotion, from Pearlie’s father seeing his daughter in her dress for the first time, through the emotional personal vows (in Spanish and English), a tearful Tea Ceremony and a dramatic Argentinian Tango, which the couple stunned their guests with before the party began. I knew this dance was a big part of the day and something they had been practising for some time, so I felt it should be a key component of their film- not only does it feature heavily, it also influenced the choice of music I used as a soundtrack for their film.

One of the beautiful readings during the ceremony included the line: “We insist on permanency, on duration, on continuity; when the only continuity possible, in life as in love, is in growth, in fluidity – in freedom, in the sense that the dancers are free, barely touching as they pass, but partners in the same pattern.” This line was a perfect bridge into the evening dancing, which takes the film to it’s end.
  • Introducing Matias and Pearlie a pair of very cool Argentinian/Singaporean London-dwelling Tango-Dancing cucumbers...
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  • Pearlie, Matias and their friends and family sure knew how to party!
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  • Introducing Pearlie, a very cool Singaporean London-dwelling Tango-Dancing cucumber... @qpeeks .
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  • It's always great to film overseas but sometimes we can forget that we have one of the coolest cities in the world right on our doorstep, inhabited by some very cool cucumbers, like this Singaporean/Argentinian Tango-dancing pair who call London home...
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  • Introducing Matias, a very cool Argentinian London-dwelling Tango-Dancing cucumber... @surfingmonk .
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  • Lisa | Nick // Saturday 8th June 2018 // coming soon.
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