I bet you didn’t think that the first thing I’d be sharing from the wedding would be a fully-fledged video, did you?! But here’s the deal: unlike with the photographs (which we’re still waiting to get back), the video was DIY. It’s also probably the best snapshot of what the whole day was like, so I quite like that it’s coming first for that reason. I’ll show you the details later in the photos 😉
We always knew we wanted a video, but we also knew we had the skills to do it, if it wasn’t for the inconvenient fact that we had to also star in it. Such a drag. The thought occurred to us very early on that we could still edit a video ourselves, as long as we had a willing videographer who could take the footage for us on our camera. Fortunately, my bridesmaid’s fiance was persuaded into it (probably partly with the promise we’d return the favour and do their video next year). After an enjoyable afternoon showing him the ropes and taking test footage (which B then edited into a video to prove to our friend he had the skillz), he knew the main principles of how we wanted the shots framed to create our usual style of authentic-looking Super 8-esque video.
And then on the day B was too distracted to tell the poor guy how to change a crucial setting on the camera that would have stopped a lot of over-exposure during the outdoors ceremony because, what do you know, we had perfect summer weather. I’d like to explain that we’d both planned the whole day expecting typical British seaside weather (rain, wind, cold, clouds – you know the drill) and instead we got 20 degree sunshine (ideal for wedding attire) and a gentle breeze for most of the daytime. This aside, while some of the footage wasn’t salvageable, we had enough to work with. And we really couldn’t complain – we always knew it was a risk of not using a skilled videographer and that the video itself was a keepsake bonus.
Oh and the battery died fairly early on in the evening and the aforementioned distracted groom hadn’t thought to pack the spare battery – but honestly, given the state of some of our guests, not necessarily a bad thing 😉
Anyway, all of this ‘making of’ aside, I should just show you the video now shouldn’t I?! Enjoy this glimpse into what this amazing day was like 🙂
I can’t wait to hear what you all think!I keep saying to B he has a career or at least a part-time job in making this style of wedding video, but he won’t hear it! Long-time readers will know that last year he shot and edited the video for my best friend too. What do you all think – could he do this professionally?? Available for weddings in the East Anglia area ;)Three more weeks until I’m expecting the photos – having the video to watch is keeping us going until then 🙂 I will tell you a lot more about things like what I wore, the decorations etc etc when I post the photos.