Saltmarshe Hall in Howden, East Yorkshire is the perfect wedding venue. Seriously! It’s a Videographer and Photographers dream, stunning rooms, light, bright and airy. The grounds are so nice, a quaint walled garden, beautifully planted, lots of lovely old brick walls, sweeping driveways, you name it Saltmarshe Hall has it. We loved shooting there alongside our friends Fossca Photography and are delighted with this lovely wedding trailer. We can’t wait to go back!
We love a traditional English garden wedding and Tom and Alice, held a quintessential day, filled with sunshine and smiles. Tom and Alice also shared their wedding day with a very special event and a very special couple, namely Harry and Meghan. The Royal Wedding certainly set the tone for the day, and spirits were high and excitable. We loved the traditional church ceremony and marquee setting, hosted at Alice's family home in Sussex. It was great to work with our pal down South, Kelly at Lola Rose Photography . For garden wedding inspo watch this lovely taster of their day, here...
We recently had the absolute pleasure of photographing a beautiful wedding at Holy Trinity Church in Leven followed by a brilliant reception at The Millhouse Restaurant, next to Skidby Mill in East Yorkshire. Easter Bank Holiday Monday brought us rainy skies for most of the day, but our fabulous couple Ashley and Abigail, were amazing and didn't let the wet weather spoil their fun. In fact they had a fantastic day, looked beautiful (Abi) and dapper (Ash) and we braved the rain for some beautiful atmospheric portraits. Thanks for bringing us on board guys, we have loved every second putting your gallery together!
Here is a sneak peak at their very special day:
We love filming Winter weddings! Hazelwood Castle provided the perfect backdrop for Emma and Richard's December wedding film. Doesn't Emma just look beautiful! We love working at the lovely on site Chapel, with our favourite Father Ian, who always leads the most lovely and personal wedding blessings! It was a pleasure to shoot alongside Hazelwood Castle's recommended photographer Vivienne Edge , a fun day was had by all! Emma and Richard delighted guests with some amazing fireworks to finish off the evening!
What a day! See a little taste in this festive winter wedding film...
Oh my, I don't really know where to start with this one. It was our absolute most favourite wedding so far this year, we had a perfect day, outdoor ceremony, cute dogs and our gorgeous couple, Hannah and Pete who we have known for a while now. We were booked by these lovely two after filming the equally beautiful wedding last year of Hannah's brother, Dan and his gorgeous now Wife, Loveday. This family just radiate love and hope and fun and we are head over heels for them all. The Green in Liskeard is a stunning setting too, high on the hills surrounded by country meadows and the cottages on site are really lovely. We even managed to take a little holiday in nearby Fowey ourselves, so we really did make the most of our Cornwall adventures! The outdoor ceremony was picture perfect with rustic touches, hay bales and bundles of hand tied white gyp and lavender. The theme of Mad Hatters Tea Party in the wedding breakfast room presented 'Drink Me' favours, and a delicious afternoon tea. The most striking thing about Hannah and Pete's day, was really the love for each other and everyone attending, it was the best atmosphere! They are just a gorgeous pair and it really radiates from them, filming with them was just a dream. We just wanted to take this opportunity to say congratulations to you both, we wish you so much love and happiness for your future! P & E xx
It seems like 5 minutes ago that Andy and Emma were both sat with us having a cuppa, talking about the plans for their big day. Winter, log fires, Lake Windermere, country house... all words that made us feel very happy indeed. Well the day arrived, and it was truly blessed, held at the perfectly placed Merewood House in Windermere, with snow capped hills, beautiful blue skies and a heart stopping sunset, we didn't stop smiling all day!
