6 reasons that a wedding video is more important than ever

A couple of weeks ago we filmed our first wedding video since 2019 at Bridge House Barn and we couldn’t have been more thrilled to get filming and editing weddings again! It was a little strange with social distancing measures in place but we were really happy to be part of such a special day. Plus it also made us think about why a booking a wedding videographer is so critical during the pandemic.

Cat and Rich’s wedding video at Quorn Grange Hotel in Leicestershire

Our 6 reasons to hire a wedding videographer during COVID-19

1. For the wedding guests who cannot be there

A wedding video will ensure that your VIP guests who cannot attend due to COVID-19 can still see the most important part of your wedding day, the ceremony and your wedding vows to each other. Its the part that none of your guests will want to miss.

2. Get a custom made wedding video package bespoke to you

If you only want a ceremony filmed or you want us there all day, we can create a custom wedding video package just for you, especially during these strange COVID-19 times. Just tell us what you want, what you really really want!

3. Photographs are great, but…

We absolutely love a good set of wedding photographs and they are great to print and put on the wall to look back on, but when we booked our own wedding videographer we knew we wanted to look back on the whole story of the day and all the emotions that come with it. A great wedding video will always bring that out.

4. Postponed and now having a winter wedding?

We love a winter wedding! Your original plans and date may have changed (ours certainly have, we were meant to be married in June 2020!) but if you’re now getting married towards the end of 2020 or even 2021, winter weddings have a cosiness about them and end of year Christmas feel that looks epic in film.

Louise and Jonathan’s Winter Wedding at Donington Park Farmhouse

5. COVID-19 postponement means you might be able to stretch your wedding budget

If you’ve had another year to save due to postponing your wedding, you might be able to now stretch your wedding budget that little bit further and invest in a few more things next year you couldn’t consider for this year. A wedding video should be top of your list!

6. Don’t have any regrets!

The number one thing we hear from friends who got married was that they wished they had booked a wedding videographer. We get it – I am an introvert I wasn’t sure I wanted a videographer either! But Lisa wanted to look back on our whole wedding day story and, I had to admit that she is right!

We pride ourselves in being unobtrusive and with COVID-19 restrictions in place we can easily keep a 2m distance away and still capture all the magic of the best day of your lives. 

Our Micro Wedding Video Packages start from £250 for a midweek wedding so email us and have a chat with us about your plans, and see if we’re available on your big day.

Our top reasons to have a Micro Wedding

COVID has dramatically altered all our couples wedding plans this year with all but one couple so far deciding to postpone until 2021.

So what if you really really just want to get married this year despite all the restrictions that come with COVID? Here are our top reasons to go ahead with a micro wedding – i.e., a small wedding with under 30 guests.

Kirsten and Paul’s Micro Wedding at Ampthill Registry Office

1. Have more freedom on the day


There is no pressure to follow conventions and a micro wedding lets you have your dream DIY wedding – with all the extras you want (we’re having a LOT of scandi pom poms at ours).

2. A micro wedding is ideal for introverts!


Small weddings are much easier to cope with for us introverts. We find smaller gatherings much less overwhelming.

3. You can actually speak to your guests

An intimate wedding allows you to actually have better and longer conversations with all the people you love. We know how quickly the day goes, you barely get time to chat to each other, let alone 100 guests!

4. Stick to your wedding budget

A micro wedding with less than 30 guests will naturally save the pennies compared to larger weddings, but it will also let you splash out a little more per guest if your budget allows. No doubt your loved ones will have helped you out a lot during your wedding planning and feeding them some fantastic food is a great way of saying thank you.

Now that weddings can now officially go ahead with 30 guests, we have put together a simple Micro Wedding Video Package to film your entire ceremony and your couple portrait session outside your venue. This means we can come and join the celebrations for a couple of hours and you can remember your day as you wanted with loads of awesome footage of just the two of you straight after you get hitched!


Have a chat with us about your plans, we love talking all things wedding, and we will be running our Micro Wedding Video Package for the rest of 2020 and going into 2021 too.

