I always try and open my films with some particularly poignant part of the wedding day, and on Lydia and Greg's day this came when the string quartet played a piece of music special to Lydia's parents, who's wedding anniversary fell on the same date. An extract from this piece of music, along with a great clip of the couple looking out over their wedding venue was a great opening.
One benefit of adding groom preparations coverage to your package is having the ability to cut between both sets of preparations in the film, but in this case it also gave us the opportunity to catch Greg reading his card from Lydia, which provided some great narration to the film.
Our style is very much capturing things naturally, no set up shots, but we always try and do this in the most cinematic way possible, like this moment when Greg walked down the aisle ready to await his wife-to-be.
The weather wasn't on our side for much of the day, but you only need 10 minutes of dry weather to grab some great couple shots!
Greg and Lydia are so clearly in love and this didn't shine through more than during their first dance, when they looked so happy together.
Lydia had a special dance with her father straight after the first dance, so we made sure we stayed long enough to capture this special moment.
It's always great when a church has a balcony at the back, allowing for a cinematic wide shot of the whole event. The couple also chose a beautiful and dramatic bible reading during their church ceremony, which very much fit our style of filmmaking, so we couldn't help use this as a sound bed for the end of the film.