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Sara : Cameron

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Sara : Cameron

Sara and Camerons Colstoun House Wedding was all about family, friends and harsh sun! Watch the highlights above and then hear about their wedding in their words below.

Why do you want to capture your wedding on video?
So that we can have a lasting memory of the day that goes beyond photographs, captures the people closest to us, and also all the details we lovingly planned for the day!

Why did you pick us?
We were looking for a style that matched ours – no cliches, captures genuine moments and all very natural. Creative and emotive.

How did you meet?
We met in our second last year of high school.

A bit about you, what do you do, how do you spend your time? What’s important in life?
Cameron is a Senior Marketing Manager for a FinTech company, Sara is an Account Manager at a creative agency. We’re foodies, we enjoy travelling, appreciate design in most areas of life! We love music, being with friends and family and keeping fit and healthy. Pretty much all of the previous list is important to us and we spend our time across all of these things!

Tell us about the proposal:
December 2016, Cameron booked a surprise trip to New York, though it wasn’t originally his plan to propose there. On the first day, we went to the Boat house in Central Park for a drink to warm up, we then went for a walk down to the frozen river and skimmed stones. After Sara had made plenty inappropriate comments and asked Cameron why his heart was beating so fast, completely oblivious to what was about to happen, Cameron got down on one knee. Sara’s first response was ‘are you joking’, then (very quickly) Yes!

The venue(s) or location, why this place above anywhere else?
We loved Colstoun immediately as it could be ours for the whole weekend. It’s rustic feeling but also finished to really high standard. We wanted something that didn’t feel too formal but was also formal enough at the same time to hold a big wedding party!

What experience do you want to give your guests?
We want to have a big party with all our favourite people. We want everyone to really enjoy themselves and not feel constrained by the ‘normal’ things you experience in a more traditional wedding venue.

Venue : Colstoun House, Haddington
Photographer : Ricky Baillie
Filmmaker : Cinemate Films
Dress : Catriona Garforth Bridal
Kilt : 21stcenturykilts
Catering : GingerSnap
Band : WooHoo Band

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It's written in the stars

Lisa : Stephen

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Lisa : Stephen

Why do you want to capture your wedding on video?
It brings to life the day more than photos can.

Why did you pick us?
You capture the atmosphere and real moments of the day.
How did you meet?
On a placement year in New York 7 years ago.

A bit about you, what do you do, how do you spend your time? What’s important in life?
We live in Sydney, beside Bondi Beach. We love travel, food and wine, music.

Tell us about the proposal:
Steve proposed to Lisa on her 30th with a sunrise picnic and a surprise trip to NYC!

The venue(s) or location, why this place above anywhere else?
It’s a stunning backdrop to create a rustic and magical feel

Suppliers:

Photographer : The Twins
Filmmaker : Cinemate Films
Venue : The Byre at Inchyra, Glencarse, Perth
Planner/ Styling : Lemonbox Studios
Flowers : Myrtle & Bracken
Catering : Lazy Sunday
Hair and make-up : AMM Team
Balloons : Happy Smiling Faces
Band : Jack Dames
Band 2 : Viper Swing
Piper : Rich Gordon Music Company
Bar : Hutton’s Bar
Celebrant : Thirza Wilson, Humanist Fellowship of Scotland
Photobooth : Blushbooth
Coffee Bar : Something Brewed

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Worth Waiting For

Monisha : Jeremy

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Monisha : Jeremy

Why Did You Want to Capture Your Wedding on Video?:

The wedding was such a rare opportunity to have all of our friends and family in the same place. We’ve moved around a lot, and unfortunately don’t get to see our friends and family very often. Even though the day was pretty long, we knew we’d feel like it would go by in the blink of an eye. We wanted a way to remember that feeling for a lifetime and to capture all of the moments we weren’t able to see.

