Edge of the World

Shazia : Chris

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Shazia : Chris

Shazia : Chris || Edge of the World || Double wedding highlights

Wanting something different from the hundreds of weddings that they’ve photographed over the years, Chis and Shazia decided to elope to Skye just for them before having an epic party two days later. The party was a street food, gaming, and all-round awesome-fest at Wylam Brewery. Safe to say the couple pulled together an amazing team of suppliers for both events and gave their guests a unique party to remember.

Isle of Skye Elopement and Wylam Brewery Wedding Video

The venue(s) or location, why this place above anywhere else?
Isle of Skye. We wanted somewhere different than where we normally photograph and somewhere that would look great in photographs. We talked about Iceland but the cost was problematic, whereas Skye offered a great balance of cost and beauty. We both love Scotland and the Scottish culture, so it’s all worked out perfectly. In Newcastle, we picked somewhere we’d never photographed at before. Plus it a fantastic venue and a really cool place visually.

What experience do you want to give your guests? Just a relaxing, enjoyable day. We’ve done so many weddings and we don’t want to do the usually format. We’ve told our guests that our day is more like a food festival day with a bit of a wedding jammed in somewhere. There will be music throughout the day, lots of food and lots of drink (with it being at a brewery)

The Team

Photographer : Pablo Laguia
Humanist : Lesley Simpson
Newcastle Venue : Wylam Brewery
Florist : The Enchanted Florist Durham
Dress : Jean Jackson Couture (Rue De Seine)
Kilt : Hainsworths
Suits : Master Debonair and Mr Munro
Neons and Light up signs : Coco Luminaire
Street Food : Meat Stack, Dumpling & Bun and Redhead’s Mac N Cheese and Cake Bros
Retro Games : Gaming4weddings
Mariachi Band : The Mexican Way
Piper : Rich Gordon
Evening band : The Jets

Planning an elopement and a party next year? We'd love to hear from you.

Aurora || Sneak Peek

Emily : Rob

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Emily : Rob

Arctic Circle Elopement || Emily : Rob || Aurora

We live our lives here and now, so let us live it well. It’s here and now we mean something to each other and the world around us.

Emily and Rob invited us to go on the journey of a lifetime with them as they travelled from Australia to the other side of the world to elope in Norway.
On our first date, we agreed to say what was on the top of our bucket list at the same time. It was seeing the aurora borealis for both of us! We knew we were perfect for each other. We’re travel-loving vegans and best friends, who enjoy adventure, value family, creativity, animals and nature.

The Team
Video : Cinemate Films
Photo : Arctic Dream Weddings
Venue : Log Cabin outside Tromsø
Celebrant : Kjell Kristiansen

Planning an elopement in Norway? We'd love to hear from you.

Breath Mountain Air

Laura : Marcus

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Laura : Marcus

Letter Reading, Glencoe Elopement Film || Laura : Marcus || Breath Mountain Air

Here are Marcus and Laura in the heart of Glen Coe, at the foot of the three sisters, saying their vows to each other in front of a small selection of friends. Not only their friends, however…..
Just out of frame are a group of respectful tourists who have gathered at the top of the hill to watch our couple promise themselves to each other. At the end of the ceremony, as the couple kiss and group cheer and yell their congratulations to the now-married couple!
It was lovely!

Later that evening as the light from the setting sun crept its way through the forest it found its resting place on the bodies of these two friends. It was at this time tears were shed and promises made, read aloud from handwritten letters each had crafted and gifted to the other.

Contact us, we’d love to share in your adventure in Scotland!

Why did you pick us?
We were googling elopement videographers in Scotland. When cinemate popped up, we really loved the style of film and editing. We both have an arts/media background so we were really keen on having a film with an aesthetic purpose that captured the landscape and atmosphere more than just a raw video of events.

How did you meet?
Laura was new to England and living in Surrey (from Canada), Marcus had just moved into London with his first job position after his masters. Neither of us knew anyone or had any friends. I guess we were both using dating apps as a way to find someone to spend time with. We only matched because Laura had taken a train into London alone to spend a day sightseeing. Marcus was at his job in central London. Otherwise, with the distance parameters, we never would have matched. We spoke about a month, and then met in Hyde Park on Christmas day. It was our first Christmas’ away from our families. We had Christmas dinner together at a pub, and have been together ever since. ((Laura’s mom doesn’t know we met on an app though, so we’re saying we just met randomly in London on Christmas day 😉 ))

The venue(s) or location, why this place above anywhere else?
We wanted somewhere outdoors, woodsy, natural, with beautiful landscapes. We didn’t want to choose a side of Canada or Sweden, and we wanted it to be as quick as possible. Scotland always kind of called to us, and we’ve only visited once but both felt at home there. We’re excited to see the highlands and make our wedding another adventure to add to our story.

The Team
Video : Cinemate Films
Location : The base of the Three Sisters
Getting Ready Location : Signal Rock Cottages

Planning an elopement in Scotland? We'd love to hear from you.

Rough Roads

Alexis : Andrew

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Alexis : Andrew

A Destination Wedding Film at Eilean Donan Castle || Rough Roads || Alexis : Andrew

Today we’re launching the highlights from Alexis & Andrew’s intimate wedding film we titled “Rough Roads”. Alexis and Andrew journeyed from the states with their families to one of Scotland’s most unique castles Eilean Donan.

Contact us, we’d love to go adventuring Scotland with you!

Why do you want to capture your wedding on video?
Because we feel it is one of the, if not the, most important moments in our lives and we’d like to have it captured on film; photos only capture small glimpses.

Why did you pick us?
After looking at 30+ Filmographers/companies yours was the only one that stuck out as exactly what we were looking for.

A bit about you, what do you do, how do you spend your time? What’s important in life?
Alexis- I’m an ER nurse. I like to spend time drinking wine and spending time with my family. Family time is the most important thing in life. Andrew- I’m a firefighter/paramedic. I like to go diving on occasion and going on random adventures doing things I haven’t done before. Travelling and experiencing new things.

Tell us about the proposal:
I took her diving at La Jolla Beach, California and wrote on the dive slate if she’d marry me, half-joking. Then our families met us on the beach and that’s when I popped the question.

Describe your relationship in 5 keywords:
Passionate, loyal, persevere, playful, adventurous

What experience do you want to give your guests?
Something unique, special, and true to us.

The Team
Video: Cinemate Films
Photo: James Frost
Planner: Timeless White
Venue: Eilean Donan Castle
Officiant: John Stevens Cordrey
Piper: Rich Gordon
Hair Stylist and Make-up Artist: Kristine Bondare
Florist: Janet Simply Flowers
Horse and Carriage: Andy Campbell
Evening Reception & Catering: Kinloch Lodge
Evening Transport: Scottish Car Tours

Planning a Scottish Destination wedding? We'd love to hear from you.

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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Planning an adventurous wedding in Scotland? We'd love to hear from you.

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

Planning a Skye Elopement? We'd love to hear from you.