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Ellis And Harriet's
Spring wedding at Hendall Manor Barns

We were delighted to be asked to film Harriet Ellis's wedding particularly as we knew Harriet from working at Hever Castle and when we first discussed her wedding Harriet told us which suppliers would be involved in the day we just knew it would be wonderful.

Harriet her mother and the bridesmaids all stayed at Hendall Manor Barn the night before the wedding so I arrived there to film some of the bridal preparations.  Hendall Manor Barn is a stunning venue in an idyllic setting in East Sussex. Surrounded by stunning views the accommodation was a converted 17th-century barn.  It was light and airy plenty of space so brilliant choice for bridal preparations.  Eloise Willett and Chloe Butterfill were the hair and makeup artists.

The actual ceremony was held at St Nicholas Church in Ilford which was one of the most charming churches we have ever filmed in.  Harriet's grandmother had been the churchwarden here so there was a very strong family connection.

Lisa from Lily and Myrtle supplied the stunning flowers, the arrangements throughout the church were beautiful and very tasteful. 

As grooms go Ellis kept his cool and did not look too nervous.  Harriet's father escorted her down the aisle she looked absolutely beautiful in her pink bespoke wedding dress designed by Judy Mott.

Harriet and her family all classical singers so it was just breathtaking to listen to the incredible singing throughout the wedding ceremony. During the signing of the registers, Harriet’s father sang which was just such a lovely touch to the day.

After the throwing of the confetti, we all travelled back to Hendall Manor Barn.  The couple had laid on a special double-decker wedding bus for the guests… “The Wedding Special”

Whilst we had been at the church the venue has been decorated with an abundance of spring flowers - it looked beautiful. 

We then accompanied Helen England on the photo shoot .. there were so many great places for photo and video at Hendall Manor Barns we were just spoilt for choice... The icing on the cake was the carpet of bluebells that we found. As the couple had booked our Gold cinematic package we were able to use our specialised equipment so that we could capture some sweeping dramatic shots. 

After the sumptuous wedding breakfast were the speeches that were very entertaining and included a very amusing slide show from the best man. 

We managed to take the couple outside for a couple more shots before the first dance and we were blessed by possibly the most stunning sunset that we have ever filmed at a wedding.

Other suppliers for the wedding were

Venue  Hendall Manor Barns http://www.hendall.co.uk

Photographer  Helen England Photography http://helenenglandphotography.co.uk

Flowers Lily and Myrtle http://www.lilyandmyrtle.co.uk

Dress Judy Mott http://www.judymott.com

Cake  Purple Flour http://www.purpleflour.co.uk


Wedding crashers at Hever Castle Wedding

We were delighted to film Chris and Sam’s wedding at Hever Castle in early May. The ceremony was held in The Loggia by the Italian lake. Sam arrived looking very beautiful accompanied by her bridesmaids who were wearing stunning pale green dresses.

The ceremony went without a hitch and just as Sam and Chris were about to walk down the aisle they were pipped to the post by two ducks.  Not content with just walking down the aisle, the ducks proceeded to follow the couple down the red carpet across the lawns. We all stopped and the ducks ran over to join the happy couple. 

Caught on camera have a look at our footage.

The wedding was styled by A White Hot Wedding and the photographer was Kenny Hickey photographer.

 


Two Camera Angles for The Wedding Ceremony

We are often asked the difference between having one and two camera operators so I have uploaded this video clip as an example. As you can see with two operators one  of us waits in the church/venue with the groom whilst the other can film the brides arrival and her entrance.  In the edit we then cut the clips together which is great for the couple as they each get to see what they would have normally missed.

During the actual ceremony you will then get the 2 different camera angles which is particularly good during the vows. In addition to suggesting two operators for the full day for weddings within a 20 mile radius of Tunbridge Wells we offer the Silver Package which is two of us until after the Ceremony and then one for the rest of the day. If you would like information on our price structure please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.