Emma's winter wonderland, so carefully crafted and designed, was stunning. White twisted willow laced with pearls and diamonte, weaved in through bundles of baby's breath and candle light, set the scene for a wonderfully romantic day. This film naturally lends itself to romance and an old fashioned glamour that is beautiful, elegant and strong. There is something so strikingly beautiful about Emma, our cameras couldn't get enough of that photogenic face, and captivating eyes, especially in her gorgeous Ian Stuart dress from Ava Rose Hamilton. She's the epitome of glamour and romance and it was a delight to film with her, and the gorgeous Andy, of course! Emma's natural kindness and warmth radiated through the day, and we embraced it. The strength and love between Andy and Emma is inspiring. We can only hope that they love this film as much as we do and remember always, their perfect day, and how perfect they are together.
We just love hearing from our amazing Brides and Grooms about just how much they love their wedding films, and we are so delighted with this response from the darling Chloe and Kevin. Thank you so much. x
"The beautiful packaging/ gift box alone, within which the DVDs arrived, made me as excited as child on Christmas day morning! Everything was so well thought of- every last detail. I knew from our incredible wedding trailer that the DVD was going to be good but I had completely under-estimated just how good it was going to be. I'm struggling to put into words just how much we love the DVD but I'm certainly going to try...
You've made it possible for Kev & I to truly re-live our wedding day, but with special moments captured that went unnoticed on the day. You have put to film a day that is so special to us, in a way which truly reflects this- to a soundtrack that is so very personal and unique. Your creatively holds no bounds & we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving us the most special gift to remember our day by.
I also wanted to say a special thank you & Ed for being such a amazing people on the day itself & for bearing with us when things got a bit too much/ overwhelming. You were just wonderful to work with & I'd get married again just to be able work with you!" Chloe & Kevin
These Two. I have to say, we work with some pretty lovely people in this business, but creating a wedding film for Ollie and Jenna, was so delightful in everyway. We knew when we met them at Silkstone All Saints Church back in the Spring, that they were lovely, and we really couldn't wait to see the pretty pastel hues, gold and sparkle and all the exquisite details that Jenna described for her big day, in action. We were not disappointed. As well as getting to hang out with the fantastic fine art photographer that is Georgina Harrison all day (you can see her beautiful photos here; http://georginaharrisonphotography.co.uk/2014/07/yorkshire-wedding-photography-smallshaw-farm-marquee-wedding-jenna-ollie/), we were all in agreement that we were spoilt with glamour and natural sophistication. For Jenna, bridal preparation started at the family home, whilst Ollie warmed up the fantastic Smallshaw Farm cottages with his merry groomsmen. On arrival at the church, hues of pastel corals and ivory flowers hung beautifully on the dark wooden pews, framing the sweeping isle. Ollie looked exceptionally dashing, and with best man Joe by his side, they greeted guests and made sure everything was 'just so'. Jenna's dress was gorgeous, graceful and timeless, she stole everybody's glances as she walked the isle in her Jimmy Choo shoes, with her Father by her side.
Preceding the LONGEST confetti run we have ever witnessed, was a fabulous party and reception at Smallshaw Farm. Guests were treated to a wonderful brass band during drinks on the lawn, playing an array of tunes. The most gorgeous ivory marquee, complete with ivory star curtain, hosted the celebrations. We were in a setting so picturesque and breathtaking, we found it hard to get a bad angle. Friends For Dinner catered the day, even guests got to play at chef, with each table presented with chefs hat and carving tools for the main course.
Into the evening we were treated to a One Direction number for Ollie and Jenna's first dance, and a bombardment of beaver masks - a nod to Jenna's former surname and hen doo. It was a truly stunning day, and we felt really honoured to have had the opportunity to create a wedding film for these two. We were so humbled by such praise for the final product, which you can read here in our testimonials. All that is left to say is all the best, and so much love to the two of you for a fantastic future together. Watch the trailer to their film here;
A lovely blog post here from love24fps.com about why you should hire a wedding videographer to make a film of your wedding day:
Our couples often tell us that hiring Silver Sixpence Films was the best decision they made when planning their wedding. We work fantastically well with photographers and shoot in a reportage style, aiming to be as invisible as possible during the ceremony and reception, allowing you to relax and enjoy your day.
