Beth and Kevin's Yorkshire Dales Wedding

Today I have a wedding video to show you that is close to my heart! I first met Kevin 8 years ago when he was a Personel Trainer at LA Fitness in Leeds. My wife (then Fiancee) and I hired him to get us both into shape for our wedding in 2006. He was far and away the best PT we ever had and he got us quickly into shape! Since then we have stayed good friends.

Kev and Beth's wedding took place at Yorebridge House which is high up in the Yorkshire Dales with only endless miles of back country roads as access but its more than worth it as the setting is beautiful!

Every element of the wedding was perfection and done to the highest of standards. It was also a nice suprise that they had booked a photographer I had always wanted to work with in Brett Harkness. Brett is well known in the industry as not only one of the best wedding photographers in the country but is also well know throughout Europe and beyond. Check out his website, his work is stunning!

Beth looked amazing and was a lovely Bride to work with. The day was fun but also very emotional which i tried to convey in the video. Take a look at the highlights video below and see for yourself!

Barry and Laura Dundas Castle Wedding Scotland

We have an update on this video, it now includes a full version of the hour long wedding video plus comments from friends and family of the Bride and Groom! Loved watching this so much!! You guys must love it :) xxx Sorry but FB should have a "love" button so I could press it now! And you guys should be an advert... that video would sell anything! x So proud to have been part of that special time! Love you guys>x By far the best wedding video I've ever seen xx

Watched this.....was going to say with a wee tear in my eye....but it was a big one :) so lovely to get a wee live snap shot of your day,thanks for sharing xx So gorgeous Laura!!! Made me cry! Xxxx Laura - that's amazing!!! Made me very emotional watching it. Hope you are both having a blast XX beautiful and great choice of background music too! xx

Fantastic! love it :-) xx Amazing. Just like the day...tears! Xxxxxx Omg is like a real movie!! like a documentary, the royal wedding of Scotland!!! lovely guys amazing video guys, bought a wee tear to the eye...L, x

Lenik Wedding Cinematography were fortunate to film at the amazing Dundas Castle in Scotland earlier this year for the wedding of Laura and Barry Best. First of all I have to mention what a lovely couple Laura and Barry are. They were so easy to film and really co-operative.

They started the day getting ready at a nearby hotel with Laura then heading onto Dundas to get her final preps sorted whilst Barry enjoyed a game of snooker with his Groomsmen. Their Ceremony took place in the 'Old Keep' of the castle and is one of the most stunning ceremony rooms I have ever filmed.

For the Master of Ceremonies they decided to go with the traditional (for Scotland anyway!) bag pipes player who did a brilliant job of moving to the day along. Everything about this wedding was perfect and was definatley worth the 8 hour round trip 'up north' from leeds.

For Barry and Laura the wedding was just the beginning as for their Honeymoon they embarked on a year long adventure around the world, Im hoping they are in a good wifi area so they can watch the video!

Hope you enjoy watching the wedding highlights video!

Tony and Tonya - Ardverikie Estate Wedding

Earlier this year 'Lenik Wedding Films' were lucky enough to shoot the wedding video of Tony and Tonya. We embarked on a 7 hour long journey from Leeds to Inverness (Scottish Highlands) to shoot at the amazing Ardverikie which is most famous for being the set for the Monarch of the Glen tv series. It has however also been used for lots of films such as 'Mrs brown' and more recently 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen' starring Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt. We arrived the night before the wedding to catch up with Tony and Tonya for a pre wedding interview of the couple. What is amazing about Tony and tonya is how open and honest they are, which made me feel like i have known them for years and I instantly felt like one of their friends.

The wedding was amazing and full of emotion. I loved filming their wedding and I hope you enjoy watching it!

Geneva Wedding - Jenny and Kevin

Here we have our very first Destination wedding video. We were so excited when Jenny decided to fly the Lenik Wedding Films team over to Switzerland to shoot her amazing wedding! We arrived the day before the wedding in order to scout out the locations and get our exterior shots of the venues using our 6m jib and new purchase electronic glidetrack. It was also the first time we shot on our brand new camera, the Canon 5D Mark 3 which had arrived with us the before our flight so we had lots of new toys to use!

Jenny and Kevin were so lovely and really looked after us booking us into an apartment in the city centre as well as arranging our hire car (which was well needed with all the equipment we brought with us!).

The day started off with covering Jenny getting ready in a stunning hotel in the old part of Geneva and Kevin getting ready in their apartment along with their beautiful little daughter. They got married in a lovely little church in 'Jusse' a small village close to Geneva.

The reception was held at an exclusive golf club close to Geneva which had amazing view's of the mountains. The speeches were epic and emotional and Jenny had put so much effort into every little detail. They had a cocktail bar set up during the reception as well as a live jazz musician.

In the evening they had a euro pop/funk band which had everyone dancing all night!

We are so pleased with the final outcome of the wedding video especially the highlights which showcases our new wedding highlights edit style see what you think!

Sikh Wedding Birmingham - Raj & Dav

This blog post has been a long time coming, this our most epic Sikh Wedding video to date spanning over 3 days. We covered the whole wedding using a 3 camera person team. My sister Gemma(who has been filming with me for 3 years now) my full time in house editor and camera man Rob and myself spent a total of 4 days in Birmingham covering the Civil wedding day (Highlights film from this day to follow in another blog post) the pre wedding parties and the main Sikh wedding day. We also worked with good friend and amazing wedding photographer Cris Matthews whom I have since worked with on many wedding (including an upcoming wedding in Lanzarote!). On the day Cris brought along another great friend and photographer of mine Hayley Ruth. Here is a link to a photo slideshow Cris put together of his photo's from the 3 days http://crismatthews.com/blog/2011/10/18/dav-raj-3-day-sikh-wedding-photography/

I was more than happy when Dav and Raj booked me, not least because I knew they would look amazing on camera, a very good looking couple indeed! They are both really lovely down to earth people and were so easy to work with. We had no Bridezilla moments whatsoever and Dav was very chilled and calm throughout the 3 days wedding days.

We set about using our full arsenal of equipment ranging from a 6m jib, glidetrack, ladder dolly, 3 x 5d mark 2's and a car camera mount as well as making use of our video lights for a night time bride and groom shoot.

It was an epic edit taking over 4 weeks of actual editing time but for me it was worth it as I'm really happy with the end results. We produced a 50 minute edit of the Civil Wedding day plus a 7 minutes highlights video, a 30 minute edit of the pre wedding parties and ceremonies, a 1 hour long edit of the main wedding day plus 10 minute highlights edit. On top of this we also provided the Sikh ceremony in full mulitcamed edited together plus the speeches in full again multicam edited.

Im not going to make you watch the whole wedding video edit but here is the 10 min highlights video for you to enjoy. As usual please leave any feedback, it's always nice to know what you think.