We spoke to Paul Neale of Severn Scent Videos, BBC & ITV trained Broadcast Cameramen and Editors, to find out a bit more about filming weddings. They’ve been filming for 16 years across the UK and in Europe. Here’s The Interview:
How does it feel, being invited to share in someone’s most special day?
We are always deeply honoured to be part of a couple’s special day, seeing the day unfold, there are always some truly memorable moments.
What are the ingredients of a great wedding film in your opinion?
There really is no set ingredient but we would say a good eye for detail and unobtrusive filming.
What has been the most memorable or unusual wedding you have filmed?
A few years ago we filmed at Parklands Quendon Hall, it was July the hottest day of the year, we were there to film a Nigerian wedding, it was amazing so colourful, with over 500 guests, lots of dancing and singing, which made for a memorable day.
However we have filmed a numerous types of wedding celebrations: Church and Civil ceremonies, Greek, New Age and Asian wedding ceremonies, engagement parties, renewal of vows and even Chinese tea ceremonies.
What is your favourite part of the job?
It never ceases to amaze us when we as we film the bride coming down the aisle, it’s just magical.