It’s late August in 2019, the sun is rising and it is forecast to be a beautiful day. Food and equipment packed, suited and booted, we head off excited for the day.
11:00 – Prep
Jamie and I offer both groom and bridal prep. Filming this helps us tell the story by building up to the events of the day. Jamie headed to film Ben and his groomsmen getting ready and I headed to High House where Danni, her mum and her three bridesmaids, one of which was her little girl Eden, were all getting ready in the bridal dressing room. Just after midday Jamie arrived at the venue with Ben and the groomsmen and started to film the guests as they arrived.
14:00 – Ceremony
With the bride all set, I joined
Jamie at the ceremony. Danni
and Ben opted for an outdoor
ceremony in the grounds of High
House in Chelmsford under a
beautiful thatched gazebo. As the
ceremony music began it all went
quiet, I focused my camera out
towards the bridal-annex as the
bridesmaids began to appear.
After the formalities and the
standard joke of ‘giving the
wedding license to the head
of the household’, Danni and
Ben walked down the aisle
through the pergola where they
were greeted by their guests
throwing confetti. Jamie and
I love the confetti shot. It’s
colourful, beautiful and really
sums up the romance of the day
in one moment.
14:30 – Photoshoot
While the guests enjoyed the
canapés and champagne, Jamie
and I, along with the stills
photographer, took the couple
away for some couple filming
and photos. The rustic pergola
that was draped in vines was
a romantic backdrop along
with the heart-shaped lake and
We invited the
bridesmaids and groomsmen
over for some group walking
shots, which always adds to the
cinematic feel of our highlights.
The photographer took the
traditional group photos, which
while they look great as photos,
don’t quite have the impact
on film, so Jamie and I filmed
the candid moments that were
happening during this time.
16:30 – Speeches
The reception was held in an
elegant white marquee and cute
artificial white blossom trees
were placed as centrepieces
of each table. The marquee
led out to some decking that
looked over the lake and would
later give amazing sunset
views for us to film.
I always find all the speeches funny,
so it’s good that my camera is
on a tripod, otherwise I would
get laughter shakes on the
film. So we can get the best
sound from the speeches, we
place our own mini mic on
the venues microphone.
If no microphone is provided by the
venue, we place a mic on each
of the speakers. The speeches
included little Max’s speech,
Ben and Danni’s seven-year-old
son. It was so cute and made our
Mark Tilbury and Jamie Wilson are childhood friends
who founded Peekaboo Films, specialising in wedding
videography. Here they take us through
the day of the wedding shoot of Danni and Ben Osbourne
who got married at High House in Chelmsford
Peeking through the lens
18:00 – Evening Photoshoot
Later in the day we took the
couple away to High House’s
very own vineyard. The sun
was setting and it made such a
beautiful scene; the orange of the
sun, complementing the contrast
of Danni’s white dress and the
green foliage. It was perfect to
capture the couple being all cute
and romantic in this dreamy,
calm setting and the colours
came out beautifully on our
cameras. These are the moments
you pray for at a wedding. When
we edited this moment, we can
slow the footage down to add to
the amorousness of the scene and
day. Danni and Ben’s cake was
a beautiful three-tier cake with
pink flowers sweeping around
the side, with ‘Mr & Mrs Osborne’
crowned on top in calligraphic
For their first dance, Danni and Ben made their way to the hidden black and white dance floor. Jamie filmed the close-upshots and panned around thecouple, while I had the widelens to capture the couple andguests in the one shot.
Giant L O V E letters lined the dance floor and star-cloth lining draped the walls, which made a magical background and beautiful bokeh look on the film.
The evening settled in with a
BBQ feast. We thanked Danni
and Ben for an amazing day, got
our customary photo with the
After an amazing day with Danni and Ben, Jamie and I start the editing process. Usually we look through all the footage,looking at the key moments first and making sure we have good footage. We had so much from their day, everything was perfect.
Once we are happy with all the videos and audio. Jamie and I will discuss what feel or vibe we got from the couple,the day and the venue. We will then search for backing music that complements the couple’s day. Once we have our theme,we create a 60 second Instagramteaser within the first 10 days for Danni and Ben.
Straight after that, I will work on the key moments including the full length videos of the speeches,ceremony, first dance and cutting of the cake, while Jamie edits the wedding highlights.
A highlight is the whole day edited with audio and music summarised
into a 5 to 7 minute film, which is
perfect for facebook and sharing
with friends and family who
want to relive the day without
watching a feature length film.
What Danni and Ben said...
My new husband and I love
making memories and knew
we definitely had to have our
wedding on film, to look back on.
The guys from Peekaboo films
were fantastic, they both made
us feel really at ease and they
were both so discreet we hardly
knew the cameras were there.