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!

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.

Harry + Alice Sevier - Osmaston Park Wedding

Almost a year ago we filmed the wedding of 'Laura and Leander' at Osmaston Park, we were lucky enough to come back this year and film the wedding video of 'Laura's' brother, Harry Sevier to his beautiful bride Alice Wingfield-Digby. Osmaston is truly an amazing venue to get married made even more special for Harry and Laura and its owned by relatives of Harry and he grew up with many happy memories of it.

The challenge for us was, how do we shoot the venue and surrounding area differently to last years wedding, and I think we managed to pull it off. Harry and Alice's wedding was stunning with some beautiful touches.

We loved filming the wedding video of Harry and Alice, they were both wonderful to film and very friendly and it always helps us when you can see 2 people who are very much in love which really does come across on the film.

Hope you enjoy the wedding video highlights!

If you find playback is stuttering a bit, click the HD button so its grey and it will play back in SD which will then play smoother depending on your internet speed.

Fran and Will's Wedding (3 Albion Place - Leeds)

After travelling to Scotland, London and more recently, Geneva to film weddings it was nice to actually get to film one in my home town of leeds. Fran and Will live in Chapel Allerton in Leeds which is only 5 mins from my mums house so felt very local. The wedding reception was held at city centre venue 3 Albion Place. It was a great wedding made even more special because Will is a huge Leeds United supporter (like myself!). You can see Will and Fran are very happy together however its wasnt written in the stars as Fran was a Manchester United fan, thankfully Will managed to get Fran to switch loyalties and become a Leeds Fan!

Continuing on tradition from our previous post we are now showing you the full edited main wedding movie as well as the highlights video so you get a better idea of what your final product will be like.

On this shoot their was myself and my sister Gemma working as camera operators. We used 3 cameras where possible (ceremony, speeches, first dance). We also used the glidetrack as well as radio mics, video lights etc....

Hope you enjoy watching the wedding videos and please leave your comments!

Fran and Will's Wedding Movie (33mins duration)

Fran + Will's Wedding Film (Full Movie 35mins duration) from Mark William Lenik on Vimeo.

Fran and Will's Wedding Highlights (5mins duration)

Warwick Castle Wedding Video highlights

Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Really Looking forward to a great 2012! We have some amazing weddings coming up, notably a trip to Geneva, Switzerland in March to film a wedding which we are really looking forward to.

Sorry I havn't blogged for a while, I have loads of new videos to put online but with the run up to Christmas being so busy we didn't get a chance to get them on. Today I have a great wedding to show you, its the wedding of Tansel and Shehla who get married in Warwick Castle and then a week later had there wedding evening party at the Jumeirah Hotel in Knightsbridge, London. My (female) assistant was particularly excited when she saw that the singer 'Lemar' was there as a guest, I managed to sneak in a quick shot of him into the highlights video so see if you can spot him!

Anyway, I hope you like it!