Laura Baker Productions makes wedding films powered by renewable energy 🌞

Coronavirus update

Well, what a strange year so far eh? As some of you may know, we’ve been as up and down as the rest of you the past few months due to COVID-19, having had to postpone our own wedding which was meant to be on the 6th of June. (Roll on May 2021!) Frustrating times indeed!

We’re always ones to see the positives however, and instead of meeting face to face at venues or for a coffee to chat to you lovely couples, we’ve found that getting to know you on Zoom or Whatsapp instead still feels personal, is obviously really convenient for everyone, and we also get to meet your cats too! Zoom meetings fit in well with our environmental ethos and have made us realise this is a much better practice to have in terms of CO2 emissions and helps us use the car less generally. So we’ll definitely be sticking to this approach as we go into bookings for our 2021 weddings and beyond.

Fancy arranging a Zoom call to chat about your wedding? Let us know here.

Kirsten and Paul’s Wedding Video at Ampthill Registry Office

Kirsten and Paul got married over Christmas at Ampthill Registry Office in an intimate family ceremony followed with celebrations in Woburn.

Kirsten is LIsa’s stepsister and this is our gift to them, congratulations both. We hope you enjoy looking back on your day, especially during Coronavirus lockdown! Looking forward to more family get togethers one day !!!

If you’re planning your wedding next year, say hello to see if we’re available on your big day.

Louise and Jonathan’s Wedding Video at Donington Park Farmhouse

Louise and Jonathan’s wedding took place at Donington Park Farmhouse in Castle Donington on the 29th December 2019, our last wedding video of a jam packed 2019! It was so nice to be a part of such an emotional occasion and Donington Park Farmhouse was an absolutely gorgeous barn style wedding venue.

Special mentions to wedding coordinator Kayleigh at the venue, Maree Frances Photography and Nottingham band The Burgundys who were all fantastic to work with on the day and come highly recommended.

Laura Baker Productions make wedding films powered by renewable energy. See if we’re available on your big day here.

Cat and Rich’s Wedding Video at Quorn Grange Hotel

Cat and Rich married at Quorn Grange Hotel, Leicestershire on October 5th 2019 and what a lovely wedding it was! A lovely, laid back couple that we adored from the day we met for our consultation and it was so touching to see all emotions running high throughout the day, especially from Rich during his speech – we love you Rich!!

Thank you to everyone who made us feel so welcome on the day, and congrats to you both!

Looking for a wedding videographer? We make emotional and fun wedding films that are powered by renewable energy. See if we’re available for your big day here

Natasha and Matthew’s Wedding Video at the Pumping House in Ollerton

Natasha and Matt’s uniquely styled industrial chic wedding at The Pumping House in Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, was the perfect day – full of emotion and situated in possibly the most stunning wedding venue we have been to yet, an industrial pumping house which is now converted exclusively for weddings.

We loved being part of a wedding with an ethical subtext, from locally sourced flowers from Frances and Rose to the vegan streetfood menu from The OttoMen, and of course the amazing Magda K Photography who is super talented and a pleasure to work alongside.

I would also have no hesitation in recommending hair and make up by Aimee and Natasha Milroy, who were so much fun to work with!

Laura Baker Productions makes wedding films powered by renewable energy.

Say hello if you’re thinking about booking your wedding film here.

Caroline and Alan’s Wedding Video at Dodford Manor in Northamptonshire

Wow, what a wedding! It’s not very often I get to be both videographer and guest, but when I heard my cousin Caroline was getting married to the lovely Alan, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. It was a beautiful day at Dodford Manor in Northamptonshire, the venue is an absolute stunner and not only that, I got to see my Dad dancing, and we’re talking proper Dad dancing! 🙂

Huge congratulations to the happy couple and I loved every second!

Getting married soon and thinking of investing in a wedding film? Say hello!

