Three Waters Meet

Tomi : Tahnee

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Tomi : Tahnee

A Wild Scottish Elopement Film In Glen Coe || Three Waters Meet

Tomi and Tahnee, along with Tahnee’s teenaged daughter travelled from New Zealand to adventure around our mystical country of Scotland and tie the knot in Glen Coe.

A bit about you, what do you do, how do you spend your time? What’s important in life?

Tomi is a Barber by trade, he loves his work but has many other hobbies including playing music, researching history and science and getting out on the motorbike for a ride. I work in hospitality, not my great passion in life, but it works for us right now. I love reading, drawing and getting out to explore the outdoors with my little family, usually always with a camera on hand. Tomi and I both work massive days, 5 days a week, so time spent with each other is the most important part of our family life.

Tell us about the proposal:
Tomi had just got off the phone to his then band manager. (Tomi was once the frontman to a band with a very heavy touring schedule) He and the other lads from the band had been asked to relocate countries. So, in the heat of the moment, he asked me to be his wife. He will tell you that it was the worst proposal ever, but to me, it was an honest and real moment of love that will forever be stored in the highlights section of my memory.

The venue(s) or location, why this place above anywhere else?
We have had many conversations over the years of where we would love to travel to. Scotland had always been on both of our lists. My gran was from Scotland, and after losing her and knowing she wouldn’t be there to witness our wedding day, I had Scotland on my mind a lot. Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries and family ties still there made it a no brainer for us.

The Team
Video : Cinemate Films
Photo : The kitcheners
Venue : Glen Coe
Celebrant: Neil Lynch
Preps Venue : Albyn Place, Edinburgh

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Adventure Ache

Laura : Adam

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Laura : Adam

Adventurous Corrie Fee Elopement Film || Adventure Ache

Adam and Laura went for a hike with their parents before getting married in Corrie Fee a truly dramatic location surrounded by rugged mountainsides.

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A bit about you, what do you do, how do you spend your time? What’s important in life?
Laura: freelance graphic designer + new yoga teacher, Adam: photographer and expedition leader at World Challenge. We love the outdoors, skiing, hiking, yoga and travel. We have lived in our van for the last few years on and off in order to explore different ways of working and living. Work-life balance and personal growth is always our aim.

Tell us about the proposal:
We went for a walk at Glen Clova and completely spontaneously Laura asked Adam, well she said she would get married here then said ‘Will you though?’ very unplanned and Adam was shocked but we both skipped back down to the van!

The venue(s) or location, why this place above anywhere else?
It is where Laura proposed and it is incredibly beautiful, really special feeling about it.

What experience do you want from your elopement?
We want to be personal, intimate and fun. We didn’t want all the stress and attention that comes with a big wedding and this feels so much more special.

The Team
Video : Cinemate Films
Photo : The Caryls
Venue : Corrie Fee, Glen Clova
Preps Venue : Glen Clova Hotel

 

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Way Up North x Roadie

Iceland

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Way Up North x Roadie

Adventurous Iceland Wedding Photographer Workshop || Way Up North x Roadie Workshop

It’s time to share the full film from our adventure in Iceland with Way Up North for the first edition of their Roadie workshop. If you’re a wedding photographer that wants to build a portfolio of Iceland weddings and learn some inspiring business tips from two of the best in the industry, now is the time to move as Mark and Cole are only doing one more Roadie workshop in Iceland.

“Well, Mark and I called it Roadie, because we felt it was kind of a photography road trip. So, slang for that, Roadie, and yeah, that’s what it is. During the workshop part of it, we do talk a lot about business and marketing. So I think somebody who is interested in business and marketing, they’re gonna learn quite a bit during that portion of the workshop. And then on the photography end of it, I think it’s for people who kinda wanna get a different angle at building a portfolio, and in this workshop, there aren’t really any limitations. We simply wanna go to the coolest spots. We wanna just go put people in great light. I think it’s for somebody who wants to build a portfolio with an actual couple in actual wedding attire and do it with kind of an adventurous flair to it.”

Find out more about the last edition of Roadie in Iceland — An Adventure in Iceland with Nordica and Mark Pacura

 

The Team
Video : Cinemate Films
Hosted by : Cole Roberts (Nordica Photography) and Mark Pacura
Couples : Nathan + Flora (Thrall Photography) and Alicja + Arnþór
Location : Iceland

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Hebridean Dreams

Steffi : Michael

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Steffi : Michael

Black Sand Beach wedding on the Isle of Mull || Steffi : Michael || Hebridean Dreams

We’re getting married on the Isle of Mull, we’re both Scottish but living in England because of work (we both work in fashion and there are so few fashion jobs in Scotland!!) The ceremony is on ‘the black beach’ in Torloisk it’s a volcanic private beach the only black beach on the island is really wow. Feels almost Icelandic.

