Wedding Films

UK Wedding Videography

Okay... so it turns out I haven't been keeping up on my blog posts. In-fact, I have rarely done any blog posts at all, I guess it's all just been a bit too manic! 

So I thought I'd write a general update about my weddings videos in 2017 and what the plan is for Ben Radley Wedding Films going forward in 2018 and beyond. Each year since I started on this crazy journey, it has grown and grown very quickly. I could say 'I didn't expect it', but I love what I do and I have put in the work to make that happen.

Last year (2017) sent me all across the UK I filmed weddings in Cambridge, Gloucester, Somerset, Herefordshire and beyond. As well as in my more local spots such as the New Forest, Bournemouth, Southampton, Winchester and the super local (hometown) Salisbury. Travelling to so many different locations to create wedding videos sparks so much creativity within me as each location, venue and wedding couple are completely different. 

If you need any inspiration for your wedding here are some of the venues I shot at last year: 

This is just a selection, there were many more which I might create a whole blog post about in the future, but these were just the ones I remember at the time of writing! 

I always look back on my films and see constant improvement with each one, so I genuinely always believe the last one I did is the best so far. Each time I tweak and improve, that's how this creative game works, it's never-ending. My wedding videos went through so many changes and improvements last year, the variety of weddings helped with that. What you see of my work now is the most satisfied I have been with the quality of work I produce for my wedding couples. 

In 2018 - the wedding season has already begun - I hope to further grow and expand my reach and variety of weddings that I shoot. I love unique weddings, I love driving to new locations I have never been to before, exploring them on a wedding day and shooting something special. 

I hope Ben Radley Wedding Films continues to work with amazing couples and make creative, unique wedding films. I love what I do, and I genuinely feel a great connection with every couple.  Long may that continue. 

Ben Radley

Below is my 2018 Wedding Film Showreel for those of you that haven't already seen it on other areas of my website: 

Rachel & Jamie | Owl Lodge, Lacock

3rd September 2016

Quite possibly the happiest couple EVER! Rachel & Jamies wedding at The Owl Lodge in Lacock could not have been a rainier more miserable day... BUT it did not matter whatsoever. Rachel & Jamie just smiled their way through the day and adapted without a stress in the world. They just enjoyed themselves and so did every single guest. The rain meant I had to adapt my filming and it really does test your skills as a wedding videographer when you have to find unique couple shots indoors. I fortunately worked with a fantastic photographer in James Green Photographer to come up with some unique shots throughout the day.

I love filming weddings and every time the couple come back overjoyed at what you have produced for them you just know it was all worth it. Rachel & Jamie were so happy with their final package. The wedding trailer below captures the constant joy on their faces throughout their wedding day: 

Becca & Michael | The Clock Barn

28th August 2016

WOW The Clock Barn Wedding Venue in Whitchurch is such a fantastic wedding venue. Filming weddings at The Clock Barn is made so simple by their pinpoint organisation and their almost 'three-tiered' barn with a room for the bride to get ready, a little room at the back for smaller ceremonies and then a large dining hall in the middle which can also be used for larger ceremonies. 

Becca & Michaels wedding was such a happy day, everyone was just so delighted to be there. Filming everyones joy as Becca & Michael tied the knot was just a pleasure. My favourite part of the day was capturing Becca & Michael dancing the night away together. I captured some beautiful slow motion shots of the smiles on their faces as they sung and danced to the music. Their wedding video was a joy to edit and their were some really emotional speeches that helped to a great story of the day. Below you can view Becca & Michaels Clock Barn wedding film trailer:

Feedback:

Ben filmed our wedding day and I couldn’t recommend him more! He was really easy to be around and made you feel at ease in front of the camera lens - he was almost invisible! The films (short and long) are amazing and such an amazing memory for us to look back on and enjoy. Can’t thank you enough Ben!

Ashleigh & Stephen | Rhinefield House

7th August 2016

I was fortunate enough to film two weddings in two days in the New Forest and Rhinefield House is just a dream venue for any wedding videographer. Ashleigh & Steves wedding was another beautifully sunny day and they had their ceremony outside in the grounds of Rhinefield House. Outdoor ceremonies are so nice when the weather is just right! 

The day went perfectly and everyone was so chilled out as they enjoyed games on the lawn with great views of the New Forest all around, so much to film and so many nice shots to put into the final film. One of the highlights of the day was Stephens poem during the ceremony, I immediately knew it would becoming the backing track to their film trailer. I love when something like this just stands out and I can see immediately how I am going to piece the trailer and film together in my head. Everyone danced the way into the night with Rhinefield House looking fantastic. You can view their wedding video trailer below: 

Harriet & Ollie | New Forest Showground

6th August 2016

Harriet & Ollies wedding at the New Forest Showground was such a special day and so perfectly organised. Living right next to the New Forest affords me the absolute luxury of having many spectacular wedding venues in the area. New Forest Showground is a particularly unique one and Harriet & Ollies day with a giant marquee was just beautiful. I love filming weddings in the New Forest, especially when it was a boiling hot day and everyone was outside enjoying the sunshine whilst the various bands played throughout the day. 

In the morning Harriet prepared for the day at Burley Rails Cottage, I filmed her make up prep and some lovely shots of the wedding dress with the sun coming through the window. I then headed over to film Ollie before setting up at the church. From then on the day went incredibly smoothly and they just could not have wished for better New Forest weather! 

It truly was an incredible wedding to film and Harriet & Ollie were so pleased with their final film. The wedding ended up featuring in Hampshire & Dorset Wedding Magazine where I received a little wedding videographer credit :) 

Below you can see the trailer for the film as well as Harriet & Ollies wonderful feedback: 

Feedback:

Ben was an absolutely wonderful videographer for our wedding! This was something we were "umm'ing and arr'ing" about having for our big day but we are so so glad we decided to go for it! One of the best things about Ben is that you felt like you never saw him, he was just there in the background capturing everything without being in the way...well even being seen. He really got to know us and found out what we wanted from the video and the final product is just amazing! Thank you so much Ben!