Danielle and Owen

On May 12th 2019 we had the pleasure of filming the wedding of Dani and Owen at Quorn Grange Hotel in Leicestershire. The day was full of so much laughter, and so much emotion and love, and it was a honour and privilege to capture their big day for them.
Thank you Dani and Owen for making us feel like part of the gang!! We loved every second of it.

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Photography – Jennifer Amy Photography
Hair and Make Up – KOllective by kelly odell hair and makeup leicester
Venue dressing and flowers – Eve Lily
Lemonade stand – Adele at Delevents Leicestershire
Dress – WED2B

The Wedding Planner’s Guide to Wedding Films

Aimee-Louise Sumner

Today we’re chatting to Aimee-Louise from wedding planners Bespoke Weddings about her experience of working with wedding videographers, and the dos and don’ts that couples should think about when booking their wedding film.

Bespoke Weddings work with the leading Wedding Venues & Suppliers across the Midlands, to enable couples to achieve their Dream Wedding, within their Budget.

They run regular unique Win a Wedding Competitions and Exclusive Offers with selected member Venues & Suppliers, which help them to turn couples wedding dreams to reality!

What are your top reasons that couples should hire a wedding videographer?

Couples will spend a lot of time planning their wedding. Most of the time for 1, 2 or even more years. There is a lot of planning, time and effort that goes into making the big day the best it could possibly be…….but then the actual day goes by so quickly! A lot of couples tell me after their wedding that their day went by in the blink of an eye, so they wish they could go back and live it all over again. With a videographer they can! Couples will be able to sit back and enjoy every moment of their big day played over and over (and we all know those brides that will have it on repeat!)! Memories that will never fade……..you cant beat that!

 

As a wedding planner for Bespoke Weddings, what’s the most frequently asked question you get when it comes to wedding films?

I always get asked “what does everyone else normally go for?” and I always answer with “what do YOU want to go for?”. Your wedding day should be all about you and not what anyone else has done. The big days needs to be personal and it needs to be exactly what you want.

A lot of couples also worry about making everyone else happy. As long as the couple are happy, that’s all that matters!

 

What’s the best piece of advice you tell couples when it comes to their wedding film?

Research!! There are loads of suppliers out there that will throw some amazing offers at you but ALWAYS check out their work. Having your wedding filmed isn’t something you want to take a risk with. You will only have that day once so you don’t want to book the first supplier you come to as they are giving you a cheap as chips deal, to then find out after the big day that their work isn’t to a high standard. I would always recommend meeting with the supplier, asking to see a variety of work they have done (not just one either……always ask to see more!) and check out their reviews too. This will give you a great insight to what others have experienced and will help you decide if they are right for you.

 

Any tips for a smaller budget?

This being said, there are genuine suppliers out there that do offer some really good deals that are really good at what they do and will give you some great results. It really does come down to that research.

Another good thing to think about if you are on a budget is what is most important to you to be captured. Some of my couples have enquired about getting just the ceremony filmed and not the rest of the day. Your ceremony is what your day is all about! As long as you have captured this, that is the main thing. All of the rest, you will find, will in one way or another, be captured by your guests. There will be some amazing photos and videos that will pop up (with the dreaded social media tagging) which will superbly highlight what a fabulous time everyone has had!

bespoke aimee louise couples

Do you have a favourite wedding venue that always looks good on camera?

I am really lucky to work with some absolutely stunning venues and all of them look amazing! I have a wide variety of different types of venue too which is great as you get to see lots of different personalities, themes and styles showcased in lots of different ways.

The venues I am currently working with are Macdonald Ansty HallNettle Hill, Quorn Grange HotelCastle Bromwich Hall Hotel and Honiley Court Hotel.

 

A big thanks to Aimee-Louise at Bespoke Weddings and hopefully this article will help you in your search for choosing the right videographer for you and your wedding. You can email Aimee-Louise (aimeelouise.sumner@bespoke-weddings.com) or say hello to us here at Laura Baker Productions if you would like a quote for your wedding film. 🙂