Our reception is in Isle of Mull cheddar cheese shop… it’s a glass conservatory space near Tobermory filled with vines and tropical plants. We don’t like anything twee Scottish (kilt free wedding) and we’re building each and every element of the wedding ourselves but it’s not a homemade or vintage style.

Photographer : The Ferros
Cinematographer : Cinemate Films
Dress : Rue de Seine Bridal
Headpiece : Crowns and Wreaths
Groom’s outfit : Timothy Everest
Getting ready venues : Torloisk House
Reception venue : Isle of Mull Cheese
Flowers : Pyrus Botanticals Edinburgh
Band : Killer City Sound

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The Great Expedition

Kathryn : Bradley

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Kathryn : Bradley

Intimate South African wedding on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.

Why do you want to capture your wedding on video?
Choosing to get married this way in Skye was a tough one. We wanted to create a special memory for our families (especially Kath’s Dad who hasn’t been well, and whose heart has always been in the Scottish Highlands) but at the same time, it meant we wouldn’t be able to have many of the friends and extended family with us. Capturing the wedding on video is our way of making sure those who can’t be with us, still get a real sense of what it was like.

Why did you pick us?
Brad’s Mom, Sandy, actually came across your site, and she shared it with me. Once we’d seen your work, nothing else came close. We loved your cinematic treatment and the way your videos were anything but ‘standard’ wedding videos.

How did you meet?
Brad and I have actually known each other from school, we’re both from the same small town in the Eastern Cape in South Africa, called Grahamstown. We met in an after-school computer science class in about 2004. I didn’t do the class for very long, but after being a wing-woman for one of my friends who liked Brad, he and I became friends. And we had a spark from the start and always stayed in touch even when we were on different continents. Took us a while to officially start dating, but we’ve been together since 2009.

Photographer : Danny Birrell
Cinematographer : Cinemate Films
Dress : Megan Bailey Atelier
Hair and makeup : Skye Beauty
Groom’s full outfit : Island at the Edge
Celebrant : Neil Lynch
Getting ready venues : One Mill Lands, Uig. | The Gatehouse, Romesdal
Dinner venue : Greshornish House
Piper : Alan Mackenzie
Flowers : Carole’s Florist Skye

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Home is where the heart is

Erin : Chris

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Erin : Chris

An intimate wedding at The Secret Herb Garden in Edinburgh with a beautiful reading from the bride’s sister.

Why do you want to capture your wedding on video?
We want to be able to remember the day, remember how we felt on the day, and capture the Secret Herb Garden environment, summery Scottish beauty, and magic of our warm and intimate wedding.

A bit about you, what do you do, how do you spend your time? What’s important in life?
Chris: What’s important- family, friends. I work (as a chartered accountant); I come home; I spend time with my fiancee and the cat. It’s a simple life, but I enjoy it. On the weekends, do I go sky diving, knife fighting? No. I grab a beer and watch TV, spend time with Erin and I’m happy.
Erin: I just finished my second degree at Edinburgh Napier, now I work as a Games Master at the Harry Potter escape rooms (among many other jobs: festival/non profit volunteer, theatre reviewer, conference host, etc.) What’s important in life? Integrity, honesty, love, family, friends, gratitude, little moments of joy and magic. You can find those every day if you look for them. I think it was Roald Dahl who initially said, “If you don’t believe in magic, you’ll never find it.” Well, I believed that I would find something magical when I first moved to Scotland in 2016, but finding Chris exceeds all my dreams. I spend my time laughing at his jokes, cuddling the cat, and taking Chris along to see as much theatre, music, performance as I can. Even though I miss my family back in America every day (thank goodness for FaceTime), I’ve never been as happy as I am right now!

Tell us about the proposal:
We had just gotten back from Iceland, on a birthday trip I planned for Chris. He wanted to propose with the Northern Lights above us, apparently, but we were never lucky enough to see them. The day we got back, he took me out to breakfast at our first date spot, The Fountain, and we had the entire restaurant to ourselves! He sweetly proposed and we had celebratory prosecco at the table where we first met (in person, at least).

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Way Up North x Roadie

Iceland

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Way Up North x Roadie

Iceland Adventure film || Way Up North x Roadie Workshop

We were recently invited to Iceland to Join Way Up North for the first edition of their Roadie workshop with Nordica and Mark Pacura. It was an awesome adventure with lots of business and marketing advice too. More about the event below from Cole:

“Well, Mark and I called it Roadie, because we felt it was kind of a photography road trip. So, slang for that, Roadie, and yeah, that’s what it is. During the workshop part of it, we do talk a lot about business and marketing. So I think somebody who is interested in business and marketing, they’re gonna learn quite a bit during that portion of the workshop. And then on the photography end of it, I think it’s for people who kinda wanna get a different angle at building a portfolio, and in this workshop, there aren’t really any limitations. We simply wanna go to the coolest spots. We wanna just go put people in great light. I think it’s for somebody who wants to build a portfolio with an actual couple in actual wedding attire and do it with kind of an adventurous flair to it.”

