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midday movie. real romance. tom & leanne

December 18th, 2014 | Julia Braime

Tom and Leanne from Silver Sixpence Films on Vimeo.

There’s an extra feature everyday at lunchtime this week, as we celebrate our readers’ moments in the limelight, courtesy of Brides Up North Sponsor, Silver Sixpence Films

Today, Tom and Leanne take the stage with their pretty celebration.

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tom says: I proposed in the Daintree forest in Australia. We had just done a 3 hour trek to find a secluded little creek. When I proposed I was sitting next to Leanne but I was quickly told “You’re not down on one knee”  so I had to propose again on one knee, then she said “yes”

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The colour theme was pastels, the bridesmaids wore pastel pink, the style was vintage, romantic and whimsical.

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By far the best part of the day for both of us was actually getting married in the church.

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midday movie. it’s a classic. gemma & niall

December 17th, 2014 | Julia Braime

Niall and Gemma from Silver Sixpence Films on Vimeo.

It’s been a real treat to drop in an extra little feature every day at noon this week as we celebrate our readers’ real life love stories, courtesy of Brides Up North Sponsor, Silver Sixpence Films.

Popcorn at the ready, let’s hear from Gemma and Niall.

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gemma says: Niall proposed in our living room between visiting my parents the weekend before Christmas and heading to Niall’s mum and dads for Christmas day. It was lovely that it was just the two of us at home.

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I wore a Lusan Mandongus gown from Teokath Wimbledon: all the dresses I tried on were beautiful so it was a tough decision! In the end I went with a designer I felt fitted my body shape the best and the dress that I felt was the most flattering. I absolutely love, love, love my wedding dress and feel much more emotionally attached to it than I ever imagined I would.

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With a marquee in Niall’s mums and dad’s garden we had a blank canvas. We were quite relaxed about style and theme (just going with stuff we liked) but ‘classic fresh marquee wedding’ probably sums it up quite well.

We both really enjoyed the ceremony and have memories of smiling and laughing a lot. It’s the first time we both saw each other on the day and so was amazing. It is quite a surreal experience and over very quickly, you forget there are 100 people there watching you. My cousin commented after the event that the ceremony was the most fun one he had ever been to!

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Valentine Cinema. Day Four: Kirby & Adam

February 13th, 2014 | Julia Braime

This week, there’s a little movie moment every day at lunchtime, as we count down to Valentine’s Day this Friday, courtesy of Brides Up North Featured Supplier Emma at Story Of Your Day.  Just because I love you.

Is anyone else enjoying these gorgeous little films as much as I am?! 

Kirby and Adam – Highlights of their day from Story of Your Day on Vimeo.

Emma says:  I filmed this wedding at Oulton Hall in November with a view to making a Film of the Day and a bridal preparation film. As it happened I changed my package structure in December so that couples could have a Film of The Day with their own choices for their DVDs and a Trailer for both the DVDs and online. Kirby decided she wanted to swap over to this option because her music choices were very important to them.

So this is a ‘Trailer’… something Kirby and Adam can share with their friends and family anytime anywhere. It’s short and sweet but captures the essence of their day perfectly. Their Film of The Day is nearly fifteen minutes long and so I was able to incorporate her bridal prep in detail, meaning she didn’t lose out. And what a lovely message Kirby sent me once she and Adam had watched the film, ‘Words don’t even describe that!I absolutely sobbed! We both love it!’

Emma would like to offer Brides Up North Readers access to her exclusive Valentine’s Day offer.  Visit her website for more details and to celebrate the most romantic week of the year!

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Valentine Cinema. Day Three: Lynsey and Joe

February 12th, 2014 | Julia Braime

This week, there’s a little movie moment every day at lunchtime, as we count down to Valentine’s Day this Friday, courtesy of Brides Up North Featured Supplier Emma at Story Of Your Day.  Just because I love you. 

A wedding in The Lakes from Story of Your Day on Vimeo.

Emma says:  Lynsey and Joe are a gorgeous couple. And what made this film great to do was because I was also working alongside Brides Up North Featured Supplier Cat Hepple Photography. Because don’t direct my couples during their day it’s great to work with Cat who is so inspiring and takes her couples off for amazing portraits.

Linthwaite House Hotel in the Lakes was the perfect setting to sneak off and do just that, with us finding little hideaways to get away from it all for some really emotional moments. This wedding film was meant to be shorter but as with many of my films I get carried away with how fantastic the day is and for me, getting that across in my films is the most important factor.