High Rocks Video

We were recently asked to produce a video for the High Rocks Tunbridge Wells to showcase the venue. We have been the Recommended Videographers at the High Rocks for many years and we have filmed so many weddings at the High Rocks we had plenty of footage to choose from.

The lovely couples that I featured in my video kindly gave me permission to use their footage.  The finished film shows all of the different ceremony rooms at The High Rocks that you can get married in, these being The Halt, The Presidents Suite and The Great Hall Barn and the stunning rocks themselves and the wonderful photo shoot opportunities that there are there.

For more information on The High Rocks please visit  The High Rocks


Emma and Tom, Penshurst Place

Guest blog by Penny Young Photography

Emma and Tom marriage confetti

Emma and Tom’s Hever Church and Penshurst Place wedding in May of last year was such a pretty wedding with lots of lovely traditional features.  I knew that Emma wanted pretty spring flowers and spring colours in her images but when we visited Penshurst two weeks before the big day, spring had certainly not sprung!  Not to be deterred I went back the day before their wedding to take another look and was so happy to find pockets of beautiful pink blossom on trees in the nut garden and white blossom in the orchard.  In those two weeks the gardens had really started to come alive.

HOATH HOUSE

Emma in her wedding dress

The big day dawned to lovely warm sunshine which was exactly how it stayed all day.  Emma and her family were getting ready at Hoath House, an Edwardian Manor close to Chiddingstone in Kent, along with members of Emma’s extended family who had travelled all the way from Australia.  I wasn’t photographing the bride until she was dressed so took some time to photograph the details and the very cute flower girls in the gardens.  The girls dresses were from Sue Hill Childrenswear in Tunbridge Wells.

Emma looked stunning in her Judy Mott Bridal gown and I was delighted to have some time for some beautiful bridal shots with her both indoors and outside amongst the pretty pink blossom which was in full bloom at Hoath, before she headed off to her ceremony.

HEVER CHURCH

Emma and Tom talking a walk through the gardens

Emma arrived at St Peters Church in Hever driven in a gorgeous 1929 Rolls Royce Barker Limousine by Nick of The Ashdown Classic Wedding Car Collection.  The beautiful floral arch and lych gate arrangements at Hever Church were created by Lara of Darling and Wild.  After the ceremony the couple headed outside into the sunshine to greet their guests and then after confetti headed off in the Rolls Royce to Penshurst to swop wheels for hooves.

The day was filmed by Cut Above Productions and it was lovely to work alongside Carol and Paul again.

PENSHURST PLACE

Emma and Tom posing under an arch at Penshurst Place

The immediate families and bridesmaids arrived in vintage style at Penshurst in a Asquith Mascot Bus called ‘Mrs Jones’ from Bowfield Wedding Cars and soon after the bride and groom arrived pulled in horse drawn splendour by Tommie and Charlie from the Horse Drawn Carriage Company.  The day was managed expertly by Toastmaster John Oakley from arrival at Penshurst.  Emma and Tom and their guests headed into the courtyard to some beautiful music from harpist Ellen Smith and then John took the couple to the Sunderland Room to see their reception room before the guests arrived.  The tables were dressed beautifully with bowls of fresh pink tulips and little jars of honey with vintage spoons created by the bride. (The bride had also made the table plan and the floral frame).

The drinks reception was held in the courtyard and while guests caught up with each other Emma and Tom took some time out together in the gardens for some photographs.  They were very generous with their time and I was able to get some stunning shots of them together in various parts of the gardens.

After their wedding breakfast the cake was cut and the guests headed into the Barons Hall for the big group shot.  Emma and Tom danced a beautiful waltz to the music of the Penshurst String Quartet and then they changed into going away outfits.  Their guests formed a farewell ring so they were able to say goodbye to everyone before they walked through a bubble confetti line to the car to take them to their honeymoon and the end to a perfect day.

This lovely wedding was featured in Kent Life Magazine in October of last year and I was also delighted that Penshurst Place used one of the pretty pink images in their new wedding brochure!

