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Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire, some beautiful wedding venues to video

Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire, some beautiful wedding venues to video…

To say procuring these picture perfect wedding venues had me grinning like the proverbial Cheshire Cat is quite the understatement; as Jumping Spider Films delves evermore into seeking out beautiful wedding venues at which to film the perfect contemporary wedding video, our next offering in this series leads us to the West Midlands counties of Shropshire and Staffordshire and the North-Westerly county of Cheshire itself.

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Best wedding venues in Gloucester for wedding videos

Top 5 Wedding Venues in Gloucestershire

We sometimes get asked by wedding suppliers and friends our opinion on the top wedding venues in the UK. So we thought we'd make a list. This list features just some of our preferred wedding venues in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds and is from our perspective as wedding videographers. Of course we may be a little biased towards those that help us to make the best wedding videos possible...

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Top 5 Wedding venues in Wales for wedding videography

Top 5 Wedding venues in Wales for wedding videography

Having temporarily sated our appetite for some of the most unique and unusual wedding venues that the Cotswolds’, the South West Coast and the Home Counties have to offer, we’ve turned our attention to a real jewel in the crown of the British Isles and narrowed down a collection of wonderful Welsh wedding venues that truly celebrate a rustic charm.

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Wedding Videography and the Jumping Spider way

Wedding Videography - The Jumping Spider way

More and more wedding videographers are out there than ever before. With the relative affordability of DSLR cameras and the high quality video footage they produce alongside new and innovative film-making equipment those videographers that would have been priced out of the profession before can now create stunning shots for only a small outlay. With this increase, however, comes both benefits and pitfalls to couples looking to hire a wedding videographer.

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Wedding Venues we love to video - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hampshire

Venues we love to video - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hampshire..

Following our fascinating perspective on our favourite Cotswold’s wedding venues to video, back by popular demand, our next tantalising tête à tête in our wedding venues mini-series focuses on the western Home Counties locations of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hampshire; more specifically the captivating Coworth Park in Ascot, Berkshire, the herculean HMS Warrior docked in Portsmouth, Hampshire, the heavenly Hedsor House which sits on the Berkshire and Buckinghamshire borders, the cracking Clock Barn based in Whitchurch, Hampshire and the decadent Dorney Court located in Windsor, Berkshire. All spectacular venues for weddings and wedding videography.

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Wedding Videos at our favourite top 5 Dorset, Devon and Cornwall wedding locations.

Our top 5 Dorset, Devon and Cornwall Wedding Venues to Video...

Next in the Jumping Spider Films’ series of world’s best wedding venues to video (well maybe not the entire world but definitely close enough), are the charming counties of Dorset, Devon and Cornwall; and with some of the most picturesque scenery a wedding videographer could wish for, the South West region is top of our picks for secluded beach weddings, hipster-esque festival weddings, ruggedly, romantic coastal weddings, captivating castle weddings and of course, with Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks making up most of the landscape, magnificent Moors weddings too! So onto the wedding venues themselves - Tunnels Beaches in Ilfracombe, Devon, The Green House & Cottages nestled in Cornwall’s beautiful Liskeard, Lyhner Valley, Polhawn Fort in Torpoint, Cornwall, Lulworth Castle in East Wareham, Dorset and Holne Park House in Dartmoor National Park.

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Jumping Spider Films - How many cameras do you need?

1 Camera, 2 Camera, 3 Camera, 4.

We know it's a complicated process hunting for a wedding videographer and when you do find one you like you're faced with many different options and packages. If you're not sure what type of wedding video you'd like it can be a touch overwhelming. So we've broken down and explained what everything means in simple terms. Of course the easiest option is to give us a call and let us help you decide, but we hope this helps anyway. Please always remember that our wedding video service is completely bespoke and the packages we offer on our website are just examples. Our wedding videos are always tailored to our couples requirements.

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A wedding video marryoke in the cotswolds

A Wedding Marryoke in the Cotswolds...

With our advert featuring in the upcoming Cotswold's Bride magazine we thought we'd re-visit one of our couples from earlier this year who are also gracing the glossy pages of the Cotswolds classiest yearly review, Nic and Felipe. We don't get many January wedding video bookings but when we do they tend to be something a little bit different. Nic and Felipe's wedding was a riot, a big egg shaped ball of welsh fun.

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Jumping Spider Films wedding video packages breakdown

Jumping Spider's Wedding Video Packages

This blog is to help you decide what you'd like from us. We do suggest four creatively named packages on our website but they're mainly a guideline for couples and an excuse for us to be a bit quirky with our package names; I'm pretty sure we're the only wedding videographers with a package called the Swayze. In this blog we'll break down the suggested packages and also delve into all the other options available for your wedding video.