Emma would like to offer Brides Up North Readers access to her exclusive Valentine’s Day offer.  Visit her website for more details and to celebrate the most romantic week of the year!

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Valentine Cinema. A Week Of Love In Motion.

February 10th, 2014 | Julia Braime

Love is in the air!  Being a loved up soon-to-be-wed, it probably hasn’t escaped your notice that it’s Valentine’s Day this Friday.  When considering how to mark the event here on the wedding blog  – because in real life with our baby girl it’ll be a couple of pizzas, a movie and an early night! – I thought it might be nice to share a few movies of our own.  Enlisting the help of Brides Up North Featured Supplier Emma of Story Of Your Day, we’re letting a few special Brides Up North love stories take centre stage as we bring you an extra little lunchtime feature in addition to our usual schedule.  Because we love you. 

Lois’ Morning at Rise Hall from Story of Your Day on Vimeo.

Emma says:  I was asked by Julia for a week long feature about my films. At first I was excited, but then I wondered how I could possibly choose five of my favourite films. I’ve recently been looking at the service I provide in the hope of offering everything a bride wants in a Wedding Film Package. This has meant I have been studying a lot of other Videographers in my price range and above. I have found that wedding films can be very formulaic and after a while I got quite frustrated by the fact that they were so similar. So although I’ve made some improvements I am still essentially offering the high end bespoke wedding film service I did before where no film is the same as the last … how can they be? Every wedding is different and every one unique. So I’ve put together a series of films for Brides Up North which, I hope, can demonstrate how I do wedding films differently, creatively and beautifully.

I believe your wedding films should be enjoyed time and time again. That’s why I make short-form wedding films unlike any other.  You’ve probably found your dream venue, your perfect photographer and maybe even your shoes with killer heels.  So now, it’s time to find the right person to make your wedding come to life on film, which can be cherished forever.

In your search for the right filmmaker, you may have found many wedding films seem very formulaic.  My films don’t follow a ’recipe’  because every wedding is different,  every couple is unique and so every story I tell is true to that couple and their wedding only.

I’ll capture the essence of your day and each bespoke film will tell your individual story. Your day will fly by and if you blink you’ll miss it. This is a chance to look back, remember the day and cherish those special moments forever.

Rest assured that you’re in very capable hands. My films are professional looking because they’re filmed by myself and other carefully selected experienced camera crews, using a combination of high-definition and DSLR cameras and beautifully crafted by myself using the best film-editing equipment.

The first this week is a Bridal Preparation Film – many of my couples choose this option so they can catch up with what their loved one got up to in the build up to the ceremony. It can be an emotional time. And Lois’ morning was just that. She married Olympian Alex Smith at Sarah Beeney’s Rise Hall in August this year.  Click here to see the Real Wedding on Brides Up North.  

My background has taught me to identify and appreciate special moments, reactions and emotions and my expertise lies in story-telling.   A personable nature and ability to engage easily means I’ll put your guests at ease when I talk to them about your day. Their thoughts and feelings will add flavour to your story. The guests at Lois and Alex’s wedding were literally queuing up to give them their good luck messages.

I was thrilled that Alex and Lois loved their films so much as they were such fun to make. “Thank you so much for the two films you made of our wedding day. We thoroughly enjoyed watching both – especially the film of the day! Alex and I were so glad we chose you to film our wedding day, it was the most fantastic day, which we can now watch over and over! We absolutely love your work, Mr & Mrs Smith.”

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Motion Memories. Supplier Showcase: Clockwork Pictures

January 15th, 2014 | Julia Braime

The Story of the Clockwork Team from Clockwork Pictures (Empire) on Vimeo.

This afternoon I’m thrilled to introduce a new and very talented Featured Supplier to the Brides Up North stage, the fabulous Tommy from super cool motion video outlet, Clockwork Pictures.  Currently based in Adelaide, Oz (told you he was cool) and due to land back on home shores right about now, any Bride Up North looking for someone to capture her wedding day in all it’s moving glory should check out this man’s skills (I thought about skillz with a zee, but I really can’t pull it off).  Anyway, he’s far cooler, let’s meet him…

Kristy and Chris from Clockwork Pictures (Empire) on Vimeo.

How did you get into wedding videography?

