Afternoon lovelies. Following on from featuring real bride Laura’s beautiful real wedding, this afternoon i have Laura and Pete’s amazing wedding film to share. Full of love and colour, it got me all kinds of emotional. I so love those super8 film elements too. Be sure to expand the size to full screen and turn up the volume for the full effect :-) Thanks so much to Piece of Cake Films for sharing their work with us today, here is what they had to say about the day;
Well, this is our first ever blog feature and we’re really excited to be here! Thanks for having us Lou!
We are Laura & Leigh Brooks from Piece of Cake Films in London. We make creative and thoughtful wedding films for our couples that tell their story and capture the heart and atmosphere of their wedding day.
We’re the new kids on the wedding film block but we’re not new to film. Leigh has been in the film industry for over a decade and has his own successful production company where he works with clients such as Guinness, Lucozade and most recently Cristiano Ronaldo. I’d been a keen photographer for many years before Leigh introduced me to moving image and now I run Piece of Cake Films. I shoot film with a photographer’s eye and when that’s combined with Leigh’s commercial style and natural flair it makes for good film, film that stands in a little corner of it’s own.
We were lucky enough to have the lovely Laura Babb (www.laurababb.co.uk) as our wedding photographer when we got married back in July and at our first meeting we hit it off instantly. We met up to discuss the plans for our day and ended up chatting about all sorts of stuff, including our new film company Piece of Cake Films, and when she asked us to shoot her wedding to fiance Pete in the autumn, we jumped at the chance!
So on a sunny morning in September, we headed down to Billycan Camping on the outskirts of Arundle in West Sussex. When we arrived, Pete and a bunch of his friends and family were busy tucking into bacon sarnies and turning the campsite into a picturesque wedding venue where he and Laura would later marry in a beautiful ceremony that they wrote themselves. Leigh spent time with Laura capturing her bridal preparations in town while I stayed with Pete as he got himself ready at Billycan. Then he hopped into a yellow VW camper van to collect Laura and her bridesmaids from where they were waiting for him, outside the cheese shop in Arundle (how cute?!), and that was just the beginning of this incredibly romantic and personal wedding day.
We shot some of the footage on vintage Super 8mm film which really suited the style of the wedding. It’s also something to treasure in the digital age, when visual media has become so throw away. Every frame of real film is special and timeless.
You can see their highlights film here…
It was such a pleasure to shoot Laura & Pete’s wedding. They put so much time and thought into making it a truly memorable experience for everyone.
And actually, this isn’t technically our first blog feature.. this was http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/2012/08/a-relaxed-pink-pretty-wedding.html
Laura & Leigh x