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Many hearts at Orsett Hall for Bambos and Shellene

11 December 2017

A truly fabulous Greek wedding for newlyweds Bambos and Shellene! FIlmed at the very well known Twelve Apostles Greek Church in Brookmans Park and then onto the very grand pavillion at Orsett Hall Hotel in Essex.

Many wonderful moments were captured on this day. For us a big highlight was the morning blessing at the Grooms parents home; where the best man traditionally shaves and dresses the Groom whilst the family gather around them. The other was the very generous money dance. This is a really amazing Greek tradition where the bride and groom dance whilst family and friends pin money to their clothing. What a way to begin married life right?!

Both Bambos and Shellene met with us at the studio nearly a year before their special occasion. Sovp were introduced to them by Greek wedding photographer Andrew Prod who is a close friend of Special Occasion Video Productions; and after a good chat and a cupper we were looking forward to the big day. They were both awesome fun on the day and made it really easy and natural for us too.

We wish them all the luck, love and happiness life can bring; and hope that their wedding film is something they will cherish as a keepsake for many more years to come!x

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South Farm summer kisses for Carmel & George

09 December 2017
Filmed at: South Farm

Filming at South Farm is always a lovely experience. The staff are friendly, the venue itself inside is very elegant and the vast grounds are beautiful and landscaped. So when the lovely newlyweds Carmel and George told us they were getting married and wanted us to capture their day at South Farm it was simply perfect and we could not wait to get planning for their wedding film. It was obvious after meeting them at the studio to discuss their wedding plans they were both very much in love and looking forward to their special occasion.

The guests created a warm and happy atmosphere and we managed to capture some fun candid moments whilst the photo sessions were going on. The highlight for us seeing how natural and fun the newlyweds were together during their couple photo session. This experience is always best served natural and light to give the best results on film. It was a pleasure to be part of that moment.

No wedding film happens well without great support from suppliers to work along side and Lee Smith who was the magician on the day and also photographer Terri from Summer Lily Studio made the day fun and also added some great touches/personality to the occasion.

We have no doubt that Carmel and George pulled off the most amazing wedding day and wishing them best wishes now and in the many years to come!x

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Donna & Ryan with love at Coltsfoot

29 November 2017

I think its safe to say that the wedding of Donna and Ryan has been such a highlight to our wedding season. These two are just such easy going, fun and vibrant people to meet and make a sweet couple. Filming them on their special day was easy and even though the weather turned wet just after the ceremony the atmosphere of the day remained upbeat and loving.

Bride Donna chose late in the day (a week before the wedding) to have her bridal preparations filmed. As film makers we were sooooo glad that she did. Having the morning bridal prep highlights captured really does tell the story of the day and sets the scene perfectly for all wedding films.

The wedding was all filmed at the Coltfoot Country Retreat in Datchworth. The ceremony was light hearted and after the emotional readings there really wasn’t a dry eye in the place!

Despite the rain SOVP captured some brief couple shots during the photocall with ever fun Belle Momenti Photography just before the wedding breakfast; and we were even lucky enough to capture some evening shots outside the barns too with the couple. The speeches were emotional mixed with good humour and hearing the proud words from the Father of the Bride was certainly a highlight. A massive shout to the amazing DJs Lee and Ian from So Discos who provided all the lighting, music and a energised dance floor during the evenng party!

Its been a complete pleasure getting to know the newlyweds and we truly wish them all the very best in this next chapter together!x

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The wedding story of Charlotte & Ben at Fanhams Hall

14 November 2017
Filmed at: Fanhams Hall

What an absolutely fun loving couple! We had a real blast capturing the amazing summers day at Fanhams Hall for Charlotte and Ben. Alongside the highly talented Nicola Norton as the photographer; we were all in our element capturing and savouring the moments throughout this joyous summers day.

Charlotte and Ben made things very easy for us as they just had a great time with their loved ones. This always allows our natural videography style to shine. The day started early for us to catch the morning sun with some outside shots around the venue and at the agreed time the bridal prep shots started. Not before long the guests and dashing groom Ben arrived and the emotional walk down the aisle of the bridal party was soon to happen. There was not a dry eye in the Long Gallery!

As the drinks reception and toasts were complete we took the couple off for some lovely fun and romantic shots around the stunning grounds of Fanhams Hall. Magician Lee Smith had the guests mesmerised with his unique close up magic and the Fanhams Hall team dressed the Great Hall perfectly.

We have really enjoyed getting to know Charlotte and Ben and capturing them on what was their amazing wedding. The day was one of our favourites and one we will remember for many years too!x

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Beautiful Samantha & Marcus at Belair House

02 November 2017

Two beautiful people were married on this amazing occasion. Samantha and Marcus and their lovely family have been a real pleasure to get to know and of course film on their special occasion. We were proudly recommended by top London Photographer David from Big Day Weddings; and after a few emails from bride Samantha we were soon hired as wedding videographers for the big day itself!

London based Sam and Marcus met up with us at the SOVP studio in Hertfordshire acouple of months before their wedding day. This is always advised as its never good to take things to chance on such a special and important occasion; it also gives us all a chance to relate too as on the day itself we work very discreetly. During our meeting, after a cup of tea or two, we could tell instantly that the wedding was going to be wonderful and filled with love.

The ceremony was filmed at the grand St Georges Cathedral in Southwark. The space was vast and for this reason it allowed us to capture some great shots during the service without distracting anyone. Once the ‘I Do’s’ were complete it was off to the party in Dulwich in the old style red bus, which we tagged along in for the ride along with Big Day Wedding photographers David and Joanne, all the way to Belair House. We managed to capture some lovely moments with the newlyweds on the grounds of Belair House and this followed on to some fun classic candid moments of their guests too.

We wish Samantha, Marcus and their beautiful family all the best wishes in their lives together. We hope that their wedding film is something they will all cherish forever x

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Your Wedding Film Story, Captured with Love...

We all love a good wedding. And lets face it, it is one of the most emotional days a person can experience. Whether you’re a guest, a family member or a supplier for the wedding couple, we all have a different story to tell about how they got there and tied the knot.

Special Occasion Videos meets with soon-to-be newlyweds sometimes years before their special day. Usually over a cup of tea in the studio, we discuss their plans of how their wedding day will be and what their wedding film will look like.

This is a lovely moment for us because on the day we mostly blend in so we can capture events naturally and allow the occasion to unfold.

Please read our stories of how we experienced our lovely wedding couples’ days…