See some examples of our cinematic wedding films here.
Ahhhh Tom and Leanne's wedding. The day Ed fell in a river. Amazingly, we still have this very lovely film to share with you, despite our adventures!
Whimsical was our brief for this delightful wedding in South Yorkshire at the lovely Hodsock Priory. The gorgeous newly wed's Tom and Leanne were a delight to work with and the most gracious and kind we have ever met. We loved Leanne's attention to wedding day details and their amazing vintage car. Tom took refuge with his merry men on the wedding day morning at the fabulous Gentleman's Retreat in Bawtry a must for any Groomsmen wanting some traditional wedding grooming. Leanne and her girls got ready at the family home, which was a bubble of excitement and laughter. Funnily enough, the vicar at the church was Rev Kate Bottley from Chanel 4's Gogglebox. Brilliant. We had heard rumours of Rev Kate making her way down isles on mopeds and such like, nothing so extreme on this day, but a brilliant service, entertaining, funny and heartfelt. We loved it and we loved how personal and unique she made it for Tom and Leanne. On to Hodsock Priory and after getting gold footage of that gorgeous car on the drive over there, we stopped and Ed jumped out for shots with the lovely Camilla Rosa Photography and of course the happy couple. I didn't see Ed for a while following that moment. Thinking all was breezy and normal, I went on with my routine of details at the venue and general milling around of guests. Little did I know that I couldn't have been more wrong! Disaster! Ed had actually accidentally fallen in a river. Saved by hero of the day, Groom Tom, when he finally reached dry shores, Ed insisted on carrying on filming, to get those final shots. Even though he basically looked like he had been swimming, and rolled through nettles and mud. Need I say more, the footage is brilliant!
We loved this day, and will talk about it forever more. Here is a beautiful little taster of this beautiful wedding, with a fabulous story behind it, that now you all know.
We love a lively wedding! One with such flair and fun is a dream to shoot, and wow, didn't Jorge and Sarah hold a lively wedding! The whole day was filled with joy and laughter and these two were so fabulous to film. We totally loved meeting our new besties Red On Blonde who were a match made in heaven for our videography style. We LOVED working with them and their photographs are fantastic!! The wedding itself was at the beautiful Askham Hall in Cumbria, a picture perfect country setting. Weddings By Annabel organised and arranged the day for this jet setting couple, who live and work in far flung places across the globe. We were a total dream team, but it was when the tequila came out and the Mariachi band came on that we knew we had a winner! I love the colour of the beautiful flowers and elegant coral bridesmaids dresses that Sarah chose, marrying perfectly with the brightly coloured Mexican flags and decorations. This is a great one! Watch it here.....
We understand that every Bride and Groom has a budget and that it can be hard to understand why companies supplying a similar product can cover such a range of fees. How much you pay for a wedding film will always depend on your budget but it is worth understanding why videographers charge what they do for a wedding video and what you can expect for your price.
Making a wedding film can take a lot of time and expertise and requires the use of a lot of expensive equipment. Like many services there are a huge variety of prices and services on offer. Your entry level videographer will normally charge less than £500 to come and film your wedding day. For this very low price you are unlikely to get the best equipment and your finished wedding film will almost certainly be quickly edited to a pre-existing template. Whilst the end result may still serve as a lovely reminder of your day it is unlikely to be beautifully crafted, and make you look like a movie star and become the envy of your friends! Videographers in this price range are often not entirely dedicated to making wedding films and will usually have another job during the week so they can afford to keep their prices low. As a result you can often expect lengthly delays with receiving your wedding video and limited communication about the finished product.
Your middle priced wedding filmmaker will charge between £1000 - £2500 and for this price you will get a much more professional and cinematic wedding video. Unlike your entry level videographers you will likely have more than one camera person attending your wedding, using high quality equipment (including steady cams, monopods, sliders and a variety of lenses), enabling them to capture all the detail from lots of different angles. Film makers from this price range will usually take a lot of time on carefully editing and grading your wedding film to be unique and beautiful, and the end result will be something you treasure forever and that your friends and family will love to watch again and again.