From a young age I wanted to be a Disney animator and when Toy Story came along I decided that was the job for me. I studied multimedia at university and realised the animation module wasn’t as easy as Toy Story made it look but I was loving the video section of the course and it all started from there really. I had started my first business in the UK in 2004 and soon found that my love of films and filming worked brilliantly with weddings as I’m drawn in by the emotion of a story and that’s what I like to portray.

Why should a couple have a wedding video?

I know first-hand that the wedding day passes like a blur and you don’t have time to take everything in and appreciate all the hard work and planning. You might not get to see everyone and there might be parts of the day you miss and would love to see what was happening at the time. This is the biggest day of your life and being able to relive all those moments for years to come and sharing them with children and grandchildren is something you really don’t want to miss. Sure it might be a cost now but in 40 years your wedding film will be priceless. Also wedding videos in the modern era are wedding films. Films that have the same elements and emotion of those you see on the big screen.

Evita + Javen from Clockwork Pictures (Empire) on Vimeo.

Why weddings specifically? What is your favourite thing about being a wedding videographer? 

It’s a common is conception that wedding videos are cheesy and tacky and look like they were shot in the 80s. It’s always an amazing feeling when the family and friends watch one of our production s and can’t wait to message us. We often have messages from people being “Blown away” and “It’s the best investment we made” We know that once the wedding has finished and everyone has gone back to work the last two things to look forward to are the photos and the wedding film. We know that our couples are in for a treat

How do you get couples to relax on the day? 

As a husband and wife team the couples can often relate to us and we encourage them to relax and just go about their business as they would if we weren’t there. As we’re both qualified primary school teachers we both have a calm persona and like couples to feel relaxed in our company as it helps them to feel comfortable and also allows us to capture beautiful and natural imagery.

Lisa + Kieran from Clockwork Pictures (Empire) on Vimeo.

Which celebrity wedding would you most like to capture and why?

We would love to be the wedding film choice for footballers. I am a football nut and it would be amazing to be involved in filming my heroes not to mention the amazing locations and lavish affairs they would put on. Also if Russell Brand got married again we’d love to film his speech!

Any really memorable beautiful/ moving/ stylish weddings that you have captured?

Having filmed so many weddings in South Australia we have been really spoiled by the weddings we have filmed. Many outdoor weddings at fantastic gardens, lakesides and beautiful wineries and beaches. One of our favourite ceremonies was Victor Harbour just outside Adelaide with a gorgeous lake as a backdrop and one of our receptions was right next to a big waterfall which we won’t see very often. We always feel the emotion when couples write their own vows. Words from the heart always choke everyone up on the day and often afterwards on the wedding film with a hint of cinematic soundtrack.

Kelly + Stephen from Clockwork Pictures (Empire) on Vimeo.

What sets you apart from other wedding videographers?

We create films that are engaging and emotional. We take our inspiration not from other wedding films but from cinema, art and life. Our wedding films are not so much a documentary but a cinematic story. We also use a time-shift technique which means that some parts of the wedding are not played in chronological order and speeches and the wedding are scattered throughout the film for a more engaging experience.

What can a couple who book you expect on the day?

The bride and groom should be able to relax and enjoy the biggest day of their lives and not have to worry about anything else. We find the balance of not interrupting the flow of the wedding while at the same time capturing the story of the day in a way that almost looks like we were more involved than we actually were. We don’t set up lots of “Poses” but we might make some minor adjustments to events that are naturally unfolding. (For example the groom might be better doing his tie in the natural light or we might move the dress to a different room for a spectacular shot

Tell us about some of your most recent collaborations with other industry professionals?

We love working with other wedding suppliers and it is one of our main goals to build strong relationships with the wedding photographers. It is so important that the wedding filmmaker and photographer are on the same page as it benefits the quality of both the photos, the wedding film and most importantly the bride and groom. It helps the day run smoothly and when that happens everyone is happy. We are always highly recommended by photographers as they appreciate the respect we give them.

Angelo + Stefanie from Clockwork Pictures (Empire) on Vimeo.

What projects do you have coming up – either weddings, shoots or otherwise that you are looking forward to in 2013?

We are finishing the current Australian wedding season here in Adelaide before returning to the UK which we’re excited about and we have some great weddings and some lovely couples lined up. Wedding films are what we love but we are also currently working on adding video blogging to our service and have shoots with a fitness expert for his blog in the next few weeks so we’re very excited about the future of Clockwork films.

