Leann and Mark have a great story. It was a story they told to us during our Initial Meeting with them to talk about their wedding plans at the Worcester Guildhall, and it was something that really became a talking point as we planned their wedding film.
They met as young people and became, in their words, “childhood sweethearts.” Life did what life often does and kept them apart for many years, before they reunited as adults. It was important for Leann and Mark to have a wedding day (and a wedding film) that captured their children, friends and family on the day that childhood sweethearts became man and wife.
So it was with that background to the story that we approached their filming their big day.
The day began at their house in Worcester, with the both the bride and the groom getting ready at the same location. The ladies got ready with the usual assortment of mirrors, makeup boxes and hair equipment. The guys, on the other hand, got ready in record time and headed in Worcester town centre for a quick coffee.
The photographer on the day was the awesome Lee Webb of Lee Webb Photography, who’s work you can see throughout this post. He was a great guy to work with and really appreciated what we were trying to do as videographers, which always makes our job much easier.
The wedding took place at the Worcester Guildhall, the grand building in the centre of Worcester’s thriving city that acts as its administrative heart. It really is a fantastic place to get married, with opulent surroundings and views out of the window at the city going on all around you.
The speeches were hilarious and we speculated that a couple of the speakers might have stand-up comedy aspirations – they really were funny!
We moved back to Leanne and Mark’s Worcester residence for the second part of the wedding reception. There was a brilliant close-up magician doing the rounds and thrilling anyone who stopped to watch for a couple of minutes. I managed to capture some of his stuff on camera, but even watching it back in slow-mo, I couldn’t figure out how he pulled off some of his tricks!
The night closed out with one of the best live bands we’ve heard at a wedding this summer.
Highlight of the day for us was probably filming some truly stunning sequences at the river and lake on Leann and Mark’s property. We’re very happy with the shots we got here and can’t wait to premiere this film for the happy couple!