Your premium wedding videographer will be priced between £2000 - £5000 and you can expect them to arrive with potentially a whole crew of camera men and expensive equipment including camera cranes and aerial cameras. They will possibly only work on a small number of weddings a year and will be used to dealing with high end clients.
Silver Sixpence Films have priced ourselves to start just below the middle price range bracket. We want our wedding films to be available to as many people as possible but didn't want to sacrifice the quality we are able to provide as a result of charging too little. Our trailer only package is as cheap as £695 and we do discounts as often as possible, particularly for weekday or off-season weddings but we always put the same care and attention into our finished films as we love creating beautiful, cinematic, high quality wedding videos for our clients.
If you want to find out more of have any questions for us send us an email and say hi.
There are a huge number of individuals and companies in Yorkshire and the UK making wedding films and videos and it's important that you choose the right one for you. We know how daunting it can be trying to decide between all the videographers out there so we have put this handy guide together for you:
1. Make sure you view examples of their work. Every film maker has a different style and so you'll want to make sure that you watch several of their films to make sure that you like the wedding videos that they have made in the past. If possible don't just watch quick montage videos they have put together to music but ask them if you can watch one of their full wedding films as this will give you a much better idea of what your finished product will be like (you can see full length examples of our wedding films on our Vimeo).
2. Find out what equipment they use. In order to get the best possible wedding film it's important that your videographer is using the right equipment. Make sure they are shooting on HD cameras, ideally an interchangeable lens system like the Panasonic GH3 or the Canon 5D as this will allow them to create a beautiful, cinematic looking wedding film. They should also be using dedicated sound recorders to capture the best sound and camera rigs to add wow factor to their footage. Also, find out if they use extra lighting or if their cameras able to successfully shoot in low light without needing to add intrusive additional lighting.
3. Look for film makers who are able to shoot on more than one camera. A lot happens during a wedding day and, unless you are having a very short highlights film, your best chance to capture it is to hire a videographer who is able to supply two cameras and camera people.
4. Check the prices on their website, if they aren't available make sure you get a full quote. Wedding films take a lot of hard work and require a lot of expensive equipment and expertise to put together so be wary of anyone with very low prices. It is true what they say about getting what you pay for and as a result it is worth paying a little bit more to make sure your wedding video is the quality that you deserve.
5. Find out the price of extras. A lot of things mean extra work to wedding videographers and therefore come with an additional cost: extra copies of the wedding film on DVD, extra hours filming, online versions and added camera people can all add to the price so make sure all that you require is included in your quote.
6. What music do they use? Whilst it is tempting to choose a supplier who is happy to use your favourite song on your online wedding video it is important to know that these suppliers are breaking copyright law and leaving your wedding film susceptible to being taken down or incurring a large fine. Instead you will find it better to choose a professional who is able to source licensable music that is still beautifully composed and will be the perfect soundtrack to your film.
7. Ask your videographer what their approach is to filming wedding films. Are they reportage and discreet, or do they tend to take a more directorial approach, using interview techniques and styling in order to get the shots they want? It is your day, and you need to feel comfortable with your videographer, so find out more about how they want to work and make sure that this will fit in with your plans for the day.
8. Most important of all, make sure whoever you choose to do your wedding is someone that you will be happy to be there on your special day.