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The Top 5 Wedding Video Guests Messages from 2012

Top 5 Wedding Guest Messages

Every year we film hundreds of guest messages for our couples wedding videos. Some are great, some are not so great. Here's our Top 5 wedding guest messages from 2012. Not all of them chosen for there quality...

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Wedding videography editing and effects

Wedding Videography - Editing and Effects

Editing plays a big part of creating a unique wedding film. No matter how good the footage shot on the day is or how many pennies it cost to buy the camera if the edit is bad the wedding video will become unwatchable. A good edit can bring the wedding day back to life. It can accentuate the emotions, reflect the enjoyment of the day and sprinkle a little romance into the wedding video without be too cheesy. It can take something from being good to something being spectacular. Editing is a hugely creative part of the process of creating the best wedding video possible and it should never be underestimated.

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The Short Form Wedding Video

The Short Form Wedding Video

Over the last few years approaches to wedding videography have changed; without question this has coincided with the ability of DSLR cameras to film in High definition. The affordability of DSLR cameras and collaborating equipment, such as glidetracks and steadicams, has seen a massive rise in production quality and subsequently in the short-form wedding video.

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Guest messages for your wedding video.

Guest Messages - Wedding Video Tips

Guest messages are a fantastic extra memento to add to your final wedding video. Many wedding videographers offer a similar service and shoot them in a variety of ways. In this blog we talk about what they are, how we film them and how we put them into your wedding video.

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Why didn’t we hire a wedding videographer?!  A Bride’s biggest, big day, regret!

Why didn’t we hire a wedding videographer?! A Bride’s biggest, big day, regret!

I literally spent hours, maybe even days, pouring over bridal magazines, leafing through the wedding pages, carefully cutting out any ‘arty’ shots I knew I just had to get the wedding photographer to take:- bedazzled shoes on the bed, veil draped ethereally over the back of my gown, our little bridesmaid’s hand in mine and it only took six minutes (that’s the length of the Jumping Spider Films wedding videography show reel) – and what turned out to be ‘too little too late’ as we’d already gone and gotten ourselves married – to realise that I should have spent that time and energy sourcing a proper wedding videographer, a mate with an iPad just won’t cut it!

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Wedding Videography Showreel by Jumping Spider Films

Jumping Spider Films have a new Weddings Showreel… do you have two minutes?

"It takes two-oo baby, it takes two-oo baby, to make a dream come true, me and you!" ...and whether it's Marvin Gaye who's crooning about making a dream come true or DJ E-Z Rock who's rapping about trying to make a thing go right, as well as we guess, making it outta sight, most importantly it really does only take two (minutes that is!) to watch our brand new, all singing, all dancing, Jumping Spider Films' Wedding Videography Showreel...

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Liz & Will's wedding in Kent by Jumping Spider Films

Liz & Will - A wedding video shot in Kent

Will and Liz's wedding was strangely, after 5 years of wedding videography, our first in Kent. It took place at the beautiful and tranquil Turkey Mill in Maidstone; a place not too far from where I grew up. The day was full of familiar faces as we'd created wedding videos for a number of other couples at the wedding; most of them now being either pregnant or post-pregnancy...

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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Wedding Video by Jumping Spider Films

Harriet + Phil - A Cheltenham Wedding Video

Harriet and Phil's wedding in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire was one of our favourite weddings of 2012. They were not only a lovely couple, their whole wedding day was an absolute joy to film. From filming Harriet getting ready at the Queens Hotel in Cheltenham until the mid-evening Salsa lesson, we knew on the day that we had so much good footage that we were going make one of our best wedding videos of the year.

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Louise and Darshans wedding at Ellenborough Park in the Cotswolds.

Louise + Darshan - A Wedding from Down Under

Louise & Darshan came to us with a request; they wanted their wedding film to be unique, upbeat, energetic and most of all fun. After searching for a while they were so pleased to come across us. They loved all our wedding films and our style of wedding video and as they had guests coming from all over the world they wanted their wedding video to be truly memorable. The wedding took place at Ellenborough Park in the Cotswolds.

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Abbie & Richards wedding video at Berkeley Castle

A Wedding Video at Berkeley Castle

Abbie and Richard's wedding took place at the majestic Berkeley Castle, in Gloucestershire. They chose the Clarke Gable package for their wedding video as they wanted the guests to be involved in the video as much as possible and wanted their wedding day covered in full by us.

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Sarah and Wills wedding video in Bath, Somerset

Sarah + Will - A Christmas Wedding

A year ago we filmed Sarah and Wills wedding video on a cold winters day a little before Christmas. The ceremony took place in possibly one of the smallest churches in the country and the wedding reception was in a lovely venue on the outskirts of Bath, Somerset..

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Cotswolds Wedding Video