Staffordshire Wedding Videography
COVID-19 Restricted wedding
2020 started out amazing, and was set to be the busiest year yet. But Covid-19 happened, and well, we don’t need to go any further than that.
After 194 days it was finally time to film my third wedding in 2020. 16 weddings should’ve happened in that period, but every single one was postponed to 2021 or 2022 and beyond.
Anyway, back to the wonderful bride and groom, Kirsty and Steve. I’ve known Kirsty for years, from back in the day when I used to work at JJB Sports in Newcastle-under-Lyme. It was an absolute honour to be asked by Kirsty to capture their day.
Kirsty and Steve managed to stick to their original wedding date in August. They were determined to go ahead with their day under whatever restrictions we were in. Masks were required when inside the church, even for the lovely groom, Steve.
At first it made me feel quite sad to be filming everyone wearing masks. Usually at a wedding you are surrounded by happy, smiling faces. But I soon realised that it was even more lovely than usual, because everyone was just so happy and relieved for Kirsty and Steve.
Church Ceremony in Newcastle-under-Lyme
Kirsty and Steve chose to tie the knot at St Giles Church in Newcastle-under-Lyme. This is a very familiar church to me, having been to many a Remembrance Sunday service there as a child. Although I’d never had the pleasure of actually filming a wedding there.
Only a limited number of guests were able to attend the service, but this just made it feel more special.
The vicar was lovely, he had the nicest things to say about Kirsty and Steve. As they said their vows and officially tied the knot you could feel a massive sense of relief for the two of them.
The Brampton Park wedding portraits
After the ceremony we headed over to Brampton Park for some family portraits. It was wonderful to work alongside Cris Lowis Photography – especially since we hadn’t seen each other at all throughout the pandemic.
The Brampton is a favourite local spot, it’s got a little museum, a kids park, and some lovely green space. My parents had their wedding portraits here too, all the way back in the ’90s.
It was so lovely to be back doing what I love. Enjoying the gorgeous summer weather, and filming weddings again.
Garden Marquee Reception
After we’d got all of the portraits we needed we headed over to Kirsty and Steve’s house for the reception. They’d got a great marquee set up in the garden, it had a dance floor and everything!
Kirsty and Steve did a great job planning their wedding with the Covid-19 restrictions. They were still able to do everything they wanted to, albeit with a smaller guest list. But, the greatest thing about them choosing to have a wedding film is that they will be able to share their entire day with anyone who wasn’t able to be there.
If you’re looking for Staffordshire wedding videography to capture your wedding just get in touch via my contact page – I’d love to be a part of your special day. If you’d like to see the wedding videography prices and packages that I offer just click here to head over to the prices page. Follow Vision Wave Weddings on Facebook for the latest sneak peeks and highlight videos.