To view Emma and Tom’s Wedding Highlights video produced by Cut Above Productions click on https://vimeo.com/187979284

 To view more of Penny’s images please click on http://clients.pennyyoungphotography.com/emmaandtom-heverchurchandpenshurstplace/


Hever Castle Channel

We are very proud to be the recommended videographers at Hever Castle and Gardens.  We know the venue inside out and we love working there.

As we have filmed so many weddings at Hever Castle, we have created a dedicated film channel where you can see many examples of our fine work.  The majority of films have two camera operators and thus we capture some splendid in-depth detail.  

The great thing about filming at a venue you know really well is that we know exactly where to be at every point of the wedding therefore we do not miss any crucial shots.  The gardens at Hever Castle are simply stunning and we are lucky enough to know all of the best spots to take you to.

To view the channel click https://vimeopro.com/cutaboveproductions/hever-castle-weddings

Abi and Ed in Hever Castle Gardens Abi and Ed on the steps of the Loggia at Hever Castle Yang and Chengyang on the Loggia Red Carpet at Hever Castle Yang and Chengyang in a horse drawn carriage outside the draw bridge at Hever Castle


ROB AND RHEEMA'S WEDDING AT BUXTED PARK

Uckfield, East Sussex - October 2016

 

Robert and Rheema had a wonderful wedding at Buxted Park Hotel in October 2016.

There were two of us filming on day.  Carol captured some of Rheema’s preparations whilst Brandon captured some shots of the venue and set up of the ceremony room and of course the arrival of the guests.  

Rheema look incredibly stunning as she made her entrance and she absolutely wowed the guests.  Her dress had a fitted sequinned bodice and a beautiful long flowing skirt and train.  Robert was looking very dapper in his crisp navy suit.

The ceremony was very moving and went without a hitch.  We were very lucky with the weather.  Whilst the guests enjoyed some drinks the couple posed for their pictures.  

We had the pleasure of working with Jason Fry Photography, Jason knew Buxted Park very well so he expertly guided the couple around the grounds for their couples shoot whilst we filmed subtly in the background.  As there was two of us filming we were able to use some of our specialised equipment that create a cinematic feel to the film.

The wedding breakfast room looked beautiful and the centre piece with a five tier cake with a cascade of sugar roses.  The couple were clapped in and everyone enjoyed a sumptuous wedding feast.

After the wedding breakfast came the speeches and there was not a dry eye in the house. After the speeches there was a surprise singer who got everybody up and dancing.  Rheema and Robert then made a quick change into outfit number two, Rheema wore a stunning shorter cream tiered dress and Robert wore a tuxedo.  They cut their cake proceeded by more singing and dancing and then our last task of the day was to film the first dance with Rheema sporting wedding dress number 3, this time a very glamorous blue and cream evening gown.  

As usual the staff at Buxted Park Hotel ran the wedding like clockwork especially with Marc the F&B Manager at the helm running the day.  All in all a fantastic day.  Congratulations again Robert and Rheema you make a wonderful couple!

Rob and Rhi in front of the lake at Buxted Park Hotel on their wedding day Rob and Rhi cutting their wedding cake at Buxted Park Hotel


Eastwell Manor Wedding Kent Wedding Film

Aimee & Mike

Amy and Mike had been childhood sweethearts and got married when they were very young. Three children and 20 years later they decided to renew their wedding vows as they only had a very small ceremony when they first got married.
 
They chose to hold their vowel renewal at the very grand Eastwell Manor in Kent. Guests gathered and Aimee and Mike made a grand entrance together.  Aimee looked stunning and Mike looked most handsome. 
 
After a very touching ceremony that included readings from their children, the wedding party enjoyed some drinks whilst Aimee and Mike had a wonder around the grounds and some pictures and video footage taken.   Then followed a sumptuous wedding feast and the evening reception commenced with a fantastic live band.  What a wonderful day.  
 
