2016: A wedding videographer’s year in review

2016: A wedding videographer's year in review
2016 has been a fabulous year at Story Of Your Day - full of weddings, travel, awards and babies. I’d like to start by thanking each and every couple whose wedding we have filmed this year from intimate weddings with just a few guests, destination weddings in Italy and France through to the most elaborate weddings with hundreds of guests. It’s been an honour and[...]

10 wedding videography mistakes couples need to avoid

10 wedding videography mistakes couples need to avoid
  From the bridal party dancing as they get ready to when the groom first catches a glimpse of the bride; there are many magical moments on your wedding day that you will want to remember forever. It's my job as a wedding videographer to capture the fun, excitement, romance and laughter from your big day in a film that you will want to watch again and again[...]

Wedding film awards: why you’re more important

Wedding film awards: why you're more important
Breaking News! Story Of Your Day has been recognised at The Wedding Industry Awards 2017. Whoop Whoop. Thank you to all my lovely couples who took the time to vote for me. But listen up. Let me tell you a little secret. Awards are a nice thing to have, the icing on the cake. But essentially I make wedding films to capture the story of the day for you, [...]

What makes Story Of Your Day different?

What makes Story Of Your Day different?
“We’ll tell YOUR story” “We’ll capture your day and retell your wedding story” “Your story is beautifully captured” Virtually all wedding videographers have the same message these days. Whatever their style of filmmaking, telling your wedding story, is what they promise when you commission them to film your day. This is a blog post behind how I authenti[...]

Story Of My Day – A Wedding Videographer’s Diary

Story Of My Day - A Wedding Videographer's Diary
0700: It's the Wedding Day. My alarm goes off and this morning there’s no option to press the snooze button.  After a restless night due to the very warm weather, it’s time to get up and start the day. The pressure is off somewhat because I arrived in France two evenings ago and I spent yesterday getting familiar with the venue and filming beautiful establishing sh[...]

Face Your Fears … don’t let them set your limits

Face Your Fears ... don't let them set your limits
I am writing this on board Ryanair FR9078 at 32,000 feet, travelling from Alicante to Leeds-Bradford, making my way home from a family holiday... What makes that interesting is  that anyone who knows me, knows I hate flying. With a passion. I don't sleep the nights before a flight. I'm a nervous wreck at the airport. And I won't go into detail my feelings and[...]

Summer Wedding Destinations 2016: a wonderful tour

Summer Wedding Destinations 2016: a wonderful tour
It's officially the middle of my wedding season and I have just returned home from the most gorgeous wedding in Sorrento. Rachael and John were married at Saint Frances Cloisters in the centre of Sorrento followed by an idyllic reception at Villa Antiche Mura. The weather in Italy was wonderful for the most part but the forecast for the actual wedding day wasn't so [...]

Come into the Out: Finding a sense of belonging

Come into the Out: Finding a sense of belonging
Kids movies are great aren’t they? As well as having fabulous characters, usually a great score and full of laugh-out-loud humour, there’s always a underlying message, that even if children don’t get, most adults can relate to. My absolute fave movie at the moment, which I enjoy watching over and over again with my boys, is Home. One of my favourite lines from the [...]

Is a wedding film really worth it?

Is a wedding film really worth it?
Congratulations. You’re getting married. It's a whirlwind of emotions all round. And now the hard work begins. And it probably won’t stop until the morning of your wedding. If you’ve pulled everything together then perhaps not even then. The problem for most couples who don’t commission a wedding planner to organise their day.. (and actually you seriously should[...]