I’ve just completed editing a Balbirnie House wedding video for the wonderful Pat and Gary. They were recently married at Markinch Parish Church, in the village of Markinch, Fife. It was such a brilliant day. Gary and his groomsmen looked great in their traditional Highland outfits. These were supplied by Edinburgh kiltmaker Gordon Nicolson. Gordon, a friend of Gary’s, was also a guest at the wedding.
Beautiful bride Pat arrived in a fantastic classic car. She looked very relaxed and serene. The wedding ceremony was very pleasant. Included was a wonderful rendition of ‘Amazing Grace’ by one of the guests. The ceremony was filmed with two high definition cameras. The edit cuts between the cameras to keep the viewing interesting and varied. Use of a radio microphone system means I could film the ceremony without being too close to the proceedings.
After the ceremony, the newly-weds departed for beautiful Balbirnie House. This is a very grand wedding venue with beautiful gardens. The guests made full use of the gardens these for the champagne reception. Gary and Pat provided some fantastic entertainment for the guests. Crazy pipe band ‘The Pokey Hats’ provided an alternative rendition of ‘Amazing Grace’. I recorded these guys at another wedding at The George Hotel in Edinburgh. They’re great fun and highly recommended!
I filmed the speeches with two cameras. I filmed close up shots of the reactions to the witty one-liners. Great speeches and toasts enjoyed by all.
The evening celebrations at Balbirnie House were filmed with two cameras. One of them was mounted onto my Steadicam rig. This enables walking round the newly-weds as they dance. This keeps the shot super steady and cinematic. The camera floats through the air as I walk around the edge of the dance floor. A beautifully cinematic result is guaranteed.
The evening entertainment was provided by Callanish. These guys are an excellent Edinburgh based wedding band. Very impressive and highly recommended!
This was a really fantastic Balbirnie House wedding day. One of my favourites of the year. I look forward to filming another Balbirnie House wedding soon. Congratulations to Pat and Gary. You were great fun to film and I wish you all the best for your future together!
Here’s a video showing the first dances. Enjoy!
Here are a few still images which I’ve taken straight from the wedding video: