Welcome to our Blog. During the quieter times of the year (of which there doesn't seem to be many anymore but we are not complaining!) we will update you with some highlights of what we have been up to recently. Do scroll down and watch as many as you like to get a good idea of what we do. Also feel free to check out our Facebook page and YouTube Channel for even more.
Rachel & Andrew @ Hensol Castle - Same Day Premiere -
Tuesday 6th June 2017
Last month we were back to Hensol Castle in Cardiff for the wedding of Rachel & Andrew! I should set up a base here really as I have quite a few lovely weddings to capture here this year :-)
I was delighted to also offer our exclusive Same Day Premiere again and it went perfectly. I have said it before but putting these together for the big reveal on the evening is easily the most fun and rewarding part of the day. It isn't easy but it is so worth it to see the laughter, tears and cheers right there and then.
Sharing these films with guests on the evening who couldn't make the day along with reliving it all with your day guests is so special for everyone.
Anyway enjoy this for now guys, along with the live reactions. Your finished film is nearly complete and on its way...
Jo-Ann & Daniel had a superb wedding day at the Cwrt Bleddyn Hotel. One of my favourite venues and one of my favourite couples! So much fun on the day and the beautiful bride Jo-Ann obviously could not stop laughing. This just makes it easy for us to capture amazing footage! Guys, enjoy this sneaky peek and as always let us know what you think...
In April we were asked to capture on film Christie & Tom's wedding
day at the breathtaking Birtsmorton Court in Worcester. This sneaky peek
from their film does not even show 10% of what this venue has to offer
yet you can clearly see how awesome a day Christie & Tom had. It was
so much fun to be a part of and all their family and friends made it
extra special. Guys, enjoy this sneaky peek and as always let me know what you think...
Well, what can I say about this one! I was so looking forward to capturing the wedding of Priscilla & Ben and I was not dissapointed once the big day arrived. The first time I met Priscilla was at the Maes Manor wedding fair and we hit off straight away. She is surely a character and I think this little sneaky peek into their film shows that.
Congratulations guys, enjoy this for now and as always let me know what you think...
We have just completed the film for Sammy & Chris' wedding at Hensol Castle. This venue is quickly becoming a favourite of ours and I cannot wait to go back in May. Sammy & Chris you are brilliant and your family and friends were so much fun! Enjoy this sneaky peek for now and as always let us know what you think...
Ceri & Ross @ Bryngarw House - Monday 3rd April 2017
Back in March we were at the lovely Bryngarw House for the first time to capture the wedding of Ceri & Ross.
The weather was perfect, as you can tell, and it was quite simply a beautiful day. The venue, the guests and of course the bride, all beautiful! Enjoy this sneaky peek guys and as always let me know what you think...
The review from Ceri & Ross is in (as seen on our facebook page):
ou have absolutely blown us away! Amazing film, we cried all the way through it. Anyone thinking of having a videographer
please please choose The Wedding Station. Best thing we ever did, and nobody even
noticed (me included) that we were even being filmed. Fab all round.
So here we are, 2017 has arrived along with our busiest 12 months ever! I wanted to kick off this years blog with a trailer for our 4K quality films. This is worth considering if you have the required 4k smart TV. The quality is jaw dropping and if you do have a 4K Smart TV then you can enjoy this film
Further down the blog you can see the same day edit & Premiere that we did for Laura & Dan that feature some of the clips from this beautiful film. I just wanted to share the finished highlights reel from the day. Enjoy...
The day after Michelle & Lee's wedding below we were straight onto another venue also for the third time this year. The superb Orchardleigh Estate near Bath and it is just beautiful as was the bride and the whole day in fact.
Not much more I can say really. It was an awesome day and the good weather held on long enough for us to produce a fantastic film. Pip & Greg, your finished film is ready to go now and will be with you shortly. Enjoy this sneaky peek for now...
Michelle & Lee @ The New House Country Hotel, Cardiff
October we were back at the New House Country Hotel in Cardiff for the third time this year. A perfect opportunity to get the drone up in the air and capture some amazing footage of this hill top venue with stunning views over Cardiff.
Always an amazing place to visit and Michelle & Lee are an amazing couple who made an amazing choice of holding their whole day here. This sneaky peek at the film is something I hope all who are thinking about choosing the New House get to see. Enjoy...
In September we were lucky enough to be asked to capture the wedding day of Hannah & Daynar. It was brilliant and everything could not have gone any better. Some of the messages were the funniest ever and I laughed all day. Enjoy this sneaky peek guys, your full film is on its way and I hope you enjoy that as much as you did the day itself...
Laura & Dan's Same Day Edit & Premiere @ Hensol Castle, Cardiff
Saturday we were on hand alongside the super talented and good friend Mark Martin of Xpect Photography to capture on film the wedding of Laura & Dan at the breathtaking Hensol Castle in Cardiff.
We have started to offer a Same Day Edit & Premiere as a special extra when booking our Platinum package. This is Laura & Dan's. It is easily the most exciting, fun and rewarding experience I have ever had as a film maker. This was entirely shot, edited and shown on the big screen on the wedding day just before the first dance. To say it went down well is an understatement!
Also in August we were honoured to be capturing the wedding of Zoe & Neil at the superb Great Tythe Barn near Tetbury. This couple would not stop laughing all day! It was so much fun and the weather held out long enough to make the day complete.
Enjoy this sneaky peek guys and your full film is on its way to you now...
Back in August we had the pleasure of capturing Sophie & Kingsley's brilliant day at Cottrell Park. An amazing day and not only did I get on well with both families I obviously did something right as two sets of their friends have now booked me for their weddings in 2017 and 2018!
I cant wait to see you all again but for now enjoy this sneaky peek at the film guys. Also cool song choice too :-)
So a few months back we were lucky enough to capture the day for Laura and Kris at the amazing Stonehouse Court Hotel in Gloucester. Wonderful venue and we managed to get our new Drone in the air too :-)
Enjoy the highlights below and feel free to share guys :-)
Lucy and Ben, here is the sneaky peek highlights reel as promised for you to share with everyone. Such fun and such an awesome couple. Amazing setting with the church set in the grounds and on its own little island!
A few little words from Lucy & Ben this week - Nothing else needs saying really :-)
''We absolutely loved it!!! We are so pleased that we chose you to shoot our wedding!!!''
So 2016 has been an awesome year already! 12 weddings captured so far and we just had one of our first thank you emails from Emily & Michael.
I will just let the highlights film do the talking on this one. Enjoy the highlights below but first here is what they had to say about the whole film:
Where do I start? We are absolutely in love with the video which we received today. What a perfect ending. Thank you so much!
It is everything we wanted and more. We cannot stop watching it. Its like reliving the whole day again. You were amazing on the day and I was worried it would put us on edge having cameras with us all day but you made it so easy to relax.
We are so pleased we decided to get it filmed. Definitely worth every single penny. I will be sure to recommend you. Thanks for making our big day that little bit more special.
What another amazing year 2015 has turned out to be. We have recently launched a new YouTube channel which is certainly the easiest way to promote our work to you all. We have uploaded just a handful of the films from this year and we should have highlights from many many more on its way to the site. Click the link to visit the channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkpqbe22I4vvWGtkVvhY1ew/videos
To everyone we have met recently at the wonderful wedding fairs around the South West and Wales, I hope you find it helpful in showing you what we are all about. I hope to hear from you soon :-)
It has been another crazy year with all sorts of wonderful weddings from the off. We do neglect the blog (not intentionally) when it is like this but hopefully this YouTube channel will help you all see what we have been up to and speed up the sharing process. This blog will still be the place for updates over the next 12 months. We have 7 lovely couples left to share their wedding days with this year and then we can look forward to a well earned break over Christmas.
I have to say it, at risk of sounding silly, I really do love my career!
Danielle & Marco @ Glen Yr Afon House Hotel, Monmouthshire
Danielle & Marco! What an awesome day this was and Marco's 3 brothers were some of the funniest characters I have ever seen. This was especially good as they were all best men and contributed to the best speeches I have had the pleasure to enjoy in 2014. I just kept laughing even when it was kind of awkward to do so! :-) Great fun. This was actually only the second time I have been to the Glen Yr Afon Hotel and loved it. Excellent staff and a perfect setting. Enjoy this sneaky peek...
So here is just one of the times I was lucky enough to be taken up in a helicopter in this year! :-)
Steph and Mark are awesome and so was their day, helicopter or not, and everyone had a blast from start to finish. I hope you like the highlights film below, especially with a little bit of Frank, which suits it all perfectly I think. Enjoy...
Genuine email from Steph and Mark :-)
''Firstly, Mark and I are overwhelmed by what you have captured within the DVD. From the second it played right through to the end I cried, and Mark too, although he wouldn't admit this! Happy tears of course.
When it came to the helicopter part of the DVD we did have a chuckle to the music choice. Absolutely perfect! (Frank of course)
Thank you so much and we have no hesitation in recommending your business. I have a friend whom is getting married in 2016 to which I have already passed your details on to.
What an awesome year 2014 was. I cannot stress how much we all enjoyed it and we cannot wait to kickstart this year shortly. I will be popping a few films here on our blog over the next month just to keep you all updated as to what we have been up to and of course just show off some amazing couples, venues and highlight reels from the year.
I want to start with Nicola and Adam's wedding which had its reception at the amazing Matara Centre Nr. Gloucester. The film says more than I can and I think its a great way to open my blog posts for 2015. Enjoy...
Genuine thank you card from Nicola & Adam :-)
'' Thank you so much for our amazing wedding film. We enjoyed watching it so much and just seem to stop! We had the best day ever and we will be recommending you to everyone.
It has been the best year ever for all of us here at the Wedding-Station and I can confirm that although our Blog has been quiet it is about to get a massive update showcasing some of the amazing weddings we have been honoured to shoot this year.
I wont be able to show it all for privacy reasons but there have been fireworks, celebrities, 2 different helicopter rides along with all the emotion and fun that we are lucky enough to capture and enjoy ourselves.
I love it so much it just isnt fair to call it a job!
Speak soon Matt
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Monday 24th March 2014
Anna & Daniel @ Ellenborough Park
This just in!
I must apologise to you for taking so long to write and
thank you for our amazing wedding DVD. Since the wedding (Ellenborough
Park, See highlights film below) we have been hectic with a house renovation and
everything wedding has been forgotten!! That was until I watched the DVD with
my bridesmaids last weekend and it reminded me I still hadn’t sent you this
thank you email.
We loved every part of the DVD and for someone (me) who was
so unsure whether to have a videographer I think that says a lot. It is
so nice to sit and watch the bits we did not get to see for ourselves and also
look back and relive our amazing day. Something that photos just can’t seem to
We cannot thank you enough for giving us something we will
cherish forever. I would also like to thank you for remaining so professional;
arriving and staying very late the day after your wife gave birth. This is
something I was oblivious to until one of my bridesmaids mentioned when we were
watching the DVD.
I have recommended you to my brother and wife to be
(they marry in June this year) and will recommend you to anyone looking for a
I would also be happy to write a testimonial if you would
like me to.
Kind regards Anna & Dan Briggs
'' Thank you so much for the kind words guys, this is why I do this for a career. This email is testimonial enough :-)
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Friday 6th December 2013
Cerys & Adam @ Miskin Manor, Nr. Cardiff
For the eagle eyed among you, you may recognise the groom and some of the guests from the Newport based band Goldie Looking Chain. Back in September this was certainly a fun day to be at!
There a was a fantastic Caribbean feel to the day due to Cerys & Adam shooting straight off to Jamaica for their honeymoon. It was a superb day and Miskin Manor has certainly impressed me. It was my first visit here and I am visiting again in June and September next year. I am truly looking forward to it.
Genuine email from Cerys & Adam :)
So the dvd's arrived on Saturday morning and I had to wait until last night when Adam was back from his tour to watch the footage! Totally.blown.away. Seriously you have edited our day so well and really captured every part of the day in a very cool way! I literally have watched the highlights about 15 times already and I especially love the arrival of the guests in the lead up to the wedding and that you captured Adam's face as I walked down the aisle! Thank you! You even timed the music to the action which is so impressive! The songs work so well!
We are truly delighted and overwhelmed at the AMAZING effort you have put into the DVD- thank you so much Matthew you are so talented and brilliant at what you do!
Ellenborough Park is one of the most prestigious venues in the West. Anna & Daniel had a lovely summers wedding and the film speak for itself I feel! We also had the pleasure of working alongside Adam Drake and witnessing his exquisite photography skills in action. Enjoy this sneaky peek...
Cadbury House in Congresbury is yet another fantastic venue that we have here in the South West. Kylie and Fabian enjoyed the best weather throughout the day and some of the views from Cadbury House are quite breathtaking. Such a lovely venue and wonderful couple.
Another wonderful day from April this year for you to have a look at. The Hare & Hounds Hotel is another of my favourite venues (this also has a lot to do with the fact it was my own wedding venue!) and again an absolutely fantastic day was had by all.
Carly and Gary are such a great couple and were so happy throughout the day. We also had the chance again to work alongside one of the best photographers working in the South West right now, Lee Hatherall. If our sister company Grace Studios cannot capture the days images then we would not look further than booking Lee! Enjoy the film.
Genuine email from Carly :)
''Thank you so much for the DVD, it's great and it was so nice to watch it back and re-live the day! :) A few tears were shed watching it!''
Back in April I had the pleasure of filming Emma & Daniel's day. They had a lovely wedding with perfect weather (avoiding the April showers!) with great family and friends (and one darts playing legend). One of the highlights was surely the children from Emma's class arriving at the church to help send them off with confetti. Enjoy another sneaky peek.
Genuine email from Emma :)
''We have just watched our video and just had to email to thank you for how amazing it is. We couldn't have wanted anything more, it was absolutely beautiful and captured the day perfectly.
Its been a little while since my last blog update but that is purely due to how busy we have been filming lovely weddings! It is slowing down now over the next few weeks so I should be able to update everyone with what we have been up to over the last few months.
What better way to start the post summer updates off than with Emily & Tom's fantastic wedding in Bristol. It was a superb and romantic church setting first up with the Avon Gorge Hotel to finish. An amazing venue with breathtaking views of the Gorge and of course Brunel's famous suspension bridge. As Fedde Le Grand says 'I love this city!'
Enjoy this little reflection and sneaky peek of their day.
Update - I am going to try and put all the comments on my blog from my fantastic couples who let me know their thoughts after they receive their films.
Genuine email from Emily :)
Just returned from a weekend away to find our wedding dvd.
It was a lovely surprise and we couldn't wait to sit down and watch it. Well, when we sat down we couldn't take our eyes of the tv, it is amazing and beyond our expectations and were very pleased with the final result. We cant thank you enough for everything you did.
I would highly recommend you to anyone wanting a videographer.
Definitely one of our favourite venues and who can argue with a such a picturesque castle and grounds to work with. We also got to shoot alongside one of our favourite photographers Lee Hatherall. Lovely weather for a change and lovely guests. Amy and Matt are perfect for each other and I hope to be seeing them again as guests very soon! Another great song choice by the bride for this video. just goes so well. Enjoy!
A little bit of a trek for us this time as Hallingbury Manor is not that far from Heathrow. We had the pleasure of filming Symon's Best Man's wedding last year in Cardiff and it was great to see a lot of familiar faces again. It was our first time at the venue and the weather it was still a bit nippy outside. That didn't stop us getting some fantastic shots of the happy couple roaming the grounds though. Their first dance was truly cool too! Enjoy!
This was a very late start for us especially at this time of the year but the intimacy of the day was truly special. Little bit nippy but then it seems you cannot guarantee the weather at all lately even in the summer. The song choice for this reel came from Louise and is one that I really love. Its a little known Coldplay album track. Enjoy!
Lorraine & Simon's Wedding @ St Pierre Golf Club, Marriott, Chepstow
A little bit of fun here - although Christmas has passed its still worth a few minutes to see this bonus song we did for Lorraine & Simon. They wanted an additional Marryoke chapter on the DVD set to a particular Shakin Stevens track. We had such a good time making it and we were able to fit it in alongside our usual duties for the day.
The theme was clearly Christmas and Love. The setting was the brilliant
Hilton Hotel in Newport. Here is little glimpse of the day to enjoy.
All of their friends and family made the day so special for Paul &
Lloyd and left them with a fantastic film.
Welcome all! Our new year resolution for 2013 was to start a blog and ensure we post to it whenever we finish a wedding edit. It has been a request from many of you to see more of our work online and it seems the best way to do it is to post the highlights reel from each of our weddings as we go throughout the year. Now I have started there is no going back!
After 7 years of capturing fantastic people and their superb weddings we can safely say that last year was our busiest and best yet. We finally wrapped on the 21st December 2012 and I can say it has easily been the most exhilarating and rewarding experience for us so far. In the last year alone we have filmed in South Cornwall, Torquay, Newcastle and Cyprus! This is, of course, alongside all of our favourite, most prestigious and beautiful wedding venues that the South West and Wales has to offer. We are already nearly fully booked for this year (with more bookings than we had at this time last year) and with the wedding fairs we are attending in the coming months it seems certain we will be at capacity.
Everyone here at The Wedding Station enjoyed last year so much and we cannot wait to see what this year brings us. We are looking forward to capturing the day for so many of you this year. If you have not booked anyone to film your wedding then I hope you like what you see here and it helps you decide to secure our services. 2013 is nearly full but please feel free to see if we are free for your date. There is still availability for 2014 but the dates have started to go quickly in this past month.
We hope if you are reading this that we will be seeing you soon!
P.S. We have added some backdated blog/video posts below to give you an idea of how this years blog will look. Enjoy!
The sun gods smiled on us for the first time since last weekends disappointing wet and windy weather.
day began at the beautiful Church in Wick, Bristol. We then headed
onto the stunning newly refurbished Barn at Wick farm near Bath. The
venue eminates such a relaxed atmosphere that everyone cant help but
just unwind and enjoy it all.
Orchardleigh estate is another venue we have been lucky enough to shoot regularly over the last few years. It is everything you could hope for in a beautiful vintage manor. Although we shot at the end of October we were lucky enough to have the sun shining on us all day.
Another song choice by me this time and its the well known track by Rihanna but it's performed by a relatively unknown young lady who I think has a fantastic voice. Let me know if you find out the singers name. I am sure she won't be unknown for long!
We have had the pleasure of filming three times now at Old Down Manor since they opened their doors this year and we have been very lucky to capture photography and film for two of them. For Alex & Aled, we were only there until the beginning of the wedding breakfast but we still had a great time and produced a fantastic film for them.
It is such a breathtaking fantastic venue that, if you didn't know, has just benefitted from having millions of pounds spent on a full and extensive renovation. It is simply stunning!
So umm, we just got back from filming Carly & Dan's wedding... in Cyprus!
What can I say. It was the most unique, rewarding and scary experience I have ever had in my career to date. Non stop sun, fun, sea and good times all round.
This is actually the mini movie I put together which we projected onto the big screen at Redwood lodge. This was shown during their evening reception just before the first dance. Well worth watching it all if you have 15 minutes to spare. It shows the type of film we can produce if you also wanted a highlights reel from the day to show to your guests on the evening. Its a great way to recap the day and ceremony for those who were there and especially for those who weren't (ask us for a bespoke quote as prices can vary for this optional extra).
I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did creating it.
A more cinematic look was required for this film hence the wide aspect ratio. Tythe Barn at Priston mill is a great place for photography and films. It has all the elements needed for a great wedding and is one of our favourite places to shoot.
The song used here was actually my choice from one of my favourite bands, Sigur Ros.
Since this wedding was filmed back in 2009 we have not been lucky enough to go back (update - 4 years and counting!). The weather was not the best it could have been and yet we still had a great time and would relish the chance to shoot there again. The venue really does have so much to capture when shooting photography and film. Outdoor options for the ceremony, Manor House, Beautiful grounds and even a stunning feature pond.
The following reflections of the day shows what a great time was had by all, especially Jo & Ben.