One of our wedding highlights of 2013 was joining Caroline and Dan for their special day at Rudding Park. It was a wedding video with a difference; it was time for our first official Dave Spink Photography Marryoke video.
The team began their day joining Caroline at her parent’s home near Selby. While half the team focused on beginning the Marryoke with Caroline and her bridesmaids, our second videographer ensured that all of the preperation details that would be a part of the full wedding video would not be missed. The large kitchen played host to the make-up for the bride and her bridesmaids, letting in plenty of morning light. Shooting prep with the bride allowed the team to introduce themselves, and allowed Caroline more time to adjust to being in front of the camera.
As Caroline made her final wedding preparations, the Dave Spink Photography crew packed away the equipment, loaded the van, and headed across to the wedding venue: the stunning Rudding Park in Harrogate. The videographers arrived ahead of the guests, allowing them to film the wedding attendees entering the venue. The couple had selected the Radcliffe Room for the main events of their day. This allowed the team to utilise the space available, ensuring every angle of the wedding was captured.
The couple had transformed the Radcliffe Room to their own tastes. The aisle was lined with a pale carpet, which greeted Caroline and her father with the sentimental inscription of: “Dad, of all the walks we have taken, I’ll remember this one forever, Caroline x“. A string quartet played the music for the entrance of the guests – then later, the bride- who walked down to the aisle to a beautiful rendition of A Day Like This by Elbow.
Caroline and Dan had stamped the day with personality and made it their own; from buttonholes featuring Lego superheroes for the pageboys, arriving in a VW Campervan, to Oscar the three-legged pooch acting as ring bearer, the day was a pleasure to be a part of. Of course, the ceremony didn’t mark the end of the team’s day.
After the bride and groom had taken their first walk together as a married couple, we rejoined them outside the venue for the group photograph. At this point, the team divided once again to continue producing both the wedding video and the Marryoke.
For the Marryoke video, the team approached guests and invited them to take their starring moment in front of the camera. A variety of outdoor locations were used, to capture what was a beautiful – albeit chilly – day in winter. The team even utilised the VW camper van that Caroline and Dan had arrived in, to capture the spirit of the day.
Meanwhile, our second videographer continued to ensure that not a moment of Caroline and Dan’s day was missed for their video, joining the newlyweds and their photographer as they took shots of the bridal party. The guests later joined the happy couple outside, to throw the confetti in the entranceway.
Soon after, the Wedding Breakfast room was available, and so the videography team ensured that the details in the Radcliffe Room were captured; with tables named after music albums, letters of gratitude from the bride and groom for each guest, disposable cameras on the tables, preserves in jars as wedding favours, and a fantastic cake adorned with purple and peacock feathers.
At Dave Spink Photography, the team strive to ensure that every important moment of the wedding day is caught. From cutting the cake to teary eyes, to the little details hand-selected by the bride and groom. There was an abundance of personality in Caroline and Dan’s day that we ensured was included in both their full-length wedding video and their very quirky marryoke.
Caroline and Dan entered the room and took their seats at the head of the horse-shoe table. After the wedding breakfast was polished off, the speeches began. Proving further that the day was their own, Caroline stood up to make a speech.
Later that evening, the Dave Spink videography team continued to capture different and creative shots with the bride, groom and guests. One of our favourite shots of the day involved Captain Jack Sparrow joining us in the library, singing along from a suspended chair. Another had the bride, her mum, and bridesmaids looking up at the camera.
For the evening reception, Caroline and Dan had also hired one of the Dave Spink Photography Photo Booths, set up in the Drawing Room, alongside a sweets table for the guests. The team wrapped the wedding video with the First Dance(s) – at this wedding Caroline and her father had a special father-daughter dance to Superman by Black Lace – and ensured that the spirit of the evening was captured.
The Marryoke was wrapped soon after, and the team set off home after a fantastic day. Thanks to Caroline and Dan for inviting the team to be a part of their special day. We hope you all enjoy watching the Marryoke above!