How Did You Meet?:

We met in glorious Newark Airport on the way over to Edinburgh for the first time, lol. Jeremy was his typical loudmouth New Yorker self, and Monisha wanted nothing to do with him. She can literally still remember boarding the flight and thinking, “Whew, don’t need to see that guy anymore.” As fate would have it, we ended up having a class together and kept running into each other around campus. We finally bonded over Thanksgiving one year (Monisha was incredibly homesick and Jeremy invited her to his party), and the rest is pretty much history.

Describe The Proposal?:

We went back to Edinburgh for our 10 year anniversary to have another epic Thanksgiving party with our friends. Jeremy kept suggesting a hike up to Calton Hill, which was immediately alarming as we are NOT hiking people. Monisha’s curiosity was piqued, so we made the trek in the rain on a particularly chilly morning. When we got up to the top, Jeremy was walking towards a monument when he immediately did an about-face and started walking in the other direction (Monisha later found out it was because he was walking to Nelson’s Folly, and decided something called a “folly” perhaps wasn’t the best place for an engagement…). Anyhow, upon settling on the perfect spot, Jeremy dropped to his knee and asked Monisha to marry him, after which she promptly made him agonize as she busted out some dance moves to milk the moment. But she, of course, said yes, and we began planning our dream wedding.

How Did You Meet?:

We met in glorious Newark Airport on the way over to Edinburgh for the first time, lol. Jeremy was his typical loudmouth New Yorker self, and Monisha wanted nothing to do with him. She can literally still remember boarding the flight and thinking, “Whew, don’t need to see that guy anymore.” As fate would have it, we ended up having a class together and kept running into each other around campus. We finally bonded over Thanksgiving one year (Monisha was incredibly homesick and Jeremy invited her to his party), and the rest is pretty much history.

 

Why this place above anywhere else:

Well, Edinburgh was a no-brainer. It was where we fell in love and came into our own as a couple, and it will always hold a very special place in our hearts. The Signet Library, in particular, was fate. Monisha at 19 (after only dating Jeremy for a few months) had come to the Signet Library for a networking session for her Economics degree. The company was dreadfully boring, but she was amazed by the space. At one point, she had an image pop into her head of herself and Jeremy getting married there, which she quickly cast aside since we were so young and the chances of us being together for life seemed small. When we did defy the odds and finally decided to tie the knot, there seemed no better place.

Venue – The Signet Library, Edinburgh
Photographer – Lauren Scotti
Food – Heritage Portfolio
Humanist – Stuart Struthers, Humanist Society Scotland
Flowers – Planet Flowers
DJ – Jeremy Thoms
Piper – The Pickled Piper
Cake – Liggy’s cake

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The Wonder Of You

Laura : Niall

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Laura : Niall

Why do you want to capture your wedding on video?
Because we’ll only do it once! And it’s probably the only time in our lives we’ll have all of our friends and family together in one day! And the venue is beautiful.

Tell us about the proposal:
Niall proposed in our flat on the 4th December 2016. It was a sunny, cold day and we’d been in Edinburgh with friends for the weekend. We got up early for a Sunday and went for a walk through the Botanics, then we came back and Niall cooked brunch. He told me he had a surprise Xmas decoration for me (which I thought was a bit random!) so he went to get it from the bedroom and told me to close my eyes. He was faffing about for 5 minutes so I told him to hurry up! When I said I could open them he told me there was also a small gift that went with the decoration; he then got down on one knee and brought out the ring and told me to look behind me. He had set up a light box that read, Be my wife?? So I laughed, then cried and then said yes!

The venue(s), why this place above anywhere else?
The Byre at Inchyra was the the only place we wanted and the only place we looked at. We didn’t want a hotel or anything as grand as a castle. I wanted to get married in the countryside and we loved the relaxed, rustic vibe – it felt very ‘us’.

Venue: The Byre at Inchyra
Event Planner: Lemon Box Studios
Celebrant: Dorothy Nowak of the Humanist Society Scotland
Florist: Myrtle & Bracken
Caterer: Ginger Snap
Bar: Huttons Bar
Hair: Laura Gray
Make – Up: Louise Ballantine
Ceremony Band: The Jets Duo
Band: The Jets
Photographer: Wonderful & Strange

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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!