Hiring a videographer for our wedding was a last minute decision and it was one of the best decisions we made throughout the wedding planning process. A few weeks beforehand after I had a hen party and got lots of funny videos, I told Ciaran how much it would mean to me to have a video to look back on our special day. By the way, there is a great list of hen party ideas you shouldn’t miss if you plan a girls night out. Of course we’d have all of the photos, but I wanted something I could watch and have memories of my parents, family and friends to look back on for years to come.
We got so lucky when we found the talented Sarah Harris of Harris Films. We contacted her about a month before the wedding, not expecting her to be free so last minute, but as fate would have it, it was the last Saturday of the summer she had free. I was elated!
She’s based on the Isle of Wight and I was instantly drawn to the look and feel of her videos. When you watch them, it’s as if you are watching mini-movies – they are very moving, emotional and real, which is exactly the aesthetic I wanted for ours. I was blown away at how stunning ours turned out when she sent it to us last week. I cried every single time we watched it. She captured our day so wonderfully and seamlessly, I can’t help but smile each and every time I watch it.
I love every aspect of the video and it truly captures the emotions of the day. The video opens with my older sister’s speech, which is so moving and means so much to me, followed by my Dad’s speech, Ciaran’s speech and the best men’s speech and shots of all of us getting ready followed by the church the reception and everything in between. I walked down the aisle to Here Comes the Sun, which Sarah used in the video. She also included my favourite song, Come Fly with Me by Frank Sinatra, which gave me goosebumps the first time I watched it. She is truly so talented and I cannot recommend her enough to everyone I know who is getting married. Every element from the speeches, to the music to the expressions on everybody’s faces, is so true to how the day felt and it is so comforting to have the video to look back on.
If you can hire a videographer, I would highly recommend it. Having a videographer capture the happiest day of your life is amazing. It didn’t even take long to get the film back from her. She sent it online and used a WeTransfer Plus alternative to transfer the file over to us. Apparently, the method she used is quicker than some of the other file-sharing services, so that’s why we got our film back quickly! However, we know hiring a videographer can be expensive. Alternatively, you could get a Go-Pro and put someone in charge of filming at the ceremony and then walk around to film the reception/speeches, you won’t regret it. One day when you are older, it will be so nice to have a video to look back on and remember your loved ones by and reminisce on the happy feelings from the day.
Thank you, Sarah for our stunning film.