We would like to think that Silver Sixpence Films is the perfect company to film your wedding but if you are unsure, we would be very happy to discuss any questions you may have. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We just LOVE Yorkshire, and there is nothing better than getting invited to film a wonderful homespun Yorkshire wedding. The nuptials of the delightful Michael and Jane took place at the picturesque church of St Mary the Virgin in Ponteland. The sun truly shone for these two, on one of the warmest days of the year, we were spoilt for sunlit backdrops and lens flare, leafy trees and early Summer flowers. Just gorgeous. Jane and her wedding entourage were a delight to spend time with on the morning of the big day. We just loved the details Jane had chosen, fresh pastels, and a dress Grace Kelly would have been envious of. We spent the day with the fantastic Matt Brown Photography and wedding planner Charlotte of Eden and Eve. We made a fabulous team! The church service was beautiful and accompanied by some beautiful singing by the Choir and Jane's cousin Clare. Onwards to the absolutely fabulous Vallum Farm, situated amongst fields of golden yellow and lush green in the Northumberland countryside. Held in a fantastic marquee Jane and Michael's reception centred around local produce, and wonderful food, menu's were devised by the notorious David Kennedy, guests were not disappointed. Finishing touches of homemade ice cream by Jane and Michael themselves, and beautiful decor - rustic lavender and rosemary framed the room alongside flower arrangements that seemed to grow from the white linen tables, garden like in appearence. It was really stunning.
The day itself was perfect in every way, nothing less then these two deserve. We were swept up in their love of family and each other and can only wish then the very best in their lives together. Congratulations Michael and Jane, enjoy this little reminder of your day....
We were very excited when David and Lauren asked us to film their London wedding over the Easter weekend. They had chosen the luxurious Corinthia hotel, just a short walk from the hustle and bustle of Trafalgar Square and overlooking the River Thames. When they day of their wedding arrived the weather was fantastic, with the sun shining bright and bringing out the beauty of the city. It was a perfect setting, framed by the most beautiful arrangement of tulips in the adjacent park. We love city weddings, the notion that the immediate outside world is moving along at its regular pace, whilst moments of two people, creating a life together, declaring their love for each other, are captured as if in slow motion.
The day started as it meant to go on; relaxed, organised, beauty are how we shall describe it. Whilst our Groom, David, and his merry Grooms-men joined forces in the local pub, Lauren and her bridal party got ready in an incredible suite, at the Corinthia Hotel.
The hotel itself, I am not sure if you have ever been there, is amazing. At the entrance, an ethreal garden of Spring flowers greets guests, but the eye cannot help but be drawn to the most amazing Baccarat chandelier. This chandelier consists of 1001 small globes of clear crystal suspended under the beautiful domed roof. In the centre, hung slightly to the left is one singular red globe, signature of the Baccarat design, which almost seams to beat, as a tiny heart.
It was easy to be swept up in the romance of this day. When the doors opened to the ceremony room and Lauren walked in, hearts melted and then stopped. What a moment. We held on that isle walk as long as we could dare, but we couldn't take our eyes off her, and I am sure you won't be able to either.
Sunday mornings don't get better then this one. Kishan and Roshni's wedding took place on a beautiful, sunny Sunday morning at Moor Park Golf Club in North London. The building itself is a fantastic setting for a wedding, with its intricately decorated interiors and beautiful paintings. Extensive landscaped gardens host a scattering of grand statuettes and fountains, the perfect setting for romantic walks and sharing moments.
On arrival to the venue, we were blown away by the details of the building. At every turn is gold decor and beautiful painting's. The morning saw Roshni and her bridal party prepare whilst Kishan entertained guests in the main lobby. Guests arrived with bright faces and excitement at the pending ceremony, welcomed by cups of hot coffee and masala tea. Smiles and laughter filled the room. Kishan's face lit up at the sight of his stunning bride, and they both really did look the picture of happiness. Roshni's glittering floor length gown looked beautiful, shimmering in the sunlight that flooded the ceremony room.
We already felt privileged to be included in such a gorgeous wedding in such a wonderful location and even more so to witness Roshni and Kishan's handwritten vows. The whole room was visibly moved and we found ourselves totally absorbed in the declarations of love and the words that were spoken at this ceremony. We attend many weddings, all of which are truly wonderful, but we have such a soft spot for personalised vows and words like we heard on this day tug at our heartstrings and make us remember just how lucky we are to get to capture such precious moments for our couples.