Are you prepared to travel?(!) Is there an additional cost for this?

We love to travel and we love seeing new places and venues. After spending 5 years in Australia we have a new appreciation for our country and we’re certainly keen to see more of it. There is a small extra cost for travel which we are happy to discuss.

Jay + Anne from Clockwork Pictures (Empire) on Vimeo.

What is included in your "package"? Can you give us an idea on price?

We recommend our 10 hour package which usually covers the formalities of the day from getting ready right through to the bridal dance. (Extra hours are available if necessary) Our main feature is a 15-20 minute cinematic film which is great for sharing or watching over and over again. We also include the full ceremony, speeches and first dance. All our films are provided on in High Definition on flash drives. Many people love our optional short 3-5 minute highlight as it’s so easy to share and can be enjoyed before the main film is ready. There is also an option to purchase the uncut footage too. Our packages start at just £1600.

Can you do a discount for Brides Up North readers?

We can offer Brides up North readers “Unedited Footage” for no extra cost. (Saving £200).  Please quote Brides Up North when booking. The unedited footage is great as you can watch hours of footage as it was shot before being cut down for the highlights. We even go though and cut out the wobbles and create chapters and add them to your HD Flash drive.

How can Brides Up North get in touch with you or see more examples of your work?

To contact us and to see more of our work. Go to www.clockworkpictures.co.uk you can also “like” us on Facebook here.

 

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Freeze Frame: A Stop Motion Wedding Film For A Pretty Real Wedding At Denton Hall – Meredith & Leigh

April 23rd, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Meredith & Leigh Stop Motion Wedding from James Pearson on Vimeo.

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I’ll be back later on with all the images and details for this beautiful Real Wedding at Denton Hall, Yorkshire, coordinated by a fantastic group of Brides Up North Featured Suppliers, including Andrea from Fabulous Day, Leafy Couture and Box Tree Events, but first I wanted to share this amazing little stop motion wedding film with you. 

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Meredith, our bride, was a real fan of Brides Up North during the planning process (Hello Meredith!  We love you too!) and writes: I have to tell you how surreal and flattering it is that you are interested in my wedding! I’ve spent much of the past year oogling your website and to think you liked it makes me blush.  Now I believe that every wedding is beautiful, but when a big day is as pretty as Meredith and Leigh’s was, how could we not feature it on these pages?  Blush away Meredith!

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I usually favour images over film – and yes, we didn’t have a wedding video at our own wedding, and yes, I do hugely regret that – but wedding videography has suddenly got so snazzy and slick (see this interview with Brides Up North Featured Supplier Story Of Your Day) and this little film by Cornerstone Cinema is just so quirky and cute, I felt it would be shameful if it were lost in a larger feature. 

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Enjoy this genius little production, and watch out for those purple dragons!

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LOVE – The Great & The Wonderful – The Movie!

March 21st, 2013 | Julia Braime

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You’ve all been loving the fabulous Oz inspired bridal shoot that I have featured this week, and now it’s time to take to the silver screen, with one last look behind the scenes…

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With videography by Rebecca Reville Wedding Films

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Click here to catch up on our main feature and our behind the scenes feature too.

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Photography:  Christine Harrison Wedding Photography

Flowers:  Red Floral Architecture

Wedding Dresses:  Fairytale Brides

Make Up: Flossy & Leigh Makeup Artists Company

Wedding Cakes:  Butterflies & Angels

Wedding Stationery:  Deannamic Designs

Sequin Chairs & Accessories:  Eleventh Heaven by Ann McKavney

Crystal Bouquets:  Crystal Bouquets by Tilly

Video:  Rebecca Reville Wedding Films

Model:  Annabella Johnson from Boss Model Management (Manchester)

Venue:  The Ashes Exclusive Country House Barn Wedding Venue

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Video © 2013 Rebecca Reville Wedding Films

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This Must Be Underwater Love: A Styled Trash The Dress Session In The North West

November 23rd, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Fancy something a little bit different with your Friday morning bacon butty?  I don’t mean HP instead of Heinz either. Even better, if you can believe it (depending on whether you are operating on a Thursday night “it’s nearly Christmas” hangover, I suppose). 

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This morning we are in the North West conducting a little underwater art experiment with friend of the wedding blog, Craig of Unforgettable Memories.  During this trash the dress styled film shoot, Craig and his small team explore movement and grace.  Maybe not something you do every weekend, granted, but certainly captivating, definitely different and utterly beautiful.  Soak it up and be inspired. 