Find out more about Roadie #3 here — An Adventure in Iceland with Nordica and Mark Pacura

The Team
Video : Cinemate Films
Hosted by : Cole Roberts (Nordica Photography) and Mark Pacura
Couples : Nathan + Flora (Thrall Photography) and Alicja + Arnþór
Location : Iceland

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One Lifetime Could Never Be Enough

Claudia : Max

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Claudia : Max

Why do you want to capture your wedding on video?
In addition to still images, we think that a video will be able to capture our wedding moment in a more all rounded way. The “feel”/dynamics of the moment, the sounds and the texture of the environment translate better from moving images.

How did you meet?
We met during our 1st year at university but never kept in touch. After graduation, we both worked in New York City and started dating about 10 years ago.

A bit about you, what do you do, how do you spend your time? What’s important in life?
Claudia loves all things design- and psychology-related. Previously an art director in advertising, she recently became a lingerie designer and is a hypnotherapist in training. Max works in finance and loves numbers. Travelling is our favourite way to spend our time. We also love to read and watch movies. Important in life: Love & compassion

Tell us about the proposal:
Nothing fancy 😀 Max proposed 3 separate times: All in the morning while Claudia was still in bed.

The venue(s) or location, why this place above anywhere else?
Fairy Glen — We want to be surrounded by nature; somewhere remote with lots of green grass and a peaceful vibe.

Photographer: Jo Donaldson Photography
Hair and Makeup: AMM Hair and Makeup Team
Dress: Costarellos
Flowers: Loch Duich Plants

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Films for the Enamoured and Adventurous

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Visual legacy perfection

There’s a passion for those intimate moments that runs through our veins. A passion bound to our heritage; it flows through our mountains, amidst the glens. It’s not a focus on a dress or precious metals; this passion stems from the honest bond shared by two. Rooted together by love, wonder and attraction, these are the moments that matter most.

The boldness of Bruce, the romantic flair of Burns, the innovation of Bell. At Cinemate, we nurture these attributes inherited from our Scottish forefathers and instinctively apply them to our art. With pride in our hearts, we aim to excel and impress.

 You see, we are not conventional wedding films. We promote progression! And, just as generations evolve over the years, so too should our visual legacies. So, aside from typically posed pictures, with every trembling palm and each intimate embrace, our movies capture that key connection; that authentic spark.

We’re not making wedding videos, we’re making memories!

Surrounded by Scotland’s dynamic landscapes, the air exudes inspiration. From the mossy hills amongst the heather to the steepest crags upon the moors; these scenic juxtapositions are integral influences for our cinematic vision.

You see, we like our footage to source similar contrasts. Transitioning from the sincerity of ceremonious vows to elated celebrations, these varying dimensions ingrain a layer of complexity into each sequence. So, combining the values of our heritage and an appreciation for rural aesthetics, our filmmaking carves the balance necessary for an engaging, emotive experience.

At Cinemate, we attend unions spanning Scotland’s horizons and even further afield, across Ireland and Europe. Simply, if there’s a couple in love and waiting to create stunning memories on their wedding day, we long to be with them!

The authenticity of our films stems from the very roots of their creation. Sculpted by the vision of those behind the lens, they encapsulate every desire held by the passionate in front.

In cinematic sequences contrived from the heart, we favour the natural dynamism of emotion in an expression of true artistry and filmic craftmanship.

This ensures our films are formulated for an optimum, emotive impact!

The romantic determinism which lays within our art is indisputable. Grounded by the values of our heritage and protruded by our cinematic vision: at heart we are bold, we are intuitive and we are progressive. Merging stunning wedding visuals with precision audio engineering, we are committed to curating cinematic artistry, which reflect your wedding’s natural charm.

Whether yours is an all-day celebration in the Scottish Highlands or a three-day event on the Amalfi Coast, our artistic flair will follow!

When Mountains Move

Victoria : Christopher

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Victoria : Christopher

Why Do You Want to Capture Your Wedding on Video?:
I’d love to be able to look back in years to come, hear the words we said to one another, and the promises we made, see each other’s reactions to vows (I’m NOT a crier but I’ve realised upon writing vows that ill probably cry loads and I’m sorry cause I have an ugly cry face haha!

The venue(s), why this place above anywhere else: We love the film Skyfall, so Glen Etive was perfect. We saw pictures of weddings in the highlands and fell in love with the idea of having our wedding so different to the weddings Chris shoots. To us being in the mountains shows that there is so much more to the world than us and our insignificant lives, but to each other we mean the world and more.

Humanist – Claire the Humanist
Photographer – Neil Thomas Douglas