Somerset Wedding Video | Kate + Ed
A beautiful, modern vintage wedding, filmed by Jumping Spider Films wedding videography at the Firehouse restaurant in Somerset, the church of St. Andrew in Curry Rivel and a private garden marquee; a stunning, quintessentially English, country garden wedding.
Just when we think we have seen it all as wedding videographers, every wedding trend and every wedding theme, every wedding fashion and every wedding fad… every now and again something comes along that really surprises us; Jumping Spider Films have had the pleasure of making wedding videos for some very clever, very cool and very creative couples and Kate and Ed were absolutely no exception. As partners in business as well as now partners in life, as the owners of the Firehouse in Somerset - Ed, often welcoming patrons as they enter the pub and Kate, the beautiful blonde buzzing around the bar - it is perhaps this working partnership and the opportunities they have to embrace their creativity in everyday life, that joyously spilled over into the planning of their big day.
Now as keen readers of our Jumping Spider Films blogs will know, we now feature as many of our Jumping Spider Films wedding videos as possible on our Real Weddings blog page, yet in the case of Kate and Ed’s English country garden wedding, fighting the temptation not to write a detailed blog but simply pen a point-by-point checklist (of what any bride or groom seeking wedding inspiration might emulate for their own big day), was really quite the challenge.
Take Kate’s bridal preparation for example, filmed at Kate’s parents’ house, from behind the subtle Jumping Spider Films wedding videography cameras (our camera operators are trained to weave around the room as discretely as possible), here, only a few words would have been necessary:- bridal party in fluffy white robes, check þ, sparkling glasses of pink fizz, check, gorgeous vintage lace wedding dress, check, fifties style pearl jewellery, check and perfectly applied bridal hair and make up, check. See what we mean? The perfect wedding checklist, not only acting as wedding inspiration for others but also as a handy aide memoire for us as wedding videographers; it’s a list of all of those close up camera shots that help us build the story of a wedding to remember, captured on camera, just as our bride and groom had wished for.
And it wasn’t just the morning of their wedding day that was full of such visually delicious detail; the entire wedding celebration was an absolute treat for our wedding videographers… From the grooms’ pre-drinks in the Firehouse bar, to the fruity custom cocktail stations at the wedding reception, from the simple, pale pink boutonnières worn at Church, to the absolutely amazing trailing ivy foliage decorating their marquee, from the fairy lights to the fairground games, the coconut shy to the kissing booth, this late spring, Somerset wedding had it all.
And we’re not just talking custom printed, luggage tag style name place settings, nor even sweet little flower girls walking down the aisle clutching quirky personalised chalk boards – we are actually, even, totally talking, puppies! And one puppy to be exact, the absolutely gorgeous Hector! Kate and Ed’s beautiful, blue bow tie wearing, terrifically tail wagging Labrador! And it wasn’t just the Jumping Spider Films cameras that were completely enamoured by such a lovely doggy on the day but also one of Kate’s bridesmaids, who, during the guest messages - filmed as part of their wedding videography package (a great additional element to our 35 – 45 minute wedding videos and our 3 - 4 minute wedding highlights reels) - exclaimed that even though she was very happy to now be related to Ed, she seemed positively thrilled to now include Hector as part of the family.
For us, this was one of those weddings that encompassed the very best bits of filming a wedding video; a smashing couple, a wonderfully family feel to the whole occasion, some really beautiful, unique details and plenty of memorable moments to capture on film. A series of stunning Somerset locations - the Church at St. Andrew for the ceremony, the relaxed vibe at the Firehouse for pre-drinks and the intimacy of a garden reception marquee - and the fact that we really felt we got to know Kate and Ed before their big day helped us to conjure up an image of exactly what they wanted to remember by way of their wedding video keepsake; and watching their short highlights reel reassures that theirs was definitely a job well done.