Here are some images from their day
 
Aimee and Mike wedding pose 1 Aimee and Mike wedding pose 2 Aimee and Mike wedding pose 3 Aimee and Mike wedding pose 4
 
To watch their wedding highlights please click here

Amy and David’s
Vintage Style Wedding

Amy and David had a wonderful vintage style wedding.  The bride and bridesmaids looked stunning with their 40's hair styles. Although it was a rainy day, we still managed to get some great shots outside, complete with wellies!

 Amy and David's vintage wedding Amy and David with Wellies
Watch their highlights wedding film on Vimeo

An Autumnal Wedding at Hever Castle

Chloe and Gary had a glorious autumnal wedding in October at the very stunning Hever Castle and Gardens.  As Gary is from the United States the ceremony, that was held in The Loggia, combined both English and American traditions.  The couple both had children and each of them had written their own readings which they all read beautifully... there was not a dry eye in the house ! It really was one of the most emotionally charged ceremonies that we have had the pleasure of filming.

After the ceremony while the guests enjoyed some drinks we took the couple for a wonder around the grounds for their photo/video shoot.  We walked back to the castle which had been lit up especially for them and it looked absolutely stunning - we got some gorgeous shots.  The reception was held at The Guthrie Pavilion by the lakes - such perfect surroundings.  Gary and Chloe made their grand entrance to a wonderful Jazz band and then the speeches commenced.  As usual the Hever staff served a sumptuous meal and then after the wedding breakfast the party was escorted to The Loggia where hot chocolate was served and then the guests were treated to a fantastic 8 minute long firework (and yes we were counting as it was amazing).

 


The Wedding Industry Awards

The 2016 Wedding Industry Awards

We are absolutely delighted to be listed as Regional Finalists at The Wedding Industry Awards for 2016.  We have learnt from experience that these are the best awards to enter as the only people that can vote for us are our own clients an then the final decision is made by a panel of professional film makers so this is a highly well organised professional event for us to be associated with.  We are amongst some very good company with the other finalists - the competition is very stiff and we are honoured to be included. The awards evening is on the 24th November.... fingers crossed !!


Little Touches

We appreciate that couples spend months sometimes years planning their wedding.  When we are there on the day it is so evident the thought, care and time that has been spent on arranging and planning all of these little touches so we take the task of filming these very seriously.  If you book our Silver and Gold packages where there are two of us filming this gives us plenty of time to capture everything.  Here are some of the lovely details from Laura and Simon's wedding.

Tree hanging jarWedding welcome signWedding heart with birdsWedding cake with real flowersWedding heart


Filming Your Bridal Preparations

Filming bride preperations

Having your bridal preparations filmed makes a very valuable contribution to your wedding DVD.  It captures the anticipation and excitement of the day and all of those little moments that you may forget.

We LOVE filming this part of the day, it is so nice to see the excitement and build up of the day, there is so much going on at this stage in the data and it is wonderful to capture it as it goes by in a flash.

In December 2014 we filmed Mandy and Warren's wedding at Milsoms Hotels, whilst I filmed The bride preparations, Paul filmed the Groom's preparations, the bridesmaids were a great bunch of girls that really got into the spirit of the day and I subtly managed to capture all if those little moments that can be so quickly forgotten!  

We can include Bride (and Groom) preparations within any of our packages - contact us for more information.


Hever Castle Wedding Film | Stuart & Roz

 Roz and Stuart

We had the pleasure of filming Roz and Stuart’s wedding back in May.  They had flown from Australia to get married at Hever Castle and boy was it worth the flight. They had the mosts fantastic day, beautiful weather and everything (as it always does at Hever Castle) went to plan.  

The ceremony took place in The Loggia in The Italian Gardens by the lake, The Loggia always looks so striking but making it look even more stunning were the most beautiful flowers supplied by Pamela Brise - they really were spectacular!  Apollo Strings had been booked to play during the ceremony and drinks reception and they really are a wonderful string quartet.
 
