Yesterday I had the most fantastic day filming Lynda and Andrew’s Aberdour Castle wedding over in the beautiful Kingdom of Fife.
Yesterday’s wedding ceremony took place in picturesque Aberdour Castle. Before the ceremony, I spent around an hour filming the Bridal preparations nearby in Dalgety Bay. This was great fun and makes for the perfect introduction chapter to the wedding video.
I always arrive at the wedding venue early enough to give me plenty of time to shoot various interesting shots of the venue. These shots are then edited and synchronised to music chosen by the newly-weds. This helps to ‘tell the story’ of your wedding day. Aberdour Castle is an ancient monument with endless opportunities to create an interesting wedding video introduction chapter. As with all weddings, time is limited. So, after filming a number of creative shots, it was time to get ready for the main event.
Bride-to-be Lynda and her father arrived in a beautiful white Rolls Royce. Lynda looked fantastic in her white wedding dress and her father looked extremely proud to be escorting his daughter into the castle.
The religious wedding ceremony was filmed with two high definition broadcast quality cameras. This ensured sharp detail and vivid colour reproduction. By using two cameras, I can produce a more interesting documentary style wedding video. One camera filming the Wedding Party from the front. The other camera filming close-up shots from the back. This gives 100% coverage of the proceedings. Coupled with the broadcast standard radio microphone system I use, this makes for a far more detailed and interesting wedding video.
It was great that the weather was warm and sunny. Everyone went outdoors after the ceremony for the champagne reception and photo shoot.
After capturing a varied selection of beautiful wedding photos we made the short journey to nearby Pitbauchlie House Hotel, Dunfermline, for the wedding reception.
The Newly-weds were cheered by the guests into the Elgin Suite. Here the wedding cake was cut before the speeches began. The wedding cake consisted of lots of layers of cups cakes, topped off with one layer of a traditional cake. It looked really delicious.
The speeches were before the wedding breakfast, these were filmed using two cameras. One camera filmed the top table at a wide-angle. The other camera filming close-ups of all the laughter and tears.
I was fortunate to be fed at yesterday’s wedding reception. Feeding your wedding videographer is not compulsory but is always greatly appreciated. It was great to chat with the guests at my table, they were excellent company and as a wee bonus, the food was excellent, too!
As soon as the wedding breakfast was finished I set up a camera to record a ‘Video Diary Room’. This is where guests can leave messages of goodwill and congratulations for the newly-weds. I add the messages to the end of the wedding video. This is a great way to end your wedding video and filming and editing these messages never ceases to make me smile. Massive thanks to all who took part. You were great fun and I know Lynda and Andrew will really appreciate your contribution.
My role at Lynda and Andrew’s wedding day ended with me filming the first few dances. Entertainment was provided by fantastic band ‘Wildcard’. They are highly talented and had the dance floor packed with guests. Great to watch and film. Again, filmed with two cameras. One camera filming the band, the other filming the guests as they danced away.
The buzz I get when I leave a wedding celebration and reflect on how well the day went is really amazing. Yesterday’s wedding was great fun. Lynda and Andrew are a really lovely couple and are clearly made for each other. I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding day and I really look forward to editing this into an interesting and unique wedding video.
Have a great honeymoon at Loch Ness Lynda and Andrew, thank you so much for allowing me to be part of such a wonderful day!
Here are a few wedding photos taken from Lynda and Andrew’s Aberdour Castle wedding film.