I recently had the pleasure of filming another Balbirnie House wedding video. This was the grand finale to Tracey and James’ wedding day. The entertainment in this film was provided by Arbroath-based entertainers, Pepperpot.
This Balbirnie House wedding video was recorded using two top of the range Canon digital cameras. One camera was mounted on a tripod to film Pepperpot. The second camera was mounted on my Steadicam Merlin stabiliser to film the dancing. A super-wide angle lens provides an amazing perspective that a regular fixed-lens video camera just cannot match. I prefer to walk around the dance floor to film the dancing. Being rooted to the spot just doesn’t look as good being right there in and around the dancing!
I’m one of the few Scottish wedding videographers to offer this kind of service. Many wedding videographers won’t invest in this equipment required for the sake of filming a few minutes of dancing. But if you want to create a wedding film that looks different and so much better than your average wedding video, then the investment is worth every penny!
I always love filming Balbirnie House weddings. The evening receptions are always great to film. Balbirnie House has the most amazing dance floor. It looks like a regular dance floor. However, when the newly-weds step onto the floor and begin their first dance, the floor becomes illuminated with hundreds of tiny flashing lights. The lights are actually built into the floor and look brilliant when lit up. An added bonus is that the dance floor is a decent size. Plenty of space for larger wedding parties. And room for me to walk around the edge of the dance floor filming everyone partying!
Here’s the video of the first three dances of the evening reception of this wonderful Balbirnie House Hotel wedding.