Rutland Wedding Film – Kate & Lewis

Rutland Wedding Film – Shot on location at Normanton Church Museum, Normanton, Rutland.
September 2013

It was during the very first phone conversation I had with Kate, that the Church was mentioned.
“The Church, The Church, do you know about the Church?”

This is what I learnt about Normanton Church. St Matthew’s Church was initially the private chapel for the Normanton Estate. It was de-consecrated in 1970, & was to have been demolished as part of the reservoir construction, as its floor was below the proposed water level. Following a public outcry, the lower half was filled with stone just below the level of the windows and a new church was built on top. So now, the church sits proudly in the middle of the reservoir.

It is a simply stunning venue.

As Kate described the scene, & as I googled an image, I knew that I just had to film this wedding.

And what a wedding it was. Kate was after a homely, vintage theme & so eschewed the traditional sit down wedding breakfast for a dainty afternoon tea of sandwiches & cakes. This was also a relaxed & vibrant wedding & I really liked the separate room of fun & games that had been set up for the children. There was a lot of running about here & a lot of laugher & it made for a great wedding.

Of course, I naturally got lost on the way to filming the reception set up, at one point, on seeing a marque set up within a large country estate, simply wandered in & started to film. I was soon escorted from the premises after being told this was an 18th Birthday & the birthday boy certainly hadn’t booked someone to film the day.

Get off my land etc.

I really hope Kate & Lewis enjoy this film, it was a fun day & a fun edit & I think it really captures their vibrant & colourful day.

Shot with a Canon 550d and a Canon XA10
Edited with Final Cut Pro
Graded with Magic Bullet
Audio mixed with Soundtrack Pro
Music by Holly Maher, Dexter Britain and Jonsi

Philip Smith Visuals

Philip Smith Visuals

Philip Smith Visuals

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