 Roz and Stuart by Kenny Hickey - 2
Roz and Stuart chose our Silver Package which means two of us filming the introduction to the wedding and the ceremony - the great thing about this is that we can cover the Brides arrival and also film the Groom at the same time this way we capture so much more emotion. They had chosen us because they liked our style of unobtrusive wedding videography.
 
The photographer for their day was Kenny Hickey who like us knows Hever very well so the photoshoot that he organised incorporated all of the key features of the gardens and lake and the end result was stunning.
 
Here are the comments from Roz and Stuart about their video…
 
"We would like to say how smitten we are with our wedding DVD!! It captures perfectly all the defining moments of what was a most perfect day. Being able to meet Carol a few months beforehand was a great help and made us feel so comfortable with the process. Carol and Paul were the consummate professionals on the day and we really could not have asked for anything more. We are both so appreciative too of the really quick turnaround in receiving the DVD, which meant the world to us as it gave us the opportunity to watch it together with our family before heading back overseas. "
 
We have filmed many weddings at  Hever Castle and Gardens and know it very well and are very proud to be Hever Castle's Recommended Videographers.  If you would like to arrange a consultation about your wedding day please contact us on 01892 862489 or visit www.cutaboveproductions.co.uk

 

Roz & Stuart’s Wedding Highlights - Roz & Stuarts Highlights Video
 

Roz & Stuart’s Wedding Suppliers

Venue - Hever Castle http://www.hevercastle.co.uk
 
Florist - Pam Brise   http://www.hevercastle.co.uk/news/meet-hever-castle-florist-pamela-brise/
 
Photographer - Kenny Hickey http://www.kentweddingphotographer-kennyhickey.co.uk
 
String Quartet - Appolo Strings http://www.apollostrings.com

 

Guest Blog - Helen England Photography

The Trotters Arrive

Victoria and Gary loved Only Fools and Horses so when they started to think about their table plan they thought of having the Only Fools and Horses style.  Victoria got in touch with a Graphic Designer and they worked together designing a table plan, at the same time as a surprise Gary's mum booked a yellow three wheeler van to take Gary to the church.  Victoria had heard of a "Del Boy Lookalike" and so the theme began!

Trotters Table Plan

It was such a fun day, they got married in a church in Bexley and then moved on to Mountains Country House in Sevenoaks for the reception.  Just as we arrived the sun came out... it was perfect !!!  During the speeches Del Boy burst into the room and interrupted Gary's speech - Gary's expression was priceless as only a few people knew it would happen.  Everyone loved it - he was brilliant and it was a great idea for a wedding.

Trotters surprise the head table

Helen England Photography 01892 459363   www.helenenglandphotography.co.uk

Del boy with bride and groom


The Benefit of Two Camera Operators Filming Your Wedding

One of the huge benefits of booking a package that includes two of us is that as well as capturing the main events of the day the second camera assistant can take the time to capture all of the detail that you have spent months planning! These pictures are taken from frames of our film cameras.

Cheese Cake!   Groom Placecard


Facial Enhancement Acupuncture 

Guest Blog from Judy Bowen-Jones
Facial Enhancement Acupuncture

Facial Enhancement Acupuncture is a natural anti-ageing treatment involving the insertion of fine hair-like needles into specific points on the face (and body). It has a long history. Records show that facial acupuncture was practiced on the Chinese Emperors’ concubines in Ancient China.

Based on the traditional principles of acupuncture, facial acupuncture is much more than a cosmetic procedure. It is about health and beauty. It’s a holistic revitalisation process which works at a deep level stimulating physiological healing processes to help the whole body look and feel better.

Today, increasing numbers of women are turning to facial acupuncture as a natural non-surgical alternative to facial injections, fillers and chemical beauty treatments. This is a wonderful option for a bride to help her look her very best on the day!