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Craig says:  Now, I know that this isn’t your typical bridal shoot and that many of you would be horrified to think of your stunning wedding dress being thrown in a pool. However, you can’t say it isn’t different, and you certainly can’t say it isn’t beautiful.

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As trained diver I have always loved being underwater and have created some wonderful footage of the tranquillity of underwater life and when I started producing wedding films I saw similarities between the detailed beauty of bridal gowns and the detailed beauty of the underwater environment so it seemed like a good idea to bring the two together. However it wasn’t until I was having a conversation with Doris Designs who provide bridal petticoats that this actually came to fruition.

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During our conversation about a number of different shoots Doris happened to mention that she would love to see how her wonderful skirts would react in water, and I certainly wasn’t going to waste the opportunity to show her. As we discussed the options I was getting more and more excited about how I could make this happen and immediately began to set the wheels in motion.

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I contacted a local dive club who happened to use a local pool for their practise sessions. They were extremely helpful and allowed me to go down and take a look at what they could offer and we agreed that the shoot could take place during one of the regular evenings. So pool sorted I now needed dresses and a model. I already had a couple of wedding dresses which I had previously used for creative shoots so that wasn’t a problem; however finding a model who was willing and able to wear one, in a pool, with her eyes open and still look gracious was to be the biggest challenge.

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Luckily for me, I do get involved in a wide range of video projects which take me all around the country and during a shoot for a music video I happened to meet a lovely girl who was a burlesque dancer so I picked up the phone and called her. As this was something she hadn’t done before she was extremely excited to get involved and a date was set.  When the time came I met Talulah and we headed off to the pool. She did her own makeup and got into the water. This is the end result.

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Unforgettable Memories Wedding Videos is a multi award winning wedding film company based in Cheshire. Having been voted best videographer in both 2011 and 2012 in a North West Magazine poll and shortlisted for the North West Regional final in both the 2011 and 2012 Wedding Industry Awards Unforgettable Memories has a wealth of experience filming both weddings and promotional videos. Using the latest HD cameras Unforgettable Memories will capture your wedding / event and produce a high quality DVD you will want to treasure forever.

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Video – Unforgettable Memories

Petticoats – Doris Designs

Model – Talulah Blue

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  – Images & video © 2012 Unforgettable Memories

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A Wedding Blogger Says Hello & A Whopping 50% DISCOUNT On Your Forever Film

July 30th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Well hello Brides Up North!  I hope that you are having a super duper weekend so far.  Sorry for the little teaser this morning… but boy do I have some exciting things lined up for this little wedding blog!  Keep reading!

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Anyway, on to this afternoon’s post.  So, it seems to me to be quite the thing to mix a little video blogging into the usual wedding blogging schedule.  With this in mind, and as a taster, I asked my friend Steven from Forever Film to shoot a few frames of me saying hello and explaining a little bit about the Brides Up North wedding blog.  Cat Deeley need not worry, that’s all I am saying (and what is that face I am pulling in the still?!)!  This took a few takes – no auto cue for me, unfortunately – but here I am on my first attempt at television presenting*…What an (ahem!) natural!  Be kind, Brides Up North, going in front of the camera is scary!

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*sign me up Wedding TV!

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Speaking of video blogs, did you catch Brides Up North Wedding Belles The Movie?!  Go behind the scenes at a fabulous Brides Up North styled shoot here…

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Watch out for more video blogs coming soon on the wedding blog!

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If you love Forever Film’s amazing edited films as much as I do (and I am a HUGE HUGE fan of this talented man with a cam), then I have some brilliant news. 

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Steven is looking to expand his portfolio of beautiful work, and so that he can amass as varied a selection as possible to show off his super skills, he wants to offer Brides Up North a huge 50% off his services for weddings that take place before October 2011. 

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Got a little left in your budget but thought that you couldn’t afford a video?  Think again!  This offer is for you!  At this awesome reduced rate a full day of filming will set you back just £447.50, and a half day £275.  This is an amazing opportunity and dates are sure to go FAST, so contact Forever Film sharpish. 

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Steven would also be happy to share his work with any suppliers who recommend his services to their brides. 

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To see another example of his work in action, check out this recent wedding that he shot and edited.  What a gorgeous day!   Lights, camera…Action!

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Contact Steven at Forever Film to find out more. 

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