This video is the opening chapter from Natasha and Harry’s recent St Giles’ Cathedral wedding.
This short video shows the introduction chapter of Natasha and Harry’s St Giles’ Cathedral wedding. Opening shots of the exterior and interior of St Giles’ Cathedral, the groom and guests arriving, bridal party arrivals etc.
One highlight of the day for me was filming inside St Giles’ Cathedral shortly before the guests arrived. St Giles’ Cathedral is usually packed with tourists during the day, particularly as this was a Saturday right in the middle of The Edinburgh International Festival. Around 45 minutes before the ceremony began the cathedral was closed and cleared of tourists. This left just a handful of staff, a choir, my wife Claire and myself alone in this massive cathedral. It was a really special feeling filming some of these opening shots while the choir were doing their final rehearsal. You can see from the video how special St Giles’ Cathedral is. It’s one of the nicest wedding venues I’ve had the pleasure of working in.
One thing I regularly notice is the limitations of guests’ cameras at taking photos inside dimly lit wedding venues such as St Giles’ Cathedral. The shots of the interior of St Giles’ Cathedral, seen in this video, are all recorded using no video lights or equipment to boost the light levels inside the cathedral. A typical ‘consumer camera’, whether video or still photograph, really struggles to produce quality images in such low light.
You can see from my video how gorgeous the natural lighting looks. My cameras and lenses really excel in low lighting conditions. Particularly during the winter months, when the daylight hours are short, it is essential to ask your wedding videographer how good (or bad) their equipment handles low light levels. Ask to see examples of low lighting work. It could be the difference between a dark and dingy wedding video or something exquisite and beautiful to view.
The music for this edit was specially selected by the newly-weds Natasha and Harry.