Benefits of Facial Acupuncture include increased blood and lymph circulation to the face, improved skin tone, moisture and texture, enhanced skin colour and balance, reduction in facial lines, furrows and wrinkle, eyes are brightened, eye bags may be reduced or eliminated, facial puffiness reduced or eliminated, muscles in the face and neck toned and tightened, double chins minimised, droopy eyelids, eyebrows, jowls and turkey necks can be lifted and toned, pore size regulated and visible stress lines diminished

Patients often report feeling wonderful relaxed and energised after facial acupuncture treatments and may notice improvements in other aspects of their health, such as their circulation, digestion, hormone balance, sleep or hair. Enhancing hormone balance may improve skin conditions such as dry skin and hormonal acne which may occur during the menopause.

The effects of facial acupuncture vary according to the prior condition and lifestyle of the patient. In some cases facial acupuncture may erase as many as five to fifteen years from the face. A study published in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture (1996) of 300 subjects treated with cosmetic facial acupuncture in China, showed marked effects in 90% of cases after just one course of treatment. The effects are cumulative with results progressing throughout the course of the treatment. 

Experienced Facial Enhancement Acupuncturist - Judy Bowen-Jones Lic Ac BSc MBAcC AF A skilled and experienced facial acupuncturist, Judy Bowen-Jones trained with Los Angeles based Virginia Doran, a recognised expert practitioner and world authority in Facial Revitalisation Acupuncture.  Judy has also studied with UK leading Facial Acupuncturist Paul Adkins and is a registered member of Cosmetic Acupuncture UK and Facial Enhance UK. Judy holds regular facial acupuncture clinics in Crowborough and Tunbridge Wells. Contact Judy at www.acupunctureinsussex.co.uk


How To Tie A Bow On A Sash Dress

Nicki Macfarlane

We have recently had the pleasure of working with Nicki Macfarlane (dress designers for HRH The Duchess of Cambridge) and we have produced a video for them which gives an excellent demonstration on how to tie a bow on a dress.  Having seen so many brides and bridesmaids getting ready we think this is very informative !


 

Ashdown Park Wedding Videography | Graham & Sophie's Wedding

Graham and Sophie kssing

Graham and Sophie were the most delightful couple to work with.  They had a very clear vision of what they wanted and expected on their day which is always a great help. They liked the fact that as well as filming the most important parts of the wedding day we also film all of the detail.

We created a bespoke package for them, myself and Paul filmed the wedding. I went to Sophie's house to film some of the bride preparations while Paul went to Little Horsted Church to start filming the set up shots of the church and groomsmen and guests arriving. 

One of the most exciting things about Graham and Sophie's wedding was that Graham had arranged a horse and carriage, supplied by Darcy's Carriages,  to take Sophie to the church ... How romantic !!!! 

Horse drawn carriage at Graham and Sophie's wedding

Sophie arrived looking utterly gorgeous, like a real princess, and her bridesmaids also looked stunning in their crimson dresses.  While I was filming the brides arrival Paul was filming inside the church... He caught a priceless moment where Graham and his best man were standing at the alter playing rock, paper scissors to ease the nerves.   

The ceremony went like a dream, and after a few photographs outside the church it was off to The Ashdown Park Hotel and Country Club in Wych Cross, East Sussex for the reception.  The photographer was Peter Prior who was a pleasure to work with and after he conducted the group photo's we took the happy couple for a walk around the stunning grounds of the hotel.   The speeches were highly entertaining, one of us filmed the speakers whilst the other filmed reactions from the guests, we also used a discreet tiny camera on the top table to capture the reaction of the bride and groom... We did not miss a thing!!;

Graham and Sophie arrive in a horse drawn carriage

After the speeches we managed to get some messages from the guests which is always such a nice touch to the final wedding film, particularly as both sets of parents gave a lovely message.

We captured the cutting of the cake and then the first dance, it really was a lovely wedding.

Upon receiving the finished edited wedding film this was the feedback from Graham and Sophie...

