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  • Writer's pictureAidan Blunt Cinematic Videography

What makes a great wedding film?

Whatever the style of filmmaker, however creative the videographers are and no matter how good at editing they are they all have something in common. They can only film what happens on the day. So is there something you can do that will make your wedding film stand out from the crowd? Of course, and not only that, it will make your day more meaningful too.

A perfect example of this is the wedding of Tom & Amy at St James Church, Didsbury. Like most couples, they put a lot of thought and planning into their wedding so that it reflected who they are as a couple and what is important to them. They had a theme of daisies running throughout their day on cakes, flowers, honey pots (had to be in Manchester) printed material and of course in the brides family garden. Friends did the sermon and readings at the ceremony which from the couples reactions meant the world to them. They were fortunate to have friends that could play the music at the church and some that serenaded the guests at the reception at Village Point, Heaton Moor on their piano and trombone with some very cool jazz.

At our first meeting Amy told us how parts of her mothers and grandmothers wedding dresses had been incorporated into her own dress. A really nice touch at the reception were pictures of all three of them in their wedding dresses.

Everything about Amy and Tom's day had that personal touch. Our challenge was to capture it all and turn it into a film. Using their speeches and sermon, independent artists music and live music recorded on the day we weaved a 20 min soundtrack for the feature. We enhanced this with background audio captured during the day and then layered the footage on top in time to the mood of the soundtrack. The result, I'm sure you will agree is a lovely reminder of their wedding day.

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