On Saturday 1st September I headed to a farmers field at Ninfield, East Sussex. As part of my drive to increase the scope of Occasion Photos business, I offered Jose and Henry a free HD video of their wedding as long as I could use it on my website for promotional purposes.
If the weather wasn’t as perfect as it might have been, the location certainly was. The ceremony was held on a small jetty at the edge of a lake, surrounded on one side by fields and on the other by a wood. The assembled guessed were seated on straw bails each with a flag with the word ‘Fantastic’ written on to wave at the appropriate point. Poetry was read, fires were lit and the live band ‘Unkle’, played a kind of chill out cross between Elbow and Groove Armada.
At the top of the field a huge marquee had been erected. This comprised the dance floor, eating area and a chill out room. The cake was a three tier chocolate affair draped with a dragon of icing or marzipan. Outside there was a rather underused kissing booth and a very well used bouncy castle. There were lots of children.
The 20 minute video produced from the footage shot on the day is available to view below. If you are considering using Occasion Photos as your wedding videographer, please have a look, and try to view in HD if your broadband can handle it. We can supply your footage on Blu-Ray or DVD or we can upload it to YouTube for you.
As the light faded, lanterns led the way to a secluded area in the woods where a rowing boat had been filled with red cushions. Lanterns also illuminated the edge of the lake and formed a heart shape on the field. Fire dancers provided spectacular entertainment before Henry and Jose cut the cake and took to the dance floor for the first dance. I am sure the partying went on late into the night before people retired to their tents (some Tipi style) or left for home. As for me, I had recharged the video camera battery three times but sleep was the only thing that could recharge me.