I’ve recently finished editing Joanne and Carl’s St Mary’s Cathedral wedding video. This lovely couple were recently married at St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh. I live about a mile from St Mary’s. It was nice to be filming so close to home for a change!
This was a ‘two camera shoot’. I recorded most of the day with two high definition cameras. One camera recorded Carl and the guests arriving at St Mary’s. The other camera recorded the string quartet inside the cathedral. Bride Joanne looked beautiful in a gorgeous white wedding dress. I got a fantastic close-up shot of Carl’s face as it lit up when he turned to watch Joanne walking up the aisle.
I recorded the ceremony with two cameras covering the ceremony from different angles. The second camera was used to capture close-up detail shots. Jo and Carl holding hands, the exchange of rings, the readings.
After a brief photo shoot outside St Mary’s Cathedral, everyone departed to Melville Castle for the wedding reception. Melville Castle is nestled in a beautiful private estate situated to the south of Edinburgh. The grounds of Melville Castle are a great backdrop for wedding photos. During the photo shoot, I record shots of the newly-weds and their guests and edit this to music chosen by the newly-weds. The sun was getting low in the sky by the time the photo shoot was underway, a beautiful backdrop for the wedding photos and video, lit by the setting golden sun. Very romantic!
Melville Castle provides use of a large pavilion as part of their service for larger wedding parties. I’ve been to many weddings at Melville Castle and the provision of the pavilion is a big improvement as it gives everyone plenty of space to move around and doesn’t feel as cramped as the main building of The Castle. Perfect for recording the first few dances!
I used two cameras to record the first few dances. One camera filming the live band, the other recording all the action on the dance floor.
I really enjoyed filming Joanne and Carl’s wedding and I’m really pleased with the edit. Congratulations to Joanne and Carl, you were a pleasure to film!
Here’s a peek at part of the wedding video, showing the first dances in the evening. Enjoy!