"From the moment we met Carol to receiving the final DVD she has been incredibly attentive, caring and attentive giving us exactly what we wanted.  She gave us a bespoke package to suit our needs, captured everything we desired, presented the final disc perfectly edited and managed to make us laugh and cry at the same time! Worth every penny and really has made our wedding experience complete.  We would strongly recommend everyone to use Cut Above Productions ahead of any other videographer... PERFECTION!"


Awards Awards Awards! 

After an extremely busy wedding season this year we are delighted to announce that we are finalists in the "Best Videographer" category at not only The Kent Wedding Awards but also The Wedding Industry Awards.  Our wonderful clients voted for us which we are very grateful for, we are absolutely over the moon and I am very proud of our entire team! 


kent Wedding Awards finalist 2013 and now 2014

Kent Wedding Awards

We have just been told that we are finalists in the Kent Wedding Awards for the second year running .... We are absolutely delighted, keep your fingers crossed for us.....


 

 

The First Dance

Clare Couchman, dancer and choreographer, first dance specialist

We are delighted to have Clare Couchman, Dance Choreographer as our guest blog this month.......

My name is Clare Couchman and I am a professional dancer, choreographer and teacher.  I have been choreographing wedding dances for 8 years and it is one of my most rewarding jobs!

Every bride and groom deserve a special first dance, wether you dream of an intimate romantic routine or a lavish production number including best men, bridesmaids and ushers I can create that something special.  It is so easy - you send me your song choice, I come to your home and we get to work!  Even the most nervous and sceptical of their own abilities are pleasantly surprised as to how much they enjoy the lessons and how good they become in a short space of time.

Don't just shuffle around the dance floor, entertain your guests, have fun doing it and create a memory that will last a life time!  

Contact Clare on 0771 2230368 or email clarecouchman@googlemail.com


Filming A wedding in maidstone

On the 14th August 2014 we filmed Eloise and Michael's wedding. Their ceremony was held at The Salvation Army Church in Maidstone.  Eloise is a teacher and what made their wedding really special was the video message that her pupils had made that was played during the signing of the register, it really made it a very special wedding ceremony.

Eloise and Michael had chosen our Gold package which meant that two of us filmed all day with three cameras so during the ceremony we managed to cover every angle ensuring that we did not miss a thing. 

The reception was held at The Orangery at Turkey Mill which is such a stunning venue. Eloise and Michael made a very spectacular entrance by walking over the beautifully decorated bridge.  Kenny Hickey was the photographer and he directed a superb photoshoot which enhanced their wedding film enormously.

The whole day went really well.  Eloise and Michael were delighted with their wedding DVD and we thought they were an adorable couple.


The Spa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells Wedding Videography| Samantha & Anthony 

February 2013
Wedding cake squashed in to Grooms face on wedding day - Photograph by Kenny Hickey

On the 22nd February we filmed Samantha & Anthony’s wedding at The Spa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells.  They had booked us because we are the Recommended Wedding Videographers at The Spa Hotel.

I just cannot believe how lucky we were with the weather… it was a beautiful sunny day!  We filmed a few snippets of Samantha getting ready, I have to say she was one of the calmest brides that I have met. 

Anthony, the groom, is in the army and was therefore in uniform so he looked incredibly smart.  The ceremony was in The Orangery at The Spa Hotel which had been decorated beautifully, it is such a lovely bright room - perfect for ceremonies! Samantha walked in on her fathers arm looking absolutely stunning.  Kenny Hickey was the photographer who was superb to work with as always.  Despite the wet weather we have had for the last few months we even managed to hold the photoshoot on the lawn, which was fantastic, and we got some lovely shots.

The whole day went like a dream, the wedding breakfast was held in the Royal Suite at The Spa Hotel and it looked fabulous and as usual the staff at The Spa Hotel just kept everything running like clockwork.  The biggest surprise of the day was at the cake cutting, Samantha decided that Anthony should wear the cake and after cutting it rubbed a big slice in his face… very funny.