Here at Silver Sixpence Films, we pride ourselves in delivering high quality cinematic films, tailored to the needs of our lovely clients. What makes us super happy, is when we get beautifully written testimonials from them, telling us how happy they are! We are so very humbled and grateful for Danielle and Stuarts kind words, do take a glimpse, we wanted to share this with you all....
"We cannot even begin to express our gratitude and praise for Ed and Penny and will be in constant admiration for the work they do. From meeting at our house before the wedding and through all the efficient communication via email, texts and calls; Ed and Penny put us at ease and we felt reassured that we were doing the right thing by choosing this lovely couple to film the biggest day of our lives.
On the day, Penny and Ed were so professional and discreet and just blended into the background without anyone knowing they were there. However, when we received the final video, we were overwhelmed with the amount of detail and precious moments that had been captured throughout the day that we had never even noticed amidst the excitement.
The final product is nothing short of fantastic and has had us, our family and friends laughing and crying from the moment we pressed play. I think my mum is on about her 48th viewing!! The music chosen by Ed was simply genius and represents the day so well that it actually feels like the song has been written for the day. This is not a wedding video; it’s a film which makes your wedding day look like a trailer to a movie. The quality is simply breath-taking and the amount of work that goes into editing something like this is so abundantly clear.
After the wedding though, the real work begins and communication continued to ensure that we were happy with every aspect of the film…Penny and Ed really care that you love the film and this is something that money really cannot buy. This couple have a genuine passion for what they do and I feel that this shines through.
I literally cannot gush enough about Silver Sixpence Films. Penny and Ed are a perfect combination and it actually felt like I was talking to a friend when speaking with Penny. I have, and will continue to, recommend them to all my friends who are planning weddings and basically anyone who will listen. This film is something that we will treasure forever and we cannot endorse Silver Sixpence Films enough…they are worth every penny…and more.
All our love, the Smiths xx"
Charlotte and Lee's wedding was a picture of gorgeous Yorkshire charm. Held at St Paul's Church in Hensall, near Goole, (the venue of the brides Mother and Father and Grandparents nuptials), the ceremony was beautiful, understated, and personal. We loved Charlotte's pale blue vintage gown and chic look. The dashing Groom greated guests, in Ray Ban's and a swagger, a nod to his rock star days when him and Charlotte first met. The reception was held in a fabulous tipi style marquee in the grounds of Womersley Park, drinks and beautiful September sunshine awaited the guests, followed by a vintage style afternoon tea, beautifully crafted by Wendy's Vintage Tea Parties. Legends that are Alex Graham and the Conchords, played into the night, smiles and twirls all round.
Have you ever seen Beverley Minster? It's just gorgeous! The perfect setting for the wedding of the lovely Mike and Lucy, our wonderful Yorkshire love birds!
The reception, held at the Beverley Memorial Hall, had a delightfully rustic charm, where friends and family pulled together to help the couple decorate and dress the venue. They had managed to completely transform the hall into a bunting filled wonderland. Fresh flowers bought from a local flower market were assembled into pretty hand ties dusting the tables with warm hues of pink and lavender. Ribbon tied glass jars and ceramic jugs displayed the blooms, and hand typed lettering indicated place settings. The brilliant idea of creating mixed CD's as favors gave the hint at the musical delights to come further into the evening. Music was obviously a big part of Lucy and Mike's lives. Other highlights of the day included a trumpet player heading the crowd as they walked from the Minster to the reception venue! We also witnessed the best speeches we have ever heard, especially the best man's speech! 'Matty' was hilarious! As the evening rolled on our Groom geared up for his gig and what a delight to hear him sing a medley of the couples favourite tracks and a beautifully written song, just for Lucy. That is where the inspiration for our wedding trailer came from, we wanted to make something really special that captured the day and showcased Mike's song for the lovely Lucy.