The couple had booked our Silver package so Paul and I filmed the ceremony together and then I filmed the rest of the day on my own.


 

The Importance of A Good Photographer 

September 2013

After you have set a date and chosen your venue the next and possibly most important decision you need to make is which photographer to use.  These days there are many options available with numerous different styles of photography to choose from. 

The reason I decided to write a piece about this topic is that if you are considering having your wedding filmed Your choice of photographer becomes very important as choosing an inexperienced photographer can impact on the quality of your wedding film.  

We are highly professional, amenable  and always are polite and courteous to whoever we end up working with but I cannot stress the importance of choosing a professional.

Over the years we have seen family friends who kindly offered to take the pictures suddenly panic as they realise what a huge task they have taken on and not only miss crucial shots but also realise they are not able to participate in the day as a guest as there is simply too much to do! 

We have also worked with photographers that have delayed the proceedings considerably as due to inexperience it was taking them too long to organise all the group shots. At one wedding we were filming at the wedding breakfast was delayed by 2 hours due to a photographer not coping!  

There is simply not enough time on the day for shots to be taken twice so we always let the photographer take control. Here our some top tips and some useful questions to ask...

How experienced are they?

How many weddings have they shot?

Will they come up with imaginative ideas for pictures?

Ensure that you know what style of photography that you want.

We suggest choosing someone who carries back up cameras (as we do). Make sure they have a strong enough personality to take control of the day without being over bearing.

If you would like some recommendations please do not hesitate to ask.


 

High Rocks Wedding | Natasha & Lee

June 24, 2013
Natasha and Lee Hilton's Wedding at the High Rocks in Tunbridge Wells

We had the pleasure of filming Natasha & Lee’s Wedding back in May.  The ceremony and the reception were at the High Rocks in Tunbridge Wells which I think is a fantastic venue.  The bride arrived by steam train, Natasha looked stunning.  The ceremony was short and sweet, the ceremony room was lovely and light  which is a bonus for us – also plenty of space for everyone.

The drinks reception was held in the garden and the weather held for us, we had the pleasure of working with photographer Barry Page who is very familiar with the High Rocks so for the couples photo shoot we took them right to the top of the rocks…. we got some stunning footage – one of the best shoots we have done !

The rest of the wedding went without a hitch. During the edit I found it so easy to capture the emotion of the day and the humour – this is so important and makes a huge difference.  The couple were thrilled with the end result – another happy customer!


Filming the Aerodance Show

February 11, 2013

Yesterday we filmed the Aerodance TN12 Show at Hazlitts Theatre, Maidstone.  Aerodance is a dance school for children and adults and I have to say the choreography and look of the show was superb.

It all went very smoothly, we used a new piece of recording equipment which worked very well and we captured some stunning footage of the children.

The editing process now begins… I have to admit that I love editing dance shows as I do attend dance classes myself so it does help me to edit more creatively to capture the flow of the dances.


Great Way To Start February

February 7, 2013

We had a great day filming David and Bethan’s wedding at Hever Castle last Saturday.  We were so lucky with the weather it was dry, sunny and not too bright…. Perfect !   Hever is such a lovely venue to work at.  There are so many amazing photo/video opportunities.

If only we could spend more time just wondering around the grounds with the couple but as it was I got some fantastic footage particularly by the lake in the Italian gardens.  The bride looked absolutely stunning in a gorgeous Isabella Grace dress and we worked alongside renowned photographer Kenny Hickey which is always a pleasure.

As usual we took along our Dslr camera and various pieces of equipment to enable us to create some cinematic style scenes, this just adds more quality and feel to the film.

The edit is going well so far…. The couple asked if I could record messages from their guests which is such a great idea as you capture emotion there and then on the day so I have a lovely collection of clips to add to the wedding film.

Next up is the Aerodance show that we are filming on 10th February at Hazlitts Theatre, Maidstone…….